Finger Whistle

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 A Prosthetic Tool created by fitting a slender finger to the prosthetic. Costs Spirit Emblems to use.

Its sound will grab an enemy's attention and draw them to the whistle's location. By locking on to a target, only the targeted enemy will hear the whistle.

The sound of the finger whistle enrages beasts, making them unable to distinguish friend from foe.

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Finger Whistle is a Prosthetic Tool in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. When used, the tool can make beasts attack their allies or capture the attention of the enemy Sekiro is targeting, giving him an advantage in battle and stealth.


How to use the Finger Whistle

  • When used on Monkeys, Wolves, and Dogs, it will cause them to attack anyone in sight.
    • Note:  Wolves that have been summoned by an Interior Ministry Ninja's (or LoneShadow's) whistle will be immune to your Finger Whistle. However, if used before the Interior Ministry ninja blows their whistle, it will be effective.
  • It can be used to distract normal enemies in the same way as a Ceramic Shard.
    • This is especially true if combined with Projected Force which send out a sonic pulse that will cause enemies to investigate wherever the pulse hits a surface.
  • It seemingly has no effect on any of the following Beast-type enemies: either of the Great Serpents; the Blazing Bull; the Guardian Ape; the Brown-Furred Ape summoned by the Headless Ape; or any Man Eating Fish.

  • The final upgrade to the Finger Whistle, Malcontent, can be used to great effect on Headless, stunning the corrupted soul long enough to dispel the restricting mist surrounding it. Beware, however, that on the third stun Headless will violently slam it's sword down, and the stun will no longer be effective.


Where to find the Finger Whistle in Sekiro

Finger Whistle Notes & Trivia

  • Giving the Sculptor a bottle of Monkey Booze leads to dialogue where it is implied that the finger used to create the Whistle once belonged to the female shinobi named "Kingfisher," mentioned by the Slender Finger and Malcontent's Ring. This shinobi was the person who trained with the Sculptor during their time training as rogue shinobi in the Sunken Valley. Presumably, his partner lost her finger when the Guardian Ape either bit it off or somehow killed them (the description of Slender Finger reads: "The slender finger of a young woman [...] Found in the belly of the Guardian Ape, it is partially digested.") though how and why this happened is a mystery.
  • As described by the Slender Finger upgrade material, it is not the Malcontent's Ring or some learned technique that creates the whistling sound produced by the tool, but an actual pair of open holes drilled through the finger that enable one to whistle its tune.


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    • Anonymous

      Virgin Finger Whistle vs Chad Ceramic Shard/Shuriken. No, seriously. This literally as no reason to cost 2 spirit emblems outside of Malcontent, let alone cost 3 on all versions.

      • Anonymous

        Since nobody else has stated the obvious, this is clearly another example of fromsoft leaving Easter eggs referencing in development projects.

        • Anonymous

          from experience i think finger whistle DOES work on the wolves that the spear bearer in hirata estate summon but he would whistle again to remove the effect on the wolves

          • Anonymous

            This tool is great for farming the weird eel wolf things at the fountainhead palace, the area where there's like a dozen of them you can just blow this repeatedly and watch the show. Easily nets 2k xp per kill cycle at minimal effort.

            • Anonymous

              "Note: Wolves that have been summoned by an Interior Ministry Ninja's whistle will be immune to your Finger Whistle."

              This is false. Lock-off all enemies and blow, works fine. Be warned however that affected beasts will still attack you if you are closer than the intended target(s).

              • Anonymous

                So...aside from enraging animals, does this tool have any actual use, if I already have ceramic shards? I know upgrading it with the Malcontent's Ring makes it great to use against some apparitions/bosses, but I'm talking about just this base tool. If I can just chuck a ceramic shard at an enemy, why would I waste spirit emblems on this?

                • Have you tried using the Finger Whistle with Living Force? Right after you use the Finger Whistle press R1 and you can either send a directed sound wave to the same target, another target (if you are with with R3) or even using the Finger Whistle WITHOUT targeting anything and THEN send a directed wave to one target (as long as you’re locked onto the target AFTER you use the Finger Whistle.

                  • Anonymous

                    No new tool appears on Sekiro's arm when this is equipped. Does he use his actual (prosthetic) fingers to whistle?

                    • It's important to note that upgrading this to Malcontent will enable you to use it against Demon of Hatred. However, it will only have an effect a maximum of three times per encounter; so save it for when you get to the later stages of the fight.

                      • Anonymous

                        Has anyone tried this against Lone Shadow in Hirata Estate during Owl Memory? Who do I need to lock on to to make the dogs attack enemies...the dogs or the person you want attacked?

                        • Anonymous

                          Anyone else notice the whistle going off when you are towards the top of Ashina castle during early/mid game? I noticed it when overlooking the water area that has a Headless. It was happening infrequently but eventually stopped all together. If it is the same sound as the finger whistle then maybe we weren't so far behind Kingfisher.

                          • Anonymous

                            Judging from the various dialogues with the Sculptor, and text from the Malcontent's Ring picked up by killing the Shimisen Warrior in the Headless Ape (Round 2) arena, the Sculptor's partner, "Kingfisher", owned a ring before she died. There's two ways to read the lore after that; either Kingfisher had a prosthetic arm/used a prosthetic finger tool in place of a real finger to whistle, or the Sculptor cut off her finger after she died and drilled the holes himself to replicate her whistling that he used to listen to while drinking sake.

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