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Introduction

Hailing from the war-torn lands of the Far East, the secret arts of the ninja were born of necessity, and have since given rise to a unique breed of highly-trained combatants. Able to manipulate the vital energies of the land, the air, and living beings, they manifest their power through the weaving of signs, unleashing a wide array of attacks against their foes. Master the arts of the ninja and learn to bend the tide of battle to your will.

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Ninja frame icon.png Ninja is a job unlockable at level 30 as an upgrade from the rogue class and is one of five melee DPS jobs.

General information

Guild

The Rogues' Guild is in Limsa Lominsa Lower Decks. Rogues must specialize into ninja once they reach level 30, and complete the quests Main Scenario QuestSylph-management and Feature QuestCloying Victory. The job trainer is Oboro, who is normally located in the Dock Storehouse (21.2, 26.6), which can be accessed from Eastern La Noscea.

Equipment

The ninja is a disciple of war and wears armor "of Scouting." They are the only job using that set; for accessories they use "of Aiming" (shared with the Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS role). They use daggers for weapons. The following crafting classes can create items that are useful to the ninja:

Unlike other melee DPS jobs, Ninja is the only one that uses Dexterity as its main stat instead of Strength.

Quests

Quest Type Level Quest Giver Unlocks Rewards
Peasants by Day, Ninjas by Night Job quest 30 Jacke Ninja
Ten.png  Ten
1 Soul of the ninja icon1.png  Soul of the Ninja
My First Mudra Class quest 30 Oboro
Killer Combinations Class quest 35 Tsubame Chi.png  Chi
Once Upon a Time in Doma Job quest 35 Oboro
Pirates versus Ninjas Class quest 40 Oboro Shukuchi.png  Shukuchi
Ninja Bathin' Job quest 40 Oboro
Tough Guys Class quest 45 Oboro Jin.png  Jin 1 Ninja hatsuburi icon1.png  Ninja Hatsuburi
1 Ninja tekko icon1.png  Ninja Tekko
1 Ninja hakama icon1.png  Ninja Hakama
1 Ninja kyahan icon1.png  Ninja Kyahan
The Crow Knows Class quest 45 Oboro
Master and Student Job quest 50 Oboro Kassatsu.png  Kassatsu
Against the ninja i icon1.png  Against the Ninja I
1 Ninja chainmail icon1.png  Ninja Chainmail
1 Koga garb coffer (il 90) icon1.png  Koga Garb Coffer (IL 90)
Strangers in a Strange Land Job quest 50 Oboro
The Impossible Girl Job quest 52 Oboro Hakke Mujinsatsu.png  Hakke Mujinsatsu
Ninja Assassin Job quest 54 Oboro Armor Crush.png  Armor Crush
Medieval Espionage Job quest 56 Oboro Dream Within a Dream.png  Dream Within a Dream
Adept Assassination.png  Adept Assassination
Staying Alive Class quest 58 Oboro
In Her Defense Class quest 60 Oboro Against the ninja ii icon1.png  Against the Ninja II
Huraijin.png  Huraijin
1 Iga garb coffer (il 210) icon1.png  Iga Garb Coffer (IL 210)
Search for the Stolen Scroll Job quest 60 Oboro
Ninja Bathin' Redux Job quest 63 Yomei
A Game of Life and Death Job quest 65 Oboro
True Enlightenment Job quest 68 Jacke
When Clans Collide Job quest 70 Oboro Ten Chi Jin.png  Ten Chi Jin
Against the ninja iii icon1.png  Against the Ninja III
1 Kage-kakushi attire coffer (il 290) icon1.png  Kage-kakushi Attire Coffer (IL 290)
Oboro's Big Idea Sidequest 80 Oboro Against the ninja iv icon1.png  Against the Ninja IV 1 Heavens eye materia vii icon1.png  Heavens' Eye Materia VII
1 Savage aim materia vii icon1.png  Savage Aim Materia VII
1 Savage might materia vii icon1.png  Savage Might Materia VII

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
Spinning Edge.png  Spinning Edge Rogue frame icon.png ROG 1 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 210. (220 with Melee Mastery II)
Shade Shift.png  Shade Shift Rogue frame icon.png ROG 2 Ability Instant 120s Create shadows that nullify damage up to 20% of maximum HP.
Gust Slash.png  Gust Slash Rogue frame icon.png ROG 4 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 160.
Hide.png  Hide Rogue frame icon.png ROG 10 Ability Instant 20s Blend in with your surroundings, making it impossible for most enemies to detect you, but reducing movement speed by 50%. Has no effect on enemies 10 levels higher than your own, or certain enemies with special sight.
Throwing Dagger.png  Throwing Dagger Rogue frame icon.png ROG 1Quest: Stifled Screams 15 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 120.
Mug.png  Mug Rogue frame icon.png ROG 1Quest: Slave to the Code 15 Ability Instant 120s Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Trick Attack.png  Trick Attack Rogue frame icon.png ROG 18 Ability Instant 60s Delivers an attack with a potency of 300. 400 when executed from a target's rear.
Aeolian Edge.png  Aeolian Edge Rogue frame icon.png ROG 26 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 140. 200 when executed from a target's rear.
Ten.png  Ten Ninja frame icon.png NIN 1Quest: Peasants by Day, Ninjas by Night 30 Ability Instant 20s Make the ritual mudra hand gesture for "heaven".
Ninjutsu.png  Ninjutsu Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Ability Instant 1.5s Executes a specific ninjutsu action coinciding with the combination of mudra made immediately beforehand.
Chi.png  Chi Ninja frame icon.png NIN 1Quest: Killer Combinations 35 Ability Instant 20s Make the ritual mudra hand gesture for "earth".
Death Blossom.png  Death Blossom Rogue frame icon.png ROG 38 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Assassinate.png  Assassinate Ninja frame icon.png NIN 40 Ability Instant 60s Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
Shukuchi.png  Shukuchi Ninja frame icon.png NIN 1Quest: Pirates versus Ninjas 40 Ability Instant 60s Move quickly to the specified location.
Jin.png  Jin Ninja frame icon.png NIN 1Quest: Tough Guys 45 Ability Instant 20s Make the ritual mudra hand gesture for "man".
Kassatsu.png  Kassatsu Ninja frame icon.png NIN 1Quest: Master and Student 50 Ability Instant 60s Allows the execution of a single ninjutsu without consumption of mudra charges.
Hakke Mujinsatsu.png  Hakke Mujinsatsu Ninja frame icon.png NIN 1Quest: The Impossible Girl 52 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Armor Crush.png  Armor Crush Ninja frame icon.png NIN 1Quest: Ninja Assassin 54 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 140.
200 when executed from a target's flank.
Dream Within a Dream.png  Dream Within a Dream Ninja frame icon.png NIN 1Quest: Medieval Espionage 56 Ability Instant 60s Delivers a threefold attack, each hit with a potency of 150.
Huraijin.png  Huraijin Ninja frame icon.png NIN 1Quest: In Her Defense 60 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
Hellfrog Medium.png  Hellfrog Medium Ninja frame icon.png NIN 62 Ability Instant 1s Deals fire damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 160 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Bhavacakra.png  Bhavacakra Ninja frame icon.png NIN 68 Ability Instant 1s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 350.
Ten Chi Jin.png  Ten Chi Jin Ninja frame icon.png NIN 1Quest: When Clans Collide 70 Ability Instant 120s Temporarily converts each of the three mudra into a ninjutsu action. Executing one of these actions will convert the remaining mudra into different ninjutsu actions until all three have been executed or the Ten Chi Jin effect expires.
Meisui.png  Meisui Ninja frame icon.png NIN 72 Ability Instant 120s Dispel Suiton, increasing the Ninki Gauge by 50.
Bunshin.png  Bunshin Ninja frame icon.png NIN 80 Ability Instant 90s Grants 5 stacks of Bunshin, each stack allowing your shadow to attack enemies each time you execute a weaponskill. Shadow attack potency varies based on the attack executed, but is not affected by combo bonuses.
Phantom Kamaitachi.png  Phantom Kamaitachi Ninja frame icon.png NIN 82 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Your shadow deals wind damage to all enemies within 5 yalms with a potency of 600 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Hollow Nozuchi.png  Hollow Nozuchi Ninja frame icon.png NIN 86 Weaponskill Instant Instant All enemies standing in the corrupted earth of Doton take additional earth damage with a potency of 50.
Forked Raiju.png  Forked Raiju Ninja frame icon.png NIN 90 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Rushes target and delivers a lightning attack with a potency of 560.
Fleeting Raiju.png  Fleeting Raiju Ninja frame icon.png NIN 90 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Rushes target and delivers a lightning attack with a potency of 560.

Ninjutsu

Ninjutsu are abilities available upon executing a specific sequence of mudras. Failing to execute a valid mudra combination will result in Rabbit Medium.

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
Fuma Shuriken.png  Fuma Shuriken Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Ability Instant 1.5s Delivers a ranged ninjutsu attack with a potency of 450.
Katon.png  Katon Ninja frame icon.png NIN 35 Ability Instant 1.5s Delivers fire damage with a potency of 350 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Raiton.png  Raiton Ninja frame icon.png NIN 35 Ability Instant 1.5s Delivers lightning damage with a potency of 650.
Hyoton.png  Hyoton Ninja frame icon.png NIN 45 Ability Instant 1.5s Delivers ice damage with a potency of 350.
Huton.png  Huton Ninja frame icon.png NIN 45 Ability Instant 1.5s Reduces weaponskill recast time, and auto-attack delay by 15%.
Doton.png  Doton Ninja frame icon.png NIN 45 Ability Instant 1.5s Creates a patch of corrupted earth, dealing damage with a potency of 80 to any enemies who enter.
Suiton.png  Suiton Ninja frame icon.png NIN 45 Ability Instant 1.5s Delivers water damage with a potency of 500.
Goka Mekkyaku.png  Goka Mekkyaku Ninja frame icon.png NIN 76 Ability Instant 1.5s Deals fire damage with a potency of 600 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Hyosho Ranryu.png  Hyosho Ranryu Ninja frame icon.png NIN 76 Ability Instant 1.5s Deals ice damage with a potency of 1,300.


Ninjutsu activation

As stated above, Ninjutsu actions are activated by first using a sequence of one to three Mudras and then using Ninjutsu.png  Ninjutsu. For new Ninjas, memorizing the correct Mudra sequences is extremely important. If you find it difficult to remember the correct Mudra sequences, you could try using a mnemonic device to assist you. For example, thinking of the Mudras Ten.png  Ten, Chi.png  Chi and Jin.png  Jin as blue, red and yellow, or as one, two and three could be useful. It is generally discouraged to use macros to activate your Ninjutsu abilities because Mudras can be cast every 0.5 seconds, while the macro wait command only works in increments of 1.0 seconds. Eventually, using Mudra combinations will be second nature.

Fuma Shuriken.png  Fuma Shuriken Ten.png  Ten Chi.png  Chi Jin.png  Jin Delivers a ranged ninjutsu attack with a potency of 450.
Katon.png  Katon Chi.png  Chi > Ten.png  Ten Jin.png  Jin > Ten.png  Ten Delivers fire damage with a potency of 350 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Raiton.png  Raiton Ten.png  Ten > Chi.png  Chi Jin.png  Jin > Chi.png  Chi Delivers lightning damage with a potency of 650.
Hyoton.png  Hyoton Chi.png  Chi > Jin.png  Jin Ten.png  Ten > Jin.png  Jin Delivers ice damage with a potency of 350. Additional Effect: Bind
Huton.png  Huton Chi.png  Chi > Jin.png  Jin > Ten.png  Ten Jin.png  Jin > Chi.png  Chi > Ten.png  Ten Reduces weaponskill recast time, and auto-attack delay by 15%.
Doton.png  Doton Ten.png  Ten > Jin.png  Jin > Chi.png  Chi Jin.png  Jin > Ten.png  Ten > Chi.png  Chi Creates a patch of corrupted earth, dealing damage with a potency of 70 to any enemies who enter.
Suiton.png  Suiton Ten.png  Ten > Chi.png  Chi > Jin.png  Jin Chi.png  Chi > Ten.png  Ten > Jin.png  Jin Delivers water damage with a potency of 500. Additional effect: Grants Suiton

PvP Actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
Spinning Edge (PvP).png  Spinning Edge (PvP) Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,000.
Gust Slash (PvP).png  Gust Slash (PvP) Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 4,000.
Aeolian Edge (PvP).png  Aeolian Edge (PvP) Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 5,000.
Fuma Shuriken (PvP).png  Fuma Shuriken (PvP) Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Weaponskill Instant 10s Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 6,000.
Mug (PvP).png  Mug (PvP) Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Ability Instant 20s Delivers an attack with a potency of 2,000.
Three Mudra (PvP).png  Three Mudra (PvP) Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Ability Instant 15s Allows for immediate execution of any ninjutsu action. However, the same ninjutsu action cannot be executed consecutively.
Bunshin (PvP).png  Bunshin (PvP) Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Ability Instant 30s For up to five attacks, your shadow becomes animate, attacking enemies each time you execute a weaponskill.
Shukuchi (PvP).png  Shukuchi (PvP) Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Ability Instant 15s Move quickly to the specified location.
Forked Raiju (PvP).png  Forked Raiju (PvP) Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Weaponskill Instant 2s Rushes target and delivers a lightning attack with a potency of 4,000.
Fleeting Raiju (PvP).png  Fleeting Raiju (PvP) Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Weaponskill Instant 2s Rushes target and delivers a lightning attack with a potency of 4,000.
Hyosho Ranryu (PvP).png  Hyosho Ranryu (PvP) Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Spell Instant 2s Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 16,000.
Goka Mekkyaku (PvP).png  Goka Mekkyaku (PvP) Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Spell Instant 2s Deals fire damage with a potency of 4,000 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Meisui (PvP).png  Meisui (PvP) Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Spell Instant 2s Restores target's HP.
Huton (PvP).png  Huton (PvP) Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Spell Instant 2s Grants Huton, creating a barrier that absorbs damage equivalent to a heal of 16,000 potency, and increasing movement speed.
Doton (PvP).png  Doton (PvP) Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Spell Instant Instant Creates a patch of corrupted earth under your feet, dealing damage with a potency of 2,000 to any enemies who enter.
Hollow Nozuchi (PvP).png  Hollow Nozuchi (PvP) Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Ability Instant Instant All enemies standing in the corrupted earth of Doton take additional earth damage with a potency of 2,000.
Assassinate (PvP).png  Assassinate (PvP) Ninja frame icon.png NIN 30 Weaponskill Instant 2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 12,000.

Common actions (PvP)

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
Standard-issue Elixir (PvP).png  Standard-issue Elixir (PvP) Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability 4.5s 5s Restores your HP and MP to maximum. Casting will be interrupted when damage is taken.
Recuperate (PvP).png  Recuperate (PvP) Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability 2,500 Instant 1s Restores own HP.
Purify (PvP).png  Purify (PvP) Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability Instant 30s Removes Stun, Heavy, Bind, Silence, Half-asleep, Sleep, and Deep Freeze.
Guard (PvP).png  Guard (PvP) Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability Instant 30s Reduces damage taken by 90% and grants immunity to Stun, Heavy, Bind, Silence, Half-asleep, Sleep, Deep Freeze, and knockback and draw-in effects.
Sprint (PvP).png  Sprint (PvP) Any class frame icon.png ANY 30 Ability Instant 1.5s Increases movement speed. Effect ends upon reuse or execution of another action.

Limit Break

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
Seiton Tenchu (PvP).png  Seiton Tenchu (PvP) Ninja frame icon.png NIN Instant 10s Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 10,000, incapacitating foes whose HP is below 50%.

Melee DPS actions

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
Second Wind.png  Second Wind Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
8 Ability Instant 120s Instantly restores own HP.
Leg Sweep.png  Leg Sweep Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 10 Ability Instant 40s Stuns target.
Bloodbath.png  Bloodbath Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 12 Ability Instant 90s Converts a portion of physical damage dealt into HP.
Feint.png  Feint Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 22 Ability Instant 90s Lowers target's physical damage dealt by 10% and magic damage dealt by 5%.
Arm's Length.png  Arm's Length Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
Tank role.png Tank
32 Ability Instant 120s Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.
True North.png  True North Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 50 Ability Instant 45s Nullifies all action direction requirements.

Traits

PvE traits

Trait Acquired Quest requirement Level Effect
All Fours.png  All Fours Rogue frame icon.png ROG 14 Reduces damage taken when falling.
Fleet of Foot.png  Fleet of Foot Rogue frame icon.png ROG 20 Increases movement speed.
Adept Assassination.png  Adept Assassination Ninja frame icon.png NIN 1Quest: Medieval Espionage 56 Upgrades Assassinate to Dream Within a Dream.
Shukiho.png  Shukiho Ninja frame icon.png NIN 62 Increases Ninki Gauge by 5 upon landing weaponskills or successfully completing combos.
Enhanced Shukuchi.png  Enhanced Shukuchi Ninja frame icon.png NIN 64 Resets the recast timer for Shukuchi upon executing Katon, Raiton, or Hyoton on most targets.
Enhanced Mug.png  Enhanced Mug Ninja frame icon.png NIN 66 Increases Ninki Gauge by 40 upon successfully landing Mug.
Enhanced Shukuchi II.png  Enhanced Shukuchi II Ninja frame icon.png NIN 74 Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of Shukuchi.
Melee Mastery.png  Melee Mastery Ninja frame icon.png NIN 74 Increases the potency of Gust Slash to 120, Aeolian Edge to 140, and Armor Crush to 140.
Enhanced Kassatsu.png  Enhanced Kassatsu Ninja frame icon.png NIN 76 Upgrades Katon and Hyoton to Goka Mekkyaku and Hyosho Ranryu while under the effect of Kassatsu.
Shukiho II.png  Shukiho II Ninja frame icon.png NIN 78 Increases Ninki Gauge by 10 upon successfully completing a combo with Aeolian Edge or Armor Crush.
Shukiho III.png  Shukiho III Ninja frame icon.png NIN 84 Increases Ninki Gauge by 15 upon successfully completing a combo with Aeolian Edge or Armor Crush.
Melee Mastery II Ninja.png  Melee Mastery II Ninja frame icon.png NIN 84 Increases the potency of Spinning Edge to 220 and Gust Slash to 160.
Enhanced Meisui.png  Enhanced Meisui Ninja frame icon.png NIN 88 Increases the potency of Bhavacakra to 500 while under the effect of Meisui.
Enhanced Raiton.png  Enhanced Raiton Ninja frame icon.png NIN 90 Grants a stack of Forked Raiju Ready upon executing Raiton.

Job mechanics

Huton & Ninki Gauge is Ninja's Job Gauge.

Huton Gauge

The Huton Gauge will be displayed upon learning the ninjutsu Huton, indicating its remaining duration.

Huton gauge pve1.png

Simple Mode

Huton gauge pve simple mode1.png

Ninki Gauge

Upon learning the trait Shukiho, the Ninki Gauge will be displayed, indicating the amount of Ninki you have accumulated.

Ninki is accumulated by executing weaponskills and can be used to execute special ninjutsu such as Hellfrog Medium, Bhavacakra and Bunshin.

Ninki gauge pve1.png Huton (Active)

Simple Mode

Ninki gauge pve simple mode1.png Normal

Ninki gauge pve simple mode2.png Ninki Gauge Actions Available


Gallery

History

Introduced in patch 2.4, this job is the first and only non-limited job to be added outside an initial expansion.

See also

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