Best Techniques, Ghost Weapons, and Evolving Tactics to Get
Below is a list of recommended Samurai Techniques, Ghost Weapons, and Evolving Tactics that you should unlock as you progress through the game’s main story.
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Recommended Samurai Techniques
The first Samurai technique that you can acquire is the roll evasion technique. It is an extremely useful skill, especially for avoiding unblockable attacks. Press the ○ button twice to execute a roll.
Allows you to perform a quick slash as you dodge. Good for hit-and-run tactics against slow-moving enemies or when outnumbered.
Dodging at the last moment lets you follow up with a strong counterattack. A good option to have, especially if you tend to dodge attacks more instead of parrying.
A must-have deflection technique. Allows you to perform a powerful counterattack by timing a parry at the last moment. Reliable in almost any combat situation, especially duels.
Unyielding Sword Parry/Unyielding Spear Parry
Unyielding Sword Parry allows you to parry unblockable attacks against Mongol Warriors. Acquiring it turns the red warning flash of incoming unblockable attacks to blue, making them opportunities to deflect the strike.
Unyielding Spear Parry is essentially the same as the sword version but works against enemies with spears.
Mythic Combat Arts
Heavenly Strike is a powerful Mythic Combat Art that can be performed by spending accumulated Resolve. The Mythic Tale to acquire the Technique is also quite easy to clear so it should be one of the first skills to get.
Recommended Ghost Techniques
Increases the number of kunai thrown to three. Very effective against Mongol spearmen and those with shields which are frequently encountered in nearly all stages of the game.
The final upgrade for the black powder bomb. Has quite a big blast radius to easily take out enemies clumped together, making it useful in fort battles.
Recommended Evolving Tactics
Assassination allows you to sneak up on enemies and take them out silently in one strike. It is one of the first skills you will acquire as you progress through the main story (Jin’s Journey) and will serve you well throughout the entirety of the game regardless of your playstyle.
With Chain Assassination unlocked, you will be able to kill multiple enemies in one fluid motion, making it the most efficient way of clearing out enemy camps. Note that Chain Assassination is almost essential when you want to take full advantage of Ghost stance as it requires you to kill enemies without getting hit to charge it.
Similar to Assassination, Standoffs can be initiated to take out enemies quickly by challenging them up front as you approach their camps. During a Standoff, you must intercept your opponent’s attack at the right moment to instantly kill them. Upgrading the skill allows you to defeat multiple attackers to easily thin out the enemies’ numbers.
Allows you to spend 2 charges of Resolve to get up after being defeated. Essentially a second wind that lets you survive tough encounters.
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