How to stagger enemies in Ghost of Tsushima will be important to master. Here's how to break your enemy's defense in Ghost of Tsushima.
How to Stagger Enemies in Ghost of Tsushima
Staggering is one of the basic combat mechanics you'll have to learn in the tutorial, and it'll become second nature to you the further you play.
Enemies have a white meter above their heads which will be chipped away as you fight. Each enemy needs a different kind of stance or combo to lower the meter, but once you've got their stance broken they'll be staggered and vulnerable to your hits. After you've broken their defense, switch to a quick attack.
For example, the early shield enemies get broken up by consecutive heavy attacks with the default Stone Stance. The combos are similar between Stances, so it's more important to remember which Stances work against which enemy. You'll get more stances as you progress the story. Basically, you'll be hammering the enemy with triangle (heavy attack) until their defense breaks.
Ghost Weapons you obtain later on can also give you bonuses to stagger enemies. The Kunai can stagger large enemies in addition to the other benefits against a variety of enemies.
Ghost of Tsushima is out now exclusively for PS4.