Been avoiding the Battlemind since its introduction. Just didn't seem like my kind of Defender, with difficulty marking multiple(more than 2) enemies and no real secondary role. I put one together for a pick up game yesterday at level 8, and was somewhat pleasantly suprised. I went Tiefling Battlemind with Paladin multiclass and Wrath of the Crimson Legion, which was the right choice. Divine Challenge and Paladin's Wrath fixed most of my worries about handling multiple enemies, got a solid MBA out of the deal, and Divine Challenge+Psionic Ambush(Utility 6) was a nice suprise in a battle with tall ledge. I was also pleasantly surprised by the solid Augment 1s I had in Lodestone Lure and Forceful Reversal. I got some great use out of Lodestone Lure pulling flying enemies out of the sky, and between Persistent Harrier, Strikebacks, and Forceful Reversal Augment 1, attacked on my immediate action about 50-75% of the time.