How do you beat Kamaitachi in Nioh 2? How do you beat the boss in The Mysterious One Night Castle mission? You've made it all the way to the end of the main mission which featured in Nioh 2's original closed beta and come up against this lovely looking feral creature. Aren't you the lucky one. It may look deadly, but we'll have it done with and out of the way in no time at all. Here's how to beat Kamaitachi in Nioh 2.
How to Beat Kamaitachi in Nioh 2
Recommended level - 47
Kamaitachi is probably one of the scariest and most intense cats you're ever going to come across. This supposed house pet has lost its mind to a demon, now taking the shape of the next boss stood in your path. We wouldn't worry too much, however, as the beast actually struggles to put out a significant amount of damage. Sure, you'll be dead in no time at all if you simply stand there and welcome the beating, but Kamaitachi represents probably one of the easiest boss fights you've come up against so far.
Taking full advantage of the boss arena, Kamaitachi loves to spend just as much time up in the trees as it does on the ground. Its claws and tail come equipped with razor-sharp blades which must be avoided at all costs, both at close and long-range. The demon can quite literally throw its attacks at you in combination with the wind, although they're easily avoidable with a quick dash.
When it is in on the ground, watch out for its gigantic leaps across the battlefield which take a slice out of your HP. A quick cool-down period is needed in the aftermath, however, so make sure you stick close by to where it lands to land some quick combos. The Dark Realm is indeed back for this boss fight, but this time around, it has little effect on the sorts of attacks you'll need to stay out of the way of. Much like Enenra, the boss can throw tornados at you which seem to come with a little bit more tracking -- making them slightly deadlier in the process.
The thing is though, if you've levelled up correctly, none of these attacks leave a serious dent in your health bar. Much like you've been doing in the past, play it smart and take advantage of the Burst Counter when you can -- the move is clearly telegraphed ahead of time allowing you to prepare yourself. That's all there is to it really. At this point in the game, Kamaitachi shouldn't be giving you too much trouble if you've got a good grasp of the game's mechanics and how to manage a boss battle such as this. Don't get careless, slowly wear down the health bar, and you'll have its Soul Core in your back pocket before too long.