Ghostwire Tokyo Prayer Beads: Which are best to use?

Ghostwire Tokyo Prayer Beads: Which are best to use?
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Written by 

Dave McAdam


12th Apr 2023 16:07


In Ghostwire Tokyo, Prayer Beads boost both your power and abilities in Shibuya, but some are better than others. Let's get into the best Ghostwire Tokyo Prayer Beads.

Ghostwire Tokyo Prayer Beads: Which are best to use?

How to unlock Prayer Beads

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Gathering all of the Prayer Beads around Ghostwire Tokyo is a pretty straightforward job. Most are dotted across the game's city at Torii Gates, which the player must seek out and cleanse.

Plus, you can check the map icons to see which ones are unlocked and where. The vast majority are unlocked this way, so go paint the map to get some beads.

Other Prayer Beads need to be unlocked through other means like playing through the story. For example, the Transmission Beads can only be unlocked by completing the main story. 

The only Prayer Beads that aren’t unlocked this way are the Transmission Beads, which are unlocked after completing the main story. These beads make your collected souls transmit instantly, without the need for a payphone. Very useful for gathering all the spirits, but that is post-game stuff.

Also important to note, is the "Prayer Beads - Extra Set" skills. Under the equipment tab of the skill menu, grab these skills to equip up to three sets of Prayer Beads at once and stack those buffs.

Best Ghostwire Tokyo Prayer Beads

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Choosing just three Prayer Beads to use consistently is tricky. Thankfully you can change them around at any time. As such, we recommend adapting your Ghostwire Tokyo Prayer Beads to your situation.

In a boss fight, equip beads that boost your damage. While out exploring, equip beads that aid in finding collectables.

There are beads for every situation, but not all are equal. Here are the best Ghostwire Tokyo Prayer Beads to maximise your usage.

Gust Beads

First of all, we would recommend the Gust Beads as one of the best Ghostwire Tokyo Prayer Beads. Fully levelled up, these beads increase the attack power of your wind magic by 60%.

Various Prayer Beads that boost your damage are always useful. Considering wind attacks are your bread and butter, it makes the most sense to boost the damage of the attack you will use the most.

The Gust Beads are acquired by completing the main story mission "A Maze of Death" in Chapter 2, cleansing the Hatsuike Shrine, and cleansing the Kamio Shrine

Prosperity Beads

A good one to get early is the Prosperity Beads, which are acquired at the Chishima Shrine in the north-east of the map. This bead set doubles all Meika gained from collecting yellow ether.

This is your main currency, and you need a lot of it for all of the collectables. Grab this one when you get to the area, and keep it on you while you explore and collect things to boost your income.

Incognito Beads

A particularly powerful bead set is the Incognito Beads, which are acquired after cleansing the Noto Shrine. This one causes enemies to take longer to notice you.

With these beads equipped, you can waltz up behind or alongside the Visitors without alerting them. This is a hugely beneficial ability because using stealth to take down enemies is powerful.

Equip these beads to sneak into a group of ghosts and take them down one by one, without firing off a single spell.

Those are our picks for the best Ghostwire Tokyo Prayer Beads.

For more on the game, why not check out how to get the 'full ending' in our guide to Ghostwire Tokyo After The End. Alternatively, find out the best skills to unlock first.

For even more Ghostwire Tokyo guides, you can be sure to find them right here at GGRecon.

Dave McAdam
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Dave McAdam
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