Sanada Yukimura

General Info
HP Amrita Location
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Sanada Maru

Weak Resistant Immune
Lit/Earth Fire/Wind


Sanada Yukimura is a Boss in Nioh


The general defending Osaka Castle, known as The Last Sengoku Hero.



Possible Drops

  • Amrita: ??
  • Co-Op Amrita: ?? 

Combat Information

  • Health: ??
  • Ki: ??



Video Strategy

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Strategy 1 - Melee Stair cheese

There are 3 stages in this fight. Depending on Sanada's health:

  1.  75-100% HP
    1. He only uses blockable attacks, no grabs. Dodge away form the flames from his charge attack and guard against all the other attacks.
    2. You have to drain his stamina in this phase. Fast high ki damage attacks work best. For example, sword ki and cloud crush.
    3. The main difficulty is that when he's out of stamina, he becomes very aigle, dodges away from you and in 10 seconds reapplies his living weapon. If you try to hardpress him during this time, you can catch some unnecessary and painful stabs and shots from him. To counter this lure him the the stairs, and when he acsends the stairs to the top platform (whrere you should position yourself beforehand), jump from the platform and prepare. The boss will jump after you. As he lands, hit him and repeat until out of ki, then combo him.
  2.  50-75% HP
    1. Now he uses some new attacks. 
      1. A fast unblockable.
      2. A spirit horse summon.  The steed just rushes forward, and it's very easy just to walk away from it (even without dodging).
    2. Don't engage him while he has living weapon active at all. Just lure him to the stairs and wait until he starts an attack, then jump down to the arena. Keep an eye on his stamina and hit him when you are sure that you hit will rip the last of his stamina away. Repeat until stage 3.
  3. 0-50% HP
    1. He will switch to his wind moth spirit guardian
    2. Watch out when he starts to send your way air atacks (like the raven yokai). When he does so, throw some kunai or shuriken at him, this will drain him of stamina faster. Try to catch him so that your kunai or shurikens made him fall (the thrown weapon must remove the boss'es last stamina in order to achieve that). But be ready to charge to him so that you could land a finish blow. If you are too far, you won't make it in time and the boss shall activate the bird again.
    3. It's usually more convenient to run away from the stairs to the open arena area when the boss atacks with the wind magic. If you can't drain his stamina with the trowing weapons, make sure you position yourself conveniently enough to reach the stairs once he's done with the magic and returns to his other attack moves. During this stage, use block only if you see that you can't run away far enough as many of his attacks will eat away bits of your health even through the block. Sprinting is the key to victory here. As you lower the HP bar of the boss, he will swap the living weapons each time he runs out of stamina. Repeat the steps described in stage 1 and 2 and finish the boss. Do not rely on your own living weapon, as the HP pool of the boss is very large and so is his close combat damage. With Kato (close combat attack increase 20-23%) it was manageable to remove about 15% of the boss'es HP.

Generic advice

  • Firearms reduction and elemental damage reduction are great in this fight
  • If melee, just block& dodge, land 1/2 quick ki draining attacks and repeat until he runs out of ki, then combo him



First Phase
Aerial Spear Slash Throws a Wind elemental projectile while airborne.
Aerial Ground Stab (Wind) Stabs the ground from great height, producing a Wind elemental explosion.
Pistol Fire Fires a pistol
Guardian Spirit Buff (Wind/Fire) Summons a Guardian Spirit, can't be knocked down while buffing.
Aerial Ground Stab (Fire) Stabs the ground from great height, producing a Fire elemental explosion.
Second Phase
Summons Sarutobi Sasuke Will withdraw if Sanada Yukimura is defeated
Janomecha Vortex Janomecha Guardian Spirit Talisman effect.
Enku Charge Enku Guardian Spirit Talisman effect.
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Sanada Yukimura Lore


A legendary warrior, and lover of Lady Yodogimi, he became known as Sanada Yukimura, though he was born with the name "Sanada Nobushige". His body lies buried in Yasui Shrine, located to the west of*****ennoji Temple in Osaka.


Notes & Trivia

  • Voice Actors, if any
  • Similarities to other titles
  • Bugs and glitches associated to this boss




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