Katana weapon skill
Skill Level: N/A
Description: Additional effect: Paralysis
Equipment: Aligned with shadow equipment (Shadow Gorget & Shadow Belt).
Aligned with breeze equipment (Breeze Gorget & Breeze Belt).
Aligned with thunder equipment (Thunder Gorget & Thunder Belt).
  • Hidden effect: temporarily enhances Subtle Blow effect.
  • One hit weapon skill, despite non single-hit animation.
  • This weapon skill is only available with the stage 5 relic Katana Kikoku or within Dynamis with the stage 4 Yoshimitsu.
  • Weaponskill is also available with the Sekirei Katana obtained from Abyssea NM Sedna.


Element: None
Modifiers: DEX:80%
Damage Multipliers by TP:
1000 TP 2000 TP 3000 TP
3.00 3.00 3.00

Skillchain Properties

Dark-IconDarkness (A)
Level 3 Skillchains
Dark-squareEarth-squareWater-squareIce-square Darkness Dark-squareEarth-squareWater-squareIce-square Darkness = Dark-squareEarth-squareWater-squareIce-square Darkness
Level 2 Skillchains
Level 1 Skillchains
Fragmentation-IconFragmentation (B)
Level 3 Skillchains
Light-squareFire-square Fusion Lightning-squareWind-square Fragmentation = Light-squareFire-squareLightning-squareWind-square Light
Lightning-squareWind-square Fragmentation Light-squareFire-square Fusion = Light-squareFire-squareLightning-squareWind-square Light
Level 2 Skillchains
Dark-squareEarth-square Gravitation Lightning-squareWind-square Fragmentation = Lightning-squareWind-square Fragmentation
Lightning-squareWind-square Fragmentation Water-squareIce-square Distortion = Water-squareIce-square Distortion
Level 1 Skillchains


"Metsu" means more than the other Katana Weapon Skills. The kanji for the WS in Japanese is 生者必滅, which means "All living things must eventually die". In short it could also mean "Return to nothing". Shouja Hitsu Metsu has also been translated by multiple Japanese players to mean "Eliminate all living entities". In the english version, it is shortened from "shou ja hitsu metsu" to simply "Blade: Metsu".

Blade: Metsu shares its name with Final Fantasy VII's Yuffie Kisaragi's second level three limit break, "Doom of the Living" or "生者必滅."Source


FFXI Relic Katana - Kikoku - Blade Metsu

FFXI Relic Katana - Kikoku - Blade Metsu

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