ho oh nioh2 wiki guide

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Guardian Spirit Protection

Special Effect Bonus Stat req.
Anima Bonus (Ranged Hit) A- -
Purified Accumulation (Enemy) +8% -
Damage Taken vs. Yokaisecondary icon guardian spirit nioh 2 wiki guide 24px -7% -
Melee Damage vs. Purified Enemy +10% strength nioh 2 wikiStamina + skill nioh 2 wikiSkill = 53
Calming Breath -- dexterity nioh 2 wikiDexterity + constitution nioh 2 wikiConstitution = 51

Ho-oh 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.


Ho-oh Description

A Birdlike Guardian Spirit that has characteristics of various creatures. It is the female counterpart of the legendary paired sacred birds known as Ho-oh. Regarded as the ruler of all winged creatures, Ho-oh is said to appear with the arrival of a virtuous monarch. Because of this, many believed that Ho-oh protects those blessed with talent, virtue, and a pure will.

Ho-oh motifs were incorporated into many buildings and works of art in continental Asia in order to show respect for the kind of virtue that Ho-oh guarded. This custom was transmitted to Japan, where buildings features the same motif. Some of these building still stand, with the Phoenix Hall of Byodo-In to the south of Kyoto being one famous example.

While the female and male counterparts of Ho-oh each represent the yin and yang elements of Onmyo respectively, as a pair, they are said to represent taiji, the force that gave birth to the universe and all living things within it.


How to unlock Ho-oh

  • Automatically unlocked when you obtain Ho and Oh.

How to use Ho-oh

  • It's guardian spirit skill is both Ho and Oh doing their respective skills at the same time.
  • Calming Breath will continuously restore 8% of your health per second as long as you haven't aggro'd any enemy, ensuring that you will remain at full health between fights.
  • This is tied for the highest attunement slots in the game with Baku and Sohaya, and has the highest among Phantom Guardian Spirits.
  • The bonuses are solid for a Purity based build.


Nioh 2 Guardian Spirits
Amabie  ♦  Ame-no-Mitori  ♦  Atlas Bear  ♦  Baku  ♦  Blue Dragon  ♦  Genbu  ♦  Gyokuto  ♦  Hakutaku  ♦  Hiyokucho  ♦  Ho  ♦  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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