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               Version: 0.3 | Last Update: 03/16/03
             Copyright (C) 2003 James (Xian Zhu Xuande)
                     Email: faqs@kongming.net
   
   
   
 Presenting a guide to carry you through the ordeals presented by the various
 fifth weapons in Dynasty Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends.  With each weapon we will
 provide the item information, in what stage each of them are found, the
 requirements for making them appear, and how to fulfill those requirements
 with the officers in question.
   
 Obviously with a guide this large, there is room for error and there will
 always be room for improvement.  If you find a mistake, or if you have a
 suggestion for an addition, please do not hesitate to contact me with the
 information.
   
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 content from it, without advance permission from me.  Requirements for this
 are routine, for the most part (no advertising, no frames, no changes, stays
 in plain text, and is always updated from GameFAQs without action from me).
   
   
   
 TABLE OF CONTENTS
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 I    - Version History
 II   - Important Information
 III  - Fifth Weapons Guide
 IV   - Credits
 V    - Copyright
   
   
   
 Section I - VERSION HISTORY
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 0.1: Completed initial draft of Fifth Weapons FAQ.  Some weapon names
   and element activation sequences are missing.  In the future weapon
   strategies will be revised, this information will be filled in, and
   evaluations of the various fifth weapons will be included.
 0.2: Many weapon names, elements, strategy updates, and corrections.
	0.3: New strategies have been added for Zhang Jiao and Zhang He
	  (thank you very much, Spookybanana), and I have revised the
   strategies for Yuan Shao and Jiang Wei.
   
   
   
 Section II - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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 There are a few important things to know before 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.
   
   
   
 Section III - FIFTH WEAPONS GUIDE
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 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.
   
 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.
   
 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.
   
 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 Lu Bu.
  Method: Defeat Lu 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 Lu 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.
   
 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.
   
 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.
      
 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: 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.
   
 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 Lu 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 Lu Meng to defeat Gan Ning.  Avoid fighting both at once, run
   to separate them.  Once you have finished Gan Ning move on to
   Lu Meng then complete the stage.
   
 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: (Southeastern area of map)
  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.
      
 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 Lu Meng first).  Once you have done this, attack and
   defeat Sun Shang Xiang, then return to the center and remove Lu 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.
   
 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 Lu 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.
   
 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
   open area to the west 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.
      
 Lu 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) (Lu Bu's Forces)
  Delivery: Precious Item (above prayer shrine in Southwestern corner of map)
  Requirements: Defeat Lu 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 Lu 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.
   
 Lu 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.
   
 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 near Zhou Fang's 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.
   
 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.
   
 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 Lu 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
   Lu Meng.  Do not fight him, but instead run past toward the Northeastern
   area and defeat Lu Xun.  Once you have finished him, run past Lu 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 Lu Meng.  Grab the item by the northern
   troop entry point, then go straight for Zhuge Liang and finish him.
   
 Nu Wa (Dragon Rapier)
  Element: None
  Basic +39, Attack +23, Defense +41, Range +30, Musou Charge +20, Defender  
  Stage: Yellow Turban Rebellion (Yellow Turban Forces)
  Delivery: Precious Item (Southwestern area of castle among three boxes)
  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.
   
 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, defeat Xiahou Dun upon arrival.
  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.
      
 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, Lu 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 Lu Meng at the same time), then move east and defeat
   Lu 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.
   
 Sun Ce (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 south-
   western boat, get the weapon, and then finish Liu Biao.
   
 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 by an emperor's seal)
  Method: Lead troops through the southern entrance to He Fei, through the
   traps, and to Zhang He and Xu Huang.  Defeat them, and when your troops
   arrive all gates will open.  Defeat Man Chong (can be done at any
   point) and then defeat Xu Zhu for item report.
  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.
   
 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 map area 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.
   
 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.
   
 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 Wei headquarters by 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).
   
 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 bridge entrance leading to Wu's HQ)
  Method: Defeat all enemy generals and gate captains
   (sub-generals not required).
  Strategy: Attack and defeat Lu 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).
   
 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 (in map center at the bend of the L-shaped path)
  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.
   
 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.
   
 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 area)
  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.
   
 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.
   
 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
   Lu 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.
   
 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 Lu 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 Lu Bu).
    
 Zhang Fei (Serpent Blade)
  Element: Flame (Activate with: SSSSST)
  Basic +47, Musou +83, Life +81, Arrow Def +58, Musou Charge +24
  Stage: 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.
   
 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 by 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 mountain-
   top 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.
   
 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.
   
 Zhang Liao (Dragon God)
  Element: Flame (Activate with: SSSST[T])
  Basic +48, Attack +27, Arrow Def +53, Range +25, Musou Charge +23
  Stage: 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 troop units 
  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 Lu 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.
   
 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 HQ, 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.
   
 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.
   
 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, 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).
   
 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.
   
 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.
  Suggestion: 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).
   
   
   
 Section IV - CREDITS
 ----------------------------------------
 My Dynasty Warriors experience comes from more than just playing the game
 alone.  Over the course of making my other Dynasty Warriors 3 guide I
 received countless hints, tips, suggestions, and comments that assisted
 me in the process of making a better guide.  Over the course of asking
 questions, I also became quite familiar with the various aspects of
 Dynasty Warriors 3, and thanks to this I was able to put this guide
 together quickly.
   
 Thank you, Spookybanana, for writing strategies for officers that were
	still incomplete in 0.2 and for picking up this project when we did not
	have enough time for it.
	
	hanks also to Muni Shinobu (http://geocities.com/muni_shinobu/faq/)
 for all the wonderful guides and walkthroughs he has created.  While
 assembling this guide, it was his (JIS) Fifth Weapons guiding me.
 Thanks also to thank Andy, Lord Davion and Jeff, Zhao Yun (screen
 names as found on http://the-scholars.com/ - my Three Kingdoms forum)
 for many fun hours spent playing through these scenarios.
 
 And to the following people, thank you for telling me about errors
 or omissions in the FAQ:  Xiahou Mao.
   
   
   
 Section V - COPYRIGHT
 ----------------------------------------
 This guide may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the express
 written permission from the author.  Copyright © 2003 James (kongming.net)