The Watcher in Darkness
Kuro-Garasu Armor (L): Do
Yatagarasu Armor (L): Kote
Yatagarasu Armor (L): Hizayoroi
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.
- Saika Magoichi is found in the Immortal Flame Main Mission within the Sekigahara Region. To access the boss, the player must fight their way to the top of a burning tower.
- Saikia is also the boss in The Watcher in Darkness Sub Mission.
- Not optional.
- Amrita: ??
- Co-Op Amrita: ??
- Other: Sakai Rifle, Kuro-Garasu Armor (L): Do, Yatagarasu Armor (L): Kote & Yatagarasu Armor (L): Hizayoroi
- 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.
Secondary Cheese Strategy is to use a good odachi and use high stance and spam heavy attack.
Strategy 2 (Magic)A detailed Strategy goes here. It should feature details on the build, level and recommended weapons and items as well as counters for specific attacks.
Saika Magoichi Twilight Strategy
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Saika Magoichi has two attack phases. In the first phase, ??. In the second 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|
|Description and Counter|
|Attack Name||Description and Counter|
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- 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.