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How To Beat Corrupted Monk (Illusion)

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How To Beat Corrupted Monk (Illusion)

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Check out this guide on how to beat the Corrupted Monk (Illusion) boss in Sekiro: Shadow's Die Twice. Recommended Prosthetic Tools and Items, Owl Attacks and Tips & more!

How To Beat Corrupted Monk (Illusion)
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Corrupted Monk (Illusion) Location

Corrupted Monk (Illusion) Location
LocationMibu Village - Water Mill
Rewards- Mibu Breathing Technique
- Memory: Corrupted Monk

Mibu Breathing Technique

Mibu Breathing Technique

The Mibu Breathing Technique is a required Latent Skill for you to reach the Sanctuary in the Fountainhead Palace. This is an essential skill needed to progress the story of the game.

Recommended Prosthetic Tools & Items

Divine Confetti

Divine Confetti

Though not required to defeat the Corrupted Monk (Illusion), Divine Confetti will help you deal more HP & Posture damage to this boss. If you have extra in your inventory, this will help you greatly in your fight.

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Snap Seed

Using Snap Seed will stun the Corrupted Monk (Illusion) for a few seconds, allowing you to put in a couple of hits before they get back their senses.

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Corrupted Monk (Illusion) Combat Tips

Corrupted Monk (Illusion) Has 1 HP Node

Corrupted Monk (Illusion) Has 1 HP Node

Unlike the other Corrupted Monk, this Illusion version only has 1 HP Node. If you deal your hits well & dodge or parry correctly, you'll be able to take this boss down without much of a hassle.

Use Mikiri Counter On Perilous Thrust Attack

Use Mikiri Counter On Perilous Thrust Attack

The Mikiri Counter is your best bet to deal big posture damage to the Corrupted Monk (Illusion). When you see the Perilous Attack symbol flash and it moves to thrust forward, use Mikiri Counter to cancel the attack.

Jump To Avoid Perilous Sweep Attack

Jump To Avoid Perilous Sweep Attack

The Corrupted Monk (Illusion) will have another Perilous Attack that involves a wide horizontal sweep with its weapon. Jump to avoid taking damage and strike back to put some hits on your own.

Parry To Deal Posture Damage

Parry To Deal Posture Damage

Parrying is the key to defeating the Corrupted Monk (Illusion). Using Mikiri Counter and parrying its spear strikes will help you deal enough Posture damage to take it down with a Deathblow.

Corrupted Monk (Illusion) Attacks

AttackDescription
5-Hit Spin AttackSpin attack that hits 5 times
Perilous Sweep AttackHorizontal sweep with spear
Perilous Thrust Attack Forward thrust attack
Jump Attack Jump with a strike downwards

5-Hit Spin Attack

5 Hit Spin Attack

This move has a high-risk, high-reward opening. If you parry each hit perfectly, it deals a good amount of Posture damage but if you're unable to parry, you'll get hurt pretty bad. If you're unsure of parrying, dodge or keep away to avoid taking damage.

Perilous Attack - Horizontal Sweep

Perilous Attack Horizontal Sweep

The Corrupted Monk (Illusion) will do a Perilous horizontal sweep with its weapon that you can jump over or dodge by moving away. You cannot parry this attack so it's best to jump or dodge.

Perilous Attack - Forward Thrust

Perilous Attack Forward Thrust

You can cancel this attack by using the Mikiri Counter, which can deal good Posture damage. Otherwise, step-dodge to your side to avoid getting hit.

Jump Attack

Jump Attack

The Corrupted Monk (Illusion) will jump and strike downwards towards you. You can dodge to the left or right or parry the attack to do a counter right after.

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