Swordsman (abbreviated as SDMN) is a common unpromoted class in the Shining games. All protagonists in the series are Swordsmen (excepting Shining Soul I and II, where the player chooses from several possible classes for the protagonist). The class is mistranslated as "Soldier" in Shining Force III. Swordsmen may be promoted to the Hero class by the usual means.
Swordsmen fight with swords and sometimes knives. Their statuses lie at balanced parameters and usually start with good attack, a somewhat lacking defense and an okay HP, but all of these stats will eventually grow. If promoted to Hero, they have the potential to be one of the strongest characters in their respective games.
- Arthur (Shining the Holy Ark)
- Rick Elwood