Weapons in Nioh and information about their stats is shown below. You may equip 2 melee weapons and 2 ranged weapons with ammunition. Weapons are color coded by their rarity: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Exotic. The rarer the item, the more beneficial status effects it will possess. In New Game Plus, in the Way of the Strong difficulty, you can earn a green colored rarity called Divine Weapons and once reaching Way of the Wise - Ethereal Weapons will begin to appear.
Equipping a weapon effectively requires a minimum value in specific Stats. You can level up stats to meet a minimum requirement by spending Amrita at Shrines. Equipping a weapon you do not meet the minimum requirements for results in a halved attack multiplier as well as an inability to make use of the passive Status Effects.
FamiliarityIndicates how much you have used an item. The higher your familiarity, the better a chance at finding the Smith Amrita when you disassemble it. Familiarity increases weapon damage and increases its value when offered to the Shrine.
ProficiencyRaising your proficiency with a weapon class earns you Samurai Skill Points. Raising Proficiency requires that you inflict damage using that weapon class.
AttackAffects how much damage you deal with your weapon.
Status EffectsA weapon may be empowered by status effects and elemental damage.
Attack MultiplierAffects your attack power.
Change to AttackA "Change to attack (stat/condition)" indicates that the weapon scales with that stat or condition. It is the degree to which the named stat/condition affects attack.
BreakAffects how much Ki it lost when blocking your attacks. The higher the number, the easier you may break through an enemy's guard.
Swords are particularly good for their balance of speed, power and range. The Sword Skill tree incorporates improvements to Ki.
|Katanas||Special Effect||ATK Multiplier (150)||Heart||Strength||Skill||Break||Parry|
|Wooden Sword||⊗ Proficiency Bonus +[60-80]%||541||B+||C||C||50||30|
⊗ Yokai Close Combat Damage +20%
⊗ Extend Purification Opening
|Ishida Masamune||⊗ Set: Daiichi Daiman Daikichi||626||B+||D+||D+||62||38|
⊗ Lightning +[4-12]
⊗ Change to Attack (Spirit) +[C-A]
⊗ Set: Warrior of the West's Honor
⊗ Water +[4-12]
⊗ Set: Legendary Mikawa Warrior
⊗ Fire +[4-12]
|Heshikiri Hasebe||⊗ Set: Tactician's Ingenuity||601||B+||C||C||58||35|
⊗ Set: The Crossed Sickles
⊗ Water +[4-12]
⊗ Set: Yagyu's Shinkage Style
⊗ Skill Ki Reduction +[15-20]%
|Oninamida Muramasa||⊗ Set: Head of the Iga Ninja||609||B+||C||C||58||38|
|Furiwakegami Hiromitsu||⊗ Close Combat Attack Ki Reduction +[17.8-22.8]%||611||B+||C||C||60||37|
|O-Denta Mitsuyo||⊗ Water +[6-16]||621||B+||D+||C+||58||40|
|Mikazuki Munechika||⊗ Lightning +[6-16]||624||B+||D+||C+||57||40|
|Hoshi-kiri Tachi||⊗ Set: Samurai from Dark Lands||624||B+||D+||C+||58||40|
|Juzumaru Tsunetsugu||⊗ Earth +[4-12]||624||B+||D+||C+||55||43|
⊗ Set: Tranquil Foundations
⊗ Earth +[4-12]
|Onimaru Kunitsuna||⊗ Fire +[4-12]||628||B+||D+||C+||58||41|
|Sozasa Monji||⊗ Set: National Unity||631||B+||C||C||63||38|
|Doji-kiri Yasutsuna||⊗ Wind +[6-16]||631||B+||D+||C+||59||45|
|Taisharyu Wooden Sword||
⊗ Set: Strategist of Legend
⊗ Proficiency Bonus
|Haccho Nenbutsu||⊗ Set: Saika's Yatagarasu||611||B+||C||C||60||36|
⊗ Change to Attack (Spirit) A
⊗ Status Ailments Relieved (Purification)
⊗ Close Combat Attack (Purification)
⊗ Fire Damage (Weapon)
⊕ Yokai Close Combat Damage +[14???]%
⊕ Yokai Item Drop Rate +[10???]%
|Magaragiri Kanemoto||⊗ Human Close Combat Damage||B+||C||C||57||46|
|Kaikunigo||⊗ Fire Damage (Weapon)||637||B+||D+||C+||59||41|
⊗ Set: Dragon Ninja
⊗ Yokai Close Combat Damage +%
|Dodanuki Masakuni||⊕ Nullify Weakening (Weapons) +%||637||B+||C||C||57||43|
I'm looking for explanations of the color based skill descriptions. For example my Raikiri Level 25 has: "Change to Attack (Spirit) B" in purple color, Lightning +9 in Blue, Break +18 in White and two more in White. The numbers are all in Blue, because my Proficiency is at max right at the moment (at least that color code i have understand ^^). I have items which have even a yellow colored text. Maybe this shows the rarity of the stat? So white, blue, purple, yellow in ascending order?
does anyone know if its possible to farm a purple bastard sword from the first level in the game?
Updated katana list.
Where can I find a list of all the new weapons from bloodsheds end? I saw two Odachi's I haven't found yet. The only new one I have is the Bone looking one.
Hi, i am wondering about the weapons from the dlc, if i buy the season pass, do i get access to the Tonkas and Odachi in the beginning of the game? Can i select my prefered weapon as the Tonkas so that i can start with them at the beginning of the game. Thanks in advance.
Do you get the buffs from a weapon you equip but not using?
What is the better option to do with a weapon? Disassemble, offer to get amrita, sell, or keep it in stock?
'Sup guys i've a question for ya. Can every Katana has the same bonus effects? I mean I tried to get 'change on attack (heart) A-' but i could not.
So, in the meantime i'm using Namiyogi Kanemitsu because it has this effect.
Wait, I don't get it.
There is no minimal requirements in strength or dexterity to use a weapon, right? So what is the point to level up this stats? Why not just use my points to level up Body Heart and Magic?
So, Kusanagi Tsurugi is the best sword in the game, barring elemental weaknesses, or is this list incomplete?
Hey great article I'm wondering what it means when your ranged weapon icons have a reddish background as opposed to normal gear colored icon. I'm think it might mine some inability to use the weapon fully ? But they are no requirements for ranged weapons. So I'm still scratching my head on this one ? Any idea ? I notice sometimes it's red and sometimes it isn't. Doesn't seem related to min/max familiarity either
Hey all so I'm playing NIoh and Love it but I'm having a bit of confusion when it comes to understanding weapons. If I have reached the MAX familiarity level for that weapon, can I level the weapon up like in DS or BB or do I disassemble it and start on a new weapon? Also, in the beginning you pick two preferable weapons, if it better to stick to those weapons or does it matter?
Thanks for the help!