Soldiers are the first type of enemy class the player encounters in Tecmo's Deception: Invitation to Darkness. They are a physical class of grunts with swords and shields that are generally weak to magic traps and can be affected by Lure Masks. The Cavalier and Swordsman classes are largely stronger versions of this class.

A generic nameless soldier is the first character the player meets in the Castle. Idorigo as well as Dairos are unique variants of the class that wear more armor than other soldiers.