The Swordsman (Mars) class series is a class series available to the Mars Adepts Garet and Jenna, and to a lesser extent, the Mercury Adepts Piers and Mia. Both kinds of Adepts require Mercury and Mars Djinn in order to attain this class, though with an emphasis on Mercury for the Mars Adepts and Mars for the Mercury Adepts.

This class is very similar to the Swordsman (Venus) class series, with which it shares the names of its first three classes (Swordsman, Defender, and Cavalier), as well as the statistical shifts. The two class series differ slightly in Psynergy.

The class series, when at its highest stage of Radiant and compared to the other series at their highest respective stages, has high HP, good Attack, and stronger Defense, but below average Agility and PP - the Protector of the Swordsman (Venus) class series is the same in all of these areas. Both series' luck ratings are high. Noteworthy Psynergy from an endgame perspective includes Plume Edge, Pure Wish, Guard/Protect (contrast this with the Venus series' Revive), Pure Ply, Cure Poison, Break, and Avoid, and the heaviest area-of-effect Psynergy it has is Fiery Blast (contrast with the Venus variation's Nettle). Average stats from an endgame perspective are 145% (150% if you don't factor in Luck).

Statistical Influence[edit | edit source]

Swordsman (Mars) class series
Class Name Djinn HP PP ATK DEF AGI LCK
Mars Adepts Mercury Adepts
Swordsman (Mars) 1 Star mercury.gif unavailable 100% 90% 110% 110% 90% 120%
Defender (Mars) 2-3 Star mercury.gif unavailable 120% 100% 120% 120% 100% 120%
Cavalier (Mars) 4-5 Star mercury.gif 6 Star mars.gif 140% 110% 130% 130% 110% 120%
Luminier 6 Star mercury.gif, 1 Star mars.gif 7 Star mars.gif, 1 Star mercury.gif 170% 120% 140% 140% 120% 120%
Radiant 7 Star mercury.gif, 2 Star mars.gif unavailable 190% 130% 150% 150% 130% 120%

Psynergy Setup[edit | edit source]

Psynergy
Lvl Psynergy PP Range Power
1 Star mercury.gif Ply 4 Range 1.gif
Class must be Defender or higher.
2 Star mars.gif Blast 5 Range 3.gif 25
3 Star mars.gif Guard 3 Range 1.gif
5 Star mercury.gif Cure Poison 2 Range 1.gif
6 Star mercury.gif Avoid 5 Range 1.gif
Class must be Defender or higher.
8 Star mercury.gif Wish 9 Range all.gif
Class must be Cavalier or higher.
10 Star mars.gif Mad Blast 9 Range 3.gif 50
11 Star mercury.gif Cutting Edge 5 Range 1.gif ATK+32
→Plume Edge at Luminier class 15 Range 1 gr.gif ATK+80
13 Star mercury.gif Restore 3 Range 1.gif
15 Star mars.gif Protect 5 Range all.gif
16 Star mercury.gif Ply Well 8 Range 1.gif
Class must be Defender or higher.
22 Star mercury.gif Wish Well 13 Range all.gif
Class must be Cavalier or higher.
28 Star mars.gif Fiery Blast 19 Range 5.gif 110
30 Star mercury.gif Break 5 Range all.gif
34 Star mercury.gif Pure Ply 12 Range 1.gif
Class must be Defender or higher.
46 Star mercury.gif Pure Wish 20 Range all.gif
Class must be Cavalier or higher.

Analysis[edit | edit source]

The Swordsman class series is basically a tougher version of the Water Seer class series, with an even more bare bones offensive Psynergy lineup. However, the PP pool is not going to last long under pressure, and the Wish spells will quickly drain it.

However, one notable perk of the class is the Cutting Edge spell, which will make quick work of Saturos on the Mercury Lighthouse, and any other Mars-aligned monster. With the first Golden Sun featuring not one but two deserts packed with Mars-aligned enemies, Cutting Edge is often a valuable offensive tool. In The Lost Age, the Swordsman class is generally much less useful due to far fewer enemies being vulnerable to Mercury damage.

If you like the Swordsman classes, you will probably be better off bumping the Adept(s) in question into the Dragoon series as quickly as possible, which combines the two variations on the class and provides much stronger stat boosts.

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