Yaksha Returns is a Sub Mission in Nioh 2. This mission is recommended for level 112, has a difficulty level of 2, and features both human and yokai enemies. Yaksha Returns tasks players with fighting and winning against Azai Nagamasa for the second time around. This mission is unlocked after completing the Main Mission: Cherry Blossom Viewing in Daigo and the Sub Mission: The Scented Letter. 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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Yaksha Returns

Mission Start Text

I am finally free of all the anguish and frustration of my past, and all my anxiety for those I have left behind. I had long forgotten my pride that defines us samurai.

Please, I pray, grant me a final fight.

Mission End Text

That was truly something.

I thank you. Now I have shed my last lingering attachment. You are clearly the kind of samurai who can realize the dream of my now departed brother-in-law and open the path to a brave new world.

Now, I believe this is where we part ways. I will not be able to witness it, but please do what you must do - and fulfill your destiny.

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Yaksha Returns Walkthrough

A Samurai's Wish


For this mission, you will have to fight Azai Nagamasa for the second time. As he mentions that he is free of anguish, anxiety, and despair, his only wish is to grant him a final fight. In order to obtain this mission, you must complete the main mission: Cherry Blossom Viewing in Daigo and have spoken and exhausted all of the lines for the NPCs in the interim location - you'll want to make sure that you have made all the preparations you need because you'll find yourself in the boss arena against Nagamasa after starting this mission.


His attacks are basically the same in the first battle against him. Azai Nagamasa is very quick and agile, so it is not advisable to use long combos but rather short ones. A good strategy to fight his is staying at a close or medium distance and run in circles around him. Wait for him to attack and strike back when he finishes his combo. Another good strategy is keeping your guard up all the time to avoid being hit by his fast attacks. Once his combo is over attack him 1 or 2 times and then repeat. When he shifts into the Dark Realm he will immediately jump to the air, cast projectiles at you and perform a burst attack. This attack is difficult to counter. You need to do it before he arrives at the ground. Don't attack him while he is using the Feather Guard as you will receive high Ki damage and he will use the opportunity to grapple you. To learn more about this boss, click here or check our video guide for this boss that is linked below - successfully defeating him completes this mission.






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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  ♦  Words of Respite



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