Sword Wielding Skeletons are skeletons wielding a shield and sword. They can block Maximo's attacks as well as deal damage right back. An overhead attack can knock them down and then you can finish them with a downward strike. There are white sword skeletons and black ones as well. The only difference is that the black one can go underground and pop up behind you so watch your back. Special sword attacks can usally get by their shields so swords upgrades help out as well.