Greater Demon Hunting is a Mission in Nioh. 

Outstanding! I am the one called Sakata Kintoki. I am dead now, but in life I was renowned as a demon slayer. Of late, the demons in the okai Realm are restless. I was just considering silencing that one by force when you appeared. A samurai from a foreign land, slaying Japanese demons - what would my lord Yorimitsu think? Here, Take my Katana, consider it a token of thanks for the entertainment. Let us meet again another time.



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 NPCs in the area




Greater Demon Hunting Walkthrough

This is essentially a boss rehash with higher stats and an NPC companion. The boss arena is the same as in all other Yokai Underworld missions, so use the uneven terrain to keep your distance when healing is necessary.

The boss in this mission is Onryoki, but don't get cocky just because he was the 1st boss of the game. The health and damage of this iteration has been incerased dramatically, making this a fight of endurance. Even when meeting level requirements and wearing the highest tier armor available, the demon's attacks can knock off up to 80% of your health, so don't get greedy and try not to get caught in a combo. During one attempt, Onryoki managed to deplete all of William's health when doing a bellyflop onto Sakata and having its giant foot graze William's face.

Unlike previous versions of Onryoki in the game so far, this one doesn't have the balls and chains or the 1st phase moveset at all, so you will be dealing with the 2nd phase moveset throughout the entire fight. 

The NPC accompanying you during this fight is Sakata Kintoki, an axe wielding samurai who dwells within the underworld after supposedly dying a long time ago. He will only join the fight after you knock off at least 10% of Onryoki's health and is genuinely helpful considering how much damage he can do (500 - 700 on average). However, like most NPC companions, he tends to go down easily and you'll need to revive him fairly often. He is fairly aggressive and rarely spends time blocking so Onryoki will try to kill him as quickly as possible. If you want to try and make this fight easier, use poison when you can since this boss is weak to it.   





    • Anonymous

      16 Feb 2017 16:20  

      NPC helper shows up around 80% . You can't afford to get hit if you have less than about 2K HP. And you can't afford to let his smack smack belly flop combo hit you - he launches the belly flop out of ki depletion too. That WILL one shot you, unless you are a super high body spear user with good armor.

      • 16 Feb 2017 01:51  

        Completed this mission around level 72 or so. Build was Full Nioh (heavy) armor, with a strong level 70 axe. Boss was still hitting me for roughly 1500-1800 damage per swing, and would fully deplete my Ki if I blocked. However, when you deal a certain amount of damage (not sure on how much was not paying that close of attention as I was running around trying not to get hit), an NPC (Kaido) will show up to help you. This is incredibly helpful as he will tank the hits from the boss for you, while you beat the boss down. Kaido will get downed, happened about 3-4 times while I was fighting, but you can just walk over to him and pick him back up.

        Like other Yokai, you can destroy the Onryoki's horns to stagger him and deal a lot of damage. This was possibly the 2nd most difficult boss I have yet to face, and I've currently completed 10 of the main story missions. The most difficult being Hino-Enma, beating her down with an axe was quite difficult as she hits so fast (and being lower level when first face her).

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