Ask Wizards06/14/2007


Q: Dear Sage
When a war mind (Expanded Psionics Handbook, 155) uses his sweeping strike class feature, does he roll separately for each of the two creatures attacked, or does the same roll apply to each?

A: Resolve each attack completely separately, applying modifiers as appropriate for each.

For example, you might be flanking one target but not the other; you’d only get the +2 bonus on the attack roll against the flanked foe.

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