Leveling Rotations and Tips for Samurai — Endwalker 6.2

Last updated on Aug 23, 2022 at 02:00 by boxer 4 comments
This page covers the rotation and action usage when leveling Samurai to Level 90. This page can also be used to help when doing roulettes with level scaling by using the slider to adjust the information to your desired level.
1.

Gear Options

When leveling up, you should always choose the piece of gear with the highest item level. You can exchange Allagan Tomestone of Poetics for gear in Mor Dhona at level 50, in Idyllshire at level 60, in Rhalgr's Reach at level 70, and in Eulmore at level 80.

2.

Rotation Overview While Leveling Samurai

Samurai starts out at level 50, but since the lowest level duty you can queue into is level 15, that is where we will start this page at.

Sen Gauge
Sen Gauge
Sen Gauge

Executing Gekko Icon Gekko, you will receive one Sen, Getsu. Use this resource at one Sen to place Higanbana Icon Higanbana on a target, depleting the Sen Gauge.

Executing Gekko Icon Gekko, you will receive one Sen, Getsu. Executing Kasha Icon Kasha you will receive one Sen, Ka. Using this resource at one Sen places Higanbana Icon Higanbana on the target. Using this resource at two Sen executes the action Tenka Goken Icon Tenka Goken. Both actions deplete the Sen Gauge.

Executing Gekko Icon Gekko, you will receive one Sen, Getsu. Executing Kasha Icon Kasha, you will receive one Sen, Ka. Executing Yukikaze Icon Yukikaze, you will receive one Sen, Setsu. Using this resource at one Sen places Higanbana Icon Higanbana on the target. Using this resource at two Sen executes the action Tenka Goken Icon Tenka Goken. Using this resource at three Sen executes the action Midare Setsugekka Icon Midare Setsugekka. Using any of these actions deplete the Sen Gauge.

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2.1.

Single-Target Openers & Rotation

  • Hakaze Icon HakazeJinpu Icon Jinpu
  • Hakaze Icon HakazeShifu Icon Shifu, Hakaze Icon HakazeJinpu Icon Jinpu
  • Hakaze Icon HakazeShifu Icon Shifu, Hakaze Icon HakazeJinpu Icon JinpuGekko Icon Gekko, Higanbana Icon Higanbana
  • Meikyo Shisui Icon Meikyo Shisui, Gekko Icon Gekko, Higanbana Icon Higanbana, Kasha Icon Kasha, Gekko Icon Gekko, Hakaze Icon Hakaze, Yukikaze Icon Yukikaze, Midare Setsugekka Icon Midare Setsugekka
  • Meikyo Shisui Icon Meikyo Shisui, Gekko Icon Gekko, Kasha Icon Kasha, Yukikaze Icon Yukikaze, Midare Setsugekka Icon Midare Setsugekka, Hakaze Icon HakazeYukikaze Icon Yukikaze, Higanbana Icon Higanbana
  • Meikyo Shisui Icon Meikyo Shisui, Gekko Icon Gekko, Kasha Icon Kasha, Yukikaze Icon Yukikaze, Midare Setsugekka Icon Midare Setsugekka, Hakaze Icon HakazeYukikaze Icon Yukikaze, Higanbana Icon Higanbana
  • Meikyo Shisui Icon Meikyo Shisui Gekko Icon Gekko Ikishoten Icon Ikishoten Higanbana Icon Higanbana Kasha Icon Kasha Gekko Icon Gekko Hakaze Icon Hakaze Yukikaze Icon Yukikaze Midare Setsugekka Icon Midare Setsugekka
  • Meikyo Shisui Icon Meikyo Shisui Gekko Icon Gekko Ikishoten Icon Ikishoten Higanbana Icon Higanbana Kasha Icon Kasha Gekko Icon Gekko Hissatsu: Guren Icon Hissatsu: Guren Hakaze Icon Hakaze Yukikaze Icon Yukikaze Midare Setsugekka Icon Midare Setsugekka
  • Meikyo Shisui Icon Meikyo Shisui Gekko Icon Gekko Ikishoten Icon Ikishoten Higanbana Icon Higanbana Kasha Icon Kasha Gekko Icon Gekko Hissatsu: Senei Icon Hissatsu: Senei Hakaze Icon Hakaze Yukikaze Icon Yukikaze Midare Setsugekka Icon Midare Setsugekka
  • Meikyo Shisui Icon Meikyo Shisui Gekko Icon Gekko Ikishoten Icon Ikishoten Higanbana Icon Higanbana Kasha Icon Kasha Gekko Icon Gekko Hissatsu: Senei Icon Hissatsu: Senei Hakaze Icon Hakaze Yukikaze Icon Yukikaze Midare Setsugekka Icon Midare Setsugekka Kaeshi: Setsugekka Icon Kaeshi: Setsugekka
  • Meikyo Shisui Icon Meikyo Shisui Gekko Icon Gekko Ikishoten Icon Ikishoten Kasha Icon Kasha Yukikaze Icon Yukikaze Midare Setsugekka Icon Midare Setsugekka Hissatsu: Senei Icon Hissatsu: Senei Kaeshi: Setsugekka Icon Kaeshi: Setsugekka Meikyo Shisui Icon Meikyo Shisui Gekko Icon Gekko Higanbana Icon Higanbana Gekko Icon Gekko Kasha Icon Kasha
  • Use Shifu Icon Shifu if Fuka is about to expire or has already expired.
  • Use Tenka Goken Icon Tenka Goken if you need to reset your Sen in order to apply a new Higanbana Icon Higanbana.
  • Use Gekko Icon Gekko from the back/rear and Kasha Icon Kasha from the side/flank in order to fulfill their positional requirement.
  • Use Meikyo Shisui Icon Meikyo Shisui charges for Gekko Icon Gekko & Kasha Icon Kasha, over Yukikaze Icon Yukikaze.
  • Use Higanbana Icon Higanbana if your target is alive for at least 27s of its duration.
  • Use Higanbana Icon Higanbana if your target is alive for at least 48s of its duration.
  • Use Higanbana Icon Higanbana every 60s.
  • Use Meikyo Shisui Icon Meikyo Shisui every 55-60s.
  • Use Kaeshi: Setsugekka Icon Kaeshi: Setsugekka every 60s. Can only be used directly after executing Midare Setsugekka Icon Midare Setsugekka.
  • Use Ikishoten Icon Ikishoten every 120s without overcapping your Kenki gauge.
  • Use Hissatsu: Guren Icon Hissatsu: Guren every 120s.
  • Use Hissatsu: Senei Icon Hissatsu: Senei every 120s.
  • Use Hissatsu: Shinten Icon Hissatsu: Shinten in order to not overcap your Kenki gauge.
  • Use Shoha Icon Shoha after three Iaijutsu Icon Iaijutsu moves.
  • Repeat Gekko Icon Gekko combo as your filler.
  • Repeat Gekko Icon Gekko and Kasha Icon Kasha combos as your filler.
  • Repeat Midare Setsugekka Icon Midare Setsugekka sequence as your filler.
2.2.

Two-Target Openers & Rotation for each Leveling Bracket

  • Same as single-target rotation.
  • Hakaze Icon HakazeShifu Icon ShifuKasha Icon Kasha, Hakaze Icon HakazeJinpu Icon JinpuGekko Icon Gekko, Tenka Goken Icon Tenka Goken
  • Same as single-target.
  • Use Yukikaze Icon Yukikaze combo into Gekko Icon Gekko / Kasha Icon Kasha combo into Tenka Goken Icon Tenka Goken as your filler.
  • Use Yukikaze Icon Yukikaze combo into Mangetsu Icon Mangetsu / Oka Icon Oka combo into Tenka Goken Icon Tenka Goken as your filler.
  • Use Higanbana Icon Higanbana on both targets if they live for 48s of the duration.
  • Use Higanbana Icon Higanbana every 60s.
  • Use Kaeshi: Goken Icon Kaeshi: Goken every 60s. Can only be executed directly after Tenka Goken Icon Tenka Goken.
  • Use Meikyo Shisui Icon Meikyo Shisui every 55-60s.
  • Use Meikyo Shisui Icon Meikyo Shisui charges for Gekko Icon Gekko & Kasha Icon Kasha, over Yukikaze Icon Yukikaze.
  • Use Ikishoten Icon Ikishoten every 120s without overcapping your Kenki gauge.
  • Use Hissatsu: Senei Icon Hissatsu: Senei every 120s.
  • Use Hissatsu: Shinten Icon Hissatsu: Shinten in order to not overcap your Kenki gauge.
  • Use Shoha Icon Shoha after three Iaijutsu Icon Iaijutsu moves.
  • Use Shoha II Icon Shoha II after three Iaijutsu Icon Iaijutsu moves.
2.3.

Three+ Target Openers & Rotation for each Leveling Bracket

  • Same as single-target rotation.
  • Fuga Icon Fuga
  • Fuga Icon Fuga Mangetsu Icon Mangetsu
  • Use Shifu Icon Shifu & Jinpu Icon Jinpu in order to get Fuka & Fugetsu up if your dungeon tank is pulling more mob groups and you would not hit three+ targets with Fuga Icon Fuga.
  • Use Shifu Icon Shifu in order to get Fuka up if your dungeon tank is pulling more mob groups and you would not hit three+ targets with your Mangetsu Icon Mangetsu combo.
  • Hakaze Icon HakazeShifu Icon ShifuKasha Icon Kasha, Fuga Icon FugaMangetsu Icon Mangetsu, Tenka Goken Icon Tenka Goken
  • Fuga Icon FugaOka Icon Oka, Fuga Icon FugaMangetsu Icon Mangetsu, Tenka Goken Icon Tenka Goken
  • Fuko Icon FukoOka Icon Oka, Fuko Icon FukoMangetsu Icon Mangetsu, Tenka Goken Icon Tenka Goken
  • Use Meikyo Shisui Icon Meikyo Shisui every 55-60s.
  • Use Hissatsu: Shinten Icon Hissatsu: Shinten in order to not overcap your Kenki gauge.
  • Use Hissatsu: Kyuten Icon Hissatsu: Kyuten in order to not overcap your Kenki gauge.
  • Use Ikishoten Icon Ikishoten every 120s without overcapping your Kenki gauge.
  • Use Hissatsu: Guren Icon Hissatsu: Guren every 120s.
  • Use Kaeshi: Goken Icon Kaeshi: Goken every 60s.
  • Use Ikishoten Icon Ikishoten every 120s without overcapping your Kenki gauge.
  • Use Shoha Icon Shoha after three Iaijutsu Icon Iaijutsu moves.
  • Use Shoha II Icon Shoha II after three Iaijutsu Icon Iaijutsu moves.
3.

Changelog

  • 23 Aug. 2022: Updated for Patch 6.2
  • 07 Mar. 2022: Guide added.
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