Sekiro Lapis Lazuli guide

Want to fully upgrade Sekrio’s shinobi tools? You’re going to need to pick up these upgrade materials

Sekiro Lapis Lazuli

Wondering where to find Sekiro Lapis Lazuli? If you’re looking to upgrade all of Sekiro’s Prosthetic Tools to the maximum level then you’ll need plenty of this precious azure lazulite. Lapis Lazuli is the upgrade material needed for the final tool upgrades – think of it like Titanite Slabs from Dark Souls – and you’ll need to pick up ten pieces of it in total. Unfortunately, this does mean that you’ll need to do a second playthrough of the game as you can only get six per run. On the bright side, if you’ve missed out on one or two in your current playthrough, you can more than make up for it during your next run.

If you’re an achievement hunter, you’ll also be happy to learn that there are two achievements to be obtained from getting Sekiro Lapis Lazuli. The first one comes from fully upgrading one tool, while the second comes from fully improving all of the devices.

Do be warned though, if you go for the Shura ending out of all of the Sekiro endings you won’t be able to get a single bit of Lapis Lazuli. This is because all of the upgrade material connects to events in Fountainhead Palace, which can’t be visited if you’re on the path to the Shura ending. As long as you avoid that, though, you should be safe. Now that’s out the way, here are all the Lapis Lazuli locations we’ve stumbled across.

Sekiro Lapis Lazuli locations

Fountainhead Temple

This first one is a doddle, head to the Fountainhead Temple and best the Shichimen Warrior in battle and you’ll have your first piece of Lapis Lazuli.

Hirata Estate

This one is also a diddly doddle, but it is longer. You can pick up one piece of Lapis Lazuli and gain access to two more by completing the secret questline of Pot Noble Harunaga. Keep in mind though that you’ll need a lot of Sekiro Treasure Carp scales to complete the quest.

Head back to Fountainhead Palace and activate the Feeding Grounds Idol. After that, talk to the NPC there and ring the bell to summon the Great Colored Carp. Next, head back to the Palace Grounds Idol and make your way to the Feeding Grounds – take a right turn after the Idol and head to the building in front of you. Behind it, you can grapple to its roof, then a tree branch, then a temple roof, and finally to the Feeding Grounds. Now that you’ve arrived, talk to the NPC and ring the bell so the Great Colored Carp appears.

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Head back to the Hirata Estate and talk to the Harunaga – he will be in the lake near the start of the area – and buy anything that amounts to seven treasure carp scales in total.

Once your spending is done, you should unlock the option to talk to him – exhaust all the dialogue options, and he’ll eventually give you the Truly Precious Bait. Head back to the Feeding Ground and feed the bait to the carp to poison it. After that, head over to Guardian Ape’s Watering Hole in The Sunken Valley and you’ll find the Great Colored Carp stranded there. All that’s left is to pick up the Great White Whisker by the dead body.

Give the item to merchant and congratulations! The merchant is now a carp and will give you a Lapis Lazuli for your troubles. On top of that, the fishy flogger will sell you two more pieces for six scales a pop.

Ashina Outskirts – Ashina Castle Gate

You can obtain the two remaining pieces of Lapis Lazuli from defeating the Demon of Hatred, though he’ll only pop up once you defeat the Divine Dragon. To find him, head to the Ashina Outskirts near the Ashina Castle Gate, which you may recognise as the place you fought the first boss of the game, Gyoubu Oniwa.

To get to the area, use the kite to the right of the Ashina Castle’s main stairs and follow the path through the Outskirts until you reach an idol. It will transport you to the boss area, and you’re free to do battle.

More Sekiro Shadows Die Twice guides to chop through:
Sekiro bosses
Sekiro Treasure Carp scales guide
Sekiro Prayer Beads guide

And there you go, Sekiro Lapis Lazuli, where to find them, and what they do precisely. As we’ve said previously, you won’t be able to get everything you need to upgrade all your Prosthetic Attachments in one go thoroughly, so you’ll need to do a second playthrough if you’re achievement chasing or want to upgrade everything.