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    Ma Chao by RockmanCXDEZ

    Version: 1.4 | Updated: 06/28/05 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    Ma Chao FAQ by Rockman CXDEZ (guardianharupyuia@yahoo.com)
    Dynasty Warriors 5/Shin Sangoku Musou 4
    Version 1.4
    
    Updated on 3-18-05. Just added a little more info on his moveset
    
    Updated on 4-7-05.  Added the names of the weapons (US version)
    
    Updated on 4-19-05  Added a character bio provided be Ryan Lee.
    Added Neo Seekers to the list of sites allowed to use this faq.
    Added a list of things to come. Added a little to the Q&A.
    
    Updated on 6-28-05. Added a little to the Q&A. and some info
    in the contact section.
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    Table of Contents
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    1.	Introductions
    2.	Copyrights
    3.      Ma Chao Character bio
    4.	Why Should I use Ma Chao?
    5.	Unlocking
    6.	Move set
    7.	Weapons
    8.	Musou Mode 
    9.	Ma Chao's models
    10.	Q&A
    11.     Checklist of things to come
    12.	Credits
    13.	Contact
    
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    1-Introduction
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    This is the third FAQ Iíve written for GameFAQs.
    The other FAQs I've written are also for the game 
    Shin Sangoku Mouso 4/Dynasty Warriors 5 for the characters
    Guan Ping and Ling Tong
    
    
    Also at the time of me writing this FAQ, I only have 
    the Japanese version of the game(Shin Sangoku Musou 4) 
    and my Japanese is very poor, so I may have some trouble 
    with names and such.
    
    This FAQ is being written based on my experiences 
    playing the game Dynasty Warriors 5/ Shin Sangoku Musou 4, 
    playing as the character Ma Chao. Through out this FAQ Iíll 
    cover thing such as his, move set, musou mode stages, weapons, 
    models ect.
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    2-Copyrights
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    You may not reproduce this FAQ under any circumstances except 
    for personal, private use. (Copyright 2005 Patrick Stevens)  
    You may not use this FAQ on any website with out permission from me. 
    You may not reproduce this FAQ and sell it publicly and you may not 
    claim this FAQ as your own, doing any of these will be a violation of 
    copyright.
    
    Site allowed to use this FAQ
    
    Gamefaqs.com
    Neoseekers.com
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    3-Ma Chao Charatcer bio
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    Son of Ma Teng, he is a strong warrior who seeks vegence for his 
    father's death by Cao Cao. he and ailled leaders went to oppose Cao Cao at 
    Tong Gate, however, his father's sworn brother, Han Sui, defected to Cao 
    Cao, causing the allied force to break up and Ma Chao to flee, soon Ma 
    Chao took his services to Zhang Lu. when Liu Bei attacked Liu Zhang, 
    Zhang Lu sent Ma Chao to help, however, Liu Bei caputred and recruited Ma 
    Chao. he was one of Shu's Five Tiger Generals
    
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    4-Why Should I use Ma Chao?
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    Ma Chao is a pretty decent all-around fighter, he has decent power 
    and speed, and pretty good crowd control. But where Ma Chao's real
    power shines is on a horse. Give Ma Chao the Shadow Saddle mixed with 
    a good Cavalry Harness and his 4th weapon and watch Ma Chao turn from 
    a decent figher to an unbeatable killing machine.
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    5-Unlocking
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    Ma Chao is one of the starting 6 characters for Shu.
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    6-Move Set
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    Keys: S = Square button, T = Triangle button, C = Circle button
    
    S- A upward slash to the left.
    SS- A stab with the back of his spear.
    SSS- A upward slash to the left, using the back of his spear.
    SSSS- A slash to the right.
    SSSSS- A straight downward slash.
    SSSSSS- A slight upward slash to the left.
    Alternate SSSSSS- A upward slash to the left.
    SSSSSSS- A slash to the right.
    SSSSSSSS A straight downward slash.
    SSSSSSSSS- A slight upward slash to the left.
    
    T- Ma Chao stabs his spear into the ground and spins around it
    hitting any enemies near by.
    ST- A upward slash to the right that knocks enemies into the
    air.
    SST(T)- Ma Chao stabs his enemies up to 4 times and finshes 
    with a spinning slash to the right.
    SSST- Ma Chao does a hard stab that moves him a little forward.
    SSSST- Ma Chao does an upward slash with a gust of wind surrounding
    his spear, this knocks enemies into the air.
    SSSSST- Ma Chao does spinning slash with a blade of energy
    surrounding him that hits any enemies near by.
    
    Jump attack- A straight spinning downward slash
    Jump Charge- Ma Chao shoots himself like a torpedo forward, spinning
    his spear around him, hitting anything in his reach below him.
    
    Mounted attack- Ma Chao does 6 downward slashes all to the right of
    him.
    Mounted charge- Ma Chao spins his spear over his head sending out a 
    blade of energy that hits any enemies near by.
    Mounted Musou- Ma Chao does repeated downward slashes to the right
    and finshes by using his mounted charge attack.
    
    Musou attack- Ma Chao does repeated forward spinning slashes, switching
    his weapon from his left to right hand each time. Ma Chao finshes by
    stabing his spear into the ground and spinning around it hitting any 
    enemies near by into the air, followed by a slash to the right.
    
    True Musou attack- Pretty much the same as his Musou attack, only
    instead of the stabbing his spear into the ground part, Ma Chao
    spins around on his back and leap into the air with a wave of 
    energy surrounding him, hitting all enemies near by.
    
    
    It should be noted that from Alternate S6-S9 you need to have a
    weapon at least level 3 that's Evo-capable (aka the little blue
    dot near the weapons name) As well as a full musou bar to use.
    All 4th level weapons are Evo-capable.
    
    This info is credited to "Steven Liu" thanks for the info =)
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    7-Weapons
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    I have a hard time reading the names of the weapons in 
    Japanese, so for now Iím just going to call them Weapon 1, 
    Weapon 2 ect.
    
    Stats-Iron Spear
            Base power 5
            Number of attacks 4
            Weight Random
    
    Stats-Stallion Spear
            Base power 10
            Number of attacks 5
            Weight Random
    
    Stats-Sliver Stallion
            Base power 16
            Number of attacks 6
            Weight Random
    
    Stats-Stallion Fury
            Base attack 38
            Number of attacks 6
            Weight Average
            Mounted Lvl 20
            Defense Lvl 16
            Life Lvl 15
            Speed Lvl 15
            Attack Lvl 17
     
    Requirements for Obtaining Ma Chao's 4th
    Stage- Battle of Tong Gate
    Requirement- Knock Cao Cao off his horse before he retreats north
    
    Strategy- What strategy? lol, this weapon is pathetically easy to get.
    All you have to do is charge Cao Cao right when the stage starts (it's
    good to have a horse) and hit him off his horse...that's it. The 
    Precious Item report should show up near the brigde up north. After
    that finsh the stage as normal, or just chrage and kill Cao Cao.
    
    The only other thing I can think of is to use the river path to Cao Cao
    as there's nothing blocking your way to him.  And a saddle is necessary
    without it you more then likey wont catch Cao Cao before he retreats north.
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    8-Musou Mode
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    Ma Chao has 5 stages in his musou mode, The 5 stages are
    
    1-Battle of Liang Zhou
    2-Battle of Tong Gate
    3-Battle of Yi Ling
    4-Battle of Jie Ting
    5-Battle of Bai Di Castle
    
    As soon as I get the US release of this game and can better read
    what's going on in the battles, I'll update with some stage strategies.
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    9-Ma-Chao's models
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    Model 1- This model comes with Ma Chao.  Ma Chao is in his normal brown 
    armor, with a dragon helmet. The helmet has sliver hair coming from it.  
    Ma Chao has brown pants, and a white waist wrap with some green detail. 
    Brown shoes and a little white around his arms.  He also has a green cloth 
    hanging behide him.
    
    Model 2- Ma Chao unlocks this model when he get's about 6000 points. 
    This model is just is first model with different colors. The brown armor and 
    helmet all turn gold, as does the sliver hair coming from his helmet. 
    His pants become a little lighter, and his white waist wrap get's gold detail
    instead of the green.  He green cloth becomes gold.
    
    Model 3- Ma Chao unlocks this model when he get about 20000 points.
    This is his DW4 model. It has a very similar color scheme to his model 1.
    His armor, pants, shoes, all go back to being brown. (a little darker)
    Ma Chao's dragon helmet looks more like a deer helmet (>_<) with a 
    little bit of white hair coming from it.  He loses the white around his
    arms, and his waist wrap is now green with a little bit of white detail.
    Ma Chao has a brown and green cloth hanging behide him.
    
    Model 4- Ma Chao unlocks this model when he get around 20000 points 
    along with his model 3.  This is Ma Chao's alternate DW4 model. His armor
    becomes a silver color, with some green around his arms.  He get's green
    pants, and a brown waist wrap with some red detail.  His shoes become 
    sliver, with a little brown and red detail in them, and his cloth piece
    becomes green and red.  He no longer wears the dragon/deer helmet just a
    white turban, with a little gold around it.
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    10-Q&A
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    Q: The requirement for obtaining Ma Chao's 4th  lvl weapon isn't working?
    A: Make sure your playing on hard mode, and make sure you Knock 
    Cao Cao off his horse BEFORE he retreats north.  Otherwise you wont get 
    the weapon
    
    Q: Do you have to have played Ma Chao's Musou mode and got his 2nd and 3rd
    weapon before you get his 4th?
    A: No, I have got many 4th weapons the first time I played the character.
    
    
    Q: How do you unlock the Shadow Saddle?
    A: EChang wrote an awesome item FAQ and gave a pretty detailed strategy on 
    how to obtain it.  Check there.
    
    Q: What's the best stage to get high level items?
    A: I've been able to get 15-20 level items on any 4-5 star stage on hard mode
    or Shura/Expert Mode.  The higer the diffuculty the better chance for a high
    level item.  Also using a good Seven star sash (luck+) and a character with a
    high luck+ on his weapon ups the chances for a good item.
    
    Q: What will you except for your FAQ? And how will I know what I e-mailed you
    will get added?
    A: E-mail me anything, you'll know weather or not I'm going to add it if you get
    an e-mail back.  If you don't get an e-mail back, I either didn't what to add it
    or am already working on it myself.
    
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    11-Checklist of things to come
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    My strategy for using Ma Chao
    Strategies for ma Chao's musou mode
    Ma Chao's Ending 
    Ma Chao's qoutes
    
    More to come as I think of it.
    
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    12-Credits
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    Fist off Iíd like to thank CJayC for making this site, so I have a 
    place to write my FAQís.
    EChang because I had to look at his FAQ in order to read the 4th lvl 
    weapon stats, and learn the 4th level weapon requirements. Thanks for 
    the great weapon FAQ.
    Steven Liu, for the info on the Evo-capable weapons
    Ryan Lee for all the character bio
    My sister for getting me into the Dynasty Warriors series
    My Mom for helping me with my horrible spelling 
    (I know I still probably messed a few words up)
    KOEI for making the DW series so awesome
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    13-Contact
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    If you have any questions, or suggestions for this FAQ 
    please e-mail me at guardianharupyuia@yahoo.com.  
    Youíll be given full credit for want you add.
    
    Updated: 6-28-05: I've been super busy in RL lately.
    So if you've sent me a e-mail and got a very late reply
    this is why.  I'm sorry about this >_< but sometimes RL
    calls.  Anyway, to solve this problem I'm gonna try and
    update the Q&A as much as I can, so you can (hopefully)
    get your answers there.
    
    Thanks for reading.