Corrupted Monk (real name Yao) (破戒僧, Depraved Monk) is a boss in Sekiro and a reappearing minor antagonist. She guards the Vermillion Bridge that leads to the Fountainhead Palace, while her spiritual form protects the shivering stone from non-Mibu villagers. She is also one of the infested, granting her immortality. 

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least 8-C, likely 8-B7-C

Name: Corrupted Monk, Priestess Yao, Immortal Guardian, Depraved Monk

Origin: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Gender: Female

Age: Likely centuries-old

Classification: Guardian, Priestess, Infested, Immortal, Monk

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Weapon Mastery (Naginata proficiency), Inorganic Physiology (Is a physical illusion), Self-Sustenance (Type 1, 2 and 3), Resistance to Illusion Nullification | Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Immortality (Type 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8), Fear Manipulation and Death Manipulation via Insect Manipulation (Yao can vomit insects that cause the Terror effect to build up), Resurrection, Weapon Mastery (Naginata proficiency), Illusion Creation (Can create dark illusionary copies of her self that teleport) and Weather Manipulation (Creates a thick fog along with her copies)

Attack Potency: At least Building level, likely City Block level (Can fight evenly with mid-game Wolf) | Town level (Can fight evenly with late-game Wolf)

Speed: Massively Hypersonic (Can keep up with mid-game Wolf) | Massively Hypersonic+ (Can keep up with end-game Wolf)

Lifting Strength: Class 50 (Should be comparable to mid-game Wolf) | Class G (Should be comparable to end-game Wolf)

Striking Strength: At least Building Class, likely City Block Class (Can trade blows with mid-game Wolf) | Town Class (Can trade blows with end-game Wolf)

Durability: At least Building level, likely City Block level (Can take hits from mid-game Wolf) | Town level (Can take hits from end-game Wolf)

Stamina: Limitless | Very high. Yao posed a relatively difficult challenge to a near end-game Wolf.

Range: Extended Melee Range due to her size and the length of her naginata.

Standard Equipment: Naginata, Insects (only after resurrecting)

Intelligence: Unknown (Is a fairly skilled combatant and illusionist)

Weaknesses: Snap Seeds and firecrackers briefly stuns it, though continual use of Snap Seeds and it will become ineffective towards the illusion | The Mortal Blade, firecrackers briefly stuns it

Keys: Illusion | True Form


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