White Tiger

General Info
HP Amrita Location
?? ?? The Demon of Mount Hiei
Weak Resistant Immune
Water Lit/Pois/Para N/A

White Tiger is a Boss in Nioh. Pronounced BYAH-koh. The White Tiger is one of the four legendary beast-gods of the cardinal directions, said to be protector of the West. It takes the form of a magnificent tiger covered in gleaming white fur. Traditionally worshipped alongside the Blue Dragon of the East, the Vermillion Bird of the South, and the Black Turtle of the North. After the shield around Mount Hiei was broken, it released the aratama fiends, which subsumed a yokai cat known as a Nekomata and transformed it into the White Tiger.


A combination of Byakko and a Nekomata, the White Tiger has the face of a cat, body of a large dog and split tails.



Possible Drops

  • Chunin Apparel: Joi
  • Hasebe Kunishige Dual Katana
  • Vassal's Armor (M): Kote
  • Mino-Den Dual Uchigatana
  • Brawler's Armor (M): Suneate
  • Black Steel Axe
  • Shinobi Apparel: Zukin
  • White Tiger Fur smithing material


Combat Information

  • Health: ??
  • Ki: ??
  • Can it be parried? Can it be Stunlocked? Can it be critically hit when out of Ki?
  • Twilight: Yes, different attacks: No. Spawns with a mage and at about 50% and less Skeleton Archers will be spawned in the corners of the arena.



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Strategy 1 (Melee)

Buff weapon with Water. A solid strategy to attack himfrom the side. When he uses Scratch there is a major opening where you can dash forward and get beside him to punish him. Avoid staying behind as he has a one shot ability to grab you between his tails. Keep moving around him and not letting him get the chance to catch you. Don't get too greedy with those hits or you'll regret it. When he is below 50% HP your  Guardian Spirit should be able to take care of the rest.


Strategy 2 (Magic)

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White Tiger Twilight Strategy

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White Tiger has two attack phases. In the first phase, it chases the player down with pounces and claw swipes. In the second phase, it gathers energy in the spirit stone in its right eye socket, gaining the ability to shoot deadly lasers.

First Phase
Tail Bash and Grab Slams it's tails down on any players behind it, then uses its tails to grab them and throw them to the ground. You can avoid the grab even if you get hit with the tail bash.
Scratch Swings either one of his arms down (can combo up to 3 swings).
Pounce Tenses up, then flies across the arena, damaging anything in its way. Dodge to the side at the last moment.
Flip Does a back flip, smacking the player with its tails.
Spin Attack Spins around to hit players at its sides or rear. Keep your distance once you see the cue for this.
Second Phase
Eye Beam Charges energy in its right eye, then shoots out a laser and sweeps it across the ground in front of it. Side-stepping this attack is not too difficult.
Flame Dart Jumps and does a somersault while shooting flaming projectiles at the player.


Yokai Lore / History

I'm mythology, the White Tiger was a guardian deity that was associated with the West. In Chinese lore, it is said that the White Tiger only appears if the emperor rules with absolute virtue or if the entire world is in a state of peace.


Notes & Trivia

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  • Similarities to other titles
  • Bugs and glitches associated to this boss




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    • Anonymous

      It can be blinded, which makes it leap and slash in the wrong direction, just stay behind it and attack after it misses. High stand if you want, you won't be running around, bring a Shinobi box, the blinded status last about 30 seconds.

      • Anonymous

        This boss is super fast, but after you get a hang of what the boss does (like if you're near him after he pounces at you, he does a spin), he's pretty easy. I have this habit of always strafing to the right side of a boss (boss' left side basically) and adjusting to their attack speed, funny thing is, when you're so close to it it will do it's scratch combo and it will usually start with it's left claw, and since I'm strafing to his left (not even dashing, just walking), his attack goes right above me. When it finishes 2 scratches and I'm at his left side, he does a spin 100%. It's telegraphing time is pretty short so I just hit it two times and roll back. While if I'm at his back, he does the grab attack but that one has longer telegraphing time, from what I could tell.

        The game gives you 8 elixirs, you have more health than the boss if anything. You have plenty of room in the arena too, you can keep baiting the boss and see what it does. I died 3 times before I memorized the whole moveset and played accordingly, got him in the 4th attempt. Don't get discouraged by defeats, it only makes you stronger, literally. Don't give up, skeleton!

        • Anonymous

          a bit late but for tips but any way: if you have omnyo casting speed (either gear or mystic art) i recommend fuse-oshi as his guardian spirit talisman will stagger the kitty through all of his attacks (not tested for mid pounce but will stop him if he hasn't leaped yet). three shots applied muddy status effect.

          • Anonymous

            Same strat as most bosses, cast sloth, cast elemental weakness (water), overpower the boss with a strong axe. If you haven't won in 30 seconds you have done something wrong and can just as well restart the fight.

            • Anonymous

              I used a lightning talisman and it melted it's health. I tried using saoirse who isa water guardian and it didn't do nearly anything. Plus she was level 2 or 3 and I was helping s friend on his first play through on way of the samurai difficulty. Don't use water, try lightning.

              • I was struggling but two things made this almost easy. Dodge towards him, especially on the claw swipe. Keep the devastating talisman debuff on him, this makes his attacks almost trivial.

                • Anonymous

                  Quite annoying boss, if you get caught by the scratch mostly you will die (stunlock 4 scratches). Tail grab is one shot(i have 2k hp). You can try to hit his right eye(the glowing eye) to stagger him and follow up some hit. Always dodge to the left if possible. First phase should be easy, at 2nd phase eat a damage up pill and living weapon should clean up the fight.

                  • Anonymous

                    This boss will start to stagger when his life runs out, you can living weapon him down at this point. Getting there will take some effort. You should learn to dodge his swipes. You should be aware that he swipes much quicker if you are very near him and at his front, so the timing is different. Aim to flank him and get to his side. You don't want to get hit by his pounce, it may one shot you. Plenty of his attacks punish the front, so keep moving and flank him. He has a spin counter if you keep at his blind spots, so don't stay too long and back up. If he is pouncing, and he brushes you with his side or rear leg, that's a hit; a very painful one. Don't be greedy in the combos, there will be a time once his ki drains and he starts to stagger. Living weapon can finish him. For any laser attack he tries, rush to his side, preferably near his rear, it's a good blind spot.

                    • For melee strategy, i suggest attacking from the side rather than the rear. It has a nasty tail grab n smash when you're behind.

                      Resists might need some reevaluating, i fought the cat using raikiri and it melted like no boss before it.

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