The Samurai is a job in Final Fantasy V obtained after the Earth Crystal has shattered. The Samurai is a powerful job due to their usage of Katanas, which only they and the Freelancer are capable of using, due to the high critical percentages found innately in katanas (the average being 12% critical). The flip-side is that katanas are not compatible with Spellblade. The Samurai has decent stats, but slightly lower Strength than the Knight and Berserker, but is still a fearsome foe on the battlefield.
As a Samurai, each character wears traditional Samurai armor. The only real difference between all of them is that Lenna does not wear a helmet and Galuf's helmet does not have a tassel. Everyone wears red with gray except for Faris who wears gray with blue and Galuf who wears red with black and white.
Equipment - Knives, Katanas, Shields, Heavy Helmets, Clothes, Heavy Armor, Gauntlets
The Samurai is usually associated with the ability to throw money, and Final Fantasy V is no exception. The higher the level of the thrower is, the more damage Zeninage does, and the more gil it consumes (temporary level boosts raise the damage done, but not the gil consumed). This command is one of the most powerful attacks in Final Fantasy V, but the obvious drawback means that frequent use usually isn't an option. Shirahadori increases the ability to dodge physical attacks by 25%.
Of note, Mineuchi will ignore an equipped weapon's special abilities or effects, and will not dispel Confuse, Sleep, or Control. Mineuchi will not add Paralyze despite the in-game message due to a bug.
Iainuki has a 85% accuracy and takes into account the level factor that magic attacks use, and will never work against Heavy-types.
Equip Katanas gives characters the Samurai's base Strength unless otherwise at a higher value.
Upon mastery, Freelancers and Mimes gain the Samurai's base Strength, Agility and Stamina unless they already have a higher base from another mastered job.
Stun enemies by smacking them with a blade's dull side.
Lets any job use the Mineuchi command. It is supposed to have a chance to paralyze an enemy, but due to a bug it does not, so it's basically Fight without the drawback of removing Confuse, Control, or Sleep from enemies.