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Samurai (, Samurai?) is an ability type in Final Fantasy Record Keeper, and part of the Other category.

Mechanics[edit | edit source]

The Samurai school has a split focus depending on ability ranks. At lower ranks Samurai abilities can inflict status ailments on enemies. Higher level Samurai abilities, which make up the majority of the school, rely on manipulation of Retaliate status, variably granting the status to the user or having increased effect if used while the user has Retaliate status. Samurai abilities tend to be Fire and Ice elemental.

Notable abilities in the Samurai school include: Retaliate, which causes the user to dodge and counter physical blows; Iai Strike, which deals damage and can inflict Instant KO; Flashing Blade, which executes faster and faster the more it is used; the "Warring" attacks which strike four times with an increased critical hit chance if the user has Retaliate status; and the Rank 6 ability Demonsblood.

List of Samurai abilities[edit | edit source]

Rank 2[edit | edit source]

Users: AuronSamuraiGladiolusLeoTyroFirionDorgannBaschCyanGilgameshWolAyameCloudGalufCidolfus OrlandeauSephiroth

Record spheres: Ingus

Ability Uses Damage Cast time Power Element(s) Status(es) Crafting
Description
Retaliate
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2 (+2) N/A 1.65s N/A None Retaliate (15s) Lesser Power Orbx5 Lesser Non-Elemental Orbx3 Lesser Earth Orbx3
Automatically counter physical attacks received for the duration of the ability.

Rank 3[edit | edit source]

Users: AuronSamuraiGladiolusLeoTyroFirionBaschCyanGilgameshWolAyameCloudGalufCidolfus OrlandeauSephiroth

Record spheres: Ingus

Ability Uses Damage Cast time Power Element(s) Status(es) Crafting
Description
Iai Strike
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 1.60 None Instant KO (30%) Power Orbx5 Lightning Orbx3 Dark Orbx3
Damage and sometimes instantly KO one target.

Rank 4[edit | edit source]

Users: AuronSamuraiGladiolusLeoTyroFirionBaschCyanGilgameshWolAyameCloudGalufCidolfus OrlandeauSephiroth

Ability Uses Damage Cast time Power Element(s) Status(es) Crafting
Description
Yukikaze
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 1.50 None Blind (20%) Greater Power Orbx5 Greater Ice Orbx5 Greater Non-Elemental Orbx5
Deal physical damage to all targets and sometimes Blind them.
Mirror of Equity
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 1.50 None Sap
ATK +30% (20s)
Greater Power Orbx5 Greater Lightning Orbx5 Greater Lightning Orbx5
Deal physical damage to one target, and Sap the user, temporarily raising Attack.
Darkmoon
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 1.50 None Silence (20%) Greater Power Orbx5 Greater Ice Orbx5 Greater Non-Elemental Orbx5
Deal physical damage to all targets, with a slight chance to Silence them.
Fire Blossom
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 1.50 Fire None Greater Power Orbx5 Greater Fire Orbx5 Greater Non-Elemental Orbx5
Deal physical fire damage to all targets.

Rank 5[edit | edit source]

Users: AuronSamuraiGladiolusTyroFirionBaschCyanGilgameshAyameCloudCidolfus OrlandeauSephiroth

Ability Uses Damage Cast time Power Element(s) Status(es) Crafting
Description
Flashing Blade
FFRK Flashing Blade Icon.png
2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 1x 1.33 None None Major Power Orbx10 Major Non-Elemental Orbx6 Major Ice Orbx6
Deal two physical attacks that always hit all targets and reduce the delay from the user's next action when used on enemies. (Up to four ranks)
Casting time lowers to 1.485s, 1.155s, 0.825s, and then 0.495s
Hailstorm
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 4x 0.80 Ice ATK +30%, RES -30% (20s) Major Power Orbx10 Major Non-Elemental Orbx6 Major Ice Orbx6
Deal four physical ice attacks to one target, lower the user's Resistance, and raise the user's Attack a moderate amount.
Warring Flame
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 4x 0.75 Fire None Major Non-Elemental Orbx10 Major Fire Orbx6 Major Ice Orbx6
Deal four physical fire attacks to one target. Has increased critical hit chance if the user has Retaliate.
+50% critical hit chance with Retaliate status
Warring Frost
FFRK Warring Frost Icon.png
2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 4x 0.75 Ice None Major Non-Elemental Orbx10 Major Lightning Orbx6 Major Ice Orbx6
Deal four physical ice attacks to one target. Has increased critical hit chance if the user has Retaliate.
+50% critical hit chance with Retaliate status
Smoldering Moon
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 4x 0.75 Fire Retaliate (15s) Major Non-Elemental Orbx10 Major Fire Orbx6 Major Ice Orbx6
Deal two physical fire attacks to one target, and temporarily grant Retaliate to the user.
Freezing Moon
FFRK Warring Frost Icon.png
2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 4x 0.75 Ice Retaliate (15s) Major Non-Elemental Orbx10 Major Lightning Orbx6 Major Ice Orbx6
Deal two physical ice attacks to one target, and temporarily grant Retaliate to the user.
Damning Flame
FFRK Hellfire Icon.png
2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 4x 0.80 Fire ATK +30%, RES -30% (20s) Major Non-Elemental Orbx10 Major Power Orbx6 Major Fire Orbx6
Deal four physical fire attacks to one target, lower the user's Resistance, and raise the user's Attack a moderate amount.
Iai Hellfire
FFRK Iai Flamestrike Icon.png
2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 5x 0.71 Fire MND +30%, DEF and RES -30% (20s) Major Non-Elemental Orbx10 Major Lightning Orbx6 Major Fire Orbx6
Deal five physical attacks to one target with a high critical hit chance, lower the user's Defense and Resistance, and raise the user's Mind a moderate amount.
+20% critical hit chance

Rank 6[edit | edit source]

Unlocking access to Rank 6 Samurai abilities requires the individual character to be at Level 65 and have their second level cap broken, unlocking their Record Spheres. The player can then use Samurai Motes to unlock access to Rank 6 Samurai. Note that only characters with innate access to Rank 5 Samurai will have the Empowered Sphere that includes access to Rank 6 Samurai; characters who must use their Record Spheres to access Rank 5 have no Empowered Sphere for Samurai and cannot access Rank 6.

Users: AuronSamuraiGladiolusTyroFirionBaschCyanGilgameshAyameCloudCidolfus OrlandeauSephiroth

Ability Uses Damage Cast time Power Element(s) Status(es) Crafting
Description
Demonsblood
FFRK Demonsblood Icon.png
2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 3x 1.10 None Retaliate (15s) Non-Elemental Crystalx10 Dark Crystalx6 Ice Crystalx6 (Note that this ability cannot be crafted, and is received from Empowered Spheres. These are the base components as extrapolated from its honing materials.)
Deal three physical attacks to all targets, and temporarily grant the user Retaliate.
Fire-Touched Blade
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2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 5x 0.85 Fire None Non-Elemental Crystalx10 Fire Crystalx6 Wind Crystalx6
Deal five physical fire attacks to one enemy. Has increased critical hit chance if the user has Retaliate.
+50% critical hit chance with Retaliate status
Frost-Touched Blade
FFRK Unknown Samurai Ability Icon.png
2 (+2) Physical 1.65s 5x 0.85 Ice None Non-Elemental Crystalx10 Ice Crystalx6 Wind Crystalx6
Deal five physical ice attacks to one enemy. Has increased critical hit chance if the user has Retaliate.
+50% critical hit chance with Retaliate status

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