Check out this guide on how to beat the Shinobi Hunter Enshin of Misen boss in Sekiro: Shadow's Die Twice. Recommended Prosthetic Tools and Items, Shinobi Hunter's Attacks and Tips and more.
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Shinobu Hunter Battle Strategy Video
Shinobi Hunter Location
Mikiri Counter Skill: press O button to evade Shinobi Hunter's thrust attack and damage his posture. With Mikiri Counter, fights will become significantly easier, as he often utilizes thrust attacks with his spear.Check Out All Style Skill Tree List Here!
Shinobi Hunter Boss Combat Tips
Kill the Surrounding Enemies First
If you do not get rid of those 4 enemies around the Shinobi Hunter, they may become quite a problem later. First, clear your surroundings by killing enemies one by one. If you are spotted, run and hide, then come back again.
If You Are Spotted, Run Away and Hide
If enemies spot you, retreat from that location. When you get far enough, their Alert state will be reset.
Deathblow Shinobi Hunter From Stealth
You can easily take out 1 HP node with stealth Deathblow. Sneak through the bushes to perform a Stealth deathblow.Check Out How To Use Stealth Here!
Evade Attacks Instead of Guarding Against Them
Shinobi Hunter mainly performs unblockable thrusting attacks. It is usually better to strafing around him and dodging back against low swipes.
Press O To Evade with Mikiri Counter
If you have learned Mikiri Counter skill, you can easily damage his posture. When a red symbol appears it means Shinobi Hunter is preparing a piercing attack. Use Mikiri Counter by pressing ○ button when the symbol appears.
Shinobi Hunter Boss Attacks
Wait for his Thrust Attack
He thrusts with his spear after charging for a long range attack. While he is charging up for the attack and short breaks after the attack, you have a chance for Mikiri Counter. Watch for the 危 symbol and time your counter.Check Out All Kanji Sense Symbols Here!
Evade his Low Swipes
Simply jump to avoid his low sweeping attacks. Keep your eyes on his swing telegraph to anticipate this attack
As the preparation time of his Combo is even shorter than Step attacks, it will be difficult to avoid them. Mastering the Mikiri Counter will turn this attack into an opportunity to strike back.
Up Thrust Attack
He will step forward and swipe up his spear. During this attack, his rush distance will be long, so take a considerable distance away and step to the side when you recognize this move.Check Out All Boss Fight List Here!