Maeda Keiji

maeda keiji
Enemy Type Human
Weakness Corruption
Resistances Purity
Immune ??
Special Drop Eccentric Armor
Smithing Text: Eccentric's Armor
Vermillion Spear

Maeda Keiji is a Boss and Enemy in Nioh 2. Maeda Keiji is a Human that attacks with Spear.


Enemy Description

Maeda Keiji is a Sengoku era military commander from Owari province (present-day Aichi prefecture). Keiji is actually his nickname, and his real name is Toshimasu. Originally born into the Takigawa family, he was adopted by Maeda Toshiie's older brother, making him Maeda Toshiie's nephew.

In his later years, he left the Maeda clan and settled into a quiet and comfortable life in the capital, devoting himself to poetry and literature. He became acquainted with other prominent cultured individual, and was said to be particularly close to Naoe Kanetsugu, a samurai of the Uesugi clan.

Reuniteed with the protagonist thanks to Toshiie, Keiji has earned himself quite a reputation as an eccentric. He invites the protagonist to join him on a yokai hunt, and after their success challenges them to a duel. Upon defeat, Keiji deems the protagonist the strongest warrior in all of Japan, but vows to become strong and claim the title for himself.


Maeda Keiji Locations & Drops



How to Beat Maeda Keiji

Maeda Keiji Boss Guide:

He isn't any more difficult or special compared to, say, any random spear revenant, aside from the increased health pool. Any normal powerful anti-human strategy (Poison, Paralysis, Confusion, Sloth/Lighting to make parrying easier, Lifesteal Talisman, Body Swap canceled into a yokai skill for unblockable damage) will work well here. He does use Spear Shove, so be mindful of it's high break and deceptive range, as well as Pole Kick's high Ki damage.

He uses Merciless Barrage has his grapple attack. It's ery slow, so him doing it too late to catch you winded is likely, but it's also unblockable, so dodge away as soon as you can.

Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Phase 1
 When Maeda Keiji runs towards you to attack whit his Spear  Run away from him, and he will chase you.
Once he is close attack him and he won't be able to react in time.
Once he recovers, repeat until you defeat him.




Notes & Trivia

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Nioh 2 Bosses
Ashiya Doman  ♦  Azai Nagamasa  ♦  Benkei  ♦  Daidara Bocchi  ♦  Enenra  ♦  Gyuki  ♦  Hachisuka Koroku (Boss)  ♦  Hattori Hanzo (Boss)  ♦  Honda Tadakatsu (Boss)  ♦  Imagawa Yoshimoto  ♦  Kamaitachi  ♦  Kasha  ♦  Kashin Koji  ♦  Kukai (Boss)  ♦  Lady Osakabe  ♦  Lightning God of Yomi  ♦  Maeda Toshiie (Boss)  ♦  Magara Naotaka  ♦  Matsunaga Hishaide (Boss)  ♦  Mezuki  ♦  Minamoto no Yorimitsu  ♦  Minamoto no Yoshitsune  ♦  Nue  ♦  Obsidian Samurai  ♦  Oda Nobunaga (Boss)  ♦  Okabe Masatsuna (Boss)  ♦  Okabe Motonobu (Boss)  ♦  Onryoki  ♦  Otakemaru  ♦  Ren Hayabusa  ♦  Ryomen Sukuna  ♦  Saika Magoichi  ♦  Saito Toshimitsu (Boss)  ♦  Saito Yoshitatsu (Boss)  ♦  Shibata Katsuie  ♦  Shibata Katsuie (Human)  ♦  Shuten Doji  ♦  Taira no Kagekiyo  ♦  Tate Eboshi  ♦  Tokichiro (Boss)  ♦  Tsuchigumo  ♦  Tsukahara Bokuden  ♦  Uminyudo  ♦  White Tiger  ♦  William  ♦  Yatsu-no-Kami

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    • Anonymous

      Can someone change the goddamn picture already? If the editors on this site still think Mataza and Keiji are the same person, they’re just f*cking ignorant. They’re uncle and nephew. Alright? Not the same f*cking person.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t count humans who fight normally as bosses. Even if defeating them will end the mission. In my opinion he’s no more than a mini-boss. Even if they have that big health-bar at the bottom of the screen. I’m sorry but he just doesn’t excite me during the fight. Its like fighting a gloryfied revenant.

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