Edward Kelley

Edward Kelley
General Info
HP Amrita Location
?? ?? The Demon King Revealed
Drops ??
Weak Resistant Immune
?? ?? ??

Edward Kelley is a Boss in Nioh.

"Edward Kelley is an English alchemist. Having mastered the secret of turning lead into gold, he uses Amrita to turn humans into monsters and reanimate corpses. He has a Guardian Spirit named Uroboros and is able to disappear, disguise himself as another, and steal other people's guardian spirit to use for his own purpose. On the orders of John Dee, he stole Saoirse-who is able to detect Amrita-from William, and set out for Japan, a land full of high-quality Amrita lying fallow. He is cruel and determined, willing to do anything to achieve his goals. He thrives in the chaos of war, taking sadistic pleasure in human suffering.

Arriving in Japan just before William, Kelley disguised himself and began working behind the scenes to fan the flames of conflict across the archipelago. He sees Saoirse as nothing more than a tool and travels the country using her ability to detect and gather Amrita.

Hoping to plunge Japan back into civil war, Kelley resurrects Oda Nobunaga, but Nobunaga refuses to obey Kelley, and, after enjoying a battle with William, moves on to the next world. His back against the wall, Kelley flies into a rage and uses a massive amount of Amrita to summon the serpent Yamata-no-Orochi. William, however, is able to smash through all of Kelley's scheming, and the alchemist is finally defeated."

-Character Directory


Edward Kelley is an NPC in Nioh. He is the main villain of the game.




  • Amrita: ??
  • Co-Op Amrita: ??
  • Other: Gold, Weapons, etc


Combat Information

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



Video Strategy


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Strategy 1 (Melee)

Keep dodging his attacks then proceed to strike him with the spear from a distance. Once he releases his shield, run away from him as he will unleash a powerful attack.

The best way to defeat him easily is to deplete his Ki. Strike him with a strong attack when he runs out of Ki. 


Strategy 2 (Magic)

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Edward Kelley Twilight Strategy

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Edward Kelley has two attack phases. In the first phase, ??. In the second Phase, ??

First Phase
Attack Name Description and Counter
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Second Phase
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Yokai Lore / History

Those hexagons represents Saturn("satan") and the ouroboros is related with saturn-kronos as well.

Notes & Trivia

  • Uroboros is the only Guardian Spirit that the player (William) can't use in combat. It's possible that if William gains Uroboros, he will be corrupted like Edward.



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    • Anonymous

      He can surprise you with certain powerful attacks (teleport grapple, fire tornado...), but is quite easy in the end. He spends his ki quite fast, and you can grapple him easily.

      • Anonymous

        Am I the only one who really wanted to get Uroboros as a Guardian Spirit thing? Instead William just stabbed it in the head.

        • Anonymous

          Why is none one talking about the symbols he has on his body? those hexagons represents saturn("satan") and the ouroboros is related with saturn-kronos as well, to people who dont know, the planet saturn has an hexagon on its north pole. I recommend people to do a research about this, its very eye-opening.

          • Anonymous

            Kelley was a really cool villain, but I feel with some tweaking he could have been a decent Final Boss instead of Orochi...

            Say Phase 1 is his standard fight, Phase 2 he has the ability to copy abilities right maybe he could've been one of those bosses who use the abilities of Previous bosses, Phase 3 could be the Final Phase of Yamata No Orochi, like say He absorbs the Amrita and his Uroboros goes crazy or something.

            • Anonymous

              He was also a real life person, known back then also as a sorcerer (although obviously he was just good at science most likely) and alchemist. He was known as a crook and con artist, and helped in the war effort like in the game.

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