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Best Samurai Materia In FFXIV

This is our guide for which stats to prioritize when Materia Melding for the Samurai Job.
Best Samurai Materia In FFXIV

Samurai is a powerful melee DPS Job in FFXIV. It's considered somewhat of a selfish Job in that it doesn't provide a lot of utility to a party in the form of buffs or debuffs. Instead, Samurai is able to pump out obscene amounts of damage thanks to its powerful set of abilities.

In FFXIV, building your character is a core gameplay component. It is not enough to know a boss battle inside and out if your gear is not up to the necessary requirements. A sub-section of acquiring gear in FFXIV is also infusing this said gear with Materia. This is otherwise known as Materia Melding. 

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 Samurai.

Best Samurai Materia In FFXIV

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

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. 

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Samurai benefit from Strength Materia. (Picture: Square Enix)

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 for Samurai.

Best Samurai Materia in order of stat priority:

  1. Strength
  2. Skill Speed
  3. Critical Hit
  4. Determination
  5. Direct Hit

Samurai is a job all about dealing damage, so naturally, players will want to increase their Strength as much as possible. Skill Speed is another great option for Samurai because it allows them to keep up their DoT (Higanbana) while party raid buffs are still active. 

Critical Hit is great for increasing your damage even further and affects both Hit Rate and Hit Damage.