This is a player-created Build for Nioh.
- Build Name: Omny/physical hybrid
- Build Level: 100
- Build Focus: PvE
- Build Main magic/melee stat (till you find an Omnyo Magic scaling weapon)
Explanation for why it is a magic/melee hybrid:
There is a weapon skill that lets weapons scale from Omnyo Magic. Just like an arcane or elemental blood gem in Bloodborn would remove the physical scaling from a weapon and let it scale purely from the arcane stat.
This skill seems to be incredibly rare though. I am dozens of hours into the game and haven't found a single weapon with this skill. I have seen screenshots though from a person in my list who found it on a sword.
When you manage to find a weapon with this skill you want to use you can of course adjust the build accordingly. More on that later.
- Melee Weapon: spear
- Ranged Weapon: bow
- Head: personal preference
- Chest: try to get unlimited omnyo xx % (goes up to 5 %)
- Hands: try to get unlimited omnyo xx % (goes up to 5 %)
- Legs: personal preference
- Accessories: try to get unlimited omnyo xx % (seems to go up to 4 %, haven't found anything higher)
- Items: personal preference
- guardian spirit: Hi-Nezumi (unlocked through a side mission in the 2nd area) for 15 % unnlimited omnyo chance
25 Body (more HP, spear, bonus to light and medium armor)
25 Heart (more Ki, sword)
7 Stamina (leftover points, more equip load)
25 strength (for axe as backup, also bonus to medium and heavy armor, more equip load)
5 Skill (alternative to 25 Strength)
5 Dexterity (alternative to 25 Strength)
25 Magic (Omnyo hybrid, seems like a pure magic build should go up to 30 or maybe even higher later)
25 Spirit (to be able to use all guardian spirit passive bonuses if you wish and + vs. Yokai Realm)
You can also level Skill or Dexterity to 25 instead of Strength if you prefer using dual swords or kusarigamas instead of axes
-Use the Oasis and Rejuvination talismans to support yourself and companions.
-Use the guardian spirit summon talisman for some extra damage.
-The elemental damage talismans should be used according to enemies' weaknesses
-Use another talisman and/or a weapon with element to apply discord status to enemies.
-The elemental resistance talismans can help a lot. The water resistance talisman for instance lets you survive Umi-Bozus beam attack.
-If you want to trivialize bosses and big enemies use the Omnyo Sloth skill. It slows down everything immensely, last really long and has 2 uses (even more if unlimited omnyo skill kicks in).
-The guardian spirit Hi-Nezumi does not only provide a buff to Omnyo Magic and a chance to unlimited Omnyo Magic use but also has helpful cover-the-battlefield in fire mines skill via guardian spirit summon.
-I prefer using the spear. It helps that the Body stat also boosts HP and light and medium armor.
-Considering more Ki is always useful it also helps to be able to use the sword effectively.
-Axe is backup to have a heavy hitter.
Reminder on the hybrid nature of this build
and conclusion for when you find an Omnyo Magic scaling weapon:
-This build only works as a improvisation till you find a decent weapon that is scaling from Omnyo Magic.
-This make your weapon scale from the Omnyo Magic stat instead of the the weapon stats (Body, Heart, Strength, Skill, Dexterity) themselves.
The build could look as follows then:
25 Body (HP, medium and heavy armor)
25 Heart (Ki)
12 Stamina (leftover points and equip load)
40 Magic (main damage stat)
25 Spirit (guardian spirits' passives and + vs. Yokai Realm)
These are of course only suggestions as I haven't found such weapon myself, yet.