Ghost of Tsushima Iki Island Shrine In Shadow Guide: How To Get The Shadow Of The Colossus Armor Skin

Written by Vlad Susanu
August 21, 2021

Shrine In Shadow or the Ghost Of Tsushima Wind Shrine In Shadow 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 Shrine In Shadow allows you to unlock a unique armor skin for Jin Sakai, provided you know how to solve another small puzzle or riddle similar to the one from the Shrine Of Ash.

So, below, we’ll go over the Ghost Of Tsushima Wind Shrine In Shadow puzzle, and I’ll tell you how to solve the associated riddle and how to unlock the Shadow Of The Colossus 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 Shrine In Shadow 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 Shrine In Shadow On Iki Island?

The Shrine In Shadow is found on the southern side of Iki Island.

As you can see on my map below, it is located south of Buddha’s Footprints.

Ghost Of Tsushima Shrine In Shadow Puzzle Guide

Shrine In Shadow Puzzle Solution

Once you approach the location marked above, you’ll find the shrine at the edge of a cliff.

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

Tanka Hidden In Shadow Riddle Solution

The scroll comes with the following riddle:

“Stone knows no season,
nor the colossus that was
felled to save one soul.
Wanderer, come like through mist,
a ghost casting no shadow.”

From this poem, you can get two important clues:

  • A ghost casting no shadow – This line refers to the Ghost Armor
  • Wanderer, come like through mist – This line refers to smoke. Specifically the one from Smoke Bombs.

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

This set is unlocked when you finish the main quest, named From the Darkness, in the second act of the video game.

Once you change your outfit from the menu, place Jin in front of the shrine and throw a Smoke Bomb.

To do so, hold R2 and Down to select the Smoke Bomb, then press R1

This results in another beautiful cutscene you should watch.

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

  • Mask Of The Colossus
  • Armor Of The Colossus

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

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Vlad Susanu

Founder and Senior Content Producer at GameClubz, Vlad is the former CEO of & He's been playing video games since 1994 and likes keeping up with the latest releases, increasing his collection of PlayStation trophies daily. When not playing games, he spends time fishing and enjoying a cold beer with his friends and staff members.

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