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Sekiro Deathblows | How to get an instant kill

If you’re interested in learning how to use Sekiro Deathblows effectively, you’ve come to the right place. You can get instant kills in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, providing you know how to pull them off properly. Find out everything you need to know about Sekiro Deathblows by reading on below.

Sekiro Deathblows | How to perform

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To hit Sekiro Deathblows, you will need to have a couple of things go in your favor. One is that your enemy will have to be unaware of your presence, and we’ll detail more about those further on in this guide.

The second way, and more likely option that will allow you to kill someone with a deathblow, is by filling up their Posture bar. Once you’ve brought the bar all the way up, you’ll notice that their posture bar will start to fill up with a red-colored hue.

You’ll need to fill this entire Posture bar in order to be able to use a deathblow. You’ll know if you’ve completed these steps if you see a red dot appear on their chest. This means that they’re open a deathblow. Simply tap the attack button  R1 PS4, RB on Xbox One  and you’ll perform a deathblow in a stunning way. These are always fatal to everything except bosses and mini-bosses, who require more than one deathblow to put away, but you have to put in the legwork first to get them.

Sekiro Deathblows | How to get an instant kill

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Getting an instant kill with Sekiro Deathblows are a little more tricky. As we stated, your target will have to be unaware of you to get an insta-kill. You won’t need to fill their posture meter up first to kill them, so be as silent as you can and don’t make any sounds. Use crouch if you have to.

If your target remains unaware of your presence, and you’re within range, you can perform a deathblow as detailed above, so long as the red dot appears on your target. This will take them out in one go, and is akin to a stealth kill in other games.