Sekiro - Boss Strategy and Guide List
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Basic Boss Strategy
Decide on an Attack Method
Bosses and mini-bosses usually have large HP pools. This can make killing them difficult. Alternatively, you can deplete their posture gauge to take them out with a deathblow.
Building Posture Stress
Although taking out their HP is possible, it is generally hard to take the bosses down head-on. It is more important to increase their posture gauge than to damage their HP.
Most boss battles require you to deal deathblows more than once. This is done when you manage to strike them at an opportune moment, usually when their Posture gauge is filled. Hitting them with a deathblow will deal significant damage.
Increasing Posture Stress
The following two methods are means for dealing posture damage:
- Parrying a boss' attacks.
- Guarding the boss' attacks
As the posture gauge accumulates less when attacks land, attacking with a hit-and-run strategy will increase the boss' posture gauge rather slowly. Sekiro has various ways to approach fights, be it through dodging or parrying attacks.
Boss Guide List
|Gyoubu Masataka Oniwa||Lady Butterfly|
|Genichiro Ashina||Folding Screen Monkeys|
|Guardian Ape||Great Shinobi Owl|
|Illusion Corrupted Monk||Corrupted Monk|
|Demon of Hatred||Emma, The Gentle Blade|
|Isshin Ashina||Divine Dragon|
|Genichiro, Way of Tomoe||Isshin, The Sword Saint|
|Leader Shigeyori Yamauchi||General Naomori Kawarada|
|Chained Ogre||General Tenzen Yamauchi|
|Headless||Shinobi Hunter Enshin of Misen|
|Juzou The Drunkard||Blazing Bull|
|Armored Warrior||Long Arm Centipede Sen-Un|
|Lone Shadow Longswordsman||General Kuranosuke Matsumoto|
|Seven Ashina Spears - Shikibu Toshikatsu Yamauchi||Ashina Elite - Jinsuke Saze|
|Shichimen Warrior||Snake Eyes Shirahagi|
|Tokujiro The Glutton||Mist Noble|
|O'Rin of the Water||Snake Eyes Shirafuji|
|Lone Shadow Vilehand||Long-Arm Centipede|
|Shigekichi of the Red Guard||Sakura Bull of the Palace|
|Lone Shadow Masanaga The Spear-Bearer||Seven Ashina Spears – Shume Masaji Oniwa|
|Great Serpent||Ashina Elite Ujinari Mizuo|
|Okami Leader Shizu||Great Colored Carp|