Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - Basic Information on Skills

Information about the skills in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. This includes information on skill points and the skill tree.

Basic Information on Sekiro’s Skills

Using Skill Points to Learn Skills

Skills are obtained by earning skill experience and using skill points. Acquiring skills is one of Sekiro’s main features.
Basic Information on Skills

Skill Points

Whenever Sekiro dies, his skill experience and money are halved. However, skill experience points are not lost. You only need to be careful of skill experience when the bar has not yet completely filled.
Skill Points

Skill Trees

How to Unlock

Esoteric Texts

You can unlock new skill trees by obtaining Esoteric Texts. You must obtain them to improve your performance in battle.
Where to find Esoteric Texts

Skill Tree Structure

The skill tree is divided in two. The upper tree contains offensive skills while the lower one contains defensive skills.
Skill Tree Structure

Fastest Way to Unlock Skill Tree

  1. Progress through the main story until you reach the Sculptor’s Idol in Hirata Estate.
  2. Talk to the Sculptor in the Dilapidated Temple and obtain the Shinobi Esoteric Text.
  3. After getting the text, you will be able to learn skills from the Shinobi skill tree.

Recommended Skill Order

Useful Skills for the Main Story.
Recommended Skill Order

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