Unlike most Jobs in FF14, the Samurai isn’t accessible at the outset. … Once you reach level 50, however, the Samurai becomes available in Ul’Dah The Steps of Nald. Just accept the quest The Way of the Samurai. Finishing The Way of the Samurai will unlock the Samurai in FF14.
Traditional yoroi armor proved ineffective at deflecting bullets, so samurai warriors began wearing plate armor instead. Typically made of iron or steel, plate armor was even heavier than its yoroi counterpart, though it was also able to protect against more types of weapons and attacks, including firearms.
Relative peace prevailed during the roughly 250 years of the Edo Period. As a result, the importance of martial skills declined, and many samurai became bureaucrats, teachers or artists. Japan’s feudal era eventually came to an end in 1868, and the samurai class was abolished a few years afterwards.