Huang Gai FAQ by Lanky522 (lanky5222@yahoo.com)
Dynasty Warriors 5
Version 1.25

version History:

May 2, 2005- 	Version 1.25 completed
		Updated Encyclopedia Information

April 19, 2005- Version 1.2 completed
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April 15, 2005- Version 1.0 completed

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Table of Contents
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1.	Introduction
2.	Why Should I use Huang Gai?
3.	Unlocking
4.	Move set
5.	Weapons
6.	Musou Mode 
7.	Huang Gai's models
8.	Huang Gai's Encyclopedia Information
9.	Q&A
10.	Copyrights/Ownership
11.	Thanks & Credits
12.	Contact Information

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1-Introduction
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This is the third FAQ Iíve written for Dynasty Warriors 5, however 
I am no stranger to the Dynasty Warriors series.  I have written the 
FAQs for Sun Ce and Zhou Tai for GameFAQs.com.  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 Huang Gai. 
Among things Iíll cover in this FAQ are his move set, weapon info 
(including lvl 4 weapon information), musou mode stages, and models.

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2-Why Should I use Huang Gai?
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Huang Gai is just fun to use.  He attacks in front of himself about 
60% of the time, but also incorporates good crowd clearing moves 
as well.  He has a really good musou for both officers and peons, and 
has one of the better all around final weapons in the game, nearly 
maxing his life, attack, and defense.  Also, as with Taishi Ci, you 
should use Huang Gai because he has a big freakin' weapon that he 
just beats people indiscriminately with.  

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3-Unlocking
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Huang Gai is unlocked by completing any 3 Wu musou modes.

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4-Move Set
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Keys: S = Square button, T = Triangle button, C = Circle button

S- An sideways attack from right to left.
SS- A sideways attack from left to right.
SSS- A downward attack from over the head straight down.
SSSS- Same as SSS.
SSSSS- Same as SSS except slightly stronger.
SSSSSS- An upward attack from left to right.

*Alternate SSSSSS- Same as SSS.
*SSSSSSS- Same as SSS.
*SSSSSSSS- Same as SSSSS.
*SSSSSSSSS- An upward attack from left to right.

T- Huang Gai puts a bomb on the ground, damaging and flinging everything 
nearby into the air (including him).  Tap T twice to throw the bomb.
ST- Huang Gai punches the enemy into the air with his shield hand.
SST(T)- Huang Gai awkwardly walks and kicks his enemy multiple times 
punching him into the air at the end of his kicking.
SSST- Huang Gai does a hard, one-handed smash while taking a little step 
forward.
SSSST- Huang Gai smacks the ground hard creating fire, and flinging the 
enemies into the air.
SSSSST- Huang Gai smacks the ground hard, making nearby enemies crumble.

Jump attack- Does a downward smash with his club.
Jump Charge- Jumps and throws a bomb at the ground.

Running attack- Huang Gai charges with his shoulder and finishes with 
a shield bash.

Mounted attack- Alternates attacks to the right and left.
Mounted charge- Huang Gai does two swings and a poke all to the right 
side of the horse. 
Mounted Musou- Huang Gai does repeated downward slashes to the right
and left of the horse.

Musou attack- While slowly walking, Huang Gai swings his weapon 
horizontally back and forth, finishing with one strong attack from right 
to left.

True Musou attack- Pretty much the same as his Musou attack, except he 
finishs by throwing multiple bombs (causing a large explosion). 


*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.

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5-Weapons
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Stats-Iron Rod
        Base Attack 4
        Number of attacks 4
        Weight Random

Stats-Great Rod
        Base Attack 8
        Number of attacks 5
        Weight Random

Stats-Shadow Rod
        Base Attack 12
        Number of attacks 6
        Weight Random

Stats-Black Shadow
	Base Attack 36
	Number of attacks 6
	Weight Medium
	Charge 15
	Luck 16
	Defense 17
	Attack 17
	Life 15

Requirements for Obtaining Huang Gai's 4th
Stage- The Yellow Turban Rebellion (Hard Difficulty)
Requirement- 1) Defeat all generals and sub-generals outside Zhang Jiao's 
		fortress
	     
Strategy- This is fairly easy 4th weapon to get.  All you have to do is 
make sure you kill every single one of those silly no-name generals 
yourself.  If one of your allies kills any sub-generals, or generals 
outside the fortress, you will not get his weapon.  I do recommend 
using a horse as you have to travel quite a distance to get every officer.
Once you've killed all the officers and sub-officers, the Precious Item 
box will appear inside Zhang Jiao's fort, right near the altar.

The trickiest part of this is just killing everyone before Cao Cao, Liu 
Bei, or Sun Jian get a chance to kill anything. 

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6-Musou Mode
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Huang Gai has 5 stages in his musou mode, The 5 stages are:

1) Yellow Turban Rebellion
Han Forces vs. Yellow Turbans
Strategy- Come on now... these enemies die in one hit.  Kill everything, 
while making your way to the top right corner of the map.  Careful though,
Zhang Jiao is pretty strong/annoying compared to the rest of the stage. 

2) Battle of Jing Province 
Sun Jian's Forces vs. Liu Biao's Forces
Strategy- If you want you can go kill Huang Zu before he ambushes Sun Jian, 
and Sun Jian will not withdraw during the battle.  Other than that advance 
into the castle and take out Liu Biao.

3) Battle of Chi Bi
Allied Forces vs. Cao Cao's Forces
Strategy- Make sure the bridges get destroyed by Pang Tong, Make sure Zhuge 
Liang's prayer is successful, and make sure Huang Gai's fire attack succeeds 
and everything else is easy.

4) 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.

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, 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.

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7-Huang Gai's models
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Model 1- This model comes with Huang Gai.  He has on dark red/gold 
armor, with a mohawk and goatee.  Has tan skin with this model. 

Model 2- Huang Gai unlocks this model when he get's about 6000 points. 
This model is just his first model with different colors. The red and 
gold armor turns to a black and brown... Skin color gets darker, and hair
color turns white.  VERY cool.  My favorite.

Model 3- Huang Gai unlocks this model when he get about 20000 points.
This is one of his DW4 model. Basically, he is tan with the mohawk and 
goatee again with silver and red armor. 

Model 4- Huang Gai unlocks this model when he get around 20000 points 
along with his model 3.  This is another of Huang Gai's DW4 models. It is 
similar to his model 3 except that he has darker skin and less red in his 
armor.  The armor is almost completely silver.

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8-Huang Gai's Encyclopedia Information
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Born 145 A.D.
Died ?

An officer of Wu since the days of Sun Jian.  At the Battle of Chi Bi, 
together with Zhou Yu, he executed their special plan.  After being 
"attacked" by Zhou Yu, Huang Gai surrendered to Cao Cao, where he then set 
fire to the Wei fleet, leading to a great victory for Wu.

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9-Q&A
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Since this is a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) this section will continue 
to grow as people send emails containing questions about Huang Gai.

Q: Why can't I get his final weapon?
A: Make sure you personally kill every officer and sub-officer on the map.
Check the map many times to see if they have moved.

Q: How many items does Huang Gai get to carry in this game?
A: Huang Gai like everyone else in the game can carry up to 5 items. 

Q: How do you throw Huang Gai's bombs with the triangle move?? I saw my
friend do it and I can't figure it out!!
A: Press triangle twice insted of just once.  Pressing trangle once just 
drops a bomb on the ground.

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10-Copyrights/Ownership
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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 and 
Neoseeker without my permission.  This guide was created by lanky522 
(copyright Tim O'Brien)

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11-Thanks & Credits
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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 seriers at Dynasty Warriors 3.
Thanks to Matt for doing half of the DW5 musou modes as well as helping
get the difficult 4th weapons. 
Thanks to Joseph Lionarons for birth information on Huang Gai.
Finally, Thanks to KOEI for always making quality Dynasty Warriors games. 

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12-Contact Information
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If you have any questions, or suggestions for this FAQ please e-mail me 
at lanky5222@yahoo.com.  Youíll be given full credit for want you add.

Thanks for reading.