Way of the Ninja: Veteran is a Dojo Mission in Nioh 2. This mission is recommended for level 88 and features a human boss in Kato Danzo. Way of the Ninja: Veteran tasks players with defeating Kato Danzo using wooden weapons and pre-determined quick use items, namely: 3x Elixir, 2x Poison: Hemlock Broth I, 6x Paralysis Shuriken I, 3x Blinding Shell I, 2x Fire: Shrapnel Bomb I and 3x Medicine: Power Pill I. This mission is unlocked after obtaining 100.000 Ninjutsu Proficiency. 


  • Kato uses a variety of targeted Ninjutsu. Use the provided Blinding Shells to make him consistently miss with these jutsu, greatly reducing the difficulty of beating him.
  • Around 35% health, Kato will use Quick-Change. He appears not able to be staggered while casting this, but continuous burst attacks can prevent him from using it entirely.
  • May use a Smoke Ball I eventually. The Smoke Ball effect behaves differently from one the player uses. The player can still target Kato through the Smoke effect, but all attacks will not deal any damage or connect. While in the Smoke effect, Kato uses all Ninjutsu Feather attacks in quick succession, followed up by an air dash attack out of the Smoke. Should the player enter the smoke while Kato is in it, he will perform an unblockable (but dodgeable) backstab. Kato is still completely invulnerable if the player enters the Smoke, so this should only be used to prevent him from casting any jutsu and lure out his backstab.



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Video Walkthrough

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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 Third Word  ♦  The Tiger Approaches  ♦  The Viper and the Butterfly  ♦  The Warrior  ♦  Undying Light  ♦  Words of Respite  ♦  Yaksha Returns



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    • Anonymous

      Undeniably the most enjoyable boss in Nioh 2, this guy is a stress reliever! He is so much fun to fight against if you are into Ninjutsu and the mission is useful for different kinds of grinding, it grants 20.000 experience in just couple of minutes (mission completion) in addition to loot and material grinding. Don't despair, he does drop the smithing texts (both weapon and armor) even in NG, it just takes a few tries. How to kill him?

      1) Buff up attack power from weapon if you have it, buff Power Pill, apply Hemlock Broth to Weapon. 2) Start the fight with Paralysis Shuriken and quickly run up to him. 3) Go ham on the guy! If you are using the Kusarigama you can use it's weapon skills on him or just go nuts and stun him to death pretty much. Just don't let him jump and roll around too much. It's best to save Paralysis Shuriken to counter his Ninjutsu casts. He will often use Quick-Change Scroll, but it's not a big deal as you can keep stunning him afterwards if you have saved a Paralysis Shuriken for it. Good Luck!

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