Game of Thrones Ascent Guide: Sworn Swords
Sworn Swords can be become quite complex units to manage in Game of Thrones Ascent if you don’t grasp each basic concept of all the features they have, from Training to Job specializations, how their stats are boosted with equipment and your main character and also, how to properly use them in Adventures depending on which main stat they are focused on.
Training Your Sworn Sword
Once you see a small blinking legend that reads “Train” in your Sworn Sword icon on the right side of the screen, it means the SS has reached a new rank and you can assign 1 training point to it.
Also, more actions become available after training.
Choosing A Specialization
When you are training your SS and choose to add points to 1 of the three main stats, you will find that these are also divided into sub-stats, so each time you add a point to these sub-stats (or job specializations) you get a 1% bonus for the specific action attached to it. Now, you can merely add the point to the main stat if you want to;
- Vanguard: Gains Fight Ability
- Skirmisher: Gains Harass Ability
- Protector: Gains Aid Ability
- Merchant: Gains Barker Ability
- Charlatan: Gains Swindle Ability
- Corruptor: Gains Bribe Ability
- Agent: Gains Spy Ability
- saboteur: Gains Sabotage Ability
- Thief: Gains Steal Ability
If you are building a Sworn Sword and think of keeping it for a very long time, then the best way to go is to specialize it in a certain job. You will eventually hire more SSs and prepare training them in different actions. This way you make sure to have a high success rate in adventures and also in SS Quests. It takes a lot of time but it pays off.
Recruiting New Sworn Swords
So how do you recruit a new SS?. It’s simple, go to the Sworn Sword menu (click on any of the SSs on the right side of the screen) and then click on the tab RECRUIT. The menu will let you know what level needs to be reached in order to be able to recruit a new SS. Once you do so, you will get a list of available SSs to pick from. Mind you, the better stats the new SS has, the more expensive it gets to hire, yes, it’s not for free. Our suggestion is to be patient, save quite a lot of silver and then pick the best Sworn Sword available.
You can always refresh your recruits if you already have SSs focused on those stats, but that action costs 1 gold.
How Your Main Character Stats Affect the SS
Your Noble’s stats stack upon your Sworn Sword during a quest or adventure. If you have a character with stats focused on trade and a SS with stats on the same branch, you will highly increase your % bonus for it. Remember your Fealty points come into play as well.
Your alignment does not affect your SS performance during missions.
Read our GoT Ascent Walkthrough
for Beginners if you are new to the game and need to grasp the most basic gameplay concepts.
Your final objective must have a total of 9 Sworn Swords, each one specialized in just 1 job. It will come in very handy for Player vs Player missions. Your Sworn Sword builds/specs does not have to always match your main character stats, this is of course for those thinking of a long term strategy, you will end up having SSs that balance your main character’s weaknesses. This same rule applies depending on the House you’ve chosen to side with. For instance, the Lannisters are not good at battle, so your first priority should be creating a Sworn Sword that is good at Battle >> Fight to be successful at quests where you face a Defender that has good stats at battle.