Axe weapon skill
Skill Level: 240
Quest: Axe the Competition
Description: Delivers a three-hit attack. Accuracy varies with TP.
Sneak Attack: Will stack with Sneak Attack.
Equipment: Aligned with flame equipment (Flame Gorget & Flame Belt).
Aligned with light equipment (Light Gorget & Light Belt).
Aligned with aqua equipment (Aqua Gorget & Aqua Belt).


Element: None
Modifiers: STR:50%
Damage Multipliers by TP:
1000 TP 2000 TP 3000 TP
1.25 1.25 1.25

Skillchain Properties

Fusion-Icon.gifFusion (A)
Level 3 Skillchains
Light-square.gifFire-square.gif Fusion Lightning-square.gifWind-square.gif Fragmentation = Light-square.gifFire-square.gifLightning-square.gifWind-square.gif Light
Lightning-square.gifWind-square.gif Fragmentation Light-square.gifFire-square.gif Fusion = Light-square.gifFire-square.gifLightning-square.gifWind-square.gif Light
Level 2 Skillchains
Water-square.gifIce-square.gif Distortion Light-square.gifFire-square.gif Fusion = Light-square.gifFire-square.gif Fusion
Light-square.gifFire-square.gif Fusion Dark-square.gifEarth-square.gif Gravitation = Dark-square.gifEarth-square.gif Gravitation
Level 1 Skillchains
Reverberation-Icon.gifReverberation (B)
Level 3 Skillchains
Level 2 Skillchains
Invisible-square.gifIce-square.gif Induration Invisible-square.gifWater-square.gif Reverberation = Lightning-square.gifWind-square.gif Fragmentation
Level 1 Skillchains
Water-square.gif Reverberation Lightning-square.gif Impaction = Lightning-square.gif Impaction
Light-square.gif Transfixion Water-square.gif Reverberation = Water-square.gif Reverberation
Earth-square.gif Scission Water-square.gif Reverberation = Water-square.gif Reverberation
Water-square.gif Reverberation Ice-square.gif Induration = Ice-square.gif Induration


  • While Warriors and Beastmasters may obtain skill level 240 earlier than level 71, Decimation must be quested once base skill level 240 (without merits) and job level 71 is reached (requires the ability to wield Pick of Trials).
  • Axe skill level 240 is obtainable by the following jobs at these corresponding levels:
Job Rating Level
Beastmaster A+ 68
Warrior A- 70
Dark Knight B- 75
Ranger B- 75
Rune Fencer B- 75


Decimation comes from the Latin prefix 'dec', meaning ten. In Ancient Rome, decimation was an extreme form of military punishment, wherein a group (usually a 'cohort'- a force of 600 legionaires) would be divided into subgroups of ten. Each group would draw lots. Whoever took the lot would be executed by the other nine. Because the groupings and lots ignored rank and social status, everyone was subject to the risk of execution; this, along with the fact that you were being killed by your peers made decimation extremely daunting and personal. Cultures extended its use to rebellious provinces and subjugated people, taking entire populations into subgroups and executing every tenth person to establish dominance, control, and overall tyrrany.

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