Meet Sir Guyse, Epic Level Paladin, hero of countless wars, darling of the royal courts. And total badass villain. Yes, villain.
I’m working on him now, and getting a feel for 4e D&D Paladins. I’m liking their smiting sugary goodness and heroic self-sacrificing Powers such as Martyr’s Blessing. Not a fan of the hand-waving “you call upon your deity and teleport” crap though. Oh please, 4e, enough with the teleporting already! Teleporting Paladins? Uhhh……. no! Give me one instance of a Paladin (or Holy Knight, or Crusader, or whatever) ever teleporting in fantasy literature, ever, and I’ll eat my hat. If I had a hat, that is.
Thankfully, the teleporting silliness is minimal though, and easily removed. If only they’d put some decent Mounted Combat Powers in there instead. Oh well. Roll on the Divine Power supplement.
But I do like 4e Paladins. Just not some of their Powers.