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How To Beat General Tenzen Yamauchi
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How To Beat General Tenzen Yamauchi

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Find out how to defeat General Tenzen Yamauchi in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in this guide. This includes his battle moves, gameplay & combat tips!

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General Tenzen Yamauchi Location

General Tenzen Yamauchi Location
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LocationAshina Outskirts
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Rewards

Prayer BeadOffering 4 of them at a Sculptor's Idol will increase maximum Vitality and Posture
Gourd SeedGive to Emma to increase the maximum uses of the Healing Gourd

No Recommended Tools Due to Being Early in the Game

General Tenzen is one of the earlier mini boss that you will fight in the game, greatly limiting the Tools that you can use. He also doesn't have anything in particular that you need to counter with a Prosthetic Tool.

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General Tenzen Yamauchi Boss Fight Tips

Start Fight with an Assassination Deathblow

Start Fight with an Assassination Deathblow

General Tenzen will have 2 Health Nodes, meaning he'll only be defeated after receiving Deathblows twice. Sneak up behind the General and perform an assassination Deathblow to immediately bring his Health Nodes down to 1.

Move Around Area to Create Distance

Move Around Area to Create Distance

With General Tenzen's array of attacks, it's recommend to move across the area where you fight him. Circle around him and bait his attacks so you can attack back when he's vulnerable.

General Tenzen Yamauchi Boss Moves & Abilities

AttackDescription
Sword Side SwingTwo Sword Swings one after the other in a large arc coming from the side
Leaping StrikeGeneral Tenzen will jump and swing his sword downwards in the ground
Overhead StrikeThe General will pull his sword behind his head and strike it down into the ground in front of him
Perilous AttackAn unblockable attack that could either be started with a Thrust or a Swing attack
Recover PostureRemoves a chunk of posture damage

Jump Back to Dodge Swing Attacks

Jump Back to Dodge Swing Attacks

With the huge arc in which the General swings his sword, the only escape is to either jump back or jump farther to the side. Remember to move back twice as he does 2 consecutive swing attacks.

Dodge to the Side to Escape Overhead Attack

Dodge to the Side to Escape Overhead Attack

Jumping when the General does his overhead attacks puts you at risk of being hit by it. Instead, dodge to your side and attack him as he brings his sword back up.

Interrupt Posture Recovery by Attacking

Interrupt Posture Recovery by Attacking

Don't let the General complete his stance as that will take a major chunk off the damage to his posture. Rush and attack him to interrupt the recovery!

Use Mikiri Counter Against Thrust Perilous Attack

Use Mikiri Counter Against Thrust Perilous Attack

The General will also have another attack by drawing back his sword. If the sword glints, he will thrust his sword towards you. If you have the Mikiri Counter skill, you will be able to counter this. If not, it is best to avoid it.

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Using shuriken from time to time also damages his posture quite a bit

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