Shibata Katsuie

Enemy Type Yokai
Weakness Poison
Resistances Fire
Immune ??
Special Drop

Shibata Katsuie Soul Core
Deadly Spiral (Hatchet Skill)
Smithing Text: Oni Shibata's Armor Oni Shibata's Helmet
Oni Shibata's Greaves
Urn Splitter Hatchets
Chinese Crown Helmet

Shibata Katsuie is a Boss and Enemy in Nioh 2. Shibata Katsuie is a Yokai enemy that attacks with tusks like a boar and he uses fire element..


Enemy Description

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Shibata Katsuie Locations & Drops



How to Beat Shibata Katsuie

Shibata Katsuie Boss Guide:

Shibata Katsuie can be found in a small square battlefield. Most of the fight he will be rushing at you from wall to wall.

Try to stay in the middle of the room and avoid his charge attacks. He will usually recover after finishing one of his moves so use the opportunity to strike back.

Using Firestop Talismans and Fire Resistance equipment can be a good idea to increase your durability.

 While in the Dark Realm all his attacks will be imbued with fire. He will also gain a new charge using his weapons to move around the battlefield and leaving a trail of fire behind.

When Shibata Katsuie uses one of his charge attacks (either the normal charge, or the grab) dodge TOWARDS him, so you roll through the boss and end up behind him. It will stop his charge, so he won't run back and forth in the room, and you get the chance to atack him from behind. It makes the fight much easier than dodging him left and right until he decides to stop.

Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Phase 1
Fire Boar: He will summon a Fire Boar that runs forward leaving a trail of fire Dodge either left or right and attack him until he recovers.
Burst Combo: He will perform a powerful combo with his axes while moving forward You can burst counter this attack.
Whirlwind Attack: He will move forward while spinning his axes around him. Run away from him in the opposite direction and wait for the attack to finish.
Rush Forward: He will rush to your location trying to stomp you. If he gets close enough, he will attack from below with his weapons Try to stay in the center of the room and dodge toward him (through him).
Weapon Rush: He will rush to your location using his axes and leaving a trail of fire behind Try to stay in the center of the room and dodge toward him (through him).




Notes & Trivia

  • Kanji: Yomikata - Lore description.




Nioh 2 Bosses
Azai Nagamasa  ♦  Daidara Bocchi  ♦  Enenra  ♦  Gyuki  ♦  Hachisuka Koroku (Boss)  ♦  Hattori Hanzo (Boss)  ♦  Honda Tadakatsu (Boss)  ♦  Imagawa Yoshimoto  ♦  Kamaitachi  ♦  Kasha  ♦  Kashin Koji  ♦  Lady Osakabe  ♦  Maeda Keiji  ♦  Maeda Toshiie (Boss)  ♦  Magara Naotaka  ♦  Matsunaga Hishaide (Boss)  ♦  Mezuki  ♦  Obsidian Samurai  ♦  Oda Nobunaga (Boss)  ♦  Okabe Masatsuna (Boss)  ♦  Okabe Motonobu (Boss)  ♦  Onryoki  ♦  Otakemaru  ♦  Ryomen Sukuna  ♦  Saika Magoichi  ♦  Saito Yoshitatsu (Boss)  ♦  Shibata Katsuie (Human)  ♦  Shuten Doji  ♦  Tokichiro (Boss)  ♦  Tsukahara Bokuden  ♦  William  ♦  Yatsu-no-Kami


    • Anonymous

      09 Jun 2020 06:42  

      He is one of the more bull crap boss fights but his character development is nice . I originally thought he was a*****but now he was a man who got swallowed by his pride and envy of a younger and obviously less loyal retainer receiving honor and glory from his master.

      • Anonymous

        29 May 2020 21:48  

        About had a heartattack after beating him lol, He takes a bit to get used to but one thing you need to remember is don't block his exploding attacks they will still wreak you, I found that using corruption strips his max ki allowing you to punish him more often or rid him from using the dark realm for too long. Good luck.

        • Anonymous

          23 May 2020 23:26  

          Absolute total and utter failure of basic game design. LOTS of rapid, swingy, impossible to read 360 degree attacks so get near at your own peril. But you have to hit him. But he has *****ing MOUNTAINS of health, so good luck with that too. Livestreamed this piece of***** today and you could see his Ki never truly depleting, and \ or he'd go in or out of Yokai realm MUCH too quickly to properly stagger him. I died *so many times*. I got SO MAD. Between his big hitbox, the idiotic charge attacks, the wild swinging, the MASSIVE length grab attack. Even summoning helper phantoms, it took like six or seven goes and loads of wasted Ochoko cups before he accidentally died. This *one asshole* is legitimately keeping me from wanting to replay the game. I can't even.... Just. How *garbage* this fight is. By the way I was a light-weight agility build. When he shifts in or out of Yokai Realm - screw you, your debuffs are gone, nerd. What's the damn point then?! This? Right here? A staple of bad design, a failure of design basics and a sure sign that the freaking JANITOR programmed this bastard. They need, *need* to patch this fecker. Hopefully out entirely, but more realistically just nerf his*****. Less ki, less idiotic damage, anything and maybe a combination of 2-3 things. Because let me tell you if my light ass with fast and long dodges could barely stay alive , I *pity* the people who use heavy armor and have to tank all the spinning stupidity. I really do.

          • Anonymous

            07 May 2020 13:14  

            I died like 10 times using sloth & weakness but got through the first time using devigorate & weakness. Hope it helps

            • Anonymous

              17 Apr 2020 16:12  

              So yeah...heavy armor, no ninjitsu, feels like it should be like its own achievement with this guy. Really poorly designed boss for this point in the game. Maybe if Onmyo had unlocked faster casting at this point but nope.

              • Anonymous

                13 Apr 2020 18:49  

                Dodging through him only works about 50% of the time. Plus, with the fact that you have to fight him in a tiny room with a crappy camera that freaks out constantly, this HAS to be the worst designed boss in the game

                • Anonymous

                  03 Apr 2020 01:34  

                  I've found a really easy way to kill the boss, when I've downed him, he only managed to hit me once. The trick is that he has 4 moves you can punish: the charge, the fiery charge, and his fiery boar summoning. When he summons the boar, try to get close to him, because he will usually make a burst attack, so get the free counter. As for the 3 charge attacks, instead of rolling to the side and pray you timed well, just roll TOWARDS the boss. This will stop his charge right away, trigger his attack, but will miss you completely. This also puts you behind the boss, and attacking him from behind deals double damage on him. I think this is the real reason why he has so much HP, because he melts from behind, and you can almost always attack him from behind. I've updatet the Wiki page with this, hope it's not a problem.

                  • Anonymous

                    01 Apr 2020 08:55  

                    He got some of his moves weakened in the newest patch. I *****ing hated this guy, and if his grab is now weaker than I could not be happier. It's one thing if I'm not prepared for it, but the guy is gigantic. the tracking is insane and he keeps you boxed against the wall with the camera up your ass the whole time. If it was just a *****ing burst counter or something I'd be okay with it, but I have no idea how a lower agility build could even deal with that*****.

                    • Anonymous

                      29 Mar 2020 21:15  

                      Just as a heads up, you can break his tusks when he charges/grabs at you. You have to do it twice since each time only breaks one tusk, but once they're broken he won't charge at you again. He will still grab though, and with higher frequency since his movepool is smaller, but if you have Feral, you can Burst Countr through it by doing in his direction when he gets close. Aside from that, he's fairly standard but he still hits like a truck so it can be a good idea to buy extra elixirs at the bazaar to use once you get a decent run that breaks both of his tusks. Good luck, he is one hell of an unforgiving fight.

                      • Anonymous

                        29 Mar 2020 12:33  

                        Faster than sonic Hits like a nuke tanks hits like an MMO boss 20 levels above you. He takes no breaks and barely leaves any openings. How did even a single dev think this is fine?

                        • Anonymous

                          26 Mar 2020 19:14  

                          I liked this fight the first 40th time, but then it kinda gets old. The worst for me, is the insta-180°-grab after some charges. I absolutely can't see it and it one shot me, pure and simple. The rest of the fight is manageable but this particular grab setup just got me killed like 80% of all the attemps I've made so far. Just a tad less HP could make this boss still a good challenge but less of a hassle, just sayin'.

                          • Anonymous

                            25 Mar 2020 19:13  

                            Guys I see lot of negative comments. Just prepare in the right way for the bossfight. Nioh is base on numbers and %. Is not that hard the game if u take your time to undestand the mechanics of it (the smithing, the affinity ecc.ecc). The game give you ALL the tools to DESTROY every single bossfight at the first time.

                            • Anonymous

                              22 Mar 2020 13:58  

                              *****in bull*****of a boss. Make one *****in mistake and you are dead. And the fight lasts 5 min. ***** this*****.

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