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Sekiro: Should You Ring the Bell? Answered

Should You Ring the Bell in Sekiro?

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As you might expect from the developers of Dark Souls and Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice comes with its fair share of cryptic mechanics as well. Here’s what you need to know about ringing the bell in Sekiro.

After defeating Genishiro at Ashina Castle, you’ll be able to press on to Senpou Temple. As you make your way up the mountain, you’ll eventually come across a large bell near the summit. If you examine the note next to the bell, there’s a warning stating that you’ll be “inviting misfortune.”

Here’s what happens if you ring the bell in Sekiro: you’ll receive a notification stating that a Sinister Burden has been placed on you. You’ll also receive a key item called the Bell Demon. As long as you have this item in your inventory, all enemies will be stronger and harder to take down. However, you’ll also receive better loot from killing them.

Essentially, if you’re short on money or valuable items like crafting materials and other consumables, it might be a good idea to ring the bell and accept the Sinister Burden in Sekiro.

If you change your mind, you can also reverse the burden at any time. Just head into your inventory and go to the Key Items tab, then choose to use the Bell Demon item. This will dispel the burden, and enemy strength will be reverted back to normal.

You can always come back to ring the bell again if you want a better chance at getting valuable loot in the game, or if you’re just looking for a greater challenge overall.

That’s all you need to know about whether you should ring the bell in Sekiro. Be sure to check our Sekiro guide wiki for more tips and information on the game.


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Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.