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Nioh and Nioh 2 (including all DLCs) are also bundled in the Nioh Collection on PS5.
Best Hatchet Build
Focus on Skill
Focus on leveling up Skill as it scales the most with Hatchets. Leveling up Constitution is also effective since Hatchets are compatible with Light Armors.
A weapon that requires somewhat similar stats but scale differently is the Switchglaive.
Balanced Stats for Early Game
The status increase between level 5 to level 10 is large compared to other levels for all stats. Therefore, it’s better to balance out your stats rather than focusing on just one stat in the early game.
Best Build for Sword
Focus on Skill as it scales the most with the Hatchet’s damage output. Leveling up Courage as it also scales with Hatchet, and increases Ki recovery speed.
Recommended Sword Skills
Recommended Active SKills
|High||Piercing Hurl||Perform a charged throw with your hatchet. If you charge it to the maximum, the weapon will tear through the enemy on impact.|
|High||Piercing Hurl：Light||Decreases the charge time when performing Piercirng Hurl.|
|High||Piercing Hurl：Shadow||Increases the distance of the throw when you charge your atack further.|
|Mid||Tile Shaker||Parries an enemy attack, neutralizing it.|
|–||Greaed Lightning||Only usable when hatchets are sheathed. Charge up your power before unleashing two mighty strikes upon the enemy.|
Recommended Passive Skills
|Shadow Strike||Damage dealt to enemies from behind increases when you have hatchets equipped as your main weapon|
|Relentless||Maximun Ki increasses when you have hatchets equipped as your main weapon.|
|Passage to the Afterlife||Increases grapple damage when you have hatchets equipped as your main weapon.|
Overview and Strategy
High Speed Throwable Weapon
The Hatchet is a throwable weapon with high attack speed. There’re no limits to how many hatchets you can throw, so skills that increase the distance further and decrease charging speed is a must.
Switch Between High and Mid Stance
Use high stance when throwing the hatchet with the skill Piercing Hurl for damage, and mid stance for close quarter combat.
Nioh 2 Recommended Articles
|Recommended Starting Weapon and Spirit||Best Stat to Focus and Recommended Build|
|Weapon Type Tier list|
|▼Best Build for each Weapon Type|