Shiftling Skills

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Number of Skills 39

Shiftling Skills is a skill tree in Nioh 2. This skills tree focuses more on progressing the potency and capabilities of using the Guardian Spirit and Yokai Shift.

 

 

 

How to Acquire Shiftling Skills

  • Shiftling Skills are unlocked by spending Skill Points into the tree.
  • Some Shiftling Skills can be further leveled up to increase the skill's potency.
  • Shiftling Skill Points are unlocked whenever you use Yokai Shift, Yokai Burst Counters, or Yokai Soul Cores
  • Alternatively, players can consume certain items to obtain Shiftling Skill Points

 

 

Nioh 2 Shiftling Skills Tree

 

 

 

 

Nioh 2 Shiftling Skills Table

 

Name
Skilltype
Effects
Skillpointcost
Prerequisite
Burst Counter: Brute Active Consume 1 Anima to unleash a devastating attack. Deals immense Ki damage if you successfully interrupt an enemy's Burst Attack. (Only available for Brute type). Guardian Spirits).
Command: R2 + Square Button.
1
  • Base
Burst Counter: Feral Active Consume 1 Anima to dash forward, leaving an afterimage in your wake. Allows you to perform a follow-up attack and deal immense Ki damage if an enemy's Burst Attack comes into contact with your afterimage. (Only available for Feral type Guardian Spirits.)
Command: R2 + Square Button.
1
  • Base
Burst Counter: Phantom Active Consume 1 Anima to guard against incoming enemy attacks. Guard against a Burst Attack at the right moment to stagger the enemy and deal immense Ki damage. (Only available for Phantom type Guardian Spirits.)
Command: R2 + Square Button
1
  • Base
Fang Break Active Repels an incoming attack, staggering the enemy. (Only available when in Brute form.)
Command: L1 + Triangle Button (triangle while guarding).
1
Shadowstep Active Allows you to perform a dodge in the middle of a Quick Attack. (Only available when in Feral form.) 1
Shadowstab Active Allows you to perform a Quick Attack immediately after using Shadowstep. (Only available when in Feral form.) 1
Blood Moon: Yin Active Holding down L2 readies your weapon for an aimed throw at the enemy executed by pressing R2 . If your weapon finds its mark, you will instantly be teleported to your enemy's side. (Only available when in Phantom form.) 1
Blood Moon: Yang Active Perform a Strong Attack, or follow a Quick Attack with a Strong Attack to throw your weapon. (Only available when in Phantom form.) 0
Demonic Destruction I Passive Reduces the depletion of the Yokai Shift Gauge by 10% when performing attacks in yokai form. 1
Dragon Vein I Passive Increases the rate at which you gain Anima by 3%. 1
Hasten Awakening I Passive Increases the rate at which your Yokai Weapon gains Sentience by 10%. 1
Enduring Awakening I Passive Extends the amount of time your Yokai Weapon remains in an Awakened State by 10%.  
Dark Vitality I Passive Increases the amount of health you recover by 10% while in the Dark Realm. 1
The Dragon's Echo I Passive Recovers 5% of the Anima spent to perform a Yokai Ability if its type matches the type of your Guardian Spirit. 1
Guardian Bond: Aether Passive Extends the duration a Scampuss will accompany you by 10%. 1
Sudama Friend I Passive Increases your chances of receiving a valuable item from a Sudama by 5%. 1
Curative Cores I Passive Restores 40% of your health when you obtain a Soul Core. 1
Arcana of the dead Custom Active Skills Increases the damage and Ki damage dealt by certain Active Skills by 5%. In exchange, any elemental effects of these skills will be lost. 1
Arcana of Serpents Custom Active Skills Imbues certain Active Skills with the Poison element.
Ki Consumption Rate 1.20
1
Earth Vein I Passive Increases your maximum Anima by 0.5. 1
Arcana of Vermin Custom Active Skills Imbues certain Active Skills with the Paralysis element.
Ki Consumption Rate 1.20
1
  • Requires a certain amount of Astral Wisdom
Arcana of Fire Custom Active Skills

Imbues certain Active Skills with the Fire element.

Ki Consumption Rate 1.40

1
Guardian Bond: Aether Passive Imbues the shockwave that is produced when activating Yokai Shift with an element determined by your Guardian Spirit. 1
Demonic Discipline I Passive Extends the duration of Yokai Shift by 7%. 1
Silver Lining I Passive Increases your Luck by 5 while in the Dark Realm. 1
Guardian Bond: Light I Passive Increases damage dealt by Guardian Spirit Skills by 5%. 1
Demonic Tenacity I Passive Reduces the depletion of the Yokai Shift Gauge by 10% when taking damage in yokai form. 1
Demonic Defense I Passive Reduces the depletion of the Yokai Shift Gauge by 20% when guarding in yokai form. 1
  • Blood Moon: Yin
Demonic Dexterity I Passive Reduces the depletion of the Yokai Shift Gauge by 10% when dodging in yokai form. 1
Dark Discipline I Passive Extends the duration of Yokai Shift by 14% while in the Dark Realm. 1
Guardian Bond: Shadow I Passive Reduces the depletion of the Yokai Shift Gauge by 5% when using a Guardian Spirit Skill in yokai form. 1
Soul Atrophy I Passive Yokai Abilities reduce an enemy's maxinun Ki by 3% more than norm. 1
Quelling Requiem I Passive Increases the drop rate of Soul Cores by 3%. 1
Demonic Acumen I Passive Increases the drop rate of items by 5% while you are in Yokai Shift. 1
Demonic Ascension I Passive  Increases the amount of Amrita earned by 5% while you are in Yokai Shift.  1
Dark Ascension I  Passive  Increases the amount of Amrita earned by 3% while in the Dark Realm.   1
The Dark Within I Passive Reduces the penalty to your Ki recovery speed while in the Dark Realm by 15%. 1
Dark Acumen I Passive Increases the drop rate of items by 2% while in the Dark Realm. 1
Fiendish Maw I Passive Restores 20% of your health when you successfully grapple an enemy while in Yokai Shift. 1
The Yokai Within I Passive Reduces the penalty to your Ki recovery speed while in the Yokai Realm by 15%. 1
Special Finesse: Refresh I Passive Restores 40% of your Ki when you successfully perform a Burst Counter. 1
Special Finesse: Recuperate I Passive Restores 20% of your health when you successfully perform a Burst Counter if your health is dangerously low. 1
Special Finesse: Focus Passive Increases the damage dealt by your next Yokai Ability when you successfully perform a Burst Courtier. 1
Special Finesse: Invigorate Passive Increases your Ki recovery speed when you successfuly perform a Burst Counter. 1
Devour Yokai Realm I Passive Increases your Anima by 1.2 when you purify the Yokai Realm with a perfectly timed Ki Pulse, recovering the maximum amount of ki possible. 1
  • Base
Absorb Yokai Realm I Passive Allows you to use a Yokai Ability while in the Yokai Realm to purify it, increasing your Anima by 0.7. 1
Feline Friend I Passive Extends the duration a Scampuss will accompany you by 10%. 1
Arcana of Water Custom Active Skills Imbues certain Active Skits with the Water element. 1
Arcana of Lightning Custom Active Skills Imbues certain Active Skills with the lightning element. Ki Consumption Rate 1.40  1
Arcana of Power Custom Active Skills Imbues certain Active Skills with the Corruption element.
Ki Consumption Rate 1.40
1
Leechkin I Passive Restores your health by 3% when you damage an enemy with a Yokai Ability. 1
Raging Strike Custom Active Skills Increases the damage dealt by certain Active Skills by 20%. In exchange, you will take damage when using them.
Ki Consumption Rate 1.10 
1
Ravenous Strike Custom Active Skills Restores your health by 1% of the damage dealt with certain Active Skills.
Ki Consumption Rate 1.30
1
Desperate Strike Custom Active Skills Restores your health by 30% of the damage dealt with certain Active Skills if your health is dangerously low.
Ki Consumption Rate 1.30
1
Refulgent Strike Custom Active Skills Increases the amount of Anrita earned when defeating an enemy with certain Active Skills by 100%. Ki Consumption Rate 1.10 1
Mercenary Strike Custom Active Skills Increases the drop rate of items by 10% when defeating an enemy with certain Active. Ki Consumption Rate 1.30 1
Murderous Strike Custom Active Skills Restores 5% of your maximum health when defeating an enemy with certain Active Skills.
Ki Consumption Rate 1.20
 
1
Imperious Strike Custom Active Skills Increases the amount of Anima gained by 50% when you hit an opponent with certain Active Skills.
Ki Consumption Rate 1.40
1

 

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    • Anonymous

      18 Mar 2020 08:46  

      It is not well organized... I am sorry, but I just cannot prepare my talents build cause this is confusing as fu...

      • Anonymous

        15 Mar 2020 03:58  

        Is the top skill tree exclusive to the brute? The bottom to feral? And left to the phantom? I'm asking because I'm unsure if I should drop points in any tree other than the yokai form I'm using? I noticed passive abilities but will those only be active if I'm using that form?

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