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Brown Nightjar

First encountered on the roofs of Ashina Castle.

One next to the fallen head of a Buddha statue in Riven Cave, along with one in black uniform.

Behaviour and Tactics

  • Sickles Throw: he leaps around while throwing a pair of homing sickles.
  • Cross Slash: lunges forward, slashing both sickles.
  • Leaping Slice: leaps up then come crashing down with a slice.

While they are perceptive, it is possible to perform a Stealth Deathblow on most Brown nightjar. Using nearby rooftops, grapple and climb to an area some distance behind the enemy, then sneak up on them to perform the deathblow.

However, there are some nightjar who cannot be snuck around. In such situations, it is helpful to make frequent use of the Chasing Slice ability in combination with the Loaded Shuriken prosthetic. This will help mitigate the nightjar's mobility, which can prove problematic. in many cases, it is possible to corner these enemies and attack them repeatedly. this will prevent them from performing any attacks, effectively ending the fight.

Grey Nightjar

Three are found right below the room of Isshin Ashina before the invasion.

Behaviour and Tactics

  • Leaping Whirlwind: leaps backwards for a brief moment, then he lunges forwards spinning the weapon.
  • Twin Cyclones: hops to the left then spins his weapon twice before leaping backwards.
  • Whirlwind: hops to the right then spins the weapon, and may follow up with Overhead Cut and a spin.
  • Overhead Cut: spins in the air then comes crashing down with a cut. When the target is too far away, he spins directly at him and does this attack twice.
  • Nimble Strike: jumps to the left then quickly lunges forth, slashing once.
  • Somersault: slashes from below then leaps backwards.

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Black Nightjar

They await on kites for their target to approach on the roofs of Ashina Castle. One next to the head of a fallen Buddha statue in Riven Cave accompanied by another Nightjar wearing brown uniform.

Later they are also found in Ashina Castle after the invasion.

Behaviour and Tactics

When attacking from the kites, they signal their charge with a loud continuous shout as they home in at their target.

  • Burn Attack.pngFiery Weapon: throws gunpowder into the air that explodes, engulfing his weapon in flames.
  • Leaping Whirlwind: leaps forward, spinning his weapon.
  • Overhead Cut: turning, he smashes down his weapon in an arc.
  • Whirlwind: standing still, he spins his weapon around in a wide arc, finishing in a jump and final spin.
  • Somersault: leaps backwards or to the side to maneuver.
  • Spin Slash: in a backwards leap, he spins his weapon around in circles.
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