Sword weapon skill
Skill Level: 357 (Paladins, Blue Mages, Warriors, Red Mages, Dark Knights, Samurai, Corsairs, and Rune Fencers only)
Quest: Martial Mastery
Description: Delivers a fivefold attack of nonelemental damage. Attack strength varies with TP.
Equipment: Aligned with shadow equipment (Shadow Gorget & Shadow Belt).
Aligned with soil equipment (Soil Gorget & Soil Belt).
  • Requiescat's first hit fTP is replicated for all of its hits.
  • Note: Requiescat deals non-elemental and unresistable damage, similar to Spirits Within, but in Abyssea it is still considered a physical weaponskill; it will still yield Ruby light when used as the killing blow on a mob that yields such light.


Element: None
Modifiers: MND:73~85%, depending on merit points ugrades.
  • 73%, 76%, 79%, 82%, 85%
Damage Multipliers by TP:
1000 TP 2000 TP 3000 TP
1.0 1.0 1.0

Skillchain Properties

Gravitation-IconGravitation (A)
Level 3 Skillchains
Dark-squareEarth-square Gravitation Water-squareIce-square Distortion = Dark-squareEarth-squareWater-squareIce-square Darkness
Water-squareIce-square Distortion Dark-squareEarth-square Gravitation = Dark-squareEarth-squareWater-squareIce-square Darkness
Level 2 Skillchains
Dark-squareEarth-square Gravitation Lightning-squareWind-square Fragmentation = Lightning-squareWind-square Fragmentation
Light-squareFire-square Fusion Dark-squareEarth-square Gravitation = Dark-squareEarth-square Gravitation
Level 1 Skillchains
Scission-IconScission (B)
Level 3 Skillchains
Level 2 Skillchains
Invisible-squareLight-square Transfixion Invisible-squareEarth-square Scission = Water-squareIce-square Distortion
Level 1 Skillchains
Earth-square Scission Fire-square Liquefaction = Fire-square Liquefaction
Earth-square Scission Wind-square Detonation = Wind-square Detonation
Fire-square Liquefaction Earth-square Scission = Earth-square Scission
Wind-square Detonation Earth-square Scission = Earth-square Scission
Earth-square Scission Water-square Reverberation = Water-square Reverberation


  • -20% attack modifier at 100% TP.
  • Deals non-elemental damage, allowing it to bypass the Physical Shield status caused by moves such as Invincible and Pyric Bulwark.
  • Enemies immune to magic damage, such as Hyperion, take 0 damage from this weapon skill.


  • Requiescat is only available to Paladins, Blue Mages, Warriors, Red Mages, Dark Knights, Samurai, Corsairs, and Rune Fencers.
  • Can be purchased from the merit menu after reaching job level 96 in any of the above listed jobs, even if the required skill level has not yet been attained. However, Sword skill 357 and job level 96 are both required to actually use Requiescat.
  • Sword skill level 357 is obtainable by the relevant jobs at the following levels:
Job Rating Level
Paladin A+ 90
Blue Mage A+ 90
Rune Fencer A- 91
Warrior B 94
Red Mage B 94
Dark Knight B- 95
Corsair B- 95
Samurai C+ 96

Historical Background

The latin epitaph "Requiescat in pace" (English: Rest in peace) is a common Catholic expression often found on headstones, abbreviated as "R.I.P.". Missing two words of the phrase, the Weapon Skill can just be translated as "rest", but not as an imperative (command) but simply as a noun.