Check out this Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice guide on how to farm & earn EXP & skill points fast! Know the tips & recommended areas for farming.
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All Farming Locations List
|Location||XP Per Run|
|Early Game Ashina Outskirts - Underbridge Valley||Doing this route can give you ~132 XP|
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|Early Game Ashina Castle - Upper Tower Antechamber||Doing this route can give you ~237 XP in 30 seconds|
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|Early Game Hirata Estate - Bamboo Thicket Slope||Doing this route can give you ~316 XP per run|
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|Mid Game Ashina Depths - Hidden Forest||Doing this route can give you ~1,200 XP per run in 20 seconds|
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|Late Game Ashina Outskirts - Outskirts Wall Stairway||Doing this route can give you ~8,400 XP per run for 1 minute |
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Early Game Ashina Outskirts - Easy Farming Method
Found Near The Underbridge Valley
After defeating the Chained Ogre, you will find yourself in a clearing with General Tenzen Yamauchi. After defeating all enemies here, you can rest at the Underbridge Valley Sculptor's Idol to respawn and farm those enemies again.Returning The Bell ~ Walkthrough Here!
Underbridge Valley Farming Method
Step 1: Get To The Bridge
From the Sculptor's Idol, grapple upwards onto the Broken Bridge. There will be one enemy there for you to do a Stealth Deathblow.
Step 2: Kill The Enemy On The Ledge
Grapple to the tree branch on the left side of the bridge to get to high ground. Perform a deathblow on the enemy on the ledge.
Step 3: Kill Other Enemies In Your Path
After killing the enemy on the ledge, drop down. You will now have a clear path to deal Stealth Deathblows on the enemy by the stairs, next to the building, and by the grass.
Step 4: Kill The Last Enemy By The Clearing
There will be one last guy at the bottom of the clearing. Stealthily sneak up to him to deal a Deathblow.
Step 5: Rinse And Repeat
Once all enemies are dead, you can head back to the Underbridge Valley Sculptor's Idol to rest and revive enemies. Do this as many times as you want.
Earn ~132 XP In Under 2 Minutes
You will be able to earn approximately 132 XP after clearing out this area of enemies. It only takes around 2 minutes if you act fast enough.
Early Game Upper Tower Antechamber - Farming Method
Farming Method Video Guide
Found Inside Ashina Castle
The Upper Tower Antechamber is inside the Ashina Castle. From the gate, you can move forward through the roof to reach the tower.Check Out Upper Tower Antechamber Walkthrough!
Upper Tower Antechamber Farming Method
Step 1: Go Upstairs & Kill 1 Enemy On Right Side
Head up the stairs and go into the room on the right side. Kill the enemy you spot in here.
Step 2: Kill Enemy Crossing Bridge In Hallway
Head out into the hallway and eliminate the enemy you see that's crossing the bridge.
Step 3: Cross Bridge & Slay Enemy On The Right
Dash forward and cross the bridge to take care of the enemy on the right.
Step 4: Return To Sculptor's Idol To Respawn Enemies
After you've defeated 3 enemies, head back to the Sculptor's Idol to respawn the enemies. Rinse and repeat.
Early Game Hirata Estate Quick & Easy Farming Method
Found In The Bamboo Thicket Slope
This involves defeating the Ninja in the temple where you find the Mist Raven. Defeating him nets you 316 experience and 65 Sen.
Bamboo Thicket Slope Farming Method
Step 1: Reach The Bridge With Naked Enemy
Fast Travel to the Sculptor's Idol Bamboo Thicket Slope, and head straight up until the bridge with a large naked enemy. Drop to thr right of the bridge. Use your grappling hook to get to the tree branch and follow the path to hole blocked by bamboo shoots.
Step 2: Climb The Rock Wall To Reach a Temple
By repeatedly doing a series of wall jumps, you'll reach a thee-storey temple on the left side with a ninja on the roof.
Step 3: Draw Attention of Ninja And Evade Detection
After drawing attention of the ninja, run to the opposite direction towards the river and jump below. Grapple unto the same tree branch leading to the rock wall and climb back up again.
Step 4: Deathblow the Ninja
After climbing the rock wall, wait for the ninja to pass and sneak up behind him. Do a deathblow to kill him instantly. This nets you 316 experience and 65 Sen. In addition, you can also get the Mist Raven's Feathers which turns into the Mist Raven prosthetic tool.Check Out How To Get The Mist Raven Prosthetic Tool Here!
Step 5: Jump Down The Cliff Toward The Sculptor's Idol
Jumping down the cliff beside the temple will return you to the Sculptor's Idol. In addition, if you can kill the the enemy below, you can gain 35 experience and 25 Sen.
Mid Game Ashina Depths Quick & Easy Farming Method
Found In The Hidden Forest
This mid game farm is found in the Hidden Forest. This involves quickly taking out 2 Nightjar Shinobi illusions just behind the idol and can be done in as fast as 20 seconds per run. However, since enemies are illusions, this method does not give Sen.
Hidden Forest Farming Method
Step 1: Turn Around And Grapple Up To The Grappling Point
From the idol, turn around and run towards the cliff. To the right is a grapple point.
Step 2: Deathblow The Nightjar Shinobi Illusion
Immediately after landing, a Nightjar Shinobi Illusion will spawn, which you can quickly deathblow.
Step 3: Kill The Nightjar The Spawns Across
There's another Nightjar Shinobi illusion that spawns just a few steps ahead. Take it down by quickly damaging its posture.
Step 4: Run Back To The Idol, Rest & Repeat
Simply run back to the nearby idol, rest and repeat the process.
Earn Around 1,200 XP In 20 Seconds
This process gives around 1,200 XP in about 20 seconds per run. However, this method does not give Sen.
Late Game Ashina Outskirts Quick & Easy Farming Method
Found In The Outskirts Wall Stairway
This is a late game farm which requires access to the Ashina Outskirts - Outskirts Wall Stairway Sculptor Idol. Unlock this first by crossing the bridge near the Old Grave. Divine Abduction is recommended to turn enemies around in case you get spotted.
Outskirts Wall Stairway Farming Method
Step 1: Grapple Up To The Siege Tower
Grapple up to the nearby siege tower and drop down to the gunner enemy below.
Step 2: Drop Down To Deathblow Gunner On Tower
You can deathblow the enemy below either from behind or from above. In case you miss your deathblow opportunity, he's easy to take out with a few slashes.
Step 3: Drop Down Behind The Tower For Another Enemy
Right below the siege tower is another gunner. Make sure to drop from behind and not from the front.
Step 4: Continue Forward And Deathblow Gunner By The Gate
Run towards the gate and to the right is a gunner. Deathblow him for a quick kill.
Step 5: Run Forward To Kill A Flamethrower
Just a few steps away from the gunner is a flamethrower enemy. Go in for a quick deathblow for an instant 1324 XP.
Step 6: Run Towards Another Red Soldier
Just past the flamethrower is another soldier. Run in for a quick deathblow.
Step 7: Enter The Gate & Run To The Left
Enter the area through the gate and run towards the left side. There will be an enemy ringing a bell to alarm others of your presence past the gate who you can ignore.
Step 8: Silently Deathblow The Red Caped Enemy
Make sure to silently deathblow this enemy as he's armored and can take a while to defeat if spotted. Use the Divine Abduction to turn him around if needed.
Step 9: Deathblow The Two Gunners
Past the armored soldier are two gunners you can silently deathblow.
Step 10: Drop Towards The Bridge & Kill The Red Soldiers
These two soldiers are fighting Ashina troops across the bridge. While they're facing them, you ca silently deathblow them from behind. Be careful though as the Ashina troops can also attack you.
Step 11: Run Towards The Underbridge Valley Idol
Turn around and head back to the right side of the bridge where underneath it is the Underbridge Valley Sculptor's Idol. Fast travel back to the Outskirts Wall Stairway to repeat the process.
Earn Around 8,400 XP for 1 Minute
This process nets around 8,400 XP and 700 Sen for around 1 minute if done fast enough. This also nets you crafting materials you can use to upgrade your prosthetics.Check Out All Shinobi Prosthetic Tools Here!
How To Earn EXP, Skill Points, & Sen Fast
Keep Killing Enemies
In Sekiro, the main way of earning experience points is to kill enemies. When you defeat foes, your experience bar fills up. You can check this in the upper right corner of your screen or in your Pause Menu.
Death Halves Earned EXP
When you die fully, without resurrecting, you will lose half of the experience and Sen you have earned. Be Careful when you want to farm EXP.Check Out Death Penalty Here!
Earning Enough EXP = Skill Points
When your experience bar fills up, you'll earn a Skill Point. Skill Points are used to unlock skills, whether active or passive, from the Skill Trees that Sekiro learns from Esoteric Texts.Check Out All Combat Style / Skill Tree List!
You Won't Lose Skill Points When You Die
If you've earned enough experience to get a Skill Point and you die, you won't lose the Skill Point you just earned. As long as you've converted enough experience to a Skill Point, it'll remain a point even if you die.
Farming EXP Will Also Earn You Sen
When you farm experience by killing enemies, you can also farm Sen, the in-game currency. Enemies you kill will drop items, Spirit Emblems, and Sen, allowing you to stock up on resources for tougher fights in the future.