The Tsuchigumo is a giant, spider-like yokai with many limbs. In some depictions of the yokai tsuchigumo are described as having a demon's face, tiger's torso, and spider's limbs. Citizens around the capital fear the evil yokai, for it is said to ensnare humans in its web before consuming them whole. Tsuchigumo appears in several plays of the Noh and Kabuki theater.
Tsuchigumo Locations & Drops
- Found in Main Mission:
- Tsuchigumo Soul Core
- Smithing Text: Suwa Myojin Sickle
How to Beat Tsuchigumo
Tsuchigumo Boss Guide:
Tsuchigumo is a spider yokai that you'll encounter at the end of the Main Mission: The Blighted Gate. Most of the time, it will jump onto walls and fight you with leap attacks while at the same time it will shoot out webs hoping that you'll make a mistake and get caught in it. This boss is somehow weak against fire, so bring Flaming Heron Feathers and Fire Talismans to fuse your weapon with flames. It also isn't resistant to Purity or Water, so those can be useful as well. Uniquely, he is immune to sloth, so sloth talismans are useless in this fight.
His main weakness is the large amrita patch on its back. Destroying whil stun him for a two seconds, interupt whatever attack he is doing, deal a large amount of maximum Ki damage, and removes the top two legs on its back. After a short period of time, he will regrow the legs and the patch, which is time spent not attacking, creates a Yokai Realm Pool, and also allows you to break it again. While hitting it with melee is tricky, several Guardian Spirit Skills such as Genbu's and Ame-no-Mitori will destroy it from the front. Alternatively, a Blessed Bolt Talisman will hit it for you if you get behind him.
What's good about this battle is that you can block both of its leap attacks even if it's empowered in the dark realm, and every time it lands after an aerial attack, you can fight back and land one to two hits. The Switchglaive is a good weapon to be used against Tsuchigumo since it has a nice balance of attack, reach, and defense.
Take advantage of using a Burst Counter against its Burst Attack since a successful Burst Counter can interrupt the deadly blow and you can punish it while it tries to recover. Another tactic you can exploit is when it releases a roar and it slams a ball of web onto the ground which later on spreads around it. When this happens, dodge back to avoid getting caught in the web and quickly use Flaming Heron Feathers, the projectiles from this item will cause damage and the burning effect that slowly decays its HP until the effect has worn off.
Attacks & Counters
|Burst Attack||Interrupt with a Burst Counter. After a successful burst counter, you can follow-up with a couple of attacks while it recovers|
|3-Hit Combo: Tsuchigumo swings its legs at the player and after the second swing, it aggressively executes a spinning attack.||The first two swings can be blocked but be ready to dodge roll against the spinning attack.|
|Leap Attack: Jumps in the air and lands on top of the player.||This can be blocked and you can follow-up with one to two strikes.|
|Spinning Leap Attack: This beast climbs onto a wall and after a brief moment leaps into the air and lands on the player with a spinning attack.||This can be blocked and you can follow-up with one to two strikes.|
|Surrounding Web: Tsuchigumo lets out a roar and slams a ball of web on the ground that spreads around it. Burst Attack after dream of the Demon||Dash back to avoid getting caught in the web and use Flaming Heron Feathers against it.|
|Grab Attack||You don't want to get caught when it executes a grab attack. When you see a grey mist in one of its legs, that's your indicator to be ready to dodge roll towards it to avoid getting caught.|
|Web Toss: Tsuchigumo shoots two sets of three webs in front of him horizontally||Standing in the webs slows your movement, but Levatation Scrolls prevents that.|
|Web Spit: Tsuchigumo yells and reels back, then shoots out a long range string of web. This is unblockable, and if you get caught you cannot move, giving him a free grapple This is a burst attack pre dream of the demon||Burst counter it while you still can, or dodge horizontally when you see him reel back|
|Charging Stab: He has two long range stabs he can do with his legs. There are two differnet timings, and both become burst attacks on dream of the demon||These are both safely blockable|
Notes & Trivia