Huang Zhong FAQ
Dynasty Warrior 5
By: Raliem (Lutari@gmail.com)

Version 1.2

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Table of Contents:

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1. Updates
2. Why Should I use Huang Zhong?
3. Background information on Huang Zhong
4. Unlocking
5. Move Set
6. Weapons
7. Stages
8. Character Models
9. Frequently ask questions
10. Credits
11. Contact
12. Copyright information





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1. UPDATES

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Version 1.1 (4/7/05): Cleaned  and fixed up some spelling and grammer errors.

Version 1.2 (4/10/05): Updated FAQ



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2. Why Should I use Huang Zhong?

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Quite frankly, Huang Zhong ROCKS in this game, his bow attacks has been 
upgraded immensely. Although his arrow attacks don't go as far as it was in 
Dynasty Warriors 4, shooting more than one volley of arrows makes up for it. As
for his stats, he pretty much average, although he may be at slow side, though.
Plus he's an archer, a pretty good one by the way. Equipping Huang's bow
(Hey it the item for him, it even has his name on it!) and fire arrows makes 
his bow attacks even stronger wiping out peons within seconds while burning 
them, how cool is that? 





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3. Brief Background on Huang Zhong. (Courtesy of kongming.net history archives)

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Huang Zhong started his career late in his life when the Yellow Turban 

Rebellion had recently ended. He first served Liu Biao as Imperial Corps 

Commander and was in charge of defending Chang Sha. Later when Liu Biao was 

at war with Cao Cao, Hansheng took up the post as Deputy General under Han 

Xuan. At Nanjun, when Liu Bei was advancing south, he sent Guan Yu to intercept

Huang Zhong. Guan Yu prevailed and captured Huang Zhong; who surrendered his 

forces and joined Liu Beiís entourage. Hansheng accompanied Liu Bei when the 

latter was invading the Western River Lands of Ba Shu. For his great 

contributions, he was titled General Who Eliminated the Barbarians. In 

the twenty-fourth year of Rebuilt Tranquility (AD 219), Huang Zhong guarded 

the important mountain pass at Dingjun (??), and subsequently killed Weiís

Commander Xiahou Yuan (1). For his great defense, Hansheng was promoted 

to General Who Conquers the West. In that same year, Liu Bei proclaimed 

himself King of Hanzhong, and Huang Zhong was honored as one of the Tiger 

Generals. In the twenty-sixth year of Rebuilt Tranquility (AD 221), Liu Bei 

ascended the throne as Emperor of Shu, and conferred upon Huang Zhong the 

post of General of the Rear and title Lord of the Second Rank. Later that year

when Liu Bei attacked Wu at Yi Ling, Huang Zhong was killed in battle and 

titled Forthright Lord posthumously (2).





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4. Unlocking

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No need to unlock him in Dynasty Warriors 5, he's one of the players you can 
start to play with at the beginning of the game. 





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5. Move Set

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Huang Zhong's move set has dramatically been improve in Dynasty Warrior 5 from
Dynasty 4. His bow charge attacks have been upgraded, yet another good reason
to pick Huang Zhong

S: A diagonal slash to the left
SS: A horizontal slash to the right
SSS: A stab forward
SSSS: A diagonal slash to the right
SSSSS: A horizontal slash to the left
SSSSSS: A horizontal slash to the right

Your weapon have to evolution capable in order to use the follow attacks:
SSSSSSS: A horizontal slash to the right
SSSSSSSS: A horizontal slash to the right
SSSSSSSSS: A horizontal slash to the left

T: Huang Zhong shoots 5 arrows in front of him. Press triangle more in order 
to shoot more arrows, up to 6 times

ST: Huang Zhong uses his sword to do an uppercut with his sword to knock his 
enemies in the air, enough time to juggle them.

SST: Like his first charge attack (shoots a series of 5 arrows in a row) 
but last volley of arrows stuns the enemy. Upgrade your weapon in order to
shoot more volleys of arrows.

SSST: Huang Zhong swings his sword in a diagonal position knocking anybody 
caught in the attack back.

SSSST: Huang Zhong slams his sword to the ground making the enemies fly 
into the air.

SSSSST: Huang Zhong spins around 2 times striking all enemies around him
making them fly away.

Musou attack: Huang Zhong spins diagonal for a couple of times and then
stumbles at the end for a second.

True Musou: Like his normal Musou with a few more spins and at the end,
then does a uppercut and shoots a explosive arrow on whoever is in the 
blast range of the arrow.

Mounted Attack: Swings to left and right with his sword consecutively.

Mounted Charge: Swings his sword from left and right.

Mounted Musou: Swings his sword to left and right like mounted attack
but at a faster rate.

Dash Attack: Huang Zhongís puts his sword in front of him and strikes his 
Enemies, this attack stuns whoever gets hit.

Parry attack: Same as his SSST attack.

Jump attack: A horizontal slash to the left

Jump Charge: He jumps forward then flips upside down shooting 5 arrows to
downward toward the ground.






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6. Weapons

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Weapons are back to it was in Dynasty Warriors 3, if you don't know yet, in 
order to get better weapons, you either have to defeat Officers or destroy 
boxes to get Treasure boxes in order to gain a new weapon. (By the way, 
weights for weapons #1-3 are random). In order to get your last and of coarse
best weapon, you need to fulfill certain requirements in order to gain it.

War Sword:

Power: +4
Attacks: 4 (How many consecutive square hits you can use)
Weight: Random (How fast you can wield your weapon depends on the weight)
Attributes: Random

Veteran Sword:

Power: +8
Attacks: 5
Weight: Random
Attributes: Random

Sage Sword:

Power: +12
Attack: 6
Weight: Random
Attributes: Random

Oracle Sword:

Power: +36
Attacks: 6
Weight: Light
Fill: 18
Horse: 15
Bow: 20
Def: 15
Musou: 15

How to Get: 

Stage: Mt. Ding Jun (Must be done on Hard Mode)

How to Get: Defeat Xiahou Yuan and Zhang He within 5 minutes before Cao Cao 
appears.

NOTE: All of this has to be done before Cao Cao comes into the battle field

Strategy: I suggest you equip a horse saddle in this stage in order to reach 
Xiahou Yuan at the fastest rate. Since you start in the middle, head north and 
you'll see a Supply Base, take that out if you want to, but if you do you'll 
be wasting precious time for beaten Xiahou Yuan and Zhang He. Head toward
Xiahou Yuan's direction and defeat him and Zhang He. By the time you reach them
they'll be probably 3-4 minutes left, depending if you captured the Supply base
or not. Xiahou Yuan is super powered up so you might have a hard time beating 
him. After you damage a little of his health bar he'll heal back to max and 
have a defense x30 second on. Eventually once almost half his life is taken 
away, he'll go into some Musou rage, be careful when he is in this stage, 
whittle his life and finally defeat him, you'll be treated to a nice cut scene 
at the end of the battle. Having a Musou rage token immensly helps you defeat 
Xiahou Yuan quickly. After that, go find Zhang He (which south of where you 
defeated Xiahou Yuan) and defeat him. A valuable items (in fact 2) will appear 
once you defeated Xiahou Yuan, and the other, after Cao Cao arrives. Go check 
your battle log in order to find the places. NOTE: If you have not gotten Way 
of Musou, that item should be found in the upper left part of the map, near the 
Gate Captain. I suggest you go help Liu Bei taking out Checkpoints and bases on 
the way as well, as he is surrounded by enemies, take them out, and once Liu 
Bei is safe, proceed into taking over the remaining bases and Checkpoints and 
finally head for Cao Cao's base and defeat him and what ever is left of his 
army. Congratulations you defeated Mt. Ding Jun and got the Oracle Sword!





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7. Musou Mode

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As most other characters in the game, Huang Zhong has 5 stages.

A. Battle of Cheng Du
B. Battle of Mt. Ding Jun
C. Conquest of Nan Zhong
D. Battle of Chen Cang
E. Battle of Bai Di Castle

Strategies coming soon...





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8. Character Models

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1st Costume: Default Costume (Original costume)

2nd Costume: Like his 1st costume but his armor is now yellow, his pants are 
now white. (get when you have 10000 points)

3rd Costume: Original Dynasty Warrior 4 costume (Get when you have 20000 points)

4th Costume: Like Dynasty Warriors costume but has a green tassel on top of 
helmet and what seems to be golden butterfly wings at the end of each side of 
the helmet. Clothes are now greener and his belt is red instead of 
green. (Get when you have 20000 points)





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9. Credits

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GameFaqs for making this great site 

Kongming.net archives for providing so much historical information

RockmanCXDEZ for giving me privilege to using a similar format for making my 
FAQ 

And of coarse KOEI, for making this fabulous game

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10. Frequently ask questions

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Whats the best place to max out Huang Zhong in order to get his 4th weapon 
easier?

I recommend doing any 5 star stage, as the officers give out the best stat
increasers.

What are the best items for Huang Zhong?

What I gave him was:

1. Tiger Amulet: More power means faster rate of killing people
2. Peacock Urn: More life means the longer you can stay alive
3. Tortoise Amulet: This along with Peacock Urn means more defense against enemy
hits.
4. Huang's Bow: Added to Huang Zhong's already powerful bow attacks, it makes
his triangles attacks even more powerful.
5. Fire Arrows: What is there to say, adds fire element to arrows, and since
you can shoot up to 6 arrows with your triangle attack, why not put burn them
while your at it?



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11. Contact

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Questions, Comments, concerns? My e-mail address is: lutari@gmail.com 
if you need to contact me.

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12. Copyright information

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Copyright 2005, David Chiu 

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