Swordmages were powerful arcane spellcasters who blended martial combat with magic, often but not always elemental in nature. Ancient traditions of. Note: After I finished this guide, I saw that it could work as a hybrid Swordmage| Cleric, although you have to cherry-pick powers from two classes who aren’t. Swordmages apply the arcane arts to melee combat. The combat skills they possess are enhanced by the magic they wield. The flourish of a.

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Notify administrators if there is objectionable content in this page. Soo, we’re back to swodrmage now, suck later? For our wizard at will, we take Illusory Ambush, because it provides an attack penalty that stacks with our mark and psychic lock, making it very hard for enemies to hit your allies. Our aegis range is expanded by one square, our attack stat gains a higher modifier, and we get to swap our almost useless paragon path power for a better one.

Did some book I’m unaware of come out?

And a dead Defender isn’t going to be defending anybody. Swordmage powers, having an arcane power sourceare also called spells. Not much to say here, just make your calculations 4r the best armor at each level. Whereas, Assaulting Swordmagi, Paladins, and Fighters still make controller type attacks a choice of “pain or attack the defender”. Eldritch Speed U2 For when you really need to go first.

And is a minotaur, wich make that diference even bigger. In fact, they do not. Chilling Blade E1 Not a bad power, since it deals automatic damage. Do you need more explanation why we take this feat? There are also plenty of other fun feats out there in general Spending a feat on a double-sword from AV 4f also be neat I’ve always liked the image of double-swordsand the defensive property means you don’t lose as much from not having full Warding.


This path is HUGE. Corrosive Ruin E3 Not as good as Flame Cyclone, although it seordmage a different defense Fort instead of Refwhich makes it sort of useful, but Astral Thunder Blade D29 Stun enemies!

The hybrid’s swordmage class features are Swordbond, and Swordmage Aegis hybridwhich is the same as Swordmage Aegis except that aegis of assaultaegis of ensnarementor aegis of shielding can be used only once per encounter, and the hybrid swordmage regains the power’s use if its previous target drops to 0 hit points or if its mark is superseded by fnd mark. By spending 1 hour of meditation with a chosen light or heavy blade, you forge a special bond with the weapon.

The CHA requirement is bothersome, but there’s real payoff. If you can enhance them, ignore me. Free the Storm Within D15 Damage to enemies adjacent to you when they start their turn sort of like ongoing damage.

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Please login or register. Since this is already publicly available, I will reprint them here: Triplicate yourself with Sordmage Blade! Warlock – Lots of ranged powers, but none of the Paragon Paths swordmahe really useful to you. Can’t go wrong with the Bastard Sword or Greatsword, either. Be sure to pick up a Githyanki Silver Sword somewhere. 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 to mention that size increase is also one-two damage more on average.


Our class is a hybrid swordmage wizard. I don’t really want to pay and such, but I thought I saw that as a way to get that stuff if wanted.

Now the damage starts to add up quickly, and the fighter’s attacks of oportunity start to sworcmage a lot. We might expect them to errata that in, but for now there’s no point in keeping Improved Swordbond if you do choose it once you get to paragon tier and can take Distant Swordbond and retrain Improved Swordbond.

By spending 1 hour of meditation with a chosen light or heavy blade, you forge a special bond with the weapon. Paladins can get decent defenses overall, but needing both Wis and Cha for class abilities puts a damper on that.

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I need someone to explain why it’s not, possibly with visual aids. Uses an Immediate action, though, so be careful. Dragonborn – an extra area effect attack, and some attack bonuses. You do not gain your dnv proficiency bonus to the attack roll when using your blade as an implement. Charisma paladins do not have this issue, at least.

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. 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 Dd helps raise your low-ish damage output.