Along with direct weapons like axes and spears, the Shinobi Prosthetic in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice provides handy utility in the form of Shurikens and Firecracker. Both can be obtained early in the story, but it’s shockingly easy to run straight past the latter. In this
Shinobi Firecracker location in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
If you’ve reached the Ashina Castle gates and found yourself face to face with a terrifying, spear-wielding horseman, don’t despair! You can make this fight a whole lot easier on yourself by grabbing the Shinobi Firecracker first. This useful shinobi prosthetic tool costs a beefy 3 Spirit Emblems to
If you’ve already defeated the horseman at Ashina Castle Gate, obtaining the Firecracker is as simple as exploring the edge of the boss area to find some stairs up to a building. On the path to the right of a building is a merchant who’ll sell you the fireworks you need. If you haven’t beaten him yet, there’s another place to find them.
The Firecracker location can be found in Ashina Outskirts, between the Outskirts Wall and Gate Path Sculptor’s Idols. From the Outskirts Wall Idol, grapple up to the gate ahead, then hop off the roof to the platform on the left side. Drop down the subsequent ledges but stick to the left, dropping down ledges here until you can grapple or jump over to the area covered with the long grass.
From here, turn to your right and follow the path up the hill from the long grass. It should curve
With the fireworks in your possession, make your way back to an Idol and travel to the Dilapidated Temple. The Sculptor will be able to use the fireworks to fit a new shinobi prosthetic tool, the Firecracker. As we mentioned before, these can be used to stun enemies, but work most effectively against animal bosses such as the horse rider at the Ashina Castle Gate. Use it when they’re up close to stagger them, leaving plenty of time for followup attacks.
Now that you know the Shinobi Firecracker location in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, you might want to grab the rest of the shinobi prosthetic tools. Take a look at our Tools location hub where we can help you find them all, including the Loaded Axe, Flame Vent and Loaded Spear locations to reward your hard work as a shinobi with some extra weaponry!