For this conversion I am doing it completely by hand. No character builder what so ever.
My sources are:
- Player's Handbook, for Wizard and Warlock
- Player's Option: Heroes of the Feywild, for the Witch
- Arcane Power, for additional powers for the Wizard and Warlock
In this case however I think I am going to find that the Witch build (based on the Wizard) is going to be closer to what I want. Though I am willing to be surprised.
In this case since so many of the ability scores are expected to rise I started her slightly lower than her Basic D&D counterpart and raised score by the rules. She did end up with a greater score in Intelligence. While getting high for a Basic D&D character this actually puts her on the "low average" side of a D&D4 character.
Skylla, level 7
Human, Wizard (Witch)
Moon Coven Option: Dark Moon Coven
Dark Apprenticeship (+2 to Intimidate)
STR 9 (+2)
CON 10 (+3)
DEX 11 (+3)
INT 17 (+6)
WIS 12 (+4)
CHA 11 (+3)
AC: 16 Fort: 14 Ref: 17 Will: 17
HP: 49 Bloodied: 24 Surges: 6 Surge Value: 12
Arcana +14, Dungeoneering +9, History +11, Insight +9, Intimidate +10, Nature +9
Acrobatics +3, Athletics +2, Bluff +5, Diplomacy +3, Endurance +3, Heal +4, Perception +4, Religion +6, Stealth +5, Streetwise +3, Thievery +3
Basic Attack: Melee Basic Attack, Staff +2
Basic Attack: Ranged Basic Attack, Dagger (thrown) +3
Ray of Frost
Bigby's Icy Grasp
Arcane Familiar (Dragonling), Action Surge, Toughness, Skill Focus (Arcana), Ritual Caster, Arcane Reserves
Battle Staff +1 x1
Delver's Cloth Armor (Basic Clothing) +1 x1
Cloak of Resistance +1 x1
Cloth Armor (Basic Clothing)
Staff Implement x1
While going through this I am very sure what the Warlock class would give me. Skylla is a seeker of knowledge so a pact with a demon or vestige might work, but the spells are rather different.
Still. I could see it working.
This build shows again how powerful the 4e characters are vs other editions. Skylla here has 14 spells she can use at least once per day, often more. I have always said that D&D4 characters are about 2-3 levels in power compared to a same "name" level character of other editions.
5e really scales this back.
Compare the stats above to her BECMI, Pathfinder and 5th Edition D&D versions.
I like this witch class, just not sure if it works as well as I want here.
In case I forgot them, here are some more links about Skylla and her proposed appearance in the classic Dungeons & Dragons Cartoon.