Hattori Hanzo

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Enemy Type Human
Weakness ??
Resistances ??
Immune ??
Special Drop Mataza's Long Spear
Iga Jonin Headband
Master Swordsman's Sandals
Iga Jonin Cuirass
Iga Jonin Greaves
Hat Helmet
Birdflight Cross Spear

Hattori Hanzo is a Boss and Enemy in Nioh 2. Hattori Hanzo is a Human that attacks with the full set of spear moves unlocked


Enemy Description

In-Game Description


Hattori Hanzo Locations & Drops


How to Beat Hattori Hanzo

Hattori Hanzo Boss Guide:

Hattori Hanzo is fast and has a very large Ki Pool. When you are close he will use quick attacks while moving forward and if you fight from a medium distance he will spam bombs at you.

The best strategy is using either the Low or Mid stance to perform quick strikes and stagger him. Wait until he performs an attack, dodge and then strike back.

Remember to keep your guard up to avoid damage.

Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Phase 1
When you are close he will use quick attacks while moving forward and if you fight from a medium distance he will spam bombs at you. keep your guard up to avoid damage.
Stay in mid-stance and use nothing but triangle button thrust attacks when he walks towards you.
He won’t defend while he’s walking.
He can kill you in 1 single grab, and dodges your attacks.  If that happen, dodge back to get back into your rhythm




Notes & Trivia

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Nioh 2 Bosses
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    • Anonymous

      OP AF. First boss giving me this much trouble (level 100 gear). Guy takes 100 hits to die, has infinite ninjutsu to boot too. With no limitations, guy would die under 30 secs tops lol. PS: Still like Hanzo. :)

      • Anonymous

        I am gonna share my strategy for making this fight a lot easier. Found out that the spear is surprisingly effective against him since he is very bad at defending the thrust attack. You only need triangle button and mid stance. If you are not very experienced with the spear, it's okay, just play a couple of practice rounds to get familiar with the range of the thrust attack. Trust me it reaches further than you expect. Then try to keep him at that distance, more or less, and poke him 2-3 times. Most of the time he will start defending at the third hit but often he will stard defending even after the first hit. But just do that and try to be aware of the distance between you. Thats basically the most important thing you need to control. It will take more time than going full aggressive on him with high risk - high reward plays, but it is very likely that you will not get hit by his sword even one time using this method. As for his other attacks. You need to roll away from the paralyzing and toxic bombs. They will not work immediately, even if you get hit you still have a few frames to roll away. However, the other bomb that throws sharpnel on the ground will make you slower, not only how you move and attack but every animation your character does (like using heal) will take longer so this is the only thing that is dangerous and can get you killed. Another useful thing is to lay the 3 traps before you aggro him and try to lure him there once the battle started. He will (hopefully) trigger them and will get knocked down for a grappe attack for some extra damage. But you don't need to worry for your skills in this fight. Appart from the heals and the quick change scroll, you can forget everything and focus only on him and the distance between you.

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