Nioh 2: How to Use Yokai Shift Forms

Here's a quick guide on how to use and change Yokai Shift Forms in Nioh 2.

Nioh 2 is arguably one of the most popular action-role playing video games released in March last year. Earlier, the game was released for PS4 users only but the developers of the game have released the game along with all the  DLC contents for Windows and PS5 on February 5, 2021.

The game has added a new mechanic called Yokai Shift Forms, which lets players transform into a Yokai. Since it is a brand new mechanic, there are tons of players who have been wondering how to use Yokai Shift Forms in Nioh 2.

The only reason why players want to to use Yokai Shift Forms in Nioh 2 is it significantly increase your stats and damage depending on the specific Form your choose. Currently, there are three Yokai Shift Forms in Nioh 2 —  Feral, Phantom, and Brute.

How to Use Yokai Shift Forms in Nioh 2?

Using or changing Yokai Shift Forms in Nioh 2 is quite easy. To use Yokai Shift Form in Nioh 2, you will have to press both Triangle and Circle simultaneously when your Amrita Gauge is full, which can be found at the top right of the screen. The circle show your Health, Stamina and Anima Bar.

It should be noted that when you use your Yokai Form, you tend to inflict massive damage. What makes it quite useful is you would not less health despite getting attacked by foes. When you get hit, instead of losing your health, your Yokai Shift timer will reduce. Once the timer comes to zero, you return to your normal state.

Instead of using your Yokai Form at a random place, I highly recommend using it only when you encounter bosses and powerful opponents in the Dark Relam. Notably, when you are in the Dark Realm, opponents will leave pools behind them. When you get close to them, they will automatically purify, giving you the opportunity to absorb them by holding Triangle to boost your weapon attacks or hold R1 and R2 to prolong of your Yokai Shift.

That’s everything you need to know about how to use Yokai Shift Forms in Nioh 2. While you are here, you might want to read about how to beat Honda Tadakatsu and Tokichiro And Katsuie Shibata in Nioh 2.