Blade Initiate [Multiclass Swordmage]

Prerequisite: Int 13
Benefit: You gain training in the Arcana skill.
Once per day, when you are wielding a blade, you can invoke the Swordmage Warding class feature as a minor action. Until the end of the encounter, you gain a +1 bonus to AC (or a +3 bonus to AC if you have one hand free).
In addition, you can use swordmage implements.

Addition (2/10/2009)
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Addition (1/21/2009)
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Feat UtilitySwordmage Warding

Minor Action      Personal

Effect: While you are wielding a ligt blade or heavy blade you gain a +1 bonus to AC, if one hand is free you gain a +3 bonus to AC. If you go unconscious this feature ends.

Requirement: You must have the Blade Initiate feat to use this feature.

Published in Forgotten Realms Player's Guide, page(s) 139.