Even better is to pull our your Loaded Umbrella and hunker down through the attack. You need to be quick when you use it and the delay of the Purple Fume Spark will hurt you. He also likes to charge up a shot on you whenever you stop to use a healing gourd. Even More Guides We've been killing bosses and writing down what we've discovered the whole way through Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. When this happens, jump and dodge to avoid getting hit, then hit him after he does his Perilous Attack. When he does that, start sprinting around him in a circle to his left.
If you see him hunkering down then run away from him quick. Has an opening to counter once avoided. This attack can be used at the end of the Jump Slam attack or also used unaccompanied and can be counteracted with the lunge counter. If you chose to kill Owl, Genichiro, knowing his grand father gave it to Owl, retrieves it. Genichiro: Ashina, this land -- is everything to me.
You have to get in close and fight to take him down. Way of Tomoe, to freeze him in place and open him up for a flurry of your attacks. She's set up too much as being a strong fighter by Isshin and her being Genichiro's master. While it is very similar to your fight with him atop Ashina Castle, this time he has his very own Mortal Blade. This phases is another one of those boss counters where he looks incredibly intimidating - and can do huge, instant damage - but is actually fairly flimsy when you know what to do, and can stay calm enough to do it. Deflect this attack, then attack again right after. Listen out and you can parry every shot for minimal posture damage - and if you do get hit by a couple they don't actually do huge damage, so don't worry too much.
Unluckily, he throws lightning now. He still keeps his bow but he uses it less often. The difference is he leads this attack with a series of swings with his spear that will drive you backward — right into the danger zone of the wind spiral attack. When the enemy prepares his electrified attack simply jump up, and perform a sword strike when you get hit in the air to repel the lightning. Heal and Arrow: Whenever you pull back to use a healing gourd, Genichiro will knock an arrow and shoot. Arrow Shot Genichiro shoots an arrow when Sekiro is far away. While it feels like a whole new fight, one thing carries over from the first phase: Deflecting.
Deflect loop We mentioned this above, but we cannot stress it enough. He pauses for long time after this attack, so you have a second to close any distance you created and land a hit or two. You gotta love From Soft when they add in items that seem almost to pretty much useless but when used right are pretty damn useful! You can avoid taking damage from this by jumping as soon as he sweeps his blade in front of you. These two bosses will help increase your power, making it easier to deal with Genichiro. Then I will kill you as many times as it takes. I spent a couple of hours trying to beat Genichiro and when I finally did I had gotten good enough at the fight to where I could beat the first two stages without taking a single hit and the third stage maybe a hit or two since I didnt have as many attempts on the third stage. He does have a Perilous sweep, but it's very rare, so whenever you see the red Kanji be ready to Mikiri counter him for some nice posture damage.
You'll get your chance before long, too, as he and Genichiro are just at the top of Ashina Castle, which is not too far from where you start when you awaken after your battle. We spent a lot of time trying to figure out which flavor of attack he was going to use and then trying to respond in the moment. Note that it's possible for it to fail - some terrain got in the way when we successfully caught and threw it, blocking him from getting stunned, for instance - and that it's also possible to dodge the lightning entirely if you're far enough away. Isshin also has a gun now! Heal up in the brief pause after the cutscene if necessary, and close the gap to Isshin. Head to our guide to find out more.
That's all you'll hopefully need for tackling this encounter, and for our boss guide for now - you can cycle back to our main hub, meanwhile, for much more explainers and advice. General strategies Both this fight and the one that follows pit you against enemies with a repertoire nearly as vast as yours. Yes, practicing against the final boss is going to get you killed and you have a long fight to get back to this phase , but that practice will pay off. May use more than once. He wields a large bow along with his two handed katana. . Perilous Attack 3: Dash, sweep, and thrust The first several thousand times you see this attack, it might be a little intimidating.
The key to a fast victory is to reduce the opponent's posture rather than his health - although he only has one health bar, the enemy is well armored and your attacks don't impress him. Instead of Deflecting during those attacks, the Mikiri Counter is a lot safer. Phase 1 - how to defeat Genichiro Ashina's first phase Genichiro Ashina has several attacks that he'll use in this phase. Turn the volume up, focus on the sound of his attacks, focus on his body language, and really look at him. If connected he throws Wolf on the ground before stabbing him in the chest. Unlock as many posture-damaging abilities as possible, as Genichiro Ashina is quite susceptible to such attacks. May follow up with a Guard Breaking Shot.