As you will be able to figure out from playing Nioh 2, it's a game that really requires players to get intimately acquainted with failure, repetition, and the ridiculously awesome feeling of beating an enemy into the ground after it's trampled you a million times. However, it's going to be tough to get to that last point without knowing how to really squeeze every last bit of usability and function out of your gear. The better your gear, the better your chances, even if your reflexes might not be what they used to. Enter the Nioh 2 Smithing Texts - we'll help you find these for your Blacksmith, as a treat. 

Nioh 2 Smithing Texts - Complete List and How to Get

So, you want to get your hands on some items in Nioh 2 called Smithing Texts. If you're not actually sure what they are, then we're going to help you get up to speed. These are essentially going to be decently difficult to get their hands on and are considered rare items in the game because what they do is they allow you to craft items that aren't bog-standard gear. Each scroll will let the Blacksmith craft one additional item, and it could be anything from weapons to pieces of armor. Sure, Blacksmiths can already make regular items (especially with the right materials like Mutated Skin, which we can help you find here) but these Smithing Texts unlock ones of a higher calibre. We've got the full list of the Smithing Texts in the game, along with the type of item that they will allow the Blacksmith to craft, as well as some hints on how you can get them where we've got the knowledge at hand. 

  • Smithing Text: Bankotsu - Spear 
  • Smithing Text: Barbarian's Hatchets - Hatchets
  • Smithing Text: Benigumo - Odachi
  • Smithing Text: Bonepile Spear - Spear - dropped by Enki
  • Smithing Text: Demon's Axe - Axe - dropped by Yoki
  • Smithing Text: Earthful Kusarigama - Kusarigama
  • Smithing Text: Evil-Crusher Switchglaive - Switchglaive 
  • Smithing Text: Gyosha Hand Axe - Axe
  • Smithing Text: Ippon-Datara's Hammer - Axe - dropped by Ippon-Datara
  • Smithing Text: Ippon-Datara's Odachi - Odachi - dropped by Ippon-Datara
  • Smithing Text: Little Crow & Quickdraw - Dual Swords - dropped by Raven Tengu
  • Smithing Text: Master Archer's Bow - Bow - dropped by Imagawa Yoshimoto
  • Smithing Text: Master Swordsman's Robes - Light Armor - dropped by Tsukahara Boduken
  • Smithing Text: Rotten Rope Cutter - Kusarigama - dropped by Yatsu-no-Kami
  • Smithing Text: Sarutobi's Gunsticks - Tonfa - dropped by Mitsume Yazura
  • Smithing Text: Seething Dragon - Switchglaive
  • Smithing Text: Shrine Maiden - Light Armor - dropped by Yatsu-no-Kami
  • Smithing Text: Slayer's Axe - Axe - dropped by Enki
  • Smithing Text: Sohaya Garb - Light Armor - dropped by Sohaya enemies
  • Smithing Text: Tokagemaru - Sword
  • Smithing Text: Torch Spear - Spear - dropped by Raven Tengu
  • Smithing Text: Weathered Bone & Bleached Twig - Dual Swords - dropped by Yamanba
  • Smithing Text: White Bone Spirit Tonfa - Tonfa - dropped by Mitsume Yazura
  • Smithing Text: Yamanba's Knives - Dual Swords - dropped by Yamanba
  • Smithing Text: Yoshiie's Birthright - Armor

Now that you have our list of all the Nioh 2 Smithing Texts available within the game as well as some hints on how to actually pick them up if you want to get your hands on them, it should be easy enough to ensure that your Blacksmith is always kept up to date with the latest knowledge and able to give you some truly badass equipment. Need a hand with anything else in Nioh 2? Why not check out the wide variety of tips and tricks that we've put together for players like you in our dedicated guides hub for the game?