- Used to attack and defend while in combat.
- By pressing the R1/RB, Sekiro can perform up to three consecutive hits.
- Holding down the R1/RB results a thrust attack, which can penetrate enemy defenses. The longer it is charged, the more damage and it inflicts, with higher chances to pierce.
- Sekiro can block incoming attacks by holding down L1/LB; absorbing damage builds-up his Posture.
- By pressing L1/LB right when the enemy attack clashes with Sekiro, he will perform a Deflect, which will inflict Posture damage on his foe instead, opening for counter attacks.
How to Find Kusabimaru
Kusabimaru Notes & Tips
- Kusabi (楔) is Japanese for "linchpin," while maru (丸) is a common suffix used in masculine names.
Story & Lore
- Kuro comes from 九 (ku) meaning "nine" and 郎 (rou) meaning "son". This name was traditionally given to the ninth son. The name likely refers to the nine sons of the Dragon King "the dispenser of rain". But "Kuro" is also a Japanese kanji (黒) meaning “black”. Sekiro, the vengeance-seeking "Shinobi" - which in Japanese means both “ninja” and “shadow” - is a wink to previous game titles in which the player could sign up to become a "Blade of the Darkmoon .", a shadow of the divine lineage of DS. This was also a covenant presided over by the Dark Sun Gwyndolin. The white taint that surrounds Sekiro's eye is a manifestation of the Dragon Stagnation. Which is caused by Sekiro's immortal oath to the heir of the dragon. The mark serves as a Sekiro symptom of Hollowing . Kuro's bare feet are another legacy that stems from the dragon children of DS. This is likely because of a dragon-like resistance to the cold of autumn and winter.
- Kusabimaru 楔丸 - given by the Young Lord - was named in honor of the Lynchpin Temple “The Nexus of Souls”.