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    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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    This guide may be not be reproduced or edited under any circumstances except
    for personal or private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise
    distributed publicly without advance written permission from the author. 
    Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display
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    and a violation of copyright.
    
    Copyright 2005, David Chiu 
    
    This document cannot be reproduced in ANYWAY without my permission.