- Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:19 pm #16101997
- Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:14 pm #16102058
You can't side dodge, to pull mikari off stand still and press B/O to counter. It's dumb that it doesn't spell that out but that's fromsoft for ya
- Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:46 am #16102120
Press the button while standing still. Timing's the same as with deflecting, if not even more generous. Once you see them winding up for the attack and the red mark pops up, stop moving, and as soon as they start closing the distance, press the button.
- Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:07 pm #16102421
Having a katana is also copied from Nioh. Nioh did it first. Dark Souls also copied Nioh.
- Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:02 pm #16103437
Don't listen to the rest. What you actually do is dodge into the thrust. Dodge button is always dodge no matter if you input the direction or not. If you dodge INTO the thrust the timing is way more forgiving. You can train on the undying dude if you don't believe me. This is how I've been doing the counter ever since first spear mini boss.
- Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:21 pm #16117210
Thank you for the tip to dodge into the thrust. This had been driving me nuts.
- Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:30 am #16137220
was only pulling this off by accident alot, now you guys have confirmed to neutral dodge or dodge *towards* the frust I can finally beat ishiin!
- Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:48 pm #16183080
The moment you see their weapon begin to move from the windup, step dodge towards them
- Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:02 am #16103523
Just press the "O" button when kanji appears. Do not use (L1 = simple parry) or a direction while doing this.
- Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:15 pm #16104006
I can't tell if it's working or not because when I do it, an animation plays where I step on the opponent's spear, but then he just shoves me off and continues attacking IMMEDIATELY, with no damage to posture. I just don't get it.
- Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:35 pm #16104227
This happens to me as well. I'm pretty sure it depends on the type of enemy. For example the priest/cleric/munk dudes just shoves ne off. Maybe certain enemies are immune or you need to build up more posture?damage
- Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:12 am #16108550
When you perform the stomp and they shove you off, you did it correctly. It's just that the enemy has too much posture so you'd have to do it many times or in combination with deflections/ other counters. Weaker enemies don't have enough posture so it grants a deathblow opportunity first try.
- Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:29 pm #16107245
The second slot isn't for a shinobi art. It will unlock naturally as you progress through the game at a certain point.
- Fri Oct 07, 2022 5:51 am #16783928
it'll unlock when you beat your first boss on the top of the ashina castle, and it's called ninjitsu techniques
- Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:28 pm #16107244
The timing for this is basically as soon as the thrust attack starts. Most enemies will have a little "wind up" where they point their weapon at you. As soon as they lunge, press B, no thumbstick movement required.
- Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:40 am #16111329
I recommend you guys buy this skill ASAP. It make your life easier with red kanji attack (read the attack carefully, some is not thrust attack though). I also recommend training with Hanbei zombie dude at temple. You will get it fast. And you will "OMG! this is so awesome!".
- Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:21 am #16113410
Very powerful, and usually really easy to pull off with a pretty wide window. Should probably be the first skill you get.
- Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:02 am #16115328
I am so bad at using this move lol. I have played 4 games (the entire souls series & BB) where i was taught to move left or right when a thrust came at me
- Thu May 02, 2019 8:28 pm #16118677
update: i have stepped on isshin's long *** spear more times than i can count in ng+. i think i've finally gotten gud at sekiro