Key Items in Nioh 2 are special Items that provide unique abilities or effects. Key Items can vary from Blacksmith Recipies to Usuable Items that can be used indefinetly, while other like the Ochoko Cup can be used to summon a Visitor. Below you can find information on all key Items in Nioh 2.

Some Key Items can be quickslotted to shortcuts that respond to the up, down, right and left functions of the d-pad.

 

All Key Items in Nioh 2

 

Item

Use

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Himorogi Fragment

Using this item consumes all of your Amrita but allows you to quit a mission and return to the starting point. (In certain missions and the tutorial, using it will not cost Amrita.)

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Sacred Salt

An item used in a simple ceremony to send Visitors back once you are done with them. If you have more than one Visitor, you can select which one you wish to send back.

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Ochoko Cup

A small ceramic cup for drinking sake, Using it to make an offering at a shrine will summon a Visitor. When the Visitor arrives, it will take the cup.

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Harakiri Sword

Use this item to commit harakiri. You will lose everything but retain your honor. (You will lose all Amrita and return to the nearest Shrine.)

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Divine Rice

Can be used at the Kodama's Bazaar.

Special rice offered to the gods at events like festivals, and given to the attendees once the festival comes to an end. Imbued with pure divine energy, kodama love to eat it.

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Divine Branch Fragment

A splinter of a sacred tree used as a holy vessel in religious rituals. Using this item consumes all of your Amrita, but allows you to quit a mission and return to the starting point. (In certain missions and the tutorial, using it will not cost you Amrita.)

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Commendation From Katsuie

Words taken from Katsuie's reconciliation with koroku.

"I had always looked down on yokai kind, but you are not half bad. The next time we meet on the battlefield, I want you watching my back!"

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Foreign Necklace

A necklace worn by the Obsidian Samurai. It makes use of materials from some kind of unknown creature, but it would seem that creature is not a yokai.

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Wooden Kannon Sculpture

A wooden carving of the deity Kannon, gifted by Tadakatsu.

Tadakatsu was wont to dedicate himself to woodcarving, and was said to be unexpectedly skilled at it. This particular sculpture was gifted to Hide, whom Tadakatsu acknowledged as a formidable rival, with the intention of providing divine protection on the battlefield.

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Kagatsuchi's Magatama

A curved bead used in rituals celebrating Kagatsuchi, a god of both fire and blacksmithing. Kagatsuchi is said to impart his divine power upon the furnace to assist smiths in finishing their work.

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Repaired Hiragumo

The tea kettle repaired by Sen no Rikyu using the fragments found scattered over Mount Shigi. Whether or not Rikyu used onmyo magic, the finish is flawless, though the occasional rattling sound suggests that it is more fragile than it might appear.

 

Incendiary Longbow Arrow

 An arrow for a special longbow used in sea battles that requires six people to draw its string. Its tip is wrapped in highly flammable oiled paper and anything hit by this powerful projectile is likely to be consumed is the ensuing blaze.

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Saigyo's Poem I

 

A poem composed by the wandering poet Saiyo during a visit to western Japan. The poem was penned as he recalled old friend that lived in Ichinomiya in Aki Province.

"As the sound of the waves keeps me awake, moonlight filters through the roof to keep me company like an old friend."

 

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Saigyo's Poem II

A poem composed by the wandering poet Saiyo during a visit to Oshu. It touches upon the splendor of the Fujiwara clan.

"Traveling through the cold that froze me to my very core, today my eyes were finally treated to the sight of Koromogawa."

 

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Saigyo's Poem III

A poem composed by the wandering poet Saiyo after entering the priesthood and living in solitude in Kurama. The poem speaks of a lingering attachment to worldly things.

"As I lament the water frozen in this bamboo pipe, I yearn for the return of the springtime I had once disdained."

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Smithing Text: Bloodstained Cleavers

An ancient text on forging weapons. It describes the technique for making the "Dual Bloodstained Cleavers."

Village Gate Key

A bloodied and rusted key that unlocks the path leading out of the village to the main road. The road, flanked by a marketplace, appears to extend all the way to the gate of the pass.

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Grilled Tang Sweet

A grilled sweet made of pounded rice glazed with ivy sap. Just as its name implies, it originated in China, having been brought to Japan by an envoy. It was primarily presented as an offering Buddhist altars, but eventually became a favorite of monks and nobles, who would eat them in secret, and some yokai, who could not resist its sweet taste. Even hidden in one's pocket, the sweet aroma fills the surrounding air, like the scent of the most fragrant blossoms.

Grand Master's Brush I

This brush, which features bristles made from rabbit fur, is one of Kukai's most cherished items. Its design is clearly Chinese, and it is highly likely that Kukai originally purchased it in China and brought it back with hit to Japan.

Prison Key

A heavily rusted key for the cell doors in Oniga Castle. Within the prison, the hatred of both man and yokai hang heavy in the air. The cells were likely used to imprison anyone unfortunate enough to be transported to the island from the mainland.

Agyo Key Piece

A piece of a wooden key found at Oniga Castle. It appears to form a functional key when combined with its other half. Its Agyo carving is both sinister and solemn.

Aun Key

A key, made up of two combined pieces, that opens a large wooden door at Oniga Castle. A mysterious power binds the two parts together and they can no longer be separated.

Divine Fragment

Used when forging divine equipment; obtained after dismantling it. To the untrained eye it just looks like a scrap of iron, but it bears the aura of a mysterious and unknown precious metal.

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Underworld Lapiz Lazuli

Presenting this to Ono no Takamura will allow you to receive and strengthen blessings in the underworld. 

A gem found in the Underworld, Lapiz Lazuli is regarded as one of seven treasures in the teachings of Buddhism. When Yama still served as judged to those sen there, the Underworld was decorated with lapiz lazuli that shone brilliantly. However, they scattered and lost after a great calamity occured.

 




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