In Sekiro Shadows Die Twice you must find the Lapis Lazuli Locations to upgrade all the Prosthetic Parts to the maximum level. Lapis Lazuli is an upgrade material needed for the final tool upgrade. This guide will show you all Sekiro Lapis Lazuli Locations in chronological order. You will need 10 of them to be exact. In a single playthrough you can only obtain 6 of them so you should make sure you got all of them in your first playthrough. In the next playthrough you can find them again at the same locations!
There are 2 trophies and achievements connected to Lapis Lazuli. Fully upgrading one tool unlocks Lazuline Upgrade, fully upgrading all tools unlocks Master of the Prosthetic.
MISSABLES WARNING: You won’t be able to get even a single Lapis Lazuli if you go for the Shura Ending! All of them are directly connected to events in Fountainhead Palace which isn’t possible to be visited during Shura Ending. Shura Ending means betraying Kuro. So to get the Lapis Lazuli you must stay loyal to Kuro! After defeating the Corrupted Monk & Guardian Ape main bosses the story makes you talk to Owl on the Tower Roof of Ashina Castle. He presents you with two dialogues (betray Kuro or stay loyal to Kuro). Make sure you pick his 2nd dialogue option “Break the Iron Code. Stay Loyal to Kuro”. Only then you can get these collectibles.
- Sekiro Shadows Die Twice All Prosthetic Tool Locations
- Sekiro Shadows Die Twice All Treasure Carp Scale Locations
Lapis Lazuli Location #1
For this one simply defeat the Shichimen Warrior in Fountainhead Temple.
Lapis Lazuli Location #2-4
All of these are connected to the Treasure Carp Scale Merchant in Hirata Estate and his secret questline. You’re going to need at least 19 Treasure Carp Scales for this. See Sekiro Treasure Carp Scale Locations.
Step 1: In Fountainhead Palace, activate the Feeding Grounds idol, talk to the NPC there and ring the bell to call the Great Colored Carp. To reach the Feeding Grounds, we’ll start at the Palace Grounds idol. You’ll pass by it on the normal story path, it’s unmissable. Just play through the region until you reach the Palace Grounds. From there, take a right turn in the next building (squid enemies inside). Behind the building you can grapple to the roof and from there to a tree branch, a temple roof, and ultimately the Feeding Grounds. Talk to the blue fish-like NPC and ring the bell so the Great Colored Carp appears.
Attention: Before advancing to the next step you should feed the Great Colored Carp 2 x Precious Bait (this is found in the big lake where you ring the bell, as normal item pickups). Doing so grants you 4 Treasure Carp Scales which can be missed once you complete Step 4.
Step 2: From Feeding Grounds idol teleport to Hirata Estate and talk to the Scale Merchant there (found in the lake at the start of Hirata Estate). Buy any items from him that amount to 7 treasure carp scales total. For example, buy the mask fragment that costs 7 scales or mix up the other items to spend 7 scales.
Step 3: After spending 7 scales you unlock the option to “Talk” to him. Talk to him twice, exhaust his dialogues and he gives you the “Truly Precious Bait”.
Step 4: Head back to the Feeding Ground, feed the carp the “Truly Precious Bait”. This will poison it.
Step 5: Fast Travel to Sunken Valley – Guardian Ape’s Watering Hole. The Great Colored Carp will have stranded there, all you find is its deceased body with a glowing item pickup before its mouth. Pick this up to unlock the Great Colored Carp trophy / achievement. That’s the entire “boss fight”, you just poisoned the fish and it died. Bring the item you found back to the scale merchant so he can become a carp himself.
Step 6: A Lapis Lazuli will be next to him and he will also sell 2 more for 6 scales each.
Lapis Lazuli Location #5-6
This final 2 Lapis Lazuli are granted for defeating the Demon of Hatred. He only appears after defeating Divine Dragon and can be found at the same place you fought Gyoubu Oniwa, your first main boss in the game (Ashina Outskirts – Ashina Castle Gate). To reach the area you will have to use the kite to the right of the main stairs in Ashina Castle and follow the path through the Outskirts till the very end until you reach an Idol which will transport you to the boss area. You can use the Malcontent Whistle Upgrade to stagger him 3 times, but those are best used in his third form.
That’s all the Lapis Lazuli Locations in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice. Remember you can only get 6 per playthrough but need 10 total for all Prosthetic Tool Upgrades. So be sure to grab the remaining ones in your second playthrough in New Game+. You can start NG+ by praying at the idol of the Dilapidated Temple.