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Sengoku Basara SH character Masamune.png
Element Weapon Faction
Lightning Katanas Eastern Army

Long time no see.

Masamune Date pre-battle

Masamune Date is a main character of Samurai Heroes and the entire series, having been one since the very first installment. He is known for his rivalry with Yukimura Sanada and his ability to wield six swords at once (which he refers to as his "claws"). Known as the One-Eyed Dragon, Masamune has received a legendary reputation as a general and a leader. He is often seen with his right-hand man, Kojura Katakura, by his side. Masamune can also ride a horse professionally (choosing to show the little effort he needs to put into it by crossing his arms on horseback) and speak English. In Samurai Heroes, Masamune can either choose to continue his rivalry with Yukimura in a secondary path, or join the Eastern Army and battle Mitsunari Ishida to get revenge for his domination of Masamune's army. The fighting style of Masamune Date is unique in that he can transfer between using one sword and six swords (though the six swords can only be activated for a temporary amount of time, they can be immediately reactivated). His ability to wield six swords simultaneously makes it easier to mow through an opposing army.


Name Description Notes Learned Level Up
Dragon Slash Slashes swords upward. Combos into Normal Arts. Hold SA button to add air attack. Can be done with Six Claws. Lv.1 N/A
X-Strike Slashes swords in an "X" shape, creating a vacuous blade. Can be done with Six Claws. Lv.1 N/A
Revolver Blitz Dashes forward, striking with revolving blades. Can be done with Six Claws. Lv.5 N/A
Azure Storm Slices, then sends enemies flying. Comboable. Adds attacks as level up. Can be done with Six Claws. Lv.10 N/A
Dragon's Eye Releases an electric blast directly in front. Charge to increase hit count. Lv.20 N/A
Six Claws Activates all six swords. Length increases as level up. Defense down. Cannot guard or evade. Lv.30 Lv.40, Lv.60
Zero Point Strikes with one big slash. Charge and release at the right moment to perform an instant KO. Lv.50 N/A


Name Description Attribute Accessory
Kagehide A Masamune Date's basic weapon. None N/A
Kagehide B Increases the size of the Health Gauge (S).
Dragon Fang A Chance of extra lightning based attack damage. Lightning 5% Enemy guard break and dizzy chance up (S).
Dragon Fang B Increases defense power (S).
Claw Breaker A BASARA Gauge fills quicker than normal. None Increases BASARA Art attack power (M).
Claw Breaker B Increases attack power during Hero Time (M).
Furious Dragon A Chance of extra lightning based attack damage. Lightning 10% Receive 1 Zenny for every KO.
Furious Dragon B Receive 1 XP for every KO.
Custom Chopper A Kick starts the true warrior within. Lightning 10% Attack up when all 3 gauges are full (L).
Custom Chopper B An additional 1 hit is added to the hit count.
Kagehide (Reforged) Fits more accessories than the original. None N/A
Kagehide (Gold) Gold weapon that cannot fit accessories. None Luck up (L), acquire 4 Zennys for every KO.