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Swordfighter - Best Arts Build

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Swordfighter is a Class for Xenoblade Chronicle 3. See Best Arts Build, Master Skills, Master Arts, & ascension quest condition and locations!

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Swordfighter - Unlock Condition & Location

Obtained After Class Function Unlocked At Chapter 2


Noah - Ascension Quest Condition & Location

Clearing Ascension Quest lets the heroes unlock their ranks above 10.

Unlocked in Chapter 7 of the Main Story and clear "Side Story: Noah".

Swordfighter - Best Arts Build

Recommended Arts Build


XAir Slash
YGround Beat
BSword Strike

Obtained As Master Arts

Jackal Claw
Martial Artist
Aerial Slash
Impulse Wave
Martial Artist

Stats & Effect Of Arts


Air SlashSwordfighterSwordfighter
[Initial Multipliers]: 250%
[Initial CDT]: 26 Seconds
[Effects]: When canceling, boosts damage dealt by 25%
Ground BeatSwordfighterSwordfighter
[Initial Multipliers]: 300%
[Initial CDT]: 30 Seconds
Sword StrikeSwordfighterSwordfighter
[Initial Multipliers]: 150%
[Initial CDT]: 30 Seconds
[Reaction]: Break
[Effects]: Inflicts Break on enemy when attacking from the side

Master Arts

Jackal ClawMartial ArtistMartial Artist
[Initial Multipliers]: 270%
[Initial CDT]: 8 Times
[Effects]: Grants a high Critical Rate; also evades enemy attacks while Art is active
Aerial SlashIncursorIncursor
[Initial Multipliers]: 270%
[Initial CDT]: 8 Times
[Effects]: When attack hits, spreads target's debuffs to other enemies in range
Impulse WaveMartial ArtistMartial Artist
[Initial Multipliers]: 110%
[Initial CDT]: 3 Times
[Effects]: Boosts damage by 20% for every enemy in battle (max. 200%)

Swordfighter - Master Arts Review

1Ground Beat★★★★★
10Shadow Eye★・・・・
20Overclock Buster★★★・・

The Round Arts is an excellent high damaging ranged attack, and it is recommended to learn it. The Talent Art, Overclock Buster learned at rank 20 is a daze attack, it is uneccessary to learn unless you have a party that uses combo attacks.

Swordfighter - Master Skill Reviews

5Cypher EdgeCypher Edge★★★★★
15Covert AttackCovert Attack★★★・・

Cypher Edge's Critical Rate Up is excellent and should be mastered by every Attacker character. Aggro management is done mainly by defenders so Covert Attack is not a high priority.

Swordfighter - Basic Skills & Abilities



* The higher the rating of difficulty is, the easier the class can be played.


Sharp EyeSharp EyeBoosts dexterity by 10%
Covert AttackCovert AttackReduces aggro generated from attacks by 20%
Cypher EdgeCypher EdgeBoosts critical rate by 10%
InspiritInspiritBoosts damage dealt by 60% when fighting a unique or boss monster


Ground Beat

TypePhysical Attack
RangeFrontward AOE
Power Multiplier440%
Gauge RechargeTime Recharge

Sword Strike

TypePhysical Attack
RangeOne Target
Power Multiplier225%
Gauge RechargeTime Recharge
EffectsInflicts Break on enemy when attacking from the side

Edge Thrust

TypePhysical Attack
RangeOne Target
Power Multiplier180%
Gauge RechargeTime Recharge
EffectsBoosts damage dealt when attacking from behind by 100%

Air Slash

TypePhysical Attack
RangeOne Target
Power Multiplier425%
Gauge RechargeTime Recharge
EffectsWhen canceling, boosts damage dealt by 25%

Shadow Eye

Power Multiplier0%
Gauge RechargeTime Recharge
Buff/DebuffAttack Up
EffectsHalves own aggro value

Talent Arts

Overclock Buster

TypePhysical Attack
RangeOne Target
Gauge RechargeRole Action Recharge
EffectsApplies 1 randomly chosen debuff(s) when art

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