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Overview

Scythes are two-handed weapons, and are the primary weapon of the Dark Knight, although the Beastmaster and Warrior jobs can get some combat use out of them. Black Mage can also equip a handful of scythes, but considering their E skill in this class, the weapon is best when wielded against weak enemies.

Scythes are a high damage and delay two-handed weapon, and focus primarily on damage output over enfeebling weaponskills or additional effects. Early on, a scythe wielder may find themselves hindered in making popular skillchains, so it is often recommended that scythe users carry a second weapon in case a certain skillchain is required (Dark Knights will frequently use a Great Sword for this purpose).

The scythe's weaponskills are usually single or double hit attacks, although the infamous Guillotine is a 4-hit attack. The single hit weaponskills generally have more reliable, although lower average, damage than multi-hit skills, but will benefit greatly from abilities such as Sneak Attack. When using Guillotine, however, it is important to remember that how many hits connect determines a majority of the damage, so accuracy is important.


Job Ratings

Job Skill Ranking Cap at Level 1 Cap at Level 37 Cap at Level 75
Dark Knight A+ 6 114 276
Warrior B+ 5 109 256
Beastmaster B- 5 109 240
Black Mage E 4 94 200

Equipment that Enhances this Skill

Name Lvl Slot Effects Jobs
Scythe Belt 30 Waist Latent Effect:Scythe Skill+5 All Jobs
Abyssal Earring 72 Ear INT+2 Scythe Skill+5 Dark Magic Skill+5 All Jobs
Justice Torque 73 Neck STR+5 Scythe Skill+7 Great Katana Skill+7 All Jobs

Weapon Skills

Name Skill Level Info
Slice 10 Single-hit attack. Damage varies with TP.
Dark Harvest 30 Deals dark elemental damage to enemy. Damage varies with TP.
Shadow of Death 70 Deals dark elemental damage to enemy. Damage varies with TP.
Nightmare Scythe 100 Blinds enemy. Duration of effect varies with TP.
Spinning Scythe 125 Delivers an area of effect attack. Attack radius varies with TP
Vorpal Scythe 150 Single-hit attack. Chance of critical varies with TP.
Guillotine 200 Four-hit attack. Silences enemy. Duration of effect varies with TP.
Cross Reaper 225 Two-hit attack. Damage varies with TP.
Spiral Hell 240 Single-hit attack. Damage varies with TP.
Catastrophe Bec de Faucon, Apocalypse Only Drains target's HP. Additional effect: Haste.

Scythes by Level

Name Lvl Dam Del DPS Effects Jobs
Bronze Zaghnal 1 14 480 1.75 WAR/DRK/BST
Bronze Zaghnal +1 1 15 470 1.91 WAR/DRK/BST
Brass Zaghnal 10 25 480 3.12 WAR/DRK/BST
Brass Zaghnal +1 10 26 470 3.32 WAR/DRK/BST
Keen Zaghnal 10 25 480 3.12 Enchantment: Accuracy +3 , <50/50 0:30/[30:00, 0:30]> WAR/DRK/BST
Legionnaire's Scythe 10 27 495 3.27 Strength +2, Vitality -1 WAR/DRK/BST
Plantreaper 14 30 480 3.75 Additional Effect vs Plantoids: Bind WAR/DRK/BST
Bastokan Scythe 15 28 480 3.50 MP +4, Strength +2, Vitality -1 WAR/DRK/BST
Republic Scythe 15 29 465 3.74 MP +6, Strength +2, Vitality -1 WAR/DRK/BST
Lucent Scythe 18 38 528 4.32 Enchantment: Delay: 475 , <50/50 0:30/[30:00, 0:30]> DRK
Scythe 18 38 528 4.32 DRK
Scythe +1 18 39 513 4.56 DRK
Cruel Scythe Rare 20 40 513 4.68 Intelligence +2, Mind -2,
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-2, Resist Vs. Dark +2, Additional Effect: Impairs Evasion
DRK
Platoon Zaghnal 20 34 470 4.34 WAR/DRK/BST
Zaghnal 20 35 480 4.38 WAR/DRK/BST
Zaghnal +1 20 36 470 4.60 WAR/DRK/BST
Webcutter RareExclusive 24 40 480 5.00 Enhances Resist Slow Effect, Additional Effect vs Vermin: Stun WAR/DRK/BST
Frostreaper 27 42 480 5.25
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+6, Additional Effect: Ice Damage
WAR/DRK/BST
Mercenary Captain's Scythe 30 51 528 5.80 DRK
Federation Scythe 34 53 498 6.39 Outside of Nation Controlled Area: MP +12 DRK
Windurstian Scythe 34 52 513 6.08 Outside of Nation Controlled Area: MP +10 DRK
Harvester 37 53 480 6.62 Additional Effect vs Plantoids: Weight WAR/DRK/BST
Mutilator Rare 40 62 502 7.41 Accuracy +3 DRK
Mythril Scythe 40 64 528 7.27 DRK
Mythril Scythe +1 40 65 513 7.60 DRK
Mythril Zaghnal 42 58 480 7.25 WAR/DRK/BST
Mythril Zaghnal +1 42 59 466 7.60 WAR/DRK/BST
Raven Scythe RareExclusive 43 68 528 7.73 Strength +2, Intelligence +2 DRK
Antlion Sickle 46 68 490 8.33 WAR/BLM/DRK/BST
Jet Sickle 46 67 501 7.98 Enchantment: TP +10 WAR/BLM/DRK/BST
Mandibular Sickle 46 67 501 7.98 WAR/BLM/DRK/BST
Falcastra 47 66 466 8.50 Dexterity +4, Agility -4 WAR/DRK/BST
Barbarian's Scythe 49 76 528 8.64 Accuracy -5, Attack +25 DRK
Bone Scythe 53 78 502 9.32 DRK
Bone Scythe +1 53 79 489 9.69 DRK
Demonslicer 55 74 480 9.25 Resist Vs. Dark +12, Additional Effect: Darkness Damage WAR/DRK/BST
Ivory Sickle 57 80 501 9.58 Intelligence +1, Convert HP to MP +10 WAR/BLM/DRK/BST
Ivory Sickle +1 57 81 490 9.92 Intelligence +2, Convert HP to MP +15 WAR/BLM/DRK/BST
Vassago's Scythe Rare 58 84 528 9.55 HP -5%, Accuracy +5 DRK
A l'Outrance RareExclusive 62 76 480 9.50 Additional Effect vs Beasts: Darkness Damage WAR/DRK/BST
Darksteel Scythe 65 89 528 10.11 DRK
Darksteel Scythe +1 65 90 513 10.53 DRK
Ascention RareExclusive 67 79 480 9.88 Resist Vs. Fire +8,
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+8, Additional Effect vs Undead: Fire Damage
WAR/DRK/BST
Blackjack 69 90 501 10.78 MP +20, Intelligence +4, Dark Magic Skill +5 WAR/BLM/DRK/BST
Goshisho's Scythe 70 80 480 10.00 Additional Effect vs Undead: Accuracy +7 WAR/DRK/BST
Havoc Scythe Rare 70 91 513 10.64 Strength +2, Vitality -2, Intelligence +4, Additional Effect: MP Drain DRK
King Maker Rare 70 85 480 10.62 MP +20, Charisma +5 WAR/DRK/BST
Naigama 70 85 501 10.18 Additional Effect: MP Drain WAR/BLM/DRK/BST
Naigama +1 70 86 490 10.53 Additional Effect: MP Drain WAR/BLM/DRK/BST
Volunteer's Scythe RareExclusive 70 97 528 11.02 Assault: DMG: 99, Attack +6 DRK
Scythe of Trials RareExclusive 71 82 480 10.25 Latent Effect: HP +20, Latent Effect: Resist Vs. Lightning +10, Latent Effect:
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+10
WAR/DRK/BST
Senior Gold Musketeer's Scythe Rare 71 83 480 10.38 Enhances Resist Paralyze Effect, Citizens of Bastok: Accuracy +7 WAR/DRK/BST
Storm Zaghnal RareExclusive 71 87 480 10.88 Depending On Day: Increases Elemental Weapon Skill Damage WAR/DRK/BST
Garuda's Sickle RareExclusive 72 90 501 10.78 Agility +4, Latent Effect: Accuracy +13 WAR/BLM/DRK/BST
Martial Scythe 72 92 528 10.45 TP Bonus DRK
Mighty Zaghnal 72 86 494 10.45 Intelligence +2, Windsday: Resist Vs. Wind +15, Windsday: Damage 94 WAR/DRK/BST
Y's Scythe RareExclusive 72 92 513 10.76 HP -5%, Accuracy +5 DRK
Blizzard Scythe 73 97 528 11.02 Accuracy +2, Magic Accuracy +2, Enchantment: Blizzard , <50/50 0:30/[10:00, 0:30]> DRK
Death Scythe 73 97 528 11.02 Additional Effect: HP Drain DRK
Death Scythe +1 73 98 513 11.46 Additional Effect: HP Drain DRK
Gravedigger RareExclusive 73 74 490 9.06 Latent Effect: Damage 87, Latent Effect: Critical Hit Rate +6% WAR/BLM/DRK/BST
Orichalcum Scythe 73 97 528 11.02 Accuracy +2, Magic Accuracy +2 DRK
Perdu Sickle RareExclusive 73 88 501 10.54 Latent Effect: Damage 93 WAR/BLM/DRK/BST
Triton's Scythe 73 98 513 11.46 Accuracy +3, Magic Accuracy +3 DRK
Suzaku's Scythe RareExclusive 74 88 480 11.00 Resist Vs. Fire +10, Accuracy +5, Enhances Bird Killer Effect, Additional Effect: Fire Damage WAR/DRK/BST
Tredecim Scythe 74 95 528 10.80 DRK
Bahamut's Zaghnal RareExclusive 75 24 480 3.00 Occasionally attacks 2 to 3 times WAR/DRK/BST
Scarecrow Scythe RareExclusive 75 86 480 10.75 Double Attack +1%, Additional Effect vs Bird: Bind WAR/DRK/BST
Relic Scythe RareExclusive 75 1 999 0.06 DRK
Memento Scythe RareExclusive 75 1 528 0.14 Dynamis: DMG: 82,
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+7
DRK
Dynamis Scythe RareExclusive 75 82 528 9.18 Dynamis: DMG: 85,
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+9
DRK
Bec de Faucon RareExclusive 75 103 528 11.70 Dynamis: "Catastrophe" DRK
Apocalypse RareExclusive 75 103 513 12.05 Accuracy +20, "Catastrophe", Additional Effect: Blindness DRK

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