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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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. Great Fortitude – Swordmages depend on STR or CON, so it is unlikely your Fortitude defense needs significant improvement, but improving your defenses is never a terrible idea. Swordmages of a darker bent often revere Sharregarding their unusual skills as a secret art to be kept hidden from the uninitiated.

The other ones do not. Characters who did not start as swordmages and who do not already have a multiclass feat of a type other than multiclass swordmage may multiclass as swordmages by taking one of the following entry feats. Arcane Tanglestep is about everything we don’t want, through, so ignore it.

I honestly think it’s the swordmafe aegis of assault weapon. Knocking people prone as an OA Since your aegis range is still fairly small, you might end up in melee to mark a target. Isolating Slam E7 Damage to the main target and knock away enemies adjacent to it – good way to swordmsge out lots of minions, or any mass of enemies.


Spellshooting Swordmage (4e Character Optimization)

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. Now that said, in swormage, Shielding Swordmages make great secondary defenders. Your defensive powers can protect your allies and yourself. November 13, This path is HUGE.

Wich sworddmage kinda ironic because they were actually suposed to be pure defenders. Seems pretty useful to me! If you have a Cleric, then let him do it.

This build will try to make a reasonable ranged defender. Defense boosts are always welcome. As far as the OP’s point, I really don’t think the Swordmage is OP, and I don’t see more than just a little power creep certainly not as much as the new powers added by Martial Power.

Results 1 to 10 of 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. At 1st level pick something that boosts your AC, as what you’re having now isn’t going to work for us.

Some consider Surprising Transposition inferior to Dimensional Vortex. Anyway, hammer fighters are better in that respect, and paladins start with two more surges, even if Con is not secondary.

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

Wizard – Useful Paragon Paths, and area of effect powers. If you forge a bond with a different blade, the old bond dissipates. You can restore it by taking a short rest or an extended rest.


Humans and eladrin are the main practitioners of the shielding swordmage style.

Not to mention that minotaurs no longer work that way. I don’t really want to pay and such, but I thought I saw that as a way to get that stuff if wanted. Thursday, 7th August, You study ancient magical traditions and practice swordplay, developing arcane fnd that work well with your physical attacks. It may seem like a plain level, but we pick up a marvelous power.

Icy Shackles D25 Reliable 4[W] damage, ongoing cold damage and bonus damage when they swordmae to move. The choice is somewhat play-style dependent, although it does restrict your choice of Paragon Path somewhat.

Since this is already publicly available, I will reprint them here: Triplicate yourself with Glamor Blade! The character gains the Swordbond swordmage class feature. While you are conscious and wielding either a light blade or a heavy blade, you maintain a field of magical force around you. The two handed fighter will take more pain, but will finish his enemies faster, so it all balances itself in the end.

Now the swordmage’s main advantage is that he can easily hit several oponents at once, so against multiple targets his damage keeps well up. That point alone isn’t, indeed, won’t transform it into a caress. I’d underline it, but not everyone wants to play a Deva. I love PHB2 even more than ever before! He said Swordmage, not Swordsage.