Ninja Job Changes and Updates — Dawntrail 7.0

Last updated on Jun 06, 2024 at 16:00 by Sheenda 15 comments

On this page, you will find any job changes and skill updates for Ninja in Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail (Patch 7.0).

1.

Ninja Job Actions in Dawntrail

Skill Name Category Changes
Spinning Edge Icon Spinning Edge Weaponskill Potency increased to 280 via the trait Melee Mastery III at level 94.
Gust Slash Icon Gust Slash Weaponskill Base potency increased to 200 due to the trait Melee Mastery III at level 94. Combo potency increased to 360.
Aeolian Edge Icon Aeolian Edge Weaponskill Base potency increased to 180 due to the trait Melee Mastery III at level 94. Now increases potency by 60 while under the effects of Kazematoi.
Armor Crush Icon Armor Crush Weaponskill Base potency increased to 180 due to the trait Melee Mastery III at level 94. Combo potency increased to 400. Flank combo potency increased to 460. Now grants 2 stacks of Kazematoi, each one increasing Aeolian Edge's potency by 60.
Forked Raiju Icon Forked Raiju Weaponskill Base potency increased to 600 due to the trait Melee Mastery III at level 94.
Fleeting Raiju Icon Fleeting Raiju Weaponskill Base potency increased to 600 due to the trait Melee Mastery III at level 94.
Fuma Shuriken Icon Fuma Shuriken Ability Base potency increased to 480 due to the trait Melee Mastery III at level 94.
Raiton Icon Raiton Ability Base potency increased to 700 due to the trait Melee Mastery III at level 94.
Huton Icon Huton Ability This ability has been reworked to do an aoe attack with a potency of 240 potency to target and all enemies nearby it. In addition, it grants the buff Shadow Walker, which allows the execution of actions which require the effect of Hidden, without being under that effect.
Suiton Icon Suiton Ability Base potency increased to 540 due to the trait Melee Mastery III at level 94. In addition, it now grants the Shadow Walker buff instead of the Suiton buff, which allows execution of actions which require the effect of Hidden, without being under that effect.
Bhavacakra Icon Bhavacakra Ability Base potency increased to 380 due to the trait Melee Mastery III at level 94. The potency of Bhavacakra while under the effects of Meisui has also been increased to 530.
Meisui Icon Meisui Ability Now dispels Shadow Walker, increasing Ninki Gauge by 50. Now the buff Meisui increases the potency of Zesho Meppo to 700 and Bhavacakra to 530.
Ten Chi Jin Icon Ten Chi Jin Ability Additonally this ability now also grants Tenri Jindo Ready for 30s, allowing the use of our new skill Tenri Jindo.
Zesho Meppo(NEW!) Ability Deals unaspected damage with a potency of 550. If under the meisui buff, this ability instead does 700 potency. Has a Ninki Gauge cost of 50. Can only be executed while under the effect of Higi.
Deathfrog Medium(NEW!) Ability Deals fire damage with a potency of 300 to target and all enemies nearby it. Has a Ninki Gauge cost of 50. Can only be executed while under the effect of Higi.
Tenri Jindo(NEW!) Ability Deals unaspected damage to target and all enemies nearby it with a potency of 1000 foir the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies. Can only be executed while under the effect of Tenri Jindo Ready.
Kunai's Bane(NEW!) Ability Deals damage to all nearby enemies with a potency of 600 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies. Afflicts target with Kunai's Bane, which increases damage you deal to the target by 10% for 15s. Can only be executed while Hidden. Just an upgrade to Trick Attack Icon Trick Attack.
Dokumori(NEW!) Ability Delivers an attack with a potency of 300. Additionally increases target's damage taken by 5% for 20s. Also, it increases the chance of additional items being dropped by target if Dokumori is dealt before, or as, the finishing blow. Increases Ninki Gauge by 40. Finally, it also grants the buff Higi, which is used to use the new abilities Zesho Meppo and Deathfrog Medium.
Increase Attack Speed(NEW!) Trait Reduces weaponskill cast time and recast time, spell cast time and recast time, and auto-attack delay by 15% Unlocked at level 15. Trait version of old Huton.
Trick Attack Mastery(NEW!) Trait Upgrades Trick Attack Icon Trick Attack to Kunai's Bane. Unlocked at level 92.
Enhanced Second Wind(NEW!) Trait Increases the healing potency of Second Wind to 800. Unlocked at level 94.
Melee Mastery III(NEW!) Trait Increases the potency of Spinning Edge to 280, Gust Slash to 200, Aeolian Edge to 180, Fuma Shuriken to 480, Raiton to 700, Suiton to 540, Armor Crush to 180, Bhavacakra to 380, Bhavacakra while under the effect of Meisui to 530, Forked Raiju to 600, and Fleeting Raiju to 600. Unlocked at level 94.
Enhanced Dokumori(NEW!) Trait Grants Higi upon executing Dokumori. Unlocked at level 96.
Enhanced Feint(NEW!) Trait Extends the duration of Feint to 15 seconds. Unlocked at level 98.
Enhanced Ten Chi Jin(NEW!) Trait Grants Tenri Jindo Ready upon executing Ten Chi Jin. Unlocked at level 100.

Listed below is a showcase from the Job Actions Trailer featuring a collection of battle actions for Ninja.

In addition, the following information was shown and talked about during the Letter to the Producer Live 81:

  • Huton Icon Huton's has been moved to a trait and will always be active. (Huton Icon Huton will be changed to an AoE attack which grants the effect of Hidden)
  • Actions which extend the duration of Huton Icon Huton's effect will be adjusted in accordance with the above change.

While this is all subject to change before actual release, we have a good idea of how the job will play in Dawntrail. If you enjoyed our current iteration of Ninja in Endwalker, then you are in luck, because the version that we have seen of Dawntrail seems to be very very similar. The changes that we see from the media tour doesn't seem to affect our current rotation at all outside of us having an extra oGCD to use every 2 minutes, in the form of Tenri Jindo. We still want to prioritize Aeolian Edge inside of buffs if we have our Kazematoi just like we did previously assuming we had a high enough timer on Huton, and if we don't, then we are building with Armor Crush. Our 2-minute burst windows have gotten slightly busier and slightly burstier.

2.

Ninja Action Changes in Patch 6.1

Skill Name Category Changes
Hide Icon Hide Ability Now dispels the effect of Doton Icon Doton upon execution.
Mug Icon Mug Ability The additional effect "Increases target's damage taken by 5%" has been added with a duration of 20 seconds.
Trick Attack Icon Trick Attack Ability The additional effect "Increases target's damage taken by 5%" has been changed to "Increases damage you deal target by 10%."
Aeolian Edge Icon Aeolian Edge Weaponskill Potency has been increased from 360 to 380. Rear combo potency has been increased from 420 to 440.
Shukuchi Icon Shukuchi Ability Action animation has been shortened.
Doton Icon Doton Ability Potency has been increased from 70 to 80. Effect duration has been reduced from 24 to 18 seconds.
Hakke Mujinsatsu Icon Hakke Mujinsatsu Weaponskill Combo potency has been increased from 120 to 130.
Armor Crush Icon Armor Crush Weaponskill Combo potency has been increased from 340 to 360. Flank combo potency has been increased from 400 to 420.
Bhavacakra Icon Bhavacakra Ability Potency has been reduced from 400 to 350.
Phantom Kamaitachi Icon Phantom Kamaitachi Weaponskill Potency has been increased from 550 to 600.
Melee Mastery Trait Now acquired at level 74 (previously level 84).
3.

Ninja Action Changes in Patch 6.08

Skill Name Category Changes
Spinning Edge Icon Spinning Edge Weaponskill Potency has been increased from 200 to 210.
Gust Slash Icon Gust Slash Weaponskill Potency has been increased from 140 to 160. Combo potency has been increased from 300 to 320.
Aeolian Edge Icon Aeolian Edge Weaponskill Potency has been increased from 120 to 140. Rear attack potency has been increased from 180 to 200. Combo potency has been increased from 340 to 360. Rear combo potency has been increased from 400 to 420.
Armor Crush Icon Armor Crush Weaponskill Potency has been increased from 120 to 140. Flank attack potency has been increased from 180 to 200. Combo potency has been increased from 320 to 340. Flank combo potency has been increased from 380 to 400.
Hyosho Ranryu Icon Hyosho Ranryu Ability Potency has been increased from 1,200 to 1,300.
4.

Ninja Action Changes in Patch 6.05

Skill Name Category Changes
Raiton Icon Raiton Ability The status effect granted upon execution has been changed from "Forked Raiju Ready" to "Raiju Ready." The status effect duration has been increased from 15 to 30 seconds.
Bunshin Icon Bunshin Ability The Phantom Kamaitachi Ready status effect no longer xpires when the effect of Bunshin ends. This action now changes to Phantom Kamaitachi upon execution. The Phantom Kamaitachi Ready status effect now has a duration of 45 seconds.
Phantom Kamaitachi Icon Phantom Kamaitachi Ability Execution no longer consumes a stack of Bunshin Icon Bunshin. Increase to Ninki Gauge has been changed from 5 to 10. * Prior to Patch 6.05, both the execution of Phantom Kamaitachi and the effect of Bunshin increased the Ninki Gauge by 5, resulting in a total increase of 10. The above adjustment ensures this increase to the Ninki Gauge remains unchanged when executing Phantom Kamaitachi.
Forked Raiju Icon Forked Raiju Weaponskill Potency has been increased from 400 to 560. The additional effect "Grants Fleeting Raiju Ready" has been removed. The requirement for execution has been changed from "while under the effect of Forked Raiju Ready" to "while under the effect of Raiju Ready."
Fleeting Raiju Icon Fleeting Raiju Weaponskill Players will no longer rush target upon execution. Range has been reduced from 20 yalms to 3 yalms. Potency has been increased from 450 to 560. The requirement for execution has been changed from "while under the effect of Fleeting Raiju Ready" to "while under the effect of Raiju Ready." Can now be set to the Hotbar.
5.

Ninja Action Changes in Patch 6.0

In Endwalker, Ninja has received quality-of-life adjustments and slight changes. Of note is that Huton's duration has been decreased from 70 seconds to 60 seconds, but a new ability allows for the instant application of Huton. Its capstone action is a set of powerful lightning rushes that can be executed after Raiton.

6.

Ninja Weaponskill Changes in Patch 6.0

  1. Spinning Edge Icon Spinning Edge potency changed from 230 to 200.
  2. Gust Slash Icon Gust Slash potency changed from 100 to 140, while the combo potency changed from 340 to 300.
  3. Throwing Dagger Icon Throwing Dagger range increased to 20 yalms from 15 yalms.
  4. Aeolian Edge Icon Aeolian Edge potency changed from 100 to 120, and rear potency changed from 160 to 180. The combo potency changed from 420 to 340 and rear attack potency while comboing changed from 480 to 400. In addition, the Ninki gain changed from 10 to 15.
  5. Death Blossom Icon Death Blossom potency changed from 120 to 100.
  6. Hakke Mujinsatsu Icon Hakke Mujinsatsu combo potency changed from 140 to 120.
  7. Armor Crush Icon Armor Crush potency changed from 100 to 120, and rear potency changed from 160 to 180. The combo potency changed from 400 to 320 and flank attack potency while comboing changed from 460 to 480. In addition, the Ninki gain changed from 10 to 15.
6.1.

New Ninja Weaponskills

  1. Huraijin Icon Huraijin delivers an attack with a potency of 200. It also grants Huton for a duration of 60 seconds and increases the Ninki gaauge by 5.
  2. Phantom Kamaitachi Icon Phantom Kamaitachi has your shadow deal wind damage to all enemies within 5 yalms and with a potency of 550 for the first enemy, and 50% less for all remaining enemies. It extends Huton duration by 10 seconds, and increases the Ninki Gauge by 5. It can only be executed while under the effect of Phantom Kamaitachi Ready, which is granted when using Bunshin Icon Bunshin.
  3. Hollow Nozuchi Icon Hollow Nozuchi delivers an attack to all enemies standing in the corrupted earth of Doton, taking additional earth damage with a potency of 50. It requires Hakke Mujinsatsu Icon Hakke Mujinsatsu to be executed as a combo action or upon executing Katon Icon Katon, Goka Mekkyaku Icon Goka Mekkyaku, or Phantom Kamaitachi Icon Phantom Kamaitachi. It can only be triggered when Doton Icon Doton is active.
  4. Forked Raiju Icon Forked Raiju rushes the target and delivers a lightning attack with a potency of 400. It grants the effect Fleeting Raiju ready for a duration of 15 seconds and increases the Ninki Gauge by 5. It can only be executed while under the effect of Forked Raiju Ready, which is granted by using Raiton Icon Raiton.
  5. Fleeting Raiju Icon Fleeting Raiju rushes the target and delivers a lightning attack with a potency of 450. It increases the Ninki Gauge by 5 and can only be executed while under the effect of Fleeting Raiju Ready.
7.

Ninja Ability Changes in Patch 6.0

  1. Trick Attack Icon Trick Attack potency changed from 350 to 300. Rear attack potency changed from 500 to 400.
  2. Assassinate Icon Assassinate is now granted at Level 40. It now delivers an attack with a potency of 200.
  3. Hellfrog Medium Icon Hellfrog Medium potency changed from 200 to 160.
  4. Dream Within a Dream Icon Dream Within a Dream potency changed from 200 to 150. It no longer grants the effect Assassinate Ready, as it is now a direct upgrade from Assassinate.
  5. Bhavacakra Icon Bhavacakra potency is increased to 500 when under the effect of Meisui Icon Meisui.
  6. Meisui Icon Meisui now increases the potency of Bhavacakra Icon Bhavacakra to 500.
  7. Bunshin Icon Bunshin melee potency changed from 200 to 160, ranged potency changed from 100 to 160, and area attack potency changed from 100 to 80. It now grants the effect Phantom Kamaitachi Ready after it is learned.
7.1.

New Ninja Abilities

No new Ninja abilities were added.

7.2.

Changes to Ninja Ninjitsu

  1. Fuma Shuriken Icon Fuma Shuriken potency changed from 500 to 450.
  2. Katon Icon Katon potency changed from 500 to 350, and range changed from 15 yalms to 20 yalms.
  3. Raiton Icon Raiton potency changed from 800 to 650, and range changed from 15 yalms to 20 yalms. It now grants a stack of Forked Raiju Ready for a duration of 15 seconds, up to a maximum of three stacks.
  4. Hyoton Icon Hyoton potency changed from 400 to 350.
  5. Huton Icon Huton maximum duration changed from 70 seconds to 60 seconds.
  6. Doton Icon Doton potency changed from 100 to 70.
  7. Suiton Icon Suiton potency changed from 600 to 500, and range changed from 15 yalms to 20 yalms.
  8. Goka Mekkyaku Icon Goka Mekkyaku potency changed from 750 to 600, and range changed from 15 yalms to 20 yalms.
8.

Removed Ninja Actions

Shadow Fang was removed.

9.

Ninja Trait Changes in Patch 6.0

  1. Adept Assassination upgrades Assassinate Icon Assassinate to Dream Within a Dream Icon Dream Within a Dream.
  2. Shukiho II no longer mentions Shadow Fang, as it was removed.
9.1.

New Ninja Traits

  1. Shukiho III increases the Ninki Gauge by 15 upon successfully completing a weaponskill combo with Aeolian Edge Icon Aeolian Edge or Armor Crush Icon Armor Crush to 15.
  2. Melee Mastery increase the potency of Spinning Edge Icon Spinning Edge to 200, Gust Slash Icon Gust Slash to 140, Aeolian Edge Icon Aeolian Edge to 120, and Armor Crush Icon Armor Crush to 120.
  3. Enhanced Meisui increases the potency of Bhavacakra Icon Bhavacakra to 500 while under the effect of Meisui.
  4. Enhanced Raiton grants a stack of Forked Raiju Ready upon executing Raiton Icon Raiton, with a maximum stack size of 3 and a duration of 15 seconds.
10.

Changelog

  • 06 Jun. 2024: Added Media tour changes.
  • 18 May 2024: Known Live letter Dawntrail changes and changes up to 6.58 added.
  • 19 Dec. 2021: Page added.
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