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Ninja (NIN) Actions, Traits and Role Actions


FFXIV - Disciples of War - Ninja
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.

Ninja was added in patch 2.4 of FFXIV: ARR along with its class Rogue.
A Rogue can become a Ninja by equipping the Soul of the Ninja item after completing the first quest.

Quest NPC Location Conditions
Peasants by Day, Ninjas by Night Jacke Limsa Lominsa - Lower Decks (X:8 Y:16) ROG 30

For each quest you complete, you will be rewarded with a new ability, while the latter quests will also reward you with artifact (AF) armour that is shown in the screenshot above.


Introduction to Ninja


Ninja is a melee damage dealing job which branches from the Rogue class. The job will deal damage using the power of Ninjutsu.


Attributes


As a Ninja your main stat is Dexterity (DEX) for increased damage. You should be focusing on equipment with this stat. For secondary stats you should be focusing on the likes of Direct Hit Rate, Determination, Critical Hit Rate and Skill Speed in addition to simply boosting DEX. However you'll find Skill Speed is generally not worth it.

Skill Speed and Critical Hit Rate are self explantory in what they do. For the other two, Determination is used to boost the damage dealt by all attacks and the amount of HP recovered when healed while Direct Hit Rate is Stormblood's replacement for Accuracy. Instead of a simple hit or miss effect that Accuracy could give, having low Direct Hit Rate for a fight will reduce damage dealt so it is important to improve this stat.


Actions


Actions are skills that the Ninja can equip to their bar and select to use at any time as long as their timer is available. Actions used in a combo will generate additional damage and effects. All Ninja actions are exclusive to that job.


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Name Level Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
FFXIV - Ninja - Rabbit MediumRabbit Medium 30 0 200 0 0y 0y
Thumpity thump thump, thumpity thump thump...
FFXIV - Ninja - TenTen 30 0 0.50 0 0y 0y
Make the ritual mudra hand gesture for “heaven.”

Duration: 5s

Shares a recast timer with Ninjutsu and the mudra Chi and Jin.
FFXIV - Ninja - NinjutsuNinjutsu 30 0 200 0 0y 0y
Executes a specific ninjutsu action coinciding with the combination of mudra made immediately beforehand.

If any other ability, spell, or weaponskill is used before the mudra are combined and the ninjutsu executed, the action will fail.

Recast timer triggered upon ninjutsu execution, or when a mudra timer runs out.

Shares a recast timer with the mudra Ten, Chi, and Jin.
FFXIV - Ninja - ChiChi 35 0 0.50 0 0y 0y
Make the ritual mudra hand gesture for “earth.”

Duration: 5s

Shares a recast timer with Ninjutsu and the mudra Ten and Jin.
FFXIV - Ninja - ShukuchiShukuchi 40 0 600 0 20y 1y
Move quickly to the specified location. Maximum Charges: 2 Cannot use when bound.
FFXIV - Ninja - JinJin 45 0 0.50 0 0y 0y
Make the ritual mudra hand gesture for “man.”

Duration: 5s

Shares a recast timer with Ninjutsu and the mudra Ten and Chi.
FFXIV - Ninja - KassatsuKassatsu 50 0 600 0 0y 0y
Resets the ninjutsu recast timer while increasing damage for the next ninjutsu action by 30%.

Duration: 15s

Maximum Charges: 2
FFXIV - Ninja - Smoke ScreenSmoke Screen 52 0 1800 0 25y 0y
Creates a wall of smoke, reducing enmity generation of a single party member.

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 20s
FFXIV - Ninja - Hakke MujinsatsuHakke Mujinsatsu 52 0 2.50 0 0y 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all nearby enemies.

Combo Action: Death Blossom

Combo Potency: 140

Combo Bonus: Extends Huton duration by 10s to a maximum of 70s
FFXIV - Ninja - Armor CrushArmor Crush 54 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.

160 when executed from a target's flank.

Combo Action: Gust Slash

Combo Potency: 330

Flank Combo Potency: 390

Combo Bonus: Extends Huton duration by 30s to a maximum of 70s
FFXIV - Ninja - ShadewalkerShadewalker 56 0 1200 0 25y 0y
Grants target party member the effect of F201FAF201FBSilhouette0101, diverting to target 80% of all enmity generated by caster. No effect when target is under the effect of F201FAF201FBShadewalker0101.

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 15s
FFXIV - Ninja - Dream Within a DreamDream Within a Dream 56 0 600 0 0y 0y
Delivers a threefold attack, each hit with a potency of 200. Additional Effect: Grants Assassinate Ready

Duration: 10s
FFXIV - Ninja - DualityDuality 58 0 900 0 0y 0y
Doubles the number of strikes for a single-target weaponskill. Combo bonuses and additional effects will only be applied once.

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 10s
FFXIV - Ninja - AssassinateAssassinate 60 0 10 0 0y 0y
Delivers a critical direct hit with a potency of 200.

Can only be executed when Assassinate Ready.
FFXIV - Ninja - Hellfrog MediumHellfrog Medium 62 0 10 0 25y 6y
Deals fire damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 400 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.

Ninki Gauge Cost: 80

Shares a recast timer with Bhavacakra.
FFXIV - Ninja - BhavacakraBhavacakra 68 0 10 0 0y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 500.

Ninki Gauge Cost: 80

Shares a recast timer with Hellfrog Medium.
FFXIV - Ninja - Ten Chi JinTen Chi Jin 70 0 1000 0 0y 0y
Resets ninjutsu recast timer, twice reduces ninjutsu recast time to 1 second, and eliminates required mudra consumption for ninjutsu execution. Also doubles ninjutsu potency.

Duration: 10s

Only mudra and ninjutsu available while active. The same ninjutsu cannot be executed twice. Ninjutsu recast timer triggers upon Ten Chi Jin fading.

Cannot be executed while under the effect of Kassatsu. Effect ends upon moving.
FFXIV - Ninja - MeisuiMeisui 72 0 600 0 0y 0y
Dispel Suiton, increasing the Ninki Gauge by 40.

Can only be executed while in combat.
FFXIV - Ninja - BunshinBunshin 80 0 1100 0 0y 0y
Your shadow becomes animate, attacking enemies each time you execute a weaponskill. Ninki Gauge increases by 4 each time your shadow lands an attack.

Duration: 15

Ninki Gauge Cost: 80


As well as these the Ninja can also equip Rogue actions.


Combos


The Ninja job has the following combos which can be executed. These will give extra damage and effects.

Spinning Edge > Gust Slash
Spinning Edge > Shadow Fang
Gust Slash > Aeolian Edge
Gust Slash > Dancing Edge

Spinning Edge > Gust Slash > Aeolian Edge
Spinning Edge > Gust Slash > Dancing Edge


Ninjutsu Actions


The Ninja job has access to a unique set of actions allowing them to perform Ninjutsu techniques. These are listed below.

Name Level Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
FFXIV - Ninjutsu - Fuma Shuriken Fuma Shuriken 30 0 20 0 0 25y 0y
Delivers a ranged ninjutsu attack with a potency of 240.
Mudra Combination: Any one of the Ten, Chi, or Jin mudra

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - Ninjutsu - Katon Katon 35 0 20 0 0 15y 5y
Delivers fire damage with a potency of 250 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Mudra Combination: Chi→Ten or Jin→Ten

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - Ninjutsu - Raiton Raiton 35 0 20 0 0 15y 0y
Delivers lightning damage with a potency of 360.
Mudra Combination: Ten→Chi or Jin→Chi

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - Ninjutsu - Hyoton Hyoton 45 0 20 0 0 25y 0y
Delivers ice damage with a potency of 140.

Additional Effect: Bind
Duration: 15s
Mudra Combination: Ten→Jin or Chi→Jin
Cancels auto-attack upon execution.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - Ninjutsu - Huton Huton 45 0 20 0 0 0y 0y
Reduces weaponskill recast time and auto-attack delay by 15%.
Duration: 70s
Mudra Combination: Jin→Chi→Ten or Chi→Jin→Ten

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - Ninjutsu - Doton Doton 45 0 20 0 0 0y 5y
Creates a patch of corrupted earth, dealing damage with a potency of 45 to any enemies who enter.
Duration: 24s

Additional Effect: Heavy +40%
Mudra Combination: Ten→Jin→Chi or Jin→Ten→Chi

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - Ninjutsu - Suiton Suiton 45 0 20 0 0 15y 0y
Delivers water damage with a potency of 180.

Additional Effect: Grants Suiton
Duration: 10s
Mudra Combination: Ten→Chi→Jin or Chi→Ten→Jin

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.



Role Actions


Since the Stormblood expansion for FFXIV, cross class actions were removed and replaced with the concept of "role" actions. Role actions are more generic as they don't belong to specific classes, but instead to roles such as melee DPS, magic DPS, healer or tank. The Ninja can equip up to 5 of these.

Name Level Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius


PvP Actions


From the Stormblood expansion PvP was revamped significantly and you can no longer use PvE actions during PvP battles. That means all of the actions above you can no longer use in PvP. Action Points (AP) were also removed. While some of the dedicated PvP actions do have the same name, they will have different potencies or effects. Below are the PvP actions that are unique to the Ninja. There exists even more PvP actions and even traits but these are not unique to the Ninja. You can find these further down the page.

Name Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius


Shared PvP Actions


The following is a list of PvP actions which are shared across all classes and jobs. These can only be used in PvP areas and you are limited to selecting two of them.

Name Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
FFXIV - PVP - Aetheric Siphon Aetheric Siphon 0 6 0 0 25y 0y
Activates the instrument.
FFXIV - PVP - Anti-gravity Gimbal Anti-gravity Gimbal 0 5 0 0 0y 0y
Simulates the spell Levitate using Nero tol Scaeva's odd contraption.
FFXIV - PVP - Bolt Bolt 0 45 0 0 0y 0y
Movement speed is increased.
Duration: 10s
Chimatsuri 4.5 45 0 0 8y 0y
FFXIV - PVP - Concentrate Concentrate 0 45 0 0 0y 0y
Creates a barrier preventing Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, Silence, and knockback effects.
Duration: 10s
FFXIV - PVP - Deflect Deflect 0 2 0 0 0y 4y
Scatters potentially harmful aether.
Doom Of The Living 4.5 45 0 0 8y 0y
Dragonsong Dive 4.5 45 0 0 8y 0y
FFXIV - PVP - Enliven Enliven 0 90 0 0 0y 0y
Restores 50% of maximum TP.
Final Heaven 4.5 45 0 0 8y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 9,000.
FFXIV - PVP - Muse Muse 0 90 0 0 0y 0y
Restores 25% of maximum MP.
FFXIV - PVP - Purify Purify 0 45 0 0 0y 0y
Removes Stun, Sleep, Bind, Heavy, Slow, and Silence from target. Can be used regardless of own status affliction.
FFXIV - PVP - Recuperate Recuperate 0 45 0 0 0y 0y
Restores 25% of maximum HP.
FFXIV - PVP - Safeguard Safeguard 0 90 0 0 0y 0y
Reduces damage taken by 25%.
Duration: 10s
FFXIV - PVP - Smoke Screen Smoke Screen 0 2.5 0 0 0y 20y
Throw an incendiary device that creates a blanket of smoke temporarily granting you the Stealth status.
Ungarmax 3 30 0 0 14y 20y
FFXIV - PVP - Vril Vril 0 3 0 0 0y 0y
Use the aetheric residue lingering on your body to temporarily disguise yourself as one of Lakshmi's loyal dreamers.


Shared PvP Traits


The following is a list of PvP traits which are shared across all classes and jobs. These can only be used in PvP areas and you are limited to selecting three of them.

Name Description
FFXIV - PVP - Decreased Damage Taken Decreased Damage Taken Decreases damage taken by 3%.
FFXIV - PVP - Decreased Recast Time Decreased Recast Time Decreases recast time of additional actions by 20%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased Action Speed Increased Action Speed Decreases weaponskill and spell cast and recast times by 3%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased Damage Dealt Increased Damage Dealt Increases damage dealt by 3%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased Healing Potency Increased Healing Potency Increases spell-based HP restoration by 5%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased HP Increased HP Increases maximum HP by 5%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased MP Regeneration Increased MP Regeneration Increases MP regeneration rate by 25%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased Resistance Duration Increased Resistance Duration Increases duration of resistances by 50%.
FFXIV - PVP - Increased TP Regeneration Increased TP Regeneration Increases TP regeneration rate by 40%.


Ninja Equipment


The best equipment for your Ninja constantly changes depending on what was added in the latest patch so it is important to do your own research on top of this guide. We have broken the equipment down into tiers in order to give some indication of what you can use before you get up to that item level tier.

Slot Best Next Tier Third Tier
Main Hand The King's Cleavers
Ronkan Daggers
Weathered Heishi Shorinken
Head Ronkan Bandana of Scouting
Weathered Hattori Somen
The Forgiven's Circlet of Scouting
Body Ronkan Jacket of Scouting
Weathered Hattori Chainmail
The Forgiven's Chestpiece of Scouting
Hands Ronkan Armguards of Scouting
Weathered Hattori Tekko
The Forgiven's Bracers of Scouting
Legs Ronkan Trousers of Scouting
Weathered Hattori Trousers
The Forgiven's Sarouel of Scouting
Feet Ronkan Thighboots of Scouting
Weathered Hattori Kyahan
The Forgiven's Caligae of Scouting
Waist Ronkan Tassets of Scouting
Amaurotine Belt of Scouting
The Forgiven's Belt of Scouting
Neck Immaculate Necklace of Aiming
Ronkan Necklace of Aiming
Amaurotine Choker of Aiming
Ear Immaculate Ear Cuffs of Aiming
Ronkan Earrings of Aiming
Amaurotine Earrings of Aiming
Rings Immaculate Ring of Aiming
Ronkan Ring of Aiming
Amaurotine Ring of Aiming
Wrist Immaculate Bracelets of Aiming
Ronkan Bracelets of Aiming
Amaurotine Bracelets of Aiming




AST  BRD  BLM  DRK  DRG  MCH  MNK  NIN  
PLD  RDM  SAM  SCH  SMN  WAR  WHM


Comments


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Xenor
Mar 15, 2015 - 22:40:58 | Location: Durham, United Kingdom

Thanks for this Wyatt, I've updated the database.
 
Wyatt [Anon]
Feb 16, 2015 - 19:48:26 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

Ninjas can cross class Blood for Blood but it's not shown here.
 
Kenshinshiro [Anon]
Jan 24, 2015 - 02:04:32 | Location: Nowhere, In a Box

I thought I saw this job toss a huge shuriken, don't see it listed here on the techniques page. Awesome site warriors, appreciate it, thanks.

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