Sifu Trophy Roadmap
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 10-20 Hours (highly skill dependent)
- Offline Trophies: 43 (1, 3, 13, 26)
- Online Trophies: 0
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No, you can do everything on Student (easy) difficulty
- Minimum Playthroughs: 1 Playthrough (but will likely need multiple to practice for a near-perfect run with low death count to get Prodigal Child)
- PS4/PS5 Autopop & Save Transfer: Not available
- PS4/PS5 Crossbuy: Yes
- Free-Roam / Level Select after Story?: Yes, can replay all chapters
- Release Date: February 08, 2022 Standard Edition / February 06, 2022 Digital Deluxe Edition.
Welcome to the Sifu Trophy Guide! This is going to be a relatively challenging platinum. There are two difficult trophies Prodigal Child & Scareless that require you to finish the game with the age of 25 & 50 years or less. You start at the age of 20 and with each death, your age rises up. This means if you die one time your age goes up to 21, if you die a second time your age goes up by two to 23, if you die a third time your age goes up by 3 to 26, and so on. Your maximum age is 78 and if you get over that age you will die. If that happens you can either start at Mission 1 again (you will lose all your unlocked skills and perks except skills that you unlocked permanently) or restart the story completely. The good thing is that the game only has 5 missions. Each mission is about 25 minutes long, even quicker if you rush through them. Also, there are two ways to reduce your death counter – after big group fights/boss fights your age gets lowered by one – and you can spend 1000 XP at shrines to reset your age. It is highly recommended to back up your save after each mission and before each boss fight because as mentioned above you only have limited lives and by backing up your saves you can repeat the fight without deaths. When your age goes up your health will go down a bit, but you will get a little bit stronger with increased age. The last thing to note is that you can replay each Mission after you complete it, which will update your starting age for the next mission as well. For example, if you finished a Mission at Age 30 on the first try and then you replay it and finish it at Age 24, your new starting Age for the next mission will also update to Age 24. This is the case with every mission, thus allowing you to keep replaying the previous one until you finish it at a lower age.
With Update 1.08 from May 3, 2022, an Easy Mode was added. It comes with these benefits:
Student Difficulty (Easy Mode) :
- More life and structure for the Main Character
- Enemies are less aggressive
- Enemies are less reactive in defense
- Simplified patterns for various archetypes and bosses
- The Death Counter cannot go beyond 1
- Better shrine rewards
This Easy mode makes the game much easier, but you still need to complete it at the age of 25 or lower. So this is not a cakewalk.
Step 1: Play through the Story on Student difficulty & Get the Talismans
Start a New Game on Student and while playing the Prologue you can choose to play as Boy or Girl. It does not matter which one you choose, there is no difference between them and it does not change the Story. After the Prologue, you start at your house. Just play through the Story and don’t worry about both “Finish the game with age 25/50 or less” trophies just yet. You need to get familiar with the game first. So enjoy it and see this as your practice run. You can still replay each level after you complete it (e.g. to mop up collectibles later).
Try to unlock some permanent Skills, this will be useful when you go for the Prodigal Child Trophy.
Also, you should go for the Talismans in your first playthrough. You get a talisman from each boss at the end of every Mission when you spare the respective boss instead of killing them. Each boss gives one Talisman/Trophy. To spare bosses, do not kill them in their second phase with the Takedown ( + ), instead wait a few seconds until the prompt disappears and break their Structure again and you will see the option to spare their life with the left D-Pad .
If your age gets too high, feel free to replay the previous mission via mission select. This will update your starting age for the next mission too. Example: if your first playthrough of Mission 1 was at Age 30, then you replay Mission 1 and finish it at Age 24, you will start Mission 2 at Age 24. This then makes the next mission somewhat easier because you go into it at a lower age. This applies to all missions. You can also farm XP for permanent skills via mission select which further helps to make it easier.
Step 2: Pick up Collectibles, Grind XP for Permanent Skill Unlocks, Practice every Mission
Pick up every collectible. There are overall 85 collectibles across all 5 Missions, needed to complete the “Detective Boards”. You need all 85 Collectibles for trophies, each mission rewards you with one trophy for having found all collectibles in it. Most of them are automatically unlocked from the story, so you don’t have to pick up too much after the story. As mentioned above you can replay every mission after you complete it once.
It is recommended that you replay any mission you like to get more XP for permanent skill unlocks. This will also help for the next step. For example, when you played Mission 1 for the first time and finished it at the age of 30, you start Mission 2 at the age of 30. But if you replay Mission 1 and you finish it now at the age of 24, you start Mission 2 at the age of 24. This is the case with every Mission, so keep that in mind for the next step. If you replay a Mission you will lose the Shrine bonuses and skills not permanently unlocked, from your first playthrough of that mission.
Step 3: Finish the Story at Age 25 or Younger (Avoid Deaths)
This will be the hardest part on your way to Platinum. You have to finish the game at the age of 25 or less. It’s recommended that you practice each Mission until you can breeze through it. There are Shrines in each Mission where you can reset your Death Counter. As mentioned in Step 2, replaying a Mission via Mission Select and finishing it at a lower Age will update your starting age for the next mission as well (if your first playthrough of Mission 1 was at Age 30, then you replay Mission 1 and finish it at Age 24, you will start Mission 2 at Age 24).
It helps to back up your save regularly. If you die you can simply copy back your save. To back up your save:
Console Settings > Saved Data Management > Saved Data > Console Storage > Upload your save to PS+ Cloud [PS5/PS4] or USB flash drive [PS4 only]. If using PS+ cloud (the only option on PS5) make sure you have automatic save sync uploads disabled or else it could automatically overwrite your cloud save (PS5 Settings > Saved Data and Game/App Settings > Saved Data PS5 > Sync Saved Data > Auto-Sync Saved Data = Disabled). To copy back the save, go to Console Settings > Saved Data Management > Saved Data > PS+ or USB > Copy to Console Storage > Overwrite.
Sifu Trophy Guide
|Fist of the Immortal
All trophies unlocked! Thank you for playing SIFU!
|Earn all trophies in Sifu to unlock platinum (DLC not required)|
|The Old Grandmaster
Clear the prologue.
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. Unlocks after you finish the prologue.|
Kill Fajar at the end of the Squats.
|You need to kill Fajar with a takedown + at the end of Mission 1″The Squats” to earn this trophy.|
|The Hateful Pole Fighter
Kill Sean at the end of the Club.
|You need to kill Sean with a takedown + at the end of Mission 2 “The Club” to earn this trophy.|
|A Lady’s Blood in the Snow
Kill Kuroki at the end of the Museum.
|You need to kill Kuroki with a takedown + at the end of Mission 3 “The Museum” to earn this trophy.|
|Lady Wing Chun
Kill Jinfeng at the end of the Tower.
|You need to kill Jinfeng with a takedown + at the end of Mission 4 “The Tower” to earn this trophy.|
Exact your vengeance (kill Yang at the end of the Sanctuary).
|You need to kill Yang with a takedown + at the end of Mission 5 “The Sanctuary” to earn this trophy.|
|Muk Yan Master
Obtain the Wood talisman.
|To unlock this, you have to spare the life of Fajar at the end of Mission 1 “The Squats”. To spare his life do not kill him in his second phase with a Takedown ( + ), instead wait a few seconds until the prompt disappears and break his Structure again and you will see the option to spare his life with the left D-Pad . An alternative cutscene will play and at the end, you will get the trophy.|
|Tiger on Fire
Obtain the Fire talisman.
|To unlock this, you have to spare the life of Sean at the end of Mission 2 “The Club”. To spare his life do not kill him in his second phase with a Takedown ( + ), instead wait a few seconds until the prompt disappears and break his Structure again and you will see the option to spare his life with the left D-Pad .|
|Source of Flying Daggers
Obtain the Water talisman.
|To unlock this, you have to spare the life of Kuroki at the end of Mission 3 “The Museum”. To spare here life do not kill here in here second phase with a Takedown ( + ), instead wait a few seconds until the prompt disappears and break here Structure again and you will see the option to spare here life with the left D-Pad .|
Obtain the Steel talisman.
|To unlock this, you have to spare the life of Jinfeng at the end of Mission 4 “The Tower”. To spare here life do not kill here in his second phase with a Takedown ( + ), instead wait a few seconds until the prompt disappears and break his Structure again and you will see the option to spare his life with the left D-Pad .|
|Legendary Talismans of Wuxing
Obtain the Earth talisman and attain Wude.
|To unlock this, you have to spare the life of Yang at the end of Mission 5 “The Sanctuary”. To spare his life do not kill him in his second phase with a Takedown ( + ), instead wait a few seconds until the prompt disappears and break his Structure again and you will see the option to spare his life with the left D-Pad . A third phase will start now and you have to a takedown again here with + to finish him. Don’t worry you can not die here.
IMPORTANT: You need to spare the life of all other bosses before you can spare Yang’s life because if you don’t do this, the spare option won’t appear.
Beat the game while being 50 years old or less.
|See trophy Prodigal Child|
Beat the game while being 25 years old or less.
|This will most likely be your last trophy for platinum. You start with the age of 20 and each Death increases your age. One Death adds one year, a second Death adds two years, a third Death adds three years, and so on. There are two ways to reduce your death count:
A combo of blocking and using the leg sweep ( + ) is highly recommended. The leg sweep is almost broken because it brings most enemies to fall down and you can attack them on the ground while holding . Also, once you beat the game, you can replay earlier missions because when you first play a mission you will notice that some areas are locked and they will unlock once beating the game. This will open new paths to complete each mission even quicker and it will help to get fewer deaths.
You can make this easier by buying permanent skills first, so doing a few extra playthroughs in preparation for this will reduce the difficulty.
Replaying Missions via Mission Select also updates what age you will have at the start of the next Mission. For example, when you played Mission 1 for the first time and finished it at the age of 30, you start Mission 2 at the age of 30. But if you replay Mission 1 and you finish it now at the age of 24, you start Mission 2 at the age of 24.
The biggest help with this is to back up your save game regularly. If you die you can simply copy back your save. This makes the trophy much more doable but you should still do a few practice playthroughs until you know how to defeat all enemies. If you die all the time it would take too long to copy saves back and forth each time. If you need 5 playthroughs that is fine, practice the game as much as you need before attempting this trophy.
To back up & restore your save: Console Settings > Saved Data Management > Saved Data > Console Storage > Upload your save to PS+ Cloud [PS5/PS4] or USB flash drive [PS4 only]. If using PS+ cloud (the only option on PS5) make sure you have automatic save sync uploads disabled or else it could automatically overwrite your cloud save (PS5 Settings > Saved Data and Game/App Settings > Saved Data PS5 > Sync Saved Data > Auto-Sync Saved Data = Disabled). To copy back the save, go to Console Settings > Saved Data Management > Saved Data > PS+ or USB > Copy to Console Storage > Overwrite.
Update: As of Patch 1.08 this can be done on easy difficulty which makes it vastly easier.
Beat any boss without dying.
|You need to finish one of the five bosses without dying. It is recommended to try this in the first mission “The Squats”, because out of all 5 boss fights, Fajar is the easiest to defeat without dying.|
Complete the Squats’ detective board.
|» Sifu Collectible Guide|
Complete the Club’s detective board.
|» Sifu Collectible Guide|
Complete the Museum’s detective board.
|» Sifu Collectible Guide|
Complete the Tower’s detective board.
|» Sifu Collectible Guide|
Complete the Sanctuary’s detective board.
|» Sifu Collectible Guide|
|San Kok Ma Posture
Climbing and going across the environment allows you to control the flow of the fight.
|You have to use the environment during a fight and jump over a few barricades or other obstacles. It can even be the same barricade over and over again. A good opportunity is the boss fight against Fajar in Mission 1 “The Squats”|
|Dance of the Praying Mantis
Throwing enemies around makes handling big groups easier. (Ignored in training mode.)
|During a fight in a big group parry an attack with and immediately press + to throw an enemy around.|
Anything can be a weapon, so keep using your environment to your advantage. All is fair in such fights! (Ignored in training mode.)
|You need the Environment Mastery Skill to get this trophy. It costs only 500XP. Once you bought it you will notice that you can throw some stuff off the ground into enemies. Do that whenever you can and the trophy will unlock.|
|Life is your teacher
Unlock your first skill.
|There are 25 Skills in total. Buy one of them and the trophy will unlock. To buy Skills you need XP and you earn XP by defeating enemies. You can buy skills in your apartment on the tree in the garden:
When you are dead (before reviving yourself), you can see and buy Skills on the right-hand side of the screen:
While at a Shrine, you have to press to open the skill tree. The cheapest Skills costs 500XP.
|State of constant learning
Permanently unlock a skill for the first time.
|To permanently unlock a skill you have to buy a Skill five times again after you unlocked it once. This means in total you need to buy a Skill six times. You pay always the same amount of XP, which means if a Skill costs 500XP to unlock once, you need another 2500XP to unlock it permanently.|
|Qi Gong: Mind
Receive the highest XP-based shrine reward for the first time.
|The highest XP-based shrine reward is the Death Count reset, which costs 1000XP. Whenever you find a shrine and you have 1000XP you can buy it. But you can only buy it two times total throughout your playthrough. Be aware that if you buy one shrine reward, you can not buy another reward on the same shrine. You can only get one reward per shrine.|
|Qi Gong: Breath
Receive the highest score-based shrine reward for the first time.
|The highest score-based reward is the Parry Impact and costs 4000 Score in Mission 1 and varies in each Mission, look down below to see how much it costs each Mission. You can buy it three times in total throughout the game. It increases the impact of Parry on an enemy’s Structure. The Structure is basically the Shield that you need to break to beat an enemy. Once the Structure breaks you can take down an enemy instantly with + . Your Score rises by defeating enemies and if you don’t get touched your multiplier goes up to 5, thus earning you more Score. You can raise your multiplier also by taunting your enemies with the right D-Pad
|Qi Gong: Essence
Receive the highest age-based shrine reward for the first time.
|The highest age-based shrine reward is the weapon durability. To buy it you just need to be age 25 or less. You can buy it three times in total throughout the game. It increases the weapon durability which is highly recommended to damage your opponent’s Structure. Weapons are very useful to defeat large groups of enemies.|
|The 36th Chamber of Kung-Fu
Bare handed or with a weapon, standing up, against a wall, a ledge, or on the ground… Perform each takedown type at least once.
|To take down an enemy you need to break the Structure of your opponent, once the Structure breaks you can take down an enemy instantly with + . Here is a list of what is needed for the trophy.
That’s it. 22 Takedowns in total. Once you did them all, the trophy will unlock.
|Master of the Phoenix Eye Fist
Use each Focus Attack at least once. (Ignored in introduction level.)
|This is pretty straightforward. Once you used all Focus Attacks, the trophy unlocks right away. Keep in mind that you have to upgrade your Focus Bar at the shrines for 250XP and you need to buy this 4 times = 1000XP total because the Thigh Cut Focus requires 3 Focus Bars.
There are 8 Focus Attacks in total:
|I know Kung-Fu
Reach a level score of 3000.
|See trophy Ferocity, speed, strength, accuracy|
|Ferocity, speed, strength, accuracy
Reach a level score of 5000.
|For this, you must get 5000 score in a single mission. You can not get 2000 Score in Mission 1 and 3000 in Mission 2 etc, it has to be in one single mission. It is best to get and keep a multiplier of 5 and beat a lot of enemies. You will lose your multiplier when going down or getting killed. You will most likely get this on your “Finish the game while being 25 or less” playthrough. To increase your age you can taunt your enemies with pressing on the D-Pad. You can do this 5 times in a row to get a x5 multiplier.|
Reach your oldest appearance. Will you still have enough strength left to reach your goal?
|You will get it once you get over the age of 78. Keep dying to increase your age.|
|Sword Stained With Blood
Successfully use a blade weapon’s one-shot attack on an enemy. (Ignored in training mode.)
|To get this, you need the Charged Backfist Skill first. You can buy it for just 500XP. Now all you need is a bladed Weapon and an enemy. Weaken that enemy until he is nearly dead, now just hold with a bladed weapon in your hand so that you kill the enemy with your bladed weapon.|
Perform 3 takedowns within 12 seconds. (Ignored in introduction level.)
|You perform Takedowns by damaging your opponent’s Structure and pressing + . In Mission 1 “The Squats” you will come across a long corridor with a lot of weak opponents. There you have a very good opportunity to weaken 3 opponents and defeat them with takedowns.|
Hit 3 enemies in a single strike. (Ignored in introduction level.)
|To do this you need to buy the 360 swing focus from the Skill tree. It is the first skill and costs 500XP. Now all you need is a big group of enemies and a staff weapon like a broom. In Mission 5 “The Sanctuary” right before the final boss you will fight some enemies. There is an enemy with a long weapon before the door to enter the boss area, first run into him with and do a leg sweep with , take the weapon, and run down to the balcony where you also can throw enemies into the mountains. Make sure you have at least two focus bars (you can see it on the bottom left of your screen), hold , and choose the 360 swing focus with the when at least 3 enemies are around you.|
|Path of the Prospect
Unlock the mighty Calbot move.
|You can unlock this move in Mission 3 “The Museum”. When you first reach the fourth floor, turn to your right and go through both black gates.
After that go down the stairs to floor 3 and turn to your right and you will see a blue-haired lady watching a mask, defeat her.
Now just pick up the mask which will unlock the trophy and a new focus attack to buy
|Rumble in the Hangar
In the Squats, clear the hangar in less than 1 minute 20 seconds after being detected by the main group.
|You come across the hangar in Mission 1 “The Squats”. You can not miss it. It’s part of the Story. You should stay stealthy and kill the first 4 enemies without alerting anyone before you try this or else you might run out of time. The main group consists of 6 opponents, which are all in the middle of the warehouse.
Once you enter the warehouse, turn to your left and jump over the barricade & down the edge and kill the enemy there.
Turn to your right and jump down the ledge, turn to your left and watch out for the enemy there. You need to go to the right where the stairs are.
Before you go up the stairs kill the enemy on the left and go up the stairs.
Once you go up the stairs take the stairs on the right and walk up to the enemy slowly.
Walk a bit further and go to the stairs, there is an enemy on the left side, kill him.
After that jump down the ledge and kill the 6 enemies in the middle of the warehouse. Once they spot you, the timer begins. After you killed them all within the time limit the trophy will pop.
IMPORTANT: If you are using the shortcut to reach the warehouse faster it does NOT unlock the trophy even if you meet the requirements.
|The Pit Protector
In the Club’s pit, beat the Big Guy before any other enemy is beaten.
|You come across the Pit in Mission 2 “The Club” on your first playthrough, it is part of the Story, you can not miss it.
Jump down the pit and defeat the Big Guy before any of the other enemies.
It is not too difficult. Fully concentrate on him and unleash some combos and you will kill him really fast.
|Be like water my friend
In the Museum, throw an enemy into the fountain from a higher floor.
|You can do this as soon as you enter the second floor. There are 2 weak enemies which you can throw into the fountain.
Make sure you stand on the edge of that barricade, weaken one of them and throw him with + into the fountain,
|Take damage to save time
In the Tower’s caves, drop from a high point to get deeper faster.
|Near the end of Mission 4 “The Tower” you will reach the caves.
Now turn to your left and go down the stairs. Instead of going to the left go to the right and jump down the edge.
this will earn you the trophy. Be aware that this will kill you and you lose a life but you will respawn down there.
There are two more spots in the caves, this is just the first opportunity.
|Warriors from the Mountain
In the Sanctuary, throw an enemy into the mountains.
|Before you enter the boss fight, you have to kill a few enemies outside. There is your chance to get the trophy. Go down onto the balcony and weaken an enemy until you can takedown him, but instead of taking him down, press + to throw him into the mountains.|
|Come Snap With Me
Give the Photo Mode a shot!
|The Photo Mode is accessible at any time. You just have to press on the D-Pad, select Photo Mode and confirm it with . It does not matter what settings you use with it. Once you select an Option and back out of it, the trophy will unlock.|
- Lowered difficulty from 7/10 to 3/10 because of the newly added Easy mode.
- Changed estimated time to platinum from 20-50 hours to 10-20 hours.
- Added Info on Student difficulty to the Introduction.
- Added Info on Step 1 to play on Student difficulty.