Words of Respite is a Sub Mission in Nioh 2. This mission is recommended for level 140, has a difficulty level of 3, and features both human and yokai enemies. Words of Respite tasks players with investigating a figure roaming around a village. This mission is unlocked after completing the ???. Please see Missions for other walkthroughs on other missions.


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General Info

  • Recommended Lvl: 140
  • Mission Lvl. Difficulty: 3
  • Bosses: n/a


Video Walkthrough

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Mission Rewards

First Time Completion
  • Gesture ZEN Greeting
  • Splitstaff
  • Accessories
  • 39400 Gold
  • 154776 Amrita
Subsequent Completion



  • n/a


Equipment & Materials
  • Example Armor
  • Example Weapon
  • Example Consumable Item
  • Example Smithing Material
Soul Cores
  • ??
  • ??
Key Items


  • Enemy Example
  • Enemy Example


 Words of Respite

Mission Start Text

"An ominous figure has been seen sighted roaming round a village littered with the bodies of their dead. It is likely just a thief rummaging for spoils, but could I ask you to ascertain the truth of the matter for me?"

Mission End Text

"So, it was not a thief, but rather a priest who had come to perform rites for the villagers? Truly he is doing the world a service, bringing comfort and guidance to people. I trust the villagers can now finally rest in peace, blessed as they now are by the honorable and most selfless Kukai. I hope to one day repay him for his kindness. "

Kodama Locations

  • n/a

Sudama Locations

  • n/a

Scampuss Locations

Spa Locations

  • n/a

Locks Locations

  • n/a


Words of Respite Walkthrough

Kukai and First Brush

As you start the mission, turn around and run toward the burning piles to the right of the doors for an item. Pray at the Shrine, follow the path to find Kukai, and talk to him twice to know that he wants you to find his brushes. If you find only one, you can talk to him and end the mission early if you want. Now, go forward and kill the 2 Bandits and Human Samurai around a body with an item. At the first house to the right, there’s an item, and at the second there’s a Bandit, and in the house opposite to this one, there’s another item. As you move forward, a Bandit Archer will see you from above, kill him and then kill the other 2 Bandits under him. There’s an item to the left, and in this house there’s a Bandit laying down, kill him and go to the house by the left of this one. There’s a hole behind this house, go through it and go all the way up to find an Aberrant Soldier, a Rokurokubi and a Namahage, kill all of them, open the chest to the right and grab the Grand Master’s Brush I where the enemies were.

 Second Brush

Go back but this time, follow the path to the roof of the houses, grab the item where the Bandit Archer was, turn left and keep on these roofs until you reach the end. Fall to the right and kill the Human Samurai guarding an item there. Now go to the main road there and at the third house to the right is an item, and at the last house to the right is a chest. Keep going to find another Bandit, kill him and open the doors at the end. Head left, toward the house, and kill the 2 Aberrant Soldiers and Kiryoki there. Stay to the left to find an item inside the house there, and go up the tree roots to get to the second floor of the big house. There’s an item there guarded by 3 Small Spiders that will fall from the ceiling, grab it and go to the hole on the floor there. You can see 2 Gakis and a Nuppeppo, jump down and kill them and grab the Grand Master’s Brush II. In this house, you will also find a Dweller close to an item next to the doors, and another Dweller guarding a chest.

Dark Realm and Third Brush

Now, go to the path leading down, grab the item along the way and kill the Oboroguruma. When you reach down, a Namahage, a Dweller bomber and 2 Aberrant Soldiers will be in front of a pile of burning corpses. Kill them all and grab the item on the fallen tree, go up and grab the other item on the roof of the house. Get down and get in the next house to the right to kill a Gaki and find a Scampuss. Kill the Aberrant Soldier and Dweller at the opposite side snd go down the slope to get in the Dark Realm. The Itsumade is responsible for this Dark Realm, and in this big area 2 Harinobo are present to distract you. Kill them and head inside the first house to the right of the slope for the Grand Master’s Brush III.

Last Brush

At the last house to the left is a chest guarded by a Kiryoki, open it and then open the gates there. The first house on the right has a Scampuss inside, and between the houses is a Kiryoki guarding an item. In the middle of this area is a Hellish Hag accompanied by 2 Gakis guarding an item. Kill them, grab the item and follow the path. To the right is a Gaki, kill it and keep following the path to find the Grand Master’s Brush IV guarded by a Magatsu Warrior. Now go back to Kukai and give him the brushes to end this mission.



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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 Third Word  ♦  The Tiger Approaches  ♦  The Viper and the Butterfly  ♦  The Warrior  ♦  Undying Light  ♦  Way of the Ninja: Veteran  ♦  Yaksha Returns



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    • Anonymous

      Mission complete text: So, it was not a thief, but rather a priest who had come to perform the rites for the villagers? Truly he is doing the world a service, bringing comfort and guidance to people. I trust the villagers can now finally rest in peace, blessed as they now are by the honorable and most selfless Kukai. I hope to one day repay him for this kindness.

      Also obtained 'Zen Greeting' gesture after mission completion.

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