Being hit by too many fire-based attacks will eventually apply the "Burn" status abnormality. Guarding Fire attacks does not prevent Burn gauge from rising.

While burning, flames are visible on your body, you'll stop regenerating Posture and will gradually lose Vitality for the duration.

Burn is a Status Abnormality in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The burning effect can afflict both enemies and the player character, dealing damage to hitpoints and diminishing their Posture

How to Cure Burning

Players can cure the Burn status by using the Dousing Powder item.

Sekiro might be inflicted with the Burn status if he is hit by multiple fire attacks. Enemies with Fire attacks include:

  • Fire Arrow Soldiers and Grunts
  • Torch-wielding Soldiers and Grunts
  • Standing on burning Structures
  • Example

How to inflict Burning

  • Sekiro can use the Flame Vent Prosthetic tool  to deal a frontal fire damage AOE (area of effect) attack.
  • The Living Force special Skill allows Sekiro to coat his sword with fire.
  • Players can use the Oil quick item to douse enemies, making them more susceptible to burning. 
  • Great Feather Mist Raven can also inflict the burn effect and can utilize oil.
  • The Leaping Flame Spear tool can also inflict burn although requiring repeated hits

Enemies Weak to Burning

Enemies with Red Eyes are susceptible to fire, these include:

Enemies Resistant to Burning

The following enemies are resistant to burning:

  • Example
  • Example 
Status Abnormalities
Enfeebled  ♦  Poison  ♦  Shock  ♦  Terror


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    • Anonymous

      26 Apr 2020 23:50  

      The page doesn't say anything about using the Sparking Axe to apply burn. I haven't done much testing, but it seemed to inflict burn in one aerial strike against Taro Troop soldiers doused in oil.

      • Anonymous

        04 Apr 2019 07:17  

        Please Can you apply poison and burn at the same time? Hence living force then sabimaru attacks. I’ve tried testing but kill enemies too fast now

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