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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


  • See Combat Skills for a by-level breakdown of weapon skill limits.



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 Modifiers Skillchain Propreties
Slice 10 Damage varies with TP. STR:100% Scission-Icon.jpgScission
Dark Harvest 30 Deals darkness elemental damage. Damage varies with TP. STR:40% INT:40% Reverberation-Icon.jpgReverberation
Shadow of Death 70 Deals darkness elemental damage. Damage varies with TP.
Main or sub must be Warrior or Dark Knight.
STR:40% INT:40% Induration-Icon.jpgInduration
Reverberation-Icon.jpgReverberation
Nightmare Scythe 100 Blinds enemy. Duration of blindness varies with TP. STR:60% MND:60% Compression-Icon.jpgCompression
Scission-Icon.jpgScission
Spinning Scythe 125 Delivers an area attack. Radius varies with TP STR:100% Reverberation-Icon.jpgReverberation
Scission-Icon.jpgScission
Vorpal Scythe 150 Deals critical damage. Chance of critical hit varies with TP. STR:100% Transfixion-Icon.jpgTransfixion
Scission-Icon.jpgScission
Guillotine 200 Delivers a fourfold attack that silences target. Duration of silence varies with TP.
Dark Knight only.
STR:30% MND:50% Induration-Icon.jpgInduration
Cross Reaper 225 Delivers a twofold attack. Damage varies with TP.
Dark Knight only.
STR:60% MND:60% Distortion-Icon.jpgDistortion
Spiral Hell 240
Quest
Damage varies with TP.
Warrior, Dark Knight or Beastmaster only.
STR:50% INT:50% Distortion-Icon.jpgDistortion
Scission-Icon.jpgScission
Catastrophe Relic Converts damage dealt into own HP.
Bec de Faucon/Apocalypse: Haste +10%. Aftermath duration varies with TP.
Must have Bec de Faucon or Apocalypse equipped.
STR:40% INT:40% Dark-Icon.jpgDarkness
Gravitation-Icon.jpgGravitation
Insurgency Mythic Delivers a fourfold attack. Damage varies with TP.
Liberator: Aftermath effect varies with TP.
Dark Knight only.
STR:20% INT:20% Fusion-Icon.jpgFusion
Compression-Icon.jpgCompression


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,
Trans Light.gif
-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
Ice-Icon.png
+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:
Trans Light.gif
+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,
Ice-Icon.png
+7
DRK
Dynamis Scythe RareExclusive 75 82 528 9.18 Dynamis: DMG: 85,
Ice-Icon.png
+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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