Switching stances was one of the original games most important combat elements. This guide on How To Unlock Switch Stance In Ghost Of Tsushima Legends DLC goes over the drastic changes in the stance system, providing a more restrictive aspect in favor of rewarding team cooperation and collaboration.
In the original Ghost of Tsushima, changes stances was vital to answer any oncoming threats. Specific stances offered abilities and combination attack that worked better against certain enemy types. For example, switching to the Wind Stance is the best way to counterattack enemies that wield a spear. It was this versatility in combat that made the fighting so exciting. Unfortunately, for reasons I’m not completely convinced of, the Legends DLC has removed that ability, at least so far.
How To Unlock Switch Stance In Ghost Of Tsushima Legends DLC
When you press R2 in the game when playing Legends DLC, you will only see a single stance. The stance is linked directly to the weapon you are currently using. As you can see above, my Assassin has both a Stone Blade and a Wind Blade. Equipping a Stone Blade will allow me to use the Stone Stance in combat. It works the same for the Wind Blade, it will allow me to use the Wind Stance.
UPDATE: There are further weapon unlocks that allow you to switch to additional stances, as shown below:
It is more than likely that the top tier items do in fact allow you to switch between multiple items.
- All characters begin with Stone Stance
- Some Green Weapons can be found with another stance
- More powerful weapons can access multiple stances