Check out this about the kill or spare Lord Shimura at the end of Ghost of Tsushima! Know which ending choice to choose, difference, and rewards armor!
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Ending Choices - Spare Or Kill Lord Shimura?
Choice Appears In The Last Mission
You are given the choice to either spare or kill Lord Shimura after you defeat him. This scene happens after you win the last duel of the game in the story mission, "The Tale of Lord Shimura". Both choices differ as they affect the armor you receive at the end of the game.Check Out The Main Story Here!
Haiku Does Not Affect Ending
Before your duel, you are given several lines to choose from for your haiku. While these choices add to the heavy atmosphere of the coming duel, they do not affect the ending or scenes that follow.Check Out The Haiku Guide Here!
Ending Choice Effects - Differences & Rewards
New Skin Depending On Your Choice
After making your decision and watching the credits, you will be rewarded with a new skin for your Ghost Armor set. Both skins do not provide any benefits or perks, they are simply cosmetic items.
Ghost Armor Skin Rewards
Click to EnlargeVow Of Vengeance
Click to EnlargeRighteous Punishment
What Did You Choose?
Ending Dialogue & Cutscene Changes
Jin Assumes The Ghost Identity
Choosing either killing or sparing both ends with Jin being branded as a traitor. This then leads him to fully embrace his identity as the Ghost.
Post-Credits Scene Changes
After the credits roll, the scene where you resume control of Jin is also slightly different for both choices. If you chose to spare Lord Shimura, the scene starts with Jin writing a letter. If you chose to kill Lord Shimura, the scene will start with Jin sitting on the floor.Check Out What To Do After Beating The Game Here!
Who Is Lord Shimura?
Jin's Adoptive Father
After the death of Jin's father, Lord Shimura took Jin in as his adopted son. The two bonded together throughout the years with Lord Shimura teaching Jin about the principles of honor and swordsmanship.
Strict & Honor-Bound
The final conflict of the story stems from Lord Shimura's strict adherence to honor. He was given orders by the Shogun himself to dispatch Jin due to his "dishonorable" actions while repelling the Mongol invaders. This ultimately leads to the final and touching duel of the game.Check Out Lord Shimura's Character Profile Here!