Azai Nagamasa is a daimyo of Omi Province (modern-day Shiga Prefecture). He married Oichi, Oda Nobunaga's sister, in order to forge an alliance with the Oda clan as Nobunaga's campaign advanced Owari into Mino.
Though Nobunaga viewed Nagamasa as a trusted brother-in-law, Nagamasa would betray his trust when he suddenly attacked Nobunaga's forces as they were on their way to attack the Asakura clan in Echizen.
Nagamasa and Oichi led a happy life together after their marriage. Nagamasa deeply respected his brother-in-law, Nobunaga, and tried to follow in his footsteps. But faced with such a relentlessly driven example to follow, he never felt like he was good enough. Sensing Nagamasa's emotional vulnerability, the man with the staff seized the oppurtunity to posses him, causing Nagamasa to betray Nobunaga. After being defeated in the Battle of Anegawa, Nagamasa retreats to the safety of his own castle, but is ultimately forced to confront the protagonist in the castle keep. He transforms into a yokai, but this is not enough to prevent the protagonist from defeating him. As he finally regains his senses, he entrusts the protagonistst with Oichi's safety before drawing his last breath.
Having died with so much regret, Nagamasa lingered in the Interim, unable to move on to the next stage of his existence. When he meets the protagonist again, he learns the the daughter he conceived with Oichi is safe, and is finally able to rest in piece.
Chacha, Nagamasa's daughter, would come to be known as Yodogimi, mother of Tokichiro's heir, Hideyori. She would have a great impact on events for generation to come.
Azai Nagamasa Locations & Drops
- Found in Mission:
- Drops Hiyokucho Guardian Spirit
- Kohoku Master's Greaves
- Diehard's Cuirass
- Kohoku Master's Cuirass
Drops in Bird in a Cage
- Smithing Text: Azai Ichimonji
- Smithing Text: Tobikura Kusarigama
- Smithing Text: Double-headed Snake Tonfa
- Smithing Text: Kohoku Master's Armor
- Smithing Text: Greater Good Armor
How to Beat Azai Nagamasa
Azai Nagamasa Boss Guide:
Azai Nagamasa is very quick and agile, so it is not advisable to use long combos but rather short ones.
A good strategy to fight his is staying at a close or medium distance and run in circles around him. Wait for him to attack and strike back when he finishes his combo.
Another good strategy is keeping your guard up all the time to avoid being hit by his fast attacks. Once his combo is over attack him 1 or 2 times and then repeat.
When he shifts into the Dark Realm he will immediately jump to the air, cast projectiles at you and perform a burst attack. This attack is difficult to counter. You need to do it before he arrives to the ground.
Don't attack him while he is using the Feather Guard as you will receive high Ki damage and he will use the opportunity to grapple you.
Attacks & Counters
|Water Burst: He will summon three pools of water that will explode after a short time||Stay away from the pools. If you are close enough you can attack him|
|Throw Feathers: When at a distance, he will throw feathers in a wide area dealing damage.||Use your guard to prevent the damage|
|Jump Attack: He will quickly jump to the air and land on top of the player dealing damage||If you are using your guard you will prevent the damage. If you are running in circles you will probably dodge the attack providing an opportunity to strike back.|
|Burst Flying Attack (Dark Realm): While in the Dark Realm he can perform a powerful burst attack while flying.||You can burst counter this attack, but you have to time it before he lands.|
|Burst Forward Attack (Dark Realm): While in the Dark Realm he will perform a quick burst attack forward.||If you are quick enough you can burst counter this attack.|
Notes & Trivia