My Warden just acquired the level 2 Utility Daily: Nature's Abundance which creates a Zone which provides Cover in a Burst 3 for me and my allies (AWESOME!). To make sure that I fully understand the mechanics of this skill, I need to know if this skill will provide my allies and me cover from adjacent melee attacks.

Does a Zone providing Cover derived from a power provide cover from adjacent melee attacks? The power states:

You and your allies have cover while within the Zone.

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    \$\begingroup\$ yes, cover for allies in burst 3 is awesome :) \$\endgroup\$
    – Pat Ludwig
    Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 21:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ Does it count as Partial Cover or Total Cover? \$\endgroup\$
    – user6168
    Commented Jan 7, 2013 at 0:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Scott Your question inspired me to make this post: rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/20034 \$\endgroup\$
    – BESW
    Commented Jan 7, 2013 at 1:50

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If that's how it's written and there's no errata on it right now, that's how it should work. Cover is cover is cover, no matter if it's ranged or melee.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Just to provide an additional little bit of feedback, I think any sort of concealment/cover in D&D has always worked in hand-to-hand or ranged combat, even if a foe is within the area of effect (excepting, of course, mundane visible cover) \$\endgroup\$ Commented Feb 24, 2012 at 21:31

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