Nioh - The Iga Escape Main Mission Walkthrough

This page contains a walkthrough on the Main Mission The Iga Escape for Nioh on PS5 and PS4. Included are all items, weapons, armor, enemies and bosses encountered in the game.

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

Main Mission – The Iga Escape Walkthrough

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Suggested level 70

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You wake up in a small courtyard. Facing you is a house. To the left of this, in a tiny alley is a shrine. Rest, and head inside. Slice through the door. You’ll face an enemy, take him down. Slice through the wall to your right, head forward to find yourself in another courtyard. Take out the ninjas lurking inside. Head right up the stairs, and then down the stairs, to the right of the hallway is a small room with a  ninja. Take him out and go through the revolving wall. In the adjacent room, there’s a chest. Open the chest for loot and clumb the ladder. On the second floor, head right to the balcony. There’s a Yokai on the other side of the balcony. Take him out. If possible, lead him to the trap door and cause him to fall.

Traversing the Labyrinthine Mansion

Head into the building, taking the left hallway. Walk up the hallway until you find a small exterior staircase. Head down  and prepare yourself for a battle with some ninjas and a yokai. When you finally kill them, head towards the southeastern part of the room (relative to your map) and find the revolving wall. In the immediate hallway, slice through the thin wall to find a crystal. Destroy the crystal to get spirit stones. Destroy the thin wall directly in front of you and head through the small door way.

You’ll find yourself in another court yard. Walk forward and turn left down the stairs. Head down the stairs and turn right to unlock a small wooden door way. No need to head throug the doorway just yet, so head back to the previous doorway to the building. From there, walk towards the bridge, fighting enemies as they come. You’ll find yourself in a tower with  an adjacent bridge. Head through the bridge and enter the structure. To your right is a small hallway. Head through the hallway. You’ll find a shrine to rest. Leave the shrine and head to the room connected to the bridge.

Giant Toad Statues and Trap Ceilings

Head up the staircase and turn right. Open the sliding door and drop down where the spikes cannot hit you.  In the next room, you’ll find a yokai. Defeat the yokai  and drop down the hole. You are now in a massive room with only a few beams to support you. Be careful, as you might fall to your death. Head forward towards a set of wooden doors. Open the set to find two frog statues. Open the next set of wooden doors and destroy the wooden picture on the far side of the room. You’ll hear a frog croaking. Strange!

Head back outside. Walk the beams and head right. Drop to a small piece of stable floor, and then drop again to find yourself in the bottom floor. There’s a Yokai here, so be careful. Head through a set of double doors, and you’ll find a trio of spiders waiting for you. Beware arachnophobes!

Head to the next room, but be careful! There’s a trap in the other room that could possibly kill you. Dodging the ceiling trap, head into the next room to lure the yokai into the trap room. Defeat the yokai, and use the ceiling trap as a sort of elevator. Loot the second floor and go back to the first floor. Head back to the yokai hallway until you see a set of sliding doors. Slice through the doors, head through the hallway and turn right through the first room. Find the revolving wall and head through it.

The Hot Spring

Kill the ninja here as well as in the next room. There is a hotspring here that can only be accessed by killing the wall demon. You’ll find him by looking at the part of the wall with black eyes. Defeat the wall, and enter the hot spring to heal yourself and gather ki. Check the chest to get some loot.

Slice through the sliding door. And turn right. Head down the hallway and turn right again. Head through the next room. You’ll find four frog statues here. Go through the large wooden doors next to four more frog statues to find yourself in the next area.

Boss Battle – Giant Toad

Main Article: Giant Toad Boss Guide

The Giant Toad is the 17th boss in Nioh. This beast has a pretty simple attack pattern, so you can easily take notes and anticipate its next moves. The giant toad will make a dashing stab with his spear, then hop up to do a downward thrust. It’s best that you use a dual katana to deliver more damage against this boss.

Giant Toad 01

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  1. I thought it would be a fantastic idea to lure the ninja yoki under the pungee ceiling, thinking “Nothing can survive this!” Yet he only took around 10% damage. How does a 1 ton block of wood with spikes NOT kill everything it lands on?