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Sekiro Genichiro, Way of Tomoe boss guide: How to beat Genichiro for the second time

Sekiro Genichiro, Way of Tomoen boss guide
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The second time you meet Genichiro will start a second encounter, the Sekiro Genichiro Way of Tomoe boss fight, and the final true boss battle of the game. Although, if you get taken down by Isshin the Sword Saint, you'll have to fight Genichiro again. The only good news here is that this Sekiro (opens in new tab) fight is fairly basic, with an easy to master attack pattern that's fairly similar to the first time you fight him at Ashina Castle. Although this time he has got his own Mortal Blade. With that in mind here's some help on how to deal with the Sekiro, Way of Tomoe boss fight.

How to kill the Sekiro Genichiro, Way of Tomoe boss

Sekiro Genichiro, Way of Tomoe boss guide

You have a much larger arena to dance in this time around so you can make the most of it if you are worried about close combat with him. However, he does still have a bow so it is best to be incredibly aggressive. The only thing to be aware of is that the Mortal Blade attacks have super armour. If you see him hunkering down then run away from him quick. He tends to open the fight with one of these attacks. He can also use a second Mortal Blade strike as a follow up to the first, so don’t be too hasty. 

The Axe and the Ichinmonji Double attack are both very effective at stripping away his posture. Just be aware that both have long wind up motions so you need to be certain you have time to do them as he is quite fast. If you slip up he can deal a large amount of damage and you really don’t want to have to heal in this phase. 

Your best bet is to be incredibly aggressive and whittle down his posture without pausing. He still has low posture in this form as he has no armour so you should be able to take him out quickly as long as you are aware of his new tricks. 

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