Ishida Mitsunari has kind of a tragic role in Rose of Kingdoms right now but he’s actually okay.
If you want to use him, there are two things that you can do with him – first one is leveling him up enough to spend enough talent points in gathering and use him as a gathering commander, preferably for food because his skill makes him the best food-gathering commander.
His second role is serving as a secondary commander where his skill boosts the skill damage of the primary commander, which is also okay.
Obviously, if there’s only one purpose to use him as primary commander there’s also only one talent build that makes sense (remember, secondary commander can’t use talents or gear, only their skill)
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Ishida is a gathering commander (and although there are some small niche uses), he should be exactly that for you.
This is the skill order that I recommend with Ishida:
Just to clarify, I wouldn’t recommend 95% of the players reading this taking Ishida any higher than 3-Star for the 3rd skill unless you have the sculptures available. Do NOT use any universal sculptures on Ishida!
The best thing to do here is to actually getting him to 2-Star before investing into any skills. The primary skill is battle oriented but after all you don’t stand much of a chance when forced into a battle with Ishida and a gathering march. The 2nd skill, however, will let him gather faster and that limits the chances that you will get attacked.
The take him to 3-Star and max out his 3rd skill and that’s it. There’s no use to take Ishida any higher.
Take all troops for gathering, but actually, siege troops have the biggest capacity so you want to prioritize them.
Best Commander Pairing
If you do gathering, you can pair him with any secondary commander that you feel makes sense.
Ishida as secondary commander fits well along Joan, Alexander, Richard, Yi Seong-Gye, Sun Tzu, Guan Yu or Aethelflaed as primary commander.
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This is the only active build that you want to use with Ishida and that’s when you use him as the primary commander to gather:
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This build focus on, well, of course, gathering primarily but also get some additional march speed and spending the talent points left somewhere that make most sense in the end.
I don’t believe it makes sense right now to actually max him out and don’t spend your Universal Sculptures on him, but if you have gotten plenty of his sculptures fromt he chest you can use them on him and get him leveld up enough to get the nodes in the gathering tree.
Okay, enough foreplay let’s talk about this talent build for Ishida now and the best order in which you should spend your talent points on him.
First route will be in the Gathering Tree and you want to unlock Gathering Mastery for the resource(s) you plan to use him for first, after that getting the other ones. I’d also get the node in the middle for extra march speed as well now.
Now, make your way to The More The Better to get that additional resources at the end of gathering which makes most sense to get.
Then unlock Armed Convoy to get access to Superior Tools which will increase the speed you gather a lot.
If you do gather with Siege Units, what makes perfect sense, then you also want to take Modified Axle to get a huge march speed increase which makes it almost impossible to catch you if someone tries to hunt your Ishida gathering army int he open field.
Next up will be the Integration Tree and you should get Charge and the node with march speed behind it – this is really helpful to get away when someone really catches you and also boost your general march speed.
Now head over to the Support Tree and get Hasty Departure. Hasty Departure is not only useful for the raw boost, it can also help you flee faster and you can also use resource nodes on your way to get a speed boost to get away with your army – can be really useful here and there.
The rest of the talent points are basically spent to be spent and I think it’s best to spend them in the Support Tree to get some extra defense in case someone catches you – not the best thing to do but there’s simply nothing else really useful in the talent trees of Ishida left here.
I’d get Burning Blood next to get to the node with extra march speed behind it and then use the rest of the points for Elixir, as Ishida has a skill with healing, and get counterattack as well as this will become available when Ishida uses his passive healing skill.
2 points in Loose Formation last and you’re done with a fast gathering build that will do really well with siege units in my opnion.
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