Type Clans

Naoe is a Clan in Nioh.


Clan Analysis

The Naoe clan served the Uesugi clan and later took control of Yonezawa in Dewa province (present-day Yamagata prefecture). Their best-known leader was Naoe Kanetsugu.

Kanetsugu was one of Uesugi Kagekatsu's most trusted retainers, with responsibilities extending from internal affairs to foreign relations. When Tokugawa Ieyasu demanded that Kagekatsu visit him in the capital, Kanetsugu wrote what later came to be known as the "Naoe Letter" insisting on the Uesugi clan's virtue and denying the rumours of rebellion. Some believe that this provocative act led Tokugawa to raise and mobilise an army.

The family crest depicts three turtle shells with diamonds of flowers on them. The turtle was considered a symbol of longevity, while the "flowers" were in fact leaves of the hollyhock, known for its vigorous life energy, arranged to look like petals.


Crest Protection

  • Close Combat Attack (Purification): +23%
  • Reduced Damage (Enemies Defeated): D-


Special Reward

  • Condition: Donate Equipment with Amrita Earned Bonus
  • Reward: Whetstone

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