Defeat all the bosses, collect all the pumpkin seeds, discover each ending of Sekiro.
You may Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice have a pure action approach and hard that does not have ‘souls-like From Software earlier, but Hidetaka Miyazaki and his team have not lost the habit of putting things difficult. In this Sekiro guide, we accompany our shinobi on his painful adventure through the lands of Ashina. We tell you tips, tricks, and secrets so you can defeat all bosses, discover all endings, and earn a handful of rewards in the process.
As you can imagine, in a game as big as Sekiro there are a lot of things to talk about, so we will continue to add new guides over time.
We start with the basics: combat and everything that surrounds it. The Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Combat Guide includes key information on things like stealth, unlockable combat techniques, different types of enemy attacks, and how to block them, as well as the relationship between health and stance bars ( yours and your opponents). We highly recommend reading the guide for details, but here is a brief summary with keys that you must master if you want to finish the game without losing your nerves in the process.
- Use stealth to clear a path using stealth kills whenever and wherever possible. Stopping for a few seconds to spy on other people’s conversations can help you understand when a boss fight is coming, what its weaknesses are, or how to advance through the level. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice forces us to fight from time to time, but if you take advantage of stealth you will start with a lot of advantage.
- In addition to normal attacks, many enemies have special fighting techniques that boil down to three types: push, sweep, and grab. It’s a kind of rock-paper-scissors game in which reacting on time makes the difference between winning and losing. For example, the Mikiri technique can help you stop frontal thrusts; while a sweep at ground level can be avoided by jumping. Lastly, grabs can often be dodged by rolling to the side. You can read more about it in the guide.
- Life and posture are strongly related: Enemies die when health reaches zero, but ending their posture exposes them to a final blow that empties their health bar at once. You can stop his posture from regenerating by reducing his health, but you must learn to attack and block to further damage posture. Some techniques, like the double jump, can help you in the process.
There are quite a few required and optional ones in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. They are divided into three broad categories: bosses, mini-bosses, and spawns. As you can imagine, bosses are must-have enemies with heavy narrative weight and totally unique characteristics. Mini-bosses are sometimes optional, have lower health and fewer abilities than the previous ones. Finally, the apparitions are ethereal beings that appear in different places and require you to use special objects and techniques in order to face them. Below is a table with all the bosses in Sekiro, which is periodically updated with new guides.
Spoiler Warning: The names of some of the bosses listed below may spoil you for some surprises. We recommend that you use the search tool in your browser (Ctrl + F) to find the boss that gets stuck without gutting the others.
If you’ve played Dark Souls, you know that From Software loves to fill its games with secrets. And Sekiro is no exception! Below you have a few varied guides on topics such as collectibles to increase your health, or the options you have to increase the difficulty of the game.
- Location of all pumpkin seeds, a type of collectible that, when given to Emma, increases the number of uses of the healing seed. In total, you can have ten.
- Discover all the endings of the game. We tell you the requirements and steps to complete each of them, as well as a method to see them quickly without having to complete the entire game several times.
- Although it is already a demanding game, we collect how to increase Sekiro’s difficulty using two methods: the demonic bell from Senpo’s temple and with Kuro’s amulet. Inside you can learn what exactly these items do and how they are unlocked.
- This isn’t really a guide, but you’re still interested in downloading a mod that allows you to play Sekiro at over 60fps and alter the speed of the game to enable an improvised easy mode.
- Do you want to buy something or improve your skills, but you are short of resources? No problem: discover the best methods to get money and experience: routes that you can repeat over and over again defeating the same enemies easily to accumulate rewards.
- Parallel to your skills, you will definitely want to improve the shinobi prosthesis that Sekiro wears on his arm. To do this you will use materials that some enemies drop when they die, but as you advance in the adventure, things get more and more complicated. Eventually, you will have to use special materials such as lapis lazuli and mercury fulminate, which can only be obtained in specific areas and from very specific enemies.
- Throughout your adventure, you will get a Cherry Drop, a key item that is used to increase the number of resurrections you can do after dying. However, it cannot be used without more, first, you have to talk to Lord Kuro in a certain part of the campaign to enable this permanent improvement in our character.
- Although the previous object is very useful, you may not know the dragon dance mask, a key piece that allows us to increase our attack power by consuming skill points. It is a good alternative method to grow after completing the game! To obtain it, you must create it from pieces that can be bought from some very specific merchants.
- During your stay at the Palacio del Manantial, you will find an optional boss called the big colored tent. She is not really a typical boss because you do not engage her in open combat, but instead kill her using a specific valuable bait. If you want their achievement or specific trophy, you will have to get involved in a side quest that involves two noble merchants in jars named Harunaga and Koremori. Only treasure carp scales are accepted as an exchange currency, a very elusive type of fish that only appears in specific places in the game once and then disappears forever.