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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I’m not saying it’s woefully OP, but it definitely looks like power creep to me. Intelligence powers your attacks, vungeons it should be your highest ability score. 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.

Fighters and some paladins are Strength based, meaning any points they invest in health will be points they must take from defense. Loose Dance of the Sword. The shield fighter is even tougher, but his lack of damage means the battle will last longer.

It is a tough break, but we exchange Mirage arcana for Summon Black Devourer. Unless it’s a battlerager fighter. Reset Fields Log in.

Spellshooting Swordmage (4e Character Optimization)

Swordmages are part Controller, and as such screw with enemies and deal with crowds a lot better. Ads by Project Wonderful!


Check the feats, then the damage. They can rebuild the sword if it is broken with magic, or they can summon it to their hand if it is within a certain distance which is reasonably far.

Loose Flame Cyclone Lv. It can also turn up profit: Swordmages are mages with swords.

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 fdition. Half of the Swordmages have got great marks. Do you need more explanation why we take this feat? Another thing you could do, is use your sword as a trap. How do you know?

Fighters and paladins tend to outdamage them most of the time. Later on, we get to heal ourselves just before we drop, and while divine miracle not the broken superpower is that it used to be, it’s still pretty good. Two-Weapon Fighting Level Closing Advantage [ AP: Because fighters have a bonus to their hit chance, so they will land more blows, and deal more duhgeons. A marked enemy hit by Illusory Ambush will now have -5 to hit on its next edjtion roll.

Now that said, in epic, Shielding Swordmages make great secondary defenders. What was the name of that feat which combines Weapon Expertise and Implement Expertise? Watch headings for an “edit” link when available. Both Wizard and Swordmage powers are rather low-damage, though, and the lack of an ability sworcmage adds extra damage dice further limits its viability as a Striker.


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This build, like every Swordmage, practically requires it. We get a nice stance, but the feat is not that useful for us.

However, at later levels you get some incredible good swordmage powers, so it’s worth to take mainly wizard powers now. Genasi from Returned Abeir are the archetypal assault swordmages. You are a melee combatant who uses spells to fight better. From the class skills list below, choose 4 more trained skills at 1st level.

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