Ghost of Tsushima: Stance
Ghost of Tsushima's Stance helps give you the flexibility in fighting various types of enemies in the game. You can easily switch from one Stance to another while in combat.
Each Stance is meant to be particularly effective against a specific set of enemies in the game. Switching between Stances based on who you face amplifies your deadliness.
Stone Stance is Jin's ancestral style, the traditional mode of fighting. It was developed to fight other swordsmen, so it will work effectively against Mongol swordsmen.
You will observe that the Stone Stance mostly uses two-handed attacks.
Two-Handed Attack, Slash
Two-Handed Attack, Stab
The Water Stance was developed by Jin as a result of his frustration in fighting the Mongol soldiers. It is very effective for shield-bearing enemies.
This combat style is characterized by one-handed attacks, a flurry of vertical and horizontal slashes.
The combo of the Water stance typically has a pattern.
First attack, upwards.
Second attack, downwards.
Third attack, upwards.