Guardian Spirit Protection

Bonus Lvl 1 Lvl 30 Spirit req.
Spirit Protection 20% 23%  
Amrita Sense      
Sense Enemies      
Amrita Earned +12.5% +20% 20
Special Effects (Critical) +15% +20% 23
Retrieve Lost Amrita 75% 85% 25

Living Weapon

Bonus Lvl 1 Lvl 30  
Attack Enhancement 5% 5%  
Water 30 50  
Usable Time (seconds) 10 10  
Might 500 600  
Action B- B  
Recovery A+ A+  
Tenacity B- B-  
Amrita Gauge Rate A- A-  

Saoirse is the Guardian Spirit of William, the reason for his everlasting life.
Guardian Spirits can be chosen to provide the player with certain benefits.
Activate Living Weapon by pressing + (B + Y on Xbox/Steam controller) when the Amrita Gauge is full.


Aquatic guardian spirit that resembles the Merrow of Celtic legend, with feathered wings and a fish's tail. Saoirse can warn of impending danger and sense Amrita. She has been with William since he was a child, and is both friend and family to him now - or perhaps something more. Her name is pronounced "SEER-shuh" and means "freedom" in Gaelic.

How to Obtain

Strategies and Notes

  • The Guardian Spirit Talisman effect involves Saoirse flying towards the target and building up a large splash attack. The charging takes some time, but the spell deals a lot of Water damage, and the player is allowed to perform actions while the spell is charging. Saoirse will also grant a buff that increase the Amrita Gauge Rate, and makes Amrita appear when you hit enemies.
  • Saoirse offers a persistent Divination Talisman effect, though she lacks the Kodama Sense.
  • Saoirse has an excellent Amrita insurance effect, one that's superior to that of Narikama Tanuki.
  • Her talisman effect and high Amrita Gauge Rate make her excellent for filling up the Amrita Gauge and triggering the Living Weapon. That being said, Saoirse's active Living Weapon doesn't last long, and is relatively weak.


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    • Anonymous

      So lemme get this straight...William crossed the world, faced warriors, demons, armies, and dangerous environs to save his spirit fae waifu...then marries the kunoichi that doesn't even realistically like him instead? O...Kay.

      • Anonymous

        Her buff is the same as Extraction and Pleiades but doesn't benefit from anything you've got that increases its duration. Her buff will actually override Extraction and Pleiades with her shorter duration, so if you use those a lot, Saoirse's buff is a straight downgrade.

        • Anonymous

          The fact that she has the shortest living weapon duration is negligible by the fact you can use the buff from her spirit attack to extended the duration beyond any other guardian spirit. The buff also helps recharge living weapon.

          • Anonymous

            So since she speaks Irish Gaelic, and looks like what a Skandinavian mermaid would look like, a fun lore theory behind the guardian spirits might be that they all are mythological creatures from all lands. Like, if Team Ninja really wants it, you could have a Satyr guardian spirit, a Manticore guardian spirit or even a Gnome guardian spirit.

            Make dwarftossing a thing in Nioh TN! Don't let me down!

            • Anonymous

              Is there armor that benifits her? Like how Demon King set benifits attack and defence when Tengen Kujaku is used.

              • Anonymous

                If you know how to use her, she is OP. In fact I would argue that she is the most powerful of all the spirits.

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