How to Get the Fresh Serpent Viscera item in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

In Sekiro Shadows Die Twice there is an item called the Fresh Serpent Viscera. This item is needed to get the optional ending of the game. Below I will show you how to get the Fresh Serpent Viscera item in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice.

Progress the Story so you Get the Mortal Blade

Receive Mortal Blade from Divine Child of Rejuvenation

Note: The Ninjutsu ability we need is earned after beating the Screen Monkeys.

The first thing you need to do is progress the story up to the point of receiving the Mortal Blade. To do this you need to defeat bosses Genichiro on top of the Ashina Castle and the Screen Monkeys in the Hall of Illusions. Once both of these bosses are defeated, you will gain access to the Inner Sanctum and the Mortal Blade. Alongside the blade you will receive a skill called Puppeteer Ninjutsu (can be equipped by pressing start > Ninjutsu). Once you have this ability, make your way to the Senpou Temple, Mt. Kongo Sculptor’s Idol.

Raise the Kite to Access New Area

Get the Kite in Position using Puppeteer Ninjutsu
Get the Kite in Position using Puppeteer Ninjutsu

From the Sculptor’s Idol leave through the open door and head down the mountain. You should see a monkey on a bridge to your right. Go to the area below this to find a “rat” enemy standing by the controls of the kite. Sneak up and backstab the rat and tap r1/rb again to turn it into a puppet. It will run over and raise the kite permanently. 

Use Kite to Reach Snake

Use the Kite to Reach New Area
Use the Kite to Reach New Area

Now that the kite is raised, make your way up to first temple with the three monks praying to the corpse inside it. Go out through the open window and look for the huge tree in the center of this area. Make your way to the top of the tree using your grappling hook so you are facing the kite. Hookshot to the kite to get slung across the valley. Once on the other side of the valley, you can travel along the cliffside using a combination of jumping and hookshotting. Eventually you will reach a platform with a cave and a Sculptor’s Idol in it. Go through the cave to reach a ledge above the snake.

Kill the Snake

Access New Area and Kill the Snake

If you played Dark Souls 3 you will immediately be familiar with this attack setup. You are high above the snake and should plunge attack down onto it. Once you’ve plunged attacked, you will need to follow it up with a second deathblow. This will kill the snake. Pretty easy.

Snake Dead = Fresh Serpent Viscera Got

Access New Area and Kill the Snake

For killing the snake you will receive the Fresh Serpent Viscera item and a Trophy/Achievement. This item has the following description:

“The persimmon-like heart of a Great Serpent. The Great Serpent is considered to be a god of the land, and the heart is believed to be where one’s spirit resides. While its shape bears similarity to a persimmon, in fact this is the red viscern of a god. It is safe to assume that eating it would be poisonous to one’s health. “

This item is part of the optional ending in Sekiro along with the Dried Serpent Viscera. You can give it to the Divine Child in the Inner Sanctum as you deliver rice to the different people that request it.

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2 responses

  1. Tyler says:

    The snake didn’t spawn, am I bugged?

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