Samurai Spirit

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Location Ashina Castle
Sunken Valley
Senpou Temple
XP NG: 620
NG+: ??
Sen N/A
Drops Yashariku's Sugar
Weakness Deflect, Mikiri counter

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

  • Three Samuari Spirits appear behind the Under-Shrine Valley idol on the way to the Headless in the area. They hide out of sight on 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 Samurai Spirit be found at the Water Mill across the bridge near where you fight O'Rin
  • Abandoned Dungeon - a spirit will spawn later in the game next to the elevator leading to Senpou 

 

Samurai Spirit 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. 
  • Spirits start to spawn both at twilight and at night. Twilight falls when you have either defeated three bosses, or defeated the Guardian Ape for the first time (unsure which). Night falls when you visit the Fountainhead Palace for the first time.
  • 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.  

 

Enemies
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) Archer  ♦  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  ♦  Blue Spear Monk  ♦  Centipede  ♦  Club Soldier  ♦  Cricket  ♦  Dog  ♦  Dual Wielding Samurai  ♦  Elder Monkey  ♦  Fencer  ♦  Fountainhead Palace Dog  ♦  Fountainhead Palace Forces  ♦  Gamefowl  ♦  Gecko  ♦  Guard Type One  ♦  Guard Type Two  ♦  Hammer Monk  ♦  Healing Gecko  ♦  Infested Seeker  ♦  Infested Seeker (No Parasite)  ♦  Infested Seeker (Parasite)  ♦  Interior Ministry  ♦  Interior Ministry Loneshadows  ♦  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 (Kemari)  ♦  Okami Warrior (Lightning Halberd)  ♦  Old Maid  ♦  Palace Noble (Blue Garb)  ♦  Palace Noble (Red Garb)  ♦  Poison Assassin  ♦  Rat  ♦  Red Guard (Dual Katana)  ♦  Red Guard (Firebomb)  ♦  Red Guard (Flamethrower)  ♦  Red Guard (Kodachi and Dual Katana)  ♦  Red Guard Elite (Rifle and Dual Katana)  ♦  Red Hat Assassin  ♦  Red Hat Sentry  ♦  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  ♦  White Spear Monk  ♦  Wolf  ♦  Zombie

 




    • Anonymous

      25 Jul 2020 11:17  

      I think they are random, two of them spawn in at the fortress in Suken valley in my second playthrough right after I killed the long arm, caught me off guard and almost killed me

      • Anonymous

        29 Apr 2020 10:36  

        I think that the type of vengeful spirits that spawn change depending on the order in which you complete each area. I recently did a play-through in which I cleared the depths before the castle, and vengeful villager spirits spawned instead of the fencers. In other play-throughs I’ve also encountered nightjar spirits.

        • Anonymous

          04 Feb 2020 14:33  

          In my first ever playthrough, I defeated the corrupted monk illusion and find the special stone before defeating Genichiro. Then before defeating Headless ape, I met some Mibu fishermen in their ghost versions at Under-shrine Valley instead of the 3 samurai spirits. And a trap one is hiding for the first item in the path. These enemies are not mention in the wiki!

          • Anonymous

            02 Aug 2019 06:58  

            I've found the one in Mibu Village before fountainhead palace. I hadn't beaten the Corrupted Monk (Illusion), but had just defeated the Guardian Ape

            • 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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