The Third Word is a Sub Mission in Nioh 2. This mission is recommended for level 88, has a difficulty level of 1, and features a human enemy. The Third Word tasks players with defeating Saika Magoichi for the second time. 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


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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The Third Word

Mission Start Text

There's a huge bird flying around outside.

I'm pretty sure it belonged to Magoichi, right? It's almost like it's beckoning for us to follow it somewhere.

Let's go and see where it leads us.

Mission End Text

Good grief, there's just no stopping you, eh. Maybe you should become the next Magoichi! Ha ha, there's no need to scowl like that! I know you wouldn't dream of taking on the name. Well, if our paths cross in the future, let's do this again.

Kodama Locations

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Sudama Locations

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Scampuss Locations

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Spa Locations

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The Third Word Walkthrough

Boss Battle: Saika Magoichi


For this mission, your task is to simply defeat Saika Magoichi for the second time. He was previously encountered in the Main Mission: Pervading Waters, so fighting him for the second time will be easy for you since you're familiar with the same moves and attacks that he does, also, you've reached a high player level at this point. Watch out for his projectile attacks, once he flies into the air, hide behind the large rock to avoid getting hit by the projectiles. To learn more about this boss, click here or check our video guide for this boss that is linked below.


After winning the battle, you may acquire the Smithing Text: Greater Good Armor as well as other equipment and items. This will also complete the mission, before leaving the area, speak to him and a cutscene will trigger - you'll be possessed and obtain his Guardian Spirit: Yatagarasu.






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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 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 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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    • Anonymous

      To unlock this mission, you also need to clear the Sub Mission: The Aberrant Mage (Dawn).

      To unlock Aberrant Mage, you need to clear Main Mission: The Sun Sets on Mount Tenno and "Defeat an Onmyo Mage 10 times or more".
      You can find a pair of Onmyo Mages in Mount Tenno, in the underground section just past the shrine in the rice fields.

      • Anonymous

        WIKI says DIFFICULTY: 1

        Me - DIFFICULTY: 100, as in it felt like I died 100 times to this dude.

        100 battles of chasing each other around a giant rock.

        The most annoying thing...Magoichi being smart as hell and launching a bomb at me before I can even land during my Quick-Change.

        Like mofo, how dare you not be in position for me to drive me Axe into into your head lmao.

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