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shining force ii: characters: the shining force: slade
THIF Slade

NINJ Slade

Slade, Thief of the Shining Force

Slade, Ninja of the Shining Force

Name: Slade
Japanese: Jippo (Trans: Jippo)
Race: Giant Rat
Class: Thief (THIF)
Promotion: Ninja (NINJ)

Slade the Thief is the rat who started all the problems with which Rune is now faced. We learn that he always steals from the rich to give to the poor, in the style of the legendary Robin Hood, and when he found the Jewels of Light and Evil he took them with good intent, unaware of the trouble he'd cause. He helps you to escape from Galam Jail after you've been captured and then decides to join in order to attempt to put the wrong things right.

While he is not very strong at the start of the game (many people seem to leave him out later on because of this) he can be one of the toughest guys on the Force with a little bit of work. After promotion, he is (in his own words) "Like a shadow of the night: silent and deadly". He learns some very powerful spells and can use an awesome weapon, the Gisarme, capable of cutting a monster in two and killing them in that single blow! Certainly a character to work on!

Slade's Headquarters Quote:
"I'm like a shadow of the night. Silent and deadly!"

Slade, Thief of the Shining Force

shining force ii: characters: the shining force: slade: animations
Many thanks to Wolfgang Landgraf for these animations!

Thief Class (THIF) Ninja Class (NINJ)
attack defend attack defend

shining force ii: characters: the shining force: slade: statistics
Initial Statistics
5 12 0 14 10 10 7 Short Knife None

The graphs below show the growth rate of Slade's statistics throughout the game, starting at level 1 (level 1 stats are based on growth rate if the character joined at any other level). These are adapted from the ASCII/Famitsu Shining Force II Guide Book, and so should be pretty accurate! However, please note that the charts are based on a standard game, in which no extra training is given to any characters. The growth may vary with extra training, and even from game to game, due to the random level-ups.

Before Promotion:
After Promotion:

shining force ii: characters: the shining force: slade: weapons
Weapon types: Knives & Swords   Best Weapon: Gisarme
Attack boosts for each weapon are listed below that weapon's name. If there is also a line of text in italics, this refers to the effect caused when the weapon is used, or anything else that is special about that weapon. Slade can also equip SDMN weapons after promotion.
  - Thief Class Weapons (THIF) cannot be equipped after promotion
Short Knife
Attack +5
No special notes
Attack +8
No special notes
Attack +12
No special notes
Thieve's Dagger
Attack +18 / Agility +5
No special notes
  - Ninja Class Weapons (NINJ) can only be equipped following promotion
Broad Sword
Attack +22
No special notes
Buster Sword
Attack +26
No special notes
Great Sword
Attack +29
Mithril Weapon
Critical Sword
Attack +32
Mithril Weapon
Increases Critical Hits
Attack +34
Mithril Weapon
Battle Sword
Attack +35
Mithril Weapon
Ninja Katana
Attack +39
Mithril Weapon
Attack +42
Mithril Weapon
Can "Cut Off" monsters
Dark Sword
Attack +50/ Defence -5
Cursed Weapon
Desoul level 1

shining force ii: characters: the shining force: slade: spells
Magic type: Offensive
Below is a list of the spells learned by this character, and at which level the character needs to be for the spell level to increase.
Note: Slade only learns the spells after promotion, hence he must be promoted and at the following levels to learn the spells. For more info on how the spells work, see the Spells Page.
Katon - damages enemies with fire
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Raijin - damages enemy with lightning
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4

shining force ii: characters: the shining force: slade: pictures
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