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Nioh 2 boss guide: how to beat Saika Maigoichi

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In this episode of our Nioh 2 boss guide we will explain how to beat Saika Maigoichi, the lethal winged sniper

The last title of the Team Ninja it really is a game very difficult and is able to create problems even for the most prepared gamers. The game's missions are littered with powerful enemies and treacherous traps, but the biggest obstacle for most players is the boss. For this reason we have decided to write one complete guide to bosses in Nioh 2 and in this episode we will explain how to beat Saika Maigoichi, the lethal winged sniper.



Fundamental tools

While not extremely powerful, Saika Maigoichi is an enemy very difficult and difficult to defeat. The recommended level to beat this boss is the 75 and we strongly advise you not to be at a lower level than that.

Saika Maigoichi specializes in lethal ranged attacks with his rifle and quick close shots. Surviving its volleys of bullets won't be easy at all, but if you have the ability to prepare gods turbine talismans you may be able to completely turn the tide of the fight. These talismans they will repel all of your opponent's bullets, defending you and harming him. In addition, if you can, we recommend that you also prepare some sloth talismans, in order to be able to hit it more easily.

Hitting hard - Nioh 2 boss guide: how to beat Saika Maigoichi

Saika Maigoichi is a really dangerous enemy and even if he specializes in ranged attacks it is extremely dangerous even up close. Its melee attacks are extremely fast and are likely to hit you without you having time to react. Also often after these attacks the boss it will quickly back off to shoot you from afar with his rifle to inflict even more damage on you.



Our advice for facing Saika Maigoichi is to attack him directly and never give him time to react. The best weapons to use against this boss are the big and fast ones like the spear and the scythe, as they will allow you to immobilize it without taking too many risks. Should Maigoichi try to attack you, it will often be much more comfortable use parade than dodge. The only attacks that you absolutely must avoid are those uploaded, as they can break your guard in no time.

Avoiding the Guardian Spirit - Nioh 2 boss guide: how to beat Saika Maigoichi

Saika Maigoichi's guardian spirit is really powerful and can create a lot of problems during the fight. One of the attacks of the spirit is a kind of area fire magic very simple to avoid, while the other consists in evoking of searching fireballs quite insidious. Sometimes Saika Maigoichi will also be able to use her spirit to perform a ranged fire slash and, given its speed, this attack will be very difficult to avoid.

Although all of his guardian spirit's attacks can be blocked with a explosive counterattack, we always advise you to escape as far as possible. Parrying these blows is really difficult and will often offer you very few advantages. Luckily before summoning the spirit Maigoichi will emit a short whistle, so you should be able to easily figure out when to back off.


The power of the monkey - Nioh 2 boss guide: how to beat Saika Maigoichi

During the fight Saika Maigoichi will often use his guardian spirit for hovering in the air out of our reach. While flying, the boss will be able to hit us with many ranged attacks and even perform a powerful hold, so you never have to let your guard down. Unfortunately at this stage it will be really difficult to hit him, but you certainly can't keep dodging indefinitely waiting for it to land.



Luckily with the help of the soul core of Enki, the monkey Yokai that you will surely have met often, taking it down will be very simple. Thanks to this skill you can throw a big spear at the boss, in order to make him fall and inflict severe damage on him. When in use just be careful that the boss is not making a grab, otherwise there is a risk that you will be captured.


Battle over 

If you followed this guide correctly, you will surely be able to complete this battle without too many problems. If this guide on how to beat Saika Maigoichi was useful to you, we recommend you also have a look at the other Nioh 2 boss guides on our site:

  • Mezuki
  • enra
  • Yatsu-no-Kami
  • Azai Nagamasa
  • Magara Naotaka
  • Imagawa Yoshimoto
  • Kamaitachi
  • Saito Yoshitatsu
  • Lady Osakabe
  • Gyuki
  • Shuten doji
  • Tokichiro
  • Tokichiro forma Yokai
  • Kashin Koji
  • William
  • Otakemaru
  • Daidara Bocchi
  • Hachisuka Koroku
  • Shibata Katsuie
  • Maeda Toshiie
  • Ryomen Sukuma
  • Kasha
  • Tatarimokke

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