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 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 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.



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

      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.

              • Anonymous

                31 Jan 2020 05:27  

                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

                  21 Jan 2020 04:39  

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

                  • Anonymous

                    14 Nov 2019 17:35  

                    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

                      30 Oct 2019 08:42  

                      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

                        21 Jul 2019 15:42  

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

                        • Anonymous

                          10 Jul 2019 03:00  

                          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

                            14 Jun 2019 00:42  

                            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

                              07 Jun 2019 05:14  

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

                              • 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??

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