Armored Warrior

Location Senpou Temple, Mt. Kongo
Deathblow Markers 0
Helpful Tools

Loaded Umbrella - Magnet
Loaded Axe


XP NG: 465
NG+: 2325
Reward 1x  Prayer Bead
Breath of Nature: Shadow

Armored Warrior (甲冑武者, Armored Warrior) is a required Mini-Boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Mini-Bosses are special Enemies that are uniquely named, much more difficult than normal enemies, and they drop some of the best loot in the game. The Armored warrior is a unique Mini-Boss in such that it only has one health bar and cannot be killed by lowering his health. Due to the large amount of armor worn by this enemy, he will not take any health damage when attacked, however his Posture meter fills quickly and recovers very slowly. When performing a deathblow on this boss he receive no health damage, instead he will pushed back a significant distance. You must push this enemy off the bridge to proceed.



Armored Warrior Location

  • Senpou Temple, Mt. Kongo: From the Shugendo Sculptor's Idol in Senpou Temple, Navigate your way up the mountain. At the top of the mountain will be a fully enclosed wooden bridge, The boss will spawn in after you have walked onto the bridge.
  • This boss is not optional. You must defeat this boss to continue through the area.



Armored Warrior Rewards



Armored Warrior Notes & Tips

  • Armored Warrior is wearing heavy plate armor and wields a greatsword which would have been used by European warriors during the 1500s.
  • His heavy armor will make it impossible to kill him with a deathblow. The deathblow will, however, push him a little back, allowing one to push him from the legde, ultimately defeating him.
    • This method of killing him seems to be a reference to the Iron Golem Boss Fight From Dark Souls, as he could be pushed off the legde in Sen's Fortress. This time however, it is not optional to defeat the Armored Warrior this way as he can't be killed or damaged (aside from posture breaking).
  • The Vault Over skill can be used to quickly re-position yourself behind him if you posture break him while your back is to a drop.
  • The Loaded Axe is great for dealing Posture Damage, but is difficult to time.
  • The Loaded Umbrella - Magnet can be used to deflect attacks and turtle near him. If you have Projected Force you can then attack during openings. 



Armored Warrior Lore

  • Theory: Judging by the look of his armour and sword and his son's name, he is possibly the father of Little Robert, the original proprietor of "Robert's Firecrackers" used for provisioning the Prosthetic Tool "Shinobi Firecracker". Hence, he probably comes from across the "Southern Seas" such as England or another European country. Furthermore, during the fight he shouts that he seeks the Sacred Waters for his son named Robert, and considering that the encounter occurs at Senpou Temple -- an area associated with the research of immortality -- it is likely the pair are at the temple in search of the "Undying" to extend Robert's life. Also he screams "Roberrrrrrt!!" as he falls to his death.
  • In this period in Japan, only Portugese and Spanish missionaries were allowed to enter Japan, with the exception of the famed Englishman William Adams (the first western samurai). Following this, one can assume that the Armored Knight does not come from England, but from either Spain or Portugal. He screams "Robertooo", which of course would be the way Japanese say "Robert", however "Roberto" is also how the Spanish and Portugese say the name.



Armored Warrior Strategies

Video Strategies


Strategy Write-up

The plate armor of this boss is unbreakable, don't waste time using the Loaded Spear Prosthetic Tool on him as it cannot remove his armor. This enemy does not have any deathblow markers nor does he take health damage when attacking instead his posture meter fill quickly and he recovers posture very slowly; upon performing a deathblow on this enemy, your sword cannot penetrate his armor so you will instead push him back a significant distance. To kill this enemy you must push him off the side of the bridge where he will fall to his death.

Build his posture meter by deflecting attacks and attacking when he is open. This enemy will not be stunned when attacked so only attack a few times before preparing to deflect or avoid his next attack. One his posture meter is nearly full, lure him near either edge of the bridge. Position yourself such that his back will be facing off the bridge when looking at you. Perform your last few attacks to break his poise. Then perform a deathblow to push him over the edge of the bridge. Due to his weight, he will break any wall in his path and fall to his death. You do NOT need to wait for him to break the wall with his attacks.

The Loaded Axe Prosthetic Tool deals a significant amount of posture damage to this enemy. After his rampaging onslaught he will be vulnerable for a few seconds, this is the perfect time to use the Loaded Axe.

The bridge is enclosed with fog gates so you will not be able to leave the area unless you defeat the enemy, die, use the Sculptor's idol, or quit out.




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    • Anonymous

      14 May 2019 08:23  

      Love the useful tools include gravity and that he is constantly talking about his weakness "I will never fall" and " Are you trying to knock me off?" Are both dead givaways

      • Anonymous

        13 May 2019 04:19  

        I personally think this boss fight was designed as a satire of dark souls from From Software. One of the things about the first dark souls was how you could make that game easy mode just by getting some good armor and a shield as you could turtle everything. This boss is literally an unkillable tank that just keeps bashing you, the commentary being just how annoying that is.

        • 07 May 2019 03:06  

          The definition of “You should’ve aimed for the head,” I mean, really Wolf? You can disassemble all of your opponents with surgical precision, but you can’t fit your sword through a large, gaping mouth hole??

          • Anonymous

            06 May 2019 08:41  

            Outside ashina castle you can find two guards talking about what i presume is the armored knight. They say something under the lines of "he hates wearing the armour so it comes off easily". Whats up with that?

            • Anonymous

              26 Apr 2019 11:38  

              When I fought this guy, he didn't fight back. At all. He just stood there and let me wail on him until he eventually fell off the balcony. (It was most likely a glitch but I have no idea what caused it.) Considering how out-of-place this guy looked, and the fact that I had no clue what he was even doing in this game or who "Robert" is or was, and the fact that he just stood there while I hit him for like five minutes, this was the single most bizarre experience I've had in a Fromsoft game.

              • Anonymous

                25 Apr 2019 19:01  

                I think this is one of the first fight from has done where they seem to completely set you up for failure. I did this fight right around the time i got the de-armoring spear, and died to him multiple times feeling like I wasn't doing that right. Even getting him to the point where I got the red dot and THEN tried to spear him. The spear makes such a big deal out of being used to rip off armor, and then this guy makes a big deal out of having impenetrable armor, it's a really bad way to go into the fight. I bet they at one point had the spear rip this guys armor off, and then walked it back because then you couldn't beat him without a specific item.

                • Anonymous

                  14 Apr 2019 15:04  

                  The first time I saw that pointy helmet and that greatsword, I thought I was fighting an Abyss Watcher, lol.

                  • Anonymous

                    14 Apr 2019 15:02  

                    If I had to guess, I’d say Robert was probably used in the experiments that created the Divine Children. I figure if that’s the case, then his father must feel obligated to protect Senpou Temple, considering his son has become one of the disembodied Divine Children that reside there.

                    • Anonymous

                      12 Apr 2019 11:01  

                      There's an item description for a Prayer Bead Necklace (I think it's the seventh one) that mentions Armored Warrior and Robert. I'm surprised it isn't mentioned here.

                      • Anonymous

                        10 Apr 2019 09:38  

                        Me: "Finally someone worthy of using the spear against!" Armored Warrior: *immune to spear* Me: *throwing the spear away to never use it ever again*

                        • Anonymous

                          06 Apr 2019 22:24  

                          Anyone else notice his crouched down position and "berserk" combo is incredibly reminiscent of the Gael fight in DKS3 Ringed City? Lovely little reference!

                          • Anonymous

                            06 Apr 2019 14:06  

                            fun guy, he gives you heaps of opportunities for the ichimonji overhead strike skill which does tons of poise damage and heals some of yours, you can kick him off the bridge after like one of those and a thrust stomp. more of a fun diversion than a miniboss almost.

                            • 05 Apr 2019 16:07  

                              I don't know how From could've overlooked the fact that this guy's reward, the crappy 'latent' skill was already purchased in the Ashina tree line for 3 Skill points...though they rebranded it Breath of Nature: Light or some nonesense. How long did they incubate this fester prior to release? Take that double donkey out of the requisites. I've blown enough time on absolute crap skills to have to waste it twice. How many people do these jokers have working for them and not one of them can read?

                              • Anonymous

                                04 Apr 2019 05:53  

                                I've only seen 1 other person mention this so far, but this boss actually glitched out for me. I arrived at Mt. Kongo while exploring before fighting Genichiro, went through the area just fine, until I got to the part where you encounter the first Twinblade Strawhat enemies. They were just staring at me doing absolutely nothing. I attacked and they would block everything, but never retaliate. I eventually mashed my way through them, confused, and then I arrived at the Warrior. He walked out, said his lines and just stood there. Same thing as before, except this time he wasn't even blocking my attacks. At that point I actually thought it was just part of the game. Until I looked up the actual fight... And felt so cheated. Only in a From game do you get mad for NOT having to fight the boss.

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