Rise of the Ronin: Decisions Quest Guide

Scarletrune |  Published: April 09, 2024
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Find out how to complete the Decisions quest in Rise of the Ronin in this guide. We’ll explain everything you need to know!

Start another exciting adventure in Rise of the Ronin’s Decisions quest, exploring the Edo region and discovering clues about your mysterious Blade Twin.

This comprehensive guide will walk you through the quest’s objectives, provide strategies for overcoming powerful bosses, and offer insights into the complex political landscape that shapes your path in the game.

Rise of the Ronin: Decisions Quest Guide

Keep on reading to find out what you need to do to finish the Decisions quest in Rise of the Ronin!

Step 1: Meeting with Ryoma and the Choshu Clan

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Begin your quest by speaking with Ryoma Sakamoto, who can be found just a short distance from your starting point in the Azabu region. He’ll direct you to the Choshu clan villa, where you’ll meet with Kogoro Katsuru.

Katsuru will inform you about the British legation in Gotenyama and the clan’s plans to burn it down. He also mentions a sighting of the samurai you’re searching for, offering you an opportunity to assist in the attack.

Step 2: Exploring the Edo Region

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Before embarking on the main objective, take some time to explore the Edo region. Participate in Public Order missions and unlock side quests to gain a better understanding of the world and its residents.

A notable side quest is the Old Friends bond mission with Toshimichi Okubo in the Takanawa region, which will increase your bond level upon completion.

Step 3: The Fire Attack

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Rendezvous with Genzui Kusaka on a hill overlooking the British-controlled construction site. Your role in this mission is to create a diversion while others ignite the fire, paving the way for you to push forward and finish the fight.

Navigate through the fortified enemies and make strategic use of grappling spots to flank machine gun positions. Rewards for this mission are:

  • Greatsword
  • Handgun
  • Handgun Bullet x6
  • Toxic Whetstone
  • Silver Coin x3

Step 4: Boss Battle – Rutherford Alcock and Blade Twin

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Prepare for an intense confrontation with Rutherford Alcock and your Blade Twin. Alcock wields a single Saber and utilizes throwables that inflict status effects, while your Twin Blade employs a Katana with a similar fighting style.

Here’s a breakdown of Rutherford Alcock’s move set:

AttackDescription
ThrowableAlcock throws a bottle that poisons (green) or makes you flammable (white), and three blades for normal damage.
Poison JabAlcock punches with his off-hand, inflicting poison.
Jumping SlashAlcock leaps into the air and swings his sword down.
Smoke BombAlcock throws a smoke bomb at his feet and dashes backward.
Slash and Kick ComboAlcock swings his sword, follows with two roundhouse kicks, and finishes with two sword slashes.
Sword ComboAlcock starts with a sword slash, then stabs twice and finishes with another slash
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Here’s a summary of the Blade Twin’s move set:

AttackDescription
Overhead ChopQuick and powerful katana chop attack after raising the weapon up.
Explosive CannonSwaps to a saber and emits a large blast from the Demon Claw elbow.
Explosive GrabCrouches glows, then dashes forward to grab and explode an arm cannon at close range.
Demon Claw SpinCrouches glows, then dashes forward to grab and explode arm cannon at close range.
Triple ThrustSlices past with Demon Claw propulsion then spins back for a two-hit combo with katana.
Rocket DashSlices past with Demon Claw propulsion, then spins back for a two-hit combo with katana.
Demon Claw PullGrabs with a Demon Claw-like grappling hook and launches for a follow-up strike, or spinning combo with a saber.
Demon Claw Leap AttackGrabs with a Demon Claw-like grappling hook and launches for a follow-up strike, or spinning combo with saber.
Saber Slash ComboShoots Demon Claw into the air to pull up and attempt a falling attack from above.

Take advantage of the explosive barrels in the arena and focus on Alcock first to prevent him from spamming throwables. Be patient when facing your Blade Twin, waiting for opportunities to parry their fast and powerful attacks.

Step 5: The Choshu Family Banquet

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After the boss battle, return to the Pleasure District in the northern tip of Edo to meet up with Ryoma. Attend the Choshu family banquet, where the anti-shogunate group unveils their next move: assassinating Kaishu Katsu during a firework show at Azuma Bridge.

Head to the bridge in the Asakusa region to meet Genzui and commence the next mission.

Step 6: Meeting Kaishu Katsu

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Undertake a mission to find Kaishu’s boat, navigating through tough enemies and grappling spots along the river.

Collect valuable items and unlock banners as you make your way to the final confrontation. Engage in a boss battle with Kaishu Katsu, who wields a unique weapon – a sheathed sword with an extendable chain.

Here’s a summary of Kaishu Katsu’s move set:

AttackDescription
SlashQuick dash followed by a swipe with his blade.
GrabAttempts to grab, hitting with knee and sword swipe if successful.
Spin SlashTwists body before performing a spinning slash.
Sheathed ComboTwists the body before performing a spinning slash.
Unsheathed ComboNormal four-hit sword combo attack with the sheathed weapon.
BombThree attacks with spinning extended blades.

Stay vigilant of his bomb throws, which can set you on fire and leave you vulnerable to combos. Rewards for this mission are:

  • Rifle
  • Rifle Bullet x6
  • Bond Jewel x2
  • Luminous Medicine
  • Silver Coin x3

Completing the Decisions Quest in Rise of the Ronin

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As the battle with Kaishu Katsu concludes, a cutscene unfolds, revealing his perspective on the ongoing conflict. His words resonate with Ryoma’s reservations about the anti-shogunate faction’s actions, marking a turning point in your journey.

This encounter concludes the Decisions quest line, setting the stage for the next chapter in your adventure, which is Reinventing the Shogunate.

More Rise of the Ronin Quest Guides:

The Bridge to Yokohama | Follow Your Blade Twin | Veiled Edge Village | Yokohama’s Shadow | Infiltrating the Black Ship | The Setting Sun | Cultural Exchange | Those Who Know Shoin | Those Who Gather at Edo