Ashina Depths (葦名の底, Bottom of Ashina) is a Location in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. This poisonous swamp and cavern get little natural light, and are the brooding grounds for aggressive Giant Apes that will not hesitate to attack any would-be intruders.
- Previous: Abandoned Dungeon or Sunken Valley Passage
- Next: Mibu Village
- Bosses: Headless Ape, Mist Noble, Snake Eyes Shiharagi, Tokujiro the Glutton
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NPCs in the area
- 5x Oil
- 9x Pellet
- 1x Snap Seed
- 2x Bite Down
- 3x Spirit Emblem
- 1x Fistful of Ash
- 4x Ceramic Shard
- 2x Pacifying Agent
- 2x Light Coin Purse
- 2x Contact Medicine
- 2x Heavy Coin Purse
- 1x Yashariku's Sugar
- 1x Mibu Balloon of Soul
- 3x Mibu Balloon of Wealth
- 1x Mibu Possession Balloon
Equipment & Upgrades
- 5x Scrap Iron
- 4x Prayer Beads
- 5x Scrap Magnetite
- 1x Adamantite Scrap
- 2x Black Gunpowder
- 3x Yellow Gunpowder
- 1x Lump of Grave Wax
- 1x Memory: Headless Ape
- 1x Bestowal Ninjutsu (Ninjutsu Technique)
- Interior Ministry Ninja
- Taro Troop (Bell)
- Samurai Spirit
- Sunken Valley Clan (Cannon)
- Nightjar Ninja
Full Ashina Depths Walkthrough
There are two ways to enter Ashina Depths. One is through the Abandoned Dungeon, Bottomless Hole area, by dropping down. The other is from Sunken Valley Passage past the Great Serpent. This walkthrough will assume you entered from Sunken Valley Passageway.
Poison Pool Idol
This is a poisonous area, so don't linger in the water or you will be afflicted by the Poisoned status abnormality.
Mini-Boss: Snake Eyes Shirahagi
You'll now face mini-boss Snake Eyes Shirahagi. Defeating her will give you 1000XP and 1x Prayer Bead. It is advisable to get a Stealth attack on this enemy as it's a challenging fight. You can also kite the boss into the poison for a slow kill. See the video below for tips on how to defeat it.
Looting the area
The swamp hides 1x Heavy Coin Purse near the cliff edge, 1x Yellow Gunpowder to the far right, and 1x Scrap Magnetite and 1x Mibu Possession Balloon in the middle island. There are cannon enemies around so make sure to take them out by getting close and defeating them as soon as possible.
There are some layered cliffs with an enemy on them. Defeat him and jump and grab your way up to get to the top and unlock the Ashina Depths Idol. There are 2x Pacifying Agent just beyond it. This is the area where you will drop down if you came from the Bottomless Hole Idol in Abandoned Dungeon.
From here, grapple to the nearby Buddha's hand to get 1x Scrap Magnetite, You will also spot some other items high up to your left but you can't get them yet.
Get the Prayer Bead
From where you fought the mini-boss, go into the cave and talk look left to spot a grapple point. Go up and past a crouch section. There's an opening in the middle of this crouch. Stand up and look left and jump onto that ledge.
Boss Fight: Headless Ape
(Note that this is only relevant if you have already defeated the Guardian Ape- otherwise he will not yet appear here, which is not required to proceed to the Hidden Forest Idol below)
Return to the grapple point that took you this way, then talk to the cannon wielder NPC. He talks about a great ape and dies.
You will now face the Headless Ape, who is the same enemy you fought in Sunken Valley Passage but this time he will also summon his mate to assist. If you look at the Lotus of the Palace description, you will note the Ape was tending to it to attract a mate.
Defeating the ape rewards you with: Memory: Headless Ape, 2x Prayer Bead, 5000 EXP. You will also have to use the Mortal Blade to kill the centipede. This gives you the last Ninjutsu needed for the trophy: Bestowal Ninjutsu.
Guardian's Ape Burrow Idol
You can now commune with the Guardian Ape Burrow Idol. A series of Grapple-points nearby takes you to a valley where you'll face an Apparition-type Nightjar Ninja, who will aggro as soon as you approach. These enemies give 620XP, and can be dealt with efficiently by using the Loaded Axe to fill their posture.
Hidden Forest Idol
Grapple across the cliff to unlock the Hidden Forest Idol. Gamefowls patrol this area, they yield 128XP. You can collect 1x Mibu Balloon of Soul by dropping from the first branch to the first landing. Then grapple over to defeat the next Gamefowl and pick up 2x Ceramic Shard on a lower branch under it. Grapple back up and follow to the ledge to jump onto solid ground.
Walk ahead and talk to the Old Monk, who tells you that one who opposes the Path of the Buddha hides in the temple ahead. The door is locked, but there's a hole on the second floor.
You'll spot an item behind the Buddha: to reach it, return to the branch that had a Gamefowl
and look to your left, there's a platform you can jump to. Follow this path up and kill another Gamefowl, you'll get 1x Light Coin Purse. Grapple and kill another Gamefowl, then loot 1x Pellet from behind the Buddha statue. Now go down and continue on following the glowing butterflies.
Ahead of you, defeat 2x Gamefowl and then proceed in stealth to ambush a Spirit Samurai. They give 91XP. This platform has 1x Bite Down near 3 spirits. Don't engage them and instead look around the edge to drop down onto one solitary enemy.
Now keep going toward the large Temple in the distance. Some spirit dogs will attack you and alert nearby enemies so be careful. You can kill them quickly.
Mini-boss: Tokujiro the Glutton
With the structure that you cannot get into to your right, kill an enemy ahead of you, and pick up 1x Oil. Continue forward and down a slope. You will see several dogs and enemies ahead but you don't need to fight. Just grapple up and onto one more branch to reach a blue-tinted huggable wall.
Looking at the blue wall, turn right and you'll spot mini-boss Tokujiro the Glutton. There are several monkeys you should kill with shuriken before engaging. Then use a Gachiin's Sugar to hide your presence and get a death blow. The best way to do this fight is to sprint around waiting for the right opportunity to get some hits in. Don't get greedy and don't attempt to get more than 2 hits in each time. Defeating him gives you 1x Prayer Bead, 1x Unrefined Sake and 1285XP. There's also 1x Fistful of Ash nearby.
Grapple onto the branch and collect 1x Spirit Emblem, then follow it to the rooftop of the white building.
Mini-boss: Mist Noble
Find the opening on the second floor and get inside. A yokai is playing the flute below.
Dropdown into it to remove one health bar, then spam attack to kill it very fast. You'll obtain 1x Lump of Grave Wax and 257XP. The area is now cleared of both mist and spirits.
Nearby you can get 1x Yashariku's Sugar and now proceed to get the nearby items: 1x Oil, 2x Ceramic Shard, 1x Heavy Coin Purse, 1x Bite Down, 1x Light Coin Purse, 2x Contact Medicine, 1 Yellow Gunpowder and 1x Adamantite Scrap. Up the huggable wall, there's 1x Snap Seed.
To Mibu Village
Return to the temple you fought the Mist Noble and go up toward 2x Spirit Emblem. Ahead at the graveyard you'll find 2x Pellet. Drop down and then grapple across some branches with 2 Apparition Nightjar Ninja. At the bottom, you'll unlock the Mibu Village Idol. You are now in Mibu Village.
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