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Best Ishida Mitsunari Commander Guide: Skills, Talent Builds, Pairs & Roles


Welcome to our in-depth Rise of Kingdoms guide for Commander Ishida Mitsunari. This informative guide was created to help provide an overview of Ishida Mitsunari skills, talent tress, gameplay, strategies, and guides in Rise of Kingdoms. The purpose of this overview guide is to help new and experienced players understand how to play Ishida Mitsunari right and maximize strategic advantages.

Ishida Mitsunari is a legendary commander with Japan as his nationality. To obtain Ishida Mitsunari, you will need to gather 10 Ishida Mitsunari sculptures and summon him via Commander Selection tab. While he isn’t exactly a strong commander in contrast to more popular choices like Julius Caesar or Richard I.

He comes with a number of passive skills that makes up for his lack of direct damage factor. His active skill although increases attack of troops and speed of rage generation which makes it popular to specialize in rage generation talent builds. Without further ado, let’s dive into our best Ishida Mitsunari commander guide for beginners.


Best Ishida Mitsunari Skills

Ishida Mitsunari comes with a number of skills, although due to his nature of being a gathering commander, it is not surprising to see him primarily for harvesting resources and not in PvP battles. However, if you are serious about building a solid Ishida Mitsunari commander, then stick around with us in the next part about talent builds. Because in this part, we will talk about his skills in details:

Best Ishida Mitsunari Commander

Battle of Sekigahara
Rage Requirement: 1000
For the next 3 seconds, increases attack of all troops led by Ishida Mitsunari, and increases the speed of rage gained.Upgrade Preview:
Attack Bonus: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%
Speed of Rage Gained: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%

This active skill is great since it increases the attack of troops under his leadership by 30%. In addition to that, he generates 30% more range for 3 seconds which is quite a lot. When combined with rage generation talent builds, it is possible to maintain a high uptime with this active skill which will virtually provide a permanent 30% attack bonus.

Increases food gathering speed, increases wood and stone gathering.

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Bonus Gathering Speed (Food): 5% / 10% / 15% / 20% / 30%
Bonus Gathering Speed (Other Resources): 3% / 5% / 10% / 15% / 20%

As mentioned previously that Ishida Mitsunari is a natural gathering commander, it makes sense for him to have a gathering passive skill. Pretty much he specializes in harvesting food.

Increases load of troops led by Ishida Mitsunari.

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

Likewise, this passive skill is a godsend when you roll pure siege army under his leadership. The expanded resources load means less troops and more resources in a single trip.

Increases troop health. When serving as the secondary commander, increases active skill damage.

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

Whenever you are playing Ishida Mitsunari as the primary commander, his troops gains 15% increased health. However, when you position him as a secondary commander, he contributes 15% damage bonus towards primary commander’s active skill.

Three Cups of Tea
Ishida Mitsunari’s troops’ normal attacks have a 10% chance to heal a portion of slightly wounded units (Healing Factor 500), this effect can only trigger once every 3 seconds.

Personally, I like this enhanced skill a lot because it gives his troops a chance to heal a portion of injured units. If you specialize in talent builds that increases the healing effects, it does make a difference.

Best Ishida Mitsunari Talent Trees

Whether you are looking for the best talent trees to choose from your Ishida Mitsunari commander. The most popular talent build is gathering. Although, he comes with passive skills which makes him somewhat a surprisingly choice to play as a secondary commander and can be an ideal choice for PvP battles. Here’s our top 3 best talent builds for Ishida Mitsunari:

Gathering Talent Build

Ishida Mitsunari Gathering Talent Build ROK

This talent build doesn’t focus on build rage since it is primarily used for gathering. If you do plan to use this legendary commander just to harvest resources, then use the default gathering talent build as it revolves siege units and speed of gathering.

PvP Talent Build

Ishida Mitsunari PvP Talent Build ROK

Now, the juicy part about this PvP talent build for Ishida Mitsunari is that you can play PvP battles. Invest the talent points towards expanding troop capacity, defense, attacks and march speed. In addition to that, his rage generation dramatically improves that helps out a lot with active buff uptime. An excellent choice for PvP battles.

Field Talent Build

Ishida Mitsunari Field Talent Build ROK

If you prefer to play Ishida Mitsunari as support commander, this talent build is ideal pick. While it focuses on building rage quickly enough, he will be able to slow down the enemy targets. Which makes him great at crowd controlling the targets and to deal serious amount of damage. Field talent build is good for providing support to your friendly commanders as well as alliance members.

Best Recommended Roles (Primary / Secondary)

Because Ishida Mitsunari doesn’t come with a lot of strong damaging skills, he is a better fit in the secondary role. Which means all of the roles are secondary since one of his passive skill grants 15% damage bonus to primary commander’s active skill.

Mixed Armies

  • Balanced DPS (Secondary)
  • Tank (Secondary)
  • Budget Siege (Secondary)

Pure Infantry

  • Balanced DPS (Secondary)
  • Tank (Secondary)
  • Budget Siege (Secondary)

Pure Cavalry

  • Balanced DPS (Secondary)
  • Tank (Secondary)
  • Budget Siege (Secondary)

Pure Archers

  • Balanced DPS (Secondary)
  • Tank (Secondary)
  • Budget Siege (Secondary)

Best Primary Commander Pairs

Since Ishida Mitsunari fills in the role as gathering commander and as a secondary commander due to his passive skills. He only makes the best choice for secondary commander. In this part, we have assembled top 3 best primary commanders to pair with Ishida Mitsunari who will be able to take advantage of his active damage bonus and the 30% attack bonus.


Baibars ROK Selection Screen

Baibars is a very strong offensive commander and will greatly benefit from the 15% active damage bonus. In addition to that, he wields powerful crowd control skills that will basically clamp down the fleeing enemy targets.

Not just only that he is able to execute them with swift strikes, he also can heal a portion of troops which plays an important role in keeping them alive, in the other words, not to consume too much of your resources.

If you don’t have Baibars, you can do Belisarius with Ishida Mitsunari as he gains 30% damage bonus against armies who are below 50% army strength. Pelagius is also good choice.

Kusunoki Masashige

Kusunoki Masashige ROK

If you are looking for a commander to increase its overall active damage, it is Kusunoki Masashige. At first impression, it doesn’t sound like a great pair. Although, if you max out his skills which deals high sustained damage factor upwards to 1,400 damage (up to 3 targets) over 3 seconds.

The bonus will be a nice stack on top of his active skill. Not to forget to mention that his troops also have a chance to deal direct damage factor which will benefit from Ishida Mitsunari’s 30% attack bonus. An exceptional combo.


Best Aethelflaed Commander ROK Guide

There are quite a few commanders who will benefit from the 15% active damage bonus. One of them is Aethelflaed who can use that bonus to increase her active skill damage to get rid of barbarians quickly. In addition to that, she comes with improved commander experience who makes the whole leveling phase simple and easy.

Because Ishida Mitsunari is flexible, he will have no problem working with Aethelflaed who will be able to benefit the 20% damage bonus for having 3 or more army type under her leadership. Which adds nicely to the 30% attack bonus granted by the secondary commander.

However, if you don’t have Aethelflaed and needs a good barbarian hunter alternative, Lohar and Boudica are solid choices.

Sun Tzu

Rise of Kingdoms Sun Tzu Preview

One of the main advantage for pairing the legendary commander with Sun Tzu is that he is already a solid commander. The 30% rage generation speed bonus will allow Sun Tzu to build it up quickly, allowing him to rain fireballs against the targets more often.

Not just only that, Sun Tzu is a great commander to protect Ishida while he is gathering resources. Many players play Sun Tzu because he is an exceptional starting commander with strong field and combat control. Good commander to pair without large start-up investment.

Yi Seong-Gye

Rise of Kingdoms Yi Seong-Gye

Another exceptional commander to pair with is Yi-Seong Gye. He is just like Sun Tzu but specializes in archer and will capitalizes on the 30% rage generation speed bonus. Which means he can build his rage fast enough to cast arrows against the targets.

Likewise, if you need a solid commander who can command control of the battle while Ishida is gathering resources for you. Yi Seong-Gye is one of the most feared legendary commander to face on the map due to his powerful and damaging active skill.

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Ishida Mitsunari Active Skill


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