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Smithing Texts

Smithing text are rare key items that allow the crafting of addtional items at the blacksmith forge.  Once obtained the item is permanently unlocked for that charcter to craft.  Most smithing texts are dropped by bosses, some by random enemies and few are by obtained DLC only.  Any of these item can be found normally in the game but crafted varients of armor have lower stat requirements and a chance at being a level 160 if the mission The Queen's Eyes has been completed on NG+.

Sword Smithing Texts

Item

Set name

Mission for Text

Region

Obtained from

Heshikiri Hasebe Tactician's Ingenuity Kanbei and the Overlord Kyushu  
Atagi Sadamune The Crossed Sickles The Conspirators Chugoku Mission Reward
Oninamida Muramasa Head of the Iga Ninja

The Way of the Ninja Novice

The Way of the Ninja Veteran

Dojo

Rare Drop from Hattori Hanzo 
Hikoemon Ichimonji Legendary Mikawa Warrior Immortal Flame Sekigahara  Mission Reward
Sohaya Tsurugi Tranquil Foundations Desperate Retreat Sekigahara   
Hoshi-kiri Tachi Samurai from Dark Lands The Samurai from Sawayama Omi  Rare Drop from Obsidian Samurai
Taisharyu Wooden Sword Strategist of Legend

The Way of the the Warrior: Adept

The Way of the Warrior: Veteran

Dojo

Rare Drop from Marume Nagayoshi 
Sozasa Monji National Unity The Demon King Revealed  Omi Rare Drop from Oda Nobunaga
Haccho Nenbutsu Saika's Yatagarasu Immortal Flame  Sekigahara Rare Drop from Saika Magoichi  
Nami-oyogi Kanemitsu Warrior of the West's Honor Invitation from the Warrior of the West Kyushu  Rare Drop from Tachibana Muneshige
Ishida Masamune Daiichi Daiman Daikichi A Defiled Holy Mountain  Omi Rare Drop from Ishida Mitsunari
Tengu-kiri Yagyu's Shinkage Style Zen and Sword are One Dojo Rare Drop from Yagyu Sekishusai
Raikiri   A Request From Ginchiyo  Kyushu Mission Reward
Furiwakegami Hiromitsu   Heir to the Nioh   Mission Reward
Kaikunigo   Crimson Will   Mini Boss at the end of the mission
Magaragiri Kanemoto   The Siege of Osaka (Winter)   Mission Reward (Way of the Wise, DLC2)
Nikkari Aoe   The Loyalty of Demons   Mission Reward (Way of the Nioh, DLC3)
Dodanuki Masakuni   The Grand Tournament   Mission Reward (Way of the Nioh, DLC3)
Dragon Sword Dragon Ninja The Master Ninja   Drop from Jin Hayabusa  (Way of the Nioh, DLC3 mission)
Onimaru Kunitsuna   Marobashi   Mission Reward (Way of the Strong)
Kusanagi Tsurugi   Marobashi   Rare Drop from Yagyu Sekishusai
O-Denta Mitsuyo   Hyakki Yagyo
Night Falls Again
  Rare Drop from Hundred Eyes
Rare Drop from Revenant wearing Demon God Visor
Doji-kiri Yasutsuna   Hyakki Yagyo   Rare Drop from Hundred Eyes

 

Dual Sword Smithing Texts

 

Spear Smithing Texts

 

Axe Smithing Texts

Item

Set Name

Mission for Text

Region

Obtained From

Kaido Axe Kaido-maru The Invincible Dojo Sakata Kintoki
Gozutenno's Axe Samurai from Dark Lands The Samurai from Sawayama Omi Obsidian Samurai
Axe of Judgment None The Queen's Eyes Tower of London Derrick the Executioner
Genno's Hammer   A Warrior of Keen Judgement   Mission Reward (Way of the Nioh)
Kishin Hammer   Hyakki Yagyo   Mission Reward (Way of the Demon)
Ryomen Sakuna's Axe   Guardian in the Shadows   Mission Reward (Way of the Nioh)
Mononobe Axe   Return of the Gourd   Rare Drop from Obsidian Samurai
Pickaxe   Night Falls Again   Rare Drop from Revenant wearing Woman's Face Visor
Tatewari Axe True Date Family Loyalist The One-Eyed Dragon's Castle
Hands of the Dragon
  Rare Drop from Katakura Shigenaga
Ame-No-Mahitotsu's Axe   Scion of Virtue
The Fare for the Afterlife
  Rare Drop from 10 Sanada Braves - Miyoshi Seikainyudo (wielding an axe)
Swordsmith's Hammer   The Abyss   Clear Floor 50

 

Kusarigama Smithing Texts

Item

Set Name

Mission for text

Region

Obtained From

Onikiba Kusarigama Head of the Iga Ninja

The Way of the Ninja: Adept

The Way of the Ninja: Veteran

Dojo

Rare Drop from Hattori Hanzo
Shishido Kusarigama None A Clash of Sickles Dojo Rare drop from Shisenin Kosen
Hayabusa Style Kusarigama   The Master Ninja   Rare drop from Jin Hayabusa
Sayoarashi   Iga-Style   Mission Reward (Way of the Strong)
Shiranui   Two in the Shadows   Rare Drop from Okatsu
Narukami   A Gilded Deception   Rare Drop from fourth Revenant
Isurugi   Scion of Virtue   Sanada 10 Braves - Yuri Kamanosuke (with blue Kusarigama)
Yukishiro   Scion of Virtue   Sanada 10 Braves - Kirigakure Saizo (with white Kusarigama)

 

Odachi Smithing Texts

Item

Set Name

Mission for text

Region

Obtained From

Kamui   Disturbance in the North   Rare Drop from Revenant
Usami Nagamitsu He Who Never Retreats Hands of the Dragon   Rare Drop from Date Shigezane
Sekishu Kazusada Seven Misfortunes, Eight Hardships Scion of Virtue   Rare drop from Sanada 10 Braves - Miyoshi Isanyudo (with Odachi)
Monoshizao   Ganryu   Rare Drop from Sasaki Kojiro
Mijinmaru   The Last Samurai   Rare Drop from Revenant, arena when fighting alongside Yukimura

 

Tonfa Smithing Texts

Item

Set Name

Mission for text

Region

Obtained From

Twin Dragon Tonfa   A Crimson Fortress   Mission Reward (Way of the Wise)
Yin-Yang Tonfa   Dance of the Yokai   Mission Reward (Way of the Wise)
Sarutobi's Gunsticks Leader of the Ten Braves Siege of Osaka (Winter)
The Fare for the Afterlife
  Rare Drop from Sarutobi Sasuke
Anji's Tonfa   Scion of Virtue   Sanada 10 Braves - Mochizuki Rokuro (one with tonfa)
Kyakuja Tonfa   The Last Samurai   Rare Drop from Revenant, arena when fighting alongside Yukimura

 

Bow Smithing Texts

Item

Set name

Mission for Text

Region

Obtained From

Raishodo   Everlasting Duty   Mission Reward (Way of the Nioh)
Warrior of the West Bow Warrior of the West's Honor Invitation from the Warrior of the West
The Two Kings: Nioh
The Grand Tournament
  Rare Drop from Tachibana Muneshige
Yoichi Bow   Secrets of the Dead
The Bovine Demon
  Rare Drop from Senji Tome's Grandfather

 

Rifle Smithing Texts

Item

Set name

Mission for Text

Region

Obtained From

Ravenwing Rifle Saika's Yatagarasu Immortal Flame
The Watcher in Darkness
  Rare Drop from Saika Magoichi
Tatsuke-style Matchlock   The Siege of Osaka (Winter)   Dev-placed Revanant names "Crack Shot Kagesumi",
located down the left ladder when going left from the second shrine.

 

Handcannon Smithing Texts

Item

Set name

Mission for Text

Region

Obtained From

Bellowing Tenryu   Secrets of the Dead   Rare Drop from Senji Tome's grandfather
Tatsuke-style Cannon   The Siege of Osaka (Winter)   Dev-placed Revanant names "Crack Shot Kagesumi",
located down the left ladder when going left from the second shrine.
Lightning Cannon   The Last Samurai   Rare Drop from Revenant, arena when fighting alongside Yukimura

 

Light Armor Set Smithing Texts

 

Medium Armor Set Smithing Texts

 Item

 Set Name

 Mission for Text

Region

 Obtained From

Kingo's Armor  The Crossed Sickles  The Conspirators    Mission Reward
 Fanatic's Armor  Legendary Mikawa Warrior

Immortal Flame

Sekigahara   Mission Reward
 Warrior of the West  Warrior of the West's Honor

 An Invitation From the Warrior of the West

The Two Kings

   Rare Drop From Tachibana Muneshige
 Genius Strategist Armor  Strategist of Legend

 The Way of the Warrior: Adept

The Way of the Warrior: Veteran

Dojo

 Rare Drop From Marume Nagayoshi
Demon King's Armor National Unity

The Demon King Revealed

A Meeting on the Other Shore

  Rare Drop From Oda Nobunaga
Gallantry Armor Daiichi Daiman Daikichi

A Defiled Holy Mountain

  Rare Drop From Ishida Mitsunari
Karakawa Armor  

Return of the Gourd

  Mission Reward (Way of the Strong)
Swallowtail Set Exemplary Eye for Elegance

Hands of the Dragon

  MIssion Reward (Way of the Demon)
Armor of the One-Eyed Dragon One-Eyed Dragon's Ambition

The One-Eyed Dragon's Castle

  Rare Drop from Date Masamune
Scion of Virtue's Set Righteous in the Eyes of Heaven

Scion of Virtue

  Rare Drop from Sanada Yukimura
Sanada Crimson Set The Red of Devotion

Unyielding Hellfire

  Rare Drop from Sanada Yukimura
The Last Great General Set Intentions of a Gallant Warrior

Sanada's Resolve

  Rare Drop from Sanada Yukimura
Armor of the Rising Sun Mid Heaven's Light

The Last Samurai

  Rare Drop from Toyotomi Hideyori
Child of the Sun's Armor Unifier of the Warring States

The Last Samurai

  Rare Drop from Toyotomi Hideyori

 

Heavy Armor Set Smithing Texts

 Item 

 Set Name 

 Mission For Text 

Region

 Obtained From

The Raging Bull Armor  The Heroic Raging Bull  Finders, Keepers    Mission Reward 
 Greater Good Armor  Tranquil Foundations  Desperate Retreat    Mission Reward
 Warrior of the East's Armor  Warrior of the East's Honor

 The Champion of the East 

The Defiled Castle 

The Two Kings: Nioh 

  Rare Drop From Honda Tadakatsu
Kaido Armor Kaido-maru

The Invincible

Dojo

Rare Drop From Sakata Kintoki
Obsidian Armor Samurai from Dark Lands

The Samurai from Sawayama

Omi

Rare Drop from Obsidian Samurai
Armor of the Exceptional Japan's Bravest

Sekigahara

Sekigahara

Rare Drop from Shima Sakon
Master Swordsman's Armor A Master Swordsman's Power

The Grimmest Blades

Dojo

Rare drop from Ashikaga Yoshiteru
Tower of London Armor Set  

Complete all missions in the base game (no DLC required)

  Mission Reward (Way of the Wise)
Tatenashi Armor Set The God of War Looks Down

Return of the Gourd

  Rare Drop from Oda Nobunaga
Unrivalled Warrior's Set He Who Never Retreats

Hands of the Dragon

  Rare Drop from Date Shigezane
General of Kigetsu's Set Seven Misfortunes, Eight Hardships

Scion of Virtue
Sanada's Resolve

  10 Sanada Braves - Unno Rokuro (the one with the Sword at the end of each level)
Hiraishi Armor Set Dragon God's Sacred Treasure Scion of Virtue
Sanada's Resolve
  10 Sanada Braves - Miyoshi Isanyudo (the one with the Odachi)
Governor of Tosa's Set Champion of Tosa The Last Samurai   Rare Drop from Revenant, arena when fighting alongside Yukimura

 

Miscellaneous Armor Smithing Texts

 Item

 Set name

 Mission For Text

 Region

Obtained From

 Kodama Bowl  None  Complete alll missions in the base game (no DLC required)  Omi Mission Reward (Way of the Strong)
Nioh Incarnate Set Nioh Incarnate Digital Deluxe Edition DLC  Ebay Boons Reward at Shrine (Not Obtainable Currently)
Sanada Crimson Set The Red of Devotion Digital Deluxe Edition DLC Ebay Boons Reward at Shrine (Not Obtainable Currently)
Golden Nioh Armor None All All Boons Reward at Shrine
Onryoki Kabuto None Isle of Demons Kyushu Rare Drop from Onryoki
Hino-Enma Kabuto None Deep in the Shadows Kyushu Rare Drop from Hino-Enma
Ogress Mask None Memories of Death-Lilies Tokai Rare Drop from Ogress
Lucky Tankui Kabuto None JP Exclusive DLC All Boons Reward at Shrine
Visitor's Dragon Kabuto None JP Exclusive DLC All Boons Reward at Shrine
Good Fox Kabuto None JP Exclusive DLC All Boons Reward at Shrine
Red Kappa Kabuto   Complete all missions in the base game (no DLC required)   Mission Reward (Way of the Demon)
Ogosho's Hood   Raid on the Hirano River   Mission Reward (Way of the Nioh)
Moon Charm Kabuto   Courage and Wisdom   Mission Reward (Way of the Nioh)
Black Fox Mask   Watcher in Darkness
Bearer of Ill Tidings
Dance of the Yokai
  Rare Drop from Onmyo Mages
White Fox Mask   Watcher in Darkness
Bearer of Ill Tidings
Dance of the Yokai
  Rare Drop from Onmyo Mages
Royal Horned Helm   The Sparrow Flies Again   Rare Drop from Date Masamune
Suwahossho Kabuto   Crimson Will   Rare Drop from miniboss
Dokisai's Kabuto   Crimson Will   Rare Drop from Revenants
Takezo's Headband   The Grand Tournament   Rare Drop from Miyamoto Musashi
Golden Sun Kabuto   The Last Samurai   Rare Drop from Revenant, arena when fighting alongside Yukimura
Frolicking Cats Kabuto   The Abyss   Complete Floor 108

 

Useable Item Smithing Texts

 Item

 Mission For Text

 Region

 Obtained From

 Raven Tengu Tokko  The Three Souls  Tokai Rare Drop from Raven Tengu
 Sacred Bush  Immortal Flame  Sekigahara Mission Reward
 Yokai Water Pot  The Guardian of the Underworld  Chugoku Mission Reward
Summoner's Candle The Malefactors Kinki Mission Reward
Shingiku Medicine The Inheritance   Mission Reward
Saisetsu-shin's Sake Master of the Twin Blades   Mission Reward
Daion-jin's Sake The Mountain of Remorse   Mission Reward
Sticky Pot The Bridge of Bone   Mission Reward
Sacred Ash The Fallen Omnyo Mages   Mission Reward
Shinobi Box The Rising Shadows   Mission Reward
Whetstone Yokai Country   Mission Reward
Inhabited Kodama Bowl     Clear all missions on Way of the Strong
White Ochocko Cup The Abyss   Clear Floor 5
Amulet of Camaraderie The Abyss   Clear Floor 10
Mud Jar The Abyss   Clear Floor 15
Burning Oil Jar The Abyss   Clear Floor 20
Arrow Proof Amulet The Abyss   Clear Floor 25
Tengu's Fan The Abyss   Clear Floor 30
Anima Stone The Abyss   Clear Floor 35
Soul Stone The Abyss   Clear Floor 40
Jewel of Life The Abyss   Clear Floor 45

 

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Nioh/comments/5ux1os/setweapon_text_locations_guide/
Source: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1318404538





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