Shrines serve as checkpoints in Nioh. Pray at them fully restores health and allows William to use the Shrine Menu, where certain actions, such as levelling up, changing Guardian Spirits and sumoning Visitors is possible.
Throughout his journey, William collects Amrita that can be invested into stats (leveling up) at Shrines. Dying causes William to respawn at the last Shrine he rested at, dropping all uninvested Amrita and temporarily losing the Guardian Spirit. The Guardian Spirit will sit on William's grave, holding the lost Amrita. Should William die before being able to recover it, it will be permanently lost and the Spirit Guardian will return to William. Alternatively, Summoner's Candle can be used to recover lost Amrita from William's grave along with his Guardian Spirit.
Change Guardian Spirit
Guardian Spirits can be changed in this menu. For the list of Guardian Spirits, see here.
Enchance Guardian Spirit
Allows to invest Amrita to level up Guardian Spirits, increasing their effectiveness.
Allows William to offer items at the Shrine in return of Amrita. The higher a weapon's familiarity, the more Amrita he receives for it.
Claim DLC items.
Allows William to summon a Visitor for a co-op session.
This feature cannot be used offline.
Kodama & Kodama Blessings
Kodama are neither god nor Yokai, and have childish, adorable appearance and generally remain near their shrines that they inhabit - they sometimes wander too far away and get lost.
If you tell these lost Kodama the way back, they will return to their Shrine and allow you to gain their blessing for 100 Gold. The effectiveness of the blessings are dependant on how many Kodamas of a certain type William has found.
- Oracle Blessing: Increases amount of Amrita acquired by 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
- Swordsman Blessing: Increases weapon drop rate by 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%
- Warrior Blessing: Increases armour drop rate by 1% / 2% / 3% / 4% / 5%
- Healer Blessing: Increases Elixir drop rate by 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
- Hunter Blessing: Increases drop rate of materials by 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 25%
For every 5 Kodama found, William can carry an extra Elixir in the region.