Samurai

From Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Samurai3.jpg
Samurai2.jpg
Samurai1.jpg

Lore

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.

General Information

Samurai is a DPS job that wields a two-handed Katana as its weapon. The job does not have a base class and starts at level 50. It will be available in Final Fantasy XIV's second expansion, Stormblood.

Play Style

  • Strength stat.
  • Shares gear with Monk.
  • Engage your enemies up close using the deadly Katana.
  • Single-handedly deal massive damage.
  • Learn Iai and other traditional Far Eastern swordplay techniques.
  • Master the art of Sen and its three forces: Setsu (Snow), Getsu (Moon) and Ka (Flower).
  • Store energy in your Katana and use it to unleash special attacks.

Requirements and Unlock

The Way of the Samurai Information

Trainer Locations

NPC Location Description
Ul'dah Citizen Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (x9.2,y9.1) Job Start for Stormblood
Musosai Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (x9.4, y12.4) Job Trainer for 50
Musosai Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (x11.9, y9.6) Job Trainer for 52
Musosai Limsa Lominsa - The Drowning Wench (x11.4, y10.9) Job Trainer for 54
Musosai New Gridania - Carline Canopy (x12, y13.2) Job Trainer for 56
Musosai Foundation - The Brume (x11.4, y12.4) Job Trainer for 58
Momozigo Foundation - The Brume (x11.4, y12.4) Job Trainer for 60

Actions

Action Icon Level TP Cost Cast Time Cooldown Range Radius Description
Hakaze Hakaze.png 1 60 Instant 2.5s 3y 0y Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5
Jinpu Jinpu.png 4 60 Instant 2.5s 3y 0y 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 Third Eye.png 6 0 Instant 15s 0y 0y Reduces the amount of damage taken by the next attack by 5%.
Duration: 3s
Additional Effect: Grants Open Eyes when hit
Duration: 15s
Ageha Ageha.png 10 0 Instant 60s 3y 0y 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 Enbi.png 15 160 Instant 2.5s 15y 0y Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 100.
Enhanced Enpi Bonus Potency: 300
Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10.
Shifu Shifu.png 18 60 Instant 2.5s 3y 0y 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 Fuga.png 26 140 Instant 2.5s 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 Gekko.png 30 50 Instant 2.5s 3y 0y 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 Iaijutsu.png 30 0 2s 2.5s 0y 0y Executes a weapon skill depending on the current number of Sen stored in Sen Gauge.
1 Sen: Higanbana
2 Sen: Tenka Goken
3 Sen: Midare Setsugekka
Mangetsu Mangetsu.png 35 140 Instant 2.5s 3y 0y 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
Oka Oka.png 35 140 Instant 2.5s 3y 0y 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
Kasha Kasha.png 40 50 Instant 2.5s 3y 0y 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
Yukikaze Yukikaze.png 50 50 Instant 2.5s 3y 0y 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 Meikyo shisui.png 50 0 Instant 80s 0y 0y Execute up to 3 combos without meeting combo prerequisites. Does not affect Iaijutsu.
Duration: 10s
Hissatsu: Kaiten Hissatsu-kaiten.png 52 0 Instant 5s 0y 0y Increases potency of next weaponskill by 50%.
Duration: 10s
Kenki Gauge Cost: 20
Hissatsu: Gyoten Hissatsu-gyoten.png 54 0 Instant 10s 20y 0y Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Kenki Gauge Cost: 10
Cannot be executed while bound.
Hissatsu: Yaten Hissatsu-yaten.png 56 0 Instant 10s 5y 0y Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Additional Effect: 10-yalm back step
Additional Effect: Grants Enhanced Enpi
Duration: 15s
Kenki Gauge Cost: 10
Cannot be executed while bound.
Merciful Eyes Mercyful eyes.png 58 0 Instant 1s 0y 0y 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 recast timer with Hissatsu: Seigan.
Meditate Meditate.png 60 0 Instant 60s 0y 0y Gradually increases your Kenki Gauge.
Duration: 15s
Kenki Gauge not affected when used outside battle.
Cancels auto-attack upon execution.
Hissatsu: Shinten Hissatsu-shinten.png 62 0 Instant 1s 3y 0y Delivers an attack with a potency of 300.
Kenki Gauge Cost: 25
Hissatsu: Kyuten Hissatsu-Kyuten.png 64 0 Instant 1s 0y 5y Delivers an attack with a potency of 150 to all nearby enemies.
Kenki Gauge Cost: 25
Hissatsu: Seigan Starry eyes.png 66 0 Instant 1s 3y 0y Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
Kenki Gauge Cost: 15
Can only be executed while under the effect of Open Eyes.
Shares a recast timer with Merciful Eyes.
Hagakure Hagakure.png 68 0 Instant 40s 0y 0y 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 Hissatsu-guren.png 70 0 Instant 120s 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.
Kenki Gauge Cost: 50

Iaijutsu Actions

Action Icon Cast Time Cooldown Range Radius Description
Higanbana Higanbana.png 2s 2.5s 3y 0y Delivers a attack with a potency of 240.
Additional Effect: Damage over time
Potency: 35
Duration: 60s
Tenka Goken Tenka Goken.png 2s 2.5s 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 Midare Setsugekka.png 2s 2.5s 3y 0y Delivers an attack with a potency of 720.

Traits

Trait Icon Level Description
Enhanced Strength Enhanced strength pugilist.png 20 Increases Strength by 8.
Enhanced Strength II Enhanced strength ii.png 40 Increases Strength by 16.
Kenki Mastery Kenki mastery.png 52 Increases Kenki Gauge when executing select weapon skills.
Enhanced Strength III Enhanced strength ii.png 60 Increases Strength by 24.
Kenki Mastery II Kenki mastery ii.png 62 Increases Kenki Gauge when executing all weapon skills excluding Iaijutsu.

Role Actions

Melee DPS Role Actions

PvP Actions

Action Icon Type Cost Cast Time Cooldown Range Radius Description
Hakaze (PvP) Hakaze (PvP).png weaponskill - 0 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 (PvP) Jinpu (PvP).png weaponskill - 0 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 (PvP) Shifu (PvP).png weaponskill - 0 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 (PvP) Yukikaze (PvP).png weaponskill - 0 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 (PvP) Gekko (PvP).png weaponskill - 0 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 (PvP) Kasha (PvP).png weaponskill - 0 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 (PvP) Enpi (PvP).png weaponskill 150 TP 0 2.3s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack with a potency of 750.
Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10
Iaijutsu (PvP) Iaijutsu (PvP).png weaponskill - 1.3 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 (PvP) Hissatsu- Shinten (PvP).png ability Kenki: 25 0 1s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,500.
Kenki Gauge Cost: 25
Hissatsu: Soten (PvP) Hissatsu- Soten (PvP).png ability Kenki: 25 0 10s  ??  ?? Move quickly to the specified location, delivering an attack with a potency of 1,000 to all enemies in your path.
Kenki Gauge Cost: 25
Cannot use when bound.
Hissatsu: Chiten (PvP) Hissatsu- Chiten (PvP).png ability Kenki: 25 0 30s  ??  ?? 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
Kenki Gauge Cost: 25
Meikyo Shisui (PvP) Meikyo Shisui (PvP).png ability 250 TP 0 1s  ??  ?? Execute a combo without meeting combo prerequisites.
Duration: 5s
Higanbana (PvP) Higanbana (PvP).png weaponskill All Sen 1.3 2.3s  ??  ?? 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 (PvP) Tenka Goken (PvP).png weaponskill All Sen 1.3 2.3s  ??  ?? 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 (PvP) Midare Setsugekka (PvP).png weaponskill All Sen 1.3 2.3s  ??  ?? Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,500.
※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.

Quests

Quest Level NPC Zone Coordinates EXP Gil Reward
The Way of the Samurai 50 Ul'dah Citizen Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (x9.2,y9.1) 48000 517 Soul of the samurai icon1.png, Mythrite uchigatana icon1.png, Nameless armor coffer icon1.png
Master Musosai 50 Musosai Ul'dah - Steps of Thal (x9.4,y12.4) 48000 1502
The Sands of Debt 52 Musosai Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (x11.9,y9.5) 52800 1302
Blood on the Deck 54 Musosai Limsa Lomina Upper Deck (x11.4,y10.9) 62400 2877
A Fraudster in the Forest 56 Musosai New Gridania (x12.1,y13.2) 72000 1273
Tears in the Snow 58 Musosai Ishgard (x13.4,y12.4) 81600 919
The Face of True Evil 60 Momozigo Ishgard (x13.4,y12.4) 167400 2151 Meditate.png
A Dignified Visitor 60 Momozigo Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (x11.9,y9.5) 167400 778
Trials of the Sekiseigumi 63 Momozigo Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (x11.9,y9.5) 191700 1769
Matsuba Mayhem 65 Makoto Kugane (x13.8,y8.0) 207900 2030
The Hunt for Ugetsu 68 Makoto Kugane (x13.8,y8.0) 232200 1576
The Battle on Bekko 70 Makoto Kugane (x13.8,y8.0) - 2700 Myochin armor coffer icon1.png, Hissatsu- Guren.png

Job Gauge

Sen & Kenki Gauge is Samurai's Job Gauge.

Sen & Kenki Gauge in PvE

Sen gauge1.png

The Sen Gauge displays which of the 3 Sen effects─Setsu (top), Getsu (left), and Ka (right)─are currently accumulated. Sen are required to perform Iaijutsu, the number of Sen accumulated determining which weaponskill will be executed─1 for Higanbana, 2 for Tenka Goken, and 3 for Midare Setsugekka.

Kenki gauge1.png

The Kenki Gauge displays the current amount of Kenki a samurai has accumulated. Kenki slowly builds in a samurai's blade through the successful execution of weaponskills. Kenki is required to execute special devastating attacks such as Hissatsu: Kaiten, Hissatsu: Gyoten (acquired at level 54), Hissatsu: Guren (acquired at level 70), and more.

Sen & Kenki Gauge in PvP

The Sen Gauge displays which of the 3 Sen effects─Setsu, Getsu, and Ka─are currently accumulated. Sen are accumulated by performing combo actions. Sen can then be used to perform Iaijutsu, the number of Sen accumulated determining if you execute Higanbana, Tenka Goken, or Midare Setsugekka. The Kenki Gauge displays the current amount of Kenki a samurai has accumulated. Kenki is accumulated by performing certain PvP actions, and can be used to perform Hissatsu.

Sen gauge1.png Kenki gauge1.png

Samurai Guide

Samurai Endgame Rotations'

Samurai Macros

Images

Samurai concept art1.png Samurai1.png Ffxiv 06232017 2308501.png