Check out this Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice guide on how to beat Lady Butterfly. Find info on gameplay tips, recommended Prosthetic Tools & Items, boss moves and attacks, and Phantom Kunai!
Lady Butterfly Battle Strategy Video
Lady Butterfly Location
|Location||Hirata Audience Chamber|
|Memory: Lady Butterfly||Permanently increase Attack Power|
|Sakura Droplet||Increases Resurrective Power, allowing one additional resurrection|
The Sakura Droplet is an item that increases your Resurrective Power, adding another Resurrection node to your HP bar. Show this to Kuro or the Divine Child of Rejuvenation to activate the 3rd node.Check Out How To Use Sakura Droplet!
Recommended Prosthetic Tools & Items
Using the Snap Seed will disperse all Lady Butterfly's illusions during the Second Phase within its range. Although, the Snap Seed won't be able to disperse the butterfly projectiles that Lady Butterfly unleashes during the second phase of the fight.Check Out All Item & Consumable List
Lady Butterfly Boss Combat Tips
Battle with Lady Butterfly has 2 Phases
The fight against Lady Butterfly doesn't end once you deal a Deathblow on her. She will reveal that the first phase was merely an illusion and will get into the fight herself during the second phase.
Strike and Parry to Damage Her Posture
Fighting Lady Butterfly requires you to meet her blow for blow to bring down her Posture. Whenever you strike at her, she will start a 2-strike counterattack that you can parry to damage her posture.
Wait Out for her Openings
Some of Lady Butterflies attacks leave her vulnerable to counterattacks when they miss. Wait out for these attacks and strike her down while you can. Just get ready to parry her as she'll eventually fight back.
Second Phase will Include New Attacks, Projectiles
For the second phase of the battle, Lady BUtterfly will mix up her attacks with new projectiles and an illusion summoning move. Fighting her in this phase requires you to dodge her attacks, her minions, and her projectiles.
Lady Butterfly Boss Attacks
|3-Strike Combo||Starts off with 2 kunai strikes and ends with an overhead leg drop|
|Leap Kunai Strikes||Leaps from a wire and does 3 strikes upon contact|
|Overhead Leg Drop||Jumps up high and does a leg drop as she goes down|
|Kunai Dash Attack||Throws 2 batches of kunais then dashes twice that ends with strikes|
|Perilous Sweep Attack||Unblockable attack with 2 low arc sweeps|
|Perilous Grab Attack||From up high, Lady Butterfly leaps down and grapples Sekiro|
|Summons multiple illusions that can attack Sekiro|
|Illusions will be converted into butterfly projectiles that will track and follow Sekiro|
|Summons butterfly projectiles that attacks Sekiro, while also doing a 5-strike combo that ends with a perilous attack at the end|
|Kunai-Butterfly Projectile Throws|
|Summons butterfly projectiles and sets them off with a barrage of kunais|
First Phase - Tips
Attack after 3-Strike Combo
After Lady Butterfly does her 3-strike combo, she'll be vulnerable to your attacks then. Once she does her leg drop, you can strike her and it will hit! Just remember to parry right after because she will counterattack almost immediately.
Jump Up and Attack Downwards During Perilous Sweep Attack
The best way to escape the Perilous Sweep Attack is by simply jumping upwards. You can get in a few strikes to Lady Butterfly by attacking downwards as you go down.
Dodge Backwards for the Perilous Grab Attack
Dodging to the side can easily get you caught by Lady Butterfly's Perilous Grab Attack. Instead, move backwards to dodge it. She'll be vulnerable to attacks after the Perilous Grab so rush forward and attack her after.
Open for Attacks After Leg Drop
Instead of dodging the Leg Drop, block it instead if you have high enough Posture. This will allow you to be in her range and attack her as she's open to attacks after dropping down.
Second Phase - Tips
Run from Butterfly Projectiles
Blocking the Butterfly Projectiles are not recommended as they can easily break your posture. Running quickly around the arena will cause them to hit something else even when they're tracking you.
Dodge Back for the 6-Strike Combo then Attack After
Don't bother blocking or parrying Lady Butterfly's attacks during the 6-strike combo. Dodge backwards as she does them and once she finishes her Perilous Attack, rush forward and attack her.