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Toshiie Maeda FAQ
By John Carl (zodiark11)
Version 1.1
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CONTENTS:

1.) Introduction
2.) Toshiie Maeda’s Bio and History
3.) Why Toshiie?
4.) Playing as Toshiie Maeda
4a.) Movesets (On Land)
   4b.) Movesets (Mounted)
   4c.) Weapons
   4d.) Abilities
   4e.) Strategies
   4f.) Teammate
5.) Weapon Setup
6.) Others
   6a.) Quotes
   6b.) Dialogues And Special Speeches
7.) Contacts
8.) Credits and Legal Junk
9.) History

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1.) Introduction

Thank you for reading this guide. This is my first guide and it's all about
Toshiie and a perfect way to customize his weapon and also other better
strategies to play as Toshiie. There are also dialogues for fun. I hope
everyone can read and understand since English is not my main language in my
country. So, I really need your comments and suggestions. Feel free to e-mail
me or ask me on the board.

Note that all of these strategies and weapon setups are my style. Probably
useful to some players and if you don't like it, you can press alt+F4 now.

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2.) Toshiie Maeda’s Bio and History

Below is Toshiie's history and lifetime

*Taken from Sengoku Jidai Database*

Toshiie is the seventh son of Toshimasa Maeda, born at 1538-1599. He serves
faithfully Nobunaga Oda And Hideyoshi Toyotomi until his and the former’s
dying day. He was known as the Master of Yari (Japanese Spear) and named Yari
No Mataza (Mataza of the Spear). Toshiie became more famous after joining most
of important battles, such as Tetorigawa and Anegawa. He went on to serve
Hideyoshi and continued his support for Hideyoshi in Battle of Komaki-Nagakute
and became an esteemed member of Hideyoshi's council.

He has a close relationship with other named warriors such as Katsuie Shibata,
Mitsuhide Akechi and Kinoshita Tokichiro. Toshiie was named by Hideyoshi as
one Of The Toyotomi Five Regents. Unfortunately, he died mere a year after
receiving that name.

In Warriors Orochi 2, Toshiie doesn’t play a big role here. Only in Ji Castle,
he was surrounded by a numerous army of Sima Yi. He fights with Magoichi to
defeat Sima Yi.

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3.) Why Toshiie?

Personally, I liked Toshiie because he's cool. He got two spears and a spiky
sword. His movesets aren't that bad and not too difficult to control. His C4
and C6 are pretty useful to push peons if you're in a tight situation. I bet
you'll love Toshiie when you play as him and press the Circle button. I mean,
MUSOU. It's similiar to Nagamasa but it's two times faster. If you have maxed
him out, enemy officers will gone in flash. Toshiie is a Power category
character. He is fun to play with.

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4.) Playing as Toshiie Maeda

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|4a.) Movesets (On Land)|
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S            - A horizontal slash to the right with his sword
SS           - A horizontal slash to the left his sword
SSS          - A horizontal slash to the left his sword
SSSS         - A spinning diagonally upward slash with his sword to the left.
SSSSS        - A diagonally upward slash with his sword to the right.
SSSSSS       - A horizontal slash with his sword to the left.
SSSSSSS      - A diagonally downward slash with his sword to the right
S8-11        - A series of horizontal slashes with his sword alternating from
               left to right
SSSSSSSSSSSS - A spinning horizontal slash with his sword to the left

T            - A double diagonally downward slash with both spears that breaks
               the enemy guard
ST           - A diagonally upward slash with one spear to the right
SST          - A double horizontal slash with both spears that stuns enemies
SSST         - A double slash with both spears horizontally
SSSST        - A double stab and creating a small whirlwind
SSSSST       - Throws both spears around him outwards and dizzies
SSSSSST (T)  - A stab with one spear, causing the enemy to be freezed
               temporarily. Pressing triangle again, Toshiie will perform
               diagonally downward slash with the other spear to the left
SSSSSSST     - Jumps up and stabs the ground with both spears, sending out a
               ground energy wave
SSSSSSSST    - Runs forward and twirls both spears off to the side.

Jump Attack  - A downward slash with his sword to the right

Jump Charge  - Stabs the ground, causing the ground explode

Dash Attack  - A downward slash with his sword to the right

Musou        - Unleash an aura around him to stun enemies And begins to stab
               quickly with his two spears. Toshiie will stand in one place
               when performing musou

True Musou   - Unleash an aura around him to stun enemies and begins to stab
               quickly with his two spears. Then a series of horizontal slash
               with his sword alternating from left to right three times and a
               horizontal slash to  the right with his left spear

Special (R1) - Toshiie will grab one enemy and throw the enemy far away. It’s
               similar to Lu Bu

               *Note: Toshiie’s special attack uses musou

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|4b.) Movesets (Mounted)|
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S      A double slash with both spears spinning towards the back
SS     Another double slash with both spears spinning towards the back
SSS    Again, double slash with both spears spinning towards the back
S4-S7  A series of double slash with both spears spinning towards the back
S8     A double slash with both spears spinning two times towards the back

*Note-The normal attack (S) are all the same but the last one spins two rounds

ST     A double slash with both spears downwards and upwards towards the front
       of the horse, causing the enemies flying
SST    A slash with one of one spear downwards off to the side of the horse
       that dizzies the enemies
SSST   A double slash with both spears outwards and towards the back

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|4c.) Weapons|
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Toshiie Maeda uses two spears and a spiky sword. Here it’s weapon name and
it’s base strength:

Training Blades        :  Base Strength 10
Strength And Loyalty   :  Base Strength 20
Valor And Trust        :  Base Strength 40
Dragon’s Bite          :  Base Strength 80

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|4d.) Abilities|
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Toshiie Maeda has 3 skills :

    Refill 
      (Defeat 60 Enemies)
    Cavalier 
      (Defeat 70 enemies, including 3 officers)
    Karma 
      (Defeat 100 enemies while maintaining 50% life without using musou)

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|4e.) Strategies|
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Strategies is a new feature in Warriors Orochi 2. Gamers must fulfill the
requirements to activate characters strategies. Yes. Each character has one
strategies and gamers can execute those strategies anytime to help themselves
from trouble.

Face Off - Reduces the damage inflicted upon all allied forces

Requirement - Defeat 300 enemies

You know what it means. Reduce the damage of all allied officers and troops.
It’s quite tough to get 300 kills in low level but when you’re strong enough,
300 kills shouldn’t be a problem to you. Why? Because we are WARRIORS!

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|4f.) Teammate  |
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Yes! Maybe Toshiie needs help from his friends when he's in trouble. Here's
some warriors that can help Toshiie:

Sun Jian - His R1! Remember?
Sun Wukong - The next Mr. Transporter
Keiji Maeda - Brother?

Why Sun Jian?

Sun Jian's R1 can convert his life into a 10 second Musou. So, it's pretty
useful for Toshiie's musou. Imagine Orochi being whipped by Toshiie for 10
seconds plus your musou gauge. Yummy!

Why Sun Wukong?

Please. Don't make me laugh. You know he got his magic cloud and it's faster
than Red Hare. So, ask Wukong if you ever need a lift. Plus, he's GOD when
maxed. If you're into trouble, time to add another notch to Mr. Whacky!

Why Keiji Maeda?

Keiji Maeda is not necessary. Only if you're in a tight spot, his R1 can send
the enemies into Mars lol, but I think Wukong is enough to deal the trouble
makers. Sun Jian bores me sometimes so I add Keiji for fun.

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5.) Weapon Setup (Updated)

Okay. Here’s the most important of all. A GOOD WEAPON SETUP! I have found that
Toshiie can be used as two types: Crowd cleaner or Dueler (1 vs 1 or with
officers). Let’s start with the crowd cleaner.

I always use his C4 to push the enemies away. If you’re lucky, you could use
Bolt element and kill all enemies at once. Of course Range is needed. How can
you make lots of KO counts when you can only kill some enemies? ‘Crush them in
one blow’. Slay and Rage are useful here, so don't forget.

Yeah. This is what you’re waiting for, right? The God thing, Almighty.
Personally, Resolve Lv.2 and Stability Lv.3 are perfect for him as a crowd
cleaner. I’m not sure about Supremacy Lv.3 but I guess Evasion Lv.2 is better.
Why Stability? Because you wouldn’t want to get hit while playing in Chaos as
a crowd cleaner doing the charge attacks. And don't forget to add Resolve
here or your mood will change dramatically.

Here's the list:

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| Elements  |  Almighty  |
|-----------|------------|
|  Bolt     |  Resolve   |
|  Range    |  Stability |
|  Flash    |  Evasion   |
|  Might    |            |
|  Rage     |            |
|  Agility  |            |
|  Slay     |            |
|  Brave    |            |
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*Note - C4, C8 and C6 is good for crowd cleaning, especially when Range is
        max. But I have to say that C4 is the best to wipe all enemies
        around you. C6 is not so bad either. C8 or C5 is only to wash
        enemies in front of you (In group).

Mission accomplished! Nope, we still have a Dueler.

Imagine a horde of officers surrounds you and give absolutely no chance to
attack, one thing in your mind, Revival. Charge attacks like C4 is quite
useful for this kind of situation. If you're facing more than two officers,
use C6 to buy some time and concentrate each at a time. Don't forget to add
Range and Flash. Slay, Brave and Might is a must. It'll help you increase your
damage. I don't recommend Multi, because maybe sometimes you will miss some
attacks, giving your opponents a high chance to counter attack. It's up to
you.

I thought it would be good if Toshiie can use his musou to kill enemy
officer quickly. Sadly, it works only once and you have to recharge your
musou gauge. Troublesome, isn't it? Charge attacks is the only way. Wait
a minute! I am totally forgotten about Sun Jian. His R1! Hiyah and grind
the enemy officers to dust. If you're lucky, you can hit 2 officers at
the same time! Please, if you're going to use musou, make sure you are CLOSE 
enough to the enemy officer, because if you're far away, the damage dealt will
be very small.

Here’s the list
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| Elements  |  Almighty  |
|-----------|------------|
|  Brave    |  Evasion   |
|  Bolt     |  Revival   |
|  Flash    |  Resolve   |
|  Might    |            |
|  Rage     |            |
|  Agility  |            |
|  Slay     |            |
|  Range    |            |
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*Note - Those Elements that I've listed is my style and I use it on all of my
        characters and it works 80%. If you have any problems or other than
        that, please tell me.

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6.) Others
  
   6a.) Quotes


   Select (Selecting Characters)
    "I'm heading up in the world!"

   Swap Characters
    "Come on!"
 
   Officer Defeat
    "Notch that one up to me!"
  
   Musou
    "Look out!"

   True Musou
    "Wanna Challenge?"

   True Musou Ends
    "You got it!"

   Triple Musou Attack
    "No one's game!"

   Triple Musou Ends
    "You got it!"

   Strategy
    "Are you ready to put your life on the line?"

   Encounter
    "You've got guts, I'll give you that!"

   Retreat
    "This can't be right - I can't lose!"

   Death
    ???

   100 K.O. Praise
    "You set the standard for us all to follow!"

   Officer K.O. Praise
    "That's mighty impressive!"


   6b.) Dialogues And Special Speeches



   -Battle of Ji Castle-
   
   -Conversation:
   Toshiie Maeda: "Surrender is for the weak of spirit, just how I like it!"
   Magoichi Saika: "Yeah! But we're completely surrounded, I've got a bad
                    feeling about this!"

   Approach Toshiie: "Help? Now that I could do with!"

   Toshiie Maeda: "Looks like the crisis have been averted for now!"
   Xiahou Yuan: "Right! Time to turn the attention to the enemy without!"

   Finish Battle: "You really came through for us. You need a favour in
                   return, you only have to ask"

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7.) Contacts

You can find me at the board, doesn’t matter WO1 or WO2 boards. Or if you felt
like to contact me personally, you can e-mail me:

espada5th@yahoo.com, or
espada5th@hotmail.com

You can also make a new topic with ATTN sign so I can notice it easily, but
I'm not so sure that I will be on the board often. Please, if you’re going to
mail me, mail to me properly. I don’t want any junk mails contains flames or
saying that my FAQ sucks.

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8.) Credits and Legal Junk

-My close ‘game’ friend :), Aiman for helping me to farm weapons and EXP’s and
 some of his smart suggestions
-GameFAQs for accepting this guide
-Koei for creating such a wonderful game. More please ;)
-A wonderful history from Japan. I just love it
-Hakim for pushing me to make this guide. You lucky
-People from the Warriors Orochi board
-My little brother who likes to mess around and always found something strange
-People who's willing to let me copy some of their guide style
-KristophGavin and his love Mitsu for the support and helps :)
-You

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9.) History

Version 1.0 - Created at 15th October 2008
              Submitted at 24th November 2008
Version 1.1 - Corrected some grammar and spelling errors
              Added own quotes and dialogues (6.a and 6.b)  
              Weapon Setup updated
              Submitted at 24th April 2009

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