Sekiro Boss Guide – How to Beat the Chained Ogre

The Chained Ogre blocks your path, but not for long.

by Kyle Hanson

As you explore your surroundings at the beginning of your time with Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice you’ll likely come across one of the game’s earliest bosses. The Chained Ogre is a massive monster, chained to some wood by the guards to prevent him from destroying them before any intruders even show up. Facing off against this guy can give you some idea of what’s in store ahead in this game, meaning touch boss battles. So how do you defeat him? Here’s how to beat the Chained Ogre in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

If you eavesdrop on the nearby guards they’ll give you a hint, but not a very good one. Basically, the Chained Ogre is afraid of fire. What does this mean for you? Well, if you can’t defeat him then you’ll want to get the Flame Breathing Barrel and upgrade your prosthetic. You do this by heading to Hirata Estate, which is unlocked by speaking with the old woman in the burnt out building near the center of the Ashina Outskirts.

Talk to her and she’ll give you a bell, take it back to your hub and offer it to the Buddha statue near the sculptor and you’ll head there. Once in the level you’ll progress until you’re inside the main buildings. Here there is a large bonfire with smoke coming off of it. The prosthetic attachment is in the fire. Kill the guards or run in and grab it, then head back to the sculptor to add it to your arsenal.

Once you have it, you can use your new prosthetic ability to do some serious damage to the Chained Ogre. With or without it, the rest of the fight is pretty standard. The Chained Ogre has very powerful attacks that you must avoide, especially his grab move. Keep in motion, striking with one or two hits at any one time, then retreating to safety. Watch for him to wind up a new attack, get to a safe place, then move in to deal some damage.

Some of his attacks result in a grapple point appearing above his head. Use your grapple to latch on and you’ll fly at him, stunning him for a second or two. Swing 2-3 times, then retreat again and get ready for the next opening. Do this enough and you’ll take him out and be on your way to saving the Divine Heir once again.

And that’s how to beat the Chained Ogre in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.