Sekiro: How To Beat Shirahagi (Easy Cheese Strategies)

Here is how you can beat Snake Eyes Shirahagi in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice.

Snake Eyes Shirahagi is easily one of the hardest non-boss enemies in Sekiro that you need to beat to progress. You can find her in the Ashina depths, and sadly you cannot skip her. Defeating her will unlock the path that leads you to Mibu Village. So here are two easy cheese methods that you can use to defeat her in no time.

How to Beat Snake Eyes Shirahagi in Sekiro

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Image Credit: Tyrannicon on YouTube

You can beat Snake Eyes Shirahagi in Sekrio within minutes using Ichimonji Double and a Firecracker prosthetic. Thanks to Tyrannicon on YouTube for their tutorial on it. You can check their video below, and here are the steps for it.

  1. Before starting the fight, set Firecracker as your main prosthetic tool. And your Combat Arts Skill is Ichimonji: Double.
  2. Fast Travel to the Poison Pool Skulptor’s Idol.
  3. Grapple to the Statue’s hand and sneak up on Shirahagi from behind.
  4. Next, backstab and give her the first deathblow. Now you only have to take care of her one health bar instead of two.
  5. Wait for her to attack and use the firecracker to interrupt her. This will stun her.
  6. Now, use Ichimonji Double. She will block it, and while it does not chip much of her health away, it will build up her posture.
  7. Immediately after your two strikes, she will attack you.
  8. Deflect this attack.
  9. Repeat steps 5 to 8 until you fill up her posture, then finally deliver her the deathblow.

If you follow these steps correctly and manage to maintain pressure on her, you can easily beat her in under a minute.

How to Cheese Shirahagi in Sekiro using Poison

In case you don’t have Ichimonji Double unlocked then there is another method you can use to cheese her.

  1. Start by backstabbing her and taking away her first health from the deathblow.
  2. Now, lead her to the poison pool.
  3. Here, grapple up on the area above the Poison Pool Idol.
  4. Make sure you bait her by letting her shoot at you from time to time. Deflect her shots
  5. After her poison builds up she’ll start losing her health.
  6. Repeat these steps until you completely deplete her health.
  7. Once she has no health left attack her and deal the final deathblow.

That covers this guide on how to defeat snake eyes Shirahagi in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice. For more help on this game, I suggest you check out our other Sekiro guides.

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