Dynasty Warriors 5
Taishi Ci Character Guide
By DarkArchAngel646: Twistedmind646@gmail.com
Dynasty Warriors 5/Shin Sangoku Musou 4
Written May 9th, 2005

Version 1.0
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Table of Contents
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1.-Character Bio

2.-How to unlock this Warrior

3.-Weapons (4th weapon attainment)

4.-Taishi Ci Pro's and Con's

5.-Moves

6.-Items to use

7.-Musou Missions

8.-Costumes

9.-Thanks

10.-Contact Information

11.-Copyright data

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Taishi Ci Character Biography
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From the Dong Lai, he was an excellent scholar and master of the martial arts.
First served Liu Yong, but after his defeat at Wu, he defected to Wu, after 
stalemating with Sun Ce in battle. Establishing a strong relationship with Sun 
Ce, they vowed to return the peace to the land.  Unfortunately, Sun Ce was not 
destined to live long, and he continued on, still carrying on their vow, to 
return the peace.

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Unlocking Taishi Ci
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Taishi Ci, along with 17 other officers, are there from the beginning. The Wu 
Starters are: 

Zhou Yu

Lu Xun

Sun Shiang Xiang (SSX)

Sun Quan

Ling Tong

hes is an very strong, with an excellent attack set, wouldn't recommend 
starting with him though, due to his last Musou battle.


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Taishi Ci's Weapons
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Starting Weapon - Twin Rods - 5 power

2nd Weapon  Spiral Rods  10 power

3rd Weapon  Wolf Slayer  16 power

4th Weapon - Tiger Slayer - 38 power  
(Charge 15, Horse 15, Bow 15, Defense 18, Life 18)


How to Get 4th weapon:             

(Make Sure its on HARD or CHAOS Mode)             

(Battle for the Wu Territory)                 

This one is EXTREMELY easy.  Start out just killing troops, wait for Sun Quan 
to get trapped and kill him off before Zhou Tai saves him.  Once hes dead 
just kill off Zhou Tai, and the valuable item will appear up top, to the left 
of Sun Ce, in front of the gate on the ship.  from there on, just kill and 
maim until you feel like taking on Sun Ce.  Watch out if the enemy infiltrates 
the main camp.  Kill Zhou Yu off, thats a major help.


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Taishi Ci's Pros and Cons
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Pros: His attacks are extremely strong, and his He has an excellent move set. 
His jump charge is strong, and is fun to play with, and his charge helps with 
quick escapes.  his C4 is a great crowd clearer.

Cons:
His Charge does barely any damage, which sucks, as its only a means to knock 
down enemies, or make an escape.

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Taishi Ci's Moves
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Triangle (charge) - stamps the ground, knocking enemies down.

Jump + Triangle - flies at ground, stabbing ground and slamming enemies around.

Musou - stabs repeatingly with left and right rod.  Finishes with attacking in 
two X shaped motions, and finishing with stabbing forward with both rods at 
same time.

True Musou - Same as Musou, except stronger, and finishes with a swipe up, and 
jumps down, slamming ground.

Square - Swings right rod.

Square X2 - Swings right rod, and stabs with left rod.

Square X3 - Swings right rod, stabs with left rod, then attacks while before a 
spin around. and swipes with right rod again.

Square X4 - Swings right rod, stabs with left rod, then attacks while before a 
spin around and swipes with right rod again.

Square X5 - Swings right rod, stabs with left rod, then attacks while before a 
spin around and swipes with right rod again, then swings with left.

Square X6 - Swings right rod, stabs with left rod, then attacks while before a 
spin around and swipes with right rod again, then swings with left, then with 
right once more. (evolution attack is now trigger, if aquired)

C1 - Swings right rod, then spins and charged attack upwards.

C2 - Swings right rod, stabs with left rod, then stomps around, slamming rods 
down at ground repeatedly, finishes with a spin and attack.

C3 - Swings right rod, stabs with left rod, then attacks while before a 
spin around. and swipes with right rod again, then spin and charged double stab.

C4 - Swings right rod, stabs with left rod, then attacks while before a 
spin around and swipes with right rod again, then stabs ground with both rods, 
clearing entire area around him.

C5 - Swings right rod, stabs with left rod, then attacks while before a 
spin around and swipes with right rod again, then swings with left, stabs with 
right rod twice, then spins rods around and attacks from both sides.


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Taishi Ci's Best Items
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Orb - Fire

Harness - Red Hare

Item 1. -Tiger Amulet

Item 2. -Peacock Amulet

Item 3. -Tortoise Amulet

Item 4. -Horned Helm

Item 5. -Way of Musou


Why? - 

Fire orb is useful, because it adds that extra attack power to finish any 
enemies off.              

Red Hare, because he can run quite slow at times, and its also great for       
getting to where you need to go, fast.  Use this to run to those quick spots,  
Well, Quick.  I don't recommend fighting on the horse though, get off to do    
that.  But, as always, attack as your charging through enemy units.            

Tiger Amulet, hell, it makes him stronger, i recommend this 
for ALL officers.                    

Peacock Amulet, Extra Health, always a plus.

Tortoise Amulet, It helps keep health high, a big help in the last Musou 
stage.

Horned Helm, because last Musou, hes on his horse quite a bit, so its easier 
to get kills.

Way of Musou, because of course, as always the True Musou is better then 
normal Musou.


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Taishi Ci's Musou
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1. Battle of the Wu Territory - start off killing every officer, troops and 
base you can.  Take over bases, When Sun Quan is trapped, kill him, and if 
you see Zhou Tai, kill him on the way.  Take out Zhou Yu, hes a major pain in 
the ass.  so, just kill off troops, get a high KO rate, and kill Sun Ce when 
you feel like it.  When you encounter him, a cutscene will play.
 
2. Battle of Xia Kou - Kill Huang Zu.  Start off the battle, by rushing to Cai 
Mao, Killing any officer on the way.  If you brought a body guard, leave him 
behind, as he can take alot of your kills.  Kill Cai Mao, and the other 
officer near him, and fight your way out.  You can rack up alot of kills here, 
so have fun.  

3. Battle of He Fei - start off by taking over the defense base in front of 
you, and the supply base beyond that.  When Zhang Liao shows up, rush to 
Sun Quan to save him.  Kill off Xu Huang when he shows up, to make sure he 
doesnt flank the bottom.  Kill Zhang Liao when he appears again.  Take out 
Pang De on the way, to or from the bottom, and any bases in the way.  kill 
Zhang Liao when he appears again, then rush up top, and slay Cao Cao.

4. The Invasion of Nan Zhong - Kill Dong Tu Na, Ahui Nan and Jinhuan Sanjie 
right off the bat, and slay any pesky peon that gets in your way.  Kill Zhu 
Rong, and take her elephant, take out the defense base on the left of the 
map, and capture the attack base up top.  March into the allied base with the 
elephant, knocking down the walls on both sides.  When the task force 
shows up, take him out, dont let him knock out the bridge, and kill the 
beast masters.  Then march through the enemy camp, i recommend long way, as to 
kill more troops, and kill Meng Huo.  Dont let anyone too close to Meng Huo, 
until the beast master and task force has been taken care of, or he'll appear 
close to the main camp.

5. Battle of He Fei Castle - Whoo, I dont like this one.  Start off by 
eliminating Xu Huang, and those annoying troops in your way.  When Lu Xun 
gives the command, rush around the left side, killing Cao Zhang and 
Cao Xiu on the way.  Of course, attack soldiers on the way.  Kill the defense 
captains manning the catapults, (have a little fun flying down the stairs with 
your jump charge attack) and kill the gate captain, letting everyone in!  When 
the task force appears on the ships, kill them before they set the ship on 
fire, also don't forget, kill all officers you come across.  wrap it up by 
killing as many soldiers as possible, then go after Cao Pi.

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Taishi Ci's Costumes
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1 - Ornately decorated helmet with horns and a purple ponytail coming out the 
back. Red thigh guards and red material under the guards, with brown boots 
going under the pant legs.  Purple belt with a purple sash that goes between 
his legs. Red chest plate with gold lines all over.  Red wrist guards with red 
gloves on as well.

2 - Same as 1, except black material instead of red, and the ponytails maroon 
instead of purple. 

3 - Dynasty Warriors 4 costume, Shoulder pads rise up over shoulders, and are 
attached to a chest plate that is decorated with fine gold lines. Arms 
completely covered up by red material.  Purple sash between legs, with an 
helmet with horns and a purple ponytail. Red belt which is tied in the back 
and a long tie offs.

4 - Decorated black helmet, with a symbol on the front, horns facing downwards 
and a spike on top of the helmet.  Rising shoulder pads on his silver 
chestplate that is designed with silver lines as well.  maroon material and 
stone colored boots. wrist guards and gloves as well.

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Q and A
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Q.
I can't get his 4th weapon!
A.
Make sure its on hard, or chaos mode, and make sure you kill Sun Quan BEFORE 
Zhou Tai can get there.  And be sure to kill Zhou Tai AFTER Quan is dead.



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Thanks
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EChangs 4th weapon requirements

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Contact information
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