Dynasty Warriors 4 Character FAQ Ė Zhou Yu PlayStation 2 PAL Version Version 1.01 By Jonathan Nichol A.K.A. Sir Spud <email@example.com> ///////////// // // /////////// // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // //////////// // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // ///////////// // // /////////// //////////// // // // // // // // // // // // // //// // // // // // // // // // // // // //////////// =Table Of Contents= I. |Introduction II. |Update Information III. |Who the hell is Zhou Yu? IV. |Weapons V. |Acquiring Ancients Sword VI. |Attacks VII. |Costumes VIII. |Kind of Easy Experience IX. |Recommended Equipment X. |Frequent Asked Questions XI. |Contact Information XII. |Legal Stuff XIII. |Thanks to... For a quick search press Ctrl and F at the same time, then type in the character next to the corresponding section. This FAQ is best viewed in Notepad, Courier New font, size 10. These characters should be aligned: 1234567890 zyxwvutsrq /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ I. Introduction /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Hi everybody! This is my first FAQ ever! As you may have guessed it is a character guide for one of my favourites Zhou Yu. Now I havenít played any other Dynasty Warrior games, so I canít really tell you how much he has improved, or if he has gotten worse. Zhou Yuís main advantages would have to be his speed and his combo abilities. These are the main reasons that I play as him, and because heís combos are visually impressive, with all the spins and stuff he does, make him a very worthy opponent to anyone (well maybe not Lu Bu in a duel on Hu Lou Gate, now thatís just impossible). /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ II. Update Information /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Version 0.85 17/3/2004 Ė Started the FAQ. I was sick from school today and was bored so I decided to write an FAQ. Today the saga begins. Hopefully this section will get bigger. Version 0.86 24/3/2004 - Corrected some spelling mistakes and fixed a couple of problems in the guide. Not too much. It's all good. Version 1.00 17/4/2004 - Completed the bio of Zhou Yu, along with the entire guide. YES!! Done! Now all I have to do is get it onto GameFAQs so you can use it. Hopefully they'll like it.... Oh yeah I also changed my catch phrase down the bottom from 'I Like Chicken'. Take a look. I'm stoked!!!! Version 1.01 21/4/2004 - Submitted to GameFAQs. YAY!! Version 1.01 22/4/2004 - Rejected by GameFAQs. F**K!!!!! /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ III. Who the hell is Zhou Yu? /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Dynasty Warriors 4 is based on REAL events from Chinese history. There is a book called ĎRomance of The Three Kingdomsí which is all about it. If youíre game enough to read all 2600 pages youíll get the idea. Iím still currently looking for a copy to browse through myself (yeah right). Well first youíll want to unlock this walking (or rather running) tank. To do this you have to play in musou mode and clear Wu Act II: The Alliance against Dong Zhuo. Itís that easy. Bio: Zhou Yu is one of the many Wu officers. He is the sworn brother to his Lord Sun Ce. According to Sun Ce's will, Zhou Yu became cheif lieutenant to the young Sun Quan. At the battle of Chi Bi Zhou Yu served as commander leading Wu to victory against the much larger Wei side commanded by Cao Cao. He was often complimented on his good looks. Oh yeah, he's also a top bloke! /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ IV. Weapons /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Zhou Yuís weapons are all short swords (held with one hand). They include: Level One: Bronze Sword + 14 Power Initially available 4 Attacks Level Two: Bronze Sword + ?? Power 1000 Exp needed 4 Attacks Level Three: Bronze Sword + ?? Power 3000 Exp needed 4 Attacks Level Four: Silver Sword + ?? Power 6000 Exp needed 5 Attacks Level Five: Silver Sword + ?? Power 10000 Exp needed 5 Attacks Level Six: Silver Sword + ?? Power 15000 Exp needed 5 Attacks Level Seven: Elders Sword + ?? Power 21000 Exp needed 6 Attacks Level Eight: Elders Sword + ?? Power 28000 Exp needed 6 Attacks Level Nine: Elders Sword + ?? Power 36000 Exp needed 6 Attacks Level Ten: Ancients Sword + 54 Power See section IV 6 Attacks plus orb use without full musou on charge attacks. Few! If you can see any mistakes here, or know the attack powers for each weapon please contact me and let me know. My e-mail is in the contact information section. You will be given credit for your contribution. Plaese don't e-mail me saying 'I think it's around 30' or anything like that. Plaese don't e-mail me asking for the attack powers as I clearly don't know myself yet. If you do I'll have to kick your arse. Thanks. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ V. Acquiring Ancients Sword /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Zhou Yuís ultimate weapon is the Ancients Sword. Here Iíll walk you through how to obtain this weapon of mass destruction. Ancient Sword: + 54 Attack Power With this sword, any orb he has equipped will take effect even when Zhou Yuís musou gauge is not full. Level: Siege on Fan Castle Army: Wu Play mode: Musou or free mode. You must defeat the Supply Captain yourself. That means bodyguards canít take kill him for you. If they are too strong turn them off. You must be playing in hard mode. The first time I attempted to get the weapon I was playing in normal and I was wondering why it was so easy. Always check before you start! The items I used for this level are: Shadow Harness (canít fall off), Fire Orb, Tiger Amulet, Peacock Urn, Dragon Amulet, Wind Scroll and Way of Musou. To get the weapon all you have to do is wait for about ten minutes until the Supply Unit appears to the east of Fan Castle. Then quickly run over there and kill the Supply Captain. Easy right? WRONG! About half way through the stage your commander Lu Meng will come out to help with the fight. Then a short time later the entire Wei army will charge out and attack him and his sub-officer Cheng Pu. To prevent them slaughtering your commander along with the hopes of gaining the Ancient Sword, at the start of the stage kill all the Gate Captains you can to lower their unit moral as much as humanely possible. Also take out Xu Huang and Zhen Ji. Xu Huang is in the south east trying to destroy a siege weapon. Zhen Ji is in the east doing the same thing. Then when Wei charges out of the castle kill Sima Yi, Xu Zhu and Man Chong. You should also destroy the gates in the castle when it opens up. Only spare Cao Ren, killing everything around your commander. By this time they should have no gates remaining. Then when the Supply Unit appears, get on your trusty Shadow Runner (not Red Hair as you will be knocked off every time without fail) and race through the castle and kill him BEFORE he enters the castle otherwise heíll disappear and mission failed. You also receive an item from killing the Supply Captain. Then race over and kill Cao Ren to end the level and receive your reward. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ VI. Attacks /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Zhou Yu has, in my opinion, some of the best combo moves in the game. These can be used to juggle an enemy multiple time for huge damage. He is especially useful for cutting down enemy officers but not so much for clearing crowds like Zhang Fei or Xu Zhu who just like to slaughter people, I think. This is simple: S = Square button attack T = Triangle button attack T Ė Just like a lot of other characters. Zhou Yu shoots a energy shot thing out of his hand. Changes according to the orb you have equipped. When you have an orb activated, instead of shooting just one shot, he shoots three side by side. This is great for hitting crowds when the orb is in effect. ST Ė Zhou Yu slashes the enemy once and then uppercuts them high into the air. SST Ė Two hits then a huge combo depending on how many times T is pushed and the level of your weapon. This would have to be my favourite move with him as it can take down even the toughest enemies. SSST Ė Three hits then jumps in the air, floating horizontally, then spinning clockwise for a hit, then anticlockwise for a hit and then blowing the opponent away with another clockwise spin shot. SSSST Ė The same as ST but with three more hits before the uppercut. Also if you keep hitting T he will do another three hits in the air and if you press it again, he will do his air charge move. SSSSST Ė A big five hit combo, then Zhou Yu slashes the air with his sword, creating a sword shaped beam thingy that shoots out FOR EVER. if you have two people playing have Zhou Yu shoot it out and the other player a bit infront of him. You should see it shoot past. SSSSSS Ė A simple, but effective six hit combo, blowing the enemy away on the last hit for a short distance. Good, but it doesn't activate your orb. R3 Taunt Ė Zhou Yu spins around and ends up in some ballet type stance, stuning everyone around him. Running Attack Ė You can perform this after seven or eight steps. He does several slashes while running and ends with a 360 degree sword swing. This is great for clearing crowds on the easyier levels, as the opponents are weak. Jump Attack Ė A simple sword swing. Nothing special. This is good in duels. Jump Charge Ė Zhou Yu pounds into the ground. Hard. Easily interrupted. But also effective in crowds. Musou Ė Swings his sword up from the ground quickly and powerfully, finishing with a 360 degree slash. True Musou Ė The same as regular musou but with fire attack and finishes with the same combo as his SSST move delivering a massive amount of damage. Horse Attack Ė Simple slash either side of the horse. Again, nothing special. Horse Charge Ė The same as the horse attack, but charges for half a second and delivers a lot more damage. Sadly this doesn't activate your orb. :( Horse Musou Ė Unless youíre about to die donít waste your time (even then I wouldnít use it). Itís just a continuous horse attack. The horse also stops when it is finished leaving you vulnerable to attacks. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ VII. Costumes /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ As you play through the game you gain experience, which rises your rank. When you reach certain ranks you gain new costumes for your characters to wear during battle. Costume One: Initially available. Costume Two: A cheep rip off of One. Different colours. Costume Three: Same colours as One, but with big hair. Costume Four: A cheep rip off of Three. Different colours. Costume Five: As far as I know this is his Dynasty Warriors 3 costume. Costume Six: A cheep rip off of Five. Different colours. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ VIII. Kind of Easy Experience /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ The best way Iíve found to level up new characters is to play the level Race for Nan Territory. On this level you can get +12 Attack and +12 Defence. You can also get two items. Iíve even got a few orbs on this level. The people that give you the items are Wang Lang and Cao Hong. If you are fast enough you can also kill Man Chong, but he is killed very easily and quickly by Zhou Yun. You get +4 Defence off Xu Huang and +8 off Cao Ren.You get +4 attack from Zhang Liao and +8 attack from Xiahou Dun. The musou pick up is in a small room near Cao Ren's original position. It's slightly north east of there. The life pick up is in the castle area, on the left wall, north of an enemy stronghold and up the staircase. Now this is not a very easy level. With a new character you will want strong bodyguards set to pike, Shadow Runner, Peacock Urn and/or Tortoise Amulet and/or Cavalry Armour depending on how many item slots you have. Youíll want all the defence and life you can get. Set your bodyguards to attack and pick up the items the officers leave when your bobyguards are done. If you are lucky you can even race over and get the last hit on an officer to get the weapon experience. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ IX. Recommended Equipment /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Now Zhou Yu is one of the lucky characters that get five item slots. Use this to your advantage! With the right items you will be able to stomp on anyone so hard youíll have to scrape them off your shoe. Harness: Shadow Runner. The best horse there is. Canít be knocked off when youíre riding or getting on. You still take damage though. Orb: I have two choices here. Fire or Vorpal. If you havenít got Zhou Yuís 10th weapon yet, go with fire. Personally I just prefer Vorpal. Use whatever you want (except poison. That just plain sucks). Note that Vorpal can only do an instatnt kill to an officer on level four, but anything lower and it still does extra damage and can still instant kill regular soldiers. Mine is on level three. Item One: Peacock Urn. Life is good. If you have life youíre not dead. Youíll last longer in fights. Item Two: Tortoise Amulet. For the same reason as Peacock Urn. Donít die! Item Three: Tiger Amulet. Strength is good. Kill people. Carnage is your friend. Item Four: Dragon Amulet. With this and a high musou stat you can do a 20+ hit combo just with his musou. Item Five: Way of Musou. True Musou all the time. You canít go wrong! /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ X. Frequently Asked Questions /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Since this is the fist version of the FAQ, there are no questions here. If you want to ask me anything send me e-mails and Iíll post the question here along with your name (see contact information first). If you donít want your name posted please say so in your e-mail, otherwise itís going on there. I'll put on questions that I get asked a lot so I don't have to keep answering e-mails. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ XI. Contact Information /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ O.K. If you want to send me an e-mail or contribute to the frequently asked questions section of the FAQ I have some ground rules. First make the subject of your e-mail is DW4 FAQ or something along those lines. Second DoNíT wRiTe LiKe ThIs Or I wIlL ImMeDiAtElY tRaSh YoU aNd PuT yOu On My JuNk LiSt. Dnt rite ilegibly eetha. Third, make sure the question hasnít been answered in the FAQ already. My e-mail is <firstname.lastname@example.org> donít abuse it or Iíll change it. I didn't write all of this just to be annoyed. I'm also on Messenger. Just look for the above e-mail address on there. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ XII. Legal Stuff /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ This guide is copywrited to me, Jonathan Nichol. I you wish to publish this on your site contact me first. IF I give you permission you may not change or alter this FAQ AT ALL. You may not steal this information to use in a magazine, website or any other media. This is for personal use ONLY. Plagiarism is a law that can, and will be enforced. This may only be posted on GameFAQs.com, unless permission is given otherise. It may ONLY be posted in English.The logo at the top of the guide is also copywrited to me, Jonathan Nichol. DON'T USE IT! Please. this guide may not be used for personal gain (except by me). If I do let you post my guide it is you resposibility to get the most recent version from me. If you can't do this, don't post it. If anyone finds this on a different site, please contact me and let me know so I can kick them the groin. That'll learn 'em! All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ XIII. Thanks To /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Thanks to the following orginisations/web sites/people: My friend Chris for helping me play the game and get certain items, characters, levels, weapons etc. Thanks. (You D***h**d). My friend Mark who also helped, even though it was very little. My computer for not crashing once while I was writing this guide. Anyone and everyone who contributed. You for reading. Koei for making such a magnificent game. Keep Ďem coming! Sony for making the PlayStation 2 and other great things. GameFAQs.com for inspiring me to write this guide Chris again. The only person better than me at this game. (Maybee) Not Mark agian though. He's old. By Sir Spud -- PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH!!