Hey what's going on guys? Got some great insight for you. I believe that the trickster class is practically made for Sylvain. How so? Well, it just so happens that he has a hidden talent for black magic where he learns Black magic avoid +20. So of course I taught him the required faith magic as well as black magic. To help him with swords I picked him as the representative for the dance competition where he earned Sword avoid +20. This is perfect as trickster specializes is swords and magic. He'll practically be untouched by most enemies and can be used as a dodge tank(especially useful on maddening). Hope this helps.