Truly precious bait is a key item in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. It’s a special kind of bait that contains hair, and there are two of them, both tied to the Pot Noble quest. There’s only one place where they come in useful, and only one way to get them. There’s a lot of confusion going around regarding these items and their use, which is why we’ve written this guide about Sekiro Truly Precious Bait.
Where to find truly precious bait?
The only way to get truly precious bait is by giving enough carp scales to each of the Pot Noble merchants. Both Harunaga and Koremori will give you one, but only after you’ve left enough scales in their shop.
Although the items have the same name, you can tell them apart by the description. One mentions the Hirata Estate merchant, the other references the Fountainhead Palace merchant. It’s important to be able to tell them apart, because how you use them will affect the lives of the two vendors.
How to use truly precious bait?
In order to use the truly precious bait, you’ll have to go to Fountainhead Palace and reach the Feeding Grounds idol. Spawn at the Sanctuary, then head down the stairs to the building. Climb the roof and go to the far left corner. Use your grappling hook to reach the branch, then drop down onto the other roof. Another jump will put you atop the building right above the feeding platform.
Once you’re down, ring the bell and the Giant Carp will appear. You will get to choose which Truly Precious Bait to feed him. The merchant that supplied you with the bait you use will have his wish fulfilled, while the other one will disappear. Either way, you’ll get a Lapis Lazuli as reward, and the inventory of the missing merchant will be transferred to the one who won.