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Sekiro - Shadows Die Twice

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 06:59 AM

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View PostTraveller, on 22 May 2019 - 11:22 PM, said:

I just beat him!

That was... epic. Watching the credits roll, can't quite believe I finally got him. It's taken over a week dammit!

I put it on tonight, farmed some confetti, and went at it. Got him to final phase for the first time - and promptly went over the cliff edge. Jeezus.

Ran out of emblems, ran out of confetti, went at it the old fashioned way - chipping away, healing where I could, and learning which moves to keep away from and which ones to punish.

Didn't get greedy at the end either, even when he had a sliver left - stood back and waited for best moment.

I might just have taken a stupid route to do this and made it even harder than it had to be, but got it in the end, without using my 13 skill points.

Urg I can sleep now.


Congrats!

When you wake up, you can load up NG+ and start doing it all over again for the other 3 endings!

I did nothing yesterday cuz I came home from practice late. The whole week looks to be pretty busy, don't expect I'll get to do more than grind for some Mercury.


Thanks, maybe just mop up first game area and farm a little before hitting ng!

Thinking about it this morning, it's a bit of a flaw the way the emblems work, as although they're not too hard to get hold of, after several attempts at a boss, you're definitely going to need more. Which means leaving the boss, just as you're getting into it.

Which ultimately lead to me having to leave all my cool prosthetic items that probably would have been great to use at the end, as I had nothing to power them.

What would have been really useful is an item that let's you use skills like mortal draw in the non-emblem powered form. MD still works without emblems; it just lacks the range and power of the powered version but it still destroys Genichiro faster than anything else. But if you're carrying emblems for the Isshin fight, MD chews through them before you get there.

Ceremonial Tanto is good, but only for a few uses, and you really need all the health you can get at the end.

Be interesting to see how NG goes now I know how to kill everything; also I might just work through using all the different prosthetics I've got now.

Awesome game, glad I hit the ending though, it really bugs me when I hit a wall like that!

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 07:08 AM

Finished up first playthrough. Got all the Headless (I'd missed a couple) and got all the dragon mask fragments, plus went back through some areas I'd previously done to pick up items I'd missed.

Great fun running through the game and knowing how to deal with everything, switching tools, taking them all down without taking damage.

FromSoft tends to stick dlc somewhere halfway through the game, so I'm not going to hit the NG button just yet. Unless I have withdrawal symptoms after a few days, which is entirely possible.
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Posted 29 May 2019 - 04:21 AM

Oookay, did a bit more grinding with the bell on. Got myself 2 pieces of Mercury, so i was finally able to max out my Sabimaru. Should now do an AOE poison effect as well.

2 more mercury bits and I i'll be able to upgrade the Shuriken to Lazulite as well.

Banked 4 skills. Considering investing in the Leaping kick.
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And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 29 May 2019 - 06:27 AM

Leaping kick is good for punishing anyone with an annoying sweep! I think they nerfed it along with high monk with the first update as it was a bit OP.

I've got loads of mercury from somewhere, not sure where though!
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Posted 01 June 2019 - 08:47 AM

Bloody Hell.
Took me about 4 hours to kill the Demon.

I figured out the fight pretty early on- it's really anti-intuitive, but conceptually simple once you get it.

but getting through all 3 phases just required real precision because one wrong move and he could knock me down or stunlock me and then it's GG.

All right, all that's left now is the final boss himself.

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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 01 June 2019 - 08:52 AM

Nice one. It's focus that's required, isn't it. I just couldn't get it when I was remotely tired, had to play one morning when I got a moment to nail it.

Satisfying though, kinda sad that he thanks you for releasing him.

Good luck with Isshin! You'll get him quicker than me I'm sure, but if you want to know what I did just ask.

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 06:48 PM

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Nice one. It's focus that's required, isn't it. I just couldn't get it when I was remotely tired, had to play one morning when I got a moment to nail it.

Satisfying though, kinda sad that he thanks you for releasing him.

Good luck with Isshin! You'll get him quicker than me I'm sure, but if you want to know what I did just ask.


Might save him for tomorrow. The demon got me 15 k EXP, so I need to grind out another skill point.

I'm trying to max out all the Lazulites in a single NG+ run, so I need to pick an upgrade for either the axe or the flame barrel.... I'll probably go with the flame barrel, and see how Isshin likes holy fire...

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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 07:13 AM

I've got enough lazulite to get most of the upgrades, not sure you can get enough for all on first playthrough though?

I think the holy fire only works on spirits but not certain. When combined with Living Force, it's supposed to do massive damage, along with the Axe.

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 03:31 PM

View PostTraveller, on 02 June 2019 - 07:13 AM, said:

I've got enough lazulite to get most of the upgrades, not sure you can get enough for all on first playthrough though?

I think the holy fire only works on spirits but not certain. When combined with Living Force, it's supposed to do massive damage, along with the Axe.


1 playthrough gets you 6. you need 10 upgrade all 4 weapons. (2 from killing the demon, 2 can be bought for scales, 1 is reward for killing the Carp, and 1 is dropped by the ghost warrior in the Palace)

The last boss is technically a summoned spirit, so I feel like it should be useful. remains to be seen though.
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Posted 02 June 2019 - 05:35 PM

Yeah I've got the 6.

Ohh, I want to play some more now...
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Posted 07 June 2019 - 04:11 AM

Genichiro seems to be put there specifically to throw off my concentration. I can almost never kill him without losing a resurrect because of his stupid Mortal sword or, one of his unblockable combo moves.

Found a way to rush phase 1. unsurprisingly, it involves my beloved Sabimaru. Once I bait him into a thrust and use a Mikiri, I counterattack with a Sabimaru combo and finish with a sword follow-up. If I manage to block his next attack, he reverts to another thrust, allowing me to repeat the process. Second combo poisons him, and a third Mikiri brings his posture to near critical.

Phase 2, however, is proving tricky. can't get the Mikiri timing right for those thrusts.

Only had an hour or so tonight to mess with this, finally. Hopefully I could give it some time on the weekend. Next few weeks are gonna be real busy at work, so doubt I'll have much playing time at home.
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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 05:31 AM

Do you mean phase 1 on Isshin?

I used Floating Passage for him. Almost every attack he does, I'd run to my right, and hit him in the side with it. There's one where he rushes in really fast which would nearly always get me; but if you keep locked on and moving you can punish him back for that too.
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Posted 14 June 2019 - 01:51 PM

About 2 hours played yesterday.

I saw Phase 3 once. And died promptly.

Unfortunately, most of the time was spent dying to Genichiro. I tend to become impatient after getting killed by phase 2 Isshin, and just try to brute-force my way back there. And genichiro's got just enough counter-moves to punish me for that.

I got Phase 1 down now. Phase 2 just need to figure out a few more things, but got the parry pattern down in general.

Now I've got a late game, a wedding and another game on Sun (with me needing to do a bunch of work on the weekend whenever I can squeeze it in). So I'm likely to forget how I got here by the time I next get to try this.

Need to get through the next 2 weeks. Then I should have some more free time again.
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Posted 14 June 2019 - 01:56 PM

Divine confetti and the sugar that boosts posture are good for speeding things up.

I miss playing but I'm stuck into Botw whenever I get any free time at the moment. (Although after Sekiro it feels like Link is wearing lead boots the whole time. He's slow af and he can't jump for shit!)

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 05:22 PM

Yeah, I keep meaning to use the confetti, but never have the time, lol.

EDIT: confetti sucks, because it obscures his movements, so it actually makes it more difficult to parry, lol

Been getting to Phase 2 pretty reliably and even getting past that, occasionally. But the lighting strikes still get me (for now). Unfortunately, could only keep my focus for so long, before it started slipping again.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:57 AM

Had a decent run last night in the 45 min I managed to eke out to play. Got to phase 3 fairly reliably.

Now I feel I need to go back to the Palace and practice the lightning catch and release on the thunder dogs.
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Posted 20 June 2019 - 09:47 PM

I didn't use the lightning return - I tried and I jumped, but he was always too far away when he did it. I took him out from up close; I think he only does it when you're mid range.

I put Dark Souls on today as my son wanted to look at it. I started from the beginning, and tried to parry the first spear guys. It worked a treat! Batted their spears and left them open for a death blow. Ive played through DS a lot of times, but never utilised this effectively before Sekiro.

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 02:35 AM

Nailed him. Lightning return actually makes Phase 3 trivial, once you develop the muscle memory for it. Each one takes of a solid chunk of his vitality, and you can get at least 3 hits in while he's stunned

Phase 2 is arguably the hardest, cuz he doesn't do that many thrusts, meaning I needed to build up his posture via deflects mostly- unless he tries to do the air sweep, when I can just jump over him and get a few free hits in.
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Posted 21 June 2019 - 08:02 AM

Nice one, well done!

So satisfying getting that final execution. I got the Return ending, how bout you?
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Posted 21 June 2019 - 02:12 PM

View PostTraveller, on 21 June 2019 - 08:02 AM, said:

Nice one, well done!

So satisfying getting that final execution. I got the Return ending, how bout you?



I had the default "Immortality severed". Like I mentioned, I forgot to get cooked rice from Kuro...

Which is why I wanna do another run to get Purification or Dragon's return ending.

Also, I still need to bring the doctor a test subject.

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