Mataza of the Spear is the 45th side mission in Nioh 2. This walkthrough will guide you through all areas of Mataza of the Spear Side Quest.
Mataza of the Spear is unlocked when you complete The Mausoleum of Evil Main Mission.
Recommended Level: 95
Requirement: Finish The Mausoleum of Evil
Reward: Mataza’s Gauntlets, Mataza’s Helmet, Mataza’s Greaves
Maeda Tashiie Boss Fight
This sub mission consists of only one boss fight against Maeda Tashiie. You’ve already encountered this human spear boss in main mission Ruin Draws Near. The same tactics still work.
He’s a human enemy equipped with a spear, strikes quickly, and is agile. But he doesn’t have much health. Keep moving in a circle around him to the left (not right). Moving to the left makes him miss more often than walking to the right. Let him miss a combo, then attack. What really comes in handy here is the Paralytic Groundfire skill (Ninja Skill Tree). It’s absolutely not mandatory, but if you have unlocked it bring as many as you can carry, place them on the floor and stand in them while blocking. When the boss enters the trap radius it will paralyze him for a few seconds. Get behind him to perform a death blow for massive damage and keep attacking while he’s on the floor. Doing that a few times will take away most of his health already. If you don’t have that skill don’t worry, just whittle down his health a few hits at a time and keep up the circle running to the left. If you play the Spear weapon you can also easily sweep him off his feet with the “Spearfall” skill, allowing you to perform an instant death blow while he’s on the floor.
This finishes Mataza of the Spear side mission in Nioh 2.
For all other Mission Walkthroughs, check out our complete Nioh 2 Walkthrough.