Ieyasu Tokugawa FAQ v1.1 Written by Rydain Darkstar
Last Revised January 28, 2008 ============================================================================== Table of Contents ============================================================================== 1) Introduction 2) Unlocking Ieyasu Tokugawa 3) Move Set 4) Getting Equipped 5) Battle Advice 6) On Higher Difficulties 7) Weapons and Abilities 8) Personal Item 9) Quotes and Dialog 10) Revision History 11) Credits 12) Legal Junk ============================================================================== 1) Introduction ============================================================================== This...is my boomstick! If you want to smack people around and blow the crap out of them with assorted cannon shots and a FRICKING QUAD LASER BEAM, Ieyasu is your man. His fun variety of slash slash boom boom attacks will serve you well from the beginning up through chaos mode. Plus, he wears a silly hat. ============================================================================== 2) Unlocking Ieyasu Tokugawa ============================================================================== Ieyasu Tokugawa is a starting character in the Wu storyline. ============================================================================== 3) Move Set ============================================================================== This is Ieyasu's full attack string. Some moves may not be available if he isn't leveled up enough. Standard Attacks ---------------- S - Left to right swing. SS - Right to left swing. SSS - Left to right swing. SSSS - Straight ahead poke. SSSSS - Right to left swing. SSSSSS - Left to right swing. SSSSSSS - Right to left swing. S8 - S12 - Cannon shot. Dash attack - Lunging right to left swing. Jump attack - Downward cannon shot. Charge Attacks -------------- C3, C4, C5, C6, and C7 activate weapon attributes. C1 / T - Ieyasu aims his cannon at the ground and fires, producing a blast with a small area of effect. C2 / ST - Spear uppercut. C3 / SST - Single close-range cannon blast. C4 / SSST - Horizontal spear swipe. C5 / SSSST - Three cannonballs shot at an upward angle. Launches enemies. C6 / SSSSST - Ieyasu shoots his cannon at the ground, puffing out a large white cloud that stuns enemies. C7 / SSSSSST - A fat green long range energy beam. C8 / SSSSSSST - Ieyasu rotates and sprays flame out of his cannon. Jump + T - Downward stab. Special Attacks --------------- R1 - Ieyasu shoulders his boomstick and unleashes a ginormous laser beam. Musou - A series of cannonball shots and a shockwave ender. True musou - As above, plus a nifty introductory splash screen. Horse Attacks ------------- S string - Up to 3 slashes followed by 5 cannon shots (8 attacks total). C2 / ST - Spear uppercut. C3 / SST - Cannonball shot. Stuns enemies. C4 / SSST - Flamethrower spray. T - Horse stomp. ============================================================================== 4) Getting Equipped ============================================================================== Recommended Weapon Attributes ----------------------------- The first seven attributes should be as follows: Ice Non-frozen enemies will fly away from Ieyasu's death beam before it finishes. Ice keeps them stuck in place for the full duration. It is also nice for safety in dense crowds. Bolt Continues combos and stuns enemies. Slay Too useful not to include. Agility Because it doesn't bug any of Ieyasu's charges, why not? Flash Guard busting is a necessity on higher difficulties. Might Cranks up attack power. Range For better keep-away with C4. ======================================== For the last, choose from the following depending on whether you want to emphasize endurance or melee attack strength. Drain Restores health. Fills efficiently with C4. Multi Bring on the gundam army of pain. Increases C4 damage. Brave For more anti-officer oomph. ======================================== I don't suggest Absorb. Ieyasu uses musou infrequently, and that weapon slot would be better reserved for attack boosting or health restoration. If Ieyasu will be fighting for long periods of time without musou recovery from drops or team switching, he should equip abilities to lengthen or refill his musou gauge. Recommended Abilities --------------------- Regardless of setup, these five are essential. Impulse Slow and steady may win the race, but more foot speed is always helpful. Fortitude Even tough guys can use more defense, especially on high difficulty. Power Jacks up the amperage of the all-important laser cannon. Boost Makes perfect sense for a character reliant on charge attacks. Potence It always hurts to hit extra hard. Har har har. ======================================== Consider any of the following depending on your play style and the rest of Ieyasu's setup. Conserve Decreases the cost of musou-consuming attacks. Awakening Pumps up any musou-consuming attack. The bonus stacks on top of everything else related. Adrenalin When running solo on high difficulty without Drain. The increased attack power of a Drain-less weapon may be a worthwhile tradeoff for an ability slot. Don't forget to break your combos periodically because Adrenalin only fills once when you hit 10. Focus Lengthens the musou bar. Refill Restores a chunk of musou every several seconds. Of limited use until it reaches max level. Vitality More health comes in handy. Recommended Setups ------------------ Ieyasu can work well with a variety of weapon and ability setups depending on how he will be played and how health and musou will be restored. If you plan to swap out or pick up recovery drops, you may wish to omit health and musou replenishment in favor of more attack power. For self-replenishment with minimal dependence on recovery drops, I suggest any of the following. Endurance-Focused ----------------- Good to start with because it offers more room for error. Weapon Ice / Bolt / Flash / Slay / Drain / Range / Agility / Might Abilities Impulse / Fortitude / Power / Boost / Potence / Vitality / Refill Some More Oomph --------------- As you improve at avoiding damage with Ieyasu, drop Drain in favor of Adrenalin. You will be getting hit infrequently, so there will be little concern about breaking combos to survive. Vitality becomes optional with practice and high character level. Weapon Ice / Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Range / Agility / Might Abilities Impulse / Fortitude / Power / Boost / Potence / Adrenalin / Refill ============================================================================== 5) Battle Advice ============================================================================== General Fighting Notes ---------------------- As his tag line says, Ieyasu's style is slow and steady. His laser attack will quickly demolish officers, but he generally works through enemies at a measured pace. When enemies are close, rely on C4. Time Ieyasu's blast charges to interrupt incoming foes. Move Set Analysis ----------------- Ieyasu's S string offers a mix of melee attacks and long-range blasts. Apart from the straight-ahead stab, his spear swings are fast and protective. Because charge attacks do the most damage by far and Ieyasu has distance charges, you probably won't use his long-range shots all that much. Any charge involving a cannon blast has slight lag afterward as Ieyasu puts the cannon away. * indicates Ieyasu's most useful attacks. C1 -- Has a long charge-up time and no elemental activation. If I want to time a poot cloud type interruption, I'll go with a later charge that does more damage. C2 -- Another slow charge with no elemental activation. Next please. C3 -- This might be useful for interruptions. I don't work with it often. * C4 -- An excellent staple for laying the smackdown on crowds and officers. It is usable from the start and fast with Agility, and it covers at least 240 degrees. C5 -- Not too shabby if you don't have time for a C6, but C6 is a better general purpose interrupter. C5's area of effect is small, and Ieyasu doesn't have much need to juggle. * C6 -- The hefty blast radius and stunning effect are great for setting traps and herding enemies at doorways. This one hurts like crazy, too. * C7 -- Handy for sniping distant targets. C8 -- Entertainingly reminiscent of Zhang Jiao...but non-elemental. Sigh. Jump + T -------- Possibly helpful, though I don't use it much because there's a bit of lag as Ieyasu pulls his spear out of the ground. * R1 -- The awesomeness of laser-flavored whoopass should be self-evident. It can be focused on officers or rotated to annoy crowds, and its musou consumption is not bad given its power. There is brief start-up time during which Ieyasu can be hit out of the attack, so use it when you have some space. ============================================================================== 6) On Higher Difficulties ============================================================================== Ieyasu safely fights with enough aggression to handle a wide variety of situations, including solo runs of challenging chaos battles. Strengths --------- As a power type with high attack and defense, Ieyasu can steadily chew through hordes without taking too much damage. C4 keeps him healthy with Drain. Ieyasu has safe ways to approach annoying foes. Snipe with C7 or lure them into a cannon blast charge. C4 can interrupt running enemies as well. Frozen general + musou power = efficient death. Even if Ieyasu doesn't freeze an officer, a few good C4 whacks will dispatch them with reasonable efficiency. Shortcomings ------------ Ieyasu is somewhat of a pincushion in high-firepower situations, like the Mt. Tenno ambush. He doesn't have any quick stomp type moves, so he has to run over and smack whoever is shooting him. Because he can attack through damage, he doesn't have a terrible time of this, but he's going to get hit. Recommended Setup ----------------- Select your setup depending on your play style and how well you avoid damage. I like to self-replenish rather than rely on recovery drops, so I began soloing with the endurance-focused setup described earlier. With more experience, I moved toward an attack-skewed configuration. Recommended Teammates --------------------- Any favorite archer squisher - I usually send in Cao Ren to do this sort of dirty work. His high defense, crowd exploding C2-ex, and C1 stomp are great for dispatching firepower in mixed crowds. ============================================================================== 7) Weapons and Abilities ============================================================================== Weapons ------- Cannon Spear (+9 base attack) Fuse Pike (+19 base attack) Boom Blade (+38 base attack) Quake Maker (+76 base attack) - obtained randomly from weapon boxes on 3-star and above hard battles or any chaos battle. Abilities --------- Cavalier - Get 50 KO's. Boost - Keep life at or above 30% and get 80 KO's. Fortitude - Defeat 4 officers within first 10 minutes of battle. Awakening - Without using musou attacks, defeat 5 officers within first 8 minutes of battle. ============================================================================== 8) Personal Item ============================================================================== Stage ----- Wu Story 1 Requirements ------------ Do not include Sun Ce in your team. Within 10 minutes, do the following: - Defeat Li Yan, Liu Feng, Wang Ping, Hideaki Tokuyama, Zhang Yi, and Cheng Yin. - Get 200 KO's. - Trigger the cut scene between Sun Ce and Ranmaru Mori. Recommended Method ------------------ This one's simple, as your allies don't tend to kill off any of the targeted generals for you and there are plenty of enemies around. Just go defeat everyone, getting your 200 KO's in the process, and then lead Sun Ce up to the enemy main camp by clearing out all the enemies around him. The item will appear shortly after the cut scene. Item Location ------------- The History of the Tang Dynasty appears in the eastern path leading up to the northeastern area of the map. ============================================================================== 9) Quotes and Dialog ============================================================================== Quotes ------ Switch: "Slow and steady..." Charge attacks: "Endure that!" R1 laser: "Take cover!" True musou: "There's no need to rush!" Officer defeat: "One step at a time!" 1000 KO's: "When the time is right, Japan will be mine!" Praise: "Splendid! I shall endeavor to accomplish the same!" Enemy Officer K.O. Praise: "Good job, but there's still more work to be done." 100 K.O. Praise: "Remember, slow and steady wins the race." 1000 K.O. Praise: "Remember, you must temper ambition with a dose of caution!" Endangered: "Help will arrive... Until then, we must endure!" Thanks: "Thank you for your assistance." Thanks 2: "We must all help each other on the battlefield." Character-Specific ------------------ To Sun Quan: Enemy Officer K.O. Praise: "Such admirable tenacity!" 1000 K.O. Praise: "You are second to none in your determination." Thanks: "Thank you! I don't know how long I could have lasted!" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - To Zhou Tai: Enemy Officer K.O. Praise: "I feel at home with you around." 1000 K.O. Praise: "I need to introduce you to Hanzo." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - To Masamune Date: Enemy Officer K.O. Praise: "Well done, Masamune!" 1000 K.O. Praise: "I must say, Masamune, you are most precocious." Thanks: "Thanks for the reinforcement. You shall be rewarded handsomely." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - To Hanzo Hattori: Enemy Officer K.O. Praise: "I know that I can always count on you when I need you." 1000 K.O. Praise: "The Tokugawa still stand because of you." Thanks: "Hanzo, once again I owe you my life." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - To Tadakatsu Honda: Enemy Officer K.O. Praise: "I am most fortunate to have such a worthy retainer." 1000 K.O. Praise: "Tadakatsu, you are a match even for the warriors of yore!" Thanks: "A leader is only as good as the retainers beneath him." ======================================== Ieyasu speaks the following dialog as a teammate or ally. If approaching an enemy, give them a chance to talk before you squish them. Some dialogs require certain team setups or approaching the characters as Ieyasu. Shu Story 5 ----------- Approach Sun Quan: Sun Quan: "So, you are prepared to discard your life to save Liu Bei... Be warned. For the future of Wu, I am prepared to take your life." Ieyasu: "I know the pain of having to bow before one such as Orochi." Wu Story 1 ---------- Approach Sun Ce: Sun Ce: "You and I are on the same boat, so we may as well get along." Ieyasu: "We must keep our emotions in check, though. We need to think of those left behind at all times." Sun Ce: "Hey, why does everyone keep treating me like I'm a powder keg? I know that!" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Capture Mt. Tian Dang without having Sun Ce in your team: Ieyasu: "Hmm... The enemy's main camp lies beneath us. We have waited long enough. Seize it!" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Defeat six enemy officers without having Sun Ce or Hanzo Hattori in your team: Ieyasu: "I pledge to free you all, my friends. But for now, we must endure." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Approach Jiang Wei as Ieyasu: Ieyasu: "I will show you what the men of Mikawa are made of!" Jiang Wei: "If they fight for Orochi, then they are made of treacherous stuff!" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Approach Yue Ying: Ieyasu: "I must endure, and deal only with what faces me." Yue Ying: "Then you will be cut down where you stand!" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Approach Ranmaru Mori as Ieyasu: Ranmaru: "Lord Tokugawa... how could you fight for such a monster!?" Ieyasu: "I don't expect one so young to understand this old man's motives." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Approach Ma Chao as Ieyasu: Ma Chao: "You'll fight for that demon too? Then you'll find my spear unforgiving!" Ieyasu: "Sometimes you have to do the devil's work in order to do right." Wu Story 2 ---------- Approach Ling Tong as Ieyasu: Ling Tong: "You don't seem the sort to be won over by a snake, so what's your story?" Ieyasu: "I have nothing to say to you." Ling Tong: "Whatever. Just take care of Sun Ce, okay?" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Approach Gan Ning as Ieyasu: Gan Ning: "You're one lucky man to be fighting with Sun Ce." Ieyasu: "I would not have thought one fighting against him would think so, though." Gan Ning: "You got that right!" Wu Story 3 ---------- Approach Gan Ning as Ieyasu: Gan Ning: "Ring the bell! It's punchin' time!" Ieyasu: "This is all to protect my allies. It is the heavy burden I must bear." Gan Ning: "Oh, come on! Let's lighten up a little, huh?" Wu Story 4 ---------- Rescue Sun Jian: Sun Jian: "Are you here to fight with us? Thank you for your help. You've saved our land of Wu!" Ieyasu: "The fight for a peaceful future is not over yet." Approach Pang De: Pang De: "My halberds will not allow your entry!" Ieyasu: "There will always be fools who fight for a losing cause." Reach the escape point with Ieyasu as your active character: Sun Ce: "Arghh, we're surrounded!" Ieyasu: "I will hold the enemy at bay, while you escape." Sun Jian: "That is my place. It has always been my duty to protect the weak." Ieyasu: "But I can endure!" Sun Jian: "Worry not! They shall not break me, for I fight with the tiger's rage! You heard me! Now go!" Sun Ce: "Understood. I'm gone!" Ieyasu: "Stubborn fool!" Wu Gaiden 4-X ------------- At the beginning: Ieyasu: "The fire spreads... I am too late... I must save all I can. Follow me, and I will guide you to safety!" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ieyasu: "The heat is sapping our strength... Stick together, and endure!" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Approach Yoshimoto Imagawa: Ieyasu: "Yoshimoto, we are under attack. Hurry, or you will be killed!" Yoshimoto: "Welcome, Master Ieyasu! It's been so long, won't you stay for a cup of tea?" Ieyasu: "Uh... I'd be delighted, but can we make it another time, do you think?" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Approach Pang De: Pang De: "It is my duty to eliminate all dangerous elements!" Ieyasu: "Take a look around you, man. Tell me, who do you think is the dangerous element?" Pang De: "...I see your point." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Approach Zhen Ji: Ieyasu: "That pretty face is wasted upon such a cruel woman." Zhen Ji: "I will be as cruel as I must if it helps my lord." Ieyasu: "Well... At least you seem to have some principles." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If Ieyasu is defeated: Ieyasu: "I can hold out no longer... Withdraw!" Wu Story 5 ---------- Approach Ina: Ieyasu: "Ina, what an unexpected surprise." Ina: "My lord! ...But I cannot betray my friend..." Wu Gaiden 5-X ------------- At the beginning: Ieyasu: "Your wife needs you. I will take care of our main camp." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Once Ieyasu prepares his defensive line: Ieyasu: "Hold tight, men! We can expect an attack at any moment." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If Ieyasu successfully defends the allied main camp: Ieyasu: "Our main camp has been kept safe." Sun Ce: "Thanks. I owe you one, that's for sure!" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If Ieyasu is defeated: Ieyasu: "Forgive me, Sun Ce... I could not endure..." Wu Gaiden 6-X ------------- When Ieyasu arrives as allied reinforcements: Ieyasu: "You have endured bravely. With our help, now is the time to strike back." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - When Ieyasu approaches an enemy officer: Ieyasu: "Let us show them all the pride of Mikawa." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Approach Zhou Tai: Ieyasu: "I will rely on you once again, Zhou Tai." Zhou Tai: "Very well." Ieyasu: "A man of few words, but of action. You remind me of someone else." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Approach Ina: Ina: "My lord, why does Keiji fight for Orochi?" Ieyasu: "He is strong, and perhaps he sees an outlet for that strength." Ina: "...My father is also strong..." Ieyasu: "Tadakatsu is a proud warrior. I am not concerned about him in the slightest." Wu Story 7 ---------- Approach Tadakatsu Honda: Ieyasu: "Put down your spear, Tadakatsu, it's me!" Tadakatsu: "Only a soulless demon would try to use my master's face to trick me!" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Approach Tadakatsu Honda after he reappears as a third-party officer: Tadakatsu: "I have been foolish. Please forgive me." Ieyasu: "It's all right. I know that it was simply a reflection of your loyalty to me." Takadatsu: "I am not worthy of your words, my lord." Wu Story 8 ---------- Approach Dong Zhuo after Sun Shang Xiang is captured: Dong Zhuo: "Another bug to be crushed underfoot!" Ieyasu: "In the grand scheme of things, we are all just bugs. Some are just fatter and smellier than others." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Approach Orochi: Orochi: "Only the worhty have made it. Now I shall see for myself the strength of mankind." Ieyasu: "This shall be a test of us both - who will endure until the end?" Wu Gaiden 8-X ------------- At the beginning: Ieyasu: "We need to claim a decisive victory here, and give ourselves some momentum. Sakon, we will be relying on your strategical acumen." Sakon: "Right. I think we might start off things with a spark. First, though, we need to secure the road by cleaning up the south." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Approach Sakon Shima: Sakon: "I never thought the day would come when you would call on my services." Ieyasu: "The world moves in mysterious ways." Sakon: "That it does." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - When Lu Xun shows up: Ieyasu: "Lu Xun! I have heard tales of his tactical genius. Hurry and rendezvous with Lu Xun. We need his assistance!" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - After you clear the southern area of enemy officers: Ieyasu: "The south is in our hands." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If Sakon Shima's fire attack is successful: Ieyasu: "The flames burn even brighter. Sakon has come through for us." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If Lu Xun's fire attack fails: Ieyasu: "We needed that plan to work..." Ieyasu: "...We're not beaten yet! Hold on, and wait for the moment to strike!" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - When Ieyasu orders a full assault: Ieyasu: "Now is our chance. All forces, move in!" ======================================== The following are Ieyasu's unique lines when fighting against you. His in-battle dialog is included for the sake of completion. Sengoku Gaiden 2-X ------------------ When Ieyasu shows up: Ieyasu: "It is against my nature to assist the pillage of tyrant like Orochi... But this a test, and I must endure for the greater good." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Approach Ieyasu: Ieyasu: "You shall not pass this point." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Defeat Ieyasu: Ieyasu: "Perhaps this is for the best..." ============================================================================== 10) Revision History ============================================================================== v1.1 - 1/28/2008 - Reorganized FAQ. Rewrote setup section for more clarity. Updated assorted setup and gameplay information. Added dialog. v1.0 - 1/15/2008 - Initial revision of this FAQ. ============================================================================== 11) Credits ============================================================================== Mythril Wyrm for his SW2 Ieyasu Tokugawa FAQ, which helped me learn the full move set, and well-organized character FAQs that I looked at for inspiration opfer_gv for weapon attribute recommendations KWMrHonda's Personal Items Guide Humble Novice and kazxjun of the Koei Warriors forum for quotes LordofWei's Battle Conversations FAQ for dialog ============================================================================== 12) Legal Junk ============================================================================== This FAQ is copyright 2008 by Rydain Darkstar Feel free to pass it around, put it on your website, print it out for future reference (or kindling, toilet paper, or anything that floats your boat), et cetera, blah blah blah, whatever. Just don't sell it or take credit for any of my work expressed herein.