Nioh can be a very challenging game for those who go into it feeling unprepared. Fortunately, there are spots around the game that make for easy grinding locations. In this guide, we’re going to show how you can find one of the best spots early in the game!
Use this spot to boost William early on to give you a slightly easier time through the early stages of Nioh's furious combat... though don't expect not to die as a result! This grinding will take you some way, but only so far. For this you'll want to beat the Isle of Demons and head into the second mission. Let's explain...
Farming Amrita to level up in Nioh's early-game
First off, you’ll need to unlock the second mission of the story by beating the boss in Isle of Demons. Once you arrive in the second mission, proceed forward past the first room into the second larger one that has a ramp on the far end.
While remaining on this floor, head to the right side of the room where you’ll find a path with an archy way surrounded by planks. Follow this path all the way to the bottom where you’ll find a precarious ledge. Turn left and follow this path, taking a left at the fork (the right takes you to a hot spring). Follow this path all the way to the end (be careful of those damn bats).
Enter this room to find another shrine. Here you are! Once you enter the lit room on the right side, you’ll immediately encounter a yokai at the far end of the short path. Behind him is another yokai. On the first right of the path behind some boxes is yet another yokai.
By defeating these three creatures, you’ll earn about 1,017 Amrita. You can then run back to the shrine and pray to make the enemies resurrect. By doing this, you’ll earn about 2,034 Amrita per minute, or 122,040 Amrita an hour!
If you've been collecting all the kodama scattered around the two missions (if you need help, we have a guide - one for the Isle of Demons and one for Deep in the Shadows), you'll be able to increase the amount of Amrita by you gather by 20%, bumping it to 2,400 Amrita per minute. If you happen to have any Amrita-boosting gear (equipment that specifically increases the amount of Amrita you acquire), it goes without saying to put regardless of their armor stat since these are low-level enemies.
Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that as you level up, the amount of Amrita required increases by 400. However, when you’re this early on in the game, it’s a great way to jump up several levels. And for the rest of us, it's also a good way to grab a bunch of item drops in short order. Hope this guide helped you!