Nioh 2 Samurai Skill Tree

Nioh 2 Samurai Skill Tree

Samurai Skills is a Skill tree in Nioh 2, this Samurai Skills tree consists of Skills that focus on the use of katanas, and will be the predominant Samurai Skills Tree for players who prefer to fight with the sword.

How to Acquire Samurai Skills

  • Samurai Skills are unlocked by spending Skill Points into the tree.
  • In the Demo, most of the Samurai skills are unlocked through exploration
  • Alternatively, players can consume the item ?? to gain a Samurai Skill Point.

Samurai Skill Tree

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Nioh Samurai Skills List

NameSkill TypeEffectSamurai Skills Points NeededRequirements
Ki Pulse: HeavenActiveActivates when you recover full Ki from Ki Pulse. Applies a special effect that raises the damage caused by your next attack. (High Stance only)1 Base
Running Water: HeavenActiveDodging at the perfect timing will now automatically trigger a Ki Pulse. (High Stance only)1Ki Pulse: Heaven
Damage Boost: StaminaCustom Active SkillGrants a certain Active Skills a damage bonus based on your Stamina.1Running Water: Heaven
Purify Yokai Realm: HeavenPassiveWhile in High Stance: Increases your attack strength when you perform a purification with a perfectly timed Ki Pulse, recovering the max amount of Ki possible.1Ki Pulse: Heaven
Bowmaster IPassiveIncreases Bow damage by 5%.1Ki Pulse: Man
Ki Pulse: Heaven
Bowmaster IIPassiveIncreases Bow damage by 3%.1Bowmaster I
Ki Pulse: ManActiveActivates when you recover full Ki from a Ki Pulse. Applies a special effect that negates the Ki damage you receive from the next attack that hits your guard. (Mid Stance only)1Base
Running Water: ManActiveDodging at the perfect timing will now automatically trigger a Ki Pulse. (Mid Stance only)1Ki Pulse: Man
Masterful SliceActiveIncreases the Ki damage dealt by certain Active Skills by 20%.1Running Water: Man
Purify Yokai Realm: ManPassiveWhile in Mid Stance: Increases your defense when you perform a purification with a perfectly timed Ki Pulse, recovering the max amount of Ki possible.1Ki Pulse: Man
Hands of Death IPassiveIncreases bare-handed attack damage by 20%1Ki Pulse: Man
Ki Pulse: Earth
Hands of Death IIPassiveIncreases bare-handed attack damage by 20%1Hands of Death I
Hands of Death IIIPassiveIncreases bare-handed attack damage by 20%1Hands of Death II
ComposureActivePress Triangle or Square when guarding against an armed human enemy to take their weapon and perform a counterattack. Can only be used when bare-handed.1Hands of Death I
Fortitude IPassiveLife +50.1Hands of Death I
Fortitude IIPassiveLife +30.1Fortitude I
Running Water: Man
Fortitude IIIPassiveLife +20.1Composure
Fortitude II
Ki Pulse: EarthActiveActivates when you recover full Ki from a Ki Pulse. Applies a special effect that negates the Ki consumption resulting from your next dodge action. (Low Stance only)1Base
Damage Boost: DexterityCustom Active SkillGrants certain Active Skills a damage bonus based on your Dexterity.1Ki Pulse: Earth
Running Water: EarthActiveDodging at the perfect timing will now automatically trigger a Ki Pulse. (Low Stance only)1Ki Pulse: Earth
Nimble SliceCustom Active SkillReduces the damage dealt by certain Active Skills by 20%. In exchange, they will consume less Ki to perform.1Running Water: Earth
Purify Yokai Realm: EarthPassiveWhile in Low Stance: Increases your Ki recovery speed when you perform a purification with a perfectly timed Ki Pulse, recovering the max amount of Ki possible.1Ki Pulse: Earth
StanceActiveSwitch between High, Mid, and Low stances.1Base
GrappleActiveGrapples a human enemy who is out of Ki or a downed yokai, then follows up with a powerful attack.0Stance
Ki PulseActiveWhen surrounded by blue light after an attack, press R1 to recover your Ki.0Stance
Purify Yokai RealmActivePerforming a Ki Pulse while inside a Yokai Realm pool will dispel the pool.0Ki Pulse
Damage Boost: MagicCustom Active SkillGrants ceratin Active Skills a damage bonus based on your Magic.1Purify Yokai Realm
FluxActiveChanging to another stance on a successful Ki Pulse increases the amount of Ki recovered.1Ki Pulse
Flux IIActiveIncreases Ki recovery when you switch stances during Flux.1Flux
Deliberate SliceCustom Active SkillIncreases the max amount of Ki that can be recovered by Ki Pulse by 30% for certain Active Skills.1Flux II
Flash AttackActivePerforms a quick attack when switching weapons after a successful Ki Pulse.1Flux II
Damage Boost: HeartCustom Active SkillIncreases certain Active Skills a damage bonus based on your Heart.1Flash Attack

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