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DMG:35 DLY:224
Occasionally Attacks Twice

General Information

  • Has an approximate "occasionally attacks twice" rate of 45%

  • Normal melee swings deal piercing damage instead of slashing damage typical to most swords. Weapon skills utilizing the Joyeuse will still deal slashing damage.

  • The "occasionally attacks twice" effect will not activate if the user is level synched below level 70 or in a level-capped situation where their level is below 70.

Final Fantasy XI

Category: Final Fantasy XI
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Amazing weapon!
# Jun 14 2010 at 9:52 PM Rating: Decent
I had this once, befor i quit over 3-4Years ago, Its one bad weapon! I used it on my BRD for kicks, then worked on lvling my RDM when I quit, biggest mistake i ever made! Now im happy that im getting right back into it right now.

Edited, Jun 14th 2010 11:53pm by namelessfate
# Feb 01 2009 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
Got this today! It's an absolutely stunning weapon, I think I now gain TP about ~30% faster. Double-attack often procs 2-3 times in a row. Combined with Double-Attack-Trait from Warrior it's awesome. Really, a definitive must-have for all jobs that can wear it. :)

Edited, Feb 1st 2009 1:20pm by Xiga
# Nov 25 2009 at 7:42 PM Rating: Decent
Is it 100% drop?
# Nov 11 2008 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
anyone know tod on alexander?
Never noticed..
# Sep 12 2008 at 1:00 AM Rating: Decent
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I've had the sword for about a year now when I finally noticed the ATT on it. I had my Pluto's staff equipped and my attack was 143. Then I equipped the JoyToy and saw my attack go up over 100 points. It was then 269. @_@

I realize it "occasionally attacks twice" which is an insane amount. But I never knew it actually boosted your attack this much. Is it a hidden stat that's not really talked about or is that how it attacks so much and it's just assumed we all knew it?
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Never noticed..
# Sep 14 2008 at 6:56 AM Rating: Good
>.> Your staff skill is lower than your sword skill, this sword doesn't have hidden attack.......
Never noticed..
# Sep 20 2008 at 8:16 AM Rating: Good
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Yea, I figured it out. Thanks. Stupid SE not giving RDMs any staff skill. :D
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# Aug 25 2008 at 5:31 PM Rating: Default
yes its pretty good but this hardly seems worth the effort id rather spend my 100+ hours playing a game like oblivion or something this is just ridiculous and yes im mad because ill never get it and this game seems to be dying....
# Aug 04 2008 at 7:16 AM Rating: Decent
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OMG its finally over, after about a year a randomly camping this thing about once a week i finally took 4/5 days to do nothing but try and get this. Started on a Thursday and said if I didnt havce it by Sunday night well then so be it. I had a few friends camp it with me thu/fri just to really get the TOD while they broke latents. And then friday I finally had a capable party of 5 to do it and I was using a stop watch to ready the party at 16 min intervals to ready to claim and low in behold with about 15 seconds to pop a loan RDM runs in and charby pops right on her head. I'm like you've got to be kidding me. She kites it for about 12 minutes when finally the other mantra pops and she gets a link. She handled it pretty well for about another 5 mintues and then got stuck when charby's gravity didnt land. The very second she dies her party shows up to the second. And with our DRK zerging immediatly and we lose stun our blu/pld which could have very easily tanked it with 600 defense+ gets tanking out by TP moves. And we lose claim and I lose my chance at charby :(. 8 Hours later Saturday night ,Once again there to get TOD, I get it. So sunday morning comes at around 8 in the morning. Once again another capable party charby pops on 3rd window and another rdm gets charby presented to him right in front and charby aggros him lol. So now I've got one chance left so my LS finally takes it upon themselves to get me the is sword. I come down there to find about 25 people from 3/4 LS's and figure its over good ridance. But my LS shows up so were about 10 strong at this point. THe room is so crowded you can not even move. 2 hours into window charby pops right on front of other LS's nin, but he provokes to fast and gets stunned, and low and behold I got claim with DIA!!!. We zerg his *** and the joytoy is finally mine. Thank you so much TGS and the following people

Charlemagne's Sword
# Jul 22 2008 at 8:28 PM Rating: Decent
This legendary Charlemagne's Sword is the best fencing sword out there!
# Feb 12 2008 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
Camped this for over 200 hours so far.

Been stolen from me twice, and waited over 12 hours past window other times.

Offering 800k reward to anyone who gets me one.

Im on sylph
# Jan 23 2008 at 7:51 PM Rating: Decent
My husband Pryuss on ramuh server Duoed Charybdis with a friend Cjackson to get his joy toy on 1/20/08

Pryuss 74DNC/37NIN....at the time Galka at that
Cjackson 75BRD/37WHM

Fight took about 2 hours Cj also died at Chary 80% health remaining and made a full recovery w/o even losing stats from mambo. So all you haters on Dancer Try it before you knock it.
# Jan 14 2008 at 2:14 PM Rating: Decent
Got this on Saturday after 1 week of holding ToD.

Group was:


Took a few min but overall was easy.
# Jan 03 2008 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
I myself got quite lucky about a year ago when my friend Legato ( 75rdm/37nin)who is an amazing Rdm on Fairy server sent me a tell and said " yo man Chary is up."
He said there was only a little taru running around and asked if I wanted it. I ofcourse said hell yes and took off on the way. He sent a tell to his wife Yunalyn (75Whm/37smn)and she came as well followed by my room mate Magnificent pest (47Brd/whm)who originally got me started in this game. I headed to the grotto and got there just after Yuna and we pulled it. About 10 minutes later Mags got there and gave some much needed support. About 25 minutes later and 2/3 of the NM's health we wiped... lol and Chary aggro'ed the little taru who kited it all the way to the zone. We thought we were done for sure. Yuna had reraise up and we began reforming. about 5 minutes latter and just as my weakness wore off Chary was back and we buffed Legato for the tanking. 35 minutes later I was on my way to altep going after my "Savage Blade."... Thanks you 3

"Uplifted, praised, broken, betrayed, we walk amongst the fallen who rode the brightest stars in forgotten days."
# Nov 22 2007 at 2:32 AM Rating: Decent
dancer can equip this too
hope that means DNC gets good sword skill
Death to the chary?
# Oct 24 2007 at 10:57 AM Rating: Decent
paladin 71 on seraph server, and i'd really love this sword ofcourse.
if anyone could help me kill it sometime it would be much appreciated though unlikely >.>;
i've camped the time of death a few times and tried to get ppl to help 8 hours after to camp it. never works out but oh well, i hope to get the sword before i level higher
# Oct 07 2007 at 9:41 AM Rating: Decent
Woot Got My Joyeuse the other day i went down campin him was killin PH's
when a 75War/nin showed up we started talking then join up to Duo the PH
and work on his GA ws Latent we agreed that when charby pop we kill and we lot on sword and whoever loses the other person helps the other get sword.
so we camp for bout 5hrs but i gotta go to dynamis. so im in dynamis i get tell from war charby up im like damn him and his ls kill he gets sword and sends me time of death. so im like thx so i go to bed with TOD get up and start my campin again few hrs a rdm and a nin from my ls come down to camp also
cause the rdm needed sword. so we camp for another 2hr when nin had to log
so me and rdm left killin PH im 75Pld/rdm he 75Rdm/whm it lunch time so i tell him i brb gonna grab some food. so i come back and almost choke on the roll i was eating cause charby was up me and rdm spam LS chat CHARBY IS UP quickly our LS gathered but had no nin cause she had to log. so i ask ls leader to come tank on thf so with in 20min we had 2thf/nin brd/nin drk/war me a Pld/rdm
and like 6RDM and the war friend who told me TOD came as BLM and we kill so
me and rdm lot on sword and i won lot. but we also have TOD so the LS had SKY event and charby window opened in middle of it so after sky i went back down
to SSG where i found a RDM DOT kiting charby so i tell LS the RDM who needed
and the Nin came down. the kiter died along with a thf and smn who was helping him so charby went unclaimed so our nin voked and begen the funnest fight ive been in after the 3of us fought him finally we won and the rdm got his Joteuse also. got pics of our fights on our LS web site WWW.MysticalPheonix.com
just click on the link to the new forum page.

ToD plz Sylph
# Jul 29 2007 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
I hav a 70 Pld that rly needs this sword

Current date 29/07/07
can anyone on Slyph giv me ToD?

Edited, Jul 29th 2007 1:49pm by DrunkenKnight
ToD plz Sylph
# Sep 27 2007 at 3:51 PM Rating: Decent
-.- Dont we all.
# Sep 01 2007 at 5:15 AM Rating: Decent
the best way for you to get tod of him is to camp it yourself bec mnost people won't give it to anyone that in there ls or that not going to help camp it wth them. i know bec i am lvl 75pld/37war and it took me over 2 year to get this sword. bec you could be there for 10 hrs and have someone out calm you and it take really goo ls buddy or good friends to stay that long.
Drop Rate?
# Jun 09 2007 at 6:47 AM Rating: Decent
Is this a 100% drop or what is the rate on it? Thanks.
Drop Rate?
# Jul 07 2007 at 1:17 PM Rating: Good
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yep 100% ^^ imagine camping the 23289132989232 hours for this and having it not be able to drop LOL.....wait that would make it like camping the kings.....or needing the last black belt item egg to drop from adamantoise :( he he he so ya this is 100% got mine today wOOtaru!!!! (im not a taru but i like saying that) party set up was nin (me) thf brd rdm rdm rdm....a bard is a must for nin tanking this.....his acc was uber til i got the mambo songs and they slowed his buttaru down.....so good luck to all
# Jun 06 2007 at 1:26 PM Rating: Decent
wow, you wiped that many times with that many people fighting? ive killed it 3 times so far, every time its been duo 75blu and 75rdm, never get anywhere close to death.
blu/red duo?
# Aug 06 2007 at 1:40 AM Rating: Decent
Anyone else ever done this? Seems like it might be possible with the blue tanking and enough evasion gear, warm up, actinic burst, evasion bonus from screwdriver + hysteric barrage, and I guess the right +agi spells equipped? I guess the red mage comes along for blind II, paralyze II, slow II, etc. Really curious about how well-equipped/merited you need to be to pull this off.
blu/red duo?
# Sep 21 2007 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
cerbelzedar wrote:
Anyone else ever done this? Seems like it might be possible with the blue tanking and enough evasion gear, warm up, actinic burst, evasion bonus from screwdriver + hysteric barrage, and I guess the right +agi spells equipped? I guess the red mage comes along for blind II, paralyze II, slow II, etc. Really curious about how well-equipped/merited you need to be to pull this off.

tanked him 3 times, once as a noobie and we died (unprepared party lol, long time ago)

Then again with three of us. nin, rdm, brd. getting dbl eva songs it isnt too bad.

Now I just need to get myself a sword
# May 14 2007 at 7:16 PM Rating: Decent
After a while of trying to Charybdis i got really frustrated because i was just totally unlucky i wiped with 2x nin and a bard and rdm and another time with a bard and a thief and then a nin thief and bard. I had told myself i was goin to take a break from him. But today i was informed that Charybdis was up and unclaimed. I immediately told the ninja to stay there and watch for anyone else to come. I found a thief and a bard. I looked for the thief and bard for about an hour i was very anxious but the nin told me not to rush. I did not rush and i found that it benefitted me. I set up the pt as whm bard nin and thief( me as 75war). We went down and we buffed up. 2x mambo for thief the niwhen n would go in to take hate so thief could sata for a little extra damage. thief tank was doing perfectly didnt get hit that often when he did get hit whm popped up and gave him a quick cure 5. The trick to this is to watch for his Cross Attack and Maelstrom. Cross attack has one shotted my tanks before so always be on your toes with mambo and cure. I was so upset about loosing Charybdis so many times i actually went in and DD him even though that could have ended up with a death result. It took a little bit of time to kill but the thief never went below 600 hp. I got the sword finally thanks guys.

Thanks to
Jerimiiah (75nin)
Darkadonai (75thf)
Ronfar (75whm)
Stevyn (75brd)

We are on Bismarck server so if you have any questions feel free to ask me

Brawler = 75 war 50 thief 41 nin

Goodbye Charybdis.
# Apr 19 2007 at 7:19 PM Rating: Decent
66 posts
After about 3 months of patience it was finally time to get my joy toy. And I just finally did get it ^^. Duoed it. It was a really easy fight.
Too Weak
# Apr 15 2007 at 2:23 PM Rating: Decent
This guy is way to easy, just the waiting that gets to you. This is how I got mine.

I was sitting in SSG talking to a friend about Chary, he says his friend killed him not long ago I asked him for the ToD because it was early in the day sort of he said he couldn't tell so I was sitting in SSG for a good while with only my sky and dynamis ls on me.

Around midnight a friend from sky ls comes down to help me as whm/nin so we're goin to town on the mantas for a few hours and we get into a debate on how to tell if his window is up, he says if 2 mantas are in there it's window is up but I go no if there's one in there and 1 out of the door the window is up so around 1am we only see one manta pop i open the door and go "see" we kill them. The repops happen, then he says he's gonna go back to town after the last set. Which he does. I have 2 watches running on the times of the mantas deaths, they dont respawn after the time is up and I'm thinking huh, so I go out of the door where these jp players were killing a NM for a lance.

I ask them if any of them speaks english one says "A little bit" I try to tell him the window for chary is up but it was to hard so I run in I see Chary sitting there I get the jp go in and showed him he goes "I see" then he warps out to get more people while the others are still there.

I'm thinking what the hell I'll get my friend to get his friend to come help me so they come. I switch to my dynamis ls ask for a brd and he comes, I see my friend who is on as brd to come as nin he goes back switches to nin they all head over.

My whm friend and his friend as nin get there before the brd and other nin they wait for the other 2 they go in the brd aggro's so my friend and his friend run while letting them kill the aggro's by now I'm dead trying to hold Chary outside of the door and I see the jp players come in I said damnit.

About 1 minute later the 2 come down run in claim chary, the whm comes out to raise me we go in to help the nin. By the time nin and brd were down I was unweakened full healed with almost full mp same with whm nin took about 500 dmg tops. The nin and brd didnt know which way to go so I go out to get them by the time we get back Chary is at 65% with the whm still almost at full mp. The brd used eva songs and it was over for chary.

Honestly you do not need a brd for this fight.
Finally got mine
# Apr 01 2007 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
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I got my Joyeuse on April Fool's Day. Thanks to:

Chemius (RDM)
Saturna (BRD)
Kestrel (WHM)
Decious (NIN, my brother)
Bobar (SMN, played by me, but not my main character)

I decended upon Sea Serpent's Grotto knowing full well that Charby's window had recently opened. It was midnight, and the place was surpisingly empty. I walked inside Charby's room, and a tiny group of people had amassed. They all seemed AFK, except for a thief, who examined me. All the placeholders were dead.

My brother promised to help me get a Joyeuse, but he was in Sky fighting gods. I figured I could hang out in Sea Serpent's Grotto, just to make sure no one else killed Charby while I was waiting for my party. His window had just opened 15 minutes before I got there, so I assumed there was no way he'd pop before my brother arrived. A PH popped, so I started killing it with Fenrir.

Something strange happens to me every time a NM spawns. I get a gurgle in my stomach, and a moment of clairevoyance, as if I know without a doubt the mob I'm hunting is about to pop. Off in the distance of Charby's cave, I noticed another Manta mob spawning. It didn't stick out particular well, and I couldn't read its name, but I knew it was Charybdis. While Fenrir finished the PH i started to kill, I ran over to the new mob to target it. Sure enough, it was Charybis.

The thief had to have known as well; he had checked my not a minute ago. So then it became a race between his back-up and mine. Sadly, within minutes, a brd and mnk enter the secret door, both friends of the thf. They claimed Charby, but the fight was doomed from the beginning. The thf was knocked down to 50% health, and the mnk acquired a link from the newly spawned Devil Manta. The brd took too much hate, and Charby made short work of him. The thf didn't last long after that. Charby then finished off the weakened mnk.

My friends were fresh out of Sky and on their way. Other people showed up: a pld, a rng, a sam... No party set-ups that traditionally work on Charby. My brother tells me he is close, so I claim Charybdis with Carby. Everyone gets there and we go to work.

There's always a scare in the first 15 seconds of fighting Charby. Without proper debuffs and evasion songs, he will just go to town on the tank. My bro gets knocked down to 400 health in the first 5 seconds, but we bounce back quick. It was overkill for sure, though. Smn work extremely well on this fight, as they can do hate-free spike damage, and adaquete buffs (Eva +, Acc+, Stoneskin).
# Mar 14 2007 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
This sword is awesome and for many jobs as well. Thus theres obviosly a huge need for it, especially on sylph. Personally I know over 15 ppl that need it including me. I think there should be some kind of waiting list or something, since its 100% drop and spawns at least 2-3 times a day. Idk, just a thought, camped this about a year ago and back again, gl guys ^^
THe Power of Joyeuse
# Mar 13 2007 at 12:00 PM Rating: Decent
I was playing around with my Joyeuse as 71 PLD, tanking in a pt the other day. TO anyone who doubts what this weapon can do in the right hands... I took a screenshot of a short span of the log in the following link: http://img3.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?0933021766.jpg I'm Ryujistorm (the Paladin with Joyeuse). You have to really examine the log to understand it all, but if you do, you'll notice I"m attacking SEVEN times to the Warrior's ONE (GA) attack, and completely outdamaging him with DoT. The only player that came close to my DoT was the Dragoon, who had excellent gear and was using sole sushi. IN fact, all the DD's in the pt were using sushi of some kind, but I was only using Meat Jerky since it's all I had on me at the time (100gil from npc's in unlimited supply). I wasnt using any FANTASTIC gear, just some PLD AF, Ohat+SH(both for ACC), and Dusk Trousers. Also note that I wasnt TRYING to be a DD, I was just trying to be a tank and hold hate against 3 other Melee DD's, and felt I was doing a very good job of that.

Now, I KNOW theres going to be LOTS of haters in reply to this, saying this is wrong, or that is wrong, or you shoudlnt do this, or that, but come on... THis is just meant to be interestign info to see what Joyeuse can do WHILE tanking... nothing more, nothing less, so chill out, and enjoy the little tidbit of info, and decide if Charybdis is worth camping for yourself :) Anyway, here's some numbers based on the SS in the log:

PLD/WAR = 45 48 43 43 43 43 = 265 (Number of attacks on SS, SEVEN, counting one miss)
DRG/WAR = 96 + 123 = 219 (with excellent gear) (two attacks in SS)
WAR/NIN = 74 from one attack total (greataxe) (One attack in SS)
PUP/WAR = 41 + 28 + 41 = 110 (H2H) (clearly made a double/kick attack here) (3 attacks in SS, using H2H, so always at least 2 attacks)
# Mar 12 2007 at 9:58 PM Rating: Decent
Just learned ssome fun facts about this weapon

This sword is named after Charlemagne's sword, Joyeuse, which translates to Joyful. According to wikipedia, the Joyeuse was forged to contain the Lance of Longinus (the spear that pierced the side of Jesus during the crucifixion)within its pommel. Charlemagne used sword to behead the Saracen commander Corsuble, as well as knight his comrade Ogier the Dane.

Good times!
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