Spiral Cloud Passage

Emblem Cost 3
SP Required 9
Effect Unleashes shockwaves
Skill Type Combat Arts Skill
Skill Tree Mushin Arts

Spiral Cloud Passage is a skill in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, this type of skill is a Combat Arts Skill that is under the Mushin Arts Skill Tree. Each Skill Tree consists of a variety of skills that are categorized as Combat Arts, Shinobi Martial Arts, and Latent Skills that will allow players to alter and customize Sekiro's overall effectiveness in combat and survivability.

These skills can be unlocked by spending gained Skill Points at a Sculptor's Idol.



 Acquires the "Spiral Cloud Passage" Combat Art.

A sword technique that unleashes powerful shockwaves. Costs Spirit Emblems to use. Its namesake comes from a large eddy of distant cloud forming near the headwaters; the Fountainhead Spiral.

Tomoe would watch her young master as he gazed longingly at the coiling clouds. The sight meant everything to her.


How to Acquire Spiral Cloud Passage


Spiral Cloud Passage Notes & Tips

  • Spiral Cloud Passage is a Combat Arts Skill.
  • Players are only allowed to equip one Combat Arts Skill.
  • After patch 1.03: the attacks cause vitality damage through block and can interrupt. Damage has been increased and costs only 3 emblems to execute the full combo.




A Beast's Karma  ♦  A Shinobi's Karma: Body  ♦  A Shinobi's Karma: Mind  ♦  Ascending Carp  ♦  Ashina Cross  ♦  Bestowal Ninjutsu  ♦  Bloodsmoke Ninjutsu  ♦  Breath of Life: Light  ♦  Breath of Life: Shadow  ♦  Breath of Nature: Light  ♦  Breath of Nature: Shadow  ♦  Chasing Slice  ♦  Descending Carp  ♦  Devotion  ♦  Dragon Flash  ♦  Emma's Medicine: Aroma  ♦  Emma's Medicine: Potency  ♦  Empowered Mortal Draw  ♦  Fang and Blade  ♦  Floating Passage  ♦  Flowing Water  ♦  Grappling Hook Attack  ♦  High Monk  ♦  Ichimonji  ♦  Ichimonji: Double  ♦  Living Force  ♦  Mibu Breathing Technique  ♦  Mid-air Combat Arts  ♦  Mid-air Deflection  ♦  Mid-air Prosthetic Tool  ♦  Mikiri Counter  ♦  Most Virtuous Deed  ♦  Nightjar Slash  ♦  Nightjar Slash Reversal  ♦  One Mind  ♦  Praying Strikes  ♦  Praying Strikes - Exorcism  ♦  Projected Force  ♦  Puppeteer Ninjutsu  ♦  Run and Slide  ♦  Sculptor's Karma: Blood  ♦  Sculptor's Karma: Scars  ♦  Senpou Leaping Kicks  ♦  Shadowfall  ♦  Shadowrush  ♦  Shinobi Eyes  ♦  Shinobi Medicine Rank 1  ♦  Shinobi Medicine Rank 2  ♦  Shinobi Medicine Rank 3  ♦  Suppress Presence  ♦  Suppress Sound  ♦  Vault Over  ♦  Virtuous Deed  ♦  Whirlwind Slash



    • Anonymous

      04 May 2019 12:32  

      Very useful for dealing vit damage i think, especially since they now only uses 3 SE for the full combo it also pierces through enemies block. Thank god i got this skill.

      • Anonymous

        29 Apr 2019 17:14  

        That moment when you realize that Sekiro managed to learn a more advanced version of this attack than Genichiro. Poor bastard.

        • Anonymous

          25 Apr 2019 15:52  

          Man, they buffed this skill like crazy. The attacks now go through guard and can interrupt, does a lot more damage and costs only 3 emblems to execute the full thing. It can absolutely decimate enemies, and I've seen a couple of videos of people melting a boss or two with this attack.

          • 19 Apr 2019 04:06  

            Jesus I wasted precious 9 SP for this garbage***** combat art.... AVOID THIS AT ALL COST unless there nothing left to learn and you go for achievement.

            • Anonymous

              16 Apr 2019 15:46  

              Agree with everyone else. The piercing on this is a joke. Takes 6 or so spirit emblems to do the combo which is worse in every way to a piercing sabimaru. Against even a low hp weak posture elite enemy like the purple ninjas it takes maybe 5% of their health and no noticable posture in exchange for 6 emblems. Living force on the other hand with flames sets them on fire, stuns them, takes almost half their health and more than half their posture and costs 3 spirit emblems.

              • Anonymous

                04 Apr 2019 19:49  

                I agree. I think that the combat arts costing Spirit emblems is just dumb and a bad decision in general as your tools cost 1-4 spirit emblems. Luckily, most of the most useful tools at the end of the skill tree cost 1. Sparks cost 2. I can see that. But combat arts that cost 2-4 or more spirit emblems is just nonsense. That and you can only level up your skills to carry 20 max. If the combat arts were actually really effective I could see them costing 1-2 se. I can understand shadowrush costing emblems as it really is effective getting damage on minibosses, main bosses and ads if need be. But I think the ichinonji double is almost as effective as shadowrush and its free. Shadow rush just has a lot more range and can damage bosses while ichimonji can be blocked but still does grear posture damage. I just think the combat arts that cost se need to be more effective. I bought the one worth 9 skill points and its effectiveness does not surpass the effectiveness of the floating passage that doesnt cost any se. That and you also get smacked mid combo by anything other than an ad. Even ads will smack you. Most effective combat art i have seen is the shadow rush. Mortal blade can be nice but not worth using se when you have tools that would be much more useful and yield more damage output. Looking back id probably get shadowfall on the mushin arts tree instead of the spiral cloud passage.

                • Anonymous

                  01 Apr 2019 17:59  

                  Although I don't think the other combat arts that use Spirit Emblems are particularly bad (they just have balance issues with the SE costs), this one is just bad in general. The damage it terrible and I have yet to find an enemy that'll simply not block this mid-combo and then punish you.

                  • Anonymous

                    29 Mar 2019 13:56  

                    Floating Passage + AoE = Spiral Cloud Passage. If you have no spirit emblems: Floating Passage = Spiral Cloud Passage. Why is this ability so expensive?

                    • Anonymous

                      29 Mar 2019 00:13  

                      The fact this art costs talismans makes it an absolute joke. What could've been an ultimate technique in the style of Whirlwind Slash/Floating Passage is instead a complete and utter joke because it decimates your talisman pool for absolutely no reason.

                      • 27 Mar 2019 19:25  

                        You have to have Shadowrush and Ashina Cross to unlock it. But don't do it. It's really bad and a total trap, it does does next to nothing in terms of damage or posture damage, it doesn't stagger hardly at all, and it uses 1 emblem for every attack in the combo up to like 5 or 7 emblems total. It's not worth the investment at ALL. I was really hoping for something good, considering it takes 44 skill points in total to unlock. Man was I a fool. FromSoft please buff. :c

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