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In D&D 4e some hybrid classes provide alternative ways to calculate AC.

I know about Hybrid Runepriests (Serene Blade) using Wisdom.
What other class-ability combinations are there?

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Here are the available hybrid options for increasing your AC outside of armor proficiency.

Strength

  • Hybrid Seeker: You can select your basic Seeker's Bond type as Spiritbond and spend a feat on Hybrid Talent for True Seeker's Bond to use Str as your AC bonus stat when not wearing heavy armor.
  • Hybrid Sorcerer: You can select your basic Sorcerous Power damage bonus stat as Strength to use Str as your AC bonus stat when not wearing heavy armor.

Constitution

  • Hybrid Druid: You can spend a feat on Hybrid Talent to get Primal Aspect; select Primal Guardian to use Con as your AC bonus stat when not wearing heavy armor.
  • Hybrid Warden: You can spend a feat on Hybrid Talent to get Warden's Armored Might; in addition to the armor proficiencies, you can select Earthstrength or Stormheart as your Guardian Might to use Con as your AC bonus stat when not wearing heavy armor.

Wisdom

  • Hybrid Runepriest: You can select your basic Runic Artistry type as Serene Blade to use Wis as your AC bonus stat when not wearing heavy armor.
  • Hybrid Warden: You can spend a feat on Hybrid Talent to get Warden's Armored Might; in addition to the armor proficiencies, you can select Lifespirit or Wildblood as your Guardian Might to use Wis as your AC bonus stat when not wearing heavy armor.

Other

  • Hybrid Avenger: You can spend a feat on Hybrid Talent to get Armor of Faith, a +3 untyped bonus to AC when not wearing heavy armor or using a shield.
  • Hybrid Barbarian: You can spend a feat on Hybrid Talent to get Barbarian Armored Agility, which includes both armor proficiencies and a +1 untyped bonus per tier to AC and Reflex when not wearing heavy armor.
  • Hybrid Monk: You can spend a feat on Hybrid Talent to get Unarmored Defense, a +2 untyped bonus to AC when wearing cloth armor or no armor and not holding a shield.
  • Hybrid Swordmage: You can spend a feat on Hybrid Talent to get Swordmage Warding, a +1 untyped bonus to AC when wielding a light or heavy blade, or +3 if your offhand is free.
  • Hybrid Wizard: You can spend a feat on Hybrid Talent to get Arcane Implement Mastery. Select Staff of Defense to get a +1 untyped bonus to AC while wielding a staff, or a +Con untyped bonus to the defense targeted by a triggering attack 1/encounter as an interrupt. (For an attack against AC, this replaces the basic +1 bonus, since untyped bonuses from the same class feature do not stack.)

And, technically

  • Hybrid Cleric: If your DM allows the battle cleric features from Dragon 400, you can select Battle Cleric's Lore in place of Healer's Lore as a base feature to gain a +2 shield bonus to AC.
  • Hybrid Fighter: You can spend a feat on Hybrid Talent to get a Fighter Combat Talent. Tempest Style (from Martial Power) gives you the feat Two-Weapon Defense for a +1 untyped bonus to AC and Reflex when you wield a weapon in each hand. Brawler Style (from Martial Power 2) gives you a +1 untyped bonus to AC and a +2 untyped bonus to Fortitude when your off-hand is free. If your DM allows the Arena Training feature from the Dark Sun Campaign Setting, it gives you a +1 untyped bonus per tier to AC when not wearing heavy armor.
  • Hybrid Ranger: You can spend a feat on Hybrid Talent to get a Ranger Fighting Style. Archer Style gives you the feat Defensive Mobility for a +2 untyped bonus to AC against all opportunity attacks, Hunter Style gives you a +4 untyped bonus to AC against opportunity attacks provoked by your ranged attack powers, and Two-Weapon Style gives you the feat Two-Weapon Defense for a +1 untyped bonus to AC and Reflex when you wield a weapon in each hand.
  • Hybrid Rogue: You can spend a feat on Hybrid Talent to get Rogue Tactics. Select Artful Dodger for a +Cha untyped bonus to AC against opportunity attacks.
  • Hybrid Vampire: If your DM allows this playtest material from Dragon 400, you can spend a feat on Hybrid Talent to gain Vampiric Reflexes, a +2 shield bonus to AC when you are wearing light armor or no armor and not using a shield.
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