attack_power_icon_nioh_2_wiki_guideAttack Power x0.80 attunement_limit_1_icon_nioh_2_wiki_guideAttunement Limit 24
defense_power_icon_nioh_2_wiki_guideDefense Power x1.25 phantom_icon_nioh_2_wiki_guideYokai Shift Phantom

Guardian Spirit Protection

Special Effect Bonus Stat req.
Anima Bonus (Ranged Hit) A- -
Stalwart (Onmyo Magic) - -
Damage Taken -5.0% -
Elemental Damage Taken -15.0% Constitution + Stamina = 32
secondary_icon_guardian_spirit_nioh_2_wiki_guide_24pxAnima Bonus (Onmyo Magic Hit) A Magic + Heart = 30

Genbu is a Guardian Spirit in Nioh 2. Guardian Spirits can be selected on the Shrine menu and each provides a different boost to the player. Activate Yokai Shift by pressing + (BY on Xbox/Steam controller) when the Amrita Gauge is full.


Genbu Description

The embodiment of nature's ferocity. It originates from the far southwest, where legend says that if you paint a baby's face with the Atlas Bear's pattern on the first day it hears thunder, the Atlas Bear will protect the child for the rest of its life. Those who the Atlas Bear protects grow up to be strong and hardy, and are said to be able to survive danger that would rob most of their lives.


How to unlock Genbu


How to use Genbu

  • Guardian Spirit Skill is Genbu appearing and causing three water geysers to appear around it. These geysers will hit multiple times and lifts enemies into the air. Enemies not lifted will still be stunned by each hit of the geysers, and as a whole this attack does a large amount of Ki damage, is strong for applying Saturation, and gives you free reign to do whatever attack you want while it's hitting an enemy, making it one of the best Guardian Spirit Skills.
  • Using the Genbu Guardian Spirit, The Unyudo Soul Core, four pieces of the Tatenashi set (Cuirass with Elemental Damage Taken mandatory), two accessories and a Scroll with Elemental Damage Taken, the Otani clan bonus, one armor piece with fixed Elemental Damage Taken (for example, Dragon head helmet) and Elemental damage Taken invested in Agyo Titles allows one to reach -100.0% Elemental Damage Taken, becoming immune to Fire, Water and Lightning damage; however, this doesn't grant immunity to those status effects.
  • You can switch to this spirit when you use Onmyo Magic to prevent yourself from getting stunned while using it. Very useful with the Luminous Blade Talisman, as it has a long animation.
  • This is the most defensively oriented guardian spirit in the game, reducing all damage taken as well as elemental damage and having largest defense multiplier of all guardian spirits. It also has a very useful Anima Bonus that has synergy with the generic phantom effect. This also gives you a safe way to gain anima during Yokai Shift, even as a secondary spirit. Overall, this is a strong and versatile spirit with a lot of Utility.



Nioh 2 Guardian Spirits
Amabie  ♦  Ame-no-Mitori  ♦  Atlas Bear  ♦  Baku  ♦  Blue Dragon  ♦  Gyokuto  ♦  Hakutaku  ♦  Hiyokucho  ♦  Ho  ♦  Ho-oh  ♦  Hoh-oh  ♦  Hyobishin  ♦  Inosasao  ♦  Isanagami  ♦  Itokuri  ♦  Janomecho  ♦  Kagewani  ♦  Kurama Tengu  ♦  Kuzunoha the Fox  ♦  Makami  ♦  Masaru  ♦  Mizuchi  ♦  Nekomata  ♦  Nine Tails  ♦  Oh  ♦  Okuri-Inu  ♦  Rokugezo  ♦  Saoirse  ♦  Saorise  ♦  Shin-Roku  ♦  Shirohami  ♦  Sohaya  ♦  Suzaku  ♦  Tengen Kujaku  ♦  Usura-Hicho  ♦  Yaonami-Hime  ♦  Yatagarasu  ♦  Yumehami


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    • Anonymous

      Who just copied the Atlas Bear description into this one? This wiki is a joke, it feels like every page is always wildly incorrect.

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