Pyrrhic Kleos

Dagger weapon skill
Skill Level: N/A
Quest: Unlocking a Myth (Dancer)
Description: Delivers a fourfold attack that lowers target's evasion. Duration of effect varies with TP. Terpsichore: Aftermath effect varies with TP.
Equipment: Aligned with soil equipment (Soil Gorget & Soil Belt).
Aligned with aqua equipment (Aqua Gorget & Aqua Belt).
Aligned with snow equipment (Snow Gorget & Snow Belt).

Properties

Element: Unknown
Modifiers: STR:40% DEX:40%
Damage Multipliers by TP:
1000 TP 2000 TP 3000 TP
1.5Verification Needed 1.5Verification Needed 1.5Verification Needed

Skillchain Properties

Distortion-Icon.gifDistortion (A)
Level 3 Skillchains
Dark-square.gifEarth-square.gif Gravitation Water-square.gifIce-square.gif Distortion = Dark-square.gifEarth-square.gifWater-square.gifIce-square.gif Darkness
Water-square.gifIce-square.gif Distortion Dark-square.gifEarth-square.gif Gravitation = Dark-square.gifEarth-square.gifWater-square.gifIce-square.gif Darkness
Level 2 Skillchains
Water-square.gifIce-square.gif Distortion Light-square.gifFire-square.gif Fusion = Light-square.gifFire-square.gif Fusion
Lightning-square.gifWind-square.gif Fragmentation Water-square.gifIce-square.gif Distortion = Water-square.gifIce-square.gif Distortion
Level 1 Skillchains
Scission-Icon.gifScission (B)
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

Historical Background[edit]

Pyrrhic has multiple possible references, however the most likely is Pyrrhichios, an ancient dance performed by the Korybantes.

The Korybantes (Ancient Greek: Κορύβαντες) were the crested dancers who worshipped the Phrygian goddess Cybele with drumming and dancing. These male dancers in armor, kept time to a drum and the rhythmic stamping of their feet. Dance, according to Greek thought, was one of the civilizing activities, like wine-making or music. The dance in armor (the "Pyrrhic dance" or Pyrriche (Πυρρίχη)) was a male coming-of-age initiation ritual linked to a warrior victory celebration.

In a literal sense, 'Pyrrhic Kleos' would refer to glory (or fame) obtained at a great sacrificial price.

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