Ask Wizards01/19/2007


Q: Dear Sage,
Can a meldshaper bind a single soulmeld to more than one chakra at a time to gain multiple chakra bind benefits?

A: No. A soulmeld may only be bound to the chakra it occupies. Even if a soulmeld lists more than one chakra, it only occupies one at a time (chosen when you shape your soulmelds), and it may only be bound to that chakra.

The totemist class provides a specific exception to this rule. Since soulmelds can’t occupy the totem chakra (Magic of Incarnum, pg. 51), a soulmeld bound to the totem chakra must actually occupy a different chakra (and can’t be bound to both chakras until the totemist reaches 11th level).

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