Sekiro Shadows Die Twice – Easiest Way to Defeat Emma & Isshin Ashina – Final Shura Ending Bosses

Published on March 26, 2019 by PS4Trophies

You will need to do a boss battle against Emma, the Gentle Blade and then Isshin Ashina if you choose to betray Kuro and forsake him. This is a crossroad point in the story. Choosing one or the other will lock you out of the other. Upload a backup save to a USB device or to the cloud before choosing (Disable auto upload for Sekiro until you complete this). Once you complete this you can download your save and take the other path to reduce the need to start a new playthrough. The Shura Path is the bad ending and you will miss out on late game areas.

Emma, the Gentle Blade is your first opponent. She has a single health bar but her blade is anything but gentle. You need to deflect her sword attacks. She does one combo with the sword you should be aware of. She’ll back away before initiating it. This is a 3 hit attack followed by a 4th attack after a brief pause. Practice counting the swings as they come in for easy deflections. She has two unblockable attacks. A grab which you will need to run away from and a thrust which you can counter with Mikiri. She’ll also start charging up for a AOE attack. When you see her holding a very small white ball, you can prevent the attack by just hitting her. If she unleashes this, you’ll need to avoid the area. It can be blocked but you’ll stick take a little damage. If all else fails, you can try to stay back and spam the shadowrush combat art.

Next up is Isshin Ashina. This is a very tough fight. He doesn’t give you many opportunities to damage his health and you can’t break his posture until it’s at least half way gone. He tries to bait you into attacking him. If you do while he’s in a neutral stance, there’s a good chance he’ll side step and counter so be prepared. He also has the same white AOE attack. If you can dodge that to the left or the right he will be open to a couple hits. You can also dodge or deflect the attack when he raises his sword up above his head and doing so will leave him open to a couple more attacks. And of course you counter his thrust giving you another attack opportunity. This is about patience more than anything. He also has the same grab and thrust unblockable attacks Emma has. Once his health is lowered, you can break his posture by just deflecting all his sword attacks. I recommend using the Shadowrush combat art ability from the Shinobi tree. It’s the final skill. This is an unblockable attack that will always take health away from him. As long as you can avoid all his attacks, you can spam this to remove all his health. It’s kinda of a cheese tactic.

Phase 2 of the Isshin Ashina fight is much like the first one with one massive exception. He now has fire attacks. He has three variations. One is a wall of fire in front of him that extends about 5 meters. Another is a cone that fires out a great distance. The final one is a area wide attack that covers the entire surface leaving pockets of openings throughout. For the first two, you will see him lift his knee up. At this point, immediately prepare to avoid the fire. I try circling around behind him. Not to close as you may get hit by the back swing of a sword. The large one that encompasses the entire area is more tricky. You will see him crouch lower to the ground indicating he’s about to do it. Immediately run as far from him as you can and prepare for him to charge towards you. You can block his charge and jump away to avoid his white AOE attack. You can also just start circling around him as he gets closer. These attacks can be interrupted with some combat arts like the Double Ichimonji if you’re close and quick enough. If you start burning, use Dousing Powder ASAP. Other than that, take him down the same as you did in the first phase

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  • Derek King 4 months ago


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  • Jai 4 months ago

    you’re the best man thanks for always helping us out!

  • NakuGOD 4 months ago

    This dude stole me 6 hours

  • Giant Fire 0403 4 months ago


  • Manuel Busch 4 months ago

    This is Not cool, I got spoilered from the title, please make it more vague, I don’t want more people to get their surprise ruined

  • Bainbridge 4 months ago


  • Ayman 4 months ago

    Well I would betray kuro but I won’t betray emma chan

    And this is spoiler 🙂

  • Michael Llerandi 4 months ago

    Damn Brian, I’ve been watching you for so damn long… I feel betrayed with this spoiler title man. Not all of us make a living of playing and rush the games to get views. Please be mindful of this in the future.

  • Syrus Nelson 4 months ago

    This is straight up a spoiler for myself and many others lmao

  • rattie24 4 months ago

    Fuck you fuck you fuck you fuck you unsub

  • viri 4 months ago

    nice title.

  • The Gravewalker 4 months ago

    Listen man i love this channel and all but shit dude, please fix this spoiler title and thumbnail for this game and future games
    Countless games have been spoiled

  • M1 Health Potion 4 months ago

    Anyone wanna share play and beat this boss for me? I’m seriously losing my mind over this crap.

  • Legendary King 4 months ago

    You can chesse emma by just running left then after each atack hit her once

  • Noplayster13 4 months ago

    Spoilers in the title. What the hell man?

  • Luke Huddleston 4 months ago

    Holy spoilerific. Have loved so many of your vids but will be unsubscibing for a while.

  • Louis Xx 4 months ago

    Really like your vids dude but can’t ruin games like this. Have to un sub because off this

  • Yasser Mohdir 4 months ago

    Thanks for sharing the information it’s helpful thanks my friend

  • Roman Centurion 4 months ago

    Thanks, you cock sucking, anus licking, Hitler loving hoe.

  • Calm Down 4 months ago

    Can you get the “defeat all bosses” trophy if you re download your save file ?
    You can’t and it has to be in one save file which means going through new game + to get all bosses in one save

  • leon kennedy 4 months ago

    This fight on Ng + …is another level of cancer .

  • Wurschtbieb 4 months ago

    That choice ruined the game for me because how could i know that betraying kuro would block the rest of the game for me??


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