Nioh 2 - Best Build and Skill for Switchglaive

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

Best Switchglaive Build

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Focus on Magic

Focus on leveling up Magic as it scales the most with Switchglaive. Body and Skill are also good skills to level up since they also increase its damage output, and allows you to equip Light Armor.

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 Switchglaive

Body Heart Courage Stamina Strength Skill Dexterity Magic
Lv.30 10 10 10 5 5 10 5 16
Lv.60 15 10 10 5 5 15 5 36
Lv.100 20 10 10 5 5 20 5 66
Lv.150 25 10 10 5 5 32 5 99

About Build

Focus on Magic as it scales the most with Switchglaive. Body and Skill are stats required to wear light armor. Stamina is unnecessary since there’s no need to wear armor heavier than light armor.

Recommended Switchglaive Skills

Recommended Active SKills

Stance Name Effects
High Divine Retribution Swing the switchglaive downwards in scythe form while moving forward. If your swing connects with the enemy, you will cut them down while propelling yourself into the air.
High Merciful Retribution Perform a mighty thrust with the switchglaive in scythe form before puling it back towards you, slashing at the enemy.
Mid Mind’s Edge Follow up a Quick Attack by thrusting the butt end of your switchglaive towards and toward the enemy.
Mid Just Reprisal Parry the enemy’s attack, circling around them carefully before going in for a diagonal slash.

Recommended Passive Skills

Name Effects
Shadow Strike Damage dealt to enemies from behind increases when you have a switchglaive equipped as your main weapon.
Relentless Maximurn Ki increases when you have a switchglaive equipped as your main weapon.
Armor Piercer Increases Final Blow damage when you have a switchglaive equipped as your main weapon

Overview and Strategy

High Stance for Reach and Damage

High stance for Switchglaive has very long reach and high damage per hit similar to heavy weapons, making it the ideal stance in a 1v1 situation. The skill Divine Retribution can be used to flank enemies, allowing you to take them out without any risk.

Mid Stance for Range and Speed

The mid stance has wide range and fast attack speed, making it the ideal stance when going against multiple enemies at once. When going against enemies with simple attack motions, use Just Reprisal to counter the attack and deal massive damage.

Make use of Onmyo Magic

Because the Switchglaive scales with Magic, it’s compatible with Onmyo Magic. Onmyo Magic is very powerful as it can be used to heal HP and Ki, or debuffs such as decreasing enemy movement speed.

Recommended Onmyo Magic Skills

Name Effects
Lightning Talisman These are magical items that summon lightning to envelop your weapon.
Barrier Talisman When used, it increases your Ki recovery speed and allows you to dispel Youkai Realm pools simply by touching them.
Sloth Talisman When used, these magical items greatly reduce the speed of your enemy.
Rejuvenation Talisman When used, these magical items gradually restore your health.

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  1. Hey its a pretty nice guide but sadly not cover what armor/set i should use with it….Im using heavy armor atm with lightning set and spirit which works pretty nice but i was looking something with light armor if u could cover build with light armor i would appreciate it!