Check out this guide for a list and translation of all the Kanji Sense symbols you can find in the game! Find out about what these Japanese characters mean, their effects, what Sekiro means, and more!
All Kanji Sense Symbol List
NOTE: We are currently confirming all Kanji Symbols found within the game. This article will be updated as more symbols are confirmed.
All Kanji Symbols And Meanings List
|Symbol||Meaning||Effect / Description|
|危||Perilous Attack||An unguardable attack|
|月隠||Hidden||Cannot be seen by you or by the enemies|
|回生||Resurrect||Revive from death|
|毒||Poison||Inflicted with the poisoned status|
|煙||Smoke||Creates a puff of smoke that blocks line of sight|
|炎上||Burn||Inflicted with the burned status|
|冥助あり||Unseen Aid||Negates loss of gold and XP after death|
|怖||Fear||Inflicted with the feared status|
What Are Kanji Sense Symbols?
Characters That Notify You Of The Situation
Kanji signs are characters that will occasionally appear on your HUD to notify you of something that is happening, or is about to happen. These signs are useful for getting information on the fly while exploring the world.
Can Warn You Of Incoming Attacks
Kanji signs such as the character used for Perilous attacks warn you of incoming danger! You can use their appearances to ready yourself for the incoming blow, and react accordingly!
Denotes Status Changes
These signs also show you whether there was a change to your status. Some of these status changes can be beneficial such as the Resurrect character. However, there are other status changes such as "Burn" that are detrimental.
What Does Sekiro Mean?
Sekiro Literal Meaning Is One-Armed Wolf
The direct translation of the word "Sekiro" means "One-Armed Wolf". It is the title given to the main protagonist of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Name Given By Important NPC
The title "Sekiro" is given to the main character by a specific NPC, after this NPC is reminded of another one-armed warrior he has encountered before.