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Sekiro Shadows Die Twice: Mibu Village Walkthrough

Mibu Village Walkthrough

With the newly opened path, you’ll pass through a graveyard and out onto a ledge with a Pellet. Down below is another platform, and as you look out, two more Nightjar Ninja phantoms will appear on a nearby large tree. They’ll continually harass you with shurikens – so you’ll either want to grapple over quickly and use aerial blocks – or you can use the Loaded Umbrella and Projected Force skill to send attacks back at them to stun them before following up to get close and finish them off.

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From the base of the tree, look across the small ravine for a tree branch to grapple to, and then drop down to find the Mibu Village Sculptor’s Idol.

Across the small stream from the idol you can find the Exiled Memorial Mob in his tent, selling such nifty items as a Mottled Purple Gourd that can be recharged to lower your terror buildup, as well as plenty of coin purses, Dragonspring Sake to share, and two Treasure Carp Scale – among other items.

Past him, you can jump up to a ledge under the tree you used to get down here, and take a path several Attack Dogs are guarding until you reach a dead end with a Light Coin Purse. You may have also noticed a figure standing in the stream at the end of the tiny canyon below the Attack Dogs.

This Ninja is of a different breed – a Poisonclaw Ninja, and in addition to all the attacks you just love to hate – he can also perform 1-3 poison strikes using thrusting punch attacks followed by a chargeup downward slash. Blocking these will just raise your toxic levels, so you may want to try sidestepping the last hit to get around behind him and attack.

Since you’ve gained in power since last fighting these types of ninjas – don’t be afraid to aggressively deflect their chain combo attacks and martial arts kicks – and look for their long kick string that ends with either a leg sweep or thrust to dodge and counter and break their posture meter quickly. As long as you get out of the way of the poison fist attacks, you should be able to take him out and get a Scrap Magnetite he was carrying plus a Treasure Carp Scale at the end of the stream.

Note that he also gives more than 700 experience per kill – and if you’re careful you can hug the left wall of the ravine to backstab him if you have some stealth-improving skills, making him a great farming opportunity to get yourself some more skill points.

Now it’s time to check out this village everyone keeps talking about. Up ahead along the stream you can see several Mibu Villagers at work – and they are not happy to see you. Still, they aren’t exactly combat warriors, and will come at you with rocks, pitchforks, or just shoves – which can easily be deflected for one hit kills.

That’s the easy part. Things will start to get tougher when you notice that they also come up from the ground 2-3 more times after being killed – and the more enemies around, the more they’ll appear like and endless swarm. They are also at their most diabolical when in large groups – as its easy to get overwhelmed on all sides – so be wary of your spacing and watch for reinforcements coming out of the ground.

Be sure to check the huts on the ledge above the stream to find a Lump of Fat Wax behind the second house. As you move up and cross the small bridge – you’ll run into a small group of Mibu Villagers in a sort of procession. There’s more variation here – which means more chances to get hit: some villagers have spears they’ll try and thrust at you, while the small blue-robed ones with butcher knives will try and grab you to stab repeatedly.

It’s worth noting that a great way to start these battles is either using the Bloodsmoke Ninjutusu to create a cloud to cleave a path through them before they know what’s going on, or the Bestowal Ninjutsu to give your blade a huge range to cut through most of them in one hit and finish off the others with a second slice – though you’ll have to chase down the reinforcements that burrow up near the trees.

Be sure to check along the lake’s edge for a Mibu Balloon of Soul (at least we know where these things are coming from now), and then look for a larger building behind rows of red wooden barriers. Grapple up a tree next to it, and explore the roof to find a way to drop in. There’s a man hiding in a basket in here – apparently he’s the only one who hasn’t gone completely crazy from drinking the water (too much alcohol might do it).

You can ask Basket Wearer Shosuke about the village and its inhabitants to learn that everyone seems to have gone crazy recently after the Head Priest made everyone start drinking the water of the ponds and rivers – and they also really don’t like fire. He also mentions a village outcast and hunter across the lake named Inuhiko locked himself up in his house with a pine resin to burn, and that the Head Priest of Mibu Village lives up in a shrine at the end of the town further up.

Note – if you return to the house later, you’ll find that Shosuke couldn’t resist drinking more of the water, and has gone crazy. As sad as it is, it’s best to put him out of his misery, as there’s a chance you’ll gain Rot Essence from him while he’s alive – even if he isn’t all there.

Grappling up and out of the building, you can find a couple of Mibu Villagers along the main road near a Pacifying Agent in the bushes, and more Mibu Villagers on the other side by the lake’s edge, alongside a boat holding a Mibu Balloon of Wealth.

Before exploring the other side of the pond, be sure to grapple up to the second building where a Giant Chicken stands watch on the roof, and drop down to get a Fistful of Ash. Further up you can see what looks like a large graveyard area and a giant cherry blossom tree with its petals all over the place – leave it for now.

Swim across the pond and kill any man-eating fish that get in your way until you reach the far docks to grab a Pellet in a boat. Next, grapple up the broken steps to find several trashed huts and a few Mibu Villagers – then head down the sloping path to find Contact Medicine by a burned home.

At the end of the path you’ll find a Fistful of Ash and the outcast’s home – and climbing up to the roof you can find an Adamantite Scrap – and further back is the Pine Resin Ember – which can be used as upgrade material to make a Flame Vent modification to unleash a continuous stream of fire – great for scaring away the locals!

Speaking of locals – an entire army just burrowed out of the ground behind you, blocking your exit, and among them are two Taro Troop Bell-wielders that can deal massive damage in this thick melee. Thankfully – you do have an alternate route out – look up to the left to spy a branch you can jump and grapple to that leads to a long path up and over this area – and jump over to a platform with a Mibu Balloon of Soul before you jump back down to the pond and cross back over.

Back at the buildings before the graveyard – look for a tree branch nearby to grapple to and get a good scope of the area. There are several Mibu Villagers here – and off to the left is a high road leading to some farming fields. You should also note the curious pattern of clusters of pink leaves along the ground. If you step near any of these clusters – Mibu Villagers will rise out of the ground and lunge to grab and hold you in place while other villagers attack you.

Since this is less than ideal, be sure to enter the graveyard area to get everyone’s attention, and then backpedal towards the entrance to this area to fight them as they come to you – rather than trying to dance around all the grabbing villagers rising up. This is also made worse by another Taro Troop Bell-wielder dashing in from the far side, so be sure to lure him away then daze him with fire before unleashing attacks, and then stepping back to avoid his slams until he wears himself out.

Once the main groups of respawning Mibu Villagers are gone, then you can sprint through the traps to dodge the grabs and double back to slash them until the area is clear. Once the danger has been dealt with, look in the middle of the graveyard to get Black Gunpowder, and then check the giant tree surrounded by petals (and grabbers) to get a Mibu Balloon of Soul and a Gourd Seed!

Follow the dry stream bed past the large tree, and you’ll find a Pellet along the little moat as it leads under the fields above. Look up around here to find a platform ledge you can grapple up to, putting you behind the fields. This is important for a few reasons: The fields are being worked on by a few ranged Mibu Villagers and two Taro Troop brutes with mallets – and one of them waits along the edge by the trees that you can backstab here.

You can also jump up the ledges to the highest platform to find Adamantite Scrap, and path going to the very back where a small shrine is holding Ashina Sake. Since all the other enemies here are looking the other way, you can start backstabbing a few – but be wary when you get around the place where Contact Medicine can be found.

As you reach the Taro Troop Brute working the fields, several Nightjar Ninja phantoms will appear around the fields to ambush you – which is why taking this place from the back is so important. Engaging them all at once is deadly for sure – but you may also be able to sprint back up before the fully materialize to get behind them and backstab the lot of them. If they spot you, you can also try running back through the village to lose a few of them, and then pick them off one by one or sneak around behind them again.

For added fun, try using the Puppeteer Ninjutsu on the Taro Troop Brute right as the Nightjar appear, and let him go wild on the competition!

Water Mill

Once this lot is cleared, continue along the main path past the graveyard to another string of red wooden blockades, and skirt them to find a Mibu Balloon of Soul at a small shrine.

Watch out as you reach the house up on the hill – there are a few grabby Mibu Villagers you need to avoid, and then you can plunder the house to find Divine Confetti and Yellow Gunpowder. You can also climb up to the roof of the house and look on the other side to find several red banners with a platform on top you can use to reach a Pellet

Now you can cross the bridge next to a mill to find the Water Mill Sculptor’s Idol. Rest up, and you’ll notice that Jinzaemon has appeared up the road – and seems to be on death’s door – but at least he’s found the source of the haunting melody from the shamisen player that’s right up the road.

Mini-Boss Battle – O’Rin of the Water

As you reach the clearing ahead, a woman softly players the shamisen by a grave, and her face is covered. Speaking to her, she’ll start crying about her missing Lord Sakuza who won’t answer her letters. Whatever your response, she’ll get mad and immediately go to attack you. Even if you just try and run past her, she’ll get mad at you for ignoring her and become hostile.

O’Rin likes to dance around like a spiraling flower petal in the wind – all before darting in and attacking with incredible speed. She’ll often leap slowly into the air, and then rapidly twirl towards you and alternate strikes from each side in her spins.

Depending on her range, she may float up close for a quick hit, followed by a fast three-hit combo, before pausing and delivering a final cut. If you see her start rapidly twirling up to you from the side, be ready for three alternating hits on each side before ending in a low unblockable sweep – which she can also perform after a single jumping hit. Sometimes she may come in on the left for four alternating hits on each side of you, ending in a unblockable low sweep – but there’s a rare chance she may go to grab you instead, especially if she breaks your posture – and it will do massive damage. Watch for her glinting blade to see if its a sweep – if not, move away!

It can be hard to get a bead on her – especially as she disappears when jumping back to retreat or strafing left or right. When she becomes more ghost-like, your attacks can’t even hit her, making it unwise to pursue her. She’ll just phase through your attacks as she back-steps and materialize to punish you. However, because she is an apparition – you can use Divine Confetti to deal additional damage to her. It’s not a massive boost, but it is a sizeable increase if you have some to spare.

She does have fairly low posture, and it won’t regenerate all that fast even at high health. Let her come to you can deflect his strings of attacks, all while punishing her sweeps and swings back after her hits land and before she can jump away. She may be able to deflect a lot of your attacks, but you can still do some posture damage, and hold block as she floats away to recover your own. Once you learn her combos – it comes down to a waiting game of letting her come to you until her posture breaks, when you can seal the deal.

Defeating her will earn you a Prayer Bead and a skill Breath of Life: Shadow – which will further increase the amount of health you gain back per Deathblow on top of the Breath of Life: Light skill. If you let Jinzaemon get this far, she’ll call out to him, and you can hurry back just in time to have him thank you for uniting the two, as he gives you Jinza’s Jizo Statue and breathes his last.

As you head up the path past where O’Rin stopped you, you’ll find a small narrow bridge way above the stream below. Off to the right you can find a Lump of Fat Wax. As you try to cross, a ghostly Ashina Elite Samurai will appear on the other side to lock you into a narrow 1v1 match. Take the match slow, wait for his thrust or overhead strikes to parry and counter, and then follow up but don’t get too greedy.

When the spirit fades, look down into the river below, and you can spot a chest hiding in the waterfall. Jump down into the water and check it out to find Divine Grass, then look for grapple points to get back onto the bridge.

Up the bending path, you can spot the Head Priest’s house, where several Mibu Villagers have gathered in front, including a Taro Troop Bell Brute. Take him out first or Puppeteer him and let him go crazy on the rest, then eavesdrop on the door to hear what the priest is up to.

You can’t enter through the front door, nor can you find a way to get around back – so instead look for a crawlspace under the porch to sneak under. Move all the way to the left until you reach a dead end, and you’ll find a Shinobi Shortcut Secret Door panel to revolve into the house. Inside, the Head Priest is drinking himself to death trying to become a “citizen of the palace” to apparently no avail. Search the building here and you’ll find Divine Confetti on an altar, and a Red Lump in the corner behind some urns.

Head out through the broken wall and cross the river to hop onto the roof of a nearby hut where you’ll find a Light Coin Purse. Be sure to also check around the back of the shrine for Adamantium Scrap, and finally look up at the roof to grapple up and find an altar in the attic with Spirit Emblems and a Prayer Bead for the taking, and a Heavy Coin Purse out on the roof.

Boss Battle – Corrupted Monk

As you head up the path past the Head Priest’s house, you’ll come to a large clearing with a stone entrance to what looks like a large cave. But before you can get close, the ghostly visage of the Corrupted Monk will appear.

This enemy is big, and wields an even longer naginata weapon that can be used to swing and thrust many many times. Similar to O’Rin and the other apparitions, Divine Confetti can help you do a lot more damage here – and possible even lower her health long before her posture.

Otherwise, if you lack the Divine Confetti or you don’t want to start farming it from the Ashina Elite samurai in the Ashina Castle Upper Tower, you’ll want to use Gokan’s Sugar and turn this into a battle of posture.

The Corrupted Monk doesn’t always block (though it can be hard to tell when she is) but likes to use many sweeping combo attacks that you’ll have to get a rhythm down for deflecting each hit. In particular, watch for a sweeping 5-hit combo attack that constantly comes in circles, or a four hit alternating swing that will end with either thrust to Mikiri Counter, or a low sweep to jump over.

If she points her long blade at you – she’ll prepare for a long floaty jump towards you ending in a powerful slash you’ll need to deflect that sends you flying back – but you can throw out a Shuriken while she’s in the air to get some extra damage.

If she goes for an angry upswing, be sure to watch closely for a quick unblockable sweep as he retreats backwards – this is a good time to heal up or re-apply Divine Confetti/Gokan’s Sugar as needed. Since all of her strikes do a good amount of posture damage, you need to be holding block whenever she moves away to reset yourself – if you get staggered in the middle of her multi hit swings, you’ll likely meet your end.

A lot of this fight comes down to managing your posture wisely, and learning the difference between her thrust and swings – based how she angles her weapon before attacking. If you get everything down, you stand to raise her posture fairly fast, and damaging her vitality using the Divine Confetti can make this even easier when she gets to around half her health.

Thankfully, the Corrupted Monk only has one health bar, and there’s no tricks for this fight – when she’s gone, she’s gone. You’ll receive the Memory: Corrupted Monk, as well as the Mibu Breathing Technique Skill. Wait, what?

That’s right – all those ponds and rivers you swam across, all those times you were attacked by fish below the surface – now you can dive down and hunt them all down, and find new treasure in the process!

Before we do that, commune with the Wedding Cave Door Sculptor’s Idol, and head inside the ominous cave to find a creepy ritual altar and a wedding palanquin, below a giant hole in the cave’s top where water falls alongside a giant straw hand of some sort.

Check the altar for the Shelter Stone – the fragrant item that’s another piece of the Fountainhead Aroma’s incense you seek. Be sure to also check the inscription on the altar:

“Shelter stones such as this are an auspicious omen, sweetly scented for a bridal offering. The palanquin awaits with open arms.”

Going into the palanquin does nothing right now, so it’s time to head back to Lord Kuro… except, all of the Sculptor’s Idols in Ashina Castle have been deactivated somehow. Something is wrong, and to find out what we’ll need to make our way back to the castle – but first, a bit of cleanup.

Ashina Depths Cleanup – The Red-Eyed Carp

Now that you can swim underwater, return to the top of the river and dive under. Here you’ll find three Man-eating Fish guarding an item at the top of the falls – Precious Bait. What it does, we don’t know just yet.

Hop down the first falls and swim under the bridge towards the Water Mill where you’ll find your first Treasure Carp to get a Treasure Carp Scale. Next, swim down into the main pond at Mibu Village, and under the surface you’ll spot a creepy red-eyed Treasure Carp backed by three Man-Eating Fish. Slay them all, and you’ll get the Red Carp Eyes. If you were a jerk to either Jinzaemon or Kotaro and sent them to the abandoned dungeon, the surgeon Dosaku will have asked for this for the next stage of his experiments.

Before leaving, be sure to also check the bottom of the pond and its eerie bodies to find two Light Coin Purses, and then look under the far docks to find a treasure chest you can open at the bottom of the pond to get a Prayer Bead.

Ashina Depths Cleanup Mini-Boss Shichimen Warrior

If you run back to the Dilapidated Temple, you may find that Fujioka the Info Broker has a new bit of info for you. Paying 500 Sen for his latest note – the Valley Apparitions Memo, you’ll find that spirits have been sighted where the Guardian Ape’s Den is. In fact, you’ll find that you can’t travel back to this Sculptor’s Idol.

That’s because the Shichimen Warrior has taken up residence here. Like the Shichimen Player, he is summoning lots of Soul Orbs in this arena – and you’ll need to avoid getting hit by them if you don’t want to take terror damage.

Make sure that you have Pacifying Agents or the Mottled Purple Gourd on you, as well as some Divine Confetti that can be farmed from the Ashina Elite samurai at the castle. You’re also going to want to make sure you buy the Phoenix’s Lilac Umbrella Prosthetic upgrade from the Sculptor – this is the only way to shield up and negate all incoming damage and terror buildup from this guy.

Dropping into the arena, pop a Divine Confetti and wail on him until he plants his staff on the ground to summon a host of Soul Orbs. If you’re quick, you may be able to stagger him before he can do this – otherwise back away from the unholy ground and pop your shield to deflect the incoming orbs.

Note that if you have the Projected Force skill unlocked, you can send out an attack back at him after soaking some blows – but this will also use up your Divine Confetti – so be sure to unshield first before attacking if you want to keep the buff active.

Unlike the Shichimen Player, the Warrior will mix up moves more often, dancing through the air and creating more Soul Orbs, or crafting big homing ones to fly at you – but you can block all of these with the Lilac Umbrella. However, in addition to his surprisingly damaging slow staff swings, he may suddenly parry your attack and disappear. If this happens, start running to the other end of the cave – he should appear soon, and will start launching repeated bursts of his soul beam attack that’s hard to dodge and deals a ton of terror damage normally.

When you see him appear, pop your shield and shuffle towards him like a turtle and he’ll do no damage at all. Once you get close, wait for him to start up his next charge, and dodge behind him to dish out damage while he blasts the wrong direction.

Remember that when you take away one of his lives, he’ll disappear again to do this – and hey may do this several times when blocking your attacks. As long as you keep the Divine Confetti buff active and shield up when you see incoming threats, he should prove a much easier fight comparatively.

Defeating him will earn your the Malcontent’s Ring – which can be modified into your Finger Whistle as an upgrade that can stun other apparitions – like the Headless, which is a great way to make a painful fight much easier.

Ashina Depths Cleanup Mini-Boss – Headless

Now it’s time to return to the Hidden Forest, and see to that Headless Mini-boss. For this fight it is essential that in addition to Pacifying Agent or the Mottled Purple Gourd, and Divine Confetti, you’re also going to need a specific Prosthetic Tool upgrade. If you haven’t already, return to the Sculptor and get the Phoenix’s Lilac Umbrella – as this defensive shield is the only thing that can block the attacks of apparitions that will deal terror damage.

With this in hand, you can now go toe to toe with the Headless in the Hidden Forest. The headless will slow your movements so dodging is not possible, and likes to attack with large slow sweeping strikes – if they aren’t deflected perfectly by your blade, you’ll still take lots of terror damage, which is why the upgraded umbrella is so important for negating these strikes.

With the umbrella active, the only damage you’ll take is minimal posture damage – so wait out his strikes and retaliate with your own, and watch out for when he disappears to re-appear behind you and try to grab – jog out of his reach and wait for the fight to resume. His only real attacks are a couple of swift overhead strikes, and his long limbo-like sweeping swing that goes around in a circle – and usually ends with him disappearing.

Note that if you have the Projected Force Skill, you can send out waves of energy at the Headless using your Umbrella – but this also seems to eat up any Divine Confetti you have active – if you want to conserve, make sure you’re totally out of the shield before attacking so you don’t use it up. That said it does do a fair bit of damage – so long as you make sure to get ready to deflect again when he retaliates. If you run out of Spirit Emblems, you can use the Ceremonial Tanto from the Shichimen Player to gain a few more emblems – just make sure you’re out of range of the Headless to heal the health you need to lose to gain these emblems.

Defeating this Headless won’t earn your a Prayer Bead, but it will give you Gachiin’s Spiritfall – a unique item that essentially lets you apply the effects of Gachiin’s Sugar as much as you want, for the price of 4 Spirit Emblems.

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