How do you beat Saito Yoshitatsu in Nioh 2? How do you beat the boss in The Hollow Fortress mission? So, you've managed to make it to the top of Inabayama Castle, only to be confronted by the game's next big boss fight. It's certainly a tough one, but what happens afterwards may surprise you. Here's how to beat Saito Yoshitatsu in Nioh 2.
How to Beat Saito Yoshitatsu in Nioh 2
Recommended level - 53
Here we have only the second main boss fight which takes the shape of a human and unfortunately, one that could prove to be a bit of a nuisance. Saito Yoshitatsu comes equipped with two different Guardian Spirits, meaning they can use two different sets of Yokai skills to their advantage. You'll need to be aware of their normal attacks too -- a lunging attack in particular which requires a quick charge up before it is unleashed.
That may be the boss' deadliest move, but it's also the one you'll want to bait out the most. Due to how obvious it is, create some distance between yourself and Saito Yoshitatsu. Then once the attack is done with, you'll be free to unleash a combo or two before going back on the defensive. Combine this with quick slashes when openings make themselves apparent and it'll be time to enter the Dark Realm.
Here's where the boss' two Guardian Spirits come into their own. The purple one will enable Saito Yoshitatsu to throw spinning blades at you multiple times across the arena, while the other is associated with the move which enables you to do a Burst Counter. Either counter the move or get out of the way of it and you'll have an opening for attack.
Much like nearly every other of the bosses in Nioh 2 up to now, it's all about playing it safe rather than taking risks and putting your life on the line. You'll quickly learn Saito Yoshitatsu's attack patterns, leaving you free to exploit them when needs be. Devoid of a second phase, this is a boss which will first appear to be incredibly tough, but before too long you'll have it figured out.