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 character becomes trained in Arcana. We end paragon tier with a small boost to will, as well as better protection against some nasty effects.

Spellshooting Swordmage (4e Character Optimization)

Extended Aegis – use your immediate reaction within 20 squares instead of Not to mention that the fighter gets to add his wisdom bonus to the hit chance. You do lots of Elemental damage, and now you’ll do more. Very interesting power – encounter power too. You forgot Mythal Recovery Utility 2. I honestly thought it was supposed to be Elemental with the uncontrolled Elemental craziness myself Your final ability boosts bring your aegis’ range to nine squares, and your new feat lets you get tarrasque plate armor.

Swordmages favor deities of magic or skill. 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. So he lit his sword on fire or strapped a car battery to it, and now boom! Damage is a bit low, but it has an interesting secondary effect. Swordmages are smart, strong bastions of defense whose art is embodied by their swords.


Or is it more of a shift based thing where you just trust the other bears? Very odd, and Be Gone is almost always better.


Shyran Cataclysm D20 – big damage in a close blast. The class is introduced in the Forgotten Realms Player’s Guide, chapter 2. Retributive Shield Human Feat: Defense boosts are always welcome. Charisma en Strength are of little use to us.

This is a great way to convince a DM to kill you, though. You can forge a bond with a different blade using the same meditation process for instance, if you acquire a new blade that has magical abilities. I recommend Phantom Chasm, because it works with psychic lock.

An enemy attacking other enemies is an enemy not attacking your allies. 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 Yeah, I just saw that. Arcane Tanglestep is about everything we don’t want, through, so ignore it. So at the very least you get an updated version of what’s in the MM.


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Fate Spurned Foe U6 Impose a penalty to saves vs all effects that you inflict for the remainder of the encounter. This means that we’ll have enough ranged powers while still being able to mark enemies reliably. Did I mention it can be used with psychic lock? Be a pit fighter and you’re adding it to the damage also! We’re talking 4e mechanics here, not ToB. Very nice for when you can get it. Lightning Reflexes – Swordmages depend on INT heavily, so it is swordmagw your Reflex defense needs significant improvement, but improving your defenses is never a terrible idea.

All swordmages have the class features described below. Sort of a consolation prize Oh right, and special mention goes to just wielding a spiked shield in one hand. As a Defender, I think Spikes of Agony is better at forcing your mark to reconsider his decisions, but automatic damage is still very nice, so no demerits. Your melee skills are most important, but you also have attacks that can hit multiple creatures or injure creatures at range.