After many weeks of playing around with designs which I didn't at all like, I've come up with a design I like for Skates, my new Deva Artificer for LFR. I got the chance to play her for the first time last Wednesday when our healer could not show up for Encounters. We were at a table with characters who have about no healing surges and an extremely ugly fight. She had to pull off three Arcana checks well over DC 20 (as a first level character) fortunately with her +11 Arcana and Memory of a Thousand Lifetimes power she did not miss a single check. Without her powers, half the group would be going into their next fight bloodied with no healing surges.
Skates is a Deva and basically she served Oghma, the god of knowledge and pissed him off with a flippant comment about Mystra's (the goddess of magic) death and was condemned to field work in Toril for an indefinite period of time. She's great with Arcane and Divine knowledge as well as History and isn't half bad with Stealth and Thievery. She's basically a tinkerer and astral engineer with a big mouth and little regard for mortals though she needs the community service hours to get back to the Astral Sea. One of the most fun things about the character is the anime elements she has. She's sorta got the whole angel and devil on her shoulders. She has a book imp familiar which is a construct that looks like a chibi version of her with bat wings and a pitchfork and does her healing powers with another chibi construct that looks like her in a nurse's outfit with a huge syringe that she jabs into the hindquarters for healing infusions.