Weapons in Nioh and information about their stats is shown below. You may equip 2 melee weapons and 2 ranged weapons with ammunition. Weapons are color coded by their rarity: Common, Uncommon, Rare, One of a Kind. The rarer the item, the more beneficial status effects it will possess. In New Game Plus, in the Way of the Strong difficulty, you can earn a new green colored rarity called Divine Weapons.

Equipping a weapon effectively requires a minimum value in specific Stats. You can level up stats to meet a minimum requirement by spending Amrita at Shrines. Equipping a weapon you do not meet the minimum requirements for results in a halved attack multiplier as well as an inability to make use of the passive Status Effects.

Weapon Information


Indicates how much you have used an item. The higher your familiarity, the better a chance at finding the Smith Amrita when you disassemble it.


Raising your proficiency with a certain weapon class earns you new Skill points.


Affects how much damage your weapon causes on enemies.

Status Effects

Any additional status effects that may be attached to the item to give it bonuses.

Attack Multiplier

Affects your attack power.

Change to Attack

A "Change to attack (Stat name)" is essentially the stat scaling of the weapon/item. It is the degree to which the named stat affects attack.


Affects how severely an enemy's guard is broken. The higher the number, the greater chance of breaking your enemies' blocks.


Affects how much Ki (stamina) is lost when blocking an enemy.




Katanas Special Effect ATK Multiplier (Max) Heart Strength Skill Break Parry
Nioh's Tachi

Yokai Close Combat Damage +20%

Extend Purification Opening

576 B+ C C 56 37
Bizen-den Uchigatana - 566 B+ C C 54 32
Bizen-den Tachi - 568 B+ D C 51 32
Juzumaru Tsunetsugu Earth 624 B+  D+  C+ 55 43
Kiku-Ichimonji - 595 B+ C C 56 46
Bizen Osafune - 579 B+ D+ C+ 53 37
Bizen Ichimonji - 576 B+  C C 56 33
Osafune Kanemitsu - 599 B+ D C 53 34
 Ishida Masamune     B+  D+  D+ ?? ??


Change to Attack (Spirit)

595 B+  D+  C+ 54  35
Nami-oyogi Kanemitsu

Warrior of the West's Honor


624 B+ C C 57 34
Yamato-den Uchigatana - 571 B+ C C 55 33
Yamato-den Tachi - 573 B+ D+ C+ 53 36
Senjuin Uchigatana - 582 B+ C C 57 34
Senjuin Tachi -   B+ D+ C+ 54 37
Bastard Sword - 585 B+ C C 53 31
Furiwakegami Hiromitsu Close Combat Attack Ki Reduction 611 B+ C C 60 37
 Doji-kiri Yasutsuna Wind 631 B+ D+ C+ 59 45
 Kusanagi Tsurugi

Change to Attack (Spirit)

Status Ailments Relieved (Purification)

636 B+ D+ C+ 60 43
 Sohaya Tsurugi

Tranquil Foundations


626 B+ D+ C+ 57 48
 O-Denta Mitsuyo Water 621 B+ D+ C+ 58 40
 Onimaru Kunitsuna Fire 628 B+ D+ C+ 58 41
 Sozasa Monji National Unity 631 B+ C C 71 46
Taisharyu Wooden Sword Strategist of Legend   B+ C C 58 35
Taima Kuniyuki - 592 B+ D+ C+ 54 38
 Wooden Sword     B+ C C 50 30
Atagi Sadamune

The Crossed Sickles


603 B+ C C 59 36
Heshikiri Hasebe Tactician's Ingenuity 601 B+ C C 58 35
 Kobizen Tomonari -   B+ D+ C+ 57 38
 Mikazuki Munechika Lightning 624 B+ D+ C+ 57 40
 Hosho Sadayoshi - 588 B+ C C 57 35
 Hikoemon Ichimonji

Legendary Mikawa Warrior


593 B+ C C 58 35
 Haccho Nenbutsu Saika's Yatagarasu            
 Hoshi-kiri Tachi Samurai from Dark Lands 624 B+ D+ C+ 58 40

Yagyu's Shinkage Style

Skill Ki Reduction

606 B+ C C 60 36
 Kiku-Ichimonji - 595 B+ C C 58 35
Oninamida Muramasa Head of the Iga Ninja 609 B+ C C 58 38


    • 15 Feb 2017 21:25  

      Hey great article I'm wondering what it means when your ranged weapon icons have a reddish background as opposed to normal gear colored icon. I'm think it might mine some inability to use the weapon fully ? But they are no requirements for ranged weapons. So I'm still scratching my head on this one ? Any idea ? I notice sometimes it's red and sometimes it isn't. Doesn't seem related to min/max familiarity either

      • 13 Feb 2017 12:16  

        Hey all so I'm playing NIoh and Love it but I'm having a bit of confusion when it comes to understanding weapons. If I have reached the MAX familiarity level for that weapon, can I level the weapon up like in DS or BB or do I disassemble it and start on a new weapon? Also, in the beginning you pick two preferable weapons, if it better to stick to those weapons or does it matter?

        Thanks for the help!

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