Q: Dear Sage,
Player's Handbook II says that the duskblade casts spells from the duskblade spell list. But the example starting package characters have spells known from the general wizard/sorcerer list that are not on the duskblade list. What gives?
A: It’s easy to miss, but the actual duskblade class spell list is on page 24. The spell list that appears in Chapter 4 only includes new spells presented in Player’s Handbook II (just like all the other spell lists appearing in that chapter).
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