The Sekiro Lone Shadow Longswordsman boss fight is the basis for a couple of other enemies you will face later on, and, assuming you have finished the Hirata Estate, is a boss version of an enemy you have already faced earlier in Sekiro. It really isn’t an easy fight due to the small arena in which you fight this one, but you can overcome it with this guide on how to beat the Sekiro Long Shadow Longswordsman boss.
How to beat the Sekiro Lone Shadow Longswordsman boss
He uses a mix of sword attacks and kicks in order to try and keep you off-balance and very rarely lets up. This is another very challenging fight if you have yet to master the parry, so try to get some practice in beforehand as from this point on you’re going to start relying on it.
There are two points of entry for the arena, you want to take the one directly above this guy in order to drop attack him to get him to half health straight away. You can once again use the oil and Flame Vent combo in order to open up his guard and unleash a flurry of strikes if you don’t fancy parrying, just keep in mind that he will close the distance very quickly so it isn’t as simple as in some other fights.
Aside from his absurd combos, you need to keep an eye out for a thrust kick which can be Mikiri Countered. This can come after he has deflected your attacks or at the end of a kick combo. He also uses a sweeping kick attack which can be punished if you jump on his head. As long as you watch out for these attacks you can take him down.
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