Saika Magoichi

General Info
HP Amrita Location
?? ?? Immortal Flame
The Watcher in Darkness
Drops Sakai Rifle
Kuro-Garasu Armor (L): Do
Yatagarasu Armor (L): Kote
Yatagarasu Armor (L): Hizayoroi
Weak Resistant Immune




Saika Magoichi is a Boss in Nioh. This is the 15th Boss that players will encounter. The player will have to face this enemy in order to proceed with the game.


 Saika Magoichi is the head of the Saika, based in western Kii Province (present-day Wakayama Prefecture). The name "Saika Magoichi" is adopted by each successive leader of the Saika; the current Magoichi is a man whose real name is Suzuki Shigetomo. The Saika are a band of traveling mercenaries skilled in firearms, cannons, and other guns. They prefer to fight small guerilla operations than large-scale battles, but they will fight for whoever pays them and have no allegiance to any lord. In the employ of Ken'nyo of Honganji Temple, they occupied Ishiyama Honganji in Osaka and put up fierce resistance against Oda Nobunaga, but they were later defeated during Hideyoshi's Kyushu campaign. They revere the sacred crow Yatagarasu and are said to be able to see spirits and other invisible presences.


Saika Magoichi is the name given to the leader of the Saika Ikki (Buddhist fanatical group). He is famous for arming his troops with arquebuses and donning the yatagarasu as his family crest.




  • Amrita: ??
  • Co-Op Amrita: ??
  • Other: Sakai Rifle, Kuro-Garasu Armor (L): Do, Yatagarasu Armor (L): Kote & Yatagarasu Armor (L): Hizayoroi


Combat Information

  • Health: ??
  • Ki: ??
  • Can be critically hit when out of Ki.
  • Can it be parried? Can it be Stunlocked?
  • Twilight: Y/N, different attacks?



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Strategy 1 (Melee)

Saika Magoichii likes to throw bombs and use ranged attack when engaged, but he will also try to dash William sometimes. Dodge his dash and attack him afterwards, this is his weakest moment. Dual katanas and use low stance are very useful when fighting him, use guardian spirit to knock him down also helps.  You can also throw items at him while he is airborne (i.e. kunai).  This will cause him to fall to the ground for a Grapple attack.
In the immortal flame mission, the fire to the sides is more dangerous to you than to the boss. You can push him into it for damage, but if you stand near the fire, and he grabs you, he will probably throw you into it, which generally kills you.


Strategy 2 (Magic)

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Saika Magoichi Twilight Strategy

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Saika Magoichi has two attack phases. In the first phase, ??. In the second Phase, ??

First Phase
Yatagarasu Wind Blast Saika summons Yatagarasu, who shoots 3 gales at the player. Counts as elemental damage. Not blockable , inflicts wind debuff. To dodge, if near, get behind the bird, if away, move to the side a bit, between the gale shots.
Mid-Air Shot Shoots the player with a firearm while in mid-air (blockable).
Mid-Air Bomb Throws a bomb at the player while in mid-air (blockable). Generally followed by 1 or 2 shots
Grapple Grabs the player with his legs while in mid-air (unblockable). He has to be flying close to you to grab you. Move away from initial position to avoid. If Saika teleports and you lose sight of him, he might have teleported behind you for a grapple, so dodge, then turn around and block, in case it was a shot
Aim & Shoot Shoots the player while his legs are on the ground. Can shoot multiple times , low ki damage, can be side-stepped.
Swordplay Attacks you with his sword while his legs are on the ground.
Sword Dash Dashes forward and slashes you
Second Phase
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Attack Name Description and Counter


Yokai Lore / History

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Notes & Trivia

  • Voice Actors, if any
  • Similarities to other titles
  • There is a glitch where Saika can fall through the floor of the arena in co-op. This seems to mainly be the result of a ground grapple attack, which clips him through the floor when he attempts to get up. This renders the boss fight unfinishable as the exit will be outside the boss arena. The only options are to exit the mission by killing yourself in the fire or reloading the game.




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    • Anonymous

      21 Dec 2020 21:59  

      One key part about this fight is to NOT roll side-way. The boss "arena" is the most deadly part of the fight since it has fire all around (which either kills you really quick or make you waste your Living Weapon in a single second). Pushing the boss into the fire can be a simple yet efficient way of ticking his health a bit.
      One part of the arena is an instant death hole trap which can be seen from the floor below. It's actually possible to kill this boss by striking him toward that part of the area, but doing so will make you unable to gain his drops as the drop will fall in the fire on the floor below.

      • Anonymous

        16 Aug 2020 06:56  

        When he's far from you, block his bullets and bombs and dodge his wind attacks and hit him with ranged attacks afterwards. When he's near you, take your chances and spam some attacks, short-distance fights are not his thing. Just watch out his flying grab and hit him when he falls to the ground. Cool boss and kinda tricky, but not really hard.

        • Anonymous

          04 Sep 2019 10:20  

          Spam Flowing Shadow with a katana. Sometimes if you position yourself right (around his back) and begin FS, you'll end up on his side, and he will try to shoot you where you were previously (completely missing you). Use FS again, he will do the same and he will not block as he is shooting. I could get 3 FS in before he started blocking or just flew up and teleported to another location. Rinse and repeat. Although it is harder to pull off during the main mission boss fight when his arena is surrounded by fire, so watch out not to over-spam it. During the side missions though, it's entirely a viable option. Buff up with anything you want beforehand, and spam away. Be sure to dodge his flying carpet bombing and volley fire though!

          • Anonymous

            09 Oct 2018 19:23  

            Spam melee attacks, he does not block right away, unlike some bosses, so you can get him with a bunch of hits. And if he does block, You can keep going anyway and push him to flames despite his block, though he is fire resistant( 70 per tic, it helps). It's best to be near him because he spams bullets and bombs. Always keep your health high and roll from his gun.He has a stun lock gun combo, where he shoots you three times with huge stagger power per bullet. You won't be able to do anything if you are hit by the first and will get hit by the other two. You can knock him out with a throwable if he flies, and use a finishing blow. Just beware not be hit by his flying grab:

            • Anonymous

              19 Nov 2017 14:07  

              Absurdly easy fight. This shouldn´t be considered a "boss". There are common yokai enemies that are more dangerous than this guy (like the big monks with the long tongue)

              • Anonymous

                10 Jul 2017 09:03  

                You people in the comments are fkn angels. This was the most tilt inducing fight I've ever had in this game til I read that you can throw things to knock him down

                • Anonymous

                  21 Feb 2017 02:27  

                  Shurikens are your friend here. As soon as he flies up, just tap him with a plain ass shuriken and he'll fall down and you can use a ground finisher. Rinse/repeat. EZ mode.

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