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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Do not suggest, promote, or perform piracy. Twilight falls is exchanged for Dark Gathering, which does everything that made Twilight Falls awesome, but better. Free the Storm Within D15 Damage to enemies adjacent to you when they start their turn sort of like ongoing damage.

Spiked Shields Adventurer’s Vault are considered light blades. Now I need someone to take my by the hand and explain, in soft, understanding terms, why the swordmage isn’t an example of power creep.

Dimensional Slash E13 Deal damage and move the target to another place – like away from your allies. I recommend Phantom Chasm, because it works with psychic lock. Swordmages favor deities of magic or skill. Another thing you could do, is use your sword as a trap. Should be obvious why that is good. And then, of course, there are those who insist that the ability to do things like throw your sword so that it stabs some fucker in the chest and then blows up in a fireball before reforming in your sordmage, turn your sword into a lightning bolt that bounces off of multiple targets, cut doorways in space or split yourself into multiple copies who can each fight independently is not gishy in the slightest Now that we’re marking a lot of foes at once, we’ll swap phantom foes for radiant shield, to mark a group of creatures just outside your aegis’ range.


Not too shabby–an extra save attempt once per encounter nice if someone tries to lock you down. swoordmage

Swordmage – Dungeons & Dragons

Also, you are left behind quickly on Will defense, and while your Ref defense is great, your Fortitude and Will are subpar to those of many fighters Str and Wis and Str-based paladins Str and Wis, too. This is why I’m having trouble. Thundering Heart D25 Reliable 1[W] but push the target and do damage to enemies in a burst 2 from the target’s new position.

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Your melee skills are most important, but you also have attacks that can hit multiple creatures or injure creatures at range. Defense boosts are always welcome.

Fighters have great fort and No, that just gives extra options for swordmages. Please don’t talk about the higher level powers until I get to rating them, however.

Do not use URL shorteners. You protect your allies with magical shields of forceā€”and by keeping enemies away from them. Damage is a bit low, but it has an interesting secondary effect.

Spellshooting Swordmage (4e Character Optimization)

If you have a Cleric, then let him swordmaage it. How do you 5 make decisions on things like bans? Paladins can get decent defenses overall, but needing both Wis and Cha for class abilities puts a damper on that. Its like getting Double Aegis 5 levels early! Combined with Escalating Assault and the Anarch of Shyr, you almost want to make monsters attack your allies. They lost that oversived silliness as soon as they got properly statted out.

Our first ability boosts go to our main stat and Wisdom. Especially confronted to Fighters. Avaunt Foe D20 – weapon attack vs swormdage, deposit the target 5 squares away.

It was swwordmage to be arcane, with the whole uncontrolled Elemental craziness. We pick up our first Swordmage daily, and it’s a good one!

You might be a young eladrin in search of your fortune, a stranger to the wider world outside the seclusion of your homeland; a self-trained genasi sellsword, gifted with an affinity for elemental magic; the scion of a disgraced noble human family, taught by the finest tutors in your youth but now a footloose expatriate; or a half-elf arcane champion, rigorously trained in a war magic academy to serve in the armies of your homeland.


Half-Orc – The racial power saves Half-Orcs from being a trap. A couple of reasons. Now xwordmage damage starts to add up quickly, and the fighter’s attacks of oportunity start to hurt a lot.

Sort of a consolation prize 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. With mark of warding, you apply yet another penalty to hit on your enemies. It’s a really COOL concept and this from a guy that usually doesn’t like Gishes at allbut I don’t think it’s strictly better overall than the other Defenders out there now.

Swordbond, Swordmage Aegis, Swordmage Warding.

If you start with a 20 Int you have, all sworxmage career, at best 2 if not 1 points more – if not less – AC than any plate wielder. One round or two?

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

This method of aggressive swordmage combat spread from Returned Abeir to Dwordmage through the heritage of the anarchs of Shyr. The two handed fighter will take more pain, but will finish his enemies faster, so it all balances itself in the end. Their at-wills are great. That’s kind of fun.

Same ability boosts as always. All swordmages have the class features described below. Ssordmage rate this a trapexcept that you get it for free.