Samurai

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Introduction

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.

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Samurais trust in sharp steel in battle. These fierce honorable men and women wield their katanas, weaving through moves of past eras to strive and kill before the enemy strikes their people.

General information

Unlock

Samurai is a job introduced in Stormblood, featuring a katana-wielding melee dps. It has a few requirements in order to be unlocked:

Equipment

The samurai is a disciple of war and wears armor "of Striking." They use katanas as weapons. The following crafting classes can create items that are useful to the samurai:

Quests

Quest Type Level Quest Giver Unlocks Rewards
The Way of the Samurai Job quest 50 Ul'dahn Citizen Samurai 1 Soul of the samurai icon1.png  Soul of the Samurai
1 Mythrite uchigatana icon1.png  Mythrite Uchigatana
1 Nameless armor coffer icon1.png  Nameless Armor Coffer
Master Musosai Job quest 50 Musosai
The Sands of Debt Job quest 52 Musosai
Blood on the Deck Job quest 54 Musosai
A Fraudster in the Forest Job quest 56 Musosai
Tears in the Snow Job quest 58 Musosai
The Face of True Evil Job quest 60 Momozigo Meditate.png  Meditate
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SAM I Am I
A Dignified Visitor Job quest 60 Momozigo
Trials of the Sekiseigumi Job quest 63 Momozigo
Matsuba Mayhem Job quest 65 Makoto
The Hunt for Ugetsu Job quest 68 Makoto
The Battle on Bekko Job quest 70 Makoto Hissatsu- Guren.png  Hissatsu: Guren
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SAM I Am II
1 Myochin armor coffer icon1.png  Myochin Armor Coffer
The Legend of Musosai Sidequest 80 Makoto
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SAM I Am III
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
Hakaze.png  Hakaze Samurai frame icon.png SAM 1 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
Jinpu.png  Jinpu Samurai frame icon.png SAM 4 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.
Third Eye.png  Third Eye Samurai frame icon.png SAM 6 Ability Instant 15s Reduces the amount of damage taken by the next attack by 10%.
Enpi.png  Enpi Samurai frame icon.png SAM 15 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 100.
Shifu.png  Shifu Samurai frame icon.png SAM 18 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.
Fuga.png  Fuga Samurai frame icon.png SAM 26 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 90 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Gekko.png  Gekko Samurai frame icon.png SAM 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 120. 150 when executed from a target's rear.
Iaijutsu.png  Iaijutsu Samurai frame icon.png SAM 30 Weaponskill 1.3s 2.5s Executes a weaponskill depending on current number of Sen stored in Sen Gauge.
Mangetsu.png  Mangetsu Samurai frame icon.png SAM 35 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Kasha.png  Kasha Samurai frame icon.png SAM 40 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 120. 150 when executed from a target's flank.
Oka.png  Oka Samurai frame icon.png SAM 45 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Yukikaze.png  Yukikaze Samurai frame icon.png SAM 50 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 120.
Meikyo Shisui.png  Meikyo Shisui Samurai frame icon.png SAM 50 Ability Instant 55s Execute up to 3 weaponskill combos without meeting combo prerequisites. Does not affect Iaijutsu or Ogi Namikiri.
Hissatsu- Shinten.png  Hissatsu: Shinten Samurai frame icon.png SAM 52 Ability Instant 1s Delivers an attack with a potency of 250.
Hissatsu- Gyoten.png  Hissatsu: Gyoten Samurai frame icon.png SAM 54 Ability Instant 10s Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Hissatsu- Yaten.png  Hissatsu: Yaten Samurai frame icon.png SAM 56 Ability Instant 10s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Meditate.png  Meditate Samurai frame icon.png SAM 1Quest: The Face of True Evil 60 Ability Instant 60s Gradually increases your Kenki Gauge.
Hissatsu- Kyuten.png  Hissatsu: Kyuten Samurai frame icon.png SAM 62 Ability Instant 1s Delivers an attack with a potency of 110 to all nearby enemies.
Hagakure.png  Hagakure Samurai frame icon.png SAM 68 Ability Instant 5s Converts Setsu, Getsu, and Ka into Kenki. Each Sen converted increases your Kenki Gauge by 10. Can only be executed if under the effect of at least one of the three statuses.
Ikishoten.png  Ikishoten Samurai frame icon.png SAM 68 Ability Instant 120s Increases Kenki Gauge by 50.
Hissatsu- Guren.png  Hissatsu: Guren Samurai frame icon.png SAM 1Quest: The Battle on Bekko 70 Ability Instant 120s Delivers an attack to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 500 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.
Hissatsu Senei.png  Hissatsu: Senei Samurai frame icon.png SAM 72 Ability Instant 120s Delivers an attack with a potency of 800.
Tsubame-gaeshi.png  Tsubame-gaeshi Samurai frame icon.png SAM 76 Ability Instant 60s Repeats the previously executed iaijutsu with increased potency.
Shoha.png  Shoha Samurai frame icon.png SAM 80 Ability Instant 15s Delivers an attack with a potency of 520.
Shoha II.png  Shoha II Samurai frame icon.png SAM 82 Ability Instant 15s Delivers an attack with a potency of 200 to all nearby enemies.
Fuko.png  Fuko Samurai frame icon.png SAM 86 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
Ogi Namikiri.png  Ogi Namikiri Samurai frame icon.png SAM 90 Weaponskill 1.3s 2.5s Delivers a critical hit with a potency of 800 for the first enemy, and 75% less for all remaining enemies.
Kaeshi Namikiri.png  Kaeshi: Namikiri Samurai frame icon.png SAM 90 Ability Instant 1s Delivers a critical hit with a potency of 800 for the first enemy, and 75% less for all remaining enemies.

Iaijutsu

Iaijutsu are weaponskills which consume all Sen, and each of them require a certain amount to be used.

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
Higanbana.png  Higanbana Samurai frame icon.png SAM 30 Weaponskill 1.3s 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
Tenka Goken.png  Tenka Goken Samurai frame icon.png SAM 40 Weaponskill 1.3s 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 280 to all nearby enemies.
Midare Setsugekka.png  Midare Setsugekka Samurai frame icon.png SAM 50 Weaponskill 1.3s 2.5s Delivers a critical hit with a potency of 640.
Kaeshi Higanbana.png  Kaeshi: Higanbana Samurai frame icon.png SAM 76 Ability Instant 60s Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
Kaeshi Goken.png  Kaeshi: Goken Samurai frame icon.png SAM 76 Ability Instant 60s Delivers an attack with a potency of 280 to all nearby enemies.
Kaeshi Setsugekka.png  Kaeshi: Setsugekka Samurai frame icon.png SAM 76 Ability Instant 60s Delivers a critical hit with a potency of 640.

PvP actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
Yukikaze (PvP).png  Yukikaze (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill Instant 2.2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 3000.
Gekko (PvP).png  Gekko (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill Instant 2.2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 4000.
Kasha (PvP).png  Kasha (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill Instant 2.2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 5000.
Ogi Namikiri (PvP).png  Ogi Namikiri (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill 1.3s 20s Delivers an attack with a potency of 8,000 to all enemies in a cone before you.
Hissatsu Soten (PvP).png  Hissatsu: Soten (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Ability Instant 10s Swiftly charges forward, dealing damage with a potency of 4,000 to targets in your path.
Hissatsu Chiten (PvP).png  Hissatsu: Chiten (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Ability Instant 30s Reduces damage taken by 25% and delivers an attack with a potency of 2,000 every time you suffer damage.
Mineuchi (PvP).png  Mineuchi (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Ability Instant 20s Deals damage to target equal to 10% of their current HP.
Meikyo Shisui (PvP).png  Meikyo Shisui (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Ability Instant 20s Grants Meikyo Shisui and Midare.
Hyosetsu (PvP).png  Hyosetsu (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill Instant 2.2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,000 to all nearby enemies.
Mangetsu (PvP).png  Mangetsu (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill Instant 2.2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 8,000 to all nearby enemies.
Oka (PvP).png  Oka (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill Instant 2.2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 5,000 to all nearby enemies.
Midare Setsugekka (PvP).png  Midare Setsugekka (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill 1.3s 2.2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 16,000.
Kaeshi- Namikiri (PvP).png  Kaeshi: Namikiri (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill Instant 2.2s Delivers an attack with a potency of 8,000 to all enemies in a cone before you.

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
Zantetsuken (PvP).png  Zantetsuken (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Instant 10s Swiftly charges forward, dealing damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 24,000.

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
Kenki Mastery.png  Kenki Mastery Samurai frame icon.png SAM 52 Increases Kenki Gauge when landing select weaponskills or when taking damage while under the effect of Third Eye.
Kenki Mastery II.png  Kenki Mastery II Samurai frame icon.png SAM 62 Increases Kenki Gauge when landing all weaponskills excluding Iaijutsu.
Way of the Samurai.png  Way of the Samurai Samurai frame icon.png SAM 66 Increases the potency of Hakaze to 200, Jinpu to 120, and Shifu to 120.
Enhanced Iaijutsu.png  Enhanced Iaijutsu Samurai frame icon.png SAM 74 Reduces Iaijutsu cast time to 1.3 seconds.
Enhanced Jinpu and Shifu.png  Enhanced Fugetsu and Fuka Samurai frame icon.png SAM 78 Improves Fugetsu's damage increase to 13% and Fuka's reduction to weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay to 13%.
Enhanced Tsubame-gaeshi.png  Enhanced Tsubame-gaeshi Samurai frame icon.png SAM 84 Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of Tsubame-gaeshi.
Way of the Samurai II.png  Way of the Samurai II Samurai frame icon.png SAM 84 Increases the potency of Gekko, Kasha, and Yukikaze to 120.
Fuga Mastery.png  Fuga Mastery Samurai frame icon.png SAM 86 Upgrades Fuga to Fuko.
Enhanced Meikyo Shisui.png  Enhanced Meikyo Shisui Samurai frame icon.png SAM 88 Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of Meikyo Shisui.
Enhanced Ikishoten.png  Enhanced Ikishoten Samurai frame icon.png SAM 90 Grants Ogi Namikiri Ready upon successfully landing Ikishoten.

Combos

Performing actions in a certain order increases potency and applies combo bonuses.

Hakaze.png => Jinpu.png => Gekko.png = Increases damage dealt while also granting Getsu and increasing the Kenki Gauge.

Hakaze.png => Shifu.png => Kasha.png = Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time while also granting Ka and increasing the Kenki Gauge.

Hakaze.png => Yukikaze.png = Significantly increases the Kenki Gauge and grants Setsu.

Fuko.png => Mangetsu.png = Hits multiple enemies and increases damage dealt while also granting Getsu and increasing the Kenki Gauge.

Fuko.png => Oka.png = Hits multiple enemies and reduces weaponskill cast and recast time while also granting Ka and increasing the Kenki Gauge.

Job mechanics

Sen & Kenki Gauge is Samurai's Job Gauge.

Sen Gauge in PvE

Upon learning the action Gekko, the Sen Gauge will be displayed.

Using certain combo actions will accumulate up to three Sen: Setsu (top), Getsu (left), and Ka (right). Sen is required to perform Iaijutsu, the number of Sen accumulated determining which can be executed─one for Higanbana, two for Tenka Goken, and three for Midare Setsugekka.

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Simple Mode

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Kenki Gauge in PvE

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

Kenki is accumulated upon executing certain weaponskills, and can be used to execute actions such as Hissatsu: Kaiten (acquired at level 52), Hissatsu: Gyoten (acquired at level 54), and Hissatsu: Guren (acquired at level 70).

Kenki gauge pve1.png

Simple Mode

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Sen Gauge in PvP

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.

Sen gauge pvp1.png

Simple Mode

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Kenki Gauge in PvP

The Kenki Gauge displays the current amount of Kenki a samurai has accumulated. Kenki slowly builds in a samurai's blade through the execution of certain weaponskills, and is required to execute Hissatsu: Chiten, Hissatsu: Soten, and Hissatsu: Senei.

Kenki gauge pvp1.png

Simple Mode

Kenki gauge pvp simple mode1.png

When you learn the action Shoha, the Meditation Gauge will be displayed, indicating the number of stacks of Meditation you have accumulated while in combat.

Stacks are acquired by executing Iaijutsu, Meditate, or Ogi Namikiri (acquired at level 90), and are expended after executing Shoha (acquired at level 80) when three stacks have been acquired.

Meditation gauge pve1.png

Simple Mode:

Meditation gauge simple pve1.png Kenki and Meditation Gauge

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