On this page of our Ghost of Tsushima guide you will find a description of the fight with Altan – this boss appears in the side mission “The Message in Blood”.
Message in Blood is the final side mission commissioned by Yuna. During this mission you have to fight against many enemies in the Mongol camp. However, there is an enemy at the end that must be defeated in order to complete this chain quest.
Altan looks like a tough opponent due to his strong armor and shield. But you don’t have to worry about that. If you approach him properly, you won’t feel any difference.
Altan often covers himself with his shield. It’s a good idea to hit him with special strikes that easily penetrate his dodges.
It’s worth protecting yourself before entering the boss area and charging up your resolve (represented by the yellow circles above the health bar). This allows you to heal yourself or use special abilities to cause damage. Try to gain as much determination as possible by killing the common enemies you may encounter in the camp.
If you fully charge your resolve, you can use the Dance of Wrath before you reach the boss. You defeat your opponent with just three hits.