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Best Ninja Rotation In FFXIV: Openers, Abilities, & More

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Best Ninja Rotation In FFXIV: Openers, Abilities, & More

Each job in FFXIV has tons of abilities. Some of these abilities can be activated repeatedly, whilst other abilities have a GCD (global cooldown). Players wanting to optimize their damage, tanking, or healing must ensure they are performing the right rotation of abilities. This ensures that your buffs remain active for as long as possible, and there is no downtime in dishing out DPS. 

Ninja has a lot of powerful abilities that can increase your damage, along with powerful Mudras that need to be cast in order to activate strong elemental attacks. These will be the cornerstone of your kit as a Ninja, and mastering how and when to use them is vital. 

So, if you are curious to learn more, you've come to the right place. This article will cover the best Ninja rotation in FFXIV. 

Best Ninja Rotation In FFXIV

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Ninja is a melee DPS Job. (Picture: Square Enix)

In order to know the best Ninja Rotation in FFXIV, we need to look at several different factors. These include openers, GCDs, buffs, and more. We will break down each step of the rotation below:

Ninjas have an incredibly strong GCD. Arguably, the strongest in the entire game. Additionally, the powerful Ninjutsu they can inflict has a variety of different effects, including buffs to your DPS, cooldown reduction, and more. 

Huton is one of the most important aspects of your kit as a Ninja, which reduces weaponskill recast time and auto-attack delay by 15% (essentially, making all of your abilities come off cooldown much faster). This should be maintained at all times when possible. 

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Use Mudras to cast powerful Ninjutsu. (Picture: Square Enix)

The second part of the Ninja Rotation involves inflicting the enemy with two "increased damage received" debuffs courtesy of Mug and Trick Attack. Mug increases the damage the party deals to a target, while Trick Attack increases the damage you deal to a target. 

Here is an example of a Ninja opener and rotation:

Best Ninja Rotation - Endwalker 6.5

  1. Huton
  2. Hide
  3. Suiton
  4. Kassatsu
  5. Spinning Edge
  6. Tincture of Dexterity
  7. Gust Slash
  8. Mug
  9. Bunshin
  10. Phantom Kamaitachi
  11. Trick Attack
  12. Aeolian Edge
  13. Dream Within a Dream
  14. Hyosho Ranryu
  15. Raiton
  16. Ten Chi Jin
  17. Fuma Shuriken
  18. Raiton
  19. Suiton
  20. Meisui
  21. Forked/Fleeting Raiju
  22. Bhavacakra
  23. Forked/Fleeting Raiju
  24. Bhavacakra
  25. Raiton
  26. Forked/Fleeting Raijn

Depending on the type of encounter you are up against, this rotation may differ slightly. However, this is a very good rotation at maximizing your damage, and when in doubt, this can be used relatively everywhere. 

Ninja is a powerful melee DPS able to move around the battlefield with ease. They can not only deal tons of damage but are good at supporting other DPS characters by increasing the damage they can deal as well. 

And that is everything you need to know about the best Ninja rotation, including openers, abilities, and more in FFXIV.