This is a quest walkthrough for the Tale Shadow of the Samurai in Ghost of Tsushima. Keep reading to find out how to complete this Tale, where to find it, and its rewards!
List of Contents
|Prerequisite||The Iron Hook|
|1||Use your gappling hook and scale the cliffs of the castle.
|2||Once inside, find the alarm. Use your stealth skills to get to the alarm without being seen and raise the alarm.|
|3||Next you will have to clear the courtyard to secure the siege weapon. Take out the Mongols stealthily or in open combat. Speak to Masako after.|
|4||Meet up with Yuna at the bridge. Now its time to take out the Mongols guarding the bridge. Cross the bridge to continue.|
|5||The gate on the other side is going to be locked. Find a way around. There are cliffs you can go down on the right of the gate. Go down and around to find an opening.
|6||Open the gate and let Yuna in. Defeat more of the Mongols. After defeating them proceed to the main courtyard. The gate is going to be locked so you will have to find an opening.|
|7||Open the gate and let Yuna in. Defeat more of the Mongols. After defeating them proceed to the main courtyard.|
|8||Defeat Ryuzo in a duel.
(Ryuzo boss battle guide below!)
|9||Defeat the remaining Mongols guarding the keep. Enter the keep. Looks like Lord Shimura is being kept at the top floor. Climp up the keep and take out the Mongols in your way.|
|10||Defeat the Mongol guards once at the top and free Lord Shimura.
|11||Follow Uncle Shimura into battle and defeat the rest of the Mongols.|
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Stone Stance attacks work best against swordsmen like Ryuzo especially for staggering. Quickly stagger Ryuzo to leave him open for your attacks.
You can only parry Ryuzo's blue attacks after you unlock the Unyielding Sword Parry Samurai Technique. If you haven't unlocked it yet, you should just dodge it instead.
Ryuzo's blue attacks deal a lot of damage so memorize the attack animation, time your parry perfectly, and counter with a deadly strike.
If you are still having difficulty in parrying it, you can try dodging it and attack as soon as you can.
Red attacks are both unblockable and unparryable so be sure to dodge them. Keep in mind that after a red attack, Ryuzo might still perform more normal slashes right away so prepare to parry them.
Sometimes during the battle, Ryuzo will sheathe his sword, hinting a swift and sudden red attack. This is actually an opportunity to attack as Ryuzo won't be able to block.
After you attack him a few times, he will let out a few slashes so be on guard.
Basically, the best way to win this battle is to keep your distance from Ryuzo to easily dodge his attacks and parry or unleash your own attacks when you can.
|Major Legend Increase||-||-|
|Act 1: Rescue Lord Shimura|
|The Warrior's Code||The Tale of Sensei Ishikawa||The Broken Blacksmith|
|Blood on the Grass||The Tale of Lady Masako||The Tale of Ryuzo|
|Hammer and Forge||The Iron Hook||Shadow of the Samurai|
|A New Horizon||-||-|
|A Message in Fire||The Walls of Yarikawa||Ghosts from the Past|
|The Coward of Yarikawa||The Ghost of Yarikawa||A Reckoning in Blood|
|The Fate of Tsushima||From the Darkness||-|
|Honor and Ash||Wolves at the Gates||A Gathering Storm|
|Heart of the Jito||Eternal Blue Sky||The Tale of Lord Shimura|
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