Sculptor's Idol


Idols crafted by The Sculptor, found across the land. They provide a moment's respite even in a hostile environment

Sculptor's Idols(鬼仏,Demonic Buddha) are the Checkpoints of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Much like Bonfires worked in Dark Souls and Lamps in Bloodborne, idols are found and unlocked throughout the world. Resting at a Sculptors's Idol will replenish the player's White Spirit Emblem inventory up to their Spirit Emblem Cap (15, at the start of the game) if they have any in storage.


Sculptor's Idols in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

"Sculptor's Idols serve as a checkpoint and can be found throughout Ashina. Resting at a Sculptor's Idol will completely replenish vitality and restore one use of Resurrection. Additionally, Quick Items and Spirit Emblems in your storage will be added to your current inventory.

With some exceptions, resting will also revive defeated enemies."


Idol Usage

  • Commune with a sculptor's idol to Rest. The last Sculptor's Idol you rested at acts as a checkpoint.
  • Sit at the idol to activate it and restore your health.
  • As you are restored, any Spirit Emblems you have in storage will be returned to your inventory, up to your Spirit Emblem Cap. 
  • Travel: Warp to other Sculptor's Idols.
  • Acquire Skills: Use Skillpoints to unlock Skills and Skill Trees.
  • Enhance Physical Attributes: Upgrade your Vitality and Posture Gauges with Prayer Beads
  • Enhance Attack Power with Memory.
  • Enhance Attack Power with skill points. (after acquiring all pieces of the Dancing Dragon Mask, can be carried over to NG+ and beyond)
  • Cure Dragonrot for all NPCs(require completing Emma's quest line, have to redo for every NG+ cycle)


Locations of the Idols


Ashina Outskirts

  • Dilapidated Temple
  • Ashina Outskirts
  • Outskirts Wall - Gate Path
  • Outskirts Wall - Stairway
  • Underbridge Valley
  • Ashina Castle Fortress
  • Ashina Castle Gate
  • Flames of Hatred

Hirata Estate

  • Dragonspring - Hirata Estate
  • Estate Path
  • Bamboo Thicket Slope
  • Hirata Estate - Main Hall
  • Hirata Audience Chamber
  • Hirata Estate - Hidden Temple

Ashina Castle

  • Ashina Castle
  • Upper Tower - Antechamber
  • Upper Tower - Ashina Dojo
  • Castle Tower Lookout
  • Upper Tower - Kuro's Room
  • Old Grave
  • Great Serpent Shrine
  • Abandoned Dungeon Entrance
  • Ashina Reservoir
  • Near Secret Passage


Abandoned Dungeon

  • Underground Waterway
  • Bottomless Hole

Senpou Temple, Mt. Kongo

  • Senpou Temple, Mt. Kongo
  • Shugendo
  • Temple Grounds
  • Main Hall
  • Inner Sanctum
  • Sunken Valley Cavern
  • Bell Demon's Temple

Sunken Valley

  • Under-Shrine Valley
  • Sunken Valley
  • Gun Fort
  • Riven Cave
  • Bodhisattva Valley
  • Guardian Ape's Watering Hole


Ashina Depths

  • Ashina Depths
  • Poison Pool
  • Guardian Ape's Burrow
  • Hidden Forest
  • Mibu Village
  • Water Mill
  • Wedding Cave Door

Fountainhead Palace

  • Fountainhead Palace
  • Vermilion Bridge
  • Mibu Manor
  • Flower Viewing Stage
  • Great Sakura
  • Palace Grounds
  • Feeding Grounds
  • Near Pot Noble
  • Sanctuary


  • The Sculptor’s Idols were all carved and by The Sculptor (his name in Japanese, Busshi, literally means “Sculptor of Buddhas”). In his workshop at the Dilapidated Temple, you can see dozens of malformed, unfinished, or discarded Sculptor’s Idols.
  • In Japanese, the Sculptor’s Idols are labeled 鬼仏,meaning “Demonic Buddha”. Talking to The Sculptor reveals that he finds himself only able to carve “Buddhas that are an incarnation of wrath.” While the Buddha himself is rarely depicted with more than two arms, other figures in Buddhist mythology have four or six arms, including the wrathful and violent Shura. Every Sculptor’s Idol has or six arms, indicating that they are likely depictions not of the Buddha but of a Shura, foreshadowing events later in the game.

    • Anonymous

      23 Apr 2019 04:45  

      Seems those idols were not made by the Busshi of the dilapidated temple. just think about those idols exist in the Fountainhead Palace...... Not sure if he could be there without Divine Heir's help and those items

      • Anonymous

        15 Apr 2019 12:34  

        Pretty sure the Idols restore Spirit Emblems to the maximum cap your character have (mine is 20 since I've already finished the game).

        • Anonymous

          06 Apr 2019 01:47  

          So, can anyone confirm that in the last stages of the game, when Ashina is on fire. AFTER YOU KILL THE DIVINE DRAGON! Are some of the Idols in Ashina Outskirts forever unavailable until NG?

          • Anonymous

            27 Mar 2019 02:40  

            Fountainhead Palace is missing a few sculptor Idols. Fountainhead Palace Vermillion Bride Mibu Manor + Flower Viewing Stage + Great Sakura + Palace Grounds + Sanctuary

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