NIOH 2
THE FIRST SAMURAI DLC
Trophy Guide

Nioh 2 The First Samurai

Welcome to the third and final DLC pack that is coming to Nioh 2 and what better way to end an experience like this but to crank the challenges up until the crank breaks!
The First Samurai is by far the most challenging DLC across Nioh 2 and will see you pitted against a series of new bosses that are incredibly fast and lethal as well as a wide number of new areas with new ancient yokai to battle
Here is the complete The First Samurai trophy guide to try and help you through this harrowing experience as smoothly as possible
(Videos are coming very soon for the Kodama, Hot Springs and Mujina locations)

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Platforms
PS4
Trophies
13 ~  13
Release Date
17-Dec-2020
Missable Trophies
None if you’re skilled enough
Glitched Trophies
None
Online Trophies
None
Difficulty Rating
9.5/10
Approx. time to 100%
40+ Hours very much skill dependant

All Things Begin
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ALL THINGS BEGIN
Completed “Dawn of the Demon”

You will need to complete the mission, Dawn of the Demon, this can be done on any difficulty. Bring a serious amount of buffing Onmyo / Ninjitsu with you as the boss(es) in this level hit like a truck
Defeat the final boss in the mission to complete it, unlocking your Trophy

A Dream of Peace
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A DREAM OF PEACE
Completed “A Distant Dream”

Bit of a strange one this as my trophy unlocked once I obtained the Aun Key, however, to complete the mission you will need to defeat a very powerful, fast, combo heavy boss where timing is crucial with a burst counter. The second you see the red aura surround the boss you need to hold R2&CIRCLE to even stand a chance at performing a burst counter
Miss the timing on it and you’ll be open to a very nasty combo that can’t (for me anyway) be broken
Make good use of your buffs / debuffs with the boss and you should come through it the other side in one piece

The Original Samurai
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THE ORIGINAL SAMURAI
Completed all missions in “The First Samurai”

You can complete the 2 main missions and the side missions on any difficulty for this Trophy, you will, however, need to complete very mission in the, The First Samurai DLC on Way of the Demon if you’re looking to 100% this DLC

The Original Demon
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THE ORIGINAL DEMON
Completed all missions in “The First Samurai” on Dream of the Demon

There are 2 main and 9 side missions to complete in the, The First Samurai DLC and to do these on DOTD will take a serious amount of skill, max level gear and patience
You can die as many times as you need to learn the levels and the enemy layout. The hardest part here is going to be dealing with the bosses as they are next level

Main Missions

  • Dawn of the Dream
  • A Distant Dream
 

Side Missions

  • In Search of the Elixir
  • Words of Respite
  • Battle at the Temple
  • Against All Comers
  • Rivals Return
  • Undying Light
  • The Alluring Ancient
  • A Spirit’s Return
  • A Familiar Glow
 

Complete all 11 missions to unlock your Trophy
Good luck!!

Spirit Guide
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SPIRIT GUIDE
Collected all Kodama in “The First Samurai”

There are 25 Kodama to collect throughout The First Samurai DLC 19 in the 2 main missions and 6 in a side mission
I will have the Kodama locations shortly, the missions you can find them in are

  • Dawn of the Demon ~ 10
  • A Distant Dream ~ 9
  • In Search of the Elixir ~ 6
 

Collect all 25 Kodama to unlock your Trophy

Cleansing Caskmaster
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CLEANSING CASKMASTER
Used a cask of holy water in “Dawn of the Demon” to damage an enemy’s Ki

Make your way through the first part of the level and defeat Otakemaru, after this you will be able to access the second part of the level
Dotted around the level are casks of holy water littered about the area. In order to unlock this trophy you simply need to smash an urn when an enemy is very close to it, considering there are plenty of Bakegani around here that will charge at you, they’re going to be your best bet for this
Lure an enemy in close, smash the urn which will damage their Ki, unlocking your Trophy

Scent of Danger
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SCENT OF DANGER
Completed “The Alluring Ancient”

You will need to find 3 Grilled Tang Sweets across 3 separate missions in order to unlock the mission The Alluring Ancient, the Grilled Tang Sweets can be found at the following locations

Dawn Of The Demon

Main Mission
Make your way through until you have defeated Tate Eboshi, after this you will need to make your way through the next areas’ waterways until you come to a large open area. At the back of this area will be a corpse slumped against a tree holding the first Grilled Tang Sweet

A Distant Dream

Main Mission
From the area where you fight the phantom acquiring one half the Aun Key there will be an elevator made of skulls, step on the elevator, riding it down for about 2 seconds then roll off underneath the mini boss area. At the end of the short path will be the Grilled Tang Sweet on a corpse

In Search of the Elixir

Side Mission
Head through the level until you get to the cave section. Against the wall near where the shortcut can be found taking you back to the shrine will be a Nurikabe, use an emoji or attack it to get it out of the way then follow the path up and around to find a corpse holding the Grilled Tang Sweet

Once you have all 3 Grilled Tang Sweets, you will be able to access the side mission, The Alluring Ancient. Complete it to unlock your Trophy

Spa Connoisseur
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SPA CONOISSUER
Bathed in every hot spring found in “The First Samurai”

There are 5 Hot Springs in the, The First Samurai DLC, to use a hot spring, as always make sure there are no enemies around then hold CIRCLE once in the water to relax for a few seconds. The missions they can be found in are as follows (I’ll have their exact locations shortly)

Dawn of the Demon ~ 1

A Distant Dream ~ 2

In Search of the Elixir ~ 2

Use all 5 Hot Springs to unlock your Trophy

A Friend Indeed
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A FRIEND INDEED
Saved all the Mujina in “A Distant Dream”

There are 3 Mujina to “save” in the A Distant Dream main mission. You will need to find / rescue the Mujina then speak with them where one will join you helping you in battle. The Mujinas’ locations are

First Mujina

Head up the slope to the right of where you fight the Kinki enemy (blinged out Ogre), go all the way up and around to the right and cross the small bridge to find a hole, drop down this hole twice to find the Mujina

Second Mujina

Continue through the level until you come to a wooden building, on the lower level will be a Konaki-Jiji, defeat it to acquire the Prison Key. Use the key on the cell to the left on the right hand wall to find the Mujina

Third Mujina

As you’re making your way up and around the building you will come to a small room on your right, inside this room will be the Mujina

Once you have spoken to all 3 Mujina, your Trophy will unlock

The Demons' Den
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THE DEMON’S DEN
Defeated the four demons in “A Distant Dream”

You should get this naturally as you make your way through the mission, 2 Demons are found as you make your way through the first half of the mission, the other 2 hold 1/2 of the Aun Key required to proceed through to the end of the mission
Defeat all 4 Demons’ to unlock your Trophy

Way of the Vanquisher
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WAY OF THE VANQUISHER
Completed “Against All Comers” on Dream of the Demon or higher

Against All Comers is a level 374 side mission that sees you face off against a series of increasingly difficult human and yokai enemies, mini bosses, bosses and everything else in between and above
Essentially, the name of the mission says it all. You will have a serious amount of work to get halfway through this mission, never mind all the way through
I can’t recommend highly enough the importance of saving your buffs / debuffs until the very end of the battle where you will face off against a series of bosses including 2 Otekamaru bosses back to back then a very suped up William (the protagonist from Nioh)
You are afforded brief moments of respite in this mission to allow you to catch a minute restocking your elixirs from any that may have dropped whenever a Sudama appears. When you’re ready to proceed through the next few waves of enemies, drop an item for the Sudama to continue
Once you have completed the Against All Comers mission on Way of the Demon, your Trophy will unlock
Good luck!

Honoring the Dead
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HONOURING THE DEAD
Collected all of Kukai’s brushes in “Words of Respite”

There are 4 Grand Master’s Brushes to collect in the Words of Respite side mission
which unlocks once you have completed the first main mission, Dawn of the Demon
Here’s where they can be found

Grand Master’s Brush I

Make your way forward then take the first left in between the buildings. Follow the path to the top where you will see a corpse slumped against a wall holding the Grand Master’s Brush I

Grand Master’s Brush II

Make your way through to the back of the level until you come to the large building. Inside the building at the back, behind a wooden pillar on the ground floor will be the Grand Master’s Brush II

Grand Master’s Brush III

From the shrine, head right dropping down to the open area staying to the left where you will see a circular, open hut. Inside the hut will be the Grand Master’s Brush III 

Grand Master’s Brush IV

From the shrine make your way right into the open area then carry on through the level to the right, head to the very back of the area pass the large broken tree trunk, to find the Grand Master’s Brush IV

Collect all 4 Grand Master’s Brushes to unlock your Trophy

The Path We've Taken
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THE PATH WE’VE TAKEN
Obtained the aid of Tokichiro, Minamoto no Yoshitsune, and Minamoto no Yorimitsu from a Benevolent Grave in “A Familiar Glow”

In order to unlock the A Familiar Glow side mission, you will firstly need to save all 3 Mujina (see A Friend Indeed for information on this) in the A Distant Dream main mission then speak with the Mujina in The Interim, this will unlock the A Spirit’s Return, complete this side mission to unlock the A Familiar Glow side mission
In order to gain the help of Tokichiro, Minamoto no Yoshitsune and Minamoto no Yorimitsu, you will need to use their benevolent graves

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