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Ninja (NIN) Actions, Traits and Role Actions


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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.


AST  BRD  BLM  DRK  DRG  MCH  MNK  NIN  
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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.
The recast timer will begin cooldown 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.
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 1200 0 0y 0y
Resets the ninjutsu recast timer while ensuring critical damage for the next ninjutsu action.
Duration: 15s
FFXIV - Ninja - Smoke ScreenSmoke Screen 52 0 1800 0 25y 0y
Creates a wall of smoke, reducing enmity generation of a single party member.
Duration: 20s
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: 240
Flank Combo Potency: 300
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 Silhouette, diverting to target 80% of all enmity generated by caster. No effect when target is under the effect of Shadewalker.
Duration: 15s
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.
Duration: 10s
FFXIV - Ninja - Dream Within A DreamDream Within A Dream 60 0 600 0 0y 0y
Delivers a threefold attack, each hit with a potency of 150.
FFXIV - Ninja - Hellfrog MediumHellfrog Medium 62 0 00 0 25y 6y
Delivers fire damage with a potency of 400 to target and all enemies nearby it.
Ninki Gauge Cost: 80
FFXIV - Ninja - BhavacakraBhavacakra 68 0 500 0 0y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 600.
Ninki Gauge Cost: 80
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
Ninki Gauge Cost: 80
Only mudra and ninjutsu available while active. The same ninjutsu cannot be executed twice. Ninjutsu recast timer will begin cooldown upon fading.
Effect ends upon moving.


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
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
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
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.
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
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
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



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
FFXIV -  - Second WindSecond Wind 8 0 1200 0 0y 0y
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 500
Cure potency varies with current attack power.
FFXIV -  - Arm's LengthArm's Length 12 0 600 0 0y 0y
Creates a barrier nullifying most knockback and draw-in effects.
Duration: 5s

Additional Effect: Slow +20% when barrier is struck
Duration: 15s
FFXIV -  - Leg SweepLeg Sweep 16 0 400 0 0y 0y
Stuns target.
Duration: 3s
FFXIV -  - DiversionDiversion 20 0 1200 0 0y 0y
Reduces enmity generation.
Duration: 15s
FFXIV -  - InvigorateInvigorate 24 0 1200 0 0y 0y
Instantly restores 400 TP.
FFXIV -  - BloodbathBloodbath 32 0 900 0 0y 0y
Converts a portion of physical damage dealt into HP.
Duration: 20s
FFXIV -  - GoadGoad 36 0 1800 0 30y 0y
Refreshes TP of a single party member.
Duration: 30s
FFXIV -  - FeintFeint 40 0 1200 0 10y 0y
Lowers target's strength and dexterity by 10%.
Duration: 10s
FFXIV -  - CrutchCrutch 44 0 900 0 30y 0y
Removes Bind and Heavy from target party member other than self.
FFXIV -  - True NorthTrue North 48 0 1500 0 0y 0y
Nullifies all action direction requirements.
Duration: 15s


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
FFXIV - PVP - Aeolian Edge Aeolian Edge 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Gust Slash
Combo Potency: 1,500
Combo Bonus: Increases Ninki Gauge by 10

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Assassinate Assassinate 0 60 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000.
Potency increases the lower the target's HP to a maximum of 2,000.
Hide Bonus: Damage over time
Potency: 750
Duration: 6s
Hide Bonus: Increases target's damage taken by 10%
Duration: 6s
Recast time resets upon earning a kill or an assist.

※Action changes to Raiton while under the effect of Three Mudra.
FFXIV - PVP - Bhavacakra Bhavacakra 0 40 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 2,500.

Additional Effect: Stun
Duration: 2s
Ninki Gauge Cost: 80
FFXIV - PVP - Gust Slash Gust Slash 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Spinning Edge
Combo Potency: 1,250
Combo Bonus: Increases Ninki Gauge by 10

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Hyoton Hyoton 0 1 0 0 25y 0y
Delivers ice damage with a potency of 1,000.

Additional Effect: Bind
Duration: 4s

Additional Effect: Resets Shukuchi recast timer
Can only be executed while under the effect of Three Mudra.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Jugulate Jugulate 0 30 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 500.

Additional Effect: Silence
Duration: 2s

※Action changes to Hyoton while under the effect of Three Mudra.
FFXIV - PVP - Kakuremi Kakuremi 0 1 0 0 0y 0y
Grants the effect of Kakuremi.
Duration: 5s
If not attacked before the effect expires, Kakuremi will change to Hidden.
Duration: 15s
Can only be executed while under the effect of Three Mudra.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Katon Katon 0 1 0 0 25y 5y
Delivers fire damage to all enemies nearby with a potency of 1,000 for the first enemy, 25% less for the second, 50% less for the third, and 75% less for all remaining enemies.

Additional Effect: Heavy +50%
Duration: 3s

Additional Effect: Resets Shukuchi recast timer
Can only be executed while under the effect of Three Mudra.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Mug Mug 0 3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 750.

Additional Effect: Increases Ninki Gauge by 20

※Action changes to Katon while under the effect of Three Mudra.
FFXIV - PVP - Raiton Raiton 0 1 0 0 25y 0y
Delivers lightning damage with a potency of 1,500.

Additional Effect: Resets Shukuchi recast timer
Can only be executed while under the effect of Three Mudra.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Shadow Fang Shadow Fang 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Spinning Edge
Combo Potency: 500
Combo Bonus: Damage over time
Potency: 250
Duration: 18s
Combo Bonus: Increases damage you deal target by 10%
Duration: 18s
Combo Bonus: Increases Ninki Gauge by 10

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Shukuchi Shukuchi 0 30 0 0 20y 1y
Move quickly to the specified location.
Cannot use when bound.
FFXIV - PVP - Spinning Edge Spinning Edge 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 750.

Additional Effect: Increases Ninki Gauge by 10

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Three Mudra Three Mudra 0 0.5 0 0 0y 0y
Allows for immediate execution of any ninjutsu action.
Duration: 5s
Ninki Gauge Cost: 40

※Action changes to Kakuremi while under the effect of Three Mudra.
FFXIV - PVP - Throwing Dagger Throwing Dagger 0 2.3 0 0 15y 0y
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 750.

Additional Effect: Increases Ninki Gauge by 10


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
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.
FFXIV - PVP - Enliven Enliven 0 90 0 0 0y 0y
Restores 50% of maximum TP.
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.
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 Genji Phurpa
Ultimate Dreadwyrm Daggers
Augmented Lost Allagan Jambiyas
Shinryu's Daggers
Head Augmented Lost Allagan Headgear of Scouting
Genji Somen of Scouting
Ivalician Martialist's Hachimaki
Lost Allagan Headgear of Scouting
Genta Somen of Scouting
Palladium Circlet of Scouting
Body Genji Jin-baori of Scouting
Augmented Lost Allagan Jacket of Scouting
Lost Allagan Jacket of Scouting
Ivalician Martialist's Dogi
Genta Jin-baori of Scouting
True Griffin Chestpiece of Scouting
Ornate True Griffin Chestpiece of Scouting
Hands Augmented Lost Allagan Gloves of Scouting
Genji Kote of Scouting
Ivalician Martialist's Kote
Lost Allagan Gloves of Scouting
Genta Kote of Scouting
True Griffin Bracers of Scouting
Legs Genji Tsutsu-hakama of Scouting
Augmented Lost Allagan Pantaloons of Scouting
Ivalician Martialist's Tsutsu-hakama
Lost Allagan Pantaloons of Scouting
Genta Tsutsu-hakama of Scouting
Indigo Ramie Sarouel of Scouting
Feet Augmented Lost Allagan Sabatons of Scouting
Genji Sune-ate of Scouting
Ivalician Martialist's Kyahan
Lost Allagan Sabatons of Scouting
Genta Sune-ate of Scouting
True Griffin Caligae of Scouting
Waist Augmented Lost Allagan Belt of Scouting
Genji Obi of Scouting
Lost Allagan Belt of Scouting
Ivalician Martialist's Obi
Genta Obi of Scouting
Indigo Ramie Sash of Scouting
Neck Genji Necklace of Aiming
Augmented Lost Allagan Choker of Aiming
Lost Allagan Choker of Aiming
Genta Necklace of Aiming
Lakshmi's Necklace of Aiming
Torreya Choker of Aiming
Ear Genji Earrings of Aiming
Augmented Lost Allagan Earrings of Aiming
Lost Allagan Earrings of Aiming
Genta Earrings of Aiming
Lakshmi's Earrings of Aiming
Palladium Earring of Aiming
Rings Genji Ring of Aiming
Augmented Lost Allagan Ring of Aiming
Lost Allagan Ring of Aiming
Genta Ring of Aiming
Lakshmi's Ring of Aiming
Palladium Band of Aiming
Wrist Genji Bracelet of Aiming
Augmented Lost Allagan Bracelet of Aiming
Lost Allagan Bracelet of Aiming
Genta Bracelet of Aiming
Lakshmi's Bracelet of Aiming
Torreya Bracelet 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.

Kenshinshiro Hattori
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