Yeon Gaesomun is the military commander of the Goguryeo kingdom. Although he is regarded as a despotic leader in Traditional Korean history, in popular culture, it is generally believed that Yeon Gaesomun is often remembered as an exceptional soldier-statesman without equality in Korean history.
After taking over the Goguryeo throne, Yeon Gaesomun launched new invasions of Silla, and the relationship with Tang also deteriorated.
After the Tang-Silla alliance conquered Baekje, Emperor Gaozong invaded Goguryeo in 661 and 662. One of Yeon Gaesomun's greatest victories came in 662 when his forces defeated Tang general Pang Xiaotai and his Lingnan army at the Sasu River. Pang Xiaotai and all his 13 sons were killed in combat. Read more about the 5 important benefits of joining a good Alliance.
Traditional Korean histories from Joseon painted Yeon Gaesomun as a despotic leader. However, he was also considered the greatest hero in Korean history for his achievements in defending Goguryeo against Chinese onslaughts.
Yeon Gaesomun General Special Skill
Dae Magniji – Reduces enemy troops' attacks by 10% and reduces enemy ground troops' attacks by another 30% when the General is leading the army.
Yeon Gaesomun General Specialty (Max Level Attributes)
- Ground Troop Defense – Ground Troop HP +10%, Ground Troop Defense +10%
- Suppress – Enemy Troop HP -10%
- War God – All Troops Attack +6%
- Battle of Sasu – Enemy Ground Troop and Mounted Troop Attack -10%, Enemy Ranged Troop and Siege Machine Attack -20%