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Samurai (, Samurai?) is a job in Final Fantasy XIV, introduced in the game's second expansion pack, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, along with Red Mage. Samurai does not have a base class, and starts at Level 50.

ProfileEdit

Far across the rolling waves, towards the rising sun, there lies the island nation of Hingashi.

In the distant past, the realm's great lords vied for supremacy over its sea-girt confines in a long and bloody conflict. And taking to battle in their lieges' names were noble swordsmen whose art was forged in the crucible of war: the samurai.

Eventually, the nation was unified under one banner, and these warriors came to wield their katana not upon fields as part of an army, but upon streets as protectors of the peace.

But as a neglected blade grows dull with rust, so too do men forget their purpose. Amidst waning memories of the old ways, a determined few hold fast to their convictions, hands by katana grips, awaiting the moment for steel to sing.
—Lodestone

Samurai is a close-range melee job that specializes in putting out big massive damage. They learn traditional Far Eastern swordplay techniques from the land of Hingashi, such as Iai, and the art of “Sen” and its three forces Setsu (Snow), Getsu (Moon), and Ka (Flower). The katana can store energy to be released in special attacks available once the gauge is full.

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StormbloodEdit

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EquipmentEdit

Samurai are armed with both katanas. They share the Striking gear sets with Monks.

Job GaugeEdit

Samurai Sen Gauge

Sen Gauge.

Job Gauges were introduced in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. The Samurai uses the Kenki and Sen Gauges. The Sen Gauge displays the accumulation of the three Sen effects – Setsu, Getsu and Ka. Certain weaponskills, such as Mangetsu, grant a Sen. Sen are required to perform Iaijutsu. The number of Sen accumulated determines which weaponskill will be executed ─ 1 for Higanbana, 2 for Tenka Goken, and 3 for Midare Setsugekka.

Samurai Kenki Gauge

Kenki Gauge.

The Kenki Gauge displays the amount of Kenki the Samurai has collected. All Samurai weaponskills, except Iaijutsu, increases Kenki. It is used to execute powerful Hissatsu abilities, such as Hissatsu: Kaiten, and Hissatsu: Gyoten.

AbilitiesEdit

All descriptions are based on action attributes and bonuses attained by level 70.

Job ActionsEdit

Ability Level Type Cast Recast Cost Range Radius
Hakaze
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1 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 TP Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5.
Jinpu
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4 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 TP Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Hakaze
Combo Potency: 280
Combo Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 10%
Duration: 30s
Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5
Third Eye
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6 Ability Instant 15s
Reduces the amount of damage taken by the next attack by 5%.
Duration: 3s
Additional Effect: Grants Open Eyes when hit
Duration: 15s
Ageha
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10 Ability Instant 60s Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 250.
Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10 (30 if killing blow is dealt)
Can only be executed when target's HP is below 20%
Enpi
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15 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 160 TP 15y
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 100.
Enhanced Enpi Bonus Potency: 300
Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10
Shifu
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18 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 60 TP Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Hakaze
Combo Potency: 280
Combo Bonus: Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 10%
Duration: 30s
Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5
Fuga
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26 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 140 TP 6y 6y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5
Gekko
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30 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 50 TP Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Jinpu
Combo Potency: 400
Rear Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5
Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5
Combo Bonus: Grants Getsu
Iaijutsu
FFXIV Iaijutsu Icon
30 Weaponskill 1.8sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the cast time will be 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be
Executes a weaponskill depending on current number of Sen stored in Sen Gauge.
1 Sen: Higanbana
2 Sen: Tenka Goken
3 Sen: Midare Setsugekka
Mangetsu
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35 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 140 TP 5y
Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies with a potency of 100 for the first enemy, 10% less for the second, 20% less for the third, 30% less for the fourth, 40% less for the fifth, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Combo Action: Fuga
Combo Potency: 200 for the first enemy, 5% less for the second, 10% less for the third, 15% less for the fourth, 20% less for the fifth, and 25% less for all remaining enemies.
Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10
Combo Bonus: Grants Getsu
Kasha
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40 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 50 TP Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Shifu
Combo Potency: 400
Side Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5
Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5
Combo Bonus: Grants Ka
Oka
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45 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 140 TP 5y
Delivers an attack to nearby enemies with a potency of 100 for the first enemy, 10% less for the second, 20% less for the third, 30% less for the fourth, 40% less for the fifth, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Combo Action: Fuga
Combo Potency: 200 for the first enemy, 5% less for the second, 10% less for the third, 15% less for the fourth, 20% less for the fifth, and 25% less for all remaining enemies.
Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10
Combo Bonus: Grants Ka
Yukikaze
FFXIV Yukikaze Icon
50 Weaponskill Instant 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 50 TP Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Hakaze
Combo Potency: 340
Combo Bonus: Reduces target's slashing resistance by 10%
Duration: 30s
Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10
Combo Bonus: Grants Setsu
Meikyo Shisui
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50 Ability Instant 80s
Execute up to 3 weaponskill combos without meeting combo prerequisites. Does not affect Iaijutsu.
Duration: 10s
Hissatsu: Kaiten
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52 Ability Instant 5s Kenki: 20
Increases potency of next weaponskill by 50%.
Duration: 10s
Hissatsu: Gyoten
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54 Ability Instant 10s Kenki: 10 20y
Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Cannot be executed while bound.
Hissatsu: Yaten
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56 Ability Instant 10s Kenki: 10 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: 10-yalm backstep
Additional Effect: Grants Enhanced Enpi
Duration: 15s
Cannot be executed while bound.
Merciful Eyes
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58 Ability Instant 1s
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 200
Cure potency varies with current attack power.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Open Eyes.
Shares a recast timer with Hissatsu: Seigan.
Meditate
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60Job Quest Ability Instant 60s
Gradually increases your Kenki Gauge.
Duration: 15s
Kenki Gauge not affected when used outside battle.
Effect ends upon executing another action or moving.
Cancels auto-attack up

upon execution.

Hissatsu: Shinten
FFXIV Hissatsu Shinten Icon
62 Ability Instant 1s Kenki: 25 Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 300.
Hissatsu: Kyuten
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64 Ability Instant 1s Kenki: 25 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150 to all nearby enemies.
Hissatsu: Seigen
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66 Ability Instant 1s Kenki: 15 Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Open Eyes.
Shares a recast timer with Merciful Eyes.
Hagakure
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68 Ability Instant 40s
Converts Setsu, Getsu, and Ka into Kenki.
Each Sen converted increases your Kenki Gauge by 20.
Can only be executed if under the effect of at least one of the three statuses.
Hissatsu: Guren
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70Job Quest Ability Instant 120s Kenki: 50 10y 10y
Delivers an attack to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 800 for the first enemy, 25% less for the second, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.

IaijutsuEdit

Ability Level Type Cast Recast Range Radius
Higanbana
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30 Weaponskill 1.8sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 240.
Additional Effect: Damage over time
Potency: 35
Duration: 60s
Tenka Goken
FFXIV Tenka Goken Icon
40 Weaponskill 1.8sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 8y 8y
Delivers an attack to all enemies in a cone before you with a potency of 360 for the first enemy, 10% less for the second, 20% less for the third, 30% less for the fourth, 40% less for the fifth, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Midare Setsugekka
FFXIV Midare Setsugekka Icon
50 Weaponskill 1.8sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be 2.5sBase value; the higher the character's Skill Speed stat, the lower the recast time will be Melee
Delivers an attack with a potency of 720.

Role ActionsEdit

Role actions are abilities common to classes and jobs with the same role. Jobs can select and use up to five role actions, while classes can select and use up to ten.

Action Level Type Cast Recast Range Radius Role Affinity
Second Wind
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8 Ability Instant 120s FFXIV Melee Dps IconFFXIV Physical Ranged DPS Icon
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 500
Cure potency varies with current attack power.
Arm's Length
FFXIV Arms Length Icon
12 Ability Instant 60s FFXIV Melee Dps Icon
Creates a barrier nullifying knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 5s
Additional Effect: Slow +20% when barrier is struck
Duration: 15s
Leg Sweep
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16 Ability Instant 40s FFXIV Melee Dps Icon
Stuns target.
Duration: 3s
Diversion
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20 Ability Instant 120s FFXIV Melee Dps IconFFXIV Magic Ranged DPS Icon
Reduces enmity generation.
Duration: 15s
Invigorate
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24 Ability Instant 120s FFXIV Melee Dps IconFFXIV Physical Ranged DPS Icon
Instantly restores 400 TP.
Bloodbath
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32 Ability Instant 90s FFXIV Melee Dps Icon
Converts a portion of physical damage dealt into HP.
Duration: 20s
Goad
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36 Ability Instant 180s 30y FFXIV Melee Dps Icon
Refreshes TP of a single party member.
Duration: 30s
Feint
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40 Ability Instant 120s 10y FFXIV Melee Dps Icon
Lowers target's strength and dexterity by 10%.
Duration: 10s
Crutch
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44 Ability Instant 90s 30y FFXIV Melee Dps Icon
Removes Bind and Heavy from target party member other than self.
True North
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48 Ability Instant 150s FFXIV Melee Dps Icon
Nullifies all action direction requirements.
Duration: 15s

Job TraitsEdit

Name Level Description
Enhanced Strength
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20 Increases strength by 8.
Enhanced Strength II
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40 Increases strength by 16.
Kenki Mastery
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52 Increases Kenki Gauge when landing select weaponskills.
Enhanced Strength III
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60 Increases strength by 24.
Kenki Mastery II
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62 Increases Kenki Gauge when landing all weaponskills excluding Iaijutsu.

PvP ActionsEdit

Action Type Cast Recast Cost
Hakaze
FFXIV Hakaze PVP Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s
Delivers an attack with a potency of 750.
Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Jinpu
FFXIV Jinpu PVP Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000.
Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Shifu
FFXIV Shifu PVP Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000.
Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Yukikaze
FFXIV Yukikaze PVP Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Hakaze
Combo Potency: 1,250
Combo Bonus: Increases damage you deal target by 10%
Duration: 18s
Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10 and grants Setsu

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Gekko
FFXIV Gekko PVP Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Jinpu
Combo Potency: 1,500
Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10 and grants Getsu

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Kasha
FFXIV Kasha PVP Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Shifu
Combo Potency: 1,500
Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10 and grants Ka

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Enpi
FFXIV Enpi PVP Icon
Weaponskill Instant 2.3s 150 TP
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10
Iaijutsu
FFXIV Iaijutsu PVP Icon
Weaponskill 1.3s 2.3s
Executes a weaponskill depending on current number of Sen stored in Sen Gauge.
1 Sen: Higanbana
2 Sen: Tenka Goken
3 Sen: Midare Setsugekka
Hissatsu: Shinten
FFXIV Hissatsu Shiten PVP Icon
Ability Instant 1s Kenki: 20
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,500.
Hissatsu: Soten
FFXIV Hissatsu Soten Icon
Ability Instant 5s Kenki: 20
Move quickly to the specified location, delivering an attack with a potency of 1,000 to all enemies in your path.
Cannot use when bound.
Hissatsu: Chiten
FFXIV Hissatsu Chiten Icon
Ability Instant 30s Kenki: 20
Reduces damage taken by 50% and counters up to the next 3 attacks.
Counter Potency: 1,000
Duration: 5s
Counter Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5
Meikyo Shisui
FFXIV Meikyo Shisui PVP Icon
Ability Instant 1s 250 TP
Execute a combo without meeting combo prerequisites.
Duration: 5s
Higanbana
FFXIV Higanbana PVP Icon
Weaponskill 1.3s 2.3s All Sen
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000.
Additional Effect: Damage over time
Potency: 250
Duration: 30s
Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 50 if target is KO'd before effect expires

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Tenka Goken
FFXIV Tenka Goken PVP Icon
Weaponskill 1.3s 2.3s All Sen
Delivers an attack to all enemies in a cone before you with a potency of 1,500 for the first enemy, 25% less for the second, 50% less for the third, and 75% less for all remaining enemies.
Additional Effect: 6-yalm knockback

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
Midare Setsugekka
FFXIV Midare Setsugekka PVP Icon
Weaponskill 1.3s 2.3s All Sen
Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,500.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Additional PvP ActionsEdit

These actions are common to all jobs, and can only be used in PvP areas.
The number of additional actions that can be set is limited to two.

Action Type Cast Recast
Recuperate
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Ability Instant 45s
Restores 25% of maximum HP.
Muse
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Ability Instant 90s
Restores 25% of maximum MP.
Enliven
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Ability Instant 90s
Restores 50% of maximum TP.
Purify
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Ability Instant 45s
Removes Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, and Silence from target. Can be used regardless of own status affliction.
Concentrate
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Ability Instant 45s
Creates a barrier preventing Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, Silence, and knockback effects.
Duration: 10s
Safeguard
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Ability Instant 90s
Reduces damage taken by 25%.
Duration: 10s
Bolt
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Ability Instant 45s
Reduces damage taken by 25%.
Duration: 10s

PvP TraitsEdit

These traits are common to all jobs, and only take effect when in PvP areas.
The number of PvP traits that can be set is limited to three.

Traits Effect
Increased HP
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Increases maximum HP by 5%.
Increased Action Speed
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Decreases weaponskill and spell cast and recast times by 3%.
Increased Damage Dealt
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Increases damage dealt by 3%.
Decreased Damage Taken
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Decreases damage taken by 3%.
Increased Healing Potency
FFXIV Increased Healing Potency Icon
Increases spell-based HP restoration by 5%.
Decreased Recast Time
FFXIV Decreased recast time Icon
Decreases recast time of additional actions by 20%.
Increased Resistance Duration
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Increases duration of resistances by 50%.
Increased MP Regeneration
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Increases MP regeneration rate by 25%.
Increased TP Regeneration
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Increases TP regeneration rate by 40%.

Limit BreakEdit

Samurai's Limit Break focus on dealing powerful damage to enemies in a circular area of effect. Samurai have the same Level 1 and Level 2 limit breaks as other Melee DPS.

Ability Level Description Image
Braver 1 Executes a single target attack with a potency of 2300. FFXIV Braver
Blade Dance 2 Executes a single target attack with a potency of 5000. Bladedance XIV Limit Break
Doom of the Living 3 Executes a single target attack with a potency of 9000. FFXIV SAM Doom of the Living

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EtymologyEdit

Samurai were the military nobility of medieval and early-modern Japan. They were not just great swordsmen, but also powerful horse archers and martial artists of other fields. Though their status was that above commoners, samurai were bound to forms of etiquette and a way of life known as Bushido, stressing honor to one's devoted and preparing oneself in the face of death.