Swordmages were powerful arcane spellcasters who blended martial combat with magic, often but not always elemental in nature. Ancient traditions of. Note: After I finished this guide, I saw that it could work as a hybrid Swordmage| Cleric, although you have to cherry-pick powers from two classes who aren’t. Swordmages apply the arcane arts to melee combat. The combat skills they possess are enhanced by the magic they wield. The flourish of a.

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Elemental Foible D5 Much less damage than normal, but it forces vulnerable 5 to an element – for the duration of the encounter!

The trouble is that Shielding Swordmages can deploy 2 in the Heroic Tier. If you don’t, then you might want to consider it. Now the damage starts to add up quickly, and the fighter’s attacks of oportunity start to hurt a lot. This summon gives you the extra frontline fighter that your swordmaage will sometimes need.

One of the paragon paths makes them large-ish, they still don’t have the oversize bit but their reach increases by 1. The Swordmage Aegis class feature grants one swrdmage three at-will powers, aegis of assaultaegis of ensnarementor aegis of shielding.

Too bad we can’t get it anymore: Uses an Immediate action, though, so be careful.

Swordmage Handbook

You also don’t have proficiency in anything. In addition, our final utility power lets us basically be invisible while it’s not your turn for the whole encounter.

Not to mention that the fighter gets to add his wisdom bonus to the hit chance. Another amusing thought I had: Still seems pretty nice though. Can’t go wrong with the Bastard Sword or Greatsword, either. When an enemy hits a bloodied ally, as a free swordamge which means it can be used prior to your Aegis of Assault interruptyou get a plus 2 to hit and a plus 3d10 to damage until the end of your next turn.


They work well with anyone, even other swordmages. Paladins on the other hand can still deal a considerable amount of damage, assuming they focus on a single target. Please don’t talk about the higher level powers until I get to rating them, however. Immortal Warding – Devas can keep their Warding up while unconscious, unlike the rest of us mere mortals. From the class skills list below, choose 4 more trained skills at 1st level.

Warlord – None of the Paragon Paths are that useful, but like the Cleric, it never hurts to add some healing power. You study ancient magical traditions and practice 4w, developing arcane powers that work well with your physical attacks.

Spellshooting Swordmage (4e Character Optimization)

All swordmages swordmafe the class features described below. How do you know? Results 1 to 10 of Spikes of Agony E7 Decent damage on hit, but does damage when the target moves – and can be used with Aegis of Assault. Because Twilight Falls is dwordmage plain awesome in combination with your mark. Swordmages of a darker bent often revere Sharregarding their unusual skills as a secret art to be kept hidden from the uninitiated.

Dragonborn – an extra area effect attack, and some attack bonuses. Prior to the November updatewhen the swordmage became unconscious, Swordmage Warding’s bonus to AC was lost until taking a short or extended rest. The combat skills they possess are enhanced by the magic they wield. Intelligence powers your attacks, so it should be your highest ability score. You do not gain your weapon proficiency bonus to the attack roll when using your blade as an implement.

August 29, And c’mon, 1 point of attack is swordmag enough to make a difference between sworxmage punch to the face” and swordnage. We continue to get some useful feats. Fighters have great fort and PhoenixInferno Hong Kong Posts: Thundering Heart D25 Reliable 1[W] but push the target and do damage to enemies in a burst 2 from the target’s new position.


I really enjoy this guide and I’ve used it often, but I think that’s one of the few things ndd guide missed. You are a melee combatant who uses spells to fight better. Anyway, hammer fighters are better in that respect, and paladins start with swordjage more surges, even if Con is not secondary. Swogdmage Aegis is also roughly equivalent to Divine Challenge, except without the stipulation that you have to engage them every round. Your melee skills are most important, but you also have attacks that can hit multiple creatures or injure creatures at range.

Swordmage Warding is a good choice, but proficiency with leather armor or unarmored agility are too. Retrieved from ” https: While you are conscious and wielding either a light blade or a heavy blade, you maintain a field of magical force around you.

I ndd someone to explain why it’s not, possibly with visual aids. If it’s a solo, you do dbd with with two dailies that get a plus 6 to attack and a plus 3d10 each to damage. We might expect them to errata that in, but for now there’s no point in keeping Improved Swordbond if you do choose it once you get to paragon tier and can take Distant Swordbond and retrain Improved Swordbond. Combat casting helps with that, but when we hit paragon tier, we’ll drop it.

Swordmage – Dungeons & Dragons

Aegis of Assault, Aegis of Shielding. Did I mention it’s an encounter power? Electrified Lash E7 Simple damage in a burst.

I don’t read the online parts of 4E, but I don’t think you can enhance shields swordamge 4E? At this level, we gain a instant-mini-aegis of shielding that boosts our next attack.