Staff weapon skill
Skill Level: 290 (Paladins, Warriors, Monks, White Mages and Geomancers only)
Description: Delivers an area attack that deals darkness elemental damage. Damage varies with TP.
Equipment: Aligned with shadow equipment (Shadow Gorget & Shadow Belt).
Aligned with aqua equipment (Aqua Gorget & Aqua Belt).


Element: Dark
Modifiers: STR:30% ; INT:30%
Damage Multipliers by TP:
1000 TP 2000 TP 3000 TP
2.75 4.00 5.00

Skillchain Properties

Compression-IconCompression (A)
Level 3 Skillchains
Level 2 Skillchains
Invisible-squareWind-square Detonation Invisible-squareDark-square Compression = Dark-squareEarth-square Gravitation
Level 1 Skillchains
Dark-square Compression Wind-square Detonation = Wind-square Detonation
Ice-square Induration Dark-square Compression = Dark-square Compression
Light-square Transfixion Dark-square Compression = Dark-square Compression
Dark-square Compression Light-square Transfixion = Light-square Transfixion
Reverberation-IconReverberation (B)
Level 3 Skillchains
Level 2 Skillchains
Invisible-squareIce-square Induration Invisible-squareWater-square Reverberation = Lightning-squareWind-square Fragmentation
Level 1 Skillchains
Water-square Reverberation Lightning-square Impaction = Lightning-square Impaction
Light-square Transfixion Water-square Reverberation = Water-square Reverberation
Earth-square Scission Water-square Reverberation = Water-square Reverberation
Water-square Reverberation Ice-square Induration = Ice-square Induration


  • Cataclysm is only natively available to Paladins, Warriors, Monks, White Mages and Geomancers. While other jobs can obtain the required 290 Staff skill, they must use one of the aforementioned jobs as their support job in order to gain access to Cataclysm.
  • Staff skill level 290 is obtainable by the following jobs at these corresponding levels:
Job Rating Level
Paladin A- 80
Summoner B 83
Warrior B 83
Monk B 83
Dragoon B- 85
Black Mage B- 85
White Mage C+ 86
Bard C+ 86
Scholar C+ 86
Geomancer C+ 86
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