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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Most assault swordmages use a two-handed weapon such as a swordmafe or a falchion to deal more damage, though they have a lower AC as a result.


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.

And is a minotaur, wich make that diference even bigger. Paladins on the other hand can still deal a considerable amount of damage, assuming they focus on a single target. You are a melee combatant who uses spells to fight better.

Watch headings for an “edit” link when available. The trouble is that Shielding Swordmages can deploy 2 in the Heroic Tier. The main point of the class is that while you have great potential, you either focus on defense getting at best a little advantage on Plate users OR on offense and thus not completely suck on that regard.

Home of user-generated, homebrew pages! Magical barriers of force swirl around you, protecting you from harm. This class probably originated from Eladrinwhich is weird since Eladrins aren’t necessarily the best race for Swordmages compared to, say, a Githyankibut then again who cares, Githyanki don’t even have feat support like a core race.


Spellshooting Swordmage (4e Character Optimization)

I don’t feel like I can assign a rating to this power without knowing more. In theory, nobody is supposed to be “pure” of anything. Not to mention that minotaurs no longer work that way. Flamewall Strike E7 Create a Wall 3.

They can rebuild the sword if it is broken with magic, or they can summon it to their hand if swordmsge is within a certain distance which is reasonably far. Powers – Paragon Tier. A two handed will invest in CON, wich combined with being a dragonborn CON bonus to healing surges means he’s quite tough to take down if there’s an healer active.

Hit Points per Level Gained: Swordmages apply the arcane arts to melee combat. I’d underline it, but not everyone wants to play a Deva.

Because Twilight Falls is just plain awesome in combination with your mark. Bane Blade D19 Good damage to a single target, and add more damage against a creature type.

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

What do you guys think? Also, if you can’t deal good damage, then the monsters will simply suck up whatever penalty you imposed them and attack the squisiher members.

If your bonded weapon is broken or damaged, you can spend 1 hour of meditation to recreate the weapon from a fragment.

Improved Swordmage Warding – Required for Devasbut still pretty useful for everyone else, but if you drop, you lose even more of your AC. Hide it in a bush, put your target between you and the bush, then summon your sword to your ‘hand’ impaling the guy in between you and the sword. That book you mention is coming out next year right?


This is useful because since Aegis of Shielding is an Interrupt, you can stop an attack against your ally. This build will try to make a reasonable ranged defender. Well, here it’s kind of useful after all, since missed attack rolls means that the target automatically fails its save.

I choose to use a modification to the rating seordmage developed by Blade in his 3. I’m not saying it’s woefully OP, but it definitely looks like power creep to me.

Plus there’s really just no reason to use them outside of Twitter. You swirdmage to subscribe to see more about the results, though.

Another thing you could do, is use your sword as a trap. Notify administrators if there is objectionable content in this page. Assuming you’re willing to give up Warding and the Swordbond, the problem becomes that you need a blade for an implement.

Remember what I said about marking also applying to enemies attacking each other? Retrieved from ” https: You could also consider a voidsoul, or another con-int race, such as a warforged.