Enemy Type Yokai
Weakness Water
Resistances Fire
Immune ??
Special Drop

Enenra Soul Core
Fire Twister Yokai Skill
Smithing Text: Enenra Mask

Smithing Text: Barbarian Hatchets

Enenra is a Boss and Enemy in Nioh 2. Enenra is a Smoke and Fire Yokai that attacks with swift fire tornadoes and powerful blows from its large fists.


Enemy Description

  • Pronounced "EHN-ehn-rah." A yokai composed of smoke and darkness, born from the grudges of humans who met their untimely ends in the Dark Realm. It has no one true form, ever-changing as it drifts through the air. It is said to draw close to its victims by disguising itself amongst the steam and smoke of a bath or hearth in the home.
  • In spite of its hulking appearance, the Enenra is quick and agile due to its smoky origins. One would be wise to not make the mistake of thinking it slow in movement or mind. It can instantly take on the form of a tornado, pursuing its prey with frightening speed. An Enenra in this form is best avoided, for it advances relentlessly while damaging all in its path.
  • Enenra is sometimes linked to Emma, the god of hell in Buddhist mythology. It is said to appear in a wreath of hellfire, licked by scorching flames so hot a human would instantly be turned to ash. One wonders if a douse of ice-cold water may be enough to gain the upper hand in the battle against this fiery yokai.


Enenra Locations & Drops


How to Beat Enenra

Enenra Boss Guide:


Enenera can be found in a small square battlefield. There are 4 pillars located on each corner of the area. If you take Enenra near the pillars, his attacks will break them causing him huge Ki damage. This can only be done once per pillar but provides a great opportunity to deplete his Ki and deal a considerable amount of damage.

Its important that you dodge backwards after you perform a grapple attack as he will stand up with an AOE attack.

Enenra is fast and his attacks deal lots of damage. A good strategy is dodging his attacks and staying at a medium distance. When he transforms into a tornado, perform a burst counter and attack him. You can repeat this strategy in both the normal and dark realm.

While in the dark realm, his attacks will be faster and your Ki recovery will be reduced Try to stay away from him and wait for his Tornado Transformation to perform a burst counter.


Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Phase 1
Tornado Attack: He will transfrom himself into a tornado and rush towards the player. This is the best opportunity to perform a burst counter and deal a huge amount of Ki damage You can perform the burst counter while he is moving to you.
Tornado Throw: He will throw 5 tornados that will slowly move torwards the player. If they touch you, they will cause damage per second They can be easily avoided by running to another corner of the room
Two-Handed Slam: He will raise both arms and perform a big AOE attack right in front of him dealing massive damage and leaving a yokai pool. This attack can be avoided by jumping backwards. Players can take the chance to deal some damage while he recovers
Three hit combo: He will perform a three hit combo in front of him with his arms Jump backwards and wait for the attack to finish.
Kick: He will use his legs to perform a forward kick. Be careful as this attack has a very long range You can either use your guard or dodge backwards two times
Teleport: He will clap his hands and teleport next to the player. Try to dodge in the opposite direction as he usually performs a quick attack after the teleport
Fire Burst: He will wave his head and generate fire explosion in a wide arc in front of him Try to run behind him when he waves his head and use the opportunity to deal some damage



Notes & Trivia

  • Kanji: Yomikata - Lore description.




Nioh 2 Bosses
Ashiya Doman  ♦  Azai Nagamasa  ♦  Benkei  ♦  Daidara Bocchi  ♦  Gyuki  ♦  Hachisuka Koroku (Boss)  ♦  Hattori Hanzo (Boss)  ♦  Honda Tadakatsu (Boss)  ♦  Imagawa Yoshimoto  ♦  Kamaitachi  ♦  Kasha  ♦  Kashin Koji  ♦  Kukai (Boss)  ♦  Lady Osakabe  ♦  Lightning God of Yomi  ♦  Maeda Keiji  ♦  Maeda Toshiie (Boss)  ♦  Magara Naotaka  ♦  Matsunaga Hishaide (Boss)  ♦  Mezuki  ♦  Minamoto no Yorimitsu  ♦  Minamoto no Yoshitsune  ♦  Nue  ♦  Obsidian Samurai  ♦  Oda Nobunaga (Boss)  ♦  Okabe Masatsuna (Boss)  ♦  Okabe Motonobu (Boss)  ♦  Onryoki  ♦  Otakemaru  ♦  Ren Hayabusa  ♦  Ryomen Sukuna  ♦  Saika Magoichi  ♦  Saito Toshimitsu (Boss)  ♦  Saito Yoshitatsu (Boss)  ♦  Shibata Katsuie  ♦  Shibata Katsuie (Human)  ♦  Shuten Doji  ♦  Taira no Kagekiyo  ♦  Tate Eboshi  ♦  Tokichiro (Boss)  ♦  Tsuchigumo  ♦  Tsukahara Bokuden  ♦  Uminyudo  ♦  White Tiger  ♦  William  ♦  Yatsu-no-Kami


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    • Anonymous

      You can trivialize the fight to an extent by using salt and axe with water talisman. The confused status really helps and delays the dark realm spawn. He's not too tough just hits hard and chances of errors are minimal.

      • Anonymous

        He has weird balancing issues around his difficulty... Excruciatingly painful when you first fight him because you're very limited in the range of actions you can take, his combos are long, vague, and often erratic, and he has an absurd amount of health for an early game boss. Later encounters are still bad, just for different reasons - he's much easier to manage with an expanded moveset and more options to play around with, but he still has a massive health pool and takes a long time to kill without being remotely as threatening. In a word: Attrition.

        • Anonymous

          The cherry on this **** Sunday in that he comes back later as a mini boss.

          And he's scaled up again when you meet him. Prepare to hit him 100x again while he tornados once and one shots you.

          There is nocatharsis, hes just the most crap boss in Nioh 2 at any player level.

          • Anonymous

            I've killed this boss many many times and know his moveset but he can still kill me whenever he wants. So annoying! A double red flash tornado usually kills me because I burst counter the 1st one but the 2nd one gets me. Or he teleports so I end up squashed against the wall. Or he teleports twice in quick succession and I again end up trapped against the wall.

            A challenging boss, but not always for the right reasons.

            I'm a long time souls player, I think this game is designed to punish me. My muscle memory probably gets me killed a lot :-\

            • Anonymous

              After 40 or so frustrating attempts, I finally managed to beat Enenra. I also translated what he says after slaying him. Before I post it, should I mark it as a spoiler? I'm new to this wiki.

              • Anonymous

                Instead of wasting your time trying to beat this RIDICULOUSLY OVERPOWERED DAMAGE SPONGE, why not just bang your head against a wall as hard as possible 30 or 40 times? Either will produce the same exact result.

                • Anonymous

                  Absolute fcuking bullsiht just like everything else about this game. Challenging is great. I LOVE challenging games. Sorry, but FRUSTRATING does not equal challenging. Sure wish I was invincible during animations like every fcuking enemy in the game. Sure wish I got a surge of unholy strength AND fcuking ki when I get down to a sliver of life like every fcuking enemy in the game.

                  • Anonymous

                    how do you burst counter when he turns into a tornado? I try to counter and he just pushes me against the wall and I die.

                    • Anonymous

                      A tip for those struggling with him: I went with odachi+firefox spirit. Used a water talisman, got myself an NPC helper character. Bursted him down in yokai form. Had to fight him in human form maybe for 5 sec.
                      The running around strategy just did not work for me.

                      • Anonymous

                        Little cheese if he Teleports just run around him closely (only the left direction works) for his attacks only the fires mines are dangerous with this tactic :D

                        • Anonymous

                          If you can get Enenra to crash through the supports in the arena, water will fall on him, dealing penalties to his fire-based attributes. Keep moving and look for an opening after his kick attacks.

                          • Anonymous

                            I find low stance is useful against him. Quick attacks and good ki restoration allows you to deal good damage while dodging his heavy attacks.

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