Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - Emma, the Gentle Blade Boss Guide

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

Emma, the Gentle Blade Boss Guide

Number of Deathblow Markers 1
Reward None
Appearance Ashina Castle (Shinobi Invasion)

Strategy

Emma does not give you many openings to attack, so focus on parrying her to break her Posture. Her Posture gauge breaks more easily than other enemies.

  • The basic strategy is to stay close and bait her into attacking you. The battle will mostly consist of parrying and countering.

Emma, the Gentle Blade Boss Guide

↑Prepare for Emma’s attack after striking her.

Emma, the Gentle Blade Boss Guide

↑When Emma attacks, parry to break her Posture.

  • Emma will be left wide open after you parry the last hit of her four-hit combo. Use the chance to deal heavy damage to her.

Emma, the Gentle Blade Boss Guide

↑Emma’s four-hit combo is telegraphed by her raising her sword. Prepare to time your parries accordingly.

Emma, the Gentle Blade Boss Guide

↑Parry each attack of the combo. Be careful of the last strike as it has different timing than the rest.

Emma, the Gentle Blade Boss Guide

↑Emma will be stunned after you parry the last hit of the combo. Attack her to get in some damage.

  • When Emma’s sword glows, she is preparing to use her quick double slash. Be careful, as she takes two steps toward you when performing the attack.

Emma, the Gentle Blade Boss Guide

↑The moment the sword glows.

Emma, the Gentle Blade Boss Guide

↑You can try to parry, though you’ll likely still get hit by one of the slashes.

  • Emma will perform a grab when the Danger mark appears. Be sure to avoid it since it does quite a bit of damage.

Emma, the Gentle Blade Boss Guide

↑You can spot the grab attack motion coming even before the Danger mark appears.

Attacks

Attack Details
DANGER
Grab and Throw
Grabs the player and throws them
Double Slash Quickly advances to the player and performs two quick slashes.
Four-hit Slash Raises her sword, then unleashes four slashes. The last hit can be easily parried.
Continuous Slashing Slashes a few times with her sword.

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