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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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The swordmzge will be: 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. Dimensional Charge E27 Teleport up to 10 squares, and land an attack on an enemy. Here’s a class guide from the CharOp forum. However, your swordmage is limited to heavy blades.

Spellshooting Swordmage (4e Character Optimization)

Hit Points per Level Gained: Later on, we get to heal swordmags just before we drop, and while divine miracle not the broken superpower is that it used to be, it’s still pretty good. Heart of the Blade [ AP: Damage is a bit low, but it has an interesting secondary effect.

Still seems pretty nice though. Flamewall Strike E7 Create a Wall 3. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet.

For both it’s an equivalent of an at-will power, which has equal strength for both. Too bad we can’t get it anymore: Create account or Sign in. On your turn, you still have those bonuses, so you use your Headband of Intellect’s minor action power to gain a plus 4 on top of the plus 2 you’ve already got, use an action point, and wreck the heck out of your enemies.


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Not to mention that minotaurs no longer work that way. Join Date Apr Posts Dimensional Dodge U10 Teleport to an enemy that uses a Ranged attack against you – they’re usually xwordmage, so now you can lay into them.

Your attacks use Intelligence, so that should be your primary ability score. Sign In Don’t have an account?

Swodrmage swordmage hybrid talent option is:. Mirage Arcane basically locks enemies in a 5X5 square, dazes, and makes them unable to attack creatures outside the zone.

The swordmage has two builds: The action dwordmage feature lets us teleport away before taking an extra action, so we have another way to escape melee range now. Very interesting power – encounter power too.

Masters of Blade Magic: A Swordmage Handbook (By Herid_Fel)

Very odd, and Be Gone is almost always better. Same ability boosts as always. And isn’t that just what a defender should accomplish? In fact, they do not. Intelligence, Strength, Constitution Armor Proficiencies: Another issue with Swordmages is that Shielding Swordmages do nothing against controller type attacks where the real reason for hitting someone is to take them out, not damage them.

Wisdom is essential to increase the size of our aegis with the wandering swordmage paragon path, and dexterity will be raised for a small boost to initiative and to qualify for some feats. Additional prerequisites are noted. 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.

Both Aegis powers are quite nice, I can’t say the swordmage gains any more ground here, but they don’t lose any either.


Githyanki are also known to practice their own swordmage tradition, which is similar to the shielding swordmage. Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait.

Doing less than 30 damages with an at-will at 25th level sucks. Please don’t talk about the higher level powers until I get to rating them, however.

Beacon Blade D9 Low damage, but inflicts blinding and prevents the enemy from using invisibility or hiding. One of the paragon paths makes them large-ish, they still don’t have the oversize bit but their reach increases by 1. While you are conscious and wielding either a light blade or a heavy blade, you maintain a field of magical force around you.

Not all that useful, especially with Solid Sound coming so soon. Greater Aegis of Shielding.

Most assault swordmages use a two-handed weapon such as a greatsword or a falchion to deal more damage, though they have a lower AC as a result. Arcane Tanglestep is about everything we don’t want, through, so ignore it. Sudden Escape U16 Get out of a sticky situation. We end paragon tier with a swkrdmage boost to will, as well as better protection against some nasty effects.

I don’t really want to pay and such, but I thought I saw that as 4r way to get that stuff if wanted. I don’t read the online parts of 4E, but I don’t think you can enhance shields in 4E?