|Alternate Names||Weapon Master|
Korean: 웨펀마스터 (Wepeon Maseuteo)
Japanese: ウェポンマスター (Uepon Masutā, lit. Weapon Master)
Chinese: 劍魂 (Jiànhún, lit. Sword Soul)
|Base Job||Male Slayer|
|Specialized Weapon||Lightsabre (Recommended), Short Sword, Katana, Bludgeon, Zanbato|
|Specialized Armor||Light Armor|
|Class Information||Skill Type: Physical |
Damage Type: Percent
|Inflict Status Effect?|| Shock|
|Alternate Names||Sword Saint|
Korean: 검성 (Geomseong)
Japanese: 剣聖 (Kensei)
Chinese: 劍聖 (Jiànshèng)
|Alternate Names||Sword God|
Korean: 검신 (Geomsin)
Japanese: 剣神 (Kenjin)
Chinese: 剑神 (Jiànshén)
Neo: Blade Master
Korean: 진(眞) 웨펀마스터
|“||With each stroke, my sword paints the vast sky red...
Perhaps this will be my masterpiece.
Whether the heart is weak, or legs having no bending ability, is a challenge that they want to do. These characters are given conditions which make them what they are. They are referred to those who have reached the pole, to each type of weapon. Even if they are faced with the 'Ghost Demons', which intrudes their way of swordsmanship. These warriors train every day to completely fight off the 'Ghost Demon' from their arm and keep their mind focused only on the weapon they hold in their hand. These Slayers are called the Blade Master.
The Imperial Sword Master, at the age of his early 20's, went missing a decade ago in the Screaming Cavern. Many great Blade Masters, such as Aganzo, the Greatsword Master, Vaughn, the Short Sword Master, Siran, the Katana Master, Bwanga, the Bludgeon Master, and Roxy, the Berserker, wandered into the cave to search for the Imperial Sword Master. The events that took place in the screaming Cavern are very grave to not only the legendary Sword Masters, but the great swordsman Aganzo as well, losing a loved one due to the Kazan Syndrome. He works hard to find treatments for the Kazan Syndrome, so that no true Swordsman has to suffer from Kazan's curse.
The Blade Master is a Slayer who continues his vigilant training in swordsmanship in spite of the demon's interference. He can wield the powerful Lightsabre or any of the other Slayer weapons to great effect. Each weapon has unique traits available only to the Blade Master. He may choose which weapon suits him best and even gain bonuses for switching between them in combat. He is commonly known for his ability to utilize combos, and some of his most recognizable skills are Charge Crash, Raging Dragon Slash, and Illusion Sword Dance.
- At level 50, the Blade Master awakens as a Grand Master. At level 75, the Grand Master awakens as an Omniblade.
- His subclass cosmetic effect is a white-colored arm that leaves a slight illusion effect behind it when moving.
- His 2nd Awakening cosmetic effect is a permanent white glow in his eyes and a group of radiant swords floating around him when idle.
- His Neo Awakening cosmetic effect is a group of five distinct radiant swords floating around him when idle.
- 1 Becoming a Blade Master
- 2 Awakening as a Grand Master
- 3 Awakening as an Omniblade
- 4 Awakening as a Neo: Blade Master
- 5 Obtaining Ability Intensification
- 6 The Blade Master's Weapons
- 7 Skills
- 8 Original Class Skills
- 9 Media Content
- 10 Trivia
- 11 Gallery
Becoming a Blade Master
The Slayer must choose the Blade Master advancement upon character creation.
Alternatively, if the player is still in it's base class:
The Slayer must click the Advance button on the skill window.
Awakening as a Grand Master
To future warriors--
I was once but a common warrior, unremarkable in skill, unimpressive in wisdom and knowledge, hardly distinguished in the eyes of my peers. I was plagued with the base impulses of jealousy, shame and despair. My inner weakness allowed the demon in my arm to seep slowly into the rest of my body. There was nothing left for me other than to surrender myself to time, the one thing that begins, binds, and ends all men.
But I refused to accept this dismal fate. I believed with a fierce heart that one's potential could be unlocked if only by strength of will and purpose; that my great power could emerge if I committed myself to training; that hidden skills could be discovered and developed if I listened to my soul. It was with this rekindled thirst for life that I lifted myself from obscurity, took up my sword once again, and became the legendary warrior I am now.
Now, as I hear the death bell toll on my extraordinary life, I see that the only skill I ever needed was the one that resisted being ordinary.
I dreamt that I was dancing through the skies with my weapon, as if fate put us together in a tragically-timed waltz. I only thank the heavens for allowing me a dance with the sky. It was a beautiful dance.
- Inscribed on the tomb of the Grand Master of Wuthering Heights -
The Blade Master must first reach level 50.
Alternatively, if the player skips Unending Foreboding:
The Blade Master must first reach level 50.
- Talk to G.S.D in the Hendon Myre Back Alley.
- Collect 1000 White Cube Fragments, 1000 Red Cube Fragments, 100 Superior Hardeners, and 100 Superior Irons.
- Defeat Agram the Witch in the Abandoned Mine on Master or harder mode.
- Collect 1 Formidable Essence from the Abandoned Mine on Master or harder mode.
- Collect 10 Seals of Emperor Helm.
Awakening as an Omniblade
"Is there an end to the path of the sword?"
A sudden question from his senior wavered his stance.
"Your stance is wavering just from my question, that's no good."
"Sorry, I just had an old thought cross my head. An end to the path of the sword.."
Yang Ur slurred the end of his speech and sheathed his sword.
As Yang Ur sheathed his sword, Soldoros called Claris.
"Did I ask a useless question? There really is no answer... as it is a level that even you have not reached."
"No. There is an answer. There are many swordsmen who have reached our level now and we may no longer be the best swordsman. A level that even we haven't reached; The path to the next level may open to someone out there."
"A foolish talk..."
"No, I can sense it. Although we have already attained high level of strength, there's so much more left for us to learn. We simply just can't see it."
"Can't you say that you have reached a level where the next level cannot be seen? I just want to be at the very top and look down below."
"There are also great views from halfway up."
"A level without a name... It would be much easier to talk about it if it had a name. Even a mere hill has a name, so why doesn't this have a name?"
Yang Ur ponders for a moment then speaks.
"What about Omniblade? How does that sound?"
"Isn't that too grandiose of a name? What are you going to name for the level above that then..."
"We can worry about that later."
"Hahaha! We shall call it Omniblade then!"
The two finish their short break and resume training as if nothing happened.
- A conversation between Soldoros and Yang Ur.
The Omniblade must first reach level 75.
- Talk to Siran in the City of Shonan.
- Collect 60 Seal of Empress Skardi.
- Clear EX: Gold Dragon Tournament.
- Collect 150 Seal of Emperor Helm.
- Clear EX: Silver Dragon Tournament.
- Clear Tainted Time Gate.
Awakening as a Neo: Blade Master
The shake of my heart traveled down the blade.
The confidence that I could cut through anything
Became arrogance in an instant and I was unable to cut anything.
I must return to where I began.
Remember the moment when I defied my destiny and began my path of blades.
Taking the path no one would as my own,
Do not chase for the path, but walk my own.
Let go of everything.
And in the empty hands,
Take up the sword heavier and sharper than that of steel,
A sword of heart.
And finally on the top of the mountain I’ve conquered,
I will face him on the other mountaintop.
The reason I embarked on a path of blades,
Was not to reach the apex nor to stand on top of it.
I am neither the Grand Master nor the Omniblade.
I am just a blademaster.
And that is enough.
The Omniblade must first reach level 100.
- Complete the True Awakening 1 Quest line and obtain Ability Intensification.
Obtaining Ability Intensification
Upon completing Scroll of Enlightenment the following skills have decreased SP cost:
- Ultimate Slay: Iron Strike: reduced to 30SP
- Hypervigilance: reduced to 45SP
- Telekinetic Swords: SP reduced to 0 and auto learned like Ultimate Slay: Tempest.
Learns new skills:
- Complete the True Awakening 2 Quest line.
The Blade Master's Weapons
Blade Masters, in addition to and in combination with choosing their skills, also are best served by choosing their weapon types carefully. Several skills can change based on the Blade Master's weapon in hand and Mastery skill level with that type of weapon. Of course, Secret Sword Art is also unique for each weapon type. This listing is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather to give a general sense of each weapon's feel and capabilities.
- Zanbatos hit hard, but are slow to strike. Charge Crash and Draw Sword get some Super Armor (Status) properties, and are chargeable for extra damage.
- Katanas are fast and hit many times, and causes many skills to stack Signature Wounds on targets which explode upon expiring, but do not hit very hard without the wounds. Draw Sword gains an additional hit, allowing the Blade Master to apply a large number of Signature Wounds in a short period of time to many targets at once. Illusion Sword Dance does more hits at a higher speed, but deals half the damage of a Lightsabre's sword dance, and is thus mainly used to apply even more Signature Wounds on targets. Aerial Chain Slash deals additional damage to targets with Signature Wounds, and thus is used on targets with high amounts of wounds in an effort to rack up damage before the wounds expire and explode.
- Lightsabres are the fastest of all Slayer weapons and do appreciable damage, focusing mainly on inflicting Shock (Status) followed by multi-hit attacks to deal additional damage with each hit. Thrust gains an extra Laser Pulse attack while Draw Sword gains an additional hit, which along with Secret Sword Art and Raging Dragon Slash, are all able to inflict Shock (Status). Coupled with an upgraded Illusion Sword Dance that does more hits at a higher speed, each sword hit is able to trigger the additional Shock (Status) damage to maximize its output before the status fades.
- Short Sword attacks have extra range, extending a "spirit sword" out from most attacks and many skills. Damage leaves something to be desired, and it is not as speedy as some of the other choices.
- Bludgeon attacks focus on Stun (Status) and hard knockdown effects, often with "splash" effects. About as slow as a Zanbato but with speedier attack sets (and greater amusement value) for Secret Sword Art. Illusion Sword Dance and Charge Crash have a ground-slam knockdown area effect at their end.
The Blade Master's mastery skills are influenced by Weapon Wielder's Zenith, rather than being able to upgrade the other mastery skills individually.
Blade Master Skills
Blade Master TP Skills
Blade Master Awakening Skills
Blade Master 2nd Awakening Skills
Blade Master Neo: Awakening Skills
Blade Master Togglable Skills
Original Class Skills
Male Slayer Skills
Male Slayer Albert Quest Skills
Male Slayer TP Skills
General TP Skills
General Neo: Awakening Skills
General Togglable Skills
- [Blade Master Trailer] [Blade Master English Trailer] [Blade Master Gameplay]
- [Omniblade Trailer] [Omniblade English Trailer] [Omniblade Gameplay]
- The Blade Master's theme is heavily influenced by a Samurai, alongside Japanese Swordsmanship that mainly involves quick sword-drawing techniques such as, Iaijutsu and Iaido.
- The costume design seen in the Omniblade's artwork could be based on outfits male characters wore, who were featured in Wuxia media.
- The Neo: Blade Master's artwork shows him wielding Yang Ull's Twig, a Level 85 Epic Bludgeon.
- Both of his 2nd & Neo: Awakening's cosmetic effects involving radiant swords are similar to either Vergil's Mirage Blades from Devil May Cry or Irelia's blades from League of Legends.
- The term Zenith is to describe something used to refer to the highest point, way, or level reached by a celestial body on its daily apparent path around a given point of observation.
- His weapon of choice, the Lightsabre are inspired by the same energy sword seen in the Star Wars franchise.
- The most famous orthodox Blade Master is Soldoros.
- A Grand Master in several cultures are commonly used as a high-ranking title or position.
- The Male Grappler would also have this title for his Korean Second Awakening.
- Omniblade is based on Cloud Strife's Limit Break from Final Fantasy VII.
- Sword Saint is a Japanese honor title given to those with legendary swordsmanship, most notably Miyamoto Musashi.
- Sword God could be based on Japanese War God, Takemikazuchi.
- Flowing Stance - Rise - Wan-Fu's Slicing Gust. (Samurai Shodown I)
- Draw Sword (Weapon Master) - Iaido is a Japanese martial art that emphasizes being aware and capable of quickly drawing the sword and responding to sudden attacks.
- Illusion Sword Dance - Based on a move that's used by the character named Smash from a RPG series called Gensei Kitan.
- Ultimate Slay: Tempest - Cloud Strife's Omnislash v6. (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children)
- Ultimate Blade Dance - Ethereal Slash - Soldoros would be the first one to reveal this skill prior to the Blade Master receiving his Neo: Awakening.
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