Tachibana Muneshige

General Info
HP Amrita Location
?? ??

The Spirit Stone Slumbers

An Invitation from the Warrior of the West

The Two Kings: Nioh

Weak Resistant Immune
Water Lightning ??

Tachibana Muneshige is a Boss in Nioh. 


Tachibana Muneshige was considered the greatest samurai of western Japan by many during his lifetime, only matched by Honda Tadakatsu in the East.



Possible Drops

  • Amrita: ??
  • Co-Op Amrita: ??
  • Vassal's Armor (M): Kabuto
  • Warrior of the West Bow
  • Nami-oyogi Kanemitsu
  • Warrior of the West: Kote
  • Senjuin Uchigatana
  • Warrior of the West: Do


Combat Information

  • Health: ??
  • Ki: ??
  • Can be parried.  Can it be Stunlocked? Can be critically hit when out of Ki.
  • Twilight: Y/N, different attacks?



Video Strategy

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Strategy 1 (Melee)

Main Mission: Dodge away from him when he attacks you, causing him to miss, then counter his attack with mid and high stance attacks. When he is out of ki, you can knock him out and press Triangle to attack him while down. Continue this process of evade, attack, knock down until he is defeated, and try to avoid allowing him to go on the offensive while you block. Spears and swords are useful weapons in this instance. 

Sub Mission: Dodge him constantly until his ki is low and when it reaches below 30% use heavy attacks from mid stance. Keep doing this until he is brought down. The key to this fight is getting him to deplete his ki, as that is the best chance to do a lot of damage. A spear is a good consideration hear because of its increased range.

If you want to speed this rather long fight up, you can use Yokai water pots to nearly complete deplete his ki in less than 3 seconds.


Strategy 2 (Magic)

Dodge his attacks and get behind then using omno magic talismans summon your gaurdian spirit to attack or find moment talismans, using either of these will summon your gaurdian to attack,  recommended gaurdian is the dragon and a spirit level of 13

Once your gaurdian attacks he will get knocked to the ground then you can run over once the target reticle lights up red you can hit him for a critical. Three to five of these should be all you need if you use Raikirri blade.


Tachibana Muneshige has two attack phases. In the first phase, ??. In the second Phase, ??

First Phase
Attack Name Description and Counter
Attack Name Description and Counter
Attack Name Description and Counter
Second Phase
Attack Name Description and Counter
Attack Name Description and Counter


Yokai Lore & History



Notes & Trivia

  • Voice Actors, if any
  • Similarities to other titles
  • Bugs and glitches associated to this boss




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    • 30 Apr 2017 17:50  

      There is a sub mission where you have to fight him and honda at the same time with no shrines for co-op. The rock to the left of the map helps to deal with him but it's a cheap way to beat him. His charge attack goes to wast if you circle around the rock.

      • 09 Mar 2017 15:36  

        Easy strategy for beating him in the sub-mission "An invitation from the warrior of the west". Killed him several times yesterday using this strategy, after getting owned by him every single time. His attacks and combos actually uses up a lot of Ki. Problem is that he regenerate it to damn fast. The lifeseal talisman is the remedy for this. Personally I also used the guardian spirit talisman and Daiba-washi as the guardian (3 uses of guardian talisman, and each use will knock him on his a** giving you a perfect opportunity to deal a final blow while he's down). Start the fight by shooting him the head with whatever ranged weapon you have. Do this out of range to not trigger combat. He will fall to the ground and you will get one easy final blow when he is down. Dodge back and cast lifeseal talisman on him and dodge his attacks. He will run out of Ki FAST. Hit him to stun him, but do not grapple. I use a high stance square attack to knock him to the ground, to follow up with a final blow and get in like 1-2 more attacks before dodging back. To make the fight even easier you can use the guardian talisman and Daiba-Washi to knock him to the ground and final blow him. Farmed the entire WoTW set with the stats I wanted using this strategy.

        • 10 Feb 2017 13:03  

          I made a video demonstrating strafing around the rock to tire him out. Quite easy once you get the method down.

          • 10 Feb 2017 12:18  

            Update: I beat him. Oh my geez. I am so happy and beaten down. Thanks for the tips, but I just ran around him using Raikiri and strafing around the rock. Patience is key.

            • 10 Feb 2017 07:45  

              Frustrated trying to fight him. Feels like he has infinite stamina sometimes.. but I can keep going. Just frustrated. Read the tips, thank you for showing a strategy. He is just frustrating.

              • 05 Feb 2017 17:00  

                A previous commenter mentioned a similar strategy, but I thought I'd elaborate upon it. If you are having trouble fighting Tachibana normally, then the best bet for winning is probably the following. I found any kusarigama in high stance works best with this strategy. Run over to the rock on the left side of the arena and Tachibana will follow you. Kite him around the rock until he is on the opposite side of the rock from you (meaning the rock is in between you and him), follow this by baiting him to one side (this will usually be done by running briefly to one end of the rock), once you see him commit to the direction you baited then position yourself such that you will be at the corner of the rock opposite to the one in which he is coming from. As you see him round the corner use the heavy attack on the kusarigama. Run to a safe place around the rock and allow him to perform the attack he wants. Rinse and repeat until he is dead. The one downfall to this strategy is that it is very slow. You must be patient in order for this to work as the core of this strategy is to land a single hit then run away.

                • 22 Jan 2017 05:02  

                  My take on him was to try and bait his i-ai attacks and then roll out and attack with high stances. The use for high stances was due to middle stance not interupting his attacks,the ones that can be interrupted, plus the second and third hit of the chain are good to catch him when he tries to roll. If he didn't do a i-ai strike I would wait until his combo finished to start my combos.His most problematic part was when he summoned his guardian spirit because there is a chance that the dog can get a second swing and hit you while you aren't expecting it,the problem being that the dog gives a status ailment that messes up with your movements,sometimes not letting you dodge when you want.When his stamina got to zero I would do a light attack for him to fall then do a light attack followed by a heavt by a light one,I found that it gives more damage than impaling against human enemies. Finally I used water talismans coupled with guardian seals,the latter was because if it hits him when he isn't doing his uninterruptible attacks it would knock him down,allowing for a backstab,while the first was to combine with my guardian spirit at the time,the shark,so I could give him some status ailments which also boosted my damage.I was just around the recommended lv for the mission,so I would say he's a fair boss,but that may be due to me having onmyo skills at the time.

                  • Easy05 Sep 2016 18:22  

                    There is a very easy way to cheese him. Use the rock to avoid all his bull*****, bait him, and once open drain his stamina quickly and grapple him. This works beautifully with axe and heaven and earth. Yokai water pots can also help.

                    • Most difficult souls boss I can remember05 Sep 2016 01:15  

                      Until you start to use the high stance forward roll with beautiful iFrames. Then he's a punk, and you drop him like heroin in the 90s.

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