A recent thread on RPG.Net had an awesome premise. What if you removed Clerics from OD&D and gave their magic to elves?
I thought the idea had merit. The more I rolled it around in my head, the more I liked it. Even if you left Clerics in, the spell creation and class creation rules in ACKS gave a perfect opportunity to build a ‘better elf’… or at least a different one.
In this post I’m going to rebuild the Spellblade class as a divine warrior champion (essentially a full on paladin). I’ve tweaked the spell list to my own tastes and vision, but it could have easily been a straight up cleric list (or bladedancer, or shaman, or whatnot).