This is a guide to the Swordmaster Job class in Bravely Default 2 (Bravely Default II) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to know all the details about the Swordmaster Job including its abilities, specialties, stat modifiers, and weapon proficiencies!
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・Swordmasters are adept at inflicting counterattacks, making it well worth adding one to your party.
・Their overall stats are also impressive, meaning they can bludgeon their way to victory even without their trademark counters.
・This job makes a great combination with any damage-absorbing role.
|Magic||Magic Defense||Healing Power||Agility|
The Swordmaster relies on using Flurry moves to dish out damage to bosses. Make sure to use these moves against bosses!
Using Solid Stance is a great way to quickly damage an enemy by using Normal Attacks while using Fluid Stance aims to dish out damage by having enemies attack you. Learn how to use your stances to come out on top!
|Solid Stance||Command||-||1||Adopt a stance from which the 'Attack' command is automatically performed twice every time it is selected.|
|Fluid Stance||Command||-||2||Adopt a counterattacking stance from which the user will automatically hit back against any attack aimed at them.|
|Counter||Support||1 Slot||3||50% chance of answering any physical attack with a counterattack. Will not be triggered by attacks that target the entire party.|
|Solid Right Style||Command||22 MP||4||Usable when in Solid Stance. Perform a physical attack on a target that will delay their next turn.|
|Fluid Left Style||Command||20 MP||5||Usable when in Fluid Stance. When attacked, hit back with a physical strike that will reduce the opponent's BP by one. This will happen every time the user is attacked until their next turn, even if they have a negative number of BP.|
|Out with a Bang||Support||1 Slot||6||When the user is knocked unconscious, a hugely powerful physical attack will be unleashed on the perpetrator and their allies.|
|Divide Attention||Command||17 MP||7||For four turns, the user will be targeted as frequently as their most frequently targeted ally.|
|Fourfold Flurry||Command||48 MP||8||Perform four physical attacks on a target in quick succession.|
|2 Hands Are Better Than 1||Support||1 Slot||9||Equipping a sword, axe, spear or staff in the user's right hand will result in its being used with both hands, increasing its stats to 1.4x normal levels. The user's left hand must be empty.|
|Solid Slash||Command||27 MP||10||Usable when in Solid Stance. Perform a powerful physical attack on a target and bring the user's next turn around more quickly.|
|Fluid Flow||Command||36 MP||11||Usable when in Fluid Stance. When attacked, hit back with a powerful physical strike that will increase the user's BP by one. This will happen every time the user is attacked until their next turn, even if they have a negative number of BP.|
|Multitask||Support||1 Slot||12||33% chance of any regular attack being followed up with a further quick physical attack.|
|Ninefold Flurry||Command||99 MP||13||Perform nine physical attacks on a target in quick succession.|
|Solid Smash||Command||90 MP||14||Usable when in Solid Stance. Perform an extremely powerful physical attack on a target that will delay theri turn, and also bring the user's next turn around more quickly.|
|Fluid Frenzy||Command||72 MP||15||Usable when in Fluid Stance. When attacked, hit back with a powerful physical strike that will steal one of the target's BP. This will happen every time the user is attacked until their next turn, even if they have a negative number of BP.|
A stance that if partnered with Indiscriminate Rage, easily allows you to clear out normal enemies in a single turn. It's almost worth having the Swordmaster as a Sub-Job just for this ability if you're power farming enemies.
Allows you to use 2 hands to wield a weapon to increase its stats. While Dual Wield is a stronger option, that doesn't mean this ability doesn't have its merits.
9 Strikes at an enemy in a single turn? Amp up your damage and watch your enemy suddenly lose all of its HP!
|Redoubled Effort||The more BP the user has, the more damage inflicted when regular attacks and swordmaster counterattacking abilities are performed.|
|Double Duty||Equipping the same type of weapon in both hands will activate sub-job specialities.|
Speciality 2 Can only be learned after leveling the Swordmaster to Level 12.
Strike a single enemy with a powerful physical attack.
Critical Chance +15%
|Use Swordcraft x 13.|
Below are the weapons proficiencies for the Swordmaster Job. Refer to this section to know which weapons are best suited for the Swordmaster Job.
In the climax of Chapter 3, you'll have to defend yourself against Helio and Gladys. After defeating them you'll gain two asterisks, one of which will be the Swordmaster Asterisk.
The Swordmaster's special ability while having the Freelancer as a Sub-Job allows you to increase your stats based on the number of jobs you have mastered.
Freelancer Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs
Similar to the Freelancer's late bloomer, the Beastmaster increases its stats based on the number of monsters you have captured. Pairing this with the Sword master will give you a massive amount of stats.
Beastmaster Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs
Like the two previously mentioned Jobs above, the Swordmaster/Vanguard combo fully utilizes the Vanguard's Speciality 2 to greatly amp up the Swordmaster's damage output.
Vanguard Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs
Another Sub-Job speciality abuse but this time, it attempt to give a passive buff to the whole team by having all the spirit abilities permanently active during the fight. The downside is you won't be able to build up BP or the spirits will be lost. Works more effectively on the post-game.
Spirit Master Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs
|Freelancer||White Mage||Black Mage||Monk|
|Related Job Guides|
|Best Job Combos||Job Points Guide|
|Best Beastmaster Monsters Guide||Steal List Guide|
|How to Unlock the Max Job Level||List of Beastmaster Moves ＆ Effects|
Swordmaster Job Abilities and Best Sub-Jobs
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