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Best Minamoto Yoshitsune Builds (Talent Tree | Skill Order | Best Pairing) In Rise of Kingdoms

rise of kingdoms minamoto yoshitsune build

Are you not sure how you can make a successful Minamoto Yoshitsune Build in Rise of Kingdoms?

You’re in the right place! I have here some really excellent working builds that you can also adapt if you haven’t maxed out Minamoto and that will make him perform at his best on your way to success ūüôā

Minamoto Yoshitsune Role

Minamoto is one of the purest nuker in Rise of Kingdoms but also works great with a Cavalry commander or to defend against PvP attacks.

The builds for him that you can see here will heavily use his nuking ability and either pair with Cavalry or with Peacekeeping, depending what you want to use him for.

Skill Order

When you star up Minamoto, you also unlock a new skill. This helps you fine-tune in what order you want to upgrade your skills as not all skills are equally good for him. This helps to invest your sculptures more reasonable to get the biggest bang for your buck.

So, what does that mean? Well, in the first place you want to to max out Minamoto’s 1st skill (Kyohachiryu) before you star him up. This is the one that will give you the biggest benefit.

From here I’d clearly take him to 2 Stars and then max out his 2nd skill (Trial in Kurama-dera) which also is an attack-oriented skill.

The 3rd skill is primarily for battling barbarians so I’d recommend you to take Minamoto from 2 Star to 4 Stars directly before investing any more into skill in order to get lucky procs on his 4th skill (Warlord) and skip some points in the 3rd skill.

If you plan to expertise Minamoto it’s not a crazy big difference but with many F2P out there using Minamoto I recommend the skill order above (first 1 star, then 2 star then 4 star)

Best Troops

Sun Tzu is a Cavalry Commander, so running cavalry is really helpful but not neccessary. You can easily run him with mixed troops as well.

Best Commander Pairing

With Minamoto you have basically great synergy with other cavalry commanders as pairing:

Barbarians Rally Objectives Other
Great commander pairing for barbarians and forts. You can even drag several barbarians together and use YSG AoE to take them down really effectively. You can also rally objectives with Minamoto and pair him up with either Cao Cao for a great cavalry march or mix troops with using Aethelflaed or Belisarius. You can also pair Minamoto with basically any other cavalry commander. Attila and Takeda not listed as they would make a way better pairing with each other.

Find out more about the most useful commander pairings here.

Best Minamoto Builds

So, I promised you some builds and without further ado, I want to show them to you.

Important! I always have a recommended order in which you should spend your talent points. I also want to take the situation and recommend you my guide about leveling your commanders faster here.

Best Barbarian Forts Build

If you want to attack barbarian forts with Minamoto as primary commander, hands down, this is the talent build that you should use:

rise of kingdoms minamoto barbarian fort build 2021

Here’s the path to build this…

Level 8: Insight should be your first talent to unlock, reducing the action point costs that you will have with every single attack so a great long-term invest.

Level 26: now make your way to Rejuvenate in the skill tree. This will restore rage with every skill and will keep your rage engine rolling with Minamoto. On the way there you will also pick up very useful talents like Burning Blood (even more rage) and All For One (adding active skill damage)

Level 50:¬†now max out the skill tree and get¬†Feral Nature. This will make your rage generation so well that it’s insane and on the way you also pick up other talents that will buff your skill damage and your troops stats as well.

Maxed: now spend the last points on the Peacekeeping Tree as you can see in the image and finally make your way to the extra march speed in the Cavalry Tree. Very solid build and will give you a lot of joy when attacking forts.

Best Barbarians Hunting Build

If you rather want to hun barbarians on the map, this is the build that I can heavily recommend:

rise of kingdoms minamoto barbarian hunting build 2021

Here’s the path to build this…

Level 8: Insight should be your first talent to unlock, reducing the action point costs that you will have with every single attack so a great long-term invest.

Level 26: now make your way to Rejuvenate in the skill tree. This will restore rage with every skill and will keep your rage engine rolling with Minamoto. On the way there you will also pick up very useful talents like Burning Blood (even more rage) and All For One (adding active skill damage)

Level 59: now max out the Peacekeeping Tree by getting Curing Chant on the fastest path possible. Curing Chant will give you a healing after each attack and llow you to stay out on the map longer and hunting down barbarians after barbarians instead of returning to your city after each attack.

There are also other buffs for your march in there against barbarians so the value is right here.

Max Level:¬†well, next I’d take Trophy Hunter in the Peacekeeping Tree for some nice extra treats that will add up. Then Undying Fury in the Cavalry Tree for the attack buff and last talent to get would be Mighty Force.

Best Rallies (Objectives) Build

If you use Minamoto as the rally leader against objectives (like a pass in KvK), this is the build that I recommend:

rise of kingdoms minamoto rallies build 2021

Attention!¬†It doesn’t make much sense to do that if you haven’t maxed out Minamoto, so I won’t show a path for spending the talent points for this very build. If you don’t have Minamoto maxed out, don’t lead any rallies. That’s a fact.

Best Open Field Build

Now let’s come to using Minamoto in the open field and this build here makes most sense in my opinion:

rise of kingdoms minamoto open field build 2021

Please mind that I wouldn’t recommend the skill based build for open field with Minamoto that you will find on several channels/websites as fights are normally so short that you can’t really get the rage engine rolling. For that reason I think a Cavalry-based build is more suited for open field with Minamoto.

Here’s the path to build this…

Level 20: first take the extra march speed from the Peacekeeping Tree and then make your way over to Rejuvenate. That extra rage is really nice to have early and you will buff your troops as well.

Level 28: now go to Undying Fury in the Cavalry Tree, this is more additional rage and you will get down that tree now anyways, so this is the best direction.

Level 66: Rallying Cry is, like I mentioned in the beginning, the best option here because battles are normally short and you will get that significant buff from it. All the other cavalry buffs are reduced skill damage taken are also a bonus to have.

Max Level:¬†now it’s time to get some more survivability for Minamoto as he’s a little squishy sometimes, like a glass cannon (huge damage but can break quick). I’d recommend you to spend the leftover points towards Heraldic Shield and Tactical mastery with their talents next to it

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