Has much survavility has possible trough the use of heavy armour and life regen on gaining amrita. Extra damage gaining amrita. Fast regen of the purple line so I can do yokai cores skills often.
My inventory (4 tabs) full of grendes, bombs, scrolls to gain more life regen or resistence to damage.
Double hatchets with fire damage, medium position, I use this set on defense.
Kurasigama with paralysis damage for offense.
Decorations and artifacts boost all of the above, and paralisis gain on enemies (so they get paralyzed more and sooner)
Range weapons: bow and arrows, canon. I oneshoot small enemies, and 4 shooted big enemies. I would often use the scroll for explosive arrows.
With this setup, I was hard to kill, surviving to mistakes, rarely getting one shotted. Being able to do range damage to gain some purple sauce to be able to use yokai skills. Thrown a lot of explosives at boses and enemies.
I would start a battle against a boss buffing my defense and throwing bombs at the boss. Once I get the gist of the boss, and If I am still alive, would use openings to apply damage. Then stay alive, do more damage when possible, stay alive. Reapply buffs when the effects end.
I played tons of coop. So I got carried on some bosses that would have been difficult alone.
I started playing Nioh 1. Is funny after playing Nioh 2, like learning greek after learning latin. Harder in some ways, more flexible in places, less in others. I don’t know if will play for long, since I want to do other things with my free time and a Nioh game takes too much of it.