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    Version: 1.2 | Updated: 04/18/05 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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    Shin-SangokuMusou 4 / Dynasty Warriors 5
    Xiahou Dun Character FAQ v1.2
    Written by: Shaun Danis
    Online GameFaqs Alias: Uptown877
    Email me at Savin877@yahoo.com
    Copyright 2005, Shaun Danis
    
    Table of Contents:
    1. Introduction
    2. Legal Information/Disclaimer
    3. Updates
    4. How do I unlock Xiahou Dun?
    5. Brief Information of Xiahou Dun
    6. Move Sets
    7. Weapons
    8. Costumes
    9. Stages
    10. Quotes
    11. Frequently Asked Questions
    12. Credits
    
    -- Note at any time you wish to jump to a certain section just hit "ctrl+f"
       on your keyboard and type in the "Number." and you should go to the section
       you wish.
    
    
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    1. Introduction
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    Well then, if you are here then you must be wondering how to play Xiahou Dun,
    or you have nothing better to do while surfing the Dynasty Warriors 5 FAQ 
    section of the site.  In any case this is the character guide for Xiahou Dun 
    and I will try to inform you as much as I can about him in the game Dynasty 
    Warriors 5 for the PS2.
    
    Before we go further you should know that this guide is for the North American
    version of Dynasty Warriors 5 and while I do know some about the Japanese 
    version I will not be able to answer any questions about it.
    
    This guide was composed with the intent of making you familiar with using the
    character Xiahou Dun in the game.  It does not contain secrets for any other
    characters besides Dun himself and does not contain cheats for the game.
    This guide is to try to help you become better at using him and getting the 
    most out of him that you can.
    
    
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    2. Legal Information/Disclaimer
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    Yes, I know some of you hate reading this stuff, however there are many 
    people out there that wish to steal stuff and claim it as their own.  So
    without further delay:
    
    --This FAQ is copyright to me, Shaun Danis(Uptown877), and only me.  You may 
      never copy this FAQ and claim it as your own.
    
    --You may use this FAQ on your site AS LONG AS you give full credit to me and
      do not make any profit off of it whatsoever.
    
    --This guide is in no way ever going to attempt to make a profit of any sort 
      nor will it be distributed to an article, journal, or magazine without my
      prior consult.  This guide was written by me for you.  I claim no ownership
      of Dynasty Warriors whatsoever.
    
    --All characters, logos, and trademarks in this game are copyright of their
      respectful owners and creators.
    
    If you see anyone hosting this guide or taking credit for writing it please do
    not hesitate to email me at Savin877@yahoo.com
    
    I appreciate all of your cooperation.
    
    
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    3. Updates
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    18th April, 2005 V1.2
    -- Some more quotes and weapon info changed.
    
    14th April, 2005 V1.1
    -- Added some quotes.
    
    10th April, 2005 V1.0
    -- First version of the FAQ is released and uploaded to Gamefaqs.
    
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    4. How do I unlock Xiahou Dun?
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    Xiahou Dun is initially available to play for the "Wei" side in
    Dynasty Warriors 5.  He has been ever since Dynasty Warriors 2 and
    it probably will stay that way as long as they make the games as he is
    a fan favorite and a lot of people who I know that play this game like to
    play him first.
    
    Of course I wouldnt be making an FAQ about him if he wasnt one of my
    favorites, which he is.  Not #1 but a fun character nonetheless.
    
    
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    5. Brief Information of Xiahou Dun
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    Xiahou Dun is a relative and close friend of Cao Cao.  
    He is also the elder brother of Xiahou Yuan. Xiahou Dun was 
    trained from an early age in the use of arms.
    
    It was during an attack on Gao Shun that Xiahou Dun lost his eye. 
    Cao Xing, a general under Lu Bu, shot an arrow into Xiahou Dun's eye. 
    When Xiahou Dun removed the arrow, his eye came out with it. 
    "Essence of my father, blood of my mother, I cannot throw this away!" he said, 
    put the eye into his mouth and swallowed it. He then went and drove a spear 
    right into Cao Xiu's face. (What a badass)
    
    Xiahou Dun died of illness in the year 220.  Such a cruel end for an awesome 
    character.
    
    --This info was taken from: 
    http://www.yueying.net/dw/
    
    Its a good site if you want some DW information so give it a visit sometime. 
    
    
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    6. Move Sets
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    This section deals with all the moves Dun can perform in the game.  The
    table of symbols and keys I am using is listed below.  Xiahou Dun is one of the
    easiest characters to use in the game.  His moveset is quite simple, yet it 
    works well enough to dispatch most enemies.
    
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    S = Square (Normal Attack)
    T = Triangle (Charge Attack)
    C = Circle (Musou)
    R1 = R1 Shoulder Button (Bow)
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    Moveset on Ground:
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    Note in order to attack more then four times, you need to have a lvl 2, 3, or 4
    weapon.  Level 2 weapons can attack a max of 5 times.  Duns 3rd and 4th weapon
    can attack a max of 6 times if theyre not a "Evolution" weapon.  If they are an
    evolution weapon they can attack up to 9 times if you have a full musou gauge.
    You know they are an evolution weapon because they have a blue orb next to the
    weapon when you choose them.
    
    
    Normal Attacks:
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    S = Dun slashes left.
    SS = Dun slashes left then right.
    SSS = Dun slashes left, right, and then slashes down in front of him.
    SSSS = Dun slashes left, right, down, and then a spinning slash that sends 
           the enemies flying back.
    SSSSS = Dun performs another spin slash that cuts through enemies.
    SSSSSS = Dun winds back and releases a powerful upward slash that knocks
             enemies back.
    SSSSSS(S) = Dun does another slash to the right.
    SSSSSS(SS) = Dun slashes down.
    SSSSSS(SSS) = Dun does another powerful spin slash.
    
    Charge Attacks:
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    T = Dun runs forward and slashes to the left
    ST = Dun slashes then proceeds to slash upwards sending any enemy in front of
         him into the air.
    SST = Dun slashes twice then proceeds to start spinning his sword around in the
          air continuously.  If you keep pressing triangle he will spin it more and
          more.  If any enemies are hit by this they will be stunned.
    SSST = Dun will slash three times, charge up, and then release a powerful 360
           degree slash attack that will send all enemies flying away from him.
    SSSST = Dun slashes four times, and then spins around and slams his sword into
            the ground sending any enemies standing around him flying into the air.
            Good move for starting combos.
    SSSSST = Well this has been changed from past DW games.  Dun will slash five
             times and then charge up and do a spin slash counter clockwise and 
             then clockwise again.  Good move for clearing enemies around you but
             a little on the short range side.
    
    Jump + T = Dun charges and swings his sword upwards bringing enemies into the 
               air and then continually slashing left and right doing some decent
               damage.
    
    Musou Attack:
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    Dun will perform a series of alternating upward swipes going from left to right
    until your musou gauge runs out or you let go of "circle" in which Dun will 
    make a final sword slash to the right sending enemies flying.  Good if you want
    to juggle an enemy but can be a little difficult to control sometimes.
    
    True Musou Attack:
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    When your health is in the red and you have a full musou bar, unleashing your
    musou attack will make Xiahou Dun perform the same action in his normal musou
    attack except this time his attacks will have the fire element on them.  Also 
    at the end of the attack he will do a strong downward slash followed by an 
    incredibly powerful slash to the right sending all enemies burning and flying
    away from you.
    
    Bow Attacks:
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    S = Shoots an arrow......wheee.
    T = Shoots a more powerful arrow.....double wheee.
    C = Shoots a volley of arrows as long as you hold "circle" or your musou gauge
        hasnt run out.
    
    Moveset on Horseback:
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    S = Slashes left, keep pressing to alternate slashes left and right.
    T = Dun charges up and then slashes left and right.
    C = Musou attack with Dun slashing left and right....boring and pretty weak.
    
    Xiahou Dun is not the best fighter in the game, nor is he the worst.  Many 
    people dont like his new moveset, but hey KOEI and Omega cant please everyone
    in the world.  His C4(Charge 4) and his C6(Charge 6) attack are quite effective
    and if you have the fire orb equipped on him you really shouldnt have much 
    trouble playing through normal or hard difficulty.  His 4th weapon has decent
    range due to it being quite a large scimitar.  One of the better beggining 
    characters to use in my opinion, so have fun with him.
    
    
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    7. Weapons
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    Of course as your probably know every character has 4 weapons available to him
    or her.  This section will give you a quick breakdown of Dun's 4 available
    weapons as well as tell you how to go about getting his 4th weapon.
    
    1st Weapon - Scimitar
       Power: 4
       Attacks: 4
       Weight: Light-Medium
    2nd Weapon - Great Scimitar
       Power: 8
       Attacks: 5
       Weight: Light-Medium
    3rd Weapon - Kirin Blade
       Power: 12
       Attacks: 6(9)
       Weight: Light-Heavy 
    4th Weapon - Kirin Fang
       Power: 36
       Attacks: 6(9)
       Weight: Medium
       Charge-17
       Horse-16
       Defense-17
       Attack-17
       Musou-16
    
    4th Weapon Obtaining
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    Mode: Story or Free
    Level: Battle of Fan Castle
    Diff: Hard or Chaos
    Requirements: Fan Castle unlocked, playing on Wei's side.
    
    Description/Walkthrough:
    Pretty simple.  Rush up to Guan Ping whos on the left side of the map near
    the dam, beat him to a bloody pulp and the weapon will appear in the northern
    part of Guan Yus base.  Note that Guan Ping does have the ability to go into
    Musou-Hyper Rage mode so be careful as he can make quick work of an under
    leveled character.  Anyway, go on down to the base, pick up your weapon, and
    then proceed to beat Guan Yu.  Be careful though, as many enemy generals will
    swarm you once youre in the base.
    
    
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    8. Costumes and other info
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    You acquire a new costume at 6000 points, and then your other 2 costumes once
    you acquire 20000 points.
    
    Dun's Default Costume: Purple overgarb tunic with a blue hip armor peice.  His
    undershirt is a dark gold as well as his pants.  Wears a patch across his left
    eye.
    
    2nd costume: Dark gold overgarb tunic with light yellow undershirt and pants.
    Patch has also been turned yellow.
    
    3rd costume: His default costume from DW4.  Purple overcoat with a blue hip
    guard and yellow pants.  He now has a cloth going over his left eye.
    
    4th costume: Quite a badass costume.  Light blue overcoat with a gold belt and
    dark blue hip guard.  Dark black pants and his eye patch is a little darker.
    
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    9. Stages
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    Xiahou Dun has 6 stages you play through in his musou mode.  Thats 1 more then
    generally normal but its all because of the wonderful "Guan Yus" escape stage.
    Anyway onto the stages:
    
    1st Stage:  Battle of Xia Pi
    2nd Stage:  Battle of Guan Du
    3rd Stage:  Guan Yus Escape
    4th Stage:  Battle of Chang Ban
    5th Stage:  Battle of Hei Fei
    6th Stage:  Battle of Fan Castle
    
    Note: If youre trying to acquire his 4th weapon, do it on Free Mode as its
    easier then going all through his Musou mode on hard only to fail at the end
    over and over.
    
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    10. Quotes
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    I always like quotes in video games as they can make it better (or worse)
    at times.  Here is where I invite you all to find as many as you can and shoot
    me an email with what you think are good ones.  Also tell me when he says them
    such as a "true musou attack" or when hes taunting someone.  Please dont email
    me if you already see one on this list, so be sure to check back here first.
    
    Defeating an Officer:
    "Just another victim!"
    
    Going into an evolution attack:
    "You're Finished!" -Submitted by Kain1976
    
    Insulting Guan Ping in "Guan Yu's Escape":
    "Shut your mouth kid!"
    
    Starting up True Musou Attack:
    "Its Over!" - Submitted by Guy
    
    --Send me some at Savin877@yahoo.com
    
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    11. Frequently Asked Questions
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    Q:  Xiahou Dun is badass, HE ATE HIS EYE!!!
    A:  Yes I know, although I probably wouldnt have the guts to eat my own eye,
        it is still pretty cool.
    
    Q:  I found a mistake!  WHY IS THERE A MISTAKE!!
    A:  Relax, just send me an email with the problem and I will fix it.  Send it
        to Savin877@yahoo.com and be sure to put something like "Xiahou Dun Guide"
        in the title so I dont accidently delete it.
    
    Q:  I cant obtain his 4th weapon, what did I do wrong.
    A:  A lot of people actually forget to put the difficulty on Hard before
        beggining the battle since it defaults to normal so be sure you do that.
        Also make sure youre beefed up enough to take on the generals and massive
        troops that are going to swarm you.  Just defeat Guan Ping and then check
        your Battle Log to see where the weapon showed up.  Good luck!
    
    
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    12. Credits
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    Many thanks to:
    
    --Gamefaqs because Ive been using them since 2000.
      
    --Koei and W-Omega Force, for making an awesome game.
    
    --Myself for writing this guide because they take time effort, and research.
    
    --George Sibley for some weapon info.
    
    --Anyone who helps with my quotes section as they're awesome!!
    
    --And to all of you who read this!!!  After all, whats the point of a guide if 
      no one reads them.
     
    
    
    Copyright 2004, Shaun Danis
    
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