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Sorcerer

Sorcerer is an arcane striker class in 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons.[PH2:136][HotEC:85]

SubclassesEdit

A 1st-level character must choose between using the rules for the original sorcerer class or its subclass, elementalist.

Original sorcererEdit

The original sorcerer, or o-sorcerer, was introduced in the Player's Handbook 2.[PH2:136]

ElementalistEdit

Elementalist is the subclass of sorcerer introduced in Heroes of the Elemental Chaos.[HotEC:85]

Class traitsEdit

A 1st-level sorcerer begins with hit points equal to 12 plus the sorcerer's Constitution score, healing surges per day equal to 6 plus the sorcerer's Constitution modifier, and a +2 bonus to Will defense. A sorcerer gains 5 hit points per level.

Class proficienciesEdit

A 1st-level sorcerer begins with cloth armor proficiency, simple melee and simple ranged weapon proficiencies, and dagger and staff implement proficiencies.

Class skillsEdit

A sorcerer begins trained in Arcana, plus any three of the following skills.

Class featuresEdit

Original sorcerers gain the Spell Source class feature at 1st level. Elementalists gain the Elemental Bolt, Elemental Magic, Elemental Specialty, and Escalating Elements class features at 1st level.

Elemental BoltEdit

A 1st-level elementalist gains the use of elemental bolt, an at-will ranged attack power that can be used in place of a ranged basic attack. The elementalist's choice of Elemental Specialty adds a damage type and an additional effect to elemental bolt.

Elemental MagicEdit

An elementalist gains the following benefits.

Elemental Power: The elementalist gains a bonus to damage rolls of arcane powers, depending on the elementalist's level and Constitution modifier.

Elementalist's level 1st–4th 5th–14th 15th–24th 25th–30th
Bonus to arcane power damage rolls Con modifier 2 + Con modifier 5 + Con modifier 8 + Con modifier

Elemental Resilience: The elementalist may use his or her Constitution modifier in place of the Dexterity or Intelligence modifier bonus to AC when not wearing heavy armor.

Elemental Versatility: The elementalist gains an additional sorcerer at-will attack power at 9th level and at 19th level.

Elemental SpecialtyEdit

A 1st-level elementalist chooses Air Elementalist, Earth Elementalist, Fire Elementalist, or Water Elementalist. Each option grants one of two at-will attack powers, Enhanced Elemental Bolt, which adds a damage type and an additional hit effect to elemental bolt, Elemental Soul, which grants resistances and bonuses to saving throws against ongoing damage, and a unique move action or trait.

Elemental Specialty Power choice Enhanced Elemental Bolt Elemental Soul Move action
Air Elementalist howling zephyr or static charge keyword: lightning, hit: damage is lightning type, target gains vulnerable 3 to elementalist's elemental attacks until the end of the elementalist's next turn 5th level: resist 10 lightning, 15th level: +2 bonus to saving throws against ongoing lightning damage, 25th level: resist 10 and +2 bonus to saving throws against ongoing damage for choice of either cold or thunder 23rd level: fly up to half speed as a move action
Earth Elementalist erupting earth or seismic shock keyword: acid, hit: damage is acid type, target slowed until the end of the elementalist's next turn 5th level: resist 10 acid, 15th level: +2 bonus to saving throws against ongoing acid damage, 25th level: resist 10 and +2 bonus to saving throws against ongoing damage for choice of either fire or thunder 23rd level: burrow up to half speed as a move action, tremorsense 5 while burrowing
Fire Elementalist blazing cloud or ignition keyword: fire, hit: damage increased by 1d6 5th level: resist 10 fire, 15th level: +2 bonus to saving throws against ongoing fire damage, 25th level: resist 10 and +2 bonus to saving throws against ongoing damage for choice of either lightning or thunder 23rd level: teleport up to half speed as a move action
Water Elementalist deluge or ice prison keyword: cold, hit: slide each creature adjacent to target 1 square 5th level: resist 10 cold, 15th level: +2 bonus to saving throws against ongoing cold damage, 25th level: resist 10 and +2 bonus to saving throws against ongoing damage for choice of either acid or thunder 23rd level: swim speed equals speed + 2, gain aquatic trait: underwater breathing, +2 bonus to attack rolls against nonaquatic creatures when underwater

Escalating ElementsEdit

A 1st-level elementalist gains the use of an elemental escalation power corresponding to the elementalist's choice of Elemental Specialty. This power will be either elemental escalation (air), elemental escalation (earth), elemental escalation (fire), or elemental escalation (water). The elementalist will gain additional per-encounter uses of elemental escalation at higher levels, but can use elemental escalation only once per round.

Elementalist's level 1st–2nd 3rd–6th 7th–12th 13th–30th
Uses of elemental escalation per encounter 1 2 3 4

Spell SourceEdit

A 1st-level original sorcerer chooses either Cosmic Magic, Dragon Magic, Storm Magic, or Wild Magic, and gains benefits according to the choice.

Cosmic MagicEdit
  • Cosmic Persistence: While not wearing heavy armor, the sorcerer can use the strength modifier in place of Dexterity or Intelligence to determine AC.
  • Cosmic Power: The sorcerer gains a bonus to damage rolls of arcane powers equal to the strength modifier. The bonus increases to Strength+2 at level 11, and Strength +4 at level 21.
  • Soul of the Cosmic Cycle: At the end of the short rest or extended rest, the sorcerer can choose a cosmic phase and gain its benefits. Additioanlly, the first time the sorcerer becomes bloodied during an encounter, the phase changes to the next higher numbered one (or back to phase of the sun if in phase of the stars). Finally, the sorcerer may choose to advance to the next higher-numbered phase each time he or she uses a daily arcane attack power, immediately after resolving the effects of the power.
    1. Phase of the sun: At the start of your turn, each enemy adjacent to you takes fire and radiant damage equal to your Strength modifier. You also gain resist 5 cold.
    2. Phase of the Moon: You gain a bonus to AC equal to the number of conscious enemies adjacent to you. You also gain resist 5 psychic.
    3. Phase of the Stars: Whenever an enemy's attack misses you, you can teleport a number of squares equal to your Strength modifier as a free action. You also gain resist 5 radiant.
    • The resistance granted by this class feature increases to 10 at 11th level and to 15 at 21st level. While you have resistance from this class feature your arcane powers ignore all targets' resistance to that damage type up to the value of your resistance.

Sorcerer powersEdit

Sorcerer powers, having an arcane power source, are also called spells.

At-will attack spells

1st level

Encounter attack spells Daily attack spells Utility spells

1st level

1st level

2nd level

3rd level

5th level

6th level

7th level

9th level

10th level

13th level

15th level

16th level

17th level

19th level

22nd level

23rd level

25th level

27th level

29th level

Recommended Powers Edit

See alsoEdit

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