Dynasty Warriors 2 PSP Weapons/Stable/Unlockable Players Guide By shinobipride version 1.00 _____________________________________________________________ Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Weapons 2.1 Different Levels and Names 2.2 Different Attributes 2.3 Evolutionary Weapons 2.4 Combination weapons 2.5 Stats-up on weapons 2.6 How to Get the best weapons 3. Stable 3.1 Colour frame 3.2 Abilities 3.3 Four kingdom stallions 3.4 How to unlock good horses/elephants 4. How to unlock playable characters 5. Updates _____________________________________________________________ 1. Introduction Dynasty Warriors 2 is a great game with introduction of a stable consist up to 8 horses/elephants that you can take out to battlefield at the start of each battle. Like all the Dynasty Warriors series, a good weapon is the key to success, and now that the stable is introduced, the horses/elephants can even make the pace faster (if you hav a good horse/elephant that is). There are total of 48 playable characters. But some of which you have to unlock by fufilling certain conditions. The following is a guide to get the best weapons,horses/elephants, and your favorite characters to make the game even more enjoyable. _____________________________________________________________ 2. Weapons 2.1 Different Levels and Names Each of 48 playable characters has three levels of weapons rank from strength - level 1 weakest, level 2 medium, level 3 strongest. Level 2&3 are the only ones that can have attributes to it (see 2.2 for more info) and only level 3 has evolutionary attacks (see 2.3 for more info). A level 3 weapon can have BOTH a evolution attack and an attibute. Level 1 have up to 4 attacks, level 2 up to 5 attacks, and level 3 up to 6 attacks (evolutionary weapons do up to 9 more detail on 2.3). Below listed all 48 playable characters with all ranked weapon names: Cao Cao level 1 - broad sword level 2 - general's sword level 3 - sword of heaven Cao Ren level 1 - buckler blade level 2 - strike buckler level 3 - crane Cao Pi level 1 - twin blade level 2 - dual fang level 3 - pure havoc Da Qiao level 1 - twins fans level 2 - violet fans level 3 - true beauty Dian Wei level 1 - hand ax level 2 - strike ax level 3 - bull Diao Chan level 1 - mace level 2 - great mace level 3 - enchantress Dong Zhuo level 1 - tyrant sword level 2 - great tyrant level 3 - fear Gan Ning level 1 - pirate sword level 2 - river sword level 3 - river master Guan Ping level 1 - iron blade level 2 - giant blade level 3 - flying dragon Guan Yu level 1 - crescent blade level 2 - moon blade level 3 - blue dragon Huang Gai level 1 - iron rod level 2 - great rod level 3 - shadow rod Huang Zhong level 1 - war sword level 2 - veteran's sword level 3 - sage sword Jiang Wei level 1 - trident level 2 - great trident level 3 - vapor Ling Tong level 1 - wood nunchaku level 2 - iron nunchaku level 3 - rising phoenix Liu Bei level 1 - long sword level 2 - imperial sword level 3 - gold dragon Lu Bu level 1 - halberd level 2 - great halberd level 3 - sky piercer Lu Meng level 1 - glaive level 2 - great glaive level 3 - tiger hook Lu Xun level 1 - twin sabers level 2 - wind sabers level 3 - eagle Ma Chao level 1 - iron spear level 2 - stallion spear level 3 - silver stallion Meng Huo level 1 - nanman gauntlet level 2 - beast gauntlet level 3 - beast master Pang De level 1 - war pick level 2 - sturdy halberd level 3 - pole ax Pang Tong level 1 - vision staff level 2 - mirage staff level 3 - wind staff Sima Yi level 1 - strategist's fan level 2 - command fan level 3 - black feather Sun Ce level 1 - tonfa level 2 - studded tonfa level 3 - conqueror Sun Jian level 1 - tiger sword level 2 - tiger claw level 3 - lone tiger Sun Quan level 1 - wolf sword level 2 - wolf claw level 3 - king wolf Sun Shangxiang level 1 - chakram level 2 - moon chakram level 3 - luna chakram Taishi Ci level 1 - twin rods level 2 - spiral rods level 3 - wolf slayer Wei Yan level 1 - double voulge level 2 - strike voulge level 3 - double star Xiahou Dun level 1 - scimitar level 2 - great scimitar level 3 - kirin blade Xiahou Yuan level 1 - rod level 2 - strike rod level 3 - power rod Xiao Qiao level 1 - double fans level 2 - peach fans level 3 - true grace Xing Cai level 1 - long fork level 2 - cobra fork level 3 - sacred light Xu Huang level 1 - battle ax level 2 - great ax level 3 - destroyer Xu Zhu level 1 - club level 2 - spiked club level 3 - bone crusher Yuan Shao level 1 - noble sword level 2 - regal sword level 3 - sword of honour Yue Ying level 1 - war spear level 2 - martial spear level 3 - horizon Zhang Fei level 1 - bronze pike level 2 - iron pike level 3 - serpent blade Zhang He level 1 - iron claw level 2 - strike claw level 3 - peacock talon Zhang Jiao level 1 - magic staff level 2 - mystic staff level 3 - fire staff Zhang Liao level 1 - pole blade level 2 - great blade level 3 - blue wyvern Zhao Yun level 1 - bronze spear level 2 - great spear level 3 - dragon spear Zhen Ji level 1 - flute level 2 - iron flute level 3 - moon flute Zhou Tai level 1 - eastern sword level 2 - katana level 3 - dawn Zhou Yu level 1 - bronze sword level 2 - iron sword level 3 - elder sword Zhu Rong level 1 - boomerang level 2 - spitfire level 3 - magma wheel Zhuge Liang level 1 - war fan level 2 - warlord fan level 3 - white feather Zuo Ci level 1 - cursed deck level 2 - mystic deck level 3 - crane deck _____________________________________________________________ 2.2 Different Attributes There are 4 different attributes you can have on weapons. However each weapon would only have one attributes. Only level 2&3 weapons can have attributes. The four attributes are: 1)fire - with a fire symbol beside the weapon 2)ice - with an ice symbol beside the weapon 3)holy - with a sun symbol beside the weapon 4)dark - with a moon symbol beside the weapon Fire weapons allow you to burn enemies momentarily so they can't fight back and is defenceless. Enemies continue to lose small amounts of life bar while being burned. Ice weapons allow you to freeze enemies momentarily so they can't fight back and is defenceless. The enemy's defence is cut in half while being frozen. Holy weapons allow you to break the enemy's guard when they try to block attacks. Dark weapons kill anyone without a title in one shot but depletes the musou gauge when you do anything other than normal attacks. For example, if you do four normal attacks and finish with a combo attack (press 1/2/3/4 times on  button and then 1 time on /\ button) your musou gauge would be drained. Fire weapon and ice weapon both stop enemy temporarily but in my opinion ice is much better. The enemies only lose small smount of life when being burned but while frozen the enemies would take enormous amount of damage from weapons. Holy weapons are fine too though they don't always work 100% of the time. But by using dark weapons in hard mode is really suicidal. As mentioned above, when you try to pull a combo attack your musou will be drained. Normal attacks are not good enough in hardmode because any enemies with titles (patrol captain, offiers, enemies with names) will block like crazy, but combo attacks are very effective as attacks go. And very very bad if you are in a chaos mode, its almost guanrantee death sentence going in with a dark weapon.So when your are surrounded by a bunch of officers they can just air-juggle you to death or gang up on you like there's no tomorrow if you don't have a musou attack handy. Try dark weapons in hard/chaos mode at your own risk. _____________________________________________________________ 2.3 Evolutionary weapons Evolutionary weapons can deal up to 9 hits (only when you use 6 normal attacks on  button and with a full musou gauge by the end of 6 normal attacks). You have topress the button is quick succession for it to work. A combo attack will not trigger an evolution attack. Only level 3 weapons can have evolutionary attacks and it's represented by a light blue windlike symbol. _____________________________________________________________ 2.4 Combination weapons Level 3 weapons can have both an evolution attack and an attibute. This means you can perform up to 9 attacks and burn/freeze/break guard/instant kill with just one weapon. _____________________________________________________________ 2.5 Stats-up on weapons Weapons generally have 1-6 stats-up (but each character's starting weapon doesn't have any stats-up). Just like the word sounds, it boosts up your stats one way or the other. Below is a list of all the possible stats-up and their maximum value on a weapon: Attack (max 20) - boost attack Defence (max 20) - boost defence Horse (max 20) - increase horse/elephant's attack power (how much damage they do by kicking/stamping) Fill (max 20) - increase how fast musou gauge auto-refills Speed (max 20) - increase speed of character when he/she is on foot Luck (max 20) - increase chance of getting better weapons/horses/elephants after a battle Musou (max 20) - increase length of musou bar Growth (max 20) - increase growth rate Charge (max 40) - increase power of charge attacks Attack speed (max 40) - increase attack speed Attack range (max 80) - increase weapon's range Life (max 200) - increase length of life bar _____________________________________________________________ 2.6 How to Get the best weapons So the big question: how to get all the best weapons? I suggest playing free mode instead musou mode. For one thing, the OTHERS forces (Lu Bu, Diao Chan, Meng Huo, etc) can't participate in the musou mode. Plus there are only 5 stages, (sometimes even 4 stages depend on which battle you start at and which victory condition you fulfill), and sometimes by the end of it you don't even get a single level 3 weapons. The benefit of free mode is you can pick a total of 8 stages from 8 eras. Even in easy mode you could get level 3 weapon as early as in era 3, and by playing through all 8 stages you'll be guanranteed to get at least 4 or 5 level 3 weapons. By now you should be at your command cap (60000 exp). If not you should be close. So now you can pick the weapon with highest luck and tear through normal mode with good officers and good abilities. As early as era 2 you'll be getting level 3 weapons. By the end, you should be getting some +5 stats-up weapon. If you are lucky you might get a +6. Then if you want, you could try hard mode, which guanrantee almost all level 3 weapons and some of them bound to be a +6. As early as era 1 you will be getting level 3 weapons. Definitely a +5 weapon by the end of all 8 stages. You could also try, said try because not all characters are fit in chaos mode. The difficulties are insane and going in with a relatively weak playable characters is no less than a suicide attempt. The advantage is very very good weapons, that is, if you can survive to take it. I suggest playing normal/hard mode several times through and you should be getting a good weapon with no time. Also +6 weapons usually have evolutionary attacks and/or attribute, which makes the weapon even better. Just keep in mind: +20 luck (or the highest luck weapon you have in your arsenal), normal/hard mode several run-throughs and patience is the key. _____________________________________________________________ 3. Stable Stable can hold up to 8 horses/elephants of your choice. Your horses starts at level 1 (except the four kingdom stallions which are already max leveled) and you have to level them up and riding them and using them to attack enemies. The max level is level 10. Usually horses are much faster than elephants but has less powers and rear up at officers and enemies with names. On horses you can attack with your weapons or just ride it to run enemies over. Elephants are very slow but they are very powerful and can run over over every enemy in the game at level 10. But you can't attack with your weapon when riding on elephants. You can only attack with its nose ( button) and stamp (/\ button). _____________________________________________________________ 3.1 Colour frame Many players may think reputation have anything to do with how horses/elephants react with enemies. But its not true. Some horses with reputation kingdom stallion will rear up at officers but others won't. It all depends on the colour frame of the horses/elephants. Heres a list of colour of the horses/elephants frame and how each frame affect their reaction to enemies Horses: Gold - run over all enemies except final boss at the end of battle The 4 kingdom stallions have this frame at the start are all max leveled. Other horses start with silver frame and upgrade to golden frame at higher levels. Only some horses with reputation Kingdom Stallion and Legendary Stud MAY level up to golden frame. Silver - run over all enemies below rank of officer (patrol captain, defence captain, captains of villages, common enemies) Only Legendary Stud and some Kingdom Stallion have this frame for start. The other horses will eventually gain this frame as they are leveled up. Bronze (brownish colour) - run over only no-name enemies Most of the horses start at this level. Some of the reputations include: general's horse, kingdom stallion, famous steed. Elephants: Gold - run over all enemies Only legendary tusker start with this frame. Other elephants will attained this frame when they are leveled up Silver - run over all enemies All elephants start at this level. Some of the elephant's reputations include: kingdom mammoth, famous giant, war elephants. _____________________________________________________________ 3.2 Abilities None of these abilities are limited to certain horses; a horse/elephant could have any of these abilities no matter what reputation/colour frame it has. Ranger - no damage crossing mountains Swimmer - no damage crossing rivers Champion - raise morale by 1 number at the battle start Invincible - morale decrease at a slower rate Tame - rider never falls off the horse but will take damage from hits Famous - level up faster Recovery - life recovers after every field battle _____________________________________________________________ 3.3 Four kingdom stallions The four kingdom stallions are what most people would go for. Especially red hare which is a legenday horse in the novel, and, pretty good in the game too. Well, I thought that too until I unlocked some other insane horses. See 3.4 for more detail and for now I'll just list the 4 kingdom stallions. It's good to have them, for starters. But the more you play, the better horses there are out there. Red Hare Reputation: Kingdom Stallion Ability - Champion Speed - S Power - D Hex Mark Reputation: Kingdom Stallion Ability - Swimmer Speed - A Power - B Shadow Reputation: Kingdom Stallion Ability - Tame Speed - A Power - B Storm Reputation: Kingdom Stallion Ability - Famous Speed - A Power - B _____________________________________________________________ 3.4 How to unlock good horses/elephants If you prefer using red hare or the other three kingdoms stallions, feel free to skip this section. This is just for those players who could use a change once in a while. Ok maybe I lied. Just a little. Who am I trying to kid? A good elephant? Not possible. They have a speed so slow its going to give you nightmares. So even if their power is SS it will take them hours, no, years, to get close enough to make a hit. So elephants can run over everyone in the games, that is, if they make it there in time. Horses are so much better. No, I'm not talking the four kingdom stallions. Ok, let me list my stables and you'll see why I said that. Name: Little Lady Frame: gold Type: Power-oriented Reputation: kingdom stallion Ability: champion Speed: A Power: SS Name: Famous Jem Frame: gold Type: Balanced Reputation: legendary stud Ability: Recovery Speed: A Power: B Name: Magic Lady Frame: gold Type: Power-oriented Reputation: kingdom stallion Ability: Champion Speed: B Power: S Name: Silver Cloud Frame: silver Type: Balanced Reputation: legendary stud Ability: Champion Speed: S Power: A Name: Flying Hawk Frame: silver Type: Power-oriented Reputation: legendary stud Ability: Famous Speed: A Power: SS Name: Silver Dragon Frame: silver Type: Speed-oriented Reputation: legendary stud Ability: Invincible Speed: SS Power: C Name: Silver Falcon Frame: silver Type: Speed-oriented Reputation: legendary stud Ability: Champion Speed: SS Power: C Name: Silent Star Frame: silver Type: Balanced Reputation: legendary stud Ability: Champion Speed: S Power: A My personal one and only choice would be red hare until I got theses horses. Now I don't even have a space left for red hare anymore. However the choice is always up to you. I personally prefer the ones with speed SS or speed S, but I sometimes use the one with recovery ability as well in chaos level. The way I got this horses is by playing free mode - normal/ hard/chaos mode from era 1-8 over and over again with luck +20 weapons. Of course most of the time I use a strong player to get through the game quicker but you could pick anyone you like. But make sure you play with a really high luck weapon if you want to get a good horse. Good luck and good hunting! _____________________________________________________________ 4. How to unlock playable characters There are 48 playable characters but some of them have to be unlocked. Play in any level (easy/normal/hard/chaos) in MUSOU and FREE mode as stated. The rows refer to stage trees which can be viewed at Menu -> Camp -> Stage Trees. WEI (MOSOU MODE) Cao Cao - Beat Fourth row with any Wei character Zhang He - Beat Fourth row with any Wei character Xiahou Yuan - Beat second or first rows with any Wei character Xu Huang - Beat second or first rows with any Wei character Cao Ren - Beat second or first rows with any Wei character Pang De - Beat fourth row with Cao Cao Sima Yi - Beat fourth row with Cao Cao SHU (MUSOU MODE) Wei Yan - Beat first or second rows with any Shu Character Guan Ping - Beat first or second rows with any Shu Character Zhuge Liang - Beat first or second rows with any Shu Character Pang Tong - beat third row with any Shu Character Liu Bei - beat third row with any Shu Character Jiang Wei - beat fourth row with Zhuge Liang Yue Ying - beat fourth rows with Zhuge Liang WU (MUSOU MODE) Gan Ning-beat first or second rows with any Wu Character Huang Gai-beat first or second rows with any Wu Character Sun Ce-beat first or second rows with any Wu Character Xiao Qiao-beat with Zhou Yu in musou mode Da Qiao-beat with Sun Ce in musou mode Zhou Tai-beat fourth row with any Wu character Lu Meng-beat fourth row with any Wu character Sun Jian-beat fourth row with any Wu character OTHER (FREE OR MUSOU MODE) Zhang Jiao - Beat Yellow Turban 100% Dong Zhuo - Beat Hu Lao Gate 100% Diao Chan - Beat Si Shui Gate 100% (Dong Zhuo Forces) Lu Bu - Beat 100% Battle of Xia Pi (Dong Zhuo Forces) Yuan Shao - Beat Battle of Guan Du 100% (Cao Cao Forces) Meng Huo - Beat Battle of Nanzhong 100% (Shu Side) Zuo Ci - Beat all other side stages 100% Zhu Rong - Beat Meng Huo Stages or Jiao Zhi Rescue (NanMan Forces) OFFICER Lu Bu (Officer) - Beat all other stages with 100% ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5. Updates _______________________________________________________________________________ Sorry to all you hard-core gamers out there, I have to announce that I have resold the game to EB and probably can't answer to your questions anymore. I apologize for the inconvience. However, should you have any questions, I suggest you contact obeliskofdeath, as he is a pro gamer just like me and would be able to answer you questions better than I do. Other than that, accept my sincere apologies and happy playing!!! _______________________________________________________________________________ Many thanks goes to obeliskofdeath, for valuable support, insight and contribution to make this guide possible. Copyright 2007 shinobipride. (firstname.lastname@example.org) This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. Dynasty Warriors 2006 KOEI Co., Ltd.