- Max HP: 53200
- Weapon: Curved sword and sawed-off shotgun
- Attribute: Darkness
- Unlock: From start
Nobunaga Oda (Devil King in Devil Kings) is the main character of Devil Kings and the antagonist of Sengoku Basara, acting as a final boss on some occasions. Nobunaga rules his army with an iron fist, motivating his soldiers to take territory through fear. His most loyal commanders are his wife, Nouhime, his page, Ranmaru Mori, and the mentally-unstable Mitsuhide Akechi.
Nobunaga's use of two different types of weapons, a sword and a shotgun, gives him some versatility on the battlefield, allowing him to perform both melee and ranged attacks in one combo. Crimson Barrier is a good skill for its ability to knock down crowds, but it has a long recovery time (which can be canceled with Nobunaga's BASARA attack). Wailing souls can attack up to four soldiers, greatly increasing his strength, but he will be unable to guard against a counterattack if he is hit. Use of the BASARA skill right before a counterattack completely negates it, but even with this strategy, Wailing Souls is more of a liability. Deadly Disease also comes with a disadvantage in the form of slower movement speed, but it also increases Nobunaga's defense to enemy attacks, making it one of the more useful skills (unless you favor quick combos, in which case Distant Thunder and Troubling Thorns are better options).
A useful combo is Nobunaga's -string. Perform a jumping followed by a standard -string for an easy to repeat combo. This combo can also be mixed with Distant Thunder. Nobunaga's BASARA skill is also very useful, and should be used regularly.
|Name||Max Stats (level 99)||Notes|
|Kunishige||540||25||Nobunaga's starting weapon. A long one-handed sword made to be handled in conjunction with a gun.|
|Nagamitsu||645||50||Better performance than Kunishige. Made from high-quality tamahagane (Japanese steel).|
|Demon Slayer Kunitsuna||895||100||Darkness attribute. When Nobunaga attacks, he absorbs physical strength, but when he gets hit, he loses it.|
|Twin Blade World Splitter||695||1985||Lower attack power than Demon Slayer Kunitsuna, but has the highest defensive power of all of Nobunaga's swords.|
|Demon King Conqueror of the Heavens||1295||745||Darkness attribute. Excellent attack power and defensive power.|
|Harisen||994||1495||A Japanese slapping fan, usually used in comedy acts. Nobunaga pours all of his energy into being the tsukkomi (straight man) to the enemy.|