Mortal Blade


 An odachi capable of slaying the undying. Its crimson blade will take the life of any who dares draw it. Without the power of Resurrection, one could not hope to wield this weapon, which allows one to defeat even infested beings.

Long concealed within Senpou Temple, the blade is inscribed with its true name: Gracious Gift of Tears".

The Mortal Blade, also known as Fushigiri (Japanese: 不死斬り), is a Key Item in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. It is known as an Odachi capable of slaying the undying, and is a twin blade to the Black Mortal Blade "Open Gate".

 Mortal Blade Usage

  • Gives the ability to slay the reviving Infested Monks encountered in Senpou Temple.
  • Can be used to slay Hanbei the Undying in order to obtain the item he drops: Hidden Tooth.
  • Used to slay the Headless Ape in the second encounter (in Ashina Depths). His corpse does not disappear when the boss fight is over; land a Deathblow on his corpse to finish him off for good. Note that the Headless Ape cannot be permanently killed in the first encounter, even if Sekiro has the mortal blade at the time. 

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Mortal Blade Notes & Tips

  • Obtaining the Mortal Blade unlocks a unique combat art: Mortal Draw, that utilizes the Mortal Blade in combat. Costs 3 spirit emblems to use; the attack can still be used when out of spirit emblems, but will do less damage.
  • Mortal Draw still does sizable damage directly to an enemy's health bar, even when blocked, so can be used to "cheese" a number of tough bosses and minibosses with a strong defense.   
  • Other than the Combat Art, the Mortal Blade cannot be used to slash enemies like your katana. It can only land deathblows on undying foes.
  • Fushigiri is Japanese for "Undying Slayer."
  • This blade is likely an homage to the legendary Crimson Blade of Muramasa.
  • Due to being tied to story progression, the Mortal Blade does not carry over into New Game Plus and must be reacquired. The Mortal Draw and Empowered Mortal Draw skills are likewise unusable until the blade is back in Sekiro's possession and will be deselected if they were the equipped Combat Art upon entering New Game Plus. Note that they will still appear in the skills list, but cannot be selected as a combat art. 




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    • Anonymous

      20 Jun 2019 17:20  

      "Obtaining the Mortal Blade unlocks a unique combat art: Mortal Draw, that utilizes the Mortal Blade in combat. Costs 3 spirit emblems to use; the attack can still be used when out of spirit emblems, but will do less damage." Not true, it does the same damage but has less range.

      • Anonymous

        30 May 2019 03:48  

        I wonder if any future DLC will feature the history of the Mortal Blade. We know the origins of the Rejuvenating Waters so wouldn't its opposite, the Mortal Blade perhaps come from an equally powerful or mythical entity?

        • Anonymous

          12 May 2019 04:07  

          Empowered Mortal Draw is perhaps the single most useful Combat Skill in the entire game. Using it with Yasharikus sugar or spiritfall only amplifies it's devastating damage to the enemies Vitality and Posture and some bosses are completely trivialized by it; Guardian Ape and Father Owl has never been more deserving of my UTTER PITY than when I completely denied their strength when faced with my YEMD )Yasharikus Empowered Mortal Draw. Seriously, Shadowfall and Spiral Cloud Passage are *****ing wonderful aswell, SPC when paired with Bestowal and Yashariku or Ako, Shadowfall whenever else, BUT YASHARIKUS EMPOWERED MORTAL DRAW IS THE EPITOME OF SEKIROS POWER. A DEMON OF HATRED, AN OLD FATHER OR EVEN A SWORD SAINT STAND HELPLESS AGAINST THE MIGHT OF THE SURVIVING TWIN'S CHARGED DEATH SLASH. I gotta hit the *****ing sack, I'm done.

          • Anonymous

            01 May 2019 06:37  

            Mortal Draw completely trivializes so many of the human bosses if you know the correct times to use it. Both Owls, both Isshins (particularly the last two phases of sword saint), and Emma can all be reliably crushed. If you’re having trouble with deflects I’d definitely recommend you give this a shot.

            • Anonymous

              21 Apr 2019 10:07  

              Uses it against the *****ing corrupt monk, she doesn't care and kills me. Of all the skills that dont stagger or do something you'd *****ing think THIS SWORD THAT KILLS INFESTED would

              • Anonymous

                18 Apr 2019 11:50  

                weird thing i found, if you look at the second mortal blade that genichiro has, it's actually double edged

                • Anonymous

                  06 Apr 2019 04:19  

                  I really hope they end up nerfing this, it makes some bosses that should be really challenging an absolute joke.

                  • Anonymous

                    05 Apr 2019 20:34  

                    Added the bit about Mortal Draw still being usable without spirit emblems and how it damages enemy health significantly, even when blocked, as a lot of people in the comments seem to be really underestimating it (Mortal Draw skill could really do with it's own page though).

                    • Anonymous

                      02 Apr 2019 18:04  

                      Not that strong considering we constantly have it on our back. Wasting 3 emblems on 1 attack is just a rip-off. From Software could make a DLC with new level and Mortal Blade skill tree. It would be pretty cool to use it more.

                      • Anonymous

                        31 Mar 2019 17:19  

                        why can't you use the Mortal Blade to kill the undead enemies in the Abandoned Dungeon? Surely it would make sense to be able to stop them reviving? Unless I am missing something?

                        • Anonymous

                          30 Mar 2019 23:08  

                          Was there ever a Tutorial Tooltip for the Mortal Draw Skill? You definitely get Tooltip for the Mortal Blade but not the Skill? I only discovered I had the skill much further into the game..

                          • Anonymous

                            27 Mar 2019 17:18  

                            killed the first mist noble with one and a half of this after taking an Akos sugar. Seems to be pretty underwhelming against everything else tho.

                            • Anonymous

                              25 Mar 2019 14:44  

                              I feel like it lacked a bit of importance from the mortal blade, I think I should have more boss to kill with it

                              • Anonymous

                                25 Mar 2019 13:11  

                                The unkillable monks in the main hall and just before the rice lady can be executed with this, by dealing a deathblow after knocking them out.

                                • Anonymous

                                  24 Mar 2019 09:56  

                                  is this thing obtainable? did this blade got cut from the game? im still fairly early and idc about spoilers on this blade

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