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Yagyu Munenori

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Japanese Name: 柳生但馬守宗矩
AKA: Saber Empíreo, Ryūtan, Yagyū Tajima-no-Kami Munenori
ID: 187 Cost: 12
ATK: 1666/9999 HP: 1781/11135
Grail ATK: 12107 Grail HP: 13501
Voice Actor: Yamaji Kazuhiro Illustrator: Furumi Showichi
Attribute: Man Growth Curve: Linear
Star Absorption: 100 Star Generation: 10.3%
NP Charge ATK: 0.81% NP Charge DEF: 3%
Death Rate: 35% Alignments: Lawful・Neutral
Gender: Male
Traits: Humanoid, Male, Riding, Servant, Weak to Enuma Elish
Quickicon4  |  Artsicon2  |  Bustericon1  |  Extraicon4

Active Skills Passive Skills Noble Phantasm Ascension Skill Upgrade Bond Level Biography Trivia

Active Skills

Available from the start
Shinkage-ryū A++
Increases own Arts performance for 1 turn.
Increases own Arts card critical star absorption rate for 1 turn.
Increases own debuff resistance by 100% for 1 turn.
Level 12345678910
Arts + 30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
Arts Absorption + 300%320%340%360%380%400%420%440%460%500%
Cooldown 7 65

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Suigetsu B
Gain evasion for 1 turn.
Increases own attack for 1 turn.
Level 12345678910
Attack+ 10%11%12%13%14%15%16%17%18%20%
Cooldown 8 76

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Bladeless State A
Greatly reduces one enemy's attack for 1 turn.
Increases own NP generation rate for 1 turn.
Level 12345678910
Attack - 30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
NP Rate + 30%32%34%36%38%40%42%44%46%50%
Cooldown 7 65

Passive Skills

Anti magic
Magic Resistance C
Increases own resistance to debuffs by 15%.
Riding B
Increases own Quick card performance by 8%.

Noble Phantasm

Kenjutsu Musou ・ Kenzen Ichinyo
Peerless in Swordsmanship - Zen and the Sword As One
Rank Classification Type Hit-Count
A Anti-Unit Secret Technique Arts 4
Effect Deal high damage to one enemy.
NP Level 1 2 3 4 5
Damage+ 900% 1200% 1350% 1425% 1500%
Overcharge Effect Reduces attack of target for 3 turns.
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Attack- 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%

柳生但馬守宗矩 剣術無双・剣禅一如

柳生但馬守宗矩 剣術無双・剣禅一如


Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st Saber piece4 Qp50,000
2nd Saber piece10 Voids refuse6 Qp150,000
3rd Saber monument4 Heros proof24 Primordial Lanugo3 Qp500,000
4th Saber monument10 Primordial Lanugo5 Kotan Magatama10 Qp1,500,000

Skill Reinforcement

Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st Shiningsaber4 Qp100,000
2nd Shiningsaber10 Qp200,000
3rd Magicsaber4 Qp600,000
4th Magicsaber10 Heros proof12 Qp800,000
5th Secretsaber4 Heros proof24 Qp2,000,000
6th Secretsaber10 Voids refuse8 Qp2,500,000
7th Voids refuse16 Octuplet twin crystals5 Qp5,000,000
8th Octuplet twin crystals15 Bizarre God Wine8 Qp6,000,000
9th Crystallized lore1 Qp10,000,000


Strength: B
Endurance: D
Agility: A++
Mana: E
Luck: B

Bond Level

Bond Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Bond Required 5,000 15,000 10,000 2,000 18,000 150,000 400,000 300,000 280,000 370,000
Total Bond 5,000 20,000 30,000 32,000 50,000 200,000 600,000 900,000 1,180,000 1,550,000
Bond 10 Reward Icon CE 0678 Double-Tiered Kasa
When equipped on Yagyu Munenori,
Increases Arts performance and NP damage of all allies by 10% while he is on the field.



Unlock Description Translation
Default 江戸柳生最強の剣士の一人。



One of the strongest swordsmen of the Edo Yagyuu.

A demon of rationality that gaze at everything with a reasoning of ice, unswayed by emotion.
Methodology equals rationality; in other words, by mastering the sword, everything will naturally be fulfilled without any futility---

Never speaking of his passions, he does not become impetuous or impatient.
Thoroughly carries out the optimal, shortest measures in order to achieve an objective with the utmost coolness. A man of ice and steel who is reliable as an ally, but extremely terrifying once he becomes an enemy.

Bond 1 身長/体重:181cm・71kg

属性:秩序・中庸   性別:男性

Height/Weight: 181cm ・ 71kg

Source: Historical Fact
Region: Japan
Alignment: Lawful ・ Neutral
Gender: Male
It has been recorded that the Third Shogun・Iemitsu would call Munenori by the nickname “Ryutan”. A nickname formed by taking one kanji character each from “Yagyuu” and “Tajima”.

Bond 2 柳生石舟斎の子にして柳生十兵衛の父として知られる、剣の天才。



A genius of the sword known as the child of Yagyuu Sekishuusai and the father of Yagyuu Jubei.

It has been said that, during the siege of Osaka (1615 AD), he protected the Shogun Hidetada by cutting down seven warriors in an instant.
After his death, Shogun Iemitsu extolled him as “peerless in swordsmanship”.

A strategist and politician. Not only he instructed many daimyou and their younger relatives in the Shinkage-ryuu, but also sent his disciples to serve influential daimyou as swordsmanship intructors.
In historical novels and historical plays, he is often regarded as an extraordinary plotter.
This is probably out of the notion that, in the early Edo period, it would be impossible to raise the Yagyuu clan up to a social position of a daimyou with 12,500 koku just by being honest and upright.

Bond 3 先読みに長け、島原の乱の拡大をいち早く見抜いていたとも語られる。



With excellent foresight, it has been said that he quickly saw through the expansion of the Shimabara Rebellion.

In the 14th year of the Kan'ei era (1637 AD), right after news of a rebellion by Christian believers arrived, Munenori frantically tried to hold back Itakura “Naizen-no-Kami” Shigemasa, who was tasked with leading a punitive expedition. It has been said that, when asked why by Shogun Iemitsu, Munenori answered “religious wars are always a serious matter” and “Mr. Shigemasa will likely die in battle”.

The situation progressed as Munenori predicted. Shigemasa - a daimyou of 15,000 koku - was lacking in strength despite leading all the western daimyou and found himself forced into a hard fight as a result. As he saw the situation turn grimmer, Shogun Iemitsu dispatched his chief vassal, Matsudaira Nobutsuna, to act as supreme commander, but Shigemasa became impatient upon learning that and attempted an assault on the enemy camp before Nobutsuna arrived, dying tragically in the process.

Bond 4 新陰流:A++



Shinkage-ryū: A++

Has completely studied the secrets of the Yagyuu Shinkageryuu.
From infancy until he was 24 years old, Munenori was raised while learning about the sword directly from his father, Munetoshi (Sekishuusai).
Being endowed with over A Rank in this skill, Munenori possesses not only sword techniques, but also resistance to mental attacks. An expert of the Shinkage-ryuu - which views zen meditation as indispensable - has no doubts nor hesitates.

Bladeless State: A
A secret elucidated by Yagyuu Sekishuusai, first deviced by the master swordsman Kamiizumi Nobutsuna.
It is said that, even without holding a blade, an expert of the Shinkage-ryuu wins over an armed opponent.

Bond 5 『剣術無双・剣禅一如』

ランク:A 種別:対人奥義
レンジ:0~10 最大捕捉:1人

Peerless in Swordsmanship - Zen and the Sword As One

Rank: A
Type: Anti-Unit Secret Technique
Range: 0 ~ 10
Maximum Targets: 1 person
Kenjutsu Musou・Kenzen Ichinyo.
Be free while possessing an unshakable heart---
The deepest level of the sword that Buddhist priest Takuan once spoke of have, finally, achieved perfection within Yagyuu Menenori.
A sword shows its true worth in the threshold of life and death, while Zen reaches enlightenment during meditation.
The single sword brandish of kenzen ichinyo, released from a state of being free from worldly thoughts, accomplishes sure-kill while being just a single attack.

Extra 生前、宗矩は武蔵の存在を非難したという逸話がある。宗矩は「武蔵は西軍の者」「徳川の敵」という旨の言葉を述べた、と。



There are anecdotes of Munenori having criticized Musashi’s existence during his lifetime. He said things such as “Musashi is a member of the Western Army” and “an enemy of Tokugawa”.

In his lifetime, Munenori never clashed with nor even met Musashi, but was in fact mindful about him---
or so has been established in this work. Thus, he was fixated with showdown with Musashi during the “Seven Contests of Master Swordsmen Heroic Spirits”. Despite knowing that she was a different person than the “Miyamoto Musashi” from his own world.

The Munenori who was summoned to Chaldea as a Heroic Spirit has recognized Musashi’s skills and way of being. As for what he thinks of the “Miyamoto Musashi” of his own world... that remains unknown for now.


  • Yagyu Munenori was also known as "The Lion Who Bares No Fang", thus "Leo" of Saber Enpi-Leo; The Lion of Enpi.
  • All Battle Animations of this Servant is based on 柳生新陰流 燕飛 (Yagyu Shinkage-Style/School : Flying Swallow, Yagyu Shinkage-Ryu Enpi?) Movesets.
  • His Short-Range Buster Attack is based on Small Surf (Breakers) (浦波, Uranami?)
  • His Long-Range Buster Attack is based on Cascading Flow (Waterfall's Current) (滝流, Takinagashi?)
  • His Close-Range Arts Attack is based on Flying Swallow (燕飛, Enpi?)
  • Sequence of Extra Attack :
    Mountain's Shadow (山影, Yama-kage?) -> Moon's Reflection (月影, Tsuki-Kage?) -> Small Surf (Breakers) (浦波, Uranami?)