Samurai is a close-range melee job that specializes in putting out big massive damage. They learn traditional Far Eastern swordplay techniques from the land of Hingashi, such as Iai, and the art of “Sen” and its three forces Setsu (Snow), Getsu (Moon), and Ka (Flower). The katana can store energy to be released in special attacks available once the gauge is full.
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, increases Kenki. It is used to execute powerful Hissatsu abilities, such as Hissatsu: Kaiten, and Hissatsu: Gyoten.
- Main article: Limit Break (Final Fantasy XIV)
Samurai's Limit Break focus 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.
|Disciplines and (Jobs)|
|Disciples of War||Archer (Bard) • (Dark Knight) • Gladiator (Paladin) • Lancer (Dragoon) • (Machinist) • Marauder (Warrior) • Pugilist (Monk) • Rogue (Ninja) • (Samurai)|
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