Ishida Mitsunari – Skills and Talent Tree 2022

Ishida Mitsunari - Skills and Talent Tree 2022

Tragic Hero of Azuchi-Momoyama


Civilization: Japan


Ishida Mitsunari was a Japanese samurai and military commander of the late Sengoku period of Japan. He is probably best remembered as the commander of the Western army in the Battle of Sekigahara following the Azuchi-Momoyama period of the 16th century. He is also known by his court title, Jibu-no-sho.

Ishida Mitsunari met Toyotomi Hideyoshi when the former was still young and the latter was the daimyo of Nagahama. When Hideyoshi engaged in a campaign in the Chugoku region, Mitsunari assisted his lord in attacks against castles like the Tottori Castle and Takamatsu Castle (in present-day Okayama).

After Hideyoshi seized power, Mitsunari became known as a talented financial manager due to his knowledge and skill at calculation. From 1585 onward, he was the administrator of Sakai, a role he took together with his elder brother Ishida Masazumi. He was appointed one of the five bugyo, or top administrators of Hideyoshi’s government.

Ishida Mitsunari was a leader of bureaucrats in Hideyoshi’s government, and was known for his unbending character. Though Ishida Mitsunari had many friends, he was on bad terms with some daimyos that were known as good warriors, including Hideyoshi’s relatives Kuroda Nagamasa and Hacisuka lemasa. Additionally, the young warrior Kobayakawa Hideaki developed a grudge against Mitsunari as a result of rumors spread by Tokugawa Ieyasu. Toward the nd of Taiko Hideyoshi’s life, Hideyoshi ordered the execution of his heir Hidetsugu and the execution of his family, leaving his new heir to be the extremely young child Toyotomi Hideyori.

After Hideyoshi’s death, the conflicts in the court worsened. The central point of the conflict was the question of whether Tokugawa Ieyasu could be relied on as a supporter of the Toyotomi government, whose nominal lord was still a child, with actual leadership falling to a council of regents.

After the death of the respected “neutral” Maeda Toshiie in 1599, the conflict came to arms, with Ishida Mitsunari forming an alliance of loyalists to Toyotomi’s young heir to stand against Tokugawa. Mitsunari’s support largely came from the south and west of Japan, with the addition of the Uesugi clan in the north, while Tokugawa’s support came from central and northern Japan, but had influence and intimidation over some of the Western lords.

The titular head of the Western alliance was Mori Terumoto, but Mori stayed entrenched in his castle; leadership fell to Ishida Mitsunari in the field. In 1600, he besieged Fushimi Castle before marching into direct conflict with Tokugawa’s alliance at Sekigahara. A number of lords stayed neutral, watching the battle from afar, not wishing to join in the losing side. Tokugawa’s forces gained the edge in the battle, especially with the betrayal of Kobayakawa Hideaki to his side, and won the battle.

After his defeat, Ishida Mitsunari sought to escape, but was caught by villagers. He was beheaded in Kyoto. Other daimyos of the Western army, like Konishi Yukinaga and Ankokuji Ekei were also executed. After execution, his head, severed from his body, was placed on a stand for all the people in Kyoto to see. His remains were buried at Sangan-in, a sub-temple of the Daitoku-ji, Kyoto.

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Review of Commander Ishida Mitsunari:

  • Ways to obtain Mitsunari’s commander sculptures: Commander Sculpture Chest from Events (e.g. Symphony of Destiny), Golden Chest in Tavern.
  • Mitsunari gets a maximum of 55% (30% + 25%) gathering speed bonus for food/wood/stone/gold from his Gathering Talents – “Gathering Mastery” (+30% gathering speed for Food/Wood/Stone/Gold) and “Superior Tools” (+25% gathering speed of all resource types)
  • Mitsunari gets a maximum of 30% food gathering speed bonus and 20% wood/stone gathering speed bonuses from his skills (second skill).
  • Overall, before considering bonuses from equipment, Mitsunari gets 85% food gathering speed bonus and 75% wood/stone gathering speed bonuses. Mitsunari has the highest gathering speed for food resource amongst all commanders in RoK.
  • Mitsunari’s third skill provides 50% increased load of troops, which is useful when gathering in Alliance Mother Lode (typically for gold).
  • What commander level should your Mitsunari be? I would recommend leveling Mitsunari up to level 20 as soon as possible to unlock his third skill. Then, level him up to about level 40 to have enough points to allocate into Gathering Talents that boost gathering speed and march speed. However, it will cost you Dazzling Starlight Sculptures to level him up to level 40, which you may want to spend on other legendary commanders instead.

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Ishida Mitsunari Commander Skills:


Battle of Sekigahara
(active skill)
Rage requirement: 1000
For the next 3 seconds, troops led by this commander gain 10% increased attack and gain rage 10% faster.

Attack Bonus: 10%/15%/20%/25%/30%
Speed of Rage Gained: 10%/15%/20%/25%/30%

(passive skill)
Troops led by this commander gain 5% increased food gathering speed, and 3% increased wood and stone gathering speed.

Bonus Gathering Speed (Food): 5%/10%/15%/20%/30%
Bonus Gathering Speed (Wood): 3%/5%/10%/15%/20%
Bonus Gathering Speed (Stone): 3%/5%/10%/15%/20%

(passive skill)
Trooped led by this commander gain 10% increased load.

Load Bonus: 10%/20%/30%/40%/50%

(passive skill)
Troops led by this commander gain 5% increased health. When serving as secondary commander, troops also deal 5% increased skill damage.

Health Bonus: 5%/7%/9%/12%/15%
Skill Damage Bonus: 5%/7%/9%/12%/15%

Expertised: Honoring the Heavens
(passive skill)
Increase load of siege units by 30% and grants an additional 10% resources when gathering is complete.

Talent Tree for Ishida Mitsunari:


Ishida Mitsunari - Skills and Talent Tree 2022

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