Imagawa Yoshimoto is a daimyo of the Suruga Province (or the eastern Shizuoka Prefecture as it's known in the modern-day). He hails from a great family that claims descent from the Ashikaga, the clan of the shogun.
A celebrated general who was dubbed the "greatest archer in Tokaido", he successfully extended his clan's power all the way to Totomi and Mikawa. When he launched an assault on Owari, hoping to expand his clan's power westward, he was met with a surprise attack by Oda Nobunaga in Okehazama.
In spite of their overwhelming military might, the Imagawa forces were thrown into disarray by the surprise attack, and Yoshimoto was ultimately defeated by the protagonist.
Imagawa Yoshimoto Locations & Drops
- Found in Mission
- Found in Sub Mission
- Guardian Spirit
- The Art of Combat: Punish the Proud
- The Art of Combat: Windswept
- Smithing Text: Master Archer's Bow
- Smithing Text: Sozasamonji Matsukurago
- Smithing Text: Master Archer's Armor
- Smithing Text: Seething Dragon
- Smithing Text: Tokagemaru
- Smithing Text: Bonepile Spear
- Smithing Text: Tengu's Khakkhara
- Smithing Text: Rotten Rope Cutter
- Smithing Text: Tsuchigumo Clawed Fists
- Smithing Text: Weathered Bone & Bleached Twig
- Smithing Text: Bonepile Spear
How to Beat Imagawa Yoshimoto
Imagawa Yoshimoto Boss Guide:
The battlefield is not very big limiting the mobility. Imagawa can use three different weapons to attack: A bow, Dual Swords and a Spear. He can also attack you using his Guardian Spirit Rokugezo which deals lightning damage.
Using your guard is a very good way to deal with most of his attacks.
Try to learn his patterns and wait for his attacks to finish. You will always have an attack window when he finishes an attack.
Keep an eye on his Ki bar and don't hesitate to push him when its low as it will provide you a great opportunity for a grapple attack.
Be careful with his bow attack as he may start aiming up and then quickly switch down surprising you.
Attacks & Counters
|Rokugezo Attack: He will use his Guardian Spirit to summon a lightning that will strike on your current position after a short time||Dodge or run on any direction to avoid the impact|
|Dual Swords Three Hit Combo: He will perform a quick three hit combo with his swords||This attack has very short reach. Stay near him and attack him as soon as he perform the upper attack|
|Dual Swords Charged Attack: He will charge his weapons while screaming and then quickly move forward dealing high damage||You can either parry him or dodge either left or right. If you time your dodge you can use the opportunity to attack him|
|Dual Swords Red Combo: He will perform a powerfull and quick combo dealing massive damage.||If you are quick enough you can perform a burst counter dealing massive ki damage|
|Arrows from Above: He will shoot his bow to the sky and after a short period of time a volley of arrows will land at your location||Try to run to him and attack him. If you cant run try to use your guard to prevent the damage|
|Arrow Volley: He will aim his bow forward and fire arrows in an arc.||You can use your guard or dodge when the arrows are close.|
|Spear Attacks: While using the spear he will usually perform slow but powerfull attacks||Quickly dodge them and attack him.|
Notes & Trivia
- Kanji: Yomikata - Lore description.
The Voice actor (which is Ryusei Nakao) might be recognized as the more famous villain "Frieza" from the "DragonBall Z" anime series