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Samurai Rotation (patch 6.05)

Matt Chard

This page will show you all the Openers, and Rotations for Samurai in patch 6.05 in Endwalker.

General Opener

Samurai General Opener.


  1. Precast Meikyo Shisui MeikyoShisuiSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png 9 seconds before the battle.
  2. Cast Gekko TachiGekkoSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png.
  3. Use a Tincture of Strength 0e330671ae2fa03d4fb117f2914773d1839735e7.png.
  4. Cast Kasha KashaSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png.
  5. Weave in Ikishoten IkishotenSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png.
  6. Cast Yukikaze YukikazeSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png.
  7. Weave in Hissatsu: Kaiten HissatsuKaitenSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png.
  8. Cast Midare Setsugekka MidareSetsufekkaSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png.
  9. Cast Kaeshi: Setsugekka KaeshiSetsugekkaKaitenSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png.
  10. Weave in Hissatsu: Senei HissatsuSereiSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png and Meikyo Shisui MeikyoShisuiSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png.
  11. Cast Gekko TachiGekkoSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png for the second time.
  12. Weave in Hissatsu: Kaiten HissatsuKaitenSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png for the second time.
  13. Cast Higanbana HiganbanaSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png.
  14. Cast Kasha KashaSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png for the second time.
  15. Weave in Hissatsu: Kaiten HissatsuKaitenSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png for the third time.
  16. Cast Ogi Namikiri OgiNamikiriSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png.
  17. Cast Kaeshi: Namikiri KaeshiNamikiriSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png.
  18. Weave in Shoha ShohaSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png.
  19. Cast Gekko TachiGekkoSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png for the third time.
  20. Weave in Hissatsu: Shinten HissatsuShintenSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png.
  21. Cast Hakaze HakazeSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png.
  22. Cast Yukikaze for the second time YukikazeSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png.
  23. Weave in Hissatsu: Kaiten HissatsuKaitenSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png for the fourth time.
  24. Cast Midare Setsugekka MidareSetsufekkaSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png for a second time.
  25. Finish with Kaeshi: Setsugekka KaeshiSetsugekkaKaitenSamuraiEndwalkerFFXIV.png for a second time.

Samurai Level 90 Rotation

Samurai Level 90 Rotation.

After the Opener, you’ll want to follow “The Loop” to perform your rotation. You’ll start with the Cooldown Phase which’ll be your standard combos with some Midare Setsugekka’s thrown in for good measure. Once that is complete, you’ll head over to the Odd Burst Phase. It’s called that, because you’ll perform this burst on every odd (1,3,5 etc.) minute. After that is completed, move on to the Filler Phase which changes depending on how the fight is going, and how much time you have until the next phase.

This is why you have a 1 GCD (Global Cooldown), 2 GCD, and a three GCD. After that phase has gone by, you’ll need to perform another Cooldown Phase before moving on to the Even Burst Phase. Similar to the Odd Burst Phase, this will only be used on every even minute (2,4,6 etc.). The reason you have two phases is because all the raid buffs occur every two minutes, and you’ll want to save your harder hitting skills and cooldowns for that window. When the Even Burst Phase ends, you’ll be back on to the filler phase, then the cooldown phase before looping back to the Odd Burst phase. Finally, you’ll want to use Shoha, and Hissatsu: Shinten when you’re near to capping resources whilst making use of Ikishoten either before or after the Even Burst Phase if you need the extra Kenki.

Samurai Level 90 AoE Rotation

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    Square Enix
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    3 December 2021
  • Last Updated
    12 January 2023
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Welcome to our Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker guide! Endwalker is the fourth expansion for Final Fantasy XIV after the last expansion Shadowbringers. This guide currently contains the following:

NEW - Updated for patch Patch 6.2

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