A master of sword combat, using both Shadow Stance and Assassination to bolster their blade.

Swordmaster is a Ninja subclass and currently the only Ninja to be available in the highest rarity, mythic.

Maximum evolutions

  • Mythic: 5


When evolved to star level 2, he gains a black jingasa (conical martial arts hat) for headgear and when evolved to star level 3, he gains a red and gold backpack.


Name Unlocked Description
Icon Ninja Assassination
15 Dealing Sword damage grants one stack of Assassination, increasing the damage dealt by Swords by 5%. Lasts 5 seconds and stacks up to 5 times.
Icon Ninja Five Winds Cut
Five Winds Cut
8 Increases damage of swords, axes, and scythes by 24%.
Icon Ninja Fleet
5 Increases movement speed by 12%.
Icon Ninja Legendary Sword
Legendary Blade
25 Do an additional 35% sword damage while Shadow Stance is active.
Icon Ninja Longsassin
18 Increases the duration of Assassination to 11 seconds.
Icon Ninja Mantis Leap
Mantis Leap
2 Ninja can leap once more while already jumping. Can only be executed once per jump.
Icon Ninja Masamune
30 Shadow Stance increases edged weapon damage during Shadow Stance by an additional 70%.
Icon Ninja Shadow Stance
Shadow Stance
12 After defeating an enemy with edged damage, the Ninja enters a Shadow Stance for 4 seconds. During Shadow Stance damage resistance is increased by 15%, Mantis Leap costs 60% less energy and the Ninja becomes more difficult to see.
Icon Ninja Shinobi
Stars TierNumber 1Evo Reduces fall damage taken by 10%. Increases run and sprint speed by 10%.


Name Unlocked Description
Icon Ninja Dragon Slash
Dragon Slash
Stars TierNumber 3Evo Ninja springs forward 2 tiles, dealing a base of 95 edged weapon damage to all enemies within 0.5 tiles.
Icon Ninja Smoke Bomb
Smoke Bomb
1 Evo The Ninja throws down a smoke bomb, creating a cloud that persists for 5 seconds. The cloud slows all enemies inside by 30%, dealing a base of 40 damage every second.
Icon Ninja Throwing Stars
Throwing Stars
Stars TierNumber 2Evo The Ninja hurls throwing stars in a straight line. Throws 1 star three times in a quick series, dealing a base of 35 edged weapon damage with each star.

Squad Bonuses

When put into a squad slot on the Hero screen, a ninja can give either a passive support or tactical bonus. Some require a certain Primary Hero to use. Abilities that have percentages change depending on the star level.

Support Icon Support

Name Description
Icon Ninja Five Winds Cut
Five Winds Cut
Increases damage of edged melee weapons by 12%/18%/24%.

Tactical Icon Tactical

Name Description
Icon Soldier Escape Artist
Escape Artist
Shockwave boosts movement speed by 35% for 4 seconds.

Requires Soldier as Primary.
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