Ghost of Tsushima: Stone Dragon Shrine
It is one of the few Shinto shrine puzzles that use a non-obvious path for a solution. You will feel that you are getting farther away from the destination while solving it.
Charm Reward of Stone Dragon Shrine
Stone Dragon Shrine rewards you with the Charm of Susanoo after honoring it.
Staggered enemies have a 30% chance to be knocked down.
Exact Map Location of Stone Dragon Shrine
You can find Stone Dragon Shrine in West Komoda, as shown in the map below.
Here is the exact location of Stone Dragon Shrine with the map zoomed out.
Stone Dragon Shrine Walkthrough
Every Shinto Shrine you can find in Tsushima island is a mini-puzzle that you must solve, as there is no easy or straight route that you can take to go directly to them.
Note that the puzzles of the Shinto Shrines are not malicious - they aim you no harm, unlike those in Dark Souls, which often lead you to a dead-end or intentionally bring you to deaths, either through a surprise mechanic or an environmental hazard.
All of the Shrine puzzles in Ghost of Tsushima are linear and straightforward. They are not maze-like or looping. You follow them, and you will complete the puzzle.
Also, if you die while platforming, either through falling or sliding, you will come back in the game at the exact point before you die. You do not have to start over again from the beginning.
In other words, they are not frustrating and are a delight to complete.
Remember - there is no dead-end, the continuation of a path is always there, you just have to find it.
Guide for Reaching the Stone Dragon Shrine
You begin the approach to the shrine from the first Torii Gate.
This is one of the few Shinto shrines where you can see right away the target destination. Most shrines are hidden from view.
The first approach for solving the Shinto Shrine puzzles is to follow the normal path, which will lead soon to a blocked area.
This blocked area could be caused by a ruined bridge or a burning log, basically, anything that stops you from easily reaching the shrine. This is what makes the shrines a puzzle - you have to find out how to reach them.
After finding the blocked area, look at your right side. You will see the alternate path. This is true for all Shinto shrines. There is always an alternate path after seeing a blocked area. It is up to you to find this alternate path.
Our guides will show you, though, so you don't have to have a hard time solving it.
Follow the path shown above, and once you clear the platforming and back in a cleared area, you will see the next path forward.
This is the tricky part. You need to go down so you can go farther up. Descend the rocks, and on the other side, you can ascend back up.
Once you have climbed back up, you are now midway in your journey to the shrine. The next path forward is shown above.
Just follow the platforming sections. You will soon reach a thick growth of vegetation that will require you to squeeze through.
This is the mark that you have reached your target area.
Squeeze through the roots and branches. You will see the path below and can reach the Stone Dragon Shrine.
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