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How To Beat Seven Ashina Spears - Shume Masaji Oniwa

How To Beat Seven Ashina Spears - Shume Masaji Oniwa

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Check out this guide on how to beat the Seven Ashina Spears - Shume Masaji Oniwa boss in Sekiro: Shadow's Die Twice. Recommended Prosthetic Tools and Items, his attacks, tips!

How To Beat Seven Ashina Spears - Shume Masaji Oniwa
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Seven Ashina Spears - Shume Masaji Oniwa Location

LocationAshina Castle - Ashina Reservoir (After acquiring the Dragon Tears)
Rewards- Prayer Bead

Recommended Prosthetic Tools & Items

Mikiri Counter

Perform a Mikiri Counter on his spear thrust attacks in order to deal significant posture damage.

Ichimonji Double

Use The Ichimonji Double to deal posture & vitality damage on him. Perform this after using a Firecracker while he's stunned.

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Firecracker Icon Image

Use your firecrackers to disrupt his attacks. This also leaves him open for quick attacks.

Gachiin's Sugar


You will need this to sneak up on Oniwa and his accomplice.

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Seven Ashina Spears - Shume Masaji Oniwa Combat Tips

Use Gachiin's Sugar To Sneak

Use Gachiin

Oniwa is accompanied by another samurai and they are standing back to back. Use Gachiin's Sugar to help sneak up on them.

Use Puppeteer Ninjutsu On The Samurai Next To Him

Use Puppeteer Ninjutsu On The Samurai Next To Him

Once close enough, perform a Deathblow on the Samurai next to him and use Puppeteer Ninjutsu so he can attack Oniwa as well.

Use Firecracker → Ichimonji Double Combo

The Firecracker stuns him enough for you to be able to damage him with an Ichimonji Double. Use this to deal significant posture damage!

Seven Ashina Spears - Shume Masaji Oniwa Attacks

Perilous Thrust Attack A perilous thrust attack after a step forward. Use Mikiri Counter to avoid damage.
Perilous Sweep Attack A perilous sweep attack that begins with the spear on Oniwa's right side. Jump to avoid damage
Powerful Swing He spins up his spear above him and swings his spear sideways. Parry this attack to deal posture damage
3 Slashes → Powerful Swing He does 3 quick slashes and follows up with a powerful swing finish

Perilous Thrust Attack

Step Thrust Attack

He raises his spear to his left and glints. To avoid this attack, you can use a very well-timed Mikiri Counter to deal massive posture damage.

Perilous Sweep Attack

Perilous Sweep Attack

When he puts his spear to his right, and the perilous prompt appears, prepare to jump. Jump on him to deal posture damage.

Powerful Swing

Powerful Swing

He spins up his spear above him and swings his sword towards you for a powerful blow. Prepare to parry this move to deal a ton of posture damage.

3 Slashes → Powerful Swing

3 Slashes Powerful Swing

He strikes you thrice with his spear and follows it up with a powerful swing. Parry all these attacks to deal posture damage but be careful as poorly timed parries can build posture damage on you instead.

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