Takanobu The Masterless

Cave of Solitude Skeleton Key Boss

The Summer 2022 update began a  massive change in Wizard101’s skeleton key bosses. Wooden and stone keys are being phased out and gold keys will be the primary way to unlock all the new key bosses. Gold keys will mainly be found through events and as drops from existing key bosses. The update has introduced 10 new key bosses. Four of these are brand new, while the other six are old key bosses revamped with a higher difficulty. In this article we will cover Takanobu the Masterless, now back and stronger then ever!

Boss Location


Takanobu can be found in the Cave Of Solitude in Mooshu. Simply take the blue teleporter and the sigil can be found after a short walk down the path.

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Key Type


One major change to this boss is that it will now require a gold skeleton key rather than a wooden key.

Know your Enemy!


After passing through the skeleton key gate, you will run into Takanobu and his Bladeless Ronin minions. Here are the basics:

  • Tier 4 – Levels 110-150 – Takanobu is Rank 20 and has 11,300 health. The minions are Rank 19 and have 5,620 health.
  • Tier 3 – Levels 51-109 – Takanobu is Rank 14 and has 4,480 health. The minions are Rank 13 and have 2,225 health.
  • Tier 2 – Levels 46-50 – Takanobu is Rank 9 and has 4,480 health. The minions are Rank 8 and have 2,225 health.
  • Tier 1 – Levels 1-45 – Takanobu is Rank 6 and has 4,480 health. The minions are Rank 6 and have 2,225 health.

Takanobu the Masterless 

 

Rank 20 Boss

Classification: Pig

 

Masteries

11,300

160%

70%

30%

100%

100%

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Spells

Takanobu The Masterless 

 

Rank 14 Boss

Classification: Pig

 

Masteries

4,480

115%

80%

23%

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100%

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2

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Spells

 

Takanobu The Masterless 

 

Rank 9 Boss

Classification: Pig

 

Masteries

4,480

50%

70%

0%

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0

0

0

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Spells

 

Cheats


“No! I disarm you.” If a wizard casts a blade, Takanobu will cast disarm removing the blade
“My katana dances around your shield” If a storm shield is cast, Takanobu will place a storm prism on the wizard
“This wind is an omen” If Takanobu has 6 pips at the start of a turn, he will cast darkwind.
“We must stay centered” If a balance attack is cast, the minion in the first position (dagger) will cast a balance dispel on the wizard
“Guard against the elements” If an elemental attack (fire, storm, ice) is cast, the minion in the second position (key) will cast elemental defuse on the wizard.
“Spirits, guard us!” If a spirit hit (death, life, myth) is cast, the minion in the third position (jewel) will cast spirit defuse on the wizard.

 

Strategy


Once you know the cheats, the strategy for this fight is fairly straightforward. Since blades will be disarmed, using some traps such as Feints will be very useful. This fight could easily be done in 1-2 turns by spamming some feints on the boss for your hitter to utilize.

Drops


As before, Takanobu still drops the Catch of the Day spell:

Image result for catch of the day site:duelist101.com

Thanks to the spring update, spellements from the Ninja’s Spellemental Pack can be obtained from this battle. The battle will drop around 16 spellements including Ninja Pigs, Samoorai, and Goat Monk. Interested in upgrading your guild house? The new azoth treasure card can also be found here

While it is a bit dated, the following gear can also be found in all tiers of the fight.

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takanobu's-conical-of-wrath-level-35-hat

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Badge


Lastly, the badge Master Of The Masterless can also be obtained for your first time defeating the boss.

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