[RPG] Does Novice Power let you retrain your Paragon Path encounter power


The Novice Power feat reads

You can swap one encounter attack power you know for one encounter attack power of the same level or lower from the class you multiclassed into.

Note: If you have no encounter attack powers, this feat grants no benefit to you.

I have a Slayer multiclassed into Barbarian with the Draeven Marauder paragon path. As a Slayer the only encounter powers he has is multiple uses of Power Strike, but power strike has no level, and so cannot be swapped out with Novice Power.

Draeven Marauder however provides a level 11 encounter attack power, and presumably should be swappable but the character builder does not let me.

What is correct here?

Best Answer


Rules Compendium, page 90:

Swapping Powers
Some game features, particularily feats, give you the option of swapping one of your adventurer's powers for a different power. This option provides a way to customize your adventurer and to experiment with different abilities.
[...] Unless instructed otherwise, you cannot replace powers that your character gained from a paragon path or an epic destiny.

Also, Player's Handbook, page 209

Power-Swap Feats
The Novice Power, Acolyte Power, and Adept Power feats give you access to a power from the class for which you took a class-specific multiclass feat. That power replaces a power you would normally have from your primary class. When you take one of these power-swap feats, you give up a power of your choice from your primary class and replace it with a power of the same level or lower from the class you have multiclassed in.

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