Nioh 2 - Best Build and Skill for Hatchet

The best build and skills for Hatchets in Nioh 2 on PS5 and PS4. You can find infromation on the best Hatchet build and skills as well as how to use the Hatchet.

Nioh and Nioh 2 (including all DLCs) are also bundled in the Nioh Collection on PS5.

Best Hatchet Build

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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

Constitution Heart Courage Stamina Strength Skill Dexterity Magic
Lv.30 10 10 10 5 5 21 5 5
Lv.60 15 10 15 5 5 41 5 5
Lv.100 20 10 20 5 5 76 5 5
Lv.150 25 10 37 5 5 99 5 5

About Build

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

Stance Name Effects
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

Name Effects
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.

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