That said, Swordmages decided that since they’re good at magic but not really that strong [Expand] Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Classes. Swordmages apply the arcane arts to melee combat. The combat skills they possess are enhanced by the magic they wield. The flourish of a. So someone got me a Borders gift card for Christmas, and I already had all the D&D books I wanted, so I went ahead and got the FRPG.

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In 5th edition, the Bladesinger came back as a wizard tradition, and some of the Swordmage’s spells were brought back, now being shared by wizards, Sorcerers and Warlocks. At this level, an normal wizard would actually be better, because he doesn’t have a completely worthless at-will power. You can find out about it HERE http: A marked enemy hit by Illusory Ambush will now have -5 to hit ans its next attack roll. Swordmages apply the arcane arts to melee combat.

Spellshooting Swordmage (4e Character Optimization)

You can forge a bond with a different blade using the same meditation process for instance, if you acquire a new blade that has magical abilities. Charm effects, you get a fly 5 squares per encounter you or an ally and rounded up, you can become the bacon-savior of your wizard or cleric friend! Could you explain how exactly is this character built for damage? If you forge a bond with a different blade, the old bond dissipates.

Aegis of Assault Arcane Implement Proficiency: If you want to discuss contents of this page – this is the easiest way to do it. Paragon Path – Epic Destiny. Lightning Lure Swordmage at-will 1: The side effect of marking is that it also makes it harder for enemies to attack one of their own allies. Your defensive powers can protect your allies and yourself. Replace with Freezing Swordburst. Charisma paladins do not have this issue, at least.


Two-Weapon Fighting Level We have that too.

That’s not “starts to add up quickly”, that’s a small difference that might matter when you use a 5[W] power, but not a basic attack. You also solve multiple implement dependence, and get to use a d8 instead of a d4.

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Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2. Shielding fire has lost a lot of its power now that we can reliably mark enemies from a great distance. Strange way of being a defender, hey? You are a melee combatant 4tj uses spells to fight better.

If your bonded weapon is broken or damaged, you can spend 1 hour of meditation to recreate the weapon from a fragment. Anyway, Oslecamo, I’ve been reading your posts and am wondering They were promptly shoved under a rock and buried with as much of the embarrassing shit from that book as possible, the theme lived on in first a prestige class, and then the Eldritch Knight, and then the Duskblade of 3rd edition.

Genasi from Returned Abeir are the archetypal assault swordmages. Critical hits are good. Join Date Sep Posts 2. They also have potent feature powers for marking enemies, so that if they attack the Swordmage’s allies, he can do something ediyion that assists swordmags ally. The main reason for picking Arcane Implement Mastery, actually is not only to use it as Implement for Wizard’s powers but to add some extra damage, via Dual Implement Spellcaster.

I don’t really see a place where the class pays for the advantages they have. So Swordmages are cool, full of tricks and generally powerful, but definitely not power-creeping. Your melee skills are most important, but you also have attacks that fdition hit multiple creatures or injure creatures at range. They can rival rogues in damage output during a battle and have the best attack bonus of the edituon.


The character becomes trained in either Athletics or Endurance. The feat that lets them use their gore for OAs, without expending duhgeons, is pretty sweet. Good evening, fellow adventurers, be you, Dungeon Masters or Players. Striker’s just got more damage!

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With mark of warding, you apply yet another penalty to hit on your enemies. Sword Burst Swordmage encounter 1: Perhaps the swordmage pays for easy defense with hard health? And is a minotaur, wich make that diference even bigger. Anyway, the fighter then picks an heavy blade himself, and the feats to use powers in Aoos, and he’s swordmwge hiting better.

Level 1 encounter power: Dual Implement Spellcaster Level 8: Not to mention that minotaurs no longer work that way.

If your enemies can’t shift into better position or make opportunity attacks, they are a sitting duck. Damage reduction at it’s best. Paladins on the other hand can still deal a considerable amount of damage, assuming they focus on a single target.

Unless it’s a battlerager fighter.

You mark the target for the rest of the encounter, hit or miss, and if they don’t respect it, they will pay for it.