Ashina Elite - Jinsuke Saze is one of the optional mini-bosses in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. He is in the dojo in Ashina Castle. He guards the passage to the open window, the shortest path to the rooftop. You need to reach the rooftop to face Genichiro Ashina, one of the main bosses. Read this page to learn the strategy for this fight.
Where can I find Ashina Elite - Jinsuke Saze?
Location: Ashina Castle
Rewards: Prayer Bead
Ashina Elite - Jinsuke Saze is hard to skip. He guards the passage leading to Ashina Castle's rooftop. However, this isn't the only way to reach the rooftop - there is a path hidden behind a breakable wall. This passage is located below the stairs in the dojo.
How to defeat Ashina Elite - Jinsuke Saze?
The best way to defeat Jinsuke Saze is to deflect his attacks at the right moment. Start parrying as soon as you see that the enemy is about to unsheathe his sword - his rapid combo can deplete your entire health bar. You don't need to use any prosthetic tools or attacks although Loaded Spear or Axe will help you decrease his posture. Reduce his health bar a bit by performing fast attacks after deflecting to slow down his posture regeneration. Jump up or backward when the mini-boss is about to use his special attack - this move is almost a complete spin.