General Naomori Kawarada

Location Ashina Outskirts
Deathblow Markers 2
Reward Prayer Bead
Gourd Seed
XP NG: 134
NG+: 2010

General Naomori Kawarada (侍大将・河原田直盛, Samurai General - Kawarada Naomori) is a Mini-Boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Mini-Bosses are special Enemies that are uniquely named, and may require more than one deathblow to kill. They are generally much more difficult than normal enemies, and they drop some of the best loot in the game.


General Naomori Kawarada Location

  • Ashina Outskirts Wall - Gate Path Idol, Ashina Outskirts
  • This boss is optional.



General Naomori Kawarada Rewards

General Naomori Kawarada Notes & Tips

  • You can perform one Stealth Deathblow on him easily, if you jump onto his head, or creep up behind him.
  • Be sure to punish his sweep Perilous Attack, by jumping over it and pressing the jump button again to kick off his head.



General Naomori Kawarada Lore

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General Naomori Kawarada Strategies

Video Strategies



Strategy Writeup

Approach the general towards the higher ground on the left and perch yourself on the gate near him. Jump down and hit R1 when a red circle appears. This will trigger a deathblow and will make the fight a bit easier. You can deflect his jumping slash or sidestep it. Avoid playing long range as he will coat himself in white and regain posture undoing most of your hard work. Continue blocking his attacks and getting an attack in when you see an opening to defeat General Naomori Kawarada.



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    • Anonymous

      30 Jan 2021 08:18  

      Ngl I didn't even see the first time playing, until I came back after the first ministry raid just to see if things changed

      • Anonymous

        30 Mar 2020 01:38  

        You can cheese this guy with fistful of ash or firecrackers. Take the high ground around him until you're on top of the gate, then jump and do a stealth deathblow. Stun him with ash or firecrackers, hit him twice, quickly stun again, hit twice, repeat. Easy peasy.

        • Anonymous

          28 Nov 2019 11:22  

          Why not change this guy's name to “Steaming Crock of Horse*****Dodge to either side, or even BEHIND him and he automatically reorients himself so he’s always facing you AND changes the trajectory of his sword on the fly - in the middle of one of his GIGANTIC sword swings. Pretty neat trick.

          • 05 May 2019 20:40  

            The cannon of the flame and the ability of the living force seem to be very effective against this and the other generals, but I still need to do more tests.

            • 08 Apr 2019 11:22  

              so in my fight with him the loaded axe was my friend, stealth deathblow to start then just kinda kept smacking him in the face with axe and then did a few slashes and he was done for, fealt way to easy tbh, at least after running in headlong trying too be aggressive with sword

              • 24 Mar 2019 19:24  

                Aggressive play will be your friend for this guy. Deflecting him doesn't do a lot of posture damage, and you will drag the fight out, giving him more opportunities to do massive damage. Just stealth attack him and then get aggressive. You can often hit him four or five times in a row and he'll deflect each time, but he'll lose a ton of posture. After two or three volleys of blows, he'll be done.

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