Enemies listed in order of appearance.
These are your simplest enemies and also the easiest, they are pretty straight forward to defeat.
Block and Attack. When she performs a combo attack on you press :r1: to block and once she is done, perform your combo. Just be careful as she has 2 type of combos. First, if you were to block, she finishes with both her swords in an upward thrust, which ends her combo. Second, similar combo except she will trick you to think that she has finished her combo but it's a trap, because as soon as you let go of the block she hits you. Repeat process until 2/3 of her health is gone.
Very easy, simply slash them a few times.
These enemies teleport back and forth when you get close and the throw daggers at you. They have very little health but run away quickly. Best to throw a weapon and kill them or simply slow down time and kill them from close range.
Female Ninjas (red & other colors)
These enemies can get a little annoying if you don't know how to kill them. They keep jumping over you and try to grab and cut you. You can grab and throw them over a ledge for the easiest kills.
They also come in an invisible form that you will encounter later in the game. These types are very weak and a simple combo is sufficient.
They are similar to the Demons but absorb and deal more damage to you. Combos work well but if in a group it is best to slow down time to make it easier.
He is pretty tough, but you can avoid him every time if you like. The only way to defeat him (as far as I know) is to jump over him and perform a downward slash (press :cross: towards him then :square
Shadee (Sacrificial Altar)
Same as previous fight, just a little harder and she has a kick attack which is unstoppable. Also be sure to keep her busy otherwise she will push the Empress.
The best strategy involves the use of sand tanks, therefore be sure to have all of them filled. First, you must attack his feet from behind until he kneels down. Then press :cross: to get on his back. While on his back tap :l1: to slow down time and perform more hits on him. As soon as the slowing of the time expires tap :l1: again and repeat. Every so often, while on his back, he will try to grab and throw you. To avoid this simply move in the opposite direction of his attack (raised hand) by using :ls: and moving either left or right. Repeat above process until you defeat him.
These are easy to attack, but hard to avoid their explosions. After you have dealt a certain amount of damage they will start to glow and soon after explode. Be sure to get clear of the explosion. Best method is to slow down the time and kill them that way.
These are very formidable because not only do they have a lot of health, but cause a lot of damage as well. If you are fighting a group, slowing down the time is your best asset. Perform combos or throw them over a ledge (if possible).
Same as the other dogs but they do not explode and take more damage.
Empress (Throne Room Fight)
The best strategy is to enter the throne room with full health, full sand tanks (5) and a secondary weapon (preferred). Note that you can refill 4 sand tanks in the throne room from breaking objects and 2 additional sand tanks from the 2 enemies she spawns. Once the fight starts simply tap :l1: to slow down the time (Eye of the Storm) and perform as many combos as you can. The best combo in my opinion is :triangle:, :square:, :square: then press :cross: while moving the :ls: either left or right to get behind her and repeat process. In one tap of :l1: you should perform about 3-4 successful combos while ensuring that you loose almost no health.
When you lower her health 1/3 she will spawn 2 enemies. Dispatch the enemies by simply repeating the following combo. Press :cross: towards the enemy (jump above him) then press :square: to perform a downward slash. Note that the first and every other attack of this sort will be successful. Do not deviate from this as they can cause just as much damage as the Empress. After defeating the 2 enemies they will grant you 2 sand tanks.
Repeat above process twice more.
See Rock 'n' Roll
See Legendary Creature
Empress (Normal Ending)
See Royal Battle
See Black Sand