Ghost of Tsushima Iki Island Shrine Of Ash Guide

Ghost of Tsushima is hands down one of the best video games of 2020. Check out these in-depth guides and learn how to help Jin Sakai deal with the Mongols and Khotun Khan. Ghost of Tsushima is a 2020 action-adventure game developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game was released for PlayStation 4 on July 17, 2020, and a Director’s Cut for PlayStation 5 followed on August 20, 2021.

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Updated November 23, 2023

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

So, below, I’ll tell you how to solve the associated riddle and how to unlock the God of War Armor Skin for Jin.

Ghost Of Tsushima Iki Island Shrine Of Ash Puzzle Guide

The Shrine Of Ash is found on the eastern side of Iki Island. As you can see on my map below, it is located north of Yahata Forest and southeast of Tatsu’s Ladder.

Ghost Of Tsushima Shrine Of Ash Puzzle Guide

Shrine Of Ash 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 wooden bench. The scroll comes with the following riddle:

“In fall, a tree fruits
which grows from seed to sapling,
a stranger and son.
Boy, honor your father’s fight.
Show him the strength of your blade.”

From this poem, you can get two important clues:

  • Boy, honor your father’s fight – This line refers to the Sakai Clan Armor
  • Show him the strength of your blade – This line refers to showing you strength by pulling out your Katana

To solve the riddle, you’ll first have to equip the Sakai Clan Armor. This set is unlocked when you finish the main quest named Ghosts from the Past in the second act of the video game.

Once you change your outfit from the menu, place Jin in front of the shrine and pull out your Katana. To do so, swipe your finger on the touchpad from left to right. This results in a cutscene you’ll most likely love.

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

  • Helm of War
  • Spartan Mask
  • Ghost of Sparta Skin

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

Ghost of Tsushima is hands down one of the best video games of 2020. Check out these in-depth guides and learn how to help Jin Sakai deal with the Mongols and Khotun Khan. Ghost of Tsushima is a 2020 action-adventure game developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game was released for PlayStation 4 on July 17, 2020, and a Director’s Cut for PlayStation 5 followed on August 20, 2021.

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Founder and Senior Content Producer at GameClubz, Vlad is the former CEO of VGFAQ.com and Primewikis.com. He's been playing video games since 1994 and likes keeping up with the latest releases, increasing his collection of PlayStation trophies daily.

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