So in D&D 4e, let's say I want to play as a paladin. The paladin's weapon proficiencies are: "Simple melee, military melee, simple ranged".

So if I use, say, a longsword in order to perform a melee basic attack. It would mean that due to my proficiency with melee weapons, I would gain a +2 power bonus to my attack.

Now, let's say that instead, I want to use an attack power. So let's say, "Bolstering strike" for example. It's a "Charisma vs AC" attack. But it says "Melee weapon" in the description.

If I use this power, would I still gain a +2 power bonus to my attack, due to my weapon proficiency?


  • \$\begingroup\$ Is this a duplicate of this question? \$\endgroup\$ Mar 14, 2023 at 20:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes it is! Thanks! \$\endgroup\$ Mar 14, 2023 at 20:08


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