- "He fights with swords, And he's good. I seem to remember you being pretty good with a blade yourself."
"Mastery of swords is more than mastery of technique. To defeat this man, you must think like him. Be like him. You must fight in the ways he does."
- —Oliver Queen and Tatsu Yamashiro[src]
Swordsmanship refers to the skills of a swordsman or swordswoman, an individual versed in the art of the sword. The term is modern, and as such was mainly used to refer to smallsword fencing but by extension, it can also be applied to any martial art involving the use of a sword. Notable swordsmen/swordswomen shown to be extremely proficient in this skill; include Slade Wilson, Billy Wintergreen, Malcolm Merlyn, Al-Owal, Nyssa al Ghul, Talia al Ghul, Thea Queen, Tatsu Yamashiro, Maseo Yamashiro, Ra's al Ghul, Chien Na Wei, Sara Lance, Damien Darhk and Oliver Queen.
- John Constantine
- Nyssa al Ghul
- Talia al Ghul
- Malcolm Merlyn/Dark Archer (deceased)
- Mesi Natifah/Talibah
- Oliver Queen/The Hood/The Arrow/Green Arrow
- Chien Na Wei/China White
- Joe Wilson/Kane Wolfman
- Slade Wilson/Deathstroke
- Tatsu Yamashiro
- Adrian Chase/Prometheus (deceased)
- Alex Danvers
- Athena (deceased)
- Damien Darhk (deceased)
- Marlize DeVoe
- Sara Lance/The Canary/White Canary
- Al-Owal (deceased)
- "Ra's al Ghul" (deceased)
- Isabel Rochev/Ravager (deceased)
- Billy Wintergreen (deceased)
- Maseo Yamashiro/Sarab (deceased)
- Thea Queen/Speedy
- Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost
- Joe West
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- In the real world, swordsmanship or sword fighting refers to the skills of a swordsman, a person versed in the art of the sword.