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 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 times based on your familiarity tier with the weapon. You will need at least 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 through Transferringtransfer or Inheritancesoul_match_icon_nioh_2_wiki_guide_50px.

 

List of Fixed Yokai Weapons

 

Weapon Name Effects Category
Tokagemaru corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideIncreased Attack (Enemy Killed)
Swords
Demon's Maw corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideMelee Damage
Swords
Weathered Bone & Bleached Twig corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideKi Pulse Bonus
Dual Swords
Yamanba's Knives corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideGrapple Damage
Dual Swords
Dual Bloodstained Cleavers corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideMelee Damage vs. Zero-Ki Enemy
Dual Swords
Bonepile Spear corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
 fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideDamage Bonus (enemies defeated)
Spears
Koroka Spear corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideAnima Bonus (Enemy Scorched)
Spears
Demon's Axe corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guidePleiades (Enemy Killed)
Axes
Ippon-Datara's Hammer corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideMelee Damage vs. Scorched Enemy
Axes
Ryomen Sukuna's Axe corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption 
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideIncreased Attack (Enemy in Confusion)
Axes
Shuten Doji's Club corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption 
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideGain Amrita (Strong Attack)
Axes
Benkei's Axe corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideIncreased Attack (Enemy Killed)
Axes
Rotten Rope Cutter corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideDamage Bonus (Enemies Defeated)
Kusarigamas
Tobikura Kusarigama corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideLife Drain (High Attack)
Kusarigamas
Fuki's Kusarigama corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideDash Speed
Kusarigamas
Bloodspider Blade corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideMelee Damage vs. Paralyzed Enemy
Odachis
Ippon-Datara's Odachi corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideHigh Active Skill Damage
Odachis
Ryomen Sukuna's Sword corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideFaster Ki Recovery (Enemy in Confusion)
Odachis
Bloodstained Blade corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideMelee Damage vs Zero-Ki Enemy
Odachis
White Bone Spirit Tonfa corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideMelee Damage vs. Yokai
Tonfa
Double-headed Snake Tonfa corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideStrong Attack Damage
Tonfas
Barbarian's Hatchets corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption 
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideItem Drop Rate
Hatchets
Seething Dragon corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideFaster Ki Recovery (Enemy Killed)
Switchglaive
Kiryoki's Switchglaive corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption 
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideIncreased Attack (Enemy Killed)
Switchglaive
Tate Eboshi's Switchglaive corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption 
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideFaster Movement (Amrita Absorption)
Switchglaive
Stone's Bane corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideMighty Monk
Switchglaives
Benkei's Splitstaff corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideMighty Monk
Splitstaffs
Tengu's Khakkara corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption Splitstaffs
Kiryoki's Spiltstaff corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption 
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideIncreased Attack (Enemy Killed)
Splitstaff
Demon Arm Fists corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption  
fixed-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideFirst of the Four Guardians
Fists
Tsuchigomo Clawed Fists corruption-icon-nioh2-wiki-guideImbue Corruption Fists

 

 Note that any weapon that doesn't have a fixed imbue element effect can be a Yokai Weapon if they drop with Imbue Corruption on it. These weapons also have one of two generic voice lines:


Male Voice:

Blood... More blood... I need more!

That's right! Cry! Scream! And then die! Ha ha ha!

Ha ha ha! More blood! More guts! MORE!

Ha ha, you're a feisty one! Come on, keep swinging for me...

Keep swinging! Kill every last one of them! Ha Ha!

Female Voice:

Yes, yes... I'll kill 'em all! Hee hee hee!

The color of blood, the crimson glow... Magnificent, is it not?

It's still not enough.. Give me more blood!

I want to bathe in their blood! Hee hee hee!

More, more, more! I want to kill more!




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    • Anonymous

      20 Feb 2021 18:40  

      Head Ninja's Splitstaff is an yokai weapon.
      The text for it is as following;

      "Blood... More blood... I need more!"

      "That's right! Cry! Scream! And then die! Ha ha ha!"

      "Ha ha ha! More blood! More guts! MORE!"

      "Ha ha, you're a feisty one! Come on, keep swinging for me..."

      "Keep swinging! Kill every last one of them! Ha ha!"

      • Anonymous

        29 Oct 2020 19:04  

        I've seen people using Claws on their hands, but I can't find the name of the weapon or the Stats. Can you help me, please?

        • 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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