Cao Ren 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 Cao Ren?
3. Background information on Cao Ren
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): Fixed and corrected some grammer mistakes

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

Version 1.3 (4/23/05): Fixed a mistake about how to get the 4th weapon and 
the weapon attributes.




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2. Why Should I use Cao Ren?

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Cao Ren has a superb amount defense and health in the beginning of the game. 
Plus normal attacks can't stop his normal string of attacks (only charge 
attacks and Musou can). You can pretty much stand in a crowd of peons and start 
attacking without ever being interrupted and continue your killing spree. 
Although he may be in the slow side and low reach, he can always use his dash 
attack to speed things up and of coarse, damage any enemies in his path. With 
good defense and health, what would you expect from a guy fully clad in armor 
and has a buckler blade as a weapon?





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3. Brief Background on Cao Ren (Courtesy of kongming.net history archives)

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Cao Ren was one of Cao Cao’s younger cousins and one of the top generals in his 

army. Like most of his cousins, Cao Ren enjoyed riding horses on the plains and 

hunting in the great forests. Impressed by Cao Cao’s dedication to stopping 

Dong Zhuo, Cao Ren gathered several thousands of volunteers from his home 

county.Zixiao participated in many battles, including the fight for He Bei, 

the wars against Lü Bu and Tao Qian, and the pursuit of Liu Bei. On the 

battlefield, Cao Ren continuously displayed valor and loyalty. For his great 

contributions, he was promoted to Auxiliary Corps Commanding Officer, General 

Who Stabilises the West, Great General and Great Minister of War successively. 

Under Cao Pi,Zixiao guarded Jing Zhou against Shu and Wu. He died of natural 

causes in the AD 223 and was titled Loyal Lord posthumously

Note: Zixiao is Cao Ren's style name.





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4. Unlocking

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In order to unlock Cao Ren, you must first complete Cao Pi's musou mode.





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5. Move Set

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A some of Cao Ren's move have been change, but most of Cao Ren's move stayed 
the same as it was from Dynasty Warriors 4. Like everybody else he has a new
SSSST attack and jump charge. He now has shoots blades instead of fire balls
for his SST now.

S: A horizontal swing to the right
SS: A diagonal swing to the left
SSS: Cao Ren swings his buckler in a downward motion
SSSS: A diagonal swing to the left
SSSSS: A horizontal swing to the right
SSSSSS: Cao Ren thrusts his shield in a frontward motion

Your weapon have to evolution capable in order to use the follow attacks:
SSSSSSS: A diagonal swing to the left
SSSSSSSS: Cao Ren swings his buckler in a downward motion
SSSSSSSSS: Detaches his blade from his buckler and swings both the buckler
and blade in a different direction.

T: Cao Ren stomps his feet creating a shockwave around him, doesn't cover
a lot of ground though.

ST: Cao Ren detaches his blade and does an uppercut with it with whoever is in 
front of him, enough time to juggle them.

SST: Shoots what seems to be circular wind blasts. Last blast stuns the enemy.
Upgrade in order to shoot more wind blasts.

SSST: Cao Ren does a bear hug and whoever is hit by it will be thrown away.

SSSST: Cao Ren spins around then slams his buckler to the ground causing
all enemies around him to fly into the air.

SSSSST: Cao Ren puts his buckler in front of him and runs into whoever is in
front of him.

Musou attack: Cao Ren swings his buckler left to right diagonal for a couple 
of times then finally stomps the ground creating a shockwave hitting anybody
around him.

True Musou: Like his normal Musou but then at the end swings his buckler in 
a upward motion then creating a wave surrounding him, blasting everybody
around him away.

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

Mounted Charge: Swings his buckler from left and right.

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

Dash Attack: Cao Ren detaches his blade and puts his shield in front of him
and dashes forward and at the end, swings his blade to the right and buckler
to the left

Parry attack: Detaches his blade from his buckler and swinging it to the right
in one swift movement.

Jump attack: A downward diagonal slash to the right.

Jump Charge: Cao Ren flips one time then comes down slamming his buckler into
the ground damaging anybody around him.






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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.

Buckler Blade:

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

Strike Buckler:

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

Crane:

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

Roc:

Power: +32
Attacks: 6
Weight: Light
Fill: 15
Bow: 15
Def: 18
Atk: 15
Life: 19

How to Get: 

Stage: Escape from Chi Bi (Must be done on Hard Mode)

How to Get: Defeat Guan Ping, Zhao Yun, Zhang Fei, Cheng Pu, Zhu Zhi, and
Han Dang (basically every officer that ambushs Cao Cao all) and Sun Quan 
before the allied officers slow down the enemy from reaching Cao Cao.

Strategy: Just follow Cao Cao, and during this time an enemy ambush appears.
Kill all of them. While you’re killing them enemy reinforcements will come 
(Cheng Pu and Han Dang). Xiahou Yuan will come as your reinforcements. Take out
Dong Xi, which is right next to Cao Cao. Then head downward and finish Han
Dang out, and take out the enemy as well. You will get a message that Cao Cao
is starting march, quickly take out Cheng Pu and catch up with Cao Cao. Yet 
another ambush will appear. Take out Chen Wu (Zhu Zhi's sub-officer). By this
time Zhang Liao will come as reinforcements. Keep going east and take out Zhu
Zhi and his checkpoint. Cao Cao will resume marching until he meets up with
Zhao Yun's ambush party. Take care of him and clear the enemy checkpoint east
of where Zhao Yun is. Xiahou Dun will come as reinforcements. Keeping going 
west with Cao Cao and eventually you'll meet up with Zhang Fei's ambush party,
how many ambush parties are there? Defeat Jian Yong if you want to, but its
not necessary. Dispatch of Zhang Fei and let Cao Cao continue his march. Wen
Pin will come as reinforcements by the way. Alas if you thought that was the 
last ambush party, you guess wrong, Guan Ping has arrived with yet ANOTHER
ambush party, getting old eh? Anyways defeat Guan Ping like all the other's. 
Like all the other ambush party, reinforcements for Cao Cao has come, this time 
Xu Zhu. Sun Quan will arrive at this time, now go all the way to bottom and
defeat him, he's not that hard, except he's swarming with sub-generals and 
soldiers, defeat him, and the sub-generals if you want. By this time you should
have got a message that saids "Valuable item has been found" If you don't know 
where it is, just go check your battle log to find it. Go back toward Cao Cao
getting the weapon box as you go along and meet Guan Yu. Don't worry you don't
have to battle him, he'll retreat. Liu Bei will appear though.Defeat him to
finally end the battle. Congratulations on getting your new Roc (if you did
everything right of coarse)





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7. Musou Mode

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As most other characters in the game, Cao Ren has 5 stages.

A. Escape from Chi Bi
B. Battle of He Fei
C. Battle of Fan Castle
D. Battle of Chen Cang
E. Battle of Wu Zhang Plains





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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 golden (including helmet),
also the tassel on top of his helmet is now white instead of black. Other 
garments are white now.

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

4th Costume: Like Dynasty Warriors costume but now has what seem to be a furry 
purple Mohawk on top of his helmet instead of spikes. His helmet also includes
a mouth piece too. His armor is now silver and gold. His belt is now blue. His
inner garments is black. (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

James Flynn for telling me of some mistakes on the 4th weapon. Thanks.

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10. Frequently ask questions

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Whats the best place to max out Cao Ren 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 Cao Ren?

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. Wind Scroll: Although not necessary, its recommended to use this because 
since Cao Ren doesn't really have long reach, this will help you have longer 
reach.
5. Ginseng (or whatever comes to your mind), I picked this because it means
faster refilling of my musou which = more killing, but hey, its your choice.





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11. Contact

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Questions, Comments, concerns, mistakes I made? 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 

This document cannot be reproduced in ANYWAY without my permission.