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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Your melee skills are most important, but you also have attacks that can hit multiple creatures or injure creatures at range. Your defensive powers can protect your allies and yourself. Swordmages favor deities of magic or skill. Swordmages of a darker bent often revere Sharregarding their unusual skills as a secret art to be kept hidden from the uninitiated.
Genasi from Returned Abeir are the archetypal assault swordmages. Humans and eladrin are the main practitioners of the shielding swordmage style. Githyanki are also known to practice their own swordmage tradition, which is similar to the shielding swordmage.
Swordmages are all trained in the skill Arcana Int.
From the class skills list below, choose three more trained skills at 1st level. By spending 1 hour of meditation with a chosen light or heavy blade, you forge a special bond with the weapon.
As a standard actionyou can call your bonded weapon to your hand from up to 10 squares away. You can forge a bond with a different blade using the same meditation process for instance, if you acquire a new blade that has magical abilities.
If you forge a bond with a different blade, the old sworemage dissipates. If your bonded weapon is broken or damaged, you can spend 1 hour of meditation to recreate the weapon from a fragment.
This process automatically destroys any other fragments of the weapon in existence, so you can’t use it to create multiple copies of a broken weapon.
Spellshooting Swordmage (4e Character Optimization)
The Swordmage Aegis class feature grants one of three at-will powers, aegis 4r assaultaegis of ensnarementor aegis of shielding. 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.
The choice between these powers also affects some other class powers. Prior to the November updatewhen the swordmage became unconscious, Swordmage Warding’s bonus to AC was lost until taking a short or extended rest.
The November update removed that restriction, since it put swordmages at a disadvantage compared to other defender classes.
Swordmage powers, having an arcane power sourceare also called spells. Additional prerequisites are noted. Characters who did not start as swordmages and who do not already have a multiclass feat of a type other than multiclass swordmage may multiclass as swordmages by taking one of the following entry feats. A character may be created as a hybrid of swordmage and another class other than swordmage. 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 another mark.
When a hybrid swordmage gains the Hybrid Talent feat, he or she chooses one hybrid talent option from either of his or her hybrid classes. The swordmage hybrid talent option is:.
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Sign In Don’t have dnr account? Contents [ show ]. Retrieved from ” http: Closing Advantage [ AP: Binding Ensnarement aegis of ensnarement [ AP: The character becomes trained in Arcana. Once per day, while wielding a light blade or heavy bladethe character can take a minor action to benefit from the Swordmage Warding class feature until the end of the encounter.
Swordmag of the Blade [ AP: The character becomes trained in either Athletics or Endurance. The character gains the Swordbond swordmage class feature.