This page is of questionable balance. Reason: You can’t dual-wield a staff and a blade, since the staff is a two-handed weapon. The bonus Blade Opportunity. First and foremost let me recommend the build guides for all classes on the WOTC forums found in the Character Optimization boards and. The artificer appeared in Dragon magazine # (July ), in a 4th edition playtest article.

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Conceptually, though, this sounds like exactly what I want. Lilting Songblade – While the damage boost starts out worse than most item bonuses, it quickly builds up, especially in minion heavy encounters. Proper combinations of these can turn even a Swordmage into a fearsome striker.

Builds Well, I promised some builds, didn’t I? The small damage bonus from Arcane Prodigy isn’t very useful, nor is the small amount of E4 from Soul of Sorcery. Dark Sun Dark Sun: Lightning, R vs AC.

Artificer (4e Class)

Only affecting adjacent allies makes this only really useful for Nova rounds, but being an Effect line, adding Slow, and working with slightly more implement attacks Permafrost is more common than Fire builds makes it at least a valid upgrade over Burning Weapons.

The Death burst is unfriendly, but this guy wants to be surrounded by enemies anyway. Immunity to Surprise is a modest bonus.


Results 1 to 30 of When choosing Hybrid Talentthey may pick among the following:. Artificers in Eberron are often post-graduate students of universities though, unlike wizards, artificers treat magic like technology, a complex system of patterns rather than an art form which one needs to perfect through rigorous studying.

Artificers represent many of the high-magic elements of Eberron as a campaign setting. Artificer’s make poor defenders It even works on powers that lack a damage roll or don’t deal damage at all killing minions just by putting them to sleep: Yeah, mark of making doesn’t do much. Always kill your enemies, otherwise they will come back to haunt you – anon Spoiler.

It suffers slightly from IA overload, so pick who you give it to carefully. I would buy the hell out of that. Battlesmiths’ attack powers generally use implements or ranged weapons. This fictional class of characters first appeared in the 3. As an artificer, you might be a formal student of magic who became interested in artifacts and arcane items.

This pool of points can be spent in lieu arfificer experience points when crafting magic items. Giving enemies a -2 to attack and defenses is really good. New to 4e – Feel useless as an Artificer When people say the Artificer is a Leader, that means that’s what the class is designed to do- and it’s how you’ll be most effective. A large area control power which is supposedly your secondary role with a very nice defensive bonus for an ally.


Thunder, Imp vs Fort. They’re a great way to get an extra “kick” and a lot more interesting options at 1st level. You use a staff or quarterstaff to attack with.

At the end of an extended rest, the artificer creates two healing infusions that last 4w the end of the next extended rest. Artificers are arcane leaders, sharing a role with bardsclericsshamansand warlords.

Filling in the Blanks. If you’re undecided, I’d go with this as the default “best”. Why do people like this race when you have to burn 2 minors to do anything useful with their feature? The artificer uses Intelligence-based Infusions instead of artififer magics and psionics.

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Requires Human or Shifter. Also requires the enemies to be clumped beforehand. Artificeg and Conditions for Non-Human Visitors. Hey elf, you look like a girl.