Ghost of Tsushima: Armor Guide
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Ghost of Tsushima: Armor Guide

Armor

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Ghost of Tsushima's armor customization will give gamers the freedom while playing as Jin, both in appearance and capabilities. While fighting as a Samurai or sneaking around as the Ghost, Jin can equip different sets of armor.

That's because the armor in the game provides different utilities and mechanical advantages that can match the situation you are facing. It is not just cosmetics. Of course, fighting in style is also vital if fashion is your focus. Both convey your chosen playstyle.

The armor sets consist of different pieces that you can mix and match. So you can interchange different pieces of headgear and body elements. Do the combination of armor pieces that match your playstyle.

Dye Flowers

Not only can you mix and match the armor pieces, but you can also change their color. You will need special material for this though in the form of dye flowers. Find enough of them and you can change the color of an armor piece.

Armor Dyes

Using the flowers you have collected, you can buy dyes which allows you to customize the appearance of your armor.

View our Armor Dyes Guide to see all the available armor customizations you can buy from village and temple merchants.

Ghost of Tsushima: Armor Dyes

Here is a sample customization for the Kensei Armor that can be bought from the village and temple merchants.

Black Dye Merchant

In addition to the merchants that you will meet in survivor camps and villages, you can also visit the Black Dye Merchant that sells more weapon and armor customizations. As the name implies, the items are all dark-themed.

Ghost of Tsushima: Black Dye Merchant

Here is a sample dark-themed option for the Kensei Armor that is exclusive to the Black Dye Merchant.

White Dye Merchant

The White Dye Merchant sells armor and weapon customizations that are light-themed and is the counter-part of the Black Dye Merchant.

Ghost of Tsushima: White Dye Merchant

Here is a sample light-themed option for the Kensei Armor that is exclusive to the White Dye Merchant.

Gear Menu: Outfit

You access the various armor through the Outfit menu.

Upgrading Armor

The Armorer upgrades the appearance and attributes of your armor in exchange for materials like SuppliesLinenLeather, and Silk.

Gosaku's Armor

Armor worn by Gosaku, defender of Tsushima's farmers.

Tadayori's Armor

Armor that once belonged to the legendary archer Tadayori.

Kensei Armor

Belonged to a Straw Hat infamous for his cunning and deception.

Samurai Clan Armor

Sturdy armor that once belonged to a son of Lady Masako.

Broken Armor

Samurai armor that has been damaged beyond repair.

Ronin Attire

Worn by those who live and die by the bow and the blade.

Traveler's Attire

Perfect for those with a long journey ahead.

Fundoshi

A true samurai needs no clothes - Jin Sakai after too much sake.

Mongol Commander Armor

Hero of Tsushima Armor

Worn only by the greatest defenders of Tsushima

Sakai Clan Armor

For the leader of the Sakai clan. Previously worn by Jin's father, Kazumasa Sakai.

Ghost Armor

A gift from Taka to enhance the tactics of the Ghost, and a good friend's final creation.

Body Armor

The complete list of Body Armor present in the game.

  1. Broken Armor - acquired in the game's Prologue
  2. Traveler’s Attire - received as a gift from a merchant in Hiyoshi Survivor Camp.
  3. Ronin Attire - acquired in Blood on the Grass
  4. Samurai Clan Armor - acquired in The Tale of Lady Masako
  5. Sakai Clan Armor - acquired in Ghosts from the Past
  6. Ghost Armor - From the Darkness
  7. Fundoshi - reward for finding all 18 Hot Springs
  8. Tadayori’s Armor - acquired in The Legend of Tadayori
  9. Gosaku’s Armor - acquired in The Unbreakable Gosaku
  10. Kensei Armor - acquired in The Six Blades of Kojiro
  11. Mongol Commander’s Armor - complete the full quests of Fit for the Khan

Helmets

Below is the complete list of Helmets present in the game.

Helmets from Merchants

The helmets below can be bought from merchants in exchange for flowers.

  1. Patchwork Straw Hat
  2. Farmer’s Straw Hat
  3. Northern Farmer’s Hat
  4. Fierce Warrior’s Headband
  5. Kyoto Twilight Headband
  6. Hinode Headband
  7. Tora Headband
  8. Serpent Strike Headband
  9. Night Ocean Headband

Helmets from Armor Upgrades

  1. Sword Master's Hat - acquired in Ronin Attire II upgrade
  2. Genbu Straw Hat - acquired in Ronin Attire III upgrade
  3. Ashen Straw Hat - acquired in Ronin Attire IV upgrade
  4. Gosaku's Helmet Improved - acquired in Gosaku's Armor II  upgrade
  5. Gosaku's Helmet - Refined - acquired in Gosaku's Armor III  upgrade
  6. Tadayori's Hat - Improved - acquired in Tadayori's Armor II  upgrade
  7. Tadayori's Hat - Refined - acquired in Tadayori's Armor III  upgrade
  8. Kensei Hat - Improved - acquired in Kensei Armor II  upgrade
  9. Kensei Hat - Refined - acquired in Kensei Armor III  upgrade
  10. Samurai Clan Helmet - acquired in Samurai Clan Armor II  upgrade
  11. Samurai Clan Helmet - Refined - acquired in Samurai Clan Armor III upgrade

Helmets from Quests and Exploration

The helmets below are reward either from completing quests or through exploration.

  1. Gosaku’s Headband - acquired in The Unbreakable Gosaku
  2. Kensei Headband – complete The Six Blades of Kojiro
  3. Noble Fighter’s Headband – complete Ghosts in the Fog
  4. Clear Summer Headband – complete The End of Suffering
  5. Chaos Headband – complete This Threefold World
  6. Bowman’s Straw Hat – complete The Art of Seeing
  7. Mongol Helmet – complete Fit for the Khan
  8. Chikurin Headband – found at a boat wreck in Tsutsu
  9. Wanderer’s Straw Hat – found in a road in Tsutsu
  10. Forgemaster’s Headband – found in Komatsu Forge
  11. Oni’s Blade Straw Hat – found on a wheel in Ariake
  12. Warrior’s Sunset Headband – found on top of Golden Temple
  13. Natural Vengeance Headband – found on Ariake Lighthouse
  14. Aozora Headband – found on Sensei Ishikawa's Dojo
  15. Healer’s Headband – found on a temple in Akashima
  16. Wood Spirit Straw Hat – found on a statue in Akashima
  17. Toyotama Straw Hat – found a cliff in Otsuna
  18. Plum Blossom Headband – found on top of Kushi Temple
  19. Riverbed Straw Hat – found on a hut in Kushi
  20. Band of the Second Son – found on top of a temple at Omi Monastery
  21. Sago Blue Headband – found on of a Cedar temple in Jokagu
  22. Crooked Kama Headband – found on top of a Jogaku temple
  23. Tengai – found on a Jogaku temple
  24. Weathered Straw Hat – acquired in Blood on the Grass
  25. Sakai Clan Helmet – complete Ghosts from the Past
  26. Ghost Headband – complete From the Darkness

Helmets from Haikus

The helmets below are rewards from creating haikus.

  1. Headband of Death - Tsutsu Haiku
  2. Headband of the Invasion - Azamo Haiku
  3. Headband of Strife - Komatsu Haiku
  4. Headband of Fear - Kashine Haiku
  5. Headband of Refuge - Ariake Haiku
  6. Headband of Defeat - Komoda Haiku
  7. Headband of Peace - Hiyoshi Haiku #1
  8. Headband of Serenity - Hiyoshi Haiku #2
  9. Headband of Uncertainty - Akashima Haiku
  10. Headband of Perseverance - Umugi Haiku
  11. Headband of Survival - Otsuna Haiku
  12. Headband of Preservation - Kushi Haiku
  13. Headband of Rebirth - Kubara Haiku
  14. Headband of Ruin - Kin Haiku
  15. Headband of Hope - Sago Haiku

Masks from Armor Upgrades

  1. Gosaku’s Visage - acquired in Gosaku's Armor III  upgrade
  2. Samurai Clan Mask - acquired in Samurai Clan Armor III upgrade

Masks from Quests and Exploration

Below is the list of Masks you can find in the game

  1. Sakai Mask – complete Ghosts from the Past
  2. Sakai Half Mask - acquired in Ghosts from the Past
  3. Ghost Mask – complete From the Darkness
  4. Sacred Mountain Messenger – complete all 16 Bamboo Strikes
  5. Wolf of Tsushima – complete all 49 Fox Dens
  6. Purity of War – complete The Undying Flame
  7. Shattered Mask of Tomoe – complete Laid to Rest
  8. Adachi Half Mask – complete The Sister Betrayed (Masako Tale 9 of 9)“
  9. Conqueror’s Mask – complete Fit for the Khan“
  10. Glowering Warrior – obtained as a gift at Golden Temple Gift Altar
  11. Avenging Lord – obtained as a gift at Golden Temple Gift Altar
  12. Thief’s Wrap – obtained as a gift at Golden Temple Gift Altar
  13. Snows of Kamiagata – obtained as a gift at Golden Temple Gift Altar
  14. Brutal Bandit – obtained as a gift at Golden Temple Gift Altar
  15. Haunted Dreams – obtained as a gift at Golden Temple Gift Altar
  16. Guardian’s Scowl – obtained as a gift at Golden Temple Gift Altar
  17. Nasu Baba’s Wrath – obtained as a gift at Golden Temple Gift Altar
  18. Venerable Spirit – obtained as a gift at Golden Temple Gift Altar
  19. Kijin’s Blood – obtained as a gift at Golden Temple Gift Altar
  20. Ivory of Woe – found in a house in Kin
  21. Seiryuu’s Glare – found in a building in Sago
  22. Skeletal Vengeance – found in a house in Jogaku

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