Minamoto no Yoshitsune

In this following guide, we will give you some overview of Minamoto no Yoshitsune’s skills, talent tree, and strategy in Rise of Kingdoms. Hopefully, this guide will help new players how to use Minamoto no Yoshitsune and how to maximize his strength in the game.

Minamoto no Yoshitsune

Minamoto no Yoshitsune

Cavalry Cavalry – Peace Keeping Peacekeeping – Skill Skill
Title: Kamakura’s Warlord
Civilization: Nation Japan Japan
Base Power: 950
Rarity: Legendary


Minamoto no Yoshitsune is a legendary Commander who comes from Japan’s nation. Unlike Kusunoki Masashige, who also comes from the same country and specializes in the infantry, he is very good at commanding cavalry units. His abilities allow him to do very well in both PvP and PvE.

If you are willing to invest some cash into the game, then Minamoto no Yoshitsune is the easiest legendary Commander to unlock since you can buy his sculptures in the VIP shop (from VIP 1 to VIP 9). And that is the only way to obtain his sculptures in the game.

Minamoto no Yoshitsune Skills


Kyohachiryu Rage Requirement: 1000

Minamoto no Yoshitsune directly deals damage to the target. He has a 50% chance to deal extra damage to the target for the next 2 seconds.


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Direct Damage Factor: 600 / 800 / 1000 / 1200 / 1400
Additional Damage: 200 / 280 / 360 / 480 / 600


Kyohachiryu is a powerful active skill. At max level, it can deal 1400 to the target. It also has a 50% chance to deal 600 more damage to the target each second for total 2 seconds. If you are lucky, you can deal 2600 damage to the damage, which is a tremendous amount of damage that can easily dish out the enemy.

Trial in Kurama-dera

Trial in Kurama dera  Minamoto no Yoshitsune’s cavalry units gain bonus march speed and attack.


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Cavalry March Speed Bonus: 3% / 4.5% / 6% / 8% / 10%
Cavalry Attack Bonus: 10% / 12% / 14% / 16% / 20%

This passive skill just simply increases his cavalry units 10% more march speed and 20% more attack bonus, which is very useful in PvP.

Master of Kendo

Master of Kendo Minamoto no Yoshitsune deals extra damage to barbarians.


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Bonus Damage to Barbarians: 10% / 20% / 30% / 40% / 50%

Master of Kendo is a very nice passive for PvE. It increases his overall damage toward barbarians by 50%.


Warlord The normal attacks of Minamoto no Yoshitsune’s troops have a 10% chance to increase the damage taken to the target for 3 seconds. This effect can only be triggered once every 5 seconds.


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Damage Taken Increased By: 10% / 15% / 20% / 25% / 30%


If Warlord is triggered, he and his partner and pair can deal 30% more damage to the target. Besides, other allies Commander are also can benefit a lot from this effect since the target’s damage taken is increased, which makes this passive skill is very effective in the battle. Although it only has a small chance to proc, it worths upgrading.

Kyohachiryu Kiwami

Kyohachiryu Kiwami Minamoto no Yoshitsune directly deals 1400 damage to the target. He has a 75% chance to deal 600 damage to the target for the next 2 seconds.


Basically, this skill enhances the active skill. The damage dealt is unchanged, but the proc chance increases from 50% to 75%, which makes him certainly deal 2600 damage every time he uses the active skill.

Recommended Talent Builds for Minamoto no Yoshitsune

PvP Talent Build

Minamoto 38 1 35

This talent build will maximize his damage in the battle as well as improve his cavalry health, march speed, and attack. Minamoto 41 1 32

This is a slightly different PvP talent build. Instead of taking Latent Power, which increases the skill damage, we invest in the Disarm node to improve his defense since this node has a chance to decrease the enemy’s target by 20%.

PvE Talent Build

Minamoto 32 10 32

Pairing Commanders for Minamoto no Yoshitsune

Genghis KhanGenghis Khan: He is one of the strongest nukers in the game. He also specializes in the cavalry. Khan can benefit a lot from Minamoto no Yoshitsune 4th and 2nd It is a reliable damage dealer pair.

Genghis Khan should be the primary Commander.

Cao Cao 1Cao Cao: Cao Cao has very high mobility, together Minamoto no Yoshitsune and Cao Cao can easily hunt the enemy’s gatherer in the killing event or to quickly move to the battle to support the allies to take down the enemy in a short time. They also can farm barbarians well with their skills.

Cao Cao should be the primary Commander.

You can use Pelagius if you haven’t owned Cao Cao yet.

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