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Nioh: How to Use a Dual Swords Build

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Nioh – Dual Swords Build

The Dual Swords in Nioh are probably the fastest weapons you’ll find in the game. Compared to the Sword, Axe, and Spear, they can feel pretty weak. However, the Dual Swords are invaluable when it comes to mobility and the capability to dash in and out when trying to land attacks on your foes. First off, let’s go through the different stances offered by the Dual Swords:

Low – Using the Dual Swords in Low stance will make your attacks incredibly fast, and will also use up the least amount of Ki. Ideally, you should use this stance for weaker mobs and crowd control. The Spider Nest level in Kinki is a pretty good place to make use of the Low stance as you’ll encounter a lot of enemies that will easily dodge the wide sweeping attacks of the other two stances.


Mid – Mid stance is another great one for crowd control, but it’s more suited for dealing with larger enemies clumped together. With its broad strikes, Mid stance is also best used in wide open areas where you’re less likely to get your combo interrupted because you hit a wall or something. It’s also great for parrying attacks, if you’re planning on doing that a lot.

High – This is where your damage is with Dual Swords, and it’s the stance that you should largely be using for stronger yokai or even bosses, depending on the situation. Most of the offensive Dual Swords skills will make use of High stance as well. The Ki consumption is pretty high in this stance, so it’s important to manage your stamina will doling out consistent damage at the same time.

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