Shinobi Hunter of Misen in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice can be a tricky boss to deal with. He wields a halberd and performs unblockable thrust attacks. Lucky, he is not as fast as you think. Before you engage Shinobi Hunter, you must first take down some of the enemies that are in a close vicinity because they will interfere in your fight and might cost you a victory.
Our Sekiro Shinobi Hunter Boss Fight Guide will help you learn everything you need to know about the boss’s attack patterns, Shinobi Hunter location, and beating him.
Sekiro Shadows Die Twice Shinobi Hunter Boss
Start by making your way up the stairs where you will encounter two enemies with shields and a guy with a torch. Take them out by quick R1 spam followed by a Deathblow.
If you are having trouble, you can break their shield by using the Axe Attack from your Shinobi Prosthetic Arm.
Follow the path ahead, cross the bridge, and kill another guy with the torch right after the bridge. It is ideal to use stealth kill to deal with him, otherwise, just cut him up with R1 spam.
Once done, take the high ground on the right while hiding in the grass and make your way to the other torch guy on the right. Take him out the same way you did the last one.
How to Beat
In order to land a surprise Deathblow on Shadows Die Twice Shinobi Hunter, backtrack to the bridge so that the boss does not notice you. Take the left path through the plants.
While hiding in the plants wait for the opportunity when the boss has his back turned against you and attempt a stealth kill on him.
This will take out one of his lives out of the two making your work half as easy. Now the only thing left is to perform one final Deathblow on the guy and this is not easy.
Sekiro Shinobi Hunter Boss mainly relies on unblockable thrust attacks. To deal with them you can use Mikiri Counter skill.
Now Mikiri Counter is a pretty tricky maneuver to pull off but gets the job done more effectively. The main attack you have to look out for is the one where he rushes you straight ahead with the weapon.
Try to dodge to create some distance between yourself and the boss and wait for the rush. Counter it and see the boss’s Posture Meter will get filled rapidly.
After a few of these combined with some normal attacks, Shinobi Hunter will be ready for the Deathblow.
Alternately, you can try your luck slashing your way at the boss. Because most of the moves of the boss are linear, you can dodge around them and get some hits in him while he is in the recovery animation.
This is, of course, a more sluggish and risky method, however, it can get the job done.
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