Nioh 2 boss guide: how to beat Yatsu-no-Kami

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One of the toughest bosses in the whole game. In our Nioh 2 boss guide we will explain how you can beat Yatsu-no-Kami

Nioh 2 has just arrived in stores and we are sure that many of you have already found the first difficulties. On the other hand, the souls like of Team Ninja is one of the games most difficult and technical in circulation. In this guide we will also talk about what can be considered one of the strongest bosses in the entire game. Let's roll up our sleeves and let's discover together all the secrets to defeat Yatsu-no-Kami.

Let's start with the preparation

One of the biggest difficulties of this boss is the camera, or rather the camera management with multiple opponents to defeat. If you focus on the little snakes that Yatsu-no-Kami will sometimes summon, you risk losing sight of the boss and taking one of his powerful blows. Be very careful especially in this phase of the fight.

To better prepare, bring all the Elixir you can, without forgetting the antidotes to cure you of Poison status. Also some object to attack from a distance like bombs or arrows might suit you. The use of Elemental Talismans or Purification is also recommended to help you do some more damage.

Find the right openings - Nioh 2 boss guide: how to beat Yatsu-no-Kami 

The first thing to do as soon as you enter the arena is dodge his attack to the side. After that you will have a few seconds to use a talisman if you want, take advantage of this precious opportunity. Yatsu-no-Kami has two large windows where you can attack him mercilessly. The first is when it plants its "limbs" in the ground, after that move you can punish the boss by giving him a nice combo.

The second opening is found when the boss makes a leap backwards, then crawl forward to hit you with its horn. As soon as the boss starts crawling you can take advantage of a Counterattack Burst to stop his blow. At that point you will have the opportunity to inflict a series of attacks on him with which to damage the opponent. Be careful because if the boss starts crawling you will fail the counter-offensive, but remember that Yatsu-no-Kami he will always repeat this stroke twice, you will then have another chance to hit it.

The tail is your worst enemy - Nioh 2 boss guide: how to beat Yatsu-no-Kami

Yatsu-no-Kami has dangerous moves in his moveset made through his long tail. Remember to never go behind the boss. Don't be afraid and face him, as if you don't he will take very little time to hit you with a sweep of his tail.

Unfortunately our demonic snake is unable to carry out some ranged attacks. It has a long range attack with its tail and is capable of throwing paralyzing needles at you. Both attacks can also be handled through a simple parry, but this will consume a lot of stamina. Finally you will have to avoid the green slime that he will throw at you, it is possible to parry them but they will poison you. In that case you have the antidotes with you, it's time to use them.

Back and forth, non-stop - Nioh 2, boss guide: how to beat Yatsu-no-Kami

Don't stay too close to Yatsu-no-Kami as he can hit you with numerous attacks that are potentially lethal for your character. Alternate long and short distance continuously and concentrate on exploiting the openings that it will inevitably provide you and you will have it in hand. 

The last difficulty is the snakes that will appear in the Regno Yokai when the boss runs out of stamina. For the reasons described at the beginning of this guide, don't focus on small snakes. They can spit in the poison on you, avoid it and wait for the Yokai Kingdom to go away to avoid any trouble. Alternatively, stay at a distance and use the bombs to resolve the situation.

No fear!

The last piece of advice, this time valid for every boss, is not to be afraid. In challenging games like Nioh 2, fear will cause you to make mistakes and defeat will be inevitable. Try to stay calm and focused, keep in mind the tips you find in our guide and that's it. Defeating Yatsu-no-Kami will be a joke.

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