Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Yakuza: Like a Dragon – How to Beat Jo Sawashiro

Jo Sawashiro is one of the first bosses in Yakuza: Like a Dragon that you need to defeat. If you’re having a hard time dealing with Jo Sawashiro, this guide will help you beat him.

In Chapter 2, Jo Sawashiro will first appear. During this time, he is still level 8. Later on, you will meet him again in Chapter 13 and he is now level 46.

Jo Sawashiro

How to Beat Jo Sawashiro in Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Chapter 2 Jo Sawashiro Guide

Jo Sawashiro is weak against cutting and electricity, which is why you should take advantage of this. When you meet Jo Sawashiro in Chapter 2, it is highly recommended to defend yourself from his Cold Killing attack as it will deal a lot of damage. During this state, it is highly recommended to have more than 50% health since his Cold Killing attack is devastating. Use healing items as much as possible to avoid dying.

Chapter 13 Jo Sawashiro Guide

Unlike in Chapter 2, Jo Sawashiro will be having three phases in Chapter 13. In the beginning, he will be having a sword, while cane in the middle, and both sword and cane at the ending. During the sword phase, characters like Nanba and Saeko should be kept away from the enemy as Sawashiro’s Sorrow Dragon and Remorse Blade attack will surely bring damage to these characters.

During the attack phase, you can use Han’s Poison Shot as this will give extra damage to Sawashiro. Using a poison attack will slowly deplete Jo Sawashiro’s HP until the end of the battle. As for the defense, you can always use Burning Turtle and Meromero Typhoon to lower the enemy’s defense.

When you see Sawashiro grabbed his sword and cane, he will instantly recover a total of 1,000 HP. To stop his healing, you need to use defense debuffs against him and continously bring huge damage such as Extreme Satellite Laster and Extreme Phantom Drive. Also, don’t forget to use your Tauriner MP.


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