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Oath of the Aegis: A Swordmage Archetype for Paladins


Now completely revamped based on years of playtest input and research, Oath of the Aegis: A Swordmage Archetype for Paladins presents a unique paladin archetype and 17 new melee-oriented combat spells adapted from Forgotten Realms Archetypes II: Champions of Mystery and Unearthed Archetypes: Heroes for the Ages, and is now available for only $2.00 $1.00.

Beyond just rules, this includes loads of roleplaying ideas and setting material, including details on playing the class with members of various races, factions and organizations for the Forgotten Realms setting, tips for use in the Eberron setting, examination of the class's ethos, setting-specific variants, and more!
From the early days of D&D, the deft warrior who mixes swordplay and spellcasting has been a popular character type (even when only elves could do it!). The swordmage was a previous edition of the game's most beloved take on this character type, and many different attempts have been made to adapt it to 5th Edition rules.
This latest version is based on the theory that the best conversion of the swordmage for the current D&D system is as a paladin archetype. It converts the techniques of this master of magic and martial prowess into a sacred oath, sworn by paladins determined to defend those in their charge with both sharp steel and the arcane arts.
Oath of the Aegis also includes six nine 17 new spells, including aegis of assault, echoing blow, fell strike, frostwind blade, icon of fear, looming shadow, and more! Download it now at a discount price!

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If you enjoy this product, please check out these and other bestselling DM's Guild titles by author Jeremy Forbing:

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Ver 3.1: Complete revision of the class to match the version in Player's Companion. Adds 3 new spells, details on playing different races with this Oath, a short fiction intro, and more. Also includes new art.

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Brian B April 10, 2018 3:57 pm UTC
Cool theme. Though, the additional free features at level 3 that no official published Oath gets might make this a bit over the top. I'd recommend making them variant replacements of current features. For instance, trade the Paladin's Divine Sense feature for the Arcane Cantrips feature you've created. And perhaps forego the extra damage rolled on your Divine Smite when you use the Spellshatter, so it's not just a free buff to an already great feature. These are the changes I'd make if a player wanted to use this at my table. Otherwise, a solid homebrew!
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Adrian A January 18, 2018 9:02 pm UTC
I think the spellfire blade is a bit OP. I would either make it 2d8 or + your paladin level in extra damage. I like the capstone power. Its very flavorful and useful but not op. I would like to see the ability to cast booming blade or greenflame blade earlier in the character's career.
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