The Guardian Ape is an unskippable boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and boy is he one indignant monkey. You’ll discover him in the Sunken Valley simply after the Bodhisattva Valley Idol. He is quick and tremendous aggressive with various assaults and two levels.
His assaults vary from flailing arms, an unblockable seize assault, toxic farts and turds the dimension of boulders that he throws at you with glee, effectively livid anger. I used to be questioning about why he’s so mad and I can solely presume it’s as a result of I’d simply slaughtered shut to fifty different monkeys simply to get to him, that will most likely piss me off too if I used to be a extremely strung shit throwing ape.
I spent many an hour attempting this boss earlier than I bought to grips with a approach to take him down. I discovered that the turd throwing was the key to success, not less than for the first stage. Now this tactic is fairly sluggish but it surely permits you to get by means of the first stage with out taking any injury if you happen to get your timings proper. It requires persistence and desires you not to be too grasping whenever you get your hits in, keep in mind surviving is the key, not taking him down rapidly.
As I discussed the turd throwing is your alternative to safely get in shut to ship some blows. To set off his assault you want to hold your distance. If you’re too shut he’ll cost you and if too far-off he’ll intention to get shut, it takes a little bit of follow however fairly quickly you’ll have the distance down. In the video under you possibly can see the struggle in motion to get a clearer concept.
As quickly as the animation begins for the turd throw, he squats and reaches round his again to seize mentioned turd, you need to dash in direction of him in order that the turd goes over your head and so does he as he leaps to throw it. Once behind him you will get shut and land 2 or three assaults. Sometimes your assaults will stun him and you will get just a few extra hits in however don’t be grasping. I like to recommend getting in your three hits then getting out of there. Now you simply want to repeat the course of time and again till you get his well being down sufficient to ship your deathblow. You might additionally use firecrackers after your first two hits to do extra injury however be sure to save sufficient spirit emblems for the ship section.
It’s not time to chill out although as there may be now a second section, use the transient respite to heal up if wanted. The now headless ape will now use the sword that was buried in his neck to struggle you with. He does commonplace assaults plus an unblockable thrust, he additionally does a yell assault that causes terror if you happen to get caught in the blast.
The key right here is to get him to use his regular assaults. They are fairly sluggish and straightforward to learn and counter. Once you’ve parried three assaults he ought to rear into the air for a last blow, this can be parried after which he might be shocked for just a few seconds in entrance of you, that is your probability to do some injury. Use your loaded spear at this level and intention for the gap in his neck, be sure to use the drag choice and also you’ll rip out a centipede that’s dwelling inside him for additional posture injury.
More usually than not he’ll do his terror shout factor after this so be sure to get clear and use this time to heal. Gaining this distance will often make him go into his sword assault so it’s only a case of repeating the course of. He can also be weak after his thrust assault however I used to be garbage at profiting from this.
You can see the struggle in all its poo throwing glory under: