Spears are Weapons in Nioh 2 and information about their stats is shown below. This weapon works in conjunction with the Spear Skills skill tree. Spears scale primarily off of the Constitution Stat, but also scale off of Strength and Skill.

There are two spear types in the game, indicated by the weapon icon on the weapon card: Spears and Cross-Spears. There is no difference in gameplay, but the Sanada Clan and the Set Bonus+ version of The Red of Devotion gives you a melee damage bonus for having a Cross-Spear as one of your equipped weapons.

This weapon has the longest average range in the game, as well as above average damage in general. This allows you to use your range to safely deal damage to enemies in a position they can not challenge, but it also have several high utility and damage options that you can use up close: Body Swap is an unblockable position shifting attack that can be canceled early with Yokai Skills for free unblockable damage, if you have the Anima for it; Spearfall and Entangle can immediately ground human enemies and small Skeleton Warriors; Flying Monkey and Rainbow Ruse are unique mobility options; Spear Flourish as an adaptable attack that is done when Ki pulsing that briefly stuns humans, though bosses can block this stun stat. However, it has a major weakness in it's low Ki damage. Pole Kick is slow to use, and it has no Sword Ki or Double Kick equivalent attack. This also means it struggles a bit against enemies that don't get staggered, as you won't have much time to make use of the damage the spear can do, and won't be able to create the opportunity for more damage by draining their Ki as easily. The Wooden Spear is a consideration for more Ki damage, at the cost of melee damage.

Quick Summary
  • The premier poking weapon, this has the longest average range of attacks in the game, while also being high in damage.
  • It also has a wide variety of unique and powerful close range options, such as a repositioning attack that is unblockable by humans, Entangle and Spearfall, which instantly grounds humans and Skeleton Warriors, and strong mobility options in Rainbow Ruse and Flying Monkey.
  • This comes at the cost of Ki damage on hit.
  • Best average range among melee weapons. This enables a very safe poking playstyle.
  • High DPS on many attacks (Water Wheel, Chidori on compatible enemies, Fatal Thrust, Triple Threat, mid and high stance strong attacks).
  • Twisting Spear is a very high damage and long range attack, that also tumbles human enemies for even more damage.
  • Piercing Rain can apply elements though Arcana Custom Active Skills in one use.
  • The absolute best user of Thrust Damage as a melee damage increase.
  • Body Swap allows you to bypass blocking humans for free, unblockable damage if you spend Anima.
  • Several attacks that ground enemies immediately (Entangle and Spearfall)
  • Dodge attack has very large range and the same damage as your mid stance strong attack.
  • Low Ki damage. On top of Pole Kick being slow, it doesn't have a fast, high ki damage attack like Sword Ki.
  • Outside of Body Swap, blocking enemies can be tricky to deal with, especially if you don't have the finger  dexterity to manually go into high stance to prevent your quick and strong attacks from deflecting.
  • Fluidity is the worst mystic art in the game, making Mystic Dyad pointless on this weapon and on otherwise useful spear Set Bonuses.



Below is a list of Spears in Nioh 2, and each Spear has an effect that will ALWAYS be present, no matter what other random bonuses there may be, and these are listed in the "effect" column. Damage values are not listed since these change by rarity and level, making it difficult to compare them easily. Break and Block are listed, since these do not change with rarity or level.

Every Weapon in the game has Familiarity. The better quality of the weapon, the more Familiarity can be obtained with the weapon, and over time the damage and bonuses of the weapon will improve as the Familiarity increases up to a maximum. This way, using the same weapon over time can yield higher damage than another, even if it's lower level.

Please see Spear Skills for more information.


Thunderous Spear: Spear


This Thunderous Spear Build uses Heavy Armor and a Spear to swing fast and furiously without dying. A perfect starter to early mid-game build! Click here to read the full build!






Name Break Block constitution-nioh-2-wiki strength-nioh-2-wiki skill-nioh-2-wiki Effect
Wooden Spear
56 37 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideProficiency Bonus
59 40 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideLow Attack Ki Consumption
Legion Spear
60 38 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideHigh Attack Damage
Sickle Spear
63 42 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideMid Guard Ki Consumption
Footsoldier's Spear
73 40 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideStrong Attack Ki Damage
Bonepile Spear
66 33 B+ C C corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption

fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideDamage Bonus (enemies defeated)
Cross Spear
63 43 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideMid Attack Ki Consumption
Officer's Spear
61 41 B+ C C

fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideHigh Active Skill Damage

Squire's Cross Spear
64 43 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideLow Active Skill Ki Damage
Torch Spear
77 42 B+ C C purity-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Purity
Warrior's Cross Spear
65 53 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideLow Attack Damage
Coin Threader
62 42 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideThe Vicissitudes of Life
Koroka Spear
77 55 B+ C C corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideAnima Bonus (Enemy Scorched)
Vassal's Cross Spear
66 57 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideGuard Ki Consumption
Captain's Spear
63 42 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideStrong Attack Ki Consumption
77 55 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideMid Attack Damage
Bullhead Cross Spear
67 53 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideMelee Ki Damage
Leaf Tip Spear
64 43 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideQuick Attack Ki Consumption
66 41 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Lightning
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideWarrior of the East's Honor
Red Demon Spear
65 43 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideIi, the Red Demon
Stone-Splitter Cross Spear
69 45 B+ C C fixed-property-nioh-2-wiki-guideThrust Damage
Lacquered Spear
72 43 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideStrong Attack Damage
Hozion Cross Spear
70 45 B+ C C fixed-property-nioh-2-wiki-guideActive Skill Ki Consumption
Realmtaker Spear
67 51 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideThe Heroic Raging Bull
Crescent Cross Spear
70 46 B+ C C fixed-property-nioh-2-wiki-guideActive Skill Ki Damage
Potsticker Spear
68 44 B+ C C fixed-property-nioh-2-wiki-guideMelee Damage
Birdflight Cross Spear
64 40 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideActive Skill Ki Consumption
Mataza's Long Spear
65 41 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideMaster of Spears
Hanzo the Demon's Spear
74 47 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideHead of the Iga Ninja
71 45 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Water
Vermillion Spear
80 43 B+ C C fixed-property-nioh-2-wiki-guideThe Rightful Eccentric
Yamauba Spear
73 45 B+ C C fixed-property-nioh-2-wiki-guideMelee Damage vs Yokai
Sakon's Spear
91 63 B+ C C fixed-property-nioh-2-wiki-guideJapan's Bravest
75 44 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Fire
Tiger of Higo's Spear
88 47 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideHunter of Tigers
Great Chidori Cross Spear
77 55 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideThe Red of devotion
Demon Horde Spear
68 38 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideAttack Bonus (Amrita Gauge)
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideAmina Bonus (Grapple)
Great Holly Spear
74 46 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Purity
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideFaster Ki Recovery (Amrita Absorption)
Swan Spear
 77 47 B+ C C  fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideAttack Bonus (Bow Damage)
Bishamon Spear
81 49 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guidePride of the Sakanoue
Hayakaze Spear
78 48 B+ C C fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideBow Damage



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