Blade of Darkness

Start NPC Gumbah - Bastok Mines (J-7)
Requirements Level 30+
Items Needed Chaosbringer
Title Granted Dark Sider
Repeatable No
Reward Chaosbringer
Dark Knight job
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None Blade of Death and Dark Legacy


  • Speak with Gumbah until he gives you the cutscene that starts this quest. He is located on the upper floor in Bastok Mines inside the house at J-7.
  • Make sure you check your quest log before heading to Palborough Mines.
  • Travel to the Palborough Mines (go from Port Bastok to North Gustaberg, and enter the mines at (K-3)). Head to the third floor. If you have the map for Palborough Mines, the third floor has a giant burn hole in the center.
  • Proceed to the boat at (H-8).
  • Get on the boat and pull the lever to zoning into Zeruhn Mines while on the boat to receive a cutscene and the Chaosbringer, a level 1 Great Sword for Warriors, Dark Knights, and Rune Fencers.
    • Anyone can pull the lever; you need only make the trip.
  • Kill 100 enemies with Chaosbringer equipped. It doesn't matter what you kill, as long as the sword is equipped and deals the final blow with a standard/critical melee strike.
  • Once you have defeated 100 enemies, take the blade to Beadeaux to unlock Dark Knight.
    • You can travel to Beadeaux as ANY job, not just Warrior or Rune Fencer. The blade does not have to be equipped; it must simply be in your inventory.

The 100 Kills[edit]

  • For it to count as a kill, the finishing blow must be made through a regular or critical strike with the Chaosbringer.
    • WEAPON SKILL KILLS DO NOT COUNT. Must kill with a regular or critical strike as stated above.
    • As long as the finishing blow is dealt with the Chaosbringer, the method(s) used to damage the monster are irrelevant. For this reason, WAR/BLM casting Black Magic to weaken enemies, with Fields of Valor Refresh active, is a very effective strategy for low level Warriors.
    • During Harvest Festival events in real-life October, the Wraith Bats that spawn outside the starter nations have only 1 HP, making them the ideal target for this quest.
  • Weapon skills that defeat the monster, or abilities that do so (such as Jump), do not count towards the kill total.
  • Monsters that kill themselves (such as Goblins' Bomb Toss, Bombs' Self-Destruct, and Bees' Final Sting) do not count towards the kill total.
  • Nothing resets the kill count (other than dropping the blade); you may change areas, jobs, weapons, get K.O.'d, etc.
  • Any enemy works for this quest, as long as the above guidelines are followed.
  • The enemy does not have to give experience points for it to count toward the 100 total.


See the Video page.

Game Description[edit]

Zeid, the sole master of the way of the dark knight in Vana'diel, has been sighted in the Palborough Mines. If you seek him out, he may make you an apprentice...
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