Armoured 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

Armoured Warrior (甲冑武者, Armoured 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 Armoured 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 armour 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.



Armoured 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.



Armoured Warrior Rewards



Armoured Warrior Notes & Tips

  • Armoured Warrior is wearing heavy plate armour and wields a greatsword which would have been used by European warriors during the 1500s.
  • His heavy armour 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 Armoured 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. 



Armoured 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 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.

Armoured 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:

Armoured Warrior Strategies

Video Strategies


Strategy Write-up

The plate armour of this boss is unbreakable, don't waste time using the Loaded Spear Prosthetic Tool on him as it cannot remove his armour. 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 armour 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

      03 Apr 2021 09:12  

      - 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

        26 Jan 2021 18:58  

        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

          08 Dec 2020 04:43  

          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

            25 Nov 2020 09:49  

            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

              20 Nov 2020 08:03  

              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

                28 Aug 2020 05:07  

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

                • Anonymous

                  22 Jul 2020 16:54  

                  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

                    05 Jun 2020 22:34  

                    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

                      01 May 2020 11:13  

                      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

                        18 Mar 2020 10:51  

                        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

                          06 Mar 2020 10:46  

                          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

                            04 Mar 2020 06:04  

                            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

                              24 Feb 2020 10:04  

                              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

                                01 Feb 2020 21:10  

                                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.

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