The Aberrant Mage is a Sub Mission in Nioh 2. This mission is recommended for level 87, and features both human and yokai enemies. The Aberrant Mage tasks players with suppressing the remnants of Akechi's forces. This mission is unlocked after completing the Main Mission: The Sun Sets on Mount Tenno. Please see Missions for other walkthroughs on other missions.




General Info

  • Recommended Lvl: 87
  • Mission Lvl. Difficulty: 1
  • Bosses: none


Video Walkthrough

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Mission Rewards

First Time Completion
Subsequent Completion



  • none


Equipment & Materials
Soul Cores
Key Items



The Aberrant Mage

Mission Start Text

Remnants of Akechi's army have dug themselves in on the mountains.

You'd think they'd have nothing left to fight for, but still... Why don't we go and take a look? I'm sure you have no intention of letting Akechi's men off easy.

Mission End Text

So Onmyo Mages were gathering Spirit Stones, were they? At least we know for sure that Tokichiro and Toshimitsu betrayed the Akechi army that were fighting for them. It seems the longer that this goes on, the more corruption we will see. But that aside, I have to say that Magoichi is one strange individual. I'd say it's up to you whether or not he ends up as an enemy or ally...

Kodama Locations

  • none

Sudama Locations

  • none

Scampuss Locations

  • Found inside the room that's connecting to the cave engulfed with toxic gas. You won't miss it since you'll have to pass through it to get to the second shrine.

Spa Locations

  • none

Locks Locations


The Aberrant Mage Walkthrough

The Onmyo Mages


In order to unlock this mission, you'll need to do two things:

Upon starting this mission, you'll arrive at the starting point and you'll find the shrine ahead. After you use the shrine, you'll find Saika Magoichi fighting a soldier. He'll automatically join the party and accompany you until you complete the mission. The doors of the temple are basically locked and you need to find the key to unlock it and to reach your objective - simply go inside the cave that is on the right side of the temple.


As you head inside the cave, you'll encounter two soldiers. After killing the enemies, continue inside and climb up the ladder at the end of the path. If you remember during the sub mission: A Hot-blooded Howl, you'll find the door ahead that previously lead to the objective of the mission. Since that door is now locked and can only be opened from the other side, just kill the yokai Spider and soldier that's in the area and climb up the second ladder.


At the top of the ladder, you'll emerge in a small room that's connected to the underground path. If you look on the left side of the room, you'll find the Scampuss by the corner. The cave is again engulfed, try to destroy the rock that's emitting the toxic gas which is at the right side that's being guarded by three Dweller yokai. When you've destroyed it, approach the yokai mist. The yokai within it is a Tesso and a Koroka will also spawn. Simply kill the yokai, and head to the next section where you'll find the second shrine.


From the second shrine, head towards the bridge walkway on the right and you'll encounter an Axe-wielding Soldier. Cross the walkway and you'll see an Enki at the end of the path, a body that you can loot, and a small chest that you can open. After clearing the area, go back to the wooden walkway and jump down into the room below from the opening that's on the left side of the walkway.


You'll find yourself inside the room of the door which you couldn't open earlier in the cave. You'll see an Onmyo Mage conjuring a spell in the room, you can grapple him from behind which can kill him instantly. Now, be ready, because once you kill the mage, the dark realm will appear and you'll have to face a couple of yokai. The first that will appear is an Aberrant Soldier, followed by a Tesso and Ubume, and finally, two Onyudo. Simply kill all yokai for the dark realm and the barrier that's blocking the door to disappear - open both chests to obtain loot, as well as the Rusty Key that you can use to open the doors of the temple.


After finding the key, go back outside and head towards the temple. You should now be able to open the temple doors. Inside the temple, you'll see three Onmyo Mages who are trying to harness the power of the large Spirit Stone that's in the middle. You can just shoot them with your bow or rifle by the door and just destroy the crystal to complete the mission - before you speak to Magoichi, make sure to open the large chest inside the temple.



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Trivia & Notes:

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Nioh 2 Sub Mission
A Familiar Glow  ♦  A Favor for the Blacksmith  ♦  A Formal Match  ♦  A Hot-blooded Howl  ♦  A Message From the Deceased  ♦  A Prayer in the Moonlight  ♦  A Shadow's Duty  ♦  A Spirit's Return  ♦  A Storm in the Underworld  ♦  A Voice in the Twilight  ♦  Abduction  ♦  Against All Comers  ♦  An Encounter Among the Blossoms  ♦  An End to Seclusion  ♦  An Error in Calculation  ♦  Battle at the Temple  ♦  Bond of the Blade  ♦  Boundless Chaos  ♦  Calling on the Fire God  ♦  Dark Omens  ♦  Dawn of Hope  ♦  Hidetatsu's Dying Wish  ♦  Horns on Head Dragonfly in Hand  ♦  Imagawa Diehard  ♦  Immovable  ♦  In Search of the Elixir  ♦  Insatiable Bloodlust  ♦  Japanese Heart Yokai Smarts  ♦  Learning a Lesson  ♦  Lingering Snow and Crimson Tracks  ♦  Master of the Three Evils  ♦  Mataza of the Spear  ♦  Okuni's Search  ♦  Prisoners of the Stones  ♦  Restless Spirits  ♦  Restoring Harmony  ♦  Rivals Return  ♦  Scattered Fragments  ♦  Scroll of the Demon  ♦  Shadows Creep in Kurama  ♦  Song of the Yokai  ♦  Soul of the Warrior Monk  ♦  Stray Cats  ♦  The Alluring Ancient  ♦  The Bravest of the Brave  ♦  The Brothers’ Blades  ♦  The Buddha's Palm  ♦  The Burning Sky  ♦  The Demon King's Blade  ♦  The Demon Slayers  ♦  The Dragon Clan  ♦  The Dream's End  ♦  The Fallen Star  ♦  The Fire God's Magatama  ♦  The Forest Veiled in Darkness  ♦  The Golden Nation  ♦  The Greedy Hunter  ♦  The Lost Sword  ♦  The Loyal Retainer  ♦  The Missing Gun  ♦  The Nine Symbols  ♦  The Point of No Return  ♦  The Refined Man of the Underworld  ♦  The Revelry Ends  ♦  The Roaming Artisan  ♦  The Scented Letter  ♦  The Search  ♦  The Shiftling's Wise Judgement  ♦  The Shrine of Oaths  ♦  The Sunomata Yokai Hunt  ♦  The Sweet Scent of Plums  ♦  The Tale of the Taira  ♦  The Third Word  ♦  The Tiger Approaches  ♦  The Viper and the Butterfly  ♦  The Warrior  ♦  Undying Light  ♦  Way of the Ninja: Veteran  ♦  Words of Respite  ♦  Yaksha Returns



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