The Demon King's Blade is a Sub Mission in Nioh 2. This mission is recommended for level 53, has a difficulty level of 3, and features a human enemy. The Demon King's Blade tasks players with defeating Oda Nobunaga who has challenged you to a duel. This mission is unlocked after completing the Main Mission: Bird in a Cage. Please see Missions for other walkthroughs on other missions.



General Info


Video Walkthrough

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Mission Rewards

First Time Completion
Subsequent Completion


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Equipment & Materials
Soul Cores
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Key Items
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The Demon King's Blade

Mission Start Text

Hide, I want you to draw your sword and come at me as if I were your greatest enemy. What's the mater! Don't look so bewildered! I only wish to know the full extent of the powers you possess as a shiftling. Come, there's no need to hold back.

Mission End Text

Ah, so that is the power that yokai yield! Well, that was most enjoyable.

If you want to fight again, I will gladly take on the challenge

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 Demon King's Blade Walkthrough

A Duel against Lord Nobunaga


For this mission, you'll want to make further preparations first before starting. Prepare your magic, ninjutsu, and choose your best weapon and armor since you'll immediately find yourself at the boss arena where you'll fight against Oda Nobunaga. There are no shrines or any collectibles here such as KodamaSudamaScampuss or locks, as well as the Dark Realm. The goal is to fight him and win the battle to complete this mission.


When you arrive, take advantage of him and shoot him on the head with your rifle. Doing so will cause him to fall on the ground allowing you to follow-up with a grapple attack while he's on the ground. Nobunaga is protected by the Guardian SpiritHyobishin which allows him to conjure four fireballs and that slowly follows you and temporarily increases his speed to release a blazing strike. Whenever he summons fireballs, focus on running around first until the projectiles land on the ground and until its clear shift your attention back to Nobunaga. Since you're fighting a human, the Kusarigama weapon works in your favor here since you can use the chain of the weapon to reel him in which knocks him off-balance allowing you to follow up with a few strikes. To learn more about this boss, you can click here or check our boss guide video below.


Once you've defeated him, he'll drop some items for you to loot. Speak to him and a short cinematic will trigger that shows a bit of his past. After the cutscene, you'll be possessed and obtain one of his Guardian Spirit: Tengen Kujaku - this completes the mission.







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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 Bravest of the Brave  ♦  The Brothers’ Blades  ♦  The Buddha's Palm  ♦  The Burning Sky  ♦  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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