Samurai Techniques in Ghost of Tsushima (GoT) is a set of skills that focus on unlocking combat and exploration tactics that are related to the path of the "Samurai". The Samurai Combat techniques are divided into three types which are "Deflection", "Evasion", and "Mythic" that improves Jin's capability in combat. While Exploration techniques focus on upgrading the power of the guiding wind to increase Jin's awareness towards exploring Tsushima Island. There are 18 combat techniques that can be unlocked, while exploration has a total of 5 skills. Players will need to obtain Technique Points through exploration, story progression, and completing quests in order to unlock these skills. This page covers a list of all the Samurai Techniques of the game.
Ghost of Tsushima Samurai Techniques
The techniques under Deflection focus on upgrading Jin's capability of defense against enemy attacks in battle.
The skills under Evasion allow Jin to learn various movements when it comes to dodging. Discover new evasion skills such as a follow-up attack and more.
Unlock legendary combat arts to strengthen Jin's capability in combat, making him an unstoppable force who can adapt to any given situation. Some legendary combat arts require Resolve in order to unleash the mythic technique.
Exploration techniques increase Jin's capability of harnessing the power of the Guiding Wind. Invest in unlocking exploration techniques to further help Jin in discovering secrets, such as finding Inari Shrines. and many more.
All Skills Table
|Deflection||Parry at the last possible second to perform a deadly counterattack.||1||n/a|
|Deflection||Perfect Parries recover a small amount of health.||??||Perfect Parry|
|Deflection||Parry an unblockable attack from Mongol swords.||??||Perfect Parry|
|Deflection||Parry incoming projectiles while blocking.||??||Perfect Healing Parry
Unyielding Sword Parry
|Deflection||Gain Moderate Resolve by using a Parry or Perfect Parry.||??||Deflect Arrows|
|Deflection||Parry an unblockable spear attack.||??||Deflect Arrows|
|Deflection||Perfect Parry counterattacks have a 20% chance to Terrify nearby enemies.||??||Resolved Parry
Unyielding Spear Parry
|Evasion||Roll across the ground to avoid attacks.||1||n/a|
|Evasion||An evasive strike useful against slow-moving enemies.||??||Roll|
|Evasion||Sprint toward your enemy and slash them with a quick strike.||??||Roll|
|Evasion||Charge into enemies while springing to knock them backward.||??||Sprint Strike
|Evasion||A delayed quick attack that inflicts extra Melee damage and Stagger damage.||??||Shoulder Charge|
|Evasion||Perform a jumping strike from your horse to tackle your enemy and inflict Stagger damage.||??||Shoulder Charge|
|Evasion||Dodge at the last possible moment to perform a deadly counterattack.||??||Delayed Strike
|Mythic||A quick unblockable attack that inflicts extra damage against Staggered enemies.||n/a||??|
|Mythic||Unleash three consecutive unblockable attacks that inflict high damage.||n/a||??|
|Mythic||Use Incendiary Oil to ignite your katana and burn your foes.||n/a||??|
|Mythic||Heavy arrow fitted with volatile powder that explodes on impact.||n/a||??|
Wind of Health
|Exploration||Follow the Guiding Wind to Hot Springs.||1||n/a|
|Exploration||Follow the Guiding Wind to Bamboo Strikes.||1||n/a|
|Exploration||Follow the Guiding Wind to Shinto Shrines where you can find new Charms.||1||n/a|
|Exploration||Follow the Guiding Wind to Fox Dens.||1||n/a|
|Exploration||Follow the Guiding Wind to discover items that allow you to personalize your apperance.||1||n/a|
|Exploration||Follow the Guiding Wind to discover Animal Sanctuaries.||??||??|
|Exploration||Follow the Guiding Wind to discover Archery Challenges.||??||??|