Ask Wizards06/19/2007


Q: Dear Sage
Can the timeless body power be dispelled?

A: Yes.

The timeless body power renders you invulnerable to all attacks and powers. However, the power doesn’t protect itself, nor does it protect any other effects currently active on you.

Dispel psionics (or dispel magic), even if targeting you specifically, isn’t affecting you—it’s affecting the ongoing powers or spells active on you. Thus, it is unaffected by the protection granted by timeless body.

Since timeless body doesn’t prevent characters from targeting you with attacks or powers (just from affecting you with them), dispel psionics can dispel a timeless body effect (or any other effects on a character protected by timeless body).

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