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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 explanatory 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 0 200 0 0y 0y
Make the ritual mudra hand gesture for “heaven.”

Duration: 6s

Maximum Charges: 2

Triggers the cooldown of weaponskills, mudra, and Ninjutsu upon execution.

Conversely, execution of weaponskills triggers the cooldown of this action.
FFXIV - Ninja - NinjutsuNinjutsu 30 0 1.50 0 0y 0y
Executes a specific ninjutsu action coinciding with the combination of mudra made immediately beforehand.

If any other action is used before the mudra are combined and the ninjutsu executed, Ninjutsu will fail.

Triggers the cooldown of weaponskills, mudra, and Ninjutsu upon execution.

Conversely, execution of weaponskills triggers the cooldown of this action.
FFXIV - Ninja - ChiChi 35 0 200 0 0y 0y
Make the ritual mudra hand gesture for “earth.”

Duration: 6s

Maximum Charges: 2

Triggers the cooldown of weaponskills, mudra, and Ninjutsu upon execution.

Conversely, execution of weaponskills triggers the cooldown of this action.
FFXIV - Ninja - ShukuchiShukuchi 40 0 600 0 20y 1y
Move quickly to the specified location. Maximum Charges: 2

Cannot be executed while bound.
FFXIV - Ninja - JinJin 45 0 200 0 0y 0y
Make the ritual mudra hand gesture for “man.”

Duration: 6s

Maximum Charges: 2

Triggers the cooldown of weaponskills, mudra, and Ninjutsu upon execution.

Conversely, execution of weaponskills triggers the cooldown of this action.
FFXIV - Ninja - KassatsuKassatsu 50 0 600 0 0y 0y
Allows the execution of a single ninjutsu without consumption of mudra charges.

Additional Effect: Increases damage for the next ninjutsu action by 30%

Duration: 15s

Recast timer of mudra is not affected by the execution of this action.
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
Additional Effect: Increases Ninki Gauge by 5
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: 400

Flank Combo Potency: 460

Combo Bonus: Extends Huton duration by 30s to a maximum of 70s
Combo Bonus: Increases Ninki Gauge by
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: 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.

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 with a potency of 200 to target and all enemies nearby it.

Ninki Gauge Cost: 50

Shares a recast timer with Bhavacakra.
FFXIV - Ninja - BhavacakraBhavacakra 68 0 10 0 0y 0y
Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 300.

Ninki Gauge Cost: 50

Shares a recast timer with Hellfrog Medium.
FFXIV - Ninja - Ten Chi JinTen Chi Jin 70 0 1200 0 0y 0y
Temporarily converts each of the three mudra into a ninjutsu action. Executing one of these actions will convert the remaining mudra into different ninjutsu actions until all three have been executed or the Ten Chi Jin effect expires.

Duration: 6s

Only ninjutsu available while active. The same ninjutsu cannot be executed twice.

Cannot be executed while under the effect of Kassatsu. Effect ends upon moving.
FFXIV - Ninja - MeisuiMeisui 72 0 1200 0 0y 0y
Dispel Suiton, increasing the Ninki Gauge by 50.

Can only be executed while in combat.
FFXIV - Ninja - BunshinBunshin 80 0 900 0 0y 0y
Grants 5 stacks of Bunshin, each stack allowing your shadow to attack enemies each time you execute a weaponskill. Shadow attack potency varies based on the attack executed, but is not affected by combo bonuses.

Melee Attack Potency: 200

Ranged Attack Potency: 100

Area Attack Potency: 100

Ninki Gauge increases by 5 each time your shadow lands an attack.

Duration: 30s

Ninki Gauge Cost: 50


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 A Realm Reborn 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 Edenmorn Main Gauches
Augmented Cryptlurker's Cleavers
Cryptlurker's Cleavers
Head Augmented Cryptlurker's Mesail of Scouting
Edenmorn Eye Mask of Scouting
Cryptlurker's Mesail of Scouting
Augmented Law's Order Elmo of Scouting
Edenmete Eye Mask of Scouting
Law's Order Elmo of Scouting
Exarchic Hood of Scouting
Body Augmented Cryptlurker's Corselet of Scouting
Edenmorn Bolero of Scouting
Cryptlurker's Corselet of Scouting
Law's Order Corselet of Scouting
Edenmete Bolero of Scouting
Augmented Law's Order Corselet of Scouting
Ornate Exarchic Top of Scouting
Exarchic Top of Scouting
Hands Augmented Cryptlurker's Vambraces of Scouting
Edenmorn Fingerless Gloves of Scouting
Cryptlurker's Vambraces of Scouting
Augmented Law's Order Gauntlets of Scouting
Edenmete Fingerless Gloves of Scouting
Law's Order Gauntlets of Scouting
Exarchic Armguards of Scouting
Legs Edenmorn Hose of Scouting
Augmented Cryptlurker's Hose of Scouting
Cryptlurker's Hose of Scouting
Law's Order Brayettes of Scouting
Edenmete Hose of Scouting
Augmented Law's Order Brayettes of Scouting
Exarchic Bottoms of Scouting
Feet Augmented Cryptlurker's Boots of Scouting
Edenmorn Thighboots of Scouting
Cryptlurker's Boots of Scouting
Augmented Law's Order Sabatons of Scouting
Edenmete Thighboots of Scouting
Law's Order Sabatons of Scouting
Exarchic Boots of Scouting
Waist Edenmorn Leather Belt of Scouting
Augmented Cryptlurker's Belt of Scouting
Cryptlurker's Belt of Scouting
Edenmete Leather Belt of Scouting
Exarchic Sash of Scouting
Neck Edenmorn Necklace of Aiming
Augmented Cryptlurker's Choker of Aiming
Cryptlurker's Choker of Aiming
Edenmete Necklace of Aiming
Exarchic Choker of Aiming
Ear Augmented Cryptlurker's Earring of Aiming
Edenmorn Earrings of Aiming
Cryptlurker's Earring of Aiming
Edenmete Earrings of Aiming
Exarchic Earrings of Aiming
Rings Edenmorn Ring of Aiming
Augmented Cryptlurker's Ring of Aiming
Cryptlurker's Ring of Aiming
Edenmete Ring of Aiming
Exarchic Ring of Aiming
Wrist Edenmorn Wristlet of Aiming
Augmented Cryptlurker's Bracelet of Aiming
Cryptlurker's Bracelet of Aiming
Edenmete Wristlet of Aiming
Exarchic Bracelet of Aiming




AST  BRD  BLM  DNC  DRK  DRG  GNB  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
Leviathan