This is a player-created Build for Nioh.
- Build Name: Master iga ninja
- Build Level: scaleable
- Build Focus: PvE and PvP
- Build Main Stat: dex-heart-skill
- Melee Weapon: both head of iga ninja
- Ranged Weapon: any
- Head: iga head
- Chest: iga head
- Hands: iga head
- Legs: iga head
- Accessories: any
- Items: quick change 2x - shuriken 3x - kunai 3x - storm kunai 3x - fire shuriken 2x - weakness talisman X1/2 - protection talismans 1/2/3 - elixir (I guess. It's an open spot honestly)
This build is meant to take use of the new combo of guardian spirits, and the iga 2 piece to allow you to have unlimited ninjutsu, well, not unlimited, but at the end of living weapon you'll get 100% of ninjutsu tools back. You'll want thrown weapon damage up --%, shuriken throwing speed, and thrown weapon 2x dagame --% on gloves, and thrown weapon damage --% or 2x thrown weapon damage --% on all other items as inheritable stats, the east of stats don't matter too much as they won't increase damage (as far as I remember currently) on your weapon you'll want agility damage bonus A, and other damage bonuses. As well, there's one stat, long range pierce, which you will need if you wish to use this build in pvp.
As well, you'll need the guardian spirits nekomata (requires dlc 1, should be primary for full throwen weapon damage bonus) and narikama tankui. This will give you a duo bonus of restore ninjutsu items (finished using living weapon), with both at lv 39 you'll get 56%, combined with the iga 2 piece bonus, of 45% (max famalirity) this means you'll restore 101% ninjutsu items (finished using living weapon) and at this point, spam away.
Finally, the reason I have dex/heart/skill at 99/98/97 is to say that you'll want to get these leveled in this order, however maxing them isn't required, dex for the skill points and damage bonus, heart for high ki to block and run a lot, and skill to get some more damage. Level these as you see fit. Spirit, 30 isn't guaranteed required, but that's where mines at, and I don't know if having less than that will allow you to get the bonuses, if you have less you can check as you go, you only need the amount you start the game with you don't need any levels in spirit then. Magic is not required to go as high, the important part is to get enough to get weakness talismans, and if you're doing pvp, you'll want protection.
In order to max out your damage with this build, you'll want to get increase thrust damage, max health damage, ninjutsu thrown weapon damage bonus sacred art, insta-cast omnyo magic on self. Those are the basic ones to get that'll increase damage.
As for gameplay, spam all your stuff, use lw, end it, repeat. Easy enough?.. this will allow you to do all missions from way of the samurai to way of the demon, without dying too much, and without touching a shrine. At all. That's the way to challenge yourself with this build, no shrines. Because you'll still never run out of tools, it's broken. And if you get 2x damage, apply weakness to boss, and throw a kunai, from the front I've managed to get 20k first hit, vs frog dad on way of the strong, and 17k on way of the demon. You should try and restrict use of the omnyo, or get unlimited if you want to use it more. But you shouldn't need it really. You'll find that when you get vs a boss you just spam a few storm kunai, and the boss health bar melts, even without the weakness talisman, and with it you will destroy bosses even faster.