While reviewing the rules for retraining powers something occured to me. Since you can only retrain powers of equal or lesser level, if you retrain a higher level power for a lower level power, you have just permanently lowered that power's 'slot' level.
Is this assumption and reading of the retraining rules correct? If so, that sucks should one decide to try and bring that power back up to par later down the road...
No, that's incorrect. It's the slot you're retraining, not the power.
Ok. I'm confused. So, if I, for example, retrained my level 3 Encounter power for a level 1 Encounter power, I could later on retrain that level 1 Encounter power back up to a level 3?
Doesn't this contradict what the rules say; "You can replace a power with another power of the same type [...] of the same level of lower..."? The way that sounds to me, using the previous example, if I replaced my level 3 Encounter with a level 1 Encounter, that power is now a level 1 and could only be replaced with another level 1.
Or is it the power you're replacing, not the slot? I.E. It's a 3rd level Encounter slot and can be swapped with other level 3 powers and level 1 powers interchangeably, but not level 7 powers.
Thank you. The book does not explain it fully or conclusively... I find that this kind of thing happens a lot in the 4e books.
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