Duran (デュラン, Dyuran) is one of the six playable characters in Seiken Densetsu 3.


Duran is a mercenary swordsman from the Grasslands Kingdom of Valsena (Forcena in the fan-translation) who proudly serves the wise King Richard. Duran's father Loki, a good friend of Richard's, was lost in a battle with the Dragon Emperor when Duran was still young. Soon afterwards, Duran's mother succumbed to an illness, leaving Duran and his little sister Wendy to be raised by their aunt Stella. One night, Duran is on guard duty at the castle of Valsena when the wizard Koren attacks the castle. Duran fights back, but is overwhelmed by Koren's magical abilities and is left for dead. After making his recovery, Duran vows to become the best swordsman in the world and to exact his revenge upon Koren. He then leaves for the Holy City Wendel to ask the Priest of Light about changing classes.

Duran shares many story elements with Angela, who comes from the Magic Kingdom of Altena which tries to invade Valsena. If either of them is chosen as the main protagonist in Seiken Densetsu 3, the main villain will be the Dragon Emperor and the final dungeon will be the Dragon Hole.


At first, Duran is a straightforward sword user with above-average Strength and Vitality stats. Upon changing classes, Duran can learn some magic to supplement his physical abilities. His Light classes learn primarily healing magic, whereas his Dark classes mainly focus on adding elemental attributes to weapons. Duran's Light classes have another benefit: they are the only classes capable of equipping shields, which greatly boost the wearer's Evasion stat.


Below is a list of Duran's classes. The first class change takes place at Level 18, while the second one takes place at Level 36, with the latter requiring specific items acquired from ??? Seeds.

Class Light Dark
Fighter Knight Gladiator
Knight Paladin (Paladin's ProofPaladin's Proof) Lord (Lord's ProofLord's Proof)
Gladiator Swordmaster (Master's ProofMaster's Proof) Duelist Duelist's ProofDuelist's Proof)

Skill Attacks

Below is a list of skill attacks Duran learns across his different classes:


Duran is capable of learning several spells, which mainly boost the stats of allies or lower the stats of enemies. Depending on her final class, Riesz will also learn at least one Summon spell as well.

Below is a table of spells Duran learns across his different classes:

Class Spell Spell Spell Spell
Knight Heal LightHeal Light
Gladiator Diamond SaberDiamond Saber Thunder SaberThunder Saber Ice SaberIce Saber Flame SaberFlame Saber
Paladin Saint SaberSaint Saber
Lord Tinkle RainTinkle Rain
Swordmaster Moon SaberMoon Saber Leaf SabreLeaf Saber
Duelist Dark SaberDark Saber
  • Note: Duran gains the ability to multi-target with Heal Light when he class changes into a Lord. Likewise, his Saber spells will also gain the ability to multi-target when he class changes into a Swordmaster.



Name Cost Location Class
Bronze Sword (SD3)Bronze Sword 42 Starting Weapon --
Iron Sword (SD3)Iron Sword 100 Astoria, Wendel, Maia --
GladiusGladius 210 Dwarf Village, Valsena --
BroadswordBroadsword 276 Byzel, Palo, Jad --
SaberSaber 585 Ghost Ship, Palo --
Steel Sword (SD3)Steel Sword 1000 Dark Priest Village --
Bastard SwordBastard Sword 1690 Elrand, Sultan, Deen --
Silver BladeSilver Blade 2820 Mintos --
EstocEstoc 3400 Mintos Knight
FalchionFalchion 3380 Mintos Gladiator
FlambergeFlamberge 3410 Diorre --
ColichemardeColichemarde 3480 Diorre Knight
ShamshirShamshir 3440 Diorre Gladiator
PalestormPalestorm 4535 Altena, Deen, Mintos --
Mythril SwordMythril Sword 4830 Altena, Deen, Mintos Knight
KatzbalgerKatzbalger 5070 Altena, Deen, Mintos Gladiator
BalmunkBalmunk 7735 Cats --
Valor SwordValor Sword 8430 Cats Knight
Kusanagi BladeKusanagi Blade 8440 Cats Gladiator
TyrvingTyrving 17470 Cats --
DefenderDefender 18800 Cats Knight
Muramasa BladeMuramasa Blade 18670 Cats Gladiator
Krau SolasKrau Solas 21870 Pedan --
ExcaliburExcalibur 34670 Pedan Knight
LevateinLevatein 34470 Pedan Gladiator
DragonbaneDragonbane -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Knight/Gladiator
Brave BladeBrave Blade -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Paladin
SigmundSigmund -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Lord
RagnarokRagnarok -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Swordmaster
DeathbringerDeathbringer -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Duelist


Name Cost Location Class
Quilted LeatherQuilted Leather 22 Starting Armor --
Hard LeatherHard Leather 65 Wendel, Maia --
Bezant MailBezant Mail 154 Dwarf Village, Valsena --
Lamelar ArmorLamelar Armor 220 Byzel, Palo --
HauberkHauberk 276 Ghost Ship, Palo --
Half PlateHalf Plate 378 Valsena --
Plate MailPlate Mail 800 Elrand, Sultan, Deen, Mintos, Diorre --
Lunula MailLunula Mail 1450 Mintos --
ReflexReflex 1970 Diorre --
Pegasus ArmorPegasus Armor 2600 Altena, Deen, Mintos --
Leonis PlateLeonis Plate 3155 Cats --
Knight's ArmorKnight's Armor 4830 Cats Knight
Swordsman's ArmorSwordsman's Armor 4935 Cats Gladiator
Gold ArmorGold Armor 8400 Pedan Knight
Platinum ArmorPlatinum Armor 8430 Pedan Gladiator
Dragon's MailDragon's Mail -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Knight/Gladiator
Hero's ArmorHero's Armor -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Paladin
Protect ArmorProtect Armor -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Lord
Master's ArmorMaster's Armor -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Swordmaster
Skeleton MailSkeleton Mail -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Duelist


Name Cost Location Class
Leather VisorLeather Visor 58 Maia --
HeadgearHeadgear 215 Jad --
Studded HelmStudded Helm 1100 Deen --
Visored HelmVisored Helm 1750 Diorre --
Horned HelmHorned Helm 2350 Cats --
Silver SalletSilver Sallet 3415 Cats --
Beryl ArmetBeryl Armet 5070 Pedan --
Dragon HelmDragon Helm -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Knight/Gladiator
Hero's CrownHero's Crown -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Paladin
Protection HelmProtection Helm -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Lord
Rising Moon HelmRising Moon Helm -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Swordmaster
Skull HeadSkull Head -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Duelist


Name Cost Location Class
Leather GauntletLeather Gauntlet 98 Valsena --
Steel GauntletSteel Gauntlet 154 Jad --
GauntletGauntlet 820 Deen --
Strength ArmbandStrength Armband 1690 Deen, Mintos --
Knight's CrestKnight's Crest 2260 Cats Knight
Swordsman's ArmbandSwordsman's Armband 2000 Cats Gladiator
Dragon RingDragon Ring -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Knight/Gladiator
War King's CrestWar King's Crest -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Paladin/Lord
Master's ArmbandMaster's Armband -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Swordmaster/Duelist


  • Note: Duran is granted the ability to equip shields only in his Light classes (Knight/Paladin/Lord).
Name Cost Location Class
Water Dragon ShieldWater Dragon Shield 4000 Valsena Knight
Red Heat ShieldRed Heat Shield 4000 Valsena Knight
Thunder God ShieldThunder God Shield 4000 Valsena Knight
Earth ShieldEarth Shield 4000 Valsena Knight
Gold ShieldGold Shield 3380 Elrand, Sultan Knight
Dragon ShieldDragon Shield -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Knight
Sacred ShieldSacred Shield -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Paladin
Oath ShieldOath Shield -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Lord
Adamant ShieldAdamant Shield -- Weapon Armor SeedWeapon/Armor Seed Lord


Trials of Mana
Angela · Charlotte · Duran · Hawkeye · Kevin · Riesz
Belladonna · Crimson Wizard · Dark Majesty · Darkshine Knight · Dragon Lord · Goremand · Heath · Malocchio · Masked Mage
Non-Player Characters
Bon Voyage · Vuscav · Faerie · Flammie · Goddess of Mana · Priest of Light
Character Techniques
Double Attack · Pink Typhoon · Star Attack · Spiral Rod · Dancing Rod · 10 tons · Hot Shot
Bonkle · Jump · Dash · ChopChop · BoomBoom · Craaaazy · HugeHuge
Cross Slash · 3-Step Cut · Whirlwind Sword · Flashing Sword · Magic Circle · Vacuum Sword · Eruption Sword
Back Slash · Flying Swallow Toss · Silhouette Slice · Dance of Roses · Thousand Slice · Shadow Dive · Split-Image Slice
Ashura Dream Fist · Whirlwind Kick · Tornado Throw · Water-Moon Slice · Bastard Slam · Byakko Shock Wave · Stardust Bomb · Genbu 100 Kick · Blow Impact · Suzaku Sky Dance · Veritubach · Seiryuu Death Fist · Dead Crush
Whirlwind Lance · Vacuum Wave Spear · Flying Heaven Spear · Light Ball Spear · Shooting Star Spear · Dragon Fang Spear · Hundred Flower Dance
Altena · Astoria · Beiser · Corobokkle Forest · Deen · Dior · Dwarf Village · Elrand · Ferolia · Jadd · Laurent · Maia · Mintas · Nevarl · Palo · Pedda · Sultan · Valsena · Village of the Dark Priests · Wendel
Burning Sands · Cave of Darkness · Cascade Cavern · Celestial Peak · Chartmoon Tower · Cleft of the Earth · Gemstone Valley Daria · Dark Castle · Dragon's Hall · Duskmoon Forest · Dwarf Tunnels · Fiery Gorge · Frostbite Fields · Ghost Ship · Glass Desert · Golden Road · Gusthall · Heavensway · Jungle of Visions · Labyrinth of Ice · Lampbloom Woods · Mana Sanctuary · Mirage Palace · Molebear Moors · Oblivisle · Rabite Forest · Shimmering Ruins · Volcanic Island Beuca · Woods of Wandara
Mana Tree · Mana Sword · Benevodons
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