Cannoneer portrait

The Cannoneer (Goemon) is a grade C Cannon Mercenary.

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.

Assessment Edit

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).

Characteristics Edit

Attributes Edit

Basic Attack Edit

Recruitment Edit

Upgrades Edit

Dragon Crystal and Dragon Jewel.

Class Level Requirements Str Int Dex Vit Def MDef
Cannoneer 1 None 230 240 190 225 120 280
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

Skills Edit

This Mercenary can use these Magic Skills:

Smoke bomb Smoke Bomb Edit

Decreases enemies' Accuracy with a smoke bomb (AoE). Casting Princess' sealing magic on top of Smoke Bomb triggers Bomb Attack.

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).

Source: Wikipedia