Nioh - How to Obtain Unique Armor Sets

This page summarizes the different armor sets in Nioh on PS5 and PS4, including their stat requirements, set bonuses, missions obtained, and locations.

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

Armor Sets

In addition to Weapons, Armors are random drops from various enemies and bosses in Nioh. There are two ways to obtain Armor sets either you: clear certain Missions, or farm them from particular bosses. This table summarizes the different armor sets obtainable, armor set’s stat requirements, set bonuses, Missions, and locations.

Armor Set Stat Requirements Set Bonuses Mission Where to Obtain
Armour of the Exceptional Set ? Sekigahara Armor Pieces: Defeat Shima Sakon
Crusader Set Stamina: 4
Strength: 3
The Man with the Guardian Spirit Armor Pieces: Crusaders (Tower Entrance)
Treasure Chests (near Armored Guards)
Demon King’s Kisenaga Set Body: 16

Strength: 17

The Demon King Revealed Armor Pieces: Defeat Oda Nobunaga (Main Mission)
Ebony Armour Set Stamina: 16
Strength: 16
The Samurai from Sawayama, The Demon King Revealed Armor Pieces: Defeat The Obsidian Samurai (Samurai from Sawayam), Dropped by the 4 sub bosses (The Demon King Revealed)
Fanatic’s Armour Set Body: 7 Strength: 7 Immortal Flame Smithing Text: Complete the Main Mission
Gallantry Armour Set Body: 16
Strength: 16
A Defiled Holy Mountain Armor Pieces: Defeat Ishida Mitsunari (Main Mission)
Genius Strategist Set Body: 12
Strength: 13
Ki reduction
and Ki damage
The Way of the Warrior (Adept) Smithing Text: Defeat Marume Nagayoshi
Armor Pieces: Complete The Way of the Warrior (Adept) Defeat Marume Nagayoshi (Dojo Boss Sub Mission)
Greater Good Set Stamina: 7
Strength: 7
Desperate Retreat Smithing Text: Complete the Sub Mission
Gyousha Set Body: 9
Skill: 9
Spider Nest Castle Armor Pieces: Random Drop Treasure Chests Corpses (Climb up past Spider Cave)
Iga Jonin (Hattori Hanzo) Set Body: 12
Skill: 13
The Way of the Ninja (Adept) Armor Pieces: Defeat Hattori Hanzo (Dojo Boss Sub Mission)
Justice Ministry Armour Set ? Sekigahara Armor Pieces: Defeat Otani Yoshitsugu
Kaido Maru Set ? The Source of Evil ,
Greater Demon Hunting
Armor Pieces: Random Drop (Yokai)
Kingo Armour Set Body: 6
Strength: 6
The Conspirators Smithing Text: Complete the Sub Mission
Armor Pieces: Defeat Great Centipede
Master Swordsman’s Armour Set ? The Grimmest Blades Armor Pieces: Defeat the Ashikaga Yoshiteru
Onmyo Mage’s Hunting Gear Set Body: 10
Skill: 10
The Demon of Mount Hiei Armor Pieces: Complete the Main Mission
Raging Bull Set Stamina: 10
Strength: 10
The Way of the Ninja (Novice) Armor Pieces: Complete the Sub Mission
Red Demon Set Body: 12
Skill: 13
Greater Demon Hunting, The Red Oni of the Ii Armor Pieces: Defeat Ii Naomasa
Saika Clan Set ? Finders Keepers Smithing Text: Complete the Sub Mission
Armor Pieces: Complete the Sub Mission
Saika’s Yatagarasu Set ? Immortal Flame Armor Pieces: Defeat Saika Magoichi
Shinobi (Ninja) Set Body: 6
Skill: 7
The Ocean Roars Again Armor Pieces: Treasure Chest (Near the 3rd evil warding bonfire)
Tatenashi Set Stamina: 17
Strength: 17
Spider Nest Castle, Evil in the Ether Armor Pieces: Revenant Drop in the Main Mission, Twilight Mission
Warrior of the East Set Stamina: 15
Strength: 14
The Defiled Castle,
The Champion of the East
Armor Pieces: Enemies (drop)/ Defeat Okatsu and Honda Tadakatsu (Main Mission) Enemies/ Boss drop (Sub Mission)
Warrior of the West’s Honor Set Body: 9
Strength: 9
The Spirit Stone Slumbers Armor Pieces: Defeat Tachibana Muneshige
Yagyu Set ? The Defiled CastleThe Giant Frog Brawl Armor Pieces: Random Drop (Main Mission) Random Drop (Sub Mission)

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