Dynasty Warriors 3 - Character Guide Meng Huo : Big Cuddly Teddy Bear ...okay, maybe not. FAQ Guide by OneWinged-Dragon firstname.lastname@example.org This Guide (Copyright 2002) was made entirely on the experiences of OneWinged-Dragon. This Guide may not be altered in any way without my consent, and may not be distributed without my name as author on. This FAQ may be distributed, but not sold. Failure to follow those simple rules will result in something horrible, preferably something bad. Guide best viewed in courier new font. __________________ Contents: 1) Who is Meng Huo? 2) Why Should I Use Him? 3) Moves and Weapons 4) Overview 5) Stage Strategy 6) Questions and Answers __________________ 1) Who is Meng Huo? The King of Nanman. He controlled the lands south of Shu, but lead a rebellion against them. He fought with Zhuge Liang, who had come on an expedition, but was no match for Zhuge's wit. He was captured seven times, and Zhuge Liang released him each time. This impressed him so much that he agreed to serve Zhuge Liang and the Shu Kingdom. __________________ 2) Why Should I Use Him? Meng Huo is one fun guy to use. Great musou, massive power, and nice manskirt. __________________ 3) Moves and Weapons Regular Attack: Meng Huo's regular attacks are slow, yet strong. Good crowd control too. T : Spins around arms outstretched. ST : Lifts his enemies off the ground with his fists. Standard juggler, and slow. SST : Fires his gauntlets out like missiles. Not like the nice laser fans of doom we all love, but it's got nice rance and width. Stuns opponents, and is somewhat slow. SSST : Belly flop onto the enemy. Knockback effect, plus a peek up his manskirt. >_< SSSST(T) : Same as ST, but the enemy is launched higher. Press T for a follow-up attack. SSSSST : Pounds the ground. It gets a fancy fire effect with his 4th. Mounted Attack: Like every other mounted attack in the game(save for those few good ones). Standard right-to-left swinging. However, his charged mounted acts like his SST. Dash Attack : Belly slide into the enemy. Meng Huo is briefly open to attack during this time. Causes a nice stun effect though, and another peek up his manskirt. >_< Jump Attack : Belly flop, and more fan service to the ladies. >_< Musou Attack : Pounds the ground repeatedly. A great Musou, it shreds up crowds very well. True Musou : Fire element added, plus two extra ground pounds added in not to mention a knockback effect. Weapons: Nanman Gauntlet Attack +19 4 Hits (Varying Stats) Beast Guantlets Attack +34 5 Hits (Varying Stats) Beast Master Attack +48 6 Hits (Varying Stats) King of Beasts Attack +45 6 Hits + Fire HP Max +88 Attack +27 Mounted Attack +54 Mounted Defense +54 Weapons are obtained randomly in each stage. The later the stage, and harder the difficulty, the better the weapon you will receive. However, 4th weapons must be obtained in a precise manner. Stage: The Nanman Campaign (Nanman Side) Requirements: Defeat Ma Chao, Ma Dai, and Zhang Yi OR defeat Zhang Fei, Zhang Bao, and Guan Xing. Given Meng Huo's speed, you'd think this stage would be tough, but you ARE the supreme Nanman commander, no? Ignoring the speed hindrance, this is a fairly simple 4th to acquire, and the only problems will be dealing with Zhao Yun, Ma Chao, and Zhang Fei. After clearing the objectives, a Precious Item report will show up on the West side of the middle mountain. An easy way to complete 4th weapon quests is to have a fresh character(one who is not leveled up) be first player, and a stronger character be second player. It does not matter who the 4th weapon is for, or who kills the supply captain/gets the item. The objective is what's needed to be completed. __________________ 4) Overview Meng Huo is slow. He's also slow. Let's not neglect the fact that he is slow. Given that info, you can derive the fact that he is slow. That's the only thing that keeps Meng Huo from being a top character. He also has a rather short reach. However, find a big crowd for Meng Huo to run to, and you'll find he is a VERY efficient killing machine. His regular attack is powerful enough on its own, but Meng Huo's 6th charge and Musou lets him rip up people very easy. His high Life lets him take some hits, and the Mounted modifiers on his 4th makes it more fun when you ride around on Red Hare. Meng Huo's SST is also good for stunning in- coming troops of soldiers, so use it if you feel sadistic. Against officers, you shouldn't have such a hard time since they're never too overly aggressive, despite Meng Huo's speed. With his 4th and a decent Elixir, if you chain Meng Huo's SSSSST into his Musou immediately, you'll find that his bar recharges instantly, so a longer musou, and more killing! Recommended Equipment: Red Hare Saddle Peacock Urn Wind Scroll/Dragon Amulet/Way of the Musou Elixir Tortoise Amulet __________________ 5) Stage Strategy What stages? :pPpPpPp 1. Nanman Campaign Head East and snuff out Ma Chao, Ma Dai, and Zhang Yi's offensive. Head for the East fort and take out any enemy forces there, then head to the West fort and eliminate any Shu attackers there. Get rid of what's left of Shu in the West, then finish off the rest of the Shu officers protecting their HQ. Ahui Nan and Dong Tu Ne will abandon the Nanman forces, but don't let that deter you. Also, going into Zhuge's camp will trigger a cutscene, which will lower your morale. Exert any and all anger on every crossbowmen you see in Zhuge's camp, and kill off that Prime Minister. However, if you absolutely love Zhuge, you can cause him to retreat by eliminating every officer on the stage, then waiting till at least the 30 minute mark. __________________ 6) Questions and Answers Q: Manskirts are for the Scottish. A: That's not a question. And that's mean. :( Q: I fufilled the requirements for Meng Huo's 4th weapon, but no Precious Item? A: You sure you're playing on Hard? Q: Are you asking me a question? You're supposed to answer. A: It's, uh, rhetorical. Q: I grabbed the Precious Item, but all I got was this cruddy 1st/2nd/3rd weapon. A: :PpP, you used Gameshark/Sharkport save that has basic 4th Weapons. Start a brand new game file, or use EvilR's Weapon Customizable FAQ on GameFAQ.com to fix the problem. Q: My Meng Huo does no damage! A: 3rd time you didn't ask a question. :p Refer to above and get yourself a +20 Tiger Amulet somehow. Q: Where do I get 2nd/3rd weapons and good items? A: I shop at You Ting Wei side for weapons, Wu side for items. Hard mode for best results. Q: This FAQ is horrible. A: Make a better one then. Q: I just did. A: >_< __________________ 7) Super Duper Secret Stuff There's a reason this wasn't on the contents. It's a big government conspiracy, you see. Why, this conspiracy is so big, it'll conspire you just by me mentioning it, so I can't tell you.