Sekiro Juzou the Drunkard boss guide: How to beat the large, angry man

Sekiro Juzou the Drunkard boss guide
Image credit: Boss Fight Database/YouTube (Image credit: Boss Fight Database/YouTube)

He looks scary but the Sekiro Juzou the Drunkard boss encounter can be cheesed easily if you know what to do in Sekiro. If you don't want to fight fair then you'll be able to use the far left hand side of the river area to sneak around and deal with the smaller enemies and move the odds in your favour. If you're careful you can even get in a stealth hit which makes your life a lot easier. Here's our top tips for how to beat the Sekiro Juzou the Drunkard boss.

How to beat the Sekiro Juzou the Drunkard boss

Sekiro Juzou the Drunkard boss guide

This is another boss who really doesn’t like the oil/Flame Vent combo, so feel free to abuse that to make it far easier. There is also an NPC on the riverbank who can assist you throughout the fight. If you managed to kill off all the little minions without getting the NPC involved then you can destroy Juzou by waiting for the boss to be focussed on your assistant and just attacking his back. 

Those two little cheeses aside, the fight itself is mostly a matter of avoiding both his unblockable attacks and the clouds of poison he spews out. His sword is fairly easy to read and you should be able to parry his attacks with relative ease if you have been practising up to this point. Do keep an eye out for his sweeping attack, when he unleashes this you should jump towards him and jump off of him to do extra posture damage. 

If you can use a mixture of all of the above then Juzou will crumble before you like the last man at a bar. Make the most of your extra mobility to run away and heal when necessary and you’ll be ready for the real challenge of the Hirata Estate.

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