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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Create account or Sign in. Swordmages favor deities of magic or skill.

Which 4e Book has the Swordmage class in it? : DnD

Wizard – Useful Paragon Paths, and area of effect powers. Swordmages deal less damage to a single target when it’s their turn to act, not the enemy’s. The wording of the power is unclear whether you swodrmage to be currently affected by a condition. You can restore it by taking a short rest or an extended rest.

An area attack, though, so it provokes. On your turn, you still have those bonuses, so you use your Headband of Intellect’s minor action power to gain a plus 4 on top of the swoddmage 2 you’ve already got, use awordmage action point, and wreck the heck out of your enemies. How exactly is the punch in the face Swordmages deal weaker than Fighters? Oh right, and special mention goes to just swordmagee a spiked shield in one hand.


Greater Aegis of shielding will give enemies yet another penalty for being marked, and Greater Swordmage Warding improves our defenses further. Aegis of Assault is roughly equivalent to Combat challenge, except you can beat up on other people while keeping it up on a big baddie, and getting away from you can’t stop it.

This is a great way to convince a DM to kill you, though. Avaunt Foe D20 – weapon attack vs defense, deposit the target 5 squares sworcmage.

Uses an Immediate action, though, so be careful. Use a longsword and cloth armor.

Not all that useful, especially with Solid Sound coming so soon. I only use the green when I’m making official moderator posts. We’re talking 4e mechanics here, not ToB. Sleet Strike E7 Dragon Forces your opponent to move – and not shift – away from you, which typically swordmahe opportunity attacks.

While this means that our basic AC is only 14, we’ll take a feat at first level to make up for it. Bane Blade D19 Good damage to a single target, and add more damage against a creature type. Epic resurgence lets you recover encounter powers 4s you crit. PhoenixInferno Hong Kong Posts: I’m not saying it’s woefully OP, but it definitely looks like power creep to me.

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Those players who are fans of gishes are conflicted on the Swordmage. Ice Cage E17 Weapon attack vs Fort, very low damage for a power of this level – but it weakens the target, and deals damage when they attack.


You mastered the fundamentals of arcane magic and combined this academic study with endless hours of physical training. A couple of reasons. Mythal Recovery U2 Attempt a save. Useable with Aegis of Assault. If your punch on the face doesn’t deal some serious damage, you’re pretty much useless, because the enemy has zero reasons to attack you.

Spellshooting Swordmage (4e Character Optimization)

Fear No Elements U2 Gain an elemental resistance. 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 swordmaeg aegis’ range.

It’s in the sidebar because of the first two reasons.

That’s countered by swordmagd simple stickiness of fighters. Otherwise, it would be complete garbage. This build will try to make a reasonable ranged defender.

Dimensional Warp U2 Great for getting an ally out of a tight spot, or getting a Striker into position. Great for Shielding Swordmages, and helps you reduce damage dealt to your party.

A lot of their encounters can be used instead of the basic attack triggered by Aegis of Assault. We don’t take it, however.