Ghost of Tsushima Iki Island Blood-Stained Shrine Guide: How To Get The Bloodborne Armor Skin

Blood-Stained Shrine or the Ghost Of Tsushima Blood-Stained Wind Shrine is one of the three Forgotten Shrines introduced by Sucker Punch Productions in the Iki Island DLC, released on August 20, 2021.

The Ghost Of Tsushima Blood-Stained Shrine allows you to unlock another unique armor skin for Jin Sakai if you know how to solve the corresponding puzzle or riddle, which is similar to those from the Shrine Of Ash and Shrine In Shadow.

So, below, we’ll go over the Ghost Of Tsushima Blood-Stained Wind Shrine puzzle, and I’ll tell you how to solve the associated riddle and how to unlock the Bloodborne Armor Skin for Jin.

Before we begin though, let’s go over some general details and FAQs regarding these shrines.

Ghost Of Tsushima Iki Island Blood Stained Shrine Puzzle Guide
What Are The Ghost Of Tsushima Forgotten Wind Shrines?

The Ghost Of Tsushima Forgotten Shrines are landmarks you’ll need to discover by exploring Iki Island. 

They also count as collectibles, given the fact that you can see them in the Collection Menu.

How Many Ghost Of Tsushima Wind Shrines Are On Iki Island?

There is a total of 3 Ghost of Tsushima Iki Island Forgotten Shrine locations, you’ll need to find and 3 riddles you must solve.

These shrines are:

How To Solve The Ghost Of Tsushima Iki Island Forgotten Shrines Riddles?

Each Forgotten Shrine comes with a puzzle consisting of a poem you’ll have to read.

The said poem provides hints on the actions you’ll have to perform while standing close to the shrine. 

What Do You Get For Solving A Ghost Of Tsushima Iki Island Wind Shrines Puzzle?

For each puzzle you solve, or for each shrine you complete; you’ll unlock an Armor Skin.

Since there are 3 shrines, you’ll unlock 3 new Armor Sets, as follows:

  • Shrine Of Ash unlocks the God of War Armor Skin
  • Shrine In Shadow unlocks the Shadow of the Colossus Armor Skin
  • Blood-Stained Shrine unlocks the Bloodborne Armor Skin

As you can guess these are also references (Easter Eggs) to other PlayStation video games.

Where To Find The Blood-Stained Shrine On Iki Island?

The Blood-Stained Shrine is found on the southwestern side of Iki Island.

As you can see on my map below, it is located in Conoura Cape region.

Ghost Of Tsushima Blood Stained Shrine Puzzle Guide

Ghost Of Tsushima Blood-Stained Shrine Puzzle Solution

Once you approach the location marked above, you’ll find the shrine in a small and secluded cemetery.

Approach it and read the scroll on the small wooden bench in front of it.

Blood-Stained Tanka Riddle Solution

The scroll comes with the following riddle:

“The first green of spring
sickens to black, decaying,
plagued by blood and beast.
Hunter, reject death’s allure.
Prepare to duel man’s frailty.”

From this poem, you can get two important clues:

  • Hunter, reject death’s allure – This line refers to rejecting death by healing.
  • Prepare to duel man’s frailty – This line refers to The Six Blades of Kojiro Mythic Tale and a duel you’ll have to complete when you play the said tale.

Now, in order to solve the riddle, first, you’ll have to equip the Kensei Armor Set.

This set is unlocked when you finish the main quest named The Six Blades of Kojiro Mythic Tale and duel Kojiro. 

Once you change your outfit from the menu; place Jin in front of the shrine, and heal him.

To do so, press Down on your D-Pad; however, since you can’t heal Jin unless he is hurt, consider injuring him by jumping off the cliffs nearby. 

You can try jumping from the highest one, right in front of the shrine.

Once he is hurt, head back to the shrine and heal him while wearing the Kensei Armor.

This results in another beautiful cutscene, you’ll surely love.

When the cutscene ends, the puzzle is solved and you’ll unlock the Bloodborne Armor Set (pictured above) which includes:

  • Yharnam Helm
  • Yharnam Vestments

After you unlock this set, move to the next Forgotten Shrine. If you need help with them just follow the Shrine In Shadow guide here or the guide for the Shrine Of Ash here.

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