Wei Yan FAQ by: Lanky522 (lanky5222@yahoo.com), with help from Mpython_33.
Dynasty Warriors 5
Version 1.25

version History:

May 2, 2005-	Version 1.25 completed
		Updated Encyclopedia Information

April 20, 2005- Version 1.2 completed
		Added Encyclopedia Information
		Minor format changes

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Table of Contents
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1.	Introduction
2.	Why Should I use Wei Yan?
3.	Unlocking
4.	Move set
5.	Weapons
6.	Musou Mode 
7.	Wei Yan's models
8.	Wei Yan'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 sixth character FAQ Iíve written for Dynasty Warriors 5.
My other character FAQs include: Zhou Tai, Sun Ce, Huang Gai, Lu Xun, 
and Gan Ning.  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 Wei Yan. 
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 Wei Yan?
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Wei Yan is a very useful fighter to try and master.  He is by no means
a beginner character because, in my opinion, only Sun Ce and Pang Tong
have movesets that are as inconventional as Wei Yan's moveset.  
However, if you get good at Wei Yan or master him, you will see that
he can kill many officers before they realize what is going on.  His
charge attacks make him godly once you know how to use them.  His 
SST(T) is very effective against crowds and generals on all 
difficulty levels, and his musou, though hard to control is a very 
powerful and effective killing mechanism.  

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3-Unlocking
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Wei Yan is unlocked by completing Huang Zhong's musou mode.

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

S- A downward attack to the left.
SS- A upward attack to the right.
SSS- A spinning downward slash to the lower right.
SSSS- A upward attack to the right.
SSSSS- A upward attack to the left.
SSSSSS- Spins his voulge in front of him.

*Alternate SSSSSS- A downward attack to the right.
*SSSSSSS- An upwards slash to the right.
*SSSSSSSS A spinning downward slash to the lower right.
*SSSSSSSSS- A sideways attack from the left to right.

T- Wei Yan somersaults forward spinning his voulge as he goes. 
ST- Wei Yan does a powerful upward slash sending enemies into the air.
SST(T)- Wei Yan spins on his back in a ball on the ground, chopping at 
the ankles of all nearby enemies.
SSST- Wei Yan does a powerful sideways slash from left to right.
SSSST- Wei Yan sends a powerful gust of wind forward, thus sending enemies
into the air.
SSSSST(T)- Wei Yan stands stationary (for once) and spins his voulge over 
his head in circles damaging nearby enemies.

Jump attack- A downward slash to the left.
Jump Charge- Wei Yan jumps in the air spinning his voulge below him, 
attacking in a manor similar to an upside-down helicopter.

Running attack- Wei Yan does a quick 2 hit spinning swipe.

Mounted attack- Wei Yan does a series of 6 downward swings going right 
to left.
Mounted charge- Wei Yan spins his weapon while attacking from right to 
left.  
Mounted Musou- Wei Yan does repeated downward swings going left to right.

Musou attack- Wei Yan spins break-dancing style, while swinging his weapon 
above his head in circles.  Finishes with one final spinning slash.

True Musou attack- Pretty much the same as his Musou attack, except 
he finishes by standing on his head and creating a large vortex damaging
everything around him.


*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-Double Voulge
        Base Attack 4
        Number of attacks 4
        Weight Random

Stats-Strike Voulge
        Base Attack 8
        Number of attacks 5
        Weight Random

Stats-Double Star
        Base Attack 12
        Number of attacks 6
        Weight Random

Stats-Comet Strike
	Base Attack 36
	Number of attacks 6
	Weight Average
      	Charge Attack Lvl 16
       	Luck Lvl 15
       	Defense Lvl 16
       	Attack Lvl 18
       	Musou Lvl 15
 
Requirements for Obtaining Wei Yan's 4th
Stage- Battle of Chen Cang (Hard Difficulty)
Requirement- 1) Defeat all 4 Defense Captains

Strategy- This stage is a pain in the rear end, but this weapon is very easy
to obtain.  First and foremost, let me say that unlike MANY of the other
4th weapons in the game, the character trying to obtain this weapon does NOT
have to complete the requirements for it.  In simple terms, you can bring 
another character into the stage, leave Wei Yan next to Zhuge Liang in safety 
and complete the necessary conditions, get the weapon, and kill Sima Yi with 
the other character.  That said, here is a more in-depth strategy for 
completing the requirements.

First, charge up the eastern side of the map and enter the castle in the 
northeast.  Kill Zhang He if you like (though it doesn't really affect 
anything), and advance south towards the wall to the south where the 3 
defensive captains are standing.  Kill these 3 defensive captains, then kill 
Cao Ren, and advance to the western side of the fort (around the mountain) and
kill the 4th and final defense captain.  You should get the "precious item 
report" at this time.  The weapon is located on top of a castle wall in the 
southern part of Sima Yi's area.  Go up the stairs, get the weapon, kill Sima 
Yi.

The trickiest part of this is... um... well... not dying I guess.  Using the
above method/trick I described will make it possible to get Wei Yan's 4th
weapon before you have leveled him at all.  This isn't that difficult.  All
you gotta do is kill 4 ordinary guys.  No time limits.  No generals required.

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6-Musou Mode
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Wei Yan has 5 stages in his musou mode, The 5 stages are

1) Battle of Mt. Ding Jun
Shu Forces vs. Wei Forces
Strategy- Advance up the mountain dispatching enemy officers as you meet them.
Afterwards, take out Xiahou Yuan and any other remaining generals.  This
brings Cao Cao to the map.  Kill Cao Cao.

2) Battle of Tian Shui
Shu Forces vs. Wei Forces
Strategy- Advance forward taking An Ding Castle, then advance east taking 
Nan An Castle.  After this you can either follow Zhuge Liang's plot to trick 
the enemy leader, or not.  Kill generals until the gates open and Ma Zun 
tries to run away.  Hunt him down, and kill him to end the mission.

3) Battle of Jie Ting 
Shu Forces vs. Wei Forces
Strategy- Don't let the Wei forces cut off either of the gates nearby the
bottom of the mountain, as this will make Ma Su upset and his moral will
get bad thus allowing Wei to kill him.  After you save Ma Su's stupid self,
advance on Sima Yi, and kill him.  This brings Cao Pi to the scenario.  Kill
him to end the mission.

4) Battle of Chen Cang 
Shu Forces vs. Wei Forces
Strategy- Advance up the eastern side of the map and into the northeast side
of the castle.  Take out Zhang He, and the four defense captains guarding
the wall.  This lets your troops into the base.  Take out Cao Ren and 
eventually, Sima Yi to end the scenario.

5) Battle of Wu Zhang Plains
Shu Forces vs. Wei Forces
Strategy- Advance up the center of the map taking the attack bases in the
center of the map.  Advance northwards, defeating whichever supply base(s)
you wish, thus allowing yourself access to the Wei camp.  Take out Deng Ai
to stop the catapults, and Cao Ren, as he advances towards Zhuge Liang.  
Advance up either the east or west side of the map, finally making your 
way to Sima Yi.  Kill him to end the mission.

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7-Wei Yan's models
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Model 1- This model comes with Wei Yan.  He has on green/brown armor and 
a gold mask with a red strip on it.  He has brown dreadlocks tied into a
high pony tail.

Model 2- Wei Yan unlocks this model when he get's about 6000 points. 
This model is just his first model with different colors. The green and
brown armor turns silver and black.  His mask is black with a red strip on
it.  He has black dreadlocks in a high pony tail.

Model 3- Wei Yan unlocks this model when he get about 20000 points.
This is one of his DW4 models. Basically it is a green, gold, and brown 
armor.  Has brown untied dreadlocks.

Model 4- Wei Yan unlocks this model when he get around 20000 points 
along with his model 3.  This is another of Wei Yan's DW4 models. It is 
similar to his model 3 except that his hair is gold, and in a pony tail
sticking out of the top of his head.  His skin is a much darker brown, and
his armor is mostly silver and green.

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8-Wei Yan's Encyclopedia Information
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Born 175 A.D.
Died 234 A.D.

A Shu officer.  He served under Liu Biao until his death, from which he 
joined Liu Bei.  Despite his rebellious spirit and disapproval for Zhuge 
Liang, Liu Bei took him in as one of his own, eventually promoting him.  
He later went on to continue the line of Five Tiger Generals with his 
bravery and was a major force in the Shu efforts to take the north.

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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 Wei Yan.

Q: Why can't I get his final weapon?
A: Check and make sure you are playing on at least HARD difficulty at the 
Battle of Chen Chang from the Shu Forces side.  Now check and make sure you 
are killing 4 defense captains.  Count them as you take them down.  Other
than that, just keep trying.

Q: Why doesn't Wei Yan talk very much?
A: Like Zhou Tai, he's too much of a badass to talk very much.  He prefers
to just kill people apparently.

Q: What are the best items to equip on Wei Yan?
A: I equip all the traditional items on him: tortoise amulet, tiger amulet,
and wind scroll.  But in addition to that I equip the ice orb (if you want
to know why play Wu Zhang Plains on HARD or higher from the Wei side), red
hare harness, and believe it or not Herbal Remedy (charge attack increase).
Wei Yan is most effective when using his charge attacks, so with an attack 
and charge attack increase on his final weapon, plus items that give attack 
and charge attack bonuses, Wei Yan's charge attacks kill very quickly.  As 
for the 5th item slot, I alternate between the dragon amulet, the peacock 
amulet, and the way of the musou.

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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 website other than GameFAQs 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 Mpython_33 for providing me with insight into Wei Yan (He is the
Wei Yan master).
Thanks to Patrick for introducing me to the series at Dynasty Warriors 3.
Thanks to Matt and Patrick for helping with final weapons and leveling
the slow fat characters.
Thanks to Joseph Lionarons for birth information on Wei Yan.
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.