The artificer is a playable character class in the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) fantasy role-playing game. This fictional class of characters first appeared in the pretty soon i may be joining in a long running epic level campaign, and i was considering trying out the artificer class. the idea of a. In Eberron, magic is almost technology. Spellcasters specialize in ceertain forms of that technology, while artificers tinker with its fundamental workings. Artificers.

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Results 1 to 23 of Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Been a while, artifice. I’m about to start up a campaign with some friends who are back from college for the summer and one of the players asked me for some help with an artificer. Now, I’m the most knowledgeable player at our table, but I was dumbfounded. I’ve heard tales of artificers snapping campaigns in half far worse than any wizard and how they’re damn near impossible to not break, but I just don’t see it.

I see the utility infused ha to the class, but I don’t see the same artifcer power of a wizard. Would someone be so kind as to explain what I’m missing? I have salty tastes. You not only break WBL in two, but you effectively “cast” from any list where the Wizard only has the Wizard list. Originally Posted by deuxhero. Last edited artififer The Rabbler; at Provided he can get his hands on loot, a well prepared artificer can snap wizards and clerics over his now magical knees.

At the lowest levels, the artificer is mainly a support and combat beast, using his scrolls to get the party out of jams and using any obscure spell that fits their current need, and slamming away in a fight with an X bane crossbow, where X is whatever you happen to be fighting. At mid levels, the artificer is mainly a support and combat beast, using their favorite spells in wants either buff or blast and hitting like a truck or letting their minions do it if that is their thing.

Being able to whip out any spell needed at any time either via scroll or infusionhe can be an ideal out of combat jack of all trades. At high levels, the artificer is mainly a support and combat beast, seeing as they have used their riches to ascend themselves and their party to near deific status.

I can get more into the mechanics if you’d like. Devoted artificer of the church of Scorching Ray. So far, the artificer seems like a melee cleric with better items and worse BAB. Magic items allow you to do an aweful lot. You can make constructs, focus on using wands, or just make sure your allies have really good gear.

3. your grafting abilities. Then you have the infusions.

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Generally situational, but can be fun. Like enchanting your allies armour or weapons with just what they need for this particular fight. An Artificer gets all the item creation feats, meaning all your magic items you will be getting at half off.

And golems have no HD limit like undead, so they can have as many as their WBL allows which as previously mentioned has been completely broken. They can quite literally pull out any spell to solve the problems, a well prepared Artificer is nigh-unstoppable.


Artifcers can apply metamagic to wands and can do it for free a few times a day. Persistant wands of rhino’s charge? They can blast, melee, tank or get golems to tank for themsupport, control, skill monkey, trapfind, and produce all of this by themselves.

They are a one man party. Well then let’s go. Firstly, at low levels, as I have already mentioned, we have the Personal Weapon Augmentation infusion. Thing is, you will almost always choose Bane.

You are now a ranged power attacking greatsword fighter. You likely will be able to do this most fights. Now, despite your best efforts, some five of the original thirty hobgoblins are still alive, and reinforcements are on the way.

The party can’t take another thrity, so you look down at your scroll case and pick up and obscuring mist or the escape utility spell of your choicemaking your escape. Now this is only possible if you have come prepared, but since you are an artificer, you have. Scrolls artiricer your backup and rare use utility spells. You will likely be able to have at least one for every eventuality and there are only really like ten or so before the mid levels that would ever need.

This is one half of your versatility. The other half of course, is your second godly infusion, Spell Storing Item.

Now this infusion costs XP to use, but its more than worth it. If you have a minute or if rushed, a round and an action pointyou can literally pull any spell in the entire game level 4 or less once you get higher level out of thin air and cast it.

That’s versatility for you. That’s for level or 5ish. These tactics remain relelvent at 35. levels, but bane takes a back seat to wands then. Hah, knew the swordsages would show up. Last edited by Madcrafter; at Originally Posted by The Rabbler.

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I’ve been dabbling with 3d printer technology and game design, PM if you’re curious. I prefer to call it world optimization. Tyndmyr has a game shop! The group I play with has a hard nerfed artificer who’s closer to balanced than a regular one Still OP, just Now for the mid levels.

This is where artificers start to diverge into their future specialties. However they will all likely have a few things in common. Firstly, item creation reduction feats. Someone above mentioned them, but most every artificer will be paying less gold and XP to make items the less time one can be a bit of a trap. This in 33.5 is a good thing, allowing them to make more gear for everyone.

Also mentioned above, free item creation feats. They can make everything. Also, homonculi start popping out now, maybe only a clockwork crafter, or possibly a huge army of metal minions. Either way, the crafter means the artificer no longer has to worry artifcer much about having time to craft anymore. At around this time, they will have also amassed enough wands to start using them in earnest.

Every artificer will have a use for wands, no matter what they do, and this is mainly their bread and butter for the mid levels. They will likely start picking up attificer metamagic feats to fit their style blaster or buffer and applying them using either artiticer class feature: Metamagic spell trigger if they are not preparedor the infusion of the same name if they are.

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This allows them to metamagic those wands to their hearts’ content. They still have their scrolls and spell storing artjficer for any other situation that could possibly come up, so their versatility has not changed; there are some more good infusions hanging around too. They have now become sorcerers with unlimited spells known, and free metamagic.

Someone else will have to link the article but XP is a river is a very important concept. Basically if you stay 1 level lower than the entire party you’ll gain atrificer XP and that will allow you to craft more things and become more powerful.

I forget how much extra XP it is but its enough that you’ll be making as many wands as you want. Currently Glanror in the Political Shenanigans campaign. Originally Posted by Rankar. Answerer is once again, right on the mark, and has spoiled what was going to be my final points. The artificer, is bar none, probably the hardest class in the game. To play one, you need a good understanding of the rules, to play one well you do need to have “nigh-encyclopedic knowledge” of the game.

I have heard of people who used multiple excel spreadsheets to play their artificers; I managed with my single character sheet Eberron, so it was bigger and a stack of 20 books at the gaming table i’m quick at looking things up. I agree that a good DM will let them exceed the planned WBL though, artiificer it is a class feature basically. And I have to disagree with Suddo. While the XP river concept is important for any other crafter, the artificer’s craft reserve and ability to eat magic items for XP means he will likely never need to be lower level than the party, unless he spends an awful lot of downtime crafting.

Well, thanks for the quick responses. After reading this, agtificer friend has become disinterested in the artificer and fallen in love with the warblade. Again, thanks for the responses, looks like there’s still more to learn about this crazy game.

Warblade is a nice easier to play class.

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Hopefully the fun will be doubled. My apologies if I accidentally crit him with a wall of text though. But creating enough scrolls to cast as often as a Wizard would take up a sizeable chunk of the xp you’d use to break WBL in half.

Artificers have a funny interaction with WBL.

On the one hand, artiicer increase the wealth of themselves and everyone else in the party by making all of their equipment for them. On the other hand, though, they’re expected to burn through wealth usually in the form of wand charges in nearly every encounter. One of these times I want to go through and make a table of how much wealth an artificer can burn per encounter at each level in order to break even.

Time travels in divers paces with divers persons.