Lady Butterfly

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Location Hirata Estate
Deathblow Markers 1
Useful Tools

Phantom Kunai (when she hovers)

Lazulite Axe

Snap Seed (phase 2 illusion)

Reward Memory: Lady Butterfly
Sakura Droplet

Lady Butterfly (幻お蝶, Phantom Butterfly, Maboroshi o chō) is a Boss in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. This Complete Lady Butterfly Boss Guide gives you strategies on how to beat Lady Butterfly easily, as well as tips, tricks and lore notes. Bosses like Lady Butterfly are special, dangerous Enemies that feature a special display on-screen when defeated, such as "Immortality Severed" or "Shinobi Execution". Lady Butterfly is found in a burning temple, in the Hirata Estate location. Lady Butterfly has two health bars that must be removed before a finisher can be performed.

 

Lady Butterfly Location

Where to find Lady Butterfly in Sekiro?

  • Hirata Estate: Within the Hidden Temple location, which requires the Hidden Temple Key. The key is found after the Bamboo Thicket Slope Idol, and the temple is within the actual burning main estate.
  • You will arrive at the Hidden Temple shortly after defeating the mini-boss Juzou the Drunkard.

 

Lady Butterfly Rewards

What do you get from defeating Lady Butterfly in Sekiro?

Lady Butterfly Dialogue:

Re-introducing Herself to Wolf:
"It's been a long time...
Son of Owl."

When Kuro leaves:
"Now then, son of Owl. Shall we dance?"

When asked why by Wolf: 
"...Why indeed?
You'll die if you doubt yourself, boy."

Upon first death:
"Hehehe... impressive, boy."

"In that case... 
Lose yourself in my illusions."

"Now we're having fun, boy..."

"You're surprisingly skilled, son of Owl."

When Sekiro kills her after saying these words: "Lady Butterfly... Forgive me!"
"You've... gotten stronger... Wolf..."

Upon killing Wolf:
"You were still just a puppy."

 

Lady Butterfly Boss Guide Strategies

Sekiro Lady Butterfly Video Strategies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Sekiro Lady Butterfly Posture Breaking

Lady Butterfly is vulnerable after most of her attacks. Her ground combos, her dash attacks, and her ground stomp attacks all leave her open if they miss. Use a charge attack on her when she's vulnerable. If she begins to defend, she will imperfectly guard your first two swings and perfectly guard your third--so attack twice then go on deflecting yourself to help drive her posture up. Use the shuriken to drop her out of her aerial attacks and punish her undefended moments. In her second phase, things will be harder because of her extra projectiles and her illusions but the same principle applies. Both of her ground-based Perilous attacks can be jumped over, and the sweep can be punished. You'll be able to damage her with your sword when you land, too. Dedicate a few attempts to learning responses to her moves and getting comfortable with her attacks, and then practice pressuring her. 

For a much easier time, beat Gyoubu first so you can acquire both the Ashina Arts manual just past him and the attack boost from consuming his memory. The Ascending Carp and Descending Carp skills will make breaking her posture much easier and faster.

 

Sekiro Lady Butterfly Strategy Write-Up

This boss features an extremely agile and elegant moveset, as she uses threads and kunai to set a perimeter that makes it seem as if she is walking on air. Attacking quickly and with deadly precision, players should be mindful of the different combinations of attacks that Lady Butterfly can unleash.

Deflect more than you attack during this fight. Attack only when you can actually hit her, which is usually after a Perilous Attack. During Phase 2, use a Snap Seed to dispel the spirits she summons after snapping her fingers, or otherwise run around the perimeter of the stage in order to avoid both Lady Butterfly and her spirits. (Killing the spirits, which take one hit each, can refund you Spirit Emblems.)

If you defeat the boss, you will see the writing "SHINOBI EXECUTION" upon the screen.

Sekiro Lady Butterfly Dodge Attack Strategy

Lady Butterfly can be beaten extremely easily by utilizing the dodge attack, which is performed by attacking immediately after dodging. Spamming dodge/attack rapidly whilst changing the direction of the dodge effectively stun-locks the boss and renders her unable to perform any of her dangerous attacks, with an exception of a few quick attacks that deal small damage. If the boss manages to escape the stun-lock and jump onto the illusory strands, throwing a Shuriken at her knocks her off immediately and deals considerable poise damage. The reason for using the dodge attack is that the damage passes the boss' guard and deals damage directly to her health, therefore slowing her poise regeneration drastically.

Her first phase should be fairly easy using this strategy, the second phase becomes a bit more tricky because of the homing butterflies combined with the daggers and illusions. The second phase can be made significantly easier by using Snap Seed to banish the illusions (keep in mind that she turns the illusions into homing butterflies after some time, so managing their number is crucial). Focus on the illusions first and boss second to avoid being overwhelmed by the butterflies. After dealing with the illusions, return to the dodge attack spam whilst watching out for the occasional butterflies the boss spawns during some of her moves.

Sekiro Lady Butterfly Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Phase 1
Kunai Throw All kunai can either be blocked or deflected. 
Jump into the Rafters When Lady Butterfly jumps into the rafters, the Shuriken Prosthetic can be used to knock her out of the air and open up a short window. The best chances of knocking her out of the air come with using the Shuriken Prosthetic as soon as she starts to jump, otherwise, she will likely deflect it. 
Perilous Attack - Above As soon as you see the Perilous Attack kanji, either dodge or move out of the way slightly. After the Perilous Attack, there will be a short window where you can hit Lady Butterfly. With the right timing, you can also use the Shuriken Prosthetic to knock Lady Butterfly out of the air and open up a short window.  
Perilous Attack - Sweep  As soon as you see the Perilous Attack kanji, jump and kick Lady Butterfly for considerable posture damage. Lady Butterfly's sweep attack is of a moderate range, so if you're close to her when you see the red kanji, jump on her head. However, if you're far away, you can simply avoid the attack. 
Phase 2
Illusions If you have snap seeds, run to the center of the illusions and use it to dispel them. If not, kill as many phantoms as you can. Note that the phantoms provide you with Spirit Emblems. You can also run around the boundaries of the room with minimal chance the illusions will hit you due to their slow attacks. When Lady Butterfly dissolves them to her spell, hide behind a pillar to block them.
   

Sekiro Lady Butterfly Spin to Win Strategy

As of patch 1.03, this no longer works.

Lady Butterfly can be easily cheesed by using the Nightjar Slash Combat Art. Combat Arts are used by holding the block/deflect button and tapping the attack button. If equipped, one can simply spam the combat art. It is also possible to fit a normal attack inbetween the Combat Art spam, meaning Combat Art - Normal Attack - Combat Art - Normal Attack and so on. This will lead her into an almost neverendenig stun-lock. She will mostly just try to block the attacks therefor increasing her posture-gauge. Most can be made out of this strategy if Lady Butterfly is with her back against the wall. It is possible for Lady Butterfly to break out of the stun-lock to get into the air. If that happens just wait for her to jump off and hit her with a shuriken resulting in her falling to the ground and creating an opening for closing the gap.

Sekiro Lady Butterfly Illusion Avoidance Strategy

The entirety of the illusion summoning mechanic can be easily avoided. After Lady Butterfly summons the illusions, you can simply sprint around the outside of the arena. The illusions are not typically fast enough to land attacks. The circular motion quickly groups the illusions in the center of the room. The butterflies generated upon the dispelling of the illusions don't track quickly enough to keep up with a full sprint. If executing this strategy, be aware that turning corners when the butterflies are tracking can cause them to hit you. It's best to time your sprint so that you're running the length of the room when they start tracking.

 

 

Lady Butterfly Lore

"Lose yourself in my illusion"

Lady Butterfly and, Sekiro/Wolf have encountered each other in the past; she remarks on this by saying, "It has been quite some time son of Owl," before the fight. When consuming her memory, you realize that your foster father employed her to teach you some of the techniques that made you into the shinobi you are today.

Her fighting style is extremely unique when compared to other characters and bosses. She seems to fight like the ministry's lone shadows, with her even deflecting with her leg identical to how the lone shadows deflect with their leg. This style could also be confused with the Temple style that the high monks of Senpou Temple use, since they also incorporate their legs into fighting, unlike the Ashina style or the Shinobi style. This isn't to say that she doesn't use the Shinobi style, as she also uses shuriken similar to the Owl. We can assume that her being Wolf's mentor is the reason why he is able to learn 4 different styles of fighting seamlessly.

Lore theories should be clearly marked as such.

"Butterfly" is a common female name in Japan until the early 20th century. For example, the personal name of Lady No (the wife of Nobunaga Oda) was possibly Kocho ("butterfly") in some accounts. Another famous instance (in a fiction) is the opera Madam Butterfly composed by Puccini, where a Japanense girl Chocho ("butterfly") is the protagonist. In East Asia, butterflies are often associated with illusions and dreams that are indistinguishable from the reality, as in the story of "The Butterfly Dream" in Zhuangzi, 3rd century BC, China.

 

Lady Butterfly Notes & Trivia

  •  Voiced by: Cindy Robinson (English), Tomoko Miyadera (Japanese).

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      You can stunlock her with dodge counters. Just spam dodge - attack - dodge - attack in like a semicircle around her. She flinches from these just enogh for you to make another one. First phase is almost possible without getting hit if you do it this way. in second phase she we became more agile and will some times break from the stun. In this case, use suriken with chasing slice to quickly close down on her. Beat her this way with one vitality upgrade and 3 flasks with upgrade from chained ogre.

      • Anonymous

        Almost got her moment ago, only one more parry or attack and her posture will be no more in second phase and then she jumped through the texture to the wall and killed me with shurikens, that were invisible. I was little disapointed.

        • Anonymous

          What a bs fight. Only reason why I am finishing this game its made by from. Just compare how her posture recovers vs yours. And you only need to deflect? No you need to constantly attack so her stupid posture doesnt recover much. Throw a star if she is away just to delay her regen

          • Anonymous

            I love how this battle encouraged a new player like me to get ultra aggressive, discovering the loop where you start parrying each other until you get a posture kill. Didn’t try shooting her out of the air, but I see how that would help. Not using any prosthetic moves in phase 1 helped me get a good enough rhythm down to where I could use gunpowder to keep up enough posture pressure in phase 2. Not easy, but natural enough to learn for someone like me who is slow to learn boss movesets.

            • Anonymous

              Whirlwind Slash. Just come up to her and spam it, just hold right mouse button amd spam left. If you nail her to wall, she cant do anything.

              • Anonymous

                The only attack I get hit by in her first phase is the grounded perilous attack. The kanji comes on screen so late it's impossible to tell that you need to jump it until it's too late and you suddenly don't have a healthbar

                • Anonymous

                  I've tried against her with one prayer necklace and again with two prayer necklaces several times and she always beat me in second phase, I'll come again later I guess...
                  This boss is unfair due the invocations imo, especially considering this is the 1st/2nd boss you face in the game when you're still newbie. The second phase should have been only the increased aggressiveness, The difference in difficulty between her and gyoubu is abysmal. I never liked huge difficulty peaks in videogames.

                  • Anonymous

                    Man, it'd be much cooler if phase 2 illusion was something like sulyvahn's clone instead of just some random ghost farmer things

                    • Anonymous

                      What a garbage page, doesn't even include things like how many times she attacks in a row. Like Swing Swing Shuriken Swing Kick etc.

                      • Anonymous

                        I hate the language on this website:
                        "Lady Butterfly can be beaten extremely easily by utilizing ..."
                        "Lady Butterfly can be easily cheesed by using the..."
                        "The entirety of the illusion summoning mechanic can be easily avoided."

                        Well hell, why have a strategy guide at all? If the game is SO DAMN EASY, HUH.

                        • Anonymous

                          Can someone edit this? Shuriken will knock her out of the *air,* but if you can see the thread beneath her feet, she's already landed and will deflect them.

                          • Anonymous

                            what level should you beat this old woman, i beat her with my groud only 3 , dang it was a hard fight for beginner

                            • Anonymous

                              Very though to confront her only with 1-2 hp/posture upgrades and 3-4 grouds but if you manage to beat her only with that, then almost everything(except garbos like headless or the boss in the dungeon) until mid-game becomes a joke

                              • Anonymous

                                Actually in phase 2, when you see this lady prepare her phantom kunai, it would be better that you dodge sideways once, and then deflect as soon as the dodge ends. It's because her phantom kunai came in 2 waves, where the second one came simultaneously with her flurry attacks. You will get a little damage, but if you successfully deflect all her flurry attack + counter the following sweep attack, she will suffer from a very big posture damage

                                • Anonymous

                                  The quick spams she does in phase 2 can easily break posture in ng+ no Kuro's charm runs if a single deflect misses. So whenever you see phantom butterfly emerging just run away.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    This was incredibly easy for me. Beat her on the first try. I don't think that's ever happened to me with any boss in any From game. Just block her attacks and back off when your posture gets too low, and snap a pod every time the things swarm you. Her Attacks aren't predictable, but they don't come out fast enough that it's a problem. Just jump backwards every time you don't want to be near her.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Despite the fact that the "Spin to Win" strategy no longer works as described above, I still think it was a very helpful combat art for the fight; especially if you have the nightjar slash reversal.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        No offense to Lady Butterfly, but she's probably the easiest boss even compared to Gyoubu. What makes her so easy compared to everyone else is her moveset.

                                        All the other bosses expect you to land deflect after deflect and then reward you for your precision timing, because later on your supposed to have a feel of how to play the game. Lady Butterfly plays like a mini-boss where her big moves only opens up if you block her attacks.

                                        Since she is the 1st time a new player will be fighting an boss with a fast consistent pattern of attacks, they made her easy to punish, so that people will be incentivized to be aggressive. Using Ako or Yasharika on top on that makes her fight a total cheese, and there's a good chance of not seeing any of her cool moves at all.

                                        She's basically Great Shinobi Owl, but less aggressive, less posture and vitality, and a wonky moveset flow. IMO she should have been included in the set to get the Inner version treatment.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Just spam attack. Its not the fastest, but its the most reliable if you can parry. After 3 attacks she parries, and she will follow up with a kick. Just parry the kick then do your 3 attacks. Rinse and repeat. Very easy. Occaisonailly she will dodge instead of follow up on her parry; just get in her face again. Aggression is key.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Sidestep cheeze Anon back with the phase 2 update (sorry for terrible typos, by the way): I was initially overwhelmed by her updated moveset & agility, but the dodge cheeze still worked, though I only managed to get it rolling when all my 5 gourds were out. I got her up against the wall & did the sidestep cheeze where she couldn't retreat. Note: I had the bell enabled for this fight. Cheers.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              So I just died to this b1tch's 2nd phase on my first encounter & headed here to see if she had a weakness (other than obvious shuriken for aerials) & I just see comments of people saying they "ran around a lot". I jumped back in & decided to just keep the pressure on & really try to parry everything (brute force method). I notcied this: if you spam attax in front of her, she does her usual leg blocking animations & then parries around the 3rd hit, after which, she attax. I landed a hit on her side (enemies can't block or parry from sides/rear, so I decided to try dodging around her & land some side hits -- this is where it gets cheezy -- I destroyed her 1st phase by simply attacking once (she goes into blocking animation) then side dodging (animation cancels into a start-up animation for an attack) & attack once for a vit hit; rinse & repeat until she's flattened. I'm getting into 2nd phase round 2, now. Hopefully I can do the same. Have fun.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I cheesed her by doing Whilrwind Slash after any attack that showed me a symbol above my head then ran like a coward or blocked/parried if necessary. It was pretty easy after I started actually dodging.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I spent two hours fighting this boss before I complete started a new game out of frustration... After a little more practice fighting mooks, I got to her and she's what finally made the game "click" for me. Once you get past that wall, not a very hard fight.

                                                  Biggest tip is don't even bother with the illusions, when she summons them just create as much space between Wolf and all the enemies, including her. Wait til she despawns them and sprint to get away from the projectiles. Keep chipping away at her vitality this way, nice and slow.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    **** this boss that takes 10 full minutes to ****ing beat, stupid unblockable attack that you can't dodge, **** the shitty lock-on that gets me hit and **** the flying white things that do damage to you if you try to get your one hit in every 30 seconds. I fought her like 15 times and I got her to legit 1 hp and I couldn't touch her even with an extra revive. I don't care that I suck at the game, I'm not doing 20 more attempts for nothing.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      They patched out a lot of the cheese. She took me 2 days, but once I finally figured out what would work on her, I got her the next go. This worked for me:

                                                      For phase 1: Stay in mid range and block everything she throws at you. She does very little posture damage, so you dont have to worry about her breaking through. When she does any of the moves where she charges in, block/dodge and then use the opening to strike. After that, move back to mid range again so you're never in range of her sweep. If she does the thing where she stands in the air and jumps back down without doing an attack, sprint towards her and you can get in a free strike as well. Always move back to mid range afterwards. Repeating this tactic should allow you to reach phase 2 without getting hit quite easily (unless you make a very concious slip).

                                                      For phase 2: Wait for her at her spawnpoint in front of the statue and immediatly keep applying pressure, even if she does end up blocking most of it. Again, it's quite easy to block any combo she throws at you and as long as you're close by and attacking often, she'll rely almost exclusively on melee rather than her butterfly shuriken or her illusions. This makes the fight a lot easier. If she does manage to cast her illusion, just run circles until they dissolve into butterflies and shoot at you. Both these butterflies as well as Lady Butterfly her own attacks will all miss you when you run circles, unless you run straight into her. Once the illusions are gone, move back into melee range and apply pressure again. The one thing to keep an eye out for is her perilous sweep, as this time around you are constantly in its range.

                                                      Once this clicked, the fight was pretty doable.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I struggled so much with Gyoubu that I searched around for a different route. Ended up discovering the past area by accident and went through the whole thing before fighting the first intended boss. Honestly, the mini boss was more a pain than she was, but it was still brutal. But I got so much better at the game and I increased Sekiro's stats. When I went back to Gyoubu, I quite literally destroyed him.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Anyone else have the boss respawn after killing her? I killed her already then went back to hirata estate and lady butterfly is there again but only has one deathblow and isnt using illusions in the fight. Not sure if there is any reason to kill her again ( i suck at the game so shes still a headache for me)

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I tend to play very slashy and aggressively. That strategy helps a whole lot with this fight. Got her on my second try, just get in her face with R1 spam and block her attacks. Dodge at the last moment when she's jumping down at you. Shuriken attack with R2 can oneshot her adds in phase 2, don't bother with snap seed nonsense. Shuriken them or one*****them with quick R1s.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              But Why? Why does she Attack You? Isn't she supposed to be the good guy, or is she so thirsty of immortality that she planned all of it in order to trick the heir into giving her the Blood, and Who the ***** stabs me with their ***** sword?

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Fun fact; her grab attack is a stab aimed at the diaphragm. It may not kill her target outright, but it ensures they die eventually.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  This fight is so interesting in that it’s one of the easiest in the game and yet because it’s the first ‘real boss fight’, it’s a huge struggle first time through. I remember NG it took me ~25 painstaking tries before I finally got her. My next three replays I effortlessly defeated her on my first tries w/out Kuro’s charm. When you return to her after beating the game, you realize how slowly she attacks and how large the time window between attacks is for you to punish her. For those still struggling, my advice is to keep at it and enjoy the grind! It’s more than just memorizing specific move sets: you’re developing skills that will serve you throughout the game and will leave you with a great sense of satisfaction when you finally succeed. Dying hundreds of times to a boss is integral to this game.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I’m not gonna lie, found her really frustrating at first, until I learned you can block pretty much all her non-deathmark combos. Just block a string, punish, rinse, repeat through phase one. Make sure you’re where she’s going to land by the statue and smack her up a bit to stop the first spawn of summons. Although, the summons are so slow you can just run the outside of the arena and dodge them and LB’s kunai. When she goes all sacrificial you can pretty easily outrun or block the butterflies with a pillar. Block a string, punish, rinse, repeat. The fight reminded me of Friede in some aspects, kind of a waiting game all about focusing on defence and dodging and getting a few hits in where possible without being greedy or getting frustrated.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Dodge attack strategy worked brilliantly. Granted, I'd already beaten a couple other bosses by the time I came back to her, so I'm sure that helped. Anyway, thanks for the tip.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        god its gonna take me so long to beat this hag but it's gonna be sooooo satisfying. everyone whining about how hard it is should've read more reviews before they bought they game you know what you signed up for! good luck everyone

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          The "dodge-hit-dodge-hit" strategy works surprisingly well once you get the rhythm of it. I'd been stuck on this boss for 4 days before I found out about the nightjar cheese, and then got slaughtered about 10 times before I read the part about it not working any more. Once I got the dodge-hit rhythm down, it only took 3 gourd charges and a resurrection (I lost focus and made a dumb mistake) to finally kill the b*tch. To be fair, I did have two prayer necklaces, one attack power upgrade, and 5 gourd charges when I fought her, though. I got all the way to Ashina Elite Jinsuke before I had enough skill/overpowered stats to take out Lady B. Lmao

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Well, if the devs goal with this boss was to get people to quit the game mission accomplished. I am by no means a novice, and I enjoy a good challenge, but this is an absolute joke. No boss should have THREE different attacks that take away 80% of your health AND endless armies of ghost zombies AND endless swarms of death wisps. Why not give her invisibility and instant death eye lasers too...?

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              They could probably make an interesting DLC using her as a player character, have it set in Usui’s forest where you could see more of her backstory and training

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                What a steaming crock of horse5hit. There’s nothing more fun than trying to beat a difficult boss that requires ultra-precise blocks and attacks with mushy controls that are about as responsive as a snail encased in molasses under ten feet of water.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  If you immediately attack her when she appears on phase 2 you can prevent her from using her illusion attack, you can potentially defeat her without giving her time to use it but you'll need to be on the offensive always. Keep attacking and using shurikens on her jumps and you should defeat her.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I've found that relentlessly attacking her and tossing a shuriken at her when she flies into the air & flips is an easy way to go about beating her. You don't need to be afraid of her close-range attacks, as deflecting right as you stop attacking or she deflects *you* will net you a perfect deflect and another opening. If she flies into the air and conjures up illusions, just sprint around the boss arena until she dispels them and when the many wisps come flyin' at you, dodge like a madman. I don't mean to say this as a "hardcore gamur" because it honestly feels as if she wasn't intended to be beaten by someone like me, but so long as you aren't passive in any part of the fight... she has no way at all to win.

                                                                                    • The game will actually warn you after several deaths that the memory boss is far stronger than anything in the level where you aquire the memory. It actually recommends coming back later after killing a few main line bosses.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Devine confetti is usless during this fight dont waste it. You have to attack relentlessly, refusing to give her even an inch of room. She wants you to back away, so she can regain posture. Ignore her health meter, focus only on posture. If you max her posture you can kill her immediately.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Here's a good way to practice her moveset. Fight her 1st phase with all you got and basically use her as a boss punching bag, don't be reserved about losing the resurrection from resting. The transition into her 2nd phase is so long, so you have more than enough time to use your idol to warp back to safety. Might be cheesy in a sense, but it's great practice without much risk.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            My dudes I know I'm late to the party but I just found out a pretty chease way to stun lock her. You just have to do tho regular attacks and then donge to the left or right and atack again. Repite again and again. In the first face u literally stun lock her to death, in the second one you have to donge some attacks but you can still do a lot of damage this way

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Question, who kills you after her fight? I figured it was owl, if this happens to be known during one of the endings then just say which ending and leave it at that I guess.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                complete noob stomper boss. kill the other boss first and then kill her. you'll appreciate the extra damage you do to her posture. insanely difficult if your not experienced. my best advice is to just buckle down and learn to deflect her ground combo's in general just keep pressuring her posture till you can get her to phase 2. her illusion gimmick isn't that big of a deal and you can just avoid it. consider your snap seed only if you are wearing down her posture and she tries to use illusions to recharge. kind of a pushover if you have a few of the early game progression items like your first prayer bead necklace and the 1st 2 gourd seeds. but by far the biggest thing is to go kill gyobu first. you'll learn how to play a bit more along the way and you'll appreciate that damage buff when your prepped to fight her. I also recommend some fistfulls of ash if you don't already have firecrackers. they help get free hits in.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  when the illusions come, if you don't have a snap seed, don't try to fight them. run in big circles around the room and none of them will be able to reach you, and if you keep moving, all of lady butterfly's attacks, ranged and otherwise, will miss. do this until the illusions disappear and the energy attack stops.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    What is the point of having a sculptors idol there after beating lady butterfly? Did I miss something? Help please!!!

                                                                                                    • I personally found Nightjar Slash useful, it dodges her Perilous Sweep and hits her before she can guard and, if timed right, it can dodge her airborne Kunai throw and launch you at her for a free hit

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Play it like advanced bloodborne style... spam her with well timed dodge counters...change direction... when she is in air...use shurikens...do not bother about deflection...dodge counter or dodge away... if you keep doing this in phase 2...she has no time to spawn illusions

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          As being said above....does spamming nightjar slash still works?or has this been really patched after 1.03 ?

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Guys, if you're wanting a very solid strategy, just get the ascending/descending carp latent skills in the ashina skill trees and use a divine confetti on her 2nd phase, the posture damage DESTROYS her. Just r1 as much as you can and deflect when needed. Don't listen to what people say about divine confetti being rare, it's a very common drop from the blue robed samurai in ashina castle. I was having SO much trouble with her 2nd phase, 1st is nothing, then divine confetti had her dead in under a minute. It was like night and day. You're welcome.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              She’s easy on NG+, but without Kuro’s Charm and with Bell Demon in your inventory, she’s one of the toughest bosses to consistently deflect and maintain posture. Her moves are rapid, but arrhythmic and tough to predict, save certain combos. The most annoying attack is when she sits on a low wire, then suddenly leaps forward in complete silence. If not guarded, it often would kill me in a single hit, even at full health (20 Vit.). Still, it makes her fight all the more entertaining.

                                                                                                              • I think I have stumbled upon a quite obvious inspiration source for Lady Butterfly theme. There is an old Chinese book "Zhuangzi", which has many stories, one of them being "The Butterfly Dream". It's really short so let me copypaste it here: "Once, Zhuang Zhou dreamed he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering about, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know that he was Zhuang Zhou. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakable Zhuang Zhou. But he didn't know if he was Zhuang Zhou who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming that he was Zhuang Zhou. Between Zhuang Zhou and the butterfly there must be some distinction! This is called the Transformation of Things." (Source: Wikipedia) Wikipedia also says: " In it Zhuangzi "[plays] with the theme of transformation",[20] illustrating that "the distinction between waking and dreaming is another false dichotomy.". So, butterflies, illusions, dreams and being unable to differentiate them from reality. It fits perfectly into storyline of Hirata and Lady Butterfly. I don't think it has any big lore impact, but it is a nice detail.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Idt Butterfly was bad here...I got feelings she was trying to protect the young lord and or keep him from Owl. Yes it's weird that she has him in an illusion when u first enter the hidden temple, but why would Owl need to fake his own death and send Sekiro to kill Butterfly? Maybe she was trying to take the young lord too for her own gain? Maybe she was betrayed by Owl too? Idk theres a lot about Butterfly that makes me think. Not much to go on with that one though, as in I have no proof or anything.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    I just did her with the bell demon active, it felt absurdly harder than killing her in normal difficulty l. It is really only a damage buff or does she get added butterflies?

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Had some problems with her. Not sure what I was doing wrong but Nightjar slash didn't work for me. So in the end I've kill her with combination of Whirlwind Slash with Firecrackers.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        There's not a lot of lore on her. I hope we can see her during her youth in a DLC. We know she was close to Owl, Isshin, and perhaps Tomoe when she was young.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          Took 3 hours to beat her. Strategy: Keep attacking her (and deflecting) until her posture runs out then insta-kill. * If she does an unblock-able attack, you can only evade by jumping away. * Attack straight away on round 2 so she delays summoning. * when she eventually summons, run around for 30 seconds for summons to disappear. Required serious concentration and zero button-mashing (precise button-pressing) to win. Not sure if this is how you git-gud at the game or something but everything is a lot easier now. :D

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            You can literally destroy her just with Nighjar Slash spam (throw in some r1, dodge and block here and there if you miss or get out of position), I didn't even have to use any shuriken when she escaped, because she was just zipping (almost bugging) back and forth above my head and kept landing in front of me. It melts her posture and vitality, since she can't block all the damage. Plus if she escapes and does her flying thingy, you can use the combat art to get back into position while she's landing and maybe land a hit. More plus: if she dodges on the side and you keep spinning, you get in this sort of human shuriken around her, you get to hit her while circling and she keeps missing. Regarding the second phase, if you don't want to waste snap seeds, just headless-chicken around the room until the illusions and their butterflies are gone. You can easily manage the ones she throws with the phantom kunais. The illusions are incredibly slow and Lady B won't be super aggressive while they're out, while the butterflies are exactly like Ds3 Lothric's and Aldritch's magic thingies, you can entirely avoid them and you CAN sprint while doing sharp turns (that's what I kept doing, headless chicken all the way). After that, you cand get back to the shameless spam.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              3 Attacks, 2 blocks, 3 attacks 2 blocks until she either loses her posture or evade. after 3 days of struggle, I killed her with the most simple strategy. But hey, It felt like those old Japanese ninja film fights. Totally worth it!

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                After dying for 3 hours straight I managed to discover an exploit that puts her in an animation loop, making the entire fight broken and pathetic: I already contacted Fromsoftware about this matter and asked them to fix it on a future update or patch. If every boss in the game has something like that, then entire game will become too easy and unfun, or to put in a more fit word, stupid.

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