The Cannoneer is a covert agent of Japan's Emperor. His Smoke Bomb leaves enemy lines on confusion, giving him time to set up devastating attacks with his mighty cannon.
You can have up to 2 of this mercenary.
Goemon is a good addition to any team as stunner and his Smoke Bomb skill is a good full enemy formation (AoE) debuff, reducing the enemy team's Accuracy. It's debatable if he is an upgrade from the Artilleryman.
While not as inexpensive as the Artilleryman, Goemon is still among the most affordable (to obtain, upgrade and skill up).
Basic Attack Edit
- You can start the Cannoneer (Quest) quest chain at level 87 through Kaguyahime near Kyoto.
- Cannoneer's Challenge is the Sealed Orb for summoning the Cannoneer mercenary. You can use it at Main Character level 87. You might find it on the Market.
|Cannoneer I||20||50 Dragon Crystal||250||270||210||275||170||280|
|Cannoneer II||50||100 Dragon Crystal||280||320||230||295||195||280|
|Goemon||80||20 Dragon Jewel||310||340||250||325||220||280|
|Goemon I||100||30 Dragon Jewel||331||363||267||347||250||280|
|Goemon II||120||100 Dragon Jewel||349||390||294||371||300||280|
|Goemon III||130||200 Dragon Jewel||364||413||321||396||350||280|
|Goemon IV||140||200 Dragon Jewel||380||438||350||424||406||280|
|Goemon V||150||200 Dragon Jewel||399||466||385||454||471||280|
|Goemon VI||160||200 Dragon Jewel||478||559||462||544||565||280|
Background [History] Edit
Ishikawa Goemon (1558-1594) was a legendary bandit hero who stole gold and valuables and gave them to the poor. He is notable for being boiled alive after a failed assassination attempt on Toyotomi Hideyoshi. A large iron kettle-shaped bathtub is now called a Goemon-buro ("Goemon bath").
There is little historical information on Goemon's life, and thus he has become a folk hero, whose background and origins have been widely speculated upon.
In one version of the story, Goemon tried to assassinate Hideyoshi to avenge the death of his wife and capture of his son, Gobei. He entered Hideyoshi's room but knocked a bell off a table. The noise awoke the samurai guards and Goemon was captured. He was sentenced to death by being boiled alive in an iron cauldron along with his young son, but was able to save his son by holding him above the oil.
In another version, Goemon wanted to kill Hideyoshi because he was a despot. When he entered Hideyoshi's room, he was detected by a mystical incense burner. He was executed on August 24 along with his whole family by being boiled in oil.
In yet a third version, Goemon stole a prized songbird of Hideyoshi's, but the bird sang. His whole family was executed, but Gobei was saved by Goemon.
He is the main character of the film Goemon (his role played by Yosuke Eguchi) and of the long running Legend of the Mystical Ninja (Ganbare Goemon) series of video games, and was the subject of Tomoyoshi Murayama's Shinobi no Mono novels, which in the 1960s became a film series starring Ichikawa Raizo VIII as Ishikawa (in the series, Goemon escapes his execution).
Goemon appears as a playable character available in the Samurai Warriors and Ninja Master's video game series. The character Goemon Ishikawa XIII of the manga and anime series Lupin III is purported to be Ishikawa Goemon's descendant (the opening sequence in Burn, Zantetsuken! shows Goemon Ishikawa XIII weeping while watching the famed kabuki performance based on his ancestor's life).