Ghost of Tsushima - How to Unlock Ghost Stance

A guide on how to unlock the Ghost stance in Ghost of Tsushima. Included are the Ghost stance's basic mechanics, how to activate, effects, and tips on how to use it.

Ghost of Tsushima - How to Unlock Ghost Stance

How to Unlock Ghost Stance

What is the Ghost Stance?

Ghost of Tsushima - How to Unlock Ghost Stance

The Ghost stance is a unique stance that allows you to instantly kill multiple enemies when activated. Unlike regular stances, Ghost stance is becomes usable after meeting certain conditions.

Stances List and Guide

Clear The Ghost of Yarikawa Main Tale

Ghost of Tsushima - The Ghost of Yarikawa

The ability to activate Ghost stance is unlocked during The Ghost of Yarikawa (main quest) in Act 2 of Jin’s Journey. Ghost stance becomes automatically usable after defeating General Temuge in combat.

Main Story Walkthroughs

How to Activate Ghost Stance

To activate Ghost stance during combat, you must kill 7 regular enemies in a row without taking damage or perform “slaughter” on a Mongol leader. Doing so will fully-charge the Ghost stance meter on the lower right corner of the screen. The kill counter will reset of you are hit so be mindful of incoming attacks as much as possible.

Press L3 + R3 to go into Ghost Stance and kill any non-boss enemies in one strike. Note that you are only likely to kill up to 3 enemies before the stance meter is depleted.


Nearby enemies may enter a terrified state when you slay their allies in Ghost stance. Use the opportunity to quickly recharge the stance again by killing them when they are defenseless.

Ghost Stance Tips

Use the Ghost Armor to Reduce Kill Count Requirement

Ghost of Tsushima - Ghost Armor

Equipping the Ghost Armor reduces the number of enemies you must kill to activate Ghost stance by up to 2 when upgraded. This means that you only need to take out 4 enemies without receiving damage yourself to fully charge the Ghost Stance meter.

Wearing the Ghost Armor also increases your terrifying nearby enemies after using Ghost stance by 15% to 30%.

How to Get the Ghost Armor Set

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▼Beginner Guides
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Permanent Events What to Do First Upgrading Equipment
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Resolve System Stealth Guide Techniques
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All Record Locations All Mongol Artifacts Locations All Vanity Gear Locations
All Hot Springs Locations All Bamboo Strike Locations All Shinto Shrine Locations
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All Haiku Spots Locations All Hidden Altar Locations All Sahimono Banner Locations
All Singing Crickets Locations - -
▼Useful Guides
Collectibles Guide Upgrade Materials Guide Iron and Steel Farming Guide
All Mongol Territory Locations Katana Upgrade and Customization Best Charms for Early Game
Best Techniques to Get How to Get Predator Hide Combat Tips
Stances Guide Charms Guide All Sword Kit Locations
All Vendor Locations How to Get Ghost Armor How to Get Kensei Armor
Best Armor Sets How to Unlock Ghost Stance Bamboo Strikes
Duels Guide Hot Springs How to Get the Fundoshi
Ending Choices Guide Trophy List -

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