As feat, we take Extra Manifestation. Dimensional vortex does not simply let us teleport enemies away before they get to attack our allies, it also redirects the attack to a new target of our choice! The wisdom boost becomes essential when we reach level 11 and take our paragon path, but it also enables our swordmage to become a cleric of Sehanine. This boosts our AC into the stratosphere, gives us training in heal and qualifies us for some excellent divine feats. A marked enemy hit by Illusory Ambush will now have -5 to hit on its next attack roll.
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Edit Much like fighters or paladins , swordmages were typically defensive in combat, serving to guard allies or distract enemies. An alternative spell was aegis of assault , which enabled the swordmage to teleport immediately to the location of an enemy that has attacked an ally. This arcane bond allowed a swordmage to call his or her blade to them from a small distance or magically repair it through their arcane link over an hour-long period of meditation.
In cases where the blade was broken, lost, or otherwise displaced a swordmage replaced it with a similar period of meditation, though this caused the old bond to dissolve.
Most swordmages were practitioners of a distinct style, while others chose an eclectic blend of varied disciplines.
Assault swordmages held the philosophy that the best defense was a strong offense and protected their friends and allies through aggressive and flashy attacks. The traditions of the assault swordmage originated in Abeir, though since the Spellplague they have spread far and wide throughout Toril through the anarchs of Shyr. While they placed an extremely high value on intelligence, assault swordmages considered physical strength of utmost importance, using their strength of body and mind as one to enhance the potency of their attack spells.
Typically, assault swordmages preferred the use of heavy blades such as falchions , though as a consequence they tended to put a smaller emphasis on their own defense. Typically, assault swordmages learned aegis of assault. The traditions of the shielding swordmage style originated initially with the Coronal Guard , ancient protectors of Myth Drannor , and the tradition was passed on over millennia to the rest of the Realms. Like all swordmages, shielding swordmages were often extremely cunning foes, but they were are quite often immensely durable, a quality they use to enhance some of their spells while also allowing them to take blows that their allies would otherwise suffer.
However, shielding swordmages did not solely rely on their constitution to preserve them and in all things they preferred a strong defense. As a result, shielding swordmages not only typically learned the aegis of shielding spell but also generally preferred one-handed blades such as longswords , allowing them to parry their foes more easily than a larger weapon would easily allow.
They created their own style of fighting of based on insights they gleaned from these diverse cultures and learned spells that may not normally be uncovered by other swordmages. They were quick learners, wise enough to learn lessons from the histories of others and apply the knowledge to their own skill as combatants.
Wandering swordmages saw events and conflicts from multiple points of view and gained perspective from every local fable, academic lesson, philosophical perspective or bit of lore they picked up in their travels. Several traditions of swordmages existed in both Abeir and Toril, though Abeir seemed to have had more such arcanists.
Many swordmages of these traditions from the primordial -dominated twin of Toril followed paths of arcane power that emulated the elemental fury wielded by primordials and dragons as well as the elementals from whom genasi are sired. Swordmages of the raging storm used astrapomancy as the basis for their powers. Swordmages of the burning blizzard, on the other hand, specialized in nephomancy. The last of the common primordial paths was that of the astral fire and the swordmages who followed it used pyromancy as their primary weapon in battle.
Spellshooting Swordmage (4e Character Optimization)
Edit Much like fighters or paladins , swordmages were typically defensive in combat, serving to guard allies or distract enemies. An alternative spell was aegis of assault , which enabled the swordmage to teleport immediately to the location of an enemy that has attacked an ally. This arcane bond allowed a swordmage to call his or her blade to them from a small distance or magically repair it through their arcane link over an hour-long period of meditation. In cases where the blade was broken, lost, or otherwise displaced a swordmage replaced it with a similar period of meditation, though this caused the old bond to dissolve. Most swordmages were practitioners of a distinct style, while others chose an eclectic blend of varied disciplines. Assault swordmages held the philosophy that the best defense was a strong offense and protected their friends and allies through aggressive and flashy attacks.
4E SWORDMAGE PDF
This is the standard amount for a defender, and two of the three swordmage builds use Constitution as their secondary ability. While this starts out a little under the average for defenders, the aforementioned Constitution affinity makes up for it. Leather armor proficiency only is low for a defender, though Swordmage Warding and Int as the primary ability mitigate this drawback for the most part. You can ignore this feature.
Intimidate Cha Swordbond By spending 1 hour of meditation with a chosen light or heavy blade, you forge a special bond with the weapon. As a standard action , you 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 bond dissipates. If your bonded weapon is broken or damaged, you can spend 1 hour of meditation to recreate the weapon from a fragment. Swordmage Aegis The Swordmage Aegis class feature grants one of three at-will powers, aegis of assault , aegis of ensnarement , or aegis of shielding.
Please log in to add or reply to comments. If you use spellstrike with a spell that allows repeat saving throws like levitate, will each subsequent saving throw after the first have disadvantage? That said, if you were to, say, multiclass into Fighter and get action surge, you COULD make a Spellstrike, then action surge to make an extra attack action if you wanted. Oversight or intended? My recommendation when I think someone else brought this up was; just let the player have the shield proficiency a level early so their build works. I just want to say I love the newer update to the swordmage. Tho I still wonder what are you gonna do about the material components issue?