Date Shigezane is a Boss in Nioh.
Date Shigezane was a general in the Date family, and served as the lord of the Watari Castle in Mutsu province (present-day souther Miyazaki prefecture). He was the cousing and longtime friend of Masamune, and the two were said to be as close as brothers. Shigezane eagerly threw himself into even the most difficult battles, earning him the trust of the clan's retainers for his unparalleled bravery
- Date Shigezane is found in the Yokai Country main mission and A Cursed Doppelganger submission of the Oshu Region. It is only available as part of the DLC: Dragon of the North.. To find the boss, progress to the level going forward and up into the castle, there's a large locked main gate and a set of stairs leading to the boss gate.
- Date Shigezane is also found in ??
- Date Shigezane is also found in the Twilight Mission ??
- Not optional.
- Amrita: ??
- Co-Op Amrita: ??
- Other: Usami Nagamitsu Smithing Text
- Usami Nagamitsu
- Unrivalled Warrior's Armor: Kabuto
- Unrivalled Warrior's Armor: Do
- Unrivalled Warrior's Armor: Kote
- Unrivalled Warrior's Armor: Hizayoroi
- Unrivalled Warrior's Armor: Suneate
- Rogue Armor (H): Do
- Thief Armor (L): Hizayoroi
- Soshu-Den Dual Tachi
- Scout Armor (L): Hizayoroi
- Soshu-Den Dual Tachi
- Demon's Horn x1
- Jumonji Spear
- Health: ??
- Ki: ??
- Can be poisoned.
- Can it be parried? Can it be Stunlocked? Can it be critically hit when out of Ki?
- Twilight: ??
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Strategy 1 (Melee)
This boss is not as difficult as it may seem, but it is advisable to be at least level 150 when attempting it. The DLC weapon, Odachi, has great range and damage but is somewhat slow to counter the bosse's relentless attack. Dual Swords and Kusarigamas are likely a better option.
Debuff the boss with Onmyo magic when possile, and do not hesistate to use Sloth Talisman if you are struggling. Take some time to learn his attack comboes, focusing on where the large pauses are, and do not be greedy when countering.
Strategy 2 (Magic)
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Strategy 3 (Ninjutsu)
Date Shigezane seems to be easily susceptible to blinding shell. This gives a rather generous opening to punish him using his ranged combos, as these would usually track very effectively and cause an attempt to fail due to mismanaging ki. Using either Tonfa, Kusarigama or duel swords can lead to effective punishment periods followed by strategic retreats. When the blinding shell's effect ends, reapply and continue. Once Date Shigezane is in the broken ki state, activate living weapon to finish off the rest of his health pool.
Date Shigezane Twilight Strategy
[mission name]: The above melee strategy will work fine as his attacks remain mostly the same.
Date Shigezane has two attack phases. In the first phase, ??
Date Shigezane was a general in the Date family, and served as the lord of the Watari Castle in Mutsu province (present-day souther Miyazaki prefecture). He was the cousin and longtime friend of Masamune, and the two were said to be as close as brothers. Shigezane eagerly threw himself into even the most difficult battles, earning him the trust of the clan's retainers for his unparalleled bravery.
At the battle of Hitotoribashi, he used a spirit stone to boost his strength and take on the enemy in an effort to allow Masamune to escape to safety. After going to serve the Toyotomi, he pretended to flee for a time so he could gather information from around the land. Eventually, he learned the details of the tragedy caused by Amrita at Sekigahara and reported its devastating power to Masamune. He later rejoined the Date, but his previous use of the spirit stone caused him to begin transforming into a Yokai. Eventually, he lost all sense of reason, and withdrew to an isolated location known as Tono (present-day Iwate prefecture) deep within Date territory while leading a special fighting unit known as the Kurohabaki.
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