Armored Warrior

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Location Senpou Temple, Mt. Kongo
Deathblow Markers 1
Helpful Tools

Loaded Umbrella - Magnet
Loaded Axe
Gravity

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. This Complete Armored Warrior Mini-Boss Guide gives you strategies on how to beat the Armored Warrior easily, as well as tips, tricks and lore notes. 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 receives no health damage, instead he will pushed back a significant distance. You must push this enemy off the bridge to proceed.

 

 

Armored Warrior Location

Where to find Armored Warrior in Sekiro?

  • 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

What do you get from defeating the Armored Warrior in Sekiro?

 

 

Armored Warrior Dialogue: 

Upon entering the bridge:
"For the sake of my son...
 Put down your sword."

"I will not."

"You are a fool."

When player is killed:
"Strike me all you like. I am unbreakable."

Upon defeat:
"Roberrrrrrt!!"  

Armored Warrior Mini-Boss Guide Strategies

Sekiro Armored Warrior Video Strategies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sekiro Armored Warrior 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 fills 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.

 

Armored Warrior Lore

  • Theory: Judging by the look of his armor 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 Dutch missionaries were allowed to enter Japan, with the exception of the famed Englishman William Adams (the first western samurai).
  • On a narrow bridge, a giant non-samurai warrior tries to collect 1,000 blades from samurai but is finally defeated by a small warrior. This story is a tribute to Benkei, a semi-legendary warrior-monk in the 12th century.

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 back a little, allowing one to push him from the ledge, 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 ledge 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 Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      on my first playthrough I thought performing a deathblow would always push him off the ledge. I got really surprised on ng+

      • Anonymous

        honestly prob the best mini boss in the game imo. his attacks are really fun to deflect and pushing him over the edge is a really fun way to beat him that forces you to consider your positioning as well as your deflect timings :) I also love his lore and the aesthetic of this European knight in feudal Japan, it feels very similar to how From likes to include eastern aesthetics and concepts in their more western games, like Sir Alonne in DS2

        • Anonymous

          i don't understand why is he hostile? i meant hes just looking for immortal water to cure his son , why is he hostile to the player ?

          • Anonymous

            For the first few minutes I fought him, I thought the trick was to have him pummel the bridge as much as possible and break it apart. But then he mentioned pushing him off after the third deathblow. Well that works too I guess.

            • Anonymous

              They probably meant to imply he is European, but the armour (mostly the helmet) evokes the nanban dou, Japanese armour based on European plate.

              • Anonymous

                At this rate, there's gonna be a miniboss in elden ring that's just a dude in havel's armor who quickstep r1s you to death as a silly little reference

                • Anonymous

                  Judging by the fact he's using a greatsword and like the wiki says only the Portuguese were alowed in japan at the time I'd say definitely Portuguese not English or Dutch. He also appears to use some montante cut's but they're very sluggish in comparison to a real skilled practitioner. I'd guess it's to make it easier to react to and also his sword is much wider and heavier looking than a real montante.

                  • Anonymous

                    I feel like this guy isn’t really a trained warrior and more like a rich merchant who is fighting out of desperation. Honestly makes this fight sadder

                    • Anonymous

                      i performed like 5 deathblows on him untill he said ''trying to push me off the bridge?''
                      thats when i realised how i am supposed to kill him

                      very fun bossfight nonetheless

                      • Anonymous

                        NPC whom you overhear taking about putting crazy heavy armour on someone drops the key that helps you get the spear which explicitly states that it strips armour.

                        But when you meet the NPC that fits the description the spear does absolutely nothing.

                        ****ing red herring...why???
                        I would have had lots of fun figuring this boss out but instead it's just a torrent of frustration

                        • Anonymous

                          one of the dumbest bosses ig imo, easy but god are gimmick bosses some of the worst crap to ever grace gaming.. especially fromsoft gimmick bosses.

                          • Anonymous

                            - Is large
                            - Is a father
                            - Wears a mask
                            - Wields a bass cannon
                            - Wears giant heavy armor and has near infinite poise

                            Did they just... ?

                            • Anonymous

                              You could say he's a large father.... or a GIANT DAD. Probably wanted to get rid of your sword because it's not chaos infused yet

                              • Anonymous

                                One of the easiest fights in the game, but I love the visuals in it. Stunning view, covered bridge, and a very far from home warrior.

                                • Anonymous

                                  This boi made me stuck in game for like 4 hours. Was progressing good but literally can't get past him. Spent 4 hours finding some kind of special sword or prosthetic so I can deathblow him. Good ol' fromsoftware s*** when what the game has taught you is replaced by something you could've never imagined.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    i got his AI to bug out and freeze by running up to him, then turning around and running near the entrance as he was saying his first line. i don't know if it's replicable or how easy it is, or if i just got super lucky

                                    • Anonymous

                                      From had to have at least one dude wearing plate armor. Otherwise it just wouldn't be one of their games.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        It'd be cool if he spoke in a european language no matter the language you chose in settings, because he's european. The issue of people not understanding what he's saying is easily fixed by subtitles.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Had a bug just now where he wouldnt attack me, he was just standing there. Might have been caused by me throwing a few cheeky shurikens before he was ready but it made it the easiest fight as i just wailed on him and kicked him off

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I get the feeling this was the hint character. DS1 had Chester, Bloodborne had Yamamura, and this game has an out of place knight; possibly in reference to Elden Ring? We'll just have to wait and see!

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Could it be the sound of his son's fireworks put him in such grief he would just pause after using the fireworks prosthetic tool on him? It is stated that fireworks works only well on beasts and he's not one.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Chances are, his son is long dead and he has gone mad from grieve, searching for a way to bring him, sad guy, dead guy.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I defeated him on my first try, all I did was deflect until his posture bar was full and then landed a death blow.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Struggled with him several times without any success. Then decided to go for Mist raven and was surprised how easily he could be overcome. He seemed to be slow to turn after starting a series of attacks so I exploited it big time after teleporting at his back

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Deflect only when necessary as his attacks wreck your posture, Mikiri counter his perilous attack, Ichimonji to keep his posture high, then get a hit with the loaded axe when you can, rinse and repeat. His rage attack can one shot you even if deflecting.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Edit for the Warrior's location: He's standing in the alcove on the center of the bridge during your approach and walks into your field when you enter the bridge. He doesn't spawn in, he's already there waiting for you.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          It’s so much more satisfying when you kick him through the wall rather than him breaking it with his sword.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Hmmmmmmm He's a father with a large body Wields a two handed sword (Zweihander) Has a neat looking mask Can't be damaged Did Fromsoft refference something here?

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              The 'Robertooooo' could be a hidden reference to the animated movie 'Golgo 13 - The Professional', because when Duke kills a mighthy CEO's Son called Robert, the father yells 'robertoooo' several times.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I just confirmed some comments below. Run at him and use the firecracker as fast as possible and he wont fight back

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  So let me get this straight, the armoured warrior is a father, he wields a giant sword and he himself is a giant, AND he has poise. so...giantdad?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Something happened where I charged him right away, mid conversation I throw two firecrackers at him and he god stunned and wouldn't move the entire fight, I axed him a bunch and he fell off in less than what felt like 10 seconds. got it on video too, potential glitch if I can master it, haven't been able to do it again.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      It’s sad this guy defends the temple probably thinking that his son is still receiving rejuvenating treatment from the Monks

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        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

                                                                          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.

                                                                          • 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

                                                                              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

                                                                                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

                                                                                  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

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

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      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

                                                                                        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

                                                                                          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

                                                                                            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

                                                                                              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.

                                                                                              • 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

                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                  • Interesting to note, if you 'death' blow him more than once he will basically tell you how to finish the fight: ' Are you trying to kick me off the cliff?' something like that. That's From Software for you.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Honestly, I think he's just a Black Iron Tarkus reference. Based on how he's engaged on a similar path as you, his looks and how he meets his end.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        ROBEEEERT! May be an homage to kicking enemies off cliffs in dark souls. Sad this is one of the only ways to do so now. I enjoyed kicking people of cliffs.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          He's either Dutch or Portuguese. His helm in particular seems to be of Portuguese/Spanish make (looks like a Morion) barring the Menpo he's wearing on his face. The Menpo probably suggests he's got license to travel in Japan since, IIRC, Nanban were only allowed to stay in Nagasaki.

                                                                                                          • It's sad seeing from a few of these comments that there are still players in this part of the game that prefer to dodge rather than deflect. I'm sure it's even worse on some of the earlier bosses' pages yikes.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              I beat this guy completely by accident. He destroyed several walls during our fight, and literally the very first deathblow I got sent him stumbling backwards off the bridge. I legit thought I had done something wrong/cheap, and that I was gonna miss out on a reward since he fell off the bridge. Oh, From...

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