Gauntlets of Strength for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a new feature that was added to the Sekiro Free Update on October 29, 2020. Gauntlets of Strength are single-life challenges where players are thrown into a series of battles against various enemies. This is a challenge where players must start a gauntlet and complete it in order to obtain unique rewards such as the new outfits and many more. It may look and sound like any other common gauntlets, but in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, partaking in a gauntlet has a catch, if by any chance you die without any Resurrective Power at any point in the gauntlet, you will need to start over from the beginning. Gauntlets are NOT affected by players attack power or NG-cycle but players vitality stays the same as in main game. This page covers information regarding this game mode.
How to access Gauntlets
Gauntlets of Strength are added to the Free Update, Patch 1.05. To access this, you must complete the main story line by defeating Isshin, The Sword Saint. Then interact with a Sculptor's Idol, and select "Gauntlets of Strength". This feature allows the player to select a gauntlet and to fight a series of extraordinary foes (Bosses) and obtain rewards for successfully completing it.
If you want to train and prepare for the gauntlets, you can select Reflections of Strength to practice fighting against various bosses.
Gauntlets of Strength
Gauntlet of Strength: Severance
Relive battle memories of the "Severance" and face a gauntlet of extraordinary foes.
Gauntlet of Strength: Divine Heir
Relive battle memories of the "Divine Heir" and face a gauntlet of extraordinary foes.
Gauntlet of Strength: Shura
Relive battle memories of the "Shura" and face a gauntlet of extraordinary foes.
Note: Gauntlet of Strength: Mortal Journey will be unlocked after you beat all 3 challenges.
Gauntlet of Strength: Mortal Journey
Relive battle memories of the "Mortal Journey" and face a gauntlet of extraordinary foes.
- Gyoubu Oniwa
- Lady Butterfly
- Genichiro Ashina
- Guardian Ape
- Corrupted Monk
- Great Shinobi Owl
- Headless Ape
- Emma, the Gentle Blade
- Isshin Ashina
- Corrupted Monk (True)
- Owl (Father)
- Demon of Hatred
- Genichiro, Way of Tomoe
- Isshin, the Sword Saint
- Inner Genichiro
- Inner Father
- Inner Isshin
New challenge: imagine a reward for mortal journey gauntlet
Once I learned that mist noble was not part of any of the 4 gauntlets they actually turned out to be pretty easy. Very nice of fromsoft not to put the hardest souls boss in the gauntlets.
I was distraught to see that my favorite boss, Folding Screen Monkeys, is missing from each of the gauntlets...
This information is available elsewhere but should be here. The requirements to unlock each Gauntlet are as follows,
Divine Heir: Reach any ending (must defeat Lady Butterfly)
Severance: Reach any non-Shura ending
Shura: Reach the Shura ending, and defeat Owl Father and Demon of Hatred in a previous or subsequent NG cycle (Gauntlet can't be unlocked in one playthrough)
Mortal Journey: Complete the other 3 Gauntlets
Lmao no reward for the last gauntlet XD
im kind of sad that the final shura gauntlet boss isnt "inner shura"
idk what the fight would look like but like it would be cool
Hi. Can I ask why is there no reward for Mortal Journey Gauntlet? As far as I see, its the hardest of the Gauntlets. Wonder why there's no reward whatsoever.
the mortal journey gauntlet misses the divine dragon boss
Can you farm attack power with memories from the gauntlets' rewards?
After some limited testing, gauntlet / reflection bosses deal less damage than they do on NG+2.
With 2 hardmodes active (charmless + demon bell), the Sword Saint's vertical shockwave attack (the one he uses after a deflected Ichimonji) dealt about 95-98% damage on NG+2 (i.e. reduced me to a sliver of health from full, and missing any health basically meant it's a oneshot), and about 85-92% in the reflection version (which is still very close to a oneshot, but sometimes healing items don't heal you to full and leave you with a very small amount missing - on NG+2 you'd need to heal one more time to be completely safe).
Not sure how many people know this but it's permanently unlocked after beating the game with any ending I think, second for bosses like inner father or genichiro you just have to make it to the end of the trial instead of having to go through the game 4+ times to unlock them
If it isn't affected by attack power upgrades, what is your attack power in gauntlets?
Definitely should have given a Rikimaru outfit for completing Mortal Journey.
Still rad to be able to fight every boss in a row, though.
Shout-out to Demon of Hatred for ruining half of these
the most difficult boss rush ever. Rewards: NONE LOOOOOL
no genichiro outfit sadge
It's awesome how Fromsoft added the Inner bosses and gave us these bosses. They unlike their regular counterparts are a lot more difficult and have different movesets that players need to learn.
The Fandom page says that your attack power is set to a certain level in the gauntlets. Does anyone know what those levels are? And does anyone know if the bosses get a set value as well?
does charmless and bell demon affect gauntlet bosses?
Which version of the Corrupted Monk do you fight in the severance gauntlet?
Need a worthy reward for immortal journey tbh
Annoying. I've done all the endings and only have the first 2 gauntlets, shura is missing
I got Dragon Rot while doing the Mortal Journey. I never died in the gauntlet obviously and I hadn't died in the play through I was on either. After I killed Genichiro, before I went on to Sword Saint, I got Rot Essence. Super weird.
Yup ok, I can do this *sees the shura gauntlet and demon of hatred*
Ye I'll hold off on this one
Pantheon of Ashina heheheehehehehehe
Do you get xp in gauntlets ?
Encapsulates all video game achievements in life...
please add a definitive information on if any of the three starting gauntlets need anything done to be available. Like defeating certain bosses or finishing certain endings being required to unlock any gauntlets.
They could have made some gauntlets using mini bosses
Fail As F**k for not give any reward for Gauntlet Of Strength: Mortal Journey.
When I was testing some boss strategies with the new art, I was using some rice like it was nothing, I thought it wouldn't go away but it did. I had like 13 in storage and when I realized, after several runs, I had just one left, everything seemed to restore but the rice, which is BS. Anyone else had this issue?
It might be worth mentioning to not use the Jizo Statue from Jinzaemon.
Keep it so that you have 2 Jizo statues in the gauntlet, as Jinzaemon's likely will not disappear afterwards.
Also spam ako sugars on the bosses you've fought many times, like great ape to make it go by faster.
I learned from someone to use the mist raven on Inner Isshin's mortal blade sweep and the attack where he charges up in the air.
I only ended up using the mist raven (not the final upgrade) for him, maybe some firecrackers.
Can you do the gauntlets at any time during the ng+ play through or only upon beating the game again/ before starting ng+?
How can Mortal Journey have no reward?
The mortal journey gauntlet did not unlock for me until I finished both Severance and Shura gauntlets. Did others have a different experience?
fight every boss in a row with no deaths and your reward is nothing :(
I'm ready for From Soft to hurt me some more. I know they do it because they love me.
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if i spam my baby jesus statues will they regenerate after the gauntlet? im terrible at this game and i need all the help i can get,
How do i access gauntlets? My sculptor idol only shows reflection of strength? Any help would be appreciated. Also sad that orin is not in the reflection probably cuz she never gave a memory...
Imagine if the last one gave a skin for your sword to make it look like the moonlight blade
Don't understand why last bossrush doesn't give anything. Could've been fun to get a skin with Black Mortal Blade.
Pantheon of Hallownest all over again
Dad throws birds vertically, VERTICALLY
I bet it’s going to be something like Breath of the Wilds, Trial of the Sword. Just a guess.
Cant wait. Sounds amazing!