Lol well I made a resolution which works. I went back to master armor, but I am using a level 30 kato, the regen to ki he give plus the +25 to ki makes the armor manageable and I dont think there is a set even close to being better than this for dual swords. The boost it gives is far too tremendous. It makes the Iai slash monstrous I just wished they had made the armor a medium at worst. Having to put some points into strength for a dual sword armor is kinda counter intuitive since dual swords doesn't benefit from that stat. User Info: Walshin. Walshin 1 year ago#5.
Instead of tracking down the very best gear, you’ll need to craft, enhance, and hunt to increase the randomly-generated items that drop all over the haunted Japanese islands of . Because they’re so similar, we just have to compare — but how you acquire armor sets is (mostly) totally different.
There’s very little armor found in the environment here, and you’ll find tons of different versions of the same outfit as you progress. The loot system shares more with than Dark Souls, and that’s definitely an interesting change of pace. But, while most weapon and armor are random drops, certain gear can only be collected from a specific source; mission completion rewards, special treasure chests, unique enemy drops, or even random drops from specific bosses — there are plenty of unique armor sets and weapons available in .
Here’s how you can get your foreign hands on each set. Where To Get All The Best Armor Sets | Unique Gear Locations [ Work-in-Progress: Check back later for more gear locations.] Most of the armor and weapons in Nioh are randomly dropped by enemies or bosses, but some special sets are unlocked by completing missions, or are only available to collect when defeating very specific bosses.
Here we’ll list all the unique armor / weapons available in Nioh, and how to acquire them. Master Swordsman Set • Mission: The Grimmest Blades • How to Collect: Unlocks in the Omi Region after completing all previous Dual-Swords Dojo missions (and earning 500k proficiency) — defeat the boss for a random chance at these armor pieces.
Demon King (National Unity) Set • Mission: The Demon King Revealed / A Meeting on the Other Shore • How to Collect: Drops from the Oda Nobunaga boss battle in “The Demon King Revealed” — also drops during the sub-mission “A Meeting on the Other Shore” where you’ll fight Nobunaga and his wife at the same time.
Ebony Set • Mission: The Demon King Revealed / The Samurai from Sawayama • How to Collect: Drops from the four repeat bosses in the arenas surrounding the central keep of the demonic castle, in “The Demon King Revealed.” Will also drop from the Ebony Samurai himself.
Daiichi Daiman Daikichi Set (Gallantry) • Mission: A Defiled Holy Mountain • How to Collect: Defeat the boss at the end of “A Defiled Holy Mountain” for a chance at this set. Randomly drops, so may require multiple boss defeats. Kaido Maru Set • Mission: The Source of Evil / Greater Demon Hunting • How to Collect: Drops from regular Yokai enemies in “The Source Of Evil” mission.
Also drops in the “Greater Demon Hunting” sub-mission. Greater Good Set • Mission: Desperate Retreat / Sekigahara • How to Collect: Available in the sub-mission “Desperate Retreat” and a reward from the main mission “Sekigahara”. Armour of the Exceptional Set (Japan’s Bravest) • Mission: Sekigahara • How to Collect: Drops from the second boss of the main mission “Sekigahara”. Justice Ministry Set • Mission: Sekigahara • How to Collect: Drops from the first boss of the main mission “Sekigahara” — like other boss drops, you’ll need to play several times to get all the potential parts.
Saika’s Yatagarasu Set • Mission: Immortal Flame • How to Collect: Drops from the boss found in the main mission “Immortal Flame” — this mission also rewards one part of the Fanatic Set. Fanatic Set (Legendary Warrior) • Mission: Immortal Flame • How to Collect: Collect the Smithing Texts for completing the main mission “Immortal Flame” — go to the Blacksmith and you’ll be able to forge the Fanatic weapon and armor.
Yagyu Set • Mission: Zen and Sword Are One • How to Collect: Randomly drops from the Yagyu Sekishusai boss fight, which is only available in the Training menu. Warrior of the East Set • Mission: The Champion of the East / The Giant Frog Brawl • How to Collect: Randomly drops during both of the sub-mission boss battles.
Onmyo Mage Set • Mission: The Demon of Mount Hiei • How to Collect: Most of the parts of this set are dropped after completing the main mission “The Demon of Mount Hiei”. Red Demon Set • Mission: Demon Hunting / The Red Oni of the Li • How to Collect: Complete this sub-mission to unlock the Kote and Kabuto. The rest are dropped by Li Naomasa during his boss battle in the sub-mission “The Red Oni of the Li” — like other bosses, you may have to defeat him multiple times to get all the gear drops.
Genji Set • Mission: The Battle of Ohashi Bridge • How to Collect: Defeat the Revenant in this mission to collect most of the set. Might require multiple return visits to get everything.
Gyousha Set • Mission: Spider Nest Castle • How to Collect: This set is a random drop in the region, but it can also be found in certain treasure chests in the Spider Nest Castle mission. Climb up the well from the bottom of the spider cave and follow the path down.
Two set pieces are on the corpse. Two more parts are on a corpse up the same path, around the stable on the left. The last parts are in the castle keep. Climb the ladder in the center near the shrine and go left in the hallway. Kingo Set • Mission: The Conspirators • How to Collect: Completing The Conspirators in the Chugoku Region rewards you with the Kingo Set blueprints, allowing you to craft the armor at the blacksmith. For these pieces, you’ll need to collect materials that only the Great Centipede boss drops — the boss is found at the bottom of the Silver Mines Writhes main mission.
Hattori Hanzo Set • Mission: The Way of the Ninja (Adept) • How to Collect: Complete the Chugoku Region main missions to unlock this Dojo training mission.
In it, you’ll battle Hattori Hanzo — you’ll need to defeat him multiple times to get the full set. The armor pieces that drop are random each time. Genius Strategist Set • Mission: The Way of the Warrior (Adept) • How to Collect: Complete all the main missions in the Chugoku Region to unlock this Dojo training mission. All the pieces drop from the Marume Nagayoshi boss.
To get all the pieces, you’ll need to fight him multiple times — the pieces and weapons you get are random. Saika Clan Set • Mission: The Ocean Roars Again • How to Collect: From the second Shrine, go through the illusory wall shortcut on the left to enter the ceremony area with the third bonfire.
On the left, there’s a smaller room with a treasure chest containing many of the Saika Clan pieces. Ninja Set • Mission: The Way of the Ninja (Novice) • How to Collect: Simply complete the Way of the Ninja submission in the Dojo.
It’s available after completing the first Main Mission in the Kyushu Region, so it’s available right after you gain access to the world map. Crusader Set • Mission: Tower of London • How to Collect: In the area with the pair of armored knights, enter through the open gates — there are two treasure chests in the exterior section that always drop parts of the Crusader Armor set.
• You can also kill the pair of crusaders at the tower entrance that leads up to the Shrine and the Derrick boss. They will randomly drop Crusader armor parts. Raging Bull Set • Mission: Finder’s Keeper’s • How to Collect: Reward for completing the Finder’s Keeper’s sub-mission in the Kyushu region. Warrior of the West’s Honour Set • Mission: The Spirit Stone Slumbers • How to Collect: Randomly dropped by the final boss of the mission, Tachibana Muneshige. You’ll need to defeat him multiple times to get all the drops — or battle him again in his sub-mission.
Beware, the sub-mission battle against Muneshige is significantly harder. More sets coming soon! More Nioh guides, walkthroughs and secrets on Gameranx: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
best armor for dual sword nioh - Consensus on the best dual sword? :: Nioh: Complete Edition General Discussions
Team Ninja’s Nioh is about to be released on the PlayStation 4 this coming February 7. Similar to FromSoftware’s Dark Souls in terms of gameplay, the upcoming game is noted for its difficulty. Players must learn to balance their stats according to their preferred weapon to survive in their adventures with William. Here’s a Nioh build guide to help you. Swords For Beginners In Nioh , the player has two primary weapon slots which you can fill up with five primary weapons.
If you’re just starting out, aim to invest in the Heart stat and use Swords in battle. Swords are well-rounded, reliable tools to help you get Nioh’s basic stance and combat system.
This weapon lacks in range, but its speed compensates for it. Use the Mid and Low stances if you’ve yet to get your footing in Nioh’ s systems. Swords scale off the Heart stat which also slightly boosts Bow and Dual Sword damage.
Though they don’t have armor bonuses, investing on Heart increases your Ki meter. More Ki means more resources for attacking as well as dodging. It’s highly likely that will be able to kill you in few hits. Prepare to dodge for your life if you want to survive with this build. Axe and Spear For The Tough Meanwhile, you can opt to invest on Strength for Axe and Body for Spear. Axe users in Nioh tend to sport high damage, but they have to play smart.
Investing on Strength allows the player to have more Equip Load and heavy Armor passives. Maining Axe means your character can wear good armor and last longer even when they get hurt. Strength also gives minor buffs on all primary weapons except the Kusarigama. Meanwhile, investing on Body will allow you to maximize your damage with Spears. Spears have long range and allow you to poke enemies to death at a safe distance.
with the spear can either make William poke enemies with the tip or perform wide swings in battle. Players aiming for either Spear or Axe must balance Body, Strength, and Stamina stats to have enough health and defense to support their less mobile playstyle.
Stylish Dual Swords While Dual Swords also scale on Heart, the main stat of Dual Swords is the Skill stat. This stat focuses on light armor, dual swords, and buffing skill damage. Skill type players will find themselves relying on special moves or the dual swords’ overwhelming attacks. The Skill stat also optimally boosts Rifle damage and has a better weapon buff spread than others. This build is perfect for players who want to keep using different weapons, but it may prove to be dangerous if you don’t invest in a good amount of Ki or defenses.
Avoid Kusarigama Builds For Now Lastly, the Kusarigama or Chain-and-Sickle weapon in Nioh seems to be the most interesting and fun weapon to use in the game. Though it looks difficult to use, the weapon can hit close and far targets with wide swings and multi-hit attacks. Some Kusarigama skills also allow you to pull enemies toward you or push William toward the enemies to eliminate enemy chases.
However, Kusarigama scales optimally with the Dexterity stat which focuses more on Ninjutsu skill tree and builds. If you’re just starting out and don’t know how to build a good Ninja character, opt out of using the Kusarigama build until you level up and hopefully reset your skills. However, using a Body or Skill build may give minor buffs to the Kusarigama which may make it a viable sub-weapon for you.
For now, stick with the Sword and a good amount of Heart stat investment to set your Ki to a more comfortable level. Once you get tired of the Sword and are fairly efficient with your defense, start investing on other stats to use other weapons effectively.
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I'm currently looking to improve my dual sword build. Looking for a decent pair of swords to focus the rerolling and the fusing on. I'm currently using the dual bloodstained hatchets with pretty meh fixed rolls. The wiki says the swords from Masamune Date has the highest DMG scaling, along with Close Combat Attack, i'm thinking in getting those, but i'm not sure. Any sugestions, folks? What's the best regular set combo (excluding ethereal), for maximizing SoTC damage?
I put together a random set of stuff I thought might be good, and honestly, I prefer the spear build I was using prior to this. I'm guessing that I don't have my gear in order, because dual swords should be massively out damaging spear, right? Am I setting my expectations too high for something that can 1-2 shot bosses with SoTC? If I gotta grind the fights out anyway, I'd honestly prefer spear. You don't want to ''waste'' a slot using a weapon of the same type.
If you want swordman + kingo you'll need a slot for the katana (which you might not even use, but you need the bonus). If you want swordman + kigetsu you might want to use 2 armor pieces + the odachi, leaving you 1 armor slot for something niche such as hino enma kabuto helmet.
And so on. Also, I could not chain Jin Hayabusa with SoTC on WoTD. Simply doesn't work. I got completely trashed in that fight because I couldn't cheese him, and was getting OHKO'd, and I had lower defenses and HP than I did with my spear set which was extremely tanky in comparison. The damage increase over spear was marginal at best, but not significant enough to make me overlook how much tankier I was with the spear setup.
I feel like I just completely wasted my time respeccing into a duel sword build. I suspect I'm doing something wrong here gear wise, but I was expecting a borderline OP build here, just to get something that's (IMO) worse than what I originally had. This is why I hate theorycrafting, and would rather just copy tried/tested/proven builds.
Originally posted by :What's the best regular set combo (excluding ethereal), for maximizing SoTC damage? I put together a random set of stuff I thought might be good, and honestly, I prefer the spear build I was using prior to this. I'm guessing that I don't have my gear in order, because dual swords should be massively out damaging spear, right? Am I setting my expectations too high for something that can 1-2 shot bosses with SoTC? If I gotta grind the fights out anyway, I'd honestly prefer spear.
Swordman + kingo. Swordman + kigetsu. Swordman + tatenashi The last 2 are probably the strongest, but kingo is acceptable just to get through lower difficulties. Originally posted by :Swordman + kingo. Swordman + kigetsu. Swordman + tatenashi The last 2 are probably the strongest, but kingo is acceptable just to get through lower difficulties. Recommendations for mods on weapons + armor?
I'm assuming Kato for +15% skill damage. Or maybe Enko for break and grapple damage? I put weaken melee on my weapon over weaken torso, because I didn't see any sort of noticeable effect with weaken torso vs the vast majority of enemies, whereas weaken weapon gives a sizeable damage debuff on a variety of opponents. Can we focus on the topic, folks? I was just asking for what is considered to be the best pair of dual swords in stats.
Not looking to mix sets yet, 'cause i simply can't atm since i don't have most of them. Just for what is considered to the best (or any number of dual swords) and see how i can work with it. Originally posted by :Swordman + kingo. Swordman + kigetsu. Swordman + tatenashi The last 2 are probably the strongest, but kingo is acceptable just to get through lower difficulties. Recommendations for mods on weapons + armor?
I put weaken melee on my weapon over weaken torso, because I didn't see any sort of noticeable effect with weaken torso vs the vast majority of enemies, whereas weaken weapon gives a sizeable damage debuff on a variety of opponents. Change to attack (skill), familiarity damage bonus, CCA or skill damage. For armor just try to soul match gloves with inheritable attack.
If you like to use water sword get one piece with close attack increase. Also you NEED to use sotc fast (1:40) Though It takes a while to get used to, it's clunky. Originally posted by : Also you NEED to use sotc fast (1:40) Though It takes a while to get used to, it's clunky. If I couldn't get the hang of Iai draw timings, am I wasting my time trying the same thing with SoTC? Or is SoTC easier? I don't really know how hard lai draw is, but this took me literally 1 min to learn. Doing it as fast as the guy in the video, or being 100% consistent and not mess up the whole thing from time to time is hard though.
You can always dump some points to learn sotc and see if you can pull it off before committing to any build. PS: sotc is decent, but don't expect a faceroll build or something.
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