Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - Jinsuke Saze (Ashina Elite) Mini-Boss Guide

A guide on how to defeat Jinsuke Saze (Ashina Elite) in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Jinsuke Saze (Ashina Elite)

Number of Deathblow Markers 2
Reward Prayer Bead
Appearance Ashina Castle Antechember

Boss List


  • Create some distance and wait for Saze’s rapid attacks. Build his Posture stress by parrying his sword draw attack. You can also use the Sabimaru prosthetic tool before the start of the battle to poison him.

Jinsuke Saze

  • The sword draw attack is indicated by Saze’s weapon briefly glowing. Press the deflect button twice after you see the glow.

Jinsuke Saze


Attack Details
Low Horizontal Slash
A combination of a low kick and a slash. Avoid it by jumping or by using backstep.
Ashina Cross Performs a two-stroke sword draw attack. Does high damage and has a wide range.

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