Proficiency is a Stat in Nioh



Proficiency is the measure of your effectiveness with a specific category of Weapons. They can be viewed under the Status > Additional Statistics menu.

Using them effectively in battle improves your Proficiency which in turn earns you Samurai Skill Points to spend on Skills, to be specific, Proficiency gained is related to on-hit damage dealt, with no need to actually kill an enemy to be awarded the points. This makes it so a higher attack power as well as more resilient enemies become more efficient Proficiency farms, thus making increasing your Proficiency faster and more comfortable late game. Proficiency gained seems to be roughly ~90% of the player's dealt damage with the appropriate weapon type.

Proficiency is maxed out at 999999. As you increase Proficiency you will also unlock certain Master Missions.
500.000 Proficiency in a weapon class is also required to unlock the related Mystic Art Dojo Mission.

The following lists the amount of proficiency points for a single weapon at which you will acquire a Samurai Skill Point:











You do not get any additional Samurai Skill Points for proficiency beyond 300,000. This makes it so a maximum of 70 Samurai Skill Points can be earned through increasing every weapon type's Proficiency stat past this threshold.


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    • Anonymous

      17 Apr 2019 17:33  

      proficiency bonus on a weapon only increases the amount of proficiency u gain dir the weapon type u are using. That's why those wooden weapons u can get from dojo missions have Like ~70% proficiency bonus on them. In other words: useless weapon attribute if your desired weapon type proficiency is maxed out (=999.999)

      • Anonymous

        11 Jan 2018 16:17  

        just using any weapon will increase that proficiency, you can check it on the second page of your status page, hammers does not seem to have a proficiency

        • 26 Feb 2017 00:40  

          Then what does proficiency bonus do? Increase the rate of proficiency gain, or does it increase damage somehow? Also this article is vague. "Proficiency is the measure of your effectiveness with a specific category of ", not really, it's just a measure of how much combat time you have with the weapon which is highly correlated to effectiveness, but you could just easily be "effective" with no proficiency , say a skilled player starts a new character. "As your proficiency increases you will unlock certain master missions" sounds way more exciting than the specifics of what actually happens. You unlock the master missions (there is one for each weapon class) at 500,000 proficiency, half way to the maximum. That's it. You also must have cleared warrior veterans training.

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