Duskblades have the ability Arcane Channelling, which allows them to cast touch spells through a melee attack with their weapon. Can they only channel Duskblade spells this way, or can they channel any touch spell they can cast (specifically, inflict wounds from multi-classing to cleric)? Or is there something in between?


Yes. And they kick a lot more butt doing so, as opposed to those low-key Duskblade spells.

Duskblades can channel "any touch spell [they] know," beginning at third level (PHB2, p.20 - thank you @BESW). I've pulled this off before and it rocked. Contagion, bestow curse, inflict and cure spells (the latter for undead) work decently in varying degrees, at least for starters.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah ha! The inflict spells allow for a save while the duskblade's don't. I suppose that doesn't make them so overwhelmingly better as I thought. \$\endgroup\$ – Weaveworker89 Aug 24 '13 at 14:20
  • \$\begingroup\$ While it can be useful to spontaneously switch to cure or inflict spells as a cleric since resistances to those energy types are relatively uncommon, be careful since between the Fortitude save and the sheer lower numbers that those spells produce, you lose a lot when you use them. It is much better to use a d6/level touch-attack spell that the target doesn't have resistance to, if you can. In most cases, it is optimal to only cast cure as emergency healing, and otherwise avoid the spells entirely. \$\endgroup\$ – KRyan Aug 27 '13 at 0:32

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