Dynasty Warriors 4
Note: This game is also titled Shin Sangoku Musou 3.
Hidden preview (Japanese version):
Pressing Triangle at the movie selection screen
to view a preview of Dynasty Tactics 2. Note: This game
is titled San Goku Shi Senki 2 in Japan.
Press Start + Select during game play
to return to the main menu.
To taunt, press R3. Note: This will leave you
open for an attack, but when it is performed, enemies surronding
you will lose their guard.
Opening Edit option:
Unlock all 42 characters, and complete the game with
at least one character under each force (Wei, Wu, Shu, Dong Zhuo,
Lu Bu, Yuan Shao). Note: By competing one character in each force
you will also unlock Yellow Turban's Force as a selection in Musou
Dynasty Warrior 3
If you are in your first costume and you are facing
yourself (for example, Sima Yi vs. Sima Yi), you will see yourself
in the Dynasty Warriors 3 costume for that character.
To get your character's Dynasty Warriors 3 costume, keep
leveling up for awhile. Soon, you will get six costumes. Your
fifth and sixth costumes will be the Dynasty Warriors 3
costumes. To change your characters costume, press Circle
while on on your character at the selection screen. Note: The
sixth costume will be from last game, but it might not be the
same color as in that game. For example, Lu Xun's second costume
in Dynasty Warriors 3 was blue but in Dynasty Warriors
4 the sixth costume is pink.
Hint: Opening Edit sequences:
At the "Press Start" menu, if you wait long
enough, you will see a sequence with someone breaking a rock.
If that person is Yuan Shao, you will notice that Zhang He breaks
the rock for him. Yuan Shao is not the only one. Here is a complete
list of opening edit characters, that if you select them for sequence
one, that will have a bodyguard or friend break the rock for them.
Zhuge Liong: Yue Ying
Diao Chan: Lu Bu
Yuan Shao: Zhang He
Sima Yi: Xu Huang
Cao Cao: Dian Wei
Liu Bei: Zhao Yun
Sun Jian: Huang Gai
Sun Quan: Gan Ning
Da Qiao: Sun Ce
Xiao Qiao: Zhou Yu
Zhen Ji: Cao Ren
Note: Dian Wei will break the rock with his head if you select
him in scene one.
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In the scene called "Strike", if you put in the following
paris of characters, one will be saved from the oncoming rock
torpedo by another person. Note: The entries marked with an asterisk
(*) indicate ones in which the character being saved does not
order the troops behind them to battle. Note: Try this scene with
Dian Wei; - no one saves him, however instead of just looking
darkly at the camera like everyone else, he stands up after smashing
the rock torpedo and runs his hand over his head.
Cao Cao is saved by Dian Wei.
*Zhen Ji is saved by Cao Ren.
Sima Yi is saved by Xu Huang.
Liu Bei is saved by Zhao Yun.
Zhuge Liang is saved by his wife, Yue Ying.
Sun Jian is saved by Huang Gai.
Sun Quan is saved by Gan Ning.
Da Qiao is saved by Sun Ce.
Xiao Qiao is saved by Zhou Yu.
Yuan Shao is saved by Zhang He.
*Diao Chan is saved by Lu Bu.
Hint: Cao Cao: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Battle Of Chi Bi level under the hard difficulty
setting with Cao Cao. First, approach Pang Tong to see through
his trick, then defeat Zhuge Liang to stop the wind prayer. Next,
defeat Gan Ning and Lu Meng to trigger the all out attack. Then,
defeat Huang Gai to stop the fire attack. Finish the level with
your level 9 Sword of Heaven to get Cao Cao's level 10 sword.
Hint: Cao Ren:
Complete Chapter 3 in Wei Musou mode.
Hint: Cao Ren: Level 10 weapon:
On the Siege Of Fan Castle level under the hard difficulty
setting, destroy all enemy castle-attacking vehicles without the
castle being compromised. Lu Meng will exit the enemy castle and
attack. Defeat Lu Meng. Note: Time will be extremely tight for
this task. The following is the best order to destroy the four
castle-attacking vehicles. Equipping a saddle is recommended.
Immediately, run to the south wall. There will be a cloud ladder
vehicle moving towards the west gate. Destroy the vehicle as quickly
as possible. Then, immediately run to the east wall. There will
be a cloud ladder vehicle approaching from the north. Destroy
the vehicle as quickly as possible. Then, run to the stone toss
vehicle at the south gate and destroy it. Next, run to the stone
toss vehicle at the north gate and destroy it. Do not stop to
fight enemy generals In between, as there is not enough time.
Hint: Da Qiao:
During the Two Qiao's Tales level, locate and rescue
both sisters (Da Qiao and Xiao Qiao) and escort them to the Escape
Hint: Da Qiao: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Battle Of Xu Chang level under the hard difficulty
setting on the Wu side. Defeat Deng Ai, Hu Zhi, and Dian Wei.
The Chen Dynasty.
Hint: Dian Wei:
Complete Chapter 1 in Wei Musou mode.
Hint: Dian Wei: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Battle Of Wan Castle level. Defeat Hu Che
Er, then join with Cao Cao. After the Cao Cao conversation with
Dian Wei event, deplete about half of Zhang Xiu's HP and he will
retreat. After the castle gate closes, clear the map of enemies
for Cao Cao to advance. After Cao Cao reaches the dead end, two
fire blocking exit messages will appear. After the Xu Zhu breaks
through wall event, Dian Wei earns his Level 10 Weapon.
Hint: Diao Chan: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Battle Of Si Shui Gate level on Dong Zhuo's
Side. Allow Sun Jian's messenger to complete his task. Then, wait
for Sun Jian to defeat Hua Xiong. You must now defeat Sun Jian
and Cao Cao to gain her level 10 weapon, Diva. You must quickly
do this before your forces retreat and you lose the map.
Play The Battle Of Si Shui Gate level. Sun Jian will send a messenger
to Yuan Shao, and you must let the message be received before
you defeat any enemy officers. After this, defeat two officers
out of Sun Jian, Liu Bei, or Cao Cao. You should receive a message
stating "Diao Chan has earned her ultimate weapon, Diva".
Then, complete the level.
Note: If you do not kill Hua Xiong at Si Shiu Gate he will appear
near the allied camp and attack it.
Hint: Dong Zhuo:
Complete Lu Bu's Musou mode once.
Hint: Dong Zhou: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Lu Bu's Revolt level under the hard difficulty
setting. Kill everybody on the screen where Lu Bu is the only
one alive. If done correctly, Dong Zhou will make a comment.
The Chen Dynasty.
Hint: Gan Ning:
In Battle of Xia Kou, defeat Gan Ning, after Act 4,
he will be unlocked.
Hint: Gan Ning: Level 10 weapon:
On the Battle of Xia Kou level under the hard difficulty
setting, defeat Su Fei and Chen Shen. Wait for Zhou Yu to tell
you about gun powder on Huang Zu's northern ship. A burning gun
powder pot appears on the ship. Go near the gun powder pot. The
gun powder pot discovery message will appear. Destroy the burning
pot on Huang Zu's northern ship. Then, defeat all enemy generals
on the map (Chen Jiu, Deng Long, Zhang Hu, Cai Mao) before Huang
Zu's northern ship and southern ship connect. Huang Zu's two ships
will connect and Huang Zu's southern ship starts burning (about
three minutes after destroying the gun powder pot), with Ling
Cao and Ling Tong alive. Note: In free mode, Gan Ning will appear
in place of Chen Shen. Defeat him instead of Chen Shen.
Hint: Gan Ning: Run faster:
To make Gan Ning run faster, use his Musou attack when
you get Liu Chan (the baby on the Battle Of Chang Ban) and uses
Gan Ning's Musou.. None of them will stand in your way for 60
seconds, allowing you to cicle the entire map quickly.
Hint: Guan Yu: Level 10 weapon:
Kill all the Wu generals at the Fan Castle level under
the hard difficulty setting. Make sure that all your soldiers
switch sides before you kill the Wu generals.
The Chen Dynasty.
Hint: Huang Gai: Level 10 weapon:
On the Battle Of Chi Bi level under the hard difficulty
setting, eliminate all enemy entry points before the fire attack,
then defeat Cao Ren, Cao Hong and Cao Pi.
Hint: Huang Gai: Easy duel win:
When the duel starts, put a bomb on the ground. Run
to the wall and put another bomb down. Make sure your clear of
your own bomb and put another one down. Keep hugging the wall
and setting down bombs. Do not bother looking back; look at his
health bar to see large chunks of health dropping. When about
seven explosions hit Lu Bu or any other opponent, he will have
no health but the bombs cannot actually kill him. Jump in the
air and do your stomp (Triangle). If you cannot jump over
Lu Bu's jumping attack, stand on the ground and counter him when
he attacks for his last desperation attempt.
Hint: Huang Zhong:
Complete Act 4 in Shu Musou mode.
Hint: Huang Zhong: Level 10 weapon:
Play The Battle Of Jian Ye level under the hard difficulty
setting with Liu Bei's forces. You must play with Huang Zhong
and defeat the officers with Huang Zhong. First, do not defeat
any of the fake Sun Jians (that appear in four different places).
Defeat Huang Gai, Taishi Ci, or Zhou Tai. This allows for the
gates of the real Sun Jian's main camp to open. After this is
done, you must defeat Sun Ce, Sun Quan, and Sun Shang Xiang at
least once before any of them become commanders of the Wu army.
A message stating that you have acquired Huang Zhong's level 10
weapon, the Oracle Sword, will appear. Then, finish the level.
Hint: Huang Zhong: Strong character:
In order to have an unbeatable Huang Zhong with two
elements (Fire and the element of your choice), max out his stats.
Get his tenth weapon. He should carry four items by then. Set
Special: Fire arrows (T attack and SST attack will have a fire
element); Tiger Amulet 15+; Tortoise Amulet 15 +; Huang's Bow
Orb: Level 3 Ice Orb recommended.
Harness: Shadow Hare recommended
Hint: Jiang Wei:
Play the Shu Musou mode as any character. Play the
last level for every act until you get to the Battle Of Tian Shui
level. Wait for Zhuge Liang to reveal his plan. Then, kill Jiang
Wei's sub officers. Later in the level, Jiang Wei will surrender
to you. Do not kill Jiang Wei. Finish the level.
Alternately, play in Musou mode with Zhuge Liang. Then, kill Lu
Bu in a duel under the hard difficulty setting.
Hint: Jiang Wei: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Battle of Tian Shui on Musou mode. To unlock
this area, play the Shu Musou mode and skip to the Battle of Chi
Bi on Act 3; do not play the battle of Bo Wan Po. Allow the enemy
to spoil all of your ploys (Pang Tong's ploy, Zhuge Liang's calling
of the wind and Huang Gai's fire attack). After all of your ploys
fail, finish the battle of Chi Bi and play through the rest of
the Musou mode normally. The Battle of Tian Shui will appear before
the final act. When the Battle of Tian Shui begins, run quickly
to the right side of Ji Castle. Kill the Guard Captain there to
open the gate. Step inside to activate an enemy ambush. Then,
run back around to the southern gate on Ji Castle. Kill the Guard
Captain there. Once again, run inside to activate an enemy ambush.
Run inside and kill Cao Ren and his two Sub-Generals. You have
to do this before Cao Ren decides to charge out and attack Zhuge
Liang. At this point, it would be a good idea to eliminate all
enemy troops that are not inside Tian Shui Castle, including all
Officers and Gate Captains. Zhuge Liang gets in trouble very easily
on this map, and the enemy morale stays high throughout. Once
that is done, kill the Guard Captain on the left side of Tian
Shui Castle to open the gates. Just like in Ji Castle, run in
to activate an enemy ambush. Then, move back out and around to
the southern gate. Kill the Guard Captain there. Run inside to
activate one more ambush. Run in and kill Yin Shang and Liang
Xu. You then recieve Jiang Wei's level 10 weapon, Blink. Note:
This map only gives you thirty minutes to finish; you must act
Hint: Jiang Wei: Unlimited combo:
Use Jiang Wei's jump attack (Square(2) to a
double stab in the air). Go to any enemy officer or soldier then
do that attack and keep repeating this process. You will get an
unlimited combo from Jiang Wei. Note you can only hit one person
with this attack. The best way to practice it is to go to challenge
mode (Bridge Battle). Knock out all troops out of the bridge until
one one weak soldier remains, then practice it on him.
Hint: Liu Bei: Level 10 weapon:
In the Battle of Ru Nan under the hard difficulty setting,
meet with Zhao Yun after he appears on the map (about ten to twenty
seconds into the game at the bottom right horizontal path). After
the Zhao Yun swears allegiance event, defeat Li Dian, and join
with Zhang Fei. At the Xiahou Yuan appearance, defeat Xiahou Yuan
before Guan Yu appears (about 4:30 to 5:30 into the game), defeat
Yu Jin, defeat Xu Zhu. At the Xiahou Dun appearance, defeat Xiahou
Dun, defeat Zhang He, and defeat Yue Jin. Note: Other than defeating
Li Dian after meeting with Zhao Yun and defeating Xiahou Yuan
before Guan Yu appears, all other enemy generals can be defeated
in any order.
Hint: Lu Bu:
Play in Musou mode under any difficulty setting as
any character (Edit Officers included). In the Battle of Hu Lao
Gate level, locate and defeat Lu Bu. You will unlock Lu Bu and
his Musou Mode story. Note: You also have to complete that same
Musou mode in order to unlock him, and it might not indicate whether
you unlocked him or not.
Hint: Lu Bu: Guan Du level appearance:
This must be dome in Musou mode. Get to the level at
Xi Pi as Cao Cao forces Destroy the carriage that will make Yaun
Shu appear as a ally for Lu Bu. Do not kill Diao Chan, but make
all Lu Bu's men surrender and kill the general at the top, because
he will not surrender. After all that is done, Lu Bu will retreat
with Diao Chan. Then, go to Guan Du and Lu Bu will appear. He
mostly appears when you destroy the Wen Chou compound. Note: If
you kill Lu Bu, Yuan Shoa's morale will drop massively, allowing
you easy victory.
Hint: Lu Bu: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Lu Bu Rebellion level. Clear the entire stage
of every enemy so that only Dong Zhuo remains alive. Be sure to
kill every general and sub-general yourself. Lu Bu will earn his
Level 10 weapon. Note: If the weapon does not appear after only
Dong Zhuo is alive, move around the map awhile. There may still
be ambush troops you did not encounter.
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Hint: Lu Bu: Unlimited combo:
Equip Lu Bu with the Lightning Orb. Having his level
10 weapon makes this easier. Go to an officer and use Lu Bu's
second charge attack where he swings his halberd around. The lightning
will hit the officer into the air and you can continue hitting
him. Make sure you hit him before he lands on the ground or his
body will disappear. You have to do this on an officer that does
not have a death intermission sequence or a Gate Captain. It is
possible to get a 100+ combo by doing this.
Hint: Lu Bu: Lightning Shower:
To use this special attack, have a full Musou bar and
Lightning Orb equipped. You must have his level 10 weapon (Square
Sky Halberd). Go to a group of enemies that consists of at least
15 soldiers under the hard difficulty setting. Press Square(3),
Triangle or the Square(5), Triangle(2). When
the lightning strikes on all the soldiers quickly press Circle.
If timed correctly, you will see shower of lightning.
Hint: Lu Meng:
Complete Act 1 of Wu Musou mode.
Hint: Lu Meng: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Battle Of Mai Castle level on the Wu side.
First, allow Liao Hua to escape from the battle. Enter the castle
through the northern gate. Kill Jiang Wei's Sub-General Wan Fu.
Then, kill the Gate Captain at the north wall, then the one at
the south wall. Liao Hua will return with additional troops. Destroy
them, including the Sub-General in the group. Return to the castle
and kill Guan Ping. This causes Guan Yu to attempt an escape.
This is why the two Gate Captains had to be killed; he will try
to escape to one of them if they are not sealed. Kill the northern-most
Gate Captain. Guan Yu will change direction and head for the southern-most
Gate Captain. Once both of those are shut off, go back into the
castle and an ambush troop will appear. Destroy them. Zhang Fei
should appear soon, if not already. Eliminate all Generals and
Sub-Generals (besides Guan Yu). Kill Zhang Fei and you should
then receive the White Tiger. Finish the level.
Hint: Lu Xun:
Complete Act 4 of Wu Musou mode.
Hint: Lu Xun: Level 10 weapon:
On the Battle of Yi Ling level under the hard difficulty
setting, protect and keep Zhu Ran alive until he successfully
triggers the fire attack. Enter stone maze, and pass through it.
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Hint: Ma Chao:
In Battle Of Cheng Du, defeat Ma Chao when he arrives
as enemy reinforcements. After the battle, he will be unlocked.
Hint: Ma Chao: Level 10 weapon:
In the Chen Du Suppression level go to the left side
of the map to trigger the appearance of enemy back-up troops.
Kill the enemy back-up troop generals Pang De forst, then Ma Dai.
Note: This can only be done in Musou mode, because the generals
will be Ma Chao and Ma Dai in free mode.
The Chen Dynasty.
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Hint: Ma Chao: 100+ combo:
In the Chang Ban level, equip Ma Chao with any horse.
Play as usual until getting the message about Liu Bei's infant
son being inside the fortress. Rescue him and you should get a
60 second Musou. While on a horse, do your Musou and keep holding
Circle until it runs out. You should be able to get 100+
Hint: Meng Huo: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Battle Of Cheng Du level under the hard difficulty
setting as Meng Huo on the Nanman Forces. Kill every character
that is playable. Note: Make sure you personally kill the character
and have his level weapon. You will get his level 10 weapon, King
The Chen Dynasty.
Hint: Meng Huo and Zhu Rong:
Note: You must be in Musou mode. Defeat Meng Huo seven
Times throughout the stage. At least one defeat must be a duel.
Also, duel and defeat Zhu Rong. Complete Musou mode and Meng Huo
and Zhu Rong will be unlocked.
Hint: Pang Tong:
Complete Act 2 in Shu Musou mode.
Hint: Pang Tong: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Battle Of Luo Castle under the hard difficulty
setting on the Shu side. When Zhang Ren appears, decline his duel
challenge. Destroy the bridge and kill Zhang Ren.
The Chen Dynasty.
Hint: Qiao Sisters:
In order to get the Qiao Sisters, clear the Wu Musou
mode once. Then play it again, but play the Yellow Turban Fort
Attack level first, then the Yellow Turban Rebellion level.
Hint: Sima Yi:
Complete Chapter 4 in Wei Musou mode.
Hint: Sima Yi: Level 10 weapon:
Ho to Battle Of Wu Zhang Plains level under the hard
difficulty setting and defeat Wei Yan, Jaing Wei, and Ma Chao.
A message will appear, stating that Dark Feather has been unlocked.
Hint: Sun Ce:
Complete Act 2 of Wu Musou mode.
Hint: Sun Ce: Level 10 weapon:
On Unification of Jiang Dong level under the hard difficulty
setting, defeat Liang Gang. Wait for Zhou Yu to be defeated and
the ally food supply fort to fall (about ten minutes). Then, defeat
Chen Ji and Yue Jiu. Defeat Yuan Shu, go the bottom left path,
and meet with Ji Ling. Liu Xun orders an attack on the ally food
supply fort and starts moving towards it. Defeat Li Feng before
Liu Xun enters the ally food supply fort. Note: Do not stop to
fight Ji Ling, as there is not enough timeRun past him and head
directly for Li Feng in the ally food supply fort. Riding on a
horse is recommended.
Hint: Sun Jian: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Search For The Imperial Seal level under the
hard difficulty setting with Sun Jian. You must defeat Li Jue,
Zhang Liao, Diao Chan, and Lu Bu. Finish the level with Sun Jian's
level 9 weapon to get his level 10 weapon.
Hint: Sun Quan:
Complete Act 3 of Wu Musou mode.
Hint: Sun Quan: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Battle Of He Fei level on the Wu side. First,
allow Zhang Liao to retreat. After the bridge is destroyed and
Sun Jian is trapped, defeat Li Dian. Run back around to where
Sun Jian is located and wait for Zhang Liao to make his ambush.
Kill Zhang Liao. Then, go up the left side of the map and defeat
Xiahou Yuan. Next, run across to the right side of the map and
defeat Xiahou Dun. After that is done, you will receive the Master
Wolf. Complete the level.
Hint: Sun Shang Xiang: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Race For Nan Territory level. Defeat Wang
Lang to open the gates on the right side castle. Enter and wait
for the event where Zhou Yu gets hit with an arrow. Then, kill
Cao Ren. You get Sol Chakram. Finish the level.
Hint: Taishi Ci:
Play the Wu Musou mode as any character. At the Campaign
For Wu Territory level, defeat Taishi Ci. Then, go and secure
the supply depot. Taishi Ci will then appear as reinforcement.
Finish the level.
Hint: Wei Yan:
Complete Act 4 in Shu Musou mode.
Hint: Taishi Ci: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Campaign For The Wu Territory level. There
is a bridge directly in front of you. Once you cross that bridge,
a message will appear stating that Yu Mi is retreating towards
the Niu Zhu Fort. Catch up with him before the fort gate open
after the fort gates reopen. Note: Have a Hare equipped. Defeat
Yu Mi and Zhang Ying before they retreat. The "Taishi Ci
earns Tiger Slayer weapon" message will appear.
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Hint: Wei Yan: Level 10 weapon:
On the Jing Zhou Strategic Battle level under the hard
difficulty setting, defeat the enemy ambush troop general Xing
Dao Rong, defeat Liu Du and Liu Xian, do not defeat Jin Xuan (decline
the duel), and defeat Han Xuan's sub-general Yang Ling. After
Huang Zhong exit castle and attack message, defeat Huang Zhong,
Wei Yan and Huang Zhong defect event.
The Chen Dynasty.
Hint: Xia Pi: Defeating Lu Bu:
During the course of the game, begin running south
along the outside of the castle. You will run into Lu Bu's officer,
who will challenge you to a duel. Accept or deny; either way,
he is not difficult to defeat as long as you assure that you get
the first hit. Start by pressing the Analog-stick Up, then
prepare to use either a normal attack, or a Triangle attack.
Continue to hit him and follow his movements as you hit him. Try
not to let up on him for any longer than a second. After you defeat
him, continue moving around the map, killing all the Generals.
Once you are at the top left section of the map and have defeated
the Generals around the screen, you will see a sequence that reveals
that the water level is playing havoc on the force's advances.
Note: If you play Cao Cao while doing this adventure, you have
to assure that he is near the large bolder next to the river on
the north end of the stream. You will have to wait until one of
the officers says "Use the boulders to block the water",
then walk to the boulder. Cao Cao will leap onto it and demand
that the forces charge in. From there, either go the long way,
and race towards the southeastern section of the map (resembles
a donut on the map), or cut through the castle to get there. When
you arrive, defeat the small group of men, then run across the
exposed section of land to the Red Hare horse. After you "rescue"
the Red Hare, race into the castle and join your other officers.
Do not go directly to Lu Bu. Pass the massive clump of men that
he is pounding on, and head to his sister, Diao Chan. For Cao
Cao, she is an easy defeat. Beat her up and let her sequence of
running off injured play out. After that, you will be warned that
Lu Bu is angry over her defeat. Shortly after that, the General
that was near her gives up because he thinks Lu Bu has no "peace"
on his mind, and that all he sees is the battlefield. The sequence
will play out, and he will tell Cao Cao to "Bind me, I am
no longer needed here". Make sure your life meter is full
and go after Lu Bu. Be careful, and let your other Generals have
a piece of him as well. Through the massive horde of men, keep
hitting Lu Bu from behind if possible. If you meter begins to
show red, run. Do not stop; just keep running. Chances are he
is directly behind you, and he can move. Go to the other side
of the river that runs through the castle. Defeat the small enemies
and search for bottles and boxes. They may be difficult to find,
but they are there. Get a full meter and return. Repeat the same
thing. Attack him from behind if possible. When the meter gets
red, run. Make sure you leave jars and boxes at the strongholds
so you can collect them. The battle will continue endlessly until
he has no men left, and has no choice but to go by himself and
secure the strongholds outside of the castle. You have lots of
time. Repeat this and you will eventually get him. However, he
is not dead yet.
Hint: Xiahou Dun: Level 10 weapon:
On the Battle of Xia Pi level under the hard difficulty
setting, after the Xiahou Dun shot by an arrow event, defeat Diao
Hint: Xiahou Yuan: Level 10 weapon:
On the Battle of Mount Ding Jun level under the hard
difficulty setting, immediately kill the exchanging hostage Chen
Shi. Then move directly to Huang Zhong. Defeat Huang Zhong.
Hint: Xiao Qiao:
During the Two Qiao's Tales level, locate and rescue
both sisters (Da Qiao and Xiao Qiao) and escort them to the Escape
Hint: Xiao Qiao: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Battle Of Cheng Du level under the hard difficulty
wetting on the Wu side. Trigger the "Advance on Cheng Du"
event without triggering "Cheng Du closes gate" or "Mian
Zhu ambush" before Ma Chao appears. Defeat Guan Yu and Guan
The Chen Dynasty.
Play the Battle Of Cheng Du level under the hard difficulty setting
on the Wu side. This has to be done in Musou mode. Trigger the
"Advance on Cheng Du" event without triggering "Cheng
Du closes gate" and before Ma Chao appears. Defeat Guan Yu
and Guan Ping.
Hint: Xu Zhu:
Complete Chapter 2 in Wei Musou mode.
Hint: Xu Huang:
Complete Chapter 1 in Wei Musou mode.
Hint: Xu Huang: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Battle of Guan Du as the Wei forces. Defeat
Wen Chou and Yan Liang to trigger Yuan Shao to appear and order
a charge. Shortly after that, Guan Yu will "return to his
brother's side", and Liu Bei, Zhang Fei along with Guan Yu
will withdraw. After this happens, wait for your two castles/forts
to fall to Yuan Shao's forces. Cao Cao will retreat into his castle.
The enemy supply depot will be spotted and Cao Cao will charge
up the right side path to attack it. Cover him while he moves.
The castle walls should soon be destroyed by the rams. Then at
the supply depot, defeat Chen Yu Quiong and Lu Wei Kuan. Continue
to kill enemy troops to allow Cao Cao inside to burn the enemy
supply depot. Zhang He will defect to your forces and you will
get Xu Huang's level 10 weapon, the Marauder.
Hint: Xu Zhu: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Battle of Tong Gate as the Wei forces. First,
defeat both of Ma Chao's sub-generals Ma Dai and Pang De. Then,
defeat Cheng Yi, Wei Yan, and his sub-general Meng Da. Next, wait
for the event where Cao Cao meets with Han Sui. Afterwards, defeat
any two of Han Sui's sub-generals; either Li Kan, Yang Qui or
Hou Xuan. Li Kan and Hou Xuan are easiest to get, as they run
ahead of Han Sui to the upper left enemy Gate Captain. After defeating
them, Han Sui will join Cao Cao's Forces and you will get Xu Zhu's
level 10 weapon, the Stone Crusher.
Hint: Yi Ling: Stone Sentinel maze:
When you get to the Stone Sentinel Maze, turn left
and navigate on the sides in a clockwise direction. You will end
up where Liu Bei is located.
In the Stone Sentinel maze, do not waste your time trying to destroy
all the broken statues of men in it. They do not do anything.
Hint: Yue Ying: Level 10 weapon:
On the Nan Man Campaign under the hard difficulty setting,
defeat all enemy generals except Wu Tu Gu (and the defected Dong
Tu Na and Ah Huei Nan). Defeat Zhu Rong in a duel, defeat Meng
Huo six times (including one duel). Meng Huo appears for the seventh
time in his base. Approach Wu Tu Gu. Zhuge Liang says that he
has a strategy. Battle Wu Tu Gu but do not defeat him. Zhuge Liang's
fire arrow attack to deal with the bamboo armored enemy soldiers
event will play.
Hint: Yuan Shao:
Complete Wei's Musou mode once.
Hint: Yue Ying:
Complete Act 4 in Shu Musou mode
Hint: Yuan Shao: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Battle Of Guan Du level under the hard difficulty
setting as Yuan Shao. Protect the ramming vehicle until the castle
wall falls. You will then get the Sword Of Kings.
The Chen Dynasty.
Hint: Zhang Fei: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Battle At Chang Ban Bridge level under the
hard difficulty setting. Defeat Xiahou Dun, Xiahou En, and Xiahou
Ye to keep Zhao Yun alive. Accompany Liu Bei down the path across
the bridge. The Chang Ban Bridge yell event with enemies in the
bridge will occur. J A Do is left in the castle. A message will
appear, Rescue him; go on a horse to get there fast. An event
where J A Do defeats Xiohou Yaun will happen. Zhao Yun must still
be alive. The weapon message will appear.
Hint: Zhang Fei: Taunt damage:
Zhang Fei also damages people when he does his taunt.
His taunts will send the opponents who are not guarding flying
to the ground.
Hint: Zhang He:
Clear 11 stages in Wei Musou mode.
Alternately, play the Battle Of Guan Du as the Wei Forces. Burn
down the supply depot Wu Chao. If Zhang He has not been defeated
yet, he will defect to your side and become unlocked as a playable
character after completing the level.
Hint: Zhang He: Level 10 weapon:
On the Battle Of Jie Ting level under the hard difficulty
setting, surround Ma Su and defeat him. Then, defeat all enemy
generals and sub-generals.
Hint: Zhang He: Alternate costume:
Get Zhang He's third or fourth costume and he will
have fairy wings.
Hint: Zhang Jiao:
Complete all Musou Modes at least one time.
Hint: Zhang Liao:
Complete Battle of Xia Pi in Chapter 3 of Wei Musou
Hint: Zhang Jiao: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Yellow Turban Rebellion level under the hard
difficulty setting on the Yellow Turban side. Defeat every General.
When He Jin is killed, Dong Zhou will appear. Kill Hua Xiong.
Note: Make sure Zhang Bao and Zhang Liang are still alive when
Hua Xiong is killed.
The Chen Dynasty.
Play the Yellow Turban Rebellion and defeat all enemy generals
and sub-generals. Defeat He Jin last. Dong Zhuo troops will appear.
Defeat Hua Xiong, with Zhang Liang and Zhang Bao alive. The weapon
message will appear.
Hint: Zhang Liao:
Clear Battle of Xia Pi in Chapter 3 of Wei Musou mode.
Hint: Zhang Liao: Level 10 weapon:
In Lu Bu Musou mode, play the Battle At Si Shui Gate
under the hard difficulty setting as Zhang Liao with your level
9 weapon. Defeat Sun Jian, Cao Cao, and Liu Bei, then complete
the level. Then on Hu Lao Gate, do not defeat any enemy generals
until the enemy's fire attack event. To activate it, go directly
towards Sun Jian, Cao Cao, or Liu Bei and it will commence. Then,
defeat Sun Jian, Cao Cao, and Liu Bei.
Hint: Zhao Yun:
Complete Act 2 in Shu Musou mode.
Hint: Zhao Yun: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Battle Of Bo Wang Po level. Follow Zhuge Liang's
instructions. First, lead Xiahou Dun to the designated fire attack
spot in the middle path of the map left area. After the fire attack
event, defeat Xiahou Dun. The Han Hao attack message will appear.
Zhuge Liang next tells you to lead Han Hao to the designated ambush
spot in the top path of the map left area. Guan Ping ambush troops
will appear. Defeat Han Hao. At Zhuge Liang's next instruction
message, lead Yu Jin to the designated ambush spot on the upper
bridge. Guan Yu's ambush troop will appear. Defeat Yu Jin, Zhuge
Liang. Order Zhang Fei to fire attack on enemy food supply. After
the fire attack is successful, clear the path of enemies for Zhuge
Liang to enter the enemy castle. The Zhuge Liang meeting Cao Cao
event will appear. Zhao Yun earns his Level 10 Weapon. If after
you have cleared all enemy generals and soldiers except Cao Cao,
and Zhuge Liang stands in front of the enemy castle but will not
enter, you can lead Cao Cao to follow you out of the castle to
meet with Zhuge Liang.
Hint: Zhao Yun: Unlimited combo:
Press Square, then Triangle to do an
attack that juggles enemies in the air. Do this repeatedly. You
will get stopped when you are struck.
Hint: Zhen Ji:
Complete Chapter 3 in Wei Musou mode.
Hint: Zhen Ji: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Battle of Chang Ban level as Cao Cao's forces:
Any Harness, the Tiger Amulet, Tortoise Amulet, Peacock Urn, and
Wind Scroll are recommended. Ride towards Zhao Yun. He will challenge
you to a duel; defeat him. Wait for Liu Bei to cross the bridge.
Ride toward Zhang Fei. Bridge event. Zhang Fei will challenge
you to a duel; defeat him. You must defeat Zhao Yun and Zhang
Fei in the duels to get this weapon. Ride south to Mi Zhu and
defeat him. Li Qui will arrive with Guan Yu and his navy. Defeat
Li Qui first, then Guan Yu. This will prevent Liu Bei from escaping.
Ride north and defeat Zhuge Liang. The "Zhen Ji earns her
level 10 weapon" message will appear.
Hint: Zhou Tai:
Complete Act 3 of Wu Musou mode.
Hint: Zhou Tai: Level 10 weapon:
To get Zhou Tai's weapon, Dusk, play under the hard
difficulty setting. Zhou Tai must have the weapon Dawn, at level
9. Go to the Nanman Campaign, and play on the Wu Forces. Using
the Red Hare for this is recommended. Ride down and kill Wu Tugu,
then get into Meng Huo's castle before Ahui Nan and Dong Tu Ne
defect to the Wu side.
Hint: Zhou Tai: Over 100-hit combo:
Select Zhou Tai from the Wu forces and play the Battle
Of Chang Ban level in free mode. Equip Zhou Tai with the Way Of
Musou and a harness, preferably the Shadow Harness. Go through
the level to clear the path for Liu Bei. Either path will do,
but do not kill Cao Cao. Make sure to kill all the main officers
(except Cao Cao), even the reinforcements, to ensure Liu Bei's
safety. When you reach a bridge, a message will appear stating,
"Liu Chan, Liu Bei's infant son, is still inside the central
fortress!". Find and retrieve the son, which is in a red
valuable item box. After the story line, get the item and you
will have unlimited Musou for sixty seconds. Go to a group of
enemies or just one and hold Circle until the Musou runs
out. Keep it on one enemy and a numerous combo will happen.
Hint: Zhou Yu:
Complete Act 2 of Wu Musou mode.
Hint: Zhou Yu: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Battle For Fan Castle level. At 10:20.00 into
the battle, the enemy Supply Team will appear at the top right
corner of the map and move towards the castle's right entrance.
Defeat the Supply Team Captain before the Supply Team reaches
the castle. Zhou Yu will earn his Level 10 Weapon.
This weapon can be obtained in the Siege of Fan Castle on the
Wu side. Note: If you try to get Zhou Yu's level 10 weapon without
taking care of Wu's siege weapons, Lu Meng will come forward and
get killed by Cao Ren's all out charge. However, if you have an
already powered up Lu Meng, choose him as player two and equip
him with a Shadow Saddle, level 15 Horned Helm, Tiger Amulet,
Tortoise Amulet, and Elixir. You need two good bodyguard teams,
one for each player. Make them wait at Lu Meng's camp entrance.
Play fast, as you have ten minutes to kill the generals and Zhen
Ji's entire side. While doing this, Wei must have destroyed all
your siege weapons and charged. After you clear Zhen Ji's area,
make Zhou Yu wait there until the Supply Team Captain comes up.
Kill him, and once you get the level 10 weapon message, switch
to Lu Meng and go for Cao Ren. Cao Ren is weak against mount attacks.
Keep moving and bounding him until he dies.
Instead of building up Lu Meng to keep him alive during Fan Castle,
use this trick to keep him alive manually. First, it is obvious
that you need Zhou Yu's level 9 weapon and have him at maximum
rank, but, you can can do this trick without touching Lu Meng
before (meaning having completely default stats). First, have
Zhou Yu as player one, then press Start on controller two
and choose Lu Meng for the second player. He should be equipped
with any Peacock or Tortoise items, and a Shadow Harness is recomended.
At the begining of the level, wait for Cao Ren to charge, then
make Lu Meng go next to the bridge on the northern river (by the
pots and boxes). Have him wait there and switch to Zhou Yu. Have
Zhou Yu fend off troops for awhile, untill the Wei forces start
to shift northward (towards Meng). Have Meng ride down to Fan
Castle's eastern bridge. The troops should be gone from that bridge
by now. With Lu Meng safe once again, Zhou Yu should be free to
kill the Supply Captain and acquire the Ancients Sword. Now, it
is time to slaughter Cao Ren.
Hint: Zhu Rong: Level 10 weapon:
Play the Battle Of Xu Chang level under the hard difficulty
setting. Join the Nanman side. Defeat Man Chong, then to to Cao
Hong. Defeat him and fight off the other soldiers while you wait
for the siege ramp to be set up. After that, defeat Xiahou Dun.
Then, go back over to the supply depot and kill Cao Zhang. Finish
the level with her level 9 Magma Wheel and you will get the level
Hint: Zhuge Liang:
Complete Act 2 in Shu Musou mode.
Hint: Zhuge Liang: Level 10 weapon:
First, clear the Battle Of Jie Ting level, then choose
the Battle Of Wu Zhang Plains level. Go to the left path and approach
Zhang He. After the consecutive arrow vehicle event, defeat Zhang
He. Approach the enemy base, and start the enrage Sima Yi event.
A Supply Troop appearance message will appear. Backtrack and defeat
Xiahou Dun to protect the Supply Troop. The "Supply Troop
broke through battle lines and reached the ally base" message
will appear. Note: This weapon can only be earned in Musou Mode.
If you do not clear the Battle Of Jie Ting level first, there
will be no Supply Troop appearance.
Hint: Edit Officer: Drive spear through
Use a spear officer Edit Officer with spear one. Attack
four times then continuously press Triangle. If you do
not kill the enemy or they do not recover, you will do your Ariel
charge, stab your spear through their chest. Depending on who
you are fighting and your weapon and attack strength, you could
kill them. This almost never works with Lu Bu, even in easy mode.
Hint: Art of War Scroll:
Follow the exact procedure to get the Charge Bracer,
but with Dong Zhou's campaign at the Campaign against Sun Jian.
Kill the generals until the Supply Captain appears, then kill
him to get the item.
In the Campaign Against Sun Jian level, play as Dong Zhuo's forces.
Kill the sub-officer on the left part of the map. Gan Ning should
appear. Kill him, then go to the castles's west gate. Kill the
sub officer there to open the gate. Without going to the top part
of the castle, stay close to the southern door and kill the guard
captain there. Open the gate and defeat Sun Quan. After that,
kill Zhou Tai and Lu Meng then go to the right part of the map.
Go north and kill the sub-officer there. Keep going north, kill
the sub-officer guarding the gate so it opens, enter, and notice
that there is no one there. The supply team should appear south
of the castle and start running south (through the path in which
you killed Lu meng). Kill the Supply Captain to get the item.
Hint: Bodyguard Manual:
Play the Guan Yu's Escape level on the Shu side. When
Xiahou Dun appears, let him catch-up to Guan Yu. Let them talk.
The item will appear near the boat. Note: Make sure the carriage
or Guan Yu does not die.
The Chen Dynasty.
Play the Guan Yu's Escape level on the Shu side as Guan Yu (recommened).
Get to gate three or four and Xiahou Dun will appear. Run to the
last gate and wait for him to get there. Once done, a message
will appear and you will have acquired it.
To get the Bodyguard Manual wich makes your bodyguards stronger,
play the Guan Yu's Escape level on the Shu side. If you are not
Guan Yu, or he is not leveled up, this may be difficult. You must
stay ahead of Guan Yu, but not too far or close. Once you open
the fourth gate, Xiahou Dun will start to chase you. Defeat the
ambush party. Once you are about to get past the fifth gate, stall
on defeating the general until Xiahou Dun is almost there then
have him talk to Guan Yu after you clear the fifth gate. The Bodyguard
Manual will appear near the escape point.
Hint: Charge Bracer:
Play the Sun Jian Invasion Battle level on Yuan Shao's
side. Enter the castle at the top before the enemy backup troops
arrive. A supply team will appear to the south of the castle.
The Supply Team will not stop to attack you; they will just keep
running. Defeat the Supply Captain to get it.
Hint: Elephant Saddle:
Play the Nanman Campaign level as the Nanman forces.
In order to get the item, you must get on an elephant and ride
into the enemy's main base. The special item message will appear
in your main fort. The best way to get an elephant is to play
as Huang Gai and use his attack where he lays a bomb. Lay it near
one of your elephant units and the rider will fall off.
Hint: Fire Arrows:
Play the Unification of Jing level on Sun Jian's forces
and defeat Wang Lang's sub-general, Zhou Xin. Make sure he is
the first General you kill. You must do this before the other
Generals decide to stage a joint attack. The Supply Captain appears
near the upper left side castle and runs east.
Hint: Hex Mark Saddle:
Win all the Musou modes until you get the Yellow Turban
Musou mode. Choose the Yellow Turban Fort Attack level. Win it,
then choose the Liu Bei invasion battle. Defeat Zhou Yun and Guan
Yu before all the backup troops arrive. Then, defeat all other
enemy generals (to ensure Zhang Jiao's safety). Bring Liu Bei's
health down to about half and the special item report should appear
on the little island on the lower right corner of the level.
Hint: Power Scroll:
Play the Yellow Turban Fortress level on the Yellow
Turban side. Kill Liu Bei and the Supply Captain will appear near
the upper left side of the map and run northward. Do not worry
about catching him; he stops once he gets there. Kill him and
get the Power Scroll.
Play the Yellow Turban Fortress level. Kill Zhao Yun in a duel,
then defeat Guan Yu.
Play the Yellow Turban Fortress level on Yellow Turbans side.
Kill Zhao Yun and Guan Yu first, before killing Liu Bei. A Supply
Captain will arrive at the west. Note: Be fast. The Power Scroll's
effect is to never lose Deadlocks
Hint: Red Hare Saddle:
At the Battle Of Xia Pi level, while on Lu Bu's forces,
do not kill any enemy officers. You can kill peons, it is recommended
that you not do this until you have gotten the item. Let Guan
Yu find the Red Hare, then defeat Guan Yu. He has high attack
and high defense. To do this easier, play in two player mode.
Use the second player to defend Lu Bu. When Guan Yu finds the
Red Hare, go and kill him. This way you do not have to worry about
Lu Bu dying.
Hint: Shadow Rider Saddle:
Play the Battle At Tong Gate level as the Shu forces.
First, defeat the four generals in the bottom right corner, then
defeat Xu Huang's sub-officer and then Xu Huang. Defeat Cao Cao's
two sub-generals, then wait for Han Sui to meet with Cao Cao.
After that, fight Cao Cao's men until his morale is one star.
Wait for both of the following things to happen: an intermission
sequence showing some of Cao Cao's men finding lots of horses;
and Han Sui declining defection where he says "Ma Chao is
like a son to me". The special item will then appear near
the bottom right enemy Gate Captain.
Hint: Shadow Rider Saddle: Never get knocked
If you start any level on the Shadow Rider and get
onto another animal (horse or elephant), you will not get knocked
off, no matter what. This means that you could knock Lu Bu or
Guan Yu off the Red Hare you could ride and not get knocked off.
Hint: Storm Saddle:
Play the Campaign Against Cao Cao level on Lu Bu's
side. Kill all the generals on the right side of the screen (near
the circle object). Get ambushed by Xu Huang, then kill him. Next,
go and discover the other ambush party (behind Xiahou Yuan). Kill
Xiahou Yuan, then go into the castle and get ambushed again. Xiahou
Dun will appear as reinforcements. Kill him and the saddle will
appear near Cao Cao.
The Chen Dynasty.
Note: After you get ambushed by Xu Huang on the right side of
the map, go down and discover the ambush. The ambush will retreat.
Kill Xiahou Yuan, then proceed to do the rest.
Hint: Survival Guide:
In order to get Survival Guide, you need to have the
two Qiaos. To do this, use Wu and complete the Yellow Turban Fortress
and Yellow Turban Rebellion. Then, go to Xiao Qiao save her and
her sister, Da Qiao. The "A valuable item has appeared"
message will appear. Then, complete the mission.
Hint: The Way Of Musou:
First, get Guan Yu's Escape for Wei. Do this by choosing
Yellow Turban Rebellion first in Act 1, then in Act 2, clear both
stages. After the Battle of Guan Du in Act 3, it will be Wei Tales,
Guan Yu's Escape. When at Guan Yu's Escape, equip the Red Hare
saddle, if available. Pass the fifth gate and a Supply Team will
appear around the fourth gate. Dart back, kill the Supply Team,
and get the item he drops. Forget about Guan Yu and all the other
generals when you get the item, and focus on the Carriage. It
is somewhat easy to defeat.
Hint: Wind Scroll:
To get the Wind Scroll (which boosts your weapon range),
play the Battle of Xu Chang level as the Shu Forces. When Yue
Ying begins to set up the Siege Ramp, protect her. However, you
also have to kill Xu Zhu before your rear flank dies. Note: The
Red Hare is recommended. Kill the people around Hu Zhi, and him
if desired. Find and kill Man Chong. You do not have to kill Man
Chong and Hu Zhi, but it is recommended. The Siege Ramp will appear.
Find and kill Xu Zhu before the Flank dies. There will be a precious
item report. The item will appear around the top of map, slightly
off center. If that was too long to do, just make sure Yue Ying
sets up the ramp and that you kill Xu Zhu before the rear flank
Hint: Eclipse (Edit officer pike):
Play the Hu Lao Gate level on the allies side under
the hard difficulty setting. You must have a level 9 Star Pike.
Defeat Lu Bu to get the weapon. You can get this weapon in Free
Hint: Holy Avenger (Edit officer sword):
In order to get the Holy Avenger, you must have a Great
Sword from edit mode. You must get it to level 8 and do the final
battle and defeat Cai Ren. He gives you 1,181 experience. You
need 3,000 experience. Defeat all other generals and you should
level up to Holy Avenger.
Hint: Nu Wa's Rapier (Edit officer level
You need to have a level 9 rapier. Select the hard
difficulty setting and play the Yellow Turban Menace level. When
it begins, defeat (in order): Gao Sheng, Deng Mao, Huang Shao,
He Yi, and Yan Zheng. You should get a message reading "
has obtained the Ultimate Weapon Nu Wa's Rapier" or something
Hint: Phoenix Tail (Edit officer sword):
You need to have a level 9 edit officer sword. The
best way to level up the sword is to do the following. At the
Yellow Turban Fortress, as the Allied Forces under the hard difficulty
setting, kill the following in order: He Yi, Pei Yaun Shao, and
Chen Yaunzhi. You must complete killing them in under six minutes.
The weapon should have +54 attack power and at level 9.
Hint: Typhoon (Edit officer level 10 spear):
First, you must have an Edit Officer with a level 9
spear. Then, go to the Si Shue Gate level. Kill only officers
that are not in one of the two fortress. Once Sun Jian retreats
and Yuan Shao says "Is there no one who can defeat Hua Xiong?",
defeat Hua Xiong. Next, go into the main fortress and kill the
main general's two sub-officers. After awhile, Zhang Liao will
appear as backup for the enemy. Kill Zhang Liao then go into the
supply depot (the fortress nearest to your main camp) from the
back entrance and kill the officers in there. Then, defeat all
other enemy generals besides the main commander. Next, after all
officers are gone, defeat the commander. If your weapon was level
9, it should now upgrade to level 10, Typhoon.
Play under the hard difficulty setting using a created officer
with a level 10 spear. When the level starts, go south, and kill
(in order): Li Su, Gao Shun, and Niou Fu, Then, wait for Sun Jian
to retreat, and for Hua Xiong to charge. When Yuan Shao says "Are
there no warriors here that can defeat Hua Xiong?", go forward
and fight Hua Xiong. Killing his sub-officers is not necessary.
Then, go past where Hua Xiong was located and kill Li Jue's two
sub officers, Li Meng, and Yang Feng. After defeating those two
opponents, wait for Zhang Liao to appear and defeat him. After
defeating him, go north, past where Li Jue is located, up to the
back entrance of the enemy supply depot. Defeat Wang Fang and
Fan Chou. After this, you should get a message that reads "
obtained the Ultimate Weapon Typhoon." Then, just finish
Hint: Fu Xi (Edit officer level 10 sword):
To get the 10th level great sword, play the Yellow
Turban Rebellion level in the Ji Province. When the stage starts,
move out and defeat Pei Yuanshao, Zhang Man Cheng, Zhang Bao,
Zhang Liang, Zhang Bo, and Cheng Yuanzi in that order. You need
to be maximum class and have the level 9 Holy Avenger.
Hint: Edit level 9 weapons:
If you train up an edit character so they have a level
9 weapon then create another person (with the same type of weapon,
but not the same one), you will have a level 9 weapon to start
You do not have to do anything special in order to
get an Orb. They appear randomly.
For the Orb element to take effect, you must have a full Musuo
bar. If your character has a level 10 weapon, then a full Musuo
bar is not required.
Orb powers will only work if you have your Musou full, unless
you have your fourth weapon/level 10 weapon that has Jade attack
(which will use the orb every time you do a charge attack).
Hint: Orb recommendations:
Shu: Lightning Orb because of their long ranged weapon that will
not steal the experience.
Wu: Fire Orb Because of their costumes and beam that comes appears
from their hand when you press Triangle on some character.
Wei: Vorpal Orb because of their short ranged weapon.
Lu Bu: Lightning or Fire Orb because of their strong damage attack.
Dong Zhou: Any Orb because Dong Zhou is a very slow player.
Yuan Shao: Wind Orb to gain more experience for them and strong
Nanman: Poison Orb when playing Nanman campaign on Nanman side
so you can bring poison from the river to them.
Yellow Turban: Any Orb.
Hint: Electric Orbs:
Electric Orbs are one of the worst Orbs. They give
a lot of damage, but there is a 75% chance that the Orb will steal
the points that the player gives you (weapon and regular), if
the last attack was a T attack that is affected by an Orb.
Hint: Vorpal Orb:
Play the Battle Of Cheng Du, Battle Of Xu Chang, and
Battle Of Jian Ye levels as any force under the hard difficulty
setting with Xu Zhu without a Hare. You also cannot ride any horse.
Kill every soldier and General, including sub-Generals, in each
and every stage. You should get the orb at the last stage as one
of the items. Note this does not always work.
The Jin Dynasty.
Hint: Fire Orb:
Play the Battle Of Yi Ling, Battle Of He Fei, and Battle
Of Wu Zhang Plains levels as any force under the hard difficulty
setting with Dong Zhou without a Hare. You also cannot ride any
horse. Kill every soldier and General, including sub-Generals,
in each and every stage. You should get the Orb at the last stage
as one of the items. Note: This does not always work, but you
can get a level 4 Orb.
The Jin Dynasty.
Equip the Fire Orb on an Edit Officer and attack an enemey three
times. Then, press Triangle. You will stab the enemy several
times then throw him, creating an arch of flame. This will work
with any orb but looks best with the Fire Orb.
Hint: Finding hidden items:
Spend a few minutes riding around the battlefield,
destroying pots that are in sight. Some power-ups are in areas
you would never expect, such as location where there are no enemies.
Hint: Eliminate Zhang Jiao level:
To get a new level in the Yellow Turban Rebellion,
play Musou Mode with Shu. Be any character, and do the Yellow
Turban Rebellion first. Kill Zhang Jiao and make that the only
general you defeat. After you finish the level, it will say Shu
Tales. It is called Eliminate Zhang Jiao.
Alternately, do the first level in Shu Act 1. It does not matter
who you kill -- just make sure you kill the leader.Then, skip
the second level. You pretty much get the same result. Also, make
sure you kill Zhang Jiao in the Yellow Turban Rebellion.
Alex B. Fasano.
Hint: Battle Of Bo Wan level: Elixir:
Play the level under the hard difficulty setting on
Liu Bei's side. Do not listen to Zhuge Liang. Defeat everybody,
even Cao Cao's sub-officer. You should get the Elixir. If you
do not, keep trying and it will appear.
Hint: Battle Of Chang Ban level: Musuo
full for sixty seconds:
At Battle Of Chang Ban level on Liu Bei's forces, go
down the path on the right side of the map. Defeat any enemy General
in the way to ensure Liu Bei's protection. After you get over
the Chang Ban bridge, a message stating "Lie Bei's infant
son is still in the central fortress" will appear. Press
Start and go to "History" to find the exact location
of Liu Bei's son. This is not required, but it helps. Go to the
point were the history said the baby was located. The baby is
in a decorative box. When you pick up the baby, your Musuo bar
will be full for sixty seconds. It also helps to have a horse
or be Gan Ning when you get the baby; or your full Musuo will
be wasted on a few troops of soldiers.
Hint: Battle Of Cheng Du level: Wei Yan's
defection to Wei:
Play as Cao Cao's force. Wei Yan will be at the bottom
left. He will want to attack, but Zhuge Laing will tell him to
stop. Continue to kill officers at the top. However, do not go
close to Wei Yan or fight him. After awhile, Sima Yi will offer
him the chance to defect and he will accept.
Hint: Battle Of Cheng Du level: Get Liu
Zhang to surrender:
Note: Do not exit out of the forest at the start, as
Liu Zhang will appear and he will not surrender. Select Campaign
for Cheng Du and choose any character. When the level starts,
wait until Zhuge Liang tells you that an ambush area is set up.
Approach Li Yan and get him to chase you. Do not accept his duel,
as he will ask you every time you meet up with him. Lure Li Yan
to the ambush site for Guan Ping to appear. Kill Li Yan. You should
get a message that Li Yan has been captured. Next, defeat all
of Liu Xun's sub-generals. There should be four in total. Go south
to engage Liu Han and Deng Xian's sub-generals and eliminate them.
If you are lucky, Deng Xian may approach you instead. Also kill
him. Defeat Liu Han. Also, defeat the guard captain that is near
him. You should get a message that Liu Zhang is considering surrender.
Go ahead and Kill Liu Xun. Approaching him will trigger enemy
reinforcements. Do not defeat Pang De or Ma Chao, depending if
you' ae playing Musou or Free mode. If they challenge you to a
duel, ignore them. Go back and kill Yang Huai, Geo Pei, and Ma
Dai. When everyone is defeated, go ahead and kill Pang De/Ma Chao.
You will get a message stating that Liu Zhang will surrender.
Hint: Battle Of Cheng Du level: Getting
Play the level as the Shu forces in Musou mode. Fight
some enemies and wait for Zhuge Liang to say that they can lure
Jiang Wei and some other general. Defeat more enemies and start
getting closer to Jiang Wei. Jiang Wei will soon say that Zhuge
Liang is a devious man. Zhuge Liang will say "Kill all the
generals under Jiang Wei so he will be isolated.". Kill the
two generals under Jiang Wei. Someone on Jiang Wei's side will
say "Jiang Wei, you traitor! The enemy is not attacking you!"
Jiang Wei will argue and say that he is not on the Shu side and
that it is an enemy ploy. Find and kill Jiang Wei. Then, go after
the main person in the castle on the left. Defeat more enemies
and get closer to him. Ma Chao will arrive in the castle very
near. Kill Ma Chao and complete the level to unlock him.
Hint: Battle Of Fan Castle level: Hidden
A Life Up is on the top of the walls that the siege
ramps lead to. The pot stands near five others. There is a Musou
Up on the top wall that siege ramp also leads to.
Hint: Battle Of Guan Du level: Make Yuan
Play as Cao Cao's forces. Defeat every general including
sub-generals to make Yuan Shao retreat
Hint: Battle Of He Fe: Easy experience:
Play the level under the easy difficulty setting. Kill
all generals and sub-generals, which gives you two items, +11
to attack, and +12 to defense. Destroy the lone pot near the buildings
at the left entrance (of the middle part, not the castle) to get
+10 Musou. You should also get at least 3,500 weapon experience,
which levels you up very fast. As you do this more often, you
should be able to complete the level within eight to twelve minutes,
depending on who you play as.
Hint: Battle Of Hu Lao Gate:
Play as any character in the Allies (in Musou mode,
anyone of Wei, Wu, Shu, or Yuan Shao's forces). Quickly defeat
the marked general and the general under him (for example, in
Wei, the marked general is Li Ru, and Xu Rong is under him) to
be able to open the gate blocking you from the rest of the battlefield.
Take the marked officer's horse out to the battlefield. An intermission
sequence will start, showing a ram rolling and hitting Hu Lao
Gate. Game play will resume and Yuan Shao will say, "Protect
the ram while it heads for Hu Lao Gate". Quickly get to the
gate. There will be a small space on either side of the ram between
the gate's sides. Park your horse in the one on the left. Then,
get off and try to defeat as many soldiers as possible. At a certain
point, start battling near your horse (possibly before, or when
an intermission sequence shows the gate breaking apart). Quickly
get on your horse and ride through the gate. Continue charging
forward until you pass the point Lu Bu starts and the wooden fences
are behind him. Then, take a right and take your horse out of
the fenced area through the right side. Proceed going around it.
Note: Besides challenging you to a duel, Lu Bu will completely
ignore you unless you get too close. Do not try to engage in battle
with Lu Bu. It is basically impossible defeat beat him in a duel,
and you need more allied officers and forces working with you
to defeat him in battle. When you get around it, go directly towards
the gate where Diao Chan will be waiting. Defeat her, and the
gates will open. Just as you get through the gates, Dong Zhuo
will say that he has no use for the city anymore and to burn it
down. An intermission sequence appears, showing enemy soldiers
setting fire to the buildings. Start making your way towards Dong
Zhuo, who will be in the area past the open gate on the right,
when you enter the city. Try defeating some of the other generals
there before you go after Dong Zhuo. Then, take down the officer
under him and he will call to retreat. You should be able to catch
up to him. His escape route involves leaving his section of the
city and proceeding into another section to the left. Quickly
defeat him. Note: You do not have to defeat him; you will still
have won. However if you defeat him, your weapon gets more experience.
Hint: Battle Of Hu Lao Gate: Mountain climbing:
Play as the Shu forces as Lei Bei with the Red Hare
saddle. At the beginning of the stage, move in a straight line.
If done correctly, you will go on the mountains and be able to
get ahead of the entire army. Note: This will not work all the
Hint: Battle Of Jian Ye: Easy experience:
In the Battle Of Jian Ye, as Wei Forces, defeat Jiang
Qin. Three fake Sun Jians will appear. Defeat them all. After
defeating one, another will appear. Defeat him. When they are
all defeated, kill Ding Feng, Zhu Ran, and Xu Sheng (if alive).
Move towards the bottom and defeat the real Sun Jian. Then, defeat
Sun Ce. Move towards Sun Quan and defeat Taishi Ci and Sun Quan.
Then, move to defeat Zhou Tai and Sun Sang Xiang. If done under
the easy difficulty setting, you will get about 10,000 experience
points. For the normal and difficulties, it is 20,000 experience
Hint: Battle Of Tong Gate level: Hidden
A Life +10 can be found in the upper-left corner, directly
next to the Wei's Gate. It is one of the two pots on the left.
A Musou +10 can be found in the middle of the shallow waterway.
Hint: Battle Of Tong Gate level: Make Han
Play as Cao Cao forces. Make Cao Cao and Han Sui meet.
An intermission sequence will begin. To make Han Sui defect, you
must defeat all of his sub generals. This will also earn Xu Zhu's
tenth weapon if you are playing under the hard difficulty setting.
Hint: Battle Of Tong Gate level: Prevent
Han Sui from defecting:
Pay as Liu Bei's forces. To stop Han Sui from defecting
to Cao Cao's side, defeat all generals, including Cao Cao's sub
generals. This will lower his morale to one star. After awhile,
Han Sui will not defect. This will also earn you the Shadow Saddle
which prevents you from being knocked off by enemy attacks.
Hint: Battle Of Wan Castle level: Lu Bu
Go to Musou mode and get to the Battle Of Xia Pei.
Make Lu Bu retreat. Do not kill Diao Chan or he will be angered
and try to kill everyone. Once he retreats, go to Wan Castle.
At some point, he will appear and try to kill Cao Cao.
Hint: Battle Of Wu Zhang Plains level:
Go to Zhuge Liang's castle, but do not go inside. Instead
take a right go until you are past the building. Then, go left.
There should be a lot of hay in those sticks. Go to the end of
all of them. There should be a wooden box there. Break it open.
There will be a Get Item. Then, finish the level. Note: It is
always an Orb under the hard difficulty setting.
Hint: Battle Of Wu Zhang Plains level:
To get the best items get a good character that is
fast at running and attacking. Max out his defense and attack,
then go to the Wu Zhang Plains level on the Wei side under the
hard difficulty setting. There are a few items in crates. Their
locations are as follows: top left near gate, middle path, top
middle where Cao Cao appears, and on the left-hand side of the
Shu fort. Look for single crates. The rest of the items appear
with a supply team (group of wooden oxen on wheels that start
around Ma Chao's original position heading down the south path
towards the bottom left gate). Defeat Jiang Wei and they should
appear, but you have to be fast. Note: Have Luck equipped. You
should have Seven Star Sash at least level 14 and Hex Mark. You
do not have to be on horseback to activate Luck.
Hint: Battle Of Xia Pi:
In the Battle Of Xia Pi, your Wei Forces are on the
opposite side of the same castle that they were defending during
the Yellow Turban Menace. Quickly go south to a small encampment
of buildings just west of the southwest corner of the castle,
and just north of the river. Wait for a short while and Zhang
Liao will appear (he will be against you). Try to defeat him from
his horse before he can challenge you to a duel. Getting his horse
is crucial. If you defeat him in a duel which he challenged you
to on his horse, defeating him will make the horse disappear.
If you fail to defeat him from his horse before he challenges
you, press Start to decline his duel when he challenges
you. Defeat him in battle, then quickly try to get on his horse.
Ride north around the northwest corner of the building, past the
enemy stronghold at the top, and go to the bridge crossing the
northern stream. Soon Lu Bu will say, "The enemy outnumbers
us vastly". Just after he says that, the north gates will
open and not only will Lu Bu charge out, but so will an enemy
carriage. Dodge Lu Bu and destroy the carriage. Do not allow it
to escape or your battle will be much harder. Once the carriage
is destroyed, Lu Bu will say, "Damn! We will have to retreat".
However, he does not retreat and continues fighting. Dodge around
him again and try to just enter the castle. An intermission sequence
will show the stream running through the castle, then an island
in the middle with Lu Bu's horse, Red Hare, and a pot on it. Once
this is done, quickly exit the castle. Dodge Lu Bu (setting your
guards on attack and letting them distract Lu Bu is recommended)
and cross the bridge of the northern stream again. Guo Jia, your
ally, will meanwhile say that there is a stream running through
the castle that will substantially limit your movements. Go to
the big boulder between the bridge and the north stronghold and
stand near it. Note: You could go to the north stronghold and
take out the gate captain, but be sure to get close to the boulder
once done. Also, destroy the pots to regain any lost health. Soon
Guo Jia will tell you to use boulders to dam the stream. Then
a battle note will state that the Rockslide preparations are complete.
Another intermission sequence shows your character jumping on
top of the rocks and saying that the water should recede now,
attack. Immediately take your horse and ride south around the
west side of the castle. Go to the south part of the stream and
cross it over a bridge. Then, go to the southwest corner and take
out Hou Cheng (or let him surrender and withdraw). Then scan by
the river in the southwest corner and you will find another group
of five enemies under Lu Bu, guarding a land bridge leading to
the island in the middle of the stream. Take out the men, then
cross the land bridge. Break the pot, as it has a Musou Up +10
upgrade. Then, mount and capture Red Hare. Note: As you do these
actions you may notice that your overall morale expands to a very
high extent. During this time, a lot of the generals are withdrawing.
Quickly go around the south and east side of the castle. Sneak
around Lu Bu again (you could also try to inflict damage to him)
and enter the castle through the north side. Then, keep to the
building's right by the stream running through the castle. There
will be a large alleyway leading to stairs into the water. Go
into the stream. Notice that before damming the stream, the water
would have dragged you to the south side of the castle, but not
now. Go north and exit the river to the west. You are now at the
northwest part of the castle. Meanwhile, more of your allies will
be starting to advance on Lu Bu himself. As you exit the river
inside the castle, there will be enemies on the north side. Ignore
the enemies. An intermission sequence will soon appear, showing
Chen Gong sadly saying how Lu Bu only sees the battlefield. Then,
Chen Gong will surrender to you. When the sequence is over, continue
around the buildings and move south along the west wall of the
castle. Lu Bu will try to retreat for real this time, along with
Diao Chan. If you feel confident enough, and if your health is
high, defeat Diao Chan instead of letting her escape. This will
anger Lu Bu and he will restart fighting again. Meet him this
time and attack. As the others attack, try to get behind him and
attack him. He will usually be blocking in front. Note: If no
other ally officer is trying to fight him as well, do not go near
him. When you succeed in killing Lu Bu, you will have won the
Hint: Battle Of Xu Chang level: Kills:
Play as the Wu or Shu side. After every General is
killed on your side, Sun Jian will struggle and will soon only
have one or no guards. After Xu Zhu appears, he will bring Cao
Cao srtonghold. It will be non-stop; advance slowly and protect
Sun Jian while doing so. You will get about 800 to 1000 kills.
If you do this and kill lots of Generals, 12,000 points will be
given to you after the battle. This also works with Cheng Du on
Wu or Wei side, where the non-stop stronghold is in Luo Castle
(top where Ma Su is located), and in Jian Ye (bottom of map where
Sun Jian is found).
Hint: Battle Of Ye Ling level: Easy completion:
Play as Xiao Qiao and equip the Red Hair Harness. When
you enter the Stone Sentinel Maze, after the figures start to
move up and down you can ride over them. When one starts to rise,
move directly towards it. When it is about a quarter up, you should
run right up and over it. This makes it possible to enter the
Bai Di Castle from the maze. If this does not work, try to ride
up different parts, such as the sides.
Hint: Battle Of Yi Ling level: Get Meng
Huo and Zhu Rong as reinforcements for Shu:
In Shu Musou mode, finish The Nanman Campaign. Defeat
Meng Huo seven times (once in a duel) and Zhu Rong (in a duel).
An event with Zhuge Liang and Meng Huo will happen. Then, in the
Battle Of Yi Ling, after the fire attack event and Zhuge Liang
appears, wait about ten minutes. Meng Huo and Zhu Rong will appear.
Hint: Campaign For Jing level: Wei Yan
And Huang Zhong's defection to Shu:
Defeat Han Xuan's sub-officer Yan Ling. Then, defeat
Huang Zhong after his attack message. An event of them defecting
Hint: Chang Ban level: Special intermission
Play under Liu Bei's forces. When you pass either bridge
on the side of the map, a message will appear stating that Liu
Chan is still trapped inside the castle. Locate where he is at
the pause menu, then smash open the box while you are on a horse.
You will get an intermission sequence where you save a baby.
Hint: Guan Yu's Escape level for Shu:
In Act 1 of Yellow Turban Menace, do the Fortress and
Rebellion levels for the Yellow Turban. Then in Act 2 at Shi Shui,
first let Hua Xiong come out of the gates. Yuan Shao will say
"Isn't there anyone who can kill Hua Xiong?" Take out
the Supply Depot and kill Xua Xiong. Then, finish the level (Red
Hare or two players recommended). At Hu Lao Gate, kill Lu Bu and
Diao Chan and let Dong Zhuo escape.
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Hint: Hu Lao Gate level: Hidden items:
There is a Life Bar on the top of the Hu Lao gate.
Use the stairs behind the gate to walk up. There is Musou Up on
the other side of the gate from the Life Bar.
Hint: Hu Lao Gate level:
When Lu Bu comes out, get his attention. Bring him
towards other officers on your team. Defeat him, then take his
horse and quickly go to Yuan Shou. Hux Iang from Si Shui Gate
comes to kill Yuan Shou. Protect Yuan Shou, then wait and Dong
Zhou's forces will retreat.
Hint: Hu Lao Gate level: Defeating Lu Bu:
Choose Gan Ning. Go to Hu Lao Gate approach Lu Bu.
He will challenge you to a duel. Accept the challenge. Let Lu
Bu hit you or charge your Musou. Lure him into a corner or pin
him on the wall. Use your Musou. His life will drop quickly. Note:
Make sure Gan Ning is strong. Do the same to defeat Gan Ning in
Use a character whose first charge is shooting out elemental orbs
(for example, Zhuge Liang, Jiang Wei, Pang Tong, Cao Cao, Sima
Yi, Zhou Yu, Lu Xun, Lu Meng, and Da Qiao). Then, get their fourth
weapons and equip a Blast Orb (level 2 or above recommended).
When you get in a duel with Lu Bu, keep tapping Triangle
and his life will slowly drain to nothing. Note: this method will
let you win any duel.
To defeat Lu Bu,you need any character at maximum rank; a level
9 weapon; the following equipment at these levels: Peacock Urn,
Tiger Amulet, Tortoise Amulet, Dragon Amulet (optional), and Speed
Scroll (optional); and level 20 bodyguards with pikes, spears,
or crossbows (only because it is guard piercing). You can defeat
Lu Bu or anyone else with this on any level. Make sure the bodyguards
are always on the sword icons. Wait until the bodyguards surround
Lu Bu then hit him in the back (or in any unguarded spot), then
unleash an all-out attack on him.
Hint: Hu Lao Gate level: Easy five secret
Play the Hu Lao Gate level on Han side under any difficult
setting in free or musou mode. At the begining of the level, go
to the first gate and encounter a gate captain (Guo Si, Li Ru,
or Zhang Liao). Defeat the gate captain's officer and the gate
captain himself. The gate will open. Note: You must defeat the
gate captain's officer before him, or he will run away, Otherwise,
defeat all enemy entry port but this is not necessary. Follow
the rules to unlock the costumes easier then defeat these generals
in any order: Lu Bu, Diao Chan, Li Jue, and Dong Zhou (you can
still let him escape). If this does not work the first time, try
it again. It mostly works when your character's weapon is at level
2 or higher.
Hint: Jian Ye level: Hidden items:
There is a Life Bar near Yuan Shu's location. The pot
Hint: Lu Bu Rebellion level: More weapon
Play the level under the easy difficulty setting (when
your weapon is below level 5) or the hard difficulty setting (when
your weapon is above level 5). Do this fifteen times or more and
you will have your weapon at level 9.
Hint: Lu Bu Rebellion level: Easy experience:
Play the level under the hard difficulty setting as
Lu Bu's forces. Defeat every enemy general and sub general to
gain one to three levels.
Hint: Mt. Ding Jun level: Hidden items:
There is a Life Bar is in the top area where Huang
Zhong is located. There is a Musou Bar in the pot near the statues
At the beginning of the level, turn directly around. There will
be a wooden fence surrounding a couple of little huts. Enter the
fenced area and run to the right rear-most corner from the point
where you entered. Break the barrel closest to the back wall to
discover a Musou +10. To find a Life +10, take Mt. Ding Jun and
enter the gate after defeating Han Hao. Continue running down
the path until you see a Gate Captain in a small path to the left.
The barrels on the left side of the gate contain the Life+10.
Hint: Nanman Campaign level: Hidden items:
There is a Life Up is in the poison swamp near King
Mulu. There is a Musou Up is in the straight land leading to Dong
Tu Ne and Ahui Nan in a pot on the left; the path under Jihuan
Hint: Nanman Campaign level: Easy completion:
When the level starts, kill Zhu Bao, Gao Ding, and
Yong Kai. In other words, kill Yong Kai's two sub Generals and
Yong Kai in that order. After doing so, Dong Tu Ne and Ahui Nan
will defect. Get a horse nearby or equip a saddle. Immediately
ride or run to Meng Huo's castle. Defeat Wu Tugu or King Mulu
to get the gate to open. Go in the castle. Meng Huo will appear
immediately and you can kill him there. Note: When fighting Meng
Huo, massive reinforcements will arrive and Gate Captains will
appear every ten minutes. Lu Xun or Zhuge Liang will be struggling
in battle. Be careful, because Zhu Rong will also march to kill
your main commander. If you go into the castle, a 1000 kill possibility
Hint: Nanman Campaign level: Getting the
On the Nanman Campaign level on the Nanman side have
any player be Meng Huo and the other player be a maxed out character
(Lu Bu or an Edit Character with the Fu Xi weapon on level 10
recommended). Have the player controlling Meng Huo follow his
troops who have elephants. Have the other player protect the Meng
Huo player, then kill any enemy soldier or general. Wait for your
ally to get knocked off his elephant then ride the elephant the
Zhuge Liang's base. The item report should appear. Get the item
in your base then finish the level.
Hint: Nanman Campaign level: Getting Zhu
Rong and Meng Who:
Play the Nanman Campaign as the Shu forces. Kill Meng
Huo in all the times that he appears including the duel. When
Zhu Rong challenges you to a duel, accept it and defeat her. Complete
the level and you will unlock Meng Huo and Zhu Rong when you finish
the Shu Musou mode.
Hint: Si Shui Gate level: Hidden items:
There is a Health and Musou +10 in this level. The
Musou +10 is located past the wall guarding the secret path to
the Grand Generals Fort to the south. The Life +10 is located
in the southern part of the supply fort in the north.
Hint: The Two Qiaos level: Easy completion:
After rescuing Xiao Qiao, quickly rescue Da Qiao. Then,
meet up with Sun Ce. Once all three are following you, go south.
However, go over to the east side of the map, through the gate.
When Dong Zhuo's troops arrive, they will hunt for you. If you
try to meet them down the center, you will lose, as you will be
overwhelmed by their sheer numbers. You might survive, but odds
are that you will be defeated. Going to either side causes them
to split up, making it easier for you to survive. You will not
have to deal with five to officers, their sub-officers (if any),
and their troops. A fully decked general is recommended. Equipment
should include: Red Hare Saddle (to move quickly), Charge Bracer,
Peacock Urn, Tiger Amulet, and Vorpal Orb.
Hint: The Two Qiaos level: Fighting Dong
If you want to fight Dong Zhuo's entire army but have
problems with the Qiaos dying, get a second player (or control
player two by yourself). Have player two collect both Qiaos, and
then have player one attack some of Niou Fu's troops so that they
will stop following player two. Let player one be found before
Dong Zhuo's army splits, then seal a gate in a far-off corner
with player two. Wait there and fight the army using player one.
The Qiaos will be safe because everyone will be following player
Hint: Xia Kou level: Make Gan Ning weak:
Go to Xia Kou and wait until Zhou Yu talks about the
gunpowder on Huang Zu's northern ship. Break the burning pot so
that his ship will be on fire. Leave the ship. Gan Ning and Su
Fei will get on the burning ship. The ship will move and hit the
other ship, causing a fire. Gan Ning and Su Fei will appear. Gan
Ning should be very weak by now.
Hint: Xu Chang level for Wu side:
Play in Musou mode under the Wu side. You may play
as any character. Play all levels in any way desired. When you
get to Act 3, play The Battle of Chi Bi level. You must make sure
Zhuge Liang wind prayer, Pang Tong ploy, and Huang Gai's setting
the ship on fire are all succesful. If done correctly, the final
level of the final act will be Xu Chang.
Hint: Yellow Turban Fortress level: Orb:
Play the Yellow Turban Fortress level on the Han side.
Once you start, there will be two forts (left and right). Go to
the left fort and defeat the officer outside the gate to get the
gate open. Once inside, go to the bottom left corner. A crate
should be there, near a fence. Open it, and an item that should
be an Orb will appear. To help you get these Orbs easier, equip
the Seven Star Luck.
Hint: Yellow Turban Menace level: Hidden
There is a Life Up on the top left squared area near
Zhang Liang with flame geysers. The pot stands by itself. There
is a Musou Up in the top right squared area the opposite of where
the life up is located. The pot stands alone.
Hint: Yellow Turban Menace level: Persistent
You will find Huang Gai and Guan Hai fighting outside
of a gate on the lower middle portion of the map. These two characters
will always be fighting when you go to them. If you notice, Huang
Gai is Guan Hai with the G and the H switched. The G at the end
of Huang is also removed.
Hint: Yellow Turban Rebellion level: Hidden
There is a Life Up near Zhang Jiao on his right. The
pot near the brown box. Another pot has 200 HP+. A Musou Up is
in one of the three pots near Zhang Liang's location, when coming
in straight from below.
To get +10 Musou, go to the far right-hand side of the map at
the beginning of the level where Liu Bei is fighting with He Yi.
Go towards the circular area. You will see two or three pots lined
up. Break them and get the +10 Musou.
To get +10 Life, go to the fort on the map with the phantom army.
Go into the bottom corner along the side (to the right side of
your character, and left side of the map). Break the single pot.
You will get a +10 Life.
Hint: Yellow Turban Rebellion level: Stop
the fire cannons and wind:
At one time during this battle, Zhang Jiao will grant
Zhang Bao powers. After this you must kill Zhang Bao, and at that
time the fire cannons will stop, as well as the wind in the fort
where Zhang Bao is located.
Hint: Yellow Turban Rebellion level: Dong
Zhou appears in Dynasty Warriors 3 costume:
Note: In order to do this, you must have the Zhang
Jiao team. Play the Yellow Turban Rebellion level on the Yellow
Turban side as Dong Zhou. Kill all of the generals until Dong
Zhou appears. Get close to him, and you will notice that he is
wearing his costume from Dynasty Warriors 3.
Hint: Easy stats and experience:
If you have a strong character capable of completing
levels with a difficulty rating of about six or more and you need
upgrading, go to the Mt. Ding Jun level. Fight for the Shu side.
Once in the level, fight your way towards Xiahou Yuan and Zhang
He. If you defeat Xiahou Yuan, he will give you +4 attack and
1228 weapon experience points. Zhang He will give you +4 defense
and a little less experience points. If your character is not
strong enough to battle at Mt.Ding Jun, select the Battle of Guan
Du level and fight for Wei. There are many officers and Zhang
He, Liu Bei, and Zhang Fei all drop +2 power-ups.
Go to the Unification Of Jiang Dong level in the Wu Territory
under the medium difficulty setting. All generals and their officers
give a minimum of +2 to attack/defence, and the rest give +4.
The difficulty for the level is only rated for 4 on medium difficulty.
Weapon experience is not very high, however, and you will only
acquire about 3000 weapon experience points (more if you juggle
the Named Ones).
The Battle of Jian Ye is the best level for weapon experience,
and there are some good power-ups there as well. The four fake
Sun Jians will all give over 1,000 experience each, as well as
the real one. Then, Taishi Ci, Zhou Tai, Sun Ce, Sun Quan, and
Sun Shang Xiang will give you a lot more.
Most of the power-ups dropped by Generals in the game are Attack
ups. Your attack will reach maximum before your defense does.
To raise your defense faster, play the Campaign Against Sun Jian
level as any force. Many Generals there will give you Defense
Go to the Hu Lao Gate under the hard difficulty setting and kill
all generals. You will get over 5,000 experience points.
Go to the Battle Of Hu Lao Gate level as any character (at least
Class 10 and weapon level 5). Destroy all generals except Lu Bu
(just evade him) and run up sides of gate. Collect the Musou +10
and the Health +10. Many generals in Hu Lao gate have at least
+2 items. Note: Do not knock Lu Bu off his horse because it will
be easier for him to attack you; just run and stay away from his
slash. He cannot go up the stairs of Hu Lao Gate on his horse.
With any character with a level 5 weapon or above, go to Lu Bu's
Revolt on Dong Zhou's side under the hard difficulty setting in
free mode. When you start, go to the room west of Gao Shun. Go
south and find the pot in the back corner. Get the Life Up +10
from it, then kill Gao Shun to get an Attack Up +4. Go north from
there and kill Zhang Liao to get an Attack Up +8. Go west to the
room where Chen Gong is found. Go south and break the pot to get
a Musou Up +10. Kill Chen Gong to recieve a Defense Up +8. Then,
kill Lu Bu. Repeat this level many times. The Attack for the character
you are using will fill up first, and Life and Musou should be
close together. Defense will fill the slowest.
Hint: Easy win:
Jump up and press Triangle. Your character will
do a slamming stab attack into the ground. This is quite effective,
but on the way down your character is defenseless. The enemy will
often attack you. However, if you hold Square on the way
down, most times you will not get hit.
When fighting with a lot of enemies around you, sometimes the
game slows down. If you enter the power struggle thing (where
you attack repeatedly) while the game is slowing down, you will
win easier because everything else is slow while you are at normal
Use the following trick for an instant death of any enemy that
is not an officer. Equip the Vorpal Orb at a high level so you
do not really need a Tiger Amulet.
Hint: Easy win in two player mode:
If you are having trouble defeating a general, have
one player use his surprise attack (R3). When the enemy
unblocks, and pulls back, strike. This is also useful when defeating
Lu Bu or any other general.
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Hint: Musou modes:
In order to unlock the Naman Musou mode, you must unlock
the character Meng Huo. To do so, during a Musou mode with either
the Shu or Wu Kingdom, defeat Meng Huo in a duel when he challenges
you. After that Musou mode, you will unlock him. After have completed
the Shu, Wei, Wu, Lu Bu, Yuan Shao and Naman Musou modes, the
Yellow Turban Musou mode will be unlocked. To unlock the Yuan
Shao and Lu Bu Musou mode, complete the Shu, Wu and Wei Musou
Hint: Extra spin attack:
When an officer's Musou bar is full, press Triangle
+ Circle. He will do six spins instead of three.
Hint: Defeating officers:
Grow your Musou, then use your jumping charge attack.
When you land, use your musou immediatly to do double damage on
any opponent. If you have a high level character, this will work
well on any officer. You can usually kill them in two or three
Hint: Easy weapon experience:
Play the Jian Ye level on the Nanman side under the
easy difficulty setting. This requires a level 15 Tiger Amulet
and a Red Hare Saddle. Play normally, killing the four fake Sun
Jians, then kill sub-generals in the following order: Taichi Ci,
Cheng Pu, Zhou Tai, Sun Jian, Sun Ce, Sun Quan, and Sun Shang
Xiang. Any unpowered-up character will instantly have there level
5 weapon and some ranks up. Do this four times and you will have
the level 9 weapon and rank 1 or 3 at least.
First, get Guan Yu's Escape for Cao Cao's forces (Wei). Access
this by selecting the Yellow Turban Rebellion first in Act 1.
Then in Act 2, clear both stages. After the Battle of Guan Du
in Act 3, it will be Wei Tales, Guan Yu's Escape. Now that you
have Guan Yu's Excape, set it to the easy difficulty setting.
Equip a saddle of any kind, if available, and sprint up to Guan
Yu. Try and isolate and defeat him. He will give you 848 weapons
points under the easy difficulty setting after he is defeated.
If you hit him with a Charge attack, you will receive 32 weapons
points under the easy difficulty setting. Combo him five times
at least, and you will unlock the level 2 weapon for any character
in under five minutes. Be careful, as Guan Yu has three times
his normal stats on this level.
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Play the Yellow Turban Rebellion on Zhang Jiao's side. Defeat
every officer and sub officer. By doing this under the easy difficulty
setting, you will leave the stage with over 12,000 weapon experience.
Play the Battle Of Jian Ye level as the Shu side in free mode.
Choose the character for which you want to maximize his or her
power. It is best to have at least the level 7 weapon. Quickly,
eliminate Sun Jian at the bottom of the map. If you want to boost
your weapon experience first, kill one illusion of Sun Jian. After
you kill the real Sun Jian with the static around his body, you
will get about 2,028 weapon experience and an +8 attack in normal
mode or 1,016 weapon experience and a +4 in easy mode. Sun Ce
will now take command. Kill him to get another 2,000 weapon experience
and +8 attack. If your health is low, kill SunSan Xiang or one
of the elite guards to get an All Recover boost. Sun Quan will
now take command. Kill him to get 2,000 weapon experience and
+8 defense. Make sure your health is towards full before facing
Sun San Xiang; she will have Zhou Tai nearby and lots of soldiers.
Taici Ci will also pursue you when facing Sun Quan. If "The
main camp is under attack" message appears, forget the general-killing
spree. Instead, help Liu Bei get secured. There are lots of 10
second Musous and Life Recovers in boxes near Liu Bei -- do not
worry about your vitality bar. If you do not kill the soldiers
fast enough, then Sun San Xiang will appear and hunt you down.
Kill her, but there will be no weapon experience or status items.
Also, before facing Sun Jian, you need to kill Huang Gai to open
the gate. To finish the stage quickly, equip Red-Hare, or if you
do not have any saddles, knock a general of his or hers. Note:
Under the hard difficulty setting, status items will still be
the same, but weapon experience will be doubled to 4,000 points.
Play the Battle Of Jian Ye level under the hard difficulty setting.
If you think that your character will die if you play that level
on that difficulty, then get someone to be a character who is
already powered up (level 10 weapon recommended) and have that
person help you. Kill all of the Generals in the level, and if
needed have the powerful character weaken the General, then kill
the General yourself. Sun Jian alone gives over 2,000 weapon experience
Play the Yellow Turban Rebellion level under the hard difficulty
setting. Defeat all enemy sub-officers and officers, but do not
defeat any Gate Captians or Zhang Jaio will retreat to prevent
this. Do not defeat Zhang Liang; they will have more morale, and
it is impossible for allies to get to Zhang Liang. You can now
defeat all Gate Captains. The best order is: He Yi, Yan Zhang,
Gao Shing, Deng Mao, Cheng Yuanzhi, Pei Yuan Shou, Guan Hai, Zhang
Man Chang, Zhang Bao, Zhou Cang, Han Xian, Bo Zhang, Zhang Liang
(optional), Lui Pi, Huang Shao, and Zhang Jiao. If you are on
the Wei side, you can defeat Deng Mao, Gao Sheng, Cheng Yuanzhi,
He Yi, Yan Zheng, etc. Also, you should get Life +10 by killing
Lui Pi and going straight up. There should be two pots and one
box. Break the pot on the very right. If you are running low on
health, break the middle pot and Musou +10 by going to Zhang Liang
after killing Han Xian. Charge to Zhang Liang and once you cannot
go any further, take a right. There should be three pots. Break
the one that kind of pops out. If you are once again running low
on health, break the right pot by the end. You should have a good
3,500 experience points, but this is mainly for weaker characters.
If you have about a level 7 weapon, just go to the Battle Of Jain
Yi level and defeat every officer and sub-officer. Defeat all
Sun Jian's images to get a good 10,000 experience points.
Use the following strategy to increase a character's weapon to
level 9 within an hour and a half. Do the following levels in
order under the hard difficulty setting: Nanman campaign three
times, killing every officer and sub-officer; Campaign Against
Sun Jian Lu Bu's forces under the normal difficulty setting, killing
all sub-officers and officers; and Campaign Against Sun Jian Lu
Bu's forces under the hard difficulty setting. You should now
have a level 9 weapon.
Play the Jie Ting leve as ether Cao Cao's Forces (easier) or Liu
Bei's Forces. You will get about 1024 experience for defeating
a famous officer and about 500 experience for a lower officer.
You will also get an extra 40 experience for Charge hits (Square(2),
Triangle) or other combos ending in a charge attack on
famous officers. Remember that your weapons change at level 3
and level 7. It would help to have a level 15 Tiger Amulet, a
level 20 Tortoise Amulet, and a level 15 Peacock Urn. Even if
you get knocked around, you will lose less damage if you did this
stage without a Tortoise Amulet at all. You could probably do
this with a level 2 and higher weapon.
Get the desired character with the weapon to level up to the Hu
Lao Gate level(on Dong Zhuo's side). Clear the stage of every
officer. When you get to Yuan Shao, do not use regular attacks
on him. Instead, get a horse and keep riding by, continuously
hitting him with the Triangle move. Every time you hit
him, you should get 32 weapons experience under the normal difficulty
First, complete the Wei Dynasty campaign or at least make it to
the The Siege Of Fan Castle level. Play this level in free mode
under the easy difficulty setting. Fight for the Wei Forces as
any character you wish to gain weapon experience for. Defeat every
officer on the map. Try starting with Zhou Tai and his officer,
Xu Sheng. Then head up towards Lu Xun and his officer, Ding Feng.
After that, go towards Sun Zhang Xiang and her officer, Ling Tong.
After that, go for Taishi Ci and his officer, Zhu Ran. By this
time, either both Lu Meng and Sun Quan, or just Lu Meng are at
the west gate. Move to Lu Meng and his officer Jiang Qin. Now
all that remains in your way is Sun Quan and his officer, Cheng
Pu. Once the mission is done, you should have about 8,000 weapon
experience. Be careful, as this level is somewhat difficult. Make
sure that you have at least a level 12 character.
Hint: Easy level 10 weapons:
Play in two player mode. Use a low trained character
who has a ninth weapon for player one and another trained character
with at least a ninth weapon for player two. If you were supposed
to defeat an enemy general, let player two weaken him. Then let
player one defeat the enemy general.
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Hint: Fourth weapons:
If you are trying to get a fourth weapon and it is
not working, make sure your weapon is at level 9. If it still
does not work, then try it in Musou mode.
Start a game under the hard difficulty setting with the correct
level and character for the weapon desired. As soon as you start,
pause game play and quit. Set the difficulty to "Easy".
Do not select "Continue"; instead, start a new game
in free mode or Musou mode. As soon as that level starts, press
Start + Select. Do not worry if the game resets,
this is meant to happen. Then, select "Continue" to
get the weapon in "Easy" mode.
I you get three stats for any character completely maxed out,
he or she will gain their fourth weapon. Obviously, you must accomplish
this with your third weapon already gained.
Hint: Easy weapon levels:
For easy second weapons or level 4 weapons, play The
Yellow Turban Menace a few times. If you want to get your rank
faster, also keep playing the Yellow Turban Rebellion.
For a second weapon, get your weapon to level 4. For
a third weapon, get your weapon to level 7.
Hint: Locating valuable items:
If you are having trouble locating valuable items when
they appear, pause game play, select "History", and
scroll to the "A valuable item has been discovered"
notice. It will show you the exact location of the item when it
Hint: Easy duels:
Use Huang's Bow at level 10 or more. When a duel begins,
take out your bow and shoot. The officer will fly back and come
towards you. This gives you enough time to use your bow. To do
this easier, shoot the bow, release the button, hold it again,
and shoot. Repeat this until he or she is dead. Note: This will
not work for all generals, especially Lu Bu.
While in Musou mode during a duel, if you are losing, run up as
close to the wall as possible. Press R1 to aim with a bow
and arrow. The general you are dueling will not attack, and you
can survive to fight him on the battlefield.
When you are losing a duel, go to the side of the dueling fences
and hold R1 to switch to bow mode. While in bow mode, look
outside the fence. Note: You must to be touching the fence and
be looking outside for this to work.
As you are starting a one or one duel, the best way to get a good
start and kill them quickly is run towards them. Jump and use
your Square attack in mid air to hit them. They usually
stop guarding when you jump. Then, get behind them when they are
on the ground. When they get up, do your 1, 2, Triangle
attack and repeat until they die.
Hint: Defeating Lu Bu:
This trick will take quite a long time, but is worth
it. Before facing Lu Bu, charge up your Musou. Then, charge towards
him (from behind, if possible). Use your Musou on him. After he
is on the ground, use this chance to run away. Charge up your
Musou again and return to attack him. Your Musou could be more
powerful when your life bar is red. This will set Lu Bu on fire.
Take Lu Bu's Red Hare and run back and forth. Run him over and
attack with Triangle to get weapon experience or just a
normal Square attack. When he is almost dead, you can get
off the horse and use Musou, or keep riding horse and lunge at
Use the following trick to defeat Lu Bu in a duel. When in Hu
Lao Gate, Yuan Shao will say "Protect the ram while it heads
for Hu Lao Gate". After the ram destroys Hu Lao's Gate, Yuan
Shao will say "All forces march. Take Dong Zhuo's head."
After that, Lu Bu will appear. A few seconds, later Lu Bu will
say "You dare face the mighty Lu Bu" . Duel him. Use
the following items as Zhao Yun under the easy difficulty settin
to defeat him. Note: Also use Zhao Yun's Max combo, which is Square(2),
Triangle(3). If done correctly, he should fly in the air,
allowing you to land another combo. The items are: Tiger Amulet:
15, Tortoise Armulet: 19, Peacock Urn: 15, Dragon Armulet: 15,
Wind Scroll: none. Make sure your character has almost maximum
Use the following trick to defeat Lu Bu in a duel. This can be
somewhat difficult to actually do, but if it works you can defeat
Lu Bu in a duel easily. First, get your character's weapon to
at least level 4. Going to all three of the Yellow Turban levels
twice (and defeating most, if not all Generals and sub-Generals)
should take care of this. Attack Lu Bu with the third charge (Square(2),
Triangle) and keep pressing Triangle. You will notice
that since the character has the second form of the weapon, they
do more hits than before. When Lu Bu becomes dizzy from the last
hit, get behind him and do a very strong combo (varies for each
character). Keep doing this until he is defeated. Note: Some characters
tend to push Lu Bu to the side, thus missing the blow that actually
makes him dizzy (for example, Liu Bei, Sun Quan, Guan Yu, etc.).
However, this does not make it impossible for them to pull this
To defeat Lu Bu in under ten minutes, when the battle of Hu Lao
Gate starts, quickly get your gate open by defeating the General
that blocks it (Li Ru, Dong Min, etc.). The battering ram should
now appear. Kill the General that blocks the Shu army. After killing
him, the Shu army should protect the ram. Do not kill the Guard
Captains. You will need their health power-ups when fighting Lu
Bu. When the gate breaks, quickly hit Lu Bu off his horse. He
should now be in rage and pursue you. Do not accept his duels.
When fighting Lu Bu non-duel style, just block (L1) all
of his attacks. If the light shines, jump and press Triangle
for a jump charge. He should now be flying in mid-air. Quickly
slash twice before he guards and counter. After jump charging,
guard again. It is best for Lu Bu to let him decrease your health
to red so you can Musou rather than slashing. Make sure health
is nearby. When his life gets low, his Musou attack will shatter
your defenses if not blocked correctly. Make sure you are in a
stance in front of him. If he Musous, execute your Musou as well
if you want to do damage. A stalemate will start; press Square
First, get your character to level 8 or lower. Then, get your
weapon to level 5 or higher. Finally, level up your bodyguards
until you get 8. At the beginning of the battle of Hu Lao Gate,
defeat at least four officers. When the ram appears, do not kill
the guard captains. Wait until the ram breaks the gate and Lu
Bu appears. Knock him off the Red Hare and do not challenge him
to a duel. Get him to chase you, and run into only one other General.
Get that General to attack him. Keep your distance and try to
use your Charge Bow to knock him out (hold R1, then press
Triangle). When he is knocked out, go up to him and perform
a combo. If your life is red, keep your distance and let the General
and your bodyguards attack him. When you get your Musou, use it
on Lu Bu. Keep doing this until he dies. You can kill a Guard
Captain to heal.
Choose Zhao Yun. Equip him with a Lightning Orb. Charge up your
Musou, then go to Lu Bu. Use your Triangle attack on him
when he runs toward you. This may take a while to do, but it is
Use the following trick to defeat Lu Bu without getting hit. Use
Ma Chao or an edit character who uses Ma Chao's techniques (Spear
2 as a female). Before you get to Lu Bu, get a horse. Having a
level 9 or 10 weapon helps, but is not necessary. Having eight
bodyguards also helps, but again is not necessary. Once you reach
Lu Bu make, kill all of the normal soldiers near him; this is
optional if you have the Shadow Saddle equipped. Be careful not
to hit him or he will attack you savagely. After the normal troops
are dead, you can get to Lu Bu. The reason the normal soldiers
must die is that they would knock you off your horse. Once there
is noone around, kill Lu Bu with your normal Triangle attack.
It has a large range and stuns Lu Bu. The second time will knock
him over, but since he always does the fast jump up your next
shot will hit him anyway. If your character is weak, it is easier
if you have a second person. This is a precaution because if Lu
Bu does get a hit in (uncommon) they can charge past and knock
him over while you get back on your horse.
Choose anyone, then if desired try to duel him. It probably will
not work. Then try as best as you can with either sticking with
groups of men to attack him or doing a small amount of attacking
while running back and forth.
Hint: Easy kills:
Unlock Ma Chao and the Shadow Rider saddle (to avoid
getting knocked off). Then, ride into a crowd of enemies and use
your charge attack. It will send a shockwave into the enemies,
taking anywhere to half or a little less than half of their health.
Repeat this a few times and you will have killed any enemies around
you. Using this, it is possible to get 1000 or more kills easily
in a stage.
Hint: Regain health:
When you are low on health after an officer battle,
you can get health easily by defeating elite guards, guard captains,
and gate captains. Note: The Yellow Turbans do not have elite
guards, but some of the captains have health.
Hint: Sniper bow:
When aiming at someone far away, hold R1 for
a few seconds without touching anything else. You will zoom in
on the target, making it easier to select who you want to hit
with an arrow.
Hint: Flaming geysers:
The geysers will stop burning or shooting up in the
air just before they explode.
Hint: Dim Sums and Musou Wines:
This can only be done in Musou mode. Choose the Wu
Kingdom and play until you reach "The Little Conqueror"
tale. Choose Campaign for Wu Territory first and take the supply
depot. Then, choose Unification of Jiang Dong. The Dim Sum is
located on the top fort, to the left of the bottom entrance. The
next one is located inside the bottom fort, to the left of the
center building. The two Musou Wines are located inside the Elft
fort, in the smaller center fort, at the bottom left corner, next
to a guard watch tower. The other one is on the top fort, to the
right of the bottom entrance.
Hint: Defense from Gate Captains:
Go to a difficult level and let your Gate Captain get
killed. A Defense +1 will appear.
Hint: Flip up after being knocked down
or off a horse:
After being knocked down or off a horse, quickly press
L1 to flip up and get ready to attack or guard. This also
works well when fighting in duels.
If you jump and press Triangle, but are hit
in mid-air, quickly press R1 and Triangle again.
Almost always, you will not get hit a second time.
Hint: Attack Range:
The Attack Range determines how long the sword is ("Reach",
according to Dynasty Warriors 3). The Wind Scroll item
increases it. The characters with the most Attack Range are Lu
Bu and Cao Cao. The ones with the least is Sun Ce and Nu Wa (edit
female character with Raeper).
Luck gives you a chance to get better recovery items,
Orbs, and special items. The items that increase luck are Seven
Star Sash and the Hex Hare Saddle. For example, in Battle Of Jian
Ye level, the elite guard next to Huang Gai gives you Life Recovery
+100, but if you a Hex Hare equipped it should give All Recovery
Hint: Raising morale:
To raise your army's morale, you must defeat a group
of 50 soldiers. Every 50 soldiers defeated, one of your generals
will make a comment such as "I bow to your skills",
"We will all follow your example", etc. This will raise
your army's morale. Defeating 1000 soldiers will raise every general
to eight stars.
Hint: Longer Musou attacks:
Hold Circle during a Musou and it will last
slightly longer. If you do this during Musou full for ten or sixty
seconds, your player will continually do the Musou attack until
the bar runs out.
Hint: Special Musou attack:
Play with two players. Fill both player's Musou bar
to full. Each player must stand near the other player, then press
Circle (or do Musou Attack) together. The screen will act
like if they did a True Musou Attack (when the health is in the
red). Then, both players will have a Special Musou Attack. Note:
This can be done even when at full health.
Hint: Horse ability:
Before you start a battle, equip any harness. During
the, battle you will get the ability in any horse. For example,
equip the Shadow Rider Saddle which prevents you from being knocked
off when on a horse. Then, try to sit on other General' horse
you will also get that effect.
Hint: New sides:
In order to get new sides on levels (Shu on Cheng Du,
Wu on Jian Ye, Wu on Battle of Fan Castle, Wei side in Tian Shui
gate), you must activate some tales (Imperial Seal, Eliminate
Zhang Jiao, etc.) depending on which character you use. For example,
getting Jian Ye for Wu is very difficult, as you have to activate
tales and finish levels in under the hard difficulty setting.
Hint: New tales:
Do the following to unlock new "tales" or
To unlock Tong Gate, play on the Shu side. Play the last level
in every act until it appears.
To unlock Tian Shui, play the last level for every act with Shu
until it appears; ; even after Tong Gate tale, continue on.
To unlock Imperial Seal, play with Wu. Play all three levels in
the Yellow Turban act, then play Hu Lao Gate only and kill Lu
Bu. It is your choice to kill Dong Zhuo or not.
To unlock the Battle Of Ru Nan (not the race), play with Shu finishing
Yellow Turban Rebellion first, then Hu Lao Gate, but do not kill
Lu Bu. Also, killing Dong Zhuo is required.
To unlock the Wei Tales- Battle Of Ji Province, in the Wei Musou
Mode with any Wei general, when you get to Act II go to Hu Lao
Gate first. Defeat Lu Bu. You may kill Dong Zhuo if you wish.
Then, after Act III you will go to Wei Tales the Battle of Ji
To unlock the Wu Tales - Battle of Mai Castle, when playing the
Battle Of Chi Bi in the Wu Musou mode with any Wu general, make
sure all the ploys work. After Act V, you will go to the Battle
of Mai Castle.
Instead of playing Si Shui gate in Musou mode Shu Act 2, play
Hu Lao gate and the two main officers Hua Shung and Li Jue will
appear. Win the level and you may kill Dong Zhou or let him escape.
Either way, you will unlock a Shu Tales. You will get more experience
Complete the levels in order for the Wu Musou mode. When you get
to Hu Lao Gate, do not accept Lu Bu's challenge. Do not kill Lu
Bu. Kill Dong Zhuo, then in the next Act just play the last level.
You should unlock Wu Tales: The Unification Of Jing.
Kill all Generals, Sub-Generals, Soldiers and Gate Captains and
leave Zhang Jiao the only enemy on the map. He will retreat and
the next battle will be Eliminate Zhang Jiao.
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Start a Musou with any of the main forces (Wu, Shu, or Wei) and
kill every general including all four of Zhang Jiao's officers.
After a few minutes Zhang Jiao will retreat and the next Act will
be a Tales level, Eliminate Zhang Jiao.
Hint: Alternate endings:
You may have noticed that every time you complete Musou
mode, you will get ending 3. There are special requirements for
endings 1, 2 and 4. To get ending 1, you must play Musou mode
with a clear time of twenty minutes and up on every stage as an
average. You must also clear fourteen or less stages (Wei, Shu,
Wu) or five or less stages (others). To get ending 2, you must
play Musou mode with more than 200 kills average per stage, more
than 4,000 points average per stage, and a clear time of twenty
minutes and up per stage. You must also clear more than fifreen
stages (Wei, Shu, Wu) or clear six or more stages (others). To
get ending 4, you must play Musou mode with more than 200 kills
average per stage, more than 4,000 points average per stage and
a clear time of twenty minutes or less per stage. You will also
have to clear more than fifteen stages (Wei, Shu, Wu) or clear
six or more (others). You need to fulfill other special requirements
for ending 4:
Stage: Battle of Chi Bi
Requirements: Disrupt all 3 plots (Pang Tong, Huang Gai, Zhuge
Stage: Campaign for Cheng Du
Requirement: Get Liu Zhang to surrender
Stage: Race for the Nan Territory
Requirement: Take all 3 territories
Side: Lu Bu
Stage: Lu Bu's revolt
Requirement: Defeat all enemies
Side: Dong Zhuo
Stage: Battle of Si Shui Gate
Requirement: Defeat Cao Cao, Liu Bei, and Sun Jian, after Li Jue
begins to retreat
Side: Yuan Shao
Stage: Battle of Guan Du
Requirement: Defeat Guan Yu
Side: Yellow Turbans
Stage: The Yellow Turban Rebellion
Requirement: All Yellow Turban generals must survive
Stage: Battle of Cheng Du
Requirement: Wu Tugu must survive till the end
Hint: Poem meanings:
After you have finished Musou mode with any force,
you will receive a little poem which reflects your score during
Musou mode. Each quote is related to how you performed. At the
end of the poem, there is a result. You will get three results.
[Strength of fire] or [Strength of the inferno]
[Mind of lightning] or [Mind of the heavens]
[Speed of the wind] or [Speed of the tempest]
After the results have shown, there is a conclusion which includes
either "Thus, a miracle was born", "Thus, conquest
was achieved", "Thus, order was restored" or "Thus,
the world was changed".
Strength reflects your number of kills either by:
Fire (worst): Less than 200 kills on average
Inferno (best): More than 200 kills on average
Mind refers to the number of points you got either by:
Lightning (worst): Less than 4000 points on average
Heavens (best): More than 4000 points on average
Speed reflects the time it took you to complete a stage either
Wind (worst): More than 20 minutes on average
Tempest (best): Less than 20 minutes on average
For example, if you got Strength of the inferno, Mind of lightning,
and Speed of the tempest, that counts as two feats and the conclusion
will be "Thus, conquest was achieved". This poem will
help you get those endings.
Hint: Edit character motions:
Sword 1: Zhou Yu
Sword 2: Cao Cao
Sword 3: Liu Bei
Sword 4: Sun Jian
Sword 5: Sun Quan
Sword 6: Dong Zhou
Sword 7: Yuan Shao
Sword 8: Huang Zhong
Sword 9: Gang Ning
Sword 10: Xiahou Yuan
Spear 1: Zhao Yun
Spear 2: Ma Chao
Spear 3: Jang Wei
Pike 1: Zhang Liao
Pike 2: Lu Meng
Hint: Items dropped by Generals:
If the General's strategy was tactical or balanced,
it should give you defense. If the General's strategy was offensive
or defensive, then it will give you attack. If the General's strategy
was normal, it will most likely give you attack, but may also
give you defense. There are some exceptions to the items at times.
Hint: Gain power-ups from allies:
Play with one character as Huang Gai and the second
player as the character you want to work on. Make sure you are
playing on an easy level, such as one of the Yellow Turban levels
(because allies are not really needed there). Have the player
who is not Haung Gai stay close to him, as the power-ups eventually
fade away, and it also saves time. Go near an allied General with
Huang Gai. Lay two bombs next to him by pressing Triangle(2).
Run away before the bombs hurt you and repeat. The allied General
will have 1 HP remaining after you repeat the bombing. Wait for
the general to be hit once by anyone, even peons. The General
will die, leaving a power-up. It is not a good idea to do it to
the commander, considering he or she needs to stay alive or you
will lose. This works on any General, friend or not. It also affects
your bodyguards; keep them away from the bombs. Put your bodyguards
to hold position by pressing Select.
Hint: Preventing bodyguards from killing
an officer for you:
To prevent a bodyguard from killing an officer that
you are trying to kill for weapon experience, press Select
until you see the "wait hand" symbol. This will cause
the bodyguard(s) to basically attack the people around you, but
not have the finishing kill for the officer.
Hint: Easy bodyguard level up:
To level up your bodyguards quickly, play the Yellow
Turban Rebellion level as a strong character (preferably with
at least a level 7 weapon). Use all your bodyguards as soon as
you start the level. Press Select only once. Do not kill
many troops. Let your bodyguards do all the work. When you meet
any officers or generals, weaken them and let your bodyguards
finish them off. This will get your bodyguards up at least one
level every time. Collect health when your bodyguards are dying
to heal them. Jhang Jaio may be difficult for them; you may have
to do it instead.
Hint: Quick Act completion:
In Musou Mode, you do not have to play all three stages
in an Act. You just have to win the last one to finish that Act.
Hint: Horse abilities:
Each special horse has an ability.
Red Hare Saddle: Fastest horse.
Hex Mark Saddle: Raises your luck.
Shadow Rider Saddle: You cannot get knocked off when on horse
or any other.
Storm Saddle: Raises your horse attack.
Elephant Saddle: Runs over objects such as towers, crates, and
Hint: Dragon class Bodyguards:
You must have your Bodyguards set on bow from the start
until they reach level 10. At level 10, switch them to spear until
they get to level 13. When the guards are on level 13, set them
to pike all the way through. Note: At about level 17, your guards
will change to Phoenix, but when they get to level 20 they will
be Dragon class, which gives them the Blast Orb elemental attack.
Hint: Recommended characters:
Lu Bu is of course the strongest character, but others
can also be good. Ma Chao has a good mounted attack. Equip him
with Herbal Remedy and Horned Helmet and he will be good. Storm
Saddle is also recommended for higher attack. Also, if on foot,
equip him with an Electric Orb, and do his final charge attack
(Square(5), Triangle). He will hit everyone around
him and shock them, doing massive damage. Zhou Tai also is strong
with quick attacks, a strong final charge attack, and a very powerful
Hint: Always have orb effect:
Once you have a level 10 weapon, the orb you equiped
to your player will always be in effect, reguardless of how full
you Musou bar is.
Glitch: Multiple Red Hares:
To get multiple Red Hares, play as Zang He under Yuan
Shou in the Hu Lou Gate level. Defeat the six generals outside
of the main fortress before the ram knocks down the gate. Charge
in on foot and watch Lu Bu appear. While you are fighting him,
knock him back and get on his Red Hare. Note: Stay inside the
main castle. Charge him through a few times on the Red Hare, then
go far enough away that he is no longer in your line of vision.
Each time you bring him back into view, he will be on a new Red
When playing the Battle Of Hu Lao Gate level, after facing Lu
Bu, knock him off his horse then retreat long enough so that Lu
Bu is not visable any more. Then, move forward again. Lu Bu will
be sitting on a second Red Hare horse, and his previous Red Hare
will still be avalable. Note: You can repeat this as many times
Glitch: Character off-screen:
At the end of a battle, there is a victory sequence
showing your character doing a simple swing or two. If you continue
to fight even after you defeat the enemy General, every once in
awhile your character will spin slightly, causing them to be completely
or partially off the screen when the camera is done spinning around
Glitch:Disapearing life, Musou bar, and
Get Ma Chao's Weapon at level 7 or higher so that he
can make the final charge attack (Square(5), Triangle).
Equip him with the following items: Way Of Musou,Lightning Orb,
and Tiger Amulet at level 7 or more. Go to a group of soldiers
and use your final charge attack. Thenm quickly hold Circle,
Everything will disappear from the screen. Note there must be
at least seventeen soldiers surrounding you and have a full Musou
bar when doing this. Note: It is important that you hit them with
the last Triangle attack.
Glitch: Unlimited Musou for Sima Yi:
Note: This trick requires two players. First, make
sure player one is using Sima Yi, and player two is using Zhuge
Liang. When player one has his/her Musou bar full, have player
two to stand in front of player one. When you do that, you will
see that player one's Musou bar becomes full again. Note: This
is useful if you use Zhuge Liang to walk in front of Sima Yi and
then walk away, in front, away, in front, away, etc.
Glitch: No arrows:
This trick requires two players. Start in free mode
with any character and stage. When the stage starts, make both
players meet each other. Have one player waste all of his arrows.
When there are no more arrows remaining, keep R1 held.
Have the other player hold R1 also, and look at the side
of your other player. The character will be holding the bow with
an arrow in his hand, but will not shoot it.
Glitch: No duel attack:
During a one on one duel with any general, if you think
you are about to die from battle, run directly into the fence
and pull out your arrow. It seems that the general will not hurt
you while you do this until time runs out.
Glitch: Damage from taunt:
Play as Lu Bu and do his taunt when standing a certain
distance from enemies. They will actually take damage from the
taunt istelf. You can even kill enemies this way (commanders,
generals, troops). They will all go down if you do it enough times.
Glitch: Nothing hits you:
When you are near deathm pull out your bow (R1)
and aim into the sky.While holding the bow, hold L1. This
allows you to move around. Eventually the officer will run away
from you. This trick is very useful when you are trying to escape
Glitch: Walking in water:
This trick requires two players. Select the Chang Ban
level and have each player choose any desired character. Once
the game starts, play through the level until Liu Bei commands
you to destroy the two bridges near the bottom of the map. Have
both players meet, then choose either bridge one or two. Make
player one walk past the bridge while player two stands on the
bridge. After the intermission sequence showing that your character
has destroyed the bridge ends, player two would fall off, into
the river. Once you go out of the river, you cannot go in again.
This may take a few attempts, as your character may warp to the
other side of the river.
Glitch: Temporary air suspension:
This trick requires two players. You must both have
a horse. One player must stand next his horse while the other
player stands pretty far away (while on his horse) to the side
of the of the other player's horse. Next, the player on the horse
should run at the other players' horse. The player next to his
own horse must get on it just before the other player hits the
horse. If successful, when the player is getting on his horse,
it should be pushed away by the other player, so that the player
will be floating in mid-air and teleport onto the horse when the
process of climbing onto a horse is over.
Glitch: Lightning element does not give
you the kill:
Whenever you kill an officer or soldier with the lightning
strike dealing the finishing blow, you do not get the actual kill.
Glitch: Weapon sound:
When attacking with the Xiahou Yuan weapon (Sword 10
in the Warrior Edit mode), it sounds like a blunt weapon, and
not a sword as it is supposed to be.
Glitch: Yellow Turban Rebellion level:
Go to Zhang Bao's fortress. You will notice that there
are some broken buildings that all look the same. Go to the lower
right corner to see a different brownish building. Use a high
jumping player (Zhang He recommended) and equip her with Fly Boot.
Try to jump on the southern side of the building where there is
no wall. You will land in mid-air.
Glitch: Yellow Turban Rebellion level:
Dead character retreats:
On the Yellow Turban Rebellion stage, after you kill
Zhang Jiao if you have killed every other officer on the map,
including sub-officers, and enough time has passed after the cinematic
when Zhang Jiao falls to the ground, a guard will tell Zhang Jiao
to retreat. The "Zhang Jiao is retreating" message will
appear, even though he is dead.
Glitch: Both players as Xiahou Dun:
This trick requires two players. Choose Guan Du then
select Yuan Shao's Force. When prompted to pick your characters,
have player one choose Zhou Yun and the second player to select
Xiahou Dun. When the game starts, both players will be Xiahou
Dun. Note: This may cause the game to malfunction. This may include
player one's character screen not following that character or
player two's screen not having any enemies.
Glitch: Both players as Zhou Yun:
Same as above but player one chooses Xiahou Dun and
player 2 chooses Zhou Yun
Strategy: Level 10 weapons: by Mercury
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