Kusanagi Tsurugi

Attack ?? Attack Multiplier 636
Heart Change B+ Strength Change D+
Skill Change C+ Familiarity ??
Break 60 Parry 43

Kusanagi Tsurugi is a Weapon available in Nioh.

Kusanagi Tsurugi Description

"A legendary sword from ancient times, also known as Ame-no-Murakumo Tsurugi. Legend has it that when Susano defeated the Yamata-no-Orochi, this sword was flung from the monster's tail in its death throes. After Susano presented the blade to the goddess Amaterasu, she in turn entrusted it to the heroic prince Yamato Takeru, who was on his way east. When Takeru found himself surrounded by the fires of battle, he used Kusanagi to cut a swath though the thick grasses around him and escape certain death. The sword takes its name from this event-- Kusanagi literally means "grass cutter". However, the sword was presumed lost after falling into the ocean during the battle of Dan-no-Ura in 1185."


Possible Status Effects

  • Change to Attack (Spirit)
  • Status Ailments Relived (Purification)

Location/Where to Find


  • Status Aliments Relived (Purification) Is a Special Effect unique to this weapon.  Its triggered by performing perfect Ki Pulse in Yokai Corruption removing all debuffs the player has.
  • It is very possible that the in-game depiction of the sword is inaccurate. The legend of this sword predates the existence of the tachi. The sword would most likely be a tsurugi; a straight two edged sword that was produced prior to the 10th century (making it produced during the Jōkotō Era). This cannot be confirmed as it is unknown if the sword actually exists beyond the realm of folktales and legends.


Kusanagi Tsurugi Upgrade Table

Weapon Level Attack Multiplier by Quality
  White Yellow Blue Purple Green
Level 1 ??        
Level 2 ??        
Level 3 ??        
Level 4 ??        
Level 5 ??        



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    • Anonymous

      the kusanagi actually does exist they found it like a decade ago its in a shine in kyoto i think as part of the emperors regalia. you are right though its not a tachi it looks more like a really old rusty gladius than anything else

      • Anonymous

        Why the f does it say possible status effect.. Isn't it f*ing fixed? I farmed that smithing text for hours.. Hoping to roll the green stat only.. This site is useless

        • Anonymous

          Please edit this page, the smithing text does NOT drop from The Two Masters, but from Marobashi. I farmed The Two Masters for 14 hours because this page lied to me. Please fix.

          • Anonymous

            100% droprate from Yamata-No-Orochi in both NG and NG+, however only the first time you beat it. Both will be lvl 150 with a random statroll.

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