Swordmaster Class Guide

Swordmaster Guide

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Guide



Overview:
With the edge of his glistening
blade, death is made beautiful.  Nothing could be more true
for the Swordmaster and all will know the terrible truth when they see
this warrior enter into the blade dance.  This class spends
their time perfecting the fatal cut of the blade and learning to
manipulate their movement to avoid the blows of those who would harm
them and their comrades, making them a successful protector of their
people and a desired member of any group.



The Swordmaster is a tank
class that does more than just destroy the enemy.  The elves
have touched the base deed of killing by adding a graceful and
efficient movement and mindset making the Swordmaster a warrior to be
feared and commended.  Let the Swordmaster lead the way of
your battle and glory will be all that he strives for.

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  • Heavy armor adds to survivability
  • Ranged attacks add excellent mob pull utility
  • Blade dance lends ease of play
style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(204, 153, 51);">Weaknesses:

  • Weak when consistently interrupted
  • Reliant on blade dance coordination
  • Low damage output


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Swordmaster style="color: rgb(204, 153, 51); font-weight: bold;"> Quick
Info
Faction:
Order

Race: High Elf

Role:
Tank

Armor: Heavy

Primary Weapon: Greatsword

Primary Stats: Toughness, Weapon skill
style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(204, 153, 51);">Mythic's
Official Swordmaster Description

“Enlightenment is achieved by mastering not
only the body, but the soul. Only then can a warrior truly understand
the value of life, and why it should be protected at all
costs.”



- Belannaer of Hoeth, Bladelord of the White
Tower

 

The White Tower of Hoeth, the greatest seat of learning
in the world is home to a cadre of warrior-scholars, known as the
Swordmasters of Hoeth. These warriors train arduously, honing their
exceptional agility, and mastering every nuance and facet of sword
fighting. Swordmasters wield the greatswords of Hoeth, elegant blades
often six to seven feet long from pommel to tip. Such is a
Swordmaster’s skill with the blade that he can raise his
sword, sever an enemy’s neck and return his sword to rest
before a lesser warrior can even raise a shield to block him.


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Overview



The Swordmaster is a tank that has just enough flavor to make them
different than many other tanks out there.  The typical
aspects of this class are the high damage resistance and low damage
output.  Some of the low damage can be balanced by actively
participating in the "blade dance".  These coordinated
abilities help boost the Swordmaster's output a bit, but make no
mistake, this class is meant to be the front lines fellow that takes
the beating.  As such, you'll find that he works better in
groups with extra DPS, but still manages to hold his own when he goes
solo.

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Overview



This is the guy you want standing in front of you when the Destruction
come pouring it.  The Swordmaster does quite well in RvR,
particularly when coupled with a DPS class or a healer.  They
can be nearly unstoppable if they are skilled in debuff and the blade
dance play style, but they do have their weaknesses. They become
vulnerable of losing their place in the blade dance when interrupted or
resisted.  This can be frustrating if you need the DPS, but
patience wins with this class and the key will always be staying power!


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Shadow
Warrior Mastery
Paths


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Path
of Khaine
:  The Path of Khaine
focuses on the Swordmaster's signature Elf Greatsword, a massive but
exquisite weapon which he can swing with deceptive speed. While no High
Elf would ever worship the God of Warfare, a Master of this path
acknowledges Khaine as a potent and necessary figure, and the
Swordmaster brings swift death to any who stand in his way.



Path of Vaul
The Path of Vaul is primarily focused on defense, and a Master of this
path may very well be temped to lay aside his Greatsword in favor of an
elegant Elf-crafted shield instead. The Swordmaster who specializes in
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Path of Hoeth
The Path of Hoeth is for Swordmasters who have spent much longer
amounts of time in the White Tower, honing their innate magical skills
and learning how to smoothly work magical power into their attacks. A
Master of this path will learn subtle ways to both expose weaknesses in
their foes, and to shield themselves in battle.



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