Nioh 2 - Best Build and Skill for Spears

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

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

Best Spear Build

nioh 2 spear

Focus on Constitution

Because Constitution scales with Spears the most, focus on leveling up Skill. Leveling up Strength is also effective since Spears are compatible with Medium Armors.

Weapons that requires somewhat similar stats but scale differently are the Sword, Dual Swords, and Kusarigama.

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 Spear

Constitution Heart Courage Stamina Strength Skill Dexterity Magic
Lv.30 21 10 10 5 10 5 5 5
Lv.60 41 10 10 10 15 5 5 5
Lv.100 76 10 10 10 20 5 5 5
Lv.150 99 10 10 10 47 5 5 5

About Build

Since Spears scales with Constitution, leveling up Heart is your first priority. Spears also scales with Strength and is compatible with Medium Armor, leveling up Strength is effective as well. Level up Stamina to keep your Agility above B rank.

Recommended Spear Skills

Recommended Active Skills

Stance Name Effects
High Spearfall Follows up a combo with a horizontal slash, then slams the spear down on the enemy.
High Spear Flourish Knocks the enemy backwards when you perform a Ki Pulse.

Recommended Passive Skills

Name Effects
Shadow Strike Damage dealt to enemies from behind increases when you have a spear equipped as your main weapon.
Relentless Maximum ki increases when you have a spear equipped as your main weapon.
Armor Piercer Increases Final Blow damage when you have a spear equipped as your main weapon.
First Rule of Thrusting Damage of thrust attacks increases when you have a spear equipped as your main weapon.

Overview and Strategy

Attack Enemies from distance

The Spear allows players to attack enemies from distance with its long range. Try dealing as much damage as possible while positioning yourself away from the enemy’s range.

Recommended Stance is High and Mid

As for normal attacks, use the fast high stance or high damage mid stance. Using Spearfall to knock enemies down from distance is an very effective strategy when using the spear.

Nioh 2 Recommended Articles

▼Popular Articles
Recommended Starting Weapon and Spirit Best Stat to Focus and Recommended Build
Weapon Type Tier list
▼Best Build for each Weapon Type
Sword Dual Swords Spear
Axe Kusarigama Odachi
Tonfas Hatchets Switchglaive

Leave a Reply

1 Comment

  1. With this “best stats” for spear you are going to be excluded from anything but medium armor and locked away from jutsu in ninja/mage trees. , and you will be able to swing meaby 2 times before you run out of Ki and regen will be painfuly slow. Not to mantion absolute lack of any evade potential.