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How To Beat Lone Shadow Masanaga The Spear-Bearer

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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 & Items, his attacks, tips & more!

How To Beat Lone Shadow Masanaga The Spear-Bearer
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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)
Phases2
RewardsGreat Serpent Shrine
- Prayer Bead
- Yellow Gunpowder x2
Hirata Estate
- Prayer Bead
- Adamantite Scrap x2

Recommended Prosthetic Tools & Items

Antidote Powder

Antidote Powder

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.

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Finger Whistle

Finger Whistle

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

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

AttackDescription
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

Roundhouse Kick

He spins his body while he kicks you. Parry his kicks.

Jump → Slam Kick → Perilous Sweep

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.

Charging Slash

Charging Slash

He raises his sword while lowering his stance and charges in for a quick slash. Parry all this attacks.

Perilous Thrust Kick

Perilous Thrust Kick

He raises his right leg to do a piercing kick. Do a Mikiri counter to deal posture damage.

Spinning Kicks Combo

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.

Summon Wolves

Summon Wolves

Disrupt this attack with a quick Shuriken throw or with a quick slash to stop him from summoning wolves.

Poison Attack

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.

Yashariku's Sugar

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.

Restore Posture

Leave him along long enough and he can restore posture by meditating. Disrupt this with a quick attack.

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