Starting at L3
Int-18(20 human) Con-14 Cha-dump
Aegis of Ensnarement
L1 Hybrid Talent Swordmage Warding
White Lotus Defence
L2 Inteligent Blademaster
L1 AW Thundering Armour (Art)
Luring Strike (SM)
Sword Burst (SM)
En Scouring Weapon (Art)
D Icebound Sigil (Art)
L2 Ut Host of Shields (SM)
L3 En Unseen Gauntlet (SM)
The plan is to work as a frontline defender holding as many nasties as possible in a tight knot around me as possible whilst the rest of the party bully a target until it drops, then release another for the party to work on. Rinse and repeat.
The main problem (other than getting all the enemies into CC with me) is keeping them in CC.
I've taken Luring Strike to allow me to drag one of my way ward sheep back, but that's only one.
The Broadsword/Icebound Sigil/Intelligent Blademaster combo makes for a reasonable OA damage (ave 12.5) and with a +8 to the roll it's likely to hit.
At L4 I intend to take Versatile expertise, meaning my attack roll will be +10 to hit with OA.
I'm just a little concerned that when/if I manage to get the majority of nasties in close, they'll all just shift away and all they'll have lost is a turn attacking the more vulnerable members of the party.
Any suggestions as to how to get around this little dilema?