I've wanted to get some critique for my "ultra-awesome-doom character" for a while, and I'm bored at work and I have three hours to kill, so I think I'll put him out there for the world to see and see whether or not it's a good character in the real world, or if it is just good in my mind.
Stormglaive, level 30
Swordmage, Anarch of Shyr, Arcane SwordBuild: Assault Swordmage Swordmage Aegis: Aegis of Assault
Versatile Expertise: Versatile Expertise (Polearm)Versatile Expertise: Versatile Expertise (Heavy Blade)
Elemental Manifestation: Stormsoul
Quickened Spellcasting: Booming Blade
Trusted Spellcasting: Maelstrom Blade
Spellsword Perfection: Maelstrom Blade
Background: Aundair (City) (+2 to Arcana)
FINAL ABILITY SCORES Str 12, Con 21, Dex 12, Int 26, Wis 18, Cha 12.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES Str 8, Con 15, Dex 10, Int 17, Wis 13, Cha 10. html_removed
AC: 45 Fort: 37 Reflex: 40 Will: 39
HP: 210 Surges: 13 Surge Value: 52
TRAINED SKILLS Arcana +34, Insight +24, Endurance +27, History +32
UNTRAINED SKILLS Acrobatics +16, Bluff +16, Diplomacy +16, Dungeoneering +19, Heal +19, Intimidate +16, Nature +21, Perception +19, Religion +27, Stealth +16, Streetwise +16, Thievery +16, Athletics +16 html_removed html_removed
Level 1: Melee Training (Intelligence)
Level 2: Elemental Echo
Level 4: Mark of Storm
Level 6: Oncoming Storm
Level 8: Echoes of Thunder
Level 10: Versatile Expertise
Level 11: Elemental Blade Attunement
Level 12: Resounding Thunder
Level 14: Solid Sound
Level 16: Uncanny Dodge
Level 18: Shocking Flame
Level 20: White Lotus Defense
Level 21: Indomitable Will
Level 22: Total Aegis
Level 24: Hafted Defense
Level 26: Quickened Spellcasting
Level 28: Trusted Spellcasting
Level 30: Shared Warding html_removed html_removed
Swordmage at-will 1: Booming Blade
Swordmage at-will 1: Lightning Lure
Swordmage encounter 1: Lightning Clash
Swordmage daily 1: Dimensional Thunder
Swordmage utility 2: Eldritch Speed
Swordmage encounter 3: Blastback Swipe
Swordmage daily 5: Lingering Lightning
Swordmage utility 6: Silversteel Veil
Swordmage encounter 7: Thunderclap Strike
Swordmage daily 9: Blade Bolt
Swordmage utility 10: Tactician's Measure
Swordmage encounter 13: Ensnaring Bolts (replaces Lightning Clash)
Swordmage daily 15: Free the Storm Within (replaces Dimensional Thunder)
Swordmage utility 16: Elemental Countermeasures
Swordmage encounter 17: Thundering Vortex (replaces Blastback Swipe)
Swordmage daily 19: Lightning Rod (replaces Lingering Lightning)
Swordmage utility 22: Borrowed Ascension
Swordmage encounter 23: Lightning Bolt Charge (replaces Thunderclap Strike)
Swordmage daily 25: Bounding Lightning (replaces Blade Bolt)
Swordmage encounter 27: Maelstrom Blade (replaces Ensnaring Bolts)
Swordmage daily 29: Astral Thunder Blade (replaces Free the Storm Within) html_removed
Shockweave Starleather Armor +6, Cloak of the Phoenix +6, Vorpal Glaive +6, Coif of Focus (epic tier), Couters of Second Chances (epic tier), Storm Gauntlets (epic tier), Ring of Free Time (epic tier), Airstriders (epic tier), Baldric of Valor (epic tier), Strongheart Tattoo (epic tier), Opal Ring of Remembrance (epic tier)
Tactics: The idea of this character is that he can do a lot of damage to a lot of creatures, as well as taking advantage of using feats and class benefits to allow Maelstrom Blade to be used multiple times an encounter as an interrupt and also as a regular attack.
Also, using Promise of Storm alongside Elemental Echo, Echos of Thunder, Elemental Blade Attunement, and Shocking Flame gives me a lot of bonuses just for being Genasi, giving me bonuses to attack rolls and damage, increasing burst/blast sizes, and otherwise owning.
Level 30, Start of First turn. Assuming having reached on milestone for maximum effect of items, also assuming that character has two enemies adjacent to him, and that both were already marked with Total Aegis by him last turn.
Minor Action. Promise of Storm. Until EONT, +3d8 to all thunder/lightning attacks. Triggers Elemental Echo Feat, get +1 to arcane attack rolls and +6 to arcane damage rolls, and Shocking Flame, +4 extra damage on melee attacks.
Minor Action (Granted By Ring of Free Time). Go into Stance of Chaos. -2 to attack rolls, +1d12 extra lightning, fire, or cold damage.
Standard Action. Lightning Bolt Charge. +34 Vs AC, 4d4+27+3d8+1d12 on first target. Activate Storm Gauntlets, add 3d6 to that attack, add thunder keyword, and gain extra 6 thunder damage on all later melee attacks until EONT. Second attack, 2d4+27+3d8+1d12. Triggers Solid Sound, add +2 to either fort, reflex, or will until EONT. Hit also triggers White Lotus Defense, get +1 to all defenses against hit enemies.
Action Point. This triggers Spellsword Recall from ED. Malestrom Blade (close burst 2 due to feats). 6d4+27+3d8+1d12 on primary. Resolving of Action Point triggers Blade Flurry Action from PP, make basic melee attack. +34 Vs AC, 4d4+18+1d12. Use of thunder power triggers Solid Sound again. Add +2 to one of remaining NADS
Minor Action(Sacrifice Move): Use Booming Blade from Quickened Spellcasting. +32vs AC, 4d4+21+3d8+1d12. Use of thunder power triggers Solid Sound again. All NADS get +2 until EONT at this point from triggering Solid Sound 3x in one round.
If all attacks hit:
Also, if either of these enemies trigger the Aegis, they take an additional 6d4+27+3d8+1d12, since Maelstrom Blade can be used again as a response to Aegis being triggered, half damage on a miss.
I'll admit, it takes a while to get your head around the mechanics of how he works, but typically by the second turn I can have a +2 bonus to at least 2 of my NADs, and am rocking a +38 or higher attack bonus for attack rolls against monsters due to feat/power interaction, and generally being able to slide enemies around with each one of my powers.
I just wanted to get some feedback from power-optimizers and see what they thought about my character. Granted, it's using a whole bunch of stuff that's just perfect for him, so I don't expect it to ever get that way in a real game.