Ryoma Sakamoto Bond Guide in Rise of the Ronin

ruekuma |  Published: April 12, 2024

Build a strong bond with Ryoma Sakamoto in Rise of the Ronin with this guide and unlock the benefits that come with it.

As an early ally, Ryoma Sakamoto offers combat skills and insights into Japan’s changes. Strengthening the bond with Ryoma unlocks abilities, contacts, and political assistance. This guide helps you navigate how to build a strong bond with Ryoma Sakamoto in Rise of the Ronin.

Ryoma Sakamoto Bond Guide in Rise of the Ronin

Ryoma Sakamoto
Team Ninja

You can establish a bond of friendship with Ryoma Sakamoto early on in the main story of Rise of the Ronin.

After completing the mission “Curtain Falls, Curtain Rises” while trying to cross the Bridge to Yokohama, you’ll have the opportunity to recruit Ryoma as an ally.

This will grant you a “Vow of Comradeship” with him, allowing you to take Ryoma along on most main missions, regardless of the objectives or factions involved.

Ryoma Sakamoto Character Information

Stats and Information:

Ryoma Sakamoto Stats
  • Main Weapons: Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki (Katana)
  • Combat Style: Hokushin Itto-ryu (Chi)
  • Sub Weapons: Comrade’s Revolver (Handgun)
  • Stat Bonuses: Charm
  • Mission Bonus Ability: Trigger of the Dawn – Increases the number of bullets that can be loaded into handguns while also adding fire damage to handgun attacks.
  • Combat Capabilities: His combat style proves particularly effective against heavy weapons like Odachis and Greatswords. Ryoma’s handgun also helps keep enemies off-balance and deals burn damage.

Ryoma Locations:

  • Sakura Inn (Yokohama)
  • Choshu Clan Villa/Kaishu Katsu Estate (Edo)

Favorite Gifts:

  • Imported Beer
  • Milk Chocolate
  • European Dandy’s Kit

Ryoma Sakamoto Bond Missions

Ryoma Sakamoto Bond Missions
Team Ninja

Complete the Curtain Falls, Curtain Rises main mission to unlock Ryoma Sakamoto. Additionally, you can do bond missions to strengthen your bond with Ryoma and provide various rewards, including attribute increases and new combat abilities. Here is the list of Ryoma Sakamoto’s bond missions:

Bond MissionMission LevelHow to Unlock
The Men From TosaLevel 10Discover Sakura Inn during the Follow Your Blade Twin main mission
The Two ApprenticesLevel 20Complete Those Who Gather at Edo quest
A House DividedLevel 21Complete Reinventing the Shogunate quest
The Ties that BindLevel 36Complete Fate of the Vanquished quest
Crossroad of the DawnLevel 44TBA
Ryoma Sakamoto Bond Missions

Bond Bonus Rewards

As you increase your bond with Ryoma Sakamoto, you’ll unlock several valuable bonuses:

Bond LevelBonus
AcquaintedVow of Comradeship, Spiralwound Uchigatana, Hokushin Itto-ryu Combat Style (Novice)
FriendlyCharm Point +1, Japanese-Inspired Wear (armor), Brown Leather Shoes (armor), Hokushin Itto-ryu Combat Style (Intermediate)
InseparableFlint-and-Steel Set (accessory), Hokushin Itto-ryu Combat Style (Advanced)
FatedCharm Point +1, Hokushin Itto-ryu Combat Style (Master)
Ryoma Sakamoto Bond Bonus Rewards

These bonuses include new weapons, armor, combat style mastery, and even increases to your Charm attribute, making Ryoma a valuable ally to have by your side in Rise of the Ronin.

How to Increase Bond Level with Ryoma Sakamoto

Ryoma Sakamoto Bond Guide in Rise of the Ronin
Team Ninja

There are several ways to deepen your bond with Ryoma Sakamoto in Rise of the Ronin:

  1. Complete his Bond Missions to unlock new rewards and strengthen your bond.
  2. Train with Ryoma at the Dojo to learn new combat abilities, such as the “Falling Leaves” martial skill.
  3. Gift Ryoma his favorite items, like imported beer, milk chocolate, and the European Dandy’s Kit.
  4. Take Ryoma along on main missions, even if the objectives don’t directly involve him, to further strengthen your bond.

Ryoma Sakamoto’s Romance Potential

While initially just an ally, Ryoma’s bond can evolve into something more. After completing his second Bond Mission, you’ll be able to earn Favor with Ryoma and, if you choose, pursue a Veiled Vow to form a romantic relationship with him.