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For each offensive melee skill in the game, there is a special quested Weapon Skill available. Each quest requires you to "break" a latent effect on a weapon, and then defeat an NM.

Each weapon requires a total of 300 "weapon skill points" to break the latent. In order to do this, you must fight Extremely Easy Prey or higher mobs, and perform weapon skills or close skillchains to build points. Once the elemental resistance bonuses from the weapon disappear from your equipment menu then you have "broken" the weapon and should trade the weapon back to the NPC that gave it to you.

As of the February 2019 update[1], these Weapon Skills gained a set of linked weapons for all save the Marksmanship Weapon Skill. The weapons grant all the jobs that can equip them access to the linked Weapon Skill while equipped, regardless of skill level or quest completion; as well as a substantial damage boost to the linked Weapon Skill similar to the hidden damage boosts for Relic and Mythic Weapons.

Skillchain Level

Trial Points

No Skillchain 1
Level 1 2
Level 2 3
Level 3 5

Weapon Skill

Weapon Type

Unlock Quest

Linked Weapon

Linked Weapon Skill Damage

Asuran Fists Hand-to-Hand The Walls of Your Mind Kaja Knuckles icon.pngKaja Knuckles +50%
Evisceration Dagger Cloak and Dagger Kaja Knife icon.pngKaja Knife +50%
Savage Blade Sword Old Wounds Kaja Sword icon.pngKaja Sword +15%
Ground Strike Great Sword Inheritance Kaja Claymore icon.pngKaja Claymore +15%
Decimation Axe Axe the Competition Kaja Axe icon.pngKaja Axe +120%
Steel Cyclone Great Axe The Weight of Your Limits Kaja Chopper icon.pngKaja Chopper +30%
Spiral Hell Scythe Souls in Shadow Kaja Scythe icon.pngKaja Scythe +100%
Impulse Drive Polearm Methods Create Madness Kaja Lance icon.pngKaja Lance +40%
Blade: Ku Katana Bugi Soden Kaja Katana icon.pngKaja Katana +60%
Tachi: Kasha Great Katana The Potential Within Kaja Tachi icon.pngKaja Tachi +25%
Black Halo Club Orastery Woes Kaja Rod icon.pngKaja Rod +50%
Retribution Staff Blood and Glory Kaja Staff icon.pngKaja Staff +20%
Empyreal Arrow Archery From Saplings Grow Kaja Bow icon.pngKaja Bow +50%
Detonator Marksmanship Shoot First, Ask Questions Later XX

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