Rules Tinkerer and Freelance Writer
Going back through the tier 1 Arcane Knight powers and rewriting my Binding Strike into something a little different... Does this feel too strong as a low-tier Maneuver to anyone?
It is meant to be a maneuver you use to explicitly protect an ally, so it deals no damage. But I can't think of a single movement-denial ability available at low-levels which has this kind of defensive power. Sanctuary makes it hard to hit the target, sure, but this can make it difficult to just move -past- someone. Then again, it is 2 points so it'll take half your exertion just to do it once at level 1...Warding Flourish (2 points)
1st degree Arcane Knight action
With a mystical flourish of your weapon you briefly create a weak shield of force around a nearby ally. Any creature that attempts to enter the threatened area of your target must make a Strength Save or be unable to enter your target’s threatened area. On a successful save, the threatened area is instead treated as difficult terrain.