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How to do the Sword Master Commendation

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One of the many commendations you can complete during The Quest for Guybrush Tall Tale is the ‘Sword Master’ commendation. You can start working on the commendation as soon as you clear the fog from Mêlée Island.

If you need help completing the rest of The Quest for Guybrush Tall Tale, check out our entire walkthrough here.

If you are just looking to unlock ‘Sword Master’ and use every insult and retort during Insult Sword Fighting, your first step is to complete a circus performance!

Sword Master Commendation

To complete the Sword Master commendation and use every insult and retort during Insult Sword Fighting, you must learn all 10 Insult and Retort pairs. However, before doing that, you must complete a circus performance, receive Insult Sword Fighting training from Captain Smirk, and fight at least eight Ghost Pirates around Mêlée Island.

Fortunately, you will complete these tasks naturally during the Tall Tale as you work on the Trail of the Sword. If you need help with any Trail of the Sword step, follow our dedicated commendation guide here. It will show you how to complete a circus performance, do the Insult Sword Fighting training, and fight Ghost Pirates.

Once you learn every Insult and Retrot, you must use each!

New insult learned!

Insult and Retorts

There are 10 Insults and corresponding Retorts you’ll need to learn and use. You can quickly tell which Insults and Retorts you have yet to use by the yellow dot next to each in the dialogue option list.

Below is a list of every Insult and its Retort:

InsultRetort
My deeds are spoken of worldwide!Well, everyone loves a good joke.
My swordplay will amaze you!Yeah - I'm amazed you've lasted this long.
Your not fit to lick my boots!I'll be scraping you off mine shortly.
I've met pigs that are scarier than you!Glad to hear you stay in touch with your parents.
No-one has faced me and lived!With breath that bad, I'm not surprised.
I'm here to take your life!It's about time you got one.
I'll wipe the floor with you!I hope you're better at cleaning than you are at fighting.
I'm the greatest fighter on the seas!Too bad you met ME on dry land.
Need to catch your breath? Only from laughing at you.
No-one has ever beaten me in combat!Oh, so this IS your first time?

To the Tavern!

Aye, we pirates do love a good tavern. ‘Tis a place to share our findings and adventures. ‘Tis a place to clap each other on the back. ‘Tis a place to glean further insight.

Happily, we’ve found proverbial taverns on several social outposts—each bustling with a vibrant pirate community! Want to join in the merriment? Ye will always find a hearty welcome at our table!

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To the Tavern!

Aye, we pirates do love a good tavern. ‘Tis a place to share our findings and adventures. ‘Tis a place to clap each other on the back. ‘Tis a place to glean further insight.

Happily, we’ve found proverbial taverns on several social outposts—each bustling with a vibrant pirate community! Want to join in the merriment? Ye will always find a hearty welcome at our table!

Want to keep a weather eye out?

Jot down yer email, and we’ll be sure to let ye know when there’s something new on the horizon.

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