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Long-arm Centipede Giraffe (長手の百足 ジラフ, Long Arm Centipede Jirahu) is a mandatory Mini-Boss with two Deathblow Counters.

He's located inside the shrine in the Gun Fort of the Sunken Valley.


As the Sixth Prayer Necklace states, among Centipedes their leaders are called "long-arm" due to their claws.


Behaviour and Tactics

  • Flurry: it will unleash a flurry of four swipes, slow down for a moment and then continue with another set of five swipes, before charging a stronger attack to finish the combo. If the final hit is deflected, he'll dash back, preparing to launch his Perilous Grip.
  • Quick Slash: a shorter variant of his other combo, he'll now only throw three swipes in rapid succession and immediately follow it up with the Perilous Grip.
  • Perilous Attack.pngPerilous Grip: He will extend his arms and swipe near the ground. Can be countered by jumping.

The fight is identical to that of the other Long-arm Centipede, but without any minion and in a more cramped room, as such performing consecutive deflections on the first four attacks of his Flurry combo, then on the latter five and ending with a deflection against his last hit, before jump-kicking his Perilous Grip will make short work of this Mini-Boss.

It's best to Jump-kick backward, since he may start executing his Quick Slash combo while Wolf is still vulnerable in mid-air.

The Centipede will deflect most attacks thrown at him, so focusing on filling up his Posture bar is more important than attempting to deplete his Vitality.

Gokan's Sugar is recommended to not risk getting Posture broken mid-combo.

Like against the Corrupted Monk, the stagger of Shinobi Firecracker and Fistful of Ash doesn't have any cooldown on this Mini-Boss. The Mist Raven can be used to get behind him, to find a safe opportunity to use other Prosthetic Tools like the Flame Vent and the Sabimaru.

Loot

+778 Skill Experience Sen.png 122
Prayer Bead.png
Prayer Bead
Yellow Gunpowder.png
Yellow Gunpowder x2

Notes

  • Depending on which order some Bosses are fought, Vengeful Apparitions may appear inside the shrine, once this Mini-Boss is defeated.

Trivia

  • He's one of the few non-apparition type Mini-Bosses that can't suffer a stealth deathblow.
  • His original name could be read as "Jirahu" or "Jirafu", but it was translated to "Giraffe" probably because it's written in katakana.
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