A huge red oni born from a pack of angry ghosts. Half of its face is contorted in anger, the other twisted with grudge. The faces of countless vengeful ghosts appear across its body, letting out shrieks that send terror down the spines of all within earshot.
Filled with fury and grudge, the sight of a living human sends it into a berserk rampage. Its preferred attack, using iron balls and chains draped over its body, is powerful enough to defeat even highly experience samurai.
The two horns on its head emit a weird glow. It is said that horns represent the source of power for an oni, meaning they lose their strength if their horns are damaged. But only the most powerful and precise strike could hope to shatter them...
Onryoki Locations & Drops
- Found in Mission:
- Drops Rust Key
- Obsidian Waistguard
- Diehard's Helmet
- Gozutenno's Axe
- Soul Core
- Hasebe Kunishige Dual Katana
- Smithing Text: Onryoki Helmet in "Stray Cats."
- Smithing Text: Onryoki Helmet in The Hollow Fortress
How to Beat Onryoki
Onryoki Boss Guide:
At the beginning of the fight he will have the balls chained to his arms and use them to attack you. His attacks are slow, and havea long recovery time proving a good opportunity to strike back after each attack. Be careful as he can also perform a circular attack that deals damage in a large AoE.
After his chains are removed he will become more mobile. From here on he will periodically pick up the balls and throw them to the player. This attack is very easy to dodge so you can use the opportunity to heal or attack using Ninjutsu or Onmyo Magic.
His Burst Attack is very difficult to counter, you will want to wait until his third attack (where he lands on the floor) and then go in for the counter.
Attacks & Counters
|Phase 1 (Chains)
|Dual Ball Attack: He will raise his arms and attack forward using the balls||Run either left or right and attack him.|
|Circular Attack: He will move the balls in a circle around him dealing AoE Damage||Dodge backwards and wait until he stops. Then go in and attack him|
|Burst Charge: He will charge forward dealing high damage.||This attack can be easily burst countered|
|Phase 2 (Unchained)|
|Claw Attack: He will attack you using his claws||Use your guard or dodge backwards.|
|Burst Attack: He will perform two consecutive strikes and then jump forward.||Wait until he jumps and then perform the burst counter.|
|Ball Throw: He will pick up the balls and throw them at the player||This attack is easy to dodge. You can use the time to fire your ranged weapon at him.|
Notes & Trivia
- Onryoki originally appeared as the boss of the first full stage, "Isle of Demons," in Nioh.
- Memories - “Resentment wraps round my body…Never satisfied, my bloodlust knows no bounds…”