Axe the Competition - Axe Weaponskill  

Start Area: Upper Jeuno
Start NPC:Brutus (G - 7)
Related Areas:Temple of Uggalepih
Related Mobs:Yallery Brown
Min Level:71
Max Level:75
Weapon Skill:Decimation
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Items Required:Annals of Truth
Map to the Annals of Truth
Pick of Trials
Last Updated: Fri Jun 1 03:17:31 2012

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You must have a Axe skill of at least 240 and be at least level 71 to begin this quest. If you're ready to accept the mission, head to Upper Jeuno and speak with Brutus.

He will hand you a key item (Weapon Training Guide) as well as a axe, the Pick of Trials. He asks you to test a new axe for the Teshondo untill the axe is dull, which roughly means you need to remove the latent effect off of it by participating in skillchains and performing weapon skills. The number of SCs and WSs you need to do before the axe is sufficiently blunt goes by a strict point-based system:

Solo-WS or opening any level SC: 1 pt.

Close LVL1 SC: 2 pt.

Close LVL2 SC: 3 pt.

Close LVL3 SC: 5 pt.

- Total Needed: 300 pt.


Participate in SCs until you've accumulated enough points for the latent effects on the Pick of Trials to dissappear. (Note: the text on the item description will remain, but the effects will expire)

After the latent effects are off of the Pick of Trials, return to Brutus and trade him the axe. He will hand you yet another key item (Map to the Annals of Truth) and tell you to proceed to the Temple of Uggalepih.

Head to the J-9 entrace from Yhoator Jungle and touch the ??? at G-9. An NM Sapling named Yallery Brown will appear. Defeat him. Once Yallery Brown is dead, check the ??? again to receive yet another key item (Annals of Truth).

Now head back to Upper Jeuno and speak w/ Brutus again. After a short cutscene, you will receive your long-awaited prize: Decimation!


This page last modified 2008-01-22 10:36:57.
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# Jul 21 2010 at 1:41 AM Rating: Decent
Just to clear up a few things... all of these quest are the same basic conditions. WS in campaign dont count, while WS in bes do. You cant have two WS quest open at the same time.
pretty much sums it up i suppose.
for beastmasters?
# Nov 09 2009 at 12:41 PM Rating: Decent
I never asked any bsts I know, are we able to use this? If so, would a bst be able to solo the NM?
Forgot to update comment thing that said my beastmaster is 66. It's actually 72 >.<;

Edited, Nov 9th 2009 2:23pm by Aldeilla
# Jan 09 2008 at 11:36 AM Rating: Good
561 posts
can WS used in besieged or campaign battles count too? no info on this at all. anyone have any input?
# Jan 09 2008 at 12:58 PM Rating: Decent
1,087 posts
Pretty sure answer is no, also cant get skill-ups , npc, or choco in campaign
multiple latent brake at the same time?
# Jul 06 2007 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent
55 posts
anyone know if its possible to get this quest and start braking latent when you allready have lets say the savage blade quest active?

I have the keyitem for WSNM fight on sword but never seem to be able to get a party to go and kill the NM. i am afraid that i will loose the keyitem or something and would have to start over on sword if i start this quest
what gives
# Jun 15 2007 at 9:08 AM Rating: Decent
ok..so im lvl 71 and have axe skill of 249. i talk to Brutus and got choco egg quest. i zoned and all he talks about is the damn chocobo. guess i have to do that lame quest before i can get my axe of trials huh?


nvm:::talked to him like 5 more times and he gave me decimation quest

Edited, Jun 15th 2007 1:12pm by mastaer
pld/nin, blu/nin and npc done
# Jun 14 2007 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
489 posts
Did this fight today. At first, I tried to fight him with my npc, but it hits fast and hard. I went as pld/nin. Died, rr and waited for my friend Meson.

He was blu/nin. After he got to the spot, we pulled to the entrance, I started fighting it with the npc while Meson zoned one of the tonberries. Pretty much the fight took about 10 min or a little more. Head butt kicked Yallery's butt. Hit me a couple of times with the sprout spin and put me on red. NPC cured about 3 times with cure 5.

I was not sure if we could actually beat the NM with just us three but we did it. Meson is an awesome blu!!! Thanks Meson. :)
The weed fight
# Mar 10 2007 at 10:45 PM Rating: Decent
Did this Sapling fight today with a pt of mostly 75
75mnk/nin (me)
Very easy. It was down to 1/4 by the end of hundred fists.
I'd venture that a pt of 4 with a decently equipped /nin tank and whm, and another melee and mage could take this.

Absolute must that mages stays far back and watch for the sleepga move and sprout spin.

Edited, Mar 11th 2007 1:58am by ApathyBM
The weed fight
# Oct 06 2007 at 12:31 PM Rating: Good
3,033 posts
ApathyBM wrote:
I'd venture that a pt of 4 with a decently equipped /nin tank and whm, and another melee and mage could take this.

Considering it can be soloed with ease by a RDM or NIN, I'd venture you're right.
# Sep 16 2006 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
A rgn 75 can solo the nm?XD
# Jul 26 2006 at 8:04 AM Rating: Decent
95 posts
Do we have to keep track of how many points we have or is there a way to find out how many we have? Thanks.
# Aug 07 2006 at 1:51 AM Rating: Decent
Yes you do have to keep track of it yourself. I reccomend using a book of at least 300 pages. When you do a WS, turn the appropriate number of pages. when you've hit page 300, you should be done. You do NOT need to unequip the weapon to see if the effects are gone. just look at your elemental resitance. If you still have them, you're not done. If you don't, you are.
Solo vs Duo
# Jun 29 2006 at 8:53 PM Rating: Decent
28 posts
From instructions above:
Solo-WS: 1 pt.

Does this mean you get zero points for a WS when in a duo?
(say WHM is in the duo and does no skill chains)
Solo vs Duo
# Jul 07 2006 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
41 posts
No, it means you get 1 point when doing a solo weaponskill (when you don't make a skillchain).
Solo vs Duo
# Jul 05 2006 at 8:23 AM Rating: Good
68 posts
At first I totally did not understand your post...but I got it!

Solo WS means just a WS by itself. In that context, "Solo" has nothing to do with the amount of members in a party. Me and my pet are out wreaking stuff and I get a point for using Mistral Axe (Granted the mob IS EP or higher).

# Jun 28 2006 at 8:18 AM Rating: Excellent
help!! I lost the latent effect and i talk to brutis....Am i supose to respond "im done testing the axe?"
Nothing mentioned about this...im afraid i will have to do it over if i answer wrong??
# Aug 25 2007 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
55 posts
k this answer might be a little to late, but maybe someone else have the same question.

Just trade the axe back to Brutus no need to talk to him
Wow nice wrong info
# Mar 07 2006 at 8:45 PM Rating: Decent
This site is just filled with wrong info. I was under the belief that opening lvl 3 SCs was 3 points. After calculating 300 points i was wondering why my weapon never broke. Then I found out it is only 1 after alla says it is 3.......
RE: Wow nice wrong info
# Apr 14 2006 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
Yep, opening any SC is just one point.
pick of trials
# Feb 16 2006 at 9:01 PM Rating: Decent
apologies for double. i have hero fame in jeuno but i cant get it. i just finished detonator. Anyone have a clue? Quest or something? Let me know...
pick of trials
# Feb 16 2006 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
# Jan 04 2006 at 8:57 PM Rating: Decent
ok, no one has posted ANYTHING about the fight, kinda what most people nead info on, can someone please post strategy/#of people neaded for fight, thanx
# Feb 13 2008 at 12:07 AM Rating: Decent
My LS trio'd it with BSTs but to be safe, we let the first round of pets go it alone while we stayed out of range. We went /whm after a failed attempt of /nin fighting with 1st pets. This mob's hate is iffy so be careful. This is less of an issue now with Snarl though.
# Dec 02 2005 at 12:37 PM Rating: Decent
If you dropped this weapon of trials, is there any way to cancel this wsnm quest or get this weapon back? If you can't what da hell am i going to do?? I want Blade: Ku!!

Edited, Fri Dec 2 12:51:57 2005
# Nov 14 2005 at 4:26 PM Rating: Decent
202 posts
Does this Axe have to be in my main hand to get the points?
RE: k
# Mar 07 2006 at 1:21 PM Rating: Decent
Main Hand- {Yes Please}
removing the latent
# Oct 14 2005 at 4:06 AM Rating: Decent
can anyone please clear this up for me? i was told that to remove the latent effect the weapon skills performed must be performed on EP or higher, is this true?
RE: removing the latent
# Oct 21 2005 at 11:56 PM Rating: Decent
267 posts
That is correct.
oops posted on wrong thing before
# Aug 19 2005 at 12:02 AM Rating: Decent
My friend has been trying to find people to fight this and we have no clue how many we need. He's a lvl 72 war/nin and I'm a 61 blm/whm. So if you can give me some info I'd really appreciate that ^.^ Also if anyone needs this on Asura sever please let me know /tell Neptunerz
# Jul 23 2005 at 2:15 PM Rating: Good
2,793 posts
Took long enough, but eh...

Decimation is pretty much the other white meat, when it comes to WAR's Light ability. It doesn't have Mistral Axe's ability to fire off from a distance, but it looks pretty. Has a nice little twist into it.
Incorrect point table
# Jul 23 2005 at 12:02 AM Rating: Default
199 posts
You only get 1 point for opening any skillchain. A WAR friend and I did spinning slash > mistral axe for his latent effect when he started with 0 points. This should have left me with 180 points when he got to 300, but it wasn't even close when we did the reverse for ground strike for me. I recorded it after every skillchain and the amount of points I needed was the same as if opening gave one point.
# Jul 17 2005 at 12:19 PM Rating: Default
what is decimation
RE: huh
# Jul 18 2005 at 10:36 AM Rating: Decent
Decimation is the last WS you learn on Axe, well there is the relic WS but chances are you won't be learnin that ^^;
RE: huh
# Aug 28 2005 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
149 posts
The Relic WS is BST exclusive, as is the Relic Axe itself.
Than you staff...
# Jul 16 2005 at 6:46 PM Rating: Decent
267 posts
I'm glad they finally added this quest, and fast too. Submitted the info this same week. Thank you to the staff.

Smiley: yippee
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