2017-07-30, 05:46 PM (ISO 8601)
Re: Simple Q&A D&D 4e Thread 3
Originally Posted by Marcloure
I think the "best" interpretation by RAW is that it removes insubstantial some of the time. The glossary entry for Resistance says that, "Resistance appears in a stat block or power as “Resist x,” where x is the amount that the damage is reduced, followed by the type of damage that is being resisted." Insubstantial is often listed in a stat block as Resist insubstantial, and in cases like this I believe the power does remove insubstantial. However, Insubstantial itself is not defined as a type of resistance, and powers often grant it by simply saying things like, "While in this form, it is insubstantial...." In instances like this, I do not believe the power removes insubstantial.
In summary: if insubstantial is granted to a creature in the Resist line, then the power removes it. Otherwise it does not.
Last edited by tiornys; 2017-07-30 at 05:46 PM.