Mushin Arts

Number of Skills 3

Mushin Arts (葦名・無心流, Ashina School of Mushin) is a skill tree in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. This skill tree focuses on unlocking a set of moves that are upgraded, and stronger versions of each tree's ultimate ability. Players will need to unlock prerequisite skills in order to gain the listed skills in the Mushin Arts Skill Tree.

Each Skill Tree consists of a variety of skills that are categorized as Combat Arts, Shinobi Martial Arts, and Latent Skills that will allow players to alter and customize Sekiro's overall effectiveness in combat and survivability.



How to Acquire Mushin Arts

  • This can be obtained by completing a quest from Tengu of Ashina, then upon mastering the final skill of any skill tree, he will provide you with the Mushin Esoteric Text that contains the skills of the Mushin Arts. You will need to finish the Ashina Castle Genichiro fight for him to move to the Serpent Shrine Idol in Ashina Castle.
  • After Tengu leaves his second location it can be acquired from Isshin Ashina.
  • If Isshin dies, Emma will be at his body in Kuro's room and will give the Mushin Esoteric Text as long as the requirements were met.
  • Mushin Arts require skills of other arts to unlock.
  • Empowered Mortal Draw is locked and cannot be purchased if the player is not currently in possession of the Mortal Blade (such as at the start of a New Game Plus playthrough)


Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Mushin Arts Skill Tree


Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Mushin Arts Skills

Name Effect Skill Points Needed Requirements
Empowered Mortal Draw Draw additional power, resulting in a longer-ranged, more powerful slash attack. 5 Living Force
Ashina Cross
Shadowfall After leaping into the skies with Shadowrush, allows one to perform a spinning sword attack as they descend. 6 High Monk
Spiral Cloud Passage Unleashes shockwaves 9 Shadowrush
Ashina Cross



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    • Anonymous

      I wish there was some way to tell whether combat arts are worth it before you sink the massive amount of skill points into buying them and their prerequisites. Or, alternatively, that they'd just put them into a separate progression system that's less tied to grinding like Elden Ring's ashes of war.

      • Anonymous

        I have all Mushin Arts unlocked except High Monk & Shadowfall. Shows Unknown Art Upgrade (information locked). Is this a glitch? Guide says you just unlock with points, but that isn't an option. Cannot unlock Shadowfall as a result. Any thoughts?

        • Anonymous

          I have the mortal blade+ mortal draw and I didn’t get anything from Tengu and haven’t completed any skill tree yet. Keep playing, you will get it.

          • Anonymous

            Eh, Tengu isn't at the serpent shrine anymore and I'm currently trying the Shura ending so I can't talk to either Isshin or Emma. Help?

            • Anonymous

              Maybe my game is glitched but i can't buy spiral cloud passage for some reason. I have both shadowrush and ashina cross but it still says i don't have the prerequired skills. I thought maybe i needed dragon flash but after getting it it's still locked. Maybe i need floating passage?

              • Anonymous

                I need help with it. He still hasn't moved to Great Serpent Shrine and when I speak to him, he doesn't want to give me Mushin Arts (got final Ahina skill tree skill Ashina Cross) but maybe that's because I haven't defeated Genichiro yet

                • Anonymous

                  Not really worth it imo. Moderate damage, low range and it eats ember pretty fast (assuming you spam full combo)

                  • Anonymous

                    I don't understand how to unlock the empowered mortal draw, that tree is a mess I can't tell if I have to unlock the shadowrush in order to do so or if I need to find somehow the blue ability on the bottom or ??? Make sense tree è_é

                    • Anonymous

                      You can get it regardless of which final tree skill you learn. I had the last one of the prosthetic tree, and I still got it.

                      • Anonymous

                        Can't figure out how to get that one, I'm at end game and don't know if I can even get it now, if someone knows

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