Find out how to defeat Genichiro Ashina boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in this guide. This includes his battle moves, gameplay and combat tips.
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Genichiro Ashina Location
|Memory: Genichiro||Permanently increase Attack Power|
|Bloodsmoke Ninjutsu||Ninjutsu Technique that turns the spraying blood of a victim to smoke.|
Recommended Prosthetic Tools & Items
No Recommended Tools
Although prosthetic tools can be used on Genichiro, they open you up for counterattacks on his end. This is extremely risky against an enemy as quick as he is.Check Out the All Prosthetic Tools List Here
Genichiro Ashina Boss Fight Tips
How To Beat Genichiro Ashina Video:
3 HP Nodes, 2 Phases in the Fight
Initially, Genichiro will have 2 HP Nodes, but in fact he has a total of 3. There's a second phase to the boss fight against him with brings up the required Deathblows to defeat him to 3.
Balance of Being Aggressive & Defensive
Fighting against Genshiro will require you to be both aggressive and defensive. You can't be too much of either as it can get you killed or his Posture Meter will continuously deplete.
Get a Sense of His Combos, Attacks
Parrying Genchiro's attacks will require you to be familiar enough with how many strikes he'll make and it's ranges. By observing his attack patterns, you'll also learn his openings where you can attack him.
Lightning Reversal Technique Requires
In the final phase against Genichiro, he'll start calling lightning to attack you. Countering it requires players to learn the Lightning Reversal technique.
Learn Lightning Reversal from the Ashina Dojo
After beating Ashina Elite - Jinsuke Saze, you'll have access to the Ashina Dojo. There is a scroll at the far end of it that you'll need to read to learn the Lightning Reversal technique.Check Out How to Beat Jinsuke Saze Here
Genichiro Ashina - Boss Moves & Abilities
|Arrow Roll Attack||Genichiro will fire an arrow, roll forward, then swing his sword|
|Jump Overhead Strike||Jumps up and swings his sword downwards as he lands|
|9-Strike Combo||9-strike combo that can either end in a overhead sword strike or an arrow attack|
|5-Arrow Rapid Attack||Shoots 5 arrows in quick succession|
|Thrust Perilous Attack||An unblockable sword thrust attack|
|Sweep Perilous Attack||An unblockable attack that sweeps in a circular motion|
|Palm Strike Perilous Attack||An unblockable attack that ends with a grab|
|Leap Strike Perilous Attack||Leaps and thrusts his sword forward|
|Lightning Strike Perilous Attack||Hurls a bolt of lightning at the player|
Interrupt Arrow Roll with an Attack
When Genichiro is rolling forward, he is in a vulnerable position. Strike downwards to interrupt his role and do damage to his health.
Block Overhead Strike & Mikiri Counter the Thrust
One of Genichiro's patterns is that after doing an overhead strike, he will do a perilous attack right after. If he does his thrust attack, use the Mikiri Counter to catch him off guard and attack him.
Dodge Backwards to Escape 9-Strike Combo
You're free to parry the 9-strike combo, but it's risky and could end up with you having a full Posture Meter. It's better to just dodge back once he starts to swing forward.
Block 5-Arrow Rapid Attack
The 5-Arrow Rapid Attack is extremely quick, making it really hard to dodge. Keep your guard up instead once he jumps into the air, signaling the start of the attack.
Mikiri Counter the Leap Strike Perilous Attack
One of the biggest openings of Genichiro is when he does his Leap Strike Perilous Attack. Use your Mikiri Counter and attack him once he's caught off guard.
Use Lightning Reversal with the Lightning Stike
When Genichiro calls forth lightning, jump in the air immediately. If you get hit, press your attack button to direct the lightning back at him! This will deal a ton of damage.