The Warden's Thorn Strike has a range of Melee 2, it's keywords are Primal and Weapon. A polearm has Reach letting you attack 2 squares away.

Does a polearm's range stack with Warden's Thorn Strike for a range of 3?



They do not stack unfortunately. You need one or the other to state that "Your melee reach increases by 1"

Examples would be:

  • Reaching ActionDDI: Class power from the Verdant Lord Paragon Path
  • Staff ExpertiseDDI: feat increases melee reach for staff melee attacks.
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    \$\begingroup\$ The difference here is between Melee 2 and Melee Weapon. \$\endgroup\$ – Brian Ballsun-Stanton Jan 4 '11 at 5:36

The Rules Compendium p100 reads, in the Range entry:

Melee [number]: The power can be used against a target that is within the specified number of squares of the power's origin square.

Melee weapon: The power can be used against a target within the reach of the melee weapon that is used with the power. [snip] If a creature has a reach greater than 1, the creature uses its reach for the power's range, instead of the weapon's reach. If the same creature uses a weapon that has a reach greater than 1, the creature still uses its own reach but adds 1.

So, reach weapons only add to reach when using powers with a range of Melee weapon


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