A Shadow's Duty is a Sub Mission in Nioh 2. This mission is recommended for level 51, has a difficulty level of 3, and features both human and yokai enemies. A Shadow's Duty tasks players with finding Hattori Hanzo. This mission is unlocked after completing the Main Mission: Corpses and Ice and the Sub Mission: The Tiger Approaches. Please see Missions for other walkthroughs on other missions.


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General Info

  • Recommended Lvl: 51
  • Mission Lvl. Difficulty: 3
  • Bosses: none


Video Walkthrough

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Mission Rewards

First Time Completion
Subsequent Completion



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  • 1x Locks
  • 1x Dark Realm
Equipment & Materials
Soul Cores
Key Items



A Shadow's Duty

Mission Start Text

Hide, I am in need of your assistance!

In order to aid in the retreat of one of our allies, Hanzo was dispatched to hamper the Takeda army's pursuit. However, he did not return at the appointed time, which has long since passed.

While I doubt that someone of Hanzo's talents could be easily bested, I worry that something might have befallen him. After all, the yokai have been appearing in ever greater numbers of late. Please, would you help us find him?

Mission End Text

You have my thanks.

I will repay this debt to you, I swear.

I succeeded in drawing them off, but once I was surrounded by those yokai, I thought it was all over for me. Happily, it did not come to that.

In any case, I managed to pin down the enemy army enough to let our allies make an escape.

But it seems that lords other than Azai are starting to make use of the power of the yokai. If that is the case, then many tough battles lie ahead. We need to be prepared.

Kodama Locations

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Sudama Locations

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Scampuss Locations

  • The scampuss is hidden behind some boxes under the staircases on the left side of the last closed door before the enki and namahage.

Spa Locations

  • none

Locks Locations

  • Ninja's Locks is obtained as a reward after completing this mission.


A Shadow's Duty Walkthrough

Find Hattori Hanzo

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Players return in Amegawa where it was said that Hattori Hanzo has not returned from the time he was dispatched to stop Takeda's army. Your task is to find and help him. When you arrive, you'll see the shrine for this mission. Open the door ahead and you'll find yourself back at the fort section of this location. Check the room on the left and you'll see a soldier looting a corpse that you can search for an item. You'll also encounter another soldier if you climb the nearby ladder to the top. The fort is pretty much guarded by Takeda's forces.

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At the top, exit the door and head into the building across where you'll encounter a rifle-wielding soldier and spear wielder. Kill both soldiers and then jump down from the hole on the ground to find a large chest. Head outside after opening the chest and unlock the gate that's on the right to open the path leading back to the starting point. But before doing so, you'll want to check each corner and each open building that you see to farm for gold, amrita, as well as looting corpses to grab some items. There aren't really any other collectibles for this sub-mission.

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When that's done, check the building that's on the left side and you'll find the area to be engulfed with the dark realm. The yokai inside the building are Gaki, Aberrant Soldier, Warrior Skeleton, Rokurokubi, Enki. Basically, you need to open the gates to reach the entrance of the fort (if you remember, the second shrine during the main mission: Corpses and Ice). Behind the main gate of the fort, is the Namahage which holds the source of the dark realm.

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After clearing the fort and killing the Namahage, check inside the house where the Namahage was patrolling where you'll find Hattori Hanzo, exhausted and catching his breath. Speak to him to complete this mission and he'll also give you 1x Shinobi Box.



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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 Prayer in the Moonlight  ♦  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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    • Anonymous

      There is a scampuss in this mission located on the left side of the last locked door, before the enki and namahage!

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