Ashikaga Yoshiteru

General Info
HP Amrita Location
?? ?? Dual Sword Mystic Art
Drops Veteran's Armor (M): Suneate
Master Swordsman's Armor (H): Hizayoroi
Master Swordsman's Armor (H): Kote
Seki Kaneyoshi Dual Tachi
Master Swordsman's Armor (H): Kan
Weak Resistant Immune
None None ??

Ashikaga Yoshiteru is a Boss in Nioh. Ashikaga Yoshiteru is a shogun in Japanese history, known for his sword skills and obession of collecting famous swords.In Nioh, he is the boss of Dual Sword Mystic Art Mission.


 I am the one they call the beast who wields two swords, I never imagined I should meet a blue-eyed samurai... My name is Ashikaga Yoshiteru. I have this form now, but in life I was feared as the Swordsman Shogun.''

Character Directory, Entry #1:

Ashikaga Yoshiteru was the 13th shogun of the Kamakura shogunate. After learning swordsmanship and the secret Single Taichi technique from Tsukahara Bokuden, master of the Shinto school, Yoshiteru also became known as the ''Swordsman Shogun''. To revive the faltering Kamakura shogunate, he clashed with the Miyoshi clan over control of the central provinces,  while at the same time attempting to make peace with daimyo around the country as the shogun,  offering them the use of a character of his name to reinforce his authority. However, he met with betrayal at the hands of Matsunaga Hisahide and others and was surrounded at Nijogosho. There he fought valiantly but was ultimately overwhelmed. It is said that he fought with such ferocity, wielding swords that were treasures of the shogunal house in each hand, that he discovered new techniques amid the mist of blood.

Character Directory, Entry #2:

Yoshiteru had done his utmost to revive the fortunes of the shogunal house while living, but now he sees that as nothing but a departed dream, and cares nothing fo the fate of the Ashikaga clan. All that nagged at him was his inability to pass on the two-handed twin-sword techniques he invented spontaneously at the moment of his death--but now that he has transmitted the secret to William, he is finally at peace. 

''So the rumors were true... and I am defeated. You are truly worthy of learning my techniques.''



  • Ashikaga Yoshiteru is found in the Dual Sword Mystic Art Mission within the dojo (The Grimmest Blades). To access the boss, the player must earn 500,000 Dual Sword proficency and complete "Way of the Warrior: Veteran".
  • He is also encountered in the sub mission "Marobashi" after completing "The Two Masters." He is the second boss that must be fought.
  • Optional



  • Amrita: ??
  • Co-Op Amrita: ??
  • Smithing Texts: Master Swordsman's Armor set, Futatsu-Mei Norimune & Hone-bami Toshiro
  • Other: Gold, Weapons, etc


Combat Information

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



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Strategy 1 (Melee)

Ashikaga Yoshiteru is a fast boss with dual katanas, however, many of his attacks can be blocked. It's easy to defeat him using block, then counter-attack when his Ki is low.

 A different strategy is to use the skill Mortal Flow (it is advised to have Mortal Flow II to make this faster). This tactic is very cheap since all you have to do is walk backwards until he chases you, use Mortal Flow and repeat until he dies. Keep a little bit of an eye out for your Ki and your location in the room so as not to walk into walls while backing away.

Strategy 2 (Magic)

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Ashikaga Yoshiteru Twilight Strategy

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Ashikaga Yoshiteru has two attack phases. In the first phase, ??. In the second Phase, ??

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


Yokai Lore / History

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Notes & Trivia

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





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    • Anonymous

      His ki depletes quickly. Block and let him hit you. When his ki drops below 40%, it's your turn to attack him. Also like every other dojo boss it helps if they are cornered.

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