I'm mostly creating this for myself and as a community resource (for everyone here to use). I thought it would be a good idea to make a list of commonly used builds (for each color). There are some skills/weapons/specials that work well together and on certain heroes, so I thought it would be nice to make a list of them. I'm starting with melee red infantry (Swordsman). [Resources: reddit/gamepedia/gamepress/ fireemblem.gamewith/other] Standard Brave Sword Weapon: Brave Sword+ Special: Bonfire/Luna/Other 3 charge that synergizes with hero A Slot: Fire Boost 3/Death Blow 3 B Slot: Drag Back/Swordbreaker 3 Candidates: Sword units with fairly high attack but with low speed. Quad-Strike Weapon: Brave Sword+ Special: Moonbow/Luna/Other A Slot: Life and Death 3/Swift Sparrow 2 B Slot: Desperation 3 Candidates: Sword units with extremely high speed (close to 40). Wao Dao Moonbow Weapon: Wao Dao+ Special: Moonbow A Slot: Fury/L&D/SS/Death Blow B Slot: Flexible Wao Dao gives +10 damage when special activates which increases damage output using low cooldown specials like Moonbow. Candidates: Native users of Wao Dao/Other sword units with good attack and speed. Slaying Edge Quicken Pulse Weapon: Slaying Edge+ Special: Moonbow A Slot: Fury/L&D/SS/Death Blow B Slot: Flexible Seal: Quickened Pulse With Quickened Pulse and Slaying Edge, Moonbow is charged on the first turn allowing you to one-shot some enemies. Candidates: Sword units with high attack. Fury Sets Weapon: Flexible Special: Flexible A Slot: Fury 3 B Slot: Vantage 3/Renewal 3 /Swordbreaker 3 Fury drops unit's health in order to proc Vantage or run Renewal to help counteract the effects of Fury. Candidates: Sword units with well rounded stats and decent speed that benefit from the increase given by fury. Falchion Healer/Support Weapon: Falchion Assist: Reciprocal Aid Special: Flexible A Slot: Flexible B Slot: Renewal 3 Candidates: Sword units with the legendary weapon Falchion. Ruby Sword Distant Counter Weapon: Ruby Sword+ Special: Flexible A Slot: Distant Counter B Slot: Quick Riposte 2 or 3/Other Candidates: Bulky sword units with poor/mediocre speed who really hate green mages! Brash Double, Never mind the Slow [Submitted by Ryoma the High Prince] Weapon: Brave Sword+ Special: Luna A Slot: Death Blow 3 / Fury / Defiant Attack 3 B Slot: Desperation S Slot: Brash Assault 2 / 3 Candidates: Sword units with fairly high attack but with low speed, who can take care of other sword units. Away, But All Too Close [Submitted by Ryoma the High Prince] Weapon: Wo Dao +/ Slaying Edge + Special: Luna / Moonbow A Slot: Distant Counter B Slot: Vantage / Quick Riposte / Flexible Candidates: Sword units with OK defensive stats. Quick Riposte for slow sword units. ————————————————— Anyone can contribute any other generic sword builds even if they have niche uses. I'll copy and paste them in.