Lu Bu FAQ by Rockman CXDEZ (guardianharupyuia@yahoo.com)
Dynasty Warriors 5/Shin Sangoku Musou 4
Version 1.4
3-7-05

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. and a little 
info provided by Geist Schattenfaust. Added Neo Seekers to list of site 
allowed to use this faq. Added a list of things to come. Added a little 
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.      Lu Bu character bio
4.	Why Should I use Lu Bu?
5.	Unlocking
6.	Move set
7.	Weapons
8.	Musou Mode 
9.	Lu Bu'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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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. Other FAQs I've written
for GameFAQ's are also based on characters from the game 
Shin Sangoku Musou 4/Dynasty Warriors 5 and they are

Guan Ping
Ling Tong
Ma Chao
Pang Tong

This FAQ is being written based on my experiences 
playing the game Dynasty Warriors 5/Shin Sangoku Musou 4, 
playing as the character Lu Bu. Through out this FAQ Ill 
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-Lu Bu Character bio
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A warrior without equal, his life was an eassy in betrayl. he was first 
convinced by Li Su to betray Ding Yuan, his adpoted father, to join 
Dong Zhuo. he killed Ding Yuan and joined Dong Zhuo, rececving Red Hare in 
the process. his strength of the battle field was proven when at Hu Lao 
Gate he stoped and killed officers from the allied forces. he was about 
to kill Gongsun Zan, but Zhang Fei came to his rescue, the two fought 
without either giving way, Guan Yu joined the fight, but still Lu Bu did 
not yield, finaily Liu Bei joined in, the was to much, even for Lu Bu. 
so he feld. he would later be convinced by Wang Yun to kill Dong Zhuo 
and take Diao Chan for himself, he did, but Dong Zhuo's former officers 
attacked him causing him to flee, after a breif war with Cao Cao, he 
settled into Xu, which was under the control of Liu Bei, durning Liu 
Bei's abence, he took Xia Pi, this caused both Liu Bei and Cao Cao to 
attack him. although strong Lu Bu was dumb and did not listen to his 
advisor, Chen Gong, so he was defeated at Xia Pi, losing everything he had to 
Cao Cao and Liu Bei, including his life. 

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4-Why Should I use Lu Bu?
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Lu Bu is a pure monster in just about every way. Lu Bu is capable
of reaching the attack and defence cap for characters. He's got good
speed. He's one of the best(if not the best) crowd controllers in 
the game. His musou could use a little work, but his true musou is great.
Simplely put, if you want to mow through just about anything, Lu Bu's your
man.
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5-Unlocking
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Beat a musou mode with 1 character from each of the three kingdoms,
and one of the characters had to have faced him in there musou mode.

edit* you only need to beat the game with 1 from each kingdom, you
don't have to fight Lu Bu.
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6-Move Set
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Keys: S = Square button, T = Triangle button, C = Circle button

S- A slight downward slash to the left
SS- A slight downward slash to the right
SSS- A straight downward slash
SSSS- A slash to the right
SSSSS- Lu Bu jumps in a circle slashing evertying around him
SSSSSS- A slight downward slash to the left
Alternate SSSSSS- A slight downward slash to the left 
SSSSSSS- A slight downward slash to the right 
SSSSSSSS- A straight downward slash 
SSSSSSSSS- Lu Bu charges forward a bit while doing a hard slash
to the right.

T- Lu Bu does a upward slash to the left, then charges forward
and does a slash to the right.  He finshes by stomping his foot
into the ground causing a shockwave to hit anything around him.
This move has a natural fire effect to it that will cause the enemies 
to burn and loose health until they hit the floor.
ST- Lu Bu uses the hlit of his weapon to knock enemies in front
of him into the air.
SST(T)- Lu Bu does a series of 5 slashes to the left, followed by
a slash to the right, he finshes by stomping his footinto the ground 
causing a shockwave to hit anything around him. (Best C3 in the game)
SSST- Lu Bu charges forward a bit while doing a hard slash to the 
right. (this move is the same as his SSSSSSSSS)
SSSST- Lu Bu does a straight upward slash, hitting the ground with
his weapon causing an explosion that knockes enemies into the air.
SSSSST- Lu Bu a seires of 6 downward slashes going left to right,
he finshes by smashing his weapon into the ground causing a shockwave 
to hit anything around him.

Jump Attack- A downward slash
Jump Charge- Lu Bu smashes his weapon into the ground causing a 
shockwave to hit anything around him, he finshes with a slash to
the right.

Mounted Attack- Lu Bu does a series of 6 downward slashes going
right to left.
Mounted Charge- Lu Bu does a series of 2 downward slashes going
right to left.
Mounted Musou-Lu Bu does a series of downward slashes going
right to left.

Musou Attack- Lu Bu startes spinning around doing a series of
downward slashes to the right. He finshes by smashing his weapon 
into the ground causing a shockwave to hit anything around him.

Ture Musou attack- Pretty much the same as his Musou attack,
only this time at the end Lu Bu smashes the hlit of his weapon
instead of the blade, and afterwards Lu Bu does a slash to the
left that also sends a shockwave to hit anything around him.

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 Im just going to call them Weapon 1, 
Weapon 2 ect.

Stats-Halberd
        Base power 6
        Number of attacks 4
        Weight Random

Stats-Great Halberd
        Base power 12
        Number of attacks 5
        Weight Random

Stats-Sky Piercer
        Base power 18
        Number of attacks 6
        Weight Random

Stats-Sky Scorcher
        Base power 40
        Number of attacks 6
        Weight Average
        Mounted Lvl 20
        Defense Lvl 20
        Attack Lvl 20
        Musou Lvl 19
        Life Lvl 19

Requirements for Obtaining Lu Bu's 4th
Stage- Battle of Chang Mountain (battle of Chang Shan)
Requirement- Kill 1000 enemy troops

Strategy- Snice this is just a kill mission (so to say)
there's not really that much strategy needed.  The best 
advice I can give you, is try not to kill any gate guards,
generals or sub generals, or take any forts.  You want as 
many troops on the field as possable. Really other then 
this, all I can say is, just keep killing, getting 1000
really isn't to hard.

Once you get the 1000 the Precious Item report should appear
in the enemy fort.  Pick it up and finshes the stage.

A saddle is not needed for this. Make sure your playing on hard mode


Alternate Strategy added by Geist Schattenfaust

A really easy way to get the 4th weapon is to fail the mission
 you're immediately given by disobeying orders.  To do this, run 
to the main south gate and you will get the message, "Yuan Shao is 
suspicious of Lu Bu!"   This will cause the entire army on your 
side to sit inside their camp on the south side until you've beaten 
Liu Bei, essentially allowing you to clear the mission on your own.
 
I sat by the Checkpoint in the NW corner and killed up to 900 before 
moving on. I overdid it by a ton as well, I ended the stage with 1553 
kills with 15 minutes left.

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8-Musou Mode
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Lu Bu has 4 stages in his musou mode, The 4 stages are

1-Battle of Si Shui
2-Battle of Hu Lao Gate
3-Battle of Chang Mountain (battle of Chang Shan) 
4-Battle of Xia Pi

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-Lu Bu's models
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Model 1- this model comes with Lu Bu. Lu Bu wears silver armor
with some purple outlining. He has a red and gold piece of cloth
acrosses his chest, and a red piece of cloth hanging from his legs.
He has a gold , dark grey pants and brown shoes. He also has
the best head piece in the game, a little gold crown with two huge
antennas coming from them.

Model 2- Lu Bu unlocks this model when he get's about 6000 points. 
This model is just his first model with different colors.  His sliver
armors get's a little brighter, and the purple outlining becomes a 
much darker purple.  The red and gold piece of cloth hanging from his
chest in now a kind of tan/white color. The red piece of cloth hanging 
from his legs is now a muddy brown. His pants are now more of a light 
grey, with grey and black shoes. His waist wrap is now purple and white.

Model 3- Lu Bu unlocks this model when he get about 20000 points.
This just Lu Bu's DW4 model. He loses all the clothes hanging from
him and get a much more armored look. In this model he's wearing gold
armor with red and purple outlining. He also wears a tan waist wrap with
some purple outlining. He wears black pants and black and gold shoes. 
He has the same head piece has his first two models.

Model 4- Lu Bu unlocks this model when he gains about 20000 points
along with his model 3. This is Lu Bu's alternate DW4 model. His
gold armor is now a sliver color, with gold outlining. His waist wrap
is now purple with some red outlining.  He wears white pants, and sliver
shoes, with a little detail.  His head piece crown gets a little larger
and turns sliver with some purple feathers coming out of it.

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10-Q&A
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Q: The requirement for obtaining Lu Bu's 4th  lvl weapon isn't working?
A: Make sure your playing on hard mode, other then that if you've got the
1000 kills you should have got the weapon.  Check you history to make sure 
you didn't miss the Precious Item report.

Q: Why does Lu Bu only have 4 stages in his musou mode?
A: All other characters besides Zuo Ci, and Zhang Jiao (I think) has only
4 stages.

Q: Do you have to have played Lu Bu'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 I unlock the Red Hair 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 Lu Bu
Strategies for Lu Bu's musou mode
Lu Bu's Ending 
Lu Bu's qoutes

More to come as I think of it.
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12-Credits
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Fist off Id like to thank CJayC for making this site, so I have a 
place to write my FAQs.
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 bios
Geist Schattenfaust for the info on Lu bu's 4th.
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.  
Youll 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.