Ieyasu Tokugawa by Mythril Wyrm

Version: 1.02 | Updated: 12/08/06 | Printable Version

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Table of Contents

I. Update History
II. Legal Notice/Disclaimer
III. About Ieyasu Tokugawa
IV. Unlocking Ieyasu
V. Using Ieyasu
     A. Vital statistics
          1. Initial
          2. Maximum
          3. Titles
     B. Moveset
          1. Regular attacks
          2. Charge attacks
          3. Mounted attacks
          4. Special attacks
          5. Musou attacks
     C. Maximizing Ieyasu's effectiveness
     D. Ieyasu's Story Mode
          1. Battle of Anegawa
          2. Battle of Mikatagahara
          3. Battle of Komaki-Nagakute
          4. Siege of Odawara Castle
          5. Battle of Sekigahara
          6. Osaka Campaign
          7. Ieyasu's Dream: Last Stand against Ieyasu
VI. Ieyasu's Weapons
     A. Cannon Spear
     B. Fuse Pike
     C. Boom Blade
     D. Quake Maker
          1. Obtaining the Quake Maker
VII. Questions & Answers
VIII. Special Thanks
IX. Contacting Me

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I. Update History
v1.00 - Completed all sections. There probably won't be any more updates unless
someone sends me corrections or I find more effective strategies for Ieyasu's
Story Mode battles.
v1.01 - Made minor changes to a few sections.
v1.02 - Made changes to a few sections.
II. Legal Notice/Disclaimer
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Got that? Good. Now, let's move on to the fun stuff...
III. About Ieyasu Tokugawa
The following information (sans section headings) about Ieyasu Tokugawa is
taken from Wikipedia:

"Tokugawa Ieyasu was born on January 31, 1543 in the Mikawa province.
Originally named Matsudaira Takechiyo, he was the son of Matsudaira Hirotada
(1526–1549), the lord of Mikawa and Dai-no-kata, the daughter of a neighboring
samurai lord Mizuno Tadamasa. Oddly, his mother and father were step-brother
and step-sister to each other. They were just 17 and 15 years old when Ieyasu
was born. Two years later, Dai-no-kata was sent back to her family and the
couple never lived together again. Both husband and wife remarried and both had
children so Ieyasu ended up with 11 half-brothers and sisters.

The Matsudaira family was split: one side wanted to be a vassal of the Imagawa
clan, while the other side preferred the Oda. As a result, much of Ieyasu's
early years were spent in danger as wars with the Oda and Imagawa clans were
fought. This family feud was the reason behind the murder of Hirotada's father
(Takechiyo's grandfather), Matsudaira Kiyoyasu (1511–1536). Unlike his father
and the majority of his branch of the family, Ieyasu's father, Hirotada,
favored the Imagawa clan.

In 1548, when the Oda clan invaded Mikawa, Hirotada turned to Imagawa
Yoshimoto, the head of the Imagawa clan, for help to repel the invaders.
Yoshimoto agreed to help under the condition that Hirotada send his son Ieyasu
(Takechiyo) to Sumpu as a hostage. Hirotada agreed. Oda Nobuhide, the leader of
the Oda clan, learned of this arrangement and had Ieyasu abducted from his
entourage en route to Sumpu. Ieyasu was just six years old at the time.

Nobuhide threatened to execute Ieyasu unless his father severed all ties with
the Imagawa clan. Hirotada replied that sacrificing his own son would show his
seriousness in his pact with the Imagawa clan. Despite this refusal, Nobuhide
chose not to kill Ieyasu but instead held him for the next three years at the
Manshoji Temple in Nagoya.

In 1549, at the age of 24, Ieyasu's father Hirotada died of natural causes. At
about the same time, Oda Nobuhide died during an epidemic. The deaths dealt a
heavy blow to the Oda clan. An army under the command of Imagawa Sessai laid
siege to the castle where Oda Nobuhiro, Nobuhide's eldest son and the new head
of the Oda, was living. With the castle about to fall, Imagawa Sessai offered a
deal to Oda Nobunaga (Oda Nobuhide's second son). Sessai offered to give up the
siege if Ieyasu was handed over to the Imagawa clan. Nobunaga agreed and so
Ieyasu (now nine) was taken as a hostage to Sumpu. Here he lived a fairly good
life as hostage and potentially useful future ally of the Imagawa clan until he
was 15.

In 1556, Ieyasu came of age, and, following tradition, changed his name to
Matsudaira Jirosaburo Motonobu. One year later, at the age of 16, he married
his first wife and changed his name again to Matsudaira Kurando Motoyasu.
Allowed to return to his native Mikawa, the Imagawa ordered him to fight the
Oda clan in a series of battles. Ieyasu won his first battle at the Siege of
Terabe and later succeeded in delivering supplies to a border fort through a
bold night attack.

In 1560 the leadership of the Oda clan had passed to the brilliant leader Oda
Nobunaga. Yoshimoto, leading a large Imagawa army (perhaps 20,000 strong) then
attacked the Oda clan territory. Ieyasu with his Mikawa troops captured a fort
at the border and then stayed there to defend it. As a result, Ieyasu and his
men were not present at the Battle of Okehazama where Yoshimoto was killed by
Oda Nobunaga's surprise assault.

With Yoshimoto dead, Ieyasu decided to ally with the Oda clan. A secret deal
was needed because Ieyasu's wife and infant son, Hideyasu were held hostage in
Sumpu by the Imagawa clan. In 1561, Ieyasu openly broke with the Imagawa and
captured the fortress of Kaminojo. Ieyasu was then able to exchange his wife
and son for the wife and daughter of the ruler of Kaminojo castle.

For the next few years Ieyasu set about reforming the Matsudaira clan and
pacifying Mikawa. He also strengthened his key vassals by awarding them land
and castles in Mikawa. They were: Honda Tadakatsu, Ishikawa Kazumasa, Koriki
Kiyonaga Sakai Tadatsugu, and Sakikabara Yasumasa.

In 1564, Ieyasu defeated the military forces of the Mikawa Monto within Mikawa
province. The Monto were a warlike group of monks that were ruling Kaga
province and had many temples elsewhere in Japan. They refused to obey Ieyasu's
commands and so he went to war with them, defeating their troops and pulling
down their temples. In one battle Ieyasu was nearly killed when he was struck
by a bullet which did not penetrate his armor. Both Ieyasu's Mikawa troops and
the Monto forces were using the new gunpowder weapons (muskets) which the
Portuguese had introduced to Japan just 20 years earlier.

In 1567 Ieyasu changed his name yet again, his new surname was Tokugawa and his
personal name was now Ieyasu. In so doing, he claimed descent from the Minamoto
clan. No proof has actually been found for this claimed descent.

Ieyasu remained an ally of Oda Nobunaga and his Mikawa soldiers were part of
Nobunaga's army which captured Kyoto in 1568. At the same time Ieyasu was
expanding his own territory. He and Takeda Shingen, the head of the Takeda clan
in Kai Province made an alliance for the purpose of conquering all the Imagawa
territory. In 1570, Ieyasu's troops captured Totomi province while Shingen's
troops captured Suruga province (including the Imagawa capital of Sumpu).

Ieyasu ended his alliance with Takeda and sheltered their former enemy,
Imagawa Ujizane; he also allied with Uesugi Kenshin of the Uesugi clan—an enemy
of the Takeda clan. Later that year, Ieyasu led 5,000 of his own men supporting
Nobunaga at the Battle of Anegawa against the Asai and Asakura clans.

In October 1571, Takeda Shingen, now allied with the Hojo clan, attacked the
Tokugawa lands of Totomi. Ieyasu asked for help from Nobunaga, who sent him
some 3,000 troops. Early in 1572 the two armies met at the Battle of
Mikatagahara. Nobunaga's troops fled early and the Takeda army, under the
expert direction of Shingen, hammered at Ieyasu's remaining troops till they
were broken. Ieyasu fled with just 5 men to a nearby castle. This was a major
loss for Ieyasu but Shingen was unable to exploit his victory because Ieyasu
quickly gathered a new army and refused to fight Shingen again on the

Fortune smiled on Ieyasu a year later when Takeda Shingen died at a siege early
in 1573. Shingen was succeeded by his less capable son Takeda Katsuyori. In
1575 the Takeda army attacked Nagashino Castle in Mikawa province. Ieyasu
appealed to Oda Nobunaga for help and the result was that Nobunaga personally
came at the head of his very large army (about 30,000 strong). The Oda-Tokugawa
force of 38,000 won a great victory on June 28, 1575 at the Battle of
Nagashino, though Takeda Katsuyori survived the battle and retreated back to
Kai province.

For the next seven years, Ieyasu and Katsuyori fought a series of small
battles. Ieyasu's troops managed to wrest control of Suruga province away from
the Takeda clan.

In 1579, Ieyasu's wife, and his eldest son, Tokugawa Nobuyasu, were accused of
conspiring with Takeda Katsuyori to assassinate Nobunaga. Ieyasu's wife was
executed and Hideyasu was forced to commit seppuku. Ieyasu then named his third
and favorite son, Tokugawa Hidetada, as heir, since his second son was adopted
by another rising power: Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the future ruler of all Japan.

The end of the war with Takeda came in 1582 when a combined Oda-Tokugawa force
attacked and conquered Kai province. Takeda Katsuyori, as well as his eldest
son Takeda Nobukatsu, were defeated at the Battle of Temmokuzan and then
committed seppuku.

In late 1582, Ieyasu was near Osaka and far from his own territory when he
learned that Oda Nobunaga had been assassinated by Akechi Mitsuhide. Ieyasu
managed the dangerous journey back to Mikawa, avoiding Mitsuhide's troops along
the way, as they were trying to find and kill him. One week after he arrived in
Mikawa, Ieyasu's army marched out to take revenge on Mitsuhide. But they were
too late, Hideyoshi—on his own—defeated and killed Akechi Mitsuhide at the
Battle of Yamazaki.

The death of Oda Nobunaga meant that some provinces, ruled by Nobunaga's
vassels, were ripe for conquest. The leader of Kai province made the mistake of
killing one of Ieyasu's aides. Ieyasu promptly invaded Kai and took control.
Hojo Ujimasa, leader of the Hojo clan responded by sending his much larger army
into Shinano and then into Kai province. No battles were fought between
Ieyasu's forces and the large Hojo army and, after some negotiation, Ieyasu and
the Hojo agreed to a settlement which left Ieyasu in control of both Kai and
Shinano provinces, while the Hojo took control of Kazusa province (as well as
bits of both Kai and Shinano province).

At the same time (1583) a war for rule over Japan was fought between Toyotomi
Hideyoshi and Shibata Katsuie. Ieyasu did not take a side in this conflict,
building on his reputation for both caution and wisdom. Hideyoshi defeated
Katsuie at the Battle of Shizugatake—with this victory, Hideyoshi became the
single most powerful daimyo in Japan.

In 1584, Ieyasu decided to support Oda Nobuo, the eldest son and heir of Oda
Nobunaga, against Hideyoshi. This was a dangerous act and could have resulted
in the annihilation of the Tokugawa.

Tokugawa troops took the traditional Oda stronghold of Owari, Hideyoshi
responded by sending an army into Owari. The Komaki campaign was the only time
any of the great unifiers of Japan fought each other: Hideyoshi vs. Ieyasu. In
the event, Ieyasu won the only notable battle of the campaign, the Battle of
Nagakute. After months of fruitless marchs and feints, Hideyoshi settled the
war through negotiation. First he made peace with Oda Nobuo and then he offered
a truce to Ieyasu. The deal was made at the end of the year; as part of the
peace terms Ieyasu's second son, O Gi Maru, became an adopted son of Hideyoshi.

In 1585 Ieyasu's long time aide, Ishikawa Kazumasa, chose to join the pre-
eminent Daimyo of Japan and so he moved to Osaka to be with Hideyoshi. However,
only a few other Tokugawa retainers followed this example.

Hideyoshi was understandably distrustful of Ieyasu, and five years passed
before they fought as allies. Ieyasu and his troops did not participate in
Hideyoshi's successful invasions of Shikoku and Kyushu.

In 1590 Hideyoshi attacked the last independent daimyo in Japan, Hojo Ujimasa.
The Hojo clan ruled the eight provinces of the Kanto region in north-eastern
Japan. Hideyoshi ordered them to submit to his authority and they refused.
Ieyasu, though a friend and occasional ally of Ujimasa, joined his large force
of 30,000 samurai with Hideyoshi's enormous army of some 160,000. Hideyoshi
attacked several castles on the borders of the Hojo clan with most of his army
laying siege to the castle at Odawara. Hideyoshi's army captured Odawara after
six months (oddly for the time period, deaths on both sides were few). During
this siege, Hideyoshi offered Ieyasu a radical deal. He offered Ieyasu the
eight Kanto provinces which they were about to take from the Hojo in return for
the five provinces that Ieyasu currently controlled (including Ieyasu's home
province of Mikawa). Ieyasu accepted this proposal. Bowing to the overwhelming
power of Hideyoshi's army, the Hojo accepted defeat, the top Hojo leaders
killed themselves and Ieyasu marched in and took control of their provinces, so
ending the clan's 450 year reign.

Ieyasu now gave up control of his five provinces (Mikawa, Totomi, Suruga,
Shinano, and Kai) and moved all his soldiers and vassels to the Kanto region.
He himself occupied the castle town of Edo in Kanto. This was possibly the most
risky move Ieyasu ever made—to leave his home province and rely on the
uncertain loyalty of the formerly Hojo samurai in Kanto. In the event, it
worked out brilliantly for Ieyasu. He reformed the Kanto provinces, controlled
and pacified the Hojo samurai and improved the underlying economic
infrastructure of the lands. Also, because Kanto was somewhat isolated from
the rest of Japan, Ieyasu was able to maintain a unique level of autonomy from
Hideyoshi's rule. Within a few years, Ieyasu had become the second most
powerful daimyo in Japan. There is a Japanese proverb which likely refers to
this event "Ieyasu won the Empire by retreating." (A. L. Sadler, p. 164).

In 1592, Hideyoshi invaded Korea as a prelude to his plan to attack China
(see Hideyoshi's attack on Korea for more information about this campaign). The
Tokugawa samurai never took part in this campaign. Early in 1593, Ieyasu was
summoned to Hideyoshi's court in Nagoya, as a military advisor. He stayed
there, off and on for the next five years. Despite his frequent absences,
Ieyasu's sons, loyal retainers and vassals were able to control and improve
Edo and the other new Tokugawa lands.

In 1593, Hideyoshi fathered a son and heir, Toyotomi Hideyori. In 1598, with
his health clearly failing, Hideyoshi called a meeting that would determine the
Council of Five Elders who would be responsible for ruling on behalf of his
son after his death. The five that were chosen as regents (tairo) for Hideyori
were Maeda Toshiie, Mori Terumoto, Ukita Hideie, Uesugi Kagekatsu, and Tokugawa
Ieyasu. Ieyasu was the most powerful of the five.

Hideyoshi, after three more months of increasing sickness, died on August 18,
1598. He was nominally succeeded by his young son Hideyori but as he was just
five years old, real power was in the hands of the regents. Over the next two
years Ieyasu (Tokugawa) made alliances with various daimyo, especially those
who had no love for Hideyoshi. Happily for Ieyasu, the oldest and most
respected of the regents died after just one year. With the death of Regent
Toshiie in 1599, Ieyasu led an army to Fushimi and took over Osaka Castle, the
residence of Hideyori. This angered the three remaining regents and plans were
made on all sides for war.

Opposition to Ieyasu centered around Ishida Mitsunari, a powerful daimyo but
not one of the regents. Ishida plotted Ieyasu's death and news of this plot
reached some of Ieyasu's generals. They attempted to kill Ishida but he fled
and gained protection from none other than Ieyasu himself. It is not clear why
Ieyasu protected a powerful enemy from his own men but Ieyasu was a master
strategist and he may have concluded that he would be better off with Ishida
leading the enemy army rather than one of the regents, who would have more
legitimacy (A. L. Sadler, p. 187).

Nearly all of Japan's daimyo and samurai now split into two factions—the
"eastern camp" supported Ieyasu while the "western camp" supported Ishida
Mitsunari. Ieyasu's allies were the Date clan, the Mogami clan, the Sataki
clan and the Maeda clan. Mitsunari allied himself with the three other regents:
Ukita Hideie, Mori Terumoto, and Uesugi Kagekatsu as well as many daimyo from
the eastern end of Honshu.

In June 1600, Ieyasu and his allies defeated the Uesugi clan. Ieyasu then led
the majority of his army west towards Kyoto. In late summer, Ishida's forces
captured Fushimi.

In Shinano Province, Ieyasu stationed 36,000 Tokugawa men commanded by Tokugawa
Hidetada. Ieyasu knew that the Kobayakawa clan, led by Kobayakawa Hideaki, was
planning to defect from the Ishida side, and that the Mori clan was also
thinking of joining his side. Hidetada's army was placed to make sure these
clans sided with the Tokugawa.

[Sekigahara] was the biggest and likely the most important battle in Japanese
history. It began on October 21, 1600 with a total of 160,000 men facing each
other. The Battle of Sekigahara ended with a complete Tokugawa victory. The
Western bloc was crushed and over the next few days Ishida Mitsunari and many
other western nobles were captured and killed. Tokugawa Ieyasu was now the de
facto ruler of Japan.

Immediately after the victory at Sekigahara, Ieyasu redistributed land to the
vassals who had served him. Ieyasu left some western daimyo un-harmed, such as
the Shimazu clan, but others were completely destroyed. Toyotomi Hideyori (the
son of Hideyoshi) was allowed to become a common citizen and for the next 10
years he lived a quiet life in Osaka Castle while Ieyasu ruled Japan. In later
years the vassals who had pledged allegiance to Ieyasu before Sekigahara became
known as the fudai daimyo, while those who pledged allegiance to him after the
battle (in other words, after his power was unquestioned) were known as tozama
daimyo. Tozama daimyo were considered inferior to fudai daimyo.

In 1603, Tokugawa Ieyasu received the title of 'shogun' from Emperor Go-Yozei.
Ieyasu was 60 years old. He had outlasted all the other great men of his times:
Oda Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, Shingen. He was the shogun and he used his remaining
years to create and solidify the Tokugawa shogunate, the third shogunal
government (after the Minamoto and the Ashikaga). The Tokugawa Shogunate would
rule Japan for the next 250 years.

Following a well established Japanese pattern, Ieyasu abdicated his official
position as Shogun 1605. His successor was his son and heir, Tokugawa Hidetada.
This was done (as Karel van Wolferen argues) in part to avoid being tied up in
ceremonial duties, and in part to make it harder for his enemies to attack the
real power center (The Enigma of Japanese Power, Karel van Wolferen, p. 28).
The abdication of Ieyasu had no effect on his rule; he controlled Japan for the
rest of his life.

Ieyasu, acting as the Cloistered Shogun (Ogosho) was the effective ruler of
Japan, remaining so until his death. Ieyasu retired to Sumpu, but he also
supervised the building of Edo Castle, a massive construction project which
lasted for the rest of Ieyasu's life. The end result was the largest castle in
all of Japan, the costs for building the castle being borne by all the other
daimyo, while Ieyasu reaped all the benefits. The castle still stands today in
the center of Tokyo, now called the Imperial Palace.

Ieyasu also supervised diplomatic affairs with the Netherlands and Spain, and
chose to distance Japan from them starting in 1609, though giving the Dutch the
exclusive right to a trading post. From 1605 till his death, Ieyasu consulted
with an English pilot in Dutch employ, William Adams, who played some role in
forming the Shogun's policy regarding Spain and the Catholic Church.

In 1611, Ieyasu, at the head of 50,000 men, visited Kyoto to witness the
coronation of Emperor Go-Mizunoo. In Kyoto, Ieyasu ordered the remodeling of
the imperial court and buildings, and forced the remaining western daimyo to
sign an oath of fealty to him. In 1613, he composed the Kuge Shohatto, a
document which put the court daimyo under strict supervision, leaving them as
mere ceremonial figureheads. In 1614, he signed the Christian Expulsion Edict
which banned Christianity, expelled all Christians and foreigners, and banned
Christians from practicing their religion. As a result, many Christian Japanese
fled to the Spanish Philippines.

In 1615, he prepared the Buke Shohatto, a document setting out the future of
the Tokugawa regime.

The climax of Ieyasu's life was the siege of Osaka Castle (1614–1615). The last
remaining threat to Ieyasu's rule was Hideyori, the son and rightful heir to
Hideyoshi. He was now a young man, living in Osaka Castle. Many samurai who
opposed Ieyasu rallied around Hideyori, claiming he was the rightful ruler of
Japan. Ieyasu used a minor fight between Hideyori supporters and his samurai as
pretext to kill the last of Hideyoshi's family. Initially, the Tokugawa forces
were repulsed by Hideyori's supporters, but Ieyasu had massive resources to
call upon. The Tokugawa, with a huge army led by Shogun Hidetada, laid siege to
Osaka castle. The siege dragged on for more than a year. Finally in late 1615,
Osaka Castle fell and nearly all the defenders were killed including Hideyori,
his mother (Hideyoshi's widow, Yodogimi), and his infant son. His wife,
Senhime (a granddaughter of Ieyasu), was allowed to live. With the Toyotomi
finally extinguished, no threats remained to Tokugawa domination of Japan.

In 1616, Ieyasu fell ill and died in his bed at the age of 73. He was buried in
Nikko Toshogu."
IV. Unlocking Ieyasu
To unlock Ieyasu Tokugawa, you must complete the following steps:

-Insert Samurai Warriors 2 in your PlayStation 2.
-Turn the power on.

In other words, he's one of the initial characters.
V. Using Ieyasu
A. Vital statistics
1. Initial
Life 125
Musou 84
Attack 93
Defense 95
Ride 84
Speed 86
Dexterity 82
Luck 99

Skills: Rage 1, Musou Power 1, True Power 1

2. Maximum
Life 314
Musou 252
Attack 195
Defense 198
Ride 169
Speed 146
Dexterity 142
Luck 194

Self Skill: Pressure - Push back enemies with S while guarding.

3. Titles
Lv. 1-10: Lord of Mikawa
Lv. 11-20: The Persevering
Lv. 21-30: Eastern Champion
Lv. 31-40: Patient Ambition
Lv. 41-49: Shogun
Lv. 50: Great Patriarch

B. Moveset
1. Regular attacks
These are the attacks that are available to Ieyasu Tokugawa once his full
combo has been unlocked. Some attacks will vary if his full combo has not yet
been unlocked.

S           - A left-to-right slash.
SS          - A right-to-left upward slash.
SSS         - A left-to-right downward slash.
SSSS        - A straight thrust.
+SSSS       - A right-to-left downward slash followed by three cannonballs.
              Available at Lv. 4.
+SSSSSSSS   - A right-to-left downward slash followed by a left-to-right upward
              slash, a right-to-left upward slash, and five cannonballs. Avail-
              able at Lv. 13.
X + S       - Ieyasu fires a cannonball downward at an angle.
Dash attack - A right-to-left slash.

2. Charge attacks
T        - Ieyasu thrusts his spear into the ground and fires, producing a
           small blast that breaks the enemy's guard.
ST       - Ieyasu slashes upward, launching the enemy into the air.
SST      - Ieyasu fires a blast that stuns the enemy.
SSST     - Ieyasu does a right-to-left slash with his spear, knocking away any
           enemies he strikes.
SSSST    - Ieyasu fires a spread of three cannonballs upward at an angle,
           knocking the enemy into the air. Available at Lv. 7.
SSSSST   - Ieyasu points his spear at the ground and fires, stunning any
           enemies in a small area in front of him. Available at Lv. 10.
SSSSSST  - Ieyasu fires a laser beam from his spear, knocking away all enemies
           in a straight line in front of him. Available at Lv. 16.
SSSSSSST - Ieyasu sprays fire from his spear, pushing back and knocking down
           all enemies caught in the flames. Available at Lv. 19.
X + T    - Ieyasu thrusts his spear into the ground, knocking down nearby

3. Mounted attacks
SSSS(SSSSSSSS) - A series of four slashes followed by a number of cannonballs.
ST             - An upward slash. Launches the enemy into the air.
SST            - Ieyasu fires a cannonball at the ground, stunning all nearby
SSST           - Ieyasu sprays fire from his spear, pushing back and knocking
                 down all enemies caught in the flames.

4. Special attacks
R1 + S - Ieyasu fires a cannonball straight ahead.
R1 + T - Ieyasu fires a volley of five homing cannonballs at the enemy. Has a
         long recovery time.

5. Musou attacks
Level 1 musou - Ieyasu fires multiple volleys of five homing cannonballs at the
                enemy, finishing up with a shockwave that knocks away all sur-
                rounding enemies.
Level 2 musou - Same as regular musou, but more damaging and with a larger
                final shockwave.
Level 3 musou - Cannonballs rain down from above as Ieyasu fires multiple
                volleys of homing cannonballs at the enemy. Ends with a shock-
                wave that knocks away all surrounding enemies.
True musou    - Same as regular musou, but adds a fire element and three quick
                volleys of cannonballs before the final shockwave.
Double musou  - Same as regular musou, but adds a lightning element and three
                quick volleys of cannonballs before the final shockwave.

C. Maximizing Ieyasu's effectiveness
Ieyasu's greatest weakness is his speed. His attacks and movement are both
rather slow, which puts him at a disadvantage against fast foes and during
timed missions. In addition, his attacks are mostly linear and allow him to
bulldoze a path through a crowd of enemies with ease, but he can have problems
fighting his way out of the crowd if he finds himself in the middle of it.

Ieyasu's versatility, however, makes him a very effective character in the
right hands. His musou and special attacks allow him to fight effectively at a
distance and wipe out units of archers and musketeers with minimal difficulty.
Use Ieyasu's cannon to soften up groups of enemies from afar, and take advan-
tage of his high life and rock-solid defense when you close in to melee with
your foes. SSST is his best crowd-clearing move at first, and you should use
it liberally at lower levels. Use your regular, T, and SST combos to take down
generals quickly, and pelt them with cannonballs if they flee or get knocked
away. SSSST works best in duels, but SSSSST will greatly improve your crowd
control ability and should be abused mercilessly once you acquire it. SSSSSST,
once available, works well for either blasting a path through a horde of ene-
mies or putting some distance between you and an enemy general. SSSSSSST is an
all-around excellent move; it hits in a wide area in front of you, builds up
your combo counter quickly, and knocks down any enemies who fail to block it.
Put the hurt on enemy generals by using it as a follow-up to SSSST or SSSSST
and blasting them with a cannonball as they fly away. Better yet, pin them up
against a wall and roast them alive.

D. Ieyasu's Story Mode
1. Battle of Anegawa
"Now is the time to endure with a pride befitting the men of Mikawa!"

Victory Conditions: Defeat Nagamasa and Yoshikage.
Defeat Conditions: Nobunaga or Ieyasu is defeated.

The Azai and the Asakura are trying to wipe out the Oda, and it's up to you to
protect them. Help them out by charging north and taking down Kagenori Asakura
and Nagashige Tomita as soon as the battle begins, then continuing north and
defeating Jinpachiro Maeba, Kagekata Uozumi, and Naganori Yamazaki to cripple
the Asakura clan. The gates to their main camp will open; head northwest to
reach it and beat Kagetake and Yoshikage Asakura into submission. You'll now be
free to focus on the Azai clan, and you can hit them where it hurts by heading
east and eliminating Oichi and all of the generals around her. Finally, as
Nagamasa Azai loses momentum, cut your way southeast through his forces and
save Nobunaga Oda from an untimely demise.

2. Battle of Mikatagahara
"My foolish pride has led me right into the jaws of death."

Victory Conditions: Defeat Shingen or Ieyasu arrives at the Escape Point.
Defeat Conditions: Ieyasu is defeated.

You have the option of charging straight for Shingen Takeda and defeating him
to end this battle quickly, but unless you're naturally talented or have put a
lot of time and effort into building up Ieyasu, it's far less suicidal to head
for the escape point. Before you do, though, you'll want to make a quick jaunt
to the northeast and eliminate Nobushige Oyamada, who will relentlessly pursue
you if you ignore him. Once he's out of the picture, take the far western path
and work your way south, cutting down Nobukimi Anayama as you progress. Defeat
Masatane Hara to open the south gate of the garrison, which will give you a
clear shot at Moritoma Saegusa. If you want some more experience, head for the
central garrison and defeat Masakage Yamagata and Nobukado Takeda after spring-
ing their trap, then blaze a path past Masatsugu Tsuchiya in the south and foil
Kotaro Fuma's assassination attempt when he appears. With the center secure,
make your way to the southwest corner of the battlefield and fight off Masanobu
Kosaka and Masatoyo Naito as they come for you. Make your way east towards
Hamamatsu Castle, and Sakon Shima will appear to challenge you. Blow him away,
and you'll be free to challenge Shingen or flee to safety at your leisure.

3. Battle of Komaki-Nagakute
"I have seen our future. For now, I must keep pushing forward."

Victory Conditions: Defeat Hideyoshi.
Defeat Conditions: Nobukatsu is defeated, or Main Camp is captured.

Hideyoshi Hashiba has yet to learn that haste makes waste. Teach him the value
of patience by heading east to intercept his detached unit as soon as it ap-
pears. Tsunecki Ikeda, Nagayoshi Mori, Hidetsugu Hashiba, and Hidemasa Hori
will charge towards Iwasaki Castle; introduce them to your spear and claim the
castle as your own. Next, cut your way north and west through Ittetsu Inaba,
Nagachika Kanamori, Saketada Ogawa, Ujisato Gamo, and Hidenaga Hashiba to bring
an end to the enemy offensive. Hideyoshi's main camp should be your next tar-
get; charge north and attack it from the east to make Kiyomasa Kato and
Kazutoyo Yamanouchi come out of hiding. Defeat them both and hurry south to
save your main camp from Nene, who will appear and attack it. If you're quick
enough, you might be able to beat her before Hideyoshi, Mitsunari Ishida, and
Sakon Shima reach Nobukatsu Oda and convince him to flee the battle; if not,
you'll suffer a considerable loss of morale. It should be moot at this point, the attack, and you'll make quick work of Hideyoshi and his two
remaining allies.

4. Siege of Odawara Castle
"Every step taken must be taken towards peace."

Victory Conditions: Defeat Ujimasa and Ujinao.
Defeat Conditions: Hideyoshi, Ieyasu, Masamune, or Yoshihiro is defeated.

Your first priority in this battle is to find a way into the castle, which
Hideyoshi kindly provides you in the form of a siege ramp. Follow it south and
west, wiping out any peons that attack it, and use it to reach Naohide Matsuda
and disable the cannons. Continue north for Ujifusa Hojo and Yasusato Matsuda,
then backtrack to the south and help Yoshihiro beat down Naoshige Chiba and
Ujinaga Narita. While you're in the area, explore the southwest corner of the
castle to find Yasuhiro Ogasawara and Ujitada Hojo, and defeat them both to
capture the storehouse. Kotaro Fuma will launch an attack on your main camp;
hurry to the northeast corner and make sure that he and his cohorts don't do
any permanent damage to Hideyoshi. Kotaro may teleport to the northern part of
the battlefield and harass Masamune if you defeat the other enemy generals
first; chase him down and cut him down if he does. Join up with your allies as
they march towards Odawara Castle, defeating Hiroteru Minagawa to deactivate
the bomb corridor as you advance. When you reach the 2nd floor of the castle,
Kotaro Fuma will appear to menace you once again. Cleave through him and up to
the 3rd floor, where you can finally slay Ujimasa and Ujinao Hojo and bring an
end to their clan.

5. Battle of Sekigahara
"The deaths we suffer today will ensure peace for the lives of the future."

Victory Conditions: Defeat Mitsunari.
Defeat Conditions: Main Camp is captured.

Depending on how you go about fighting this battle, it can either be very easy
or very hard. To make things easier on yourself and your allies, take a little
stroll to the west of your starting position and clear the front lines of
Teruzumi Akachi and Yukinaga Konishi. Make your way back to the east and defeat
Shigemasa Toda, Hideie Ukita, and Yoshitsugu Otani next, then continue south
and east and cut down Ekei Ankouji to make two of the enemy officers defect.
Make your way to the southeast corner and take out Masaie Natsuka, then follow
the path to the west and defeat Morichika Chosokabe to clear a path for Magobei
Fuse. He'll open fire on Hideaki Kobayakawa and force him to defect once he
reaches his destination, and the tide of the battle will quickly turn in your
favor. Your army will begin an all-out attack; while they're beating back the
enemy forces, rush to the north and take care of Tamehiro Hiratsuka and
Ginchiyo Tachibana before they can do too much damage to your main camp. Next,
head west and south and do battle with Musashi Miyamoto and Satoie Gamo, taking
care to avoid being paralyzed with awe by Musashi's swordsmanship. While you're
fighting him, Yoshihiro Shimazu will cut a swath of destruction through your
forces as he flees to the southeast corner of the battlefield. If you want to
face another worthy opponent after Musashi, chase him down and stop him from
escaping. Once you've either toppled him or let him escape, charge for the
enemy camp in the southwest, skewer Sakon Shima, and blow away Mitsunari Ishida
to finish the battle.

6. Osaka Campaign
"The road has been long and dangerous, but the goal is just up ahead."

Victory Conditions: Defeat Hideyori.
Defeat Conditions: Hidetada is defeated.

Hideyori Toyotomi is all that stands between you and and a long era of peace.
Put an end to his opposition by blitzing northwest and defeating Katsunaga Mori
to open the gates to the Sanada ward. Beat down Hidenori Sengoku, Kanesuke
Susukida, and Yukimura Sanada to silence the cannons, then stop by the western
edge of the battlefield and eliminate Yukihiro Ujiie to take some of the
pressure off of Masamune Date's forces. Head back to the east and blast your
way past Yasukatsu Ishikawa and Morichika Chosokabe, then advance north and
protect the cannon from Musashi Miyamoto's furious assault. The bombardment
will drop the enemy's morale and make it easier for you to cut down Masayasu
Miyoshi, Matabei Goto, and Magoichi Saika in the castle courtyard. Before en-
tering the castle, though, you'll want to head west and make sure that
Masamune doesn't get routed by the various generals who are attacking him. Once
he's safe, return to the courtyard and enter the castle through the eastern en-
trance. Fight your way up to the 3rd floor and do battle with Hideyori Toyotomi
and a revitalized Yukimura Sanada. Unfortunately, they're both doubles; the
real Hideyori will appear in the northeast corner and make his way towards the
escape point in the southeast, and the real Yukimura will appear soon after and
charge your main camp. Stopping Hideyori should be your first priority; your
efforts will be wasted if he escapes. Cut him off and cut him apart, then bolt
west and save your son from Yukimura. He won't go down without a fight, but you
should be more than able to stand up to him.

Once Yukimura falls, Japan will be yours. Enjoy the ending!

7. Ieyasu's Dream: Last Stand against Ieyasu
"Come what may, I must never lose sight of my dreams of peace."

This battle becomes available after clearing the first six battles of Ieyasu's
Story Mode.

Victory Conditions: Defeat Kagekatsu, Kanetsugu, and Yoshinobu.
Defeat Conditions: Any allied officer is defeated.

Taking good care of your allies is the key to winning this battle. The enemy's
sporadic attacks can be disorienting, so stay on your toes. Kanetsugu Naoe
poses the biggest threat of the three commanders, so head southeast and deal
with him first. He'll call in Yoshihide Shida and Yoshitada Shimo as reinforce-
ments, but you should be able to take down the three of them without too much
difficulty. Head north and cut down Masakage Umezu, Dokyu Yamagami, Yasutsuna
Kamiizumi, and Kagekatsu Uesugi as they strike out from their garrison, then
blaze a trail to the west and take out Fusamoto Makabe and Mototada Kasuga be-
fore they start to pose a threat. Chikanori Suibara should be your next target,
and the southwest corner your next destination. As you cut through the southern
camp, Yukimura and Masayuki Sanada and two less threatening generals will ap-
pear to menace you. Blast the four of them into atoms, but try to take on one
or two of them at a time to minimize your risk. They cooperate well, and you
may find yourself in a compromising position if you get overconfident. Once
you've finished off the last of them, continue your trek to the southwest cor-
ner and save Ina from Shigetomo Makabe. Finally, make a beeline for the west
garrison and exterminate Yoshishige and Yoshinobu Satake before any of the
other enemy generals can scatter one of your allies.

Once the last of the allied commanders falls, victory is yours. Congratulations
on mastering Ieyasu Tokugawa's Story Mode!
VI. Ieyasu's Weapons
A. Cannon Spear
Base attack 21
Element, bonuses, and number of open slots will vary.

B. Fuse Pike
Base attack 31
Element, bonuses, and number of open slots will vary.

C. Boom Blade
Base attack 38
Element, bonuses, and number of open slots will vary.

D. Quake Maker
Base attack 48
Element: Fire
Bonuses: Musou +17, Attack +35, Defense +38, Speed +36, Luck +19

1. Obtaining the Quake Maker
Where to Get It: Battle of Sekigahara
How to Get It: Defeat all enemy generals except Mitsunari Ishida. Do not allow
any of them to defect.
Where It Is: In the hands of a supply team. It appears by the northwest strong-
hold and heads south.
How I Did It: As soon as the battle began, I went west and defeated Yoshitsugu
Otani, Hideie Ukita, and Tamehiro Hiratsuka to take some of the pressure off my
allies. I then made my way north and stopped Ginchiyo Tachibana from entering
the main camp. Magobei Fuse was scattered soon after I beat her, and the enemy
declared an all-out attack. I made my way south and slew Hiroie Kikkawa and
Ekei Ankouji as they advanced, then backtracked a little and intercepted
Hidetomo Mori, Masaie Natsuka, and Morichika Chosokabe, all of whom were coming
up the easternmost path. Tadakatsu Honda and Ina were both under heavy attack
at this point, so I headed west and saved Ina from Hideaki Kobayakawa and a
handful of other generals who were menacing her. Tadakastu's forces were routed
while I was helping her, so I made a quick jaunt to the northwest and fought
off Shigemasa Toda, Yoshihiro and Toyohisa Shimazu, and Musashi Miyamoto before
they could ransack the main camp. Sakon Shima and Mitsunari Ishida were doing
battle with Ina by now, so I raced back to her side and slew Sakon. The supply
team appeared in the northwest, so I rode off to intercept them and claim my
weapon. Mitsunari defeated Ina as I made my way back to the camp, but I cut him
down and avenged her. Using a Lv. 30 Ieyasu Tokugawa and Matsukaze, I was able
to secure the weapon and complete the battle in a little under 20 minutes.

The battle to obtain this weapon is intense, and not being able to make Mori,
Kikkawa, or Kobayakawa defect doesn't make it any easier. Sitting tight for the
first few minutes and waiting for Magobei Fuse to be defeated ensures that none
of the enemy generals will defect, but you might then be faced with over-
whelming odds when Mitsunari orders the all-out attack. Therefore, it's in your
best interests to take out a few generals early on. Don't take out too many,
though, or your army may gain the upper hand and defeat some of your foes be-
fore you can reach them. If the generals in the east are giving you headaches,
try defeating Ekei Ankouji AFTER you've dealt with Hidetomo Mori and Hiroie
Kikkawa. Leave the others alive to ensure that they'll be able to stop Fuse
from firing on Kobayakawa. When the enemy army charges, let Tadakatsu and Ina
defend the western and southwestern roads to the camp while you defend the
easternmost path. Once your side is clear, go and help them clean house. Give
no quarter to wounded generals and save after defeating each wave of enemies,
and the Quake Maker will soon be yours.

Remember that the Quake Maker, like all 4th weapons, can only be obtained in
Story Mode on Hard or Chaos difficulty.

2. Is it worth using?
Definitely! This weapon turns Ieyasu Tokugawa into a much speedier engine of
destruction and further augments his incredible defense. The fire element isn't
extraordinarily useful, but it's still a solid weapon overall. Unless you have
a 3rd weapon with some comparable attack, defense, and/or musou charge bonuses
and a lightning or demon element, you can't go wrong with Ieyasu's 4th weapon.
VII. Questions & Answers
Q: Why an Ieyasu Tokugawa FAQ?
A: It hadn't been done yet, and I think he's a fun character to use.

Q: You got all the characters' names backwards! You're an ignorant dolt who
knows nothing of Japanese!
A: Blame KOEI for that one. I know that they anglicized the names, but I also
know that most of the people who read this FAQ are going to be more used to
seeing the anglicized names than the original Japanese. Therefore, I decided to
use the anglicized names to keep the confusion to a minimum.

Q: I fulfilled the requirements to obtain Ieyasu's 4th weapon, but I didn't
get it! What gives?
A: Make sure that you've already cleared Ieyasu's Story Mode, that you're
playing his Story Mode on Hard or Chaos difficulty, and that you personally de-
feat all of the allied generals.

Q: Ieyasu Tokugawa's a fat asshole who deserved to die at Mitsunari Ishida's
A: That's not a question, though it certainly is questionable. Those sorts of
statements me wonder, however, how much differently Ieyasu would be perceived
today if he'd lost the battle of Sekigahara.

Q: Ieyasu's weapon is completely unrealistic. No one alive during the Warring
States period fought with a spear that shot cannonballs, flames, and lasers!
A: Of course not, but I don't think that kendamas, parasols, or extendable
gauntlets were especially popular weapons back then, either.

Q: Your FAQ sucks! I've crapped out better FAQs than this!
A: As soon as you find a way to upload excrement, you should post your wondrous
creation for all to see.

Q: I posted my FAQ, and everyone I know thinks it's better than yours! Your FAQ
really DOES suck!
A: Congratulations! I am in awe of your superior FAQ-writing skills! Now go

Q: This is the best FAQ I've ever read! You're a genius and a god among men,
and I want to know more about you so that I can immortalize you!
A: Yeah, I get that a lot. My contact info's listed below.

Q: <insert some question that has nothing to do with the FAQ here>
A: See the second sentence of my previous answer.
VIII. Special Thanks
I would like to thank...

...KOEI and Omega Force, for creating the Samurai Warriors series.
...Wikipedia (, for providing a
highly detailed biography of Ieyasu Tokugawa.
...Edward Chang, for his helpful and well-written Samurai Warriors 2 FAQs.
...CJayC of GameFAQs, for posting this FAQ.
...Leo Chan of Neoseeker, for posting this FAQ.
...Dennis of Super Cheats, for posting this FAQ.
...the folks at IGN, for posting this FAQ., for reading this FAQ.
IX. Contacting Me
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to mistake it for spam and delete it. I check my e-mail every day, so you
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with me that I decide to add to the FAQ. Rude, crass, or incomprehensible
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