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Samurai (SAM) Actions, Traits and Role Actions


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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. Below is a list of abilities that the Samurai job can equip to their bar and select to use at any time as long as their timer is available.

As a Samurai you should be focusing on STR as this increases melee attack power.


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.


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

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.
Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5
FFXIV - Samurai - JinpuJinpu 4 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Hakaze
Combo Potency: 280
Combo Bonus: Increases damage dealt by 10%
Duration: 30s Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5
FFXIV - Samurai - Third EyeThird Eye 6 0 150 0 0y 0y
Reduces the amount of damage taken by the next attack by 5%.
Duration: 3s
Additional Effect: Grants Open Eyes when hit
Duration: 15s
FFXIV - Samurai - AgehaAgeha 10 0 600 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 250.
Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge 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. Enhanced Enpi Bonus Potency: 300
Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10
FFXIV - Samurai - ShifuShifu 18 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Hakaze
Combo Potency: 280
Combo Bonus: Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 10%
Duration: 30s Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge 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.
Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5
FFXIV - Samurai - IaijutsuIaijutsu 30 1.8 2.50 0 0y 0y
Executes a weaponskill depending on current number of Sen stored in Sen Gauge.
1 Sen: Higanbana
2 Sen: Tenka Goken
3 Sen: Midare Setsugekka
FFXIV - Samurai - GekkoGekko 30 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Jinpu
Combo Potency: 400 Rear Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5 Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5
Combo Bonus: Grants Getsu
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
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.
Combo Action: Fuga
Combo Potency: 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. Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10 Combo Bonus: Grants Getsu
FFXIV - Samurai - KashaKasha 40 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Shifu
Combo Potency: 400 Side Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5 Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5
Combo Bonus: Grants Ka
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.
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.
Combo Action: Fuga
Combo Potency: 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. Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10 Combo Bonus: Grants Ka
FFXIV - Samurai - Meikyo ShisuiMeikyo Shisui 50 0 800 0 0y 0y
Execute up to 3 weaponskill combos without meeting combo prerequisites. Does not affect Iaijutsu.
Duration: 10s
FFXIV - Samurai - YukikazeYukikaze 50 0 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Combo Action: Hakaze
Combo Potency: 340
Combo Bonus: Reduces target's slashing resistance by 10%
Duration: 30s Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10 Combo Bonus: Grants Setsu
FFXIV - Samurai - Midare SetsugekkaMidare Setsugekka 50 1.8 2.50 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 720.
FFXIV - Samurai - Hissatsu: KaitenHissatsu: Kaiten 52 0 50 0 0y 0y
Increases potency of next weaponskill by 50%.
Duration: 10s
Kenki Gauge Cost: 20
FFXIV - Samurai - Hissatsu: GyotenHissatsu: Gyoten 54 0 100 0 20y 0y
Rushes target and delivers an attack with a potency of 100.
Kenki Gauge Cost: 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.

Additional Effect: 10-yalm backstep

Additional Effect: Grants Enhanced Enpi
Duration: 15s
Kenki Gauge Cost: 10
Cannot be executed while bound.
FFXIV - Samurai - Merciful EyesMerciful Eyes 58 0 10 0 0y 0y
Instantly restores own HP.
Cure Potency: 200
Cure potency varies with current attack power.
Can only be executed while under the effect of Open Eyes.


Shares a recast timer with Hissatsu: Seigan.
FFXIV - Samurai - MeditateMeditate 60 0 600 0 0y 0y
Gradually increases your Kenki Gauge.
Duration: 15s
Kenki Gauge 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.
Kenki Gauge Cost: 25
FFXIV - Samurai - Hissatsu: KyutenHissatsu: Kyuten 64 0 10 0 0y 5y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 150 to all nearby enemies.
Kenki Gauge Cost: 25
FFXIV - Samurai - Hissatsu: SeiganHissatsu: Seigan 66 0 10 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
Kenki Gauge Cost: 15
Can only be executed while under the effect of Open Eyes.


Shares a recast timer with Merciful Eyes.
FFXIV - Samurai - HagakureHagakure 68 0 400 0 0y 0y
Converts Setsu, Getsu, and Ka into Kenki. Each Sen converted increases your Kenki Gauge 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.
Kenki Gauge Cost: 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 - Enhanced Strength III Enhanced Strength III 60
Increases strength by 24.
FFXIV - Samurai - Kenki Mastery II Kenki Mastery II 62
Increases Kenki Gauge when landing all weaponskills excluding Iaijutsu.


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
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 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 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
FFXIV - PVP - Enpi Enpi 0 2.3 0 0 15y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 750.

Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10
FFXIV - PVP - Gekko Gekko 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Jinpu
Combo Potency: 1,500
Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10 and grants Getsu

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Hakaze Hakaze 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 750.

Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Higanbana Higanbana 1.3 2.3 0 0 8y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000.

Additional Effect: Damage over time
Potency: 250
Duration: 30s

Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 50 if target is KO'd before effect expires

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Hissatsu: Chiten Hissatsu: Chiten 0 30 0 0 0y 0y
Reduces damage taken by 50% and counters up to the next 3 attacks.
Counter Potency: 750
Duration: 5s
Counter Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5
Kenki Gauge Cost: 25
FFXIV - PVP - Hissatsu: Shinten Hissatsu: Shinten 0 1 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,500.
Kenki Gauge Cost: 25
FFXIV - PVP - Hissatsu: Soten Hissatsu: Soten 0 10 0 0 20y 1y
Move quickly to the specified location, delivering an attack with a potency of 1,000 to all enemies in your path.
Kenki Gauge Cost: 25
Cannot use when bound.
FFXIV - PVP - Iaijutsu Iaijutsu 1.3 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Executes a weaponskill depending on current number of Sen stored in Sen Gauge.
1 Sen: Higanbana
2 Sen: Tenka Goken
3 Sen: Midare Setsugekka
FFXIV - PVP - Jinpu Jinpu 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000.

Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Kasha Kasha 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Shifu
Combo Potency: 1,500
Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10 and grants Ka

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Meikyo Shisui Meikyo Shisui 0 1 0 0 0y 0y
Execute a combo without meeting combo prerequisites.
Duration: 5s
FFXIV - PVP - Midare Setsugekka Midare Setsugekka 1.3 2.3 0 0 8y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 3,000.

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Shifu Shifu 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack with a potency of 1,000.

Additional Effect: Increases Kenki Gauge by 5

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Tenka Goken Tenka Goken 1.3 2.3 0 0 0y 8y
Delivers an attack to all enemies in a cone before you with a potency of 1,500 for the first enemy, 25% less for the second, 50% less for the third, and 75% less for all remaining enemies.

Additional Effect: 6-yalm knockback

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.
FFXIV - PVP - Yukikaze Yukikaze 0 2.3 0 0 0y 0y
Delivers an attack to target.
Combo Action: Hakaze
Combo Potency: 1,250
Combo Bonus: Increases damage you deal target by 10%
Duration: 18s
Combo Bonus: Increases Kenki Gauge by 10 and grants Setsu

※This action cannot be assigned to a hotbar.


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 - 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 60 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%.




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


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