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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    • Anonymous

      12 Feb 2019 08:23  

      The easiest boss in the game. A single use of living weapon beats it almost instantly. Anyone dying to this thing must suck, really really bad.

      • Anonymous

        03 Jan 2019 10:41  

        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

          07 Oct 2018 13:42  

          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.

          • 11 Feb 2017 07:39  

            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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