There are two things that come to mind when I read the title of this article. First, that it is a fairly useful source of information to know what we are going to have to face in this game, which will help us prepare accordingly. Second, whether you know what you’re going to face or not, you’re going to see Sekiro’s death screen not twice, but hundreds of times. Here are all the main bosses in order of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
All main bosses in order
|Gyoubu Masataka Oniwa
|The first main boss you will fight in the game, Gyouby has two health bars that must be depleted before defeating him. He’s on horseback, so be sure to stun the horse to deal damage.
|Ashina Outskirts Castle Gate Fortress
|Genichiro Ashina is a boss that you will have to fight three times during your adventure. The first at the end of the prologue, the second at the top of Ashina Castle, and the third at the end of the game.
|Two-phase pattern. Lady Butterfly is really aggressive and fast, so watch out for her ranged and aerial attacks.
|This battle is unique, as it acts more like a puzzle than a regular boss battle. You will need to find and kill four monkeys, using the illusionary hall bell to prevent them from escaping.
|Hall of Illusion, Senpou Temple
|The Guardian Ape is also a two-phase boss, but you’ll fight it twice. The first time is a normal beast battle, so be sure to deplete both health bars to land the supposed killing blow.
|Crossing the Sunken Valley
|This battle is an illusion of the real boss battle that takes place later in the game. It’s a fairly easy battle, so defeat him and continue your way through Mibu Village.
|Village of years
|A fairly normal battle, being a slower enemy than the others. Defeat him and continue.
|great shinobi owl
|This owl is quite deadly, so make sure to be quick and dodge its attacks. Operate your tools and defeat this boss by stunning it and dealing serious damage.
|Guardian monkey (headless)
|This battle is similar to the Guardian Ape battle (minus the head). However, in the second phase, there will be a second headless monkey summon. Focus on the original headless monkey to complete the battle.
|True Corrupted Monk
|The real battle with the corrupted monk. It is a three-phase battle. The first is similar to the fight in Mibu Village. During the second, the Monk will summon shadow illusions. In the third phase, the monk will become more aggressive and you will be attacked by his centipede demon.
|First you will have to defeat some dragons and then you will have to fight the divine dragon. You’ll need to grapple along the trees and fire lightning spears at the dragon, effectively defeating it in a very simple battle.
|This is similar to Owl’s previous fight, but, since this battle takes place in the past, Owl will be at its peak. This means, higher difficulty, so keep dodging.
|demon of hate
|An optional battle after defeating the divine dragon, this battle will have you trying to get as close to the demon as possible. Beware of its continuous trampling.
|Emma, the gentle blade
|Be careful in this battle, because immediately after you will face the final boss. Emma will deal a lot of damage with her combo attacks, so time your attacks accordingly.
|Isshin, the saint of the sword
|The final boss of the game is a three-phase battle, increasingly aggressive. There is no advice other than to react accordingly to Isshin’s attacks. Easier said than done, of course.
Main bosses and different endings
There are two halves in the game if we talk about boss fights. There are mandatory boss battles that you will have to fight with. Then you’ll have to choose your path to a different ending in Sekiro, depending on which boss fights you choose to fight. Here is a table that will explain it in more detail.
|Basic boss battles
|End of Shura
|Immortal separation, purification and ends of return
|A good boy
Guardian monkey (headless)
|Emma, the gentle blade
|great shinobi owl
True Corrupted Monk
demon of hate
Genichiro, way of Tomoe
Isshin, the saint of the sword
Related: How to play Dark Souls games in order
As you can see, there are quite a few boss fights in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, all with the potential to kill you, not once, but multiple times. Well, that’s how Souls games work, so don’t be demotivated. I hope you don’t get stuck in the same place forever, and if you do, I hope you have some cookies to pass the time.