New Game Plus information for Nioh covered on this page.


New Game Plus Information

  • Way of the Samurai encompasses missions of Lvl 1 up to Lvl 155 (Main Game) and up to Lvl 270 (DLC).
    Way of the Strong encompasses missions of Lvl 160 up to Lvl 330 (Main Game) and up to Lvl 470 (DLC).
    Way of the Demon encompasses missions of Lvl 450 up to Lvl 580 (Main Game) and up to Lvl 720 (DLC).
    Way of the Wise encompasses missions of Lvl 700 up to Lvl 830 (Main Game) and up to Lvl 970 (DLC).
    Way of the Nioh encompasses missions of Lvl 950 up to Lvl 1080 (Main Game) and up to Lvl 1220 (DLC).
  • When you complete the game, after the credits have rolled, you will return to the general overview screen and you will unlock a new difficulty tier for all of the Missions called Way of the Strong. This new difficulty dramatically increases the challenge of missions but also the rewards.
  •  Unlike other games with New Game Plus, you can freely switch between New Game Plus mode and New Game Mode from the map menu. 
  • You will not lose access to any regions or missions from New Game Mode.
  • Upon defeating the game, you'll also unlock new skins, gear and more items that will help you tackle the new harder difficulty. Divine Items, a new green colored rarity of equipment will begin to drop during this mode.
  • You will now be able to upgrade your Guardian Spirits with Amrita, up to level 30 which nominally increases their Protection and Living Weapon values. You'll also be able to equip a secondary Guardian Spirit, for versatility and a bonus.
  • After Way of the Strong follows Way of the Demon. After which follows Way of The Wise, and after that follows Way of the Nioh.
  • In Way of the Demon you will be able to acquire equipment beyond Lv.150 and level Guardian Spirits to Lvl 40.
  • In Way of The Wise you will be able to acquire Ethereal Equipment, and level Guardian Spirits to Lvl 50.
  • In Way of the Nioh you will be able to raise Stats to Lvl 200, and level Guardian Spirits  to Lvl 60.


Name NG Level Min Mission Lvl Max Mission Lvl Max Spirit Level Divine Ethereal
Way of the Samurai NG 1 270 N/A No No
Way of the Strong NG+ 160 470 30 Yes No
Way of the Demon NG+2 450 720 40 Yes No
Way of the Wise NG+3 700 970 50 Yes Yes
Way of the Nioh NG+4 950 1220 60 Yes Yes


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    • Anonymous

      05 Jun 2020 20:42  

      I Started NG+ and found it was very easy (compared to NG, first run). So I find it boring. Is NG+ (and NG+2, NG+3, NG+4) challenging (in case you play once each main and side missions) ?

      • Anonymous

        16 Apr 2020 05:06  

        Hola por qué en la senda del fuerte no salen las misiones del dojo . Como tengo l misión moroboshi en la senda del fuerte ?

        • Anonymous

          11 Feb 2020 23:24  

          - new equip, new skins, new items on new playthroughs - unlock completely new features at the end of the first playthrough - even a new equip tier in later ptlaythroughs - you dont have to do everything again, but can skip half of the missions, which makes NG+ runs more streamlined and less of a slog Developers take not. *****ing KOEI of all developers, peaked the NG+ mechanic.

          • Anonymous

            28 Dec 2019 14:56  

            I finished all the missions of NG and NG+ except the dojo missions and i still didn't unlock NG++. Plz help me and tell me what to do.

            • Anonymous

              13 Nov 2019 22:21  

              So I beat the queens eye mission on way of the strong but I don't have way of the demon. Is there something else I need to do to unlock it?

              • Anonymous

                18 Oct 2019 22:39  

                This is such a disgusting grind mess, whoever though of this design should be fired asap. Only nerds that spend 24/7 on this *****ing game can reach WoTN.. so pathetic. I hope Nioh 2 won't be like this or it will fail hard since no one likes this.

                • Anonymous

                  05 Jul 2019 19:55  

                  Terrible, I have to start to understand from the beginning every time I visit this page. Way of the samurai > Strong > Demon > Wise > Nioh ffs how hard is it to outline the main things right away... after way of the strong starts blah blah blah 3/4 of the page down you finally see what the default mode is called then the others

                  • Anonymous

                    19 May 2019 02:59  

                    So basically it’s: Way of the Samurai Way of the Strong Way of the Demon Way of the Wise Way of the Nioh

                    • Anonymous

                      29 Mar 2019 14:07  

                      I've beaten the game once and got bored in NG+ (whatever it's called), because the game turned it boring grind simulator. So i dropped it. Done***** ton of NG+ runs in DS, BB but couldn't even bring myself to play further. Indeed game bores you quickly.

                      • Anonymous

                        14 Nov 2018 13:52  

                        PS4 here - have 100% the base game in way of the strong and that did not unlock more than the intial 3 regions in way of the demon. Have also done most of the DLC. guessing at this point I need to complete main missions in way of the demon to unlock the next regions? was quite annoyed that more didn't unlock after completing it and DLC missions as thats how it unlocked more of way of the strong. That is convenient tho if all you need to progress in each greater NG+ cycle is playing the main missions, as some of the side quests are just super annoying.

                        • Anonymous

                          21 Jun 2018 20:06  

                          You DO NOT need to beat all red missions in order to progress to the next stage, you just need to beat the queen's eyes mission.

                          • Anonymous

                            08 Aug 2017 23:38  

                            can i go back to before i beat the game? its mainly because im getting my ass handed to me in the fishing town but i also had had a few pending missions i wanted to do in past regions and in the dojo.

                            • Anonymous

                              23 May 2017 13:45  

                              im in way of the strong and i started out with three regions so do i have to do all of the main missions up until then to be able to get to omi

                              • Anonymous

                                22 Feb 2017 23:34  

                                Do your blacksmithing upgrades carry over? That's the main thing I'm concerned about before starting the NG+ since I have them maxed on current playthrough =/

                                • Anonymous

                                  14 Feb 2017 19:00  

                                  Is there a ng+2 ? Finished all quests and bar is full but there is no visible option to change the way :(

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