After showing you how to defeat Genichiro Ashina, in this mini-guide to the bosses of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, we will give you tips and useful strategies to deal with the Armored Warrior.
This boss can be very annoying if you don’t know how to approach the fight. Speaking the conversation of a couple of soldiers you will be suggested to break the armor of the enemy, however, it will not be necessary to use the prosthetic attack of the lance. All you need is your sword, your ax, and a little patience.
Tricks and strategies to defeat the Armored Warrior
The basic idea to defeat the Armored Warrior is to induce him to destroy the walls of the walkway so that he ends up falling down. His armor will not be able to protect him from such a violent fall.
Use your ax at all times. This instrument inflicts great postural damage and the Armored Warrior will often make large swings that will leave him uncovered: take advantage of every useful moment to use the ax. Continue to surround the enemy as you fight, and you will have many more opportunities to hit him from behind. If you receive a warning of danger, it means that it is going to sink. The best way to avoid it is to make two quick leaps backward.
If you see him bend over and scream as if he were about to jump, move away as far as possible. He will throw himself on the floor a few times and then conclude with a thrust of good range. Just keep the right distances to avoid it.
Once you have learned to recognize and avoid its attacks, simply repeat the strategies we have recommended above. Use the ax to inflict postural damage, and take every opportunity to hit the enemy from behind.