A Favour for the Blacksmith is the 4th side mission in Nioh 2. This walkthrough will guide you through all areas of the A Favour for the Blacksmith Side Quest.
A Favour for the Blacksmith is unlocked when you complete The Viper’s Sanctum Main Mission.
Recommended Level: 17
Requirement: Finish The Viper’s Sanctum Main Mission
Reward: Kobizen Odachi, Bronze Hammer, Officer’s Spear, Retainer’s Tonfa
You will start this side mission inside the building you ended in during The Beast Born of Smoke and Flames Main Mission. Head outside, take care of the Jelly Enemy and at the main entrance you will meet the masked girl you saved earlier. Talk to her twice and she will join you as a NPC partner during the mission.
Most of the paths from the Main Mission are now blocked, so take the only possible path to the burning town. On your way you will encounter some Yokai. This is also your first encounter with the burning wheel Yokai. You can stun them easily by shooting them with a bow from the distance.
On the left side of the town are some hidden Yokai so to make things easier you may want to avoid the encounter. Make sure to have some arrows or bullets with you to take care of the bowmen on the roofs during the mission. Follow the path out of town across the bridge and dispose of the archers and 2 more burning wheels. Take the ladder up to the roofs.
Once on the roofs there is only one way for you to go. Follow the path until you reach the ladder which takes you down to the mine area.
Once in the mines, you will reach your only objective in this side mission which is taking care of the Yokai Realm down there. There will be one big Yokai you will have to take care of. You have encountered a few of them already by this point in the game. If you want to play it safe, dodge backwards when he launches an attack, let him miss, then land 1-2 quick hits and repeat.
This finishes A Favour for the Blacksmith side mission in Nioh 2.
For all other Mission Walkthroughs, check out our complete Nioh 2 Walkthrough.