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Imperial Swordsmanship

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Imperial Swordsmanship.png Imperial Swordsmanship

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Active Skill

Sword Master

Command: None
Prerequisite Level: 1
Prerequisite Skills: None


A secret fencing technique that is passed down among the swordsmen of the Empire.
Changes your Basic Attack Style depending on your weapon.
This skill can be chained with Basic Attacks, but it cannot be cast again or chained into a Basic Attack after the last hit.

Each weapon type casts a unique and powerful fencing technique. Blade Dance.png Blade Dance can be used in the middle of Imperial Swordsmanship for the use of Advanced skills.

[Special Function]
- Imperial Swordsmanship can be canceled by Blade Dance.png Blade Dance to give way to Advanced skills.

[ Swift Katana Mastery.png Swift Katana Mastery Effect ]
- Increases Atk.

[ Robust Zanbato Mastery.png Robust Zanbato Mastery Effect ]
- Fully charge to increase attack range and apply the All Skill Atk. Bonus buff.


  • Master Level: 1
  • Max Level: 1
  • SP per level: 50
  • Casting Time: Instant Cast
  • Basic Attack Cancelable Skill
  • MP Consumption: 140


  • Each weapon receives a different type of attack from this skill:
    • Katana: 3 hits in total. Knocks down target on the last hit.
    • Short Sword: 4 hits in total. Sends out sword waves on each swing. Does not knock down enemy.
    • Zanbato: 2 hits in total. First hit draws in enemies. Last hit knocks them down.
    • Bludgeon: 3 hits in total. Forcefully knocks back the target on the last hit.

Sword Master Skills
Active:Arcane Sword Blast.png Arcane Sword Blast Ascent.png Ascent Auto Deflect.png Auto Deflect Counter Strike (Sword Master).png Counter Strike (Sword Master) Crescent.png Crescent Elemental Shift (Sword Master).png Elemental Shift (Sword Master) Flash.png Flash Illusion Sword.png Illusion Sword Imperial Swordsmanship.png Imperial Swordsmanship Sentiment Du Fer Critical.png Sentiment Du Fer Critical Swift Demon Slash.png Swift Demon Slash Swift Sword.png Swift Sword Tossing Slash.png Tossing Slash
Passive:Blade Dance.png Blade Dance Crushing Bludgeon Mastery.png Crushing Bludgeon Mastery Elemental Short Sword Mastery.png Elemental Short Sword Mastery Magic Sword Medley.png Magic Sword Medley Magic Sword of Unity.png Magic Sword of Unity Robust Zanbato Mastery.png Robust Zanbato Mastery Swift Katana Mastery.png Swift Katana Mastery Sword Master Light Armor Mastery.png Sword Master Light Armor Mastery Swordplay.png Swordplay
Awakening:Dragon Mortar.png Dragon Mortar Elemental Eradicator.png Elemental Eradicator Soul Render.png Soul Render Ultimate Slayer Technique- Spacetime Cutter.png Ultimate Slayer Technique: Spacetime Cutter
2nd Awakening:Ancient Pledge.png Ancient Pledge Blade Waltz.png Blade Waltz Ultimate Sword- Laevateinn.png Ultimate Sword: Laevateinn Unleash.png Unleash
Neo: Awakening:Boundless Legacy.png Boundless Legacy Supreme Legion.png Supreme Legion Ultimate Magic Sword- Wind Wheel.png Ultimate Magic Sword: Wind Wheel

Female Slayer Skills
Active:Ascending Sword.png Ascending Sword Castigation.png Castigation Cross Slash.png Cross Slash Demonic Slash.png Demonic Slash Flying Tips.png Flying Tips Mountain Press.png Mountain Press Shadow Snake Attack.png Shadow Snake Attack Sliding Slash.png Sliding Slash Spinning Blade.png Spinning Blade Guard.png Sword Barrier
Passive:Composure.png Composure Heaven Cleaver.png Heaven Cleaver

General Skills
Active:Ancient Memory.png Ancient Memory Backstep.png Backstep Indomitable Spirit.png Indomitable Spirit Leap.png Leap Quick Rebound.png Quick Rebound
Passive:Backstep Upgrade.png Backstep Upgrade Basic Armor Mastery.png Basic Armor Mastery Basic Training.png Basic Training Conversion.png Conversion Physical Critical.png Focus: Critical Latent Power.png Latent Power Physical Rear Attack.png Rear Attack
Neo: Awakening:Clues to Awakening.png Clues to Awakening One Step Closer.png One Step Closer Subitism.png Subitism