Like A Dragon: Ishin! Guide – The Best Weapons And How You Can Obtain Them

A complete guide on best swords and guns in Like A Dragon: Ishin!

Posted By | On 03rd, Mar. 2023

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Selecting the perfect weapon is never easy in Like A Dragon: Ishin!. You may like the sword one day, and the next day you might become enamored by the impressive feats of a pistol. The best weapons discussed in this guide are picked based on gameplay ease and overall DPS. So, let’s begin with the list.

Furthermore, to make things even easier, the weapons in this guide are divided into two categories: Early Game and Mid-Late Game.

Best Early Game Starting Weapons in Like a Dragon: Ishin!

NameHow to Obtain
Bloody Sheen
(Type: Swords)
Included in Like a Dragon: Ishin Digital Deluxe Edition (DLC).
Dojigiri
(Type: Swords)
You’ll need Dotanuki, 2x Crimson Magatama, 10x Platinum Grain, and 10x Platinum Ingot.
Kijinmaru Kunishige
(Type: Swords)
Included in Like a Dragon: Ishin Digital Deluxe Edition (DLC).
Yoshiyuki
(Type: Swords)
Starting weapon.
Golden Gun
(Type: Gun)
You can trade it for 100,000 Wooden Tags.

Dojigiri

This weapon has a growth attribute that gives a lot of bonus experience, allowing you to efficiently level up Ryoma.

Bloody Sheen and Kijinmaru Kunishige

These are both DLC weapons and are quite powerful compared to other starting options. You can get them from Chapter 2 onwards.

Yoshiyuki

The Yoshiyuki swords do not possess any unique attributes, but their scaling rate is efficient enough to defeat formidable enemies as your character levels up.

Golden Gun

The Golden Gun is a highly effective weapon for the early to mid stages of the game, as it deals a substantial amount of damage and can take out most enemies from a distance. However, it comes with a hefty price tag of 100,000 points, making it quite expensive to obtain.

Best Mid to Late Game Starting Weapons in Like a Dragon: Ishin

The mid to late weapons can be obtained by crafting at the blacksmith. 

Best Swords

Sohaya no Tsurugi (Light Weapon) 

Atk – 1,045

Mark – Light

Slots – 3

Sword Tree – Weathered Sword

Crafting Requirements – Rusted Sword, 5x Gold Inro, 1x Rainbow Fragment

Special Bonus – Stuns enemies due to light element

  • The Sohaya is considered the best light weapon in the game, with its high damage output.
  • It also comes with a stun effect that can help with crowd control and taking down powerful enemies.

Futsunomitama (Poison Weapon) 

Atk – 1,010

Mark – Poison

Slots – 3

Sword Tree – Weathered Sword

Crafting Requirements – Rusted Yamato Sword, 1x Rainbow Fragment, 5x Gold Slayer Tag

Special Bonus – Adds poison element to attacks

  • The Futsunomitama is the best poison weapon in the game, perfect for taking down enemies with a massive health pool.
  • It boasts a high attack value that’s super effective against bosses.

Masamune (Heat Build Weapon) 

Atk – 830

Mark – Spirit

Slots – 2

Sword Tree – Bundled Sword

Crafting Requirements – Chikamaru, 10x Large Gold Nugget, 1x Jet-Black Belt, 5x Platinum Grain

Special Bonus – Build heat gauge faster due to the spirit effect

  • The Masamune is a great weapon for those who enjoy heat-based weapons and fast attacks.
  • Although the overall damage output may not be as high as other late game weapons, the faster head gauge build-up makes up for it.
  • To craft the Masamune, you’ll need the Bundled Sword

Hanamori (Best Yokai Weapon) 

Atk – 805

Mark – Yokai

Slots – 3

Sword Tree – Tuna-Kiri

Crafting Requirements – Daikonmaru, 20x Doburoku, 10x Small Gold bar, 10x Platinum Grain

Special Bonus – Absorb enemy health due to the Yokai element

  • To obtain the Hanamori, you’ll need to purchase the Tuna-Kiri sword from the mysterious merchant in Rakugai and then craft it.

Dream Dragon Sword (Pure Damage Weapon) 

Atk – 310/410

Mark – Dragon

Slots – 2

Sword Tree – Weathered Demon Sword

Crafting Requirements – Weathered Demon Sword, 20x Dragon’s Mustache, 20x Dragon’s Eye, 20x Dragon’s Fang

Special Bonus – Adds a dragon wave during battles

  • It’s the most challenging weapon to obtain, as you need to purchase the Weathered Demon Sword  for 500,000 points.
  • After defeating Amon, you can buy the Weathered Demon Sword and upgrade it to the Dream Dragon Sword by defeating 100 enemies with it.

Dragon Hawk

Atk – 445

Mark – Growth

Slots – 2

Gun Tree – Rusted Pistol

Crafting Requirements – Rusty Pistol, 1x Precision Machine, 5x Dragon Fang

Special Bonus – Experience gained in battle is increased

  • To obtain the Dragon Hawk, you need to purchase the Rusty Pistol using 20x Indigo Stones.
  • After acquiring enough currency, head over to the individual at William Bradley’s Gunman Style Training Room in Rakugai and buy it.

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