Nurikabe is an Enemy in Nioh.
"The yokai known as Nurikabe (noo-ree-kah-beh) take the form of a giant living wall. They are said to most enjoy simply standing where no wall should be and enjoying the unease and confusion of travelers. If left alone, they will not move, but if harassed they extend long arms to strike back in rage. Slow-moving but with immense strength and stamina, Nurikabe are formidable foes."
"Nurikabe often block the way to valuable items or alternative routes to destinations, although whether they do so knowingly or not is unclear. Once a Nurikabe is angered, there is no alternative but to defeat it, but it is said that the right gestures can charm them into a more amiable attitude."
- If you use a gesture that matches the color of the Nurikabe's eyes, the door will open peacefully. The game teaches you this in the third main Quest after the first boss of the Area. There are no negative consequences for the peaceful variant, as the door will still leave loot. (Unconfirmed and testing has proven this to be false so far, requires further testing.)
- In the mission "The Ocean Roars Again" and "The Spirit Stone Slumbers" you can take the long way around them, and take the tag off the Nurikabe's back. This functions the same as killing or gesturing at it, making it dissappear and drop loot
- Easily taken down with a few arrows or bullets, provided you can either dodge or hide from their ranged, high damage rock projectiles. Ranged attacks also provide a temporary stun effect, followed up by a retaliatory melee attack.
- Area Attacks?
- Ninjutsu tips
- Ki tips
Notes & Trivia
- ぬりかべ: Nurikabe - A yokai from Japanese folklore that appears at night as a wall to mislead traveleres. It will expand itself to cover any direction until the subject is completely lost.
Nurikabe Locations & Drops
|Side Mission: The Disappearing Ranjatai||??||??||Open side path to treasure|
Main Mission: Deep in the Shadows X2
Main Mission: The Spirit Stone Slumbers
Open side path to treasure
Shortcut to hotsprings, can be bypassed
Side Mission: The Three Angry Gods
Main Mission: The Ocean Roars Again
Opens the way to Kodama
Shortcut to Bonfire, can be bypassed
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