Dynasty Warriors 3 XL: Fifth Weapons

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Dynasty Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends – Fifth Weapons Walkthrough

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This Dynasty Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends guide is dedicated to the workings of fifth weapons, where they are found, what you must do in order to unlock them, and it also includes suggested strategies for meeting the requirements. A plain text version of this FAQ/Walkthrough is also available. Thank you, Spookybanana, for assisting with strategies that were left out in the previous version. If you are in search of fourth weapon strategies, you can also make use of our Dynasty Warriors 3 Fourth Weapons Guide.

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There are several things you should keep in mind while fifth weapon hunting.

  • Xtreme Legends must be set to “Very Hard” difficulty.
  • You can get the weapons in Musou Mode or Free Mode.
  • Pay careful attention to the site on which you must play.
  • If you see (Xtreme) next to a location, you must play on Xtreme mode.
  • If you do not see (Xtreme), play on original mode.
  • Without Dynasty Warriors 3, you cannot unlock original mode weapons.

I would also like to point out that “Very Hard” difficulty is, true to its name, very hard to play. I generally consider it to be three times harder than the older “Hard” difficulty, officers have their fourth weapons and they do use them (so watch out for shadow attacks from Lu Xun and constant musous from Gan Ning). Playing in two-player mode, and staying near each other as you fight your way through levels, will help greatly. In fact, you may not be able to get several of the weapons without considerable talent otherwise.

Do not forget your friend arrow defense, archers are truly horrible beings in “Very Hard” difficulty. Another friend is the instant death element, officers like Cao Cao (fourth weapon), Zhang He (fourth weapon), Lu Xun (fourth weapon), Wei Yan (fourth weapon), Sun Quan (fifth weapon), and Xiahou Yuan (fifth weapon) are very helpful in this mode, make use of them.

Also, expect to be killed, sometimes many times over, while trying to fulfill the tougher objectives. Remember to save frequently during battle while in a good position so you can restart if you get slaughtered.

Wei Kingdom (Cao Cao, Sima Yi)

Presented with the color blue. Wei Introduction.

Blue Steel

Cao Cao (Blue Steel)

Element: None

Basic +45, Life +86, Defense +51, Arrow Def +58, Range +24, Musou Armor

(Musou Armor prevents your officer from stumbling after an arrow strike)

Stage: Battle of Ding Jun Mountain (Wei Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Southwest from Huang Zhong’s initial position)

Method: Defeat Huang Zhong within 5 minutes.

Strategy: Equip arrow defense. Huang Zhong will start to move toward your position fairly early in the battle. You can either wait for him, or, if you are good enough with Cao Cao, you can run up and defeat him to earn some extra time. Once you have done this, return to your command center to clear the ambush, attack and defeat Zhang Fei, pick up your item, and then face Liu Bei.

Beast Axe

Dian Wei (Beast Axe)

Element: None

Basic +49, Life +90, Attack +28, Defense +52, Arrow Def +50, Hex Mark Saddle

Stage: Battle at He Fei (Wei Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (around the pass south of Cao Cao’s came, not far from Gan Ning’s initial position)

Method: After the Taishi Ci Death Event, defeat Lu Xun. Later enemy backup troops will appear, defeat Gan Ning (south of Cao Cao’s camp).

Strategy: Move south and protect Zhang Liao until he kills Taishi Ci (do not kill Taishi Ci yourself). From there defeat all other officers in the center area of the map, then chase down and kill Lu Xun. Fight toward Cao Cao’s camp, and defeat Gan Ning when he arrives. After you defeat him, pick up the item in that area, and then attack and defeat the remaining officers starting with the closest threats to Cao Cao.

Raven Feather

Sima Yi (Raven Feather)

Element: None

Basic +40, Life +71, Arrow Def +55, Range +30, Musou Charge +25, Defender

Stage: Siege of He Fei Castle (Wei Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Southeast area of the wind trap room)

Method: In order, defeat Lu Xun, Lü Meng, Sun Shang Xiang, and Gan Ning before the full attack message (9:00.00).

Strategy: Run south quickly and defeat Lu Xun (approach from the west so you don’t face Lü Meng at the same time), then move east and defeat Lü Meng. Proceed northeast to find and defeat Sun Shang Xiang, then move on to Gan Ning who will be in the area. Start heading toward the wind room defeating any other officers that approach you on the way, collect the item, then complete the stage.

Tempest Sword

Xiahou Dun (Tempest Sword)

Element: Wind (Activate with: SSSSST)

Basic +48, Life +82, Attack +28, Mounted Att +55, Range +25

Stage: Battle of Jie Ting (Wei Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (at the bend of the L-shaped path in the middle of the map)

Method: After Ma Su is surrounded, but before he starts to break through, defeat Wei Yan, Jiang Wei, and Ma Chao.

Strategy: If you are good enough with Xiahou Dun, simply defeat Wei Yan, then Jiang Wei, and then finally Ma Chao before you run out of time. If you cannot do that quickly, first charge forward past Wei Yan and defeat Ma Su’s sub general Chen Shi (this will give you extra time). When you have met the requirements, finish off Ma Su (if anything for being annoying), collect your weapon, and then complete the stage.

Mystic Fang

Xiahou Yuan (Mystic Fang)

Element: Instant Death (Activate with: SSSSST[T])

Basic +45, Attack +24, Arrow Att +58, Mounted Att +58, Range +21

Stage: Battle at Tong Gate (Wei Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Northeast area of Tong Gate’s interior)

Method: Appears after the Han Sui defect event.

Strategy: Defeat Pang De and Ma Dai as soon as possible, avoid Ma Chao while doing so. Once you have finished them, move on to and defeat Cheng Yin, then start clearing out officers inside the fortress in whatever manner is most convenient. Get the gate captain if possible. Avoid damaging Han Sui or any of his guards while doing this, they need to be able to survive combat with Cao Cao and his men. When Cao Cao meets Han Sui (which will happen if you proceed as mention above) he will meet with him. Later in the stage (10:30.00) Han Sui will defect resulting the item report. It is possible to use Cao Cao as the second player. This prevents game over due to death of ruler.

Tiger Fang

Xu Huang (Tiger Fang)

Element: Flame (Activate with: SSSSST)

Basic +46, Speed +23, Life +81, Defense +41, Range +28

Stage: Battle at Tong Gate (Wei Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (In front of the top right Entry Point.

Method: Appears after the Han Sui defect event.

Strategy: Defeat Pang De and Ma Dai as soon as possible, avoid Ma Chao while doing so. Once you have finished them, move on to and defeat Cheng Yin, then start clearing out officers inside the fortress in whatever manner is most convenient. Get the gate captain if possible. Avoid damaging Han Sui or any of his guards while doing this, they need to be able to survive combat with Cao Cao and his men. When Cao Cao meets Han Sui (which will happen if you proceed as mention above) he will meet with him. Later in the stage (10:30.00) Han Sui will defect resulting the item report. It is possible to use Cao Cao as the second player. This prevents game over due to death of ruler.

Earthly Mace

Xu Zhu (Earthly Mace)

Element: Flame (Activate with: SSST)

Basic +50, Speed +24, Life +82, Defense +55, Arrow Def +50, Recovery +14

Stage: Siege at He Fei Castle (Wei Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Fenced area north from southern central boat)

Method: Defeat all playable enemy generals.

Strategy: Fight your way to the central courtyard and defeat Lu Xun and Lü Meng, then head northeast to Sun Shang Xiang and Gan Ning. Return to the northern area of the courtyard and then defeat all enemy officers within range of Cao Cao / Sima Yi, and then work your way out to more remote officers. Retrieve the item when you are heading south to face Sun Quan.

Phoenix Talon

Zhang He (Phoenix Talon)

Element: None

Basic +43. Life +73, Arrow Def +58, Range +25, Musou Charge +30, Survival Guide

Stage: Battle of Jie Ting (Xtreme) (Yuan Shao’s Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Southwest of the ally base around the horizontal passage)

Method: In order, defeat Xu Zhu, Xiahou Yuan, Zhang Liao, Cao Zhen, Dian Wei, and then Xu Huang.

Strategy: Because you must defeat the officers in order, here are the locations. Xu Zhu begins near the western entrance of Yuan Shao’s camp. After defeating him, head south to encounter Xiahou Yuan. After a while an ambush will appear north of Zhang He’s original position lead by Zhang Liao. Defeat him, and head to the southern part of the mountaintop where you will meet Cao Zhen. Upon defeating him, head further south then down the mountain road and you should find Dian Wei. The last person left if Xu Huang. Unfortunately, at this point a large group of troops have probably been gathering near Yuan Shao. Go to him and keep him safe, Xu Huang will eventually come to meet you and you can defeat him. Get the weapon and end the level.

Dragon God

Zhang Liao (Dragon God)

Element: Flame (Activate with: SSSST[T])

Basic +48, Attack +27, Arrow Def +53, Range +25, Musou Charge +23

Battle at Guan Du (Xtreme) (Dong Zhuo’s Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Northeast area of castle in a row of three boxes)

Method: Early in the battle archer towers will be set up. Defeat all archers in those towers before the castle wall falls, making sure you get the last kill).

Strategy: When starting the level consider bringing Huang’s Bow and Lightning Arrows (if you have them) and make sure you aren’t using bow or crossbow bodyguards (they can prevent the precious item event by killing the last tower archer). Move north to meet Xiahou Dun and defeat him and then remove the gate captain west of his position. Proceed south to face and defeat Cao Ren if Lü Bu hasn’t already killed him. By now the archer tower units will have appeared. Shoot the archers in these towers as you pass them while being careful to leave none behind. While removing archers, work your way around the east castle wall and before long you will have killed all of them. Xu Zhu will be outside the east entrance, defeat him, and then find and defeat Xu Huang. Pick up the weapon from inside the castle. Proceed on your way to Yuan Shao.

Half Moon Flute

Zhen Ji (Half Moon Flute)

Element: Flame (Activate with: SSST)

Basic +37, Speed +21, Musou +68, Attack +22, Range +28

Stage: Battle at Guan Du (Wei Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Outside the castle wall, north of the entrance)

Method: Find the enemy supply depot on the fourth try, after entering the three incorrect camps first. Defeat Chun Yuqiong to burn the supplies and trigger the item report.

Strategy: Move west to defeat Wen Chou and his gate captain, then move toward the castle entrance to defeat Yan Liang. With the castle secure, proceed east defeating officers and soldiers to check the southeastern enemy camp (see below). Continue to check camps until you have visited all three fakes and found the real one last, return and get your weapon, then move on to Yuan Shao. Save before entering enemy camps so you can restart if you accidentally locate the supply depot first, second, or third.

Shu Kingdom (Liu Bei, Zhuge Liang)

Presented with the color green. Shu Introduction.

Divine Dragon

Guan Yu (Divine Dragon)

Element: None

Basic +49, Speed +21, Musou +82, Defense +60, Musou Charge +25, Red Hare Saddle

Stage: Battle of Fan Castle (Guan Yu’s Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Northeastern area of map)

Method: In order, defeat Pang De, Lu Xun, Gan Ning, and then Lü Meng.

Strategy: At the start of battle run to Pang De, defeat him, and then return to your starting area. Use the flood event to finish Cao Ren and Xu Huang. Approach Sima Yi (get your weapon now if you like) and before long the Wu reinforcements will arrive. Finish Lu Xun first (be careful of his archers, kill them as soon as possible), then run past Lü Meng to defeat Gan Ning. Avoid fighting both at once, run to separate them. Once you have finished Gan Ning move on to Lü Meng then complete the stage.

Mystic Blade

Huang Zhong (Mystic Blade)

Element: Wind (Activate with: SSSSST)

Basic +44, Defense +52, Arrow Att +60, Range +28, Arrows +47, Recovery +10

Stage: Battle of Yi Ling (Shu Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Central northern area of southeastern valley (near Ma Chao’s starting position, by an emperor’s seal)

Method: Prevent fire attack by defeating Zhu Ran, and then defeat Lu Xun.

Strategy: Zhu Ran travels east through the slim valley in the center of the map after Lu Xun looks over the Shu camp. From your starting position enter the valley, find him, and then defeat him (if you are fast and good enough, you can kill Lü Meng first). Once you have done this, attack and defeat Sun Shang Xiang, then return to the center and remove Lü Meng as fast as possible and then attack the closest enemy officers from there until you defeat Lu Xun. Once only Sun Quan remains, get the item and then complete the stage.

Starlight Pike

Jiang Wei (Starlight Pike)

Element: None

Basic +41, Musou +79, Attack +21, Defense +58, Musou Charge +20, Defender

Stage: Battle of Yi Ling (Shu Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Northwestern area of map, east of the boat in the area with three boxes and an emperor’s seal)

Method: After the fire attack wait for the enemy to trigger the Stone Warrior Formation ambush, and then defeat Zhu Huan.

Strategy: Attack and defeat Lü Meng as soon as possible, as he presents a great threat. Once you are done with him fight any other officers that present an immediate threat, and then help Liu Bei into the Stone Warriors Formation by clearing out the troops in his way. Once he enters, let troops get close enough that they trigger the Stone Warriors Formation ambush (the fire attack will have already occurred). Defeat any extra threats to Liu Bei, find and defeat Zhu Huan, get the weapon, and then complete the level.

Dragon Star

Liu Bei (Dragon Star)

Element: Lighting (Activate with: SSSST[T])

Basic +40, Speed +24, Musou +65, Defense +40, Mounted Att +44, Arrows +27

Stage: Battle of Jie Ting (Shu Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (West end of small valley between forests below Sima Yi’s fortification. Found along with an emperor’s seal)

Method: When Ma Su is surrounded, defeat Du Xi to save him (south of the large open area on the western side of the map, below Zhang He’s initial position).

Strategy: Take the left path when Zhang He charges and save Ma Su. Once he is safe, move on and defeat Zhang He. From there defeat officers presenting the most immediate threat to Zhuge Liang, and once he is safe work your way north, get your weapon, then defeat Cao Cao / Sima Yi.

Lightning Spear

Ma Chao (Lightning Spear)

Element: Lightning (Activate with: SSST)

Basic +42, Jump +21, Musou +87, Luck +15, Range +21, Charge +8

Stage: Assault on Cheng Du (Shu Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Southwestern corner of map, below castle wall)

Method: Defeat Liu Xun or Liu Han before Pang Tong dies.

Strategy: You may play Pang Tong to keep him alive if you like, but if you want to use an alternate officer it is suggested that you run directly into enemy territory to defeat Liu Han. Once you have done this, return to Liu Bei’s side, and defeat all officers that arrive starting with the closest one. Eventually, Liu Bei will start to travel up the Northern path. Defeat officers and troops as he moves along, and then toward Liu Zhang’s territory leave his side and get the weapon (you don’t want Liu Zhang to surrender before you get the weapon). Return if Liu Bei is in danger, if not just defeat Liu Zhang.

Lightning Staff

Pang Tong (Lightning Staff)

Element: Lightning (Activate with: SSSST[T])

Basic +38, Musou +80, Defense +56, Arrow Def +50, Musou Charge +30, Charge +5

Stage: Battle at Chi Bi (Shu Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Southeastern tip of land before boats)

Method: Make sure fire attack succeeds, and then defeat Xiahou Dun when he arrives.

Strategy: Keep Zhuge Liang, Zhou Yu, and Huang Gai (north from Zhou Yu) safe to allow the fire event. From your starting position move north and defeat the gate captain in the immediate area. Continue north and defeat Xiahou Yuan, who will come south for battle. Clear enemy troops and officers that get near Zhuge Liang, Zhou Yu, or Huang Gai until the fire event succeeds. At that point, return north along the western path defeating officers and gate captains as you go or protect Sun Quan if officers are close to him. Defeat Xiahou Dun when he arrives (it takes him a while, but he will come), follow the eastern path to get the item, then return north and defeat Cao Cao. Sun Quan is a good choice for a second player, especially if you have his fifth weapon.

Twin Stars

Wei Yan (Twin Stars)

Element: None

Basic +46, Musou +82, Life +82, Range +22, Musou Charge +20, The Way of Musou

Stage: Battle at Yi Ling (Shu Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (West of the bridge entrance leading to Wu’s headquarters)

Method: Defeat all enemy generals and gate captains (sub-generals not required).

Strategy: Attack and defeat Lü Meng as fast as possible, then choose your next targets based off who is closest to Liu Bei. Be efficient, or you will wind up facing too many officers at once. Once you have eliminated any threat to him, you may move on and remove gate captains and stray generals. You may want to allow the fire event, as it will cause Liu Bei to retreat if he has an open path (reducing the chances of him being killed by enemy officers).

Serpent Blade

Zhang Fei (Serpent Blade)

Element: Flame (Activate with: SSSSST)

Basic +47, Musou +83, Life +81, Arrow Def +58, Musou Charge +24

Battle of Mt. Ding Jun (Shu Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Southeast of the bridge toward the north end of the map)

Method: Mount a horse, and from Huang Zhong’s starting position (the eastern trail) ride down the hill (north) and take the eastern turn when the trail forks. It is okay if you fall off the horse while moving down the hill. When you approach the bridge to the north a message will confirm your charge down the mountain. Defeat Cao Hong to prompt the item report.

Strategy: Once you meet the conditions above, defeat Xiahou Yuan, collect your weapon, and then chase down Zhang He. From there attack and defeat any threat to Liu Bei, and finish the level by removing Cao Cao / Sima Yi.

War Dragon

Zhao Yun (War Dragon)

Element: Lightning (Activate with: SSSST, SSSSST)

Basic +43, Musou +78, Life +75, Range +25, Musou Charge +20

Stage: Nanman Campaign (Shu Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (South from the Shu headquarters, near the left bridge)

Method: Defeat all enemy generals (sub generals are not required, Meng Huo only needs to be defeated at the end of the stage).

Strategy: Begin by defeating Meng Huo, who starts near your command center. From there, attack and defeat any officers that approaches Liu Bei / Zhuge Liang. Watch out for King Duosi, who may get too close to your commander. A possible order includes Meng Huo, Yong Kai, King Mulu, Dailai Dongzhu, king Duosi, Dong Tu Ne, Wu Tugu, Zhu Rong, and Meng Huo. Keep an eye out for Meng Huo’s raid on the Shu camp. Using Liu Bei / Zhuge Liang (ally commander) as second player removes any threat and allows you to go about your business however you please.

Griffin Feather

Zhuge Liang (Griffin Feather)

Element: Wind (Activate with: SST, SSSSST)

Basic +40, Speed +22, Life +80, Attack +30, Luck +22, Range +25

Stage: Battle at Chi Bi (Shu Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Center of northwestern land mass by Cao Pi’s initial position)

Method: Using first or second player, get 1,000 kills.

Strategy: Remove the gate captain above you immediately, and then fight everyone on your way to the northwestern land mass. There, fight and defeat the local officers as quickly and efficiently as you can (you will be overwhelmed and forced to fall back if you aren’t careful) until you have defeated everyone in the area. Kill soldiers from the three regional gate captains until you get 1,000 kills, pick up the item, destroy anyone near Sun Quan, and then remove Cao Cao. Using Sun Quan with his fifth weapon is suggested for this stage, as not only does it prevent loss due to leader’s death, it also gives you a very powerful instant death attack with which to reach 1,000 kills (in this scenario, have the other player use Zhuge Liang to occupy or destroy enemy officers).

Wu Kingdom (Sun Jian, Sun Ce, Sun Quan)

Presented with the color red. Wu Introduction.

Yellow Beauty

Da Qiao (Yellow Beauty)

Element: Flame (Activate with: SSST)

Basic +37, Life +65, Attack +26, Range +22, Recovery +10

Stage: Surprise Attack on Liu Biao (Wu Forces)

Location: (Inside the camp north from the southeastern ship)

Method: After Sun Jian is killed, defeat Kuai Ling (east from Liu Biao).

Strategy: Proceed north, kill the gate captain just after you step on land, and then track down and finish Huang Zu. Go north and kill Zhang Hu, then return to the south, flip around the east road, and travel up to defeat Lu Gong. Continue until you find Kuai Ling; kill him to trigger the item report. Go south to get you item, then defeat Liu Biao.

Seven Seas Blade

Gan Ning (Seven Seas Blade)

Element: Wind (Activate with: SSSSST)

Basic +46, Speed +24, Defense +45, Range +28, Recovery +12

Stage: Battle of Yi Ling (Wu Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (north of the Shu headquarters not far from the valley in the center of the map in a building complex inside one of three lined up boxes)

Method: Successfully navigate the stone soldier maze, and then defeat Zhuge Liang.

Strategy: Defeat Ma Chao to the north, followed by the two gate captains along the east side of the map, and then Wei Yan. From there attack and defeat Zhao Yun, Huang Quan, and then Huang Zhong. You can then proceed through the stone soldier maze normally, or you can come in through the north entrance to the Shu camp. If you take the north entrance, you must step into the exit of the stone maze before killing Zhuge Liang (this counts as navigating the maze). Finish Zhuge Liang, run north and through the valley to get your weapon, and then return and defeat Liu Bei.

Spiked Mace

Huang Gai (Spiked Mace)

Element: Lightning (Activate with: SSST)

Basic +44, Musou +85, Attack +26, Mounted Att +50, Range +28

Stage: Yellow Turban Rebellion (Han Forces)

Location: (Southwest from the southeastern gate captain)

Method: Defeat He Yi and then Zhang Bao, in order, before any other officers.

Strategy: Equip the Red Hare; you will have some ground to cover. Head northwest once the battle starts, remove the gate captain at the river, and then charge across the northern part of the map to reach and defeat He Yi and his gate captain. Once you have finished him off, take the fastest route to Zhang Bao, who will probably be in the castle now, and defeat him. Now start removing generals and officers starting with the greatest threat to He Jin and working your way out. Once he is safe and the castle is secure, pick up your item then finish Zhang Jiao. It is strongly suggested that a second player use a Wu (Sun Quan or Lu Xun with death attacks is best) or Wei (Cao Cao with fourth weapon) officer to help with this stage. They can take out Zhang Bao and protect He Jin while you are fighting He Yi.

Fighting Tiger

Lü Meng (Fighting Tiger)

Element: None

Basic +45, Life +82, Attack +25, Mounted Att +50, Range +25, Musou Armor

(Musou Armor prevents your officer from stumbling after an arrow strike)

Stage: Siege of He Fei Castle (Wu Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (In a corner of the castle courtyard directly to the left of Zhang He’s initial position along with an emperor’s seal).

Method: Defeat Zhang He and Xu Huang, trigger the archer ambush event (by walking near the walkway across the center river), defeat Xu Zhu, and then defeat Man Chong (who arrives with Cao Rui as reinforcements.

Strategy: Equip arrow defense. This fifth weapon is very hard to get, and it is suggested that you use Sun Quan, fifth weapon equipped, as the second player. Start by running around to the left entryway, stopping to kill archers as you go, but try not to waste time on anything else. Attack and defeat the gate captain when you arrive then proceed north to the wind tunnel trap. Wind around into the courtyard and defeat Zhang He, then Xu Huang. Prepare a clear retreat to the east, then trigger the archer event and run (there is a whole army of them, and they will most likely kill you if you stick around).

Find Xu Zhu, knock him down a ledge, and jump down yourself (being down there keeps you comparatively safe from the archers, who follow you now). Once you finish Xu Zhu, and you are healthy enough, leave and attack the enemy reinforcements (you may need to save Sun Quan) starting with their gate captain. Return to the castle from the west and sprint through the archers and troops (they will gather in that area) to get your weapon, and then continue to Zhang Liao, who you should defeat quickly. Zhen Ji will ignore you, just proceed up the eastern stairs to Cao Cao / Sima Yi.

Flash Blade

Lu Xun (Flash Blade)

Element: Wind (Activate with: SSSSST)

Basic +42, Life +80, Attack +24, Arrow Def +55, Range +30

Stage: Battle at You Ting (Wu Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (South of the bridge by Zhou Fang’s starting position)

Method: Appears after Sima Yi identifies Zhou Fang as an enemy spy, forcing him to return to your side (20:00.00) with Cao Xiu and either Zhang Pu or Zheng He alive.

Strategy: Move north from your initial position to find and defeat Xu Huang. Continue north to defeat Zhen Ji and then search the area for Man Chong. Return south and then go around east to defeat Zhang He and his sub-generals. If Sima Yi still hasn’t identified Zhou Fang return to your command area and save any officers that may be in trouble. Once Zhou Fang returns defeat Cao Xiu, followed by Zhang Pu, and then finish the stage.

The God of War

Sun Ce (The God of War)

Element: Lightning (Activate with: SSSSST[T])

Basic +42, Speed +22, Arrow Def +50, Range +30, Musou Charge +23

Stage: Surprise attack on Liu Biao (Wu Forces)

Location: (in the middle of the camp north of the southwestern boat)

Method: After Sun Jian is killed, defeat Cai Mao (southeast from Liu Biao).

Strategy: Proceed north, kill the gate captain just after you step on land, and then track down and finish Huang Zu. Go up the east passage and kill Lu Gong, then return to the southwestern entrance through the forest and kill Zhang Hu. Continue north into the fortress, find Cai Mao, and kill him. Return to the camp in front of the southwestern boat, get the weapon, and then finish Liu Biao.

Wolf Blade

Sun Jian (Wolf Blade)

Element: None

Basic +43, Musou +82, Defense +42, Arrow Att +55, Range +26, Buckler

Stage: Siege of He Fei Castle (Wu Forces)

Location: (Southeastern area of the central courtyard next to an emperor’s seal)

Strategy: Lead your troops into the northwest entrance to He Fei, through the arrow trap, past the wind trap room, and to Zhang He and Xu Huang (by killing soldiers, gate captains, and officers that get in their way). Once you defeat Zhang He and Xu Huang, all gates will open. Run to the southwest and defeat Man Chong and Cao Rui (remove their gate captain first), then head north to Xu Zhu. Once you defeat him, the item report will occur. Make your way back to the courtyard and grab it, then take the northeastern entrance to the inner castle, defeat Zhang Liao, and then finish Cao Cao / Sima Yi.

Heavenly Wolf

Sun Quan (Heavenly Wolf)

Element: Instant Death (Activate with: SSST)

Basic +42, Musou +68, Life +70, Arrow Att +52, Mounted Att +55

Stage: Battle at He Fei (Wu Forces)

Location: (Northwestern corner of southwestern area of map by emperor’s seal)

Strategy: Northwest from your starting position you will find Zhang Liao. Defeat him before he can get near Taishi Ci to prevent his death by arrows. From there, clear out all officers that threaten the central area, move north and to the east to clear out the northeastern area, then head west to Cao Cao’s camp. Avoid Cao Cao, but go around, find, and defeat Xu Zhu. Also take a moment to kill his gate captains. Run south to finish off a few remaining enemy officers and get the weapon, then return north to finish Cao Cao.

Dragon Chakram

Sun Shang Xiang (Dragon Chakram)

Element: Flame (Activate with: SSSSST[T])

Basic +40, Life +75, Attack +20, Luck +28, Range +30, Arrows +30

Stage: Battle at Fan Castle (Wu Forces)

Location: (Northwest corner of the platform protruding from the southern castle wall, found along with an emperor’s seal)

Method: Defeat Guan Ping before the flood event.

Strategy: Proceed north across the map to the walkway by Guan Yu, and then run to the east and then south to Guan Ping. Defeat him. The castle will flood, but the fifth weapon box will still be accessible. Before getting it, run past Guan Yu and kill his gate captain. Once you have the weapon finish the stage.

Tiger Wolf

Taishi Ci (Tiger Wolf)

Element: None

Basic +45, Speed +22, Defense +46, Arrow Def +55, Range +26, Divine Helmet

(Prevents your officer from loosing consciousness and becoming dizzy)

Stage: Battle at He Fei (Wu Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (In front of Cao Cao’s headquarters with an emperor’s seal)

Method: Defeat Zhang Liao after he ambushes the Wu headquarters.

Strategy: Equip arrow defense. Try to defeat Jia Xu early in the battle if possible along with other officers and troops in the area. After a short time Sun Quan will retreat to the Southeast just North of the river. Run up to him with your officer and you will jump the bridge together. Stay in the general area fighting whatever is near and before long Zhang Liao will vanish only to appear a little while later in your headquarters near Sun Quan. Defeat him and his soldiers. Fro here, attack and defeat enemy officers that are close to Sun Quan and gradually work your way out. Sun Quan will attempt to charge to Cao Cao’s camp alone when you defeat his sub generals. His arrival would cause Cao Cao to retreat. Make sure you have the item before he gets a chance to do this (although you will probably have ample time to kill Cao Cao first).

Blue Grace

Xiao Qiao (Blue Grace)

Element: None

Basic +38, Musou +85, Attack +28, Arrow Def +54, Range +22, Survival Guide

Stage: Assault on the Wu Territory (Wu Forces)

Location: (Around Liu Yong’s initial position in the southeastern map division)

Method: Defeat Yan Bai Hu and Wang Lang.

Strategy: Proceed through the level with your forces defeating generals and troops as you go along. You have enough time to defeat sub-commanders, but don’t get too caught up in fighting soldiers. Make sure that Yan Bai Hu or Wang Lang isn’t the final enemy of the stage, or you won’t be able to get the item.

Elder Moon

Zhou Yu (Elder Moon)

Element: Wind (Activate with: SSSSST)

Basic +46, Speed +23, Life +82, Attack +25, Range +28

Stage: Assault on the Wu Territory (Wu Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Northeast from the western troop entry point)

Method: Defeat Liu Yong before your forces divide, appears after Taishi Ci defects.

Strategy: Defeat Zhang Ying and Chen Heng within two minutes to open the eastern gate. Proceed through to find Liu Yong and defeat him. Taishi Ci will defect to your side and the item will be available. Finish Wang Lang while you are here, return and pick up the weapon, then finish the stage normally (remember, you only have thirty minutes).

Other Officers (Dong Zhuo, Yuan Shao, etc.)

Presented with the color gray, unaligned officers play special roles in the game.

Imperial Mace

Diao Chan (Imperial Mace)

Element: Flame (Activate with: SSST)

Basic +40, Jump +21, Life +72, Attack +25, Range +30, Charge +10

Stage: Diao Chan’s Escape (Xtreme) (Diao Chan’s Forces)

Delivery: Dropped by Lü Bu.

Method: Defeat Lü Bu, and he will drop it.

Strategy: Proceed through the first three gates as fast as you can (there is only 30 minutes to complete the level) and Lü Bu will start chasing you north. Try to fight and defeat as many soldiers and officers as you can before he arrives. Make sure that when he finally does come, you have a fairly open space to fight him and his guards. He will be very hard, but if you did well enough, and if Diao Chan is strong enough, you should be able to beat him. The final gate officers, if left, will retreat after he is defeated and you can complete the level.

Black Steel

Dong Zhuo (Black Steel)

Element: Instant Death (Activate with: SSST)

Basic +41, Musou +74, Defense +45, Mounted Def +53, Range +29, Arrows +30

Stage: Wu Zhang Plain (Xtreme) (Dong Zhuo’s Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Southeast corner of ally fort at bottom of map)

Method: Prevent bombardment of allied headquarters by defeating Pang Tong while Fen Chou is still alive then wait for allied reinforcements.

Strategy: Rather than run to Fen Chou’s side and try to save him, I suggest going straight for Pang Tong at the beginning of the battle. Dong Zhuo is slow, so you will want to use the Red Hare to arrive there quickly. Defeat him (no easy task) and then try to defeat Zhao Yun, Wei Yan, and the gate captains within range. If using two players, you may want to have the second face Wei Yan and Zhao Yun while you defeat Pang Tong (or visa versa). Once you have done this, work your way south, defeating enemy officers as you meet them, get the item, then continue to defeat enemy officers on your way to Liu Bei (do this quickly or you will find yourself facing multiple enemies). In two player mode, you can use Dong Zhuo to distract all but a few officers away from Liu Bei while you run up with second player and defeat him.

Dragon Slayer

Fu Xi (Dragon Slayer)

Element: None

Basic +46, Musou +86, Life +80, Range +28, Charge +8, The Art of War

Stage: Wan Castle (Zhang Xiu’s Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item Report (By Fu Xi’s initial position)

Method: Defeat Dian Wei, Xu Zhu, and Xu Huang.

Strategy: Move straight to Dian Wei and defeat him, then work your way around to the west. Xu Huang will be in the area, and depending on how fast you finished Dian Wei, Zhang Liao and Zhen Ji may be there as well. Defeat all three of these officers starting with the most accessible. Do not move too far north, or you will trigger an ambush of archers and set Cao Cao in motion early. Once you have finished Xu Huang, return to Dian Wei’s gate and run through the castle. You can meet Cao Cao above along with his sub officers and an ambush. Don’t worry about Cao Cao, but make sure you finish Xu Zhu here. Try to do defeat as much of his following as possible. When Cao Cao starts to get too far away, run south again, get your weapon, then cut Cao Cao off before he gets to the central southern troop entry point and escapes.

Demon Slayer

Lü Bu (Demon Slayer)

Element: Flame (Activate with: ST, SSST, SSSSST)

Basic +50, Musou +90, Life +90, Att +30, Range +30, Red Hare Saddle

Stage: Battle at Chi Bi (Xtreme) (Lü Bu’s Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (above the prayer shrine in Southwestern corner of map)

Requirements: Defeat Lü Meng, Huang Gai, Taishi Ci, and Gan Ning.

Strategy: At the start of battle head southeast and defeat Xu Rong then Li Meng (if you handle Xu Rong in a good amount of time). If you are still doing well attack and defeat Li Jue, then start running toward the Northeastern area of the map. The Wu officers should arrive around this point. Defeat Lü Meng first, as he will kill Diao Chan if you let him, and then move on to whoever is closest to Diao Chan from there. Once you have finished them, clear out the soldiers in the area (so Diao Chan is not endangered) and then get the item. You may need to return to the Eastern part of the map to clear the way for Diao Chan again.

Shadow Beast

Meng Huo (Shadow Beast)

Element: Lightning (Activate with: SSST)

Basic +48, Speed +24, Attack +30, Mounted Att +54, Luck +13, Charge +8

Stage: Assault on the Wu Territory (Xtreme) (Nanman Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (near the central northern troop entry point)

Method: In order, defeat Lu Xun, Taishi Ci, Gan Ning, and then Lü Meng.

Strategy: You only have 30 minutes to complete the stage, so it is suggested that you avoid fighting troops and sub-generals if you can help it. Start by heading down the Eastern of the two paths toward Lü Meng. Do not fight him, but instead run past toward the Northeastern area and defeat Lu Xun. Once you have finished him, run past Lü Meng again, return the way you came, then head west to Gan Ning’s area. Lure Gan Ning to the north, and get past him to the area below, where Taishi Ci will appear. Defeat Taishi Ci, then return to the north and Defeat Gan Ning followed by Lü Meng. Grab the item by the northern troop entry point, then go straight for Zhuge Liang and finish him.

Dragon Rapier

Nu Wa (Dragon Rapier)

Element: None

Basic +39, Attack +23, Defense +41, Range +30, Musou Charge +20, Defender

Yellow Turban Rebellion (Yellow Turban Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Southwestern area of castle where three boxes are lined up)

Method: Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, and then Liu Bei in approximately five minutes or less. Zhang Bao’s troops will attack, and it will be followed by the item report.

Strategy: Go straight to Zhang Fei and Guan Yu and defeat them, and if Zhang Bao is not in danger, attack and defeat Liu Bei. Make sure you drop what you are doing if Zhang Bao is in trouble though, you cannot get the weapon if he dies before Liu Bei and his brothers. If there is no threat approaching Zhang Jiao, attack and remove Cao Cao, then collect your item. If there is a threat to him, make sure you remove it first.

Imperial Saber

Yuan Shao (Imperial Saber)

Element: Flame (Activate with: SSSST, SSSSST)

Basic +44, Speed +21, Attack +27, Defense +54, Arrow Def +49

Stage: Battle at Hu Lao Gate (Xtreme) (Yuan Shao’s Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Northwestern area of map)

Method: With Liu Bei, Cao Cao, Sun Jian, and Lü Bu still alive, and before the Dong Zhuo ambush event, defeat Diao Chan.

Strategy: Make sure you don’t choose a Wu officer as second player when getting this weapon. If that player approaches Diao Chan the ambush will trigger in less than a minute. Hunt down and defeat Diao Chan as soon as the battle starts, your officers will die quickly. From there you will want to hunt down some major generals or gate captains if you are skillful enough, otherwise take this chance to remove some isolated officers (like Hua Xiong or Dong Zhuo’s reinforcements). Pick up your weapon when you have the chance, then if possible attack and defeat Dong Zhuo (save yourself the trouble of fighting Lü Bu).

Thunder Staff

Zhang Jiao (Thunder Staff)

Element: Lightning (Activate with: SSST, SSSSST, Musou)

Basic +37, Life +68, Defense +43, Mounted Def +55, Luck +18, Recovery +15

Stage: Nanman Campaign (Xtreme) (Zhang Jiao’s Forces)

Delivery: Precious item (West of the square forest area in the Northwest center of the map blow the northern river)

Method: All [maybe less] peasant units escape through southern central troop entry point.

Strategy: As you defeat enemy officers the peasant units will move toward the troop entry point in the southern central area of the map. In other words, it is of utmost importance to destroy enemy generals as soon as possible, starting with those that present the most immediate threat to the peasants. Also, when Zhuge Liang ambushes the main camp make sure you defeat him right away. A glitch has been reported in which the peasants stop their advancement after the gate captains behind Meng Huo are defeated. To avoid this make sure the peasants escape before defeating them. It is actually best to stay around the southern central gate clearing out soldiers until they are safe anyway.

Tri Blade

Zhu Rong (Tri Blade)

Element: Wind (Activate with: SSSSST)

Basic +42, Life +78, Attack +25, Range +26, Arrows +47

Stage: Siege of He Fei Castle (Xtreme) (Nanman Forces)

Delivery: Precious Item (Southeastern area of the Wind trap)

Method: Defeat Xiao Qiao, Zhou Yu, Zhen Ji, Cao Pi, and Diao Chan. A cut scene will activate between Meng Huo and Zhu Rong, which will be followed by the precious item report.

Strategy: Coming Soon.

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March 7, 2014