While exploring the brutal realms of Nioh 2, you'll likely come across tiny purple Kodama spirits, displaying the phrase "it seems as though it wants something." We'll show you what you should give to them, and what rewards you can get for doing so.
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What Item to Give to the Purple Kodama Spirit
Dotted around various levels at various points, you should give these spirits the most valuable item you don't want. Spirits of this kind essentially function as a way to reroll and recycle items and equipment, taking whatever you give them and generating one or more items of roughly the same value and same type. Give them an expensive piece of armor, for example, and you'll likely get a different, but equally rare piece of armor or equipment back. You can even give them soul cores, which they might replace with others you can use to fuel your Yokai powers. Or if you have a weapon that doesn't fit with your preferred stance, you can exchange it for another here.
It's important to remember that these spirits will only do this exchange once each, disappearing afterwards. This is presumably so you can't just keep regenerating equipment for free until you get the perfect item.
How to Give Items to the Spirit
If you do have something you want to recycle, just stand as close to the Kodama as possible, go into your inventory, find the item you want, and select to drop it. The Kodama will grab the item and vanish, leaving behind the new items. We wish you all the best in getting something actually good.
if you want to see more Nioh 2 content, you should check out Kat's interview with the game's producer here, or check out Mat's story on the mysterious special guest appearing in the final game.