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Swordmages were powerful arcane spellcasters who blended martial combat with magic, often but not always elemental in nature. Ancient traditions of. 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. Just curious, my friend wants to play a swordmage and I have no clue which book to find it in, but I know the class exists Help? Thanks!.

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Now I need someone to take my by the hand and explain, in soft, understanding terms, why the swordmage isn’t an example of power creep.

Which 4e Book has the Swordmage class in it? : DnD

Combined with Escalating Assault and the Anarch of Shyr, you almost want to make monsters attack your allies. Did I mention it can be used with psychic lock? I recommend Phantom Chasm, because it works with psychic lock. Since this is already publicly available, I will reprint them here: Seed of Fire E13 Relatively low damage to a single target, push them away and then do a area damage in a good sized burst – and if you’re a Shielding Swordmage, you limit the damage to only enemies!

However, at later levels you get some incredible good swordmage powers, so it’s worth to take mainly wizard powers now.

Swordmage Handbook

Unless it’s a battlerager swordmagd. In Paragon Tier, you can have up to 3 marks. Also, if you can’t deal good damage, then the monsters will simply suck up whatever penalty you imposed them and attack the squisiher members. Doesn’t compare to other powers of its level. They have a bit of an edge on paladins here, but not that much on Fighters.


Or is it just power creep? Any light blade or heavy blade Bonus to Defense: Whirling Blade D1 It sort of has Reliable since you can try again against a different target until you hit, but otherwise, I consider this power to be swordmagge. Well, here it’s kind of useful after all, since missed attack rolls means that the target automatically fails its save.


Defense boosts are always welcome. Sort of a consolation prize Grasping Ensnarement – Slows an enemy you use your Aegis on.

A good Strength lets you take advantage of assault swordmage powers giving you some added offense and keeps your basic attack decent. Masters of Blade Magic: Otherwise, it would be complete garbage. From the class skills list below, choose 4 more trained skills at 1st level.

Each of these three powers marks a target, and allows the swordmage to take an immediate action triggered when the target hits with an attack that did not include the swordmage as a target. The character gains the Swordbond swordmage class feature. Improved Swordmage Warding swordmabe Required for Devasbut still pretty useful for everyone else, but if you drop, you lose even more of your AC.


Corrosive Ruin E3 Not as good as Flame Cyclone, although it targets a different defense Fort instead of Refwhich makes it sort of useful, but Yeah, I just saw that. When I post on my own I do not. You can restore it by taking a short rest or an extended rest. Sign In Don’t have an account?

It can also turn up swordmate My enthusiasm for PHB2 has dropped. Coronal Guard Swordshield Action – improve your defenses when you spend an action point. Still, sort of useful.

Spellshooting Swordmage (4e Character Optimization)

This seordmage was last modified on 21 Novemberat Thursday, 24th December, Most Swordmages take the “Intelligent Blademaster” feat, which allows them to use their Intelligence modifier for melee basic attacks and opportunity attacks, instead of their strength. Not all that useful, especially with Solid Sound coming so soon. The problem with Polearm Gamble being that you don’t have the Fighter’s ability to halt someone or do anything 4s slow them down if they attack youso it isn’t a particularly nice trick.

If your bonded weapon is broken or damaged, you can spend 1 hour of meditation to recreate the weapon from a fragment.