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Date Masamune

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General Info
HP Amrita Location
?? ?? The One-Eyed Dragon's Castle
Defenses
Weak Resistant Immune
Fire
Lightning
Water
Wind
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Date Masamune is a Boss in Nioh.

 

Date Masamune was a feudal lord who based his forces in Aoba Castle (present-day Sendai City in Miyazaki prefecture). Highly skilled and ambitious, he was feared thoughout the land as "The One-Eyed Dragon" due to his missing eye. Although he wore an eyepatch, it was said that he was able to see the unseen, including various types of yokai. Assisted by Katakura Kojuro (Shigenaga's father) and Date Shigezane, he conquered the land of Oshu from his base of Yonezawa Castle in Dewa province (present-day southern Yamagata prefecture) in just five years, but was forced to surrender to Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who had conquered much of the country and set his sights of Odawara (present-day western Kanagawa prefecture) as part of a northern expansion. Later on, he opposed Gamo Ujisato and Uesugi Kagekatsu while secretly waiting for his chance to conquer the land, but the Battle of Sekigahara ended sooner than anticipated, bringing with it an end to the longstanding chaos. Afterwards, he demonstrated allegiance to Tokugawa Ieyasu, if only on the surface.

Location

  • Date Masamune is found in the The One-Eyed Dragon's Castle Mission within the Oshu Region. To access the boss, the player must venture through Masamune's castle and fight another Boss - Katakura Shigenaga in order to obtain the key to access Date Masamune's location
  • Not optional.

 

Drops

 

Combat Information

  • Health: ??
  • Ki: ??
  • Can it be parried? Can it be Stunlocked? Can it be critically hit when out of Ki?
  • Twilight: Y/N, different attacks?

 

Strategies

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Strategy 1 (Melee)

Date Masamune is a pretty fast enemy and it might be hard to hit him with a slow and heavy weapon (like Axe or Odachi). If you see his sword flashing make sure to keep your distance or be ready to dodge, he will do his grapple attack, which is capable of insantly killing you if you wear light armor. When he activates his dragon's Living Weapon (wind element) his grapple move's distance is increased by approximately 50%, so it is advised to dodge to the side rather than back. When he activates water element Living Weapon, he will either throw 3 water balls that leave water pools on the ground or send water-element shockwaves from a distance (similar to Ishida Mitsunari). You can either dodge his shockwaves (but it requires a good timing) or block it, but blocking it will build up water debuff pretty fast. Make sure to stay away from water pools because it will build up water debuff even faster than shockwaves and will do a decent amount of damage. So it is advises to keep your distance and dodge his shockwaves until his Living Weapon is exhausted.

 

Strategy 2 (Magic)

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Date Masamune Twilight Strategy

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Attacks

Date Masamune has two attack phases. In the first phase, ??. In the second Phase, ??

First Phase
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Attack Name Description and Counter
Second Phase
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Attack Name Description and Counter

 

Yokai Lore / History

Date Masamune was a feudal lord who based his forces in Aoba Castle (present-day Sendai City in Miyazaki prefecture). Highly skilled and ambitious, he was feared thoughout the land as "The One-Eyed Dragon" due to his missing eye. Although he wore an eyepatch, it was said that he was able to see the unseen, including various types of yokai. Assisted by Katakura Kojuro (Shigenaga's father) and Date Shigezane, he conquered the land of Oshu from his base of Yonezawa Castle in Dewa province (present-day southern Yamagata prefecture) in just five years, but was forced to surrender to Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who had conquered much of the country and set his sights of Odawara (present-day western Kanagawa prefecture) as part of a northern expansion. Later on, he opposed Gamo Ujisato and Uesugi Kagekatsu while secretly waiting for his chance to conquer the land, but the Battle of Sekigahara ended sooner than anticipated, bringing with it an end to the longstanding chaos. Afterwards, he demonstrated allegiance to Tokugawa Ieyasu, if only on the surface.

Having lost his opportunity to seize power, Masamune sought Spain's help to utilize the power of Amrita. With both Kojuro and Shigezane declining in strength and desperate to realize the dream the three of them had shared, Masamune struck an unholy deal with Maria. However, after being defeated by William and learning that Shigezane had been cured by the sacred waters of Mount Ibuki, he determined that it was not his time to rule and withdrew his forces accordingly.

Masamune was a man of culture, well—versed in the arts of theatre and song, but it is said that he favoured cooking above all other hobbies. In the beginning, his interest came out of developing provisions for his troops, but he is known for creating a wide variety of cuisine, including frozen bean curds and "zunda," a dish featuring boiled and mashed green soybeans. There were many miso (fermented soybean paste) storehouses built through the town surrounding Aoba Castle, which is said to be the first location in the country to engage in large—scale miso production. A collection of Masamune's sayings illustrate his thoughts on cooking with the following quote: "A properly served meal is one modestly prepared by the host himself with ingredients appropriate for the season."

 

Notes & Trivia

  • Voice Actors, if any
  • Similarities to other titles
  • Bugs and glitches associated to this boss

 

Gallery

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