Okami Leader Shizu

Location Fountainhead Palace

Anti-air deathblow

Sabimaru Prosthetic Tool

Reward Sen & Prayer Beed

Okami Leader Shizu (淤加美の長・静, Okami Leader - Shizu) 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. But unlike other mini-bosses, Okami Leader Shizu has only 1 death mark, make her relatively easy to kill.


Okami Leader Shizu Location

  • Fountainhead Palace: Found after xx area, by taking a xx turn from the ?? Sculptor's Idol
  • This boss is optional (Needs confirmation due to diving needed to proceed game progress)


Okami Leader Shizu Rewards




Okami Leader Shizu Story & Lore

  • She may be a tribute to Lady Shizuka (1165–1211), a court dancer and a mistress of the hero Minamoto-no "Kuro" Yoshitsune. Along with Lady Tomoe, she is one of the most famous Japanese women in this period.
  • They are called 淤加美 (okami) in Japanese, derived from one of the ancient spellings of Kuraokami, a dragon deity of rain and snow from Japanese mythology, born from the blood of the slain god Kagutsuchi. More modern spellings are a bit more obvious as to what the names supposed to mean: 龗 (okami) means "water dragon" and 闇龗 (kuraokami) means "dark water dragon." It's likely that the Divine Dragon (called the Sakura Dragon in Japanese) is inspired by Kuraokami.
  •  "Okami" comes from Kuraokami, their lightning bolts come from the Vajra of the Shingon Buddhism of Senpou Temple, which means something like "thunderbolt". The Okami are pale and bluish, consistent with Asian depictions of the dead Japanese Ghost/Yurei Buddhist Hell "Naraka". The Okami actually take after the Primordial Serpents of Dark Souls Primordial Serpent Kaathe Mist Noble, which helps clarify why The Old Dragons of the Tree have turned into nāga. The nobles live in an area overgrown by roots which I believe depicts the Japanese underworld "Ne-no kuni", which betokens something like "land of roots". The Okami were likely all once human and turned into these beings by imbibing large volumes of Rejuvenating Water. The idea of an aroma of the Divine Realm likely stems from two preceding Dark Souls items: "Fragrant Branch of Yore" and "Aromatic Ooze", of which the latter likely reincarnated as some kind of hideous white slime Hideous White Slime.


Okami Leader Shizu Strategies

Video Strategies

Strategies for this boss will be added on Sekiro's release


Strategy Writeup

A extremely weak miniboss.  After grappling onto the tree branch rush her and you will take her down in 3 to 4 strikes.  


Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Phase 1
Example Attack Example Counter
Example Attack Example Counter
Phase 2
Example Attack Example Counter
Example Attack Example Counter



Okami Leader Shizu Lore

  • According to the key item Okami's Ancient Text: the Okami were said to be a clan who once "who sought to reach the divine realm," of the Fountainhead Palace.

  • According to the Prosthetic Tool Sabimaru: the Okami Clan were originally a group of "inhuman warrior women," with an innate weakness to rust and/or the particular "blue rust," mentioned to be part of the poison coating the Sabimaru.

Okami Leader Shizu Notes & Trivia

  • Though the official strategy guide and translations/names for the enemies found in the Fountainhead Palace has not been released yet, it can be inferred that each of the enemies sharing the same character model as Shizu are members of the Okami Clan.



Okami Leader Shizu Image Gallery




    • Anonymous

      07 Apr 2019 07:38  

      Who wrote that Notes and Trivia section? There's no contention whatsoever. Tomoe is a *person* who mentored Genichiro, the Okami Warrior Women are a *Group* who previously invaded Ashina in the past. It is very clear that Tomoe was simply an exceptional swordswoman, and that she managed to harness Lightning. The Okami can harness Lightning because Lightning itself is a force of the Gods, they worship the Divine Dragon, and the Fountainhead Palace is partway between the Mortal Realm and the Divine Realm. For the Okami it's natural because of where they are and what they're around. For Tomoe it's exceptional because Lightning is a Divine force.

      • Anonymous

        06 Apr 2019 00:05  

        using shinobi anti air deathblow technique is also very effective whenever she is preparing her lightning strike, since she is up in the air for a few seconds and you can kill her in one strike

        • Anonymous

          05 Apr 2019 18:13  

          i should have known better by this point, but i died twice keeping my distance and trying to redirect the lightning attacks. i really didn't expect her to have absolutely no counter to the "wail on you with my *****in sword" technique

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