Great Sword weapon skill
Skill Level: 225 (Dark Knights, Paladins, and Rune Fencer only)
Description: Delivers a single-hit attack. Damage varies with TP.
Sneak Attack: Will stack with Sneak Attack.
Equipment: Aligned with breeze equipment (Breeze Gorget & Breeze Belt).
Aligned with thunder equipment (Thunder Gorget & Thunder Belt).


Element: None
Modifiers: STR:30% ; INT:30%
Damage Multipliers by TP:
1000 TP 2000 TP 3000 TP
2.50 3.00 3.50

Skillchain Properties

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
  • Tested and proven to have a 1.5 multiplier to cRatio (will not go over the cap) to the WS calculation, thus the consistent and unusual high damage on higher level mobs.


  • Spinning Slash is only available to Dark Knights, Paladins, and Rune Fencer. While other jobs can obtain the required 225 Great Sword skill, they will be unable to use Spinning Slash.
  • Great Sword skill level 225 is obtainable by the following jobs at these corresponding levels:
Job Rating Level
Rune Fencer A+ 65
Dark Knight A- 66
Warrior B+ 68
Paladin B 69
Spinning Slash - Final Fantasy XI Great Sword Weapon Skill 4K

Spinning Slash - Final Fantasy XI Great Sword Weapon Skill 4K

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