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Overview

"You're the strongest human I've ever met" Ruud Ra Kan
During the early days of Lucid Adventure, The Best Swordsman was the Vice Guild Master of Zara and had the second highest authority in within the guild. During that time, he was ranked the 3rd strongest player by Giga scouts and was one of the strongest players in the game.[7] He was able to defeat the then ranked No.88 Hardcore Leveling Warrior 113 consecutive times without a single loss.[8] He defeated the Vice Guild Master of the Tete Guild, Destroyer (albeit with Choco Bibi's aid), he killed multiple members of the Tete Guild members and also completely cut apart the Nightmarized Kkakdugi.[6] During Zara Guild's infiltration of Cobalt Castle, The Best Swordsman managed to destroy multiple Magic Soldiers single handedly.[9]

After the dissolution of the Zara Guild, The Best Swordsman became the Guild Master of the Grass Roots Guild and has authority over those within his guild. By the start of Season 1, The Best Swordsman was no longer the Rank No.3 after he was defeated by Hardcore Leveling Warrior. However, he was still a top Ranker and one of the more powerful players in the game.

The Best Swordsman was able to fight off the Hardcore Leveling Warrior-looking assassin despite being caught off guard and paralyzed. After being stabbed twice by The Dagger of Doom's Day, The Best Swordsman's stats were reduced in half for a period of time.[5]

During Sora's training, The Best Swordsman was easily stronger than all the Bandish Trio combined. He easily defeated Too Much Calcium with the latter not even sure how he got beaten so quickly. Brand New Alibag even admitted that she was no match for him and agreed to participate in his "cliche training montage".

During the war between Giga and Yopi Land, The Best Swordsman cut down multiple soldiers from Giga.[10]

14 years later, The Best Swordsman is still one of the strongest players in the game. He was able to evenly duel Guan Yu and may be more powerful than him. Pre-timeskip he was overwhelmed by his Nightmare Doppelganger, but by the second season he was able to easily defeat his nightmare counterpart while his compatriots struggled with theirs. Nightmare Choco Bibi confirmed that The Best Swordsman was stronger than himself, Nightmare The Best Swordsman, Nightmare Tempest and Nightmare Drip Soup combined.

By the time the Great War Quest was initiated, it was confirmed that The Best Swordsman had completed his 5th Job Advancement and became a 'Master Swordsman'. By the time the Subjugation of Nightmare began in the Great War, The Best Swordsman was confirmed to be the 4th Ranked Player under the Lucid Ball Ranking System.

Physical Abilities: As a Ranker, The Best Swordsman is able to perform great physical feats and is amongst the highest shown by players in the series.

  • Movement Speed: The Best Swordsman is extremely fast. The Best Swordsman was able to easily catch up and get ahead of the fleeing Brand New Alibag.[11]
  • Agility: The Best Swordsman is extremely agile. He was able to dodge an electric-fisted attack from the Rank No.88 Hardcore Leveling Warrior at point blank range by somersaulting above the charging Ranked No.88 player.[8]
  • Durability: The Best Swordsman has a very high resilience. Despite being punched multiple times by Hardcore Leveling Warrior, The Best Swordsman took no damage from the punches because of Hardcore Leveling Warrior's low damage.[12] The Best Swordsman was able to survive two energy blasts from Sun Qian and Mi Zhu without seemingly suffering any damage.[10] The Best Swordsman was able to survive a direct kick from Ruud Ra Kan that sent him crashing into a mountain area, suffering only minor injuries.[13]

Tactical Skills: The Best Swordsman is intelligent enough to have been an electrical engineer in the real world. In the game, particularly whilst fighting, he has displayed great tactical skills especially when doing combinations with his team. During the fight with Giga in Yopi Land, The Best Swordsman figured out there was a healer that kept reviving the Giga soldiers that he had slashed repeatedly; he rushed to neutralise the Healer.[10]

Leadership: The Best Swordsman is a great leader. He keeps a cool head in intense situations which inspires others to do the same. He is a quick decision maker and is able to make great decisions under pressure. He is constantly nurturing his guild members and focuses on their core strengths top bring out the best in them

Training Expert: The Best Swordsman has been shown to have a knack for training, especially when it comes to Swordsmanship. He has trained several players in swordsmanship including Drip Soup, Sora and Choco Bibi. His constant duels with Hardcore Leveling Warrior also improved the former Rank No.1 Player's swordsmanship. He is able to recognise a good trainer as he praised Novelist Han's training methodology for giving Sora the great physical balance and muscle mass she had, which enabled her to use her strength stats to the fullest.[14] He is willing to watch his trainees go through pain in training in order for them to grow and is unwilling to stop a dangerous training session he has already started.[14] He is a big proponent of live combat as seen by Sora's training and when he allowed Drip Soup to fight Super-GSM2 in his stead so he could test out his Ego Sword.[10]

Swordsmanship

The Best Swordsman is a Swordsman and had even completed his 4th job advancement to become a Blade Master, making him extremely proficient at swordsmanship and one of the strongest sword-wielding characters in the series. By the second season he completed his 5th job advancement and became a Master Swordsman and is the currently the only known player with the strongest Swordsman class in the game.

The Best Swordsman did not have the stats to execute Lacerate and he found the skill command too difficult which is why he created Moonlight Slash. He continued to improve Moonlight Slash by creating stronger variations such as Moonlight Cut and New Moonlight Slash. By the second season, The Best Swordsman's swordsmanship has improved leaps and bounds and he is now able to use Lacerate after undergoing 50% True Awakening of his personal attribute.

Ego Swordsmanship: As a Swordsman, The Best Swordsman is able to wield an Ego Sword. His Ego Sword is Sea Dragon Sword.

Season 1

Enhanced Swordsmanship: The Best Swordsman was able to defeat Hardcore Leveling Warrior in a duel with his sword skills in 113 consecutive duels.[8] He was able to defeat Destroyer with a single sword skill that destroyed the surrounding area and killed other Tete Guild members as well.[6] The Best Swordsman was able to cut a Kkakdugi into multiple pieces despite the latter being buffed by Nightmare.[6] A single sword skill from The Best Swordsman killed multiple magic soldiers from Cobalt Castle and sliced them up with his sword, despite the fact that the magic soldiers had mana shields that made them resistant to sword attacks.[9] The Best Swordsman was able to split an Imoogi in half with a single skill, while Drip Soup could not even scratch the skin of the same Imoogi.[3] A single sword skill from The Best Swordsman was enough to neutralise a combined weapon attack from The Brandish Trio.[11] The Best Swordsman was able to deflect a powerful energy attack of Super-GSM2 with his sword.[10]

Season 2

Improved Swordsmanship: By entering his 50% True Awakening The Best Swordsman's swordsmanship has improved leaps and bounds. The Best Swordsman is able to duel with the powerful player Guan Yu and not be at a disadvantage.[15] In this form, The Best Swordsman is able to use the powerful sword skill, Lacerate(切) to critically wound Guan Yu and Sun Wukong.[15] The Best Swordsman was able to push back Nightmare The Best Swordsman in their sword duel. Nightmare The Best Swordsman noted that The Best Swordsman's sword was heavier and he had gotten stronger.[16] His Water Dragon Wave was strong enough to overpower Nightmare The Best Swordsman's Nightmare Water Dragon Wave and critically injure Nightmare The Best Swordsman.[16] He easily split Nightmare The Best Swordsman in half even after the latter used his Nightmare True Awakening.[16] The Best Swordsman blocked a direct blow from a charging Ruud Ra Kan with his sword and not be pushed back.[17] The Best Swordsman was able to deflect Ruud's Dark Ball using his sword.[17] He was able to survive Ruud's Dark Rain by deflecting the multiple attacks with his sword while guild members had to teleport away from the area to avoid getting critically injured or even killed by Ruud's attack.[17]

Personal Attribute

Main article: Yi Sun-Shin
Yi Sun-Shin (Season 2 Episode 48)

The Best Swordman's personal attribute is Yi Sun-Shin, a legendary Korean Naval Commander and general who was never defeated at sea nor lost a single ship under his command during the Japanese invasion of Korea. His naval victories were instrumental in repelling Japanese invasions of Korea in the 1590s. It is a Person Type.[2]

The power of Yi Sun-Shin cannot be compared to heroes in mythology such as Hercules, but 100% of the Lucid Adventure Players are from Korea. Since Lucid Adventure is a game powered by the dreams of the players, Chungmugong's rating was measured much higher than it was supposed to be, with an expected rating of "SSS".[18]

The Best Swordsman decided to forgo the 'Systems' recommended Job of Rider General to focus everything of Yi Sun-Shin on the sword.[18]

Water Attribute Skills (물 속성 기술을, Mul Sogseong Gisul-eul): Due to Yi Sun-Shin being a naval general, The Best Swordsman is able to use Water based skills such as Water Dragon Wave.[19]

Conceptual Magic: The Best Swordsman is a able to use conceptual magic due to his person-type personal attribute. As with all Conceptual Magic, he ha s a Concept Destruction, but this has not been revealed.[20]

Water-Attribute Skills (물 속성 기술을, Mul Sogseong Gisul-eul): Due carrying the motif of Yi Sun-Shin, a legendary Naval Commander, The Best Swordsman is able to use Water based skills such as Water Dragon Wave.

Conceptual Magic: The Best Swordsman is a able to use conceptual magic due to his person-type personal attribute. As with all Conceptual Magic, he has a Concept Destruction, but this has not been revealed.

Original Skills: As a Person Type, The Best Swordsman is able to create his own skills. He has created multiple original sword skills that can be used for various forms of combat.

True Awakening

Main article: Duke of Loyalty and Warfare: Yi Sun-Shin

  • Personal Attribute True Awakening 50%
  • Master's Sword - Lacerate(切)
  • The Best Swordsman duelling Guan Yu
  • The Best Swordsman's red aura during his duel with Nightmare The Best Swordsman
  • The Best Swordsman defeats Nightmare The Best Swordsman
  • The Best Swordsman buffs his movement speed with Hero's Footsteps
  • The Best Swordsman blocking a blow from Ruud with his sword
  • The Best Swordsman deflecting Ruud's Dark Rain with his sword

The Best Swordsman puts on his helmet and Sea Dragon Sword opens 2 out of it's 3 eyes, which awakens his 'true' Personal Attribute at 50%. In this form, The Best Swordsman is surrounded by a transparent fiery light blue armour in his shoulders and upper thighs.[21]

The Best Swordsman's attack power and swordsmanship are greatly enhanced. The Best Swordsman believed Guan Yu was reckless for challenging him when he was in this form.[15] In this form he easily bested Nightmare The Best Swordsman and Nightmare Choco Bibi said that The Best Swordsman is stronger than all four Nightmare Players combined.[16][22]

When duelling Nightmare The Best Swordsman, The Best Swordsman was surrounded by giant red aura and the blue armour plates on his shoulders and thighs were crimson red in colour.[16]

During the battle with Ruud Ra Kan, The Best Swordsman in this form was the only member of the Grass Roots Guild that impressed Ruud. He was able to counterattack Ruud Ra Kan immediately after receiving a blow.[17]

Enhanced Swordsmanship: The Best Swordsman's attack power and swordsmanship are enhanced in this form.

  • The Best Swordsman is able to duel with the powerful player Guan Yu and not be at a disadvantage.[15]
  • In this form, The Best Swordsman is able to use the powerful sword skill, Lacerate(切) to critically wound Guan Yu and Sun Wukong.[15]
  • The Best Swordsman was able to push back Nightmare The Best Swordsman in their sword duel. Nightmare The Best Swordsman noted that The Best Swordsman's sword was heavier and he had gotten stronger.[16] His Water Dragon Wave was strong enough to overpower Nightmare The Best Swordsman's Nightmare Water Dragon Wave and critically injure Nightmare The Best Swordsman.[16] He easily split Nightmare The Best Swordsman in half even after the latter used his Nightmare True Awakening.[16]
  • The Best Swordsman blocked a direct blow from a charging Ruud Ra Kan with his sword and not be pushed back.[17] The Best Swordsman was able to deflect Ruud's Dark Ball using his sword.[17] He was able to survive Ruud's Dark Rain by deflecting the multiple attacks with his sword while guild members had to teleport away from the area to avoid getting critically injured or even killed by Ruud's attack.[17]

Enhanced Movement Speed: The Best Swordsman's speed increased in this form. He was further able to amplify it with Hero's Footsteps and immediately counterattack Ruud Ra Kan after he received a blow from the Demon Prince.[17]

  • The Best Swordsman using The Song of the Sword.


While in his 50% True Awakened state, The Best Swordsman gets into a sword stance and the area around him rumbles while the percentage keeps rising till it reaches 100% and causes the blue aura surrounding The Best Swordsman to explode. The armour on The Best Swordsman becomes a thicker and Sea Dragon Sword becomes a pair of swords that carry the motif of the real Yi Sun-Shin's "Twin Dragon Swords".[18] Inspired by the fact that Yi Sun-Shin carried the "Twin Dragon Swords", The Best Swordsman combines his ego sword and personal attribute to create in order to reach the ultimate form of an all-in swordsman.[18]

In this form, The Best Swordsman power is amplified to an even greater level. In an instant of this transformation, Ruud Ra Kan noted that The Best Swordsman's mana easily exceeds the The Knight's power. The Best Swordsman's power was enough for Ruud Ra Kan to fight seriously by using his Royal Blood of The Demon King.[18]

The Best Swordsman is able to go blow for blow with Ruud Ra Kan and spam powerful sword attacks. Ruud Ra Kan noted that fighters as good as The Best Swordsman are rare even in the Demon World and called The Best Swordsman "The Strongest Human" he's ever met.[18]

Even in this form, The Best Swordsman believes that he is no match for Hardcore Leveling Warrior in his prime.[18]

Further Enhanced Swordsmanship: The Best Swordsman's swordsmanship is elevated to incredible levels. The Best Swordsman is able to spam powerful sword skills at a rate that even shocked Ruud Ra Kan.[18] The Best Swordsman's sword attacks are now strong enough to push Ruud Ra Kan back and also destroy The Demon Prince's treasures.[18] The Best Swordsman is also able to block a powerful blow from Ruud with his swords and immediately counter attack.[18]

  • Dual Wielding: The Best Swordsman is capable of wielding two different swords with ease in combat as Sea Dragon Sword split into 2 with the motif of yi Sun Shin's "Twin Dragon Swords".[18] He is able to use Dual-Wield versions of a lot of his sword skills in this form such as Lacerate and Moonlight Slash.
  • Improved Lacerate: In this form, The Best Swordsman is able to use a stronger version of Lacerate than in his 50% form. Unlike his 50% Form where he could only use Lacerate(切), The Best Swordsman can now use Double Lacerate.[18]

Flight: In this form, The Best Swordsman is able to fly at incredible speeds, levitate and stand in mid-air as if he was standing on solid ground.[18]

Nightmarization

Main article: Nightmarization
The Best Swordsman Nightmarized (Episode 55)

Nightmare is a bug that changes the user's skills, personality and everything else. The user can get much stronger in a short period of time.[6] It grants the user the ability to use Nightmare which significantly increases the players stats such as strength, speed, regeneration and defence as well as imbuing all their skills with the power of Nightmare, which nullifies all defences.

The Best Swordsman, along with the Zara Guild members, was forcefully Nightmarized when the Nightmare bug with Constant resonated with the huge Cobalt gemstone and infected everyone within the vicinity with Nightmare.[23]

The Best Swordsman already did not like Nightmarization when he first saw it on Kkakdugi.[6] When he got Nightmarized, he said "he had a bad feeling about it".[23]

Skill Tree

Swordsman Skills

  • Moonlight Slash: The Best Swordsman delivers a powerful slash to the target using his sword. It is a sword skill created by The Best Swordsman and an inferior copy of Novelist Han's Lacerate (節). Compared to Lacerate, the cutting power is poor. He lost this skill in a Bet with Hardcore Leveling Warrior.
    • Moonlight Cut: It appears to be a stronger variation of Moonlight Slash. The Best Swordsman delivers a powerful slash that is capable of splitting an Imoogi in two. The Best Swordsman notes that the skill command for this skill is still difficult so he cannot use it as easily as Moonlight Slash.
  • Ankle Slash: The Best Swordsman rushes at the target and cuts off the targets ankles and damages the surrounding area with a single slash.
  • Fragmentation: A sword skill that cuts the target into multiple pieces.
  • Sword Parry: The Best Swordsman performs a slash attack with his sword that can deflect multiple weapon attacks.

The Best Swordsman Skills

  • Rainfall Slash: The Best Swordsman delivers a powerful vertical slash as he falls from the sky and hits the ground. The skill slashes a large number of enemies within a given radius.
  • New Moonlight Slash: A new and improved version of the Moonlight Slash. Presumably, the cutting power of the skill has been improved.
Secret Skills
  • Water Dragon Wave: This is a secret skill of The Best Swordsman. Using Sea Dragon Sword, The Best Swordsman blasts a dragon-shaped water beam at the target. The Best Swordsman can activate this skill telepathically and without holding Sea Dragon Sword.
  • The Best Swordsman Secret Skill - Parry: The Best Swordsman uses his sword to deflect energy attacks, weapon attacks and bullets. The Best Swordsman is able to immediately counter attack after using this skill.
Original Skills
  • Sword Tip Parry: It is an original skill and a secret ultimate sword skill of The Best Swordsman. The Best Swordsman redirects an opponents blast attack with the tip of his sword.

Yi Sun-Shin Skills

  • Conceptual Magic - Recreation of the Legend - Field: Uldolmok: The Best Swordsman recreates the legendary Uldolmok Strait using his conceptual magic. It is a barrier that absorbs the mana of the enemy and redistributes it to The Best Swordsman's party members. It also has a binding effect that restrains the enemy the barrier.

Duke of Loyalty and Warfare: Yi Sun-Shin Skills

  • Master's Sword - Lacerate (切): The Best Swordsman Style One Sword Skill. After opening 50% of his personal attribute, The Best Swordsman is able to use the incomplete version of Lacerate(節). It was powerful enough to critically injure both Guan Yu and Sun Wukong as well as create a huge explosion despite The Best Swordsman using it from a distance.
  • General: A passive skill of The Best Swordsman. The exact nature of the skill is still unknown.
  • Hero's Footsteps: The skill increases The Best Swordsman's movement speed.
  • Dual-Wield - Moonlight Twin Slash: The Best Swordsman delivers a double moonlight slash to the target whilst wielding his Twin Dragon Swords.
  • Turtle Twin Dragon Wave: The Best Swordsman blasts a large fiery-dragon which splits into two spiralling dragons that explodes on impact with the target.
  • Double Lacerate: The Best Swordsman delivers two powerful Lacerate (切) slashes to the target whilst wielding his Twin Dragon Swords. He can use this skill twice in quick succession.
  • Those Who Seek Death Shall Live, Those Who Seek Life Shall Die: It is a hidden skill of The Best Swordsman. When unlocked, If The Best Swordsman's remaining HP under 12%, x5 the amount of lost HP will be given as additional offensive stats
    • Personal Attribute Hero Weapon Unlocked - The Song of the Sword: After unlocking the hidden skill, The Best Swordsman's mana, which had reached the climax of his personal attribute flowed into Sea Dragon Sword and it responded to The Best Swordsman's personal attribute by awakening as Yi Sun-Shin's historical sword.
  • The Last Turtle Ship: The Final stage of the Yi Sun-Shin attribute. The Best Swordsman summons the turtle Ship of legend. The passenger's (탑승자의) offensive skill is tuned into a naval artillery (함포) that can be fired. The naval artillery hits the enemy without fail.


Nightmare Skills

  • Nightmarization: A bug that grants the user the ability to use Nightmare which significantly increases the players stats such as strength, speed, regeneration and defence as well as imbuing all their skills with the power of Nightmare, which nullifies all defences.

Items

Weapons

  • Sea Dragon Sword: The Ego Sword of The Best Swordsman. As an Ego Sword, it is capable of communicating with its owner and seems to share its owners Water-attribute speciality. During Season 1 it only had one eye. By Season 2, the sword has 3 eyes. As noted by Nightmare The Best Swordsman, Sea Dragon Sword is a lot heavier than in Season 1.

Material Items

  • Ruud Ra Kan's Soul Fragment (2/3): The Soul of Ruud Ra Kan that dropped upon Ruud Ra Kan's defeat. One of the fragments was stolen by a Nightmare Bird.

References

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