Samurai (XI)

Unlocking

Samurai is one of the many advanced jobs in Final Fantasy XI. It can be unlocked by completing the lv30 quest. It requires the expansion Rise of the Zilart to access.

Quests
Level 30 - Forge Your Destiny

Stat Distributions

Basic Stats

The basic stats range in rank from A to G. The actual stat is calculated based on your race and job level. In addition to the basic stat formula, some bonuses are applied, such as traits that affect them, as well as any stats your support job contributes.

HP MP STR DEX VIT AGI INT MND CHR
B - C C C D E E D
Level 1 Stats
Race HP MP STR DEX VIT AGI INT MND CHR
Hume 31 - 7 7 7 6 6 6 6
Elvaan 33 - 8 7 8 5 5 7 6
Tarutaru 27 - 6 7 7 7 8 6 6
Mithra 31 - 7 8 7 7 5 5 5
Galka 36 - 8 7 9 6 6 6 5

Combat Skills

Combat skills range in rank from A+ to F. In addition to the job's native skills, you may receive some skill through a support job (max skill increase) or equipments' traits (actual skill increase). Note that combat skills aren't gained automatically at level-up, but you need to use the skill to raise it. The numbers below are the caps for each level.

Fighting Skill (Weapon) Rank Fighting Skill (Defensive) Rank
Great Katana A+ Parrying A
Polearm B- Evasion B+
Sword
Archery
Throwing
C+
Dagger
Club
E
Skill Lv 1 Lv 10 Lv 20 Lv 30 Lv 40 Lv 50 Lv 60 Lv 70 Lv 80 Lv 90 Lv 99
Great Katana 6 33 63 93 123 153 203 251 301 361 424
Polearm 5 31 60 89 118 147 196 223 265 325 388
Sword
Archery
Throwing
5 30 58 86 114 142 190 215 255 315 378
Dagger
Club
4 26 51 76 101 126 171 190 215 255 300
Parrying 6 33 63 93 123 153 203 244 294 354 417
Evasion 5 31 60 89 118 147 196 233 281 341 404

Learnables

Abilities

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Level 1 - Meikyo Shisui
Level 5 - Warding Circle
Level 15 - Third Eye
Level 25 - Hasso
Level 30 - Meditate
Level 35 - Seigan
Level 40 - Sekkanoki
Level 65 - Konzen-ittai
Level 75 (Merit) - Shikikoyo, Blade Bash
Level 77 - Sengikori
Level 87 - Hamanoha
Level 95 - Hagakure
Level 96 - Yaegasumi

Job Traits

Level 5 - Resist Blind
Level 10 - Store TP
Level 20 - Zanshin
Level 25 - Resist Blind II
Level 30 - Store TP II
Level 35 - Zanshin II
Level 40 - Demon Killer
Level 45 - Resist Blind III
Level 50 - Store TP III, Zanshin III
Level 65 - Resist Blind IV
Level 70 - Store TP IV
Level 75 - Zanshin IV
Level 75 (Merit) - Ikishoten, Overwhelm
Level 75 (Merit) - Third Eye Recast, Warding Circle Recast, Store TP Effect, Meditate Recast, Zanshin Attack Rate
Level 78 - Skillchain Bonus
Level 88 - Skillchain Bonus II
Level 90 - Store TP V
Level 95 - Zanshin V
Level 98 - Skillchain Bonus III
Level 99 (Job Points) - Meikyo Shisui Effect, Yaegasumi Effect, Warding Circle Effect, Hasso Effect, Meditate Effect, Seigan Effect, Konzen-ittai Effect, Hamanoha Duration

Gift Job Traits

These traits are automatically learned after spending enough Job Points. For example, to get the first DEF Bonus gift, you must have spent 5 JP or more on the Job Point traits.

5 JP - Physical Defense Bonus (DEF +10), Capacity Point Bonus (+5%)
10 JP - Physical Attack Bonus (ATK +10, RATK +10)
20 JP - Physical Evasion Bonus (EVA +5)
25 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+7%)
30 JP - Physical Accuracy Bonus (ACC +5, RACC +5)
45 JP - Magic Evasion Bonus (EVA +5)
50 JP - Superior 1
55 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+9%)
60 JP - Magic Accuracy Bonus (MACC +5)
80 JP - Zanshin Effect Bonus (activation rate +2%)
95 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+11%)
100 JP - Hasso and Seigan Effect (Hasso: Zanshin max activation rate +5%, Seigan: Zanshin max counter rate +5%), Superior 2
125 JP - Store TP Effect (+2%)
145 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+13%)
150 JP - Skillchain Bonus (skillchain dmg +2%)
180 JP - Physical Defense Bonus (DEF +15)
205 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+15%)
210 JP - Physical Attack Bonus (ATK +15, RATK +15)
245 JP - Physical Evasion Bonus (EVA +8)
275 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+17%)
280 JP - Physical Accuracy Bonus (ACC +8, RACC +8)
320 JP - Magic Evasion Bonus (MEVA +8)
355 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+19%)
360 JP - Magic Accuracy Bonus (MACC +8)
405 JP - Zanshin Chance Bonus (activation rate +2%)
445 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+21%)
450 JP - Store TP Effect (+2%)
500 JP - Skillchain Bonus (skillchain dmg +2%)
545 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+23%)
550 JP - Third Eye Effect (evasions +1)
605 JP - Physical Defense Bonus (DEF +20)
655 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+25%)
660 JP - Physical Attack Bonus (ATK +20, RATK +20)
720 JP - Physical Evasion Bonus (EVA +10)
775 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+27%)
780 JP - Physical Accuracy Bonus (ACC +10, RACC +10)
845 JP - Magic Evasion Bonus (MEVA +10)
905 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+29%)
910 JP - Magic Accuracy Bonus (MACC +10)
980 JP - Zanshin Chance Bonus (activation rate +3%)
1,045 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+31%)
1,050 JP - Store TP Effect (+2%)
1,125 JP - Skillchain Bonus (skillchain dmg +2%)
1,195 JP - Capacity Point Bonus (+33%)
1,200 JP - Hasso and Seigan Effect (Hasso: Zanshin max activation rate +5%, Seigan: Zanshin max counter rate +5%)

Job-specific Equipment

Artifact Armor

Myochin Armor Set
Level 52 - Myochin Sune-ate
Level 54 - Myochin Haidate
Level 56 - Myochin Kote
Level 58 - Myochin Domaru
Level 60 - Myochin Kabuto

Myochin Armor +1 Set
Level 74 - Myochin Sune-ate +1
Level 74 - Myochin Haidate +1
Level 74 - Myochin Kote +1
Level 74 - Myochin Domaru +1
Level 74 - Myochin Kabuto +1

Wakido Armor Set
Level 99 - Wakido Sune-ate
Level 99 - Wakido Haidate
Level 99 - Wakido Kote
Level 99 - Wakido Domaru
Level 99 - Wakido Kabuto

Wakido Armor +1 Set
Level 99 - Wakido Sune-ate +1
Level 99 - Wakido Haidate +1
Level 99 - Wakido Kote +1
Level 99 - Wakido Domaru +1
Level 99 - Wakido Kabuto +1

Relic Armor

Accessories
Level 70 - Saotome Koshi-ate

Saotome Armor Set
Level 71 - Saotome Sune-ate
Level 72 - Saotome Haidate
Level 73 - Saotome Kote
Level 74 - Saotome Domaru
Level 75 - Saotome Kabuto

Saotome Armor +1 Set
Level 75 - Saotome Sune-ate +1
Level 75 - Saotome Haidate +1
Level 75 - Saotome Kote +1
Level 75 - Saotome Domaru +1
Level 75 - Saotome Kabuto +1

Saotome Armor +2 Set
Level 90 - Saotome Sune-ate +2
Level 90 - Saotome Haidate +2
Level 90 - Saotome Kote +2
Level 90 - Saotome Domaru +2
Level 90 - Saotome Kabuto +2

Sakonji Armor Set
Level 99 - Sakonji Sune-ate
Level 99 - Sakonji Haidate
Level 99 - Sakonji Kote
Level 99 - Sakonji Domaru
Level 99 - Sakonji Kabuto

Sakonji Armor +1 Set
Level 99 - Sakonji Sune-ate +1
Level 99 - Sakonji Haidate +1
Level 99 - Sakonji Kote +1
Level 99 - Sakonji Domaru +1
Level 99 - Sakonji Kabuto +1

Empyrean Armor

Accessories
Level 80 - Unkai Nodowa
Level 84 - Unkai Sugemino
Level 90 - Unkai Mimikazari

Unkai Armor Set
Level 81 - Unkai Sune-ate
Level 83 - Unkai Haidate
Level 85 - Unkai Kabuto
Level 87 - Unkai Kote
Level 89 - Unkai Domaru

Unkai Armor +1 Set
Level 81 - Unkai Sune-ate +1
Level 83 - Unkai Haidate +1
Level 85 - Unkai Kabuto +1
Level 87 - Unkai Kote +1
Level 89 - Unkai Domaru +1

Unkai Armor +2 Set
Level 81 - Unkai Sune-ate +2
Level 83 - Unkai Haidate +2
Level 85 - Unkai Kabuto +2
Level 87 - Unkai Kote +2
Level 89 - Unkai Domaru +2

Kasuga Armor Set
Level 99 - Kasuga Sune-ate
Level 99 - Kasuga Haidate
Level 99 - Kasuga Kabuto
Level 99 - Kasuga Kote
Level 99 - Kasuga Domaru

Kasuga Armor +1 Set
Level 99 - Kasuga Sune-ate +1
Level 99 - Kasuga Haidate +1
Level 99 - Kasuga Kabuto +1
Level 99 - Kasuga Kote +1
Level 99 - Kasuga Domaru +1

Weapon

Level 40 (Artifact) - Magoroku
Level 75 (Relic) - Amanomurakumo, Yoichinoyumi
Level 75 (Mythic) - Kogarasumaru
Level 75 (Empyrean) - Masamune


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