A Spirit's Return is a Sub Mission in Nioh 2. This mission is recommended for level 146, has a difficulty level of 2, and features yokai enemies. A Spirit's Return tasks players with investigatin why some nigitama are still at Oniga Castle. This mission is unlocked after completing A Distant Dream and save all the Mujina in A Distant Dream, speak with Mujina in the Interim. Please see Missions for other walkthroughs on other missions.


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General Info

  • Recommended Lvl: 146
  • Mission Lvl. Difficulty: 2
  • Bosses: Fujiwara no Chikata


Video Walkthrough

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Mission Rewards

First Time Completion
  • ??
  • 41400 Gold
  • 174776 Amrita
Subsequent Completion



  • Fujiwara no Chikata


Equipment & Materials
  • Example Armor
  • Example Weapon
  • Example Consumable Item
  • Example Smithing Material
Soul Cores
  • ??
  • ??
Key Items
  • n/a


  • Enemy Example
  • Enemy Example


 A Spirit's Return

Mission Start Text

"I simply cannot comprehend it. Otakemaru has been vanquished, yet countless nigitama are still at large in Oniga Castle. Is it possible they are being held captive by a yokai we failed to defeat? We must investigate. "

Mission End Text

"So it was a revenant that was leading the yokai? Well, if that is the case, it was most likely Fujiwara no Chikata. It was said he was able to get four demons to aid him in a revolt, though you must know how that turned out. Now, even after being subdued, he has chosen to return as a revenant to cause strife. Evidently he has not learned his lesson. Ah, what a tragedy! Still, with those yokai taken care of, the nigitama should find some peace of mind once again."

Kodama Locations

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Sudama Locations

  • n/a

Scampuss Locations

  • After killing the Kinki, the fog around the Scampuss will vanish, allowing you to interact with it.
  • After pushing down a tree to form a bridge, go left and you will find a Suiki guarding a Scampuss.

Spa Locations

  • n/a

Locks Locations

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A Spirit's Return Walkthrough


As the mission starts, pray at the Shrine and go down the stone stairs to grab an item to the right. Now go forward to fight a Mitsume Yazura, followed by a Namahage, then 2 Konaki-Jiji and a Skeleton Warrior (Spear), and finally a Fuki. After killing them, go right towards the cave and kill the 2 Dwellers along the way. Open the cell to the left and kill the Harinobo and Lesser Umi-bozu to get the chest there, then follow the path in the cave to kill a Namahage guarding 2 items. Now get out of this cave and follow the path to find a Mujina that can transform into you to help out, and kill the Ippon-Datara and Bakegani there. Go in the house to the left and grab the item guarded by a Dweller.

Kinki and Ongyoki

Now, go straight and to the right, kill the Dweller, grab the item and pass the bamboo bridge there. Approach the fog and a Big Bakegani and a Dweller will spawn, then another Dweller, then an Ippon-Datara, then an Aberrant Soldier, and finally a Kinki with an One-eyed Imp. Kill them all, and you will find a Scampuss where the fog was. Go along this path until you find an Aberrant Soldier next to an item, grab it and instead of following this path, go back to the house and go along the path to the left of it. Enter the Dark Realm and kill the Harinobo and Dweller along the way. Keep going up and kill the Dweller and Konaki-Jiji then fall to the right to kill 2 Aberrant Soldiers and grab an item there. To the right is an One-eyed Imp, kill it before killing the Onyudo patrolling the area. Go to where the Onyudo was walking and go right. Kill the Aberrant Soldier and Ongyoki there, and follow the stone bridge to find a hole you can jump in. At the end, there will be another Mujina and when you open the cell, you will find yourself in the cave from the beginning.

Suiki and the Boss

Now go back to where you were, and pick the path to the left to kill a Skeleton Warrior (Spear) and a Big Bakegani responsible for the Dark Realm. Kill it, go around the bones to the right for an item, kill the Bakegani there and push the tree to form a bridge. Go through it and go left to find a Suiki guarding a Scampuss. Now go to the right path and follow it to the end to fight against an Onyudo, a Nure-Onna, and then an Aberrant Soldier, a Big Skeleton Warrior and the Boss, Fujiwara no Chikata. Defeat them and head up the stairs to the right to talk to the Kappa and end this mission.




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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 Shadow's Duty  ♦  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

      This quest is actually insane I struggled on it a lot more than I struggled on Rivals Return & Against All Comers combined.

      • Anonymous

        speak with all mujina in A Distant Dream and complete mission then speak with Mujina in the Interim and then the mission is unlocked.

        • I got the achievement for rescuing the three Mujina in A Distant Dream but that requirement line for A Spirit's Return was still red.
          What worked for me was rescuing all three of them and then also finishing the mission rather than divine branching out.

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