Maria

nioh-boss
General Info
HP Amrita Location
?? ?? Spirit Stone Huntress
Defenses
Weak Resistant Immune
- Fire
Water
Wind
Lightning
Earth
Poison
Paralysis
??

Maria is a Boss in Nioh.

 

Maria is a Spanish woman who served by the side of Date Masamune, the conqueror of Oshu. With the Date family's deep ties to Spain, it was said that many Spaniards earned Masamune's favour, including an envoy of the king of Spain, who received an audience with him. However, Maria's blonde—haired beauty belies her sharp wit and vision; she is no ordinary attendant.

Location

  • Maria is found in the Spirit Stone Huntress Mission within the Oshu Region. This mission is a bossfight only, just open a storehouse.
  • Not optional.

 

Drops

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

 

Combat Information

  • Health: ??
  • Ki: ??
  • Maria can be parried and when she is out of ki, she is out of breath for a moment, open for a grapple.
  • Twilight: Y/N, different attacks?

 

Strategies

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Strategy 1 (Melee)

Maria can be easily staggered in melee, so just pressure her and be sure to dodge her attacks. After losing ~30% health she will enchant her sword and become immune to staggering. She also will send a single wide shockwave from distance, which is hard to dodge due to hitbox but can easily be blocked, though it usually guard breaks you. Make sure to dodge A LOT when she's in second phase (enchanted sword), because she usually does long combos and capable of guard breaking you. Hit in between her combos. Easiest way is to bait her shockwave, dodge forward through it and land a couple of hits. Low stance helps a lot because you will spend most of the fight dodging her attacks.

Strategy 2 (Ranged weapons)


Maria, being human, is easily staggered by gunshots and arrows to the head. Shoot her before she enchants her weapon (or directly after if you're quick enough) and she will drop to the ground. Run up to do a final blow. Repeat until dead.

Strategy 3 (Ki damage)


Maria is resilient to ki damage but because of her aggressiveness, she burns through it rather quickly. Use this to your advantage. When she shoots out the amrita waves, dodge through them until you are close to her and hit her with a blast as she recovers. Only one blast as she will interrupt you if you try another one. When she is up close, dodge and use sword ki to chip away at her ki. When her ki is gone, charge your Iai attack and hit her to knock her down and then use final blow.

 

Strategy  (Magic)

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Maria Twilight Strategy

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Attacks

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

First Phase
Attack Name Description and Counter
Attack Name Description and Counter
Attack Name Description and Counter
Second Phase
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Attack Name Description and Counter

 

Yokai Lore / History

Maria is a Spanish woman who served by the side of Date Masamune, the conqueror of Oshu. With the Date family's deep ties to Spain, it was said that many Spaniards earned Masamune's favour, including an envoy of the king of Spain, who received an audience with him. However, Maria's blonde—haired beauty belie her sharp wit and vision; she is no ordinary attendant.

In reality, she is an undercover spy whose mission was to create chaos in Japan in order to capture Amrita and use it for the glory of Spain. Since its naval defeat to England, the Spanish Empire was a shadow of its former self, and hoped to use Amrita to regain its status as a world power. However, thanks to William's efforts, Masamune's rebellion was quelled and Maria was forced into hiding. However, her words upon departing hinted at much greater chaos and discord yet to come.

Maria is highly skilled with a rapier, and is also capable of sorcery using the power of Amrita. She can also use techniques that resemble ninjutsu, causing Hanzo to describe her as a Spanish ninja. Her primary objective is to complete her mission, and as such she prefers to avoid conflict, but her skills in battle should not be taken lightly.

 

Notes & Trivia

  • Yolanda Kettle/Toa Yukinari
  • Similarities to other titles
  • Bugs and glitches associated to this boss

 

Gallery

  

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    • Anonymous

      18 Sep 2021 15:53  

      For the peoplr who has problems with this boss.

      Equip yourself with Daiba Washi GS. Carry a bunch of GS talismans.

      Pre-buff yourself before entering the arena, and then rush into and stay near Maria when she is making the initial animation.

      Use GS talisman. Daiba washi will knockback her, opened to a free killing blow. After that, repeat ad nauseam.

      Literally, she can't do a single move.

      Profit

      • Anonymous

        08 Sep 2021 19:42  

        I can use whatever build/weapon i like for every boss up until i fought Maria, Worst boss in the game, i shouldn't have to adjust my build to spam slow charms or whatever for just one poorly designed boss. The dual fight of Yuki Onna and Nobunaga was easier than her

        • Anonymous

          06 Jan 2021 20:13  

          As I went into the fight underleveled by 25, it took me 30-35 attempts to beat this *****. Headshots, onmyo buffs and incredible reflexes were required so she wouldn't one-shot me.

          I normally don't complain about hard bosses, but she's annoying af and her lore doesn't back up how ridiculously op she is. Definitely not a fan of this character.

          • Anonymous

            09 Aug 2018 04:58  

            She's always in living weapon in most other difficulties, fighting her in abyss really shows how terribly designed her tells are, although it seems if you hug her face during the sword beams the projectile starts from past the end of her blade, giving you a chance wail on her

            • Anonymous

              19 Nov 2017 02:51  

              After thousands of hours in games similar in nature its safe to say I am experienced in this genre. Maria has to be one of the top 5 worst bosses for me. She is incredibly poorly designed and even after beating her on my 5th I still felt the need to make this post. Probably the worst boss in Nioh in terms of quality and mechanics.

              • Anonymous

                17 Nov 2017 15:09  

                Like that fight much more than the one of her DS3 counterpart. Even if they have the same weakness basically at least I have to aim for myself in Nioh. And she has more going on than just playing dead in a chair...

                • Anonymous

                  10 Oct 2017 14:39  

                  okay this chick is stupid. theres no possible way that this random emissary from spain is stronger than all the greats of japan like Nobunaga, Muneshige, all the dojo masters, etc. who by the way, William has bested all of them.
                  yet here she is with an unblockable 1 hit KO. moves faster than anyone in the game. never runs out of ki. kills you as soon as you walk into the room. super poor design of a boss.

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