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How To Beat Divine Dragon: Boss Fight Guide

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How To Beat Divine Dragon: Boss Fight Guide

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Find out how to defeat the Old Dragons of the Tree / Divine Dragon boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in this guide. This includes his battle moves, gameplay and combat tips.

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Table of Contents

Old Dragons of the Tree / Divine Dragon Location

Old Dragons of the Tree / Divine Dragon Location
LocationSanctuary
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Rewards

Memory: Divine DragonPermanently increase Attack Power
Divine Dragon's TearsKey item. Tears received from the Divine Dragon

None

The fight against the Old Dragons of the Tree and the Divine Dragon don't require any use of Prosthetic Tools. They don't have a weakness to any of the Tools either.

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Old Dragons of the Tree / Divine Dragon Boss Fight Tips

Old Dragons of the Tree - Tips

Old Dragons of the Tree Boss Fight Guide

Only White Dragons will Lower Vitality

Only White Dragons will Lower Vitality

Defeating the Old Dragons of the Tree is entirely dependent on defeating all of the white dragons that pop up during the fight. Defeat them all and the boss fight will be over.

Special Deathblow will Damage Multiple Dragons

Special Deathblow will Damage Multiple Dragons

Grapple up a tree trunk and from there, jump down and deal a deathblow on any of the dragons. The deathblow is a special one wherein Sekiro will grab the dragon and swing in a wide arc that damages all that it hits.

Divine Dragon - Tips

Divine Dragon Boss Fight Video Guide

Use Lightning Reversal to Damage Divine Dragon

Use Lightning Reversal to Damage Divine Dragon

The Divine Dragon can only be damaged through lightning. During the fight, it will summon lightning that you can use Lightning Reversal on to throw it back and damage it!

Head to the Glowing Tree Trunk

Head to the Glowing Tree Trunk

Where the Lightning will strike is indicated by a light in the tree trunk. Quickly grapple to it to be hit by lightning that you can reverse back to the Divine Dragon.

Boss Fight Ends When You Take the Dragon Tears

Boss Fight Ends When You Take the Dragon Tears

The Divine Dragon cannot be killed so to complete the boss fight, you need to get up its sword and drive your mortal blade to its eyes. Doing so will complete the fight and teleport you back to Ashina Castle.

Old Dragons of the Tree / Divine Dragon - Boss Moves & Abilities

Old Dragons of the Tree

AttackDescription
Pole HitStrikes with their sticks
Spew PoisonReleases poison to the ground
Summon TrunksCalls forth tree trunks to appear under Sekiro and damage him

Run Around Area when Tree Trunks Appear

Run Around Area when Tree Trunks Appear

Tree trunks will appear during the fight that will deal damage if they erupt from under you. When the Old Dragons of the Tree start summoning them, run around the area until all of them have been raised.

Head Up Tree Trunks to Escape Poison

Head Up Tree Trunks to Escape Poison

With so many dragons around, it's easy to get afflicted by Poison. When they start throwing up, immediately grapple up a tree trunk to escape.

Divine Dragon - Moves & Tips

AttackDescription
Overhead StrikesSlams its jade sword to the ground multiple times
Diagonal Wind blastsSwings twice to create 2 diagonal wind blasts
Perilous Horizontal Wind BlastsSwing its sword to summon horizontal wind blasts

Jump Up to Escape Perilous Horizontal Wind Blasts

Jump Up to Escape Perilous Horizontal Wind Blasts

The Perilous Horizontal Wind Blast can easily be dodged by jumping. Be ready as soon as you get back down as the Divine Dragon often does 2 in a row.

Run Sideways to Dodge Overhead Strikes

Run Sideways to Dodge Overhead Strikes

The Divine Dragon's overhead strikes hit hard and are done in quick succession. Escape them by running to the left or right, depending on where the Dragon started its attack.

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