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Sword General

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Sword General

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Seasoned Armored Swords, now promoted to General.

Unit type(s)




The Sword General (Japanese: 剣武将ブレイドドゥクス Blade Dux) is a class exclusive to Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, using swords, as its name suggests, as well as lances. They are the upgraded stage in an Armor Sword's class change line, and can promote to the Marshall class. Sword generals are closely related to their counterparts, the Lance General and Axe General classes.

Sword generals, as promoted classes, have quite high stats. As with most generals in the Fire Emblem series, they have high HP, strength, and defense, which is reflected in their thick armor. Unlike most physical units, Sword Generals have good resistance. However they have below average speed as well as lower movement than other promoted units. They are strong front-line units with an emphasis on defensive utility as well as some useful offensive strength.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Radiant Dawn 35/40 17/11 5/1 16/12 17/15 0 21/15 10/6 6 13/6 Swords C, Lances D
Radiant Dawn
(Part 4 enemies)
40 19 7 18 19 0 23 12 6 13 Swords A, Lances C, Axes D

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Radiant Dawn 45 26/27 15 25/24 24/22 30 30 20/22 20 99 Swords S, Lances A
Radiant Dawn
(Part 4 enemies)
55 34 18 32 29 30 35 28 20 99 Swords SS, Lances S, Axes A

Miscellaneous stats

Game Experience CRP Gold Weight mod. Capacity Vision Size
Radiant Dawn
-- -- -- +10 30 2 --
Radiant Dawn
-- -- -- +8 30 2 --
Radiant Dawn
(Part IV enemies)
-- -- -- +10 60 2 --

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Radiant Dawn 55/80% 40/50% 45/15% 35/55% 25/45% 40/60% 45/35% 50/30% -- -- -- --
Radiant Dawn
(Part 4 enemies)
80% 90% 60% 70% 55% 65% 60% 85% -- -- -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Shove Innate.

Class change

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Master class

Armored Sword
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Sword General
Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.

Notable enemy sword generals

Enemy Units
Name Game
Callum Radiant Dawn
Enemy Sword General units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Seasoned Armored Swords, now
promoted to General. There are
also Lance and Axe Generals.
他に槍武将 • 斧武将がいる
Radiant Dawn
Battle-hardened generals whose
swords and leadership skills are
as tested as their heavy armor.
他に槍武将 • 斧武将がいる

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes

Sword General




Officially romanized as Blade Dux; literally "Sword General". In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 剣武将), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ブレイドドゥクス) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll. Dux is Latin for "commander" (later coming to mean "duke").


Général épée

Sword General. Abbreviated to Gén. épée in gameplay due to space restrictions.

See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
Classes in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Base classes ArcherArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBanditBow KnightCitizenDracoknightFighterFire MageHorseLance KnightLight MageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPilgrimPriestSoldierSword KnightThiefThunder MageVendorWind Mage
Advanced classes Axe GeneralAxe PaladinBishopBlade PaladinBow PaladinClericDark SageDragonmasterDruidFalconknightFire SageHalberdierHeroLance GeneralLance PaladinLight SageRogueSniperSword GeneralSwordmasterThunder SageWarriorWind Sage
Master classes Arch SageAssassinBlack KnightChancellorDragonlordEmpressGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnateQueenReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightSpiritSummonerTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHawk KingHeronRavenRaven King) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)