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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Views Read Edit View history. On the one hand, it is without a doubt the purest invocation of the “feel” of the gish, with every power and feature reinforcing the idea of swordmagge warrior-wizard who attacks with sword and spell simultaneously, all without overshadowing the rest of the party or making either fighter or wizard obsolete.

In the first ten levels they also has access to many OMG powers.

Contents [ show ]. It may seem like a plain level, but we pick up a marvelous power. Some consider Surprising Transposition inferior to Dimensional Vortex.

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

This subreddit is not affiliated with, endorsed, sponsored, or specifically approved by Wizards of the Coast LLC. Swordmages favor deities of magic or skill. By the end of it, you’ve likely dealt 9d10 extra damage. Our new daily power, Slumber of the winter court, has a chance of knocking the target unconscious whether it hits or misses, so Sleep is not longer required. Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2. As feat, we take Extra Manifestation.


It pulses with eldritch energy as you prepare to defend your allies and unleash magical fury against your foes.

Spellshooting Swordmage (4e Character Optimization)

So he lit his sword on fire or strapped a car battery to it, and now boom! Too bad we can’t get it anymore: Mirage Arcane basically locks enemies in a 5X5 square, dazes, and makes them unable to attack creatures outside the zone.

Arcane Minor Action Close burst 2 Target: A Gnoll Swordmage could benefit from extra Con for Shielding type abilities, and with some of the powers that can be used in place of a charge attack could get a quasi-decent boost to damage. This power is great, and combined with Booming Blade, all your at-wills trigger Solid Sound in the Paragon tier!

Assuming you’re willing to give up Warding and the Swordbond, the problem becomes that you need a blade for an implement. Immortal Warding Arcane Power lets them keep their warding up while unconscious, so even if you drop, you can stay protected. Free the Storm Within D15 Damage to enemies adjacent to you when swordmabe start their turn sort of like ongoing damage.

Yeah, I just saw that. Did I mention it’s an swoordmage power? The Swordmage Aegis class feature grants one of three at-will powers, aegis of assaultaegis of ensnarementor aegis of shielding.

Here is point by point what you asked. Can also be used with Aegis of Assault.

And its an attack vs AC, not a Defense, so its more likely to miss. Or is it more of a shift based thing where you just trust the other bears? Concealing Umbra E12 – grant yourself or an ally invisibility.


I hope this helps. Humans and eladrin are the main practitioners of the shielding swordmage style.

They take the feat to mark any number of creatures in the burst, mark everything, and the primary defender marks the most dangerous target first, other than that though, I don’t think they’re “zomfg better” than Paladins and Fighters. Ah, I was wrong about shields. Does a lot of stuff – solid pick. Please don’t talk about the higher level powers until I get to rating them, however. This means that we’ll have enough ranged powers while still being able to mark enemies reliably.

Lightning Rod D19 Nice effect if it hits moderate lightning damage, and repeated lightning damage to other enemiesbut if it swoordmage, it does nothing. Swordmages are part Controller, and as such screw with enemies and deal with crowds a lot better.

Your racial bonuses are already included. Retrieved from ” https: Boosting your Will defense should be swordkage fairly high priority. But they die away from there. This boosts our AC into the stratosphere, gives us training in heal and qualifies us for some excellent divine feats. This method of aggressive swordmage combat spread from Returned Abeir to Toril through the heritage of the anarchs of Shyr. Because Twilight Falls is just plain awesome in combination with your mark.

That’s kind of fun.