# Can I use Cleave even if there's only one enemy?

The target for Cleave [ddi] says "One creature", but the effect states that another enemy adjacent to you that isn't the target takes damage.

Does this mean I can use Cleave even if there aren't two creatures near me?

• How would that differ from a basic melee attack, then? – Jadasc Apr 19 '12 at 19:06
• There are a number of feats that make this quite quite useful. Deft Hurler off the top of my head. – Brian Ballsun-Stanton Apr 19 '12 at 22:09