Sekiro - Death Penalty and Resurrection System
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On death, players lose half of their total money and half of their total skill experience. However, unlike in the Souls series, this lost currency cannot be recovered, so the penalty can be fairly heavy.
The skill points you gain, however, will not decrease when you die. Both the experience gauge and the total skill points will be the same after you revive.
Filling the Resurrection Gauge
Resurrection is a mechanic where Sekiro can revive once after filling a Resurrection gauge. This takes the form of a pink circle in the lower left corner of the screen.
If you die when the gauge is full, you have the option to "Resurrect" or to "Die as it is." If you select "Resurrect," then you will spawn again in the spot where you died.
Resurrect Only Recovers Half of Your HP
Players revive with only half of their HP after being revived, so be careful when you want to be revived. If enemies are nearby, they will see you standing up again.
How to Fill the Resurrection Gauge
Resting at the Sculptor's Idol
The Sculptor's Idol acts like a bonfire from the Souls series. It can restore your HP to maximum and fills your whole Resurrection Gauge.More Information About the Sculptor's Idol
Killing enemies fills up your Resurrection Gauge. Each enemy you kill will bring you one step closer to resurrection.
Recommended Use of Resurrection
The perfect time to revive yourself is after your killer has turned away. Once revived, you can perform a surprise attack on the enemy.
Revive Yourself Quickly
If you take too long in deciding to revive yourself, you will automatically die. This means that you need to be careful when delaying your Resurrection to perform a surprise attack.