Yokai Skills are special moves in Nioh 2. Yokai Skills are unlocked by obtaining, purifying and attuning Yokai Soul Cores. These special skills will enable your Guardian Spirits to do powerful new moves, and have special effects that will enhance your overall build.
How to get Yokai Skills
These skills are obtained from Yokai Soul Cores. You must defeat a Yokai enemy, and return to the shrine without dying to purify the core. You may then attune it in the shrine menu as equipment for you Spirit Guardian.
How to use Yokai Skills
Activate Yokai Skill: Attune Soul Core to the Guardian Spirit and accumulate enough Anima, then press R2+triangle or Square.
Each Soul Core possesses a unique power, each requiring differing amounts of Anima to activate. A Guardian Spirit can be attuned to up to two Soul Cores, each one corresponding to a different slot and activation command.
How to gain Anima
Anima is gained as you perform melee attacks on an opponent. Some Guardian Spirits and Soul Cores may provide you with alternative methos to increase your Anima
Yokai Skills List for Nioh 2
|Skill & Effect||Yokai Force||Attunement||Obtained|
|Fire Twister||60||9||Enenra Soul Core|
|Dark Digger||30||5||Dweller Soul Core|
|Fiendish Frenzy||40||7||Yoki Soul Core|
|One-legged Fury||55||7||Ippon-Datara Soul Core|
|Wormhole||40||8||Waira Soul Core|
|Chomp||27||8||Gaki Soul Core|
|Indestructible Shell||35||4||Kappa Soul Core|
|Impaling Doom||50||9||Yatsu-no-Kami Soul Core|
|Magatsu Muscle||50||10||Magatsu Warrior Soul Core|
|Rain of Terror||25||6||Karakasa Umbrella Soul Core|
|Petrifying Gaze||40||4||Nure-Onna Soul Core|
|Scampush||40||2||Scampuss Soul Core|
|Skeleton Bowman||35||6||Skeleton Warrior Soul Core|