Crimson Blade is an enemy from Vagrant Story, a footsoldier in the Order of the Crimson Blades. There are eleven different types that Ashley Riot may fight, each with unique stats. They respawn each time Ashley leaves and reenters the overall area they are in, or when he moves four 'rooms' away. The eleven types only differ in equipment and stats.
Crimson Blades do not really require strategy beyond attacking whatever body part is the weakest. However, some Crimson Blades can cast low level magic, such as Herakles, Prostasia and weaker elemental magic. They are also not immune to any status ailments. The player should cast Degenerate and Tarnish on those that have these buffs.