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Rokurokubi

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Enemy Type Yokai
Weakness OFF
Resistances Fire
Poison
Paralysis
Immune ??
Special Drop ??

Rokurokubi is an Enemy in Nioh. Introduced with DLC Dragon of the North

 

Enemy Description

"Pronounced "roh—koo—roh koo—bee." These yokai feature elongated necks, although they are indistinguishable from regular humans when their neck is retracted. This enables them to blend in with regular society, so much so that it is said some rokurokubi do not even realize they are not human. In such cases, the rokurokubi often learn of their true nature from people who see the yokai's necks elongate while they sleep.

The rokurokubi serving the Date empathize with Shigezane, who gave up his humanity in service of Masamune, and although the rokurokubi themselves were once human, the power of the spirit stones has distorted their appearance into its demon—like form. It is believed this transformation came about due to the desire of Masamune's retainers to better serve their lord. These yokai are often used in surprise attacks due to the psychological shock their opponents feel when seeing their elongated necks, and because their necks are well—suited to highly unpredictable attacks.

There are many theories concerning the origin and true nature of the rokurokubi. While some believe that they are somehow born as rokurokubi when children, others think that they are snakes that have changed into human form after many years. Given the sheer number of theories, it is likely there is no single explanation of their origin."

 

Combat Information

  • Blocking is effective but be careful if the head are covered in a black and white cloud because that means an unblockable grab is coming!
  • It shoots out poison and fire, both as projectiles and as a spray. Run behind it as it does so. Be careful of being too far away from it for too long; its head can extend and slam down on you from a distance.
  • Its extended head is the weak spot. Gunshots, arrows, kunai are all effective in draining its ki and staggering it. However, DO NOT go for the final blow while the head is down because it will leave you open to its wakeup head swing! When it's down, run around and swipe at it from behind.
  • In many cases, you will fight them untransformed. Use the opportunity to do as much damage as possible!
  • Don't be fooled. A rokurokubi and a human will have different colored ki bars when locking on: green for human, purple for yokai. Also, rokurokubi are harder to stagger from normal hits compared to humanoid enemies.

 

Notes & Trivia

  • Kanji: Yomikata - Lore description.

 

Rokurokubi Locations & Drops

Example

Location HP KI Drops
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Example

Location HP KI Drops
Region / Mission ?? ??

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Example

Location HP KI Drops
Region / Mission ?? ??

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