Lu Xun FAQ by Lanky522 (email@example.com) Dynasty Warriors 5 Version 1.2 version History: April 19, 2005- version 1.2 completed Added Encyclopedia Information Minor format changes April 15, 2005- Version 1.0 completed ================================================ Table of Contents ================================================ 1. Introduction 2. Why Should I use Lu Xun? 3. Unlocking 4. Move set 5. Weapons 6. Musou Mode 7. Lu Xun's models 8. Lu Xun's Encyclopedia Information 9. Q&A 10. Copyrights/Ownership 11. Thanks & Credits 12. Contact Information ====================================================== 1-Introduction ====================================================== This is the fourth FAQ Iíve written for Dynasty Warriors 5. I've written the FAQs for Zhou Tai, Sun Ce, and Huang Gui for Gamefaqs.com already. 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 Lu Xun. 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 Lu Xun? ====================================================== Lu Xun is quick, both attacking and moving. He gets a decent final weapon and can juggle or stun officers really well. His crowd clearing abilities may be lacking, but he makes up for it with the fact that he can attack pretty much constantly since he's so fast. His musou is pretty decent for giving him the crowd control that he lacks, as well as taking out officers at the same time. ====================================================== 3-Unlocking ====================================================== Lu Xun is one of the starting Wu characters. ====================================================== 4-Move Set ====================================================== Keys: S = Square button, T = Triangle button, C = Circle button S- A slash with the left dagger. SS- A slash with the right dagger. SSS- A stab with the left dagger. SSSS- An over-the-head chop with both daggers. SSSSS- A forward lunge with both daggers. SSSSSS- A spining slash with both daggers. *Alternate SSSSSS- A stab with the left dagger. *SSSSSSS- An over-the-head chop with both daggers. *SSSSSSSS A forward lunge with both daggers. *SSSSSSSSS- A spining slash with both daggers. T- Lu Xun creates a floating fire ball that explodes knocking nearby foes into the air. ST- Lu Xun uses both daggers to throw enemies into the air. SST(T)- Lu Xun does a tumble set with his daggers extended finishing with and over-the-head chop with both daggers. SSST- Lu Xun does a flip slashing with both daggers up then down. SSSST- Lu Xun spins creating a wirlwind that sends foes into the air. SSSSST- Lu Xun does a hard slash from left to right. Jump attack- A downward slash with both daggers. Jump Charge- Lu Xun launches a circular bolt that spins as it travels towards enemies. Running attack- Lu Xun does a slash to the side with both daggers stunning enemies. Mounted attack- Lu Xun does 6 downward slashes to the right and left of the horse. Mounted charge- Lu Xun attacks with both daggers on the right and left side of the horse once. Mounted Musou- Lu Xun does repeated downward slashes to the right and left (his mounted charge attack but faster and longer). Musou attack- Lu Xun spins in circles while swinging both daggers to the left and right. He finishes with one final chop with his right dagger. True Musou attack- Pretty much the same as his Musou attack, except he finishes by jumping, spinning in the air and launching a LARGE fireball in the direction he is facing. *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. ====================================================== 5-Weapons ====================================================== Stats-Twin Sabers Base Attack 3 Number of attacks 4 Weight Random Stats-Wing Sabers Base Attack 7 Number of attacks 5 Weight Random Stats-Eagle Base Attack 11 Number of attacks 6 Weight Random Stats-Falcon Base Attack 34 Number of attacks 6 Weight Average Musou Charge Lvl 15 Attack Lvl 15 Luck Lvl 18 Speed Lvl 20 Musou Lvl 19 Requirements for Obtaining Lu Xun's 4th Stage- Battle of Bai Di Castle (Hard Difficulty) Requirement- 1) Defeat Ma Chao and Jiang Wei before entering the castle Strategy- First of all this is hard any way you chop it. You could do it in musuo mode, but Bai Di is one of Lu Xun's last missions, so I recommend doing this in free HARD mode. First, go up and kill Huang Zhong because it relieves Sun Quan when you have to fight the final general later on. Then attack some of peasants that appear at the Wu/Shu crossroads. This will aggrivate Ma Chao something fierce causing him to show up in Sun Quan's camp in hyper mode. Kill him with some effort, using musou tokens and good skill. Then go through the stone sentinel maze in the northern part of the map. Chop up the statue at the end of the maze, thus opening all the doors. Watch out for the arbelists around Jiang Wei. Kill Jiang Wei. He isnt as bad as Ma Chao, plus Lu Xun trash talks him in a cut scene before their fight. After defeating Jiang Wei you should get a "precious item report" in the northeast corner of the stone sentinel maze. Go get your weapon in the maze, and go kill Liu Bei's son. The trickiest part of this is not getting sucked into going into the castle. This can be hard with all the arbelists around shooting you down, and with Jiang Wei throwing you places, but there is a flatish peice of land behind Jiang Wei's arbelist and at a lower elevation than the castle arbelists. Make use of this space, as Jiang Wei is much easier without arbelists around. ====================================================== 6-Musou Mode ====================================================== Lu Xun has 5 stages in his musou mode, The 5 stages are 1) 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. 2) Battle of Fan Castle Allied Forces vs. Shu Forces Strategy- Ah yes the battle that enrages Liu Bei. Clear out defense and supply bases while taking out generals on your way to Guan Yu. Take him down to end the scenario. Pretty straight forward. 3) 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. 4) Battle of He Fei Castle Wu Forces vs. Wei Forces Strategy- Kill as many officers as you want as you advance into the castle towards Cao Pi and Sima Yi. Be careful however, as Zhen Ji shows up after a while and charges straight down the west side of the map and across the southern part of the map in an attempt to assasinate Sun Quan. Either take her out quick when this happens, or take Cao Pi out quick and end the battle. 5) Battle of Bai Di Castle Wu Forces vs. Shu Forces Strategy- 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, and maybe Ma Chao too, 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-Lu Xun's models ====================================================== Model 1- This model comes with Lu Xun. It is mainly red with some gold and blue. He wears a red hat, and shows his stomach... attractive. Model 2- Lu Xun unlocks this model when he get's about 6000 points. This model is just his first model with different colors. The red armor turns to purple. Great. Still showing his stomach. Terrible costume unless you are a lady gamer. In which case, go ahead you lady gamer, you are ahead of the evolution of women. Model 3- Lu Xun unlocks this model when he get about 20000 points. This is one of his DW4 models. He has on red armor with white pants. He is wearing a red hat, and has tails on his "coat." Armor has gold designs on it. Model 4- Lu Xun unlocks this model when he get around 20000 points along with his model 3. This is another of Lu Xun's DW4 models. It is similar to his model 3 except that he has no hat, and his armor has white in many places where red was. ====================================================== 8-Lu Xun's Encyclopedia Information ====================================================== Born 183 A.D. Died 245 A.D. A Wu officer who married Sun Ce's daughter. A very thoughtful young man whose distiguished service was rewarded with a promotion from Sun Quan. In cooperation with Lu Meng, he managed to defeat Guan Yu and succeeded in recapturing Jing. At the Battle of Yi Ling, he served as Supreme Commander, leading Wu to a carefully planned victory over Liu Bei and the massive Shu Army. ====================================================== 9-Q&A ====================================================== Since this is a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) this section will continue to grow as people send emails containing questions about Lu Xun. Q: Why can't I get his final weapon? A: Make sure you are playing at Bai Di Castle from the Wu side on at least HARD difficulty. Then check to make sure you are killing both Ma Chao and Jiang Wei BEFORE you enter the castle. Q: What are the best items to equip Lu Xun with? A: I have a red hare, ice orb, tiger amulet, tortoise amulet, peacock amulet, way of the musou, and wind scroll on him right now. The wind scroll is the only one that is absolutely necessary. Q: Why do Lu Xun's costumes all look so feminine? A: As long as I can remember, KOEI has always made Lu Xun with a fairly high voice and bright clothing. I am pretty sure that he was very young in the stories so that might be why as well. ====================================================== 10-Copyrights/Ownership ====================================================== Do not reproduce this FAQ, sell it, or claim it as your own. Please do not use this FAQ on any websites other than GameFAQs or Neoseeker 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 Matt for Using Xu Zhu, oh my god is he slow. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Youíll be given full credit for want you add. Thanks for reading.