Spring-load Axe


 A Loaded Axe reinforced with a spring mechanism. Costs Spirit Emblems to use.

The strength of the Loaded Axe lies in its heft. The weight allows one to shrug off incoming attacks, and can easily turn a wooden shield into splinters.

Storing and unleashing energy in the spring mechanism allows for large, sweeping attacks depite its weight.

Spirit Emblem Cost 2

Spring-load Axe is a Prosthetic Tool Upgrade in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, equipped via the Prosthetic Arm and which can be used alongside the primary weapon, the Kusabimaru, in the other, biological, hand.

These Tools, varying from the Loaded Shuriken to the Shinobi Firecracker, are equipped via the Prosthetic Arm and can be swapped out on the fly, allowing for creative and innovative solutions to the many exploratory challenges the player may face. 


How to use Spring-load Axe

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Where to find that Spring-load Axe



Spring-load Axe Notes & Tips

  • Speak to the Sculptor located at the Dilapidated Temple to unlock a Prosthetic Tool Upgrade
  • Does 1.1x + 1.4x = 2.5x health and 2.5x + 3.33x = 5.83x posture damage to human-sized enemies, 0.66x + 0.84x = 1.5x and 1.5x + 2x = 3.5x to large ones (first + second swings).



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    • Anonymous

      Tip: If you long press RB/R2 for the swing attack, keep taping RB/R2 for more swing attacks in a row until the spirit embles are out. It was the easiest way for me to kill this "lovely" Elite Samurai in the Upper Tower... stealh Attack with the green sugar and the immediately hold RB/R2 and taping RB/R2. Needs some timing. Does work for enemies with low posture, but not on e. g. Seven Samurai Spear.

      • Anonymous

        Probably the best prosthetic tool in the game. Effective with a very large variety of enemies, does a ton of damage on vitality and even if they guard it does an immense amount of posture damage. Can destroy shields in 1 hit, thereby breaking posture on shielded enemies in 1 hit (even the large ones). Has hyper-armor (aka "poise" or some form of it - so can't be interrupted once the animation gets past a certain early point) and a little known fact: can also break the large brimmed straw-hat that some rat type enemies wear in one hit, thereby breaking their posture in 1 hit.

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