Enemy Type Yokai
Weakness Lightning
Resistances Fire
Immune Paralyzed
Special Drop Nure-Onna Soul Core
Petrifying Gaze (Yokai Skill)

Nure-Onna is an Enemy in Nioh 2. Nure-Onna is a snake-like Yokai that attacks with swift speed and coils around its target to devour it.


Enemy Description

  • Pronounced "Noo-ray own-na." This man-eating yokai takes the shape of a snake with a woman's head. Its name literally means "wet woman", and it is seen near water or on rainy days, searching for unlucky humans to make its prey. It is said Nure-onna were once women who tragically drowned, leading them to attack the living out of vengeful malice.
  • An obvious source of Nure-onna's name is the fact that its hair is always wet. It can freely manipulate said hair, slicing enemies apart with its razor-sharp strands. Its hair has another surprising use-increasing Nure-onna's fire resistance due to the sodden defensive layer it provides. Perhaps most frightening of all are its snakelike eyes, capable of paralyzing any unwittingly prey with a single glare.


Nure-Onna Locations & Drops


Combat Information

  • Blocking effective?
  • Area Attacks?
  • Ninjutsu tips
  • Ki Tips


Notes & Trivia

  • Kanji: Yomikata - Lore description.




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    • Anonymous

      12 May 2020 22:21  

      Hardest mob in Nioh 2. Can destroy worlds eat your face poison you reach insane distances Shoot barbs paralyze you. Someone screwed this one up

      • Anonymous

        09 Apr 2020 20:26  

        Back away whilst guarding and you won't take damage. Hit them with Shock/Lightning to do a lot of damage and make the fight a lot easier. Still a really annoying enemy but luckily they become much less common during the later game.

        • Anonymous

          01 Apr 2020 22:32  

          Had the Nure-Onna drop a Womans face mask smithing text in the main mission. Had her drop Bloodspider Blade smithing text on a twilight mission. For those that have trouble with these fights use lightning for both damage and slow, and/or a sloth talisman. Makes her waaaaaayyyyy simpler, not easy* mind you but more manageable. *Theres a joke there.

          • Anonymous

            28 Mar 2020 19:50  

            Remove this *****ing thing from the game or lower its health cuz I contemplate selling the game because of this *****

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