Nioh 2 boss guide: how to beat Mezuki

In this guide we tell you how to beat Mezuki, the terrible horse demon and first real boss of Nioh 2. He's a horse he's very angry

Team Ninja is a development house of proven skill, always attentive to details and with a recognizable style. Starting off by creating the famous fighting game Dead or Alive, they arrived bringing us a “Soulsian” inspired game, Nioh. In addition to the player's prowess, stats and parameters are at the heart of it all, providing plenty of ways to approach combat. This perhaps makes it even more difficult than Dark Souls, but easier with the right knowledge. The sequel takes everything to another level by adding features that embellish the gameplay. Let's find out in this guide how to beat Nioh 2 boss Mezuki.

The equine demon

Not to be mistaken for a furious version of BoJack Horseman, Mezuki is the first real boss we meet on our path. For this reason it is a fight that could catch us unprepared and reduce us to a rag. Knowing the basics of combat is key to this fight and we've got you covered with our guides on tips and tricks and using Stance. If you already have this knowledge or feel prepared, please continue with this article.

Dodging and counterattacking - Nioh 2 boss guide: how to beat Mezuki

In addition to his menacing horse head, his aura of dangerousness doesn't realize too much in combat. Being the first boss it is a rather simple and direct confrontation. He is a slow and clumsy foe, but its strong point is the range of action, his weapon is in fact a broadsword (or huge cleaver) that can cover dangerous distances.

The main idea is of dodge his blows or move far until he runs out of stamina and will have to recover for a few seconds. At this point a breach in his defense will open giving us time to strike. The important moment is when a red light will shine around the demon giving us the opportunity for a Burst Counter. By managing to counterattack we will be able to hit the stunned monster for a huge amount of damage.

In and out of the Dark Realm - Nioh 2, boss guide: how to beat Mezuki

After Mezuki has lost about a third of his life, the arena will be covered by the Dark Realm to hinder us considerably. Inside, the regeneration of stamina will be very reduced, forcing us to be more cautious. In fact, we will have to better calculate our attacks and movements to avoid running out of Ki and therefore discovered. The demon's attacks won't change much, so keep attacking at every safe opportunity. Once the evil aura has dissipated, we will be able to return to our normal strategy: hit, run and fight back.

It's Almost Done - Nioh 2 bosses guide: how to beat Mezuki

Towards the end of the fight the bad guy will surprise us with a new attack, this time at a distance. Mezuki can now fire three shots that will chase us briefly and then disperse, so keep running or dodging to avoid being caught. The approach against the monster does not change even for this phase. By continuing like this you should eventually be able to take down the demon.

A very dangerous Japan

With the guide we have provided you now know how to beat Mezuki, the horse-headed demon in Nioh 2. In case you have any doubts or want clarifications about this action game created by Team Ninja, ask us your questions below in the comments or take a look at our other guides. Nioh 2 is available now for PlayStation 4. In the meantime, I invite you to continue following us on Holygamerz to stay updated on the world of video games and technology.

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