The Swordsman (Gyebaek) is a grade D Sword Mercenary.

Swordsman portrait

Swordsman mercenary

With a sword in one hand and a shield in the other, the Swordsman is a master of defense. Put him in your front line, and he will give up his life to protect you.

When the time to attack is at hand, have him cast Flame Sword to deal fire damage against a single target.

You can have as many of this mercenary as you like.

Assessment Edit

Gyebaek is a good tank who can take a lot of damage. He is among the least expensive (to obtain, upgrade and skill up) mercenaries.

However, his skills leave much to be desired, even taking into account his skill combo with the Shaman, and other D rank mercenaries have better attack potential.

At some point when you get to the higher in-game levels (>120), you will probably want a merc with more and better skills and damage potential.

There are many other mercenaries that can overshadow him as a shielded tank. The Lady Knight (C rank) can tank more damage and deal a bit more damage with her skill; the Champion, Valkyrie and Trainee Kim Choon Sam come with many support options for varied formations; Trainee Mo Chien Lang, Trainee Nightshade and Trainee Empress Tianmo can deal damage much more effectively.

While capable on early levels, it's suggested to consider replacing Gyebaek once the player reaches level 100.

Characteristics Edit

Attributes Edit

Basic Attack Edit

Recruitment Edit

  • You can recruit Swordsmen after level 5 from NPCs Jang Gil San, Ou Yang Feng, Shuichi or Im Guk-jung for 5,000 gold.
  • Can be found wandering around in towns or on roads and recruited on the spot. Hiring a wandering mercenary, however, will most likely cost more than recruiting one from the recruiter NPCs.

Upgrades Edit

Ashen Crystal and Ashen Jewel.

Class Level Requirements Str Int Dex Vit Def MDef
Swordsman 1 None 340 130 240 250 300 125
Swordsman I 20 50 Ashen Crystal 380 150 260 280 600 125
Swordsman II 50 100 Ashen Crystal 420 170 260 320 750 125
Gyebaek 80 20 Ashen Jewel 450 210 280 340 900 125
Gyebaek I 100 50 Ashen Jewel 481 224 299 363 1080 125
Gyebaek II 120 150 Ashen Jewel 511 239 320 384 1230 125
Gyebaek III 130 200 Ashen Jewel 542 254 351 404 1430 125
Gyebaek IV 140 200 Ashen Jewel 580 270 380 425 1659 125
Gyebaek V 150 200 Ashen Jewel 621 288 407 450 1950 125
Gyebaek VI 160 200 Ashen Jewel 745 345 488 540 2340 125

Skills Edit

This Mercenary can use these Magic Skills:

Dark seed Dark Seed Edit

Continuously damages an enemy with dark power. If you use Hex of Darkness on an enemy who's been affected by Dark Seed, Hell Flame will be put in action.

Deadly strike Deadly Strike Edit

A strike of desperation while on the verge of death. The attack puts a strain on your Action Power, delaying your next turn.

Flame sword Flame Sword Edit

Damage an enemy with a sword of flame.