What to Do with the Kite in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

One of the features of any FromSoftware title is the seemingly endless amount of mysteries you encounter while travelling around the open world. One mystery you may have stumbled upon is a kite you are able to fly in the Senpou Temple area. This post will show you what to do with the kite in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice.

Collect the Mortal Blade

Before we can do anything we need to advance the story up to receiving the Immortal Blade. To do this you will need to have defeated Genichiro on top of the Ashina Castle and the Screen Monkeys in the Hall of Illusions. Once both fights are completed you will enter the Inner Sanctum. Here you will receive the Immortal Blade as as well as unlock the Puppeteer Ninjutsu ability (can be equipped by pressing start > Ninjutsu). Once you have this ability, make your way to the Senpou Temple, Mt. Kongo Sculptor’s Idol.

Get the Kite in Position using Puppeteer Ninjutsu

From the Sculptor 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 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.

Access New Area and Kill the Snake

When you reach the other side of the valley you are able to make your way along the cliff face by combining jumping and hookshotting. Once you reach the end (ie platform with a cave on it), go through the cave, grab the idol and continue forward until you are on a ledge above the snake. From the ledge you can target the snake and jump down onto it. Once you’ve killed the snake (with two death blows), you will receive the Fresh Serpent Visera item and a Trophy/Achievement.

That’s all there is to it. Once the kite is up you will have access to it at all times. Use it to explore the new area.

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