Question from coco2012
some weapons have stars and only gems are used to buy them
but some weapons have no stars and they need crystals with gems to buy
what is the difference between those weapons ?
should I spend my crystals on them ?
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The weapons with crystals are big star weapons..they are stronger in the long run once maxed out..so yeah buy em
It depends on the weapon if the weapon attack is 45 or above in 4 star buy the 4 star
Basically, MOST characters benefit more from the rare "big star" weapons, with a few exceptions. While the rare weapons start out weak, they grow extremely powerful once a character has full affinity in them; this makes buying them early, during the easier levels, a much better investment (by the time you reach later levels, they will be the strongest weapons you have by far if you've been using the character a lot).
Conversely, some strong characters (Lu Bu, Honda, Meiji, and the Orochi's) do better with their rank 4 weapons. As Orochi_Evil mentioned, any rank 4 weapon above 45 base damage or so will probably either hit harder, or just about as hard as the rare weapons.
There is one other thing to note though: SOME rare weapons do have hidden, bonus traits which can make them even better...but my information there is, sadly, lacking, and I can't tell you which weapons have this for sure...until I get them all, at least.
OK Here is a guide to all your questions regarding Weapons
In WO3 we have 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and (big star/unique/joke/ previous 5th weapon for Samurai Warriors) 5th weapons
Id say when you get crystals get at least 30 or so as the weapon dealer charges a few crystal per 5th weapon and when you do get a 5th weapon invest your money into one at a time as you must max the weapon compatability before it becomes your best weapon. Every base game 5th weapon maxes at +54 attack making them the strongest weapon for a character most of the time.
Exceptions: oddly enough Zuo Ci and Shingen Takeda have the same max attack when both their 4th/5th weapons are maxed. And of course any character that is just out right OP their 4th is better than 5th (like Keiji Maeda Susanoo Orochi Orochi X Lu Bu Tadakatsu Honda)
Now a chat on Big Star weapons (i still call them 5th weapons)
Big Star weapons are quite different from 4ths as they:
Have greatest attack for most characters
Cnfirmed that some have a hidden range increase with certain characters (EX: Cao Cao gains a range boost with a certain big star weapon)
Some are Joke weapons for comedy like a Snowman jug others are unique (made 4 this game) re colored versions for characters like Sun Wukong and Taigong Wang.
In addition certain Samurai Characters (Magoichi Saika Toshiie Maeda No) have a second 5th weapon which Looks like a clone of their 4th but have an elemental effect as a visual only so far. (Kai has one where it is 4th unique with a fire elemental visual (but not actual attribute?)
Lastly for some stupid reason Koei did this with the weapons:
5 old 5th weapons from Dw6 (Huang Zhong's sword Xiahou Yuan's sword Zhang He's spear Mystery and Lu Xun's sharp swords( jade wabbler or something like that) and Yuan Shao's Sword of Kings funny as only Lu Xun can equip his actual weapon.
3 5th weapons from Trinity that have nothing to do with anyone except Areus who should have been put in as one is named after him and some characters have clone versions of these but named differently (Kanatsugu Naoe sacred sword, Kojiro Sasaki dark fire)
Muneshige may aquire his wife's 5th weapon as Koei most likely did an opps with not giving Ginchiyo the regular sword category but greatsword for bigstars so she got lucked out on her 5th weapon from SW2)
Hmm what else oh yes, the weapon dealer sells random big star weapons after every battle so it refreshes so make sure you check after everyone if you want a certain 5th weapon for a character)
Check the topic list for "A list of who should be using what" for all correct 5th weapons for say the likes of SW characters so you dont get Ina's 5th weapon for Xiahou Yuan on accident as it looks silly unless you really wanted it for him >_>
Lastly DLC weapons are unlocked only if you buy the pack and for stages beat the stages to unlock them for use most of them are joke weapons (sigh) but they are some unique ones like for Sanzang and sword users that are actual serious not trolling weapons.
There is one DLC weapon (apart from the exclusive weapn pack for ma chao kaguya shuten doji etc) that is Ayane's dlc weapon which does 18 attack and at max +18 really Koei how sexist!
Otherwise all stage pack weapons should come as 5ths with +54 attack at max
Last note: Muneshige's 5th weapon and Xingcai's 5th and joke weapon has a glitch where their shields and swords are like 4ths on 5ths with Xingcai having a 5th sword but a 4th shield on her bigstar <_< anyother confirmations are appreciated and very lastly Koei further trolled us with Ling Tong and Guan Suo getting OPPOSITE 4TH WEAPONS then they should have s everyone knows Ling Tong had before Suo came his Rising Phoenix while Suo got the purplish one and same for the Qiao sisters who have oppostie fans as i remember clearly Da Qiao had the dragon fan! Xiao Qiao had the other one so yeah now these two sets are switched and looks so dumb on Koei's part.
How is that for a mini guide? 'pant'
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