SENGOKU BASARA 2 HEROES Skill List and Basic Gameplay FAQ Version 1.5b Written by tengumaru Version History: 1.0 (01/01/08): Release first version of the guide 1.2 (01/04/08): Corrected the name of one of Ieyasu's skills and corrected/added lots of information to others. 1.3 (01/08/08): Corrected names for two of Nobunaga's skills, one of Nagamasa's and added information about some others. 1.4 (01/15/08): More skill corrections. 1.5 (22/06/08): Added Basara Skills, quotes and corrections 1.5b (08/07/08): Added more content to the Basara Skills, tips for them. =============================================================================== Table of Contents =============================================================================== 1. Introduction (what this guide IS and ISN'T). 2. Gameplay Basics 2a. Controls 2b. In-game mechanics and terms 2c. Elemental properties 2d. The Priming System 3. Character's Moves List 3.1 Maeda Keiji 3.2 Date Masamune 3.3 Katakura Kojurou 3.4 Sanada Yukimura 3.5 Takeda Shingen 3.6 Sarutobi Sasuke 3.7 Toyotomi Hideyoshi 3.8 Takenaka Hanbei 3.9 Chousokabe Motochika 3.10 Mouri Motonari 3.11 Oda Nobunaga 3.12 Nouhime 3.13 Mori Ranmaru 3.14 Akechi Mitsuhide 3.15 Uesugi Kenshin 3.16 Kasuga 3.17 Maeda Toshiie 3.18 Matsu 3.19 Shimazu Yoshihiro 3.20 Honda Tadakatsu 3.21 Tokugawa Ieyasu 3.22 Itsuki 3.23 Zabii 3.24 Azai Nagamasa 3.25 Oichi 3.26 Honganji Kennyo 3.27 Houjou Ujimasa 3.28 Fuuma Kotarou 3.29 Imagawa Yoshimoto 3.30 Miyamoto Musashi 4. Future Updates 5. Contact 6. Acknowledgements and Thanks =============================================================================== 1. Introduction =============================================================================== Hello, and welcome to my Sengoku Basara 2 Heroes move list and basic gameplay guide - in fact, welcome to my first guide ever. Here you will find a complete list of romanized names for all of the skills in the game, some explanation of what they do, what properties they have and what changes they suffer upon a level up. In the future, I plan on adding more specific information such as range and cooldown, and also English translations for the skills' names. For the time being, though, this guide won't offer strategies involving the use and setup of these skills nor will suggest setups for the various situations you might encounter during the course of the game. For more specific information about the game you can check the excellent guides already available in the FAQs section. So sit back and enjoy. I had a great time working on this, and I really hope it helps you on your journey to become the number one of Sengoku Jidai. This is a work in progress, so please feel free to mail me with suggestions and the like. And yes, my English is terrible. =============================================================================== 2. Gameplay Basics =============================================================================== In the skill's descriptions I mention a lot a things, from buttons to specific terms, so I'd better explain all of them now. If you're already familiar with the game's controls and mechanics, please move on to the next section. --------------------- 2a. Controls For this guide, I'm using the basic buttons setup the game offers, which is: Square: Normal attacks Triangle: Special skills Circle: Basara Skills X: Jump R1: Defense/Parry/Reset camera R2: Reset camera L1: Change equipped skill L2: Sengoku Drive Start: Pause game Select: Taunt Note that this can be changed in the options menu. Even if you don't understand japanese, you can refer to The Giant Hoeruo's translation guide for directions. --------------------- 2b. In-game mechanics and terms Special Skill: The ones being explained in this guide. Used by default with the triangle button. You can equip two of them for each stage. Has no activation cost. Basara Skill: A special attack activated with the circle button. In order to use it, you must fill the Basara gauge, the blue bar located below the Life gauge. While the characters is performing his or her Basara Skill, he/she becomes invincible. Activating your Basara Skill while in Sengoku Drive results in a Extreme Basara Skill, that deals more damage. They also have some particularities depending on the mode you're playing: - In Tournament, Conquest, Story and Free modes, the enemies can't block but can (and will) dodge your Basara Attacks. - In Versus Mode, you can still receive damaging while performing a Basara Attack, and most of them can be blocked or even parried. Sengoku Drive (or Battle Drive): A special mode you can enter by pressing the L2 button, which makes your character almost invincible and powers ups all of his/her moves. For each 100 enemies you defeat, you gain a Sengoku Drive level (the maximum being three levels). The higher the level, the longer your Drive will last. Defense: Holding the R1 button makes your character guard. While guarding, you avoid most of the enemies' attacks, except for bombs. If you take too many hits while in this state, your defense crumbles and you'll be damaged normally. Evasion: Moving the control stick while defending makes your character do an evasive jump or roll. This can be made in any of the four directions. Parry: By pressing the R1 button at the exact time an enemy attacks you, you'll parry. When you do so, the screen will flash and the enemy will bounce back, becoming completely vulnerable for a while. Enemies do not parry your attacks. Note that you can also parry arrows, bullets and other projectlie attacks, like Matsu's Taroumaru. Taunt: Pressing the select button makes your character provoke nearby enemies, and can actually piss them off: bosses will have their Drive gauge filled faster (and will enter Sengoku Drive if possible) and normal soldier will attack. The payoff is that, if you do a taunt near any enemy, your Basara gauge will fill as well. ----------------------- 2c. Elemental Properties Since the first Sengoku Basara, some of the characters' weapons and skill has elemental properties. Those grew in SB2, and now there are a total of six possible elements with different effects. They are: Fire: Keeps dealing damage to the target for a while, even after the hit has landed. Ice: Freezes the targets, making them incapable of moving for some time. Darkness: Absorbs life of a killed target, adding it to your own. Note that the effect is activated only when you KILL the target, not every time you DAMAGE it. Wind: Makes nearby enemies lose balance and attracts them towards you. Electricity: Causes damage to the enemies that are near the one you've hit. Light: Makes easier to crumble an enemy defensive stance. Elemental properties of weapons and skills are shown trough icons placed next to their names. They're fairly easy to recognize. ----------------------- 2d. The Priming System In SB2 Heroes, Capcom adding the priming system, something that was already available (albeit in a different form) in Devil Kings. Basically, hitting an enemy with a priming skill makes them takes an additional hit for the remainder of the priming state. You know an enemy has been primed by looking at his life bar - yellow, in opposition to the normal white. The priming state only lasts a few seconds, so you need to try and hit primed enemies as much as you can. Priming skills have their names written with yellow borders. Here in this guide, they are signalized with a "(P)". =============================================================================== 3. Character's Moves List =============================================================================== Keys for reading the list: NAME OF THE CHARACTER Romanized name of the skill Description: What the skill does On Level Up: That changes the skill suffer when it (not the character) levels up. If there are no changes, it will be signed with a "--" (P) = Priming Skills (F) = Fire (I) = Ice (D) = Darkness (W) = Wind (E) = Electricity (L) = Light 3.1 MAEDA KEIJI Koi Tsudzuri Description: Keiji swirls his sword around himself, hitting and juggling enemies around him. Finishes with a hit forward, launching the foes. You can keep mashing the triangle button for added hits. On Level Up: The number of possible hits rise. Oshi no Itte (P) Description: A heavy forward attack that break shields and launch enemies far away. If you keep holding the triangle button, he will jump after the enemies in the air, and you continue hitting them with normal attacks On Level Up: The number of hits rise. Ukiyo no Koi (P) Description: Keiji launches nearby enemies in the air. If you hold the triangle button, he will jump after them and start pounding with his sword. On Level Up: The number of possible hits rise. Hitomebore Description: Keiji fuses the holding edge of his sword with its sheath, and then delivers a huge blow forwards. On Level Up: -- Koi no Kakehiki (P) Description: A series of hits that connect with each other. In other to continue the skill, you have to press the triangle button at the right time - when the flower symbol appears at the low part of the screen. You can cancel any part of Keiji's normal combo string (or his taunt or basara skill) into this skill, and it will change depending on when you do the cancel. Only some of the hits will prime. On Level Up: -- Koi no Arashi Description: Keiji charges up and shoots a cyclone that will lift enemies and keep hitting them. If you hold the triangle button before shooting, the cyclone will hit more times. On Level Up: You can keep charging for longer and make the skill more powerful. Yumegokochi Description: Keiji starts sleeping, which charges his Basara gauge. While doing this, you can control his little monkey to protect yourself. Getting hit cancels the skill. On Level Up: BASARA: "Kokkara ga honban!" ("Now it gets serious!") (W) Keiji does a powerful sword combo, then combines his huge sword with its sheath to deliver multiple circular hits. Obs.: Some people say that there's a bug that can make Keiji's Basara Skill last for any time you want. Each time you do a taunt, it would add one hit to the skill. If you do this for some time... ====================== 3.2 DATE MASAMUNE CRAZY STORM Description: Masamune continuously hit enemies around him with four swords. You can keep mashing the triangle button for added hits, and it ends launching the enemies forward. On Level Up: The number of possible hits rises. DEATH FANG (P) Description: Launch enemies in the air using three swords. If you hold triangle, Masamune will jump after them and continue hitting. On Level Up: -- JET-X Description: Masamune hits continuously with both hands and all six swords. You can mash the triangle button for more blows. On Level Up: The number of possible hits rises. MAGNUM STEP (E) Description: Masamune runs forward, doing an electric strike with his swords. It actually hits two times, and launches the enemies away on the second one. On Level Up: The skill will hit more times. PHANTOM DIVE Description: Masamune wipes nearby enemies with his six swords, then leaps forward and delivers one additional blow. Sends enemies flying away. On Level Up: -- WAR DANCE (P) Description: Masamune enters Rokusouryu state (six swords, no defense, no evasion) for a short period of time. If enemies are nearby when he pulls the swords, they are primed. You can also prime enemies by using the triangle button attack while in the special state. On Level Up: -- Obs.: You'll enter Rokusouryu state automatically after the end of his Basara skills. It only lasts for a while, though. HELL DRAGON (E) Description: An energy bolt that flies a great distance. If you hold triangle, you can charge it to make it more powerful. On Level Up: -- BASARA: (E) Masamune does a sword slashing sequence, pulling one blade at a time until all six are unsheathed. The last blow send nearby enemies flying away, and you get a "free" Rokusouryu state for a few seconds after it ends. ======================== 3.3 KATAKURA KOJUROU Gedandzuki (E) Description: Kojurou sticks one katana to the ground, dealing electric damage and immobilizing enemies. After that, he swings the other on a circle and sends them flying away. On Level Up: Skill action radius increases; hits more times. Sengetsu (E) Description: Similar to Masamune's Magnum Step, but you can charge it by holding the triangle button. On Level Up: From LV2 on, you can charge the skill, making it stronger. On LV MAX, you can press the triangle button one more time to deliver another blow. Gekkou (P) Description: Kojurou cuts upward, making enemies fly and priming them. If you keep pressing the triangle button, Kujurou will jump after the enemies, but if you hit triangle a second time instead, he sill cut downwards and pin enemies back to the ground. On Level Up: -- Midare Izayoi Description: Similar to Masamune's Crazy Storm. Kojurou will hit nearby enemies multiple times and send them flying away with the last blow. You can keep mashing the triangle button to make the skill hit more times. On Level Up: The number of possible hits rises. Oboro Zangetsu Description: Kojurou starts meditating. If you press triangle again, he will teleport to the back of the enemies that are in front of you and deal great damage. If you wait for Kojuro to sheathe his sword and sit completely, the blow will kill almost any enemy instantly. It does not, though, cause any decent damage to armored giants. While meditating, the Basara gauge will fill up gradually. On Level Up: -- Narukami (E) Description: Similar to Masamune's Hell Dragon. Shoots a lightning bolt towards the enemies. On Level Up: You can press the triangle button more times for added hits. Mudzuki Gokusatsu (P) Description: Enters Gokusatsu state for a 15 seconds. Like Masamune's Rokusouryu, Gokusatsu makes Kojurou stronger and changes his main combo string, but makes him incapable of blocking or dodging. Note that only the "flash" that happens when you activate this skill counts as a prime attack. On Level Up: -- Obs.: You can still enter Gokusatsu state "normally" by holding the square button. The difference is, while using the proper skill makes him go mad instantly, you will have to keep holding square for a while before the skill activates. There are three possible charging levels that will make him stay in this state during, 5, 10 and 15 seconds. It is worth noting that you can hold the square button while doing almost anything, incluing the Basara Skill animation. BASARA: (E) Kojuro does a short range sword combo and finished with a big electric blow that sends enemies flying away. It can be a little tricky with the handling though, since in the middle of it it seems like he is "dancing" or hitting the targets trough his sides. Anyway, I don't find it too good damage wise. draewon, from the GameFAQs boards, says: "even though its pretty weak,its pretty lenghty for a basara attack,which is the best way to charge his gokusatsu in the heat of battle,i think you can get a full charge if you press the square button a while before you start the basara,i maybe that's why capcom made his basara so difficult to hit". So there. ========================== 3.4 SANADA YUKIMURA Senryo Hanabi (F) Description: Yukimura gives two blows with his spears, than deliver one more blazing hits, sending enemies flying away. You can hold the triangle button to charge the power of this last hit. On Level Up: Charging time shortens. Rekka Description: Yukimura rapidly strikes forward with both spears, and sends enemies away with the last blow. You can keep mashing the triangle button for added hits. On Level Up: Number of possible hits increase. Daisharin (P) Description: Yukimura does a small jump, spinning both spears. This launches nearby enemies into the air. If you keep pressing the triangle button, he will jump after the enemies. On Level Up: -- Kouen (F) (P) Description: Yukimura charges and delivers a blazing punch, and delivers two more blows. You can charge the move to make it more powerful. On Level Up: Increase the number of hits. Suzakushou Description: Yukimura does a series of forward jumps, hitting the ground with both spears. Each time you press the triangle button with the right timing, he does another jump. On Level Up: Increase the number of possible jumps. Gurenkyaku Description: Yukimura hits the ground with his spears. If you press the triangle button continuously, he will grab them and start spin-kicking he nearby enemies. If you press the square button, he will do a fierce somersault kick. On Level Up: Skill power rises. Kaenguruma (F) Description: Yukimura will start spinning with his spears, damaging nearby enemies. He starts slow, but the "dance" will speed up with time. If you keep hitting the triangle button with the right riming (at each of Yukimura's spins) the move will continue. On Level Up: The number of possible spins rises. BASARA: "Moeyo, waga tamashii!" ("Burn, my spirit!") (F) Yukimura does a burning spear combo, also short-ranged, that damages every one around him. The last blow send enemies flying away. =========================== 3.5 TAKEDA SHINGEN Hayakikoto Kaze no Gotoku (P) Description: Shingen will do a spin, creating a tornado and launching nearby enemies in the air. You can hold the triangle button to make the move last longer, and is possible to move freely during the spin. On Level Up: Charging time shortens; adds more hits. Shizukaranaru Hayashi no Goktoku Description: While you're holding the triangle button, Shingen's life gauge will deplete gradually while your Basara gauge fills. On Level Up: Life to Basara exchange rate rises. Shinryakusuru Hi no Gotoku (F) Description: Similar to Yukimura's Kouen, but in this case Shingen only deals the flaming blow, not the entire combo. On Level Up: -- Ugokazarugoto Yama no Gotoku Description: Shingen hits the ground with his axe, making rock columns rise continuously from the ground, going forward. This skill cannot be blocked, and you can charge the triangle button for added range. Enemies will be launched in the air. On Level Up: -- Ugokukoto Kaminari no Furuuga Gotoku Description: A lightning strikes Shingen's side, rising a huge boulder. He then strikes with his axe, launching it forward. On Level Up: -- Shirigatakikoto Kage no Gotoku Description: Shingen poses like a bull and then rushes towards enemies, trampling them. You can keep the triangle button pressed for extra running distance. On Level Up: You can charge the skill for more time, making it more powerful. BASARA: "Kemono no hoeru ga gotoku!" ("Like a roar of a wild beast!") (F) Shingen roars, making several meteorites fall from the sky and damage any enemies in his field of vision. Note that the falling places of the rocks are completely random, and the initial roar damages nearby foes. While the meteorites fall you can control Shingen freely. Using this with his Basara Gauge-refilling skill (Shizukanaru...) makes this almost unfair, even at stages where Tadakatsu awaits for you. =========================== 3.6 SARUTOBI SASUKE Kagetsui no Jutsu Description: Sasuke launches his weapon forward, then rapidly follows it towards the hit enemy. On Level Up: Number of hits rises. Hikiyori no Jutsu (P) Description: Sasuke launches his weapon, moving it horizontally and then pulling it back. Hit enemies will be pulled as well. On Level Up: -- Eisen no Jutsu (D) (P) Description: Sasuke dives underground, moves forward, and then jumps back. The attack will launch enemies in the air. If you hold the triangle button he'll jump after the enemies. On Level Up: -- Obs.: You can cancel his skill into his "flying" move by pressing the jump button while in the air. Kumogakure no Jutsu Description: Sasuke uses a smoke bomb and becomes invisible to enemies. If there are enemies looking at you the moment you use the skill they will be blinded and lose sight of you. Does not affect bosses, and will cause little damage to enemies nearby. On Level Up: -- Utsusemi no Jutsu (D) Description: If you hit triangle the moment a enemies land a hit on you, Sasuke will disappear, reappear on air and deliver a descending strike. Note that you can Utsusemi from almost any move, except while jumping or during his Basara Skill. It will deliver one hit to normal soldiers and from 2 to 3 on machines and some giants. On Level Up: -- Kageate no Jutsu Description: Sasuke launches a spinning shadow that goes forward and hit several times. On Level Up: -- Bunshin no Jutsu Description: Sasuke creates two shadow clones. Each one count as another Sasuke, so it will be like you're attacking three times simultaneously. If you're hit, the clones disappear. On Level Up: -- BASARA: "Aite ga warukatta na!" ("You've picked the wrong opponent!") (D) Sasuke creates four shadows that surround him, and then all 5 start to spin, damaging everyone near. Enemies cought in the center of the skill will receive more damage, and you can move the whole group of Sasukes freely during this Basara. Position him well for insane ammounts of damage. ========================== 3.7 TOYOTOMI HIDEYOSHI Enbu Gouwa Description: Grabs a nearby enemy. If you press the square button, you'll use him like a weapon. If you press the triangle button, Toyotomi will throw him forwards. Grabbing itself does not damage the enemies. On Level Up: -- Kongou Hametsu (L) Description: Toyotomi punches the ground, damaging nearby enemies. If you hold the triangle button, the move will be powered up and the enemies will be launched on the air. On Level Up: You can charge the skill for more time, making it more powerful. Haijin Ranka Description: Toyotomi grabs an nearby enemy and starts spinning, hitting everyone around. After he stops, the grabbed soldier is thrown away. It deals more damage to the enemies around you than to the one you've grabbed. On Level Up: The number of possible hits rises. Sanshou Renka (P) Description: Toyotomi kicks up, launching enemies into the air. If you press the triangle or square button on more time, he will jump and pummel them back into the ground. One more press, and he will hit them again, sending them away. Only the kick counts a prime attack. On Level Up: -- Tenchi Sousou Description: Toyotomi runs towards a group of enemies, grabs and pile drives them. You can do it up to three times. On Level Up: Number of pile drives increase by one at each level, making a total of three. Denshou Rekki Description: Hideyoshi runs towards an enemy, wipes the floor with him and throws him away afterwards. On Level Up: -- Haja Shouten Description: Toyotomi delivers a series of fast punches, finishing with a fierce hit that sends nearby enemies flying away. The flash the happens when he is preparing the skill will stun soldiers, but not machines or giants. Can affect the Oni-armored-soldiers. On Level Up: Increase number of possible hits. BASARA: Hideyoshi does a punch and kick combo, rushes forward, grabs anyone in his way and does a very damaging and unblockable pile driver. If there's no target available for this, he will simply jump high and deliver a punch to the ground. You can control the direction of the combo and of his final jump. Obs.: Grab moves do not work on giants or machines. Obs 2.: The final attack of his Basara Skill is a grab. If there are no enemies nearby to do so, he will simply jump and deliver a powerful strike to the ground, damaging his surroundings. ========================== 3.8 TAKENAKA HANBEI Sasayakuyouni (D) (P) Description: Hanbei shoots his sword, enemies hit will be attracted towards him. If you keep pressing the triangle button, Hanbei will slash, push enemies away, and go torwards them instead, causing more damage. Only the very first hit of this skill counts as Dark damage. On Level Up: -- Hanayakani Description: Slashes rapidly enemies right in front of you. Mashing the triangle button will make him hit more times and increase the skill's area. On Level Up: Number of possible hits increases. Amaku Yawarakani Description: Hanbei turns his sword into a whip, sweep the enemies around him and send them into the air. On Level Up: On LV 2, you can continue hitting by pressing the triangle button. On LV MAX, you can do it with the square button too. Both attacks are different. Yami ni Tsutsumarete (D) Description: Hanbei charges up and makes blades fall from the sky. The more you charge, the more blades will rain. On Level Up: You can charge it for longer, making the skill more powerful. Inochi Taeruyouni Description: Hanbei turns his sword into a whip and starts running. Each time you press the square button he will do a high-speed slash. While in this state, you lose life gradually and the hits don't cause much damage. Pressing the square button while in the air will make Hanbei do a spin attack. On Level Up: -- Ikari wo Komete Description: Hanbei enters a special state where his number of hits and critical hit ratio increase for a little while. If you're hit during the effect of this skill, received damage will increase greatly. On Level Up: -- Obs.: The whip strike Hanbei does when activate this skill will paralize weak opponents. This doesn't affect bosses or stronger enemies. BASARA: "Kono saki niwa, boku no yume ga aru!" ("My dream is just past here!") (D) Hanbei jumps into the air and whips everyone around his field of view (and a little to the sides), even enemies in mid-long range. You can change his field of view during the animation of the skill, and the jumping animation from the start wil damage nearby enemies. =========================== 3.9 CHOUSOKABE MOTOCHIKA Tobi Description: Motochika "surfs" his anchor, doing a flying kick upwards. On Level Up: -- Shibaku (P) Description: Motochika uses a fishing net to immobilize enemies in front of him. On Level Up: The enemies will stay trapped for more time. Sabaki (F) Description: A double burning strike with the anchor. The last hit will send enemies flying away. On Level Up: Happa (F) Description: Motochika will start swinging his anchor, and his crew will cheer him while you keep the triangle button pressed. When you release it, he'll do a strong blow that will send enemies flying away. Fully charging it will send a wave of flames forward too. On Level Up: Possible charging time increases. Isshoku (P) Description: Motochika pulls uses a rod to "fish" enemies. Foes captured that way will drop money even if you're not in a combo. On Level Up: Quantity of money obtained increases. Gora (F) Description: Motochika punches nearby in their guts, making them duck. He then mocks them and kicks, now launching them away and gaining Basara. If you use the skill on machines he will not taunt, only kick, and will not fill his gauge. Basara gain depends on the type of enemy you hit, bosses being the best. On Level Up: -- Dokyuu (F) Description: Motochika rides his anchor like a skateboard. Each time you drift, it will send flames towards your enemies, damaging them. If you press the X button, he will do a flaming jump and land with more flames. If you press the triangle button again, he'll do a big jump, send lots of flames forwards, and then end the ride. The skill ends if you are hit as well. On Level Up: -- BASARA: "Kaizoku no ryuugi tte yatsu, oshieteyaruze!" ("I'll show you the style of the pirates!") (F) Motochika pounds his anchor to the ground, burning and stunning enemimes in front of him, then proceeding to a burning anchor and kicks combo that sends enemies flying away at the end. After this, he points at the distance and a cannonball explodes there. This hits everyone from mid to long range. =========================== 3.10 MOURI MOTONARI Sen no Te "Hatsu" (L) (P) Description: Trap skill. Motonari plants a land mine that will blow after a while, or when you do a taunt. You can plant up to 3 land mines. On Level Up: -- Kaeshi Te "Ten" Description: Motonari jumps, swinging his circular sword. Will launch enemies on air. On Level Up: -- Hajiki Te "Heki" (L) (P) Description: Trap skill. Motonari creates a circular energy wall that will send the enemies who touch it and arrows flying away. The more you hold the triangle button, the farthest the barrier will be created. You can set up to two barriers. On Level Up: On LV 2, the barrier will stay longer on the field. On LV MAX, you'll be able to create two of them; Nuki Te "Retsu" Description: Motonari spins his sword, delivering lots of hits, and then launches enemies in the air. Mashing the triangle button will make the skill hit more times. You can change the direction of the skill at any time with the analog stick/d-pad. On Level Up: The number of possible hits increases. Fuuji Te "Kai" (P) Description: Motonari swings his sword. Enemies hit that way will become his slaves and start to attack your enemies too. If you're hit, they come back to normal. The type of "enslavable" enemies depends on the skill level. You can also press the taunt button to make them go running torwards the enemies and explode themselves. On Level Up: The number of captured enemies increase. You can capture up to five of them, depending on the skill level. Ninja Masters, giants and other "special" kinds of units can only be captured with bigger skill levels. Kinji Te "Baku" (L) Description: Trap skill. Motonari throws a light circle forward, which starts big but gets gradually smaller. In this time period, enemies within the circle perimeter will keep being hit. On Level Up: Possible charging time gets longer. Obs.: The sword launching animation will damage nearby enemies and send them flying to the center of the circle. Doing this at the maximum chargeable level will cause great damage. BASARA: (L) Motonari does a slashing combo with his circular sword, damaging enemies near by. He then throws it up in the air, and it emits a shine that will hit foes around. =========================== 3.11 ODA NOBUNAGA Enrai Haruka Description: Nobunaga fires his shotgun, hitting enemies within close to medium range. Can fire up to ten times and be mixed with sword slashes. Between the seven first shoots, you can turn around freely. The three last ones are stronger, but slower and make Nobunaga a little vulnerable. On Level Up: -- Kyosousuru Kyouki (P) Description: Nobunaga rushes forward, striking enemies with his sword. If you keep holding the triangle button, he will launch them into the air and jump after them. On Level Up: -- Shouheki Shinkou Description: A short-ranged swipe using the cape. Will send enemies flying away. On Level Up: -- Yakusai no Toge (P) Description: Creates a series of spikes on the ground that hit multiple times and paralizes enemies. On Level Up: Number of hits and range increases. On LV MAX reaches almost the whole lenght of the screen. Ugatareru Shinkou (D)* Description: Nobunaga protects himself with his cape and delivers a series of hits coming from it. The more you mash the triangle button, the more hits. On Level Up: Number of possible hits increases. On LV MAX, the skill will deliver Dark elemental damage. Doukokusuru Tamashii (D) Description: After you turn this skill on, Nobunaga will absorb up to 4 souls of the enemies he defeats, making him gradually stronger. If you press the triangle button again, he will release the souls for massive damage on foes around him. When you get hit, the effect wares off and the souls cause added damage and will stun you. You can shoot even if you don't have any souls with you. Things that cancel this skill besides taking damage are mounting a horse, activating his Basara Skill or pressing L1. On Level Up: -- Shini Itaru Yamai (D) Description: Turning this skill on makes Nobunaga drain life from enemies around him, the closer they are, the more you drain. You'll also frighten nearby enemies, but in order to affect bigger ones, you need to hit them a little first. On the other hand, your life will deplete constantly, your defense stats will suffer a huge drop, you can't block and you'll be able to just walk slowly, not run. You can still attack normally, causing moderate damage, and taunt. On Level Up: -- BASARA: "Izaya hirakan, meiten no mon!" ("Let be open the gates of hell!") Nobunaga swings his cape around, damaging all enemies around. The last blow sends them flying away. ============================ 3.12 NOUHIME Kurosekieki Description: A roundhouse kick that sends enemies flying away. On Level Up: -- Kougyo no Chou Description: Nouhime launches enemies in the air with a big gun. If you mash the square button afterwards, she will start shooting those enemies. On pressing the triangle button again, she will shoot with the rifle. On Level Up: -- Orochi no Kou Description: Gatling gun attack. Not very strong, but can hit enemies far away, and If you keep pressing the triangle button rapidly, she will continue shooting. If you shoot until the bullets end, you'll have to wait a while to start attacking again. On Level Up: Shooting time extends and gun gets bigger. Kichou no Mezame (P) Description: A melee combo of several hits that, in the end, sends the enemies nearby flying away. The combo goes on if you keep mashing the triangle button. On Level Up: -- Watatsumi no Nageki Description: A bazooka shoot that travels the ground and hits enemies from below. Can shoot several times. On Level Up: Increases the number of possible shots. Akizu no Watari Description: Locks the camera forwards, making Nouhime strafe instead of turning around. Koutenshi no Mai (F) Description: Powerful melee combo that hits all enemies nearby. Has a long recovery time. Cannot be interrupted. On Level Up: -- BASARA: "Oshioki no jikan ne" ("It's time for your punishment") Nine targets form a square beneath Nouhime and laser beams emerge from each one of them, damaging enemies. The beams push enemies away though, so if they're near the borders of the square they won't receive much damage. =========================== 3.13 MORI RANMARU Samidare Description: Ranmaru charges up and shoots an arrow that travels forward. Can be charged up for shooting more arrows. You also can aim where you want the arrow to go. On Level Up: Increases the number of arrows Ranmaru shoots at the same time. Can be up to five. Nijikake (E)* Description: Ranmaru shoots himself the the bow, flying towards enemies and causing damage. Can be charged up for a stronger attack and more flight time. On Level Up: Possible charging time increases. On LV MAX, the skill counts as an Electrical attack. Aogi Yumi (P) Description: Ranmaru launches nearby enemies in the air with his bow, then shoots upwards. Mashing the triangle button will make the attack last longer. On Level Up: Number of possible hits increases. Gourai (E) (P) Description: Ranmaru shoots an arrow up, and a lightning bolt hits the ground a while later. On Level Up: -- Shiden Description: Ranmaru shoots and arrow that bounces on enemies and walls, hitting the targets several times. The spin that Ranmaru does before shooting counts as a melee attack, and you keep several arrows bouncing around at the same time. On Level Up: The arrow keeps bouncing for a longer period of time. Souya Description: Ranmaru shoots four big arrows that travel a long distance and deal great damage. Has a slight homing porperty, but will spin out of control sometimes (causing even more damage). If there's enemies around while Ranmaru is preparing the arrows, they will get hit. On Level Up: -- Ryuseiu Description: Ranmaru jumps and starts shooting arrows like crazy downwards. Pressing the triangle button continuously makes him shoot more arrows. Light enemies will get juggled, thus reducing the damage caused to them - and this means bosses in Sengoku Drive, giants and machines will take it fully. You can change the direction of the skill with the analog stick/D-Pad. On Level Up: Number of possible hits increase. BASARA: "Men'tama hiraite yoku miroyo!" ("Open your eyes wide and see!") Ranmaru does a little jump to the side and shoots upwards, making rain a lot of arrows that damage nearby enemies. They won't get pushed away or anything, so it ends up dealing very decent damage. Watch out when you unleash this one, though: the way Ranmaru jumps and the camera spins, you may miss the intended target. =========================== 3.14 AKECHI MITSUHIDE Enkonteki Zangeki Description: Mitsuhide swings his blades, hitting the nearby enemies' feet. On Level Up: -- Koutsuuteki Kyushutsu (D) Description: Gradually absorbs life from the hit enemy or ally. On Level Up: Increases speed of absorption. Shodouteki Houyou Description: Mitsuhide cuts the enemies' feet, connects a combo and then sends them into the air with his last blow. On Level Up: -- Jusoteki Chitoge (D) (P) Description: Mitsuhide throws spikes that paralyze nearby enemies. On Level Up: -- Kutsujokuteki Oiuchi Description: Mitsuhide cuts nearby enemies' feet, and starts walking and slicing the ground. You can mash the triangle button to keep him walking and slashing. On Level Up: -- Shuugoteki Gaikotsu Description: Mitsuhide calls upon an armor of flying skulls that protects him through ony one hit. If you press triangle again, he will release the skulls and scare away normal soldiers. Note that you can still access and use your other equipped skill even with the barrier on. On Level Up: -- Ingateki Ouhou Description: Mitsuhide will pose and provoke nearby enemies for a while. During this period all attacks he receive will be converted in one single counter-cut. On Level Up: -- BASARA: "Tamaguraki nageki no utayo!" ("A soul-eating song of sorrow!") (D) Mitsuhide does a stare that scares nearby enemies, sending them to the ground, waits a little while and then proceeds to a scythe slashing combo. Only weak soldiers are affected by the first part of the skill, while other enemies can move freely while Mitsuhide is "loading" his strikes. Not too useful. ========================== 3.15 UESUGI KENSHIN Shin'en (P) Description: Kenshin shoots a flying blade that travels a great distance. On Level Up: Blade width increases. Shinzan Description: Kenshin teleports forward, delivering a fierce strike and sheathing the sword afterwards. On Level Up: You can press the triangle button to make Kenshin do two more rushes. Shinretsu Description: A multi-hit slice with short range. The last blow launches enemies far away. On Level Up: The number of possible hits increase. Shinkyou Description: Kenshin does a defensive stance and counters if someone hits him. On Level Up: The number of hits of the counter-attack increases. Shinjin (I) (P) Description: Kenshin creates a ice wall around him, freezing nearby enemies. On Level Up: -- Shinsoku Description: Kenshin starts running fast. Each time you press the square button, he will swing his sword, hitting nearby enemies without stopping. You can end the skill prematurely pressing the triangle button again. On Level Up: Skill lasts longer. BASARA: "Onteki taisan!" ("Destroy my sworn enemies!") (I) Kenshin swings his blade rapidly, creating icicles around him. Then he sheathes it and make them explode, damaging affected enemies. The first part of the skill will freeze any foes in its range. ========================== 3.16 KASUGA Mitsugi: Getsurin Description: Kasuga spins upside-down, hitting all nearby enemies. The last hit send them flying away. You can control the course of the skill to pursue the targets. On Level Up: The number of possible hits increase. Mitsugi: Anshou (P) Description: Kasuga covers an area with her strings, hitting several times enemies who enters it. If you press the triangle button one more time, she will break the strings and deal aditional damage. On Level Up: -- Mitsugi: Byakuya (P) Description: Kasuga dives underground, moves forward, and then jumps back to the ground. The attack will launch enemies in the air. If you keep pressing the triangle button, she will jump after them. On Level Up: -- Obs.: You can cancel his skill into her "flying" move by pressing the jump button while in the air. Mitsugi: Kagerou (L) Description: If you hit triangle the moment a enemies land a hit on you, Kasuga will disappear, reappear on air and deliver a descending strike. Almost any move (besides her Basara Skill) can be canceled into a Kagerou. It will deliver one hit to normal soldiers and from 2 to 3 on machines and some giants. On Level Up: -- Mitsugi: Rakusei (P) Description: Kasuga throws her kunai, pulling enemies in her direction. On Level Up: The number of thrown kunai increases. Mitsugi: Mikagami Description: Kasuga launches a spinning shadow that goes forward and hit several times. On Level Up: -- Mitsugi: Gunkei (L) Description: Kasuga launches a series of flying lights that hit enemies automatically and randomly after activation. You can hold the triangle button for more lights. On Level Up: Possible charging time increases. BASARA: "Kore ga watashi no subete!" ("This is all of me!") (L) Kasuga disappears and starts teleporting around, hitting enemies with her kunai and strings. This skill has a very short hit range, but you can direct Kasuga's teleports for better efficiency. It's still tricky to make it hit right though. =========================== 3.17 MAEDA TOSHIIE Higuchi no Rendan (F) Description: Toshiie spits several balls of fire that go bouncing on the direction you are facing and hits the targets multiple times. Mashing the triangle button will make him spit more of them. On Level Up: The number of fireballs increase. Koi, Taka yo! (P) Description: Toshiie whistles, calling for a falcon that comes flying in his direction and attacking enemies from behind. On Level Up: The number of falcons increase. Honnou no Dageki Description: Toshiie blows enemies away with his spear. Can be charged with the triangle button. On Level Up: -- Yasei no Zangeki (P) Description: Toshiie launches nearby enemies in the air with his spear. On Level Up: -- Kemono no Rengeki (F)* Description: Toshiie launches nearby enemies in the air and then pokes them multiple times with his spear. On Level Up: The number of possible hits increases at each level. On LV MAX, the skills gets Fire elemental properties. Honooo no Chouyaku (F) Description: Toshiie leaps forward, swinging his spear vertically, and lands with a fierce hit to the ground. On Level Up: -- BASARA: (F) Toshiie drinks his special...something, and does a damaging fire breath. You can direct the flame with the directional stick. Range is medium, but the foes will get well-done. Har har. =========================== 3.18 MATSU Tobe, Taroumaru! (P) Description: A falcon fly towards the enemies, landing multiple hits and launching them away. Pressing the triangle button again while the falcons are still onscreen will make them go away, then Matsu will re-summon them. On Level Up: The number of falcons increase. Obs.: Will push even Tadakatsu away. Yeah, it's that strong. Koryu Suiseidzuki Description: Matsu delivers multiple fast hits with the rear end of her halberd, like Kenshin's 'Shinretsu'. The last blow sends enemies flying away. On Level Up: Number of possible hits increase. Ike, Jiroumaru! (P) Description: Beast skill. Summons a boar that runs in zigzag, trampling enemies on its way. On Level Up: Boar gets bigger, stronger. Koryu Amakakeboshi (P) Description: Matsu rushes forward, doing a halberd combo and launching enemies in the air with the last blow. You can mash the triangle button for added hits. On Level Up: The number of possible hits increase. Tomero, Saburoumaru! (P) Description: Beast skill.Summons a bunch of moles that prevents nearby enemies from moving. On Level Up: The number of appearing moles increase. The whole move hits enemies, including the summoning part, where Matsu is swinging her naginata. Koryu Ama no Seiun (W) Description: Matsu swings her halberd around, sucking enemies in and hitting them multiple times. She then creates a small tornado and launches them away. On Level Up: The number of possible hits increase. Ikare, Goroumaru! Description: Beast skill.Summons a bear that frightens/stuns even bosses with its roar, and then slashes around with his claws. If there's no enemies around, it will not attack. You can only have one bear onscreen. On Level Up: The bear attacks more times. BASARA: "Koi, Shiroumaru!" ("Come, Shiroumaru!") Matsu summons a white wolf that teleports around striking everyone in your sight range. Note that this is a "Beast Element" skill, and as such you can increase its damage by equipping Matsu's PI. Obs.: All "Beast Skills" can have their damage increased by equipping Matsu's PI. ========================== 3.19 SHIMAZU YOSHIHIRO Jigenryu Gekishou (E) (P) Description: Yoshihiro does a vertical spin attack with his sword, striking two times and paralizing enemies for a while. On Level Up: -- Jigenryu Rokushin Description: Yoshihiro rushes forward, swinging his sword horizontally and launching enemies away. On Level Up: -- Jigenryu Kappa (P) Description: Yoshihiro does a "Ka!" scream, frightening weak soldiers. Doesn't work on any of the Versus modes. On Level Up: -- Jigenryu Takanami Description: Launches enemies in the air with a tornado. On Level Up: Lenght of the shockwave increases. Jigenryu Dangan Description: A fierce strike that can kill any enemy (including bosses) with only one hit. But takes forever to charge, and while doing so you are completely vulnerable. Depending on the situation, it can just halve the target's life or empty his gauge, leaving the enemy with 1 life. Being in Sengoku Drive raises the chance of a one-hit kill. On Level Up: -- Jigenryu Raijin (E) Description: Launches an electricity beam forwards. Can be charged for more power and hits, but range will decrease. On Level Up: Possible charging time increases. BASARA: Yoshihiro does a sequence of head-splitting strikes forward and finishes with a upward slash followed by a lighning bolt. ========================= 3.20 HONDA TADAKATSU Totsushin Keitai Description: Tadakatsu rushes forward his his drill-spear. Can be charged up for more damage and range. You can use it with other of his support skills for special effects. On Level Up: -- Kidou Keitai Description: Rockets pop up from Tadakatsu's back, making him move faster (but becoming more difficult to "drive") for a short period of time. If you use it with Totsushin Keitai, Tadakatsu will fly really fast. On Level Up: Moving speed rises. Bougyo Keitai Description: Tadakatsu get shields, rising his defense stats for a short period of time. On Level Up: -- Kougeki Keitai Description: Two cannons pop up from Tadakatsu's back and stand there for a short period of time. They have good range and destructive power, and you fire them by pressing the triangle button. On Level Up: -- Engo Keitai (E) (P) Description: Three small bits start hovering around Tadakatsu. When you press the square button, they start firing lasers at the nearest target. You can combine this effect with Totsushin Keitai, making Tadakatsu trample his enemies with a plasma drill. On Level Up: -- Denji Keitai (E) Description: Tadakatsu creates an energy field around him, damaging constantly everyone around him and himself. You turn it off by pressing the triangle button again. On Level Up: -- BASARA: "Owari ni shiro, Tadakatsu!" ("End this, Tadakatsu!") (E) This is a real cheap one. Tadakatsu floats in the air and makes lightning fall all around the screen and deal ridiculously high ammounts of damage to every thing. Maybe only enemies right behind him will not be shocked into oblivion. The starting animation of this skill (when Tadakatsu jumps) will damage enemies around him in a very large radius. =========================== 3.21 TOKUGAWA IEYASU Honda Tadakatsu Shutsugeki Seyo (E) Description: Ieyasu rides on Tadakatsu's back and while you move, he will fire with his two cannons. When the time is up, Tadakatsu will rush forward, trampling everything on his way. You can make him trample anytime by pressing the triangle button again. This attack only has an Electric elemental property during the summoning animation (the yellow flash that happens when Ieyasu calls Tadakatsu). While pressing the square button to shoot, Ieyasu will swing his spear reflecting projectiles. On Level Up: Tadakatsu stays longer in the field. Obs.: If you're using Ieyasu's Personal Item, the cannonballs will become plasma shots and cause Electrical damage. Bouboubou (P) Description: Ieyasu beats his spear to the ground, and launches enemies on the air. If you keep the triangle button pressed, he will chase them. On Level Up: -- BASARA: "Tadakatsu, me ni mono wo miseteyare!" (E) ("Tadakatsu, show something for everyone to see!") Same as Tadakatsu's Basara. The only difference is that, after the lightning, Tadakatsu will rush forward, trampling everything on its way. And Tadakatsu pops out of the ground, so yeah. The starting animation of this skill (when pops out) will damage enemies around him in a very large radius. ============================ 3.22 ITSUKI Yukikaki Ondo (P) Description: Itsuki throws enemies in the air with her hammer. If you keep the triangle button pressend, she will jump and pummel them into the ground. On Level Up: -- Matsuribayashi Description: Itsuki spins her hammer around her, damaging enemies and sending them flying away. On Level Up: -- Orasachikara (P) Description: Itsuki throws her hammer away and fights bare handed for a while. Her normal attack string changes and you can move faster while in this state. Her jump charge will make her change into a snowman (woman?), and has an Ice elemental property. If you stay unarmed for too long, her hammer will come back flying and hit her in the head, stunning her. To avoid this, bring the hammer back by pressing the triangle button again. On Level Up: -- Obs.: You cannot use your Basara Skill during Osarachikara. If you're without your hammer because of Itsuki's Personal Item and activate Basara, she will just scratch her head. You also won't be able to do any other skills if you throw the hammer away without using the PI. Yuki Korogashi (P) Description: Rolls a huge snowball torwards enemies. Can be used while unarmed. On Level Up: -- Obs.: Can still be used without the hammer. Daikanpa (I) Description: Itsuki spins her hammer, freezing enemies around her. On Level Up: Enemy freezing wave stays longer on the field. Obs.: Can still be used without the hammer. Mochitsuki Taikai (P) Description: Itsuki hits the ground with a fierce blow, launching enemies into the air. If you hold the triangle button, the hammer will grow and you'll cause more damage. On Level Up: -- Obs.: If you're using her joke (7th) weapon, the screpter will transform instead of growing. Yukidaruma Keihou (I) Description: Itsuki makes snowmen fall from the sky. On Level Up: The number of raining snowmen increases. BASARA (I) Itsuki does a series of swings with her huge hammer. For each spin, the speed of the hits rise. ============================= 3.23 ZABII Honoo Are (F) Description: Zabii shoots with his both bazookas, damaging enemies in middle-range. You can change the directions of the shots and fire continuously by pressing the triangle button. The skill has a bit of cooldown time after each 3rd shot. Enemies right behind Zabii will be sucked in and blown away. On Level Up: -- Inori Are Description: Zabii starts singing and dancing, damaging and stunning everyone around him. Will not stun bosses or giants. On Level Up: -- Tenbatsu Are (F) Description: Zabii sets up three mini-exploding-Zabii around him. They stay there for a little while even if no one steps on them but if someone does, they land multiple hits and then blow up. On Level Up: Attack power of the skill increases. Totsugeki Are (F) Description: Zabii uses his bazookas to fly towards his enemies, trampling them. You can keep the triangle button pressed to make him fly farther. On Level Up: Possible charging time increases. Kasou Are (F) Description: Zabii hovers above the ground and burn everyone under him with flamethrowers. On Level Up: Flight distance increases. Tenshi Are Description: Zabii summons angels that acts like shields for him. They last only one hit, and you can press the triangle button again make them attack once - thus making them go away. On Level Up: -- Megumi Are Description: Zabii slaps nearby enemies. If it connects, makes the enemies drop money. On Level Up: -- BASARA: "ZA-BEEEEEEEEAM!" Zabii pulls out a big laser cannon, fire a couple of shots, and then throws it away. You can change your aim with the directional stick, and the final throwing part deals damage too. I really don't know how to use this properly. draewon, from the GameFAQ boards, says: "simple solution,do not aim at all when the basara is activated,aim before that,and all 3 hits will connect, this is one of the most powerful basara in the game,with the sengoku drive active you can kill pretty much anything onscreen except for maybe lv3 tadakatsu on komaki nagakute(the final throwing part also hurts a lot if you manage to hit someone with it),no comment about VS mode yet since i rarely play as zabii at vs mode,he has awful dueling ability with his skills(which is pretty slow aside from the bazooka)" ============================== 3.24 AZAI NAGAMASA Kizan - Juumonji (L) Description: Nagamasa does a cross-shaped cut, the second one launching enemies in the air. If you hold the triangle button, he will chase them. On Level Up: On LV 2, the skill starts shooting a shockwave that hits enemies on distance. On LV MAX, the shockwave becomes stronger. Kouyoku - Hikoudan (P) Description: Nagamasa throws his shield, which does a circular movement and returns to him. Enemies hit will be primed. If you charge it, it will hit more times, become more powerful, cover more area and bring the enemies near you. On Level Up: -- Tenkuu - Resshouken Description: Nagamasa launches enemies upwards. If you hold the triangle button, he will jump after them. You can connect his special kick (triangle on air) afterwards. On Level Up: -- Katsumoku - Totsugekishin Description: Nagamasa rushes forwards, delivering two strong blows. The second one will launch enemies away. On Level Up: The number of hits increase. Riryoku - Soukou (L) (P) Description: Nagamasa calls on the powers of justice. If you press the square button after activating the skill, his shield will get stronger for some time. If you press triangle, the bonus goes to your sword. Note that only the moment you activate the skill primes enemies. You can't activate both upgrades at the same time. On Level Up: The power-up effects lasts longer. Obs.: Nagamasa's Personal Item gives him Sousou's sword bonus "for free", but the effect lasts for only three minutes. While in Tournament Mode, this timer resets at every round. Mugon - Sokusatsu (L) Description: Nagamasa does a series of four continuous slashes. To make him do them all, you have to press the triangle button with the right timing. You have half a second between each hit. On Level Up: -- Obs.: Most people say the timing before tha fourth and last hit is a little longer than the others. I think they're all the same myself but yeah, the timing is fairly simple to figure out anyway. BASARA: "Kagayake, waga tsurugi!" ("Shine, my sword!") (L) Nagamasa does a sword combo. After several hits, he draws an 'X' of light in front of him and shoots it forward, damaging everyone on its way. ============================== 3.25 OICHI Idake Waga Mune (P) Description: Oichi swings her naginata, priming nearby enemies and bringing them close. On Level Up: -- Hirake Ne no Kuni (D) Description: The hands of the dead appear around Oichi, damaging continuously soldiers around her. On Level Up: -- Furue Waga Se Description: Oichi swings her naginata, launching nearby enemies away. On Level Up: At each gained level, the number of hits increase. At LV MAX, the attacks gains Dark elemental property. Kitare Ne no Yami (D) Description: Oichi summons the hands of the dead in front of her. They stay there for a while, hitting near enemies, and then rushes forward, delivering a final fierce blow. On Level Up: -- Kurae Kare no Harawata Description: Oichi swings her naginata upwards, launching enemies into the air. If you press the square or triangle buttons again, she will swing them again, delivering more hits. On Level Up: Number of possible hits increase. Umeke Shi no Hana (D) Description: Similar to Nobunaga's "Shini Itaru Yamai". Nearby enemies will have their life drained (but yours will keep depleting with time), and they'll also be frightened, but in order to affect the bigger ones, you have to hit them a little first. You can't block, can taunt, and you can't cancel the skill - it only ends with time, if you die, or if you activate her Basara Skill. You'll walk slowly and won't be able to block or dodge while the skill is on. On Level Up: -- BASARA: "Yurushite ne" ("Please forgive me") (D) Ichi falls to the ground, stunning nearby enemies. She then does a naginata combo, and then her "dark tentacles" start hitting the enemies, pushing them forward. Make sure you have some space in front of you before activating this skill, or else this last part just won't do much damage (as there won't be space for the arms to hit). Obs.: It is worth noting that the effectiveness of "Hirake Ne no Kuni", "Kitare Ne no Yami", "Umeke shi no Hana" and the Basara Skill depends on how much life Oichi has left. The nearest she is to death, the stronger these attacks will be. ============================== 3.26 HONGANJI KENNYO Yakudousuru Taikinmaku Description: Kennyo gives a wrestling-style double flying kick. If you use this skill while running, you'll land more hits from the jump momentum, but will have to wait for Kennyo to get up again. If done while standing still he will do a jump backwards, eliminating the cooldown. The kick will send enemies flying away. On Level Up: -- Tokusen Kinnikutama (E) (P) Description: Honnganji eats a special pill and enters a state where his attacks will be stronger, his defense will weaken, and he'll move a little faster. Attacking with the triangle button while in this state will launch enemies away. Note that only the initial "explosion" caused on the moment of the ingestion of the pill primes enemies. On Level Up: Special state duration gets longer. BASARA: (L) Kennyo launches waves of money to the left, to the right, and then makes an explosion of coins. Each one of those causes damage to enemies around him. Obs.: Kennyo's taunt move makes him dig the ground. You can find little sums of money in random spots of the stage that way. Obs 2.: Kenno's PI makes him invincible while drinking the Kinnikutama and/or recoverning from the dropkick. ============================== 3.27 HOUJO UJIMASA Houjoke Hyouketsu Ougi (I) (P) Description: Ujimasa spins his spear over his head, delivering multiple hits, and then hits the ground, raising columns of ice. After a while, he pulls the spear, hitting nearby enemies again. If used while Saikoukyuu is activated, the time needed for Ujimasa to pull the spear back gets smaller. On Level Up: The number of ice columns that rise from the ground increases. Houjoke Saikoukyuu (P) Description: Ujimasa puts a burning medicine over his head and lits it. While the medicine is burning, his movements gets faster, but his defense weakens. You can also press the triangle button again to make him throw the medicine on the enemies, or access his other skill and use it normally. Note that nearby enemies are only primed the moment he lits the medicine. On Level Up: Duration of the medicine gets longer. BASARA: "Gosenzosama! Hum? Nanja?" ("Honorable Ancestors! Hum? What the?") Big, ghostly heads of Ujimasa's ancestors starts haunting him and do damage to everyone around. He'll keep crawling around, so you can take the damage with you wherever you go. Obs.: Ujimasa's PI will make Saikoukyuu last WAY longer. It's almost mandatory. ============================== 3.28 FUUMA KOTAROU Shitsu Description: Fuuma rushes forward, hitting with two big shuriken. Enemies will be launched away. On Level Up: Number of hits increases. Chou (P) Description: A spinning leap upwards. If you hold the triangle button, the spin will last longer and Fuuma will stay on air. On Level Up: -- San (W) Description: Fuuma turns into a cloud of shuriken, hitting nearby enemies multiple times. On Level Up: Number of hits increases; skills lasts longer. Kou (W) Description: Fuuma disappears and reappears above the nearest enemy. If the foe is on the ground, Fuuma will grab his neck, spin him around and toss him forward. If he is on air, it turns into a combo that damage only one enemy. Can also be used to attack airborne enemies. On Level Up: Skill gets stronger. Sen Description: Fuuma throws a big shuriken forwards. On Level Up: LV 2 makes it possible to control the movements of the shuriken with the D-Pad while holding the triangle button. On LV MAX, the shuriken gets bigger. BASARA: "..." Kotaro does a couple of hand signs, and then proceed to a fast sword and kicks combo. In the end of it, he'll pull two huge shurikens (like the ones you get from the last level of "Sen") and throw them forwards. You can control the direction of the whole process. As well pointed in the GameFAQs boards: weakest. freaking. Basara. Seriously, the big shurikens at the end of it cannot even defeat grunts in extreme difficulty. ============================= 3.29 IMAGAWA YOSHIMOTO Kimagure Ukisen (P) Description: Imagawa aims and shoots a fan forwards. It hits enemies on his way several times, and you can keep pressing the triangle button to make it fly farther. Will juggle enemies on full charge. On Level Up: The number of fans Yoshimoto shoots increases. Nanairo Harebutai (L) Description: Imagawa starts dancing, hitting enemies around him multiple times. The last blow sends them flying away. On Level Up: The number of possible hits increase. BASARA: "Korezo kirameki, shinsekai!" ("This is a glittering new world!") A mirror ball will drop from the ceiling and, well, Yoshimoto will start dancing, dealing damage to everyone around him. After the dance, the globe will stop spinning, sparks will fall to the ground (causing more damage and attracting nearby enemies), and the ball will fall and explode, causing further damage. ============================= 3.30 MIYAMOTO MUSASHI Nitenichiryu Hissatsu Fukurodataki Description: Musashi beats nearby enemies with his both weapons multiple times. In the end, he launches himself forwards. Mashing the triangle button makes the skill lasts longer. On Level Up: The number of possible hits increase. Nitenichiryu Oku no Te Description: Musashi throws several stones forwards. You can determine the direction of the stones with the directional button. Mashing the triangle button makes him throw more stones. On Level Up: The number of rocks Musashi throws increase. BASARA: Musashi throws sand forward, stunning enemies around. He then pulls a huge bat from inside his pants and delivers a very damaging blow that will send targets flying away - the bat will break. For the finishing grace, he'll throw the rest of the club forward, hitting at long range and causing insanely high damage. Really, I think the last part is the most damaging one. You can control the direction in any of those steps. Obs.: Musashi's taunt move (a.k.a the spit) is the only way he can prime enemies besides the moment you activate Sengoku Drive. =============================================================================== 4. Future Updates =============================================================================== Like I've mentioned before, this guide is a work in progress. Being so, I plan to add more things in the future, such as: - Translations for the skills' names - Ratings for range and cooldown - Recommended skill setups - General comments on the skills - Write in better English Please feel free to suggest any other kind of content by mailing me. I really have no idea when I'm gonna add this on the guide, but I'll try my best. =============================================================================== 5. Contact =============================================================================== If you have any suggestion, correction or comment to make about this guide, feel free to mail me at: thekazekage (at) gmail (dot) com. And yeah, I know my English is terrible. Don't even bother mailing me about this, I'll just delete your message. If someone wishes to rewrite the guide with proper English, though, I'll be more than happy. =============================================================================== 5. Acknowlegdements and Thanks =============================================================================== I'd like to thank: Capcom, for making this game Hiroyuki Kobayashi, for liking the Basara series more than Devil May Cry Myself, for finally writing a guide for a game I love My girlfriend Agnes, for playing Conquest mode with me (very well) and helping to level up the characters. GameFAQs board members The Giant Hoeruo, DDT213 and draewon for their support. draewon (again) and Cooledge for great help with skills descrptions. Murasaki1800 for romanization corrections Klarc for explaining Zabii's last skill OboroTennosuke, for providing great translations for many things in the game. Thanks for playing and buy the goddamn original game. =============================================================================== 6. Legal =============================================================================== Copyright 2007, 2008 Fernando Mucioli This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. Sengoku Basara is a copyright of Capcom. I am not affiliated with Capcom in any way nor is this document an official guide authorized by Capcom.