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Item:Swashbuckler

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An indispensable tool for many a pirate when dueling with a single blade. It can parry an enemy's blows effectively and even leave them open to counterattack.

Update 39 (2018) Shield Upgrade[edit]

You may convert your pre-U39 Swashbuckler to the U39 version by talking to Euphonia Teles and telling her I have some old gear I'd like to freshen up. This conversion is free using the Conversions of Crystal Cove barter box.

Item Type Enhancements ML Bind Quests
Swashbuckler (level 4) Buckler shield 4 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Treasure of Crystal Cove, Turn in various ingredients at Euphonia's Barter Box
Swashbuckler (level 8) Buckler shield 8 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Treasure of Crystal Cove, Turn in various ingredients at Euphonia's Barter Box
Swashbuckler (level 12) Buckler shield 12 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Treasure of Crystal Cove, Turn in various ingredients at Euphonia's Barter Box
Swashbuckler (level 16) Buckler shield 16 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Treasure of Crystal Cove, Turn in various ingredients at Euphonia's Barter Box
Epic Swashbuckler (level 20) Buckler shield 20 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Treasure of Crystal Cove, Turn in various ingredients at Euphonia's Barter Box
Epic Swashbuckler (level 24) Buckler shield 24 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Treasure of Crystal Cove, Turn in various ingredients at Euphonia's Barter Box
Epic Swashbuckler (level 28) Buckler shield 28 Bound to Account on AcquireIcon tooltip.pngBound to Account on Acquire: This item is Bound to Account on Acquire Treasure of Crystal Cove, Turn in various ingredients at Euphonia's Barter Box

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Legacy Version[edit]

Note: Update 12 corrected it to being a Buckler instead of a Small Shield with stats of a Large Shield, so it now has 5% ASF (instead of 15% ASF) and no Armor Check Penalty (instead of -1 ACP).
Note: Update 14 then changed Bucklers to have 0% ASF.
Tiered version (tiered)
Level / Tier Enhancements Cost (Doubloons/Gems/Item)
Gold Silver Copper Dragonshards Gems Item
Level 4 (Tier 1) +1 Buckler: AC:2, DR:2, Parrying IIcon tooltip.pngParrying I: Passive: +1 Insight bonus to Armor Class, +1 Insight bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will Saving throws., Doublestrike 3%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 3%: Passive: 3% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.) 250 500 15 Stolen Alabasters
Level 4 (Tier 2) +2 Buckler: AC:3, DR:3, Parrying IIcon tooltip.pngParrying I: Passive: +1 Insight bonus to Armor Class, +1 Insight bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will Saving throws., Doublestrike 3%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 3%: Passive: 3% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.) 100 15 Stolen Alabasters, 30 Stolen Pyrites Swashbuckler (Level 4, Tier 1)
Level 4 (Tier 3) +2 Buckler: AC:3, DR:3, Parrying IIcon tooltip.pngParrying I: Passive: +1 Insight bonus to Armor Class, +1 Insight bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will Saving throws., Doublestrike 3%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 3%: Passive: 3% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.), GuardbreakingIcon tooltip.pngGuardbreaking: This item enables you to break an enemy's guard in between your melee attacks. On critical hits with your melee weapons, enemies will become dazed as a result. 200 50 Stolen Alabasters, 30 Stolen Pyrites Swashbuckler (Level 4, Tier 2), Greater Nimble Trinket
Level 8 (Tier 1) +2 Buckler: AC:3, DR:4, Parrying IIcon tooltip.pngParrying I: Passive: +1 Insight bonus to Armor Class, +1 Insight bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will Saving throws., Doublestrike 3%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 3%: Passive: 3% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.), GuardbreakingIcon tooltip.pngGuardbreaking: This item enables you to break an enemy's guard in between your melee attacks. On critical hits with your melee weapons, enemies will become dazed as a result. 375 650 20 Stolen Ambers
Level 8 (Tier 2) +3 Buckler: AC:4, DR:5, Parrying IIcon tooltip.pngParrying I: Passive: +1 Insight bonus to Armor Class, +1 Insight bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will Saving throws., Doublestrike 3%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 3%: Passive: 3% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.), GuardbreakingIcon tooltip.pngGuardbreaking: This item enables you to break an enemy's guard in between your melee attacks. On critical hits with your melee weapons, enemies will become dazed as a result. 200 45 Stolen Ambers, 30 Stolen Obsidians Swashbuckler (Level 8, Tier 1)
Level 8 (Tier 3) +3 Buckler: AC:4, DR:5, Parrying IIcon tooltip.pngParrying I: Passive: +1 Insight bonus to Armor Class, +1 Insight bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will Saving throws., Doublestrike 3%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 3%: Passive: 3% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.), GuardbreakingIcon tooltip.pngGuardbreaking: This item enables you to break an enemy's guard in between your melee attacks. On critical hits with your melee weapons, enemies will become dazed as a result., RiposteIcon tooltip.pngRiposte: When its wearer is successfully attacked in melee, this shield occasionally allows him or her to make an immediate counterattack, dealing bludgeoning damage to the offending enemy. 400 70 Stolen Ambers, 50 Stolen Obsidians Swashbuckler (Level 8, Tier 2), Greater Nimble Trinket
Level 12 (Tier 1) +3 Buckler: AC:4, DR:5, Parrying IIcon tooltip.pngParrying I: Passive: +1 Insight bonus to Armor Class, +1 Insight bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will Saving throws., Doublestrike 3%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 3%: Passive: 3% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.), GuardbreakingIcon tooltip.pngGuardbreaking: This item enables you to break an enemy's guard in between your melee attacks. On critical hits with your melee weapons, enemies will become dazed as a result., RiposteIcon tooltip.pngRiposte: When its wearer is successfully attacked in melee, this shield occasionally allows him or her to make an immediate counterattack, dealing bludgeoning damage to the offending enemy. 400 800 25 Stolen Topaz
Level 12 (Tier 2) +4 Buckler: AC:5, DR:6, Parrying IIcon tooltip.pngParrying I: Passive: +1 Insight bonus to Armor Class, +1 Insight bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will Saving throws., Doublestrike 3%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 3%: Passive: 3% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.), GuardbreakingIcon tooltip.pngGuardbreaking: This item enables you to break an enemy's guard in between your melee attacks. On critical hits with your melee weapons, enemies will become dazed as a result., RiposteIcon tooltip.pngRiposte: When its wearer is successfully attacked in melee, this shield occasionally allows him or her to make an immediate counterattack, dealing bludgeoning damage to the offending enemy. 300 40 Stolen Amethysts, 50 Stolen Topaz Swashbuckler (Level 12, Tier 1)
Level 12 (Tier 3) +4 Buckler: AC:5, DR:6, Parrying IIcon tooltip.pngParrying I: Passive: +1 Insight bonus to Armor Class, +1 Insight bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will Saving throws., Doublestrike 6%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 6%: Passive: 6% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.), GuardbreakingIcon tooltip.pngGuardbreaking: This item enables you to break an enemy's guard in between your melee attacks. On critical hits with your melee weapons, enemies will become dazed as a result., RiposteIcon tooltip.pngRiposte: When its wearer is successfully attacked in melee, this shield occasionally allows him or her to make an immediate counterattack, dealing bludgeoning damage to the offending enemy. 600 60 Stolen Amethysts, 80 Stolen Topaz Swashbuckler (Level 12, Tier 2), Greater Nimble Trinket
Level 16 (Tier 1) +4 Buckler: AC:6, DR:7, Parrying IVIcon tooltip.pngParrying IV: Passive: +2 Insight bonus to Armor Class, +2 Insight bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will Saving throws., Doublestrike 6%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 6%: Passive: 6% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.), GuardbreakingIcon tooltip.pngGuardbreaking: This item enables you to break an enemy's guard in between your melee attacks. On critical hits with your melee weapons, enemies will become dazed as a result., RiposteIcon tooltip.pngRiposte: When its wearer is successfully attacked in melee, this shield occasionally allows him or her to make an immediate counterattack, dealing bludgeoning damage to the offending enemy. 500 1,000 30 Stolen Sapphires
Level 16 (Tier 2) +5 Buckler: AC:7, DR:8, Parrying IVIcon tooltip.pngParrying IV: Passive: +2 Insight bonus to Armor Class, +2 Insight bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will Saving throws., Doublestrike 6%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 6%: Passive: 6% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.), GuardbreakingIcon tooltip.pngGuardbreaking: This item enables you to break an enemy's guard in between your melee attacks. On critical hits with your melee weapons, enemies will become dazed as a result., RiposteIcon tooltip.pngRiposte: When its wearer is successfully attacked in melee, this shield occasionally allows him or her to make an immediate counterattack, dealing bludgeoning damage to the offending enemy. 400 45 Stolen Rubies, 60 Stolen Sapphires Swashbuckler (Level 16, Tier 1)
Level 16 (Tier 3) +5 Buckler: AC:7, DR:8, Parrying VIIIIcon tooltip.pngParrying VIII: Passive: +4 Insight bonus to Armor Class, +4 Insight bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will Saving throws., Doublestrike 6%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 6%: Passive: 6% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.), GuardbreakingIcon tooltip.pngGuardbreaking: This item enables you to break an enemy's guard in between your melee attacks. On critical hits with your melee weapons, enemies will become dazed as a result., RiposteIcon tooltip.pngRiposte: When its wearer is successfully attacked in melee, this shield occasionally allows him or her to make an immediate counterattack, dealing bludgeoning damage to the offending enemy. 800 70 Stolen Rubies, 90 Stolen Sapphires Swashbuckler (Level 16, Tier 2), Greater Nimble Trinket
Level 20 (Tier 1) +5 Buckler: AC:7, DR:9, Parrying IVIcon tooltip.pngParrying IV: Passive: +2 Insight bonus to Armor Class, +2 Insight bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will Saving throws., Doublestrike 6%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 6%: Passive: 6% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.), GuardbreakingIcon tooltip.pngGuardbreaking: This item enables you to break an enemy's guard in between your melee attacks. On critical hits with your melee weapons, enemies will become dazed as a result., RiposteIcon tooltip.pngRiposte: When its wearer is successfully attacked in melee, this shield occasionally allows him or her to make an immediate counterattack, dealing bludgeoning damage to the offending enemy. 600 1,200 35 Stolen Diamonds
Level 20 (Tier 2) +6 Buckler: AC:8, DR:10, Parrying VIIIIcon tooltip.pngParrying VIII: Passive: +4 Insight bonus to Armor Class, +4 Insight bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will Saving throws., Doublestrike 6%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 6%: Passive: 6% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.), GuardbreakingIcon tooltip.pngGuardbreaking: This item enables you to break an enemy's guard in between your melee attacks. On critical hits with your melee weapons, enemies will become dazed as a result., RiposteIcon tooltip.pngRiposte: When its wearer is successfully attacked in melee, this shield occasionally allows him or her to make an immediate counterattack, dealing bludgeoning damage to the offending enemy. 500 70 Stolen Diamonds, 50 Stolen Emeralds Epic Swashbuckler (Level 20, Tier 1)
Level 20 (Tier 3) +6 Buckler: AC:8, DR:10, Parrying VIIIIcon tooltip.pngParrying VIII: Passive: +4 Insight bonus to Armor Class, +4 Insight bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will Saving throws., Doublestrike 6%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 6%: Passive: 6% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.), GuardbreakingIcon tooltip.pngGuardbreaking: This item enables you to break an enemy's guard in between your melee attacks. On critical hits with your melee weapons, enemies will become dazed as a result., RiposteIcon tooltip.pngRiposte: When its wearer is successfully attacked in melee, this shield occasionally allows him or her to make an immediate counterattack, dealing bludgeoning damage to the offending enemy., Insightful Dexterity +2Icon tooltip.pngInsightful Dexterity +2: This item makes the wearer more nimble and dexterous, granting a +2 insight bonus to Dexterity., Empty Blue Augment Slot Icon tooltip.pngBlue AugmentsColorless Augments 1,000 100 Stolen Diamonds, 80 Stolen Emeralds Epic Swashbuckler (Level 20, Tier 2), Greater Nimble Trinket
Level 24 (Tier 1) +6 Buckler: AC:8, DR:10, Riposte VIIIIcon tooltip.pngRiposte VIII: When Missed by an attack: Deals 8 to 32 damage to your attacker. Passive: +4 Insight bonus to Armor Class, +4 Insight bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will Saving Throws, Doublestrike 7%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 7%: Passive: 7% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.), GuardbreakingIcon tooltip.pngGuardbreaking: This item enables you to break an enemy's guard in between your melee attacks. On critical hits with your melee weapons, enemies will become dazed as a result., RiposteIcon tooltip.pngRiposte: When its wearer is successfully attacked in melee, this shield occasionally allows him or her to make an immediate counterattack, dealing bludgeoning damage to the offending enemy. 500 1000 40 Stolen Malachites
Level 24 (Tier 2) +7 Buckler: AC:9, DR:11, Riposte XIcon tooltip.pngRiposte X: When Missed by an attack: Deals 10 to 40 damage to your attacker. Passive: +5 Insight bonus to Armor Class, +5 Insight bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will Saving Throws, Doublestrike 7%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 7%: Passive: 7% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.), GuardbreakingIcon tooltip.pngGuardbreaking: This item enables you to break an enemy's guard in between your melee attacks. On critical hits with your melee weapons, enemies will become dazed as a result., RiposteIcon tooltip.pngRiposte: When its wearer is successfully attacked in melee, this shield occasionally allows him or her to make an immediate counterattack, dealing bludgeoning damage to the offending enemy., Insightful Dexterity +1Icon tooltip.pngInsightful Dexterity +1: This item makes the wearer more nimble and dexterous, granting a +1 insight bonus to Dexterity. 600 80 Stolen Malachites, 55 Stolen Opals Epic Swashbuckler (Level 24, Tier 1)
Level 24 (Tier 3) +7 Buckler: AC:9, DR:11, Riposte XIcon tooltip.pngRiposte X: When Missed by an attack: Deals 10 to 40 damage to your attacker. Passive: +5 Insight bonus to Armor Class, +5 Insight bonus to Fortitude, Reflex, and Will Saving Throws, Doublestrike 7%Icon tooltip.png Doublestrike 7%: Passive: 7% Enhancement bonus to Doublestrike. (Doublestrike is a chance to score an additional hit with a melee attack.), GuardbreakingIcon tooltip.pngGuardbreaking: This item enables you to break an enemy's guard in between your melee attacks. On critical hits with your melee weapons, enemies will become dazed as a result., RiposteIcon tooltip.pngRiposte: When its wearer is successfully attacked in melee, this shield occasionally allows him or her to make an immediate counterattack, dealing bludgeoning damage to the offending enemy., Insightful Dexterity +2Icon tooltip.pngInsightful Dexterity +2: This item makes the wearer more nimble and dexterous, granting a +2 insight bonus to Dexterity., Empty Blue Augment Slot Icon tooltip.pngBlue AugmentsColorless Augments 1,100 110 Stolen Malachites, 90 Stolen Opals Epic Swashbuckler (Level 24, Tier 2), Greater Nimble Trinket
Inter-level upgrade recipes
Level / Tier Cost (Doubloons/Gems/Item)
Gold Silver Copper Gems Item
Level 8 (Tier 1) 150 350 20 Stolen Ambers Swashbuckler (Level 4)
Level 12 (Tier 1) 200 400 25 Stolen Topazes Swashbuckler (Level 8)
Level 16 (Tier 1) 300 600 30 Stolen Sapphires Swashbuckler (Level 12)
Level 20 (Tier 1) 400 750 35 Stolen Diamonds Swashbuckler (Level 16)
Level 24 (Tier 1) 300 600 40 Stolen Malachites Epic Swashbuckler (Level 20)