Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - Genichiro, Way of Tomoe Boss Guide

Information and strategy guide on how to defeat Genichiro, Way of Tomoe, a boss enemy in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Genichiro, Way of Tomoe Boss Guide

Number of Deathblow Markers 1
Reward None
Appearance Ashina Reservoir – Secret Passage

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  • Defeating Genichiro Ashina is easier if you try to fill up his posture gauge rather than lower his HP.
  • Filling up his posture gauge is a quick way to take him out, since most of his attacks can be parried.
  • The first chance you have to counter is after his jumping attack. Avoid the move by sidestepping then prepare to attack.

Genichiro, Way of Tomoe

↑ Jump attacks can be avoided by sidestepping. This attack is easy to identify due to its obvious attacking motion.

Genichiro, Way of Tomoe

↑ Since Genichiro is slow to recover from the move, you can land one or two hits.

  • After the first attack, he may do two types of offensive moves.

Genichiro, Way of Tomoe

↑ Genichiro holds his blade to the left to telegraph an incoming dangerous attack. Prepare to use the Mikiri Counter.

Genichiro, Way of Tomoe

↑ You can also use Mikiri attack on the dangerous dive attack. This move’s timing can easily be grasped.

Genichiro, Way of Tomoe

↑ Once you counter, you can land one or two strikes.

  • Another chance for you to attack is after Genichiro’s giant slash. Go to the left and avoid the strikes in order to counter.

Genichiro, Way of Tomoe

↑ Approach and step to the left. Avoid the wave produced by Genichiro’s blade. He may follow this up with another wave slash. Perform a sidestep again to avoid the attack.

Genichiro, Way of Tomoe

↑ You can attack him from behind after his attack.

  • The fourth attack is dangerous sweeping slash.

Genichiro, Way of Tomoe

↑ Avoid this perilous move by jumping. Attack once he is done.


Attack Details
Genichiro holds his blade to the left and prepares a thrust attack toward Sekiro. Can be Mikiri countered.
Dive Attack
The boss jumps and rushes toward Sekiro.
Low Sweeping Slash
The swordsman performs a sweeping slash which has a wide range. Can be avoided by jumping.
Jumping Jumps and slashes downward. Has an opening to counter once avoided.
Arrow Shot Genichiro shoots an arrow when Sekiro is far away. May use more than once.
Giant Slash Imbues the blade with a black aura and slashes, producing a stationary wave that deals damage.

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