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Sekiro: How to Perform Stealth Kills, Why It’s Useful & Tips

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Sekiro: How to Perform Stealth Kills, Why It’s Useful & Tips

How to Perform Stealth Kills in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro is tough as nails. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it. As such, you’ll want to make the most of every advantage you can possibly get against any enemies you come across on your adventure with the one-armed wolf. Stealth kills are particularly useful for dispatching enemies quickly. Here’s how to perform stealth kills in Sekiro.

How to Stealth Kill in Sekiro

You can’t just run up behind an enemy and shiv them in the back. To stealth kill in Sekiro, you’ll need to crouch up behind your enemy. This can be done by clicking in the left analog stick (pressing L3).

Once you’ve done this, wait for the giant red dot to appear on them when you’re close enough. At this point, you can then press R1 or RB to attack, pulling off a stealth kill.

Why It’s Useful

The stealth kill is such a useful tool to have at your disposal simply because it can eliminate weaker enemies in a single blow. You won’t have to focus on breaking enemy posture, or whittling away their health through their guard, it’s a one and done deal.

That being said, any mini-bosses or boss fights you come across in Sekiro will see these enemies have numerous red orbs, indicating how many stealth attacks or Deathblows you need to defeat them.

Tips for Stealth Kills in Sekiro

A few quick tips for executing stealth kills quickly and effectively in Sekiro before we go. First off, ensure that you’re making use of tall grass or hugging walls while you’re waiting for enemies to get close enough to you. Seeking cover is the best way, of course, to remain undetected and out of the enemy’s line of sight.

Similarly, be sure to look around your environment for grappling points. These can be a great way of de-aggravating enemies if you are detected, so you can then sneak back down and stealth kill them as soon as their detection marker goes to yellow (from red).

Finally, make good use of the Ceramic Shard items whenever you can. This can be equipped in your inventory, and then thrown at or near to an enemy to get their attention by pressing up on the d-pad. The perfect way to have them turn their back on you for a quick and easy stealth attack in Sekiro.

That’s all you need to know to stealth kill in Sekiro. For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to check out our ever-expanding Sekiro guide wiki.

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