Emma, the Gentle Blade
Emma, the Gentle Blade (柔剣 エマ) is a Boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. She 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
- 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.
- See Isshin Ashina (Boss)
Emma, the Gentle Blade Rewards
- Rewards: None
Emma, the Gentle Blade Strategies
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. 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.
Attacks & Counters
|2 slash combo||Deflect|
|Sword & Hilt Flurry||Deflect|
|Grab||Run away 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|
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, 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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