Ghost of Tsushima Trophy Guide & Roadmap


  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 2.5/10
  • Approximate amount of time to platinum: 50-60h (depends how you play)
  • Offline Trophies: 52 (1 , 1 , 1 , 1 )
  • Online Trophies: 0 (0 , 0 , 0 )
  • Number of missable trophies: Nothing is missable, you can collect what you miss after you beat the game in the free roam mode.
  • Glitched trophies: N/A
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No, you can play on the lowest difficulty
  • Minimum Playthroughs: 1
  • Welcome Samurai's! In the new adventure of Sakai Jin, you will mostly get all trophies easily. I will note recommended path, but overall everything is easy to be found and nothing is missable.

    Step 1 - Finish the story alongside with all other tales (tales of tsushima and mythic tales)

    During the story, sometimes you will be blocked to return to certain parts of the map. Do not worry, just keep playing and you will be able to go back soon. The best approach is to simply beat the game alongside with doing all the quests you can in each region. This will level you up, unlock other parts of some quests that are available in next region and so on...

    Tales of Tsushima: Beat all Norio's Tales, Masako's Tales, Ishikawa's Tales, Yuna's Tales, Kenji Tales and Yuri's Tales. You also need all other quests on the map.
    Mythic Tales: You need to beat them all

    Ghost of Tsushima - All Tales of Tsushima
    Ghost of Tsushima - All Mythic Tales Guide

    Aim to finish combat related trophies -> Those are easy, maybe just stagger (triagle button to break the defence of those shield-type enemies) 50 times. Do that as much as you can to get it out of the way.
    Also, when you unlock the Ghost Stance, keep using it until you kill 20 enemies while in it.

    Step 2 - Clean what you miss after completing the game (free roam mode)

    If you have anything that you've missed, do not worry! After beating the game you can free roam and do everything what you still need. Even the random encounters are available by simply exploring the map, so any combat related trophies you miss, they can be unlocked.

    Tips for tracking the collectibles

    When you find your first merchant (I found mine in Survival Camp, but there are some in towns as well), talk to him and you will get Traveler's Attire. This piece of armour will unlock Guiding Wind on your map -> Simply open the map with start button and press right on the D-Pad to see what you can track. You can unlock more Exploration Skills and you will be able to track everything you need! Except secret altars, but I have a guide for that!

    All collectibles have their own topic on this site, so feel free to help yourself!

    Living Legend
    Obtain all trophies.

    Prove that you are a real samurai and collect all other trophies!

    Gathering Storm
    STORY

    Recover the katana of clan Sakai.

    Automatic story unlock.

    Point of No Return
    STORY

    Break your code to help a new friend.

    Automatic story unlock.

    Company of Wolves
    STORY

    Recruit the Straw Hat ronin

    Automatic story unlock.

    Stoking the Flame
    STORY

    Rescue Taka from Mongol captivity

    Automatic story unlock.

    Family Reunion
    STORY

    Free Lord Shimura from the Khan's clutches

    Automatic story unlock.

    Leader of the People
    STORY

    Raly the peasants of Yarikawa

    Automatic story unlock.

    Birthright
    STORY

    Recover your fathers armour

    Automatic story unlock.

    Dying Embers
    STORY

    Eradicate the traitors in the name of fallen friend

    Automatic story unlock.

    The Ghost
    STORY

    Embrace your new identity

    Automatic story unlock.

    The Excited Aliance
    STORY

    Reunite with your allies in the frozen north

    Automatic story unlock.

    Sovereign End
    STORY

    Confront the Khan

    Automatic story unlock.

    Mono No Aware
    STORY

    Leave the past beehind and accept the burden of your new mantle

    Automatic story unlock.

    The Warrior Monk
    Complete all of Norio's Tales

    You will unlock Norio's questline after you reach the Toyotama and finish "A New Dawn" main quest and you meet with him.

    A Norio Tale 1/9 : The Last Warrior Monk
    Unclocks: You will unlock Norio's questline after you reach the Toyotama and finish "A New Dawn" main quest.

    A Norio Tale 2/9 : Tree Actions, Tree Illusions
    Unclocks: Finish his first tale (Toyotama region).

    A Norio Tale 3/9 : Ghost In The Fog
    Unclocks: Finish his 2nd tale (Toyotama region).

    A Norio Tale 4/9 : The Birth Of Suffering
    Unclocks: You will unlock Norio's questline after you reach the Toyotama region and finish "A New Dawn" main quest.

    A Norio Tale 5/9 : The Blood Sutra
    Unclocks: Finish his 4nd tale (Toyotama region).

    A Norio Tale 6/9 : The Cause Of Suffering
    Unclocks: Finish his 4nd and 5th tale (Toyotama region).

    A Norio Tale 7/9 : The End Of Suffering
    Unclocks: Finish his 6nd tale (Toyotama region).

    A Norio Tale 8/9 : The Guardian Of Tsushima
    Unclocks: After you finish the Wolves At The Gates story mission in Kamiagata region.

    A Norio Tale 9/9 : ???
    Unclocks: Finish his 8th tale (Kamiagata region).

    The Vengeful Warior
    Complete all of Masako's Tales

    You need to finish the story mission "The Tale of Lady Masako". That will open next part for her questline.

    A Masako Tale 2/9 : The Headman
    Unclocks: After beating the story mission "The Tale of Lady Masako".

    A Masako Tale 3/9 : The Husband
    Unclocks: After beating her story part 2.

    A Masako Tale 4/9 : The Traitor
    Unclocks: After beating her story part 3.

    A Masako Tale 5/9 : The Fool
    Unclocks: After you reach the Toyotama region and finish "A New Dawn" main quest.

    A Masako Tale 6/9 : The Family Man
    Unclocks: After you reach the Toyotama region and finish "A New Dawn" main quest.

    A Masako Tale 7/9 : The Thief
    Unclocks: After you reach the Toyotama region and finish "A New Dawn" main quest.

    A Masako Tale 8/9 : The Conspirator
    Unclocks: fter beating her story part 7 (Toyotama Region).

    A Masako Tale 9/9 : The Sister Betrayed
    Unclocks: After you finish the Wolves At The Gates stroy mission in Kamiagata region.

    The Unbending Archer
    Complete all of Ishikawa's Tales

    To unlock his questline you need to finish the story mission "The Tale of Sensei Shikawa".

    A Ishikawa Tale 2/9 : The Sensei and the Student
    Unclocks: After beating the story mission "The Tale of Sensei Shikawa".

    A Ishikawa Tale 3/9 : The Past Never Passes
    Unclocks: After beating his story part 2.

    A Ishikawa Tale 4/9 : The Way of the Bow
    Unclocks: After beating his story part 3.

    A Ishikawa Tale 5/9 : Dream of Conquest
    Unclocks: After you reach the Toyotama region and finish "A New Dawn" main quest..

    A Ishikawa Tale 6/9 : The Ghost and The Demon Sensei
    Unclocks: After beating his story part 5 (Toyotama region).

    A Ishikawa Tale 7/9 : The Terror Of Otsuna
    Unclocks: After beating his story part 5 and 6 (Toyotama region).

    A Ishikawa Tale 8/9 : Friends In Passing
    Unclocks: After you finish Wolves At The Gates stroy mission in Kamiagata region.

    A Ishikawa Tale 9/9 : ???
    Unclocks: After beating his story part 8 (Kamiagata region).

    The Headstrong Thief
    Complete all of Yuna's Tales

    You will unlock Yuna's questline after you reach the Toyotama and finish "A New Dawn" main quest and you meet with her near the Umugi Cove.

    A Yuna Tale 1/4 : The Tale Of Yuna
    Unclocks: You will unlock Norio's questline after you reach the Toyotama and finish "A New Dawn" main quest.

    A Yuna Tale 2/4 : Silent Death
    Unclocks: Finish her first tale (Toyotama region).

    A Yuna Tale 3/4 : The Black Wolf
    Unclocks: Finish her 2nd tale (Toyotama region).

    A Yuna Tale 4/4 : Message In Blood
    Unclocks: Finish her 3nd tale (Toyotama region).

    By completing every story from her, you will earn the trophy.

    Teller of Tales
    Complete all of Mythic Tales

    There are 7 Mythic Tales to be found and finished. You will do them across all 3 regions and by completing the last one you will unlock this trophy.

    Full guide can be found on the next link:
    Ghost of Tsushima - All Mythic Tales Guide

    Helping Sword Hand
    Complete all Tales of Tsushima

    Tales of Tsushima comes and showes in white color. By freeing random peasants from Mongols and by talking to random peasants in towns/camps (they will have "..." icon above their head), you can unlock locations of those on the map. That is the easiest way to find them all.

    Tales from your "important" NPCs will be unlocked when you do your first quest which involves them in a way, after that you can find their questlines and track them on the map. You unlock more as you progress further and by doing all the previous parts.

    Ghost of Tsushima - All Tales of Tsushima

    Flash of Steel
    Defeat 20 enemies with a counterattack aafter a perfect Parry

    You need to learn the "Perfect Parry" technique under your Deflection tree. When an enemy attacks, press L1 in the right moment (just when a weapon is about to hit you) and finish with the square to attack. Do this 20 times to unlock the trophy.

    Witness Protection
    Shoot a Terified enemy with an arrow whike they are fleeing

    Later on in the game, you will learn the Ghost Stance skill, which will make enemies run from you. Even when you fight, by killing enemies can make other ones try to escape. While they do, well, shoot them with the arrow.

    All in the Wrist
    Defeat the maximum amount of enemies within a single Standoff

    First, you need to advance the story until you get the Sakai Clan Armour. Then, you need to upgrade that armour so you increase the Standoff Streak by 2. Equip the armour, encounter at least 5 closely alligned enemies and initiate the standoff. You now only need to kill 5 in a row.

    Open for Business
    Sucesfully Stagger enemies 50 times

    You can stagger enemies by using the best stance agains some types of enemies and by attacking with the triangle (strong attack). Doing this 50 times is very easy and it will for sure come in naturally. Some skills can also help you break the enemy stance easier, but i had no issues of getting this soon.

    There Can Be Only One
    Sucesfully complete every duel

    You can do the duels during your story, during tales of tsushima (which you need for other trophies) and during the mythic tales (you also need those anyway). When you beat the game and win the last duel there, you will unlock this trophy.

    Ghost of Tsushima - All Tales of Tsushima
    Ghost of Tsushima - All Mythic Tales Guide

    Have a Nice Fall
    Kill an enemy with fall damage by knocking them off a ledge

    First, you need "Shoulder Charge" skill which is under your Evasion tree (Samurai tab). Then you need to use this skill (sprint with L3 and pressing circle to do the skill) on some enemy that is nearly dead, so that you kill the enemey after you use this skill and throw the enemy off a ledge.

    Haunting precision
    Kill 20 enemies with Ghost Stance strikes

    Later on in the game, you will learn the Ghost Stance skill. You cannot miss it, this is the part of the story. You fill this skill by dodging, deflecting and attacking enemies, while avoiding being hit. Eventualy the bar wil raise and you can activate your Ghost Stance. You need to kill 20 enemies while Ghost Stance is active, it doesn't have to be (it can't be) 20 in one try, it accumulates. Easy one.

    The Ghost of Legend
    GRIND

    Build your Legend to earn the little Ghost of Tsushima

    This one requires you to level up to a maximum level. By doing all the camps (which you need to do for the other trophies) and by doing all the tales (which you also need to do), you will reach that level. If not, you can keep killing random encounters on the map, but i was max level before the end of the game even.

    Quick Study
    Learn the Stone, Water, Wind and Moon combat stances

    Points for different stances are obtained by defeating and observing Mongol Leaders. Every enemy camp and many missions will throw leaders at you, sometimes you can sneak and observe them to gain additional point. By just doing all the camps in the first region, you should be able to unlock all 4 stances, there are plenty of points.

    Every Trick In the Book
    Asquire all the throwable Ghost Weapon techniques

    Unlock all 14 skills under Pause Menu -> Techniques -> Ghost -> Ghost Weapons.

    Simple as that. You need skill points, which you get by increasing your Legend (which happens by doing the missions, liberating camps etc.).

    The Perfect Storm
    Fully upgrade your sword

    You can upgrade your weapon at any Swordsmith in any town/camp that has one. Simply approach him/her and sharpen your sword. You will need resources which are scattered around the world and every location has them, plus some others like Iron and Steel which are also common, mostly in camps. 

    A Charming Man
    Equip a Charm in all 6 slots.

    You will need to find 14 Inari Shrines to unlock all charm slots. When you do so, equip a charm in all of them to get the trophy. Should be easy as you need to find all Inari Shrines anyway.

    Ghost of Tsushima - All Inari Shrine Locations

    Gifted
    Collect 10 gifts.

    You can claim gifts at the Golden Temple on the first map (Izuhara region). This is one of the first locations you will find. Simply when you finish main story and Tales of Tsushima quests, you will be giften and you can collect the gift from the altar (when you teleport in the village, it's to the right down the stairs). Collect gifts 10 times and that is it. Can be done while in the first region.

    Slay
    Acquire 30 pieces of Vanity Gear.

    Vainity Gear is basically your custom skins for the sword, hats etc. This will come naturally as you discover and finish all the shrines and collectibles you need to do anyway. Some quests also reward you with the Vanity Gear. Also, buying different sword kits and hats from any merchant counts towards this trophy (you need flowers to buy those), even though this doesn't count toward overall vanity gear in collectibles.

    Your best bet is Haiku's and Pillars of Honour:
    Ghost of Tsushima - All Haiku Locations
    Ghost of Tsushima - All Pillars Of Honour Locations

    Light the Way
    Rekindle all the lighthouses of Tsushima

    You need to rekindle all 8 lighthouses across the 3 regions. Be aware that you will rekindle some during the story mission, while some require you to advance enough through the story so you can rekindle those. 

    Ghost of Tsushima - All Lighthouse Locations

    Den of Thieves
    STORY

    Discover Umugi Cove

    During your exploration in Act 2 in Toroyama region, you will have to finish "A Message in Fire" main story quest. Also, if you follow Masako's questline, you will end up in the Umugi Cove. As soon as you enter the village, you will unlock the trophy.

    Favour of the Kami
    Find and honour all of the Shinto Shrines on Tsushima.

    Shinto Shrines are maybe what I loved the most in this game. You need to climb the shrine paths and at the top honor the shrine with R2. Location and full guide for every single one of those can be found on the next link:

    Ghost of Tsushima - All Shinto Shrine Locations

    Honour the Unseen
    Bow to 10 hidden altars across Tsushima.

    Finding the secret altars is something you might miss. When you see the "bowing" sing, that means you can get close, swipe down on your touch pad and that will count as 1 secret altar. Some even don't have any sings, but you can bow down and you will see some reaction if that is the correct spot.

    0:16 - First region - Secret Altar 01
    0:37 - First region - Secret Altar 02
    1:10 - First region - Secret Altar 03
    1:38 - First region - Secret Altar 04
    2:05 - First region - Secret Altar 05
    2:33 - First region - Secret Altar 06
    3:02 - Second (middle) region - Secret Altar 07
    3:27 - Second (middle) region - Secret Altar 08
    3:54 - Second (middle) region - Secret Altar 09
    4:24 - Second (middle) region - Secret Altar 10
    5:13 - Third (upper) region - Altar 11 (if you need one extra)

    Lost and Found
    Discover a Pillar of Honour and collect its Sword Kit.

    This trophy requires you to find your first Pillar of Honour and pick up the Sword kit from it. Easy. 

    All locations can be found on the next link:
    Ghost of Tsushima - All Pillars Of Honour Locations

    Monochrome Masters
    Purchase an item from the Black and White Dye Merchants.

    For this trophy you need to find the White Dye and the Black Dye merchants and buy at least 1 item from each. You need flowers which can be found all across the map.

    0:16 - White Dye Merchant
    0:48 - Black Dye Merchant

    Cooper Clan Cosplayer
    Dress up as a legendary thief.

    You need:

    Sly Tanuki (Sword Kit) - Reward from the Pillar of Honor in Region 3 - Kamiagata (Ghost of Tsushima - All Pillars Of Honour Locations)
    Crooked Kama Headband (Helmet) - At the top of Jogaku Temple in Region 3 - Kamiagata
    Thief’s Wrap (Mask) - Obtained as a gift from gift altars
    Gosaku’s Armor (Body) - Finish Mythic Tale "The Unbreakable Gosaku" in Region 2 - Totoyama (Ghost of Tsushima - All Mythic Tales Guide)
    Ocean’s Guardian (Dye) - Buy it from merchant (Umugi Cave one has it). You need Gosaku's Armor first to unlock this dye.

    Equip those and the trophy will unlock!

    0:14 - Thief’s Wrap - Pick it up as a gift from the gift altars after quests, it's one of the early presents
    0:37 - Gosaku’s Armor - Complete "The Unbreakable Gosaku" Mythic quest (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LWa1...)
    1:46 - Sly Tanuki (Sword Kit) - Find one of the Pillars of Honour in last region
    2:57 - Crooked Kama Headband - At the top of Jogaku temple, jumb and climb using the grapple hook
    3:39 - Ocean’s Guardian Dye - Buy "Ocean’s Guardian" Armor Dye after getting the Gosaku Armor
    4:20 - Equip all of those items to unlock the trophy (Sly reference btw!)

    Dirge of the Fallen Forge
    Play the "Lament of the Storm" at a friend's grave.

    To learn this song on your flute, you need 5 Singing Crickets (those cages with birds that are at the graveyards across the maps). Next step is to finish the most of the story missions in Toyotama region, specificaly you need to finish the one where Taka dies. After the mission, you and Yuna will be at his grave. Change the song for your flute (Gear -> Accessories) and play it next to the grave.

    Ghost of Tsushima - All Singing Crickets Locations

    A Moment in Time
    Personalise a scene in Photo Mode.

    Press right on the D-pad to enter the Photo Mode. It should pop immediately after you do so, if not, take some picture!

    Avid Reader
    Collect 20 Records.

    Not much i can say about getting all the records. There are 40 of those and you only need 20 for the trophy. This guide shows them all. Usually they come in par in some bigger camps with the mongol artefacts and settlements. Details alongside with the timestamps can be found on the link bellow.

    For tracking them, you can use Guiding Wind on your map, plus Traveler's Atire on max level to track them easier.

    Ghost of Tsushima - All Records Locations

    Know Your Enemy
    Collect 20 Mongol artefacts.

    Mongol Artefacts are mostly to be found in Camps which are required for different set of trophies. You only need 20 of these, but the next video shows the location of them all. Be aware that some locations could be possibly locked with the story progression, so come back when you progress a bit if needed. Details alongside with the timestamps can be found on the link bellow.

    For tracking them, you can use Guiding Wind on your map, plus Traveler's Atire on max level to track them easier.

    Ghost of Tsushima - All Mongol Artefacts Locations

    Body, Mind, and Spirit
    GRIND

    Complete All Hot Springs, Haiku, Inari Shrines, and Bamboo Strikes

    All the details and locations alongside with the timestamps can be found on the next links:

    Ghost of Tsushima - All Hot Spring Locations
    Ghost of Tsushima - All Haiku Locations
    Ghost of Tsushima - All Inari Shrine Locations
    Ghost of Tsushima - All Bamboo Strikes Locations

    You need to complete them all, which will take some time, but overall it's not that bad. Everything is explained in the above topics.

    Hero of the People
    Liberate 12 occupied areas in Izuhara.

    Occupied areas will show as red dots or objects on the map. Usually you need to kill the enemies to liberate the camp, but the bigger ones will require collecting banners inside of them, or releasing the prisoners etc. Some will require you to finish the story missions as that is the only way to enter some camps.

    Some camps in the first regions reveleals only after entering Toyotama (second region) and finishing some missions there (A New Dawn for example). That will unlock the last camps that you will need to liberate. You need to liberate them all anyway.

    There are 24 camps in the first region and all the details alongside with the timestamps can be found on the next link:

    Ghost of Tsushima - All Camps Locations

    A Fight For The Isle…
    Liberate all occupied areas in Izuhara.

    Occupied areas will show as red dots or objects on the map. Usually you need to kill the enemies to liberate the camp, but the bigger ones will require collecting banners inside of them, or releasing the prisoners etc. Some will require you to finish the story missions as that is the only way to enter some camps.

    Some camps in the first region reveleals only after entering Toyotama (second region) and finishing some missions there (A New Dawn for example). That will unlock the last camps that you will need to liberate. You need to liberate them all anyway.

    There are 24 camps in the first region and all the details alongside with the timestamps can be found on the next link:

    Ghost of Tsushima - All Camps Locations

    Good Riddance
    Liberate 8 occupied areas in Toyotama.

    Occupied areas will show as red dots or objects on the map. Usually you need to kill the enemies to liberate the camp, but the bigger ones will require collecting banners inside of them, or releasing the prisoners etc. Some will require you to finish the story missions as that is the only way to enter some camps.

    Have in mind that the castle is the last camp that you need to liberate in this region, but that one is connected with the story mission. So, if you miss it, you need to advance the story.

    There are 17 camps in the second region and all the details alongside with the timestamps can be found on the next link:

    Ghost of Tsushima - All Camps Locations

    Securing Sanctuary…
    Liberate all occupied areas in Toyotama.

    Occupied areas will show as red dots or objects on the map. Usually you need to kill the enemies to liberate the camp, but the bigger ones will require collecting banners inside of them, or releasing the prisoners etc. Some will require you to finish the story missions as that is the only way to enter some camps.

    Have in mind that the castle is the last camp that you need to liberate in this region, but that one is connected with the story mission. So, if you miss it, you need to advance the story.

    There are 17 camps in the second region and all the details alongside with the timestamps can be found on the next link:

    Ghost of Tsushima - All Camps Locations

    Mass Eviction
    Liberate 7 occupied areas in Kamiagata.

    Occupied areas will show as red dots or objects on the map. Usually you need to kill the enemies to liberate the camp, but the bigger ones will require collecting banners inside of them, or releasing the prisoners etc. Some will require you to finish the story missions as that is the only way to enter some camps.

    Have in mind that the castle is the last camp that you need to liberate in this region, but that one is connected with the story mission. So, if you miss it, you need to advance the story.

    There are 15 camps in the second region and all the details alongside with the timestamps can be found on the next link:

    Ghost of Tsushima - All Camps Locations

    A New Safe Haven
    Liberate all occupied areas in Kamiagata.

    Occupied areas will show as red dots or objects on the map. Usually you need to kill the enemies to liberate the camp, but the bigger ones will require collecting banners inside of them, or releasing the prisoners etc. Some will require you to finish the story missions as that is the only way to enter some camps.

    Have in mind that the castle is the last camp that you need to liberate in this region, but that one is connected with the story mission. So, if you miss it, you need to advance the story.

    There are 15 camps in the second region and all the details alongside with the timestamps can be found on the next link:

    Ghost of Tsushima - All Camps Locations

    Master Liberator
    GRIND

    Liberate the entirety of Tsushima Island.

    You will need to liberate all camps in all regions to unlock this trophy. 

    There are 56 camps in all 3 regions and all the details alongside with the timestamps can be found on the next link:

    Ghost of Tsushima - All Camps Locations