Bamboo Typing Tips
- Go quickly: Selection of each button immediately after the other. No mistakes, no hesitation. Doing it right is not enough; you have to be quick.
- To memorize…: Quickly memorizing the pattern is key. Some are easier than others. Cut the pattern to make it easier, example: 3 squares 2 triangles.
- or cheat!: if memory is not your strength, cheat! Note the pattern and watch it as you enter the pattern. You can also just take a photo on a separate device or view a screenshot of the pattern on a separate monitor.
- Enable simplified controls in the Accessibility menu: This means that “the sequences which require a series of rapid presses of a button will no longer have a time constraint”, which will facilitate the achievement of the keystroke.
Here are all Bamboo Strike locations in Act 1 – Rescue Lord Shimura which is the Izuhara part of the map.
There are a total of 6 bamboo strikes to be found on this first area. Completing them will reward you with an increase in Jin’s resolve.
Ariake Bamboo Strike Location: The pasture of Houren
How to go to Ariake Bamboo Strike: Head south through Houren’s Pasture, and just across the river you’ll find the Ariake Bamboo Strike. Correctly press the button sequence three times to upgrade your resolution.
Hiyoshi bamboo strike Location: Hiyoshi Sources
How to go to Hiyoshi bamboo strike: In Hiyoshi Springs, the colony left behind in the Hidden Springs Forest, you can find a new bamboo strike challenge. It will be revealed by an NPC who will tell you about trying out your Bamboo Sword. Complete all three sets of button sequences and you are done.
Tsutsu bamboo strike Location: Rustling curvature
How to go to Tsutsu bamboo strike: Right across the river from Rustling Bend. It will only require three strikes, rewarding you with another step to another level of resolution.
Komatsu bamboo strike Location: City of Komoda
How to get to Komatsu Bamboo Strike: You will find the Komatsu Bamboo Strike in Komoda Town.
Kashine bamboo strike Location: Pass of the vagabond
Bamboo strike Azamo Location: Azamo Bay
How to go to Bamboo strike Azamo: There is a bamboo strike inside Azamo Bay. First, you need to free the city through Unfinished Business, a side mission unlocked after The Broken Blacksmith. Once that’s done, just head over to the “?” on the map.
Here are all Bamboo Strike locations in Act 2 – Take back Shimura Castle which is the Toyotama part of the map.
Bamboo strike Akashima Location: Former rice fields of Togo
How to go to Bamboo strike Akashima: At the southern edge of the Toyotama region, head north past Kaneda Castle to where Lord Shimura leads you to Fort Ito and the lighthouse. Just north of the fort overlooking the sea below is a bamboo strike zone.
City bamboo strike Location: Cove City
How to go to City bamboo strike: In the far southeast of Umugi Prefecture in the Toyotama region, past the Lady Sanjo Bridge and across the Umugi Cove settlement, search the coast in search of the strike zone bamboo on the banks.
Yarikawa bamboo strike Location: Yarikawa Fortress
How to go to Yarikawa bamboo strike: Once you reach Yarikawa Fortress as part of the main quest in the Toyotama area, head to the right of the Quartermaster’s Tower at the east end of the fortress, and you can find this bamboo strike overlooking the sea below.
Kushi bamboo strike Location: The falls of Benkei
How to go to Kushi bamboo strike: Found in the northeastern part of Kushi Prefecture on the ridge of the big mountain leading to Kubara Prefecture in the Toyotama area, take the path north of Benkei Falls to a watchtower with the strike bamboo at its base.
Location of the Otsuna bamboo strike: Village of Omi
How to get to Otsuna Bamboo Strike: Technically, this bamboo strike is located in Kubara Prefecture, in the northwestern part of Toyotama region, in the far north of Otsuna Prefecture. Head to Jin’s house above Omi Village where you get your father’s Sakai Clan Armor, and look around the enclosed courtyard to find the Bamboo Strike Zone.
Kubara bamboo strike Location: Between serene forest and old Toyotama hills
How to go to Kubara bamboo strike: Located at the border of Kushi and Kubara prefectures in the center of the Toyotama region, go up the roads north to the left of Turtle Rock Sanctuary, and above Lord Shimura’s camp to find a secluded watchtower with a bamboo strike zone on the ridge next to it. This is the same watchtower that you will meet Lord Shimura when the final missions of Act 2 begin.
Here are the three Bamboo Strike pitches you can find in act 3, namely the Kamiagata part of the map.
Location of the sago bamboo strike: East of Sago Forest / North of Fort Kikuchi.
Location of Kin bamboo strike: North of Kin Shrine; Center of the lake.
Endless Forest Bamboo Strike Pitch: Speak Kin Lighthouse; Endless Forest East Coast