Samurai is a job in Final Fantasy XIV that was introduced in the game's second expansion pack, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, along with Red Mage. Samurai does not have a base class, and starts at Level 50.


Samurai is a close-range melee job that specializes in putting out massive damage. They learn traditional Far Eastern swordplay techniques from the land of Hingashi, such as Lai, and the art of “Sen” which has three forces: Setsu (Snow), Getsu (Moon), and Ka (Flower). The katana stores energy to be released in special attacks. These special attacks are available once the gauge is full.




Samurai are most often armed with katanas.They also share the Striking gear sets with Monks.

Job GaugeEdit

Job Gauges were introduced in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. The Samurai uses the Kenki and Sen Gauges. The Sen Gauge displays the accumulation of the three Sen effects – Setsu, Getsu and Ka. Certain weaponskills, such as Mangetsu, grant a Sen. Sen are required to perform Iaijutsu. The number of Sen accumulated determines which weaponskill will be executed ─ 1 for Higanbana, 2 for Tenka Goken, and 3 for Midare Setsugekka.

The Kenki Gauge displays the amount of Kenki the Samurai has collected. All Samurai weaponskills, except Iaijutsu, increase Kenki. It is used to execute powerful Hissatsu abilities, such as Hissatsu: Kaiten, and Hissatsu: Gyoten.

Limit BreakEdit

Main article: Limit Break (Final Fantasy XIV)

Samurai's Limit Break focuses on dealing powerful damage to enemies in a circular area of effect. Samurai have the same Level 1 and Level 2 limit breaks as other Melee DPS.


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Disciples of War Archer (Bard) • (Dark Knight) • Gladiator (Paladin) • Lancer (Dragoon) • (Machinist) • Marauder (Warrior) • Pugilist (Monk) • Rogue (Ninja) • (Samurai)
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