A sword-wielding guardsman of Eternian Central Command whose Carotid Slash can lower M. Def. Beware of situations where his unit includes a mage.
The Duchy Guardsman is an enemy in Bravely Default. Its Carotid Slash reduces Magic Defense to 75%, which can be devastating if used in combination with the Duchy Mage Guard's Blizzaga attack. It is weak to Lightning element attacks such as Thundaga or Thundaga Blade, and liberal use of them should dispatch it quickly.
[view·edit·purge]A duchy is a country, territory, fief, or domain ruled by a duke or duchess. The term is used almost exclusively in Europe, where in the present day there is no sovereign duchy (i.e. with the status of a nation state) left.
[view·edit·purge]Guardsman is a rank used instead of private in some military units that serve as the official bodyguard of a sovereign or head of state. It is also used as a generic term for any member of a guards unit of any rank.