General Info
HP Amrita Location
?? 19,002 Falling Snow
Weak Resistant Immune
Fire Water/Pois/Para N/A

Yuki-Onna is a Boss in Nioh. 

Pronounced YOU-key Oh-na. Yokai women enveloped in a haze of icy cold air. Also treated as incarnations of snow. Yuki-onna is a well known presence in snowy regions; some legends hold that a woman who dies an unatural death during a snowstorm will return as a yuki-onna. Her breath is so powerfully cold that it freezes on contact, and cases of one breath freezing an entire home to death are not unknown.


The Yuki-Onna is a snow-white yokai, with ageless skin and a chilling breath. Cold as ice, she survives on the life force of her victims who she attacks with refined precision and elegance. She is the source of the Ice Butterflies in the area.



Possible Drops

  • Foreigner's Armor (M): Kote
  • Ikkoku Nagayoshi Spear
  • Foreigner's Armor (M): Do
  • Chuin Apparel: Kyahan
  • Onmyo Mage's Hunting Gear: Joi
  • Nokizaru Kusarigama


Combat Information

  • Health: ??
  • Ki: ??
  • Can it be parried? Can it be Stunlocked? Can it be critically hit when out of Ki?
  • Twilight: Y/N, different attacks?
  • Blinding Shells are effective against this boss (Will temporarily blind her so her attacks may miss).
  • Paralysis weapon buffs seem to slow this boss down  (i.e. Paralysis Hemlock Broth)



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Strategy 1 (Melee)

Ranged is a good strategy against her, specifically Rifles and Bows. She is rather low health and will go down faster than other bosses. If you attempt to take her down up close it will be a much more difficult battle. In close quarters, dodge to the side when she tosses projectiles and dodge away when she casts her AoE ice and then dash towards her to land some hits. Taking a punishing strategy works well for melee. Keep your distance until she throws her weapon, then run in and get 1-2 hits in. Quickly dodge away after doing this to avoid her AoE. She will sometimes walk towards you to attack. Dodge past her to avoid being hit, then punish her for this. As before, always dodge away after attacking to avoid being punished yourself.

When her health drops below 50% she will become much more aggressive and ranged is a good option in this case. When she is in her second phase, keeping your distance is crucial. You can interrupt her ranged ice-spike attacks with a quick bow shot. She will charge up a quick and devestating dashing attack during this phase. Dodge to the side to avoid being hit by this. If you are far enough away, she will end the attack before getting to you, offering you a chance to get a few hits in. 

As usual, keep your Guardian Spirit conserved until these final phases.



Strategy 2 (Magic)

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Yuki-Onna Twilight Strategy

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Yuki-Onna has two attack phases. In the first phase, she will use a ranged attack where she throws her weapon. She will also launch several ice-spikes at you if you are distant. In close quarters she will use several AoE attacks to keep you away. In the second Phase, she will use ice-spike attacks that use more spikes. She will also sometimes run up to you to attack you in melee. Her most damaging attack is a charge-up attack in which she will dart across the room towards you with a small blade.

First Phase
Spear Throw

She throws her spear at you hitting multiple times in a row dealing high ki damage if blocked. Best course of action is to dodge to the left or right

Ice Stomp Stomps the ground causing an ice aoe. Get out of range and go back in to punish.
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Second Phase
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Yokai Lore & History

雪女: Yuki Onnna - "Snow Woman". These Yokai of Japanese Folklore are beautiful, ice-cold creatures of eternal youth and cruel serenity. With long, flowing black hair and piercing violet eyes, they inhabit the mountains in the winter season. They feed on humans by eating their life force through an icy kiss that will freeze their victims. In traditional stories, Yuki-Onna have been blamed for luring men the wrong way during a storm to freeze them, and bringing snowstorms with them. They have also fallen in love with their intended victims, and in some case married them. In other stories, they have taken refuge and shared evenings with families during the winter, never causing harm.

To understand more about the period of history please see our Lore page. This Yuki-Onna is possibly an incarnation of Nohime, Oda Nobunaga's wife. Known in history as a woman of smarts only matched by her beauty, she had no children and is said to have been barren. Their marriage was political and Oda Nobunaga's descendants were all from concubines. In reality, it is unknown whether she perished at Honnoji temple when Oda Nobunaga died, and a prevalent story is that the woman found at the temple with Nobunaga's remains was just a prostitute. Theories that she was a spy for her father, and was trained in swords so she may assassinate Nobunaga, and her power in court declined sharply after the death of her father.

It is speculated that she may have escaped Honnoji and fled to Azuchi Castle alongside other Oda women under the assumed name of "Lady Azuchi", only to later be killed by assassins from the Akechi clan.


Notes & Trivia

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





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    • Anonymous

      18 Apr 2017 17:03  

      Is this meant to be a hard boss? I beat her first try with a few headshots and then used my Kunai with chain (Kusarigama) to just destroy her, I'm not trying to brag I'm really asking here

      • Anonymous

        09 Mar 2017 06:43  

        You don't need ranged weapons. And in second phase just stay as far away as possible and as soon as she rushes and missis you run up and slash twice then back as far away again rinse and repeat. And don't forget to block those stupid ice projectiles they get me every time

        • Anonymous

          03 Mar 2017 03:53  

          Though I haven't beaten her yet, she's easily one of the coolest bosses. For a cheesy strategy, use the guardian spirit talisman Kato. Dodge when she throws her weapon then run in and use the talisman to stack fire on her. Then run away and let it run it's course.

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