The feat Last Legion Officer reads as follows:

Benefit: When you use a power that would enable an ally to spend a healing surge, that ally can also choose to shift 1 square as a free action or gain a +2 bonus to AC and Reflex until the start of his or her next turn.

If a warlord uses Inspiring Word with this feat, can the target choose not to spend a healing surge but still gain the effect from the feat?

  • \$\begingroup\$ I deleted my answer because I'm no more sure about it because of how the feat is worded. Inspiring Word does something if the target spends a surge. Is Last Legion Officer's also referring to the effect (He can spend a surge and gain 1d6 hp and also can choose) or to the power (He can spend a surge and gain 1d6 hp, he also can choose) \$\endgroup\$
    – Zachiel
    May 18, 2014 at 19:11

1 Answer 1


Yes, you can. Inspiring Word grants the option to spend a healing surge, and Last Legion Officer triggers off of granting such options, not on the healing surges actually being spent.

It sounds like a waste of an action (shift 1 or +2 AC/Reflex isn't much of an effect on its own), but I can imagine a few specialized situations where it might be useful. Perhaps setting up a flank or stepping on a trigger plate would be more useful, rarely, than whatever else you might accomplish on your turn.


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