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Melee basic attack
basic attack

Special: Unarmed attacking counts as a weapon when making a melee basic attack.

Target: one creature

Attack: Strength vs. AC

Hit: "1[W] + Strength modifier damage.
Increase damage to 2[W] + Strength modifier at 21st level."[PH:287][RC:239][HotFL:26][HotFK:26]

The melee basic attack is an at-will power available to all characters. It can be performed as part of a basic attack action or a number of other actions, such as charge, coup de grace, or opportunity attack.

Certain at-will powers count as melee basic attacks. They can be used any time a melee basic attack could be used, and are affected by modifiers to melee basic attacks.

virtuous strike,[DP:83] hold fast[DP:85]
eldritch strike[PHH1:AH1]

In addition, certain other at-will powers can be used as melee basic attacks.

unaugmented intent laid bare[Dr395:19]
grasping claws,[PH2:85] savage rend[PH2:85]
wicked strike[Dr379:64]

A number of other powers can be used in place of the melee basic attack portion of a charge.

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