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Nioh and Nioh 2 (including all DLCs) are also bundled in the Nioh Collection on PS5.
About Starting Weapon and Guardian Spirit
2 Choices to Make at the Start
When beginning a new game, players will need to choose one weapon and guardian spirit. Each weapon type has its unique attack motion, range, attack speed, and so on. The Guardian Spirits provide the player with protection and special effects.
Bonus Stat for Each Weapon
When you choose a weapon you will also earn a bonus stat. Make you choice wisely as the bonus stat earned here can’t be reallocated with Book of Reincarnation, an item for reallocating stats.
|Weapon Type||Bonus Stat|
|Dual Swords||Skill +1|
Recommended Starting Weapon are Sword or Spear
Prioritize Stats Over Weapon Type
It’s much better to prioritize the bonus stat over weapon type, as weapons can be earned while progressing through the game, but the bonus stat earned here can’t be changed unless you start a new game.
Body or Heart are the Best Starting Stats
Body and Heart are stats required no matter which weapon type you will be using later on. Body will increase HP, and Heart will increase Ki capacity, so the best starting weapon would be either Sword or Spear.
Guardian Spirits Also Grant Bonus Stat
Best Starting Guardian is Ame-no-Mitori
Bonus stat can also be earned when choosing a Guardian Spirit. Therefore, the best starting Guardian Spirit is Ame-no-Mitori since the bonus stat earned for choosing it is Heart. No need to worry about the other two Guardian Spirits, as they can be earned while progressing through the game.
|Guardian Spirit||Bonus Stat|
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|