Emma, the Gentle Blade
Emma, the Gentle Blade (柔剣 エマ, Nyūken Ema) is a Boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. This Complete Emma, the Gentle Blade Boss Guide gives you strategies on how to beat Emma easily, as well as tips, tricks and lore notes. Bosses like Emma are special, dangerous Enemies that feature a special display on-screen when defeated, such as "Immortality Severed" or "Shinobi Execution".
Emma is part of the Isshin Ashina boss fight that happens if players select to betray Kuro when meeting The Owl at Ashina Castle.
Emma, the Gentle Blade Location
Where to find Emma, the Gentle Blade in Sekiro?
- Ashina Castle: Part of the Shura Ending if you choose to side with Owl and forsake Kuro, you engage in a fight against Emma. Otherwise, you fight against Owl instead.
- Is the beginning phase of the Isshin Ashina (Boss). There is no checkpoint between her and Isshin, meaning if you are killed by Isshin or Emma, you will have to fight Emma again to reach him.
Emma, the Gentle Blade Rewards
What do you get from defeating Emma, the Gentle Blade in Sekiro?
- Rewards: None
Emma, the Gentle Blade Boss Guide Strategies
Sekiro Emma, the Gentle Blade Video Strategies
Sekiro Emma, the Gentle Blade Strategy Writeup
For this fight it be best to let Emma start the encounter and for you to react to her. Most of her attacks are multi-hits so don't be greedy trying to get an attack in until her combo is exhausted. When she puts her blade away and it gleams, run away to avoid the attack while circling back to counter hit her. If you're close to her you can interrupt her Ashina Cross with a sword swing. Be cautious as she likes to grab often, sweep moderately, and thrust sporadically. Alternate deflecting her combos while chipping away at her health to take her down. Shinobi Firecrackers can be used before her combo or after to get some free hits in if players like.
If you defeat the boss you will see the writing "SHINOBI EXECUTION" upon the screen.
Sekiro Emma, the Gentle Blade Attacks & Counters
|2 slash combo||Deflect|
|Sword & Hilt Flurry||
Deflect, The last attack has a slightly delayed timing.
|Grab||Run away and counterattack or go behind her and counterattack|
|Sweep||Jump to posture break or Run away and counterattack|
|Thrust||Mikiri counter or Run away and counterattack|
|Ashina Cross||Backdodge through it or Run away and counterattack or interrupt with an attack.|
Emma, the Gentle Blade Lore
If you give her sake, Sekiro asks her about her skill with the blade. She assert that she doesn't wish to harm any human but would like to kill a demon given the opportunity.
Emma also mentioned that she learned her sword skills from Isshin , and from her move set is clear she has not only mastered the Ashina Arts (as Ashina Cross is the secret technique of the Ashina Style sword arts), but also incorporated her own moves into the style.
Emma's katana is in "shirasaya," which is a plain and relatively unadorned long-term storage scabbard designed to seal a blade to protect it from oxygen and moisture. Such hardware is not designed for combat and reflects Emma's gentle nature.
Emma, the Gentle Blade Notes & Trivia
You cannot apply a weapon buff such as Divine Confetti or Bestowal Ninjutsu prior to the fight as Sekiro will automatically sheath his sword when approaching Owl to initiate dialogue.
Emma, the Gentle Blade Image Gallery
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