A Familiar Glow is a Sub Mission in Nioh 2. This mission is recommended for level 147, has a difficulty level of 1, and features the yokai boss Nightmare Bringer. A Familiar Glow tasks players with challenging and beating Nightmare Bringer. This mission is unlocked after completing the A Distant Dream and A Spirit's Return. Please see Missions for other walkthroughs on other missions.


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General Info


Video Walkthrough

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Mission Rewards

First Time Completion
Subsequent Completion
  • Dreaming Demon Coat
  • Dreaming Demon Gauntlets
  • Dreaming Demon Greaves
  • 2x Ochoko Cup
  • 41800 Gold
  • 178776 Amrita


  • Benevolent Grave's for Tokichiro, Minamoto no Yoshitsune and Minamoto no Yorimitsu



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Equipment & Materials
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Soul Cores
Key Items
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 A Familiar Glow

Mission Start Text

"How marvelous! Sohayamaru's light shines forth once more! Given where it has led us thus far, this can only be some kind of omen. It seems the blade is calling to us once again."

Mission End Text

"Sohaya's light has connected us across the ages and allowed me to see my most cherished wish fulfilled. Now you have seen the truth, though I must apologize for forcing yet another sad farewell upon you. Well, at least we have this place, somewhere old friends can meet again. And let us do so, as the flow of time permits. Suzuka and I shall await you, on the other side."

A Familiar Glow Walkthrough

Defeat Nightmare Bringer

 For this mission, you'll arrive at the arena where you'll fight against Nightmare Bringer for the second time, apart from that, there are no collectibles for this mission. The first time you encounter him is at the main mission "A Distant Dream."


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Trivia & Notes:

The achievement "The Path We've Taken" can be earned from this mission if you summon each of the NPC's Tokichiro, Minamoto no Yoshitsune and Minamoto no Yorimitsu from their benevolent graves in this mission.

Each NPC you summon (Tokichiro, Minamoto no Yoshitsune and Minamoto no Yorimitsu) will have dialogue after the fight if they are still alive.

You will receive an item from your NPC summon the first time you complete the fight with them still alive. This item will not drop on subsequent refights.
Nioh 2 Sub Mission
A Favor for the Blacksmith  ♦  A Formal Match  ♦  A Hot-blooded Howl  ♦  A Message From the Deceased  ♦  A Prayer in the Moonlight  ♦  A Shadow's Duty  ♦  A Spirit's Return  ♦  A Storm in the Underworld  ♦  A Voice in the Twilight  ♦  Abduction  ♦  Against All Comers  ♦  An Encounter Among the Blossoms  ♦  An End to Seclusion  ♦  An Error in Calculation  ♦  Battle at the Temple  ♦  Bond of the Blade  ♦  Boundless Chaos  ♦  Calling on the Fire God  ♦  Dark Omens  ♦  Dawn of Hope  ♦  Hidetatsu's Dying Wish  ♦  Horns on Head Dragonfly in Hand  ♦  Imagawa Diehard  ♦  Immovable  ♦  In Search of the Elixir  ♦  Insatiable Bloodlust  ♦  Japanese Heart Yokai Smarts  ♦  Learning a Lesson  ♦  Lingering Snow and Crimson Tracks  ♦  Master of the Three Evils  ♦  Mataza of the Spear  ♦  Okuni's Search  ♦  Prisoners of the Stones  ♦  Restless Spirits  ♦  Restoring Harmony  ♦  Rivals Return  ♦  Scattered Fragments  ♦  Scroll of the Demon  ♦  Shadows Creep in Kurama  ♦  Song of the Yokai  ♦  Soul of the Warrior Monk  ♦  Stray Cats  ♦  The Aberrant Mage  ♦  The Alluring Ancient  ♦  The Bravest of the Brave  ♦  The Brothers’ Blades  ♦  The Buddha's Palm  ♦  The Burning Sky  ♦  The Demon King's Blade  ♦  The Demon Slayers  ♦  The Dragon Clan  ♦  The Dream's End  ♦  The Fallen Star  ♦  The Fire God's Magatama  ♦  The Forest Veiled in Darkness  ♦  The Golden Nation  ♦  The Greedy Hunter  ♦  The Lost Sword  ♦  The Loyal Retainer  ♦  The Missing Gun  ♦  The Nine Symbols  ♦  The Point of No Return  ♦  The Refined Man of the Underworld  ♦  The Revelry Ends  ♦  The Roaming Artisan  ♦  The Scented Letter  ♦  The Search  ♦  The Shiftling's Wise Judgement  ♦  The Shrine of Oaths  ♦  The Sunomata Yokai Hunt  ♦  The Sweet Scent of Plums  ♦  The Tale of the Taira  ♦  The Third Word  ♦  The Tiger Approaches  ♦  The Viper and the Butterfly  ♦  The Warrior  ♦  Undying Light  ♦  Way of the Ninja: Veteran  ♦  Words of Respite  ♦  Yaksha Returns



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