Palace Noble (Blue Garb) (宮の貴族・青衣, Palace Noble - Blue Robe) is an enemy in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Palace Noble (Blue Garb) Location
- Fountainhead Palace Nobles can be found throughout the Fountainhead Palace.
- The Head Priest of Mibu Village will turn into a unique Red-garbed Fountainhead Palace Noble upon giving him the Water of the Palace.
Palace Noble (Blue Garb) Rewards
Palace Noble (Blue Garb) Notes & Tips
- Although they lack means to directly harm the player at first, it will attempt to drain the life force of the player in the way of applying a special 'Enfeeble' abnormality, once the abnormality gauge is full, the player will become enfeebled(essentially robbed of youth and vigor, as Sekiro will be hunched over and using his katana as a cane), which will make them unable to dodge, having maximum HP severely reduced and the regular attack will become a very slow and weak swing. You will instantly drown if under water.
- The Palace Noble (Blue Garb) will unleash a grab attack after the player becomes enfeebled, which will instant-kill them if succeed. The player's death is counted as a real death, as resurrection is not possible while they are enfeebled.
- The 'Enfeeble' status will wear off after a while, the player will get a 'youth restored' notification.
- If the player manages to deal a deathblow to the Fountain Palace Noble while enfeebled, a special animation will play out as Sekiro is seeing taking back his vigor/life force from the noble, in a way very similar to what the red-robed nobles are doing to the Okami warriors in the palace grounds gatehouse.
- The Palace Noble (Blue Garb)'s attack range is quite large, and the 'Enfeeble' abnormality can be applied fairly quickly if not careful. The attack requires a direct line of sight to work, thus making it easier to escape in the indoor areas.
- Most of the blue robe nobles will have their backs turned towards the player, making stealth kills a viable option.
Palace Noble (Blue Garb) Story & Lore
- 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.