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Character Swordsman.jpg
Swordsman concept art for RO.
Job Tier 1st Class
Job Base Novice
RO Job Bonuses
+7 +2 +4 none +3 +2
RO2 Job Bonuses
?? ?? ?? ?? ??

Swordsman job classes are disciples and masters of the sword, which is their namesake. They are known to be able to take large amounts of damage without being defeated too easily.

While it's easy to learn the skills of a Swordsman, it's very difficult to master the Way of the Sword.

Swordsmen (and swordswomen) learn swordsmanship at a young age, growing their minds and bodies as the start being dedicated to the sword. This is where a true warrior is born.

Swordsmen are the masters of the sword as they are strong both offensively and defensively, conquering battlefields and providing protection for teammates. Swordsmen do not demonstrate physical strength unwillingly to their enemies, for that is not the way of a Swordsman.[1]


The swordsman looks forward to gain strength. With constantly devoted thoughts, he jumps into the world of adventure with his skill, his toughness, and his sturdy armor. He is from Izlude, a satellite city, and he is a person who is very knowledgeable and stubborn as a rugged person.

One day, an the announcement for the recruitment of adventurers came from Lord Tristan III, King of Rune-Midgarts. With the expectation that he will grow strong endlessly, he takes off with body and sword into the world of adventure.

Swordsman is a profession that has strong physical attack power and physical defense ability and is tough enough to be able to stand at the forefront of all characters and play a leadership role.[2]

Job Change Quest

See Job Change to Swordsman

Notable Swordsmen/Swordswomen


Swordsman concept art for RO2.

Thus far, only Normans have been known to be Swordsmen.


Swordsmen players can only equip gear designated for:

  • Swordsman Classes
  • 1st Classes
  • All Classes
  • Heavy Armor (RO2 only)


Swordsmen can utilize the following weapons:


Ragnarok Online

Tree Skills Quest Skills
RO SwordMastery.png Sword Mastery RO MobileHPRecovery.png Moving HP Recovery
RO TwoHandedSwordMastery.png Two-Handed Sword Mastery RO FatalBlow.png Fatal Blow
RO IncreaseHPRecovery.png Increase HP Recovery RO AutoBerserk.png Auto Berserk
RO Endure.png Endure
RO Provoke.png Provoke
RO Bash.png Bash
RO MagnumBreak.png Magnum Break

Ragnarok Online II

RO2 Bash.png Bash RO2 HeadCrush.png Head Crush
RO2 MagnumBreak.png Magnum Break RO2 Provoke.png Provoke
RO2 MassProvoke.png Mass Provoke RO2 AuraArmor.png Aura Armor
RO2 BattleTactics.png Battle Tactics RO2 BattleOrder.png Battle Order
RO2 AuraStrike.png Aura Strike RO2 AuraBlade.png Aura Blade

Advanced Jobs

Ragnarok Online

Swordsmen (and Swordswomen) can choose to become either a Knight or a Crusader.

1st Class 2nd Class 3rd Class Transcendant
Swordsman Knight Rune Knight Lord Knight
Crusader Royal Guard Paladin

Ragnarok Online II

Swordsmen (and Swordswomen) can choose to become either a Warrior or a Knight.

1st Class 2nd Class
Swordsman Warrior

Exclusive Mounts

Swordsman classes have exclusive mounts designated for them. Unlike other classes, Swordsman classes can attack from their mounts. The main mount is the Peco Peco, although Swordsmen can later gain access to the Ferus or the Gryphon depending on what job path they take.

Job Class Mount 1 Mount 2 Mount 3
Swordsman none none none
RO KnightPeco.gif
RO LordKnightPeco.gif
RO Ferusredesign.gif
RO CrusaderPeco.gif
RO PaladinPeco.gif
RO GryphonMt.gif
Warrior none none none


1st Class Dances in RO2.


  1. Project Revolution 2010 Aug. 17
  2. Official kRO Website 2019 Apr. 04