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Job Base(s): Novice
Job Type: First
Changes At: Izlude
Number of Skills: 10
Total Skill Points: 70
Total Quest Skills: 3
Job Bonuses
+7 +2 +4 +0 +3 +2



Swordsmen are honest and as stubborn as the strong waves of the ocean. With strong physical attacks, defense, and a sense of command, a Swordsman can become a headstrong leader to others. Swordsmen continuously train to gain more skill and strength.

After reading King Tristan 3rd's official notice recruiting adventurers, Swordsmen join with the hope of becoming ever stronger. Equipped with strong armor and weapons, the brave Swordsman joins the world of adventure.

Job Changing

Once you reach Job Level 10, head to Izlude and enter the Swordsman Guild on the west side of town (izlude 52,137). Talk to the Swordsman NPC in the center room behind the desk, who changes your job to Swordsman. You will also be rewarded with a Novice Falchion.



Swordsmen can use many weapons in Ragnarok Online, but only a few of them are suggested for use. The equipment and weapons will change once the Swordsman has become a Knight or Crusader.

Daggers: ASPD of these weapons are good as a Swordsman, but they inflict less damage on medium and large monsters compared to One-Handed Swords. Nonetheless, daggers inflict 100% to small monsters. Daggers can also be used with Shields, as Daggers are one-handed.

One-Handed Swords: They have the same ASPD as daggers, and they also inflict more damage on medium monsters. Nonetheless, the ASPD becomes better than that of Daggers after becoming a Knight or Crusader. One-Handed Swords can also be used with Shields.

Two-Handed Swords: These are not the best choice for a beginning Swordsman since the ASPD is very low and a Shields cannot be worn with one equipped. However, they can be used with a Knight's Two-Hand Quicken skill.

Spears: Swordsmen rarely use these due to having the lowest ASPD of all weapons a Swordsman can use, unless to take advantage of their range to attack steady enemies from afar. However, One-Handed Spears are great for Knights, while Two-Handed Spears are good for a Crusader's Holy Cross skill.

Others: Maces have lower ASPD than Daggers and One-Handed Swords but higher than Axes and Two-Handed Swords and much higher than Spears, while Axes are only somewhat faster than Spears. However, they're even more rarely used than Spears.

High Swordsman

Swordsman transcendent.png
Once the character has been reborn as a High Novice and attained Job Level 10, they can become a High Swordsman. They gain the same skills and job bonuses as their non-transcendent First Job. In addition, they gain special colors in their sprites, +25% HP and SP, and automatically learn any quest skills that had been previously obtained in their non-transcendent First Class.

Job Data


See Knight Skills or Crusader Skills for Second skills.
Skill Description Levels Type
Bash-icon.png Bash
Strikes a single target to deal ATK ×130~400% damage, with 5~50% additional accuracy. 10 Offensive
Endure-icon.png Endure
Resists flinching for up to 7 hits and for 10~37 seconds. Also increases MDEF by 1~10 when active. 10 Active
Increase Recuperative Power-icon.png Increase Recuperative Power
Increases HP Recovery while not moving. Also increases efficiency of Healing Items (HP) and Alchemist's Potion Pitcher by 10~100%. 10 Passive
Magnum Break-icon.png Magnum Break
Causes a blast that pushes back by 2 cells and deals ATK ×120~300% Fire property damage to all enemies in a 5x5 area around the user, with 10~100% additional accuracy. 10 Offensive
Provoke-icon.png Provoke
Increases a target's ATK by 5~32% and decreases its DEF by 10~55% with a 53~80% success chance. 10 Active
Sword Mastery-icon.png Sword Mastery
Increases ATK by 4~40 with One-Handed Swords and daggers. 10 Passive
Two-Handed Sword Mastery-icon.png Two-Handed Sword Mastery
Increases ATK by 4~40 with Two-Handed Swords. 10 Passive

Quest Skills

Skill Description Levels Type Job Level
Auto Berserking-icon.png Auto Berserking
Enrages the user, increasing ATK by 32% but decreasing DEF by 55% when HP drops below 25%. 1 Passive 30 Auto Berserking Quest
Fatal Blow-icon.png Fatal Blow
Enables the skill Bash (level 6~10) to stun targets by chance. 1 Passive 30 Fatal Blow Quest
Moving HP Recovery-icon.png Moving HP Recovery
Enables HP Recovery even while moving. 1 Passive 35 Moving HP Recovery Quest