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Range: Personal or targeted at yourself Cast normally Has a Target entry You must be able to see or touch the target, and you must specifically choose that target. When blind, your only solution is to touch the target. If you are the target, this is automatic. Otherwise, the Invisibility entry of the Glossary provides an option when the location of ...


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Yes, lightning bolt affects everyone in its line of effect Creatures do not block line-of-effect, so areas extend through them A line area effect targets all squares (within the limits of its range and shape) to which the effect has line-of-effect. Magic Overview > Aiming a Spell > Area > Cone, Cylinder, Line, or Sphere A line-shaped spell shoots away ...


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No, Bursts DDI do not go through walls. Because: A burst affects a target only if there is line of effect from the burst’s origin square to the target. A line of effect DDI is A clear line from one point to another point in an encounter that doesn’t pass through or touch blocking terrain. Walls are the first example given for Blocking ...


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Here's the definition of Line of Effect: is a straight, unblocked path that indicates what a spell can affect. A line of effect is canceled by a solid barrier. It's like line of sight for ranged weapons, except that it's not blocked by fog, darkness, and other factors that limit normal sight. A line of effect starts from any corner of your square and ...


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From my reading of the PHB, both require line of effect from their origin square, and neither require line of sight (p272): A blast affects a target only if the target is in the blast’s area and if there is line of effect from the origin square to the target. and A burst affects a target only if there is line of effect from the burst’s origin ...


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You need Line of Effect to "effect" creatures. This is true for Aura's The aura fills the creature’s space and each square that is both within a specified distance of the creature and within line of effect of it. Blasts A blast affects a target only if the target is in the blast’s area and if there is line of effect from the origin square to the ...


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No Area attacks are governed by their own rules: Origin Square: You choose a square within an area attack’s range as the attack’s origin square, which is where you center or start the area of effect. You need line of effect from a square in your space to the origin square. For a target to be affected by an area attack, there needs to be line of effect ...


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Lightning Bolt is has an area of effect; 'line'. From the CRB chapter on Magic: A line-shaped spell shoots away from you in a line in the direction you designate. It starts from any corner of your square and extends to the limit of its range or until it strikes a barrier that blocks line of effect. A line-shaped spell affects all creatures in squares ...


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From the compendium entry on the area keyword (used in Scorching Burst) You choose a square within an area attack’s range as the attack’s origin square, which is where you center or start the area of effect. You need line of effect from a square in your space to the origin square. For a target to be affected by an area attack, there needs ...


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Apart from RAW, I'd say it's much more climactic if effects such as you describe are discovered during combat, and not in the previous DM narration: "You shoot an eldritch blast against the kobolds on the other side of the room. The blast reaches half the distance, and suddenly stops against a glimmering wall" against "You can see a glimmering ...


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In the diagram shown, a blast 3 power would not effect either of the targets there is nowhere to start a blast that would reach them. However, were the character to move up one square they would be able to use the top right corner as the start of the blast and actually effect both targets with no penalty. There are two reason for this. The blast would not ...


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No, bursts (and blasts and walls) require line of effect (that is blocked by walls) from their origin square. They don't require line of sight.


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Line of Sight is self-apparent: if the PCs can see the enemy, they have it. In most other cases, cover should also be obvious, e.g. the enemy is hiding behind a rock. As for your hypothetical invisible wall of force, I assume you have a specific encounter in mind. For a specific encounter, pretty much anything goes. A special, magical (duh) wall of force ...


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Let's go bullet by bullet through your first set of questions. I'm going to assume that the object in square B fills the square completely and thus blocks LOE/LOS from C to the square behind it. This is not universally true and depends on the object. This is a blast 3 power, and as such, the origin of the blast is actually the caster's square. So no, the ...


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Some of the rules text regarding moveable zones is a little ambiguous. Wax Eagle has interpreted things one way, which I find counter-intuitive and strange. Here's another interpretation, which I believe is the intended one. When considering these moveable zone rules, imagine a wizard shooting a cone of flame from his hands. This is a Close blast. Then ...


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Walls are blocking terrainDDI and block all effects, including zones, unless that effect specifically says it extends through walls.



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