Nioh Armor & Weapon Sets Guide

Nioh Armor Sets Guide
Nioh features an exciting array of rare, unique and powerful items that can sometimes offer huge bonuses when equipped with other items in the same set. This Nioh Armor Sets Guide shows all of the best Nioh armor sets we’ve discovered in Nioh so far including screenshots, locations of each piece and the stats and bonuses they offer.

Nioh Armor Sets Guide

Below is a list of all of the Armor & Weapon sets we’ve currently discovered in Nioh. Each armor set will include information on how to obtain each of the pieces for the set as well as a screenshot of the sets bonuses and appearance. You can view the armor sets different stats by rotating the screen with either L2 or R2, this way you can see the immediate stats the weapon or armor set offers as well as the set bonuses for equipping a specific number of pieces.

Note: Some set pieces were discovered when killing Revenant’s so the rest of the items in the set may not be available to use directly, yet. We’ll update once we discover more. On that note, killing Revenant’s with similar gear to yours can be a fantastic way of getting items with good Special Effects.

Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Sanada Crimson Armor Set - The Red Of Devotion
Sanada Crimson Armor Set

Sanada Crimson Armor Set

The Sanada Crimson Armor set is one of the items available through purchasing the Digital Deluxe Edition.

Nioh Armor Set - Nioh Incarnate
Nioh Armor Set - Nioh Incarnate

Nioh Armor Set - Nioh Incarnate

The Nioh Armor set is one of the items available through purchasing the Digital Deluxe Edition.

Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Legendary Strategists Garb Set - Tacticians Ingenuity
Legendary-Strategists-Garb-Set
  • Heshikiri Hasebe – Reward from Kanbei and the Overlord Sub Mission.
  • Legendary Strategist’s Garb: Zukin – Reward from Deep in the Shadows Main Mission
  • Legendary Strategist’s Garb: Kinu – Reward from Deep in the Shadows Main Mission
  • Legendary Strategist’s Garb: Hakama – This can be crafted at the Blacksmith after completing Kanbei and the Overlord
  • Legendary Strategist’s Garb: Kutsu – This can be crafted at the Blacksmith after completing Kanbei and the Overlord
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - The Raging Bull Set - The Heroic Raging Bull
The-Raging-Bull-Set---The-Heroic-Raging-Bull-Bonus

The-Raging-Bull-Set---The-Heroic-Raging-Bull-Values

  • Ikkoku Nagayoshi Spear – Reward from multiple completions of Finders, Keepers
  • The Raging Bull: Kabuto – Reward from multiple completions of Finders, Keepers. This can be crafted at the Blacksmith
  • The Raging Bull: Do – Reward from multiple completions of Finders, Keepers. This can be crafted at the Blacksmith
  • The Raging Bull: Kote – This can be crafted at the Blacksmith
  • The Raging Bull: Hizayoroi – Reward from multiple completions of Finders, Keepers. This can be crafted at the Blacksmith
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Warrior Of The West Set - Warrior Of The Wests Honor
Warrior Of The West

Warrior Of The West

  • Nami-oyogi Kanemitsu – Potential drop from the boss in Invitation from the Warrior of the West Sub Mission.
  • Warrior of the West Bow – Potential drop from final boss battle in the Main Mission The Spirit Stone Slumbers.
  • Warrior of the West: Kabuta – Potential drop from final boss battle in the Main Mission The Spirit Stone Slumbers.
  • Warrior of the West: Do – Potential drop from final boss battle in the Main Mission The Spirit Stone Slumbers.
  • Warrior of the West: Kote – Potential drop from final boss battle in the Main Mission The Spirit Stone Slumbers.
  • Warrior of the West: Hizayoroi – Potential drop from final boss battle in the Main Mission The Spirit Stone Slumbers.
  • Warrior of the West: Suneate – Potential drop from final boss battle in the Main Mission The Spirit Stone Slumbers.
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Kingos Armor Set - The Crossed Sickles
Kingos Armor Set - The Crossed Sickles

  • Kingo’s Armor: Kabuto – Forge at Blacksmiths after completing The Conspirators Sub Mission
  • Kingo’s Armor: Do – Reward for completing The Conspirators Sub Mission 2 times. Forge at Blacksmiths after completing The Conspirators Sub Mission
  • Kingo’s Armor: Kote – Forge at Blacksmiths after completing The Conspirators Sub Mission
  • Kingo’s Armor: Hizayoroi – Forge at Blacksmiths after completing The Conspirators Sub Mission
  • Kingo’s Armor: Suneate – Forge at Blacksmiths after completing The Conspirators Sub Mission
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Genius Strategist Garb Set - Strategist Of Legends
Genius Strategist Garb Set - Strategist Of Legends
  • Taisharyu Wooden Sword – Possible drop when defeating the boss in The Way of the Warrior: Adept training mission (end of Chugoku Region)
  • Genius Strategist’s Hachimaki – Possible drop when defeating the boss in The Way of the Warrior: Adept training mission (end of Chugoku Region)
  • Genius Strategist’s Garb – Reward for completing The Way of the Warrior: Adept training mission (end of Chugoku Region)
  • Genius Strategist’s Tekko – Possible drop when defeating the boss in The Way of the Warrior: Adept training mission (end of Chugoku Region)
  • Genius Strategist’s Hakama – Reward for completing The Way of the Warrior: Adept training mission (end of Chugoku Region)
  • Genius Strategist’s Geta – Possible drop when defeating the boss in The Way of the Warrior: Adept training mission (end of Chugoku Region)
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Iga Jonin Apparel Set - Head of the Iga Ninja
Iga Jonin Apparel Set - Head of the Iga Ninja
  • Oninamida Muramasa – Possible drop when defeating boss in The Way of the Ninja training mission (end of Chugoku Region)
  • Onikiba Kusarigama – Possible drop when defeating boss in The Way of the Ninja training mission (end of Chugoku Region)
  • Iga Jonin Apparel: Hachigane – Possible drop when defeating boss in The Way of the Ninja training mission (end of Chugoku Region)
  • Iga Jonin Apparel: Do – Possible drop when defeating boss in The Way of the Ninja training mission (end of Chugoku Region)
  • Iga Jonin Apparel: Kote – Possible drop when defeating boss in The Way of the Ninja training mission (end of Chugoku Region)
  • Iga Jonin Apparel: Hizayoroi – Possible drop when defeating boss in The Way of the Ninja training mission (end of Chugoku Region)
  • Iga Jonin Apparel: Suneate – Possible drop when defeating boss in The Way of the Ninja training mission (end of Chugoku Region)
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Red Demon Armor Set - Li, The Red Demon
Red Demon Armor Set - Li, The Red Demon
  • Akaoni-no-Sankaku Spear – Reward for completing The Red Oni Of The Li – Level 56 Sub Mission.
  • Red Demon Armor: Kabuto – Reward for completing Demon Hunting – Level 52 Sub Mission
  • Red Demon Armor: Do – Possible drop from killing boss in The Red Oni Of The Li – Level 56 Sub Mission
  • Red Demon Armor: Kote – Reward for completing Demon Hunting – Level 52 Sub Mission
  • Red Demon Armor: Hizayoroi – Possible drop from killing boss in The Red Oni Of The Li – Level 56 Sub Mission
  • Red Demon Armor: Suneate – Possible drop from killing boss in The Red Oni Of The Li – Level 56 Sub Mission
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Kaido Armor Set - Kaido-maru
Kaido Armor Set - Kaido-maru
  • Kaido Axe – N/A
  • Kaido Armor: Hachimaki – N/A
  • Kaido Armor: Do – Reward for completing Greater Demon Hunting – Level 70 Sub Mission
  • Kaido Armor: Kote – N/A
  • Kaido Armor: Hizayoroi – N/A
  • Kaido Armor: Suneate – N/A
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Warrior Of The East Set - Warrior Of The Easts Honor
Warrior Of The East Set - Warrior Of The Easts Honor
  • Tombo-Kiri – Potential drop from enemies and boss battles in The Defiled Castle Main Mission. Also drops in The Champion of the East Sub Mission
  • Warrior of the East: Kabuto – Potential drop from enemies and boss battles in The Defiled Castle Main Mission. Also drops in The Champion of the East Sub Mission
  • Warrior of the East: Do – Potential drop from enemies and boss battles in The Defiled Castle Main Mission. Also drops in The Champion of the East Sub Mission
  • Warrior of the East: Kote – Potential drop from enemies and boss battles in The Defiled Castle Main Mission. Also drops in The Champion of the East Sub Mission
  • Warrior of the East: Hizayoroi – Potential drop from enemies and boss battles in The Defiled Castle Main Mission. Also drops in The Champion of the East Sub Mission
  • Warrior of the East: Suneate – Potential drop from enemies and boss battles in The Defiled Castle Main Mission. Also drops in The Champion of the East Sub Mission
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Yagyu Garb Set - Yagyus Shinkage Style
Yagyu Garb Set - Yagyus Shinkage Style
  • Tengu-kiri – Rare drop from Sub Mission The Giant Frog Brawl Also a drop from the Dojo Mission, Zen and Sword are One
  • Yagyu Garb: Kinu – Rare drop from Sub Mission The Giant Frog Brawl. Also a drop from the Dojo Mission, Zen and Sword are One
  • Yagyu Garb: Hakama – Rare drop from Sub Mission The Giant Frog Brawl Also a drop from the Dojo Mission, Zen and Sword are One
  • Yagyu Garb: Zori – Rare drop from Sub Mission The Giant Frog Brawl Also a drop from the Dojo Mission, Zen and Sword are One
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Yatagarasu Armor Set- Saikas Yatagarasu
Yatagarasu Armor Set- Saikas Yatagarasu

  • Haccho Nenbutsu – N/A
  • Ravenwing Rifle – Reward for completing Sub Mission The Watcher In The Darkness
  • Yatagarasu Armor: Hitaiate – Potential drop from boss during Main Mission Immortal Flame
  • Yatagarasu Armor: Do – Potential drop from boss during Main Mission Immortal Flame
  • Yatagarasu Armor: Kote – N/A
  • Yatagarasu Armor: Hizayoroi – Potential drop from boss during Main Mission Immortal Flame
  • Yatagarasu Armor: Suneate – N/A
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Fanatics Armor Set - Legendary Mikawa Warrior
Fanatics Armor Set - Legendary Mikawa Warrior

  • Hikoemon Ichimonji – Potential drop from boss during Main Mission Immortal Flame. Craft at Blacksmith
  • Fanatic’s Armor: Kabuto – Potential drop from boss during Main Mission Immortal Flame. Craft at Blacksmith
  • Fanatic’s Armor: Do – Craft at Blacksmith
  • Fanatic’s Armor: Kote – Craft at Blacksmith
  • Fanatic’s Armor: Hizayoroi – Craft at Blacksmith
  • Fanatic’s Armor: Suneate – Craft at Blacksmith
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Armor of the Exceptional Set - Japans Bravest
Armor of the Exceptional Set - Japans Bravest
  • Oni Sakons Spear – Reward for completing Sekigahara Main Mission
  • Armor of the Exceptional: Kabuto – Drop from boss in Sekigahara Main Mission
  • Armor of the Exceptional: Do – Drop from boss in Sekigahara Main Mission
  • Armor of the Exceptional: Kote – Drop from boss in Sekigahara Main Mission
  • Armor of the Exceptional: Hizayoroi – Drop from boss in Sekigahara Main Mission
  • Armor of the Exceptional: Suneate – Drop from boss in Sekigahara Main Mission
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Master Swordsmans Armor - A Master Swordsman Power
Master Swordsmans Armor - A Master Swordsman Power

  • Futatsu-mei Norimune & Hone-bami Toshiro
  • Master Swordsman’s Armor: Kan – Potential drop during Sekigahara Main Mission
  • Master Swordsman’s Armor: Do – Potential drop during Sekigahara Main Mission
  • Master Swordsman’s Armor: Kote – Potential drop during Sekigahara Main Mission
  • Master Swordsman’s Armor: Hizayoroi – Potential drop during Sekigahara Main Mission
  • Master Swordsman’s Armor: Suneate – Potential drop during Sekigahara Main Mission
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Justice Ministry Armor Set - Righteous Strategist
Justice Ministry Armor Set - Righteous Strategist
  • Tsuruga Masamune & Hocho Toshiro – N/A
  • Justice Ministry Armor: White Zukin – N/A
  • Justice Ministry Armor: Do – Possible drop during Sekigahara Main Mission
  • Justice Ministry Armor: Kote – N/A
  • Justice Ministry Armor: Hizayoroi – N/A
  • Justice Ministry Armor: Suneate – N/A
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Greater Good Armor Set - Tranquil Foundations
Greater Good Armor Set - Tranquil Foundations

  • Sohaya Tsurugi – Obtain Smithing Text: Greater Good Armor from Desperate Retreat – Level 105 Sub Mission
  • Greater Good: Kabuto – Obtain Smithing Text: Greater Good Armor from Desperate Retreat – Level 105 Sub Mission
  • Greater Good: Do – Obtain Smithing Text: Greater Good Armor from Desperate Retreat – Level 105 Sub Mission
  • Greater Good: Kote – Obtain Smithing Text: Greater Good Armor from Desperate Retreat – Level 105 Sub Mission
  • Greater Good: Hizayoroi – Obtain Smithing Text: Greater Good Armor from Desperate Retreat – Level 105 Sub Mission
  • Greater Good: Suneate – Obtain Smithing Text: Greater Good Armor from Desperate Retreat – Level 105 Sub Mission
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Gallantry Armor Set - Daiichi Daiman Daikichi
Gallantry Armor Set - Daiichi Daiman Daikichi

  • Ishida Masamune – Potential drop during Main Mission A Defiled Holy Mountain
  • Gallantry Armor: Kabuto – Potential drop during Main Mission A Defiled Holy Mountain
  • Gallantry Armor: Do – Potential drop during Main Mission A Defiled Holy Mountain
  • Gallantry Armor: Kote – Potential drop during Main Mission A Defiled Holy Mountain
  • Gallantry Armor: Hizayoroi – Potential drop during Main Mission A Defiled Holy Mountain
  • Gallantry Armor: Suneate – Potential drop during Main Mission A Defiled Holy Mountain
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Demon Kings Set - National Unity
Demon Kings Set - National Unity
  • Sozasa Monji – Potential drop from Lord Oda Nobunaga during The Demon King Revealed Main Mission
  • Demon King’s Kisenaga: Do – Potential drop from Lord Oda Nobunaga during The Demon King Revealed Main Mission
  • Demon King’s Kisenaga: Kote – Potential drop from Lord Oda Nobunaga during The Demon King Revealed Main Mission
  • Demon King’s Kisenaga: Hizayoroi – Potential drop from Lord Oda Nobunaga during The Demon King Revealed Main Mission
  • Demon King’s Kisenaga: Suneate – Potential drop from Lord Oda Nobunaga during The Demon King Revealed Main Mission
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Ebony Armor Set - Samurai From Dark Lands
Ebony Armor Set - Samurai From Dark Lands
  • Hoshi-kiri Tachi – Potential drop during The Demon King Revealed Main Mission from the 4 sub-bosses before the Lord Oda Nobunaga fight
  • Gozutenno’s Axe – Potential drop during The Demon King Revealed Main Mission from the 4 sub-bosses before the Lord Oda Nobunaga fight
  • Ebony Armor: Kabuto – Potential drop during The Demon King Revealed Main Mission from the 4 sub-bosses before the Lord Oda Nobunaga fight
  • Ebony Armor: Do – Potential drop during The Demon King Revealed Main Mission from the 4 sub-bosses before the Lord Oda Nobunaga fight
  • Ebony Armor: Kote – Potential drop during The Demon King Revealed Main Mission from the 4 sub-bosses before the Lord Oda Nobunaga fight
  • Ebony Armor: Hizayoroi – Potential drop during The Demon King Revealed Main Mission from the 4 sub-bosses before the Lord Oda Nobunaga fight
  • Ebony Armor: Suneate – Potential drop during The Demon King Revealed Main Mission from the 4 sub-bosses before the Lord Oda Nobunaga fight
Nioh Armor Sets Guide - Tatenashi Set - The God Of War Looks Down
Tatenashi Set - The God Of War Looks Down

  • Tatenashi: Kabuto – Potential drop during The Demon King Revealed Main Mission
  • Tatenashi: Do – Potential drop during The Demon King Revealed Main Mission
  • Tatenashi: Kote – Potential drop during The Demon King Revealed Main Mission
  • Tatenashi: Hizayoroi – Potential drop during The Demon King Revealed Main Mission
  • Tatenashi: Suneate – Potential drop during The Demon King Revealed Main Mission

Nioh Armor & Weapon Sets Guide – FAQ

What Are Armor Sets In Nioh?
Like many other action RPG titles Nioh features Armor & Weapon sets. These are typical items that share certain elements in appearance, such as color and design, but also go a step further. When equipping a certain number of items in the set, they provide bonuses. For example, equipping 2 items in a set will provide a small buff to a specific stat, 4 further buffs to other stats and typically a full set of 5+ offers the best benefits.

How To See Armor Sets Bonuses In Nioh?
When you are on your equipment screen in Nioh use L2 and R2 to browse through the different screen display options. One screen shows the sets appearance, the other shows the base stats the item offers and the third shows the different bonuses applied when equipping a certain number of items from the set.

Where To Find Armor Sets In Nioh?
Armor & Weapon sets in Nioh can be found in a multitude of ways. Some are given as DLC rewards, others are available as rewards from completing specific quests and some can be gathered from specific enemies or locations within a mission.

I have a full set equipped but don’t get all the bonuses
Each set has its own unique requirements that must be met in order to maximize the benefits. When viewing your set check the bottom of the stats and you will see something like “Stamina Required” and “Strength Required”. If you don’t have the appropriate stats they will be displayed in red.

We’re updating this guide as we progress through the game so be sure to check back soon for more updates on our Nioh Armor & Weapon Sets Guide.

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  • Whattaninja

    Are these really the best pictures you could get? Most of them don’t even show all of the set effects. You could at least write them down. This isn’t really useful.

    • Most of them show the effects. I didn’t notice I’d screen grabbed some of them with the text scrolling through

      • Harrowing

        It would also be helpful to have shots showing you wearing as much of the set as possible, at least when you have them, or show what weight some of them are. Some armor doesn’t show the weight in the name with an (L) or (M) so it’s hard to tell if sets like Tranquil Foundations are light, medium, or heavy.

    • Just had a look through. 90% of them list all of the effects. If there’s one in particular you’re looking for, I can check my Storehouse to see if I can add the additional information.

  • Marcus J

    Where do you get the Hero’s set? (It’s just a casual armor without any set bonuses but I was hoping some of you would know since it’s a really cool armor)

    • I’ve had the odd piece but I’ve not got the Smithing Text or anything for it yet. I’ll keep an eye out and let you know if I come across a good source of it.

  • Kari

    it’s not Ebony Armor its Obsidian Armor.

    • Whattaninja

      You get it from the Obsidian Samurai, but it’s called Ebony Armor.

      • Kari

        No its not! Yasuke also know as The Obsidian Samurai in game can drop and wears Obsidian Armor . The perk when you have certain pieces active is called Samurai from the dark land. However the term Obsidian and Ebony to a degree when talking about a person can be seen as offensive. Black guy wearing armour, lets call it Ebony amour. In your version , UK/dutch its Ebony in US/Canada its Obsidian Armour.

  • Andy Jien

    It’s Ii, the Red Demon (double i’s), not Li…