How to easily beat Lone Shadow Vilehand in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an incredibly challenging game, and a lot of the time you have to either upgrade skills or purchase items from vendors. However, the most difficult part of the title has to be the boss battles. A lot of the enemies attack without much force, but sometimes you run into exceptions like Lone Shadow Vilehand.

Lone Shadow Vilehand is deadly if you get too close to him in a claustrophobic room. It's best to use your mind-control powers on the other enemy in the room, and then use the Firecrackers for the second part of the fight.

You can easily beat Lone Shadow Vilehand in a few minutes by following these techniques. However, unlike the video, don't kill your mind-controlled ally or else you'll have to fight him for longer.

  • Employ the Puppeteer Ninjutsu technique to mind-control the enemy hiding to the left.
  • Let foe-turned-friend lower Lone Shadow Vilehand's health. Both of them have similar abilities to it's an even fight.
  • The ally will essentially fill up his deflection meter, allowing you to deliver the first Deathblow.
  • Using the Puppeteer Ninjutsu will allow you to save a lot of your Spirit Emblems for the second part of the fight.
  • It's possible to keep on extending the Puppeteer Ninjutsu by sneaking behind your ally and using more Spirit Emblems, but we won't recommend that because you need as many as you can spare for the second part.
  • Lone Shadow Vilehand is an agressive enemy so throw Firecrackers at him during the second part of the fight and strike him from behind.
  • This will lower his health and, when it's around 50 percent, his deflection meter will begin to fill up.
  • Keep on deflecting his attacks and throw more Firecrackers to hit him. Doing this again and again will allow you to deliver another Deathblow eventually.

It took us quite a while to figure out how to beat this boss, but once we did, it was rather easy. Hopefully this walkthrough will help you just as it helped us.

In our review, we said, "It's definitely harder than Dark Souls, but the sense of satisfaction you feel after defeating powerful titans is a reward in itself. The more you play, the stronger you become. The story and gameplay take you in new directions, but Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice's difficulty may limit its appeal. Unlike previous FromSoftware games, it lacks multiplayer so you can't summon allies to help you."

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