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    Zhang Liao by AceLegend90

    Version: 0.5 | Updated: 05/31/05 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

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    | Dynasty Warriors 5 |
    | Zhang Liao         |
    | By: Tony Chiu      |
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    My e-mail is casnic@prodigy.net. Please contact me if there are corrections
    that need to be made in this guide. Contact me if there are any questions not
    covered in this guide in regard to Zhang Liao. Please make e-mails legible, or
    they will be discarded.
    
    --VERSION HISTORY--
    v0.5 05/27/05 - Only half of the guide is done. I've completed section 3 and 5.
                    I'll get the other half done as quickly as possible.
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    |          0          |
    |  TABLE OF CONTENTS  |
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    1. Introduction
    2. Background
    3. Moveset.......complete
    4. Walkthrough...incomplete
    5. Weapons.......complete
    6. Costumes......incomplete
    7. Set Ups.......not started
    8. Credits
    9. Copyright
    
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    |       1        |
    |  INTRODUCTION  |
    o****************o
    
    Koei's main franchise, Dynasty Warriors, continues its PlayStation 2 legacy in
    its fourth installment, Dynasty Warriors 5. There are now 48 playable
    characters in Dynasty Warriors 5, each complete with a unique moveset and
    personality. One of them, Zhang Liao, is proud to be one of the playables.
    
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    |      2       |
    |  BACKGROUND  |
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    Zhang Liao, once under the only Lu Bu, serves as one of Wei's most important
    officers. His most famous stand was on the fields at He Fei, where he took down
    Sun Quan's giant army with small numbers. KongMing's Archives
    (www.kongming.net) provides the following biography:
    
    "It is said that Zhang Liao was the descendant of Nie Yi of the Eastern Han
    Dynasty. To avoid the envy and hatred of others however, the family name was
    changed to Zhang. Zhang Liao started his career as an Aid to Ding Yuan. When
    Zhang Liao returned to the Capital after recruiting soldiers for
    Commander-in-Chief He Jin, Wenyuan learned of his assassination and allied
    himself with Dong Zhuo, the general who occupied the territory.
    
    Zhang Liao was appointed as Cavalry Commander and helped Lu Bu after the death
    of Dong Zhuo. When Li Jue and Guo Si attacked and defeated Lu Buís forces,
    Wenyuan fled with his Lord to Xu Zhou.
    
    In the first year of Rebuilt Tranquility (AD 196), Zhang Liao took up the post
    of Chancellor of Lu Kingdom at the age of twenty-eight. On Lu Buís orders,
    Wenyuan fought against Liu Bei, Lord Cao and Yuan Shu. His skill in battle
    caught the eye of many, and after the death of Lu Bu, Zhang Liao accepted the
    post of Imperial Corps Commander under Lord Cao, and received the title of Lord
    of the Second Rank. In addition, Lord Cao also appointed him as Deputy General
    of the eastern forces.
    
    When Lord Cao was attacking Zhang Lu in Han Zhong, Sun Quan took the
    opportunity to invade He Fei. Zhang Liao defended so vigorously that the
    civilians and the people on the Xiaoyao ferry-way were in awe of his strength.
    
    For this, Lord Cao promoted Wenyuan to General Who Conquers the East. During
    the reign of Cao Pi, Zhang Liao was elevated to the rank General of the Forward
    Army and titled Lord of Jinyang.
    
    Zhang Liao died of natural causes in the year AD 222 in Jiangdu County. Zhang
    Liao was known as a brave and intelligent commander, his personal friends
    included Guan Yu, Xu Huang and Lord Cao himself (1). His son Zhang Hu continued
    to serve Wei as an officer. Cao Pi posthumously titled him Forthright Lord."
    
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    |     3     |
    |  MOVESET  |
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    Zhang Liao's moveset allows great coverage from all sides. His attacks are
    damaging and effective, which makes Zhang Liao a great character to use. The
    only place where he would falter is his significant Charge time and weapon
    speed. This can leave Zhang Liao open for time to time if not used properly.
    
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    Regular Attacks
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    His 6 regular attacks are wide but lack speed. The chart below explains each
    attack:
    
       S-STRING
       ========
       .-----------------------------------------------------------.
       |Attack|Degrees|                Description                 |
       |======|=======|============================================|
       |  1   |  210  |He slashes left to right slightly upwards.  |
       |  2   |  210  |He slashes right to left slightly downwards.|
       |  3   |   0   |He pokes from behind.                       |
       |  4   |  180  |He slashes left to right horizontally.      |
       |  5   |  190  |He slashes right to left diagonally up.     |
       |  6   |  270  |He slashes left to right diagonally down.   |
       |  R   |  180  |He slashes left tor right horizontally.     |
       |  J   |  270  |He slashes right to left downwards.         |
       |  H   |  180  |1. He slashes upwards on the right side.    |
       |  H   |  180  |2. He slashes upwards on the left side.     |
       |  H   |  180  |3. Repeat 1 and 2 depending on the weapon.  |
       '-----------------------------------------------------------'
        R stands for running.
        J stands for jump.
        H stands for horse.
    
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    Evolution Attacks
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    His 4 Evolution attacks are quick and wide. Refer to S-STRING and C-STRING for
    his Evolution attacks that are: S-1, S-2, S-3, and C-4.
    
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    Charge Attacks
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    His 6 Charge attacks Charge more slowly than some but are wide and powerful.
    The chart below explains each Charge:
    
       C-STRING
       ========
       .---------------------------------------------------------------------.
       |Charge|Degrees|                     Description                      |
       |======|=======|======================================================|
       |  1   |  360  |1. [Dash] He spins weapon.                            |
       |  1   |  200  |2. He slashes right to left horizontally.             |
       |  2   |  120  |He slashes left to right upwards.                     |
       |  3   |  200  |1. [Rush] He slashes right to left diagonally down.   |
       |  3   |  180  |2. [Rush] He slashes left to right diagonally down    |
       |  3   |   -   |3. [Rush] Repeat 1 and 2 depending on the weapon.     |
       |  3   |  240  |4. He slashes left to right slighty upwards.          |
       |  4   |  270  |He slashes right to left horizontally.                |
       |  5   |   -   |He spins upwards for whirlwind.                       |
       |  6   |   -   |He slashes left to right diagonally for big whirlwind.|
       |  J   |   -   |He slashes left to right for disc.                    |
       |  H   |  180  |1. He slashes upwards on the right side.              |
       |  H   |  180  |2. He slashes upwards on the left side.               |
       '---------------------------------------------------------------------'
        J stands for jump. 
        H stands for horse.
    
    ~~~~~
    Musou
    ~~~~~
    His Musou attack is quick, wide, powerful, and juggling. The chart below
    explains his Musou and True Musou attack:
    
       MUSOU
       =====
    
       .-----------------------------------------------------------------.
       |Swing|Degrees|                    Description                    |
       |=====|=======|===================================================|
       |  1  |  210  |He slashes left to right diagonally down.          |
       |  2  |  210  |He slashes right to left diagonally down.          |
       |  3  |   -   |Repeat 1 and 2 depending on Musou bar.             |
       |  4  |  270  |He slashes left to right horizontally.             |
       |  4  |  190  |[TM] He slashes left to right slightly upwards.    |
       |  5  |   -   |[TM] He slashes right to left upwards for fireball.|
       '-----------------------------------------------------------------'
        TM stands for True Musou.
    
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    |       4       |
    |  WALKTHROUGH  |
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    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Battle of Si Shui Gate
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Allied Forces VS Dong Zhuo's Forces
    Side: Dong Zhuo's Forces
    
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    Battle of Hu Lao Gate
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Allied Forces VS Dong Zhuo's Forces
    Side: Dong Zhuo's Forces
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Battle of Xia Pi
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Cao Cao's Forces VS Lu Bu's Forces
    Side: Lu Bu's Forces
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Escape from Chi Bi
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Allied Forces VS Cao Cao's Forces
    Side: Cao Cao's Forces
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Battle of He Fei
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Wu Forces VS Wei Forces
    Side: Wei Forces
    
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    |     5     |
    |  WEAPONS  |
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    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Pole Blade
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Power---3|
    Attacks-4|
    ---------'
    2 ATTRIBUTES
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Great Blade
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Power---5|
    Attacks-5|
    ---------'
    3 ATTRIBUTES
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Blue Wyvern
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Power---11|
    Attacks-6 |
    ----------'
    4 ATTRIBUTES
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Gold Wyvern
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Evolution |
    Power---38|
    Attacks-6 |
    ----------'
    Life---17
    Attack-17
    Fill---15
    Horse--18
    Luck---15
    
    [Getting Gold Wyvern]
    Battle-Battle of He Fei
    Side---Wei Forces
    Goal---Your goal is to attain 750 kills or kill 9 officers before Cao Ren
           arrives as reinforcements.
    Method-Killing 9 officers is the easiest method. First, head to the right of
           base in front of you and kill Man Chong, which is an officer serving
           Pan Zhang. Next, head past the base to meet Ding Feng and kill him as
           well. Now, cross the bridge and kill Pan Zhang. After killing Pan Zhang,
           head to the supply base and kill Zhou Fang. Head over and around the
           base where Zhu Huan is and kill him. By this time, Zhu Zhi should have
           crossed into your area. Kill him and go north across the bridge to the
           northmost bridge where Zhu Ran and Chen Wu should be. Kill them and if
           Gan Ning hasn't showed up yet wait for him to. When he shows up near the
           north center checkpoint, kill him, but watch out because he is in hyper
           mode and is ready launch Musou Rage. After that, Cao Cao should be safe
           from being killed, and the weapon should appear south of where the
           you earlier destroyed the bridge. The weapon is accessible from the
           south side so go there, get it, and kill Sun Quan.
    
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    |     6      |
    |  COSTUMES  |
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    Costume 1
    ~~~~~~~~~
    
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    Costume 2
    ~~~~~~~~~
    
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    Costume 3
    ~~~~~~~~~
    
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Costume 4
    ~~~~~~~~~
    
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    |     7     |
    |  SET UPS  |
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    |     8     |
    |  CREDITS  |
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    Special thanks to:
    
    GameFAQs, for hosting this guide
    
    Koei, for making a great game
    
    KongMing Archives (www.kongming.net), for Zhang Liao's biography
    
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    |      9      |
    |  COPYRIGHT  |
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    This guide is copyrighted (c) by Tony Chiu.
    
    This guide is intended solely for private use. This guide may not be
    redistributed in any shape or form without permission from the author.
    
    This guide is exclusive to GameFAQs only. If this guide is seen anywhere else,
    please contact me right away. Thank you.