The Masurao (Japanese name) is one of the new classes in Etrian Odyssey V. They focus on speed and power while sacrificing defence (much like the Ronin, Shogun, and Bushi classes of previous iterations).
The Blade Dancer has the ability to wield up to four katanas at once, with skills that hit more times depending on how many katanas they choose to wield. Naturally, they forsake even more of their defenses as they devote their equipment slots to weaponry, and gain a stronger Strength and Agility growth.
- Strengths: Unparalleled physical damage. Building wisely around Hell Slash results in a combo that can devastate bosses and FOEs.
- Weaknesses: The most fragile class in the game, even if supplemented with Vitality/Wisdom boosting katanas. Upgrading weaponry is also far more costly than upgrading armor.
The Blade Master specializes in fighting with one katana. Many of their sword skills mainly involve being skilled at fighting one-on-one, to the point where they can deliver deadly critical hits even with their katana skills, and enjoy a more well-rounded stat growth.
- Strengths: Access to armor leads to reasonable durability for general game progress without sacrificing too much on damage output. Incredible damage numbers with a critical hit.
- Weaknesses: Underwhelming crowd control capability. Skills can be TP-intensive despite access to TP Up.
|Katana Mastery||Raises physical ATK dealt with katanas.||Mastery||None|
|Peerless Demon||When an attack hits multiple times, the damage dealt increases per hit.||Passive||None||Lv5 and 10 increase damage bonus per hit.|
|Duel||Increases damage while attacking the same target as the previous turn.||Passive||None|
|Swallow Soar||Instant melee cut to 1 enemy. Follows up again after target takes their turn.||Katana||Duel Lv3|
|Armor Pierce||Melee stab attack to 1 enemy, lowering their physical DEF for 3 turns.||Katana||None||Lv5 and 10 increase debuff strength.|
|Haze Slash||Melee cut attack to 1 enemy. May induce sleep.||Katana||Armor Pierce Lv2||Lv5 and 10 increase sleep chance but reduce skill speed.|
|Air Blade||Ranged cut attack to 1 enemy.||Katana||None|
|Whirlwind||Melee cut attack 2-4 times to random enemies. Cannot hit the same target more than once.||Katana||Air Blade Lv3||Lv5 and 10 increase number of hits.|
|New Challenger||Lures enemies into battle, with higher chance of Rare Breed. May chain encounters.||Field||None||Max Lv5|
|High Ground||Raises physical ATK of user's line for 3 turns.||Support||None||Lv5 and 10 increase duration.|
|Multi-Katana||Enables multiple katana use. Normal attacks may strike with all equipped katanas.||Passive||None||Subsequent strikes are weaker than the first.|
|HP Up||Increases maximum HP.||Stat Up||None|
|Reincarnation||On death, may revive at end of turn with 1 HP.||Passive||HP Up Lv3|
|Hell Slash||Follows up all attacks this turn with a melee cut attack to the same target. May hurt self and allies.||Katana||Swallow Soar Lv3||Lv5 and 10 increase maximum number of follow-up instances.|
|Reblossom||Katana skills may activate again. Chance affected by number of equipped katanas.||Passive||Hell Slash Lv3|
|Sacred Tetrad||Melee cut attack to an enemy for each equipped katana.||Katana||Whirlwind Lv3|
|Layered Bloom||2-8 random melee cut attacks across an enemy row. Slow to activate.||Damage increases with more equipped katanas.|
|Vast Flourish||Large number of random melee cut attacks across all enemies. Number of hits is a product of number of enemies and number of equipped katanas. Slow to activate.||Katana||Sacred Tetrad Lv3|
Layered Bloom Lv3
|Phys ATK Up||Increases cut/stab/bash damage.||Stat Up||None|
|Meteor Rain||Random melee attacks of random attributes across all enemies for each equipped katana.||Katana||Phys ATK Up Lv3|
|Sword God||Enables critical hits on Katana skills and increases critical chance and damage.||Passive||None|
|Speed Up||Increases speed, accuracy, and evasion.||Stat Up||None|
|TP Up||Increases maximum TP.||Stat Up||None|
|Bolt Slash||Melee cut/volt attack to an enemy.||Katana||TP Up Lv5|
|Mirror Moon||May negate enemy physical attacks and counterattack with equipped weapon.|
|Foot Sweep||Melee cut attack to an enemy row, then reduces their evasion for 2 turns.||Katana||Haze Slash Lv3||Lv5 and 10 increase debuff duration.|
|Helm Splitter||Inaccurate melee cut attack to an enemy. Ignores resistances.||Katana||Foot Sweep Lv3||Lv5 and 10 decrease accuracy.|
|Spirit Sword||Raises defense against enemies struck with a single-target attack this turn.||Passive||High Ground Lv3|
|Triple Strike||1-3 melee cut attacks to an enemy, each strike attempting to bind head/arms/legs.||Katana||Spirit Sword Lv5||Skill ends once a bind lands or 3 attacks are performed, whichever comes first.|
|Petal Scatter||Ranged cut attack to all enemies. Damage decreases with more enemies.|
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