Skills and Techniques in Ghost of Tsushima (GoT) is an upgrade mechanic that allows Jin  to learn various active and passive techniques. As Jin further explores secrets or acquires experience, players can use Technique Points to learn and upgrade skills. The skills that are unlocked and used by the player for Jin will heavily impact Jin's playthrough such as becoming a stealth-type assassin, or a hard-hitting samurai. This page covers a list of all the skills and techniques that can be unlocked.

Jin's skills and techniques are divided into three categories, each presented in a tree form. The first is the Combat Stances which focuses on unlocking different combat styles and skills that are designed to change Jin's stance which can benefit in defeating various types of enemies, the second which is the Samurai Techniques that unlock skills related to the way of the Samurai, and Ghost Techniques that allow Jin to learn and discover Ghost Weapons and evolving tactics. Players will need to obtain Technique Points through exploration, story progression, and completing quests in order to unlock more skills and techniques.

 

Ghost of Tsushima Skills & Techniques

Jin's skills and techniques

Jin's skills and techniques are divided into three categories, each presented in a tree form. The first is the Combat Stances which focuses on unlocking different combat styles and skills that are designed to change Jin's stance which can benefit in defeating various types of enemies, the second which is the Samurai Techniques that unlock skills related to the way of the Samurai, and Ghost Techniques that allow Jin to learn and discover Ghost Weapons and evolving tactics. Players will need to obtain Technique Points through exploration, story progression, and completing quests in order to unlock more skills and techniques.

Legends Classes skills and techniques

Rather than fighting as Jin Sakai, Legends has players choosing one of four unique classes. While each class is equipped with the basics, they also have differing sets of abilities and a unique skill tree.

Classes can be unlocked after you play the game a little bit. The first class you can unlock is only when your player level reaches Rank 8. This is where you can select the first Class of your choice and equip. Once you reach Rank 8, the next process simply requires you to go to the character menu, choose the class you want to unlock, and select it on your character.

The next Class that you can unlock will only be accessible once your player level reaches Rank 15. This basically means that the more you play and progress in Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, the more classes you will get to unlock.

 

Jin Skills and Techniques

 

Legends Classes Skills and Techniques

 

 

All Skills Table

 

Skill Category
Class
Name
Description
Skill Points Cost
Prerequisite
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Perfect Parry Parry at the last possible second to perform a deadly counterattack. 1 n/a
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Perfect Healing Parry Perfect Parries recover a small amount of health. ?? Perfect Parry
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Unyielding Sword Parry Parry an unblockable attack from Mongol swords. ?? Perfect Parry
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Deflect Arrows Parry incoming projectiles while blocking. ?? Perfect Healing Parry
Unyielding Sword Parry
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Resolved Parry Gain Moderate Resolve by using a Parry or Perfect Parry. ?? Deflect Arrows
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Unyielding Spear Parry Parry an unblockable spear attack. ?? Deflect Arrows
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Terrifying Parry Perfect Parry counterattacks have a 20% chance to Terrify nearby enemies. ?? Resolved Parry
Unyielding Spear Parry
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Roll Roll across the ground to avoid attacks. 1 n/a
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Dodging Slash An evasive strike useful against slow-moving enemies. ?? Roll
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Sprint Strike Sprint toward your enemy and slash them with a quick strike. ?? Roll
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Shoulder Charge Charge into enemies while springing to knock them backward. ?? Sprint Strike
Dodging Slash
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Delayed Strike A delayed quick attack that inflicts extra Melee damage and Stagger damage. ?? Shoulder Charge
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Mounted Strike Perform a jumping strike from your horse to tackle your enemy and inflict Stagger damage. ?? Shoulder Charge
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Perfect Dodge Dodge at the last possible moment to perform a deadly counterattack. ?? Delayed Strike
Mounted Strike
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Heavenly Strike A quick unblockable attack that inflicts extra damage against Staggered enemies. n/a ??
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Dance of Wrath Unleash three consecutive unblockable attacks that inflict high damage. n/a ??
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Way of the Flame Use Incendiary Oil to ignite your katana and burn your foes. n/a ??
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Explosive Arrow Heavy arrow fitted with volatile powder that explodes on impact. n/a ??
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Wind of Health Follow the Guiding Wind to Hot Springs. 1 n/a
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Wind of Resolve Follow the Guiding Wind to Bamboo Strikes. 1 n/a
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Wind of Charms Follow the Guiding Wind to Shinto Shrines where you can find new Charms. 1 n/a
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Wind of Inari Follow the Guiding Wind to Fox Dens. 1 n/a
Samurai Technique Jin Sakai Wind of Vanity Follow the Guiding Wind to discover items that allow you to personalize your apperance. 1 n/a
Stance Jin Sakai Stone Stance Effective against Swordsmen. Heavy attacks deal extra Stagger damage. ?? n/a
Stance Jin Sakai Stone: Puncture Batter your foe with two piercing strikes. 1 Stone Stance
Stance Jin Sakai Stone: Strength of Mountains Increases Stagger damage against Swordsmen from all Stone Stance attacks. ?? Stone: Puncture
Stance Jin Sakai Stone: Full Puncture Deliver three piercing strikes. ?? Stone: Strength of Mountains
Stance Jin Sakai Stone: Momentum Perform Stone Stance heavy attacks with ferocious speed. ?? Stone: Full Puncture
Stance Jin Sakai Water Stance Effective against Shieldmen. Heavy attacks deal extra damage. 3 n/a
Stance Jin Sakai Water: Flowing Strikes Unleash a torrent of four rapid strikes. 1 Water Stance
Stance Jin Sakai Water: Strength of Tides Increase Stagger damage against Shieldmen from all Water Stance attacks. ?? Water: Flowing Strikes
Stance Jin Sakai Water: Surging Strikes Drown your foe with a flood of five rapid strikes. ?? Water: Strength of Tides
Stance Jin Sakai Water: Downpour Inflict increasing damage with each attack in your Flurry Strike. ?? Water: Surging Strikes
Stances Jin Sakai Wind Stance Effective against: Spearmen. Heavy attacks deal extra:Stagger damage. ?? n/a
Stance Jin Sakai Wind: Strengthened Typhoon Kick Typhoon Kicks launch your enemy farther back and deal extra Stagger damage. 1 Wind Stance
Stance Jin Sakai Wind: Strength of Gales Increase Stagger damage against Spearmen from all Wind Stance attacks. ?? Wind: Strengthened Typhoon Kick
Stance Jin Sakai Wind: Spear Defense Automatically Parry spear attacks during any Wind Stance attack ?? Wind: Strength of Gales
Stance Jin Sakai Wind: Typhoon Kick Finisher Enemies thrown by a Typhoon Kick are knocked down. ?? Wind: Spear Defense
Stance Jin Sakai Moon Stance Effective against: Brutes. Heavy attacks deal extra: Stagger damage ?? ??
Stance Jin Sakai Moon: Whirlwind Assail your foes with two fast spinning strikes ?? Moon Stance
Stance Jin Sakai Moon: Strength of the Heavens Increase Stagger Damage against Brutes from all Moon Stance Attacks ?? Moon: Whirlwind
Stance Jin Sakai Moon: Finishing Strike The third Moon Stance heavy attack deals extra Melee damage and Stagger damage. ?? Moon: Strength of the Heavens
Stance Jin Sakai Moon: Tornado Three fast spinning strikes. ?? Moon: Finishing Strike
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Kunai A small blade that can be quickly thrown at nearby enemies, staggering them. ?? ??
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Hidden Blade Throw 1 additional Kunai. 1 Kunai
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Serrated Blades Kunai inflict twice as much damage. ?? Hidden Blade
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Black Powder Bomb Thrown explosives that damages and staggers enemies caught in the blast. ?? ??
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Concussive Blast Knocks down enemies struck by the shockwave of a Black Powder Bomb. ?? Black Powder Bomb
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Explosive Shrapnel Adds shrapnel to the Black Powder Bomb, increasing its damage and blast radius. ?? Concussive Blast
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Smoke Bomb Unleash a dense cloud of smoke at your feet, causing enemies to lose sight of you. ?? ??
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Blinding Dust Smoke Bombs temporarily blind enemies caught in their blast. Smoke also lasts longer before disappearing. ?? Smoke Bomb
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Healing Incense Smoke Bomb fumes restore some of your health. ?? Blinding Dust
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Sticky Bomb Throw a pitch-covered bomb that will stick to your enemy. ?? ??
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Guarded Throw You're no longer adversely affected by a bomb's blast. ?? Sticky Bomb
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Explosive Powder A direct hit with the Sticky Bomb kills the target, causes a bigger blast radius, and inflicts more damage. ?? Guarded Throw
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Wind Chime Throw a small bell to draw an enemy's attention. ?? ??
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Firecracker Throw a firecracker to draw multiple enemies to a location. ?? Wind Chime
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Recover Health Regain a Moderate amount of health at the cost of Resolve. ?? ??
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Iron Will Save yourself from defeat when wounded. 2 Recover Health
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Standoff Challenge enemies to a one-on-one showdown. ?? ??
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Standoff Streak After a successful Standoff, one enemy will rush in and open themselves to a killing blow. 1 Standoff
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Improved Standoff Streak After a successful Standoff, two enemies will rush in and open themselves to a killing blow. ?? Standoff Streak
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Archery Harness the Way of the Bow. ?? ??
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Concentration Briefly slow time while aiming to improve accuracy. 1 Archery
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Mental Fortitude Reduce Concentration cooldown by 15%. ?? Concentration
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Improved Mental Fortitude Reduce Concentration cooldown by 30%. ?? Mental Fortitude
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Assassination Kill unaware enemies with a quiet and brutal stealth attack. ?? ??
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Safe Landing Roll just before landing to avoid damage from all but the highest of falls. 1 Assassination
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Chain Assassination Assassinate two nearby targets in quick succession. ?? Safe Landing
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Chain Assassination Master Assassinate up to three nearby targets in quick succession. ?? Chain Assassination
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Focused Hearing Detect nearby enemies by sound. ?? ??
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Far Hearing Detect more distant enemies by listening with a deeper focus. 1 Focused Hearing
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Stealth Hearing Move faster while using Focused Hearing. ?? Far Hearing
Ghost Technique Jin Sakai Killer's Instinct Notice a flashing aura around Assassination targets when their allies will be alerted by their death. ?? Stealth Hearing
Ultimate Technique  Samurai Hachiman’s Fury Perform a series of lightning -fast strikes against a group of enemies. 0 Samurai Class
Class Ability Samurai Spirit Pull While active, your Spirit Pull  passively siphons health from a nearby enemy. Rank 1 Hachiman’s Fury
Class Ability Samurai Explosive Blade Melee attacks deal damaging explosions on impact Rank 10 Spirit Pull
Samurai Perk 1 Samurai Defender Increases base health by 24 Rank 2 Explosive Blade
Samurai Perk 1 Samurai Deep Strikes Increase Meele damage by 10% Rank 7 Defender
Samurai Perk 1 Samurai Samurai Unleashed Decrease class ability cooldown by 15%. Rank 14 Deep Strikes
Samurai Perk 2 Samurai Lightning Reflexes Decrease class ability colldown by 15% Rank 14 Samurai Unleashed
Samurai Perk 2 Samurai Critical Defence Increased parry and dodge window when at low health. Rank 9 Lightning Reflexes
Samurai Perk 2 Samurai Resolve Increase Increase max resolve by 1 Rank 16 Critical Defence
Samurai Perk 3 Samurai Heavenly Strike Perform an unblockable quick strike Rank 5 Resolve Increase
Samurai Perk 3 Samurai Hachiman’s Frenzy Hachiman’s Fury gains 2 extra strikes Rank 11 Heavenly Strike
Samurai Perk 3 Samurai Legendary Increases the number of Legendary Items you can equip by 1 Rank 18 Hachiman’s Frenzy
Ultimate Technique Hunter Eye Of Uchitsune Target 3 enemies and fire a guaranteed headshot at each target 0 Hunter Class
Class Ability Hunter Staggering Arrow Fire an arrow that stuns enemies in a small area Rank 1 Eye Of Uchitsune
Class Ability Hunter Explosive Arrow Fire an arrow that explodes after a short delay Rank 10 Staggering Arrow
Hunter Perk 1 Hunter Executioner Increase headshot damage by 50% for targets within 12 meters Rank 2 Explosive Arrow
Hunter Perk 1 Hunter Scent Of Blood Increase draw and reload speed by 100% for 30 seconds after attempting an assassination Rank7 Executioner
Hunter Perk 1 Hunter Hunter Unleashed Decrease class ability cooldown by 15% Rank 12 Scent Of Blood
Hunter Perk 2 Hunter Resupply Refill 30% of all ammo types Rank 3 Hunter Unleashed
Hunter Perk 2 Hunter Status Damage Damage of status effects increased by 25% Rank 9 Resupply
Hunter Perk 2 Hunter Piercing Arrow Unlock Piercing Arrows for your bow that can penetrate shields Rank 16 Status Damage
Hunter Perk 3 Hunter Pinpoint Body shots with the bow have a 50% chance to deal headshot damage Rank 5 Piercing Arrow
Hunter Perk 3 Hunter All-Seeing Eye Eye of Uchitsune can target 2 more enemies Rank 11 Pinpoint
Hunter Perk 3 Hunter Legendary Increases the number of Legendary items you can equip by 1 Rank 18 All-Seeing Eye
Ultimate Technique Ronin Breath Of Izanami Revive all downed allies 0 Ronin Class
Class Ability Ronin Spirit Animal Summon a friendly dog companion for a short amount of time Rank 1 Breath Of Izanami
Class Ability Ronin Healing Incense Deploy a small pot of incense that heals nearby allies Rank 10 Spirit Animal
Perk 1 Ronin Enhanced Ghost Weapons Increase damage from all Ghost Weapons by 50% Rank 2 Healing Incense
Perk 1 Ronin Weakening Burst Weaken enemies so they deal 25% less damage and take 25% more damage Rank 7 Enhanced Ghost Weapons
Perk 1 Ronin Ronin Unleashed Decrease class ability cooldown by 15% Rank 14 Weakening Burst
Perk 2 Ronin Staggering Imposition Increase Stagger damage inflicted by 15% Rank 3 Ronin Unleashed
Perk 2 Ronin Resolve Increase Increase max Resolve by 1 Rank 9 Staggering Imposition
Perk 2 Ronin Quick Regen Increase healing received and health regen by 50% Rank 16 Resolve Increase
Perk 3 Ronin Soothing Breath Breath of Izanami now also applies a heal over time on all players for 8 seconds Rank 5 Quick Regen
Perk 3 Ronin Fire Breath Breath of Izanami now also ingnites enemies near all players Rank 11 Soothing Breath
Perk 3 Ronin Legendary Increases the number of Legendary items you can equip by 1 Rank 18 Fire Breath
Ultimate Technique Assassin Shadow Strike Enter the shadows and strike enemies from a distance 0 Assassin Class
Class Ability Assassin Toxic Vanish Vanish in a cloud of poison smoke that deals Stagger damage to nearby enemies Rank 1  Shadow Strike
Class Ability Assassin Group Vanish Vanish along with nearby allies Rank 10 Toxic Vanish
Perk 1 Assassin Critical Hit Inflict 30% more damage during assassinations Rank 2 Group Vanish
Perk 1 Assassin Super Strike Perform a stronger Stealth Attack dealing 2x normal damage Rank 7 Critical Hit
Perk 1 Assassin Assassin Unleashed Decrease class ability cooldown by 15% Rank 14 Super Strike
Perk 2 Assassin Experienced Assassin Stealth attacks are faster and quieter Rank 3 Assassin Unleashed
Perk 2 Assassin Light Step You are silent when running Rank 9 Experienced Assassin
Perk 2 Assassin Opportunist Deals 50% bonus assassination damage to Staggered enemies Rank 16 Light Step
Perk 3 Assassin Shadow Storm Shadow Strike gains 2 extra strikes Rank 5 Opportunist
Perk 3 Assassin Chain Vanish Successfully assassinating an enemy while vanished re-activates vanish and refreshes the duration Rank 11 Shadow Storm
Perk 3 Assassin Legendary Increases the number of Legendary items you can equip by 1 Rank 18 Chain Vanish



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