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How To Beat Lone Shadow Vilehand: Boss Fight Guide
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How To Beat Lone Shadow Vilehand: Boss Fight Guide

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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

Lone Shadow Vilehand Location
LocationAshina Dojo
After Shinobi Invasion
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Rewards

Prayer BeadOffering 4 of them at a Sculptor's Idol will increase maximum Vitality and Posture
Lump of Fat WaxCan be used for intermediate and higher Occultic upgrades for Prosthetic Tools

Antidote Powder

Antidote Powder

Lone Shadow Vilehand has a number of poison attacks that can easily and quickly fill up your Poison Meter. With Antidote Powder, you can cure yourself of Poison and be more resilient to Poison buildup.

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Lone Shadow Vilehand Boss Fight Tips

Use Puppeteer Jutsu on Shinobi with Lone Shadow Vilehand

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

Attack Vilehand While He

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

Lower Vilehand

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

Focus on Destroying Vilehand

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

AttackDescription
Poison Palm StrikeA palm strike that applies poison. Can be done twice in succession
Double Poison Strikes2 diagonal poison strikes done one after the other
Perilous Sword SweepAn unblockable low sweep with a dash
Perilous KickAn unblockable frontal kick

Fight Vilehand Head On, but Run from Poison Attacks

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

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

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.

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