Nioh 2 allows you to use the powers of the Yokai that you beat in the form of Yokai skills. Yokai skills have mana costs and certain core requirements. In this guide, we are going to go over what you need to know about Yokai skills in Nioh 2.
Nioh 2 Yokai Skill Requirements And Costs
Yokai have special skills and you can get these by beating specific Yokai. When you beat a Yokai, they drop Soul Cores. You can purify these are shrines in order to use the different skills. You can equip two Soul Cores to your guardian spirit.
Note that if you do not have your guardian spirit when you die then you will lose all the cores that have not been purified. Yakai core passives amplify Yokai abilities and Yokai shift forms. You can also get random bonuses such as luck or drop rate.
Cores have two perma stats. These are unique to the type of core. You also have 3 slots for random substats. The passives have ranks. The higher the rank the stronger the effects.
In order to use the Yokai skills you need to fill the Yokai force or anima bar that is under the stamina bar. You can do this by attacking enemies. The bar fills up quicker if you are in the Dark Realm.
The following are the requirements for the different Yokai skills that you can acquire in Nioh 2:
|Skill||Anima/Yokai Force Cost||Core Required||Effects|
|Fire Twister||60||Enenra Soul||Use 60 Yokai Force to transform into a Tornado to deal AOE damage to nearby enemies|
|Dark Digger||30||Dweller Soul||Summon dweller and engage the target.|
|Fiendish Frenzy||40||Yoki-Soul||Do a rapid grapple attack.|
|One-legged Fury||55||Ippon-Datara Soul||Summon a yokai to perform an attack that leaves spinning AOE in the area in which is attacked|
|Wormhole||40||Waira Soul||Use a wormhole to become undetectable for a short period of time|
|Chomp||27||Gaki Soul||Summon a Yokai that does continuous damage|
|Indestructible Shell||35||Kappa Soul||Form a protective shield on your back|
|Impaling Doom||50||Yatsu-no-Kami Soul||Summon a Yokai to attack the target|
|Magatsu Muscle||50||Magatsu Warrior Soul||Summon two giant Yokai arms that shoot projectiles|
|Rain of Terror||25||Karakasa Umbrella Soul||Transform into a fire tornado that does AOE damage to enemies in the area|
|Petrifying Gaze||40||Nure-Onna Soul||Petrify enemies in an AOE|
|Scampush||40||Scampuss Soul||Summon a Yokai that turns into a spiked ball|
|Skeleton Bowman||35||Skeleton Warrior Soul||Summon two skeleton bowmen to attack the enemy|
|Rising Winds||7||Kamaitachi Soul Core||Turn into a Fire Tornado to an AOE damage to nearby enemies|
|Monkey Dance||4||Enki Soul Core|
|Corrupted Breath||4||Mitsume Yazura Soul Core||Nurikabe Soul Core|
|Wall or Nothing||2||Nurikabe Soul Core||Powerful front attack|
|Fiery Reinforcement||40||Oni-bi Soul Core||Summon the yokai for a single attack and enchant your weapon with fire damage|
|Go Nuts||30||Kodama Soul Core||Summon Yokai to attack the enemy|
|Tengu Tactics||60||Karasu Tengu Soul Core||n/a|
|Sharp Old Hag||60||Yamanba Soul Core||n/a|
|Razing Edge||8||Mezuki Soul Core||n/a|
|Vile Venom||4||Toxic Slime Soul Core||n/a|
|Fire Arm||60||Aberrant Soldier Soul Core||n/a|
|Spinning Top||60||One-Eyed Oni Soul Core||n/a|
|Whiplash||60||Rokurobi Soul Core||n/a|
|Spectral Swarm||60||Tatarimokke Soul Core||n/a|
|Whipper Snapper||5||Namahage Soul Core||n/a|
That is all for our Nioh 2 Yokai skills guide. Stay tuned for more guides!