Nioh 2 - Best Build and Skill for Tonfas

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

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

Best Tonfa Build

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Focus on Courage

Focus on leveling up Courage as it scales the most with the Tonfas. Leveling up Body is effective as well since it also increases damage, and because Tonfa is compatible with 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 Tonfa

Body Heart Courage Stamina Strength Skill Dexterity Magic
Lv.30 10 10 16 5 5 10 10 5
Lv.60 15 10 41 5 5 10 10 5
Lv.100 20 10 66 5 5 15 15 5
Lv.150 32 10 99 5 5 20 15 5

About Build

Focus on Courage as it scales the most with the Tonfa’s damage output. Body and Skill are for wearing Light Armor, and Dexterity for using Ninjutsu.

Recommended Tonfa Skills

Recommended Active SKills

Stance Name Effects
Mid Demon Dance: Man Automatically repositions you while evading attacks after a successful Ki Pulse.
Mid Pulverize: Man Press Squqre button after a Demon Dance: Man to perform a follow-up attack.
Mid Impenetrability Guard just before an incoming hit to deflect the attack and knock the attacker off balance.
Mid Dragon Slayer Press L1 after a successful Impenetrability to unleash a powerful attack.
Heavenly Chain Follows up a Strong Attack with a series of tonfa strikes.
Crimson Lotus Follows up a Strong Attack with a thrust from a single tonfa.

Recommended Passive Skills

Name Effects
Buoyancy Increases your damage when using tonfa in proportion to how light your equipment is.
Shadow Strike Damage dealt to enemies from behind increases when you have a Tonfa equipped as your main weapon.
Relentless Maximum Ki increases when you have tonfa equipped as your main weapon.
Three Wars Kata Reduces Ki damage received by when using to

Overview and Strategy

Excels in Blocking and Depleting Ki

The Tonfa is a easy to use weapon that has very high attack speed. The Tonfa is a weapon recommended for beginners since it can easily deplete enemy’s Ki, while being able to save your Ki when blocking enemy’s attack.

Recommended Stance is Mid

Mid stance is recommended due to its attack speed and easy to use move sets. The Skill Crimson Lotus is very powerful as it can deplete huge amount of enemy’s Ki.

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