The Chain That Splits the Sky is a Tutorial Mission in Nioh 2. This mission is recommended for level 80, and tasks players with testing their capabilities of fighting and mastering the Kusarigama weapon against Shisenin Kosen.
Mission Start Text
"I see you still have much to learn about the way of the kusarigama. Traversing the realm of the dead in order to protect the Shisenin style has given me mastery over all manner of weapons. Defeat me in combat and I will teach you the ways of the Kusarigama.
How does that sound to you?"
Mission Complete Text
"Hmmm, you are skilled indeed with the blade.
Victory is yours, and as promised I will entrust to you the secrets of the kusarigama. Should you wish to acquire further knowledge, you know where to find me."
The Chain That Splits the Sky Walkthrough
Enemies and Yokai in this mission:
- Shisenin Kosen
NPCs in this mission:
- Shisenin Kosen
Your kusarigama proficiency must be at least 120,000 or more to start this tutorial mission, you can gain proficiency points by unlocking any weapon skills and by fighting enemies with the Kusarigama. Before you start the mission, make sure you have made any preparations needed since this tutorial mission leads straight to a mini-boss battle against Shisenin Kosen. He wields a kusarigama, which allows him to fight in either, long, mid, or close range. Using a Kusarigama as well for this battle will be helpful since you can reel him in with the chain of the weapon and land a couple of attacks while he is knocked off-balance. He can also do the same, but if ever he does try to catch you, just dodge either way at the right time to avoid getting pulled in. This battle is quite easy because sometimes, he'll just stand there, and you can just reel him in and bombard him with attacks - defeating him completes this mission.