A Prayer in the Moonlight is a Sub Mission in Nioh 2. This mission is recommended for level 91, has a difficulty level of 1, and features both human and yokai enemies. A Prayer in the Moonlight tasks players with investigating the sightings of a ghost in Ishiyama Hoganji. This mission is unlocked after completing the Main Mission: Ruin Draws Near. Please see Missions for other walkthroughs on other missions.


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General Info

  • Recommended Lvl: 91
  • Mission Lvl. Difficulty: 1
  • Bosses: none


Video Walkthrough

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Mission Rewards

First Time Completion
Subsequent Completion


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Equipment & Materials
Soul Cores
Key Items



A Prayer in the Moonlight

Mission Start Text

Have you heard the rumors of the ghost that only appears under a crescent moon?

From what I've heard, it roams the terrain surrounding the capital. It's been seen on Mount Shigi in Yamato and now there's been a sighting of it at Ishiyama Hoganji.

It seems your fellow soldiers are too fearful to face the thing. Perhaps you should take a look for yourself.

Mission End Text (Completed with Yamanaka Shikanosuke)
I see. The ghost in question has been through quite an ordeal it seems.

Those words of prayer seem to be those of Yamanaka Yukimori, from the Amako clan.

Long ago, he joined forces with the Oda clan, desperate to restore the power of his clan. It seems that even in death, this desire has not left him. He truly is an example that all retainers should follow.

At least now, his prayers to the moon may finally be answered.

Mission End Text (Completed without Yamanaka Shikanosuke)

Ho ho! So you came across the ghost of the samurai then?

But still you don't know what regret was keeping it shackled to our realm?

Well, no matter. You got rid of it and that's good enough.

Well done indeed!

Kodama Locations

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Sudama Locations

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Scampuss Locations

  • Check the fishing docks behind one of the open houses. The Scampuss can be found by the debris near the docks.
  • When walking on the roofs at the end ,where the yokai lamp is ,there is ladder.  Down this ladder in the hut with treassure box blocking the exit, there si Scampuss .

Spa Locations

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Locks Locations

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A Prayer in the Moonlight Walkthrough

Locate the "Ghost"

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Upon arriving, you'll first encounter a strong sword-wielding soldier ahead. It will start to buff its defenses and ki recovery first before it starts to attack you. After defeating him, make sure to loot the body that's hanging at the edge of the broken bridge. Now, to remove the barrier that's blocking the door, you'll want to invoke the spirit of Yamanaka Shikanosuke from its Benevolent Grave next to the door, you won't be needing any Ochoko Cup for this one. If you die while he lives, you can resummon him at the spot you fought him, but if he dies in battle, the grave will disappear.

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You'll encounter a Rokurokubi in the next section. And in the dark realm that's ahead, there's an Aberrant Soldier, Gaki, Nure-Onna, Toxic Slime, and Onyudo. If you go through one of the open houses and check the backside where the fishing docks are, you can find the Scampuss resting by the debris that's near the docks. There is second Scampuss at the end of walkable roofs ,down the ladder in a hut with treasure box blocking the exit. All you need to do in order to complete this mission is to kill the Onyudo yokai.



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Trivia & Notes:

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Nioh 2 Sub Mission
A Familiar Glow  ♦  A Favor for the Blacksmith  ♦  A Formal Match  ♦  A Hot-blooded Howl  ♦  A Message From the Deceased  ♦  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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    • There is a second scampuss in this mission. Near the entrance of the Dark Realm there is a ladder leading to the top of the roof. If you go across the rooftops you will find another ladder down to an area not accessible otherwise. In one of the houses there you will find a chest and a scampuss. Also on the roof of said house, one will find a Rokurokubi and a lamp post that keeps spawning Oni-bis.

      • Anonymous

        Cannot start this mission. Need a requirement to access : RECEIVE YAMANAKA SHIKANOSUKE ‘S ASSISTANCE in Scatter Fragment (Twilight).

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