Soul Match is one of the Blacksmith options in Nioh 2. Soul Match allows players to increase the level of a piece of Armor or Weapon to increase their stats by infusing it with another piece of Equipment. Soul Match can also transfer Special Effects with the Inheritable or Transferable icon.
All items such as weapons, armor and accessories have an Item Level Cap.
Transferable/ Inheritable Special Effects
- Inheritable Special Effects are represented by the icon. These Special Effects can be moved from one piece of equipment to another using the Soul Match function on the Blacksmith once the item that has the effect has maxed out Familiarity. They can be moved in this way an infinite amount of times, but cannot be changed by Tempering.
- Transferable Special Effects are represented by the icon. These Special Effects can be moved from one piece of equipment to another using the Soul Match Function on the Blacksmith once the item that has the effect has maxed out Familiarity. They can only be moved once this way, afterwards becoming a free effect, giving you another special effect slot to temper with.
Yokai Weapons can also be infused with Soul Cores. This will work for both Level and transferable Special Effects.
Soul Match in Nioh 2
Talk to the Blacksmith and select the Soul Match option. A new window will appear displaying Base, Material and Finished Form.
On your right you can see a window displaying the Finished form. This displays both the level and transferable Special Effects.
Here you can select the piece of equipment that you will use to infuse your base. The level of the Finished Form will be the same as the Material Level. If the Material has lower level than the base, only transferable Special Effects will be changed and the level will remain the same.
Soul Matching Cost
You can also see the Soul Matching cost at the bottom right of the screen. The cost will progressively get more expensive depending on the Rarity and Level.