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What skills should I prioritize?

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Walkthrough and Guide by Paul (vhayste)
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The first skill tree you have access is the Shinobi Arts tree. We recommend getting these in order:
* Mikiri Counter (exclusive counter against enemy thrust attacks, including those pesky spear users)
* Whirldwind Slash (a good starting combat art)
* A Shinobi’s Karma: Body (increases max number of Spirit Emblems you can carry)
* Breath of Life: Light (replenishes HP every time you perform a successful Deathblow. Very important to get as early as you can)

The second skill tree you can unlock is the Prosthetic Arts tree. From here, you should first get the following:
* Grappling Hook Attack (allows you to perform a powerful follow-up slash after launching yourself towards an enemy using the grappling hook)
* Emma’s Medicine: Potency (increases healing effects of recovery items)
* Emma’s Medicine: Aroma (increases healing effects of recovery items)

From there, you can select which other skills you want to unlock. Try to get more martial arts that will complement your prosthetic tools, like being able to perform a follow-up attack after using them.

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