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Samurai (SAM) Actions, Traits and Role Actions


FFXIV - Disciples of War - Samurai
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.


Samurai was added at the start of the Stormblood expansion and begins at level 50. The job also has no corresponding class so all abilities earned are on the job itself. In order to become a Samurai you must complete the following quest.

Quest NPC Location Conditions
The Way of the Samurai Ul'dahn Citizen Ul'dah - Steps of Nald (X:9 Y:9) None

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 Samurai


Samurai is a melee damage dealing job with no associated class. The job will deal damage using powerful abilities designed to be comboed with one another to increase their effectiveness.


Attributes


As a Samurai your main attribute is Strength (STR) as this increases physical attack 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 STR. 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 Samurai 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 Samurai actions are exclusive to that job.


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Name Level Cast Recast MP TP Range Radius
FFXIV - Samurai - HakazeHakaze 1 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect: 0101Increases F201F4F201F5Kenki Gauge0101 by 5
FFXIV - Samurai - JinpuJinpu 4 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.

F201F8F201F9
Combo Action:0101 F201F4F201F5Hakaze0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Potency:0101 300

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus:0101 Increases damage dealt by 10%

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 30s

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus: 0101Increases F201F4F201F5Kenki Gauge0101 by 5
FFXIV - Samurai - Third EyeThird Eye 6 0 150 0 0y 0y
Reduces the amount of damage taken by the next attack by 10%.

F201F8F201F9Duration: 01013s

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect: 0101Grants F201FAF201FBOpen Eyes0101 when hit

F201F8F201F9Duration: 010115s
FFXIV - Samurai - AgehaAgeha 10 0 600 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 250.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect: 0101Increases F201F4F201F5Kenki Gauge0101 by 10 (30 if killing blow is dealt)

Can only be executed when target's HP is below 20%.
FFXIV - Samurai - EnpiEnpi 15 0 2.50 0 15y 0y
Delivers a ranged attack with a potency of 100.

F201F8F201F9Enhanced Enpi Bonus Potency:0101 320

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect: 0101Increases F201F4F201F5Kenki Gauge0101 by 1055
FFXIV - Samurai - ShifuShifu 18 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.

F201F8F201F9
Combo Action:0101 F201F4F201F5Hakaze0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Potency:0101 300

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus:0101 Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 10%

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 30s

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus: 0101Increases F201F4F201F5Kenki Gauge0101 by 5
FFXIV - Samurai - FugaFuga 26 0 2.50 0 6y 6y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100 to all enemies in a cone before you.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect: 0101Increases F201F4F201F5Kenki Gauge0101 by 5
FFXIV - Samurai - IaijutsuIaijutsu 30 1.8 2.50 0 0y 0y
Executes a weaponskill depending on current number of F201FAF201FBSen0101 stored in F201F4F201F5Sen Gauge0101.

F201F8F201F91 Sen:0101 F201F4F201F5Higanbana0101

F201F8F201F92 Sen:0101 F201F4F201F5Tenka Goken0101

F201F8F201F93 Sen:0101 F201F4F201F5Midare Setsugekka0101
FFXIV - Samurai - GekkoGekko 30 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.

F201F8F201F9
Combo Action:0101 F201F4F201F5Jinpu0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Potency:0101 440

F201F8F201F9Rear Combo Bonus: 0101Increases F201F4F201F5Kenki Gauge0101 by 5

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus: 0101Increases F201F4F201F5Kenki Gauge0101 by 5

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus:0101 Grants F201FAF201FBGetsu0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus:0101 Grants F201FAF201FBGetsu0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus:0101 Grants F201FAF201FBGetsu0101
FFXIV - Samurai - HiganbanaHiganbana 30 1.8 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 240.

Additional Effect: Damage over time
Potency: 35
Duration: 60s

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - Samurai - MangetsuMangetsu 35 0 2.50 0 0y 5y
Delivers an attack to all nearby enemies with a potency of 100 for the first enemy, 10% less for the second, 20% less for the third, 30% less for the fourth, 40% less for the fifth, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.

F201F8F201F9
Combo Action:0101 F201F4F201F5Fuga0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Potency:0101 200 for the first enemy, 5% less for the second, 10% less for the third, 15% less for the fourth, 20% less for the fifth, and 25% less for all remaining enemies.

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus: 0101Increases F201F4F201F5Kenki Gauge0101 by 1055

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus:0101 Grants F201FAF201FBGetsu0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus:0101 Grants F201FAF201FBGetsu0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus:0101 Grants F201FAF201FBGetsu0101
FFXIV - Samurai - KashaKasha 40 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.

F201F8F201F9
Combo Action:0101 F201F4F201F5Shifu0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Potency:0101 440

F201F8F201F9Side Combo Bonus: 0101Increases F201F4F201F5Kenki Gauge0101 by 5

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus: 0101Increases F201F4F201F5Kenki Gauge0101 by 5

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus:0101 Grants F201FAF201FBKa0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus:0101 Grants F201FAF201FBKa0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus:0101 Grants F201FAF201FBKa0101
FFXIV - Samurai - Tenka GokenTenka Goken 40 1.8 2.50 0 8y 8y
Delivers an attack to all enemies in a cone before you with a potency of 360 for the first enemy, 10% less for the second, 20% less for the third, 30% less for the fourth, 40% less for the fifth, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - Samurai - OkaOka 45 0 2.50 0 0y 5y
Delivers an attack to nearby enemies with a potency of 100 for the first enemy, 10% less for the second, 20% less for the third, 30% less for the fourth, 40% less for the fifth, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.

F201F8F201F9
Combo Action:0101 F201F4F201F5Fuga0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Potency:0101 200 for the first enemy, 5% less for the second, 10% less for the third, 15% less for the fourth, 20% less for the fifth, and 25% less for all remaining enemies.

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus: 0101Increases F201F4F201F5Kenki Gauge0101 by 1055

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus:0101 Grants F201FAF201FBKa0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus:0101 Grants F201FAF201FBKa0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus:0101 Grants F201FAF201FBKa0101
FFXIV - Samurai - Meikyo ShisuiMeikyo Shisui 50 0 800 0 0y 0y
Execute up to 3 weaponskill combos without meeting combo prerequisites. Does not affect F201F4F201F5Iaijutsu0101.

F201F8F201F9Duration: 010110s
FFXIV - Samurai - YukikazeYukikaze 50 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.

F201F8F201F9
Combo Action:0101 F201F4F201F5Hakaze0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Potency:0101 380

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus:0101 Reduces target's slashing resistance by 10%

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 30s

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus: 0101Increases F201F4F201F5Kenki Gauge0101 by 1055

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus:0101 Grants F201FAF201FBSetsu0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus:0101 Grants F201FAF201FBSetsu0101

F201F8F201F9Combo Bonus:0101 Grants F201FAF201FBSetsu0101
FFXIV - Samurai - Midare SetsugekkaMidare Setsugekka 50 1.8 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 720.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - Samurai - Hissatsu: KaitenHissatsu: Kaiten 52 0 50 0 0y 0y
Increases potency of next weaponskill by 50%.

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 10s

F201F8F201F9Kenki Gauge Cost:0101 20
FFXIV - Samurai - Hissatsu: GyotenHissatsu: Gyoten 54 0 100 0 20y 0y
Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 100.

F201F8F201F9Kenki Gauge Cost:0101 10

Cannot be executed while bound.
FFXIV - Samurai - Hissatsu: YatenHissatsu: Yaten 56 0 100 0 5y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 10-yalm backstep

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 Grants F201FAF201FBEnhanced Enpi0101

F201F8F201F9Duration:0101 15s

F201F8F201F9Kenki Gauge Cost:0101 10

Cannot be executed while bound.
FFXIV - Samurai - Merciful EyesMerciful Eyes 58 0 10 0 0y 0y
Instantly restores own HP.

F201F8F201F9Cure Potency:0101 200

Cure potency varies with current attack power.

F201F8F201F9Additional Effect:0101 Reduces enmity by 20%

Can only be executed while under the effect of F201FAF201FBOpen Eyes0101.

Shares a recast timer with F201F4F201F5Hissatsu: Seigan0101.
FFXIV - Samurai - MeditateMeditate 60 0 600 0 0y 0y
Gradually increases your F201F4F201F5Kenki Gauge0101.

F201F8F201F9Duration: 010115s

F201F4F201F5Kenki Gauge0101 not affected when used outside battle.

Effect ends upon using another action or moving (including facing a different direction).

Cancels auto-attack upon execution.
FFXIV - Samurai - Hissatsu: ShintenHissatsu: Shinten 62 0 10 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 300.

F201F8F201F9Kenki Gauge Cost:0101 25
FFXIV - Samurai - Hissatsu: KyutenHissatsu: Kyuten 64 0 10 0 0y 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150 to all nearby enemies.

F201F8F201F9Kenki Gauge Cost:0101 25
FFXIV - Samurai - Hissatsu: SeiganHissatsu: Seigan 66 0 10 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.

F201F8F201F9Kenki Gauge Cost:0101 15

Can only be executed while under the effect of F201FAF201FBOpen Eyes0101.

Shares a recast timer with F201F4F201F5Merciful Eyes0101.
FFXIV - Samurai - HagakureHagakure 68 0 400 0 0y 0y
Converts F201FAF201FBSetsu0101, F201FAF201FBGetsu0101, and F201FAF201FBKa0101 into F201F4F201F5Kenki0101. Each F201FAF201FBSen0101 converted increases your F201F4F201F5Kenki Gauge0101 by 20. Can only be executed if under the effect of at least one of the three statuses.
FFXIV - Samurai - Hissatsu: GurenHissatsu: Guren 70 0 1200 0 10y 10y
Delivers an attack to all enemies in a straight line before you with a potency of 800 for the first enemy, 25% less for the second, and 50% less for all remaining enemies.

F201F8F201F9Kenki Gauge Cost:0101 50


Traits


Traits are not actions and can not be equipped to your bar. They are earned as you level up and are always active. As a result they require 0 cast time and have a 0 MP and TP cost. They are also all exclusive to the Samurai job.

Name Level
FFXIV - Samurai - Enhanced Strength Enhanced Strength 20
Increases strength by 8.
FFXIV - Samurai - Enhanced Strength II Enhanced Strength II 40
Increases strength by 16.
FFXIV - Samurai - Kenki Mastery Kenki Mastery 52
Increases Kenki Gauge when landing select weaponskills.
FFXIV - Samurai - Kenki Mastery Kenki Mastery 52
Increases F201F4F201F5Kenki Gauge0101 when landing select weaponskills.
FFXIV - Samurai - Enhanced Strength III Enhanced Strength III 60
Increases strength by 24.
FFXIV - Samurai - Kenki Mastery II Kenki Mastery II 62
Increases F201F4F201F5Kenki Gauge0101 when landing all weaponskills excluding F201F4F201F5Iaijutsu0101.


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 Samurai 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 Samurai. There exists even more PvP actions and even traits but these are not unique to the Samurai. 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%.


Samurai Equipment


The best equipment for your Samurai 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 Torigashira Physeos
Omega Samurai Blade
Torigashira Eureka
Torigashira
Augmented Scaevan Magitek Samurai Blade
Hydatos Blade +1
Seiryu's Rippled Katana
Head Omega Circlet of Striking
Augmented Scaevan Headgear of Striking
Elemental Hat of Striking +1
Ivalician Brave's Circlet
Elemental Hat of Striking +2
Scaevan Headgear of Striking
Yama Gantai of Striking
Elemental Hat of Striking
Omicron Circlet of Striking
Rakshasa Gantai of Striking
Body Augmented Scaevan Jacket of Striking
Omega Gambison of Striking
Elemental Jacket of Striking +2
Elemental Jacket of Striking +1
Scaevan Jacket of Striking
Ivalician Brave's Jacket
Yama Haori of Striking
Omicron Gambison of Striking
Elemental Jacket of Striking
Ornate Rakshasa Haori of Striking
Rakshasa Haori of Striking
Hands Omega Armguards of Striking
Augmented Scaevan Armguards of Striking
Elemental Gloves of Striking +2
Scaevan Armguards of Striking
Elemental Gloves of Striking +1
Ivalician Brave's Gauntlets
Yama Tekko of Striking
Elemental Gloves of Striking
Omicron Armguards of Striking
Rakshasa Tekko of Striking
Legs Augmented Scaevan Trousers of Striking
Omega Trousers of Striking
Elemental Breeches of Striking +1
Ivalician Brave's Trousers
Elemental Breeches of Striking +2
Scaevan Trousers of Striking
Yama Hakama of Striking
Elemental Breeches of Striking
Omicron Trousers of Striking
Rakshasa Hakama of Striking
Feet Augmented Scaevan Greaves of Striking
Omega Shoes of Striking
Elemental Boots of Striking +1
Ivalician Brave's Greaves
Scaevan Greaves of Striking
Elemental Boots of Striking +2
Yama Zori of Striking
Elemental Boots of Striking
Omicron Shoes of Striking
Rakshasa Zori of Striking
Waist Omega Tassets of Striking
Augmented Scaevan Tassets of Striking
Scaevan Tassets of Striking
Ivalician Brave's Belt
Yama Obi of Striking
Omicron Tassets of Striking
Rakshasa Obi of Striking
Neck Augmented Scaevan Choker of Slaying
Omega Choker of Slaying
Scaevan Choker of Slaying
Yama Necklace of Slaying
Omicron Choker of Slaying
Rakshasa Necklace of Slaying
Ear Omega Ear Cuff of Slaying
Augmented Scaevan Ear Cuff of Slaying
Scaevan Ear Cuff of Slaying
Yama Earring of Slaying
Omicron Ear Cuff of Slaying
Rakshasa Earring of Slaying
Rings Augmented Scaevan Ring of Slaying
Omega Ring of Slaying
Scaevan Ring of Slaying
Yama Ring of Slaying
Omicron Ring of Slaying
Rakshasa Ring of Slaying
Wrist Omega Bracelet of Slaying
Augmented Scaevan Bracelet of Slaying
Scaevan Bracelet of Slaying
Yama Bracelet of Slaying
Omicron Bracelet of Slaying
Rakshasa Bracelet of Slaying




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