Nioh 2 - Best Build and Skills for Odachi

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

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

Best Odachi Build

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Focus on Strength

Focus on leveling up Strength as it scales the most with Odachi. Though as not effective as Strength, leveling up Stamina is also effective.

Weapons that require somewhat similar stats but scale differently are the Dual Swords and Axe.

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 Odachi

Constitution Heart Courage Stamina Strength Skill Dexterity Magic
Lv.30 10 10 10 10 16 5 5 5
Lv.60 10 15 10 15 36 5 5 5
Lv.100 10 20 10 32 99 5 5 5

About Build

Focusing on Strength is first priority as it scales the most with the Odachi. After you max out Strength, focus on Stamina as it also increases Odachi’s damage output.

Recommended Odachi Skills

Recommended Active Skills

Stance Name Effects
High Twin Moons Rapidly slashes upwards twice.
Mid Bolting Boar Sidestep an enemy attack before knocking them to the ground.
Mid Charging Bull Slashes downward with the odachi. If the attack reduces an enemy’s Ki to zero, it will knock them down.
Moonlit Snow Press △ button to perform up to three powerful hits in succession. The technique can be changed by pressing and holding down △ button from any stance.
Crashing Waves Charges into the enemy, knocking them off balance.
Swallow Wing At the end of a combo, you perform a backflip while delivering a final sword slash.

Recommended Passive Skills

Name Effects
Shadow Strike Damage dealt to enemies from behind increases when you have an odachi equipped as your main weapon.
Relentless Maximum Ki increases when you have an odachi equipped as your main weapon.
Armor Piercer Increases Final Blow damage when you have an odachi equipped as your main weapon.
Sword of Severance Increases damage of odachi attacks against humans

Overview and Strategy

High Damaging Weapon with Wide Range

Odachi is a wide range weapon with with high damage output per hit. It’s mid stance allows players to easily deplete enemy’s Ki, which is another characteristic of this weapon.

Switch Between High and Mid Stance

In a 1v1 situation use high stance to hit and run, and use mid stance when going against multiple enemies. Use the skill Moonlit Snow whenever there’s a chance as it can deal massive amount of damage.

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