Maeda Toshiie is a military commander of Owari Province (modern-day Aichi prefecture). He began to serve Oda Nobunaga as a page of a very young age, and came to be known as "Mataza of the Spear" for his valor and prowess in combat.
Toshiie was once quite the eccentric, behaving in unconventional ways and constantly getting into fights. Nobunaga eventually refused to put up with his behavior, banishing him from the Oda clan. Desperate to gain Nobunaga's forgiveness, Toshiie unexpectedly joined him on the battlefield in Okehazama, serving his former master well.
Still hoping to gain Nobunaga's forgiveness by performing some great service for him, Toshiie unwisely decides to sneak behind enemy lines alone. Fearful for Toshiie's safety, Tokichiro urges the protagonist to go after him. Unsurprisingly, the protagonist arrives to find Toshiie in the midst of a losing battle. However, Toshiie is unwillingly to give in, and begs the protagonist to help him. Together, they achieve a tremendous victory, and Toshiie is finally permitted to return to the Oda clan.
Forgiven by Nobunaga and back in the service of the Oda clan, Toshiie joins Shibata Katsuie's forces as he advances toward Hokuriku.
After the Honnoji Incident and Nobunaga's death, Toshiie is torn over where his loyalties lie. After much conflicted consideration, he leaves Katsuie, to whom he owes a great deal, and joins his friend Tokichiro.
Maeda Toshiie Locations & Drops
- Found in Mission:
- Kitanosho Keep Key
- Shinobi Hood
- Mataza's Helmet
- Realmtaker Spear
- Mataza's Gauntlets
- Smithing Text: Odenta Mitsuyo in "Mataza of the Spear."
- Smithing Text: Mataza's Long Spear in "Mataza of the Spear."
- Smithing Text: Mataza's Armor in Ruin Draws Near and Mataza of the Spear
How to Beat Maeda Toshiie
Maeda Toshiie Boss Guide:
Maeda Toshiie can be found in a small battlefield. He uses a lance that has long reach which makes running away from him very difficult.
His lance has very long reach so staying at a medium distance is not advisable. It's best to stay near him and try to dodge his attacks either left or right. He usually screams before performing an attack so this can be a good indicator for a timed dodge.
He is a human enemy, so depleting his Ki bar by continually attacking him is a good strategy. Wait for him to attack, dodge, strike back and repeat.
Attacks & Counters
|Guardian Spirit: He can summon his guardian spirit which summons 5 fire balls that will chance the player and explode on impact. He will also thrust forward with his weapon||Try to run in one direction and then run in the opposite direction.|
|Imbue Fire: He can imbue his lance with fire, adding fire damage to his attacks.||Try to stay away from him until the fire effect wears out|
|Lance Charge: He will move forward continuously attacking with his lance.|
|Three Hit Combo: He will perform a quick three hit combo from the sides.||This attack covers a very wide area. You can either dodge backward or block it.|
|Rapid Lance Thrust: He will perform a various continuous attacks forward.||If you are in front of him try to block. If you manage to get away, go behind him and use the opportunity to attack.|
Notes & Trivia