Lightning Gods of Yomi
|Special Drop||Lightning Gods of Yomi Soul Core|
Lightning Gods of Yomi is a Boss and Enemy in Nioh 2. Lightning Gods of Yomi is a Yokai boss that has inherited the body of Ashiya Doman and controls the element of Lightning. In Palace of the Damned and A Storm in the Underworld, Lightning Gods of Yomi only appears after beating Ashiya.
The Lightning Gods of Yomi are not a singular entity, but comprise of eight savage lightning Gods form Yomi, the Japanese underworld. According to legend, Izanami was sent to Yomi after burning to death. The Lightning Gods emerged from eight parts of her rotting body - a gruesome sight that terrified her husband, Izanagi, who had come to Yomi to rescue her. Izanagi fled, and a furious Izanami orderd the Lightning Gods, who commanded the Underworld Soldiers, and a swarm of Hellish Hags to chase after him.
The names of the eight Lightning Gods are as follows: Ooikadzuchi (Great Lightning), Honoikadzuchi (Fire Lightning), Kuroikadzuchi (Black Lightning), Sakuikadzuchi (Rending Lightning), Wakaikadzuchi (Young Lightning), Tsuchikadzuchi (Earth Lightning), Naruikadzuchi (Roaring Lightning), and Fusuikadzuchi (Hiding Lightning). Each is said to symbolize a different facet of lightning itself. For instance, Honoikadzuchi's lightning bolts are said to cause fires, Sakuikadzuchi's are said to split trees, and Fusuikadzuchi is said to lurk within dark clouds, much like the occasional flashes of lightning that suddenly light the sky.
In the Heian Palace's inner court, Ashiya Doman surrendered his own body to summon forth the Lightning Gods of Yomi - a desperate measure born of his resentment towards mankind. These already savage Gods were further galvanized by the hateful intent behind their summoning, as manifest by their truly terrifying form, intent on smiting any soul unfortunate enough to stand before them. However, this being only a temporary form, the eight Gods are not at their full power. Whenever they attempt to harness a large amount of energy, one of the Gods is left vulnerable to attack. Focusing your attack on this weak link is surely the key to defeating the Lightning Gods at last.
Lightning Gods of Yomi Locations & Drops
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- Lightning Gods of Yomi Soul Core
How to Beat Lightning Gods of Yomi
Lightning Gods of Yomi Boss Guide:
After defeating Ashiya Doman in the Palace of the Damned, he surrenders his body to the Lightning Gods of Yomi and conjures the dark realm that empowers its attacks. For this fight, the majority of the bosses attacks are lightning projectiles, so you'll want to bring a Lightningstop Talisman and invest in Lightning resistance, Elemental Damage Taken and Projectile Damage Reduction. When fighting the Lightning Gods, use the Sloth Talisman against it to decrease the movement speed as well as the Weakness Talisman to reduce its defenses. The best way to jump in for the attack is after it conjures energy and releases its lightning attacks. Most of the time after each of its attack, you'll have a few seconds that you can use to land a couple of hits before it recovers and prepares for its next move.
While she has plenty of resistances, she takes full damage from Fire, and like most Yokai is weak to Purity, allowing you to confuse her consistently.
Be patient and try not to get too close to it because it will always conjure lightning AoE attacks around it. The majority of the attacks telegraph where they hit ahead of time, so you can use that to get dodge them early and continue to attack. You can also wait for it to teleport towards you, and this way, you can be ready to dodge for its next move and then counterattack with a few hits.
While it's in the Dark Realm she frequently leaves dark realm pools after attacking, giving you free Anima for purifying them. She will also gain glowing skulls on her body that, when destroyed, will stun her briefly regardless of if shes attacking or not and release two Elixir. One-Legged Fury and Brutal Charge is a strong attack to break them with, as even if it fails they will still stun her regardless. Cannon Shots are also effective
Attacks & Counters
|Lightning Clouds: She slowly strikes a pose and summons 5 clouds of lightning around her that periodically strike||Blind spot immediately close to her.|
|Lightning Crescent: Gathers energy and releases blades of lightning.||When you see large lightning orbs around it, it will release blades of lightning that are aimed at you. This can be blocked.|
|4-Hit Combo: Attacks the player 4 times with its arms.||You can block the first three attacks and then dodge towards it to get behind on the fourth attack. You'll be able to follow-up with a couple of attacks while it recovers.|
|3-Hit Combo: One vertical slash with her arms, a stab, and then spinning forward arms outstretched.||If you dodge into her on the second hit, you will likely get to her back.|
|Stream of Lightning: Conjures a path of lightning.||You'll see a path of lightning that will appear in front of you before it releases energy. Dodge to the sides to avoid getting hit.|
|Lightning storm: She congers 5 sets of 3 lightning strikes directly in front of her||You can see the path they take on the ground. None of them hit behind her. This attack is unblockable.|
|Burst Attack: Spinning Melee Attack||Sometimes, it will mix up its attacks. It will strike twice and then prepares for a burst attack. When you see a red indicator, be ready to activate a Burst Counter to interrupt it. A successful burst counter will allow you to punish it while it tries to recover.|
|Lightning explosion: She charges up and creates a large explosion of lightning from her position. This leaves a dark realm pool. Deals a large amount of physical and lighting damage||This attack is unblockable. When you see her charge it up prepare to either back up or High Stance roll through the attack.|
|Burst Attack: Grapple. If she catches you she deals a large amount of physical and lightning damage over time.||Burst counter this attack. Remember that it cannot be blocked.|
|Lightning Clouds: Now summons many more clouds over a much wider area, and leaves a yokai realm pool after wards. This is the attack used when she initiates the Dark Realm.||Pay attention to the location of the clouds. You can stay away from them and wait for her to come to you first|
|Quick as Lightning: Teleports to random spots and leaves a trail of lightning as it moves. Frequently used after another attack to reposition and prepare the next attack.||Dodge to the sides, do not dodge towards it, or try to chase it directly when it moves since there's a trail of lightning. Just stay at the sides.|
|Stream of Lightning: now also creates a yokai realm pool||You'll see a path of lightning that will appear in front of you before it releases energy. Dodge to the sides to avoid getting hit.|
|Lightning storm: Now creates many more sets of lightning while also leaving a yokai realm pool behind.||You can see the path they take on the ground. None of them hit behind her. This attack is unblockable.|
|Lightning explosion: Now charges up faster||This attack is unblockable. When you see her charge it up prepare to either back up or High Stance roll through the attack.|
|Lightning Crescent: In addition to the normal pattern, it can also create all three around her, exploding when they send the projectiles.||When you see large lightning orbs around it, it will release blades of lightning that are aimed at you. This can be blocked.|
Notes & Trivia