Blade: Retsu

Katana weapon skill
Skill Level: 30
Description: Delivers a two-hit attack. Paralyzes enemy. Duration of paralysis varies with TP.
Sneak Attack: Will stack with Sneak Attack.
Equipment: Aligned with soil equipment (Soil Gorget & Soil Belt).
  • Proc rate of Paralyze seems to be based on your level in comparison to the targets level. The higher level you are compared to your target, it will be Paralyzed more often.


Element: None
Modifiers: STR:20% ; DEX:60%
Damage Multipliers by TP:
1000 TP 2000 TP 3000 TP
1.00 1.00 1.00

Skillchain Properties

Level 3 Skillchains
Level 2 Skillchains
Invisible-square.gifLight-square.gif Transfixion Invisible-square.gifEarth-square.gif Scission = Water-square.gifIce-square.gif Distortion
Level 1 Skillchains
Earth-square.gif Scission Fire-square.gif Liquefaction = Fire-square.gif Liquefaction
Earth-square.gif Scission Wind-square.gif Detonation = Wind-square.gif Detonation
Fire-square.gif Liquefaction Earth-square.gif Scission = Earth-square.gif Scission
Wind-square.gif Detonation Earth-square.gif Scission = Earth-square.gif Scission
Earth-square.gif Scission Water-square.gif Reverberation = Water-square.gif Reverberation


  • Blade: Retsu is natively available only to Ninjas. Setting NIN as one's support job allows access to Blade: Retsu, though the only known Katana equippable by jobs other than NIN is the Trainee Burin.
  • Katana skill level 30 is obtainable by the following jobs at these corresponding levels:
Job Rating Level
Ninja A+ 9


烈 is the kanji used for Retsu, in this case, it means "violent" or "furious".

This article uses material from the "Blade:_Retsu" article on FFXIclopedia and is licensed under the CC-BY-SA License.