=================================================== === DDDD W W 44 XX XX LL === === DD DD WW WW 444 :: XX XX LL === === DD DD WW W WW 4 44 XXX LL === === DD DD WW WW 444444 :: XX XX LL === === DDDD W W 44 XX XX LLLLLL === =================================================== +-------------------------------------------------+ | Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends | | (Shin Sangoku Musou 3: Mushouden) | | | | Level 11 Weapons Guide | | | | Version 1.54 | | November 17, 2003 | | By Perry Sih | | Email: 'perrysih' with domain name '@yahoo.com' | | Internet Handle: The Left Wings | +--==---------------------------------------------+ Contents: 1. Recent Version Updates 2. Important Info --- please read first 3. Shu Guide 4. Wei Guide 5. Wu Guide 6. Other Guide 7. Two-player Trick 8. Easy AI Trick 9. Item Hunting 10.Training Characters 11.Acknowledgements 12.Miscellaneous ================================= === 1. Recent Version Updates === ================================= Version 1.54 (Nov 17, 2003) Clarified Huang Gai's method a bit more. Added a second suggested path to Zhang Liao's method. Corrected Gan Ning's method about the exit. You do have to kill the respawned gate captains to exit the stage. Updated Huang Zhong's and Lu Meng's methods. Version 1.53 (Nov 11, 2003) Updated Zhuge Liang's, SSX's, Dong Zhuo's, Sun Ce's, Xiahou Yuan's and Xiahou Dun's method. All English weapon names are available now. Made another attempt to clarify Lu Xun's method. There's so much I can do with text. Version 1.52 (Nov 7, 2003) DW4:XL is now out in North America and we suddenly get a lot more testers on gamefaqs.com. I'll continue to make adjustments and corrections. Thanks in advance to all who are helping out. Added English names for each 11th weapon (still waiting for Guan Yu and two of the CAWs, though). Completed the sentence that I missed in Guan Yu's note. Adjusted Gan Ning's and Zhen Ji's methods. Added note in Zhang Fei's method. Version 1.50 (Nov 3, 2003) Updated Wei Yan's alternate method, Zhao Yun's and Lu Xun's method. Added info to Ma Chao's method. Updated Important Info. Added sections on item hunting and character training. ========================= === 2. Important Info === ========================= This is for Legends mode only. Shura mode is totally separate from this. The following requirements are the same for ALL characters and will be assumed in the rest of the guide: 1. Level 10 weapon acquired already. 2. Difficulty set to EXPERT. Not "hard", it has to be on EXPERT. 3. LEGEND mode for the character of whom you are trying to get the 11th weapon. 4. You are allowed to bring a second character (player) with you. This 2P can fulfill part or all of the requirements for the 1P. Read Chapter 7 for details. --------------------- Please Read this ------------------------------ This guide gives you ONE way of obtaining S-rank (90+ points) in the legend modes. You will get the 11th weapon when you get to S-rank. That means that there are usually a lot of ways to do it. The "requirements" listed here are not necessarily the minimum requirements, but they will get you the weapons if you did it correctly. --------------------------------------------------------------------- For example, the marking scheme for Zhen Ji's stage is as follows: Each officer or sub-officer, excluding the commander, is worth 10 points. Each 50 kills is worth 10 points. Therefore, to get 90 points, you can kill all 6 officers on either Yuan Xi's side or Cao Pi's side, and get 150 KOs. If you killed only 5 officers, you'll need to get 200 KOs, and so on. When you get to 90 points, you'll get the level 11 weapon message. Remember, each stage has its own marking scheme. The example above only applies to Zhen Ji's stage. Please keep in mind that there are things that still needs to be tested, even though most are verified. There maybe cases where I wrote more requirements than there really are, and there maybe cases where I didn't write enough. Please notify me of anything you find out yourself and I will make the appropriate adjustments. The "Weapon Stats" are items that are automatically included/equipped with the 11th weapon. They save you item slots so that you can actually use some of the nine new items. All 11th weapons have base attack power of +60. I have personally verified that all the methods will lead you to the 11th weapons. If somehow you can't, try getting more KOs, check your time limit, etc. Usually the idea is to trigger everything, kill every officer (that don't re-spawn), or get a bunch of KOs. If you have further problems or you want more in depth analyses, please visit Muni Shinobu's website at http://www.geocities.com/muni_shinobu/ssm3/index.html. ==================== === 3. Shu Guide === ==================== === Zhao Yun === Name: Raging Dragon Map: Nan Territory Restrictions: No bodyguards 1. Find Liu Shan within 2 minutes. It's best to use the save/load trick so that you find Liu Shan in the first box you open in order to save time. 2. Kill Xu Huang, then Cao Ren to open the castle door. 3. After the castle gate opens, run STRAIGHT to Liu Bei, ignoring everything in between. Liu Bei should have yelled for help quite a few times already. 4. Protect Liu Bei for the rest of the game. Yue Jin, Yu Jin, Xu Zhu, Xiahou Dun, Xiahou Yuan, Cheng Yu and Xun Yu will all be coming for Liu Bei's head. Kill them all. 5. After killing the enemy officers, Liu Bei will retreat. 6. Get 300 KOs within 13 minutes. 7. Level 11 message AFTER you beat the stage. Note: Wear the Shadow Saddle! Marking scheme: -20 points if you did not rescue Liu Shan within 2 minutes, -10 points if you did not get 300 KOs, -20 if you did not complete the stage within 13 minutes, -10 for each of Yue Jin, Yu Jin, Xu Zhu, Xiahou Yuan and Xiahou Dun who you did not kill. Weapon Stats: lv 18 dragon amulet, lv 14 calvalry armour, lv 20 elixir, lv 13 herbal remedy === Guan Yu === Name: Divine Dragon Map: Xu Province Restrictions: No items Requirement: Get 300 KOs. Defeat Yue Jin, Yu Jin and Li Dian. Note: If you get near Zhang Liao, who appears after the carriage reaches the exit, the stage will end. So, if you happen to be fighting Li Dian north of the river, be careful not to be knocked into Zhang Liao. Note: A report says that 200 KOs are enough. Weapon Stats: lv 17 peacock urn, lv 17 speed scroll, lv 13 Huang's Bow, lv 20 horned helm === Zhang Fei === Name: Venom Map: tiny chunk southwest of mid castle in Nan Territory Restrictions: No bodyguards Requirement: Before the stage ends, defeat Cao Cao. Also kill all other officers. Note: The stage ends when you successfully guard the Chang Ban Bridge against the Wei army for 10 minutes. You don't have to defeat all generals to pass the stage. But to get the 11th weapon, you've got to kill them all. It might be a good idea to have a second player guarding the bridge, while Zhang Fei go hunt for officers' heads. Note: It's okay to let one group of soldiers across the bridge. Note: Someone has reported that it is okay to let any amount of enemies through the bridge after Cao Cao appears (not verified). Weapon Stats: lv 20 tiger amulet, lv 13 horned helm, lv 18 elixir, lv 17 herbal remedy === Zhuge Liang === Name: Divine Feather Map: Han Zhong Restrictions: No bodyguards Requirements: Defeat Yue Ying 6 times, all have to be "by a wide margin". Defeat 2 of the other 3 officers. Note: Use the Vorpal Orb/Way of Musou/Musou Power Scroll Combo. Yue Ying dies in two true musous. Vorpal Orb works on the juggernauts. Use C1 against them. Note: There will be a precious item report (Power Rune), and at the same time you'll get the Level 11 message. Weapon Stats: lv 11 tiger amulet, lv 20 nanman armour, lv 20 calvalry armour, lv 9 SSS === Liu Bei === Name: King of Shu Map: Cheng Du Restrictions: No restrictions 1. Complete within 8 minutes. 2. Try to kill as many enemy generals (who are fleeing) as possible. Apparently missing one is okay. 3. Kill fewer than 6 peasants. If you get a cut scene about Liu Bei regretting killing the peasants, you've messed up. Note: Get a second player and he can kill as many peasants as he wants. He can also fulfill all the requirements. Weapon Stats: lv 19 tortoise amulet, lv 14 speed scroll, lv 9 horned helm, lv 20 SSS (talk about a lucky guy) === Ma Chao === Name: Last Stallion Map: Jian Ye, but renamed to Xia Meng Gate Restrictions: No bodyguards, no items Requirement: 500 KOs Note: It's tough because you are not allowed to equip anything. If you want a horse, you'll have to steal it from the enemy officer. It doesn't seem to matter if you're in the lead throughout the competition. But you have to win it to pass the stage. Note: Go next to Huang Zhong. There are infinite soldiers swarming you there so you won't have to spend time running around trying to find soldiers. C6 is useful in clearing crowds. There are tons of war god's axes that are dropped by the soldiers. News: According to Muni Shinobu, the requirements include 500 KOs, Ma Chao being in the lead at least 5 times, and Ma Chao must double the second place finisher in KO count. However, the testers on the Bahamut board reported negative. Weapon Stats: lv 12 tiger amulet, lv 20 horned helm (duh), lv 20 calvalry armour (duh), lv 15 elixir === Huang Zhong === Name: Venerable Master Map: Xu Chang, but renamed to Chang sha Restrictions: No items 1. Shoot Guan Yu off his horse before he begins taunting you in order to lower your morale. 2. When Wei Yan kills Han Xuan, ignore Zhou Cang and run straight to Guan Yu. They will talk. Decrease his HP until Zhao Yun and Zhang Fei appear. 2. Defeat Zhou Cang and Guan Ping. Zhang Fei will appear after you defeat one of them, and Zhao Yun will appear after you defeat the other one. 3. Defeat Zhao Yun and Zhang Fei. 4. Get 100 KOs. 5. Defeat Guan Yu. 6. Level 11 message. Note: If you have problems dealing all the officers, try luring them into the castle and team up with Wei Yan to fight them. Weapon Stats: lv 8 peacock urn, lv 20 Huang's bow (duh), lv 20 nanman armour, lv 16 herbal remedy === Jiang Wei === Name: Prodigal Map: Cheng Du Restrictions: No restrictions Requirements: Defeat all generals before Liu Shan surrenders. 1. Ring the gong at the west, then ignore Jian Ge Gate, just go kill Xu Zhu and Xu Huang VERY quickly. 2. Liu Shan should appear by now. He'll move towards Zhang He and Cao Ren. Save before you go ahead and defeat both of them, all before Liu Shan surrenders to them. 3. Liu Shan should be heading towards the bottom right. Seal the gate at bottom right. 4. Defeat Deng Ai and Zhong Hui. They should be easier than the other 4 usable characters. 5. Go back near Liu Shan. 6. Level 11 message. Note: Since it's tough to keep Liu Shan from surrendering, it's recommended to use the two-player trick, with the second player keeping Liu Shan inside his fort by hitting the gong to close the door in front of Liu Shan. Note: There are really really many ways to do this. For example, if you ring the gong on the west, Liu Shan will go towards the east first. If you did not ring it, he will go towards the western gates first. This also varies hugely depending on each player's fighting style and skill. You are recommended to find your own path for this weapon because your style and skill are not the same as mine. Weapon Stats: lv 14 peacock urn, lv 14 horned helm, lv 20 jump scroll, lv 17 herbal remedy === Wei Yan === Name: Meteor Strike Map: Wu Zhang Plains Restrictions: No bodyguards Requirements: Before Zhuge Liang launches an attack at Wei Yan (2:00), defeat Xiahou He, Xiahou Wei and Xiahou Hui in any order. Note: Try equipping a level 4 Vorpal Orb and the Power Rune because time is very tight. After getting the weapon, expose Xiahou Ba's ambush at the west of the castle. Defeat him and the level ends. You don't need to fight the Shu officers. Alternate method: Fail to defeat the three Wei officers. Defeat all Shu officers and get to 200 KOs after Zhuge Liang orders an attack on Wei Yan. If you do not kill Wang Ping, you need to get an extra 100 KOs (from Maboroshi). There is a certain time limit to kill Guan Xing and bridge the river (from Virtua Kage). Weapon Stats: lv 18 peacock urn, lv 14 nanman armour, lv 16 calvalry armour, lv 19 herbal remedy === Pang Tong === Name: Great Phoenix Map: Fan Castle Restrictions: No bodyguards 1. Seal the gates at northwest and southwest quickly. (rating goes up twice) 2. Go into the arsenal on the west. Seal the gate in there. 3. Defeat Yue Ying. (rating goes up) 4. Seal the gate at the south and kill the guard captain there to gain the crossbow machines. (rating goes up) 5. Seal the gate at the north and kill the guard captain there to gain the crossbow machines. (rating goes up) 6. Kill the guard captain to the east to take over the arsenal there. (rating goes up) 7. Cloud ladder appears. A bunch of enemies also show up, but they will convert to you very soon. 8. Guard the first cloud ladder with your life. Use your allies to block the enemies. 9. 2 minutes later, the cloud ladded is set. Go into the castle and meet up with Zhuge Liang. 10.After the cut scene, get 450 KOs. 11.Level 11 message. Note: If you did everything correctly, 450 KOs should be enough. But if you don't get the weapon after 450 KOs, try 550. Weapon Stats: lv 14 dragon amulet, lv 20 nanman armour, lv 20 calvalry armour, lv 7 SSS === Yue Ying === Name: Nether Realm Map: Xu Chang (Guan Yu's escape) Restrictions: No bodyguards 1. Defeat all enemy officers. It's okay to have the juggernauts kill some. 2. Protect all juggernauts. (but apparently it's okay to have one destroyed) 3. Level 11 message after defeating Guan Yu, just before the stage ends. Note: Try not to advance too far, or else the enemy soldiers would destroy the juggernauts. Let the tanks pass the gate before following them in will help you protecting them. Weapon Stats: lv 18 tiger amulet, lv 13 Huang's bow, lv 14 Horned Helm, lv 18 Herbal Remedy ==================== === 4. Wei Guide === ==================== === Xiahou Dun === Name: Kirin Blaze Map: Xu Province Restrictions: No bodyguards, no items Requirements: Get 100 KOs, and defeat Cao Xing twice within 10 minutes. 1. Defeat Cao Xing immediately. He's trying to flee. 2. Go to the top right corner of the castle via jumping over wooden boxes in the middle river. 3. Xiahou Dun will say something when he meets with Cao Xing after he re-appears. This needs to be triggered before Yuan Shu arrives. 4. Get to 100 KOs at the top left corner. Note: Apparently if you leave the middle river and land on the top left side of the castle, you will lose the weapon. Note: This is one of the most confusing stages. An empirical scoring scheme is as follows: --- completing the stage -> 20 points --- Kill Cao Xing at the beginning -> 20 points --- Talk to Cao Xing when he reappears, before Yuan Shu's reinforcements arrive -> 10 points --- Xiahou Yuan slowing the river -> 10 points --- Within 10 minutes, <49 KOs -> 0 points, 50-99 KOs -> 10 points, 100-149 KOs -> 30 points, >150 KOs ->40 points Weapon Stats: lv 16 tortoise amulet, lv 20 nanman armour, lv 12 SSS, lv 18 elixir === Dian Wei === Name: Raging Bull Map: Very tiny chunk of Wan Castle Restrictions: No bodyguards, no items 1. Approach the archers and Hu Che Er will ambush. Be careful. The arrows hurt! 2. Defeat Hu Che Er and keep on killing troops. 3. After a while (120 KOs?), Jia Xu appears. Defeat Jia Xu. 4. Get 200 KOs. 5. Level 11 message. Weapon Stats: lv 18 tortoise amulet, lv 17 speed scroll (!!!), lv 20 nanman armour, lv 16 calvalry armour === Xu Zhu === Name: Earth Shaker Map: Jie Ting Restrictions: No bodyguards 1. Defeat Yu Jin and his supply troop captain. 2. Defeat Li Dian and his supply troop captain. 3. Defeat Dian Wei's three supply troop captains, defeat Dian Wei. 4. Defeat Yue Jin before the disaster spreads, defeat his supply troop captain. 5. Defeat Dian Wei's three supply troop captains, then defeat Dian Wei for a second time. 6. Defeat Man Chong and his supply troop captain before the disaster spreads. 7. Level 11 message. Note: It's okay to let them start plundering. Just make sure you kill the officer and his supply captain before the disaster spreads. Note: It's okay to let the three supply captains who appear with the third Dian Wei flee. Just make sure you kill Man Chong. Weapon Stats: lv 14 peacock urn, lv 20 speed scroll (!!!), lv 19 jump scroll, lv 16 SSS === Cao Cao === Name: King of Wei Map: Nan Territory Restrictions: No bodyguards 1. Ride straight to Zhang Fei, ignoring everything in between. Defeat Zhang Fei. 2. Defeat Zhou Cang. 3. Guan Yu sets Cao Cao free message. 4. Defeat Guan Ping. 5. Get 200 KOs within 10 minutes. 6. Level 11 message. 7. Run to the escape point at the top to end the stage. Note: Zhao Yun, Gan Ning, Ling Tong, Lu Meng and Huang Gai need more be killed. Note: Cao Cao starts with 1/3 health. You can have Xu Zhu and Zhang Liao block the enemies while you go fill up your health bar using meat buns found at the empty gates. Weapon Stats: lv 18 tortoise amulet, lv 12 Huang's bow, lv 16 calvalry armour, lv 20 SSS === Xiahou Yuan === Name: Ogre Rod Map: middle straight path of Han Zhong Restrictions: No bodyguards Requirement: When Xiahou Dun appears, no enemy troops has passed through the base that Xiahou Yuan is blocking. Get 300 KOs. Note: Clement Chong reported that KO count does not matter. Weapon Stats: lv 10 tiger amulet, lv 19 Huang's bow, lv 19 nanman armour, lv 17 elixir === Zhang Liao === Name: Celestial Wyvern Map: He Fei Restrictions: No restrictions Weapon Requirements: When Zhou Tai appears, Yue Jin and all the castle door captains are still alive. Stage Requirements: Defeat all enemy officers except Sun Quan before He Fei falls. Yue Jin's morale drops VERY fast. Also, the Wu troops' morale will raise each time Sun Quan orders an attack. The only way to prevent Yue Jin's seemingly imminent defeat is for you to kill enemy peons quickly. Whenever you reach multiples of 50s in KOs, your morale will raise for sure. So, whenever Yue Jin is in trouble, drop whatever you're doing and help him until he tells you to go back to defend the castle. It is important to find the balance between killing peons and chasing officers, because you need to kill the officers to pass the stage within 15 minutes. 1. Bottom left (reach 100 KOs and kill Ling Tong). 2. He Fei castle front (reach 150 KOs). 3. Top right and bottom right gates (reach 250 KOs and kill Gan Ning and Xu Sheng). 4. He Fei castle front (reach 300 KOs and kill Lu Meng). 5. Level 11 message. 6. reach 350 KOs. 7. Go to bottom of the map and kill Zhou Tai to end the stage. Note: If Li Dian dies, you may need to get 50 to 100 more kills to get the weapon. Warnerbubba wrote in with the following method: 1. equip peacock urn, turtoise amulet, herbal remedy, secret of the orbs, meat bun sack, war drum, vorpal/fire(recommended)/ice orb, and shadow sattle 2. Kill Ling Tong and 100 of his men 3. go to Xu Sheng and kill 50 of his men 4. by this time Gan Ning should be there, go kill him and 50 of his men. 5. Go to the castle front and defend it, kill Lu meng, and there are more than 100 men there.... 6. if you get it, save and quit, then set it to begginer (dont wanna risk it :-/) and kill Zhou Tai Weapon Stats: lv 17 dragon amulet, lv 11 Huang's bow, lv 18 horned helm, lv 20 elixir === Sima Yi === Name: Abyssal Feather Map: Han Zhong Restrictions: No bodyguards 1. Equip Shadow Saddle. 2. You will be trapped with tons of archers and mines on the ground. Fill your musou bar. Ride on the horse and go down the hill. Dismount and unleash the true musou at the archers. Get back on the horse and ride back up the hill in the same path you came down (the bombs do not regenerate). Repeat. 3. Sima Yi will start cursing at Zhuge Liang when his HP goes to yellow. 4. When you get about 25 KOs, suddenly it starts raining, which disarms the mines. 5. The gates open, and Wei Yan rushes in with tons of troops. 6. Rush outside the gate and find food (turn right when you go out). You should almost be dead by now. 7. Defeat Wei Yan. 8. Defeat Gao Xiang when he appears. 9. Defeat Zhuge Liang, and Yue Ying who appears shortly after. 10. Liao Hua, Zhang Yi, Ma Dai and Jian Yong appear one after one for the next few minutes. Kill them all. 11. With about 3-7 minutes left, Jiang Wei appears. Defeat him. 12. Level 11 message. 13. Rush to the exit to end the stage. Note: It's okay not to defeat Wang Ping, who ambushes you when you run up the mountain. You'll still get the S-rank for the weapon. Note: Equip the vorpal orb, elixir and the way of musou. Sima Yi's true musou can kill up to 30 troops in one shot. Officers die in two full shots if most of the lasers hit them. Weapon Stats: lv 18 tortoise amulet, lv 15 nanman armour, lv 16 calvalry armour, lv 11 SSS === Xu Huang === Name: Annihilator Map: Fan Castle Restrictions: No restrictions 1. Destroy all siege weapons within 2 minutes. 2. Cao Ren appears and charges out of the Fan Castle because of that, so Guan Yu stays inside the castle. 3. Defeat all enemy officers (except Guan Yu). 4. Get 200 KOs. 5. Finish the above in 10 minutes. 6. Level 11 message. Note: The vorpal orb works on siege weapons. So it's good to try to destroy them in one charge attack. Weapon Stats: lv 16 dragon amulet, lv 13 Huang's bow, lv 19 horned helm, lv 19 elixir === Zhang He === Name: Infernal Talon Map: Han Zhong Restrictions: No bodyguards, no items 1. Right at the beginning, Wei Yan will retreat to attract Zhang He. Follow him past the base, and the base door will close. 2. Wei Yan will continue to retreat past the north gate. Do not follow him through. Let the door close in front of you. 3. Way too many archers will appear on the way, ignore them all (Koei is trying to make it look like the place where Zhang He died in the novel). 4. Defeat Guan Xing. He'll roll boulders down the hill. Move up close to the right hillside and you won't get hit. 5. After defeating Guan Xing, go back to the north gate. Zhang Bao will ambush you. Again ignore all archers on the way. 6. Defeat Zhang Bao. 7. Get 100 KOs. 8. Level 11 message. Note: If all your allies died, you'll get a message that says that Zhang He is isolated. It is okay. Note: It has been reported that you can also get the weapon if you manage to kill Wei Yan before he locks himself inside the north gate. Weapon Stats: lv 12 peacock urn, lv 20 speed scroll, lv 20 jump scroll, lv 10 Huang's bow === Zhen Ji === Name: Twilight Flute Map: Yi Ling, renamed to Ji Province Restrictions: No bodyguards 1. Join Cao Pi's army by exiting the castle at the beginning of the stage. 2. After converting to the Wei army, go back into the castle right away. The castle will close, and a message says Zhen Ji will be isolated. 3. Defeat all ememy officers and sub-officers except Yuan Xi. 4. Get 150 KOs. 5. Level 11 message. Note: getting isolated may not be a requirement. Note: If you missed a sub-officer by accidentally killing his officer, you can get an extra 50 KOs to compensate for that. Weapon Stats: lv 18 dragon amulet, lv 10 nanman armour, lv 13 horned helm, lv 20 SSS === Cao Ren === Name: Kai Map: Bottom left corner of Yi Ling Restrictions: No bodyguards 1. Before defeating both Han Dang and Gan Ning, do the following: a. Do NOT meet with Niu Jin. b. Seal Gan Ning and Han Dang's gates. c. Boost Niu Jin's morale to 8 stars (each 15 KOs by Cao Ren will boost Niu Jin's morale by 1 star). 2. After that, defeat Han Dang, Gan Ning, Zhou Tai ambush and Zhou Yu ambush. 3. Must complete within 10 minutes. 4. Level 11 message. Note: Defeating both Gan Ning and Han Dang will make Cao Ren meet Niu Jin automatically. You can defeat one of them first, but make sure the other one is alive when you complete step 1. Weapon Stats: lv 18 peacock urn, lv 17 nanman armour, lv 19 calvalry armour, lv 12 SSS =================== === 5. Wu Guide === =================== === Zhou Yu === Name: Scion Sword Map: west bank of Chi Bi Restrictions: No items Requirement: Defeat all officers except Zhuge Liang: (Mi Zhu, Sun Qian, Zhang Fei (duel), Guan Yu, Zhao Yun (duel), Guan Ping, Zhou Cang, Jian Yong. Level 11 message when Zhuge Liang is left. Note: If you rescue Xu Sheng and Ding Feng, Zhou Yu will send them to block Zhuge Liang and get you some extra time. To get them to appear, ignore everyone for the time being and chase Zhuge Liang. Weapon Stats: lv 16 tortoise amulet, lv 18 jump scroll, lv 13 SSS, lv 17 elixir === Lu Xun === Name: Raptor Map: stone maze at Yi Ling Restrictions: No restrictions (All directions below are as seen in the mini-map.) 1. At the beginning, there are only three red dots on the mini map: two on the left and one at bottom right. Defeat defense captain at bottom right corner. It's easy to get there. Remember the path you took. 2. Upon killing the defense captain, a stone sentinel in your area will move, go there. There will be an ambush. Kill everyone there. 3. Message appears about some stone sentinels moving. Go to where the message points to. That should be the path you took from the entrance to bottom right corner that was blocked during step 2. Move back to the entrance. 4. From the entrance, move to the square directly below it. This should trigger sentinel movements to the west and open up a path to the red dot at top left. 5. Defeat the gate captain at top left. 6. From there, go right, down, right, right, and Chen Shi and Zhang Bao should appear as an ambush. 7. Defeat Chen Shi and Zhang Bao. 8. You should be close to the bottom right corner again. Go back toward the entrance once again through the path you came down at the beginning of the game. 9. Arriving at top left corner, defeat Guan Xing and Zhao Yun. 10.Level 11 message. Note: If you get the message "Lu Xun is lost in the maze." (or whatever Koei translates it to), you've messed up. Therefore, it is recommended to save often. Zhao Yun is SUPER strong. One C6 from him will decrease your HP by half even when you've equipped the peacock urn and tortoise amulet. Weapon Stats: lv 14 tiger amulet, lv 20 speed scroll, lv 17 jump scroll, lv 11 calvalry armour === Taishi Ci === Name: Demon Slayer Map: Jian Ye Restrictions: No bodyguards Requirements: Have at least 12 groups of defected soldiers stay alive at the same time (there are 15 of them I think). Hua Xin must also surrender to you. Note: To get Hua Xin to surrender, approach him. He will convert, and immediately be surrounded by enemies. Rescue him by killing all the troops around him. Note: If you still cannot get the weapon, try to kill the enemy officers and/or rack up some KOs. This usually solves the problems. Weapon Stats: lv 20 tiger amulet, lv 11 jump scroll, lv 16 nanman armour, lv 19 herbal remedy === Sun Shang Xiang === Name: Astral Chakram Map: He Fei Restrictions: No bodyguards 1. Get 150 KOs around the first enemy gate captain. Rescue the female guards on the way. 2. Defeat Cheng Pu and Pan Zhang. Should have 200 KOs by now. 3. Run to the gate with Xu Sheng and Ding Feng. Ignore the soldiers and defeat the officers with 3 female bodyguards. 4. Run to Zhou Tai and Jiang Qin and defeat them. Rescue the last bodyguard. 5. Do not let Zhao Yun appear at any point of the stage. He'll appear if you don't get 200 KOs by the time enemy reinforcements appear. 6. Level 11 message when you cross the bridge. Note: If playing with two players, both players must reach 200 KOs in order to prevent Zhao Yun from appearing. Weapon Stats: lv 14 tortoise amulet, lv 19 speed scroll, lv 12 jump scroll, lv 16 Huang's bow === Sun Jian === Name: King of Wu Map: Fan Castle Restrictions: No restrictions 1. Wait for Lu Bu to appear at 0:25 at the bottom right corner. 2. Defeat Lu Bu right away and steal is Red Hare. 3. Seal the gate near Lu Bu. 4. Defeat Hu Zhen and then Hua Xiong. 5. Seal top gate. 6. Go into the castle that has ambush in it and seal the gate. 7. Go straight to where Dong Zhuo is. 8. Complete within 6 minutes, that's when the gates of Chang Sha opens. 9. Level 11 message. Note: Staying alive against Lu Bu is not a problem. Time is EXTREMELY tight. DOn't spend more than 45 seconds on Lu BU. Weapon Stats: lv 20 tortoise amulet, lv 10 jump scroll, lv 18 nanman armour, lv 16 herbal remedy === Sun Quan === Name: Legacy Map: He Fei Restrictions: No items Requirements: Defeat Zhang Liao 3 times. Get 500 KOs. One ally officer may die. Note: Level 11 message when you reach the exit point. Note: Zhang Liao can be alive when you exit the stage. Note: You can also get "musou armour" from a supply troop captain after you defeat Zhang Liao 3 times. Weapon Stats: lv 18 tortoise amulet, lv 14 calvalry armour, lv 15 SSS, lv 16 elixir === Lu Meng === Name: Mystic Hunter Map: Fan Castle, renamed to Mai Castle Restrictions: No restrictions 1. Defeat Zhou Cang, Liao Hua quickly. 2. Go into the castle and seal the gate. 3. Defeat Guan Ping. Guan Yu gets angry. 4. Seal the bottom left gate. 5. All ally officers are alive. 6. Get 50 KOs. 7. Level 11 message. Weapon Stats: lv 19 tortoise amulet, lv 15 speed scroll, lv 10 Huang's bow, lv 20 herbal remedy === Gan Ning === Name: Leviathan Map: Yi Ling Restrictions: No bodyguards 1. Kill Li Dian right away. 2. Close the bottom left gate. 3. Kill Yue Jin before he regroups his troops at 8:10 remaining. Message says that the damage dealt to the Wei army has spread. (Precious item report. It's the Charge Bracer! Apparently this is for those who didn't buy DW4.) 4. Kill soldiers until about 4:25 left. Cao Xiu ambush. Kill him and his soldiers. Another message says that the damage dealt to the Wei army has spread. 5. At 2:30 left, Zhang Liao ambush. Message says that you need to find an exit for retreat. 6. Continue killing soldiers (between 130-150 KOs, different every time) until a third message says that the damage dealt to the Wei army has spread. 7. At about 0:30 left, Level 11 message appears. Note: The gates will respawn, so it doesn't matter if you defeat them. You'll lose if you die (duh) or all of your allied soldiers die. So be careful. Note: Killing Zhang Liao is NOT part of the requirements. You'll get the weapon message if you dare to stay in the stage for that long without finding the exit. Note: Zhang Liao is VERY strong. He'll use his C6, and more shockingly, he'll use R3 to announce himself to break your blocking. There are also archers around. They don't hurt (relatively) that much, but if they break your moveset, Zhang Liao will take advantage of it. Note: To exit the stage, randomly apparoach a gate. Kill the gate captain. Weapon Stats: lv 20 speed scroll, lv 11 horned helm, lv 16 SSS, lv 19 herbal remedy === Huang Gai === Name: Shade Map: east bank of Chi Bi Restrictions: No bodyguards, no items 1. Follow the northern cliff as you get off the boat you begin at. As you reach a wooden gate, follow the left side of the wall. 2. Soon you'll get a message that tells you that there's a gate captain ahead. Then another message tells you to make some noise to attract his attention. You drop a bomb on the ground next to the left wall and then run like hell to the wall on right side. 3. When the gate captain hears the explosion of your bomb, he'll go to the bomb site. You go to the gate he was guarding and the door with automatically open. 4. After passing the gate, you must switch between the big map and small map to know exactly where the enemies are. At the time, Lu Meng will move south towards you. Hide and move slowly towards the top left corner of the area, right next to the water, where a couple of pots are. 5. When Lu Meng passed, you can move faster. 6. Soon you'll get a message that says that the gate guards are slacking off. Switch to the small map and check closely the movements of the troops. 7. When the gate captain gets far away to the right side of that gate, carefully move to the door and it'll open. 8. Rush to the exit, ignoring Gan Ning if he discovers you (try to reach the exit while the "Gan Ning discovers you" message is still on the screen). 9. Complete within 3 minutes. 10.Level 11 message when stage ends. Weapon Stats: lv 19 peacock urn, lv 17 speed scroll, lv 14 elixir, lv 16 herbal remedy === Sun Ce === Name: Hierophant Map: Wan Castle Restrictions: No bodyguards 1. Kill the 5 fake Yu Ji's. One of them drops the war god's axe, save it for now. Then kill the real Yu Ji (the one with a longer HP bar). 2. Yu Ji will re-incarnate. Wait for the second real Yu Ji in front of the imperial seal (from a wooden box). Get the war god's axe, then use the 10-second musou from the imperial seal to kill him. You must be real quick, because he will retreat about 10 seconds after he gets hit the first time (and usually it is your allied soldiers who deal the damage). He'll say something before he disappears into thin air, so you have about 15 seconds to kill him. 3. Save and reload at this point. Finish the stage by defeating only the third real Yu Ji, who re-incarnates once more. Do not defeat other fake Yu Ji's. 4. There's a 5-minute time limit. 5. Level 11 message. Note: Killing the first five fake Yu Ji's is not a requirement, but you'll need the war god's axe. Note: The fake Yu Ji's can be killed in one blow using the vorpal orb. You could save some time using it. Weapon Stats: lv 19 dragon amulet, lv 10 jump scroll, lv 15 Huang's bow, lv 20 elixir === Da Qiao === Name: Mortal Beauty Map: Han Zhong, renamed to Wu Territory Restrictions: No bodyguards, no items The Da Qiao legend objective was that Da Qiao needs to stop every single one of the guests from leaving. The story was that after Sun Ce conquered the Wu Territory, several of the ex-governor's guests disguised themselves as Sun Ce's guests. There was a feast when they decided to drug Sun Ce. But Sun Ce discovered the plot and he wanted them all dead. So the guests rose up and tried to assassinate Sun Ce. You, as Da Qiao, need to kill every single one of the guests. As you chase them out because they're running away, you'll be led to a trap. If your live bar is low enough, Sun Ce will appear to protect Da Qiao by sacrificing himself. After that, you'll get the level 11 weapon after you killed all the guests. 1. Open the south door by killing the soldiers. 2. Near the west gate, first guest appears. Defeat him within 1 minute. 3. Near the bottom right gate, second guest appears, defeat him within 1 minute. 4. Naer the left middle gate, third guest appears, defeat him within 1 minute. 5. The above must be done in 6 minutes. 6. Get 300 KOs within 15 minutes up to this point. 7. Level 11 message. 8. Get Sun Ce to die for you. The cutscene shows up when Sun Ce is close to you and when you're inside the trap. 9. Guests 4 and 5 appears, defeat them. There is a speed boot around where the rock trap is. 10.End of stage. Weapon Stats: lv 19 peacock urn, lv 15 nanman armour, lv 11 horned helm, lv 15 SSS === Xiao Qiao === Name: Fatal Grace Map: inside Fan Castle Restrictions: No bodyguards, no items This one's gonna be a pain in the butt because you're not allowed to equip anything and no bodyguards either. 1. Defeat Cao Cao 4 times in a row. 2. Defeat Xiahou Dun, Xu Zhu, Dian Wei and Cao Ren. 3. At this point, there must be more than 15 minutes remaining. 4. When Cao Cao appears for the fifth time, Xiahou Yuan will bring Da Qiao with him. Move to the top of the tower to meet Da Qiao. There will be a cutscene. 5. Defeat Xiahou Yuan. 6. Get 100 KOs. 7. Level 11 message. 8. Defeat Cao Cao to end the stage. Note: To get S-rank: 40 points for completing the stage, 20 points to get Xiahou Yuan to appear with more than 15 minutes left, 10 points for killing Xiahou Yuan, 10 points for each 50 kills. Note: This means that if you lose 10 points somewhere, get 50 more kills. Weapon Stats: lv 17 dragon amulet, lv 14 speed scroll, lv 19 elixir, lv 10 herbal remedy === Zhou Tai === Name: Setsuna Map: He Fei Restrictions: No restrictions Sun Quan is trapped in He Fei castle. He has 4 sub-generals who are fighting for their lives on their own. You're to rescue them all and escort Sun Quan to the exit (similar to Rescue the Qiaos) Requirements, in order (verified): 1. Rescue Sun Quan. 2. Rescue his four sub-officers 3. Defeat Taishi Ci. 4. Defeat Liu Yong. How to do it: 1. Ignore all sub-officers and run straight up into He Fei castle. 2. Kill all the soldiers surrounding until a message says that Sun Quan is rescued. He'll begin to retreat towards the bottom. He'll take the right route of the lake. 3. Rescue the 2 sub-officers on the way by killing enough soldiers around them. 4. Taishi Ci appears in front of the middle bridge to block the path (the bridge Sun Jian destroyed at Battle of He Fei). Do not let Sun Quan meet him (or else he'll get killed) by leaving him with a few soldiers. 5. Gan Ning will appear from the bottom of the screen around this time. Ignore him. 6. Go to the other side of the lake and rescue the two sub-officers there. 7. Ambush party in the He Fei castle. Ignore it. 8. Kill Taishi Ci. 9. Liu Yong appears at the bottom of the screen. Kill him. 10.Get 500 KOs. 11.Level 11 weapon message. Weapon Stats: lv 14 dragon amulet, lv 13 jump scroll, lv 18 horned helm, lv 20 elixir ====================== === 6. Other Guide === ====================== === Diao Chan === Name: Muse Map: Wan Castle Restrictions: No bodyguards, no items 1. Do not let enemy spot you and reach Dong Zhuo. 2. Kill Dong Zhuo with more than 10 minutes left on the clock. 3. Defeat Hua Xiong to open the exit within 10 minutes from game start. 4. Level 11 weapon message. 5. Run to the escape. Note: It sounds easy, but it's very hard in fact. Two-player trick recommended. The second player can stay at the beginning spot (also the escape spot) while Diao Chan goes in to kill Dong Zhuo. When Hua Xiong appears, let the second player defeat him. Then wait for the level 11 message before escaping. Note: You may let yourself be detected. But then you'll need to fight Lu Bu and that takes time. So it's easier just to hide from the patrols. Weapon Stats: lv 12 dragon amulet, lv 15 SSS, lv 20 elixir, lv 14 herbal remedy === Lu Bu === Name: Maelstrom Map: Hu Lao Gate Restrictions: No bodyguards Requirement: Get 2000 KOs. Note: Sun Jian appears at a fixed time after the game starts. Cao Cao/Xiahou Dun appears at a fixed time after Sun Jian retreats/dies. Liu Bei/Guan Yu/Zhang Fei appear at a fixed time after Cao Cao retreats/dies. Note: Defeating officers are NOT part of the requirements. There is only one requirement. But since the stage ends when the three brothers are all defeated, the biggest problem is how to keep one alive and keep him from killing you. Weapon Stats: lv 20 tiger amulet (duh), lv 15 Huang's Bow, lv 15 horned helm, lv 20 herbal remedy === Dong Zhuo === Name: Pandemonium Map: Luo Yang Restrictions: No restrictions Requirements: Get 100 KOs. Apparently the order of killing the eunichs does not matter. Note: Yuan Shao, Yan Liang and Wen Chou do not matter. Weapon Stats: lv 17 tiger amulet, lv 14 jump scroll, lv 20 horned helm, lv 16 calvalry armour === Yuan Shao === Name: Majesty Map: He Fei, renamed to wherever Gongsun Zan was at. Restrictions: No bodyguards 1. Kill all the calvalry troops. 2. Defeat Yan Gang and Zhao Yun when they appear. 3. Calvalry ambush message, kill every single last one of them. 4. Defeat Zhang Fei, and try to protect the enemy gate captain there. 5. Defeat Liu Bei when he appears, and also try to protect the enemy gate captain there. 6. Defeat all officers. 7. Gongsun Zan appears with a cutscene. 8. All gate soldiers killed message. 9. Level 11 message. Note: If a message that says something along the lines of "Yuan Shao's officers do not trust him", You've messed up. Also, if a message says along the lines of "the enemies are taunting Yuan Shao", you've messed up. Apparently sealing the gates AFTER the cutscene is part of the requirements. Note: Try to clear as many soldiers around Zhang He as possible. If there are too many soldiers around him, he'll give up fighting, flee the battle and mess up your requirements. Weapon Stats: lv 15 dragon amulet, lv 11 jump scroll, lv 19 calvalry armour, lv 18 herbal remedy === Zhang Jiao === Name: Staff of Peace Map: Ji Province Restrictions: No restrictions Apparent requirements: At 8:00 into the game, only one enemy officer and only one enemy gate remain with 100 KOs (verified by Muni). Weapon message comes up at 8:00 exactly. Note: Each officer is assigned to an enemy gate. If you destroy a gate before its assigned officer appears, the officer will not appear. Therefore, the vorpal orb is recommended for speed killing and speed gate-sealing. Also, you can bring a strong second character and let him do all the killing. Zhang Jiao can get the weapon even if he has 0 kills. Weapon Stats: lv 15 peacock urn, lv 17 speed scroll, lv 10 nanman armour, lv 20 SSS === Meng Huo === Name: King of Nanman Map: Nanman Territory Restrictions: No bodyguards Defeat Xiahou He, Xiahou Hui, Xiahou Wei, Zhong Hui and Deng Ai. All allies must be rescued. Weapon Stats: lv 17 tortoise amulet, lv 15 speed scroll, lv 16 jump scroll, lv 20 herbal remedy === Zhu Rong === Name: Fire Goddess Map: Nanman Territory Restrictions: No bodyguards, no items Requirement: Get to Zhuge Liang without letting any Shu soldiers discover you. 1. Defeat Wang Ping right away. 2. Kill the messagers that Wang Ping sends out. Defeat Wang Ping 3. Go into the Shu base without letting the four patrol guards see you. If anyone sees you, you've messed up. 4. When you reach the gate next to Zhuge Liang, level 11 message appears. 5. There may be a 3-minute time limit, but that's plenty. 6. Defeat Zhuge Liang to end the stage. You'd want to lure Guan Xing and Guan Suo away and kill them separately before fighting Zhuge Liang, though. Note: One C6 from Zhuge Liang and you'll from full HP to red. Fortunately, there are two soldiers who will drop "ointments" (full HP/musou recovery). Weapon Stats: lv 11 tiger amulet, lv 20 Huang's bow, lv 15 calvalry armour, lv 17 elixir === Edit Sword === Name: Phoenix Wing No restrictions Requirements: Same as Sun Jian's legend mode, except that you need to seal all the gates. Weapon Stats: lv 16 tiger amulet, lv 16 speed scroll, lv 13 nanman armour, lv 19 herbal remedy === Edit Spear === Name: Cyclone No restrictions Requirements: Same as Zhao Yun, except that you need to seal all the gates. Weapon Stats: lv 18 dragon amulet, lv 16 jump scroll, lv 11 horned helm, lv 20 elixir === Edit Pike/Halberd === Name: Obliteration No restrictions Requirements: Exactly the same as Lu Meng (you've got to seal all the gates anyways). Weapon Stats: lv 20 tiger amulet, lv 10 Huang's bow, lv 19 calvalry armour, lv 17 SSS === Edit Thin Sword / Rapier === Name: Fengshen Rapier No restrictions Requirements: Same as Zhen Ji, except that you need to seal all the gates. Weapon Stats: lv 14 dragon amulet, lv 17 jump scroll, lv 13 Huang's bow, lv 18 SSS === Edit Big Sword === Name: Fengshen Sword No restrictions Requirements: Same as Zhou Tai, except that you need to seal all gates and get 500 KOs. Weapon Stats: lv 19 peacock urn, lv 19 speed scroll, lv 14 jump scroll, lv 15 elixir =========================== === 7. Two-player Trick === =========================== DW4:XL makes it easy to get 11th weapons when you have a decent second player with you. Because the weapons requirements are point-based, all you have to do is for the two of you to combine to get the S-rank. That means that it doesn't matter who kills the officers in DW4:XL. This is very useful in levels with a small time limit (ex. Sun Jian), where you can split up in different directions to save time. This trick is especially useful for CAWs. Because the CAW 11th weapons requirements are basically the same as another character + seal all gates, it is possible to get both 11th weapons at the same time. The only thing to be careful is that the CAW must be the one who seals all the gates. Some points come from KOs. If there is a 300-KO minimum, at least one of the characters must get 300 KOs. You do NOT add KOs. If someone reaches 300 KOs, the whole team get the points. Also, if you come to a stage that is so hard that you cannot complete without any equipments, you can hide 1P at somewhere save, and have any 2P character fulfill all the requirements. You can still get the 11th weapon for 1P. Sima Yi or Zhuge Liang is recommended, as their true musous together with the vorpal orb can kill soldiers dozens at a time. ======================== === 8. Easy AI Trick === ======================== From Muni's site, pointed out by "funfunho" from gamefaqs.com: 1. Start a game on Expert difficulty. 2. Save mid-game. 3. Change to game difficulty to Novice. 4. Do not re-start the saved mid-game. 5. Start a new game. 6. Soft reset in-game (Select+Start). 7. Re-start the saved mid-game. The enemy AI will become that of the easy mode. However, their attack power, defense strength and max HP do not seem to change. ======================= === 9. Item Hunting === ======================= Use Meng Huo's legend on expert mode. It's not that tough at all. Use anybody you want, but my choice is Sima Yi with his overpowering vorpal orb + elixir + way of musou + "musou power scroll" combo. Speed Boot is also recommended. Ignore all your allies and head straight to Sima Zhao's base on Red Hare. Reduce Sima Zhao's life to a tiny bit, then save and continue. The two item crates are outside the bottom right and bottom left of the fort in which Sima Zhao begins. There are a lot of crates around, so you may have to try a couple of times to remember which crates are the correct ones. Get the two items and kill Sima Zhao. Take a look at the items. If you like them, go ahead and save the game. If you don't like them, use soft reset (Select + Start buttons) and choose to continue the saved game. Repeat until you get something you like. It's a lot easier to get orbs in DW4:XL. I'll say about a quarter of the items are orbs. However, this also means that there are a lot fewer Elixirs and Herbal Remedies now. ============================== === 10. Character Training === ============================== In my opinion, the best places for: Defense: Dong Zhuo's legend Attack : Zhang Fei's legend Life and Musou Ups: Sun Ce's legend or Zhen Ji's legend (Please see my "Musou Wine and Dim Sum Locations Guide") ============================ === 11. Acknowledgements === ============================ Thanks to the Taiwanese players on www.gamer.com.tw. They have been playing night and day to determine and verify the requirements for all the characters. Thanks to Muni Shinobu's website (http://www.geocities.com/muni_shinobu/ssm3/index.html) for some weapons' info, especially requirements that I unintentionally and unknowingly fulfilled. His website is one of the most comprehensive sites on this game. Thanks to (Mainland) Chinese game site www.egchina.com where I found the level 11 weapons pictures so that I can complete the missing Weapon Stats on several of the weapons. Thanks to Sie Kensou, who gives me numerous suggestions to improve this guide. Thanks to Ripper, who pointed out several errors. ========================= === 12. Miscellaneous === ========================= This guide is submitted to www.gamefaqs.com, www.cheats.de and faqs.ign.com. If you see it anywhere else, it has been plagerized. Feel free to distribute or post as long as: 1. you don't change my name; 2. you don't change the contents; 3. you don't make money off this; 4. you give proper reference to me whenever possible. 5. you tell me if something is wrong or if you have verified something. My email address is perrysih(at)yahoo.com. This document is Copyright 2003 Perry Sih. All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders.