Killer hints that every good Samurai needs to learn
Mastering the parry takes practice, so make sure you hold block on L1, release it quickly, then tap L1 again to execute the move. That way you'll avoid taking damage even if you don't pull off the parry.
Archers often pelt you with arrows from the periphery of the screen, so it's a good idea to take them out first when battles begin. Rush in and gut archers from close range if you get the chance.
Ghost Meter kills are supremely satisfying. To build up that murdery bar, stack kills without taking damage... which can only be easily done by taking opponents out using stealth.
Double tapping dodge will see Jin roll out of danger. While this move is good for evading attacks, it often places Jin out of sword range, meaning you can't retaliate with your own attack.
You can pause the game and swap to different armor at any time. With many different sets, all of which have various health, stealth and damage benefits, it's a good idea to switch armor regularly.
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