The Swordsman job is known for equipping swords, shields, and heavy armor, and having high physical stats. The Swordsman is usually one of the first obtainable jobs in each game, and in some games are a upgraded form of the Warrior job. Jobs such as the Magic Knight or Great Swordman are considered more powerful variants of the class. Standard artes usually associated with the Swordsman job include Demon Fang, Sword Rain: Alpha, and Rising Phoenix.
Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon
Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 2
The Swordsmen (けんし Kenshi?) are a series of costumes for both Julio Sven and Caro Orange. Garr Kelvin, Mary Argent, and Ras have their costumes based on the Swordsman costume. Cress Albane's and the Valkyrie's costumes are based off the Holy Swordsman, with Stahn Aileron's being based off the Flame Swordsman, Leon Magnus, the Demonic Swordsman, and Reid Hershel the Berserker. To obtain a swordsman requires giving a costume the Steel Sword (スティールソード Sutiirusoodo?) root item to get the Swordsman of the same element.
The variations are:
Physical: Kenshi (けんし 「剣士」?, "Swordsman") Fire: Honoo Kenshi (ほのおけんし 「炎剣士」?, "Flame Swordsman") Wind: Shippuu Kenshi (しっぷうけんし 「疾風剣士」?, "Gale Swordsman") Water: Hisame Kenshi (ひさめけんし 「氷雨剣士」?, "Hail Swordsman") Earth: Berserker (ベルセルガ Beruseruka?)
Amazoness (アマゾネス Amazonesu?)
Lightning: Kaminari Kenshi (かみなりけんし 「雷剣士」?, "Thunder Swordsman") Light: Seikenshi (せいけんし 「聖剣士」?, "Holy Swordsman") Dark: Makenshi (まけんし 「魔剣士」?, "Demonic Swordsman") Elemental: Kengou (けんごう 「剣豪」?, "Skilled Swordsman")
Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3
The process of costume synthesis is greatly streamlined in Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3, merging all iterations of the Swordsman costume into a single unit consisting of only two gender variants. Julio begins with his Swordsman costume, but Caro must combine her Costume Artist (なりきりし Narikirishi?) with the root Fencing Manual (けんじゅつしょ Kenjatsusho?) to obtain hers.
Tales of Eternia Online
The Swordsman is one of the starter jobs, specializing in physical attack power. The males are modeled after Ras.
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology
The Swordsman is one of the elite jobs of Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology. In order to get the invitation to become a Swordsman, all one needs to do is become a member of Ad Libitum, at which point the "Swordsman Invitation" is given.
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2
The Swordsman reappears as a job in Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2, this time as one of the starter jobs that the player can select to be. This job is involved in the requirements to unlock the other sword using jobs.
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3
The Swordsman reappears as a job in Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3, again as one of the starter jobs that the player can select to be. The job still retains all the artes from the previous installments.