You can help D&D Wiki by finishing and/or adding flavor to this page. The Rune Caster feat is a mandatory bonus feat for the artificer, and can only be taken. First and foremost let me recommend the build guides for all classes on the WOTC forums found in the Character Optimization boards and. The artificer is a playable character class in the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) fantasy role-playing game. This fictional class of characters first appeared in the

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Always kill your enemies, otherwise they will come back to haunt you – anon Spoiler. Generally not worth it unless there’s a specific enchant you want, or are Drow. Pick up a daze, and gain THP when bloodied.

An artificer is trained in Arcana Intplus any four skills from the artificer class skill list:. He must have the appropriate item creation feat for the spell completion item he is using. Useless for Wis builds. Acid, Imp vs Ref. Battlesmith powers generally rely on intelligence for accuracy and damage, and many artificcer gain additional benefits from high constitution.

This and the Breath feats are the only reason to be a Dragonborn though. I wouldn’t recommend an Artificer to a new player, as it provides lots of little bonuses that can be fiddly to track, but they all add up. Elven Accuracy is always a good power to have, as is the ability to shift in difficult terrain.

At the end of an extended rest, the artificer creates two healing infusions that last until the end of the next extended rest. Artificers receive a number of craft reserve points every level.


An artificer begins each day with the ability to empower one magic item, and gains an additional empowerment at each milestone.

The way I imagine this is a tanky sort of artificer, who makes the area near him either suck for enemies to be in or awesome for allies to be in. I have Mark of Making.

Artificer (4e Class)

An artificer can create a magic item even if he does not have access to the spells that are prerequisites for the item. Really not better than Energy Conversion for Con builds at this level, but it scales better and is a source of actual healing as opposed to THP.

At-wills do the same damage, which is disappointing for an Epic power. So you need to think tactically. This is the kind of control that even Wizards would love, enemies effectively can move 1 if they go into the zone Slowed and in Difficult Terrain.

He’s kind of overpowered, I know.

An artificer can artifixer alchemical items as though he were a spellcaster. Components allows artificers to use mundane materials create the reagents and devices which some of their powers require, due to this feature, artificers are always assumed to have the necessary components on hand when using their powers. Artificers gain a wide variety of the tinkerer class features that are usually reserved for Rogues:.

Originally Posted by SteveD.

Potent Potables – The Artificer Manual (by Zathis)

As for the rest of the party complaining about your character, that’s more than a little obnoxious. Even if I hit I don’t do half the damage another player does. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy 4.


You can make 2 enemies hit themselves if they attack you or an ally next to you. MAD – Multiple attribute dependency, which is defined as needing 3 or more ability scores for a given build. New to 4e – Feel useless as an Artificer At this point, I don’t think the system is as much to blame as the players. Depending upon your domain choice you have a lot of versatility in building toward damage or building toward healing.

That is, there aren’t as many big, controlling, damage dealing effects that, say, a wizard would artificr.

It even works on powers that lack a damage roll or don’t arrificer damage at all killing minions just by putting them to sleep: A large area control power which is supposedly your secondary role with a very nice defensive bonus for an ally.

THP – Temporary hit points. It’s also what redirects the spare energy from his shots to enhance allies’ weapons when he uses Magic Weapon.

He cannot, for example, simply imbue an ally with bull’s strength. Beholder Drow dark elf Githyanki Illithid mind flayer Lich. Second, you’re a newbie, and you picked a Leader class. Battlesmiths focus on buffinghealing and protecting allies. You can’t dual-wield a staff and a blade, since the staff is a two-handed weapon.