The Bravest of the Brave is a Sub Mission in Nioh 2. This mission is recommended for level 103, has a difficulty level of 2, and features both human and yokai enemies. The Bravest of the Brave tasks players with meeting Maeda Keiji and accompanying him in slaying yokai. This mission is unlocked after completing the Main Mission: The Golden Castle. Please see Missions for other walkthroughs on other missions.



General Info


Video Walkthrough

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Mission Rewards

First Time Completion
Subsequent Completion




  • 1x Dark Realm
Equipment & Materials
Soul Cores
Key Items
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The Bravest of the Brave

Mission Start Text

A man named Maeda Keiji has been asking around for you and claims that Toshiie is his uncle. Could he be a friend of yours? He's running around and calling himself the "Knavest of the Knaves", whatever that means... Perhaps we should pay him a visit and see what's going on.

Mission End Text

Some day, he may become stronger and more daring than even you. Then he can truly shoulder the title "Bravest of the Braves". He is definitely quite the character, though it seems there is something behind it all. I don't suppose you know what it is, do you?

Kodama Locations

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Sudama Locations

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Scampuss Locations

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Spa Locations

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Locks Locations

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The Bravest of the Brave Walkthrough

The "Knavest of the Knaves"

Upon arriving, you'll first find the shrine. Ahead of it, you'll meet Maeda Keiji. Speak to him and he'll join you in hunting the yokai ahead. Simply follow the highlighted area and defeat the yokai enemies. Clear the first section where you'll encounter Warrior Skeleton, Aberrant Soldier, Mitsume Yazura, and a One-eyed Oni. Once you clear the first section, proceed to the next.

Before you reach the second section, you'll find the second shrine. In the second section, you'll fight another gauntlet of yokai such a Gaki, Waira, Yamanba, Aberrant Soldier, Yoki, Warrior Skeleton, and an Enki alongside a Koroka that spawn with the dark realm. Right after clearing the second section, Keiji challenges you to a duel.

Boss Battle: Maeda Keiji

If you're ready, speak to him to start the battle. You simply need to defeat him to complete this mission. This is one of the easiest bosses you'll encounter, using the Kusarigama for this battle will benefit you since you can reel him in to knock him off-balance and follow up with multiple strikes. Try to also imbue your weapon with poison so that you can inflict poison on him which slowly depletes his health.



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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 Aberrant Mage  ♦  The Alluring Ancient  ♦  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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