General Tenzen Yamauchi

Location Ashina Outskirts
Deathblow Markers 2
Reward Prayer Bead
XP NG: 156
NG+: 2325

General Tenzen Yamauchi is a Mini-Boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. 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.


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General Tenzen Yamauchi Notes & Tips

  • The Mikiri Counter skill is highly recommended for this Boss because of the thrust attack that he does.
  • You can take off one Deathblow Marker by ambushing him from Stealth. If you aggro him, just get up top and hide until the music stops and then Deathblow him. Note you can only do this once.



General Tenzen Yamauchi Lore

"General Tenzen Yamauchi of the Ashina clan demands a keen eye" - This general is clad in heavy samurai armor, with a horned black helmet and red accented armor. He uses a Nodachi as his main weapon.

Lore notes, information on folklore, etc go here

Lore theories should be clearly marked as such.



General Tenzen Yamauchi Strategies

Video Strategies


Strategy Writeup

Start the encounter by sneaking through the grass to kill the first lesser enemy.Throw a shuriken at the enemy looking in your direction to make him come to you. Run towards the next enemy and take him out. Head towards the left to de-aggro the mobs while we reposition ourselves. Climb the tree to reach the building with the lone short enemy and take him out. Next jump onto the last several mobs and eliminate them. The one with the gun is easy to get rid of before focusing on the sword wielding mobs. This will leave you and the boss alone. Sneak back to where you killed the first enemy and watch the boss movement. Once he turns his back to you, sneak walk towards him to get a free deathblow in. This will greatly help in the fight. Block/deflect his attacks while jumping over his perilous sweeping attack.

This boss has strange timing for his attacks, and it's easy to deflect too early. Be sure to deflect a bit later than usual for max effect.




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    • Anonymous

      24 Apr 2019 21:56  

      i tend to hit him twice then input a slightly delayed parry to catch his attack. Rince and repeat. His symbol attacks are mostly thrusts so prepare to mikri counter him.

      • Anonymous

        31 Mar 2019 21:51  

        He's real easy to kill after stealth deathblow by just dodging around and getting one or two hits in here and there. No need to deflect at all. The only attack that's tricky to dodge is the rush+flip attack that's weakly telegraphed.

        • Anonymous

          29 Mar 2019 18:42  

          Anybody know what the flag he's standing in front of says? My headcanon is it says something like "All Shinobi are Losers" =D

          • Anonymous

            27 Mar 2019 04:59  

            Fire. If you have the Flame Vent, you can knock his vitality down real fast by hitting him with it after he does his jumping attack or massive sweeps. Just make sure you run up and slap him when he start glowing white and tries to recover his posture. I...need to get better at parrying.

            • Anonymous

              23 Mar 2019 07:01  

              The firecracker is your best friend here. Buy it from the crow, stealth kill Tenzen once then use it at the end of a combo attack from Wolf. It’ll keep him stun locked.

              • Anonymous

                22 Mar 2019 16:40  

                kill the sneaky***** with a gong sitting on the top of a wall on the right of uu, otherwise u will be gangbanged

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