Crest Protection
Damage Taken (Mid-Attack) -10.0%
Increased Attack & Defense (Spear) +20

Kato is a Clan in Nioh2. Players can pledge their allegiance to a Clan at the Hidden Teahouse to acquire passive Special Effects that affect all Characters linked to the account.


The Kato clan was comprised of commoners before it served the Toyotomi clan, and later came to rule Higo Province (modern- day northern Kumamoto prefecture). Its most celebrated leader is Kato Kiyomasa.
Kiyomasa served Toyotomi Hideyoshi as a page before earning the proud distinction of being named one of the Seven Spears due to his outstanding performance in the Battle of Shizugatake. Subsequent to his rise in prestige, he became something of a protege of Hideyoshi's, battling in the Kyushu Campaign and finally being granted half of Higo Province, making him a daimyo. He did not get along well with Ishida Mitsunari despite their many years of being on the same side, and the hostility between them would only continue to worsen.
The Kato crest design is derived from the eye of a snake. Designs based on snake eyes have been used as good luck charms since days of old, as it has long been believed that a snake's gaze is so penetrating it can paralyze its prey.

Kato Crest Protection


Builds that use Kato

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Kato Notes

  • The more you contribute during Clan Battles and the longer you stay in the clan, the greater the effects of the Crest Protection will be.
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