Samurai Spirit


Under-Shrine Valley

Various locations at night

XP ??
Drops ??
Weakness ??

Samurai Spirit is an enemy in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. They behave similarly to the Fencer enemy, but are more dangerous, with many of them appearing only later in the game after night has fallen.


Samurai Spirit Location

  • Phantom Ashina Samurai appear behind the Under-Shrine Valley idol on the way to the Headless in the area. They ambush you when you drop down to the platform with three pyramid-like structures.
  • Two are found in the Senpou Temple area, one on the clifftop with red and white pinwheels when visited later in the game.
  • A Phantom Samurai be found at the Water Mill across the bridge near where you fight O'Rin
  • Abandoned Dungeon - an illusory samurai will spawn later in the game next to the elevator leading to Senpou 


Samurai Spirit Rewards

  • Rewards: ??


Samurai Spirit Notes & Tips

  • Some Samurai Spirits will spawn in previously visited places as the game progresses. This is not tied to New Game Plus or having the Bell Demon  curse, but to the game's own day/night cycle. 
  • Unconfirmed: It's thought that they start to spawn after your first visit to the Fountainhead Palace and it becomes night in the rest of the world (one of the game's loading screen tips mentions spirits being more prevalent at night)
  • Not affected by Snap Seeds, nor are they particularly vulnerable to Divine Confetti
  • Their appearance is similar to that of a White Phantom from the Dark Souls series.  


Alarm Enemy  ♦  Animals  ♦  Ashina Army  ♦  Ashina Soldier (Hassou Stance)  ♦  Ashina Soldier (Katana)  ♦  Ashina Soldier (Matchlock Rifle)  ♦  Ashina Soldier (Spear)  ♦  Assasin  ♦  Assassin (Interior Ministry)  ♦  Bandit (Axe)  ♦  Bandit (Fire Bow and Katana)  ♦  Bandit (Katana)  ♦  Bandit (Katana and Shield)  ♦  Bandit (Katana and Torch)  ♦  Bandit (Poison Bow and Katana)  ♦  Bandits of Hirata Estate  ♦  Black-Feathered Nightjar  ♦  Centipede  ♦  Club Soldier  ♦  Cricket  ♦  Dog  ♦  Dual Wielding Samurai  ♦  Fencer  ♦  Fountainhead Palace Dog  ♦  Fountainhead Palace Forces  ♦  Gamefowl  ♦  Gecko  ♦  Guard Type One  ♦  Guard Type Two  ♦  Hammer Monk  ♦  Infested Seeker  ♦  Infested Seeker (No Parasite)  ♦  Infested Seeker (Parasite)  ♦  Interior Ministry  ♦  Interior Ministry Ninja  ♦  Man-eating Carp  ♦  Mibu Villager (Bamboo Spear)  ♦  Mibu Villager (Bare Hands)  ♦  Mibu Villager (Bare Hands and Bombs)  ♦  Mibu Villager (Hoe)  ♦  Mibu Villager (Loom)  ♦  Mibu Villager (Rake)  ♦  Mibu Villagers  ♦  Mist Archer  ♦  Mist Naginata  ♦  Mist Wolf  ♦  Monkeys of Sunken Valley  ♦  Monsters of Ashina  ♦  Nightjar Ninja  ♦  Okami Warrior (Bow)  ♦  Okami Warrior (Katana)  ♦  Okami Warrior (Katana & Bow)  ♦  Okami Warrior (Lightning Halberd)  ♦  Old Maid  ♦  Palace Noble (Blue Garb)  ♦  Palace Noble (Red Garb)  ♦  Poison Assassin  ♦  Rat  ♦  Red Guard (Firebomb)  ♦  Red Guard (Flamethrower)  ♦  Red Guard (Kodachi and Dual Katana)  ♦  Rock Diver  ♦  Samurai  ♦  Samurai General  ♦  Seeker (Bo Staff)  ♦  Seeker (Fists)  ♦  Seeker (Psychic)  ♦  Senpou Temple Monks  ♦  Sentry  ♦  Shura Samurai  ♦  Spear Adept  ♦  Sunken Valley Clan  ♦  Sunken Valley Clan (Cannon)  ♦  Sunken Valley Clan (Rifle)  ♦  Sunken Valley Clan (Scatter-shot)  ♦  Taro Troop (Bell)  ♦  Taro Troop (Greatshield)  ♦  Taro Troop (Wooden Mallet)  ♦  Taro Troops  ♦  Test Subject  ♦  Treasure Carp  ♦  Valley Monkey (Bare Hands)  ♦  Valley Monkey (Katana)  ♦  Valley Monkey (Matchlock Rifle)  ♦  Valley Monkey (Poison and Bare Hands)  ♦  Valley Monkey (Poison and Gun)  ♦  Villagers  ♦  Wolf  ♦  Zombie


    • Anonymous

      07 Jun 2019 20:37  

      "Unconfirmed: It's thought that they start to spawn after your first visit to the Fountainhead Palace and it becomes night in the rest of the world (one of the game's loading screen tips mentions spirits being more prevalent at night)" not true. haven't been at the fountainhead area yet but fought a samurai spirit at the elevator in the dungeon

      • Anonymous

        26 May 2019 06:18  

        The earliest I meet them ingame was at NG+ right after beating the second centipede boss, daylight (before the dusk), two appeared out of nowhere in the boss area at the moment centipede was dead, that scared the***** out of me.

        • Anonymous

          17 May 2019 23:10  

          I used to think they appeared because I had killed too many real samurai (I was farming confetti at ashina castle) and it was the first signs of Wolf becoming a Shura. But then I got the normal ending so maybe it's not a Shura thing but just Wolf's karma coming back to haunt him. It feels like something only Wolf can see because the other ghosts in the game look much more monstrous like the Headless and Shimichen Warrior and O'Rin whereas these guys look like regular samurai just ethereal. Also they don't drop anything which is another indication that they aren't really there (unlike Headless and Shimichen). But they are also not illusion spells created by someone since SnapSeeds don't make them disappear.

          • Anonymous

            04 May 2019 22:27  

            They appeared for me in the dusk phase after collecting everything for Kuro's ritual but before defeating Owl at the castle. In my first playthrough, before I killed Guardian Ape, Mibu villager phantoms appeared in Senpou instead of the samurai.

            • Anonymous

              28 Apr 2019 09:23  

              It's not the first visit to the Foutainhead Palace at least not all of them. I defiantly encountered the one by elevator and the one on the bridge past O'Rinn before completing the incense. The latter was on my first visit to Mibu village as well. On a seperate save I've come to Mibu without encountering the Guardian Ape first and he's not there yet.

              • Anonymous

                24 Apr 2019 22:30  

                Also noticed that I have villager spirits spawning in the Under-Shrine Valley area, instead of samurai spirits, before revisiting Ashina Castle

                • Anonymous

                  22 Apr 2019 04:58  

                  There are now two of these guys on a farming route at Senpou Temple. On the way down from the Main Hall heading towards the Giraffe Mini-Boss. Any idea why they are there now? NG+, haven't gotten to Fountain Head Palace.

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