Read this Ghost Of Tsushima guide for a full walkthrough for the main story mission, The Tale Of Lord Shimura! Know gameplay & combat tips, boss fight tricks, items, hints, and more!
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Story Progression & WalkthroughCheck Out Main Story Walkthrough List!
The Tale Of Lord Shimura - Walkthrough & Tips
The Tale Of Lord Shimura - Walkthrough Chart
|1||Travel to your old sparring circle circle by Omi Lake|
|2||Sit and wait for Lord Shimura|
|3||After the cutscene, ride with Lord Shimura|
|4||Speak with the peasant|
|5||Push the wagon with Lord Shimura|
|6||Ride with Lord Shimura|
|7||Once Shimura gets off his horse, leave yours and follow him|
|8||Write a Haiku that reflects on loss|
|9||Defeat Lord Shimura|
|10||Choose to kill Shimura, or let him live|
1~10. Completing The Mission - Tips
This mission is fairly straightforward. Aside from the fight with Shimura at the end of the mission, all you need to do is follow the prompts to progress the mission.
5. Pushing The Wagon - Tips
Follow The Button Prompt
All you need to do to complete this objective is to follow the button prompt that appears when you are pushing the cart.
8. Writing A Haiku - Tips
Choose Any Of The Choices
There is no right or wrong answer when writing your Haiku. Choose which statement resonates with you the most. The only difference is how the cutscene will progress.
10. Killing Or Sparing Shimura - Tips
Choice Affects Rewards In The Mission
Choosing to either kill or spare Shimura will affect what armor you receive at the end of the mission. Both armor sets do not have any differences when it comes to stats. Both of these items are purely cosmetic.Check Out The Choice Differences Here!
The Tale Of Lord Shimura - Boss Fight Tips
Focus On Parrying & Countering
Lord Shimura will attack you head-on. Be wary of his normal attacks and block to parry. Follow your parry with a △ mixed with □ to damage him heavily. It is highly recommended to parry him as this is the only way to gain Resolve and heal during this fight!Check Out How To Beat Shimura Here!
Crossing Swords Unlocks New Moves
Whittling his health to a certain point will cause the two of you to cross swords. Take this as a sign that he's going to use more devastating moves moving forward. You cross blades twice during the course of this duel, once when he's at 50% health and the last at 25% health.
Be Ready To Dodge When Katana Is Sheathed
Lord Shimura will sometimes attack you with an unblockable overhead strike combo. Dodge to the side 3 times to evade this. He also uses a side slash that starts with an unblockable slash, followed by two other attacks. Note that you can parry the third move of this combo.
Heavenly Strikes Are Effective
Use Heavenly Strikes if you find it difficult to dodge Lord Shimura's red attacks. However, it is recommended that you wait for him to attack and parry him instead as you may need the Resolve to heal.Check Out The Heavenly Strike Walkthrough Here!