Sword of Execution

Skill Point Cost
Skill Type
Mystic Art
Cleared Mission "Zen and Sword are One"

Sword of Execution is a Sword Skill in Nioh


Sword of Execution Description

"Increases damage dealt when attacking an enemy from behind with a sword"



Sword of Execution Command

  • N/A




  • Applies to finishing blows, Water Shadow follow up, Haze follow up
  • Approximately doubles your damage from behind, Numbers vary depending on difficulty and level of mission.
  • Makes the sword class a very safe option for slaying yokai, as most of them cannot turn fast enough to punish your 3-4 hit combo in mid stance.
  • If you can parry with Water Shadow, the follow up is almost guarenteed to one shot any humanoid enemy you fight. Only high level phantoms take a few more hits after landing this attack.


Katana Skills
Backwave  ♦  Backwave II  ♦  Deadly Eye  ♦  Fatal Fists  ♦  Flash Attack  ♦  Flowing Shadow  ♦  Flux  ♦  Flux II  ♦  Full Moon Kata: I  ♦  Grapple  ♦  Haze  ♦  Haze: II  ♦  Head Wave: II  ♦  Heaven Flash  ♦  Iai Quickdraw  ♦  Iai Quickdraw: II  ♦  Iai Quickdraw: III  ♦  Indomitable Spirit  ♦  Ki Pulse: Earth  ♦  Ki Pulse: Heaven  ♦  Ki Pulse: Man  ♦  Kick  ♦  Leaf Glide  ♦  Living Water: Earth  ♦  Living Water: Heaven  ♦  Living Water: Man  ♦  Melee Mastery  ♦  Morning Light  ♦  Morning Moon  ♦  Night Rain  ♦  Purify Yokai Realm  ♦  Quadrisect  ♦  Relentless  ♦  Relentless I  ♦  Swallow's Wing  ♦  Swallow's Wing II  ♦  Swift Step  ♦  Sword Ki  ♦  Sword of Discernment  ♦  Sword of Meditation  ♦  Sword of Salvation  ♦  Tiger Sprint  ♦  Water Shadow  ♦  Water Shadow: II

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    • Anonymous

      For anyone wondering, this was nerfed a while ago. Info on the page is wrong and outdated (like most pages here), you don't do double damage, it's more like 1/4 or 1/3 more. Still better than the counterpart skill especially when you stack it with other buffs

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