FFXIV: Ninja General Guide & FAQ

All you need to know about Ninjas in FFXIV: A Realm Reborn! How to become a Ninja, Ninja requirements, Ninja skills, FAQ’s and Guides!

Note that this page contains what we know for SURE, and will be updated come 2.4

How do I become a Ninja in ARR?
You need to be a Rogue (30) and Pugilist (15) First! If you’ve met these requirements, you can return to the Rogues Guild in XXX to get your quest to obtain the “Soul of the Ninja”. In FFXIV ARR, becoming a job is as simple as equipping the required Soul.

What’s the Ninja playstyle?
Unlike other melee classes, Ninja has the least positional strikes. The uniqueness of the Ninja rotation is based all around the Mudras. Choosing the best Ninjutsu for the situation and not getting confused on Mudras would separate the chumps from the Hokages!

What are good Ninja stats?
DEX is the main Ninja stat, increasing their damage dealt. For secondary stats, we shall see. But Determination and Critical Strike are always a safe choice. Of course we will update this when more information is found.

What are the Ninja Traits?
There are no Ninja specific (or any advanced job for that matter) traits. You inherit all Rogue traits you’ve already learned.


What are the Ninja Skills?
Aside from the skills below, you may use any skill you’ve learned as an Rogue. Ninjas also have access to some Lancer  and Pugilist skills.

ShukuchiMove quickly to the specified location.
Cannot use when bound.
Ten (MUDRA)Mudra hand sign for "heaven." Duration: 5s
Shares a recast timer with the mudras Chi and Jin.
Chi (MUDRA)Mudra hand sign for "earth." Duration: 5s
Shares a recast timer with the mudras Ten and Jin.
Jin (MUDRA)Mudra hand sign for "man." Duration: 5s
Shares a recast timer with the mudras Ten and Chi.
NinjutsuExecutes a ninjutsu depending on Mudra used. FAILS if any other action is taken before Mudras are combined or expires.
Shares a recast timer with the mudras Ten, Chi, and Jin.
KassatsuResets the ninjutsu cooldown. Next ninjutsu is auto-critical. Duration: 15s
Fuma ShurikenDelivers a ranged ninjutsu attack with a potency of 240.
Mudra Combination: Any one of the Ten, Chi, or Jin mudra
KatonDelivers fire damage with a potency of 180 to target and all enemies near it.
Mudra Combination: Chi→Ten or Jin→Ten
RaitonDelivers lightning damage with a potency of 360.
Mudra Combination: Ten→Chi or Jin→Chi
HyotonDelivers ice damage with a potency of 140.
Additional Effect: Bind Duration: 15s (PvP 12s)
Mudra Combination: Ten→Jin or Chi→Jin
HutonIncreases attack speed by 15%. Duration: 70s
Mudra Combination: Jin→Chi→Ten or Chi→Jin→Ten
DotonCreates a patch of corrupted earth, dealing damage with a potency of 30 to any enemies who enter.
Duration: 24s
Additional Effect: Heavy (while upon corrupted earth)
Mudra Combination: Ten→Jin→Chi or Jin→Ten→Chi
SuitonDelivers water damage with a potency of 180.
Additional Effect: Grants the caster Suiton Duration: 10s
Mudra Combination: Ten→Chi→Jin or Chi→Ten→Jin
Rabbit MediumFailed Mudra combinations result in this useless skill.

We chose not to order the skills by level to further increase clarity of the Ninja System.

How many cross-class skills can Ninja use?
Ninja can have up to 5 skills from the Lancer and Pugilist class combined. (5 for Advanced Jobs, as compared to 10 that Rogue can equip)

Do I have to level up Ninja separately?
No, your EXP in Ninja rises as you level up your Rogue class. Leveling up as s Ninja will increase your Rogue EXP.

Any other Ninja Guides and Resources?
If you’re aspiring to be a kick-ass Ninja, you’re gonna want to read a few of these resources:

  • Ninja Best in Slot & End Game Gear Guide (To be created)
  • Ninja Stats (To be created)
  • Ninja Cross Class Skills (To be created)

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6 thoughts on “FFXIV: Ninja General Guide & FAQ”

  1. Confirmed Lancer for cross class? If so, then it would be Lancer and Pugilist (one cross class is always the alt class needed for the job).

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