attack_power_icon_nioh_2_wiki_guideAttack Power x1.07 attunement_limit_1_icon_nioh_2_wiki_guideAttunement Limit 24
defense_power_icon_nioh_2_wiki_guideDefense Power x0.95 brute_icon_nioh_2_wiki_guideYokai Shift Brute

Guardian Spirit Protection

Special Effect Bonus Stat req.
Anima Bonus (Guard) A- -
Life +250 -
Increased Attack (Medicine) - -
Melee damage vs Saturated Enemy +15.0% Stamina + Constitution = 42
secondary_icon_guardian_spirit_nioh_2_wiki_guide_24pxTea Utensil Drop Rate +10.0% Heart + Skill = 40

Isanagami 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.


Isanagami Description

Isanagami, a Guardian Spirit with the form of a whale, is a type of yorigami (visiting god) from the sea. This god of fishing is believed to bring fishermen bountiful catches in its wake. While whales are themselves hunted, they tend to bring schools of smaller fish with them, making them invaluable to fishermen. Over time, this caused whales to be connected with Ebisu, god of fishermen and luck, and associated with successful commerce and bumper harvests. The word "Ebisu" itself used to be a general term for someone from a distant land, eventually evolving to mean any religious faith that came to Japan from beyond the sea. Beached whales or the corpses of whales that drifted ashore were seen as unexpected blessings granted by Isanagami, and were likely met with gratitude.


How to unlock Isanagami


How to use Isanagami

  • Increased Attack (Medicine) multiplies melee damage by 20.0%
  • Guardian Spirit Skill is Isanagami rising for air and then diving back down a short distance, kicking up large amounts of water. It does low Water damage and moderate amounts of physical damage, but it is the highest Ki damage Guardian Spirit Skills. Spacing is key to hit with every hit of the attack.
  • Just on it's own, this has some of the highest melee damage of any guardian spirit. In a vacuum, it is the highest, however other forms of the melee damage buff exist and are equal to it, and water resistance is the most common elemental resistance for Yokai.
  • It provides a large boost to Tea Utensil drop rate, which is great for those that need more money, as selling tea utensils is the best way to get gold quickly.



Nioh 2 Guardian Spirits
Amabie  ♦  Ame-no-Mitori  ♦  Atlas Bear  ♦  Baku  ♦  Blue Dragon  ♦  Genbu  ♦  Gyokuto  ♦  Hakutaku  ♦  Hiyokucho  ♦  Ho  ♦  Ho-oh  ♦  Hoh-oh  ♦  Hyobishin  ♦  Inosasao  ♦  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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    • One of the best spirit for tight corridors when using Fleeting Guardian amulets. Unscathed Yoki loses all its ki and goes stunned, ready for nice dagger serving. But since Isanagami teds to push demonds aside, it does much less ki damage in more open area as it pushes them away.. Also hitboxes could be better, sometimes it misses even when going straight to demon so you can 100 % count on it.

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