Nioh 2: How to Respec Characters & Reset Skills

Nioh 2, How to Respec Characters and Reset Sills

Nioh 2 is a game about learning and improving, not least of which in how you use your skill points to level up your character. As such, you’ll probably hit a point where you wonder how you can respec your character and reset their skills in Nioh 2.

How to Respec Characters and Reset Skills in Nioh 2

To respec characters and reset their current skills in Nioh 2, you’ll need an item called the Book of Reincarnation.

When used, this item allows you to respec your character as you see fit, returning all of your spent Experience – or Amrita – to you, along with any Skill Points you’ve allocated as you’ve leveled up.

However, there are conditions you’ll need to meet in order to obtain one of these valuable items.

How to Buy Books of Reincarnation

First, you’ll need to have reached and spoken to the Blacksmith. She can be found in the second main mission of Nioh 2’s story mode, and after you speak to her, you’ll be able to purchase items from her via the world map. This includes the Book of Reincarnation, which you can buy from her for 10,000 currency.

This can be a bit pricey if you’re just starting the game, so if you don’t have enough, play through the game’s missions to save up the necessary funds. Once you have enough currency, purchase the item and then use it from your inventory to rebuild your desired character’s stats.

Can You Buy Multiple Books of Reincarnation in Nioh 2?

As for how often you can use this method to respec your character and reset your skills in Nioh 2, there’s good news and bad news.

The good news is, you can purchase the Book of Reincarnation item more than once, and as a result, you can respec your character multiple times throughout a single playthrough.

The bad news is, the price charged for the Book of Reincarnation will increase every time you buy and use one. This means that, in order to respec your character multiple times, you’ll need to spend more and more of your currency.

As such, it’s worth weighing the cost of reseting your characters’ stats and skills against sticking with the build you’ve got, and using the currency you would have used to reset it on improving it to your liking.

That’s all there is to know about how to respec characters and reset skills in Nioh 2. For more on the game, check out our guide wiki. It has plenty of helpful tips and tricks on topics like what to give Purple Kodama and how to redeem the pre-order dlc.

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Keenan has been a nerd from an early age, watching anime and playing games for as long as I can remember. Since obtaining a bachelor's degree in journalism back in 2017, he has written thousands of articles covering gaming, animation, and entertainment topics galore.