Nioh Sub Missions Guide to walk you through every side-mission in the game to earn a ton of rewards and attain 100% game completion status.
Sub Missions in Nioh are missions which are not required to finish the game. You must, however, complete these Nioh Sub Missions if you wish to ‘Platinum’ the game.
Each region in the game features some Sub Missions which vary in difficulty. There are some missions which require you to simply find an item or two and then there are some which pit you again multiple enemies and even bosses.
Nioh Sub Missions Guide
In our Nioh Sub Missions Guide, we’ve detailed everything you need to know to complete each and every Nioh Sub Mission.
Nioh Sub Missions Walkthrough Guide
Death to Bandits
Recommended Level: 10
Rewards: Young Samurai’s Locks x1, Lightning Amulet x4, Bandit Axe, and Minoden Dual Tachi
This sub mission unlocks after the completion of Isle of Demons.
It basically tasks you to take out the Bandit Leader who is no pushover. To do so, you need to head all the way to beginning – towards the first Shrine. Once there, you should be able to spot the Bandit Leader inside a house with another companion.
Try to snipe the companion and take on the fight one-on-one. The Bandit Leader essentially fights like a rogue, but has a larger HP pool.
You need to make sure that you avoid his combo strings and then land all your attacks. As long as you don’t get hit by his combo, you should be good. Eliminate the Bandit Leader in order to complete this simple sub mission.
Wreathed in Flame
Recommended Level: 13
Rewards: Hyottoko Mask x1, Kayaku-dama x3, Spirit Iron Chunk x2, and Mikazuki Kusarigama
This sub mission is received from Okatsu after the completion of Deep in the Shadows.
After arriving in the burning village, try to scale the rooftops in the area and you should easily be able to spot a new type of enemy – the fire wheel demon, I like to call them.
Your task is as simple as it can get! All you need to do is to get rid of these wheel demons and you should complete the mission.
Recommended Level: 15
Rewards: Prostrate Gesture, Ikkoku Nagayoshi Spear Earth, Smithing Text: The Ragin Bull Armor, and The Raging Bull: Hizayoroi
This sub mission unlocks after the completion of Deep in the Shadows and tasks you to find a sword.
The sword in question is in the possession of a rare monster who tries to flee at the sight of you. After starting the mission, try to get rid of all enemies in the area and then look for a yokai with its back glowing.
This is the enemy that you need to kill in order to retrieve the sword and complete the sub mission.
Kanbei and the Overlord
Recommended Level: 18
Rewards: Guardian Spirit Mizuchi, Heshikiri Hasebe, Smithing Text: Heshikiri Hasebe, and Legendary Strategist’s Garb: Kinu
Once you’ve successfully completed Finders Keepers sub mission, you’ll unlock this one.
After starting the mission, you need to proceed towards the beginning of the area – where the locked boss room is located. Once you get to the area, continue to eliminate the enemies that spawn in the area till you receive a key as an item drop.
Once you’ve found the key, the mission will conclude.
A Request from Ginchiyo
Recommended Level: 21
Rewards: Smithing Text Raikiri, Summoner’s Candle x1, and High Quality Wood x5
This sub mission unlocks after the completion of The Spirit Stone Slumbers and tasks you to find an item.
After accepting the sub mission, head to your right-hand side and you should be able to see a long set of stairs leading up with a boulder resting up top. There’s a room at the top of the stairs with a chest inside that contains the item you need in order to complete the mission.
However, according to some players, it’s possible for the chest to appear in another location which is random.
Invitational from the Warrior of the West
Recommended Level: 21
Rewards: Guardian Spirit Paired Raiken, Young Samurai’s Locks x1, and Spirit Iron Chunk x2
This sub mission becomes available after the completion of A Request from Gincho and tasks you to beat Tachibana Muneshige.
This boss is incredibly agile, deals a massive amount of damage, and can quickly close in the distance. Keeping these things in mind, I recommend a weapon with a fairly decent range in mid stance so that you don’t run of Ki easily.
You need to maintain a safe distance from him and let him do his 3-4 hit combo. To dodge, you can either strafe back or simply dash backward. However, make sure to remain in range to land your own hits.
Similar to other boss battles in the game, if you manage to deplete his Ki, he’ll be open for stagger. Lastly, if you see him rolling his weapon in the air, quickly get behind a pillar in the room to avoid taking damage.
Another thing to bear in mind is that the strategy above applies to both the fights i.e. during the side-mission and the main mission.
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