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Sekiro Blazing Bull boss guide: How to defeat the charging beast

Sekiro Blazing Bull boss
Image credit: PowerPyx/YouTube (Image credit: PowerPyx/YouTube)

Facing the Sekiro Blazing Bull boss can be a little confusing. A game that trains you to fight warriors with swords doesn't really prepare you to battle a giant cow that's on fire. It's not actually that hard, once you get over the fact that you can counterintuitively counter attacks. But it is a bit of a slog more than anything else - Sekiro's Blazing Bull has loads of health and only really take decent damage if you hit the head. Which is, coincidentally, the bit you want to avoid the most. There are a couple of approaches and both need the Firecrackers so read on and defeat the Sekiro Blazing Bull boss.

How to kill the Sekiro Blazing Bull boss

First of all, the Firecracker will stun the boss for a couple of seconds but can only be used every 15 or so seconds, so don’t spam them. The fastest way to fight it is to have the bull charge at you and then deflect the attack. This will leave it open for a couple of strikes to the head and will do a fair chunk of damage. 

The key to this strategy is to get the timing down, but also to keep an eye on your health and the burn build up that the bull inflicts. Failure to keep an eye on your own wellbeing will definitely lead to death, so monitor it closely at all times. 

The other strategy takes a while longer but is safer if you aren’t comfortable with deflecting yet. Basically, you want to head towards a corner while keeping an eye on the bull. Once it charges at you just jump over it and start poking it in the rear for a little bit of damage. If you rinse and repeat this enough the beast will fall. No matter which way you defeat it, there are two enemies who enter the arena after the fight, don’t forget to take them out for their insolence. 

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