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By Anonymous
#16318697
Under no circumstances do you dodge towards him when he uses his gunpowder. Seriously this is the worst advice for this boss. You dodge right into his swing, going backwards if you have room or to the sides are the only play. Towards him a restart 9/10 times.
By Anonymous
#16326000
Dodge towards him means begin sprinting around his side and reach his back, you should be behind him before he even swings his sword. You MUST sprint the second you recover from the 'shoulder ram' attack he does before throwing out the firecrackers. The wider you go around him, the slower and shorter your window becomes to dodge the attack.
By Anonymous
#16316728
I just beat the Owl (father) and I found him a lot easier than Great Shinobi Owl. I'm not sure if its because I've gotten better at the game, got lucky, or just because I wasn't stressing out about this fight.
By Anonymous
#16352229
Maybe because 3/4 of their moveset are similar, once u beat him the forst time u know him well
By Anonymous
#16313923
Can someone confirm if shadow rush thrust can be deflected?
By Anonymous
#16315283
It can, but he still gets the air drop after. When he staggers you as he leaps, it's not actually dealing damage, and you should be able to deflect the two slashes in time. Not really worth it, tho.
By Anonymous
#16313115
Oddly, the shuriken he tosses will count toward his posture if you deflect them. There's even a slight chance you might posture break him, which automatically zips Sekiro forward to be positioned right in front of him, lol.
By Anonymous
#16309545
When you face Masanaga the spear bearer in Ashina Castle, the first line of his dialogue is "Oh, it's you". He could be saying that "it's you the one who killed my boy Masanari", yeah, but also he could be remembering you for your chronologically first encounter at Hirata Estate. I didn't finish my first playthrough yet, just beated father, but this is driving me crazy. Could Owl's memory have actually hapened? This slightly contradicts the memory of the battle, as it states something like "Owl's wish to fight with Wolf to death was granted, even if it was in an old memory", but we do know that the way that the Buddha statue works is ****ed up, since you carry your prosthetic tool the past and some more stuff like that. Maybe some of the things you did did happen and some didn't?
By Anonymous
#16311235
Could be that Masanaga just knows who you are, since the Lone Shadow Shinobis are employed by Owl. Like that Lone Shadow that fights you where you start the game, they seem to be informed of who you are and what you're capable of. His introduction could just be "Oh, you're the guy Owl talked about."
By Anonymous
#16316853
Every bell creates a parallel universe based on the memories of the person it belongs to.
By Anonymous
#16348303
he knows who you are at the Hirata estate too. makes sense since he works for Owl and you're Owl's adoptive son...
By Anonymous
#16300732
I guess hitting him on his left and right sides helped the most to damage vitality. I saved some spirit emblems for phase 2 using the Mortal Draw to interrupt some of his attacks.
By Anonymous
#16299532
haha red sword go *swoosh*
By Anonymous
#16297607
After i deflect a couple of his attacks he just jumps 10 feet away and regains all of his posture. **** boss.
By Anonymous
#16297760
Git gud
By Anonymous
#16298160
yea you have to keep pressure, evantually his health goes down and the lower it goes the slower he regains posture.
By Anonymous
#16341435
No you don't keep pressure. You wait for openings. It's by far the most reliable way. This version punishes reckless aggression heavily with firecrackers and perilous attacks.
By Anonymous
#16296982
Somehow I found this version to be much easier than the original one. I recently spent maybe 2+ hours on the Great Shinobi, while Father went down on what felt like 10th attempt. I think that Father has way more openings for punishing (like that long combo with crackers and diagonal slash that he uses very often), and it also felt like he leaves more time to regenerate Posture, which is something I suffered from a lot with the Shinobi version.
By Anonymous
#16289299
Been stuck on him since 2 weeks after the game came out, after about 500 tries i've only gotten him to his second phase twice.
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