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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Though Con, is low and you are a little bit squishy, remember that you work in a party and your role is not PURE defender.

Binding Ensnarement aegis of ensnarement [ AP: Defenders defend by threatening: The character becomes trained in Arcana. Posted By Abstruse Thursday, 27th December, Choose Intelligence and Strength for your Divine Spark. Strange way of being a defender, hey?

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Swordmage – Dungeons & Dragons

Aegis of Assault, Aegis of Shielding. Doing less than 30 damages with an at-will at 25th level sucks. You can find out about it HERE http: Something does not work as expected? Contents [ show ].


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

This heritage is embodied by the Coronal Guard tradition, a discipline that can be traced over a thousand years to the armathors, the elite guards of the coronal of Myth Drannor. Shield them all you want. We can now mark enemies from a distance of 5 squares.

Called the Swordmage Aegis, the different responses different the different types of swordmage; those with the Aegis of Assault FRPG teleport to the assailant and make a free attack, whilst those with the Aegis of Shielding FRPG reduce some of the damage that their ally takes, and those with the Aegis of Ensnarement Arcane Power can instead teleport the attacker to them and make them more vulnerable to the ensuing beatdown. Dimension door gives us a good emergency escape power.

Spellshooting Swordmage (4e Character Optimization)

Thunderclap Strike Swordmage daily 9: You can push away the nasty brute that is near a squishy party member. Inferno’s Sword replaces Dance of the Sword Swordmage utility Also, a Wizard of the Spiral Tower would be a wiser choice for an Eladrin, which can take Eladrin Sword Wizardry, thus getting the d8 for weapon attacks. I’m not saying it’s woefully OP, but it definitely looks like power creep to me. Intresting enough, SMs are actually running away from their marks most of the time, to have it actived.


Swordmages of a darker bent often revere Sharregarding their unusual skills as a secret art to be kept hidden from the uninitiated. Arcane Implement Proficiency Level 6: Aegis of Assault Arcane Implement Proficiency: Filler until you get something better.

On the other hand, it’s a 4e class, so it’s tainted by that negative reputation which 4e has. I don’t really see a place where the class pays for the advantages they have. Our first ability boosts go to our main stat and Wisdom. Humans and eladrin are the main practitioners of the shielding swordmage style. Since your aegis range is still fairly small, you might end up in melee to mark a target.

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And there is no save. Psychic lock synergy is icing.

More damage, I say! Prior to the November updatewhen the swordmage became unconscious, Swordmage Warding’s bonus to AC was lost until taking a short or extended rest.