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    Character Weapon Element Guide by BakusaiTenketsu

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    WARRIORS OROCHI 2
    Maximized Weapon Element Guide
    Author: Locke Quinn Seavello
    GameFAQs: BakusaiTenketsu
    Email: toogeloo@yahoo.com
    
    This guide is intended to compile the most efficient or maximized weapon 
    builds in one easy to read location.  As of the writing of this guide, these 
    setups have been majorily agreed upon as the most useful setups for each 
    character.
    
    Special thanks go out to EwigD, Kaikuro, Rydain, UltimateLegend, and 
    Zibong who were the primary contributors, as well as the many other 
    individuals who all posted information on the boards making this 
    compilation possible.  This list is only advisable setups and is in 
    no way the end all be all setups for all characters.  Remember that you 
    are the one playing the game, so if you want to try a different set up, by 
    all means do so.  Who knows, you may discover a better combination 
    than what was listed.
    
    Not listed in this guide are the various abilities in the game (Fortitude, 
    Conserve, etc...).  These are not weapon attributes and therefore not 
    part of the guide.
    
    Characters are listed by Kingdom and in alphabetical order for simplicity.
    
    
    On to the guide:
    
    
    
    Legend:
    
    +: Elements that should go on the weapon.  
    [They should be maxed at 10 unless otherwise noted]
    
    *: Upgrades that should go on the weapon.
    
    -: Tactics regarding the setup.
    
    R1: the right shoulder button that executes special attacks.
    
    dirR1: Use of R1 that requires pushing the Left stick when using the skill.
    
    C(#)-ex: For tech types, pressing R1 instead of Charge attack in the string.
    
    C(#): When to use Charge attack after preambling with standard attacks.
    [e.g. C4 means you press Standard attack 3 times and then Charge attack]
    [e.g. C2-3 means you press Standard attack once and 3 Charge attacks]
    
    JA: Jump and then Standard attack.
    
    JC: Jump and then Charge attack.
    
    
    
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    Warriors of Shu
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    Guan Ping
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Range / Agility / Might
    * Evasion, Highflier, Resolve
    - C5 spam
    
    Guan Yu
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Range / Multi / Might
    * Evasion, Supremacy, Resolve
    - Use R1 to boost speed, you can go C1>C3 or C3>C4
    
    Huang Zhong
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Absorb / Air / Brave / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Supremacy, Fire Power
    - C1-ex / C3 spam mode.
    
    Jiang Wei
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Evasion, Resolve
    - C3 spam or C3 > C4
    
    Liu Bei
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Range / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Resolve, Supremacy
    - C3 spam, C3 > C4 against officers
    
    Ma Chao
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Highflier/Supremacy, Evasion, Resolve
    - C3 spam
    
    Pang Tong
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Resolve, Supremacy
    - C4 spam, C3 > C3 against officers. Use dirR1 against large groups
    
    Wei Yan
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Evasion, Resolve
    - C3 spam or C3>C4
    
    Xing Cai
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Range (or Air) / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Resolve, Evasion
    - C3 > dirR1 spam for crowds. C5 for approaching targets. 
    C1 > R1 for setting up dangerous Power type officers.
    
    Yue Ying
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Might / Air / Multi / Absorb
    * Resolve, Stability, Supremacy
    - C1-ex x2 for officers, C4 for musou regen
    
    Zhang Fei
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Range (or Air) / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Evasion, Highflier, Resolve
    - C4 spam, C3 > C6 (Jump Cancel) alternative
    
    Zhao Yun
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Supremacy, Resolve
    - C3 > C4
    
    Zhuge Liang
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Absorb / Air / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability (or Evasion/Acrobatics), Highflier, Resolve
    - C4 spam. C1-ex to set up against officers.  Evasion or Acrobatics 
    may help instead of Stability.
    
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    Warriors of Wei
    ===============
    Cao Cao
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Absorb / Range / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Evasion, Synergy, Resolve
    - C5 or C6 against crowds, but C3 > C4 is actually better against officers. 
    Abuse both R1s freely.
    
    Cao Pi
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Agility / Air / Brave / Multi / Might
    * Stability, Resolve, Supremacy
    - C3 or C4 against light crowds, C6-ex against multiple officers and 
    dense crowds.
    
    Cao Ren
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Absorb / Range or Brave / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Supremacy, Resolve
    - C3-ex = Instant Win. With max Conserve, C2-ex for musou refilling 
    on large groups. Range is safer, or Brave is more damage.
    
    Dian Wei
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Absorb / Air (or Range) / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Highflier, Resolve
    - C3-ex, C4 (with Air) or C3 (with Range) to refill musou
    
    Pang De
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Highflier, Evasion, Resolve
    - C3>C4, C6 for crowds
    
    Sima Yi
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Might / Air / Agility / Absorb
    * Supremacy, Stability, Evasion
    - R1 spam, C6 or C4-2 to regain musuo
    
    Xiahou Dun
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Range / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Resolve, Synergy
    - C1 > R1 > dirR1 against peons, C3 > C4 or C4 spam against officers.
    
    Xiahou Yuan
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Might / Multi / Range / Air
    * Supremacy, Resolve. Firepower
    - R1 and C3 > C4
    
    Xu Huang
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Supremacy,Resolve
    - C3>C4
    
    Xu Zhu
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Range / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Evasion (or Highflier), Resolve, Supremacy
    - C4 spam, C3 > C4 against officers. R1 against multiple officers.
    
    Zhang He
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Evasion (or Synergy), Stability, Resolve
    - C3 or C4 > R1 > dirR1 > airdash away > repeat for peons. C6 is 
    believed 2-hit elemental now, so spam that against officers.
    
    Zhang Liao
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Highflier, Evasion, Resolve
    - C3 spam or C3>C4
    
    Zhen Ji
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Range or Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Evasion, Resolve
    - DirR1>C4 or just C4, Range is safe and Multi is more damage
    
    
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    Warriors of Wu
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    Da Qiao
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Drain / Absorb / Range / Multi / Agility
    * Stabiltiy, Highflier, Resolve
    - C3 > C4 > C4 > etc
    
    Gan Ning
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Air / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Resolve, Evasion
    - C3 > C4
    
    Huang Gai
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Range / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Evasion, Highflier, Resolve
    - C4 > C4 > etc
    
    Ling Tong
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Might / Air / Agility / Multi
    * Stability, Resolve, Evasion
    - C3 > C4
    
    Lu Meng
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Supremacy, Resolve
    - C3 spam is worthwhile against officers.  R1 >C3 > JA against crowds.
    
    Lu Xun
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Range or Agility / Multi / Might
    * Stability, Supremacy, Resolve
    - C4 spam
    
    Sun Ce
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Range / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Evasion, Highflier, Resolve
    - C3 > C4 > C4 > etc
    
    Sun Jian
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Range / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Teamwork, Resolve, Revival
    - Single targets = C3 spam. 
    Multiple officers and dense crowds = Buff, Triple Team, Triple Team
    
    Sun Quan
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Range / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Evasion, Resolve, Synergy
    - C4 spam, C3 > C4 against officers
    
    Sun Shang Xiang
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Agility / Might / Multi
    * Stability, Resolve, Firepower
    - C3 > C4 > DirR1
    
    Taishi Ci
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Evasion, Resolve
    - C3 spam for officers and C4 for crowds.
    
    Xiao Qiao
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Evasion, Stability, Resolve
    - C4 spam. C3 > C4 against officers.
    
    Zhou Tai
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Range / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Evasion (or Synergy or Acrobatics), Stability, Resolve
    - C4 spam, C3 > C4 against officers.  
    JC can work too if you take Acrobatics.
    
    Zhou Yu
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Resolve, Stability, Supremacy
    - C4 spam or C4-ex for tough officers
    
    
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    Other Warriors
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    Da Ji
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Range / Might / Absorb
    * Stability, Highflier, Resolve
    - C4-ex
    
    Diao Chan
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Might / Multi / Air / Agility
    * Stability, Resolve, Supremacy
    - C4-ex spam, or C3 > C4 then move in and C1 for tougher targets.
    
    Dong Zhuo
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Range / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Evasion, Highflier, Resolve
    - C3 spam, C3 > C4 against officers
    
    Fu Xi
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Resolve, Evasion, Supremacy
    - C4 spam
    
    Himiko
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Might / Agility / Air / Absorb
    * Resolve, Supremacy, and any 3rd upgrade
    - Buff up with R1, and proceed to kill every officer in Chaos Mode with C3.
    
    Kiyomori Taira
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Resolve, Stability, Supremacy/Highflier
    - C2-3 spam, R1 to regain Health.
    
    Lu Bu
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Evasion, Highflier, Resolve
    - C3 spam against peons. 
    C1 > jump cancel JC (1 hit) > jump cancel JA > C4 will KO a generic.
    
    Meng Huo
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Range (or Air) / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Evasion, Highflier, Resolve
    - C3 spam, C3 > C3 or C4 against officers.
    
    Nu Wa
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Absorb / Range / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Resolve, Supremacy
    - R1 spam in dense crowds and to set up against officers. 
    Then just C4 > C4 > etc
    
    Orochi
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Drain / Air / Brave / Agility / Might
    * Evasion, Stability, Resolve
    - C1-1 spam
    
    Orochi X
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Absorb? / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Highflyer, Resolve
    - Absorb is for C3 and jump-cancel for peon crowds, and C4 for officers.
    
    Sun Wukong
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Air / Agility / Multi / Might
    * Stability, Resolve, [Anything]
    - C4 is all you need
    
    Taigong Wang
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability / Resolve / Supremacy
    - C4 spam
    
    Yoshitsune Minamoto
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Range / Brave / Multi / Might / Agility
    * Stability, Evasion/Highflier, Supremacy
    - C4 and C5, C4 against officers
    
    Yuan Shao
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Range / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Highflier, Resolve, Supremacy
    - C3 spam, C3 > C4 against officers. R1 buff when needed
    
    Zhang Jiao
    + Ice / Flash / Slay / Brave / Agility / Absorb / Might / Drain or Multi
    * Stability, Resolve, Supremacy
    - Use C1-ex/C2-ex/C5(-ex) to freeze, then nail the enemy with C4(-ex)
    
    Zhu Rong
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Range / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Evasion, Highflier, Resolve
    - C4 spam, C3 hits twice, IIRC, so it should be able to OHKO generics.
    
    Zuo Ci
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Might / Air / Multi / Agility
    * Stability, Resolve, Evasion
    - Buff -> C3
    
    
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    Samurai Warriors
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    Ginchiyo Tachibana
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Resolve
    - C4 or C5>C4 combo
    
    Goemon Ishikawa
    + Bolt, Flash, Slay, Brave, Air, Multi, Agility, Might
    * Resolve, Supremacy
    - C4 spam
    
    Gracia
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Teamwork, Stability, Resolve
    - C2-2 for crowds, C1-2 or broken dirR1 for single officers.
    Triple Team versus multiple officers.
    C1 Spam to regen musou.
    
    Hanzo Hattori
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Might / Range / Air / Absorb
    * Supremacy, Stability, Resolve
    - C4-ex or C3-ex for clones on harder opponents
    
    Hideyoshi Toyotomi
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Range or Absorb / Might
    * Supremacy, Stability, Resolve
    - Use R1 to boost speed, C4 spam to murder crowds and officers.
    
    Ieyasu Tokugawa
    + Absorb or Ice / Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    *Supremacy, Resolve, [something else]
    - Use R1 to obliterate enemies.
    
    Ina
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Agility / Multi / Might
    * Firepower, Stability, Resolve
    - C4
    
    Kanetsugu Naoe
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Might / Air / Agility / Multi or Absorb
    * Supremacy, Stability, Resolve
    - R1, C3-ex, and C4-ex
    
    Katsuie Shibata
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Highflier, Evasion, Resolve
    - C1/R1 for crowds, C2 for officers
    
    Keiji Maeda
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Supremacy, Resolve, Conserve 
    - C3-3 or C4-3 should kill anything. R1 buff up for stronger officers
    
    Kenshin Uesugi
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Drain / Air / Brave / Agility / Might
    * Resolve, Evasion, Highflier
    - C8 or C4
    
    Kojiro Sasaki
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Might / Air / Agility / Multi
    * Stability, Resolve, Highflier
    - C4 or C5 spam
    
    Kotaro Fuma
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Might / Air / Multi / Agility
    * Stability, Evasion, Resolve
    - C2-3 or C4-3
    
    Kunoichi
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Absorb / Brave / Range / Agility / Might
    * Supremacy
    - R1 Invincible, C2 Spam
    
    Magoichi Saika
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Absorb / Agility / Might
    * Firepower, Stability, Supremacy
    - C4-ex is going to be your main offensive weapon.
    Regular C4 to "reload" Musuo
    
    Masamune Date
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Might / Agility / Multi / Air
    * Firepower, Stability, Resolve
    - C4-3
    
    Mitsuhide Akechi
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Range / Might
    * Resolve, Stability, Evasion
    - C4 and C8
    
    Mitsunari Ishida
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Evasion (or Supremacy), Stability, Resolve
    - C4 hits twice if you know how to use it. 
    Supremacy over Evasion if you want to use his R1 to stun.
    
    Motochika Chosokabe
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Highflier, Resolve
    - C2 on officers, C1 on crowds
    
    Musashi Miyamoto
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Absorb / Air / Range / Multi / Might
    * Stability, Resolve, Supremacy
    - R1 then C3 and C4 spam
    
    Nagamasa Azai
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Highflyer, Resolve
    - C5 and C8
    
    Nene
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Might / Agility / Range / Air
    * Stability, Resolve, Evasion
    - C3 and C4
    
    No
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Range / Might
    * Evasion, Stability, Resolve
    - C4-2 > R1
    
    Nobunaga Oda
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Might / Air / Multi / Absorb
    * Supremacy, Resolve, Stability
    - R1 > C3(-ex), or (C4-ex), or C2(-ex)
    
    Oichi
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Might / Air / Multi / Absorb
    * Stability, Resolve, Supremacy
    - R1 > C4(-ex), or C8-ex
    
    Okuni
    + Flash / Slay / Brave / Might / Air / Multi / Agility / Absorb
    * Stability, Resolve, Supremacy
    - C4-ex or C1 > C4-ex
    
    Ranmaru Mori
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Might / Air / Agility / Range
    * Resolve, Highflier, either Supremacy/Stability/Evasion
    - C4-3
    
    Sakon Shima
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Drain / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Resolve, Highflier
    - C4-1 to stun, C4-2 to finish. Jump Cancel if needed.
    
    Shingen Takeda
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Stability, Resolve, Highflyer or Supremacy
    - C2-3 or C2-ex
    
    Tadakatsu Honda
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Resolve, Stability, Supremacy
    - R1 then C1-3
    
    Toshiie Maeda
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Air / Brave / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Highflier, Evasion, Resolve
    - C6 Spam
    
    Yoshihiro Shimazu
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Brave / Range / Multi / Agility / Might
    * Highflier, Resolve, Supremacy
    - C6 > C4 against officers AND crowds. Buff when necessary.
    
    Yoshimoto Imagawa
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Drain / Air / Brave / Agility / Might
    * Evasion, Resolve, Supremacy
    - Even though his R1 is pretty bad, it's really no worse than the 
    rest of his attacks. S8 or C3-3 against peons, C4-3 or C1 > R1 
    against single officers, setup your R1, C3-3, or C4-3 very 
    carefully with C1 against multiple officers. It's a good thing this 
    game is easier than WO1. Seriously, for a character that was 
    really built around his S string, Almighty was pretty much made 
    with soccer boy in mind.
    
    Yukimura Sanada
    + Bolt / Flash / Slay / Absorb / Air / Range / Agility / Might
    * Highflier, Resolve, Supremacy
    - R1 abuse, C3-3 or C4 to refill.
    
    
    
    
    End of Guide