We’ve just leveled up to 4th, and there’s some choices to make with respect to the direction my swordmage should take.
I haven’t really been happy with my swordmages Encounter 1 attack, Flame Cyclone. It’s not bad, per se, but I feel like it could be better. I could multiclass over into Wizard, but I’m not sure if I’d be getting something worth a couple feats. Also, not having the right sort of implement for wizard powers is a bit of a drag.
If I did multiclass, for the Arcane Initiate power, I’d consider picking up Ray of Frost. A Ranged 10 power that slows the target sounds like just the thing to handle enemies trying to flee. I imagine it’d have other uses too.
The Novice Power, if I also take that, might be Chill Strike. Alternatively, Force Orb could be fun.
If I don’t multiclass, I suspect I’ll finally be taking Action Surge. It’s a great feat, and I’ve been missing it.
I’ll almost certainly be increasing my Strength and Constitution scores to 14 each, and that along with the 1/2-level bonus jump means that I’ll be better at quite a number of things.
On the magic item shopping list, it must be time to get some magical armour by now. I’ll have to wait and see what the treasure parcel fairy brings.
All in all, it’s been a heck of a ride so far. It feels like there’s always something useful and interesting to do. If you haven’t tried out this class yet, I recommend taking it for a spin.