When a physical attack is successfully evaded, the attack will miss and have no effect on the player. See Evasion for more information.
Evasion skill is a combat skill that is a factor in determining a player's ability to evade and completely avoid an incoming physical attack. All jobs have some amount of native evasion skill, which has a chance to increase whenever a player is physically attacked by an enemy with a sufficiently high level (regardless of whether the attack is evaded or not). The activation rate of evasion is determined by the enemy's level and accuracy and the player's Evasion, which is determined by a combination of evasion skill, AGI, and "Evasion" added from gear, abilities, and job traits. Evasion can activate on any attacking enemy regardless of relative positioning and whether or not the player is engaged. When an attack is successfully evaded, it will be completely avoided and none of its effects will proc.
Evasion Skill Caps
|Job||Grade||Level 49||Level 99|
Evasion skill is not generally found on newer gear options; most gear options will instead directly modify Evasion as a superior alternative.
|Boxer's Mantle||70||Back||All jobs||10|
|Drachen Greaves +1||74||Feet||DRG||10|
|Magus Charuqs +1||74||Feet||BLU||10|
|Master Caster's Mitts||65||Hands||MNK WHM RDM THF PLD BST BRD DRG SMN BLU COR PUP DNC||10 (Conquest)|
|Evasion Torque||65||Neck||All jobs||7|
|Grand Temple Knight's Bangles||65||Hands||MNK WHM BLM RDM THF DRK BRD RNG SMN BLU COR PUP DNC SCH||7 (Conquest)|
|Patrician's Cuffs||70||Hands||MNK WHM BLM RDM THF DRK BRD RNG SMN BLU COR PUP DNC SCH||6|
|Melody Earring +1||52||Earring||All jobs||6 (Latent)|
|Duelist's Boots +1||75||Feet||RDM||5|
|Emissary Boots||69||Feet||WAR RDM THF PLD DRK BST BRD RNG SAM NIN DRG BLU COR DNC||5|
|Portus Annulet||94||Ring||All jobs||5|
|Praefectus's Gloves||65||Hands||All jobs||5 (Conquest)|
|Melody Earring||52||Earring||All jobs||5 (Latent)|
|Evasion Earring||35||Earring||All jobs||3|
|Fortified Chain||60||Neck||All jobs||3|