List of Ghost Techniques | Ghost of Tsushima

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On this page we will learn about every Samurai Technique in the game with a description on how it works in Ghost of Tsushima.

Ghost Weapons

Ghost Weapons
Ghost Weapons are unlocked differently from other Techniques. Each time you rank up Jin's Legend you will get a choice to choose a new Ghost weapon. You can unlock any weapon in any ordor. Upgrades are aquired by spending Technique Points.

Kunai

Technique Description How to Use How to Unlock
Kunai A small blade that can be quickly thrown at nearby enemies, Staggering them. - (R2)+(DPad⇦) to equip Kunai
- (L)+(R1) to throw
Grow your Legend to Unlock
Hidden Blade Throw 1 Additional Kunai Upgrade 1 Technique Point
Serrated Blades Kunai inflict twice as much damage. Upgrade 1 Technique Point

How to Get and Upgrade the Kunai

Black Powder Bomb

Technique Description How to Use How to Unlock
Black Powder Bomb Thrown explosive that damages and Staggers enemies caught in the blast. - (L2)+(DPad⇦) to select Throw
- (L2)+〇 to equip Black Powder Bombs
- (L2)+(R2) to throw
Grow your Legend to Unlock
Concussive Blast Knocks down enemies struck by the shockwave of a Black Powder Bomb. Upgrade 1 Technique Point
Explosive Shrapnel Adds shrapnel to the Black Powder Bomb, increasing its damage and blast radius. Upgrade 1 Technique Point

How to Get and Upgrade Black Powder Bomb

Smoke Bomb

Technique Description How to Use How to Unlock
Smoke Bomb Unleash a dense cloud of smoke at your feet, causing enemies to lose sight of your. - (R2)+(DPad⇓) to equip Grow your Legend to Unlock
Blinding Dust Smoke Bombs temporarily blind enemies caught in their blast. Smoke also lasts longer before disappearing. Upgrade 1 Technique Point
Healing Incense Smoke Bomb fumes restore some of your health. Upgrades 1 Technique Point

How to Get and Upgrade the Smoke Bomb

Sticky Bomb

Technique Description How to Use How to Unlock
Sticky Bomb Throw a pitch-covered bomb that will stick to your enemy. - (R2)+(Dpad⇧) to equip Sticky Bombs
(L)+(R1) to throw
Grow your Legend to Unlock
Guarded Throw You're no longer adversley affected by a bomb's blast. Passive 1 Technique Point
Explosive Powder A direct hit with the Sticky Bomb kills the target, causes a bigger blast radius, and inflicts more damage on enemies caught in the blast. Upgrade 1 Technique Point

How to Get and Upgrade the Sticky Bomb

Wind Chime

Technique Description How to Use How to Unlock
Wind Chime Throw a small bell to draw an enemy's attention. - (L2)+(DPad⇦) to select Throw
- (L2)+☐ to equip Wind Chime
- (L2)+(R2) to Throw
Grow your Legend to Unlock
Firecracker Throw a Firecracker to draw multiple enemies to a location. - (L2)+(DPad⇦) to select Throw
- (L2)+△ to equip Firecracker
- (L2)+(R2) to Throw
1 Technique Point

How to Get and Upgrade the Wind Chime

Evolving Tactics

Evolving Tactics
Evolving Tactics are unlocked through playing the main story of the game.

Recover Health

Technique Description How to Use How to Unlock
Recover Health Regain a Moderate amount of health at the cost of Resolve. - (DPad⇓) to initiate
- Cost 1 Resolve
Continue Jin's Journey to unlock
Iron Will Save yourself from defeat when wounded. - (DPad⇓) to initiate
- Cost 3 Resolve
1 Technique Point

Standoff

Technique Description How to Use How to Unlock
Standoff Challenge enemies to a one-on-one showdown. - (DPad⇧) to challenge unaware enemies
- Hold △, then release △ when the enemy attacks
Grants 2 Resolve on success
Continue Jin's Journey to unlock
Standoff Streak After a successful Sandoff, one enemy will rush in and open themselves to a killing blow. - Wait until the enemy attacks
- Press △ or ☐ as they are swinging
- Grant extra Resolve on success
1 Technique Point
Improved Standoff Streak After a successful Sandoff, two enemy will rush in and open themselves to a killing blow. - Wait until the enemy attacks
- Press △ or ☐ as they are swinging
- Grant extra Resolve on success
1 Technique Point

Archery

Technique Description How to Use How to Unlock
Archery Harness the Way of the Bow. - Hold (L2) to aim
(R2) to fire
Continue Jin's Journey to unlock
Concentration Briefly slow time while aiming to improve accuracy. - (R3) while aiming 1 Technique Point
Mental Fortitude Reduce Concentration cooldown by 15% Passive 1 Technique Point
Improved Mental Fortitude Reduce Concentration cooldown by 30% Passive 1 Technique Point

Assassination

Technique Description How to Use How to Unlock
Assassination Kill unaware enemies with a quiet and brutal stealth attack. - ☐ near or above unaware enemy Continue Jin's Journey to unlock
Safe Landing Roll just before landing to avoid damage from all but the highest of falls. - 〇 right before landing 1 Technique Point
Chain Assassination Assassinate two nearby targets in quick succession. - △ to initiate 1 Technique Point
Chain Assassination Master Assassinate up to three nearby targets in quick succession. - △ to initiate 1 Technique Point

Focused Hearing

Technique Description How to Use How to Unlock
Focused Hearing Detect nearby enemies by sound. - Press (Touch Pad) to focus Continue Jin's Journey to unlock
Far Hearing Detect more distant enemies by listening with a deeper focus. Upgrade 1 Technique Point
Stealth Hearing Move faster while using Focused Hearing. Upgrade 1 Technique Point
Killer's Instinct Notice a
flashing aura
around Assassination targets when their allies will be alerted by their death.
Passive 1 Technique Point

Shoji Assassination

Technique Description How to Use How to Unlock
Shoji Assassination Assassinate an enemy behind a shoji door. ☐ near an unaware enemy Continue Jin's Journey to unlock

Ghost Stance

Technique Description How to Use How to Unlock
Ghost Stance Approach enemy leaders while in stealth to Slaughter them and enter the Ghost Stance.
Once in the Ghost Stance, you can kill up to 3 enemies with deadly strikes.
- (L3)+(R3) to activate Ghost Stance Continue Jin's Journey to unlock
Ghost Kill Streak Strike fear into your enemies so they believe you're so they believe you're more than human...
Kill 7 enemies without taking damage to enter the Ghost Stance.
- (L3)+(R3) to activate Ghost Stance 1 Technique Point

Related Links

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List of Techniques
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