Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - Lone Shadow Longswordsman Mini-Boss Guide

A guide on how to defeat Lone Shadow Longswordsman in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Lone Shadow Longswordsman

Number of Deathblow Markers 2
Reward Prayer Bead, Scrap Magnetite
Appearance Sunken Valley

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  • The enemy will often charge before attacking. This gives you the perfect opportunity to time your parries.

Lone Shadow Longswordsman

↑Because this motion is easy to identify, this is your chance to parry.

Lone Shadow Longswordsman

↑Fighting him will be much easier if you can also parry the attack shown above.

  • If you parry a slash, it will be rather easy to counter.

Lone Shadow Longswordsman

↑A chance to attack after parrying

  • After he slashes and performs a falling air kick, the boss will most likely follow up with a perilous low kick. Dodge and counterattack.

Lone Shadow Longswordsman

↑Block the falling air kick if possible.

Lone Shadow Longswordsman

↑After the falling air kick, he may use a perilous low kick. Avoid this as it deals heavy damage. If you avoid this by jumping, you will have a chance to attack. You can also perform a Mikiri Counter if he does a perilous thrust kick.

  • It is difficult to identify which attack he will use if he turns aggressive. If you have a high Posture gauge, it is best to avoid him until your gauge recovers.


Attack Details
Low Sweeping Kick
The boss hits Sekiro with a sweeping kick that deals heavy damage.
Ax Kick
Raises his legs then lowers swiftly to hit Sekiro.
Slash The swordsman uses his blade to slash Sekiro. The attack’s motion is quite slow.
Kick A kick with a short animation.
Falling Air Kick The boss jumps and kicks downward. It will perform this before the perilous low sweeping kick.
Shuriken Throws a shuriken at Sekiro from afar.

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