The stabbing worlds of Dark Souls 3 and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice come together in Blades Of Ashina, a DS3 mod which adds a number of Sekiro-inspired weapons. Mods swapping in weapon from other games are common, but these are full additions: they have unique moves, adding complex setups and combos with the speed and variety of Sekiro. Looks dead fancy. Come check out these sweet clips of upcoming murders with Owl's sword.
Made by Rogier "Rhodan" Noordhuizen, Blades Of Ashina's first version came out in June 2020, and it was last udpated it in January. You can download the current version from Nexus Mods. At the moment it has nine Sekiro-y weapons, including Sekiro's Kusabimaru and the sickle wielded by Nightjars, as well as some spells. And he's working on new ones:
Ravenwing Rush used on an actual enemy. Sweep attacks in Sekiro can't be blocked; the first attack's sweeping slash follows that idea, aiming for your target's ankles and tripping them for a brutal followup combo. pic.twitter.com/D7y96Ge9DQ— Rhodan (@renjingles) March 7, 2021
Rhodan added in a follow-up: "We have officially progressed from 'Everything has some form of guardpierce because Sekiro has a lot of that' to 'you know what, just fuck shields'". Yeah! Eat it, shields.
Owl's sword is also getting a unique input for back+R1 that functions as a retreating kick, comboing directly into its backstep flip, a Combat Art cast, or the Weapon Art. pic.twitter.com/g1mh4z5vd7— Rhodan (@renjingles) March 7, 2021
These are wild moves to see in Dark Souls 3. The game does have some flashy attacks and combos, but few seem nearly as striking (or useful!) as these.
This weapon's going far beyond my original expectations. I always try to make each weapon keep in tune with the ''spirit'' of the boss behind it, and this one is by far one of my favorite forms of that so far. Just feels buttery smooth. pic.twitter.com/LxvgR98x2o— Rhodan (@renjingles) March 7, 2021
Future updates might be slow, though, as Rhodan notes he's been having nasty wrist issues. Oh dear. Get well soon.