How to Get the Purification Ending in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

Visit Emma at the Old Grave

There are a total of four endings for players to unlock in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice. Each ending shows a different resolution to the game’s story and should be unlocked if you want to see everything. Below I will show you how to get the Purification ending in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice.

Choice: Speaking with Owl on Top of Ashina Castle

How to Get the Shura Ending

Playthrough the story up to the moment you’ve collected the Lotus of the Palace (guarded by the Guardian Monkey). Once you have this item you will notice that Ashina Castle is no longer accessible. You will need to access Ashina Castle via the Abandoned Dungeon Entrance idol. Once you reach the top of the tower (where you fought Genochiro) a cutscene will trigger featuring OWL and Kuro. At this point you will need to decide which ending you are going for as OWL presents you with a couple of options:

  • Obey the Iron Code, forsake Kuro (Shura Ending).
  • Break the Iron Code, stay loyal to Kuro (Immortal Severance ending, Purification ending, Return ending).

Since we are going with for the Purification ending, select Break the Iron Code, stay loyal to Kuro. This will cause you to fight your father to the death. Once you are done this, you will need to eavesdrop on a number of important conversations.

Eavesdrop on Emma and Kuro at Kuro’s Room

Eavesdrop on Emma and Kuro at Kuro's Room

After you defeat Owl, exhaust the dialogue with Kuro and light the incense. Rest at the idol then head to the library in Kuro’s Room and hug the wall. You should have the option to Eavesdrop on Emma and Kuro. Do this. Rest and talk with Emma (she will move up the stairs). Rest again and speak to Emma once more to learn she is headed to the Old Grave.

Visit Emma at the Old Grave

Visit Emma at the Old Grave

At the Old Grave site (just left of the Old Grave Sculptor Idol), Emma will be standing in front of the two graves. Speak with Emma to learn that she needs to speak to Orangutan at his temple. In other words she is going to speak with the Sculptor at the Dilapidated Temple. Head there now.

Eavesdrop on Emma and Sculptor at Dilapidated Temple

When you reach the Dilapidated Temple, do not go inside, but head around to the backside of the building. Hug the wall and make your way to the only hole. At this point you will be prompted to eavesdrop on Emman and the Sculptor. Do this. Speak with Emma and ask about what you overheard. Emma will give you a Father’s Bell Charm.

Use Father’s Bell Charm to go to Hirata Estate

Use Father's Bell Charm to go to Hirata Estate

Approach the Buddha in the Dilapidated Temple and interact with it. This will take you to Hirata Estate yet again. Here you will need to fight/run your way through to the boss fight with Owl.

Defeat Owl to Get the Aromatic Flower

Once you reach the end of Hirata Estate you will have to faceoff against Owl once again. When you defeat Owl you get an item for the end of the game. The Aromatic Flower can be given to Kuro at the game’s end in order to unlock the Purification ending.

That’s all there is to getting the Purification ending in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice For unlocking this ending you will earn the Purification trophy/achievement.

More: how to get the Shura, Immortal Severance, and Return endings.

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1 response

  1. soap says:

    Thanks a ton for this! I’ve read countless websites about this ending and not one mentioned the eavesdropping at the temple. Thanks again.

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