Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - Corrupted Monk Boss Guide

Information and strategy guide on how to defeat the Corrupted Monk, a boss enemy in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Corrupted Monk Boss Guide

Corrupted Monk Boss Guide

Number of Deathblow Markers 3
Reward Memory: Corrupted Monk, Dragon’s Tally Board
Appearance Fountainhead Palace

Boss List


1st HP Bar

  • After blocking the Corrupted Monk’s normal attack, you have the opportunity to hit her up to three times. She will counter-attack if you strike more than three times.
  • You cannot parry her next attack when the Danger mark appears. Leap away from her instead.
  • The Corrupted Monk will take advantage of any time Sekiro has max posture stress and hit him on the knee.

2nd HP Bar

  • The bridge will become covered with fog. The corrupted monk will summon shadows to attack you. However, before she can summon the shadows, you can land a deathblow on her by going to one of the tree branches near her. Jump toward the boss for an attack.
  • It is possible to avoid these attacks by continuously moving around.
  • Jump from one branch to another to avoid being hit by surprise.
  • After the fog clears, the 1st HP Bar strategy applies until the boss covers the area with fog again.

3rd HP Bar

  • The Corrupted Monk’s attacks will be more fluid and harder to predict than before.
  • Keep parrying her attacks while watching her swings. Also, be wary of her direct Naginata pierce.
  • She has an added attack where she sprays greenish water that inflicts Terror. Be sure to dodge this attack.


Attack Details
1st HP Bar
Swing Up Corrupted Monk will raise her blade and attempt to hit you from the right.
Swing Down Corrupted Monk will swing her blade and attempt to hit you from above.
Jump Slash Corrupted Monk will suddenly jump towards you and attempt to smash you with her blade.
2nd HP Bar
Fog Generation The Corrupted Monk will unleash a fog that will limit your visibility.
Surprise Swing Attack The Corrupted Monk will swing down her blade and attempt to hit you by surprise during the fog.
Three Consecutive Attacks The Corrupted Monk will unleash three consecutive strikes simultaneously to the left and right.
3rd HP Bar
Spinning Attack After four blade swings, the Corrupted Monk will shake her weapon and attack with a full swing
Falling Down The Corrupted Monk moves a distance while sweeping forward. Boss List

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