Nioh Stats Guide – Leveling Tips, Best Stats, Which Stats to Upgrade, Character Skills

By   /   Feb 8, 2017
Nioh Stats Guide

Nioh Stats Guide that gives an overview of all the stats you can level up in the game, their benefits, and which stats you should focus on.

Stats in Nioh determine your combat, defense, and overall effectiveness in the game. Use Amrita to improve them and you’ll enhance your overall battle prowess. As you progress through the game, it becomes paramount that you increase your stats.

While it’s certainly not impossible to complete Nioh without leveling any of your stats, it sure is painstakingly hard to do so. Keeping this in mind, it’s a good idea to continue leveling up your Nioh stats on frequent basis.

For more help on Nioh, read out our Character Builds Guide, How to Respec Skill Points Guide, and Amrita Farming Guide.

Nioh Stats Guide – Leveling Tips

As you continue to level up your stats, the Amrita cost continues to increase as well. I don’t really have accurate numbers, but take it this way: suppose it takes 100 Amrita to increase a particular stat from Level 4 to Level 5, it might take 5,000 Amrita to level up the same stat from Level 14 to Level 15.

Due to this, it’s important that you’ve a clear game plan regarding the Nioh stats you want to increase. However, you should never focus on 1 or 2 stats throughout the entirety of the game. Doing so would surely allow you to have a whole lot of health, but you won’t deal any considerable damage.

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Moreover, as you continue to invest in one stat, the particular starts to get diminishing returns. Due to this, I recommend leveling up at least 4-5 stats simultaneously. However, the stats you should upgrade primarily depends upon your Nioh character build and the weapon type at your disposal.

There is a lot to learn about Nioh stats so make sure to kick back and read through the entire thing.

Understanding Nioh Stats

There are basically 8 stats to choose from. Each weapon type in the game scales with a particular stat which is something you need to be aware of. Moreover, you unlock Skill Points as you level up different stats.

For example, leveling up ‘Body’ will reward you with Samurai Skill Points. We’ll discuss Nioh skills in detail a little later, but for now, here’s an overview of all the stats in the game.

Nioh Body Stat
This one increases your health and resistances. Spears scale with this stat and leveling it up will reward you with Samurai SPs.

Nioh Heart Stat
This one increases your Ki, HP, and life. Both the bows and swords scale with this stat.

Nioh Stamina Stat
This one increases your equipment load and life. Cannons in the game scale with this stat.

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Nioh Strength Stat
This one increases your overall damage output and equipment load. Axes scale with this stat and leveling it up will reward you with Samurai SPs.

Nioh Skill Stat
This one increases your skills with weapons and your Ninjutsu skills. Both the dual-katanas and firearms scale with this stat and leveling it up will reward you with Samurai SPs.

Nioh Dexterity Stat
This one increases your overall damage output and leveling it up will reward you with Ninjutsu SPs.

Nioh Magic Stat
This one increases your defense against yokai and Onmyo magic and leveling it up will reward you with Onmyo SPs.

Nioh Spirit Stat
The final one also boosts your Onmyo magic and affects your Guardian Spirit.

Nioh Skills

As mentioned earlier, you unlock Skill Points as you level up different stats. There are basically three skills i.e. Samurai, Ninjutsu, and Onmyo. Each of these skills allow you to get different abilities and bonuses.

Ninjutsu allows you to get things like smoke bombs, kunai, shuriken, poison, etc. Onmyo allows you to get magical abilities and other bonuses.

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Samurai, on the other hand, deals with skill trees of different weapon types. Each weapon type in the game has 45 skills which unlock different abilities and moves.

For example, there’s one ability which will notify you whenever an enemy is out of Ki so that you can charge in for a massive amount of damage. Other than this, there’s another one which lets you land a kick at the end of a combo which depletes enemy’s Ki.

It’s important that you keep these things in mind while leveling up these stats and building your character.

Nioh Battle Stats

Nioh Battle Stats basically dictate things like your overall damage dealt, damage received, Ki consumption, and more. These are separate than stats mentioned above and are found on weapon/armor in the game.

  • ATK: Damage Dealt to Enemies
  • DEF: Damage Received from Enemies
  • Parry: Ki Lost When Blocking Enemy Attacks
  • Break: Determines How Effective You’re at Guard-Breaking

Status Effects

There are seven types of status effects in the game:

  • Fire Damage
  • Wind Damage
  • Earth Damage
  • Water Damage
  • Poison Damage
  • Lighting Damage
  • Paralysis Damage

Other than this, there are vs. stats which basically determine your resistance against all the status effects mentioned above.

This is all we’ve on our Nioh Stats Guide. If you found anything missing or confusing, do let us know in the comments section below!