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Lead the attack
warlord attack 1

Target: one creature

Attack: Strength vs. AC

Hit: "3[W] + Strength modifier damage. Until the end of the encounter your next turn, you and each ally within 5 squares of you gain a power bonus to attack rolls against the target equal to 1 + your Intelligence modifier."

Miss: "Half damage. Until the end of the encounter your next turn, you and each ally within 5 squares of you gain a +1 power bonus to attack rolls against the target."[PH:146][U :7/2010][Dr397:18]

Lead the attack is a daily power available to warlords at 1st level.

The July 2010 update shortened the duration of lead the attack's bonus to attack rolls, stating the bonus was too large to last for an encounter. The update also added half damage on a miss. Previously, the bonus lasted until the end of the encounter, and the power did no damage on a miss. The "Class Compendium: Warlord" article in Dragon 397 republished lead the attack with no further changes.

It has been noted that in the above, it is mentioned that Lead the Attack has a feature that is "overpowered" due to its "Until the end of the encounter" duration. This power is a Once Per Day attack, and therefore should have such a long duration. Be sure to ask your Dungeon Master if they would allow you to use the original or if they would prefer you to use the version from the July 2010 update.

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