======================= 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 ========== Mace Power 2 Attacks 4 Great Mace Power 6 Attacks 5 Enchantress Power 10 Attacks 6 Diva 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 alternate. ========================= 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 This document may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.