Sekiro How to Get and Use the Mortal Blade Sword

The mortal blade will allow you to kill the undead.

by AOTF Staff

The Mortal Blade is a new sword that can be earned by progressing through the game.  This blade allows the undead to be slain, but it will also kill anyone who wields it.  The blade is hidden in the Senpou Temple area where you must complete a challenge that allows you to access the Inner Sanctum area.  This guide will explain what you need to do to get to the Inner Sanctum and get the Mortal Blade Sword.

How to get the Mortal Blade in Sekiro

To get the Mortal Blade you’re going to need to head into the Senpou Temple area.  This area can be uncovered by heading from Ashina Castle to the Abandoned Dungeon, and then to Senpou Temple/Mt. Kongo.


Once you’ve made it Senpou you will need to progress deep into this region and then enter one of the temples hidden deep in this part of the map.  This area is called the “Main Hall” and you will find a Sculptor’s Idol as well as a large statue with many candles surrounding it and a bell.  You will ring the bell and then be transported to a boss area where you must complete a puzzle killing four folding screen monkeys.

Completing this puzzle will allow you to access the Inner Sanctum area where you can meet with the Divine Child of Rejuvenation who will give you the Mortal Blade.  After receiving the Mortal Blade from the Child of Rejuvenation you can then talk to them again to receive a healing item: Rice.

How to Use the Mortal Blade in Sekiro

The Mortal Blade is used only on undead enemies.  You can use it to kill the monks with the revive ability in Senpou Temple.  There are also numerous characters that can be killed with the Mortal Blade.  The Mortal Blade can be used to kill Hanbei the Undying, as well as the Headless Ape.  Once you have acquired the Mortal Blade you will also learn the Mortal Draw combat art.  The Mortal Blade is only used to deal a deathblow on undead enemies.  The Mortal Blade cannot be used like your default sword.

- This article was updated on May 5th, 2019