|Attack Power||1.02||Attunement Limit||26|
|Defense Power||1.02||Yokai Shift||Phantom|
Guardian Spirit Protection
|Special Effect||Bonus||Stat req.|
|Anima Bonus (Ranged Hit)||A-||-|
|Purified Accumulation (Enemy)||+8%||-|
|Damage Taken vs. Yokai||-7%||-|
|Melee Damage vs. Purified Enemy||+10%||Strength + Skill = 53|
|Calming Breath||--||Dexterity + Constitution = 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 △ + O (B + Y on Xbox/Steam controller) when the Amrita Gauge is full.
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
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