Learning a Lesson is a Sub Mission in Nioh 2. This mission is recommended for level 39, has a difficulty level of 4, and features both human and yokai enemies. Learning a Lesson tasks players with finding Lord Nobunga's sword through a den that's filled with yokai. This mission is unlocked after completing the Main MissionThe Hollow Fortress. Please see Missions for other walkthroughs on other missions.



General Info

  • Recommended Lvl: 39
  • Mission Lvl. Difficulty: 4
  • Bosses: none


Video Walkthrough

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Mission Rewards

First Time Completion
Subsequent Completion


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Equipment & Materials
  • Random Items
  • Random Weapons
  • Random Armor Pieces
Soul Cores
Key Items
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Learning a Lesson

Mission Start Text

Someone has stolen Lord Nobunga's sword and now the castle's in an uproar.

They've figured out the thief's whereabouts, but that leads to a whole other problem - as they're supposedly holed up in a den of yokai, of all places.

Think you could get it back somehow? If you can manage it, it's sure to win us favor round here.

Mission End Text

In these troubled time when even thieves are struggling, grieving alone will not bring change. Remember this - this world cannot be built anew without bloodshed even if it that so happens to be the blood of those close to you. Here. Consider this sword a reward for your actions. 

Kodama Locations

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Sudama Locations

  • From the entrance of the cave after facing the Yoki, go left where you'll encounter three soldiers. Keep going down the path and you'll find the Sudama at the bottom being guarded by a Dweller

Scampuss Locations

  • Found in a dead-end cave at the lower section of the cliffside near the first shrine.

Spa Locations

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Locks Locations

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Learning a Lesson Walkthrough


Upon arriving, you'll find the first shrine at the starting point. Go outside the cave and you'll see a sword-wielding soldier sitting by the cliff on the left side and a glowing pot that you can break to purify your weapon for a short while. You can grapple him from behind before finishing him off. At the narrow path below, there are two more soldiers, one wielding an axe, and the other a rifle.


After killing the soldiers walk towards the narrow path where you'll see a mist of the dark realm blocking the path ahead. Before you face the Yoki that's within it, there's a corridor on the left side where you'll see a Dweller eating a corpse that you can loot and another glowing pot at the end. Kill it, loot the corpse, then break the pot to purify your weapon, then face the Yoki within the mist - a Gaki will also climb from the edge of the cliff on the right side once the Yoki appears.


Once you've killed the Yoki, you'll see a ladder ahead which you'll have to climb to reach further to the marked destination. But before climbing the ladder, you'll want to check the right side of the narrow path, there's a path that goes down where you'll come across a Warrior Skeleton, go south and drop to the bottom where you'll see a dead-end cave and a Scampuss inside.


Also, at the bottom of the cliffside, there's a small house where you'll find a large chest and a body that you can loot that's being guarded by a Yoki and Yamanba. After killing the yokai and opening the chest, make sure you also hit the well outside the house to obtain a random item - when you're done searching the bottom section, go back up and climb the ladder.


When you reach the top, you'll find yourself inside a cave covered with grass and plants. And from a distance, you'll see a section that's engulfed with the Dark Realm. There's an Odachi-wielding Soldier on the left side that's patrolling and two more soldiers at the end of the path.


If you went down the path on the left, you'll also find a Sudama at the bottom that's being guarded by a Dweller. After trading with the Sudama, you'll want to go back up and work your way around the narrow path where you'll see more soldiers. Try to take them out first before you step into the dark realm so that you won't be outnumbered.


When you enter the dark realm, you'll see find the second shrine and an Ippon-Datara that's walking back and forth. You'll have to kill the Ippon-Datara to dispel the dark realm and so that you can use the nearby shrine - after killing it, make sure to use the nearby shrine to activate it as your spawn/checkpoint area.


From the second shrine, you'll want to follow the marked destination and into another cave where you'll find an Abberant Soldier looting a corpse. (Along the way, you'll face more Yokai such as Gaki, Enki, Dweller, and a few more soldiers). At the end of the cave, you'll emerge outside and you'll see that the area ahead is blocked. Once you step outside, you'll face a wave of Yokai. You'll need to clear out each wave and kill the last one which is a Yoki so that you can complete the mission and proceed further where you'll find Lord Nobunga's sword - interact with the sword to leave the area.

The wave of yokai that will appear at the marked location are:



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Trivia & Notes:

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Nioh 2 Sub Mission
A Familiar Glow  ♦  A Favor for the Blacksmith  ♦  A Formal Match  ♦  A Hot-blooded Howl  ♦  A Message From the Deceased  ♦  A Prayer in the Moonlight  ♦  A Shadow's Duty  ♦  A Spirit's Return  ♦  A Storm in the Underworld  ♦  A Voice in the Twilight  ♦  Abduction  ♦  Against All Comers  ♦  An Encounter Among the Blossoms  ♦  An End to Seclusion  ♦  An Error in Calculation  ♦  Battle at the Temple  ♦  Bond of the Blade  ♦  Boundless Chaos  ♦  Calling on the Fire God  ♦  Dark Omens  ♦  Dawn of Hope  ♦  Hidetatsu's Dying Wish  ♦  Horns on Head Dragonfly in Hand  ♦  Imagawa Diehard  ♦  Immovable  ♦  In Search of the Elixir  ♦  Insatiable Bloodlust  ♦  Japanese Heart Yokai Smarts  ♦  Lingering Snow and Crimson Tracks  ♦  Master of the Three Evils  ♦  Mataza of the Spear  ♦  Okuni's Search  ♦  Prisoners of the Stones  ♦  Restless Spirits  ♦  Restoring Harmony  ♦  Rivals Return  ♦  Scattered Fragments  ♦  Scroll of the Demon  ♦  Shadows Creep in Kurama  ♦  Song of the Yokai  ♦  Soul of the Warrior Monk  ♦  Stray Cats  ♦  The Aberrant Mage  ♦  The Alluring Ancient  ♦  The Bravest of the Brave  ♦  The Brothers’ Blades  ♦  The Buddha's Palm  ♦  The Burning Sky  ♦  The Demon King's Blade  ♦  The Demon Slayers  ♦  The Dragon Clan  ♦  The Dream's End  ♦  The Fallen Star  ♦  The Fire God's Magatama  ♦  The Forest Veiled in Darkness  ♦  The Golden Nation  ♦  The Greedy Hunter  ♦  The Lost Sword  ♦  The Loyal Retainer  ♦  The Missing Gun  ♦  The Nine Symbols  ♦  The Point of No Return  ♦  The Refined Man of the Underworld  ♦  The Revelry Ends  ♦  The Roaming Artisan  ♦  The Scented Letter  ♦  The Search  ♦  The Shiftling's Wise Judgement  ♦  The Shrine of Oaths  ♦  The Sunomata Yokai Hunt  ♦  The Sweet Scent of Plums  ♦  The Tale of the Taira  ♦  The Third Word  ♦  The Tiger Approaches  ♦  The Viper and the Butterfly  ♦  The Warrior  ♦  Undying Light  ♦  Way of the Ninja: Veteran  ♦  Words of Respite  ♦  Yaksha Returns



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