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 & combat tips.
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Old Dragons of the Tree / Divine Dragon Location
|Memory: Divine Dragon||Permanently increase Attack Power|
|Divine Dragon's Tears||Key item. Tears received from the Divine Dragon|
Recommended Prosthetic Tools & Items
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.Check Out the All Prosthetic Tools List Here
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
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
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
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
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
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
|Pole Hit||Strikes with their sticks|
|Spew Poison||Releases poison to the ground|
|Summon Trunks||Calls forth tree trunks to appear under Sekiro and damage him|
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
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
|Overhead Strikes||Slams its jade sword to the ground multiple times|
|Diagonal Wind blasts||Swings twice to create 2 diagonal wind blasts|
|Perilous Horizontal Wind Blasts||Swing its sword to summon 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
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.