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How to get the Shadow of the Colossus Armor in Ghost of Tsushima

How to get the Shadow of the Colossus Armor in Ghost of Tsushima

Shadow of the Colossus was one of those one-in-a-million games that only comes around a few times every console generation. You wouldn’t think it would work on paper; an empty world focused exclusively on boss fights backed by a story with very little dialogue, but the sheer presentation of it backed by some very smart design choices made it an overnight modern classic. A game like that deserves every nugget of tribute offered to it, especially when that tribute takes the form of a particularly snazzy set of armor. Here’s how to get the Shadow of the Colossus armor in Ghost of Tsushima.

The newly-added Ikki Island area, exclusive to the PlayStation 5 Director’s Cut of Ghost of Tsushima, features several small shrine areas that serve as nods to major milestone PlayStation games, each of which yield a unique set of armor for your wearing pleasure. The Shadow of the Colossus set can be found at the Shrine in Shadow, a brief walk from the island’s southern shore.

How to get the Shadow of the Colossus Armor in Ghost of Tsushima

The Shrine in Shadow is found atop a nearby cliffside. As you approach, the sky will darken, and you should be able to make out a glowing Colossus glyph on the monument. In front of the glyph is a stone bench, on which you’ll find a scroll with this 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.

The actual solution to this riddle is hidden in the last two lines: “ghost” and “mist.” How do you make a ghost and mist appear? Easy: just don the Ghost Armor, obtained from a story mission near the end of Act 2, then throw down a smoke bomb. You’ll get a brief cutscene where the glyph glows, blessing you with the Mask of the Colossus and Armor of the Colossus.

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