Active Ability details for Blood Weapon  

Jobs/Level:Dark Knight, lvl 1
MP cost:0
Duration:30 Second
Reuse:1 hour
Cast time:Instant
Target Type:Self
Description:Your weapon drains additional hit points from the enemy when it hits.

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# Mar 01 2006 at 7:04 AM Rating: Decent
No...Drk is not a tank ive known this since I went through the dunes as a drk tank.At lvl 30 if your subbed war you can also throw on berserk for some extra damage.But in any case as for the 2 hr its useful if you need hp.But I think that BW lowers you acc some if not a lot.Can anyone confirm that speculation?Because it seems that everytime I use BW I start hitting less.
# Aug 10 2006 at 3:42 PM Rating: Good
70 posts
As far as I know Blood Weapon does not decrease accuracy and Souleater does appear to increase your accuracy. The increase in accuracy from Souleater is why using a lower delay weapon like a dagger (which you're less accurate with) is actually viable with Souleater active.
God I hope you're right
# Jun 22 2005 at 6:57 PM Rating: Decent
I hope you're right on the Level 30, because as of yet here are my feelings on Blood Weapon.

1) Drk is not a tank.. HP Drain?!
2) Two-Handed Weapon Speed... Yah 4 hits!
3) Drk = Accuracy :D Yeah right, make that the chance for 1 or 2 hits

Of course I'm not spending out the 2-3 mil gil for Lizzy Boots or Emperor's Hairpin.. Maybe thats my problem, anyone want to loan me some gil? :D (Just kidding I'm not one for handouts)
RE: God I hope you're right
# Aug 27 2005 at 6:13 AM Rating: Good
437 posts
1) Drk is not a tank.. HP Drain?!

Souleater + Blood Weapon for when a party is in need of massive damage. The absorbed damage counteracts the Souleater.
2) Two-Handed Weapon Speed... Yah 4 hits!

At higher levels, sub NIN for dual swords and you get alot more.
3) Drk = Accuracy :D Yeah right, make that the chance for 1 or 2 hits

Only been a minimal problem for me. I'm a level 37 DRK and my DEX right now is 37+16 (53). Higher DEX also means more chance for criticals and those give back alot more HP.

DEX gear I have on:
Full Elvaan Magna +5
Deft Rings +6
Merc Cpt Belt +1
Cent Headgear +1
Spike Necklace +3

I don't miss hardly at all. I have about a 15~20% critcial hit rate.

When I use SE+BW, I'm usually draining about 100+ a hit over 4 to 5 hits. That is a total of about 400~500 HP I regain, give or take a critical hit or miss. My max HP is about 700. It saves my life and the party if the mob gets out of hand.
late bloomer
# Nov 02 2004 at 1:18 PM Rating: Decent
at first this 2hr isnt that great at all, but later on, like 30 and up, this 2hr becomes veeerrry very cool. At lvl 50 i drain like 200 a hit with it. The only problem with it is that soul eater lasts 1 minute and blood weapon 30 seconds so you have 30 seconds of souleater pain to deal with. I usually spam drain, aspir and II spells so i dont kill myself with souleater :P

just some advice...
RE: late bloomer
# Feb 23 2005 at 12:16 PM Rating: Excellent
31 posts
You could just turn Souleater off after the first 30 seconds, and that will save you some HP. In case anyone didnt know :)
# Jul 09 2004 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
If your drk is hitting a lot of damage, this 2hr is pretty good, plus you need acc. Max u get bout 4-3 hits off before it wears out. Lets say with last resort + souleater + blood weapon is what your doing at lets say.... lvl 30 in the jungle. You would hit mayb around 99 damage on thoose little mandys and drain about 99 doing 198. And if you dont miss you will hit about 594. Thats good damage. With souleater, blood weapon, etc your going to pull hate which is good because your going to be draining hp and if you hp is full it wont draining hp doing less damage. Its even better at high lvls because you hurt more. In crawlers nest I do 199 damage and drain 199.

Jigokuryu on Ifrit
Lvl 40 Drk Guardians Of Buddha
RE: 2hr
# Oct 10 2005 at 4:47 PM Rating: Decent
The 2hour's drain effect doesn't deal extra damage, it just heals you.
Useless 2HR
# May 21 2004 at 6:44 AM Rating: Excellent
258 posts
at least at the lower levels, can any of the higher level DRKs tell us if this is useful at high levels?
RE: Useless 2HR
# May 21 2004 at 8:56 AM Rating: Excellent
254 posts
I've heard that once you get souleater at lvl 30, your true 2-hour becomes Last resort + souleater + blood weapon, and is much more useful then, since you don't lose the HP you would normally with just souleater. (not sure if you lose any HP or just less). But, I have yet to try this.
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