Yokai Weapons are special weapons in Nioh 2. Yokai Weapons can be found for any of the in-game weapon categories, and are obtained by defeating Yokai Enemies in game. They have special properties, but are also corrupted by the Yokai Realm.

 

What is a Yokai Weapon

Yokai weapons are imbued with Corruption, which allows them to deal additional Ki damage, and build up the Corruption Status Effect on those it is used against. Enemies that are inflicted with the Corrupted Status Ailment receive 35% increased Ki damage,  which, is absorbed by their attacker.

 

What do Yokai Weapons do?

When you inflict damage on an enemy with a Yokai Weapon or Yokai Ability, your Sentience Gauge will build up. When it fills completely, you will achieve an Awakened State, during which, your weapon's power will be enhanced - It multiplies your melee damage by 30% and the last attack of a strong attack string will also shoot a corruption-imbued sword beam.
When it awakens you also hear the thoughts of the Yokai weapon up to 5 based on your familiarity tier with the weapon. you will need an exotic version of the weapon to be able to hear all 5 thoughts. 

Yokai Weapons can use Soul Cores as Soul Matching material, gaining access to unique special effects other weapons would not be able to use.

 

List of Yokai Weapons

 

Weapon Name Effects Category
Tokagemaru corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption Sword
Weathered Bone & Bleached Twig corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption Dual Swords
Yamanba's Knives corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideMelee Damage vs. Unscathed Enemies
Dual Swords
Bonepile Spear corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption Spear
Demon's Axe corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption Axe
Rotten Rope Cutter corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption Kusarigama
Bloodspider Blade corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideEnemy Paralyzed Accumulation
Odachi
White Bone Spirit Tonfa corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption Tonfa
Seething Dragon corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption Switchglaive
Ippon-Datara's Hammer corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption Axe
Ippon-Datara's Odachi corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption Odachi
Barbarian's Hatchets corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption 
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideEnemy Poisoned Accumulation
Hatchets
Hunter's Switchglaive corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideHigh Attack Damage
Switchglaive
Dual Bloodstained Cleavers corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideMelee Damage vs. Zero-Ki Enemy
Dual Swords
Double-headed Snake Tonfa corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideStrong Attack Damage
Tonfas
Koroka Spear corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guide(Enemy Scorched) 
Spears
Tobikura Kusarigama corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideLife Drain (High Attack) 
Kusarigamas
Demon's Maw corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideMelee Damage
Sword
Ryomen Sukuna's Axe corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption 
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideIncreased Attack
Axes
Ryomen Sukuna's Sword corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideFaster Ki Recovery
Odachis
Bloodstained Blade corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideMelee Damage vs Zero-Ki Enerr
Odachis
Shuten Doji's Club corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption 
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideGain Amrita (Strong Attack)
Axes
Kiryoki's Spiltstaff corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption 
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideIncreased Attack (Enemy Killed)
Splitstaff
Kiryoki's Switchglaive corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption 
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guide Increased Attack (Enemy Killed)
Switchglaive

 




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    • Anonymous

      31 Mar 2020 00:17  

      So, the hunters switch glaive isn't a yokai weapon. Some weapons can have the yokai modifier, and it gives them generic yokai weapon dialogue instead of the unique dialogue of other weapons, so the hunters glaive is a regular weapon, which CAN have the yokai weapon element

      • Anonymous

        19 Mar 2020 00:07  

        Is these weapons OK against yokai even if they are all resistant to corruption? Tips on corruption perk says that KI damage is done basing on corruption resistance.

        • Anonymous

          16 Mar 2020 14:38  

          Interesting fact about these, these are the only weapons that can be soul matched with soul cores. This is helpful since this game introduced the "you can only soul match with items of the same rarity rule.(soul cores don't have rarity)

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