Rise Of The Ronin: How To Defeat The Blue Demon

Learn if the story changes once you beat the Blue Demon in your first encounter.

The Blue Demon in Rise of the Ronin is encountered during the Infiltrating The Black Ship mission. For story-related purposes, you’re supposed to get defeated by the Blue Demon, and he’s actually so strong during the first encounter that it is almost impossible to beat him. This whole situation is much like Sekiro’s prologue, in which Genichiro is supposed to beat the player during their first encounter.

Key Takeaways
  • The Blue Demon is an extremely tough enemy to beat during the first encounter.
  • He is actually supposed to beat the player during their first encounter in the story.
  • Players can easily beat the Blue Demon by replaying the second mission after ending the main story.
  • Beating the Blue Demon during the first encounter will also unlock a trophy.

First Encounter With The Blue Demon

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The First Encounter With The Blue Demon (Image Captured by Us)

As I’ve already mentioned above, the first encounter with the Blue Demon happens during the second main mission known as the Infiltrating The Black Ship. The Blue Demon arrives after you beat Matthew Perry, and he actually tries to save Matthew. No matter what I tried during this section, I could not beat the Blue Demon even with the easy difficulty setting.

The Blue Demon is really strong here, and the Blade Twins are just not leveled enough to deal enough damage at this point in the game. What I do recommend, though, is to replay the Infiltrating The Black Ship mission once the ability to replay missions unlocks in Rise of the Ronin. The best part is that I was extremely high-level and replayed the mission with easy difficulty, which allowed me to defeat the Blue Demon easily.

  • Tears of a Blue Demon: This is a trophy in Rise of the Ronin, which is obtained by killing the Blue Demon in your first encounter. Again, you can easily obtain the trophy by replaying the mission at a high level and on easy difficulty.
Important: The ability to replay missions unlocks once players arrive in Edo in the story.

Second Encounter

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Blue Demon’s Face Reveal (Image Captured by eXputer)

Without spoiling the plot, you will encounter the Blue Demon one more time after the initial sections. It happens quite late in Rise of the Ronin, and you will come across this boss again during Damsel in Distress, a main mission. Thankfully, you will be leveled up during this encounter and will also have allies alongside you, which will make the fight much more balanced than it was during the first encounter.

This concludes my guide on the Blue Demon in Rise of the Ronin. I have entailed the two different encounters that players will experience with the enemy during their journey through the main plot. I have also mentioned the easier method of beating him in the first encounter. Let me know if you’re having fun with Team Ninja’s latest release in the comments below!

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Haris Umer is a Guides Writer on eXputer who can be seen torturing himself by playing FromSoftware’s offering of Souls games. He speaks about games with overwhelming passion, which readers can spot in his guides. Haris has been avidly playing video games for 15+ years now. You can learn more about his gaming experience through his PSN and Steam profiles.

Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelors In Medicine And Surgery.

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