Upgrade and Customization Materials Guide
You can gather different materials at special gathering points while exploring the island of Tsushima. These materials can be used to upgrade and customize weapons and armor at vendors found in towns, temples, and camps.
How to Spot Materials
Gathering points and items will flash a few meters away from where you are standing. When looking at a direction, carefully observe your surroundings for any gathering points or items nearby to avoid missing out on them.
Types of Materials
There are several types of materials, each used to upgrade or customize certain types of equipment. The table below summarizes each of them, their uses, and where to gather them.
|Supplies||Used for upgrading various equipment.||Enemies, abandoned houses, shacks, camps|
|Bamboo||Used for upgrading the Half Bow||Bamboo trees|
|Yew Wood||Used for upgrading ranged weapons.||Yew trees, Shinto shrines|
|Wax Wood||Used for upgrading ranged weapons.||Shrines|
|Leather||Used for upgrading armor sets||Tales reward, abandoned houses, shacks, camps|
|Linen||Used for upgrading various equipment.||Tales reward, abandoned houses, shacks, camps|
|Leather||Used for upgrading various equipment.||Tales reward, camps, trappers|
|Silk||Used for upgrading various high-level equipment.||Tales reward, trappers|
|Flowers||Used for customizing the appearance of weapons and armor.||Near bodies of water|
|Predator Hide||Used for upgrading pouch carrying capacity.||Obtained from wild animals.|
|Iron||Used for upgrading the Sakai Storm.||Forges, quest reward|
|Steel||Used for upgrading melee weapons.||Chests|
|Gold||Used for upgrading high-level melee weapons||Invader settlements|
Supplies are used for enhancing different types of equipment and usually required in large amounts when upgrading weapons and armor.These can usually be found in abandoned houses, shacks, and camps. Supplies can also be looted from slain enemies. Since supplies are used in many types of equipment, try to gather as many of them as you can when exploring.
Bamboo is gathered from bamboo trees and are mainly used for enhancing the Half Bow. Common gathering points for bamboo are forests such as the Yagata and Kashine forests. it is recommended to ride your horse so you can gather them faster.
Similar to bamboo, yew wood is obtained from forests all around the island of Tsushima. They are quite hard to spot amidst the the lush greenery because of their low height. When mounted, keep your eyes peeled for the distinct silhouette of the yew tree.
Yew wood can also be obtained from Shinto shrines along with charms.
Linen is usually acquired in abandoned houses, shacks, and camps. As with supplies, they have a variety of uses, so it is worth taking the time to stockpile as many of them as possible.
Flowers are used to customize the appearance of weapons and armor. These are found in various locations on the island so be sure to check your surroundings as you travel.
Materials from Animals
Wild animals can be killed to obtain materials used for upgrading equipment as well. Deer, for instance, pose no threat and can be hunted will relative ease. Bears, meanwhile, are extremely aggressive and will attack you on sight if you come too close.
Iron is a valuable material used for upgrading Jin’s trusted sword the Sakai Storm. These are typically obtained in forges or as rewards from clearing Tales.
Best Places to Farm Materials
|Supplies||Survivor Camp (trappers), Tales (gift altars)|
|Wax Wood||Marked Shrines|
|Flowers||Near bodies of water|
|Iron||Invader Settlements (tents), Safe Towns (citizens)|
|Steel||Invader Settlements (tents), Safe Towns (citizens)|
|Gold||Invader Settlements (tents), Safe Towns (citizens)|
|Predator Hide||Woods (bankhar dogs, boars, bears)|
|Game Controls||Difficulty Modes||Game Length|
|Permanent Events||What to Do First||Upgrading Equipment|
|Exploration Guide||Weapons Guide||Standoffs|
|Resolve System||Stealth Guide||Techniques|
|Legend Level||Mount Guide||-|
Ghost of Tsushima Recommended Article List
|▼Ghost of Tsushima Recommended Articles|
|News and Features||Walkthroughs||Bosses|
|Characters||Strategy Guides||Game Database|