Rules on Domination

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My character, a wizard, applied a domination power onto one of the monsters in our game. As I patiently waited for its' turn to apply the domination, the DM had another monster grab it and take it into another room. How does domination work without line of sight? 


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The same way it works all the time.

You may run into an issue with the DM not wanting to give you information about the room you're not in, but as per the 'targeting things you can't see' rules, all combatants have perfect information about where creatures are unless they are Hidden.  And even then, even if the DM wants to restrict the information (because you're not seeing through the dominated creature's eyes) then your DM is obligated to give you enough information, based on what the dominated creature can see, about the layout to let you reach a decision.  It's somewhat meta-game, but it's necessary to having the domination work the way it's supposed to work.
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This is the second time you've asked about dominating a creature that is in a location that you can't see.  Is your DM being jerky about it or something?  Bottom line:  you still get to dominate the creature, even in another room, because it does not require line or sight or line of effect unless the power you're using specifically says it does.

Maybe your DM needs to try to stop blocking you.  You're just dominating a creature.  Temporarily.  It's not a "win" button.  You can only use its at-will powers and can't spend the creature's non-renewable resources (like encounter powers or action points).

And as Mand said, if the DM doesn't want to reveal what's going on in another area, that's okay, but he needs to give you enough info so that you can still reasonably dominate the creature and make it do what you want it to do.  If he thinks he's being clever by attempting to remove the creature from play, that's not really fair to you and he should rethink his tactics and do something that allows you to have the fun you wanted to have when you took this power.  Not to mention that fact that he's actually removing two monsters from play by doing this, albeit temporarily.

I'll bet your DM is one of those guys who thinks it's funny to have phasing monsters go through walls and escape to other rooms so that the fight drags out forever too.  ;)      

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