Zhou Tai by lanky522

Version: 1.35 | Updated: 05/03/05 | Printable Version

Zhou Tai FAQ by Lanky522 (lanky5222@yahoo.com)
Dynasty Warriors 5
Version 1.35

version History:

May 2, 2005-	Version 1.35 completed
		Updated Encyclopedia Information

April 25, 2005- Version 1.3 completed
		Updated move set information.

April 19, 2005- Version 1.2 completed
		Minor changes made to Musuo Mode Section
		Added Encyclopedia Information
		Minor format changes

April 15, 2005- Version 1.1 completed
		Updated Q&A section.

April 8, 2005- Version 1.0 completed

Table of Contents

1.	Introduction
2.	Why Should I use Zhou Tai?
3.	Unlocking
4.	Move set
5.	Weapons
6.	Musou Mode 
7.	Zhou Tai's models
8.	Zhou Tai's Encyclopedia Information
9.	Q&A
10.	Copyrights/Ownership
11.	Thanks & Credits
12.	Contact Information


This is the first FAQ Iíve written for Dynasty Warriors 5, however 
I am no stranger to the Dynasty Warriors series.  I have played DW3, 
DW3Xtreme, DW4, DW4Xtreme, and now DW5.  In my opinion, DW5 has made 
some very significant advances from the previous games and has become 
the best in the series.

I got the game the first day I could, and everything in the below text 
is from my experience in the U.S. version of the game.

This FAQ contains my experience playing Dynasty Warriors 5 as Zhou Tai. 
Among things Iíll cover in this FAQ are his move set, weapon info 
(including lvl 4 weapon information), musou mode stages, and models.

2-Why Should I use Zhou Tai?

Zhou Tai is a strong, quick on the ground, fairly quick attacking, 
good all-around character.  He is great on the ground and on a horse.  
For a sword-user he has good crowd control.  With his final weapon 
he is one of the three best people in the game on a horse (the others 
being Ma Chao and Pang De).  Also, his musou is one of, if not the 
best officer killing musou in the game in my opinion.  Finally, Zhou 
Tai is one of, if not the coolest looking/sounding characters in 
the game.


Zhou Tai is unlocked by completing any 1 Wu musou mode.

4-Move Set

Keys: S = Square button, T = Triangle button, C = Circle button

S- An upward slash to the right.
SS- A sideways slash to the left.
SSS- An upward slash to the right.
SSSS- A hop with a downward slash to the right.
SSSSS- A downward slash to the left.
SSSSSS- A quick lunging slash attack.

*Alternate SSSSSS- A sideways slash to the right.
*SSSSSSS- A sideways slash to the left.
*SSSSSSSS An upward slash to the right.
*SSSSSSSSS- A quick lunging slash attack.

T- Zhou Tai does a quick two hit lunging slash attack from left to right 
then right to left.  This move stuns.
ST- Zhou Tai uses the butt of his sheath to send the enemies into the air.
SST(T)- Zhuo Tai quickly slashes his enemies up to 10? times and finshes 
with one final slash.
SSST- Zhou Tai does a hard slash while taking a little step forward.
SSSST- Zhou Tai stomps on the ground sending the enemies nearby into the 
SSSSST(T)- Zhou Tai does a hard, stepping jab/stab attack.  *Note* If 
triangle is pressed twice, Zhou Tai charges longer and appears to do 
more damage as well as going through blocks.  --Thanks to Raliem for 
bringing this to my attention--

Jump attack- A downward slash from left to right.
Jump Charge- Zhou Tai does an air jump, followed by a downward slashing 
combo move.

Running attack- Zhuo Tai does an upward slash from left to right.

Mounted attack- Similar to Ma Chao and Pang De's mounted attacks, Zhou 
Tai does 6 downward slashes all to the right of the horse.
Mounted charge- Zhou Tai does a quick slash over the head of the horse, 
attacking those directly in front of him. 
Mounted Musou- Zhou Tai does repeated downward slashes to the right
and finshes with his charge attack.

Musou attack- Zhou Tai stands in one place and quickly, repeatedly attacks 
enemies in front of him, finishing with a quick slash.

True Musou attack- Pretty much the same as his Musou attack, except he 
finishs by sheathing his sword (creating a shockwave around him) followed 
by a slash to the right. 

*Note: The alternate S6-S9 are only available if you have a weapon that is 
at least level 3 with a light blue dot by the weapon title, as well as a 
full musou gauge.  All 4th level weapons are Evo-capable.


Stats-Eastern Sword
        Base Attack 4
        Number of attacks 4
        Weight Random

        Base Attack 8
        Number of attacks 5
        Weight Random

        Base Attack 12
        Number of attacks 6
        Weight Random

	Base Attack 36
	Number of attacks 6
     	Weight Average
     	Musou Charge Lvl 16
     	Attack Lvl 17
     	Life Lvl 15
     	Speed Lvl 15
     	Musou Lvl 18
Requirements for Obtaining Zhou Tai's 4th
Stage- Battle of Yi Ling (Hard Difficulty)
Requirement- 1) Defeat Zhao Yun before the fire attack
	     2) Successfully complete the fire attack

Strategy- First of all a horse is recommended if not necessary as Zhou 
Tai starts on the opposite side of the stage from Zhao Yun.  I also 
recommend you try to quickly dispatch Ma Chao on your way across the stage.  
He and his subgenerals destroy Sun Shang Xiang if you leave them alone.  
Other than that, ignore everyone else and take out Zhao Yun.  At this point, 
it is a good idea to kill Shamoke.  He can cause Ling Tong and Gan Ning 
real truble otherwise.  Now you should see that Zhu Ran is charging into 
the Shu camp.  He starts the fire attack, so all you have to do is keep 
him alive untill the fire attack succeeds.  At this point, Liu Bei will 
retreat to the bottom corner through the Stone Sentinel Maze.  You should 
get the "precious item report" at this point.  The weapon is in the Stone 
Sentinel Maze directly south from the entrance.

The trickiest part of this is not getting carried away killing people, 
thereby losing track of time and not killing Zhao Yun fast enough.  Overall, 
not that hard.  If your Zhou Tai is resonably strong you can get his weapon 
without too much difficulty. 

6-Musou Mode

Zhou Tai has 5 stages in his musou mode, The 5 stages are

1) Battle of the Wu Territory
Sun Ce's Forces vs. Allied Forces
Strategy- Basically take out all the forts and the generals inside them, 
finishing the battle by beating Taishi Ci since Liu Yong flees. 

2) Battle of Chi Bi
Allied Forces vs. Cao Cao's Forces
Strategy- Make sure the bridge gets destroyed by Pang Tong, Make sure Zhuge 
Liang's prayer is successful, and make sure Huang Gai's fire attack succeeds 
and everything else is easy.

3) The Invasion of Nan Zhong
Wu Forces vs. Nanman Forces
Strategy- Taking over the neutral attack base to the north might be useful
to do at the start of the mission, as later on it provides some defense/
offense against an ambushing Mang Yachang.  After that, basically advance 
southward towards the Nanman camp in the southeast of the map killing 
officers on the way.  When you finally get there Meng Huo charges up the 
right side of the map and starts attacking Sun Quan.  Simply track Meng Huo 
down from behind and kill him.

4) Battle of Yi LIng 
Wu Forces vs. Shu Forces
Strategy- Head southwards and take out Guan Xing and Ma Chao as they and 
their subgenerals advance up the right (eastern) side of the map.  Then 
head westward, killing all the generals in front of Liu Bei's fort.  You 
can then advance westward and take out Zhao Yun and Shamoke or you can 
just advance into the fort and kill Liu Bei.  Also having the fire attack 
succeed here makes things much easier.

5) Battle of Bai Di Castle
Wu Forces vs. Shu Forces
Strategy- Technically, Zhou Tai should charge along the south edge of the 
map in order to clear the far southeastern gate... as the story goes.  
However, it may be of your benefit to first take out Huang Zhong as he and 
his subgenerals can wreak havok on Sun Quan, especially when Ma Chao 
mysteriously shows up in your camp area.  After defeating at least Huang 
Zhong take whatever path to the castle you prefer.  Beware of the 
arbelists though as they are everywhere in and around the castle and 
they will mess your life up if you aren't carefull. 

7-Zhou Tai's models

Model 1- This model comes with Zhou Tai.  He has on dark red/black 
armor, with a black headband.  Has a red/black sash running from his left 
shoulder down to his right knee.  Mostly black and red costume looks pretty 

Model 2- Zhou Tai unlocks this model when he get's about 6000 points. 
This model is just his first model with different colors. The dark red 
armor turn to a lighter red... Don't worry it isn't pink.  Still 
a good outfit, but not much different from his starting costume. 

Model 3- Zhou Tai unlocks this model when he get about 20000 points.
This is his first DW4 model. Basically it is a black and red armor with
a red cape, and red feathery shoulders.

Model 4- Zhou Tai unlocks this model when he get around 20000 points 
along with his model 3.  This is Zhou Tai's fourth DW4 model. It is similar 
to his model 3 except that it has silver instead of red, and has an 
incredibly cool pointed silver mask.

8-Zhou Tai's Encyclopedia Information

Born 170 A.D.
Died 225 A.D.

A Wu officer, Zhou Tai joined Sun Ce with his former comrade, Jiang Qin.  
Despite a serious injury, he succeeded in rescuing Sun Quan when he was 
attacked by bandits.  At the Battle of Yi Ling, he killed the barbarian 
general, Sha Moke.

Since this is a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) this section will continue 
to grow as people send emails containing questions about Zhou Tai.

Q: Why can't I get his final weapon?
A: Make sure you are playing at Yi ling from the Wu side on hard difficulty.  
Then check to make sure you are killing Zhao Yun before the fire attack, and 
stalking Zhu Ran until he completes the fire attack.

Q: How many items does Zhou Tai get to carry in this game?
A: Zhou Tai like everyone else in the game can carry up to 5 items.

Q: What are the best items to use with Zhou Tai?
A: Right now I am using a shadow harness, ice orb, tiger amulet , tortoise 
amulet, horned helm, dragon amulet, and wind scroll.  I use thes so that I
can use him as an effective mounted fighter. 

Q: What are the best places to max him out for his 4th weapon?
A: Any place with four or five stars is good to level your characters.  
Also, Normal difficulty seems to give the the same officer drops as Hard 
difficulty on 4 and 5 star levels, you can therefore easily get +8 attack 
and defense from Wu Zhang Plains, Chi Bi, and other 5 star stages on 
Normal difficulty.

Q: What happened to Zhou Tai's throw from DW4?  That thing was awesome!!
A: KOEI got rid of all the throw attacks for DW5.


Do not reproduce this FAQ, sell it, or claim it as your own.  
Please do not use this FAQ on any website other than GameFAQs without 
my permission.  This guide was created by lanky522 (copyright Tim O'Brien)

11-Thanks & Credits
Thanks to GameFAQs for being a great games resource.
Thanks to EChang for his very comprehensive/complete FAQ on 4th weapons.
Thanks to the guy at GameStop for getting me Dynasty Warriors 5 as 
soon as possible.
Thanks to Patrick for introducing me to the series at Dynasty Warriors 3.
Thanks to Joseph Lionarons for birth information on Zhou Tai.
Finally, Thanks to KOEI for always making quality Dynasty Warriors games. 

12-Contact Information
If you have any questions, or suggestions for this FAQ please e-mail me 
at lanky5222@yahoo.com.  Youíll be given full credit for want you add.

Thanks for reading.