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

Guild

The Samurai's advancement is through an NPC in Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (x9.2,y9.1). This job starts at level 50.

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 leather armor. 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
The Way of the Samurai Job quest 50 Ul'dahn Citizen
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
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
The Legend of Musosai Crystalline mean quest 80 Makoto

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 Hakaze Samurai frame icon.png SAM 1 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
 Jinpu Samurai frame icon.png SAM 4 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Third Eye Samurai frame icon.png SAM 6 Ability Instant 15s Reduces the amount of damage taken by the next attack by 10%.
 Enpi Samurai frame icon.png SAM 15 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 100.
 Shifu Samurai frame icon.png SAM 18 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Fuga Samurai frame icon.png SAM 26 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all enemies in a cone before you.
 Gekko Samurai frame icon.png SAM 30 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 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 Samurai frame icon.png SAM 35 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
 Kasha Samurai frame icon.png SAM 40 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Oka Samurai frame icon.png SAM 45 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.
 Yukikaze Samurai frame icon.png SAM 50 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 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.
 Hissatsu: Kaiten Samurai frame icon.png SAM 52 Ability Instant 1s Increases potency of next weaponskill by 50%.
 Hissatsu: Gyoten Samurai frame icon.png SAM 54 Ability Instant 10s Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Hissatsu: Yaten Samurai frame icon.png SAM 56 Ability Instant 10s Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
 Merciful Eyes Samurai frame icon.png SAM 58 Ability Instant 1s Instantly restores own HP.
 Meditate Samurai frame icon.png SAM 1Quest: The Face of True Evil 60 Ability Instant 60s Gradually increases your Kenki Gauge.
 Hissatsu: Shinten Samurai frame icon.png SAM 62 Ability Instant 1s Delivers an attack with a potency of 320.
 Hissatsu: Kyuten Samurai frame icon.png SAM 64 Ability Instant 1s Delivers an attack with a potency of 150 to all nearby enemies.
 Hissatsu: Seigan Samurai frame icon.png SAM 66 Ability Instant 1s Delivers an attack with a potency of 220.
 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 Samurai frame icon.png SAM 68 Ability Instant 60s Increases Kenki Gauge by 50.
 Hissatsu: Guren Samurai frame icon.png SAM 1Quest: The Battle on Bekko 70 Ability Instant 120s Delivers an attack with a potency of 850 to all enemies in a straight line before you.
 Hissatsu: Senei Samurai frame icon.png SAM 72 Ability Instant 120s Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,100.
 Tsubame-gaeshi Samurai frame icon.png SAM 76 Ability Instant 60s Repeats the previously executed iaijutsu with increased potency.
 Shoha Samurai frame icon.png SAM 80 Ability Instant 15s Delivers an attack with a potency of 400.

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 TP Casting Recast Description
 Higanbana Samurai frame icon.png SAM 30 Weaponskill 1.3s 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 250.
 Tenka Goken Samurai frame icon.png SAM 40 Weaponskill 1.3s 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 360 to all enemies in a cone before you.
 Midare Setsugekka Samurai frame icon.png SAM 50 Weaponskill 1.3s 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 800.
 Kaeshi: Higanbana Samurai frame icon.png SAM 76 Ability Instant 60s Delivers an attack with a potency of 375.
 Kaeshi: Goken Samurai frame icon.png SAM 76 Ability Instant 60s Delivers an attack with a potency of 540 to all enemies in a cone before you.
 Kaeshi: Setsugekka Samurai frame icon.png SAM 76 Ability Instant 60s Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,200.

PvP actions

Melee DPS actions

Action Acquired Level Type MP TP Casting Recast Description
 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 Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 10 Ability Instant 40s Stuns target.
 Bloodbath Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 12 Ability Instant 90s Converts a portion of physical damage dealt into HP.
 Feint Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS 22 Ability Instant 90s Lowers target's strength and dexterity by 10%.
 Arm's Length Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Tank role.png Tank
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32 Ability Instant 120s Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.
 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 Samurai frame icon.png SAM 52 Increases Kenki Gauge when landing select weaponskills.
 Kenki Mastery II Samurai frame icon.png SAM 62 Increases Kenki Gauge when landing all weaponskills excluding Iaijutsu.
 Enhanced Iaijutsu Samurai frame icon.png SAM 74 Reduces Iaijutsu cast time to 1.3 seconds.
 Enhanced Jinpu and Shifu Samurai frame icon.png SAM 78 Improves Jinpu's damage increase to 13% and Shifu's reduction to weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay to 13%.

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).

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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.

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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.

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Simple Mode

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