The Blacksmith in Nioh is where players can buy, sell, improve and Craft WeaponsArmor and Items. The Blacksmith is available on the world view screen that you access between Missions. A brief explanation of each can be found below, along with more complete explanations found on corresponding pages.


Used to purchase or sell Weapons and Armor for Gold.

Used to craft Weapons, Armor and Tools from Smithing Materials found in Missions or from Disassembling them.

Used to raise the level of any Weapon or piece of Armor to the level of another.


Used to change the visual appearance of a Weapon or Armor to that of another.

Used to change the bonuses listed on a Weapon or piece of Armor for another or possibly reroll a higher value of the existing bonus.

Used to salvage Smithing Materials from unwanted Weapons and Armor.


Senji Tome is the blacksmith and she will occasionally send you on Sub Missions for things she needs which will in turn unlock further choices within her services. Furthermore, by making use of her services you will unlock patronage levels that will result in some perks when using her services. They are as follows:

Seji Tome Perks

Patronage Perk

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Sell Price Markup 1.5% 3% 4,5% 6% 7.5%
Purchase Price Discount 2% 4% 6% 8% 10%
Forging Cost Discount 2% 4% 6% 8% 10%
Unlock Barber Menu Enables Haircut Menu N/A N/A N/A N/A
Additional Stock Increase Item Stock Increase Item Stock Increase Item Stock Increase Item Stock Increase Item Stock
Additional Special Finds Increase Item Stock in the Special Finds Tab by 1 Increase Item Stock in the Special Finds Tab by 1 Increase Item Stock in the Special Finds Tab by 1 N/A N/A

 After unlocking the Tokai Region (4th region) and completing the mission Memories of Death-Lilies the mission The Trail of the Master becomes unlocked.  Completing the mission trail of the master unlocks Senji Muramasa The Legendary Blacksmith and makes several new Patronage level availible from both Senji Tome and Muramasa himself.  


 Seji Tome Patronage Perks

Note: These perk points for Seji Tome are in addition to the previous table and Addition Special find caps at 5 total, not 7.  

Perk 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20




1.5% 3% 4.5% 6% 7.5% 9% 10.5% 12% 13.5% 15% 16.5% 18% 19.5% 21% 22.5% 24% 25.5% 27% 28.5% 30%




2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 14% 16% 18% 20% 22% 24% 26% 28% 30% - - - - -




2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 14% 16% 18% 20% 22% 24% 26%


30% - - - - -




8% 16% 24% 32% 40% - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -



+1 +1 +1 +1 +1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


Smithing Texts

Smithing text are rare key items that allow the crafting of addtional items at the blacksmith forge.  Once obtained the item is permanently unlocked for that charcter to craft.  Most smithing texts are dropped by bosses, some by random enemies and few are by obtained DLC only.  Any of these item can be found normally in the game but crafted varients of armor have lower stat requirements and a chance at being a level 160 if the mission The Queen's Eyes has been completed on NG+.

Sword Smithing Texts

 Dual Sword Smithing Texts

Spear Smithing Texts

Axe Smithing Texts

Kusarigama Smithing Texts


Set Name

Mission for text


Obtained From

Onikiba Kusarigama Head of the Iga Ninja

The Way of the Ninja: Adept

The Way of the Ninja: Veteran


Rare Drop from Hattori Hanzo
Shishido Kusarigama None A Clash of Sickles Dojo Rare drop from Shisenin Kosen

Bow Smithing Texts


Set name

Mission for Text


Obtained From

 Ravenwing Rifle  Saika's Yatagarasu

 Immortal Flame

The Watcher in Darkness


 Saika Magoichi

 Light Armor Set Smithing Texts

Medium Armor Set Smithing Texts

Heavy Armor Set Smithing Texts

Miscellaneous Armor Smithing Texts


 Set name

 Mission For Text


Obtained From

 Kodama Bowl  None  The Demon King Revealed NG+ ONLY  Omi Mission Reward
Nioh Incarnate Set Nioh Incarnate Digital Deluxe Edition DLC  Ebay Boons Reward at Shrine (Not Obtainable Currently)
Sanada Crimson Set The Red of Devotion Digital Deluxe Edition DLC Ebay Boons Reward at Shrine (Not Obtainable Currently)
Golden Nioh Armor None All All Boons Reward at Shrine
Onryoki Kabuto None Isle of Demons Kyushu Rare Drop from Onryoki
Hino-Enma Kabuto None Deep in the Shadows Kyushu Rare Drop from Hino-Enma
Ogress Mask None Memories of Death-Lilies Tokai Rare Drop from Ogress
Lucky Tankui Kabuto None JP Exclusive DLC All Boons Reward at Shrine
Visitor's Dragon Kabuto None JP Exclusive DLC All Boons Reward at Shrine
Good Fox Kabuto None JP Exclusive DLC All Boons Reward at Shrine

Useable Item Smithing Texts


 Mission For Text


 Obtained From

 Raven Tengu Tokko  The Three Souls  Tokai Rare Drop from Raven Tengu
 Sacred Bush  Immortal Flame  Sekigahara Mission Reward
 Yokai Water Pot  The Guardian of the Underworld  Chugoku Mission Reward
Summoner's Candle The Malefactors Kinki Mission Reward



    • Anonymous

      28 Jun 2017 04:47  

      You can also get the 'Ebony Armor' Smithing Text dropped by 'Obsidian Samurai' in 'Samurai from Sawayama' mission in Omi region

      • Anonymous

        27 Jun 2017 16:23  

        You can also get the 'Warrior of the West Bow' Smithing Text dropped by 'Tachibana Muneshige' in 'An Invitation From the Warrior of the West' mission in Kyushu Region (probably also in The Two Kings mission)

        • Anonymous

          21 May 2017 22:49  

          The smithing text for the swords for the Sparrow whatever set drop from Bovine Demon's. And the bellowing tenryu smithing text drops from Tome's great (not sure how great exactly) grandfather in that one mini rush mission.

          • Anonymous

            06 Apr 2017 19:18  

            As of 1.06 if Muramasa has been found, talking to Tome repeatedly (just mash X) can reward patronage points over and over. Sometimes it'll take 20 seconds, sometimes it'll take a minute or two but the points will come. Easiest way to get the trophy instead of spending 20+ million gold to unlock them naturally.

            • Anonymous

              21 Mar 2017 03:22  

              don't forget to talk to tome and muramasa, every once in a while when the exclamation mark shows up indicating new points have been added, you can talk to them and they'll ask you questions. you reply and you have a shot at getting additional patronage points. i've gotten 10 points on a single well answered question before.

              • Anonymous

                16 Feb 2017 01:21  

                Also, it should be noted that once you locate Senji Muramasa, Tome's grandfather, he also has patronage perks. The same points you use with Tome can be used with him, so IMO it's best to save them up for when you find him; since he has a perk to reduce the cost of soul forging. Just a little FYI.

                • Anonymous

                  13 Feb 2017 13:39  

                  Senji Muramasa, Senji Tome's grandpa, is found in sub mission "The Trail of the Master" in Region 4 Tokai. If you go in be prepared to fight a Flying Bolt and Raven Tengu at the same time as the boss for this misson.

                  • Anonymous

                    12 Feb 2017 18:58  

                    i saw when someone found him. he was in a mission at the end in a small room. i know the info is***** but dont know more.

                    • Anonymous

                      23 Jan 2017 04:25  

                      I am going insane trying to find anyone else who has had this happen. When I talked to the blacksmith she asked me if I wanted to meet the "Legendary Blacksmith Muramasa" and I said yes. She then told me that she doesn't know where he is and asked me to find him. I've looked but just can't find him but nobody else on any site I've checked has even mentioned this so I am going crazy. Has anyone else had this happen?

                      • Anonymous

                        Where is the blacksmith02 Sep 2016 16:21  

                        I beat the first boss and saw a message that Blacksmith and something else were available (co-op maybe?), but I see no way on the map screen or at a shrine to actually smith anything? Do I need to start the second main mission?

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