Doom of the Living is the second Limit Level 3 ability for Yuffie, obtained after using Gauntlet 6 times. It deals non-elemental physical damage 15 times to random enemies at 5⁄8 times normal damage.
Doom of the Living is here translated as Blade: Metsu. It is a one-handed Katana Weapon Skill exclusively usable by Ninjas who are wielding one of the three special weapons: the Relic Weapon Kikoku, Kikoku's prior stage the Yoshimitsu (and then only in Dynamis), or the Sekirei. In the case of the Sekirei, 13 other weapon skills must be performed before Blade: Metsu may be performed once. If using the Kikoku or Yoshimitsu, performing the weapon skill gives Aftermath of Subtle Blow +10 as well as Attack +10% if the Kikoku has been fully upgraded.
The actual weapon skill itself has an 80% DEX modifier with fTP 5.0 and a chance to inflict Paralysis on the target. Although the animation shows 4 hits and then a violet and black explosion, the weapon skill is treated by the game as only being one hit.
The Japanese naming of this weapon skill is unlike all of the other one-handed katana weaponskills, which are each named with a single kanji reminiscent of the way that Cyan Garamonde's sword techniques are named.
Doom of the Living is a Soul Break taught to Yuffie by her Spiral Shuriken. It has no Charge Time and makes 6 consecutive long-distance physical attacks of water and non-elemental elements against all enemies. The enemies struck have their elemental defense against water lowered and Yuffie gains resistance to water for a time; furthermore, Yuffie also gains Haste and enters Burst Mode.