Should You Help or Protect Kuro in Sekiro?
Developed by FromSoftware, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a third-person action game with a deep combat system to get into. It also has some branching paths and endings. Here’s whether you should help or protect Kuro in Sekiro.
Do be warned that we’re going to be spoiling some minor plot details, so look away now if you haven’t gotten to this decision yet.
After your rematch with Genishiro in Ashina Castle, Emma will inform you that Kuro is waiting to speak with you.
When you talk to him, Kuro will say that he plans on severing his ties with the Dragon Heritage so as to prevent people from getting trapped in a never-ending cycle of life, death, and immortality. At this point, you have two choices: help Kuro, or protect Kuro as part of the Iron Code.
The interesting thing about this choice in Sekiro is that if you choose to help Kuro, the game will tell you that you cannot break the Iron Code. It doesn’t matter how many times you choose this option, the game won’t let you proceed.
Because of this, you choose to protect Kuro instead. After choosing this option, the boy will convince Wolf to help him in his quest anyway, and Wolf will agree. This will then allow the main story of Sekiro to proceed further.
It’s a pretty arbitrary choice in the end that doesn’t seem to really affect the story, and choosing to help or protect Kuro doesn’t really make a difference. So, yeah, just choose to protect Kuro to move on with the plot.
That’s all you need to know about whether you should help or protect Kuro in Sekiro. Be sure to check our Sekiro guide wiki for more tips and information on the game.