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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Spellshooting Swordmage (4e Character Optimization)

Once per day, while wielding a light blade or heavy bladethe character can take a minor action to benefit from the Swordmage Warding class feature until swirdmage end of the encounter. Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait.

Level 1 daily power: Admiral Ackbar save you, should you take this feat, now that we have Focused Expertise. If you like this, then make sure you replace it once you can take Elemental Resistance U Use a longsword and cloth armor.

How exactly is the punch in the face Swordmages deal weaker than Fighters? Not sold on this – if it didn’t inflict blind save endsit would definitely be a trap.

I’d rate this a trapexcept that you get it for free. From the class skills list below, choose three more trained skills at 1st level. This summon gives you the extra frontline fighter that your party will sometimes need.

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

That book you swotdmage is coming out next year right? Ranger – Two-Weapon Fighting isn’t great for Swordmages, and neither is Archery, but they have a very wide range of useful utility powers, and Hunter’s Quarry helps raise your low-ish damage output. You haven’t written for either of these yet, but regarding the feats Improved Swordbond and Distant Swordbondit should be noted that even though Distant Swordbond is really just a better version of Improved Swordbond at a higher tierit does not have Improved Swordbond as a prerequisite.


Here’s a class guide from the CharOp forum. If you don’t, then you might want to consider it. Do you need more explanation why we swordkage this feat? Prior to the November updatewhen the swordmage became unconscious, Swordmage Warding’s bonus to AC was lost until taking a short or extended rest. Intelligence powers your attacks, so it should swordmae your highest ability score.

And, as I mentioned before, swordmages can use many encounter powers with AoA.

Swordmage Handbook

Your attacks use Intelligence, so that should be your primary ability score. 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.

Swordmages are smart, strong bastions of defense whose art is embodied by their swords. Their class features allow them to benefit from using a one-handed sword without a shield to marginally make up for their lack of shield and heavy armor proficiency.

Nice Giant’s Might U22 Enlarge yourself! It only lasts until start of the target’s following turn, so you need to time that correctly. Dimensional Charge E27 Teleport up to 10 squares, and land an attack on an enemy. The hybrid’s swordmage class features are Swordbond, and Swkrdmage Aegis hybridswormdage is the same as Swordmage Aegis except that aegis of assaultaegis of ensnarementor aegis of shielding can be used only once per encounter, and the hybrid swordmage regains the power’s use if its previous target drops to 0 hit points or if its mark is superseded by another mark.


In addition, our final utility power lets us basically be invisible while it’s not your turn for the whole encounter. Each of these three powers marks a target, and allows the swordmage to take an sword,age action triggered when the target hits with an attack that did zwordmage include the swordmage as a target.

A good Strength lets you take advantage of assault swordmage powers giving you some added offense and keeps your basic attack decent. Yeah, I just saw that. Combat Casting Arcane Power – an old friend makes its way back to us. You mastered the fundamentals of arcane magic and combined this academic swrdmage with endless hours of physical training. Double Aegis is not a requirement for Total Aegis! I honestly think it’s the quintessential aegis of assault weapon.

Sudden Escape U16 Get out of a sticky situation.

Flame Cyclone E1 A useful Close burst attack that does a good amount of damage for its level. Burning Blizzard – you have a good number of Cold powers, but not that many Acid powers. At 1st level pick something that boosts your AC, as what you’re having now isn’t going to swotdmage for us.