Dynasty Warriors 5
Zhou Yu FAQ
By CaptainInsano (captaininsano55@gmail.com)
Version 1.0

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Table Of Contents
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1. Updates
2. Zhou Yu Biography
3. Why Should I Use Zhou Yu?
4. Unlocking Zhou Yu
5. Move Set
6. Weapons
7. Musou Mode Stages
8. Character Models
9. Recommended Items
10. Contact Info
11. Credits
12. Copyright Info


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1. Updates
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1.0: Completed April 6th, 2005.
     Permission was given to neoseeker.com to use this FAQ on April 8th, 2005.

1.1: Minor update, just fixed up a few grammatical errors, and changed the 
last part of Recommended Items. (April 9th, 2005)

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2. Zhou Yu Biography
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Zhou Yu, style named Gongjin, was born in 175 AD to a wealthy family. When he 
was young, Sun Jian's family moved into the area. Sun Ce, Sun Jian's oldest 
son, became fast friends with Zhou Yu, and the two grew up together. When Zhou 
Yu became older, he was often referred to as "The Handsome Zhou Yu", due to 
his impeccable good looks.

When Sun Ce went to battle against Liu Yao, Zhou Yu followed him, bringing 
troops of his own. Sun Ce was happy to see his childhood friend at his side, 
and the two of them went on to found the Wu territory. They also both married 
two sisters from the Qiao family, who were said to be the most beautiful girls 
in all the land.

Sun Ce was assassinated at the age of 25, leaving his brother, Sun Quan, to 
lead Wu. Since Quan was so young, Zhou Yu had to help him with the 
administration of the country.

The battle Zhou Yu is most famous for is the Battle of Chi Bi. Zhou Yu 
orchestrated the battle, and with the help of Huang Gai, the Wu-Shu coalition 
defeated Cao Cao's much larger fleet. Huang Gai saw a flaw in Cao Cao's fleet, 
allowing him to use a fire attack, Zhou Yu quickly attacked, pushing Cao Cao 
back to the north.

Zhou Yu became sick in 210 AD, and died at the age of 35. On his deathbed, he 
named Lu Su to be his successor, and told Sun Quan to listen to his advice. He 
died later that night, leaving behind his widow and two sons.

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3. Why Should I Use Zhou Yu?
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Zhou Yu is one of the best jugglers in DW5. He has a great move set, perfect 
for defeating enemy generals. Combos are definitely his strong point. He also 
has an excellent running attack that could make quick work of grunt soldiers. 
He has good crowd control, but not great, just enough to get the job done. IMO 
he is the best sword user in the game. Once you learn how to use him, generals 
will fall in just one combo.

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4. Unlocking Zhou Yu
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First, turn on your PS2. Then, make sure that your DW5 disc is in the tray. 
When the game starts, choose Musou Mode, or Free Mode. Take a look at the Wu 
characters, and he is the first in line. Yup, Zhou Yu is playable from the 
very start of DW5.

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5. Move Set
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S = Square  
T = Triangle


S – A single slash to the right

SS – Slashes to the right, then left

SSS – Slashes right, left, then right again

SSSS – Slashes right, left, right, the does an upward hit

SSSSS – Slashes right, left, right, up, then spins and slashes to the left

SSSSSS – Slashes right, left, right, up, spins and slashes left, then does a 
wide slash to the right

Evolution (Requires a weapon with an Evolution Attack. These weapons will be 
either Level 3 or 4, and will have a blue dot next to the weapon name.)

SSSSSSS – Adds an upward hit to the SSSSSS

SSSSSSSS – Follows up hit a hit to the left

SSSSSSSSS – Finishes off with a very wide attack on the right side

T – Throws a Fire Orb forward. Explodes after a few seconds.

ST – Zhou Yu uppercuts the enemy, sending him upwards. Not very good, his 
SSSST is much better.

SST (TTT) – Does a nice combo where Zhou Yu spins 180 degrees each time, 
hitting the enemy. It looks as though he is dancing. The number of times you 
can do this move depends on what level weapon you have. Stuns all enemies hit 
at the end

SSST – Zhou Yu jumps up, hits the enemy while in the air, turns clockwise, for
another hit, then turns counterclockwise to get the last hit in. Looks very 
cool.

SSSST – A whirlwind surrounds Zhou Yu, throwing all close by enemies into the 
air. Works wonders for combos.

SSSSST – Throws a wide, charged slash, swinging to the right. Knocks the 
enemies very far away from you.

Musou: A series of upward hits that send the enemies up. Works well for 
combos.

True Musou: Same as his musou, but at the end, Zhou Yu thrusts his sword 
forward, causing a huge explosion. Looks great.

S (While running) – Zhou Yu continues to run, while swinging his sword in 
front of him. This is very effective against small numbers of soldiers. It 
also stuns the enemies.

S (Jumping) – Slashes to the left

T (Jumping) – Throws a circular beam forward, does a flip, and then hits the 
ground with his sword, causing a shockwave.

S (Horse) - Hits to the side. The standard horse attack.

T (Horse) - A charged hit to each side. Yawn.

Musou (Horse) – A strong hit on each side. Don't bother using this.


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6. Weapons
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Bronze Sword

Power: 3
Attacks: 4
Random Attributes

Iron Sword

Power: 7
Attacks: 5
Random Attributes

Elder Sword

Power: 11
Attacks: 6
Random Attributes

Ancients Sword
Power: 34
Attacks: 6
17 Charge, 15 Defense, 18 Musou, 16 Bow, 16 Attack



How To Get Zhou Yu's Level 4 Weapon:

This one is really easy; I actually got it on accident. Start playing the 
stage "The Battle of the Wu Territory" on Sun Ce's side, and make sure that 
the difficulty is set on Hard or Chaos Mode. Now, all you have to do is take 
over both of the enemy forts. (Not the one at the bottom, where Taishi Ci is, 
the other two). To do this, you must kill both Yan Baihu and Wang Lang. After 
that is done, you should get a valuable item report in the last fort. The box 
can be found on top of the western wall.

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7. Musou Mode Stages
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1.	Battle of Si Shui Gate
2.	Battle of Jing Province
3.	Battle of the Wu Territory
4.	Battle of Xia Kou
5.	Battle of Chi Bi


Strategies coming soon, if I get requests for them, or if I have any free 
time.

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8. Character Models
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Dynasty Warriors 5 offers 4 different models for each character. Here are Zhou 
Yu's:

Model 1: Zhou Yu is wearing red and white robes. This is his starting costume.

Model 2: A palette change of his first costume. He is now wearing a dark red 
robe. This is my personal favorite. Unlocked after Zhou Yu gets 6000 points.

Model 3: His DW4 costume. The front is red, while the back is white. Unlocked 
after Zhou Yu gets 20000 points.

Model 4: Another DW4 costume. The front is white, the back is red, and Zhou 
Yu's hair is in a ponytail. Not too shabby. Unlocked after Zhou Yu gets 20000 
points.

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9. Recommended Items
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Saddle: Shadow Harness – The best harness, hands down. This makes it so you 
cannot be knocked off of your horse. Unless you are looking for pure speed, 
use this. If you are looking for pure speed, use the Red Hare.

Orb: Fire – Fire is a juggler's best friend. Use your charge moves to light 
the enemy (most likely a general) on fire, then keep him up in the air using 
charge moves, to make sure he stays in the air.

Item Slot 1: Tiger Amulet – More attack never hurt anyone.

Item Slot 2: Tortoise Amulet – Defense is better than health, since it will 
keep you from being stunned by enemy attacks, so always have this equipped. 

Item Slot 3: Peacock Urn – Defense may be better than life, but both are 
important. More life means you can take more hits, so this is a very good 
option.

Item Slot 4: Wind Scroll – More range is always nice. Zhou Yu could always use
extra help on crowd control.

Item Slot 5: Ginseng, Herbal Remedy, Musou Armor, Panacea – Or whatever floats
your boat. I just listed a couple of options to give you an idea.
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10. Contact Info
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If you have any questions, comments (No hatemail), or anything else pertaining 
to this FAQ, you can contact me by email at captaininsano55@gmail.com. If you 
would rather chat, then you can contact me via AIM, my handle is CubanPete424. 
If there is something wrong with my work, I would like to know, so please 
don't hesitate to say something to me. If you have a problem (say, getting 
Zhou Yu's level 4 weapon), I would be happy to help you.

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11. Credits
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I would like to acknowledge these people/groups:

Koei and Omega Force for making this game

My family for not being bugged too much that I play so much Dynasty Warriors

All the people at the DW5 GameFaqs board

Zhou Yu, for rocking out so much, 1800 years ago.

Echang, since I used his guide to confirm how to get Zhou Yu's final weapon.

I would also like to thank me frog, though I have never met him/her, he/she
has written a lot of FAQ that I have ended up using myself, and inspired me to 
write this FAQ (my very first)

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12. Copyright Info
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