A character role in 4th edition D&D that focuses on being highly durable and keeping the attention of high-threat enemies on itself rather than its allies. Unlike the "tank" role in most MMOs, a defender cannot (and should not try to) hold the attention of ALL enemies present.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
2answers
72 views

If a mark is applied from another power, can a defender use his marking reaction even if the mark is not applied from his typical marking power?

In my campaign, I am playing a Hybrid Swordmage who is using the Vigilante Character Theme to allow him to apply marks with the Mark of the Vigilante power. This power reads: Effect: You assume a ...
0
votes
1answer
214 views

Creating a defensive NPC warrior build

Our DM is sending us to war as generals of an army each of us leading a 100-200 man squad. I am building my squad around having a ridiculously high AC. I am equipping the squad with Full Plate +5 and ...
4
votes
1answer
390 views

Can a Combat Challenge/Divine Challenge/Warden's Fury interrupt an opportunity attack?

Can a Defender's interrupt ability stop an opportunity attack? If so, can I get a page reference?
5
votes
1answer
262 views

Can Divine Sanction damage kill minions?

Lets say that I use Valorous Smite to mark a bunch of minions, and lets say they attack other members of my party except me. Because of Divine Sanction they'll take 8 damage (3 plus charisma modifier ...
4
votes
1answer
330 views

Can a Summoner Wizard theoretically fill the Defender role?

I'm DMing a 4e dnd game. The party is level 2 and contains a Dragonborn Warlord, Shifter Ranger (Two-Blade) and a Dwarf Summoner Wizard. As you can see, no defender. I'm aware that the Warlord is ...
0
votes
1answer
172 views

Can a defender counter on a multiple attack power where only one attack includes her as a target? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do marks interact with dual attacks? Defenders usually have a power with a trigger like: Trigger: An enemy marked by you makes an attack that does not include you ...