Chained Ogre

Location Ashina Outskirts 
Ashina Castle
Feeding Grounds
Deathblow Markers 2
Weakness Flame Vent
Reward Prayer Bead
Shinobi Medicine Rank 1

Chained Ogre (赤鬼, Red Demon) is a Mini-Boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. This Complete Chained Ogre Mini-Boss Guide gives you strategies on how to beat Chained Ogre easily, as well as tips, tricks and lore notes. Mini-Bosses are special Enemies that are uniquely named, and have 2 or more health bars. This means they require at least 2 Deathblows in order to kill, they are generally much more difficult than normal enemies, and they drop some of the best loot in the game.


Chained Ogre Location

Where to find Chained Ogre in Sekiro?

  • Ashina Outskirts: Found just after the the Outskirts Wall - Stairway Sculptor's Idol.
  • The first encounter with this boss is not optional.
  • There is a second optional meeting in Ashina Castle after killing the Corrupted Monk and Guardian Ape. To get there start from Upper Tower- Antechamber Idol. Go up the stairs, jump over the railing and grapple to the beam directly above him. Hang from the beam and you can start the fight with a Stealth Deathblow.
  • The NPC found at the Feeding Grounds Idol in Fountainhead Palace is a variant of the Chained Ogre. Attacking him three times will engage the player in combat.
  • The Chained Ogre returns as a regular, respawning enemy in the Outskirts - set ablaze phase, patrolling just before the gate where you first found General Kawarada. This version only needs one deathblow and can be stealthed, but beware of the ministry swordsmen mob around him. 



Chained Ogre Rewards

What do you get from defeating Chained Ogre in Sekiro?



Chained Ogre Notes & Tips

  • You can get a free Deathblow on him, after you kill the nearby enemies, by running away and waiting for him to reset. Sneak up to him afterwards and get in a Backstab Deathblow. It makes this fight much easier.
  • The Chained Ogre is very weak to fire, so using the Flame Vent is recommended. Throwing Oil on him, you can use one Flame Vent usage to set him on fire. This will allow you about 3-4 attacks before he recovers. Try to save further charges of the Flame Vent for when he is no longer burning.
  • You can use the Loaded Umbrella to Block the grab attacks of the Ogre, but you will not be able to use it on the first one since you will not have it by then. Works well for the Ashina Castle version, and NG+ playthroughs though.



Chained Ogre Lore

  • Those with Red Eyes are dangerous, and filled a with rage that is difficult to control through the power of man alone. They do, however, fear the flame above all else. This loathing of flames is shared by the undead inhabitants of Mibu Village.
  • The Red Eyes of the Chained Ogres signify they may have been experimented on by Doujun.



Chained Ogre Mini-Boss Guide Strategies

Sekiro Chained Ogre Video Strategies



Sekiro Chained Ogre Strategy Writeup

This Mini-Boss is hard to deflect or block, so it is advised that you Dodge mostly. Try not to stay directly in front of him, because his 3 grab animations are deadly. Try to keep circling him as much as possible.

He is weak to fire, but you will most likely not have any when you first get to him. After you get the Flame Vent from the Hirata Estate, this fight is markedly easier. Just use Oil first and then set him on fire, this will temporarily stun him and allow you to deal damage.

If you're in trouble you can use Fistful of Ash occasionally to help you get in some free shots. Only attack once or twice after each move he does, and try not to attack until after he has.

You can also aggro him and then run away and hide and then sneak up on him to Stealth Deathblow off one of his Deathblow Markers.

 I found the best option to beat this boss was to do a 2 hit and run style. Took about 5 minutes total to burn him down. Due to his long wind ups and fast reactions on recovery, 2 hits is the safe way to go about him. If you did some exploring before now, you should have found the merchant with the Shinobi Firecracker, this tool causes him to stagger immensely and give you the chance to land at least 4 more hits. Rinse and repeat this till he is down.

Chained Ogre's moveset is limited to forward attacks. Moving close to bait him into attack, and then dodging forward makes this battle pretty easy. All grabs can be avoided by dodging forward, as well as all his MMA-like moves. Evade and then - as mentioned above - stab him twice. Repeat.

Additionally, after dodging a grab a green arrow will appear above his head allowing you to grapple and stun the ogre allowing for 2-3 free shots.

A really reliable strategy would be to get the stealth deathblow and then use the Flame Vent to get 5-6 free shots. You can also use oil with the Flame vent to guarantee lighting him on fire while without it, it only has a chance of lighting the ogre on fire.  


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    • Anonymous

      02 Sep 2021 19:05  


      • Anonymous

        26 Aug 2021 17:44  

        The difficulty of this mini-boss is the patience required to not get drop kicked in the face and suplexed into the ground.

        • Anonymous

          04 Aug 2021 17:00  

          Phoenix's Lilac / Suzaku's Lotus Umbrella makes this fight really trivial. Block everything, punish with Projected Force.

          • Anonymous

            31 May 2021 00:26  

            Hard main bosses: Magic lightning attacks, teleports around, 3 healthbars etc.

            Hard minibosses: 10 foot tall unit who dropkicks you in the face

            • Anonymous

              06 Feb 2021 22:57  

              If you don’t feel like battling the one you first meet in Ashina at the start:
              1. Kill the two soldiers
              2. Run up the stairs and to the left (the ogre will see you and break chains to follow but don’t worry)
              3. Kill the spearman
              4. Run behind the cloth barrier and bait the ogre to the corner of the landing.
              5. Wail away on him but be careful he can still attack and grab. If you move to far back and he path finds away from the corner just aggro him back.

              If he does enough grabs and attacks, the they will move him past his “path finding wall” and break his AI (you’ll know this has happened once he just stands there dumbly happens if he arrives approx. past the flag nearest the corner)

              • Anonymous

                25 Jan 2021 15:41  

                Loaded Umbrella is definitely the most reliable imo, ESPECIALLY the Phoenix Umbrella, but of course you probably won't get that until very late in the game, if at all before hitting NG+.

                That said, the trick is to give him the first move. Whatever he does—kick, grab, body slam—open the umbrella. If you're using Phoenix, it'll scare him into submission for 4-5 hits. Stop attacking, let him make his move, block with umbrella. He won't always be scared by the fire, as he has a bit of a cooldown, like a sort of adrenaline rush, so don't get too cocky. Use the follow-through after each block, and only continue attacking if he visibly recoils in fear.

                It shouldn't take more than 10 uses, so long as you don't screw it up. There's not even much reason to use the spin-deflect, unless you want to be extra sure he doesn't grab you.

                I know this'll get ratioed to hell and back because it's not immediately accessible, but it still feels worth mentioning in case anyone for *some* reason wants to replay the game with less frustration.

                • Anonymous

                  29 Dec 2020 02:19  

                  I fought him without the flame vent (missed it in Hirata Estate for a while) and it wasn’t too hard. Sprint past him to kill the spear guy, drop down the cliff and run away, sneak back for a stealth hit, and then just sidestep to the right over and over when he attacks

                  • Anonymous

                    16 May 2020 18:45  

                    Someone should add there is a third Ogre wandering around in the outskirts with all the Ministry Soldiers after Ahina Castle is lit on fire.

                    • Anonymous

                      29 Mar 2020 22:11  

                      Really was expecting more due to all the outcry about this guy, but hes not too bad, the grab boxes are pretty generous.

                      • Anonymous

                        06 Mar 2020 08:12  

                        I struggled with this guy initially as his grabs kept getting me. But there's an easy fix - any time he goes for his perilous, simply RUN backwards. Don't use circle to dodge as he has a pretty big reach. Running works every time.

                        • Anonymous

                          11 Feb 2020 01:18  

                          I don't know about the Robert thing, as I never got the impression that he was a grown man, but I think that due to the very human look of the ogres that they might just be white European men of the same sort of extra-large size shared by a bunch of people/animals in the game but which were experimented on by Doujun.

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