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The Paragon Clockwork Mage

The Defenders of Midgard cover

Clockwork mages possess an eye for mechanisms, springs, gearing, and balanced forces, and their spells display a wide range of styles linked by these common themes. The spells and abilities listed below are taught by Guildmaster Clockwork Mage Orlando to advanced students of the Clockwork School at the Arcane Collegium in Zobeck.

Level 11: Clockwork Action

Enigmatic mage paragon path feature

When you reach deep into your reserves to go beyond your normal limits, you can transfer some of this strength to your mechanical ally.

Benefit: When you spend an action point to take an extra action, your clockwork companion (Defenders of Midgard, page 4) or other allied construct within 10 squares regains hit points equal to your level.

Level 11: Clockwork Encounter Power

Enigmatic mage paragon path feature

Your knowledge of clockwork magic has grown exponentially, allowing you to create and control bigger mechanical allies and have them battle your enemies. This spell animates a statue, a suit of armor, or a construct you have carefully built yourself.

Animate Construct     Enigmatic Mage Attack 11

Your eldritch magic invests an inanimate statue with the spark of life.
Encounter • Arcane, Clockwork, Summoning
Minor Action     Melee touch
Target: One object
Effect: You bring an object of up to Large size to life under your control as an animated construct until the end of the encounter, or until it is destroyed, whichever comes first. The animated construct has speed 5 and a +2 bonus to AC. You can give the animated construct the following special command.
Standard Action: Melee 1; targets one creature; Intelligence +2 vs. AC; 2d6 + Intelligence modifier damage, and the target is knocked prone.
Special: If you spend one week and 2,500 gp in materials building your own metal shell to animate when you cast this spell, your animated construct moves at speed 7 and has a +2 bonus to Fortitude. The construct can be repaired using the repair clockwork companion spell (Defenders of Midgard, page 5) during or after the encounter.

Level 12: Clockwork Utility Power

Enigmatic mage paragon path feature

Your ability to manipulate the magic of cogs, gears, and springs allows you to drain the energy from your mechanical ally and transfer it to one made from flesh and blood.

Machine Sacrifice     Enigmatic Mage Utility 12

You fill your ally with the power of a machine, making her almost indestructible.
Daily • Arcane, Clockwork, Implement
Standard Action     Melee touch
Target: One ally
Effect: Your clockwork companion or another construct under your control within 20 squares is destroyed and your ally gains resist 10 to all damage until the end of the encounter.

Level 20: Clockwork Daily Power

Enigmatic mage paragon path feature

Guildmaster Orlando has taught you the secrets of the thousands of whirring gears and cogs that drive the mechanisms of Time itself, allowing you to send an enemy from the present into the near future.

Time Jump    Enigmatic Mage Daily Attack 20
You throw your foe forward through time, causing it to disappear for a few moments.
Daily • Arcane, Clockwork, Implement
Standard Action    Ranged 10
Target: One enemy
Attack: Intelligence vs. Will
Hit: 2d10 + Intelligence modifier psychic damage, and the target is removed from play (save ends). When this effect ends, the target reappears in the space it last occupied or in the nearest unoccupied space of its choice.
    Aftereffect: The target is dazed.
Miss: Half damage, and the target is dazed until the end of your next turn.

2 Replies to "The Paragon Clockwork Mage"

Tim B.

June 4, 2013 at 10:46pm

Very cool! I’m looking forward to the next installment. So glad to see these very creative schools of magic get fully fleshed out. As a 4E DM, it puts a grin on my face to see Kobold articles like these that continue to support this edition! Many thanks to the authors and all of the kobolds involved in showing 4E some love.

Richard Green

June 4, 2013 at 11:52pm

Glad you like the article, Tim! It was a lot of fun to write.

Cheers

Rich