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Yagyū Tajima-no-Kami Munenori

Japanese Name: 柳生但馬守宗矩
AKA: Yagyuu Munenori, Ryūtan, Saber Empíreo
ID: 187 Cost: 12
ATK: 1,666/9,999 HP: 1,781/11,135
Lv.100 Grail ATK: 12,107 Lv.100 Grail HP: 13,501
Lv.120 Grail ATK: 14,215 Lv.120 Grail HP: 15,868
Voice Actor: Yamaji Kazuhiro Illustrator: Furumi Showichi
Attribute: Man Growth Curve: Linear
Critabsup.png Star Absorption: 100 Stargainup.png Star Generation: 10.3%
Npchargeup.png NP Charge ATK: 0.81% NPGainUpDmg.png NP Charge DEF: 3%
Instapowerup.png Death Rate: 35% Alignments: Lawful・Neutral
Gender: Male
Traits: Brynhildr's Beloved, Genji, Hominidae Servant, Humanoid, Male, Riding, Servant, Weak to Enuma Elish
Shimosa NPC: Human
Hits:  Quick Hits4  |  Arts Hits2  |  Buster Hits1  |  Extra Hits4
Active Skills Passive Skills Append Skills Noble Phantasm Ascension
Skill Upgrade Bond Level Biography Trivia Images

Active Skills

Available from the start
Increases own Arts performance for 1 turn.
Increases own critical star absorption of Artsmini.png Arts Cards for 1 turn.
Resistanceup.png Increases own debuff resistance by 100% for 1 turn.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Artsupstatus.png Arts + 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%
Critabsup.png Arts Absorption + 300% 320% 340% 360% 380% 400% 420% 440% 460% 500%
Cooldown 7 6 5

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
Avoid.png Grants self Evasion for 1 turn.
Increases own attack for 1 turn.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Attackup.png Attack + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Cooldown 8 7 6

Upgrades after Strengthen 1
Avoid.png Grants self Evasion for 1 turn.
Increases own attack for 1 turn.
Increases own critical damage for 1 turn. UpgradeIconText.png
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Attackup.png Attack + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Critdmgup.png Crit Damage + 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 100%
Cooldown UpgradeIconText.png 7 6 5

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Atk down.png
Reduces one enemy's attack for 1 turn.
Increases own NP generation rate for 1 turn.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Attackdown.png Attack - 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%
Npchargeup.png NP Rate + 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%
Cooldown 7 6 5

Passive Skills

Anti magic.png
Magic Resistance C
Resistanceup.png Increases own debuff resistance by 15%.

Riding B
Quickupstatus.png Increases own Quick performance by 8%.

Append Skills

Unlocks by consuming Servant Coins
Extra Attack Finesse Improvement
Increases own Extra Attack performance.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Powerup.pngNpchargeup.pngStargainup.png Extra Attack + 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%

Unlocks by consuming Servant Coins
Mana Loading
Starts battle with NP gauge.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
NpCharge.png NP + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%

Unlocks by consuming Servant Coins
Atk up.png
Anti-Saber Attack Damage Aptitude
Increases own attack against Class-Saber-Gold.png Saber enemies.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Attackup.png vs. Saber Attack + 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%

Noble Phantasm

Kenjutsu Musou - Kenzen Ichinyo
Peerless in Swordsmanship - Zen and the Sword As One

Base Damage: x1.0
Rank Noble Phantasm Type
A Anti-Unit Secret Technique
Hits Per Hit Percentage
4 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%
Effect Deals damage to one enemy.
NP Level 1 2 3 4 5
Powerup.png Damage + 900% 1200% 1350% 1425% 1500%
Overcharge Effect Reduces their attack for 3 turns.
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Attackdown.png Attack - 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%


Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st Saber piece.png4 QPicon.png50,000
2nd Saber piece.png10 Void's Refuse12 QPicon.png150,000
3rd Saber monument.png4 Hero's Proof24 Primordial Lanugo3 QPicon.png500,000
4th Saber monument.png10 Primordial Lanugo5 Kotan Magatama10 QPicon.png1,500,000

Skill Reinforcement

Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st Shiningsaber.png4 QPicon.png100,000
2nd Shiningsaber.png10 QPicon.png200,000
3rd Magicsaber.png4 QPicon.png600,000
4th Magicsaber.png10 Hero's Proof12 QPicon.png800,000
5th Secretsaber.png4 Hero's Proof24 QPicon.png2,000,000
6th Secretsaber.png10 Void's Refuse8 QPicon.png2,500,000
7th Void's Refuse16 Octuplet Twin Crystals5 QPicon.png5,000,000
8th Octuplet Twin Crystals15 Bizarre God Wine.png8 QPicon.png6,000,000
9th Crystallized lore.png1 QPicon.png10,000,000

Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st Shiningsaber.png4 QPicon.png100,000
2nd Shiningsaber.png10 QPicon.png200,000
3rd Magicsaber.png4 QPicon.png600,000
4th Magicsaber.png10 Unlucky bone.png12 QPicon.png800,000
5th Secretsaber.png4 Unlucky bone.png24 QPicon.png2,000,000
6th Secretsaber.png10 Primordial Lanugo3 QPicon.png2,500,000
7th Primordial Lanugo5 Kotan Magatama5 QPicon.png5,000,000
8th Kotan Magatama15 DawnlightReactorCoreIcon.png12 QPicon.png6,000,000
9th Crystallized lore.png1 QPicon.png10,000,000


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

Bond Level

Bond Level 1 BoundLevel1.png 2 BoundLevel2.png 3 BoundLevel3.png 4 BoundLevel4.png 5 BoundLevel5.png 6 BoundLevel6.png 7 BoundLevel7.png 8 BoundLevel8.png 9 BoundLevel9.png 10 BoundLevel10.png
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.png Double-Tiered Kasa
When equipped on Yagyū Munenori,
Increases party's Arts performance and
NP damage by 10% while he is on the field.
Chaldean Visionary Flames [?]
11 BoundLevel1.png 12 BoundLevel2.png 13 BoundLevel3.png 14 BoundLevel4.png 15 BoundLevel5.png
1,090,000 1,230,000 1,360,000 1,500,000 1,640,000
2,640,000 3,870,000 5,230,000 6,730,000 8,370,000


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



NA Localization: One of the strongest swordsman of the Edo Yagyu.
He is the epitome of rationality. Unmoved by emotion, he views the world through a lens of ice-cold logic.
He believes logic and reason to be the path to mastery, and so mastery of the sword makes anything possible...
He never speaks of his own passions, and is never impulsive or impatient.
His focus is always on the best, most efficient means of achieving his goal. Cool and steely, he makes both a reliable ally, and an utterly terrifying enemy.

Fan Translation: One of the strongest swordsmen of the Edo Yagyuu.
A demon of rationality that gazes 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

NA Localization: Height/Weight: 181cm, 71kg
Origin: History
Region: Japan
Alignment: Lawful-Balanced
Gender: Male
The third shogun, Iemitsu, is recorded as having called Munenori by the nickname "Ryutan." The nickname came from taking one kanji each from "Yagyu" and "Tajima."

Fan Translation: 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。



NA Localization: A talented swordsman famously known as the son of Yagyu Sekishusai and the father of Yagyu Jubei.
During the Siege of Osaka in 1615, he successfully protected Shogun Hidetada, and it is said that he killed seven warriors in an instant.
After Munenori died, Shogun Iemitsu referred to him as the "Peerless Swordsman."
He was both tactician and politician. He taught Shinkageryu to the nobility and to his disciples, and he sent his disciples out as instructors of swordsmanship to powerful feudal lords.
In period piece shows and novels, he is often depicted as an extraordinary conspirator. This is likely because the Yagyu clan's social position was as high as a daimyou earning 12,500 koku of rice during the early Edo period, and it was highly unlikely that such position was earned through honest and innocent means.

Fan Translation: A genius of the sword known as the child of Yagyuu Sekishusai 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 Daimyō 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。



NA Localization: Munenori's foresight bordered on uncanny, and it is said that he was one of the first to recognize the incipient Shimabara Rebellion.
In the fourteenth year of the Kan'ei Era (1637), news of a Christian rebellion reached him. Munenori desperately tried to restrain Itakura Naizen-no-kami Shigemasa, who was ordered to lead a punitive attack. When Shogun Iemitsu asked him to explain his behavior, Munenori had only this to say: "Religious battles are always crucial. Lord Shigemasa is sure to die in battle."
Things unfolded just as Munenori predicted. Shigemasa, as a daimyou earning only 15,000 koku, lacked the power needed to lead the western daimyo, and so he struggled in the attack. After learning of this dire situation, Shogun Iemitsu sent out his chief retainer, Matsudaira Nobutsuna, as commander-in-chief. However, Shigemasa panicked when he found out, and he charged into enemy territory before Nobutsuna arrived, and there met his end.

Fan Translation: 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 turning 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++



NA Localization: Shinkageryu: A++
Munenori possesses the secret technique of the Yagyu Shinkageryu.
From his youth until the age of 24, Munenori learned swordsmanship directly from his father, Munetoshi (Sekishusai).
As Munenori possesses this skill higher than A Rank, he has resistance not only to swords, but also to mental attacks. Since zen is essential for the master of Shinkageryu, one must neither doubt nor hesitate.

Swordless Form: A
The secret sword technique that was devised by the master swordsman Kamiizumi Nobutsuna, which was later expanded upon by Yagyu Sekishusai.
The skill is said to lead the master of Shinkageryu to victory against an armed enemy even if he brings no blade into battle.

Fan Translation: 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 and never hesitates.

Bladeless State: A
A secret elucidated by Yagyuu Sekishuusai, first devised 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

NA Localization: 『Kenjutsu Musou, Kenzen Ichinyo』
Rank: A
NP Type: Anti-Personnel Hidden Technique
Range: 0-10
Maximum Targets: 1
Peerless Swordsmanship, The Sword and Zen Are One.
Be both free and possess an unwavering mind.
The secrets of swordsmanship once spoken by the Buddhist priest Takuan were finally realized by Yagyu Munenori.
A sword shows its true worth on the boundary of life and death, while zen allows one to reach enlightenment through reflective meditation.
Kenzen Ichinyo, the blade swung by one void of worldly thoughts, brings certain death with a single blow.

Fan Translation: 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 having, finally, achieved perfection within Yagyuu Munenori.
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。



NA Localization: During his lifetime, it is said that Munenori criticized Musashi's way of life. Munenori commented that "Musashi is from the Western Army," and he is "an enemy of Tokugawa."
Though Munenori would never have crossed paths with or battled Musashi in his lifetime, Musashi was on his mind...
Well, that's the story we're going with. That's why the battle against Musashi was so important to Munenori in "Seven Duels of Swordmasters" even though he knew that she was not the Miyamoto Musashi of his own world.
As a Heroic Spirit summoned in Chaldea, Munenori acknowledges Musashi's skill. However, his opinion on the Miyamoto Musashi from his own world...is still unclear.

Fan Translation: 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.

April Fool けんごうサーヴァント


Swordmaster-Type Servant

A really powerful samurai. You can tell he's the mastermind of some evil plot just by looking at him. His movements are wonderfully simple and precise, but all that sitting down and standing up is making me anxious.


Yagyū Munenori was on rate up for summoning during the:

Shimosa Summoning Campaign 2 KYOMAF2018 Exhibit Commemoration Summoning Campaign Tokugawa Kaiten Meikyū - Ōoku Summoning Campaign 2
Saber Wars II Summoning Campaign 2 Tokugawa Kaiten Meikyū - Ōoku Rerun Saber Wars II Rerun Summoning Campaign 2


  • Saber Empíreo is his alias in Shimosa Main Quest.
  • He shares the exact ATK values at minimum with Enkidu, Mecha Eli-chan and Mecha Eli-chan Mk.II.
  • Yagyū 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 Yagyuu is based on 柳生新陰流 燕飛 (Yagyuu Shinkage-Style/School : Flying Swallow, Yagyuu 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?)