FFXIV: Shadowbringers Samurai Job Introduction

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Good day, everyone! And welcome to the Shadowbringers Job Introductions, this time featuring the Samurai. The sword masters from Far East have received adjustments across a range of actions, and mastered powerful new attacks. To start things off, we have the new Enhanced Jinpu and Shifu trait, increasing the benefits provided by both actions. Following the removal of resistance reductions across all jobs, the new Yukikaze no longer applies its slashing penalty. With regards to AoE actions, Mangetsu and Oka now deal full damage across all enemies, in addition to extending the damage and haste buffs provided by Jinpu and Shifu.

This change also applies to the Kenki action Hissatsu: Guren, now striking all enemies for a massive 800 base potency. In addition, we have the new Hissatsu: Senei, the single-target counterpart to Hissatsu: Guren, dealing 1250 potency in damage, but sharing the same recast timer. And at Lv. 80, Samurai gain the new action Shoha, a single-target attack that deals damage based on how long the ability Meditation has been channeled for, ranging from 50 to 500 potency. Lastly, we have the removal of Ageha, the Stormblood Samurai’s old execute action.

Moving on to Iaijutsu changes, we have the Samurai’s new defining action, Tsubame-gaeshi, allowing them to repeat the previous Iaijutsu with even higher potency than its original, at the cost of not being further boosted by Hissatsu: Kaiten. In addition, the new Lv. 74 trait further reduces the cast time of Iaijutsu from the original 1.8 to 1.3 seconds. With regards to utility actions, the old Kenki-generating Hagakure no longer exists, and taking its place is the new Ikishoten, granting a generous amount of Kenki every 60 seconds.

And much like similar abilities from other classes, the action Merciful Eyes no longer reduces the Samurai’s enmity. Among the role actions removed in Shadowbringers, we have Diversion, Invigorate, Goad and Crutch. However, True North now also benefits from the new charge system, allowing it to be executed twice in succession. The Samurai’s journey into Shadowbringers allows them to strike faster and harder than ever before. But how do you feel about these changes? Let me know in the comments below.

But until then… I hope to see you on the next job introduction!.

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