Dual Swords Skills

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Number of Skills 60

Dual Swords Skills is a skill tree in Nioh 2. This skill tree focuses more on progressing the potency, mastery, and capabilities of using the Dual Swords weapon.

 

 

How to Acquire Dual Swords Skills

  • Dual Swords Skills are unlocked by spending Skill Points into the tree.
  • Dual Swords Skill Points are unlocked whenever you use the Dual Swords weapon to attack and kill enemies
  • Alternatively, players can consume certain items to obtain a Dual Swords Skill Point

 

 

Nioh 2 Dual Swords Skills Tree

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nioh 2 Dual Swords Skills Table

 

Name
Skilltype
Effects
Skillpointcost
Prerequisite
Sign of the Cross Active Quick-draw attack. Can only be used when your sword is sheathed.
Command: Hold R1 + Circle button.
1
  • Base
Sign of the Cross II Active Greatly reduces time needed to gather energy for a Sign of the Cross attack. 1
Windstorm Active A spinning attack that slices all around you (High Stance Only) 1
  • Base
Windstorm II Active Increases the strength of the wind generated by Windstorm. (High Stance Only) 1
Demon Thrust Active

A combination move incorporating defense and attack. Thrusts a sword while simultaneously guarding. (Mid Stance Only).
Command: L1 + Square button (Square While Guarding)

1
  • Base
Mind's Eye Active You now clearly see, and evade. all incoming attacks during the recovery period followin a dodge. (Low Stance Only) 1
  • Base
Mind's Eye II Active When Mind's Eye is successful, increases attack power. (low Stance Only) 1
God of Wind Active Follows up a Quick Attack with a roundhouse kick. (Mid/Low Stance Only)
Command: Triangle at end of combo. 
1
God of Wind II Active Allows you to follow-up God of Wind with a quick slash attack by pressing Triangle button again. (Mid/low Stance Only) 1
God of Wind III Active Correctly timing an additional press of Triangle button after God of Wind, slows you to perform a quick double slash attack. 
(Mid/low Stance Only)
1
Random Slice Active Rushes forward while swinging two swords. (Mid Stance Only) 1
Water Sword Active Slices an enemy multiple times. (Hold down the button to alter the attack.) (High Stance Only).
Command: L1 + Triangle (Triangle While Guarding)
1
Water Sword II Active Increases the slicing speed of the Water Sword technique. (High Stance Only) 1
  • Water Sword
  • Cleared Mission "The Way of the Warrior: Adept"
Cherry Blossom Active Follows up a Quick Attack with a jumping slice. (High Stance Only).
Command: Triangle at end of combo
1
Spinning Dragon Active After a Quick Attack, perform a spinning leap as you unleash a series of slashes. Follow up with an additional downward slash by pressing Triangle again (High Stance only) 1
Heavenly Flow Active Parries an enemy's attack, countering with a stabbing blow. (Mid Stance Only)
Command: L1 +Triangle Button (Triangle While guarding)
1
Earthly Flow Active Parries an enemy's attack. countering with a cutting strike. (Mid Stance Only).
Command: L1 + Square (Square While guarding)
1
The Shrike Active Parries the enemy, stopping the enemy in their tracks, then folows !trough with two attacks. (Mid Stance Oily) 1
Moon Shadow Active

Maneuvers behind an enemy after they deflect your attack, then slashes them with an extra. (Mid/low Stance Only).
Command: Press triangle button when an attack is deflected

1
  • God of Wind
  • Cleared Mission "The Way of the Warrior: Adept"
Raijin Active moves quickly to the side while slashing. Can be charged to increase the number of strikes.
Command: Hold Triangle.
1
Mortal Flow Active Rushes forward and performs a hard thrust, following up with a strong slash if the thrust hits.
Command: L1 + Triangle button (triangle while guarding)
1
Mortal Flow II Active Adds a gust of wind to the follow-up slash of Mortal Flow, increasing its strength. 1
  • Mortal Flow
  • Cleared Mission "The Way of the Warrior: Adept"
Relentless I Passive Maximum Ki increases by +30 when you have Dual Swords equipped as your main weapon. 1
Relentless II Passive Maximum Ki increases by +20 when you have Dual Swords equipped as your main weapon.  1
  • Relentless I
  • Cleared Mission "The Way of the Warrior: Adept"
Relentless III Passive Maximum Ki increases by +10 when you have Dual Swords equipped as your main weapon.  1
  • Relentless II
  • Cleared Mission "The Way of the Warrior: Veteran"
Defense Arts I Passive Increases Ki recover speed while guarding by 30% when you have a dual swords equipped as your main weapon.  1
Defense Arts II Passive Increases Ki recover speed while guarding by 20% when you have a dual swords equipped as your main weapon.  1
Defense Arts III Passive Increases Ki recover speed while guarding by 10% when you have a dual swords equipped as your main weapon.  1
Tachi Arts I Passive Increases melee damage against enemies with full health by 5% when you have a dual swords equipped as you main weapon.  1
Tachi Arts II Passive Increases melee damage against enemies with full health by 4% when you have a dual swords equipped as you main weapon.  1
  • Tachi Arts I
  • Cleared Mission "The Way of the Warrior: Adept"
Tachi Arts III Passive Increases melee damage against enemies with full health by 3% when you have a dual swords equipped as you main weapon.  1
  • Tachi Arts II
  • Cleared Mission "The Way of the Warrior: Veteran"
Full Moon Kata I Passive While in full health, your melee damage increases by 3% when you have a Dual Swords equipped as your main weapon.  1
Full Moon Kata II  Passive While in full health, your melee damage increases by 2% when you have a Dual Swords equipped as your main weapon.  1
Full Moon Kata III  Passive While in full health, your melee damage increases by 1% when you have a Dual Swords equipped as your main weapon.  1
Shadow Strike I  Passive Damage dealt to enemies from behind increases by 3% when you have a Dual Swords equipped as your main weapon.  1
Shadow Strike II  Passive Damage dealt to enemies from behind increases by 2% when you have a Dual Swords equipped as your main weapon.  1
Shadow Strike III  Passive Damage dealt to enemies from behind increases by 1% when you have a Dual Swords equipped as your main weapon.  1
Armor Piercer I  Passive Increases Final Blow damage by 4% when you have a Dual Swords equipped as your main weapon  1
Armor Piercer II  Passive Increases Final Blow damage by 3% when you have a Dual Swords equipped as your main weapon.  1
Armor Piercer III  Passive Increases Final Blow damage by 2% when you have a Dual Swords equipped as your main weapon.  1
Passage to the Afterlife I  Passive Increases grapple damage by 4% when you base a Dual Swords equipped as your main weapon.  1
Passage to the Afterlife II  Passive Increases grapple damage by 3% when you have a Dual Swords equipped as your main weapon.  1
Passage to the Afterlife III  Passive Increases grapple damage by 2% when you have a Dual Swords equipped as your main weapon.  1
Piercing Wheel Active Repel Incoming attack as you stab your enemies over your shouder. (Mid Stance Only).
Command: L1 + Square Button (Square While Guarding)
1
  • Random Slice
  • Cleared Mission "The Way of the Warrior: Adept"
Dual Dragon Active Slash at enemy before lauching yourself into the air to bring down a mighty blow on your opponent.
(Low Stance Only).
Command: Triangle button at end of combo.
1
Winter Wind Active Use left stick to step forward and sweep the enemy with your dual swords after a successful Ki pulse. 1
  • Dual Dragon
  • Cleared Mission 'The Way of the Warrior: Adept"
Cornered Tiger I Passive When your health is below 30%, your melee damage will be increased by 15% when you have dual swords equipped as your main weapon. 1
  • Taichi Arts I
Cornered Tiger II Passive When your health is below 30%, your melee damage will be increased by 10% when you have dual swords equipped as your main weapon. 1
  • Cornered Tiger I
Cornered Tiger III Passive When your health is below 30%, your melee damage will be increased by 5% when you have dual swords equipped as your main weapon. 1
  • Cornered Tiger II
Cornered Boar I Passive When your health is below 30%,the damage you receive is reduced by 15% when you have dual swords equipped as your main weapon. 1
  • Dual Dragon
Cornered Boar II Passive When your health is below 30%, the damage you receive is reduced by 10% when you have dual swords equipped as your main weapon. 1
  • Cornered Boar I
Cornered Boar III Passive When your health is below 30%, the damage you receive is reduced by 5% when you have dual swords equipped as your main weapon. 1
  • Cornered Boar II
Indomitable Spirit I Passive When your health is below 30%, your KI recovery speed will be increased by 15% when you have dual swords equipped as your main weapon. 1
  • Mortal Flow
Indomitable Spirit II Passive When your health is below 30%, your KI recovery speed will be increased by 10% when you have dual swords equipped as your main weapon. 1
  • Indomitable SpiritI
Indomitable Spirit III Passive When your health is below 30%, your KI recovery speed will be increased by 5% when you have dual swords equipped as your main weapon. 1
  • Indomitable Spirit II
Punish the Proud Active Block, then repel the enemy's attack with your dual swords, following up with a kick to the front. (Mid Stance only) Boss Skill
Dragon Claw Active Perform a powerful stab on a winded human enemy. This attack greatly increases your Anima Boss Skill
Ultimate Sign of the Cross Active Press Square when you have fully charged Sign of the Cross to deliver two cross-shaped blows to the enemy in front of you. Boss Skill
Double-Headed Slice Active Bring your swords together and slash once at the enemy before attacking again as you twirl your blades. (Low Stance only) Boss Skill
Firm Resolve Mystic Art Landing an attack reduces the amount of damage you take for a time. This effect can be boosted if you land another attack before it runs out. 1

 

Momentum Mystic Art Landing an attack reduces the Ki usage of subsequent attacks. This effect can be boosted if you land another attack before it runs out. 1

 

 

 

 

Skill Trees
Axe Skills  ♦  Hatchet Skills  ♦  Hatchets Skills  ♦  Kusarigama Skills  ♦  Ninja Skills  ♦  Odachi Skills  ♦  Onmyo Magic Skills  ♦  Samurai Skills  ♦  Shiftling Skills  ♦  Spear Skills  ♦  Splitstaff Skills  ♦  Switchglaive Skills  ♦  Sword Skills  ♦  Tonfa Skills

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      Tokichiro in the two faces of hospitality drops 2 dual sword arts, "dual headed dragon" and "true sign of the cross"

      • Anonymous

        Just got an extra skill as a DROP from the boss on The Hallow Fortress. Dragon Claw, replaces the normal grapple with one that greatly increases anima. Its the one the boss uses on you.

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