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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Retributive Shield Human Feat: Sudden Escape U16 Get out of a sticky situation. Remember what I said about marking also applying to enemies attacking each other? However, your swordmage is limited to heavy blades. Still seems pretty nice though. 4 means that we’ll have enough ranged powers while still being able to mark enemies reliably.

Spellshooting Swordmage (4e Character Optimization)

Our last level before the awesomeness known as paragon tier. At first, it solves the problem of our small marking range by adding our wisdom modifier to its range. Intelligence plays into all your attacks, but you might emphasize either Strength or Constitution for added benefits.

I don’t read the online parts of 4E, but I don’t think you can enhance shields in 4E? Be sure to pick up a Githyanki Silver Sword somewhere. At this level, an normal wizard would actually be better, because he doesn’t have a completely worthless at-will power.

Also, if you just use a Spiked Shield, you’d basically be. Wizard – Useful Swordage Paths, and area of effect powers. Elemental Foible D5 Much less damage than normal, but it forces vulnerable 5 to an element – for the duration of the encounter!


One, it makes moderating harder I don’t want to have to click a link when I’m at work to ensure that it’s valid, especially when it’s not. Warlord – None of the Paragon Paths are that useful, but like the Cleric, it never hurts to add some healing power. In 5th edition, the Bladesinger came back as a wizard tradition, and some of the Swordmage’s spells were brought back, now being shared by wizards, Sorcerers and Warlocks.

How do you 5 make decisions on things like bans? Oh right, and special mention goes to just wielding a spiked shield in one hand.

Ranger – Two-Weapon Fighting isn’t great for Swordmages, and neither is Archery, but they have a very wide range of useful utility powers, and Hunter’s Quarry helps raise your low-ish damage output. Dimensional Warp U2 Great for getting an ally out of a tight spot, or getting a Swodmage into position.


A marked enemy hit by Illusory Ambush will now have -5 to hit on its next attack roll. Spend another feat on a parrying dagger and you can make up more of the AC loss.

Learn from Experience – gain a bonus against an enemy that critical’ed you. 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.

I recommend Phantom Chasm, because it works with psychic lock. Did I mention it’s an encounter power?

Sort of a consolation prize Be Gone D9 Force an enemy to teleport away from you. They also have potent feature powers for marking enemies, so that if they attack the Swordmage’s allies, he can do something magical that assists that ally. Thursday, 7th August, 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.


Your final ability boosts bring your aegis’ range to nine squares, and your new feat lets you get tarrasque plate armor.

When an enemy hits a bloodied ally, as a free action which means it can be used prior to your Aegis of Assault interruptyou get a plus 2 to hit and a plus 3d10 to seordmage until the end of your next turn. I don’t really see a place where the class pays for the advantages they have.

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This path is HUGE. All images must be original content, must include [OC] or [Art] in the title, and must be accompanied by a description in the comments of at least characters. The feat that lets them use their gore for OAs, without expending it, is pretty sweet. Unlike other Ranged powers, the author doesn’t think this one is too bad. Here is point by point what you asked.

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Anyway, hammer fighters are better in that respect, and paladins start with two more surges, even if Con is not secondary.