Dexterity


Abbreviation: DEX

A stat that is compared with an enemy's agility to determine the likelihood that a character's blow will be a critical.

  • The higher an attacker's DEX, the greater their Critical Hit Rate against an opponent is.

Dexterity also has a direct impact on a character's accuracy stat. For every two points of DEX a character has, his/her accuracy is raised by one point. However, when using a Two-Handed Weapon, for every 4 points of DEX, your accuracy value is raised by 3. (as of the November '07 Update).

Dexterity also plays a significant role in determining the damage caused by Sneak Attack when used by a Thief.

Associated with the element of Lightning. Many thunder-based items add DEX to a Player's Stats. Example: Ramuh's Staff, Thunder Staff, Jupiter's Staff and Byakko's Haidate.

Breakdown of Level 1 to 90 Dexterity Stats by Race and Job Sorted Highest to Lowest[edit]

Based off Thief dexterity score

Race Lv.1 Lv.75 Lv.80 Lv.85 Lv.90
Mithra 10 70
Galka 8 63
Hume 8 63
Tarutaru 8 63
Elvaan 8 60

Level 1 stats taken from FFXI official strategy guide, spring 2004 version.
Level 75 stats gathered from Allakhazam.com and do not include stat bonuses from sub jobs

DEX Rankings Based on Job[edit]

1. Thief
2. (Tied) Monk
2. (Tied) Ninja
2. (Tied) Puppetmaster
5. (Tied) Beastmaster
5. (Tied) Black Mage
5. (Tied) Corsair
5. (Tied) Dancer
5. (Tied) Dark Knight
5. (Tied) Samurai
5. (Tied) Warrior
12. (Tied) Bard
12. (Tied) Blue Mage
12. (Tied) Dragoon
12. (Tied) Ranger
12. (Tied) Red Mage
12. (Tied) Rune Fencer
12. (Tied) Scholar
19. (Tied) Paladin
19. (Tied) Summoner
21. White Mage

Weapons that enhance Dexterity (May not contain all exclusive items)[edit]

Name Dexterity Increase
+7 +6 +5 +4 +3 +2 +1 10+
Almace (85) CheckCheck.gif
Greed Scimitar CheckCheck.gif
Love Halberd CheckCheck.gif
Rune Halberd CheckCheck.gif
Rune Blade CheckCheck.gif
Jupiter's Staff CheckCheck.gif
Bloodsword CheckCheck.gif
Temple Knight Army Sword +2 CheckCheck.gif
Stylet CheckCheck.gif
Unji CheckCheck.gif
Omokage CheckCheck.gif
Thunder Staff CheckCheck.gif
Falcastra CheckCheck.gif
Misericorde +1 CheckCheck.gif
Shinogi CheckCheck.gif
Thundercloud CheckCheck.gif
Unsho CheckCheck.gif
Spear Strap CheckCheck.gif
Adaman Kilij +1 CheckCheck.gif
Nagan +1 CheckCheck.gif
Bahadur +1 CheckCheck.gif
Gully +1 CheckCheck.gif
Wyrm Slayer CheckCheck.gif
Devil Slayer CheckCheck.gif
Temple Knight Army Sword +1 CheckCheck.gif
Calveley's Dagger CheckCheck.gif
Mithran Scimitar CheckCheck.gif
Anelace +1 CheckCheck.gif
Kaskara +1 CheckCheck.gif
Gnole Sainti +1 CheckCheck.gif
Bhuj CheckCheck.gif
Combat Caster's Axe +2 CheckCheck.gif
Nadziak +1 CheckCheck.gif
Tabarzin +1 CheckCheck.gif
Battle Fork +1 CheckCheck.gif
Spark Fork +1 CheckCheck.gif
Thalassocrat +1 CheckCheck.gif
Iron-splitter +1 CheckCheck.gif
Butachi +1 CheckCheck.gif
Lightning Bow +1 CheckCheck.gif
Lightning Bow CheckCheck.gif
Butachi CheckCheck.gif
Thalassocrat CheckCheck.gif
Pealing Buzdygan CheckCheck.gif
Spark Fork CheckCheck.gif
Ox Tongue CheckCheck.gif
Kagiroi CheckCheck.gif
Battle Fork CheckCheck.gif
Nadziak CheckCheck.gif
Scepter CheckCheck.gif
Apollo's Staff CheckCheck.gif
Pluto's Staff CheckCheck.gif
Buzdygan CheckCheck.gif
Light Boomerang CheckCheck.gif
Steel-splitter CheckCheck.gif
Iron-splitter CheckCheck.gif
Tabarzin CheckCheck.gif
Furnace Tabarzin CheckCheck.gif
Bhuj CheckCheck.gif
Combat Caster's Axe +1 CheckCheck.gif
Thug's Jambiya +1 CheckCheck.gif
Pealing Nagan CheckCheck.gif
Nagan CheckCheck.gif
Braveheart CheckCheck.gif
Blizzard Toporok CheckCheck.gif
Toporok CheckCheck.gif
Bahadur CheckCheck.gif
Demon Slayer CheckCheck.gif
Dragon Slayer CheckCheck.gif
Adaman Kilij CheckCheck.gif
Buboso CheckCheck.gif
Pealing Anelace CheckCheck.gif
Mighty Talwar CheckCheck.gif
Anelace CheckCheck.gif
Kaskara CheckCheck.gif
Adaman Kris CheckCheck.gif
Misericorde CheckCheck.gif
Vishnu's Cesti CheckCheck.gif
Gnole Sainti CheckCheck.gif
Ponderous Gully CheckCheck.gif
Gully CheckCheck.gif
Torama Cesti CheckCheck.gif
Small Sword CheckCheck.gif
Strike Baghnakhs CheckCheck.gif
Platinum Cutlass +1 CheckCheck.gif
Brass Grip +1 CheckCheck.gif
Brass Grip CheckCheck.gif
Coeurl Cesti CheckCheck.gif
Narasimha's Cesti CheckCheck.gif
Thug's Jambiya CheckCheck.gif
Beestinger CheckCheck.gif
Buzzard Tuck CheckCheck.gif
Dreizack CheckCheck.gif
Platinum Cutlass CheckCheck.gif
Mighty Sword CheckCheck.gif
Warrior's Axe CheckCheck.gif
Dark Staff CheckCheck.gif
Light Staff CheckCheck.gif
Ohaguro CheckCheck.gif
Moth Axe CheckCheck.gif

Headgear that enhances Dexterity (May not contain all exclusive items.)[edit]

Name Dexterity Increase
+9 +8 +7 +6 +5 +4 +3 +2 +1
Lightsome Cap CheckCheck.gif
Aias Bonnet CheckCheck.gif
Maat's Cap CheckCheck.gif
Warrior's Mask +1 CheckCheck.gif
Nocturnus Helm CheckCheck.gif
Valkyrie's Helm CheckCheck.gif
Assassin's Bonnet CheckCheck.gif
Aurore Beret CheckCheck.gif
Ferox Vizor CheckCheck.gif
Skadi's Visor CheckCheck.gif
Askar Zucchetto CheckCheck.gif
Voyager Sallet CheckCheck.gif
Maestria Mask CheckCheck.gif
Emperor Hairpin CheckCheck.gif
Juggler's Headband CheckCheck.gif
Corsair's Hat +1 CheckCheck.gif
Gavial Mask +1 CheckCheck.gif
Gavial Mask CheckCheck.gif
Hydra Mask CheckCheck.gif
Corsair's Hat CheckCheck.gif
Centurion's Visor CheckCheck.gif
Merman's Cap CheckCheck.gif
Coral Cap CheckCheck.gif
Mercenary Captain's Headgear CheckCheck.gif
Bastokan Visor CheckCheck.gif
Republic Visor CheckCheck.gif
Windurstian Headgear CheckCheck.gif
Federation Headgear CheckCheck.gif
Luisant Salade CheckCheck.gif
Super Ribbon CheckCheck.gif
Royal Knight's Bascinet CheckCheck.gif


Shield that enhances Dexterity (May not contain all exclusive items.)[edit]

Name Dexterity Increase
+3 +2 +1
Healer's Shield CheckCheck.gif

Necklaces that enhance Dexterity (May not contain all exclusive items)[edit]

Name Dexterity Increase
+5 +4 +3 +2 +1
Love Torque CheckCheck.gif
Knack Pendant CheckCheck.gif
Kubira Bead Necklace CheckCheck.gif
Ancient Torque CheckCheck.gif
Spike Necklace CheckCheck.gif
Storm Gorget CheckCheck.gif
Fang Necklace CheckCheck.gif
Ashura Necklace CheckCheck.gif
Rabbit Charm CheckCheck.gif
Opo-opo Necklace CheckCheck.gif
Jeweled Collar +1 CheckCheck.gif

Body Pieces that enhance Dexterity (May not contain all exclusive items)[edit]

Name Dexterity Increase
+10 +9 +8 +7 +6 +5 +4 +3 +2 +1
Nocturnus Mail CheckCheck.gif
Zahak's Mail CheckCheck.gif
Antares Harness CheckCheck.gif
Aurum Cuirass CheckCheck.gif
Dragon Harness +1 CheckCheck.gif
Dragon Harness CheckCheck.gif
Hauberk +1 CheckCheck.gif
Haubergeon +1 CheckCheck.gif
Haubergeon CheckCheck.gif
Hauberk CheckCheck.gif
Stout Jacket CheckCheck.gif
War Aketon +1 CheckCheck.gif
War Aketon CheckCheck.gif
Khimaira Jacket CheckCheck.gif
Gavial Mail +1 CheckCheck.gif
Blue Cotehardie +1 CheckCheck.gif
Blue Cotehardie CheckCheck.gif
Hydra Mail CheckCheck.gif
Gavial Mail CheckCheck.gif
Flora Cotehardie CheckCheck.gif
Brigandine +1 CheckCheck.gif
Brigandine CheckCheck.gif
Luisant Haubert CheckCheck.gif
Iron Ram Chainmail CheckCheck.gif
Royal Knight's Chainmail CheckCheck.gif
Black Cotehardie CheckCheck.gif
Tabin Jupon +1 CheckCheck.gif
Battle Jupon +1 CheckCheck.gif
Battle Jupon CheckCheck.gif
Tabin Jupon CheckCheck.gif
Royal Squire's Chainmail +2 CheckCheck.gif
Royal Squire's Chainmail +1 CheckCheck.gif
Royal Squire's Chainmail CheckCheck.gif
Federation Doublet CheckCheck.gif
Windurstian Doublet CheckCheck.gif
Magna Bodice CheckCheck.gif
Magna Jerkin CheckCheck.gif
Mercenary Captain's Doublet CheckCheck.gif
Garrison Tunica CheckCheck.gif
Kenpogi +1 CheckCheck.gif

Gloves that enhance Dexterity (May not contain all exclusive items)[edit]

Name Dexterity Increase
+8 +7 +6 +5 +4 +3 +2 +1
Ludic Mitts CheckCheck.gif
Drachen Finger Gauntlets +1 CheckCheck.gif
Hecatomb Mittens +1 CheckCheck.gif
Ocelot Gloves CheckCheck.gif
Hecatomb Mittens CheckCheck.gif
Trainer's Wristbands CheckCheck.gif
Enkidu's Mittens CheckCheck.gif
Wood Gauntlets CheckCheck.gif
Wood Gloves CheckCheck.gif
Torama Gloves CheckCheck.gif
Custom M Gloves CheckCheck.gif
Custom F Gloves CheckCheck.gif
Merman's Mittens CheckCheck.gif
Aristocrat's Mitts CheckCheck.gif
Coeurl Gloves CheckCheck.gif
Noble's Mitts CheckCheck.gif
Coral Mittens CheckCheck.gif
Magna Gauntlets CheckCheck.gif
Magna Gloves CheckCheck.gif
Shinobi Tekko +1 CheckCheck.gif
Luisant Moufles CheckCheck.gif
Republic Finger Gauntlets CheckCheck.gif
Bastokan Finger Gauntlets CheckCheck.gif
Centurion's Finger Gauntlets CheckCheck.gif

Belts that enhance Dexterity (May not contain all exclusive items)[edit]

Name Dexterity Increase
+10 +9 +8 +7 +6 +5 +4 +3 +2 +1
Pendragon's Belt (Enchantment) CheckCheck.gif
Grenadier Belt (Campaign) CheckCheck.gif
Thiazi's Belt CheckCheck.gif
Cuchulain's Belt CheckCheck.gif
Warwolf Belt CheckCheck.gif
Saotome Koshi-Ate CheckCheck.gif
Forest Sash CheckCheck.gif
Grenadier Belt CheckCheck.gif
Forest Belt CheckCheck.gif
Marid Belt +1 CheckCheck.gif
Runner's Belt CheckCheck.gif
Marid Belt CheckCheck.gif
Royal Knight's Belt CheckCheck.gif
Ocean Belt CheckCheck.gif
Royal Knight's Belt +1 CheckCheck.gif
Royal Knight's Belt +2 CheckCheck.gif
Mercenary Captain's Belt CheckCheck.gif

Leg Pieces that enhance Dexterity (May not contain all exclusive items)[edit]

Name Dexterity Increase
+5 +4 +3 +2 +1
Tumbler Trunks CheckCheck.gif
Perle Brayettes CheckCheck.gif
Kensei Sitabaki CheckCheck.gif
Dragon Subligar +1 CheckCheck.gif
Dragon Subligar CheckCheck.gif
Enkidu's Subligar CheckCheck.gif
Unicorn Subligar CheckCheck.gif
Hydra Cuisses +1 CheckCheck.gif
Gavial Cuisses +1 CheckCheck.gif
Gavial Cuisses CheckCheck.gif
Hydra Cuisses CheckCheck.gif
Tabin Hose +1 CheckCheck.gif
Royal Knight's Breeches CheckCheck.gif
Master's Sitabaki +1 CheckCheck.gif
Iron Ram Breeches CheckCheck.gif
Magna F Chausses CheckCheck.gif
Magna M Chausses CheckCheck.gif
Noct Brais +1 CheckCheck.gif
Noct Brais CheckCheck.gif
Master's Sitabaki CheckCheck.gif
Tabin Hose CheckCheck.gif
Luisant Brayettes CheckCheck.gif
Royal Squire's Breeches CheckCheck.gif
Royal Squire's Breeches +1 CheckCheck.gif
Royal Squire's Breeches +2 CheckCheck.gif
Jujitsu Sitabaki CheckCheck.gif
Garrison Hose CheckCheck.gif

Boots that enhance Dexterity (May not contain all exclusive items)[edit]

Name Dexterity Increase
+6 +5 +4 +3 +2 +1
Lithe Boots CheckCheck.gif
Aurore Gaiters CheckCheck.gif
Goliard Clogs CheckCheck.gif
Dragon Leggings +1 CheckCheck.gif
Darksteel Sabatons +1 CheckCheck.gif
Darksteel Sabatons CheckCheck.gif
Dragon Leggings CheckCheck.gif
Marine F Boots CheckCheck.gif
Marine M Boots CheckCheck.gif
Leaping Boots CheckCheck.gif
Bounding Boots CheckCheck.gif
Winged Boots CheckCheck.gif
Winged Boots +1 CheckCheck.gif
Susurrus Sabatons CheckCheck.gif
Seirenshi Habaki CheckCheck.gif
Kingdom Sollerets CheckCheck.gif
Noct Gaiters +1 CheckCheck.gif
Noct Gaiters CheckCheck.gif
Junrenshi Habaki CheckCheck.gif
Luisant Solerets CheckCheck.gif
San d'Orian Sollerets CheckCheck.gif

Back Pieces that enhance Dexterity (May not contain all exclusive items)[edit]

Name Dexterity Increase
+5 +4 +3 +2 +1
Nifty Mantle CheckCheck.gif
Etoile Cape CheckCheck.gif
Pantin Cape CheckCheck.gif
Cuchulain's Mantle CheckCheck.gif
Assassin's Cape CheckCheck.gif
Commander's Cape CheckCheck.gif

Earrings that enhances Dexterity (May not contain all exclusive items.)[edit]

Name Dexterity Increase
+3 +2 +1
Jupiter's Earring CheckCheck.gif
Thunder Earring CheckCheck.gif
Pilferer's Earring CheckCheck.gif
Adroit Earring CheckCheck.gif
Adroit Earring +1 CheckCheck.gif
Minuet Earring CheckCheck.gif
Harvest Earring CheckCheck.gif
Forte Earring CheckCheck.gif

Rings that enhance Dexterity (May not contain all exclusive items)[edit]

Name Dexterity Increase
+6 +5 +4 +3 +2 +1
Jupiter's Ring CheckCheck.gif
Adroit Ring CheckCheck.gif
Adroit Ring +1 CheckCheck.gif
Thunder Ring CheckCheck.gif
Spinel Ring CheckCheck.gif
Grace Ring +1 CheckCheck.gif
Grace Ring CheckCheck.gif
Deft Ring CheckCheck.gif
Deft Ring +1 CheckCheck.gif
Unyielding Ring CheckCheck.gif
Fluorite Ring CheckCheck.gif
Ametrine Ring CheckCheck.gif
Balance Ring +1 CheckCheck.gif
Balance Ring CheckCheck.gif
Soil Ring CheckCheck.gif
Dark Ring CheckCheck.gif
Shining Ring CheckCheck.gif
Vision Ring CheckCheck.gif
Amethyst Ring CheckCheck.gif
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