Stats in Nioh 2 affect the overall combat and effectiveness of the player. Improving their values will improve the player's ability with WeaponsArmor and more. Core Stats in Nioh are basic Stats that affect the player's Life, Ki, what Weapons and Armor they can equip, etc. For more in depth information on each stat please see the appropriate page.

 

How do you allocate Stats in Nioh 2?

All weapons scale off several stats, so you should consult your preferred kind of weapon and assign points accordingly. You should also mind some Armor has stat requirements. Do not neglect to put points into Heart / Courage for Ki regeneration, Dexterity and Magic if you want to make use of them. If you feel you made a mistake, you can re-spec your skills by visiting the Blacksmith and purchasing a Book of Reincarnation for 10,000 gold, or from the Hidden Teahouse for 1000 glory. Be careful that the price goes up everytime you buy one! You can get a free book from the dojo mission: The Way of the Adept: Novice

If you're struggling, we suggest you check out our Builds page

 

 

Stats in Nioh 2

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Constitution

Raises Life
Raises Poison and Paralysis resistance
Main Weapon: Spear

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Heart

Raises maximum Ki
Raises Fire resistance
Main Weapon: Sword & Bow

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Courage

Raises Ki recovery speed
Raises Lightning resistance
Main Weapon: Tonfa
Slightly improves Onmyo Power

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Stamina

Raises Life and maximum Equipment Weight
Main Weapon: Axes & Hand Cannons

 

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Strength

The Core Stat required to activate the special effects of heavy armor
Main Weapon: Odachi
Improves Ki Pulse
Slightly improves maximum Equipment Weight

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Skill

The Core Stat required to activate the special effects of light armor
Main Weapon: Dual Swords, Hatchet & Rifle
Improves Ki Pulse
Slightly improves Ninjutsu Power

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Dexterity

Determines the power and capacity of your Ninjutsu.
Main Weapon: Kusarigama


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Magic

Determines the power and capacity of Onmyo Magic
Main Weapon: Switchglaive & Splitstaff


 

 

General Stats

Level

How much your skills and abilities have advanced.

Life

Your life remaining. When it reaches 0, you die.

Ki

Your Ki energy remaining. Attacks and evasions consume Ki, but it regenerates over time.

Ki Recovery Speed

The speed at which your Ki recovers. The numbers indicates the amount of Ki recovered per second.

 

Anima

How much Anima you currently possess. Indicates the amount required to use the Yokai ability or Burst Counter

Equipment Weight

Total weight of your equipment. Affects Agility.

Agility

How agile your movement is. Changes based on the weight of your equipment.

 

Combat Stats

Attack (Melee Weapon 1)

Affects how much damage your weapon inflicts upon enemies.

Attack (Melee Weapon 2)

Affects how much damage your weapon inflicts upon enemies.

Break (Melee Weapon 1)

Affects your ability to cause enemies to lose their balance through attacks.

Block (Melee Weapon 1)

Affects how much Ki is lost when blocking an enemy attack.

 

Break (Melee Weapon 2)

Affects your ability to cause enemies to lose their balance through attack

Block (Melee Weapon 2)

Affects how much Ki is lost when blocking an enemy attack

Attack (Ranged Weapon 1)

Affects how much damage your weapon inflicts upon enemies.

Break (Ranged Weapon 1)

Affects your ability to cause enemies to lose their balance through attacks.

 

Attack (Ranged Weapon 2)

Affects how much damage your weapon inflicts upon enemies

Break (Ranged Weapon 2)

Affects your ability to cause enemies to lose their balance through attacks

 

 

 

Defense Stats

 

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Defense

Affects how much damage you take.

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Toughness

Indicates your resistance to Ki damage, and to being staggered by attacks.

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Vs. Physical

Indicates your level of resistance against physical attacks. Ir reduces a proportion of the damage received.

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Vs. Fire

Resistance to Fire-based attacks.

 

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Vs. Water

Resistance to Water-based attacks.

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vs. Lightning

Resistance to Lightning-based attacks.

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vs. Poison

Resistance to Poison.

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vs. Paralysis

Resistance to Paralysis.

 




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    • 30 Sep 2020 10:36  

      so, as of the moment, i have 30 in all core stats (DotS/NG+) except stamina which i have 50 so i can wear heavier medium armors (a bit excessive, but i started as a heavy/odachi char in NG).

      my question is should i reroll for any specific build or is my spread ok seeing im swapping weapons whenever i get a weapon to 30 proficiency since it wont go any higher.

      i have odachi, switchglave, katana, duel blades, and split staf maxed and i use both onmyo and ninjutsu... am i spread too thin? probably a silly question... the game is certantly playable, but would i do more dmg/take less dmg if i focused my build better?

      using gallant set and matching katana as main weapon and 2nd weapon is any one im NOT maxed out on at the time.

      • 15 Jun 2020 17:25  

        So I've noticed that the Equipment Menu and Status menu don't show the same attack number. My equiment menu tells me my weapon has 753 attack, but the Battle Stats say its attack is 709. Why is this? Which number is my actual attack score? Its like this for any weapon I equip. The Status screen always shows a lower number.

        • Anonymous

          26 Mar 2020 22:07  

          GameFaq User - LotoPhoenixlord Made a Topic with all Core Stats and what each point does for each Stat. can be used to make a Cap/Limit/ Build Ad. on here

          • Anonymous

            15 Mar 2020 09:45  

            So when I want to Play the switchglaives, I also have to boost magic, even If I dont want to Play with Magic and would prefer ninjutsu?

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