Kusunoki Masashige

In this following guide, we will give you some overview of Kusunoki Masashige’s skills, talent tree, and strategy in Rise of Kingdoms. Hopefully, this guide will help new players how to use Kusunoki Masashige and how to maximize his strength in the game.

Kusunoki Masashige

Kusunoki Masashige

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Title: Bushido Spirit
Civilization: Nation Japan Japan
Base Power: 600
Rarity: Epic


Kusunoki Masashige is the starting Commander who comes from Japan. He excels at controlling the archer units since the majority of his skills improve the archer’s defense and attack. He also capable of dealing with multiple enemies and debuffs since his active skill can remove all of the adverse effects of his troops as well as attacking them at the same time.

To summon Kusunoki Masashige, you will need 10 of his sculptures, which can obtain throughout events, the VIP shop, golden chests.

Kusunoki Masashige Skills

Shichisei Hōkoku

Shichisei Hōkoku  Kusunoki Masashige removes all of the negative effects of his troops. Additionally, he directly hits a maximum of 3 targets in a fan-shaped area. These targets will receive extra damage each second for the next 2 seconds.


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Direct Damage Factor: 150 / 180 / 210 / 250 / 300
Additional Damage Factor: 100 / 130 / 160 / 200 / 250


Shichisei Hōkoku is a quite good active skill since it can neutralize any negative effects such as defense/attack/march speed reduction, increased damage taken, and any sorts of damage over time. The primary source of damage is quite low, but he can still deal a massive blow to the enemy thanks to the 500 additional damage in 2 seconds. You should max out this skill as soon as possible.

The Worthy Men

The Worthy Men When Kusunoki Masashige serves as a garrison Commander, the garrison’s counterattack damage increases by x%.


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Garrison Counterattack Damage Bonus: 1% / 2% / 3% / 5% / 7%

This passive skill is only useful when Kusunoki Masashige plays as a garrison Commander. When he does, the garrison’s counterattack increases by 7%.

Bravery and Wisdom

Bravery and Wisdom The attack and defense of Kusunoki Masashige’s archer units increase by xx%.


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Archer Attack Bonus: 4% / 5% / 6% / 8% / 10%
Archer Defense Bonus: 4% / 5% / 6% / 8% / 10%

At max level, Bravery and Wisdom gives Kusunoki Masashige’s archer units 10% more attack and defense, which increases their average damage and their survival on the battlefield. This passives skill works best when running pure archer build.

Tragedy’s End

Tragedys End The normal attacks of Kusunoki Masashige’s troops have a chance to deal extra each second for 2 seconds.


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Additional damage factor: 150 / 200 / 250 / 350 / 450

Tragedy’s End is an extraordinary passive skill that gives Kusunoki Masashige a small chance to strike the enemy with 900 damage in 2 seconds. It considerably increases his average amount of damage.

Soul of the Samurai

Soul of the Samurai The attack and defense of Kusunoki Masashige’s archer units increase by 15%.

This passive skill enhances the Bravery and Wisdom by rising 5% more archer’s defense and attack value.

Recommended Talent Builds for Kusunoki Masashige

PvP Talent Build

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This talent build will help Kusunoki Masashige become a more powerful nuker in PvP. The majority of this talent build is to improve the archer’s health, attack, and defense. It also increases the rage regeneration that allows him to maintain active skill uptime.

Pairing Commanders for Kusunoki Masashige

Hermann 1

Hermann: He is one of the best epic Commanders in this game since his skill can silence the enemy for 2 seconds. He also specializes in the archery, which will further amplify the archer’s march speed and attack in the battle. He has a unique skill that gives him a chance to grant an additional 100 rage when fighting. This skill certainly benefits Kusunoki Masashige a lot.

  • Hermann should be the primary Commander.
  • The pure archer build is highly recommended for this pair.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar: Caesar is undoubtedly a mighty Commander who can give lots of buffs to his partner, and can reduce the enemy’s fighting capability on the battlefield.

  • Caesar should be the primary Commander.
  • The pure archer build also applies to this pair.
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