First question: In a word, yes.
Second question: The basic melee attack is a Str vs. AC check.
Str + 2 vs AC means that strength is the attribute that you should look at. 1/2 level is always added, and if the power contains the weapon keyword, then his weapon proficiency is added and enhancements bonuses from magic weapons are also added. I also believe that he also would get his feat bonus for the to hit.
As for the damage being 1[W] instead of 1[W]+strength, that's the sacrifice he makes to get that +2 to hit.
Last edited by Aidan; 07-01-2008 at 04:23 PM.
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