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Weapon Skills are abilities in Final Fantasy XI that can be used once the player has acquired at least 100% Tactical Points (TP), which is generated by taking or dealing damage with a weapon in combat. In this sense, they are similar to the Limit Breaks of other games in the series.

Weapon Skills are tied to the weapon used, not the Job. Most Weapon Skills are learned by raising your Combat Skill with the weapon in question to a certain level. This level varies between Jobs based on their skill ranking. For example, Spinning Attack is a Hand-to-Hand Weapon Skill which requires 150 Combat Skill to learn. The Monk, which has an A+ Skill Ranking with Hand-to-Hand weapons, can reach 150 Hand-to-Hand Combat Skill at level 49, while the Puppetmaster, with a B+ Skill Ranking, must wait until at least level 50 to reach 150. Note that since Support Jobs cannot be higher than level 50, a Weapon Skill that requires higher than level 50 for a particular Job cannot be used by that Support Job.

Some Weapon Skills can only be used when specific high-level weapons are equipped. These Weapon Skills do not require any Combat Skill to use, but the weapons themselves are limited to very few Jobs.

When used, Weapon Skills are affected by a few factors. TP can be raised to up to 300%, but despite needing only 100% to use a Weapon Skill, all TP is used. Any excess TP instead improves the Weapon Skill, such as increasing its damage or critical strike chance. The damage dealt by Weapon Skills is also modified by a percentage of one or two Stats - which Stats depends on the Skill. Also note that on multi-hit Weapon Skills, the first hit is the most accurate. Each subsequent hit has a higher chance to miss.

Most Weapon Skills have a least one Skillchain element. If two or more Weapon Skills are used on a target in the proper sequence, a Skillchain is produced, increasing the damage of each subsequent Weapon Skill as long as the chain is maintained, and rendering the target vulnerable to Magic Bursts.

Weapon Skills are a central aspect of melee Jobs, as well as Corsairs and Rangers. However, due to the nature of gaining TP, and their comparatively low Skill Ranking with most weapons, Weapon Skills are rarely used by caster Jobs such as Black Mages.

List of Weapon SkillsEdit

For a reference of when specific Jobs can use a Weapon Skill, refer to Combat Skill.

Hand-to-HandEdit

 Name Combat Skill Info TP Enhancement Skillchain
Combo 5 Three-hit attack. Damage Impaction
Shoulder Tackle 40 Single-hit attack. Stuns. Stun duration Impaction

Reverberation

One Inch Punch 75 Single-hit attack, ignores defense % of defense ignored Compression
Backhand Blow 100 Single-hit attack, increased critical chance Critical chance Detonation
Raging Fists 125 Five-hit attack. Damage Impaction
Spinning Attack 150 Single-hit area of effect attack. Radius Impaction

Liquefaction

Howling Fist 200 Single-hit attack. Damage Impaction

Transfixion

Dragon Kick 225 Single-hit attack. Damage Fragmentation
Asuran Fists 250 Eight-hit attack

Quest "The Walls of Your Mind" must be completed.

Accuracy Gravitation

Liquefaction

Tornado Kick 300 Two-hit attack. Damage Induration
Impaction
Detonation
Shijin Spiral 357 Five-hit attack. Inflicts Plague.
Merited weapon skill.
Chance of inflicting Plague Fusion
Reverberation
Final Heaven n/a Single-hit attack, temporarily enhances Subtle Blow effect

Can only be used when the Relic Weapons Caestus or Spharai, or a fully charged pair of Heofon Knuckles are equipped

Subtle Blow bonus duration Fusion

Light

Ascetic's Fury n/a Single-hit attack, increased critical chance

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Burning Fists Mythic Weapon to unlock

Critical chance Fusion

Transfixion

Stringing Pummel n/a Six-hit attack, increased critical chance

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Inferno Claws Mythic Weapon to unlock

Critical chance Gravitation

Liquefaction

Victory Smite n/a Delivers a four-hit attack.

Can only be used when the Empyreal Weapon Verethragna, or the Revenant Fists +1, are equipped.

Critical chance Light
Fragmentation

DaggersEdit

 Name Combat Skill Info TP Enhancement Skillchain
Wasp Sting 5 Single-hit attack, Poisons Poison duration Scission
Gust Slash 40 Single-hit attack, Wind damage Damage Detonation
Shadowstitch 70 Single-hit attack, Binds Bind duration Reverberation
Viper Bite 100 Single-hit attack with double Attack, Poisons Poison duration Scission
Cyclone 125 Single-hit area of effect attack, Wind damage Damage Detonation

Impaction

Energy Steal 150 Single-hit MP Drain MP stolen None
Energy Drain 175 Single-hit MP Drain MP stolen None
Dancing Edge 200 Five-hit attack Accuracy Impaction

Scission

Shark Bite 225 Two-hit attack Damage Fragmentation

Transfixion

Evisceration 230 Five-hit attack, increased critical chance

Quest "Cloak and Daggers" must be completed

Critical chance Gravitation

Transfixion

Aeolian Edge 290 Single hit attack that deals Wind elemental damage. Damage Impaction
Scission
Detonation
Exenterator 357 Four-hit attack. Lowers target's accuracy.
Merited weapon skill.
Accuracy Down duration Fragmentation
Scission
Mercy Stroke n/a Single-hit attack, temporarily increases critical hit chance

Can only be used when the Relic Weapons Batardeau or Mandau are equipped

Critical chance bonus duration Darkness

Gravitation

Mandalic Stab n/a Single-hit attack

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Swordbreaker Mythic Weapon to unlock

Damage Compression

Fusion

Mordant Rime n/a Two-hit attack, chance to inflict Weight

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Dancing Dagger Mythic Weapon to unlock

Chance of Weight Distortion

Fragmentation

Pyrrhic Kleos n/a Four-hit attack, lowers Evasion

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Main Gauche Mythic Weapon to unlock

EVA Down duration Distortion

Scission

SwordsEdit

 Name Combat Skill Info TP Enhancement Skillchain
Fast Blade 5 Two-hit attack Damage Scission
Burning Blade 30 Single-hit attack, Fire damage. Damage Liquefaction
Red Lotus Blade 50 Single-hit attack, Fire damage. Damage Detonation

Liquefaction

Flat Blade 75 Single-hit attack, Stuns Stun duration Impaction
Shining Blade 100 Single-hit attack, Light damage Damage Scission
Seraph Blade 125 Single-hit attack, Light damage Damage Scission
Circle Blade 150 Single-hit area of effect attack Radius Impaction

Reverberation

Spirits Within 175 Unavoidable single-hit attack, damage scales with HP Damage None
Vorpal Blade 200 Four-hit attack, increased critical chance Critical chance Impaction

Scission

Swift Blade 225 Three-hit attack Accuracy Gravitation
Savage Blade 240 Two-hit attack

Quest "Old Wounds" must be completed

Damage Fragmentation

Scission

Sanguine Blade 300 Drains a percentage of damage dealt to HP. Percentage drained n/a
Requiescat 357 Five-hit attack. Deals non-elemental damage.
Merited weapon skill.
Damage Gravitation
Scission
Knights of Round n/a Single-hit attack, grants Regen

Can only be used when the Relic Weapons Caliburn or Excalibur are equipped

Regen duration Fusion

Light

Atonement n/a Two-hit attack, damage scales with Enmity

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Brave Blade Mythic Weapon to unlock

Damage Fusion

Reverberation

Death Blossom n/a Three-hit attack, lowers Magic Evasion

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Vorpal Sword Mythic Weapon to unlock

M-EVA reduction Distortion

Fragmentation

Expiacion n/a Two-hit attack

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Wightslayer Mythic Weapon to unlock

Damage Distortion

Scission

Glory Slash n/a Delivers an attack that deals triple damage. additional effect: Stun
Must equip Lex Talionis in order to use. Can only be used in Campaign.
Damage Fusion
Light

Great SwordsEdit

 Name Combat Skill Info TP Enhancement Skillchain
Hard Slash 5 Single-hit attack Damage Scission
Power Slash 30 Single-hit attack, increased critical chance Critical chance Transfixion
Frostbite 70 Single-hit attack, Ice damage. Damage Induration
Freezebite 100 Single-hit attack, Ice damage. Damage Detonation

Induration

Shockwave 150 Single-hit area of effect attack, inflicts Sleep. Sleep duration Reverberation
Crescent Moon 175 Single-hit attack Damage Scission
Sickle Moon 200 Two-hit attack Damage Impaction

Scission

Spinning Slash 225 Single-hit attack Damage Fragmentation
Ground Strike 250 Single-hit attack

Quest "Inheritance" must be completed

Damage Distortion

Fragmentation

Herculean Slash 290 Ice elemental attack. Inflicts Paralysis. Paralysis duration Induration
Impaction
Detonation
Resolution 357 Five-hit attack.
Merited weapon skill.
Damage Fragmentation
Scission
Scourge n/a Single-hit attack, temporarily increases critical hit chance

Can only be used when the Relic Weapons Valhalla or Ragnarok are equipped

Critical chance bonus duration Fusion

Light

AxesEdit

 Name Combat Skill Info TP Enhancement Skillchain
Raging Axe 5 Two-hit attack Damage Detonation

Impaction

Smash Axe 40 Single-hit attack, Stuns Stun duration Induration

Reverberation

Gale Axe 70 Single-hit attack, Chokes Choke duration Detonation
Avalanche Axe 100 Single-hit attack Damage Impaction

Scission

Spinning Axe 150 Two-hit attack Damage Impaction

Liquefaction
Scission

Rampage 175 Five-hit attack, increased critical chance Critical chance Scission
Calamity 200 Single-hit attack Damage Impaction

Scission

Mistral Axe 225 Single-hit ranged attack Damage Fusion
Decimation 240 Three-hit attack

Quest "Axe the Competition" must be completed

Accuracy Fusion
Reverberation
Bora Axe 290 Single-hit ranged attack. Ice elemental. Binds target. Chance of binding target Scission
Detonation
Ruinator 357 Four-hit attack.
Merited weapon skill.
Accuracy Distortion
Detonation
Onslaught n/a Single-hit attack, lowers Accuracy

Can only be used when the Relic Weapons Ogre Killer or Guttler are equipped

ACC Down duration Darkness

Gravitation

Primal Rend n/a Single-hit attack, Light damage

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Double Axe Mythic Weapon to unlock

Damage Gravitation

Reverberation

Great AxesEdit

 Name Combat Skill Info TP Enhancement Skillchain
Shield Break 5 Single-hit attack, lowers Evasion EVA Down duration Impaction
Iron Tempest 40 Single-hit attack Damage Scission
Sturmwind 70 Two-hit attack Damage Reverberation

Scission

Armor Break 100 Single-hit attack, lowers Defense DEF Down duration Impaction
Keen Edge 150 Single-hit attack, increased critical chance Critical chance Compression
Weapon Break 175 Single-hit attack, lowers Attack ATK Down duration Impaction
Raging Rush 200 Three-hit attack, increased critical chance Critical chance Induration

Reverberation

Full Break 225 Single-hit attack, lowers Attack, Defense, Accuracy, and Evasion ATK/DEF/ACC/EVA Down duration Distortion
Steel Cyclone 240 Single-hit attack

Quest "The Weight of Your Limits" must be completed

Damage Detonation
Distortion
Fell Cleave 300 Area of Effect attack. Radius of the attack Scission
Detonation
Upheaval 357 Four-hit attack.
Merited weapon skill.
Damage Fusion
Compression
Metatron Torment n/a Single-hit attack, lowers Defense

Can only be used when the Relic Weapons Abaddon Killer or Bravura are equipped

DEF Down duration Fusion

Light

King's Justice n/a Three-hit attack

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Sturdy Axe Mythic Weapon to unlock

Damage Fragmentation

Scission

ScythesEdit

 Name Combat Skill Info TP Enhancement Skillchain
Slice 5 Single-hit attack Damage Scission
Dark Harvest 30 Single-hit attack, Dark damage Damage Reverberation
Shadows of Death 70 Single-hit attack, Dark damage Damage Induration

Reverberation

Nightmare Scythe 100 Single-hit attack, Blinds Blind duration Compression

Scission

Spinning Scythe 125 Single-hit area of effect attack Radius Reverberation

Scission

Vorpal Scythe 150 Single-hit attack, increased critical chance Critical chance Scission

Transfixion

Guillotine 200 Four-hit attack, Silences Silence duration Induration
Cross Reaper 225 Two-hit attack Damage Distortion
Spiral Hell 240 Single-hit attack

Quest "Souls in Shadow" must be completed

Damage Distortion
Scission
Infernal Scythe 300 Dark elemental damage. Lowers target's attack. Attack Down duration Compression
Reverberation
Entropy 357 Four-hit attack. Converts some damage dealt into MP.
Merited weapon skill.
Damage Gravitation
Reverberation
Catastrophe n/a Single-hit Drain, grants Haste

Can only be used when the Relic Weapons Bec de Faucon or Apocalypse are equipped

Haste duration Darkness

Gravitation

Insurgency n/a Four-hit attack

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Death Sickle Mythic Weapon to unlock

Damage Compression

Fusion

PolearmsEdit

 Name Combat Skill Info TP Enhancement Skillchain
Double Thrust 5 Two-hit attack Damage Transfixion
Thunder Thrust 30 Single-hit attack, Lightning damage Damage Impaction

Transfixion

Raiden Thrust 70 Single-hit attack, Lightning damage Damage Impaction

Transfixion

Leg Sweep 100 Single-hit attack, Stuns Stun duration Impaction
Penta Thrust 150 Five-hit attack Accuracy Compression
Vorpal Thrust 175 Single-hit attack, increased critical chance Critical chance Reverberation

Transfixion

Skewer 200 Three-hit attack, increased critical chance Critical chance Impaction

Transfixion

Wheeling Thrust 225 Single-hit attack, ignores defense % of defense ignored Fusion
Impulse Drive 240 Two-hit attack

Quest "Methods Create Madness" must be completed

Damage Gravitation
Induration
Sonic Thrust 300 Area of Effect attack. Damage Transfixion
Scission
Stardiver 357 Four-hit attack. Reduces target's critical hit evasion.
Merited weapon skill.
Damage Gravitation
Transfixion
Geirskogul n/a Single-hit attack, grants Shock Spikes

Can only be used when the Relic Weapons Gae Assail or Gungnir are equipped

Shock Spikes duration Distortion

Light

Drakesbane n/a Four-hit attack, increased critical chance

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Radiant Lance Mythic Weapon to unlock

Critical chance Fusion

Transfixion

KatanaEdit

 Name Combat Skill Info TP Enhancement Skillchain
Blade: Rin 5 Single-hit attack, increased critical chance Critical chance Transfixion
Blade: Retsu 30 Two-hit attack, Paralyzes Duration of paralysis Scission
Blade: Teki 70 Single-hit attack, Water damage Damage Reverberation
Blade: To 100 Single-hit attack, Ice damage Damage Detonation

Induration

Blade: Chi 150 Two-hit attack, Earth damage Damage Impaction

Transfixion

Blade: Ei 175 Single-hit attack, Dark damage Damage Compression
Blade: Jin 200 Three-hit attack, increased critical chance Critical chance Detonation

Impaction

Blade: Ten 225 Single-hit attack Damage Gravitation
Blade: Ku 250 Five-hit attack

Quest "Bugi Soden" must be completed

Accuracy Gravitation

Transfixion

Blade: Yu 290 Water elemental attack. Inflicts Poison. Poison duration Reverberation
Scission
Blade: Shun 357 Five-hit attack.
Merited weapon skill.
Attack power Fusion
Impaction
Blade: Metsu n/a Single-hit attack, Paralyzes

Can only be used when the Relic Weapons Yoshimitsu or Kikoku are equipped

Paralysis duration Darkness

Fragmentation

Blade: Kamu n/a Single-hit attack, lowers Accuracy

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Sasuke Katana Mythic Weapon to unlock

ACC Down duration Compression

Fragmentation

Great KatanaEdit

 Name Combat Skill Info TP Enhancement Skillchain
Tachi: Enpi 5 Two-hit attack Damage Scission

Transfixion

Tachi: Hobaku 30 Single-hit attack, Stuns Duration of stun Induration
Tachi: Goten 70 Single-hit attack, Lightning damage Damage Impaction

Transfixion

Tachi: Kagero 100 Single-hit attack, Fire damage Damage Liquefaction
Tachi:Jinpu 150 Two-hit attack, Wind damage Damage Detonation

Scission

Tachi: Koki 175 Single-hit attack, Light damage Damage Impaction

Reverberation

Tachi: Yukikaze 200 Single-hit attack, Blinds Damage Detonation
Induration
Tachi: Gekko 225 Single-hit attack, Silences Damage Distortion
Reverberation
Tachi: Kasha 250 Single-hit attack, Paralyzes

Quest "The Potential Within" must be completed

Damage Compression
Fusion
Tachi: Ageha 300 Lowers target's defense. Chance of inflicting Defense Down Compression
Scission
Tachi: Shoha 357 Two-hit attack.
Merited weapon skill.
Damage Fragmentation
Compression
Tachi: Kaiten n/a Single-hit attack, temporarily enhances Store TP effect

Can only be used when the Relic Weapons Totsukanotsurugi or Amanomurakumo are equipped

Store TP bonus duration Fragmentation

Light

Tachi: Rana n/a Three-hit attack

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Windslicer Mythic Weapon to unlock

Accuracy Gravitation

Induration

ClubsEdit

 Name Combat Skill Info TP Enhancement Skillchain
Shining Strike 5 Single-hit attack, Light damage Damage Impaction
Seraph Strike 40 Single-hit attack, Light damage Damage Impaction
Brainshaker 70 Single-hit attack, Stuns Stun duration Reverberation
Starlight 100 Restores user's MP MP restored None
Moonlight 125 Restores party's MP MP restored None
Skullbreaker 150 Single-hit attack, lowers Intelligence INT Down strength Induration

Reverberation

True Strike 175 Single-hit attack, guaranteed critical hit Accuracy Detonation

Impaction

Judgment 200 Single-hit attack Damage Impaction
Hexa Strike 220 Six-hit attack, increased critical chance Critical chance Fusion
Black Halo 230 Two-hit attack

Quest "Orastery Woes" must be completed

Damage Compression
Fragmentation
Flash Nova 290 Light elemental attack. Inflicts Flash. Chance of inflicting Flash Induration
Reverberation
Realmrazer 357 Seven-hit attack.
Merited weapon skill.
Accuracy Fusion
Impaction
Randgrith n/a Single-hit attack, lowers Evasion

Can only be used when the Relic Weapons Gullintani or Mjollnir are equipped

EVA Down duration Fragmentation

Light

Mystic Boon n/a Single-hit attack, damage done converted to MP

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Werebuster Mythic Weapon to unlock

Damage None

StavesEdit

 Name Combat Skill Info TP Enhancement Skillchain
Heavy Swing 5 Single-hit attack Damage Impaction
Rock Crusher 40 Single-hit attack, Earth damage Damage Impaction
Earth Crusher 70 Single-hit area of effect attack, Earth damage Damage Detonation

Impaction

Starburst 100 Single-hit attack, Dark or Light damage (random) Damage Compression

Reverberation

Sunburst 150 Single-hit attack, Dark or Light damage (random) Damage Compression

Reverberation

Shell Crusher 175 Single-hit attack, lowers Defense DEF Down strength Detonation
Full Swing 200 Single-hit attack Damage Impaction

Liquefaction

Spirit Taker 215 Single-hit attack, damage done converted to MP Damage None
Retribution 230 Single-hit attack

Quest "Blood and Glory" must be completed

Damage Gravitation
Reverberation
Cataclysm 290 Dark elemental Area of Effect attack. Damage Compression
Reverberation
Shattersoul 357 Three-hit attack. Lowers target's magic defense.
Merited weapon skill.
Magic Defense Down duration Gravitation
Induration
Gate of Tartarus n/a Single-hit attack, lowers Attack, grants Refresh

Can only be used when the Relic Weapons Thyrus or Claustrum are equipped

Refresh duration Darkness
Distortion
Garland of Bliss n/a Single-hit attack, lowers Defense

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Scepter StaffMythic Weapon to unlock

DEF Down duration Fusion

Reverberation

Omniscience n/a Single-hit attack, lowers Magic Attack

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Elder Staff Mythic Weapon to unlock

M-ATK Down duration Gravitation

Transfixion

Vidohunir n/a Single-hit attack, lowers Magic Defense

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Mage's Staff Mythic Weapon to unlock

M-DEF Down duration Distortion

Fragmentation

ArcheryEdit

 Name Combat Skill Info TP Enhancement Skillchain
Flaming Arrow 5 Single-hit attack, Fire damage Damage Liquefaction

Transfixion

Piercing Arrow 40 Single-hit attack, ignores defense % of defense ignored Induration

Transfixion

Dulling Arrow 80 Single-hit attack, lowers Intelligence, increased critical chance Critical chance Liquefaction

Transfixion

Sidewinder 175 Single-hit attack, 5x damage, low accuracy Accuracy Detonation

Reverberation
Transfixion

Blast Arrow 200 Two-hit melee range attack Accuracy Induration

Transfixion

Arching Arrow 225 Single-hit attack, increased critical chance Critical chance Fusion
Empyreal Arrow 250 Single-hit attack.

Quest "From Saplings Grow" must be completed

Damage Fusion
Transfixion
Refulgent Arrow 290 Two-hit attack. Damage Reverberation
Transfixion
Apex Arrow 357 Deals triple damage. Ignores defense.
Merited weapon skill.
Amount of defense ignored Fragmentation
Transfixion
Namas Arrow n/a Single-hit attack, increases Ranged Accuracy

Can only be used when the Relic Weapons Futatokoroto or Yoichinoyumi are equipped

R-ACC Boost duration Light

Distortion

MarksmanshipEdit

 Name Combat Skill Info TP Enhancement Skillchain
Hot Shot 5 Single-hit attack, Fire damage Damage Liquefaction

Transfixion

Split Shot 40 Single-hit attack, ignores defense % of defense ignored Reverberation

Transfixion

Sniper Shot 80 Single-hit attack, lowers Intelligence, increased critical chance Critical chance Liquefaction

Transfixion

Slug Shot 175 Single-hit attack, 5x damage, low accuracy Accuracy Detonation

Reverberation
Transfixion

Blast Shot 200 Two-hit melee range attack Accuracy Induration

Transfixion

Heavy Shot 225 Single-hit attack, increased critical chance Critical chance Fusion
Detonator 250 Single-hit attack

Quest "Shoot First, Ask Questions Later" must be completed

Damage Fusion
Transfixion
Numbing Shot 290 Short-ranged Ice elemental attack that deals triple damage. Inflicts Paralysis. Paralysis duration Impaction
Detonation
Last Stand 357 Two-hit attack, ammunition permitting.
Merited weapon skill.
Damage Fusion
Reverberation
Coronach n/a Single-hit attack, lowers Enmity

Can only be used when the Relic Weapons Ferdinand or Annihilator are equipped

Enmity Down duration Darkness

Fragmentation

Trueflight n/a Single-hit attack, Holy damage

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Killer Bow Mythic Weapon to unlock

Damage Fragmentation

Scission

Leaden Salute n/a Single-hit attack, Dark damage

Quest "Unlocking a Myth" must be completed, which requires the Quicksilver Mythic Weapon to unlock

Damage Gravitation

Transfixion

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