Ki is a Stat in Nioh. It is your Ki energy remaining. Attacks and evasions consume Ki, but it regenerates over time.
- Properly executing a recovery after performing a combo results in the rapid gain of expended Ki. This is known as a Ki Pulse and is a vital mechanic in successfully attacking foes in the game.
- When a player has run out of Ki, they will be incapacitated and will stand in place huffing, until Ki begins to recover. This opens up a dangerous window of attack from foes.
- Ki is stunted while in the midst of the Yokai black smoke area of effect, so keeping distance from these zones is vital when facing off against these difficult Enemies.