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Revenants

Revenants in Nioh are AI controlled enemies of particular characteristics. Some are pre-made enemies with special pre-determined gear which can be identified with a red name, whilst others are created where a fellow player has fallen. Game generated Revenants will display a cause of death that will warn you of upcoming traps or that tells about the past of that area.

 

 

All Revenants have a chance to drop Ochoko cups, which are needed to summon players into your world via Online play. Revenants have a chance to drop any of the gear that they are wearing, and you can see what they have as you near it. The Revenants of friend graves will have a special aura to it. It may be worth fighting a Revenant who has all purple or green gear if you need better gear. 

 

 

Revenant Locations

Developer-placed revenants (equipment color and effects are random, can be rerolled by reloading the game) can be found in:

Note: The unique "kawari-kabutos" are marked in green.

Isle of Demons/Death to Bandits/Wreathed in flame:

Name Weapon Head Armor Torso Armor Arm Guards Leg Guards Foot Guards Notes
Isuke the Brick Masakari Axe Pirate none Pirate Pirate Pirate Isle of Demons only.
ZIPANGU Spear Bandit Footsoldier Footsoldier Bandit Footsoldier Isle of Demons only.
KarmicPunishment Masakari Axe Footsoldier Scout Scout Scout Scout Isle of Demons only.
i_died_here Bizen Ichimonji Warlord Rogue Rogue Rogue Rogue Isle of Demons only.
Nishi Hironshin Jumonji Spear Ronin Ronin Ronin Ronin Ronin Isle of Demons/ Death to Bandits only.
Ryunosuke the Loud Bronze Hammer Rogue Rogue Rogue Rogue Rogue Isle of Demons only
Taro the Brave Bizen-den Tachi Scout Thief Bandit Thief Thief Isle of Demons only.
Ichibei the Daredevil Bizen Ichimonji Rogue Rogue Rogue Rogue Rogue Isle of Demons only.
Saburo the Bitter Bizen-den Uchigatana Bandit Bandit Bandit Bandit Bandit Isle of Demons/ Wreathed in Flame only.
Aaargh Jumonji Spear Brawler's Youngblood Youngblood Youngblood Youngblood Isle of Demons only.
Sweaty Mozaku Spear Brawler's Youngblood Youngblood Youngblood Youngblood Isle of Demons/ Wreathed in Flame only.
Ninja-ish Jumonji Spear Scout Scout Scout Scout Scout Isle of Demons only.
Ginji the Slicer Osafune Kanemitsu Thief Thief Thief none Thief Present in the 3 missions.
IreneIsMyHero Bronze Hammer Bandit Thief Pirate Pirate Pirate Isle of Demons only.
Holy_San Sasaho Spear Brawler's Youngblood Youngblood Youngblood Youngblood Isle of Demons/ Wreathed in Flame only.
Shibusawa Kou Yamato-den Tachi Unusual Unusual Unusual Unusual Unusual

Isle of Demons only;

Uses Iai Quickdraw skill.

Teppei the Water Stone Osafune Kanemitsu Scout Scout Scout Scout Scout  Isle of Demons only
Jinbei the Affable Spear Bandit Bandit Bandit Bandit Bandit Death to Bandits only.

 

Deep in the Shadows/Kanbei and the Overlord:(There are no developer revenants in Finders, Keepers)

Name Weapon Head Armor Torso Armor Arm Guards Leg Guards Foot Guards Notes
_fudoshin_ Minoden Dual Tachi Scout Scout Scout Scout Scout  
Suezoo Soshu-den Dual Tachi Rogue Rogue Rogue Rogue Rogue  
Dead Heat Matsaburo Bizen Osafune Ronin Ronin Ronin Ronin Ronin Deep in the Shadows only. 
Drunken Goro-Dayu Bizen-den Uchigatana Thief Thief Thief Thief Thief Deep in the Shadows only. 
Kyutaro the Pig Jumonji Spear Warlord Youngblood Youngblood Youngblood Youngblood Deep in the Shadows only.
Saizo the Entertainer Nagi-Kusarigama Archer Archer Archer Archer Archer Deep in the Shadows only.  
Sasuke the Ladder Performer Footsoldier's Spear Warlord Warlord Warlord Warlord Warlord Deep in the Shadows only.
Suezo the Carver Bizen-den Tachi Scout Scout Scout Scout Scout Deep in the Shadows only.  
Nose-Dive Yotaro Officer's Spear Bandit Bandit Bandit Bandit Bandit Deep in the Shadows only. 
ninjasH8pirates Bandit Axe Unusual Unusual Unusual Unusual Unusual  
Shintaro the Immovable Nagi-Kusarigama Rogue Rogue Rogue Rogue Rogue Deep in the Shadows only.  
WannabeSamurai (1) Jumonji Spear Rogue Rogue Rogue Rogue Rogue Deep in the Shadows only.
WannabeSamurai (2) Bizen-den Tachi Warlord Unusual Unusual Unusual Unusual Kanbei and the Overlord only.
LOA.test.subject.1 Sasaho Spear Brawler Youngblood Youngblood Youngblood Youngblood Kanbei and the Overlord only.
Sugitani Zenjubo Izumi-no-kami Kanesada Dual Katana Scout Scout Thief Scout Scout Kanbei and the Overlord Only; "Cut down by Oda Nobunaga".

 

The Spirit Stone Slumbers:

Name Weapon Head Armor Torso Armor Arm Guards Leg Guards Foot Guards Notes
Sosuke the Headstrong Senjuin Uchigatana Warlord Warlord Warlord Warlord Warlord  
dropped_by_izuna Minoden Dual Tachi Shinobi Shinobi Shinobi Shinobi Shinobi  
KODAMANIA Hakujin-Kusarigama Scout Scout Scout Scout Scout  
Takezaki Suenaga Bizen Osafune Golden Shachi Zudate Guard Guard Guard Guard  
30in18 Bandit Axe Rogue Rogue Rogue Rogue Rogue  
Samanosuke the Bloodthirsty Officer's Spear none Yamabushi Yamabushi Yamabushi Yamabushi  

 

A request from Ginchiyo/The Three Angy Gods:

Name Weapon Head Armor Torso Armor Arm Guards Leg Guards Foot Guards Notes
Sweaty Mosaku Seki-Forged Dual Tachi Yamabushi Yamabushi Yamabushi Yamabushi Yamabushi  
Nishi Hironoshin Yari-ori Hammer Heike Heike Heike Heike Heike  Uses Mad Spinner Skill.
GITAROO-MAN Yari-ori Hammer Elephant's Trunk Heike Heike Hieke Heike

The Three Angry Gods only;

Uses Mad Spinner Skill.

 

The Silver Mine Writhes/The Magatama of Fire:

Name Weapon Head Armor Torso Armor Arm Guards Leg Guards Foot Guards Notes
Gonzo the Devourer Kabuto-wari Axe Hero's Hero's Hero's Hero's Hero's The Silver Mine Writhes only.
Unlucky Yu Vassal's Jumonji Spear Vassal's Vassal's Vassal's Vassal's Vassal's Present in both missions, but in different locations.
Shokichi the Combustible Seki-forged Dual Tachi Yamabushi Yamabushi Yamabushi Yamabushi Yamabushi Present in both missions, but in different locations.
Yajirobei the Tightrope Walker Captain's Spear Archer Archer Archer Archer Archer The Silver Mine Writhes only.
Kinbei the Reckless Senjuin Uchigatana Rifle Captains's Rifle Captain's Rifle Captain's Rifle Captain's Rifle Captain's The Silver Mine Writhes only.
Samurai_Gaiden Senjuin Tachi Wakan Ambush Unit Ambush Unit Ambush Unit Ambush Unit  
#ReadyToDie Captain's Spear Shinobi Shinobi Shinobi Shinobi Shinobi The Silver Mine Writhes only.

 

The Ocean Roars Again/Heir to the Nioh:

Name Weapon Head Armor Torso Armor Arm Guards Leg Guards Foot Guards Notes
Miura Fusakiyo Greatspear Samurai General's Samurai General's Samurai General's Samurai General's Samurai General's The Ocean Roars Agai only.
NIOH_Senpai Greatspear Hero's Hero's Hero's Hero's Hero's The Ocean Roars Again only.
Sue Harukata Hosho Sadayoshi Khakkara Ushirodate Western Warlord's Western Warlord's Western Warlord's Western Warlord's The Ocean Roars Again only
Gyosuke the River Diver Senjuin Tachi none Youngblood Youngblood Youngblood Youngblood  
Genshin07 Yari-ori Hammer Heike Heike Heike Heike Heike The Ocean Roars Again only
Nasuno Yoichi Hosho Sadayoshi Archer Archer Archer Archer Archer Heir to the Nioh only.

 

The Bridge of Bone:

Name Weapon Head Armor Torso Armor Arm Guards Leg Guards Foot Guards Notes
Gonbei the Nameless Yari-ori Hammer Rogue Rogue Rogue Rogue Rogue  
Otaro the Decadent Senjuin Tachi Wakan Ambush Unit Ambush Unit Ambush Unit Ambush Unit Looks exactaly the same as Samurai_Gaiden.

 

The Conspirators/The Unrepentant Thief:

Name Weapon Head Armor Torso Armor Arm Guards Leg Guards Foot Guards Notes
Teppei the Water Stone Magoroku Kunemoto Dual Katanas Karakawa Karakawa Karakawa Karakawa Karakawa  
Kunitsugu the Landsurfer Greatspear Butterfly Unit Leader's Unit Leader's Unit Leader's Unit Leader's The Conspirators only.
Hajinmon4Life Masakari Axe Pirate none Pirate Pirate Pirate  
Gluttonus Sirohiohei Greatspear Unit Leader's Unit Leader's Unit Leader's Unit Leader's Unit Leader's The Unrepentant Thief only.

 

The Ogress/The Disappearing Rantajai/The Three Souls:

Name Weapon Head Armor Torso Armor Arm Guards Leg Guards Foot Guards Notes
Redbeard Kumazo Sasaho Spear Unit Leader's Unit Leader's Unit Leader's Unit Leader's Unit Leader's The Ogress/The Three Souls only, in different locations..
Ginji the Slicer Hachiyashu Kusarigama Gyousha's Gyousha's Gyousha's Gyousha's Gyousha's The Ogress/The Three Souls only, in different locations.
Tentaro the Body Smasher Seki Kaneyoshi Dual Tachi Gyousha's Gyousha's Gyousha's Gyousha's Gyousha's The Disappearing Rantajai only.

 

Revenant Types & Strategies

Heavy Weapons

Fast Weapons




    • Anonymous

      05 Oct 2017 16:32  

      As a Ninja with mobility movement A bonus, I often press X to jump into range of them attack with heavy or light (usually heavy) and then dodge back again. The AI that governs the revenants is better then the mob AI but it doesn't really know when to preemptively block. Attacking twice isn't recommended as they will block and no damage will get though. With this method you can deal damage and safely retreat. Chip away at them to your hearts content.

      Note - I use the Kusaiagama

      • Anonymous

        23 Aug 2017 16:07  

        I stumbled across a hassle free and 2 second method for slaying revenants when I was lower level, using a shuriken to make them guard, then firing off a Mizuchi summon talisman. This knocks every revenant flat, which is an easy way to get in a stab on the ground. Very few survived, and those that did got a combo from behind. Are there any other good options for this? Obviously there's the counterattack route.

        • Anonymous

          10 Mar 2017 13:43  

          Has anyone else found a guy named Isono Heisaburo? I fell on him and killed him. He then said something about wanting to see nanba again and left behind a revenant grave which said "Impaled by william". This was in A Defiled Holy Mountain mission.

          • Anonymous

            24 Feb 2017 12:05  

            Honestly I feel like the revenant system makes gearing up way to easy, espacially in ng+ where everyone has full green gear.
            There is basically no more reason to use the smithing in the game (which i liked), only one player needs to craft the perfect gear and it will spread to every other player over time like a *****ing Epidemic.

            • 16 Feb 2017 16:02  

              Weird issue with player revenants lately, getting weapon and armor drops from them with completely blank special effects pages even though they're Blue and Purple rarity.

              • Anonymous

                12 Feb 2017 03:31  

                I think I just discovered that any armor you get from a revenant will not be able to be refashioned onto other armor if you didn't have it already also any set armor you get from a revenant will not give their set bonuses

                • Anonymous

                  11 Feb 2017 12:56  

                  What is up with the red lil sword mounds next to the level? I'm thinking it's the degree of difficulty but not certain. Does any1 know?

                  • Anonymous

                    08 Feb 2017 19:14  

                    Im too lazy to make an account, but basically the item drop rate of the gear that the revenant is carrying is lower the higher the rarity of the weapon. It feels like this because ive met (until now) 10 people with one blue item and 5 purple, and my luck gave me the blue item instead. I dont know if the item piece itself has a "special" droprate or if the category has a specific droprate(head/weapontype/chest/boots/etc.). But my guess would be that if all gear has the same droprate and all gear is the same colour... You would only have around a 16.66 ℅ roulette chance (or what i should call it). Basically a 16.66℅ chance that it would be the item you want. Im going to fight about 100 of them and see how many drop ochoko cups and give a new feedback on that later.

                    Sincere ~ NMC.

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