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Melee Senpou Monk

Found patrolling and praying throughout Senpou Temple.

Behaviour and Tactics

  • Senpou Style Martial Arts:
    • runs to the right and deliver a three hit combo.
    • a slow upward palm strike.
    • two spinning kicks.
    • runs forwards and does two spinning kicks, follows by an overhead kick.
    • Praying Strikes: an elbow strike, follows by a palm strike and a jumping kick.
  • Throw Rock: throws a rock at Wolf if he is too far away and out of reach.
  • Perilous Attack.pngPerilous Grab: readies in a stance while moving slowly towards Wolf. When near, dashes forward quickly elbow first and if connected, wrestles him onto the ground before stomping.

The monks in the courtyard are generally easier to defeat with stealth. However, their numbers can make confrontations difficult. Avoiding their grab is important, as it will deal severe damage if it lands.

Adept Senpou Monk

Three found in the Temple Grounds at Senpou Temple.

Behaviour and Tactics

  • Bomb Throw: throws a small bomb adorned with grey feathers that slowly homes in on the Wolf, exploding after a short duration.
  • Fist Strike: strikes at Wolf with his fists.

At close range, they will defend themselves with their fists, blocking attacks and occasionally engaging in melee attacks. Relatively easy to defeat by simply repeatedly attacking.

Dual Naginata Senpou Monk

Senpou Monk wearing a straw coat, large hat and wielding a double-blade Naginata. Three found in front of the Main Hall of the Senpou Temple.

Behaviour and Tactics

  • Somersault Shuriken Throw: leaps backwards in a somersault, but also throwing two Shuriken in quick succession.
  • Shuriken Throw: chases after the target and throws two Shuriken.
  • Blade Spin: spins the blade from the right up to three times. May follow up with a Perilous Sting right after the second spin.
  • Blade Spin Retreat: spins the blade from the right twice and leaps backwards.
  • Flying Pinwheel: leaps high up then come spinning down at the target with incredible speed.
  • Whirlwind Leap: starts out in an arced run to the side, he leaps up and spins around in a whirlwind of attacks, and may followed up by another smaller whirlwind.
  • Upperhead Cut: using the Naginata as support, he pushes himself into the air then uses this momentum to strike with the blade. Sometimes followed up by a Shuriken Trow while mid-air.
  • Vault Over: using the Naginata, he propels himself into the air, leaping behind his opponent. Often followed up by a Perilous Sting.
  • Perilous Attack.pngPerilous Sting: thrusts himself forward using the Naginata, travelling a great distance. Can be easily countered at the end of the attack.

Particularly vulnerable to being hit mid-air, either interrupting their attack, or allowing a Mid-air Deathblow.

Khakkara Senpou Monk

A Senpou Monk wielding a ringed staff. Can be found in large numbers in the courtyard of Senpou Temple.

Behaviour and Tactics

  • Swing: crouches down to the left and swings once and may add another hit.
  • Combo: crouches down to the right and strikes with the hilt, follows by a roundhouse kick and another swing.
  • Retreat: strikes upward and leaping back a short distance.
  • Leaping Smash: plants the staff on the ground and uses it as a leaping point, he leaps up spinning and uses this momentum to smash down.
  • Ungo's Sugar: bites the candy and gains extra defense.
  • Perilous Attack.pngPerilous Thrust: quickly runs to the right and thrusts the staff forwards. He may turn around and thrusts once more.

Missing information.


  • The Khakkara is a Buddhist ringed staff used primarily in prayer or as a weapon. The jingling of the staff's rings was said to warn small sentient beings such as insects so they can avoid being accidentally trodden on, or to be used as a way to ask for help, if a monk was in need.
  • All the other monks can be spirited away instantly using the Divine Abduction except for the Dual Naginata Senpou Monks.