Dynasty Warriors 3 - Character Guide
Meng Huo : Big Cuddly Teddy Bear

...okay, maybe not.

FAQ Guide by OneWinged-Dragon
             tamisking@swirve.com

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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
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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.
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2) Why Should I Use Him?

   Meng Huo is one fun guy to use. Great musou, massive power, and nice manskirt.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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: >_<
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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.