I have a level 9 Swordmage and I just got Forceful Dismissal. One question I had about it was the push part: "push the target a number of squares equal to your Strength modifier." Does that strength modifier include my half-level bonus?




The half-level bonus is for attacks, defenses, initiative, and skill/ability checks. It does not apply to anything else, and especially not to damage or forced movement distances.

  • \$\begingroup\$ And to further clarify, Strength Mod refers to your strength stat -10, /2 rounded down. Strength Check refers to strength mod + 1/2 level bonus. \$\endgroup\$ – Joshua Aslan Smith Jul 3 '13 at 18:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ As an addendum, initiative also uses half-level. \$\endgroup\$ – DarkAlf Apr 22 '18 at 6:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ @DarkAlf Good catch, fixed. Little oversights like that are what happen when you write answers without access to the books. \$\endgroup\$ – Oblivious Sage Apr 22 '18 at 13:38

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