Nioh 2 - Tier List: Best Weapon Type to Use in Nioh 2

Weapon type tier list Nioh 2. Useful information on each weapon type and recommended weapons for players wondering which weapon to use.

Nioh 2 Weapon Type Tier List

nioh 2 Switchglaive

Tier Weapon Type Description
1 Switchglaives ・Scales with Magic
・Compatible with Onmyo Magic
・Long reach
・Decent damage output
1 Odachi ・Scales with Strength
・Long reach
・High damage output
・High break stat
2 Kusarigama ・Scales with Dexterity
・Compatible with Ninjutsu
・Very long reach
・High attack speed
2 Hatchets ・Scales with Skill
・High attack speed
・Good at deplenting Ki
・Can be used for ranged attacks
2 Tonfas ・Scales with Courage
・Very high attack speed
・High Block stat
3 Sword ・Scales with Heart
・Balanced stats
・One of two weapon type with a counter skill
3 Dual Swords ・Scales with Skill
・High attack speed
・High Block stat
・One of two weapon type with a counter skill
3 Spear ・Scales with Body
・Long reach
4 Axe ・Scales with Stamina
・High Break stat
・Very high damage output

Weapon Type Description

Switchglaive

nioh 2 Switchglaive

Base Performance

Attack Performance Break Block
C+ C+ C
Stat Scaling
Body【C】 Skill【C】 Magic【B+】

Weapon Description

The Switchglaive is a easy to use mid range weapon. High stance allows players to deal large amount of damage from a safe position, being able to quickly take out weaker enemies. Use Mid Stance when fighting against bosses for faster attack speed.

Another reason why the Switchglaive is listed in the highest tier is because it scales with Magic, which is a stat required to use Onmyo Magic. Being able to use Onmyo Magic makes the game much easier since it allows players to heal HP, recover Ki, buff their character, and use ranged attacks.

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Odachi

nioh 2 odachi

Base Performance

Attack Performance Break Block
B B+ C
Stat Scaling
Heart【D+】 Stamina【C+】 Strength【B+】

Weapon Description

The Odachi is a weapon that excels in range and break damage, handles similar to an axe but is much easier to use. Because the Odachi scales with Strength, it allows players to improve their surivivability as well as damage, making it the ideal weapon for beginners.

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Kusarigama

nioh 2 kusarigama

Base Performance

Attack Performance Break Block
D D+ D+
Stat Scaling
Strength【D+】 Skill【C+】 Dexterity【B+】

Weapon Description

The Kusarigama is a weapon with high potential, and the ideal weapon for players who want to use ninjustu skills since it scales with Dexterity. It’s easy to aim for breaks with this weapon due to its range. However the Kusarigama does take time to get used to, since the way it handles changes greatly with each stance.

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Hatchets

nioh 2 hatchets

Base Performance

Attack Performance Break Block
C+ C+ B
Stat Scaling
Stamina【D+】 Skill【B+】 Courage【C+】

Weapon Description

Hatchets have a high attack speed, and though its damage output is low the fast attacks can be used to quickly deplenting enemy’s Ki. You can also throw the hatchet by holding down the △button, which can be used to lure enemies or just for free damage.

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Tonfas

nioh 2 tonfas

Base Performance

Attack Performance Break Block
D C B+
Stat Scaling
Body【C+】 Dexterity【D+】 Courage【B+】

Weapon Description

Tonfas have high attack speed and Block stats, similar to the Dual Swords. However, Tonfas have higher damage output compared to the Dual Swords, and with its skills you’ll be able to deal even more damage. The downside to the Tonfas is its short range, but won’t be a problem as long as you don’t take fights against multiple enemies when using the Tonfas.

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Sword

sword

Base Performance

Attack Performance Break Block
D+ C D+
Stat Scaling
Heart【B+】 Strength【C】 Skill【C】

Weapon Description

The Sword is very well balanced, with counter skills and high damage skills which makes the Sword a good offence and defense weapon. The Sword is a weapon recommended for beginners, since it scales with Heart which increases Ki capacity.

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Dual Swords

nioh 2 dual sword

Base Performance

Attack Performance Break Block
D D+ B+
Stat Scaling
Heart【C+】 Strength【D+】 Skill【B+】

Weapon Description

The Dual Swords have a very high attack speed, but has a low damage output. It is a cool weapon to use, but lacks in firepower without the use of skills and stances, making it a difficult weapon for players new to the game. Surprisingly the Dual Swords have a high Block stat, so make use of guard as well as dodge during combat.

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Spear

nioh 2 spear

Base Performance

Attack Performance Break Block
C C+ C
Stat Scaling
Body【B+】 Strength【C】 Skill【C】

Weapon Description

The Spear can be used to fight from a safe distance with its long reach and range. Landscape won’t be a problem for the spear when using the poke attack. Though it does lack in damage output, the Spear scales with Body which increases HP allowing players to reinforce both offence and defense when using the spear.

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Axe

nioh 2 axe

Base Performance

Attack Performance Break Block
A A D
Stat Scaling
Stamina【B+】 Strength【D+】 Courage【C+】

Weapon Description

The Axe excel in damage output as well as the ability to depleting Ki and breaking horns. However, the downside to the Axe is its very slow attack speed and range. Because it scales with Stamina it Axe build allows players to equip heavy armor, but since the Axe itself has low block stat, guarding with the Axe is not recommended.

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  1. You must be crazy if you think hatchets are in the same tier as kusarigama. Not to mention higher than dual swords, spear, and katana??