General Kuranosuke Matsumoto

Location Ashina Castle
Deathblow Markers 2
Useful Tools Loaded Shuriken
Loaded Spear
XP NG: 280
NG+: 2520
Reward Prayer Bead

General Kuranosuke Matsumoto (侍大将・松本内蔵佑, Samurai General - Matsumoto Kuranosuke) is a Mini-Boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. This Complete General Kuranosuke Matsumoto Mini-Boss Guide gives you strategies on how to beat General Kuranosuke 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.



General Kuranosuke Matsumoto Location

Where to find General Kuranosuke Matsumoto in Sekiro?

  • Ashina Castle: Found directly up the stairs, straight in front of the Ashina Castle Sculptor's Idol.
  • This boss is optional as you can take a shortcut over the rooftops to a sculptor's idol on the left side of the castle in a window.
  • Accompanied by some guards. 



General Kuranosuke Matsumoto Rewards

What do you get from defeating General Kuranosuke Matsumoto in Sekiro?



General Kuranosuke Matsumoto Notes & Tips

  • This General hits harder and takes a bit less damage than the previous two.
  • Use the Loaded Shuriken to interrupt his Posture recovery move if needed, and use Chasing Slice to follow up if you have it.
  • The Loaded Spear works great on this enemy, because he has attacks that have poise, making it hard to hit him and get away. Use the Spear to deal damage and stay out of range.
  • You can Stealth Deathblow him once if you kill all the enemies, and then run away and come back.



General Kuranosuke Matsumoto Lore

  • He is likely based on the general Ujisuke Matsumoto (松本氏輔), one of the Four Heavenly Kings of the warlord Moriuji Ashina.



General Kuranosuke Matsumoto Mini-Boss Guide Strategies

Sekiro General Kuranosuke Matsumoto Video Strategies



Sekiro General Kuranosuke Matsumoto Strategy Writeup


From the Ashina Castle Idol, head towards the stairs and grapple yourself to the right roofs. Make your way towards the roofs that line the stairs. Near the center will be a grapple point to cross over the stairs and reach the left roofs. Head towards the boss while on these roofs until you can lock on him. Jump down and perform a deathblow. As the boss gets up, kill the rifle wielding enemies. If some of them live, descend the stairs so they won't have a proper angle to shoot you. You may now fight the General at the base of the stairs or lead him to the base as you bypass him and run back to kill the last rifle enemies. Alternate deflect and attacks to quickly whittle his health and posture. Avoid his perilous attack by jumping over the sweep then pressing jump again to damage his posture. Shurikens work well if you time it between his attacks and Shinobi Firecrackers can give you opportunities to get some attacks in.



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    • Anonymous

      30 Aug 2021 18:49  

      Has anyone tried leaving him alive to see if he'll still be there to fight the interior ministry when they arrive? Cause i'm on the "Make Ashina Great Again" bandwagon.

      • Anonymous

        24 Mar 2021 06:47  

        I’ve probably fought this guy ~25 times since launch and I only just realized that he’s different from the first two generals.

        • Anonymous

          21 Aug 2020 11:28  

          This guy is a joke just use the shurikens to pick his guards off then sneak up on him. He shouldnt be too hard if you know how to deflect.

          • Anonymous

            28 Apr 2020 14:58  

            Kawarada and Yamauchi took me hours to beat (was still trying to break my old Dark Souls habits). Then I spent two days getting my tail handed to me by Lady Butterfly. But that's what I love about this game, you DO get better! I sauntered into the castle slaughtered the bull in my first try and looked up seeing this big boy on the stairs. I had one healing gourd left and normally I would have run for cover but I was so pumped and in the zone after hours of getting my teeth kicked down my throat by the bosses leading up to him I figured "I got this" and man did I ever. Killed him first try! I really think From uses three nearly identical generals on purpose so you can see how much you've improved over time.

            • Anonymous

              22 Mar 2020 16:51  

              This *****er took me so long on NG+. He has this one dash attack that I don't have the reflexes to react to, and its an instakill with no charm and bell demon. And just generally learning to perfect deflect him is agony, but if you don't you die to chip damage.

              • Anonymous

                12 Dec 2019 11:42  

                Don't know why, but this motherf*cker gave me more trouble than the f*cking Seven Ashina Spear on my first run

                • Anonymous

                  10 Jul 2019 00:39  

                  jsut jump down and deathblow him then run around and pick off the riflemen. once theyre dealt with continue your fight with general buttmunch.

                  • 08 May 2019 11:18  

                    The best strategy for this guy seems to be, to first, take out all the rifle guys with the load shuriken on top the roof, and then stealth killing his first health bar. Other than that, just finish the fight like all the other samurai generals. Still overall a fun mini boss like the other samurai generals.

                    • Anonymous

                      08 Apr 2019 18:09  

                      Wonder if theres any lore as to why this guy drops Unrefined Sake...thats Isshins favorite drink. He's also in an interesting spot on the map and talking to monkeys.

                      • Anonymous

                        24 Mar 2019 05:51  

                        Really straightforward, pretty simple tactics. Get the drop on him and remove one deathblow, then take out the gun adds. Then just dodge, deflect, attack. Repeat until deathblow. Lol only miniboss I was able to kill first go, but I'm bad so *shrug* probably got lucky.

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