Nioh 2

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All Hidden Map Item locations

Search the indicated locations to find all 35 Hidden Map Items in Nioh 2. You only need ten of them for the "Seasoned Traveler" trophy. Each region/episode has five of them (seven total regions). All you need to do is place the cursor on specific points on the world map. The cursor will then turn from blue to red and you can interact with the map. It shows you some lore about historical places and you get an item. There is also an in-game title for collecting them.

Timeline

    Region 1 - Awakening: 0.05
    Region 2 - Soaring: 1:00
    Region 3 - Shadow: 1:41
    Region 4 - Dawn: 2:21
    Region 5 - Twilight: 2:57
    Region 6 - Dream: 3:31
    Region 7 - Afterglow - 4:06

All Hot Spring locations

Search the indicated locations to find all 27 Hot Springs and get the "Spa Lover" trophy. None of them are missable. You can still get all Hot Springs after the story through level select. After you sit in the hot spring bath, the progress is immediately saved and you can quit the mission without reaching the next checkpoint. To view your totals, go to "Titles" - "Gameplay Records" - "Others" - "Hot Springs Discovered". Each one counts for 3.7% (so just divide your total percentage by 3.7 to get how many you have). On the world map, you can also press X on a mission and then R1 to view how many collectibles (including Hot Springs) you found there. Note: The Hot Springs from main missions also appear again in side missions, but it is not necessary to get them again (when a side mission takes place in the same area as the main mission the hot spring will be found in the same place). You only need to find each unique Hot Springs once. The video below shows them in the order of first appearance.

Timeline

    1. Mission 2: The Beast Born Of Smoke And Flames - 0:05
    2. Mission 3: The Viper's Sanctum - 0:48
    3. Mission 4: The Hidden Monsters Of Okehazama - 1:36
    4. Mission 5: The Mysterious One Night Castle - 2:29
    5. Mission 5: The Mysterious One Night Castle - 3:11
    6. Mission 6: The Hollow Fortress - 3:56
    7. Mission 6: The Hollow Fortress - 6:21
    8. Mission 7: A Way Out - 7:50
    9. Mission 8: Corpses And Ice - 9:00
    10. Mission 9: Bird In A Cage - 9:43
    11. Mission 10: Pervading Waters - 10:57
    12-18. Side Mission: Song Of The Yokai - 11:50
    19. Mission 11: The Frenzied Blaze - 14:50
    20. Mission 12: The Sun Sets On Mount Tenno - 15:58
    21. Mission 13: Ruin Draws Near - 16:48
    22. Mission 14: The Two Faces Of Hospitality - 18:00
    23. Side Mission: A Message From The Deceased - 18:24
    24. Mission 15: The High-spirited Demon - 19:24
    25. Mission 16: The Mausoleum Of Evil - 20:45
    26. Mission 17: The Golden Castle - 23:01
    27. Mission 18: Cherry Blossom Viewing In Daigo - 23:49

All Kodama locations

Search the indicated locations to find all 150 Kodamas in Nioh 2. Find all of them to get the "Kodama Leader" trophy. None of the Kodamas are missable, as you can collect them after the story using level select. If you have an accessory with the "Kodama Sensor" ability, they will also be displayed on the radar. Every five Kodama give you one extra Elixir for the respective region on respawn, and each region has 25 Kodama -- so you can get up to five extra Elixirs for each respawn. Thus, instead of three Elixirs for healing, you can start with eight Elixirs when you respawn. This makes the game easier -- so they are worth getting. The Kodama collectibles are saved instantly when you interact with them. Thus, you can quit the mission immediately since there is no need to reach the next shrine, as the progress will still be saved. On the mission selection screen, it displays how many Kodama you found in the mission and how many are remaining.

Timeline

Awakening Region

    The Village Of Cursed Blossoms – 0:05
    The Forest Veiled In Darkness – 3:40
    The Beast Born Of Smoke And Flames – 4:39
    Dark Omens – 9:24
    The Viper's Sanctum – 11:00

Soaring Region

    The Hidden Monsters Of Okehazama – 13:45
    The Mysterious One Night Castle – 17:55
    A Hot-blooded Howl – 21:43
    The Hollow Fortress – 24:14

Shadow Region

    A Way Out – 29:16
    Corpses And Ice – 33:32
    Bird In A Cage – 38:06
    The Golden Nation – 41:49

Dawn Region

    Pervading Waters – 43:09
    The Frenzied Blaze – 47:53
    The Sun Sets On Mount Tenno – 51:26

Twilight Region

    Ruin Draws Near – 55:02
    The Two Faces Of Hospitality – 58:51
    The High-spirited Demon – 1:02:49
    Stray Cats – 1:06:25

Dream Region

    The Mausoleum Of Evil – 1:08:36
    The Golden Castle – 1:14:57
    Cherry Blossom Viewing In Daigo – 1:18:34

All Usura-Hicho locations

This takes place in Mission 11: The Frenzied Blaze. During this mission, there are three swarms of butterflies you can interact with. They are glowing blue and stand out from the rest of the environment. Encounter all three Usura-Hicho to get the "Hidden Hopes" trophy. The three Usura-Hicho can be found in the following locations:

    1. In the first Dark Realm area.

    2. After the second shrine, in a side area before talking to the samurai that joins your team.

    3. In a side area to the right just a few steps before the third shrine (last Dark Realm before the mission boss).

All Boss fights

Note: All bosses were captured solo. Main weapon: Spear; Armor: Light; Build: Body (main), Magic, Skill.

Timeline

    1. Mezuki - 0:05
    2. Enenra - 4:43
    3. Gozuki - 9:49
    4. Yatsu-no-Kami - 11:36
    5. Imagawa Yoshimoto - 18:55
    6. Imagawa Yoshimoto (2nd Encounter) "Imagawa Diehard" - 22:27
    7. Kamaitachi - 24:19
    8. Tsukahara Bokuden - 27:35
    9. Saito Yoshitatsu - 29:00
    10. Hachisuka Koroku - 32:02
    11. Shibata Katsuie (Human Form) - 33:50
    12. Tatarimokke - 35:36
    13. Obsidian Samurai - 41:31
    14. Magara Naotaka - 45:11
    15. Honda Tadakatsu - 52:53
    16. Azai Nagamasa - 55:26
    17. Onryoki - 1:03:45
    18. Saito Yoshitatsu (2nd Encounter) - 1:06:25
    19. Oda Nobunaga - 1:08:27
    20. Magara Naotaka (2nd Encounter) + Revenant - 1:09:46
    21. Saika Magoichi - 1:16:43
    22. Gyuki - 1:20:13
    23. Tsukahara Bokuden (2nd Encounter) - 1:23:08
    24. Gozuki + Mezuki (Double Boss) - 1:24:26
    25. Kasha - 1:30:10
    26. Ryomen Sukuna - 1:35:16
    27. Saika Magoichi (2nd Encounter) 'The Third Word' - 1:42:03
    28. Maeda Toshiie - 1:44:47
    29. Shibata Katsuie (True Form) - 1:47:16
    30. Enenra (2nd Encounter) 'Okuni's Search' - 1:56:59
    31. Tokichiro - 2:02:08
    32. Hattori Hanzo. Dojo Spear Mastery 'Hanzo the Demon' - 2:07:17
    33. Hachisuka Koroku (2nd Encounter) 'The High-spirited Demon' - 2:08:51
    34. Daidara Bocchi - 2:12:04
    35. Onryoki (2nd Encounter) 'Stray Cats' - 2:21:14
    36. Shuten Doji - 2:22:52
    37. Maeda Tashiie - 2:31:08
    38. Enenra (3rd Encounter) 'The Golden Castle' - 2:34:37
    39. Mezuki + Gozuki Double Boss - 2:38:22
    40. Yatsu-no-Kami (2nd Encounter) 'The Golden Castle' - 2:43:01
    41. Kasha (2nd Encounter) 'The Golden Castle' - 2:46:59
    42. Lady Osakabe - 2:51:28
    43. Maeda Keiji - 2:57:57
    44. Kasha (3rd Encounter) 'The Dream's End' - 2:58:46
    45. Tokichiro (2nd Encounter) 'Cherry Blossom Viewing in Daigo' - 3:03:36
    46. Kashin Koji - 3:09:12
    47. Ryomen Sukuna (2nd Encounter) 'Restoring Harmony' - 3:18:28
    48. Hachisuka Koroku (3rd Encounter) 'Japanese Heart, Yokai Smarts' - 3:21:58
    49. Shibata Katsuie (2nd Encounter) 'Restless Spirits' - 3:23:33
    50. Azai Nagamasa (2nd Encounter) 'Yaksha Returns' - 3:26:39
    51. William - 3:30:48
    52. Kato Danzo - 3:36:53
    54. Akishage Yoshiteru - 3:41:21
    53. Matsunaga Hisahide - 3:45:51
    55. Sakata Kintoki - 3:47:41
    56. Mumyo - 3:50:05
    57. Shisenin Kosen 'Dojo: The Tengu's Blade' - 3:51:05
    58. Hattori Hanzo 'Dojo: The One Who Lives in the Shadows' - 3:53:17
    59. Shisenin Kosen 'Dojo: The Chain that Splits the Sky' - 3:56:27
    60. Shisenin Kosen 'Dojo: Opening of the Mind's Eye' - 4:00:08
    61. Hattori Hanzo 'Dojo: Like Lightning' - 4:02:26
    62. Sakata Kintoki 'Dojo: The Unstoppable Whirlwind' - 4:04:24
    63. Otakemaru - 4:07:00

Otakemaru boss fight and ending

Easy "Bold Wrangler" and "Grazer Eraser" trophies

In Mission 1: The Village Of Cursed Blossoms, the first large monster you encounter (looks like a big bull) is Gozuki. Kill him to get the "Bold Wrangler" trophy. Then, proceed to defeat the boss of this mission (Mezuki, boss with horse head) to get the "Grazer Eraser" trophy because you have defeated both Gozuki and Mezuki in the same mission.

Easy "Devout Believer" trophy

This takes place in Mission 3: The Viper's Sanctum. In this mission, you can find three Snake Statues. You could destroy them to get rid of the poison in the area, which also drains the poison pools in the boss area. With the poison pools gone from the boss battle, it makes the fight easier. However, to get the "Devout Believer" trophy, you must do it the hard way. This can be pretty challenging on the first playthrough of the mission. It is recommended to ignore this trophy until you have completed the game and reached Level 100+. Then, replay the mission and proceed straight for the boss without destroying the Snake Statues. Since you are greatly over-leveled, you will be able to quickly defeat the boss despite the poison. If you decide to try it during the first playthrough, make sure to buy the "Medicine: Anti-toxin Pill II" Ninja skill and equip as many of them as you can carry. This cures the poison effect. Also, equip the "Rejuvenation Talisman" Magic skill to heal yourself over time. As long as you stay out of the three poison pools in the boss fight, it will not be too bad. Attack the boss when it slithers past you and when it summons its snake arms through the ground. Try to destroy both its snake arms before it goes into Yokai Realm mode.

Easy "Dungball Roller" trophy

Ryunojo the Dung Lover is found in Mission 9: Bird In A Cage. After the second shrine, proceed left into a cave with poison pools. Ryunojo is at the end of the cave, after climbing up a ladder. Give him 30 Dungballs to get the "Dungball Roller" trophy (Noble Dungballs count as multiple normal Dungballs). You can farm Dungballs from killing Tesso enemies (poison farting monks). You should get one Dung Ball every 5 Tessos on average. You also find plenty of Dungballs and Noble Dungballs from corpses (yellow item pick-ups) in this mission and throughout the rest of the game. When you are done with the story, return to this mission. If you still do not have 30 Dungballs by that point, keep killing Tesso until you have 30 Dungballs.

Easy "Feather Buster" trophy

During Mission 7: A Way Out (third region), there will be two areas with searchlights. Simply let the searchlights detect you, then destroy the big red orb that spawns. Destroying the red orb makes the searchlights go away. You will get the "Feather Buster" trophy immediately after destroying the second one.

Easy "Peal Of Ten Thousand Bells" trophy

Search the indicated locations in Mission 13: Ruin Draws Near (fifth region) to find all six big bells and get the "Peal Of Ten Thousand Bells" trophy. To be safe that it counts, hit each of them three times with a high-stance Triangle attack until they fall off. The bells can be found in the following locations:

    1. In the first Dark Realm.

    2. In the second Dark Realm.

    3. From second Dark Realm, backtrack just a few steps and take the side path leading to the basement of a building. One bell is in the first room of the basement.

    4. Another bell is located in the room connected to the last bell.

    5. In the Dark Realm after the third shrine, same floor where the Shrine is.

    6. In the Dark Realm after the third Shrine, ground floor.

Easy "Schemer" trophy

This takes place in Mission 10: Pervading Waters (fourth region) against the second boss of the chapter. It is a huge spider-like Yokai monster called Gyuki. This takes place after defeating the Saika Magoichi boss in the same mission. As soon as the fight against Gyuki begins, stand at the dam wall where you dropped down to the boss fight. Just stand there holding L1 to block and wait for Gyuki to attack you. He will hit the damn and you will get the "Schemer" trophy.

Easy "Sudama Swapper" trophy

Sudama are purple-colored Kudama –- a small creature found at fixed positions throughout many missions. The first place to encounter a Sudama is in Mission 2: The Beast Born Of Smoke And Flames. Immediately after passing through this mission's first corrupted Yokai Realm (a burning village), you will go across a bridge and there are two wooden houses on the right. Inside the second wooden house is a ladder leading underground. Climb down to find the Sudama. To exchange gifts, simply drop an item from your inventory that you do not need, like any low quality weapon. He will drop you a bunch of items in exchange and you will get the "Sudama Swapper" trophy. If you talk to him, he will not do anything, as you have to drop the item from your inventory close to him and he will pick it up automatically.

Trophies

Successfully complete one of the following tasks to get a trophy:

    You Are Nioh (Platinum): Obtained all trophies.
    Samurai of Legend (Gold): Completed all missions on any difficulty level. (Does not include training missions.)
    Kodama Leader (Silver): Collected all Kodama.
    Let There Be Light (Silver): Dispelled every instance of the Dark Realm in the main missions.
    Soul Searcher (Silver): Obtained all Soul Cores.
    A Weapon's Mind (Bronze): Listened to the innermost thoughts of a Yokai Weapon.
    Axe Master (Bronze): Acquired mystic art for the axe.
    Burst Breaker (Bronze): Used the Brute, Feral, and Phantom Burst Counters five times each to counter a Burst Attack.
    Core Score (Bronze): Obtained your first Soul Core.
    Dual Sword Master (Bronze): Acquired mystic art for the dual swords.
    Friend of Guardians (Bronze): Collected all Guardian Spirits.
    Full-fledged Samurai (Bronze): Reached level 100.
    Fuse It or Lose It (Bronze): Fused any Soul Core until it reached rank 9.
    Hatchet Master (Bronze): Acquired mystic art for the hatchets.
    Help Wanted (Bronze): Summoned an Acolyte from a Benevolent Grave 10 times.
    Kusarigama Master (Bronze): Acquired mystic art for the kusarigama.
    Latest Masterpiece (Bronze): Forged an item.
    Lover of Letters (Bronze): Displayed a calligraphy scroll in your hut.
    Match Made in Heaven (Bronze): Performed a Soul Match.
    Ninjutsu Master (Bronze): Acquired mystic art for Ninjutsu.
    Odachi Master (Bronze): Acquired mystic art for the odachi.
    Onmyo Magic Master (Bronze): Acquired mystic art for Onmyo Magic.
    Remodeling Novice (Bronze): Remodeled a piece of equipment.
    Spa Healer (Bronze): Bathed in first hot spring.
    Spear Master (Bronze): Acquired mystic art for the spear.
    Sudama Swapper (Bronze): Exchanged gifts with a Sudama for the first time.
    Switchglaive Master (Bronze): Acquired mystic art for the switchglaive.
    Sword Master (Bronze): Acquired mystic art for the sword.
    Tea Connoisseur (Bronze): Appraised your tea utensils 50 times.
    Teamwork (Bronze): Completed 10 missions with NPCs or as Expeditions with other users. (Does not include Acolytes.)
    The Beginning of a Samurai (Bronze): Reached level 10.
    Tonfa Master (Bronze): Acquired mystic art for the tonfa.
    Trinket Triumph (Bronze): Used the Kodama Bazaar.
    Twilight Walker (Bronze): Completed your first Twilight mission.
    Yokai Quelling Master (Bronze): Defeated all types of yokai.

Additionally, there are 21 secret trophies:

    Dream Within a Dream (Gold): Saw Tokichiro off on his final departure.
    Seven Wonders (Silver): Defeated each of the Seven Spears in "Cherry Blossom Viewing in Daigo".
    Spa Lover (Silver): Bathed in every hot spring.
    An Electrifying Triumph (Bronze): Defeated Imagawa Yoshimoto and was made a samurai.
    Bold Wrangler (Bronze): Defeated Gozuki in "The Village of Cursed Blossoms".
    Clean Sweep (Bronze): Destroyed every Amrita shard in "The High-spirited Demon".
    Dawn of a Dream (Bronze): Befriended Tokichiro.
    Devout Believer (Bronze): Defeated the boss of "The Viper's Sanctum" without breaking the statue of Shirohami.
    Dream's Toll (Bronze): Defeated Tokichiro.
    Dungball Roller (Bronze): Became Ryunojo the Dung Lover's best friend.
    Feather Buster (Bronze): Drove back every Tatarimokke along the journey in "A Way Out".
    Friend to the Kodama (Bronze): Obtained a Kodama's Soul Core.
    Grazer Eraser (Bronze): Defeated Mezuki and Gozuki in the same mission.
    Hidden Hopes (Bronze): Encountered all the Usura-Hicho in "The Frenzied Blaze".
    Hideyoshi (Bronze): Decided to share a name with Tokichiro.
    Mother and Child (Bronze): Reunited with your mother in the Interim.
    Peal of Ten Thousand Bells (Bronze): Rang all the bells in "Ruin Draws Near".
    Schemer (Bronze): Got Gyuki to attack the dam in "Pervading Waters".
    Seasoned Traveler (Bronze): Discovered 10 hidden items on the map.
    The Paths We Tread (Bronze): Parted ways with Tokichiro.
    What is Written (Bronze): Fulfilled your ultimate destiny.
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