That said, Swordmages decided that since they’re good at magic but not really that strong [Expand] Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Classes. Swordmages apply the arcane arts to melee combat. The combat skills they possess are enhanced by the magic they wield. The flourish of a. 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.

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Fighters disagree with you.

Because the Wizard’s board now has a stupid parental policy and I cannot ask for advice there, I thus come here to ask and display my thoughts on how to optimize this class for perfect damage and mobility resolution.

Masters of Blade Magic: Swordbond, Swordmage Aegis, Swordmage Sdition.

Spellshooting Swordmage (4e Character Optimization)

Good Defender Swordmage, because he boosts Intelligence and Dexterity. So you might want to take advantage of the wizard multiclass by going for Enlarge Spell, and combining it with Destructive Wizardry or Eladrin Soldier 4yh offset the damage penalty.

Our first ability boosts go to our main stat and Wisdom. Replace with Inferno Sword. For our swordmage power, I decided to take Sword Burst. Eye’s of the Mage Swordmage encounter Swordmages apply the arcane arts to melee combat.

Anyway, hammer fighters are better in that respect, and paladins start with two more surges, even if Con is not secondary. Most Swordmages take the “Intelligent Blademaster” feat, which allows them to use their Intelligence modifier for melee basic attacks and opportunity attacks, instead of their strength. Be a pit fighter and you’re adding it to the damage also! Half of the Swordmages have got great marks.


In 5th edition, the Bladesinger came back as a wizard tradition, and some of the Swordmage’s spells were brought back, now being swoddmage by wizards, Sorcerers and Warlocks. Hit Points at 1st Level: 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.

But if you’re optimising for level 30 that might not make much of a difference. Unless it’s a battlerager fighter. In theory, nobody is supposed to be “pure” of anything.

Well, here it’s kind of useful after all, since missed attack rolls means that dungeojs target automatically fails its save.

Why would you NOT get it? Prior to the November updatewhen the swordmage became unconscious, Swordmage Warding’s bonus to Dungeeons was lost until taking a short or extended rest. I prefer to see ToB as power equalization rather than power creep I’m not saying it’s woefully OP, but it definitely looks like power creep to me.

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

Privacy policy About 1d4chan Disclaimers Nad view. I looked at the products and thought I saw where they will actually publish in a book the articles. Huh, I never noticed that or maybe they updated and added it since the last time I looked at the Products page http: They take the feat to mark any number of creatures in the burst, mark everything, and the primary defender marks the most dangerous target first, other than that though, I don’t think they’re “zomfg better” than Paladins and Fighters.

Not to mention that size increase is also one-two damage more on average. Arcane Reach Level I don’t really see a place where the class pays for the advantages they have.

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At first, it solves the problem of our small marking range by adding our wisdom modifier to its range. Same edihion Thunderclap Strike only it is a Close Blast 3 and you push the targets before you knock them prone.

The main reason for picking Arcane Implement Mastery, actually is not only to use it as Implement for Wizard’s powers but to add some swordmqge damage, via Dual Implement Spellcaster. 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.

Fist of Force replaces Flame Cyclone Swordmage daily With the right allotment of feats, this can get dangerous. Tis in a dragon article sadly and according to the character builder which makes rules legal characters for RPGA and such dragon articles supersede the back of the MM. The fun thing is that, while fighters get goodies all along their career, Swordmages rock on the first levels and die away on the last ones, while paladins are hard to get to carburate, but are cooler at the epic tier.

I’ve yet to try it out, but a close burst 2 at will which only hits enemies Sword Burst seems kind of neat. With mark of warding, you apply yet another penalty to hit on your enemies.