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What To Do When You Can't Win In Battle: Combat Guide & Tips

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What To Do When You Can't Win In Battle: Combat Guide & Tips

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Check out this Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice combat guide on what to do when you can't win battles! Learn tips & tricks to defeat enemies, advantages of adjusting settings, & more!

Combat Guide & Tips: What To Do When You Can
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Combat Techniques

Non-Combat Strategies

Combat Techniques

Practice & Master Basic Techniques

Aim For Deathblows When In Stealth Mode

Aim For Deathblows When In Stealth Mode

Stealth Deathblows are very useful in this game so take advantage of times that you can use this move. You can easily down a lone enemy when in stealth mode or when jumping from above.

Check Out How To Do Stealth Deathblows!

Deflect To Create Attack Opening

Deflect To Create Attack Opening

Deflecting an enemy's attack not only staggers them but it creates an opening for you to attack them instead.

Avoid Spamming Guard Button When Deflecting

Do NOT double tap or spam your guard button when you are attempting to deflect enemy attacks. Doing so will cancel your deflect and make you vulnerable to continuous enemy attacks.

Recover Posture When Blocking

Your Posture Gauge will recover when you're blocking. When facing a new enemy, use this feature to first observe their attack motions and patterns to look for an opening to strike.

Aim For One-On-One Fights

Approach Enemies One By One

Approach Enemies One By One

In this game, even smaller enemies can kill you. It's best to approach enemies and fight them one by one to prevent getting overpowered. Distract enemies by throwing ceramic shards at them or using your Prosthetic Tool to distract them.

Target Ranged Attackers First

Kill Enemies With Ranged Weapons First

Kill Enemies With Ranged Weapons First

Foes with bows, guns, and can throw bombs are dangerous when left alone. Quickly head towards them and eliminate them first to prevent them from damaging you when you're distracted with close-range fights.

Dodge To Make Attack Openings

Set Up Easy Counterattacks With Dodges

Set Up Easy Counterattacks With Dodges

You can avoid getting damaged by dodging away from the enemy. Since it's hard to create attack openings by jump dodging away, step-dodge allow you to move quickly away then forward to deal damage to opponents after they try to hit you.

Non-Combat Strategies

Adjust Camera Speed Settings

Adjust Camera Speed Settings

How To Change Camera Speed

1 Open Menu
2 Go to Options
3 Choose Camera Options
4 Change Camera Speed to your liking

Once you get used to playing the game, you can adjust your camera speed settings. This way, you'll easily be able to track fast enemies. It's best to increase camera speed gradually so you won't get confused.

Equip Shinobi Prosthetic Tools & Quick Items

Equip Prosthetic Tools & Quick Items

How To Equip Prosthetic Tools & Quick Items

1 Open Menu
2 Go to Equipment
3 Select Prosthetic Tools & Quick Items to equip

Enhance Attribute & Unlock Skills

Fight Easier With Better Attributes & Skills

If you enhance your Physical Attributes, Attack Power, and unlock better Skills, you'll be able to combat your foes more easily. When you can't win in battle, go back to the Sculptor's Idol and enhance your character.

Check Out Sculptor's Idol Guide!

Defeat Mini Bosses To Get Prayer Beads

Where To Find Prayer Bead: Guide & Locations List

Prayer Beads are dropped by mini bosses and if you collect 4 pieces, you can bring them to the Sculptor's Idol to enhance your Vitality & Posture bars. These are important factors that'll help you survive longer in battle.

Check Out Where To Get Prayer Beads!

Unlock 3rd Resurrection Node Via Lady Butterfly

Retrieve Sakura Droplet From Lady Butterfly

What Is Sakura Droplet Guide: How To Use & Where To Get

The Sakura Droplet drops after you defeat Lady Butterfly. Bring this to Kuro or the Divine Child of Rejuvenation to unlock a 3rd Resurrection node. This will give you another chance to fight when you've died.

Check Out How To Use Sakura Droplet!

Complete Other Areas First

Challenge Other Areas In Sekiro

If you feel you cannot push forward with a particular area in the game, it's best to backtrack and find other areas that you haven't cleared or completed yet. You'll be able to earn experience points to get Skills that may help you in future stages.

Collect Equipment That's Effective In Other Areas

Collect Equipment That

You can collect Prosthetic Tools and important gear in different areas in the game. If you're stuck against a certain boss or area, try to collect other equipment that may be their weakness in other stages of the game.

Check Out All Prosthetic Tools List Here!

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