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Telekinesis tells us how to determine the CMB in order to grapple someone (or use some other maneuver). What it doesn't tell us, however, is what the caster's effective CMD is in order to break free.
So, if I am a wizard using telekinesis to maintain a grapple on an enemy cleric, what do they check against in order to break free?
Caster Level + ability score modifier (INT or CHA) + 10
Because the spell doesn't specify how to calculate CMD, but it does specify that you use your casting ability score in place of STR or DEX, there is no viable result other than the above.
(I suppose one could argue, in the case of telekinesis, that CMB = CMD, but that just makes the spell worthless, so I doubt that's the answer.)
|Russ Taylor Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 6|