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|             |               5-Star Weapon Guide               |              |
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|             |                  Version  1.20                  |              |
|             |                  Dec  01  2013                  |              |
|             |                By  Clement Chong                |              |
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Mandatory criteria: Must be using the EX character playing on Hard and above,
                    can be done in Story or Free Mode but must choose the
                    correct faction.
Note: All these conditions listed below are KOEI's official conditions,
      I have added the path that you should be playing for stages that have
      multiple paths (which KOEI did not indicate).
V1.1: Weapon Box location added.
V1.2: Added 5 new characters from the expansion.

Character:  Xiahou Dun
Stage:      Battle of Fan Castle - Wei Forces
Condition:  Prevent the defection of Yu Jin, Hu Xiu and Fu Fang before
            assisting Fan Castle.
Weapon Box: South east of Xiahou Dun's starting location, near the area north
            of the bridge.

Character:  Dian Wei
Stage:      Battle of Wan Castle
Condition:  Escape from Wan Castle within 8 minutes.
Weapon Box: At the south east garrison on the battlefield.

Character:  Sima Yi
Stage:      Pursuit at Wuzhang Plains
Condition:  Defeat 300 members of the Shu Forces, including Zhao Zhi, Zhang Ni
            [Zhang Yi] and Du Rui.
Weapon Box: From the pavilion, take the south wooden path then head west, it
            is near the end of the wooden path.

Character:  Zhang Liao
Stage:      Battle of Hefei - Wei Forces
Condition:  Defeat Zhou Tai and Lu Meng within 12 minutes of starting the 
            battle.
Weapon Box: Near the center of Sun Quan's main camp.

Character:  Cao Cao
Stage:      Battle of Baidi Castle
Condition:  Open the gates to Baidi Castle within 14 minutes of starting the
            battle.
Weapon Box: Inside Baidi Castle's southern area, near the dead end.

Character:  Zhou Yu
Stage:      Battle of Nanjun - Sun Quan's Forces
Condition:  Personally rescue Gan Ning within 5 minutes of starting the
            battle.
Weapon Box: Inside the west garrison right outside Cao Ren's main camp. 

Character:  Lu Xun
Stage:      Battle of Yiling - Wu Forces
Condition:  Defeat Liu Bei (1st time) within 5 minutes of Lu Xun giving the
            order after Liu Bei's whereabouts become unknown.
Weapon Box: The north east corner of the battlefield.

Character:  Sun Shangxiang
Stage:      Battle of Xiangyang - Sun Jian's Forces
Condition:  Launch an assault on Xiangyang Castle and defeat Lu Gong within 2
            minutes from when Sun Jian gives the order to attack.
Weapon Box: Small alley at the north east corner of the Xiangyang Castle.

Character:  Gan Ning
Stage:      Battle of Hefei - Wu Forces [Zhou Yu]
Condition:  Defeat Li Dian and Yue Jin before the ram is destroyed.
Weapon Box: At the top of Hefei Castle's western wall.

Character:  Sun Jian
Stage:      Assault on Xuchang - Wu Forces
Condition:  Carry out the fire attack within 12 minutes of starting the battle.
Weapon Box: Near Xu Huang's starting location, in the center of the town.

Character:  Zhao Yun
Stage:      Battle of Yiling - Shu Forces
Condition:  Prevent the Wu Forces' plot and defeat Ling Tong, Gan Ning and
            Zhou Tai within 9 minutes of Liu Bei giving the order to begin.
Weapon Box: Inside the path where Han Dang is walking towards to carry out the
            fire attack.

Character:  Guan Yu
Stage:      Battle of Hulao Gate - Liu Bei's Forces
Condition:  Defeat Hua Xiong and Lu Bu within 14 minutes of starting the
            battle.
Weapon Box: Along the burning alleyway inside Luoyang.

Character:  Zhang Fei
Stage:      Battle of Changban
Condition:  Defeat Jia Xu without having a single peasant escape.
Weapon Box: On Changban Bridge.

Character:  Zhuge Liang
Stage:      Battle of Chibi - Liu Bei's Forces
Condition:  Prevent the Wei officers from entering the prayer ceremony
            location until the ceremony is complete.
Weapon Box: Along the curved pathway towards the boat on the south.

Character:  Liu Bei
Stage:      Defense of Xu Province
Condition:  Prevent Zhang Liao and Xu Huang from entering Xu Province Castle
            and defeat all of the fire attack units before they can set the
            fire attack.
Weapon Box: Inside the garrison near the center of the battlefield.

Character:  Diaochan
Stage:      Eliminate Dong Zhuo
Condition:  Defeat Zhang Liao within 8 minutes of starting the battle.
Weapon Box: Near Dong Zhuo's starting location.

Character:  Lu Bu
Stage:      Xiapi Defensive Battle
Condition:  Rescue Song Xian, Hou Cheng and Wei Xu, and prevent them from
            defecting.
Weapon Box: Near the north east reinforcement gate on the battlefield.

Character:  Xu Zhu
Stage:      Battle of Chibi - Cao Cao's Forces [Cao Pi]
Condition:  Defeat Gan Ning within 7 minutes of starting the battle.
Weapon Box: South east of where Xu Zhu alights from the boat.

Character:  Xiahou Yuan
Stage:      Escape from Luoyang
Condition:  Arrive at the siege weapon testing grounds without Lu Bu smashing
            a single gate.
Weapon Box: At the south of the castle there are 2 stairways that lead to dead
            ends, take the eastern stairway to the dead end.

Character:  Xu Huang
Stage:      Imperial Escort
Condition:  Help the carriage break through the gates within 5 minutes after
            Yuan Shu seals the gates.
Weapon Box: After passing through Yuan Shu's gate, north of the reinforcement
            gate nearby, along the right side wall where the path divides.

Character:  Zhang He
Stage:      Battle of Mt. Dingjun - Wei Forces
Condition:  Defeat Zhao Yun, Ma Dai and Zhang Bao within 8 minutes of starting
            the battle.
Weapon Box: In the center of the wooden path east of Zhuge Liang's main camp.

Character:  Cao Ren
Stage:      Battle of Xu Province
Condition:  Capture the catapults before they start attacking the capital, and
            defeat Zhang Fei and Zhao Yun before they can reach the main camp.
Weapon Box: Near the dead end of the north east path on the battlefield.

Character:  Cao Pi
Stage:      Battle of Guandu
Condition:  Carry out the fire attack without a single officer of Cao Cao's
            Forces being forced to escape.
Weapon Box: At the north west corner of Yuan Shao's castle.

Character:  Taishi Ci
Stage:      Pursuit at Shouchun
Condition:  Defeat Jia Xu's unit before it can enter the Wu Forces' main camp.
Weapon Box: The garrison north of the center garrison on the battlefield.

Character:  Lu Meng
Stage:      Battle of Fan Castle - Wu Forces
Condition:  Defeat Guan Yu (1st time) within 3 minutes of starting the battle.
Weapon Box: The north east area near Guan Yu's starting location, near the
            bridge.

Character:  Huang Gai
Stage:      Battle of Chibi - Sun Quan's Forces
Condition:  Defeat the 8 officers of the Wei Forces' vanguard before they can
            enter the allied main camp.
Weapon Box: North of the boat that Huang Gai is going to ride together with
            Han Dang, can be missed if Huang Gai has already rode the boat to
            Cao Cao's ships.

Character:  Zhou Tai
Stage:      Battle of Shiting - Wu Forces
Condition:  Defeat Sima Shi and Sima Zhao within 2 minutes and 30 seconds of
            the successful use of the false surrender plot.
Weapon Box: Near Dai Ling's location when he appears as Sima Yi's
            reinforcement.

Character:  Ling Tong
Stage:      Battle of Ruxukou - Wu Forces
Condition:  Capture all of the Wei garrisons within 5 minutes and 40 seconds
            of Lu Meng giving the order to capture them.
Weapon Box: Right at the center of Wei's southern garrisons.

Character:  Sun Ce
Stage:      Conquest of Wujun - Sun Ce's Forces
Condition:  Defeat Taishi Ci (1st time, 2nd time) within 5 minutes of starting
            the battle.
Weapon Box: Inside the southern garrison at the south of the battlefield.

Character:  Sun Quan
Stage:      Battle of Liang Province - Coalition Forces
Condition:  Defeat Ma Chao, Ma Dai and Han Sui without a single officer of Wu
            being defeated.
Weapon Box: South of the center of the battlefield, inside the garrison.

Character:  Ma Chao
Stage:      Ambush at Chang'an - Shu Forces
Condition:  Find the maiden's sister within 5 minutes of starting the battle.
Weapon Box: East of Cai Wenji's location, two rooms away.

Character:  Huang Zhong
Stage:      Battle of Mt. Dingjun - Shu Forces
Condition:  Defeat Cao Zhen, Wang Yi, Xu Huang, Cao Zhang and Du Xi, and
            arrive at Mt. Tiandang before the Wei Forces' main unit arrives.
Weapon Box: The garrison west of Cao Cao's main camp.

Character:  Wei Yan
Stage:      Battle of the Wuzhang Plains
Condition:  Defeat Sima Shi and Sima Zhao within 12 minutes of starting the
            battle.
Weapon Box: The area east of Liu Shao's starting location.

Character:  Guan Ping
Stage:      Pacification of Nanzhong
Condition:  Defeat Yang Feng and capture the catapult support base within 5
            minutes of starting the battle.
Weapon Box: At the reinforcement gate east of Yang Feng's starting location.

Character:  Pang Tong
Stage:      Battle of Chengdu - Liu Bei's Forces
Condition:  Carry out the surprise attack and capture Luo Castle within 5
            minutes of starting the battle.
Weapon Box: North of Li Yan's starting location.

Character:  Dong Zhuo
Stage:      Chase at Hulao Gate
Condition:  Defeat Yuan Shao within 7 minutes of Luoyang erupting in flames
            without losing a single officer from Dong Zhuo's Forces.
Weapon Box: Near the reinforcement gate south west of Yuan Shao's starting
            location.

Character:  Yuan Shao
Stage:      Skirmish at Guandu
Condition:  Prevent the withdrawal of Liu Bei and Zhang Fei and prevent Zhenji
            and Zhang He from defecting.
Weapon Box: The north west garrison outside Yuan Shao's castle.

Character:  Zhang Jiao
Stage:      Yellow Turban Conflict
Condition:  Defeat Huangfu Song without losing a single Yellow Turban officer.
Weapon Box: At the south west corner of the battlefield.

Character:  Zhenji
Stage:      Uprising at Xuchang
Condition:  Encounter Zuo Ci again within 8 minutes after he appears.
Weapon Box: At Zhenji's starting location.

Character:  Xiaoqiao
Stage:      Assault at Xinye
Condition:  Rescue the strange animals before Sun Quan can reach the first
            checkpoint.
Weapon Box: After the first checkpoint, the path divides 3 ways, take the path
            towards a dead end.

Character:  Yueying
Stage:      Battle of Jieting - Shu Forces
Condition:  Defeat 300 enemies and force Xiang Lang, Cao Xiang and Liao Hua to
            retreat to the Shu Forces' main camp within 5 minutes of starting
            the battle.
Weapon Box: Garrison east of Zhang He's starting location.

Character:  Meng Huo
Stage:      Rescue at Baidi Castle
Condition:  Defeat 3 of the following officers with a ballista within 8
            minutes of starting the battle: Chen Jiao, Chen Wei, Cao Zhang or
            Wang Shuang.
Weapon Box: The north area right outside Baidi Castle's wall.

Character:  Cai Wenji
Stage:      Campaign for Jianye - Wei Forces
Condition:  Defeat Lu Xun's and Lu Meng's assault unit before it can reach Cao
            Cao's main camp.
Weapon Box: Near Lu Su's starting location.

Character:  Daqiao
Stage:      Defeat Yu Ji [Gan Ji]
Condition:  Defeat Yu Ji [Gan Ji] (1st time, 2nd time) within 8 minutes of
            starting the battle.
Weapon Box: At the same area where Gan Ji appears for the 2nd time.

Character:  Jiang Wei
Stage:      Invasion of Luoyang - Shu Forces
Condition:  Escape Luoyang Castle within 10 minutes of the Luoyang main gates
            closing.
Weapon Box: South east corner of the battlefield.

Character:  Jia Xu
Stage:      Battle of Xiapi
Condition:  Defeat Chen Gong without losing a single Wei officer.
Weapon Box: Near the reinforcement gate next to Lu Bu's starting location.

Character:  Sima Shi
Stage:      Guanqiu Jian & Wen Qin's Rebellion - Wei Forces
Condition:  Return to the Wei Forces' main camp within 1 minute of Wen Yang's
            surprise attack.
Weapon Box: The area where Wen Yang makes his surprise attack on the top of
            the cliff.

Character:  Sima Zhao
Stage:      Battle of Chengdu - Sima Zhao's Forces
Condition:  Defeat Guan Suo and Jiang Wei in Chengdu Castle within 7 minutes
            after Liu Shan temporarily withdraws.
Weapon Box: In the middle of the alleyway in the center of Chengdu Castle.

Character:  Deng Ai
Stage:      Battle of Jiange - Deng Ai's Forces
Condition:  Ensure the success of the decoy strategy and defeat Jiang Wei in
            the main camp within 8 minutes of starting the battle.
Weapon Box: After the bottom half of the battlefield appears on the map,
            north west area next the south east garrison on the battlefield.

Character:  Wang Yuanji
Stage:      Battle of Jianye - Sima Zhao's Forces
Condition:  Arrive at Sun Xiu's side within 8 minutes of Jianye Castle opening
            its gates.
Weapon Box: Right outside the throne room, on the left corner of the walkway.

Character:  Zhong Hui
Stage:      Battle of Taoyang - Sima Zhao's Forces
Condition:  Defeat Hu Ji, Liao Hua and Zhang Yi within 5 minutes after Xiahou
            Ba begins withdrawing.
Weapon Box: At the north west corner of the battlefield.

Character:  Zhuge Dan
Stage:      Battle of New Hefei Castle - Sima Shi's Forces
Condition:  Lure out Zhuge Ke from the main camp within 5 minutes after the
            gates to New Hefei Castle open.
Weapon Box: In the west garrison right next to New Hefei Castle's south west
            area.

Character:  Xiahou Ba
Stage:      Capture of Chengdu - Sima Shi's Forces
Condition:  Defeat Guan Suo and Guan Yinping before they can enter the Wei
            Forces' main camp.
Weapon Box: At the center of the battlefield.

Character:  Guo Huai
Stage:      Xiahou Ba's Journey
Condition:  Defeat all of the Shu officers along the way and successfully
            block the path twice within 8 minutes of starting the battle.
Weapon Box: Near Jiang Wei's starting location, towards the path to the dead
            end.

Character:  Ding Feng
Stage:      Battle of Guangling - Wu Forces
Condition:  Successfully carry out the surprise attack and defeat Sima Yi
            within 9 minutes.
Weapon Box: Along the stairway south of Zhang Liao's starting location.

Character:  Liu Shan
Stage:      Capture of Wei - Shu Forces
Condition:  Defeat Zhang Liao, Li Dian and Yue Jin within 10 minutes of
            starting the battle.
Weapon Box: East of Jia Kui's starting location.

Character:  Xingcai
Stage:      Battle of Tianshui - Shu Forces
Condition:  Capture both Anding and Nan'an before Jiang Wei can reach them.
Weapon Box: On the pathway west of Tianshui Castle, head south towards the
            closed gate.

Character:  Lianshi
Stage:      Battle of New Hefei Castle - Wu Forces
Condition:  Defeat Man Chong before he arrives in the Wu Forces' main camp.
Weapon Box: Inside New Hefei Castle's south east area where 2 ballistae are
            located next to each other.

Character:  Ma Dai
Stage:      Battle of the Wuzhang Plains
Condition:  Complete your withdrawal without a single Shu officer being
            defeated.
Weapon Box: Near Wang Ping's starting location.

Character:  Zhurong
Stage:      Nanzhong Rescue Mission
Condition:  After rescuing King Mulu, rescue Meng Huo before King Mulu appears
            again.
Weapon Box: At the north west garrison on the battlefield.

Character:  Guan Suo
Stage:      Battle of Fan Castle - Shu Forces [Guan Ping]
Condition:  Personally defeat all of the Wu officers within 5 minutes after
            the Wu Forces arrive.
Weapon Box: South east of Cao Ren's location, near the closed gate.

Character:  Bao Sanniang
Stage:      Pacification of Nanzhong
Condition:  Defeat Meng Huo, after he appears in the center of the
            battlefield, within 8 minutes of starting the battle.
Weapon Box: The north west area right outside Meng Huo's main camp.

Character:  Pang De
Stage:      Pursuit at Nanjun
Condition:  Defeat Guan Yu, Zhang Fei and Zhao Yun within 8 minutes of
            starting the battle.
Weapon Box: From Guan Yu's starting location, head south, east, north then
            east into the small area occupied by no one.

Character:  Wang Yi
Stage:      Battle of Tong Gate - Cao Cao's Forces
Condition:  Enter the Coalition Forces' main camp within 8 minutes of Ma
            Chao's surprise attack on the main camp.
Weapon Box: The east area after passing through the third gate.

Character:  Guo Jia
Stage:      Battle of Xinye - Cao Cao's Forces
Condition:  Defeat Xu Shu within 8 minutes of starting the battle.
Weapon Box: Inside the left entrance of the south side of the Eight Gates
            Formation.

Character:  Xu Shu
Stage:      Battle of Xinye - Liu Bei's Forces
Condition:  Defeat Cao Ren, Yue Jin, Li Dian and Zhang He within 8 minutes of
            starting the battle.
Weapon Box: Inside the bottom entrance of the east side of the Eight Gates
            Formation.

Character:  Zuo Ci
Stage:      Phantoms of Xuchang
Condition:  Successfully place 3 of the altars and defeat Sima Yi without a
            single phantom officer being defeated.
Weapon Box: Near Dong Zhao's starting location, at the south east corner of
            the town.

Character:  Yue Jin
Stage:      Battle of Yan Province - Cao Cao's Forces
Condition:  Reach the northern river bank within 5 minutes of starting the
            battle.
Weapon Box: On top of the cliff on the west side of the battlefield.

Character:  Li Dian
Stage:      Battle of Hulao Gate - Cao Cao's Forces
Condition:  Break through Hulao Gate without a single Coalition officer being
            defeated.
Weapon Box: In the garrison south of Zhang Liao's ambush location.

Character:  Lu Su
Stage:      Battle of Runan - Wu Forces
Condition:  Defeat Zhang Chunhua and Wang Yuanji within 8 minutes of starting
            the battle.
Weapon Box: West of Sima Zhao's wall of arbalests.

Character:  Han Dang
Stage:      Defense of Jiangxia - Wu Forces
Condition:  Successfully maintain the defensive lines without losing either of
            the eastern garrisons.
Weapon Box: At the garrison where Sun Quan appears as reinforcement.

Character:  Guan Xing
Stage:      Battle of Chencang - Shu Forces
Condition:  Defeat Xiahou Wei before word of the Wei Forces' infiltration of
            the castle can spread.
Weapon Box: On the north west corner on the top of Chencang Castle's wall.

Character:  Zhang Bao
Stage:      Battle of Lukou - Shu Forces
Condition:  Prevent all of the enemy fire attacks within 7 minutes of starting
            the battle.
Weapon Box: East of the south reinforcement gate on the battlefield, at the
            end of the path that leads to the top of a cliff.

Character:  Guan Yinping
Stage:      Battle of Fan Castle - Shu Forces [Xu Shu]
Condition:  Personally defeat all of the Wu officers within 4 minutes of the
            arrival of the Wu Forces.
Weapon Box: The south east area outside Cao Ren's main camp, next to the gate.

Character:  Jia Chong
Stage:      Final Conflict at Chibi - Sima Shi's Forces
Condition:  Seize the Coalition Forces' ballistae before they can be used to
            defeat a Wei officer.
Weapon Box: Near Dong Jue's starting location.

Character:  Wen Yang
Stage:      Defend Chengdu - Sima Shi's Forces
Condition:  Defeat Meng Huo without the central garrison erupting in flames.
Weapon Box: Inside the garrison south east of the central garrison.

Character:  Zhang Chunhua
Stage:      Defeat the Rebels - Sima Yi's Forces
Condition:  Defeat Zhong Chan and Zhong Yao [Liu Yao] within 5 minutes of
            starting the battle.
Weapon Box: Near Zhong Yi's starting location.

Character:  Yu Jin
Stage:      Defense of Fan Castle [XL Only]
Condition:  Carry out the Wei Forces' water attack within 9 minutes of
            starting the battle.
Weapon Box: Near the entrance to Lu Meng's starting location.

Character:  Zhu Ran
Stage:      Pursuit at Yiling [XL Only]
Condition:  Defeat Zhang Bao within 15 minutes of starting the battle.
Weapon Box: At the cross junction near the fire attack location.

Character:  Fa Zheng
Stage:      Defense of Mt. Dingjun [XL Only]
Condition:  Carry out the plot within 8 minutes of starting the battle.
Weapon Box: At the garrison defended by Wang Shuang, south of Mt. Dingjun.

Character:  Chen Gong
Stage:      Capture of Puyang [XL Only]
Condition:  Carry out Tian family's false letter [plot] within 9 minutes of
            starting the battle.
Weapon Box: At the top of the map, near the center right reinforcement gate.

Character:  Lu Lingqi
Stage:      Looting of Xiapi [XL Only]
Condition:  Before descending to the walls of Liu Bei's Xiapi Castle,
            annihilate Liu Bei's 5 officers lured out by the diversion.
Weapon Box: Bottom left corner outside Xiapi Castle.

Copyright 2013 by "Clement Chong"