Date Shigezane

General Info
HP Amrita Location
?? ??

Yokai Country

A Cursed Doppelganger

Defenses
Weak Resistant Immune
Wind Earth
Poison
Paralysis
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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

Location

  • 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.

 

Possible Drops

 

Combat Information

  • Health: ??
  • Ki: ??
  • Can be poisoned.
  • Can it be parried? Can it be Stunlocked? Can it be critically hit when out of Ki?
  • Twilight: ??

 

Strategies

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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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Date Shigezane Twilight Strategy

[mission name]: The above melee strategy will work fine as his attacks remain mostly the same.

Attacks

Date Shigezane has two attack phases. In the first phase, ??

First Phase
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Yokai Lore

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.

 

Notes & Trivia

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

 

Gallery

  

Bosses
Ashikaga Yoshiteru  ♦  Date Shigezane and Katakura Shigenaga  ♦  Derrick the Executioner  ♦  Gasha-dokuro  ♦  Giant Toad  ♦  Great Centipede  ♦  Hattori Hanzo (Boss)  ♦  Hino-Enma  ♦  Honda Tadakatsu (Boss)  ♦  Hozoin Inei  ♦  Hundred Eyes  ♦  Ii Naomasa (Boss)  ♦  Ishida Mitsunari (Boss)  ♦  Joro-gumo  ♦  Marume Nagayoshi  ♦  Obsidian Samurai  ♦  Oda Nobunaga  ♦  Ogress  ♦  Okatsu (Boss)  ♦  Onryoki  ♦  Otani Yoshitsugu  ♦  Sakata Kintoki  ♦  Shisenin Kosen  ♦  Tachibana Muneshige and Honda Tadakatsu  ♦  The Queens Eye  ♦  Umi-Bozu  ♦  White Tiger  ♦  Yagyu Sekishusai  ♦  Yamata-No-Orochi  ♦  Yoshitsugu Otani  ♦  Yuki-Onna  ♦  Yuki-onna and Oda Nabunaga



    • Anonymous

      05 Oct 2019 22:08  

      This is very much a cheese or die boss fight as he attacks constantly and is super fast. I suggest you invest points in ninjitsu and throw blinding shells and catrops to buy time to rest and reorganize yourself. Quick scrolls are also your friend cause even while blind he can get lucky and smack you for 90-100% of your health. I beat this at 120 but only because I went in hard with Tengan Kuzaku's living weapon and a combination of blinding shells and extraction talismans

      • 11 Jan 2019 02:58  

        What pauses in his combos? Salt aside Shigezane will happily give the finger to most Onmyo debuffs, a good strat if you insist on using them would be to slap him with a Weakness Talisman and spam ranged Jutsu (i.e. kunai) at him during his wombo combo where he places his sword into his Centipede arm. You can do bonus damage if you nestle yourself between his tail and his sword arm, but don't stick around for more than one or two attacks. Patience is key with Shigezane in both his forms. Oh also, go power level in WoTStr, don't make the mistake I did and attempt him right after the main story, he will mop the floor with you in one or two hits if you're more than a dozen levels below the mission level.

        • Anonymous

          08 Jan 2019 00:21  

          "Take some time to learn his attack comboes, focusing on where the large pauses are" What large pauses? He's sped up about 200% for me and NEVER stops attacking. i can be hit 3 times within a 10th of a second and insta dead regardless of what direction i dodge in. The main problem is trying to get your guardian spirit before he annihilates you in 1 swing even in heavy armor. lvl150 my ass, heavy armor is the same as light armor with him. Every video ive seen of this boss, people are taking minor scratches from his attacks and are probably level 400, but i go in and im dead within a second of entering the arena,

          • Anonymous

            27 Aug 2018 03:44  

            using blinding shell with him. It's super effective, after that just relax, make a coffee cup and throwing everything and him then

            • Anonymous

              27 Nov 2017 19:37  

              So, what's the deal with this *****er and why sloth is literally lasting 5 seconds against him? Also I don't understand why you get this missions lvl 150 when after finishing the game you'll probaby be on 100-115 aka you deal no damage and get oneshotted by anything even with tanky builds. I haven't had a single problem getting through the base game (and started using soth ony at about 3/4 of the journey) now everything seems to be just out of reach, wtf?

              • Anonymous

                24 Nov 2017 03:23  

                This guy hits hard, has a long reach and is very intimidating, but his attacks are predictable. More or less like the Ogress

                • Anonymous

                  02 Oct 2017 00:53  

                  so. turns out that im super fkn underleveled. this says "recommended 150" and im at 111... the boss one shots me no matte what hits me -_- time to go grind for hours i guess...

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