Ok, let’s get back into it! This week we will kick off with some Shadow of the Demon Lord. I want a swordmage in SotDL, so let’s make that happen!
Sword Sorcerers dance the line between magic and steel using steel where most mages would use a wand and magic where most warriors would use a blade. The sword sorcerer is a master of magic and metal tying spells to the blade creating devastating strikes that hit two-fold. Much like all power, this comes with a cost.
Level 7 Sword Sorcerer
Attributes Increase three by 1 each
Characteristics Health +5, Power +1
Language and Professions You can speak another language or add a profession.
Magic You discover one tradition or learn one spell
Magic Blade When you make a melee attack with a weapon, you can also expend a casting of a spell whose rank cannot exceed more than half your Power and that effects a single creature regardless of range on the attack as part of the attack. If you do, you gain 1 boon on the attack roll. If the attack is successful, the weapon deals damage as normal and the spell is successfully cast against the target regardless of the type of attack that normally occurs int he spell. If you fail the attack roll, spell is expended.
Spells that target up to multiple targets only hit one target. Spells that have effect are negated by attacking a target still occur and the next attack against the target cause the effect.
Weapon attacks and talents that would strike multiple targets may only target one target with the Magic Blade talent, while other creatures may be struck at normal.
Level 10 Sword Sorcerer
Characteristics Health +5
Magic You learn one spell
Greater Magic Blade When you use the Magic Blade talent, you can expend a casting of a spell of any rank you have learned.