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:

  • Prerequisite: The player must have purchased the Stormblood expansion, and also reached level 50 as a Disciple of War or Disciple of Magic.
  • Quest: Speak to an NPC in Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (x9.2,y9.1) to obtain the quest The Way of the Samurai.

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
1  Mythrite Uchigatana
1  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
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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
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SAM I Am II
1  Myochin Armor Coffer
The Legend of Musosai Sidequest 80 Makoto
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SAM I Am III
1  Heavens' Eye Materia VII
1  Savage Aim Materia VII
1  Savage Might Materia VII

Actions

PvE actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
 Hakaze Samurai frame icon.png SAM 1 Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.
 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 90 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. 150 when executed from a target's rear.
 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. 150 when executed from a target's flank.
 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 or Ogi Namikiri.
 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.
 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 270.
 Hissatsu: Kyuten Samurai frame icon.png SAM 64 Ability Instant 1s Delivers an attack with a potency of 110 to all nearby enemies.
 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 120s Increases Kenki Gauge by 50.
 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 Samurai frame icon.png SAM 72 Ability Instant 120s Delivers an attack with a potency of 800.
 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 580.
 Shoha II Samurai frame icon.png SAM 82 Ability Instant 15s Delivers an attack with a potency of 200 to all nearby enemies.
 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 Samurai frame icon.png SAM 90 Weaponskill 1.3s 2.5s Delivers an attack to all enemies in a cone before you with a potency of 800 for the first enemy, and 75% less for all remaining enemies.
 Kaeshi: Namikiri Samurai frame icon.png SAM 90 Ability Instant 1s Delivers an attack to all enemies in a cone before you with a potency of 1,200 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 Samurai frame icon.png SAM 30 Weaponskill 1.3s 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
 Tenka Goken Samurai frame icon.png SAM 40 Weaponskill 1.3s 2.5s Delivers an attack with a potency of 280 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 660.
 Kaeshi: Higanbana Samurai frame icon.png SAM 76 Ability Instant 60s Delivers an attack with a potency of 300.
 Kaeshi: Goken Samurai frame icon.png SAM 76 Ability Instant 60s Delivers an attack with a potency of 420 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 990.

PvP actions

Action Acquired Quest requirement Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
 Yukikaze (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Delivers an attack with a potency of 1400.
 Gekko (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Delivers an attack to target.
 Kasha (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill Instant 2.5s Delivers an attack to target.
 Mangetsu (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Delivers an attack with a potency of 1000 to all nearby enemies.
 Oka (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies.
 Enpi (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill Instant 2.4s Delivers an attack with a potency of 1200.
 Midare Setsugekka (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill 1.3s 15s Delivers an attack with a potency of 2600.
 Tenka Goken (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill Instant 30s Delivers an attack with a potency of 1600 to all enemies in a cone before you.
 Tsubame-gaeshi (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill Instant 30s Repeats the previously executed iaijutsu.
 Hissatsu: Shinten (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Ability Instant 1s Delivers an attack with a potency of 1200.
 Hissatsu: Kyuten (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Ability Instant 1s Delivers an attack with a potency of 800. To all nearby enemies.
 Hissatsu: Soten (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Ability Instant 1s Move quickly to a specified location, delivering an attack with a potency of 1600 to all enemies in your path.
 Hissatsu: Chiten (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Ability Instant 30s Reduces damage taken by 50% and counter up to the next 5 attacks.
 Shoha (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Ability Instant 1s Delivers an attack whose potency increases based on your accumulated Meditation.
 Kaeshi: Setsugekka (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill Instant 30s Delivers an attack with a potency of 2600.
 Kaeshi: Goken (PvP) Samurai frame icon.png SAM Weaponskill Instant 30s Delivers an attack with a potency of 1600 to all enemies in a cone before you.

Common Actions (PvP)

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
 Smite (PvP) Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS Ability Instant 30s Delivers an attack with a potency of 600.
 Bolt (PvP) Tank role.png Tank
Healer role.png Healer
Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magical Ranged DPS
30 Ability Instant 30s Movement speed is increased.
 Medical Kit (PvP) Tank role.png Tank
Healer role.png Healer
Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS
Physical Ranged DPS role.png Physical Ranged DPS
Magic Ranged DPS role.png Magical Ranged DPS
30 Ability Instant 15s Restores own HP.

Additional Actions (PvP)

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
 Feint (PvP) Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS Ability Instant 45s Increases damage you deal target by 20%.
 Bloodbath (PvP) Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS Ability Instant 30s Converts 100% of physical damage dealt into HP.
 Arm's Length (PvP) Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS Ability Instant 45s Reduces damage taken by 10%.
 Fetter Ward (PvP) Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS Ability Instant 60s Grants immunity to Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Silence, and knockback and draw-in effects.
 Backstep (PvP) Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS Ability Instant 15s Jump 10 yalms back from current position.

Adrenaline Rush (PvP)

Action Acquired Level Type MP Casting Recast Description
 Raw Destruction (PvP) Melee DPS role.png Melee DPS Ability 2s Instant Delivers an attack with a potency of 10,000.

Melee DPS actions

Action Acquired Level Type MP 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 physical damage dealt by 10% and magic damage dealt by 5%.
 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 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 or when taking damage while under the effect of Third Eye.
 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 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 Samurai frame icon.png SAM 84 Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of Tsubame-gaeshi.
 Fuga Mastery Samurai frame icon.png SAM 86 Upgrades Fuga to Fuko.
 Enhanced Meikyo Shisui Samurai frame icon.png SAM 88 Allows the accumulation of charges for consecutive uses of Meikyo Shisui.
 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).

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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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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.

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Simple Mode:

Meditation gauge simple pve1.png Kenki and Meditation Gauge

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