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The Trueblade (Japanese:
Being an advanced Swordmaster, the Trueblade continues the Myrmidon line's traditional stat build and takes it to its extreme conclusion. While their raw damage output is lower than the average due to their lesser strength, their skill and speed are immense and among the highest of any class, giving them great accuracy and a very high chance of follow-up attacking their foes and making them very efficient fighters. As a result of their high skill and their possession of a skill which grants them a significant critical bonus, Trueblades also inflict critical hits very frequently. They also make near-exclusive use of the iconic Astra skill, allowing them to land five consecutive blows on their target when the skill activates.
However, Trueblades are held back by their frailty, as their maximum HP, defense and resistance are all fairly low compared to other infantry classes. In addition, their sword-exclusive nature greatly limits their options for long-range attack. As with Swordmasters, Trueblades are most effective when their faults are mitigated through tactical use of terrain benefits to bolster their defenses and increase their avoid.
Class growth rates
|Radiant Dawn||Critical +20||Innate.|
|Radiant Dawn||Astra||Innate (mastery skill).|
|Base class||Promotion method||Advanced class||Promotion method||Advanced class|
|Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.||
|Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.|
|Playable Trueblade units in the Fire Emblem series.|
|The ultimate swordsmen. Even their
foes are mesmerized by their skill.
They wield the skill Astra.
|Peerless swordsmen whose total
mastery of the blade fascinates all.
They employ the skill Astra.
- Outside of Radiant Dawn, "sword saint" (the class's Japanese name) was a title held by numerous other characters: Od from the backstory of Genealogy of the Holy War, Karel and Fir from The Binding Blade, Guy in the localized version of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade and Yen'fay in the Japanese version of Awakening.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
Officially romanized as Sword Eschatos; literally translates as "sword saint". In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 剣聖), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ソードエスカトス) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
|This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.|