Check out this guide on how to beat the Lone Shadow Masanaga The Spear-Bearer boss in Sekiro: Shadow's Die Twice. This includes recommended Prosthetic Tools and Items, his attacks, tips and more!
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Lone Shadow Masanaga The Spear-Bearer Location
|Location|| - Great Serpent Shrine (After defeating Guardian Ape & Corrupted Monk) |
- Hirata Estate Bamboo Thicket Slope (Revisit after defeating Owl)
|Rewards||Great Serpent Shrine |
- Prayer Bead
- Yellow Gunpowder x2
- Prayer Bead
- Adamantite Scrap x2
Recommended Prosthetic Tools & Items
When fighting him at the Great Serpent Shrine, he occasionally uses poison attacks on you. Bring some antidote powder to heal poison status and have temporary resistance to poison.Check Out All Items Here!
In the fight in the Hirata Estate, he summons wolves to fight for him. Use the whistle to stun the wolves.
Lone Shadow Masanaga The Spear-Bearer Combat Tips
Encounters Differ Slightly
If you fight him in Hirata Estate, he frequently summons wolves throughout the fight, while facing him in the Great Serpent Shrine makes him use poison attacks.
Great Serpent Shrine Masanaga Can Be Deathblown
The one you face at Great Serpent Shrine can be deathblown by sneaking around the shrine and entering from the back. You can also eavesdrop him before striking.
Parry And Step Dodge His Attacks
Try to parry his attacks as much as you can except his poison attacks as this can lead to poison status buildup.
Lone Shadow Masanaga The Spear-Bearer Attacks
|Roundhouse Kick||He uses his right leg to do a spinning kick. Can spin either left or right. Parry this attack to deal posture damage|
|Jump → Slam Kick → Perilous Sweep||When he jumps, he slams his feet to the ground, and is usually followed up by a perilous sweeping attack|
|Charging Slash||He charges in for a quick slash attack, followed up by a couple of slashes|
|Perilous Thrust Kick||A thrusting kick attack. Use a Mikiri Counter to deal posture damage|
|Spinning Kicks Combo||3 counter clockwise kicks, followed by a clockwise kick, which ends with a Perilous Thrust Kick|
|Summon Wolves (Hirata Only)||Uses his finger to whistle and summon wolves|
|Poison Attack (Great Serpent Shrine Only)||Uses a poison dagger to attack you. Evade this move to avoid poison damage|
|Yashariku's Sugar (Great Serpent Shrine Only)||Empowers himself by trading off a bit of health|
|Restore Posture||Meditates to restore a bit of posture|
He spins his body while he kicks you. Parry his kicks.
Jump → Slam Kick → Perilous Sweep
He jumps up and lands, and immediately performs the perilous sweeping attack. Parry his landing kick and jump as he performs the sweep.
He raises his sword while lowering his stance and charges in for a quick slash. Parry all this attacks.
Perilous Thrust Kick
He raises his right leg to do a piercing kick. Do a Mikiri counter to deal posture damage.
Spinning Kicks Combo
A continuous flurry of kicks and ends in a perilous thrust kick. Parry all his spinning kicks and do a Mikiri counter on his thrust kick to deal damage.
Disrupt this attack with a quick Shuriken throw or with a quick slash to stop him from summoning wolves.
Only occurs in the Great Serpent Shrine fight. He uses a poison dagger to inflict poison status. Dodge to the side instead of deflecting to avoid getting poison status.
In the second phase in the Great Serpent Shrine encounter, he empowers himself with Yashariku's sugar. He takes a bit of damage and increases attack power significantly, strengthening all his strikes.
Leave him along long enough and he can restore posture by meditating. Disrupt this with a quick attack.