This page in our guide to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice focuses on Sakura Bull of the Palace, one of the mini-bosses. This is your second encounter with a huge bull. This one takes place in Fountainhead Palace. Check our description to learn where you can find this enemy and how to defeat it.
Where can I find Sakura Bull of the Palace?
Location: Fountainhead Palace [Flower Viewing Stage]
Rewards: Prayer Bead, A Beast's Karma passive skill - Wolf can carry one extra Spirit Emblem
Sakura Bull of the Palace is in the map's side area. This enemy is easy to miss if you follow the main path. Stop at Flower Viewing Stage Sculptor's Idol. Turn left, move a few steps forward and turn left again. You are walking in shallow water - this place is between a building and a few rocks. The Bull is right around the corner.
Defeating Sakura Bull of the Palace
The fight with this Bull is very similar to the one you had with the Blazing Bull - you faced this enemy right after reaching Ashina Castle for the first time. The biggest change is that you are getting shot by archers standing on top of the left building. You can solve this problem in two ways:
- Find a hook point near the Sculptor's Idol and use it to reach the rooftop (see the picture). Once you get there, kill all the archers.
- Go to the rectangular area from which the Bull has rushed out. The archers shouldn't be able to reach you there.
The strategy is the same - you can run around the mini-boss or block its charges with your katana. Attack the creature from behind or from a side.
Shinobi Firecracker is useful in this fight. You can use it to scare the beast and make it vulnerable to attacks. Shinobi Firecracker is also great for stopping the Bull after it starts charging at you.
We recommend eating Ako's Sugar before you start this fight. It will boost your strength which means that you will deal more damage to the Bull.