ko shi
Type Special Unit Machine
Location The Tower
Other Names n/a
Voice Actor n/a
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Ko-Shi is a Boss in NieR: Automata. Ko-Shi is a Goliath Special Unit Machine Spider encountered in the Tower, and is later again faced as a hybrid boss Koshi & RoshiBosses are special larger Enemies that can be encountered throughout the game in different Locations. A Boss encounter will usually signify game progress or a chapter ending when following the main storyline. Some of these bosses may first be encountered As NPCs to introduce some Lore and backstory before they are inevitably faced in a Combat encounter as a Boss. Boss encountered are identified by their introductory title that will be displayed just before combat begins. Their HP bar and Level will also be displayed above the character throughout the combat encounter. Some bosses in the game may be optional and avoided. All information on optional or required bosses stats, Locations, encounters and strategies can be found on their designated Bosses


A multi-legged, Goliath-class machine lifeform. This unit is equipped with two massive blades for close-combat encounters, while its black body is covered in mysterious white symbols.


NieR Automata Ko-Shi Location


NieR Automata Ko-Shi Information

Ko-Shi is one of a few spider-like Goliath units encountered as a Boss.

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NieR Automata Ko-Shi Drops  

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Ko-Shi Strategies NieR Automata

Ko-Shi Strategy (Melee) NieR Automata

The encounter with Ko-Shi is set in a small platform arena. The most susceptible parts of the arena are directly in front of the unit. You will need to watch out for its limbs that will pop up from the corners and will continuously expel orbs. These limbs are targetable as well. Shoot them to get rid of them then you can focus on the main unit. The main unit will have a number of slam attack that can send different kinds of shockwaves through the platform. The direction of these waves are can be anticipated by looking at its front blade limbs that can slam forward shooting a straight directional line of shock and clap motion that can sends a radial wave outwards. During this attack, keep clear of the central area and be ready to jump over the resulting wave. 

Clear both of his limbs while focusing your attacks on the main unit. Dodge through its attacks till you progres then you will move on to face Ro-Shi

These interactions will alternate between fighting Ro-Shi and a number of smaller standard Machine Unit Enemies. When you return to Ko-Shi, you will find yourself back on the platform surrounded by its extensions. One of them will release more rows of orbs. Quickly attack and clear through each limb before the main Unit appears. There should be three on each side of the platform. 

When Ko-Shi Returns, it will have an addition laser power. You will still see some of the same movesets from the first phase. Keep an eye on the blades and watch for when to jump out of the center and hug the sides of the platform. 

The sequence will continue to alternate with the boss battle against Ro-Shi and as its health depletes, its movements will slightly advance. Complete each sequence against both units until the next cutscene is triggered. Be ready to face Ko-Shi & Ro-Shi.


Ko-Shi Attacks NieR Automata

First Phase
Orb Limb  Orbs are sporadically released from the limb in all directions. They are slow moving and can be dodged.
Forward Slam Blades close in and slam down sending a line of shock forward. Move to the left or right of the platform to avoid the aftershock. 
Horizontal clap The blades flip horizontally and move together slicing inwards sending a radial wave. Jump of this and avoid begin directly in front of the unit. 
 Second Phase
Three limb Stand off These limbs surround the platform and can release orbs. Clear them one by one. 
Horizontal laser clap This action is similar to the clap, but instead the unit forms 2 laser swords and slowly closes them in together. You will need to jump out of the contact zone/

Ko-Shi Notes & Trivia NieR Automata

  • Ko-Shi NieR Automata Notes & Tips go here.
  • Named afer the Japanese pronounciation of the ancient Chinese philosopher Kongzi (better known as Confucius)


Ko-Shi Gallery NieR Automata

Ko Shi Library Front Ko Shi Network Front Ko Shi Tails Front


NieR: Automata All Bosses
A2 Android  ♦  Adam & Eve  ♦  Adam (Boss)  ♦  Adam Eve  ♦  Amusement Park Golden  ♦  Auguste  ♦  Beauvoir  ♦  Boku-Shi  ♦  Emil (Boss)  ♦  EMP  ♦  Engels  ♦  Eve (Boss)  ♦  Goliath Flyer  ♦  Goliath Tank  ♦  Goliath Tank (Amusement Park)  ♦  Goliath Tank (Desert)  ♦  Grun  ♦  Hegel  ♦  Ko-Shi & Ro-Shi  ♦  Ko-Shi Ro-Shi  ♦  Marx  ♦  Operator 21O Boss Fight  ♦  Red Girl  ♦  Ro-Shi  ♦  So-Shi  ♦  strongEve (Boss)strong


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