Stances or Combat Stances in Ghost of Tsushima (GoT) is a combat mechanic that allows Jin to fight his foes in various styles. Combat Stances are designed for Jin to quickly adapt to the situation he is in to easily defeat the various enemies encountered. During combat, Jin can freely switch his stance to better fit the situation he is in by holding down the R2 button. There are four stances in the game that can be unlocked and each stance consists of a set of moves that also requires Technique Points to be learned. This page covers a list of all the combat stances that Jin can discover and learn throughout the game.
Ghost of Tsushima Stances
Effective against Swordsmen. Heavy attacks deal extra Stagger damage.
Effective against Shieldmen. Heavy attacks deal extra damage.
Effective against: Spearmen. Heavy attacks deal extra:Stagger damage.
Effective against: Brutes. Heavy attacks deal extra: Stagger damage
All Skills Table
|Stone Stance||Batter your foe with two piercing strikes.||1||Stone Stance|
|Stone Stance||Increases Stagger damage against Swordsmen from all Stone Stance attacks.||??||Stone: Puncture|
|Stone Stance||Deliver three piercing strikes.||??||Stone: Strength of Mountains|
|Stone Stance||Perform Stone Stance heavy attacks with ferocious speed.||??||Stone: Full Puncture|
|Water Stance||Unleash a torrent of four rapid strikes.||1||Water Stance|
|Water Stance||Increase Stagger damage against Shieldmen from all Water Stance attacks.||??||Water: Flowing Strikes|
|Water Stance||Drown your foe with a flood of five rapid strikes.||??||Water: Strength of Tides|
|Water Stance||Inflict increasing damage with each attack in your Flurry Strike.||??||Water: Surging Strikes|
|Wind Stance||Typhoon Kicks launch your enemy farther back and deal extra Stagger damage.||1||Wind Stance|
|Wind Stance||Increase Stagger damage against Spearmen from all Wind Stance attacks.||??||Wind: Strengthened Typhoon Kick|
|Wind Stance||Automatically Parry spear attacks during any Wind Stance attack||??||Wind: Strength of Gales|
|Wind Stance||Enemies thrown by a Typhoon Kick are knocked down.||??||Wind: Spear Defense|
|Moon Stance||Assail your foes with two fast spinning strikes.||??||Moon Stance|
|Moon Stance||Increase Stagger Damage against Brutes from all Moon Stance Attacks||??||Moon: Whirlwind|
|Moon Stance||The third Moon Stance heavy attack deals extra Melee damage and Stagger damage.||??||Moon: Strength of the Heavens|
|Moon Stance||Three fast spinning strikes.||??||Moon: Finishing Strike|