Sword is a combat skill in Final Fantasy XI. The higher a character's sword skill, the more likely he is to score a hit and the greater damage potential he has with sword. In general, one point of sword skill equals 1 accuracy and 1 attack while using a sword.
Sword is a basic combat skill and swords are usable by many different jobs, in general. Jobs not listed below do not have a sword ability, though there are certain weapons that may be listed as "All Job" and they can never-the-less equip them. Using them to any effectiveness is another story though. In general, of the list below, only those jobs with a B or better would probably use a sword as a main combat weapon.
|Job||Skill Ranking||Level 1 cap||Level 37 cap||Level 75 cap|
The following is a list of weapon skills available to those characters using a sword. Some weapon skills may not be available to all classes.
|Fast Blade||10||Two-hit attack. Damage varies with TP.|
|Burning Blade||30||Deals fire elemental damage to enemy. Damage varies with TP.|
|Red Lotus Blade||50||Deals fire elemental damage to enemy. Damage varies with TP.|
|Flat Blade||75||Stuns enemy. Chance of stunning varies with TP.|
|Shining Blade||100||Deals light elemental damage to enemy. Damage varies with TP.|
|Seraph Blade||125||Deals light elemental damage to enemy. Damage varies with TP.|
|Circle Blade||150||Delivers an area of effect attack. Attack radius varies with TP.|
|Spirits Within||175||Delivers an unavoidable attack. Damage varies with HP and TP.|
|'Vorpal Blade||200||Four-hit attack. Chance of critical varies with TP.|
|Swift Blade||225||Three-hit attack. Accuracy varies with TP. (Paladin only)|
|240||Two-hit aerial attack. Damage varies with TP.|
|Knights of the Round||Caliburn, Excalibur only||Additional effect: Regen.|
sword is a blade weapon used primarily for cutting or thrusting. The precise definition of the term varies with the historical epoch or the geographical region under consideration. A sword in the most narrow sense consists of a straight blade with two edges and a hilt. However, in nearly every case, the term may also be used to refer to weapons with a single edge (backsword).A