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How To Beat Gyoubu Oniwa

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Check out this Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice guide on how to beat Gyoubu Oniwa. Info includes gameplay tips, recommended Prosthetic Tools and Items, boss moves and attacks, and more!

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Gyoubu Oniwa Location

Gyoubu Oniwa
Location Ashina Castle Gate
Rewards - Memory: Gyoubu Oniwa
- Mechanical Barrel
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Recommended Prosthetic Tools & Items

Grappling Hook

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Gyoubu Oniwa likes to keep his distance in this battle. Use your Grappling Hook to close the gap and deal damage to him in close-range.

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Gyoubu Oniwa Boss Combat Tips

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Deflect Attacks To Increase Posture Damage

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Gyoubu Oniwa runs around the map on a horse and can deal consecutive long/wide-range attacks that can kill you. Deflect these attacks to deal damage to his Posture, allowing you to build up towards a Deathblow.

Jump To Avoid Damage When Gyoubu Hits 2nd HP Node

After taking down Gyoubu Oniwa's 1st HP node, his attacks will change. They will be harder deflect so it's best to jump away to avoid taking damage.

Activate Grappling Hook As Soon As Mark Appears

Activate Grappling Hook As Soon As Mark Appears

You don't have many ranged attacks in this game so it's best to fight Gyoubu in close range. Always use your Grappling Hook to draw near to Gyoubu so you can deal damage to him.

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Use Shinobi Firecrackers to Stun

Using the Shinobi Firecrackers will stun Gyoubu's horse, allowing you to attack multiple times while he recovers. If you have a hard time connecting your hits, consider preparing this tool beforehand by purchasing "Robert's Firecracker" and installing them into your Prosthetic beforehand.

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Deal 3rd Deathblow After 2nd To Kill Gyoubu

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Gyoubu won't immediately die after you execute a 2nd Deathblow to completely drain his HP. Immediately press attack again to deal a 3rd Deathblow to ultimately finish him off. If you don't, he'll revive again.

Gyoubu Oniwa Boss Attacks

Attacks List

AttacksDetail
Dash Attack Easily avoided by deflection. A great way to deal Posture damage to boss.
Spear Thrust Attack
(Danger!)
Perilous attack that cannot be blocked. Step-dodge or jump backwards to avoid damage.
Ground Gouge Attack
(Danger!)
Move used after 1st HP node is depleted. Gyoubu sticks his spear onto the ground & drags it around. Avoid by jumping away.
Roped Spear Spin Attack Move used after 1st HP node is depleted. He spins his spear on a rope around 360 degrees. Has a wide-range of attack.

Spear Thrust Attack (Danger!)

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A perilous attack that cannot be blocked. Avoid taking damage from this move by jumping or dodging backwards.

Roped Spear Spin Attack

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This attack can hit you in a 360 degree turn. If you are able to deflect this move's 4 attacks, you can deal massive damage to Gyoubu's Posture bar.

Jump To Avoid Attack Then Use Mikiri Counter

If you don't have confidence in using deflection, you can jump to avoid the hits then use Mikiri Counter to cancel the attack. This will open Gyoubu up for attacks.

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