Find out how to defeat the Lone Shadow Vilehand boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in this guide. This includes his battle moves, gameplay, and combat tips.
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Lone Shadow Vilehand Location
After Shinobi Invasion
|Prayer Bead||Offering 4 of them at a Sculptor's Idol will increase maximum Vitality and Posture|
|Lump of Fat Wax||Can be used for intermediate and higher Occultic upgrades for Prosthetic Tools|
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Lone Shadow Vilehand Boss Fight Tips
Use Puppeteer Jutsu on Shinobi with Lone Shadow Vilehand
There will be a shinobi inside the Ashina Dojo that will fight you along with Lone Shadow Vilehand. You can bring him to your side by sneaking to the left, dealing a Deathblow, and then using the Puppeteer Ninjutsu!
Attack Vilehand While He's Distracted
Vilehand will attack whoever is attacking him. Once his attention is with the Shinobi, you can go behind him and start striking him. When he turns his attention to you, the Shinobi will then have the opportunity to attack him from behind.
Lower Vilehand's Vitality to Slow Down Posture Recovery
Vilehand's Posture recovers quickly when he is still close to full health. Work your way to lowering his Vitality, then start focusing on parrying his attack as his Posture Recovery will then slow down.
Focus on Destroying Vilehand's Posture
Once you have his health lowered, your next priority should be to continuously damaging Vilehand's posture. Parry his sword strikes and kicks to bring his Posture down to where you can Deathblow him.
Lone Shadow Vilehand - Boss Moves & Abilities
|Poison Palm Strike||A palm strike that applies poison. Can be done twice in succession|
|Double Poison Strikes||2 diagonal poison strikes done one after the other|
|Perilous Sword Sweep||An unblockable low sweep with a dash|
|Perilous Kick||An unblockable frontal kick|
Fight Vilehand Head On, but Run from Poison Attacks
Parry as much attacks as Vilehand throws at you, but once he uses his poison moves, choose to run instead. Parry or block will save you from damage, but upon contact, the attacks will still add to your poison meter.
Jump to Dodge Perilous Sword Sweep
The Perilous Sword Sweep can easily be dodged by simply jumping up. From there, you can attack Vilehand as you go down.
Mikiri Counter Perilous Kick
The Perilous Kick can easily be Mikiri Countered and will give you an opening to damage Vilehand's vitality. Just make sure to be ready to parry once he gets his bearings again.