Q: Dear Sage,
I am probably just thick-skulled, but does the duskblade only gain one new spell per level?
A: Well, Ben, the Sage can’t really answer the first part of your question, but thankfully he can help with the second part.
It’s true that the duskblade learns one new spell every time he gains a level. This spell may be of any level that he can cast, chosen from the duskblade spell list (PHB II, p. 19).
In addition, at 5th level and every odd-numbered level thereafter, the duskblade can learn a second new spell in place of a spell he already knows.
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