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Enemy Type Yokai
Weakness Poison
Resistances Fire
Immune --
Special Drop Waira Soul Core
Wormhole Yokai Skill

Waira is an Enemy in Nioh 2. Waira is a large clawed Yokai that attacks with relentless fury in cavernous settings. They are available from the early missions of Nioh 2.


Enemy Description

  • Pronounced "WHY-rah." Waira have giant bodies with a single sharp claw on each of their forelegs. While they have been depicted in several ancient scrolls, their lower half has never been painted, and very little is known about these mysterious yokai. There are three prevailing theories about its diet: that it eats stones and dirt; that it eats small subterranean creatures; and that it eats humans. However, since we know so little of the Waira, it might very well eat anything
  • Waira are able to move freely between realms the way moles so easily dig into and emerge from the ground. One might surmise that their lower halves have been so rarely seen because they remain in the Yokai Realm while the upper half surfaces to our world. It is wise to practice vigilance when the Yokai Realm is near, for Waira are said to lurk in its darkness while awaiting their next prey.


Waira Locations & Drops


Combat Information

  • Swif charging attacks are deadly if not avoided or fully blocked
  • Attacks with AOE and grabs
  • Using Ninja skills that inflict poison, such as Poison Shuriken, Blister-Beetle Powder, and Toxic Groundfire are an efficient method of dealing damage vs Waira
  • Using Shirohami  as guardian spirit and attacking with Chomp  allows you to poison it, since Shorohami has Imbue Poison (Yokai Abilities).
  • Ki Tips


Notes & Trivia

  • Kanji: Yomikata - Lore description.
  • Memories - “Take me somewhere I can eat! Anywhere will do!”




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    • Anonymous

      F this slob piece of*****! Burned all my elixir reserves and have a useless story npc helping and this slob still wont go down after doing a drop attack on his face and about 30 attacks from me alone not counting the npc and this rolly polly piece of stink wont die. Lost at least 4 level ups of Amarita on this garbage. Oh he is not alone, they add another yokai with him who does 1 hit kill charge attacks. Im all for the increased difficulty but this whole situation here is just cheap. Not to mention you have to fight it in the realm where all your abilities are slowed and in a narrow pathway making most of his attacks unavoidable. F this A-hole! I love Nioh 2!

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