Enemy Type Yokai
Weakness Lightning?
Resistances Water, Corruption, Poison, Paralysis, Fire 
Immune ??
Special Drop Gyuki Soul Core

Gyuki is a Boss and Enemy in Nioh 2. Gyuki is a spider Yokai that attacks using his body and claws


Enemy Description

Gyuki is an enormous yokai with the legs of a spider and head of a bull. It is both savage and cruel, and is known to spit poison to incapacitate its human prey before devouring those it has killed with relish. It is often connected to water in legends, with many eyewitness reporting seeing Gyuki by beaches, deep pools, or the bases of waterfalls. Many of these places are name after Gyuki in Western Japan


Gyuki Locations & Drops


How to Beat Gyuki

Gyuki Boss Guide:


Gyuki can be very intimidating at first but there are many strategies that can be used to make this fight easier.

At the start of the fight you will want to head to his rear legs (the ones with Amrita) and attack them until the Amrita breaks. This will cause both Health and Ki damage.

Note: Remember to use your guard each time he performs an attack. There is a delay between his attacks so even if you run out of Ki you will be able to recover for the next attack.

Once you are done with the legs there are two strategies that you can use to fight him:

1) Stay under his belly or rear part and attack him. He can only use two attacks from his belly or rear (Belly Attack and Stomp Attack). Just keep attacking him until you see he is about to strike. Then use your guard to avoid the damage (even if your Ki is depleted he won't be able to use a second strike). He will occasionally turn around and try to face you. When this happens run to his belly again and repeat until the boss is defeated.

2) The other way to beat him is staying at a distance and luring his burst attack. The burst attack can be easily countered and provides a good opportunity to deal damage. This strategy is slower and will require more time but can be effective if you can avoid his ranged attacks. After you counter him, deal some damage, run away and repeat.

3)He will try to face you to swing his front legs if you are near his front, but you can take advantage of the AI for this. If you stand underneath the shoulder joint for one of the front legs, you can shift your target lock to the rear leg on the other side. This will keep you next to his body, and you will be able to rotate with him and attack as you please while he tries to target you. Occasionally, he will jump away to try and reposition himself, or jump up and slam down on you. Back away, get back into position and repeat until he dies. 

Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Phase 1
Dual Hit: He will use the claws to perform a two hit combo in front of him. You want to stay away from his head, try to dodge forward and avoid the second strike.
Stomp Attack: He will raise his legs and perform a powerful stomp over the player. Use your guard to prevent the damage. Even if you run out of Ki, he won't be able to perform a second attack.
Belly Attack: He will jump and strike down with his belly. Use your guard to prevent the damage. Even if you run out of Ki, he won't be able to perform a second attack.
Grapple Attack: He will perform a powerful grapple attack forward Try to stay away from his head. If you are at a medium distance run backwards.
Poison Breath: He will throw a poison cloud that moves straight in front of him. Dodge left or right to avoid the cloud.
Ice Breath: He will throw Ice Breath from his mouth Dodge left or right to avoid the ray.
Burst Attack: He will quickly move forward dealing massive damage. If you are at a distance, you can time a counter burst to stop him and deal massive Ki damage.




Notes & Trivia

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    • Anonymous

      27 Jul 2021 19:52  

      Stay around his shoulder/belly and you will avoid most attacks, simply reposition when he jumps away. Can go for his legs if you can time dodging his stomps, I was **** at it. As long as you minimize the time you are directly in front of him, fight shouldn't be too hard.

      • Anonymous

        19 Feb 2021 23:31  

        after continuously trying to play it smart and attack his legs, the first down was when i just stuck as close as possible and kept swinging at his face.

        • Anonymous

          13 Feb 2021 12:24  

          Not only is this boss annoying and unfun on multiple levels, it's also terribly balanced. RIP fist builds.

          • Anonymous

            09 Feb 2021 16:25  

            This boss.. if you're using fists the quickest way I found to be done with that ugliness is to spam limitless over and over again on his side, dodge when he jumps... or don't, just heal and get back to the spam.
            That boss must have been aborted, the 2 jumping attack spots are useless, breaking the crystal on his legs is pointless. Poor ugly guy should have been put to rest.

            • Anonymous

              25 Sep 2020 01:39  

              Just hide behind his front legs and poke out during attack recovery. For wing part, same strategy. 14th try, this boss is a lot of fun and my favourite Yokai boss.

              • Anonymous

                05 Jun 2020 14:16  

                So, you can get a hidden trophy if you manage to break the dam on the opposite side of where you enter the arena using this ugly bastards charge attack before he gets wings.

                • Anonymous

                  19 May 2020 18:55  

                  Didn’t know about the scaffold trick up until now. I’ve bested it a lot nonetheless. Always fighting it mano e... f*ck-ugly beast..o.

                  • Anonymous

                    21 Apr 2020 08:43  

                    Use the Enki Yokai Skill "Monkey Dance" on his head. Maybe it was a bug but it depleted his whole ki gauge and then i could perform the stun attack. Worked like a charm

                    • Anonymous

                      16 Apr 2020 05:42  

                      Does anyone else think Saika Magoichi would've been a better final boss for the mission? Gyuki is just boring and he's an eyesore, lmao.

                      • Anonymous

                        11 Apr 2020 15:02  

                        Easy peasy fight. Did this flawlessly after 10 attempts just to get his moveset down. Pop lightning amulet, caltrops, sloth and weakness talismans and hang under his belly with low stance and just follow his turning direction while whacking him. The caltrop slow, lightning slow, and sloth talisman will almost guarantee he wont be able to turn as fast as you can walk, then just do your ki pulses and continue the onslaught. Dropped him to half health before he even got to dark realm phase

                        • Anonymous

                          05 Apr 2020 05:41  

                          Boss is no fun to fight, whether you find it hard or easy. I do love his soul core though. Was a mainstay for my water mage/saturation build. Although going back to fight him numerous times to get updated soul cores was very not fun

                          • Anonymous

                            03 Apr 2020 22:08  

                            Guys, this boss is extremely easy if you ignore his mechanics (scaffolds for drop attacks; his rear amrita legs) Simply position yourself in his side, close to his middle legs, and keep hacking... Move only to reposition yourself, since he can move around quite rapidly 90% of his moves dont reach this position, and those who do (like the ground slam), can be easily blocked with low ki consumption! good luck!

                            • Anonymous

                              30 Mar 2020 18:55  

                              The mission with this boss is bull*****first you have to fight that Saika Guy that is a pretty challenging boss and then you go against this thing.

                              • Anonymous

                                30 Mar 2020 15:33  

                                You can use the scaffolding to drop attack on his head. This stuns him and allows you to do some good damage

                                • Anonymous

                                  27 Mar 2020 11:05  

                                  This bosses attacks will sometimes pass right through you, how that made it past testing is beyond me. Also the least fun boss in Nioh 2 from what I've played.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    23 Mar 2020 21:20  

                                    There was some sort of glitch with this boss. After I defeated it and went in to the Yokai illustrations section it said I had defeated it twice.

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