Familiarity is an Additional Stat in Nioh. It indicates how much you have used an item. The higher your familiarity, the more Amrita you will obtain when you offer the item at a Shrine. Every item has level at which their familiarity is maxed out. Familiarity also increases the damage dealt by the weapon, the bonus reaching its peak at maximum familiarity value.

 

Familiarity Information


The concept of Familiarity is inspired by the traditional Japanese belief that every day objects have a spirit residing in them. So the longer you use a weapon, the stronger it gets, with that spirit making a deeper connection with the user. Therefore, the decision to part with it will be a difficult one, but one will be rewarded in kind.

Familiarity is a replacement for weapon durability which was present in early development and in the alpha demo of the game. Weapons would degrade in durability over use, diminishing their effectiveness. The weapon could be repaired or discarded for a new one. 

 

  

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    • Anonymous

      08 Jun 2021 05:03  

      Also, higher level and better weapon of the same kind often drop from enemies... so how is one able to max out familiarity???? So you telling me you are going to use an inferior weapon even after a better one dropped from enemy????

      • Anonymous

        08 Jun 2021 05:01  

        Not sure what is the purpose of this. So I max out familiarity of a level 1 weapon but i later i got a much higher level n attack damage of the same weapon... and you are telling me i should continue to use the level 1 weapon just the familiarity of it is maxed????

        • Anonymous

          09 Dec 2019 21:20  

          What about the stat +familiarity multiplicator? Does it only improve the speed of getting familiarity (useless) or does it improve the effect (more damage in the end)?

          • Anonymous

            10 Feb 2018 14:05  

            It increases base damage as well as all the attributes on the weapon, not just elemental effects. When you reforge a weapon to a higher level for example, it may look like you are making the traits worse, when you are just resetting them to their base values as familiarity is reset.

            • Anonymous

              10 Feb 2017 10:59  

              This makes calculations difficult when you find a new weapon with 0 Familiarity vs a used epic with 900 familiarity

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