Ghost of Tsushima: Techniques Guide
Ghost of Tsushima's techniques enable Jin to acquire new skills and transform from a Samurai into the Ghost. They are the equivalent of Skill Points in role-playing games.
You can access the skill tree in the Techniques Interface.
Similar to other role-playing titles, Ghost of Tsushima has a game mechanic for growth and progression. The best thing is that you have the complete freedom to decide how you want to use these technique points.
Samurai Techniques include Deflection, Evasion, Exploration, and Mythic Techniques.
There are seven available Deflection techniques you can learn.
Parry at the last possible second to perform a deadly counterattack.
Perfect Healing Parry
Perfect Parries recover a small amount of health.
Parry incoming projectiles while blocking.
Unyielding Sword Parry
Parry an unblockable attack from Mongol swords.
Gain Moderate Resolve by using a Parry or Perfect Parry.
Unyielding Spear Parry
Parry an unblockable spear attack.
Perfect Parry counterattacks have a 20% chance to Terrify nearby enemies.
There are seven available Evasion techniques you can learn.
Roll across the ground to avoid attacks.
An evasive strike useful against slow-moving enemies.
Sprint toward your enemy and slash them with a quick strike.
Charge into enemies while sprinting to knock them backward.
A delayed quick attack that inflicts extra Melee damage and Stagger damage.
Perform a jumping strike from your horse to tackle your enemy and inflict Stagger damage.
Dodge at the last possible moment to perform a deadly counterattack.
Harness the power of the Guiding Wind.
Wind of Inari
Follow the Guiding Wind to Fox Dens. Foxes will lead you to Inari Shrines where you can earn additional Charm slots and upgradeable Charms.
Wind of Vanity
Follow the Guiding Wind to discover items that allow you to personalize your appearance.
Master legendary combat arts. You need to defeat specific enemies who are masters of the technique you want to learn. These masters can be found on the associated quests for the techniques.
A quick unblockable attack that inflicts extra damage against Staggered enemies.
Dance of Wrath
Unleash three consecutive unblockable attacks that inflict high damage.
Way of the Flame
Use Incendiary Oil to ignite your katana and burn your foes.
Heavy arrow fitted with volatile powder that explodes on impact.
There are four stances in total.
Effective against swordsmen. Heavy Attacks deal extra Stagger damage.
Effective against Shieldmen. Heave attacks deal extra Stagger damage.
Effective against Spearmen. Heavy attacks deal extra Stagger damage.
Effective against Brutes. Heavy attacks deal extra Stagger damage.
Ghost Techniques include Ghost Weapons and Evolving Tactics.
There are fourteen available Ghost Weapons you can learn.
A small blade that can be quickly thrown at nearby enemies, Staggering them.
Black Powder Bomb
Thrown explosive that damages and Staggers enemies caught in the blast.
Knocks down enemies struck by the shockwave of a Black Powder Bomb.
Adds shrapnel to the Black Powder Bomb, increasing its damage and blast radius.
There are twenty available Evolving Tactics you can learn.
Briefly slow time while aiming to improve accuracy.
Detect more distant enemies by listening with a deeper focus.
Harness the Way of the Bow.
Roll just before landing to avoid damage from all but the highest of falls.
Assassinate two nearby targets in quick succession.
Chain Assassination Master
Assassinate up to three nearby enemies in quick succession.