XU Huang FAQ
Dynasty Warrior 5
By: Raliem (Lutari@gmail.com)

Version 1.1

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Table of Contents:

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1. Updates
2. Why Should I use Xu Huang?
3. Background information on Xu Huang
4. Unlocking
5. Move Set
6. Weapons
7. Stages
8. Character Models
9. Frequently ask questions
10. Credits
11. Contact
12. Copyright information





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1. UPDATES

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Version 1.1 (4-15-05) : Fix some mistakes


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2. Why Should I use Xu Huang?

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Xu Huang has long reach (aka his pole axe). His attacks are pretty good crowd
clearers. His SSST attack is an excellent crowd clearer as well as his musou
attack. Nothing much else to say about him except he has a cool jump charge
attack and a all around good character to use.





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3. Brief Background on Xu Huang (Courtesy of kongming.net history archives)

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Throughout his life, Xu Huang handled all matters with caution and great care. 

He relied on discipline and order. He started his career as an official in 

Hedong, where he was a courier between offices and was responsible for the 

daily order of business. Later on, Gongming* followed Yang Feng and was 

promoted to Cavalry Commander for his outstanding achievements in battle, and 

was also titled as Lord of the Capital Precinct under the Han rule (1). When 

Lord Cao set out to move the Emperor Xian from Chang An to Xu Chang, Yang Feng 

and Han Xuan opposed him. Xu Huang rode forth and challenged Lord Cao’s forces, 

wielding his trademark axe. Xu Chu was sent out to duel with him, but neither 

man could get the advantage. Unwilling to fight against Xu Huang, Lord Cao used 

Gongming’s old friend Man Chong to try and recruit Xu Huang into his army. 

After much consideration, he left Yang Feng and helped Lord Cao establish the 

new capital in Xu Chang. Xu Huang was successively appointed as Deputy General 

and Auxiliary General. Gongming was a good friend of Zhang Liao, and also of 

Guan Yu while the latter served Lord Cao. Together with Cao Hong, Xu Huang was 

ordered to defend Tong Gate against the attack of Ma Chao. When Cao Hong fell 

into Ma Chao’s trap, Xu Huang immediately rode forth to save his Lord’s nephew. 

After the defeat of Ma Chao, Xu Huang chased Guan Yu and his son Guan Ping at 

Yencheng. Guan Yu tried to appeal to Xu Huang by using their relationship, 

however Gongming would not falter in his duties towards his Lord. For this, 

Lord Cao admired him greatly. Under Emperor Cao Pi, Xu Huang was elevated to 

the rank of General of the Right, and was titled Lord of Luxiang. Later after 

defeating Liu Bei, he received the title of Lord of Yangping. In the year AD 

227, Xu Huang joined Sima Yi in the campaign against Shu. When faced with Meng 

Da, a general of Shu who agreed to defect to Wei, Xu Huang lost his temper and 

riled at him,calling him a traitor. Meng Da answered with a volley of arrows, 

and Gongming was critically injured. He died of wounds on his way back to the 

capital, at the age of fifty-seven. Cao Pi posthumously titled him Courageous 

Lord.

*Gongming is Xu Huang's style name






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4. Unlocking

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In order to unlock Xu Huang, you must first complete any 3 musou modes in Wei.





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5. Move Set

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A some of Xu Huang's move have been change, but most of Xu Huang's move stayed 
the same as it was from Dynasty Warriors 4. Like everybody else he has a new
SSSST attack and jump charge. His musou attack juggles now instead of them
staying on the ground though.

S: A horizontal swing to the left
SS: A horizontal swing to the right
SSS: Downward diagonal swing to the left
SSSS: Downward diagonal swing to the right
SSSSS: A 360 degree swing around him.
SSSSSS: Horizantal swing to the left

Your weapon have to evolution capable in order to use the follow attacks:
SSSSSSS: Downward diagonal swing to the right
SSSSSSSS: A 360 degree swing around him.
SSSSSSSSS: Horizantal swing to the left.

T: Xu Huang stomps his feet creating a shockwave around him, doesn't cover
a lot of ground though.

ST: Xu Huang swings his axe in an upward motion, hitting them in the air,
just enough to juggle them.

SST: Xu Huang continuallys swings his axe around him, good crowd clearer.
Press T more in order to do my swings. (Number of swings depends on what
type of weapon you have equipped)

SSST: Xu Huang does an almost 360 degree swing around him.

SSSST: Xu Huang slmas his feet to the ground and causing everbody in front
of him to fly into the air.

SSSSST: Xu Huang puts his foot on top of the hilt of his axe on slams the top 
of his axe to the ground causing a shockwave hitting everbody around him.

Musou attack: Xu Huang swings his axe 360 degrees around him consectively.
This attack juggles the enemy, not like in DW4.

True Musou: Like his normal Musou but then at the end swings his axe in 
a upward motion then creating a wave surrounding him, blasting everybody
around him away.

Mounted Attack: Swings to left and right with his axe consecutively.

Mounted Charge: Swings his axe from one side backword, then forward.

Mounted Musou: Swings his axe to left and right like mounted attack
but at a faster rate.

Dash Attack: Xu Huang puts his axe in a diagonal position then swings upward.

Parry attack: Swings his axe in an almost 360 degree motion knocking anybody
within reach fly away.

Jump attack: A downward diagonal slash to the right.

Jump Charge: Xu Huang becomes what seems to be a human helicopter and keeps 
spinning down in a diagonal position until he hits the ground.





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6. Weapons

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Weapons are back to it was in Dynasty Warriors 3, if you don't know yet, in 
order to get better weapons, you either have to defeat Officers or destroy 
boxes to get Treasure boxes in order to gain a new weapon.(By the way, 
weights for weapons #1-3 are random). In order to get your last and of coarse
best weapon, you need to fulfill certain requirements in order to gain it.

Battle Axe:

Power: +4
Attacks: 4 (How many consecutive square hits you can use)
Weight: Random (How fast you can wield your weapon depends on the weight)
Attributes: Random

Great Axe:

Power: +8
Attacks: 5
Weight: Random
Attributes: Random

Destroyer:

Power: +12
Attack: 6
Weight: Random
Attributes: Random

Marauder:

Power: +36
Attacks: 6
Weight: Light
Fill: 15
Luck: 15
Speed: 15
Atk: 17
Life: 18

How to Get: 

Stage: Battle of Chang Ban(Must be done on Hard Mode)

How to Get: Defeat Zhang Fei and Guan Yu after Liu QI arrives with 
reinforcements

Strategy: 1st make sure you don't catch any bases that Liu Bei will come 
across, DO capture the neutral bases nearest to you in beginning as it will 
halt the advance of Zhou Cang which is a good thing. Also get the 2  last 
neutral bases in the most south eastern part of the map. Then go back to battle
you will normally do (just make sure you don't kill Zhang Fei, Guan Yu, or Liu
Bei. Eventually Zhao Yun will catch up with Liu Bei and Guan Yu will come as
reinforcements and finally Zhang Fei will stop guarding the bridge to catch up
with his brothers. As Liu Bei marches to the most southern part of the map, 
Liu Qi will arrived with more reinforcements. After this just go kill Guan Yu
and Zhang Fei to get the "Valuable item" found message. Check your Battlelog 
in order to find where it is and get it. Then go back and go fight Liu Bei, be
careful though, he is accompanied by Zhao Yun which is powered up at this 
moment. I recommend saving at this moment (if you didn't already), just in case
you mess up. Anyways, once you depatch of Zhao Yun, with a bit of effort, just
go defeat Liu Bei to finish this battle. Congratulations you defeated Battle of
Chang Ban and getting the Maruader! 


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7. Musou Mode

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As most other characters in the game, Xu Huang has 5 stages.

A. Battle of Guan Du
B. Battle of Chang Ban
C. Battle of Tong Gate
D. Battle of He Fei
E. Battle of Fan Castle




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8. Character Models

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1st Costume: Default Costume (Original costume)

2nd Costume: Like his 1st costume but he is more blue as well as his headdress.
Shoes are now black with gold design.

3rd Costume: Original Dynasty Warrior 4 costume (Get when you have 20000 points)

4th Costume: His middle garmets are black and gold, with a hint of red. He is
covered in mostly purple clothing. Has Black and white boots. Lower garments
are now shorter.




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9. Credits

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GameFaqs for making this great site 

Kongming.net archives for providing so much historical information

RockmanCXDEZ for giving me privilege to using a similar format for making my 
FAQ 

And of coarse KOEI, for making this fabulous game

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10. Frequently ask questions

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Whats the best place to max out Xu Huang in order to get his 4th weapon easier?

I recommend doing any 5 star stage, as the officers give out the best stat
increasers.

What are the best items for Xu Huang?

What I gave him was:

1. Tiger Amulet: More power means faster rate of killing people
2. Peacock Urn: More life means the longer you can stay alive
3. Tortoise Amulet: This along with Peacock Urn means more defense against 
enemy hits.
4. Wind Scroll: Although not necessary, its recommended to use this because 
why not have extra reach with Xu Huangs already long reach?
5. Ginseng (or whatever comes to your mind), I picked this because it means
faster refilling of my musou which = more killing, but hey, its your choice.





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11. Contact

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Questions, Comments, concerns? My e-mail address is: lutari@gmail.com 
if you need to contact me.

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12. Copyright information

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distributed publicly without advance written permission from the author. 
Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display
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and a violation of copyright.

Copyright 2005, David Chiu 

This document cannot be reproduced in ANYWAY without my permission.