Zhang Liao by Lord Deng Ai

Version: 1.2 | Updated: 04/18/03 | Printable Version

Zhang Liao Guide

Dynasty Warriors 4
By: Lord Deng Ai
Email: ATL@most-wanted.com
Version: 1.2

Started: April 1, 2003


1.1: April 10, Cleared the weird marks on the guide, fixed a couple of words 
and added the running attack for Zhang Liao

1.2: April 17, Corrected some of the sentences in the lvl 10 weapon section

Table of Contents

1)	Intro and Copyrights
2)	History about Zhang Liao
3)	Why use Zhang Liao
4)	Unlocking
5)	Zhang Liao's moves
6)	Unlocking Zhang Liao's level 10 weapon (Gold Wyvern)
7)	Zhang Liao's models
8)	My strategies using Zhang Liao
9)	Suggested items for Zhang Liao
10)	FAQ's
11)	Credits
12)	Contact

Introduction and Copyrights

	This guide is the very first guide I made on GameFAQs, all the contents
are based on my own experiences (Copyright 2003).  This may be not be 
reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not
be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance 
public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.written 
permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any, and 
public display is strictly prohibited a violation of copyright.

History about Zhang Liao

	Zhang Liao, stylename Wenyuan, lived between the period of 169 BC and
224 BC.  He first fought along with Lu Bu in many battles, and he was a very 
loyal warrior.  After Lu Bu and him was captured by Cao Cao, Lu Bu begged for
his life and was willing to serve Cao Cao, but Zhang Liao suggest Lu Bu to die
like a warrior and he refused to serve Cao Cao.  Cao Cao was going to kill
both Lu Bu and Zhang Liao, but Guan Yu stepped up for Zhang Liao and persuaded
Zhang Liao to serve Cao Cao.  During the earlier times serving Cao Cao, Zhang
Liao was the one who talked Guan Yu into surrounding to Cao Cao, and persuaded
Guan Yu to let Cao Cao go in the battle of Chi Bi.  In the battle of Hei Fei,
along with the help of Cao Hong and Yu Jin, he sent about ten thousand Wu
soldiers fleeing with only 800 soldiers.  After the battle he was so feared
in Wu that children stop crying when his storied were told.  Zhang Liao was a
very loyal warrior with stong sense of honor.

Why use Zhang Liao

	Zhang Liao is a very good crowd clearer.  He has many moves that can 
send many enemies surrounding you flying across the screen.  He's also a 
decent one-on-one fighter.  Zhang Liao also have good speed, so if you¡¯re 
looking for a good above average officer to play, Zhang Liao is the guy you 
should choose.

Unlocking Zhang Liao

	To unlock Zhang Liao all you have to do is complete the battle of Xia 
Pi in Wei's Musou, Chapter three.

Zhang Liao's moves

Keys: S = Square button, T = Triangle button, C = Circle button

Basic S moves:

S - A left to right side swipe
SS - Swipe from right to left, back turned
SSS - Punch the enemy behind him with the bottom of his weapon
SSSS - Left to right swipe
SSSSS - A large range covering swipe from right to left
SSSSSS - A huge range covering swipe from high left to low right

Running S move:

S (while running): A big left to right side swipe

Charged moves (with T):

T - A quick dash while spinning the weapon, if T is pressed again he swipe
the weapon from right to left.  It is a very good move if you're trying to
get out of a crowd of enemies.

ST - A bottom to top swipe that sends enemy flying in the air.  It is good
move if you're planning to do more combos on the enemy.

SST(TTTTTT) - A continuous side to side swipes that hit enemies seven times.
It is one of the best moves Zhang Liao has.  It is very easy and quick to pull
off and can do decent damage to the enemy if all hits are connected.

SSST - A 360 degree all-around swipe that clears all the enemies around Zhang
Liao.  If you're surrounded and are looking for some fresh air, this is the 
move to use.

SSSST(T) - A large bottom to top swipe that sends the enemy flying high in
the air.  This move gives you chance to combo the enemy more.  If another T
is pressed, Zhang Liao will jump up and knock the enemy back down.

SSSSST - A power wave surrounds Zhang Liao and send all the enemies around
Zhang Liao flying across your TV.  This move looks very cool and does decent
damage, but the enemy could easily block it.  It takes Zhang Liao too long to
pull off this move, giving time for enemies to attack him from the side or 

Musou moves:

C - A continuous diagonal left-right attacks ending with one huge side swipe
that sends enemies flying.  This musou attack is about average compared to the
other musou attacks, but it's good if used against a crowd

C (True Musou) - It begins the same with the regular musou move except the
enemies that are hit catches on fire.  It ends with three huge sideswipes that
do extra damages to the enemies.

Jump moves:

S - A horizontal swipe that can both clear crowds and knock enemies off their

T - A good crowd-clearing move that knocks down the enemies around Zhang
Liao.  It's a good move if it's connected, but it can be broken by the jump
attacks from the enemies around Zhang Liao.

On horse moves:

S attacks - Regular left-right swipes

T attacks - A charged up left-right swipe that does more damage than the S
attacks, but nothing special

C attack - The mosou attack on horse is nothing more than the S attacks except
that it does more damage and looks cooler

Unlocking Zhang Liao's level 10 weapon (Gold Wyvern)

	First you must have Zhang Liao's level 9 weapon before getting his 
level 10 weapon, and his level 10 weapon must be obtained in Musou mode (Lu 

	The requirements: Play battle of Si Sui gate and defeat Cao Cao, Liu 
Bei, and Sun Jian in any order you like.  Then Play battle of Hu Lao gate, 
don't defeat any enemy officers until enemy sets Lu Yang on fire cut scene, 
after the cut scene defeat Cao Cao, Liu Bei, and Sun Jian in any order you 
like again and you should get the weapon.  (Must be played on hard)

My suggestions for getting the weapon

	When the battle of Si Sui Gate starts, charge right toward Cao Cao, 
Liu Bei, and Sun Jian and defeated them. Ignore everyone else and complete 
the stage.  Then at the battle of Hu Lao gate, start off by charging right 
out of the Hu Lao gate.  Ignore Guan Yu, Xiahou Dun and Huang Gai.  After you
charge out of the gate you should get the cut scene where enemies set Lu Yang
on fire.  Then just defeat Cao Cao, Liu Bei, and Sun Jian.  After you defeat
the last required officer you should get the message telling you that Zhang
Liao obtained his level 10 weapon.  All you have to do now is defeat Yuan Shao
and complete the stage.

Zhang Liao's models

Model 1 (get this initially): A gray armor, with some dark, purple-red 
colored cloth covered in some places.  Also has a purple-red cape and white 
fur on the hat.

Model 2 (get rank 12): A blue armor, with blue cloth covered in some places.
Also has a blue cape with purple fur on the hat.

Model 3 (get rank 7): Same custom and color as custom 1.  Has no cape and a
different hat with no fur.

Model 4 (get rank 7): Same custom and color as custom 2.  Has no cape and a
different hat with no fur.

Model 5 (get rank MAX): Zhang Liao's custom from DW3.  Mostly blue and some
part white cloth.  Has a pirate hat on with no fur on it.

Model 6 (get rank MAX): Zhang Liao's alternate custom from DW3 XL.  Mostly
black and white cloth, and some part covered with gold color.  Also has a 
pirate hat on.

My strategies using Zhang Liao

Against normal crowds of soldiers:

	When I'm facing a group of normal soldiers I usually use Zhang Liao's
SST(TTTTTT), SSST, and sometimes SSSSST.  The SST(TTTTTT) is good for 
everything, it can do enough damages to kill the soldiers and hit multiples of
them sometimes.  I use the SSST when I'm surrounded by the enemy soldiers, it
can do a lot of damage and clears out all the enemies.  An other advantage of
SSST is that it can be pulled off really quickly, so the enemies don't have
enough time to interrupt your attack.  I rarely use the SSSSST attack.  It
looks cool and does great damage to your enemies, but it takes too long for
the last hit to come off, giving your enemies to interrupt the attack and guard
against the attack.  I suggest you not to use it unless you¡¯re sure you can
connect the hit on the enemies.

Against officers along with soldiers:

	When I'm facing an officer or officers along with their bodyguards I
usually use T(T), SST(TTTTTT), and SSSST(T).  I first use the T(T) to knock the
officer or officers to the ground, then I use normal attacks of S or
SST(TTTTTT) to finish their bodyguards.  After all the bodyguards are dead,
I use the SSSST along with SST(TTTTTT) to combo the officer or officers until
they¡¯re dead.

When dueling:

	When the duel first start, I use the T(T) slightly to the right of the
officer I'm facing.  If you do it correctly the officer should block the first
T, but the other T will hit them on their back and knock them to the ground.
Then I go to the block mode and block all the attacks the officer is pulling
off.  After the last hit I block I use the SST(TTTTTT), I usually use a 
lightning with me so when the last T connect there should be a lighting and
strike the enemy officers.  The officer will then swirl around before he falls
to the ground, so I take the advantage of that and use the SSSSST(T) or musou
before he actually falls.  If the officer don't die by then, I just go into
block mode again and repeat the process until the officer dies.

Suggested items for Zhang Liao

	In DW4, you have a wide range of items you can choose from, different 
horses, orbs, and items.  Here want I usually use when I'm playing Zhang Liao.

Zhang Liao (5 item slots)


Shadow, Red Hare.  (I like to use the Shadow so I can't get knocked off, but 
when I'm rushing through a stage, I take the Red Hare)


Lightning Orb, Slash Orb, or Fire Orb.  (I like to use the Lightning because 
when enemies are struck it gives you more time to combo them again)


-Peacock Urn
-Tortoise Shell
-Tiger Amulet
-Elixer or Way of Musou
-Wind Scroll

	Peacock Urn, Tortoise Shell, and Tiger Amulet will make Zhang Liao
stronger, tougher, and harder to kill.  For the Elixer and Way of Musou it's
really up to you which one you want to use.  If you like to pull of musou quick
then use the Elixer, or if you prefer a cooler looking and stronger musou then
use Way of Musou.  I like to use Wind Scroll because Zhang Liao can clear out
more enemies than he already does, making him more useful.


	When I get questions about Zhang Liao, I will post them in this section
along with my answers.


	I created this guide all by myself, but still, I have a couple of 
people to give out thanks to.

Thanks to:

SOLIDSNKE - For reviewing this guide, correcting the facts, spelling, and

Special Thanks to:

Muni Shinobu - For his Level 10 weapon unlocking guide, and the Character
unlocking guide.

All the people who created a character guide - You guys give me the basic idea
on how a Character guide should be done.

CJayC - For creating this great site.

Koei - For creating this great game.

That's about all.


Email: ATL@most-wanted.com
MSN messager: Lord_Deng_Ai@hotmail.com

	If you have any question or feed back, please feel free to mail me or
IM me.  I'm about to start on another guide on Xiahou Dun, if you're already
creating a guide on any Wei characters please tell me because I don't want to
do a guide on the same person you're doing.  Thanks.