Great Centipede

General Info
HP Amrita Location
?? ?? The Silver Mine Wreathes
Weak Resistant Immune
Wind Earth/Pois/Para N/A

Great Centipede is a Boss in Nioh

Pronounced "Oh moo kah day". Literally "hundred-legs" in Japanese, this yokai takes the form of a giant centipede. Normal centipedes are commonly encountered in forests and mountains throughout Japan, and even at their small size pack enough poison in their bites to cause swelling or even paralysis. A giant yokai centipede, however, has fangs powerful enough to crush bone.


Great Centipede's appearance is that of a mutant centipede, with a face resembling a flaming skull, containing 2 huge horn-like mandibles protruding on both sides of its mouth. Japan is famous for having a large centipede called the "Mukade" that looks similar to this boss.



Possible Drops

  • Amrita: ??
  • Co-Op Amrita: ??
  • Great Centipede's Fang
  • Seki-Forged Dual Tachi
  • Ambush Unit Armor (M): Kabuto
  • Yamabushi Apparel: Waraji
  • Vassal's Jumonji Spear
  • Senjuin Tachi
  • Yamabushi Appparel: Joi
  • Pirate Armor (L): Kote


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)

Hope you like bugs. There is a poison mist in here, so you'll want to take the ladder to the planks and interact with the contraption. In its first phase, you want to quickly attack its legs, dodging any attacks. Be quick here when the opportunity presents itself. If it comes at you with its pincers just block it and keep attacking. In the second phase you want to get behind it and attack its legs again from low stance using light, fast attacks. When it turns around to face you, block its mouth attack, you'll suffer only minor damage. Then dodge to get back to its rear. If you continue to stay to its rear, you can prevent it from using any of its stronger attacks. 


Strategy 2 (Magic)

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Wendell's Cheese Strategy

Take out the back legs and the posion rock it drops so there is no poison. then let it follow you to the ladder left of the starting area. if you go up the ladder it will turn aound and go around the corner and up the sloped path. before it goes around the corner you can do a drop down attack off the (wooden ledge) for 1000 damage it will never take its stamina down so  it will never get its back legs to come back. rinse wash and repreat. A variation on this strategy can be used to break its AI in the first phase. Getting on the tall ladder while it is on the ground floor allows you to get it into a movement loop based on your movement on the ladder. Once its in position near the grain fan, you can do a jump attack onto its back parts and almost immediately get them to scatter, making the fight much easier.

Great Centipede Twilight Strategy

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Great Centipede has a single attack phase.

Chomp The creature chases after William with it's snapping jaws. The attack will cease if the player blocks it or takes damage
Poison Spew A ball of poison spewed at the player. Inflicts poison status
Paralysis Spew A purple cloud is spewed at the player. Inflicts paralysis status
Rock Puke A large rock is vomited at the player
Head Bash The Great Centipede smashes it's head to the ground, damaging anyone nearby. A quick dodge to the side opens up an easy damage opportunity


Yokai Lore / History

The centipede in Japan is associated with success in battle, so it was adopted as a symbol by the samurai. The great samurai Takeda Shingen had one on his battle flag, and these ceiling paintings from a small Bishamonten temple had several centipedes.


Notes & Trivia

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




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    • Anonymous

      I never got poisoned. I had an Odachi in Mid Stance so my sweeping attacks hit multiple segments, which died in 2-3 hits each. Then I only had the last phase where I'd run away until it reared up, then dodge a projectile and hit it a few times. Rinse and repeat.

      • Anonymous

        For the first strategy (melee) I find it much easier standing in front of him, blocking his crawling beacuse after blocking that attack Great Centipede stands up and does 3 diffirent throwing attacks, they are all easy to evade (just dodge back) eventuly he will slam his head in the ground exposing his weak spot (yellow color in his mouth) and then I hit him with one combo. With this strategy you evade his body tearing apart and spreading poison so I didn't need to worry about that.

        • Anonymous

          This game is not soulborne, it's just a RPG that borrowed a little few soul-system. Soulborne games has no bulk randomly stats generating weapons. Btw, the video guide... wtf you yourself keep getting out of breath and you telling players how to beat it? Bad example man.

          • Anonymous

            Annoying boss fight and no fun at all, so every cheap strategy you can come up with is good. I just used plunge attacks to get rid of the pods. Climb up the ladder to lure him into climbing the platform on the other side of the boss room. You can jump down near the air purifier and deal around 1.000 damage with each plunge attack. Repeat that a few times. When the pods are gone, just go berserk with living weapon to take large chunks of his health. I needed to chop off the pods 2x and use living weapon 2x to kill him. The fight didn't take that long.

            • Anonymous

              I found that consistent damage output will prevent him leaving to get more legs altogether, and giving him the slip while hunting for the poison rock he drops from his ass is a good way to open up the ground area for a fair fight. After that just LW and dodge his spit attacks. But in all seriousness, this thing is so badly designed. He'll just clip out into the wall when it's convenient to ruin your chance of getting a hit in, and can attack through his own body. Worse experience than chalice dungeon Rom, therefore go with whatever cheese method you prefer, and bring anti-poison/paralysis jutsu

              • Anonymous

                If you stay in the area where you entered the boss room and somehow lure the enemy there, you will be safe from the toxic gas in the room, as it does not reach that one small area (probably to give you some time to buff up without getting enviro dmg'd. That way, you skip running to the pumps and all the shenanigans. Keep in mind that the area is VERY small and gets VERY tight with the boss and yourself, so it can take some getting used to.

                • Anonymous

                  Hate this boss. Zero fun, boring as hell, lot of health, odd strategy to beat it... First time in my soul like history that i hate a boss that much...

                  • Anonymous

                    I have tested amrita and gold drop by fighting without any equipment that will increase amrita or gold earned from the boss. amrita earned : 6444 ||| Gold earned : 805 This is just a guessing, may be the amrita and gold earned increase or decrease depends on how many times you encounter the boss || NOTE: bait it for a plunge attack to get it fell for free hits and amrita from its head

                    • Anonymous

                      Oh god, i hate this boss so much; the fight itself is boring as hell - tons of HP, 2 or 3 attack patterns. It's the first time in my Soulsborne games history when i've summoned a phantom to kill this piece of {bad boss design} for me

                      • Anonymous

                        This is a battle that needs lock on removed. If you find yourself missing constantly because you target the head, and the head way out of reach, best to de lock on and hit the body. If you don't want to play around with the fan, the drop attacks from ledges...etc, you should prep your spirit and use living weapon. It's best to stay at his tail so his paralysis breath won't get you. That's really something in living weapon state. It will waste a lot of the meter.

                        • Anonymous

                          Jumping onto him deals tons of damage. But prolongs the duration of the fight. Because, baiting can be time consuming.

                          • Anonymous

                            A strategy that worked for me was as soon as the fight started, I ran up the ladder and across the planks around to the rock ledge on the left (from entrance) side of the chamber. Then I baited him into doing his ground slam, and then used high-stance heavy attacks until he died. I was able to block all of his spitting (the rock took all my ki, but it recharged before he could attack again). Only time I took damage was when he spit 2 Paralysis in a row and then a rock. I don't know if my armor added resistance, but if I blocked, one poison/paralysis spit wasn't enough to afflict their debuff.

                            • Anonymous

                              I've killed this boss dozens of times to farm fangs and I've never had a problem with the poison. It does so little damage and antidotes drop all over the place.

                              • Anonymous

                                If you want to.... you can... Get centipede to follow you to the ladder, climb up quickly, fall attack - as it walks underneath, go to ladder again... repeat. This also makes it easy to deal with poison as you are by the air cleaner :)

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