Armour in Nioh 2 is protective equipment that can be found or crafted and equipped to unique slots. Nioh 2 armor is divided into 5 categories: Head Armour, Torso Armour, Arm Guards, Leg Guards and Foot Guards. Each piece of equipment has a level, weight, durability and multiplier assigned to it, apart from additional status effects that the equipment can apply. Armour is color coded by their rarity: Common, Uncommon, RareExotic, Divine and Ethereal. The rarer the item, the more beneficial status effects it will possess.

  • In order to make use of the special attributes of a piece of armor, you need to reach certain stats requirement (like 8 in Constitution - and 8 in Skill). Forging armor pieces will reduce those stat requirements by half.
  • Equipping a piece of armour without having reached these stat requirements, also results in a reduction in the Defense value of the armour piece.
  • Heavier armour adds higher values of Toughness, which determines your resistance to guard breaks, and the amount of Ki damage you take.
  • See Set Bonuses for unique properties of special armor.


Armour Sets in Nioh 2

Armour Sets


Light Armours

Light Armour is denoted by this symbol light-icon. Light Armour keeps your encumbrance low, allowing for faster Ki regeneration and overall mobility, at the expense of defense. Onmyo, Ninjutsu and Dexterity or Skill focused users will prefer light armour.



Medium Armors

Medium Armor is denoted by this symbol medium. Medium Armor balances weight and defense, becoming the preferred type for those who think they might get hit more often. Spear and Sword users can benefit from this balance.



Heavy Armors

Heavy Armor is denoted by this symbol heavy. Heavy Armor provides the best defense in the game, at the expense of mobility and ki regeneration. Two-handed weapon users will want the extra protection, and will spend points in Stamina and Strength to offset.




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    • Anonymous

      11 Oct 2020 18:37  

      Ok... did they max the weight and minimize the height in the character creator? Cuz all the males here look like dwarves!

      • Anonymous

        20 Aug 2020 14:39  

        Oh for f*cks sake, is this page still not updated to completion!? ITS BEEN ALMOST 3 WEEKS ALREADY AND IT STILL HASN’T GOTTEN ALL BASE GAME ARMOR SETS ON HERE!!!!!!!! What in the absolute f*ck is going on that causes the editors of this site to just abandon this game’s wikis? Unfair as all hell.

        • Anonymous

          02 Aug 2020 19:15  

          Guess what? That mask from the reveal trailer thats also part of the Night Raider helmet, is now a standalone piece of armor. You don’t even need to get a blueprint for it. You can just craft it if you want. But boy I know you’re not gonna, instead your gonna refashion your helmet to look like this thing. Its a cool looking thing, so that they added this to the game is pretty neat.

          • Anonymous

            09 Jul 2020 20:09  

            When Will Male And Female Armors Tatenashi Armor,Million Demon Armor,First Samurai Armor,One-Eyed Dragon's Armor,Swallowtail Armor.
            Im Waiting.

            • Anonymous

              06 Jul 2020 12:22  

              Iv seen a character with a armor with a white torso and a black leg armor it looks like what the main character as on when you look at the move in the weapon tree

              • Anonymous

                27 Jun 2020 13:01  

                This game has no kimonos for the characters It’s weird especially for the setting of the game why is that the female characters have almost no options

                • Anonymous

                  08 May 2020 12:35  

                  Flying Kato's Armor,Male and Female. Legendary Strategist's Armor,Male and Female. Warrior of The West Armor,Male and Female. Youngblood Armor,Male and Female. Trident Vajra Sword Armor,Male and Female. Tatenashi Armor,Male and Female.

                  • Anonymous

                    06 May 2020 16:32  

                    Tatenashi Armor,Flying Kato's Armor,Warrior of The West Armor,Swallowtail Armor,One-Eyed Dragon's Armor,First Samurai Armor. Male and Female

                    • 04 May 2020 23:54  

                      I saw a female character in tori gate with a purple armor set that had cut outs on the shoulders and thighs. I CANT FIND INFO ON IT ANYWHERE? Where do i find it? What is it called?

                      • Anonymous

                        03 May 2020 13:44  

                        The "Child of the Sun" Set DOES exist, but it drops from the very late game Bosses, specifically Hideyoshi who also has a chance of Dropping the Smithing Schematics.

                        • Anonymous

                          27 Apr 2020 19:16  

                          Alright I’m just gonna ask it outright but does ANYONE have the Armor of the Rising Sun? Or just one piece of the set? I just really need to know once and for all if its even in the game or not

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