How do you beat Enenra in Nioh 2? How do you kill the boss in The Beast Born of Smokes and Flames mission? After seeing off Mezuki in the game's first mission, your next big challenge takes the form of Enenra. Follow our guide, however, and you'll have slain the next demon standing in your path in no time at all. Here's how to beat Enenra in Nioh 2.
How to Beat Enenra in Nioh 2
Recommend level - 20
Enenra is an imposing, tall, muscley figure of a demon and fire is its best friend. Taking place within a burning temple, you're going to want to keep your distance early on in the fight. The boss uses firebombs which it can spawn at will in front of it, making it difficult to fight at close quarters. Although, there will be openings you can take advantage of.
Dash in for a few quick slices when it is transitioning between attack patterns and you'll start to chip away at its health bar. The Burst Counter is another way of dealing damage as the demon glows red and quickly zips about the arena like a hurricane. If you can time it correctly, you'll stagger Enenra and give yourself a great opportunity to get a combo in or two. Make sure to use your Yokai Skills when the stamina bar is depleted for extra damage. After shortening its health bar by a decent portion, it's time to enter the Dark Realm.
Again, simply being in the Dark Realm is going to affect the rate at which your stamina recharges so you're going to need to air on the side of caution. Enenra will spawn multiple, small tornados on a set path, making them fairly easy to dodge. What you will need to worry about, however, is when the demon combines those tornados with its own kicks and punches. Make sure to keep a lot of distance between you and it so that you can easily telegraph its teleportation ability and get out of the way.
Enenra doesn't have a second phase, so the tactics you employ at the beginning of the fight will be what see you through to its conclusion. Essentially, you're going to want to bait out the move which allows you to perform a Burst Counter. It's very easy to see coming and even easier to counter, leaving the demon open to a flurry of attacks.
Water Amulets will come in handy if you want to deal a little bit of extra damage with your swings, but for the most part, make sure to keep your distance and only attack when you're sure there's an opening. Enenra may seem incredibly tough at first, however, the more you spend fighting it, the easier it becomes to read its attacks. It'll be a boss fight much slower than Mezuki as the chances you have to deal damage are much more widely spaced, although that'll get you to the point where you're beating Enenra with more than half of your healing items still intact.