Great Katana weapon skill
Skill Level: 70
Description: Deals lightning elemental damage to enemy. Damage varies with TP.
Sneak Attack: Will stack with Sneak Attack.
Equipment: Aligned with light equipment (Light Gorget & Light Belt).
Aligned with thunder equipment (Thunder Gorget & Thunder Belt).


Element: Lightning
Modifiers: STR:60%
Damage Multipliers by TP:
1000 TP 2000 TP 3000 TP
1.00 Unknown Unknown

Skillchain Properties

Transfixion-IconTransfixion (A)
Level 3 Skillchains
Level 2 Skillchains
Invisible-squareLight-square Transfixion Invisible-squareEarth-square Scission = Water-squareIce-square Distortion
Level 1 Skillchains
Light-square Transfixion Water-square Reverberation = Water-square Reverberation
Light-square Transfixion Dark-square Compression = Dark-square Compression
Dark-square Compression Light-square Transfixion = Light-square Transfixion
Impaction-IconImpaction (B)
Level 3 Skillchains
Level 2 Skillchains
Invisible-squareFire-square Liquefaction Invisible-squareLightning-square Impaction = Light-squareFire-square Fusion
Level 1 Skillchains
Lightning-square Impaction Fire-square Liquefaction = Fire-square Liquefaction
Water-square Reverberation Lightning-square Impaction = Lightning-square Impaction
Ice-square Induration Lightning-square Impaction = Lightning-square Impaction
Lightning-square Impaction Wind-square Detonation = Wind-square Detonation


See Tachi: Enpi for the translation of "Tachi:"

The original weaponskill from the Japanese version is:

参之太刀・轟天 (San no Tachi: Gouten)

"Third style of the tachi: Roaring Heavens" (轟 is roaring, thunderous, and resounding. And 天 is the sky and heavens.)

Goten seems to refer to a type of battlecry, or a summoning of inner strength. Samurai utilize STR for power, and Lightning tends to be the most powerful element in FFXI. Taking that very loose description, you could associate the weaponskill's effect of Lightning damage, and STR modifier, to draw a connection.


  • Great Katana skill level 70 is obtainable by the following jobs at these corresponding levels:
Job Rating Level
Samurai A+ 23
Ninja C- 25
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.