Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Guide - How To Beat Lady Butterfly

Lady Butterfly is the first major boss fight in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Lady Butterfly is the first major boss fight in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Official Website

If you have been following From Software for a while now – and you actually played some of the studio’s titles – you understand why bosses in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice are so hard to beat. A perfect example is Lady Butterfly, the first major boss fight in the game. Whether you are fighting her for the first time or after defeating other bosses, this guide can help you big time!

For starters, if you plan to fight Lady Butterfly before Gyoubo Oniwa, you should stop right there. It is actually much easier to fight the latter and then return to the former later. Basically, Gyoubo Oniwa is far easier to defeat and gives you an increase in attack power, which enables you to deal more damage.

Another advantage of fighting other bosses before Lady Butterfly in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is that you can conveniently obtain enough prayer beads to create two prayer necklaces. You can even find enough gourd seeds for between five and eight charges of your healing gourd, although this would depend on how far you are willing to go past Gyoubo Oniwa.

Your goal here is to make the fight against Lady Butterfly as easy as possible. Apart from increased damage, vitality, and posture, the experience of fighting elsewhere can help you set the fighting tempo. Think of them as your practice points which you can use to win the battle against the said boss.

Now, let’s go the crucial part of fighting Lady Butterfly. Sure, her moves might be easy to read, but a single mistake can result in significant damage. Keep in mind, too, that the battle includes a second, hidden phase. Once you deathblow her, she disappears and performs additional moves to punish you.

You might consider using the Whirlwind Slash, as it can deal more damage even if Lady Butterfly goes to a defensive stance. When you are in the second phase, go for the Flame Vent prosthetic tool in order to obtain free vitality damage when she lands. Another good option is to use the Loaded Shuriken, which should be enough to knock her down from her thread and interrupt all of her attacks.

Keep plugging away at it, and you should have Lady Butterfly on the wrong end of your sword in no time.

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