Ninja is a melee DPS Job in FFXIV which doesn't pump out as much raw damage as some of the other DPS Jobs or even the melee DPS Jobs. However, they make up for this by having two of the best damage amplification abilities in the game. Mug, in particular is reason enough alone to bring a Ninja to your raid. Ninjas can both increase the damage received by enemies from their own attacks and the rest of the party.
Depending on the type of Job and the gear piece in question, several different kinds of Materia can be used to enhance your stats. This article will outline the best spreads and key stats to look out for when choosing Materia for your Ninja.
Best Ninja Materia In FFXIV
When choosing Materia for any class in FFXIV, it's important to know which stats this Job is trying to prioritize. DPS Jobs will often want as much Strength or Critical Hit as possible, while healers may instead choose to focus on Spell Speed or Speed, in general, to pump out heals as efficiently as possible. Regardless, if a certain playstyle suits you the best, whether this be landing huge critical hits or focusing on consistent damage, feel free to meld the Materia you want to your items.
That being said, Materia Melding is not cheap, so it's understandable why players want to spend their Gil and resources optimally.
Here are some of the stats you should prioritize and some example Materia for Ninja players to look out for.
Best Ninja Materia in order of priority:
- Critical Hit
- Direct Hit
- Skill Speed
Critical Hit is the obvious Materia choice for Ninjas as it is the best damage-amplifying Materia in the game. Not only does it boost your Critical Hit Rate but also your Critical Hit Damage as well. Direct Hit is a more reliable, if less powerful, damage amplification choice that does not rely on a percent chance. Skill Speed is also a great utility option for keeping debuffs from abilities like Mug active on enemy targets.