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For other uses, see Elsword (disambiguation).
Full Name
Great Sword
December 27th
155 cm (5 ft 1 in)
54 kg (119 lb)
Blood Type
Class Tree

Voice Actors
정유미 (Jung Yu-mi)
鈴村 健一 (Kenichi Suzumura)
Nicolas Roye
Philipp Zieschang
Cesc Martínez
Taric Mehani
Max Di Benedetto
Adrian Rux
Justin Reddig
Release Date
27 December 2007
9 December 2010
4 May 2011
11 November 2011
There's no other swordsman as tough as me!


[A master swordsman who excels at close range combat]

Special Ability

Main Article: Way of the Sword

The "Way of the Sword" ability enables him to utilize the energy gained through attacks and skills into 2 types of auras: Aura of Vitality and Aura of Destruction. Aura of Vitality helps Elsword to recover mana faster by 200% (150% in PvP) through certain commands and allows Elsword to use skills labeled as "Vitality skills" at a lower MP cost, allowing Elsword to make the most out of his MP pool. Aura of Destruction helps Elsword to do more damage by increasing the damage of his heavy attacks and skills labeled as "Destruction skills" by 100% and 50%, respectively.


Main Article: Ruben Forest (Elsword)
  • In-game Version
  • Nexon Version

Elsword is the younger brother of Elesis, the First Captain of Red Knights of Velder.

Elsword trained hard from a young age to be strong like his sister, learning his sword techniques from a knight of Velder.

He began his adventure when he received a mission to restore the El as a member of the El Search Party.

First Class Advancement

Elsword is required to be Lv.15 to begin his first class advancement. You can decide between the following:

Sword Knight
A swordsman specialized in aggressive close-combat sword techniques.

Sword Knight

Magic Knight
A magic swordsman who uses rune magic along with his sword.

Magic Knight

Shealth Knight
A swordsman that wields two swords in a high-speed combat.

Sheath Knight

Root Knight
A class that imbues the power of El to the Way of the Sword by resonating with the El and brings judgement to the enemies.

Root Knight

Skill Tree

Skills Passives
[Create a bond and use the new skills!]
Changes to if Married.
Changes to if Partnered.

Level 1
Level 5
Level 10
Level 15

Level 20
  • Skill Traits unlocked at Level 20.
  • Final Enhanced Skill unlocked upon advancing to 1st job class.


Combo Description Damage
Basic 4 hit combo with his sword.

149% Phy. Damage
183% Phy. Damage
217% Phy. Damage
343% Phy. Damage

Basic 3 hit combo with his sword, followed by a heavy slash, knocking targets quite a distance.

149% Phy. Damage
183% Phy. Damage
217% Phy. Damage
297% Phy. Damage

Basic 3 heavy hit combo with his sword.

287% Phy. Damage
311% Phy. Damage
392% Phy. Damage

Basic 2 heavy hit combo with his sword, followed by an uppercut that sends targets upwards.

287% Phy. Damage
311% Phy. Damage
377% Phy. Damage

Single jump slash.

160% Phy. Damage

Single jump overhead slash, knocking down targets.

349% Phy. Damage

2 slashes after dashing followed by piercing through the enemy.

173% Phy. Damage
209% Phy. Damage
235% Phy. Damage

Heavy uppercut after dashing, knocking targets up.

319% Phy. Damage

3 sword slashes after dashing in midair.

172% Phy. Damage
206% Phy. Damage
309% Phy. Damage

1 overhead slash that does not knockdown, followed by another heavy slash that knocks targets down.

299% Phy. Damage
408% Phy. Damage

Recovery Recover with a twirl slash hitting in targets both in front and behind.

208% Phy. Damage

Recovery Recover with a single 180° slash leaving targets open for combo.

302% Phy. Damage


Date Changes
07/23/2015 12/16/2015
07/27/2017 08/09/2017
  • Modified Recovery :
    • Effected originally added by Roll is now default behavior.
  • Recovery attack no longer knocks down.
06/20/2019 07/17/2019
  • Adjusted command responsiveness to allow for less restrictive movement.
    • Also applies to all job paths.
  • Dashing distance during input increased. Enemies hit are pushed back more.


Full Gallery: Elsword/Gallery




  • Elsword's job path in Lore/Story would be the Knight Emperor path.
  • Elsword's official theme song is El's Word.
  • Elsword's older sister is Elesis. Due to this, the two cannot be married to each other.
  • Elsword has the unparalleled unique ability to resonate with the El, so much so that Solace labels Elsword as the "Guardian of El".
    • This ability was first seen in Elsword's tutorial, where he used the El's power to ward off Berthe before Aisha intervened.
    • Due to his unique resonance with the El, Elsword actually has an almost instinctive desire to restore the El, even if he doesn't realize it.
    • The forced use of this ability is the basis for the Genesis path, which explores how excessive use of it could affect Elsword, as opposed to the Knight Emperor path who displays the ability naturally.
  • Elsword is the youngest person to have ever been officially admitted into the actual El Search Party program from Ruben.
  • While Elsword has an affinity for the fire element just like his sister Elesis, he's initially unaware of this ability and never consciously uses it outside of the Rune Master path, where he accidentally released some of it and then had Aisha teach him how to control it.
    • In the past, it was Echo who performed a ritual on Elsword that allowed the Magic Knight to use fire magic.
    • While skills like Flame Geyser, Mortal Blow and Grand Cross, from base and the Knight Emperor path may look like fire magic at first glance, their descriptions all specifically refer to just slamming the ground hard enough for rocks and flames to shoot out. While this may be aided by his affinity towards the element, he does not control it.
  • Elsword's backstory is similar in concept to Elesis Sieghart, a character in a separate MMO created by KoG called Grand Chase.
    • In the beta, Elsword was voiced by the same voice actor of Lass in Grand Chase.
  • Elsword's Promotional Sword will change form while in Awakening Mode, a trait which is only shared by the other original characters, Aisha and Rena.
  • Elsword wrote the Skill Note "Stronger the better!" for Pyro Knight's Burst Wave skill.
  • In very early versions of the game, Elsword actually had unique skill cut-ins for specific skills, such as a unique cut-in for Flame Geyser and Unlimited Blade.
  • Elsword's canon birthday is the same as the release date for Elsword in Korea. He also shares his birthday with Aisha.
  • In the side story Resolution 3, it is revealed that Elsword's father's name is Elkashu.

Generic Clear Lines

  • Elsword: Gotta hustle and get the power of El back!
  • Elsword: Gotta keep going and do Sis proud. Bring it on, bad guys!
  • Elsword: Was that supposed to stop me? I'm just gonna keep getting stronger!

Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
South Korea 엘소드 Elsword
Japan エルス Els
Taiwan (Traditional Chinese) 艾索德 Elsword
China (Simplified Chinese) 艾索德 Elsword
Elsword: Evolution (Mobile) Exorde (before May 19, 2016)