Sword weapon skill
Skill Level: 300 (Paladin, Blue Mage, Warrior, Dark Knight, Red Mages or Rune Fencer only)
Description: Drains a percentage of damage dealt to HP varying with TP.
Sneak Attack: Does not stack with Sneak Attack.
  • Will inflict damage on undead but will not drain HP.
  • Not aligned with any elemental gorgets or elemental belts due to its absence of Skillchain properties.
  • Does not interrupt other skillchains.
  • Appears to use (PlayerINT - TargetINT)*2 rather than fINT. This INT difference does not appear to cap, making INT very potent for this WS
  • Magic Attack Bonus increases this far more than INT, unknown if there is a MAB cap to the damage.


Element: Dark
Modifiers: STR:30% ; MND:50%
Damage Multipliers by TP:
1000 TP 2000 TP 3000 TP
2.75 2.75 2.75

HP Drained by TP:

1000 TP 2000 TP 3000 TP
50% 75% 100%


  • Sanguine Blade is only available to Paladin, Blue Mage, Warrior, Dark Knight, Red Mages or Rune Fencer. While other jobs can obtain the required 300 Sword skill through the use of merits and special equipment, they must use one of the aforementioned jobs as their support job in order to gain access to Sanguine Blade.
  • Sword skill level 300 is obtainable by the following jobs at these corresponding levels:
Job Rating Level
Paladin A+ 80
Blue Mage A+ 80
Rune Fencer A- 81
Warrior B 85
Red Mage B 85
Dark Knight B- 86
Corsair B- 86
Samurai C+ 88
Ninja C 89
Bard C- 90
Dragoon C- 90