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Nioh: Which Weapon Is Right For My Playstyle

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Koei Tecmo’s samurai Souls-like game Nioh is now out in the wild, and as you start sinking your teeth into it, you’re going to want to know the ins and outs of combat. Part of that means knowing how each weapon works in the game and figuring out which one is going to work best for you. Nioh has five different weapons types; sword, axe, dual swords, kusarigama, and spears. Each one functions very differently and can be useful in different situations. We’ll go over each weapon type, when you’ll want to use them, and what playstyle they’re strongest for.

Sword

Which Weapon Is Right for Your Playstyle

The Sword, also known as the Katana, is one of the most versatile weapons in Nioh. It’s definitely a good weapon for you to start with and get a feel for the combat system. However, you may want to move onto something else after a while. Although the Sword is balanced in attack and defense, its strong attack doesn’t pack nearly the punch that other weapons do. Again, the sword is a good choice early on, especially if you want something that’s going to give you decent attack and defense in any of the three stances. There are definitely better options out there, though.


Pros – Balanced in both attack and defense
Cons – Weaker than other weapons, doesn’t have a good strong attack
Stat – Heart

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