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Check out this Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice guide on how to farm and earn EXP, skill points, and Sen fast! Know the tips and recommended areas for farming & more!

Fast EXP & Skill Point Farm Guide: How & Where To Farm Tips

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All Farming Locations List

LocationXP Per Run
Ashina Outskirts - Underbridge ValleyEarly Game Ashina Outskirts - Underbridge ValleyDoing this route can give you ~132 XP
▼More tips below
Ashina Castle - Upper Tower AntechamberEarly Game Ashina Castle - Upper Tower AntechamberDoing this route can give you ~237 XP in 30 seconds
▼More tips below
Bamboo Thicket Slope Farming MethodEarly Game Hirata Estate - Bamboo Thicket SlopeDoing this route can give you ~316 XP per run
▼More tips below
Mid Game Ashina Depths - Hidden Forest Doing this route can give you ~1,200 XP per run in 20 seconds
▼More tips below
Late Game Ashina Outskirts - Outskirts Wall Stairway Late Game Ashina Outskirts - Outskirts Wall Stairway Doing this route can give you ~8,400 XP per run for 1 minute
▼More tips below

Early Game Ashina Outskirts - Easy Farming Method

Found Near The Underbridge Valley

Tenzen Yamauchi

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.

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Underbridge Valley Farming Method

Step 1: Get To The Bridge

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

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

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

Kill The Last Enemy In 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

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

Commune With The Sculptor

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

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

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

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

Return To Sculptor

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

Bamboo Thicket Slope Farming Method

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

Found In The Bamboo Thicket Slope

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

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

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

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

Jump Down The Cliff Toward The Sculptor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Grapple Up To The Siege 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

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

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

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

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 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

 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

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

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

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

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

Death Penalty Image

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

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

Gold Lets You Buy Items In Sculptor

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.

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