Dragon 405: Class Acts: Swordmage: The Winterguard of Cendriane

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The Dimensional Cleave series of encounter powers is a trap for non-ensnaring swordmages. Aside from CharOp tricks, there's no reliable way for a level 1 swordmage to teleport a target adjacent to itself on its turn. Over their career, there are only a handful of powers in the swordmage arsenal that make it possible, and designing encounter powers for such a specific power selection is a trap.

The powers should be simplified and have Prerequisite: Ensnaring Swordmage or be re-designed to be plausibly useful to all swordmages, with a rider for ensnaring swordmages (e.g. Fettering Aegis).

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