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!
- Practice & Master Basic Techniques
- Aim For One-On-One Fights
- Target Ranged Attackers First
- Dodge To Make Attack Openings
Practice & Master Basic Techniques
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
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
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
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
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.
Adjust Camera Speed Settings
How To Change Camera Speed
|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
How To Equip Prosthetic Tools & Quick Items
|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
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
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
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!