Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Kazuma Kiryu Boss Guide

Boss guide for Kazuma Kiryu in Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PS5 and PS4. Included are an overview of the boss, main story chapter encountered, recommended level, weakness, recommended party, recommended character jobs, and strategy to beat the boss.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Kazuma Kiryu Boss Guide

Kazuma Kiryu Boss Guide

Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Kazuma Kiryu Boss Guide


Chapter Encountered Chapter 14: Tradition
Level 57
Weakness Cold

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Recommended Party

Character Recommended Job Details
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Ichiban KasugaIchiban Kasuga Hero Raises the party’s attack power with “Brave Command”. Can also fully heal allies with Brave Love (Rank 10).
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Joon-gi HanJoon-gi Han Hitman Access to poison attacks that allows you to damage the boss each turn.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Saeko MukuodaSaeko Mukouda Hostess Access to strong Cold attack (Sparkling Cannon).
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Eri KamatakiEri Katamaki Idol Dedicated healer and support class with access to party-wide recovery skill.

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Be aware of Kiryu’s Stances.

Kiryu uses four combat styles when fought and will switch to a different one based on his HP.

Style Condition Details
Brawler At the beginning of the fight (default style). Basic physical attack style using punches and kicks.
Rush At 2/3 HP. Speed-focused style marked by high-speed offense and excellent evasion.
Beast At 1/2 HP. Hard-hitting style that allows Kiryu to use objects in his attacks.
Dragon of Dojima At 1/4 HP. Ultimate style that allows Kiryu to perform repel, parry, and tiger drop.

Use Poison.

Having Joon-Gi Han use poison to continuously deplete Kiryu’s HP is a viable strategy to defeat him. This is to allow you to keep damaging him even when you all party members are focused on recovering HP.

Reduce Kiryu’s Defense.

Using Meromero Typhoon and Burning Turtle Crush to lower Kiryu’s defenses is recommended when fighting him, though you will need to reapply any debuffs you inflicted (including poison) when he changes stances.

Attack with Cold.

Using Cold attacks is one of the best ways to damage Kiryu, especially with the Miss Kyaba job’s Sparkling Cannon ability. Using magic attacks will be especially important when Kiryu is at 1/4 HP and switches to Dragon of Dojima style. He will gain incredible damage output and the ability to counter incoming physical attacks.


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  1. Kiryu won’t attack female party members, so having Saeko and Eri in your main party will limit his attacks to Kasuga and whichever male party member is in your main party.