The Point of No Return is a Sub Mission in Nioh 2. This mission is recommended for level 52, has a difficulty level of 3, and features both human and yokai enemies. The Point of No Return tasks players with defeating a familiar foe whom you've encountered not too long ago. This mission is unlocked after completing the Main MissionBird in a Cage. Please see Missions for other walkthroughs on other missions.



General Info

 (Located in the Shadow region on the bottom right side of the map. It is paired with the mission "The Fallen Star".)

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 Point of No Return

Mission Start Text

The forest, where those who have fallen in battles past now rest, seems to be brimming with yokai.

Despite all my master has done, there are remain those unquiet spirits not properly laid to rest who have become monsters. The sight of so many familiar faces amongst that horde is more than I can bear.

Please, can you see to it that they can finally rest?

Mission End Text

I see. So, as expected, Yoshitatsu was among them. But what could it have been that drove her to do what she did? It cannot be the yokai blood that flowed in her veins, for you have not succumbed to the same fate. Oh Hide, I only hope you can lead us to a future where yokai and humankind can coexist without bloodshed.

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 Point of No Return Walkthrough

A Familiar Foe


This sub-mission is pretty much straightforward where players just need to defeat the boss. It's recommended that you make further preparations such as preparing Ninjutsu, Magic, equipping your best armor, weapon, etc. before starting this mission since there are no shrines here. When you arrive in the area, you'll see a familiar boss that you fought not too long ago, and that is Saito Yoshitatsu. Her moves are still the same during your battle in the Main Mission: The Hollow Fortress. It seems Yoshitatsu is one of those spirits who hasn't found peace.


You can click here to learn more about this boss or you can check the video guide that is linked below - successfully killing this boss completes this mission and you'll also be able to obtain a Guardian Spirit: Kagewani.






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Trivia & Notes:

While the Saito Yoshitatsu fought in the "Hollow Fortress" mission only uses the two Guardian Spirits the player did not choose during character creation, the one fought in this mission appears to use two chosen at random, including the one the player chose.


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 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 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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    • Tokagemaru, Bonepile Spear, Torch Spear, Rotten Rope Cutter, Seething Dragon, Marchants Attire, Dragon Fang (Sword Skill), Dragon Claw (Dual Katana Skill), Dragon Horn (Odachi Skill).

      • Anonymous

        I have receive all of these texts and skills while farming this mission. Texts : Tokagemaru Bonepile Spear Torch Spear Rotten Rope Cutter Seething Dragon Merchants Attire Skills: Dragon Claw (Dual Katana) Dragon Horn (Odachi) Dragon Fang (Katana) I am assuming he drops all the low tier Corrupted Weapons but I had the other types already.

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