The Maeda clan served the Oda clan before later taking control of Noto and Kaga Provinces (modern-day northern and southern Ishikawa prefecture respectively). One of its most famous leaders is Maeda Toshiie.
During his early years, Toshiie (who was known as "Mataza of the Spear") was the source of some bloodshed amongst the Oda clan, leading him to abscond from his duties. Nobunaga later permitted Toshiie to return to his service, but only after Toshiie showed up unannounced during the battle against the Saito clan of Mino and exceeded expectations on the battlefield. This led to him eventually serving Shibata Katsuie in the Hokuriki region. He was later appointed leader of the Council of Five Elders by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and is responsible for laying the foundations for the Kaga Domain.
The Maeda crest is based on the plum blossom, a flower favored by the Maeda clan's forefather, Sugawara no Michizane. The center of the flower is surrounded by tiny swords.
Maeda Crest Protection
- Pledging your allegiance to Maeda will provide the following Special Effects:
- At maximum protection bonus:
- Thrust Damage +8.0%(+3.0)
- Reduced Defense (Grapple) 100.0%(+45.0%)
Builds that use Maeda
- The more you contribute during Clan Battles and the longer you stay in the clan, the greater the effects of the Crest Protection will be.
- This Reduced Defense effect doubles your damage, and after the 1.17 patch this debuff lasts for five seconds against every enemy, and will now override other reduced defense effects to always apply it's own during it's duration. It will also always activate regardless of an enemies resistance to a reduced defense effect.
- Any attack that benefits from Grapple Damage will activate the Reduced Defense effect.
- This includes Sneak Attacks against Yokai enemies, despite the lake of grapple animation. This allows massive burst damage during the full duration of teh debuff.
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