Stealth is an important tool to use in Ghost of Tsushima. When used effectively, it should allow you to skip unnecessary confrontations. As evident from the title, Ghost of Tsushima heavily relies on its stealth-based mechanics. This guide will help you learn everything you need to know about how stealth works in Ghost of Tsushima alongside some tips to make the most out of it.
Ghost of Tsushima Stealth Mechanics
From your movement to your abilities and tools, your arsenal in the game should help you reach the status of an ultimate ghost. Let us talk about these mechanics in detail and how you can make the most out of them:
Crouching and Jumping
You can crouch while in an enemy territory to minimize your footstep noise and assassinate enemies. You’ll also be a tad harder to spot while you’re crouching. Similar to Sekiro, you can also jump from one rooftop to another using your hook to get to a better vantage point or simply reach your objective faster without being detected.
Assassination and Kunai
While you’re hidden from enemies, you can perform a range of combat maneuvers on enemies – these include assassinations, kunai, critical strikes, etc. The following is an overview of different combat options while in stealth:
|Assassination||While undetected, if you reach an enemy from behind and press ‘Square’, you’ll assassinate the target with a single hit. It’s a good idea to assassinate targets to give yourself more breathing room. Do note that you can also perform aerial assassinations if you’ve got the higher ground.|
|Chain Assassinations||If multiple enemies are bunched together, you should be able to chain assassinate all of them. This requires you to press ‘Triangle’.|
|Critical Strike||If you’re somehow spotted while failing to execute an assassination successfully, you should be able to land a critical strike onto an enemy. It’s essentially a powerful attack that targets an enemy’s weak point. Remember that it won’t kill an enemy right away but will damage them greatly.|
|Kunai||Immediately after detected, your enemies will be slowed down for a short duration, allowing you to perform kunai kills before they’re able to alert others.|
Your tools are your best friends when it comes to stealth in the game. There are plenty of tools pertaining to stealth in Ghost of Tsushima and they’re detailed below:
|Grappling Hook||It lets you jump from one rooftop to another and to reach higher vantage points. You can also use it to swing across large gaps which otherwise would be impossible to cover.|
|Wind Chimes||These are your primary distraction tools. You can use these to lure an enemy or enemies into investigating an area and finishing them off.|
|Firecrackers||Quite similar to Wind Chimes in how they work, you can use these to lure multiple enemies to a location and to chain assassinate them.|
|Kunai||Kunai is your best bet when it comes to dealing with a single target or multiple enemies at the same time immediately after being detected.|
|Smoke Bombs||If you’re detected, you can throw one in order to disorient your pursuers in order to land a critical strike or simply run away.|
That’s all we’ve got in our Ghost of Tsushima stealth guide. For more help on the game, you can check out our detailed Ghost of Tsushima wiki guides.