Sekiro Shadows Die Twice – Sword Saint Isshin Boss Fight Strategy with a side of Cheese

Published on March 31, 2019 by PS4Trophies

Isshin, the Sword Saint is the final boss in Sekiro and is very tough. You will have to first fight your way through Genichiro, Way of Tomoe one last time. This is a single health bar deathblow encounter. You can perfect deflect his attacks to destroy his posture really quick. Be careful of the sweep and thrust unblockables.

Sword Saint Isshin is a 3 health bar encounter and he will change forms after the first deathblow. The first form has him with just a sword. Deflect his attacks for an easy posture kill. When he sheaths his sword either back away and evade the incoming sword attack or run towards him and evade his back to back quick thrusts. When he charges for his AOE attack, evade around him.

The second form which usually happens after the first deathblow will see him introduce a spear to the encounter. He will attack fast with both the sword and the spear and introduces sevearl AOE attacks, including a lightning attack during the final phase. This is the most difficult part of the entire game. The cheese strategy is to wait for him to leap at you and then hit him once and run away. Bait him into leaping at you and you can take his health down one stab at a time. When he’s about to leap towards you, you’ll want to start moving in and circle around to get in position for a quick strike before backing away. Keep your distance and keep moving. He will either shoot at you or leap towards you. These are the two moves you most be aware of if you stay out of his immediate area.

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  • James Dawson 11 months ago

    When did you do this? I think it must have been patched now because whenever I try to do it he he always does an another attack instantly after his big jump attack …. so you can never get that free hit in.

    • Laskar Pradnyan 9 months ago

      You have to dodge behind him, he wont follow up his leap with forward attacks if ur behind him

  • OsamaBinMemin 11 months ago

    I already killed this guy , killing Genichiro is really easy and isshins first form is easy but he becomes difficult after the second form

  • Youlo King 11 months ago

    Isn’t demon of hatred worst ?

  • KhaledTWD 11 months ago

    Should I buy this game?

  • wannatradepants 11 months ago

    I killed him like this too lol but i always hit him 2 times

  • wannatradepants 11 months ago

    Kinda bad advice to recommend using skill points to increase attack power. Farming to get all skills already takes fucking forever


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