# Can a Dungeons and Dragons 4e character take D&D Essentials class powers?

Either by retraining or gaining a level, can a old-school D&D 4e character take the daily, encounter, utility, or at-will powers listed in the Essentials materials?

For example, the Essentials' Fighter has two at-will stances, can a 4e character ever get that power?

Bonus Question: Can an Essentials character take a non-Essentials power?

The Slayer (I'm assuming this is what you meant by "Essentials Fighter" gains, at level 1 two stances (out of 6 to chose from). These are all listed as Fighter Utility powers, so they are not eligible for a regular fighter to take. Compare to the powers gained at second level which are listed at Fighter Utility 2. Those are eligible for any fighter to take.