The Way of the Warrior: Veteran is a Tutorial Mission in Nioh 2. This mission is recommended for level 52, and tasks players with testing their capabilities of fighting and mastery of their weapons against the master of weapons, Tsukahara Bokuden.
Mission Start Text
"It seems you've been busy traipsing from one bloody battlefield to the next, which is all well and good, but do you know how boring hell is? I'm getting tired of waiting!
Anyway, that's enough of that.
Let's get down to some training. You need it, after all.
Mission Complete Text
"Superb! It would seem that I have nothing left to teach you.
Your technique with the blade has taken on a life of its own. You're heading into unexplored terrain where I believe you will perfect your techniques. And when you do, I shall face you again.
Just don't keep me waiting too long. My body may have already perished, but I won't be around in this form forever, you know!"
The Way of the Warrior: Veteran Walkthrough
Enemies and Yokai in this mission:
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Your weapon proficiency must be at least 100,000 or more to start this tutorial mission, you can gain proficiency points by unlocking any weapon skills and by fighting enemies with your equipped weapons. Before you start the mission, make sure you have made any preparations needed since this tutorial mission leads straight to a boss battle against Tsukahara Bokuden. He wields a wooden sword, but don't take him for granted since he is a well-skilled and experienced warrior capable of unleashing fast and powerful attacks. Take your time to attack him every time he ends his combo and do not just rush in and attack him since he can parry your attack and follow up with two strikes that can kill you. Bringing the Kusarigama to this battle can be helpful since you can use the chain to pull him in which knocks him off-balance, allowing you to follow up with a few blows - successfully defeating him completes this tutorial mission, speak to him after the battle to exit the area.