Diao Chan by TornadoKirby

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 04/11/05 | Printable Version

Diao Chan Character FAQ
Version 1.0
Made by TornadoKirby

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Diao Chan in General
3. Diao Chan's Musou Story
3.1. Battle of Si Shui Gate
3.2. Battle of Hu Lao Gate
3.3. Battle of Mt. Chang
3.4. Battle of Xia Pi
4. Weapons
5. Moveset
5.1. Normal/Charge Attacks
5.2. Musou
5.3. Horse Attacks
6. Costumes
7. Credits/Special Thanks
8. Copyright Info.

1. Introduction

Hello, this is my guide to Diao Chan. I decided to write a FAQ on her because
she is a quite a challenge to play as and she's not too bad. Hopefully, this
FAQ will make you all better Diao Chan players. This is the third FAQ I have 
written so far. I have also written an Oichi FAQ for Samurai Warriors and a
Xing Cai FAQ for this game.

2. Diao Chan in General

Diao Chan was the adopted daughter of Wang Yun. Wang Yun wanted to tear Lu
Bu and Dong Zhou's relationship apart so Lu Bu could kill Dong Zhou to end
his tyranny. Diao Chan assisted her father in his plan by forming close
relationships with them both and making them fight over her. She was said
to be a divine songstress excelling in the musical arts. She was also said 
to have been very beautiful.

Diao Chan is one of the weaker characters with not much range. She makes up
for it with her speed and her strong musou attributes. Her C1 is good for 
getting through crowds and for a hit and run. Her C4 is not too bad in crowd 
control and her. Her C6 is also one of the only "shockwave" attacks from DW4
to still have the shockwave which is a plus for her since that is her best
charge. To Unlock Diao Chan you must complete Lu Bu's musou mode and to 
unlock Lu Bu you must complete 1 Wei, 1 Shu, and 1 Wu musou mode.

Here's how I would rate her (S is strongest, F is weakest)

Life: C
Musou: A
Attack: C
Defense: C
Attack Range: D
Crowd Control: C
Musou Power: A
True Musou: S
Attack Speed: B+
Running Speed: B+

As you see, her attack power and attack range is not very good, but she makes
up for it with her musou attributes. 

3. Diao Chan's Musou Story

In Diao Chan's musou mode there are 4 levels, I will just tell the general
objectives of each level. In all of her musou levels be sure to kill the guard
captains at the base to raise morale and give you attack and defense plus
items. Don't be afraid to use an interim save before a key event. Keep in
mind that levels get harder so if you need to, level up Diao Chan before you 
start another level.

3.1. Battle of Si Shui Gate

Dong Zhou's Forces vs. Allied Forces

The main objective of this fight is to defend Si Shui Gate by the troops who
are rebelling against Dong Zhuo. The enemy troops are led by Yuan Shao and
Liu Bei, Sun Jian, Cao Cao are all allied with him. Near the start of the
level, you will get a message to take an enemy base, of course you don't have
to. There are quite a few troops in this battle but it's not too tough. Cao
Cao's unit comes in later in the battle (as always...) so watch out for those 
reinforcements. Overall, it's a very easy first level. Hardness Scale: 1/5

*Rare Item Alert!* Arms Guard: Defeat Sun Jian before Cao Cao arrives.

3.2. Battle of Hu Lao Gate

Dong Zhou's Forces vs. Allied Forces

The main objective of this fight is to again defeat the rebels against Dong
Zhuo. At the start of the battle, kill troops to the east of Hu Lao Gate, then
Liu Bei will come towards Hu Lao Gate. Liu Bei and his officers are all close
to each other so it can be a tough fight. Defeat Liu Bei and his officers.
Use an interim save if you need to. Besides that the other troops are pretty
easy to defeat, after you kill Sun Jian and Cao Cao's troops go to the
enemy main camp and kill Yuan Shao. Overall, harder than the first level with
Liu Bei's troops. Hardness Scale: 2/5

*Rare Item Alert!* Survival Guide: Defeat Cao Cao, Liu Bei, Sun Jian, and
Gongsun Zan.

3.3 Battle of Chang Shan

Yuan Shao's Forces vs. Gongsun Zan's Forces

Diao Chan and Lu Bu have decided to ally with Yuan Shao for a short time,
pretty much just during this battle. The main objective of this fight is to
kill the rebels of Yuan Shao which is Gongsun Zan and his troops. Now the
hard thing about this battle is again being surrounded by Liu Bei and his
officers and also Zhao Yun is a tough opponet in this battle who does raise
his attack power. If you want to, skip fighting Zhao Yun. If you want to fight
him, use an interim save before doing so. Otherwise this stage is somewhat
easy and it's a small map. Hardness Scale: 3.5/5

*Rare Item Alert!* Red Hare Harness: After defeating Liu Bei, Guan Yu, or
Zhang Fei, defeat the remaining two within one minute.

3.4. Battle of Xia Pi

Lu Bu's Forces vs. Cao Cao's Forces

Diao Chan and Lu Bu have taken over Xia Pi Castle which was once Cao Cao's.
Cao Cao was very angry at this so he allied with Liu Bei and decided to 
invade Xia Pi. The main objective of this fight is to protect camp and to
kill Cao Cao when he arrives. At the start of the battle, the main camp is
flooded with water. This doesn't do very much so just ignore it and start
heading towards Liu Bei, Zhang Fei, and Guan Yu. Kill these three officers
because they will eventually head towards main camp. Then when Cao Cao arrives
go over to his main camp and kill him. Since this is the last level, when you
hit him enough he'll power up his attack. Then when he has low health, he will
go into Musou Rage. Defend when he is in Musou Rage, then when his Musou Rage
wears off, kill him. Use an interim save before the fight with Cao Cao if you
have to. Overall, the stage is not too hard just be careful of Cao Cao.
Congratulations, you have completed Diao Chan's musou mode! Now sit back and
enjoy the ending!

4. Weapons

Power 2
Attacks 4

Great Mace
Power 6
Attacks 5

Power 10
Attacks 6

Power 32
Heavy Weight
Musou Charge Lv. 18
Luck Lv. 18
Speed Lv. 19
Defense Lv. 16
Musou Lv. 18

Battle of Xia Pi- Defeat all generals and subgenerals before Cao Cao arrives.
You must also save your own generals from being killed. Kill the subgenerals
in the west and Xiahou Dun and Xiahou Yuan will charge, so defeat them. Then
defeat Liu Bei, Zhang Fei, and Guan Yu. Defeating the rest of the generals 
will trigger the Precious Item to appear in the southwest. Get the weapon
and then defeat Cao Cao.

Diva comes with Evolution Attacks also. Too bad it's a heavy weapon which
lowers her attack speed =/ But it does increase her Defense which is a plus
for her.

5. Moveset

I will sepearte her movesets by type.

5.1. Normal/Charge Attacks

SSSSSS- Swings her left mace to the left, jabs her right mace in front of her,
spins around with her maces, kicks forward, spins around with maces again,
and then spins with her right mace in the air and her left mace hitting 360
degrees. Usefulness: 6/10

T- Does a low slide sash and kicks enemies in her path. Useful for getting 
through big crowds. Usefulness: 5/10

ST- Does a spinning upward mace hit. Usefulness: 4/10

SST- Repeatedly does a horizontal swing with her mace then does a flip kick
3 times and then jumps down with her mace and then does an uppercut. Not too
shabby for crowd control. Usefulness: 6/10

SSST- Does a horizontal mace swing then kicks enemies in front of her. One of
her better charges. Usefulness: 7/10

SSSST- Shoots up a vertical pink air wave with petals. A very quick charge
with decent power. Usefulness: 7/10

SSSSST- Shoots 2 air blades in front of her. Her most powerful charge.
Usefulness: 9/10

SSSSSS(SSS)- Does her 6-hit combo (minus 6th attack), then it's basically her 
C4. Usefulness: 7/10

Jump Attack- A basic mace swing. Usefulness: 4/10

Jump Charge- Pounds on the ground with her maces and creates a ground
shockwave. Usefulness: 8/10

Counter Attack- Basically her C2 mace swing. Usefulness: 5/10

Dash Attack- Does a front flip. Very little range. Usefulness: 3/10

My recommended moves: Her Evolution combos are pretty useful, she actually 
gains an extra hit because her C4 contains 2 hits. Her best charge is her C6,
but her C5 and C4 are also useful and sometimes her C3 can be good, but it 
leaves you wide open behind you.

Don't use: Just don't use her C2 it just sucks, lol. Her C1 is okay sometimes
but it's not that great. Her normal combo is also kind of weak.

5.2. Musou

Musou- She does those fancy kicks and swings down and hits enemies in front of
her with both of her maces. Doesn't have much range but it's actually quite
powerful and very useful. She's saying "There's no escape."
Usefulness: 9/10

True Musou- Basically the same as her normal musou but it also engulfs the
enemies in flames and at the end she kicks up water blast that is extremely
powerful and has very wide range. She's saying "This is the end."
Usefulness: 10/10

5.3. Horse Attacks

Normal Attack- Swings her maces left and right. Usefulness: 6/10

Charge Attack-  Swings her maces to the right and left with more power.
Usefulness: 7/10

Musou- Swings her maces left and right but quicker and more powerful.
Usefulness: 7/10

True Musou- Same as musou, but with fire added. Usefulness: 8/10

6. Costumes

1st costume- Default costume, light pink and red dress with a pink and purple
obi (sash) on her waist. She is wearing a head piece with flowers on it

2nd costume- Same design as first but a more purplish color

3rd costume- Her DW4 costume. Pretty much the same dress in a similar purple
color but her is pulled up and she has ribbons out of her hair.

4th costume- This one is a red and pink version of her 3rd costume. Her DW4

7. Credits/Special Thanks

Well that's the end, I hope you found this FAQ useful. If you have any 
questions, comments, or concerns feel free to e-mail me at
goldphalanx@yahoo.com or GoldPhalanx@aol.com. My AIM is GoldPhalanx also if
you want to contact me quickly, I'm not online often so maybe an e-mail
would be better.

I'd like to thank the following:

Koei and Omega Force for making this awesome game! 

EChang for his Fourth Weapon FAQ.

Myself, for having the motivation to write this. :P

School, for helping me in grammar woot!

8. Copyright Info.

Copyright 2005 TornadoKirby

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