OK, let's say our hero is a monk 1/cleric 1, fighting an incorporeal critter. One of their cleric domain powers is Gentle Rest (Repose Domain):
This is a spell-like ability.
Three facts, then a question:
(1) We know that the hero can't hit the critter with a regular unarmed strike.
(2) We also know that our pious monk can use Gentle Rest (or any melee spell-like ability) against an incorporeal enemy:
(3) Lastly, we know that if we try to gently rest a critter, and miss, we can "hold the charge" and hit the critter in a later round with a regular old unarmed strike, and if it hits, it deals "normal damage" for the unarmed attack, and discharges the spell:
Now, the question: Would delivering an unarmed strike, when a charge is held, against an incorporeal being:
(a) Deal full unarmed strike damage, and discharge the spell-like ability?
(b) Deal half the unarmed strike damage (as if it were a magic attack), and discharge the spell-like ability?
(c) Only discharge the spell-like ability?
As always, thanks a ton for your help and time.