Dynasty Warriors 3
 and Dynasty Warriors 3: Xtreme Legends
Weapon Elemental FAQ
Version 2.0 XTREME
Last Updated: January 20, 2004
by ShdwRlm3 (shdwrlm3 (at) yahoo (dot) com)


UPDATED!  The release of Xtreme Legends has warranted an update to this FAQ.
Any new sections or info pertaining to XL are marked with "UPDATED!"


Table of Contents

1. I Got Bored and Have Time to Kill   [Intro]
2. Stuff You Should, Like, Know        [Weapon Elemental Info]
3. Achichi!!!                          [Flame Elemental Attacks (FEAs)]
4. Voice of Thunder                    [Lightning Elemental Attack (LEAs)]
5. How to Make a Bad Character Good    [Death Elemental Attacks (DEAs)]
6. How to Add a New Element w/o        [Wind Elemental Attacks (WEAs)]
    Really Trying
7. How to Make a Bad Character Badder  [Non-Elemental Weapons]
    (Bad as in Bad, not as in Good)
8. People I Ripped Info From           [Credits]
9. Stuff You Don't Care About          [Version History/Copyright Info]


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 1. Intro
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     It's no wonder that over 1 million copies of Dynasty Warriors 3 have been
sold worldwide.  Take a tried and true Final Fight formula, add a pinch of
strategy, pour in lots of secrets, and you get one of my favorite games of all
time.  Since I'm a sucker for compiling relatively useless info, I decided to
write up this little Weapon Elemental FAQ.  For other, actually useful info
on DW3, make sure to check out the various FAQs available at gamefaqs.com
     UPDATED!  Koei have decided to release Xtreme Legends: Dynasty Warriors 3
in the States, meaning much more work for me >_<  A pseudo-add-on disc for the
original Dynasty Warriors 3, the poorly named XL (there goes my boycott of
anything with "X" in the title) adds a slew of new features.  In addition to
being able to play as unaligned characters in Musou Mode, new challenges in
Challenge Mode, customizable bodyguards, and a new Combo grading system, Koei
have added brand new 5th Weapons.  5th Weapons were apparently an effort to
balance the characters, but for the most part 5th weapons aren't much better
than 4th Weapons (and in some cases are worse).  5th Weapons also come with
different elements than the 4th Weapons, including a (sorta) brand new
element: wind.
     Note that even though XL actually contains all of the DW3 game data, you
still need the original DW3 disc to open up most of the features.  In
particular, if you want most of the aligned characters' 5th Weapons, you must
load the original DW3 disc!


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 2. Weapon Elemental Info
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Weapons and Elements and Bears, Oh My
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What are Weapons and what are Elements?  Well, if you don't know the answer to
that first question, stop playing DW3.  As for Elements, some 4th Weapons in
DW3 have Elements, meaning certain button combos will activate an Elemental
Attack.

But wait, what's a 4th Weapon you ask?  As the game manual explains,
each officer can equip 4 different types of the same weapon.  Sun Shang Xiang,
for example, has her Chakram (1st Weapon), Crescent Chakram (2nd Weapon), Luna
Chakram (3rd Weapon), Sol Chakram (4th Weapon), plus the super secret,
ultra-hidden Xena Charkam.  1st Weapons are already unlocked, but to get the
2nd and 3rd Weapons, you'll have to defeat officers and pick up Weapon Boxes
OR crack open crates that contain Weapon Boxes.  4th Weapons, however, are
harder to get.  There are special requirements that you must meet to get a
character's 4th Weapon.  For 4th Weapon retrieval info, why not check out the
aptly named 4th Weapon FAQ by muni shinobu found at gamefaqs.com ?

And I was kidding about that Xena Chakram.


UPDATED!  Geez, and I thought I was just kidding about SSX's 5th Weapon.
Perhaps after reading this FAQ (yeah, right), Koei decided to add brand new
5th Weapons to XL.  These new weapons are obtained in ways similar to the
4th Weapons, and also come with Elements attached.  For the most part, if a
character had a particular Element on their 4th Weapon, that character will
have a different Element (or no Element at all) on their 5th Weapon.  If a
character had no Element on their 4th Weapon, chances are they'll have one on
their 5th Weapon.  Once again, check out muni shinobu's excellent 5th Weapon
FAQ for help with getting the 5th Weapons.  Also recommended are Rampidzier
and James' 5th Weapon guides.  Their strategies definitely helped when I got
mine!



Again, some 4th (and 5th) Weapons have Elements attached, while others do
not.  You must equip the 4th (or 5th) Weapon to perform an Elemental Attack.
Different Elements have different effects.  Here are the 3 types of Elements
and effects:

     Flame - Causes enemy to catch on fire, causing damage even after attack
     Lightning - When the enemy slams into the ground, lightning will flow
          through the ground, causing damage to nearby enemies
     Death - Instant death for most enemies, massive damage for generals
     Wind - Launches the enemy high up into the air

No Water or Earth Element?  And what does a bear have to do with anything?
Beats me.

UPDATED!  Officially, the Elements are Fire, Lightning, Steel, and Wind.  For
the purpose of remaining lazy, I'll continue to refer to Flame and Death
Elements.


Combos
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What about combos, you ask?  Yes, I'm aware they're a fighting game staple,
but they're also in DW3.  To performs combos, you must perform a series
of button presses.  Combine normal S(quare) attacks with charged T(riangle)
attacks and you get a combo.  In other words, press Square a certain amount of
times, then press Triangle to end the combo.  Elements are activated by
certain combos, depending on each character.  Here's a list of possible combos
that will activate an Element:

UPDATED!  Perhaps I should've read the manual the first time around, but the
official term for the combination attacks is Charge attack:

Key: S   Press Square Button
     T   Press Triangle Button
    (T)  Optional Press Triangle Button

T            Charge 1 - An attack that has a large radius and causes enemies
                        to stumble
ST           Charge 2 - Knocks enemy into the air
SST          Charge 3 - Paralyzes enemy (Only Zhuge Liang has an Elemental
                        Attack that uses C3)
SSST         Charge 4 - Knocks enemy back
SSSST(T)     Charge 5 - Knocks enemy high into the air
SSSSST(T)... Charge 6 - Varies depending on character (Some characters can
                        have up to SSSSSTTTTT)


What the heck is an FEA?  LEA?  DEA?  WEA?
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You ask too many questions, my friend.

The following terms are used often and will thus be abbreviated:

     Flame Elemental Attack    - FEA
     Lighting Elemental Attack - LEA
     Death Elemental Attack    - DEA
     Wind Elemental Attack     - WEA

UPDATED!  Again, the official name of the Flame Element is Fire and the
official name of the Death Element is Steel (that's right, Steel).


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 3. Flame Elemental Attacks (FEAs)
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Much like Fire Arrows, FEAs cause the enemy to catch on fire, which continues
to burn them after the attack, causing additional damage.  Most of the
activators are SSSST, which knocks the enemy into the air.  If you didn't
know, it's possible to pull of an infinite combo by repeatedly performing
the SSSST combo.  Once the enemy is in the air (and assuming your character's
attack speed is decent), you can attack them and perform another SSSST combo.
Lather, Rinse, Repeat for major damage.  Adding the Flame Element to this
combo makes it even better.  Naturally, since SSSST usually triggers the Flame
Element, the Flame Element is most useful against single officers and not
groups.

UPDATED!  Section now separated into 4th Weapons and 5th Weapons.


4th Weapons
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Zhao Yun
Weapon: Fierce Dragon
Combo: SSSST
       SSSSST(T)(T)(T)
Comments:
     His first FEA knocks the enemy into air.  Useful for infinite combos.
His second FEA is very awkward to use, however, and best used for one-on-one
battles.  The Flame Element is activated only after the final hit.

Xiahou Dun
Weapon: Kirin Fang
Combo: ST
Comments:
     Knocks enemy into air, much like SSSST.  Easier to perform, obviously,
and it's still possible (though MUCH harder since ST doesn't launch the enemy
too high into the air) to do this infinitely.

Zhou Yu
Weapon: Ancients Sword
Combo: ST
       SSSST
Comments:
     Two FEAs available, and both are similar to each other.  Both knock the
enemy into the air.

Zhuge Liang
Weapon: Peacock Feather
Combo: SSSST
Comments:
     Knocks enemy into air.  Useful for infinite combos.  Note that Zhuge
Liang's attack speed is rather slow, and so it might be hard to perform an
infinite combo with him.

Sun Jian
Weapon: Savage Wolf
Combo: SSSST
Comments:
     Knocks enemy into air.  Useful for infinite combos.

Ma Chao
Weapon: Steel Dragon
Combo: SSSSST
Comments:
     !?!?  An FEA not activated by SSSST??  Normally, Ma Chao's SSSSST is a
good crowd clearer, so adding the Flame Element only makes it better.

Xiahou Yuan
Weapon: Demon Fang
Combo: SSSST
Comments:
     Knocks enemy into air.  Useful for infinite combos.

Zhang Jiao
Weapon: Volcano Staff
Combo: SSSST
Comments:
     Knocks enemy into air.  Useful for infinite combos.  Tecnically his SSST
and SSSSSTTTT are also fire attacks, but you don't need the Volcano Staff to
use them.

Sun Ce
Weapon: Overlord
Combo: SSSST
       SSSSST(T)(T)(T)
Comments:
     The SSSST knocks enemy into air and is useful for infinite combos.  With
the second FEA, the other T presses are optional.

Meng Huo
Weapon: King of Beasts
Combo: SSSSST
Comments:
     Now this is what I'm talkin about!  Meng Huo's SSSSST makes him pound the
ground with his Gauntlets.  Any enemy hit will be set on fire.

Zhu Rong
Weapon: Magma Wheel
Combo: SSST
       SSSST
Comments:
     Zhu Rong's second FEA is the standard enemy-launcher, but her first FEA
is far more interesting.  SSST combos knock the enemy back.  Even better, her
SSST surrounds her.

Fu Xi
Weapon: Fu Xi's Sword
Combo: SSSST
       SSSSST(T)(T)
Comments:
     Hmm, well, his SSSST is the standard enemy-launcher, but his SSSSSTTT is
a mystery to me.  The other T presses are optional, but the Flame Element is
only activated after the final hit.  His SSSSSTTT is pretty slow and awkward
to use, so it's a mystery why they decided to add a Flame Element to it.


5th Weapons
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Zhang Fei
Weapon: Serpent Blade
Combo: SSSSST
Comments:
     His 4th Weapon had no element, so anything would be an improvement.  This
isn't too bad, and the stomp really helps to clear out crowds.

Xu Zhu
Weapon: Earthly Mace
Combo: SSST
Comments:
     A great crowd clearer.  Pretty much reaches all around him, so you'll be
setting everyone on fire in no time.

Diao Chan
Weapon: Imperial Mace
Combo: SSST
Comments:
     Only the first hit has the flame element.  Diao Chan doesn't have an
incredible reach, so adding the element to her SSST doesn't make it quite as
useful as it should be.

Lu Bu
Weapon: Demon Slayer
Combo: ST, SSST, SSSSST(T)(T)
Comments:
     The ST attack is the standard enemy launcher.  His SSST has very good
range and should be a great crowd clearer since his 5th Weapon gives him
extra Reach.  With his SSSSST(T)(T), the element is only activated on the
stomp.  His FEAs are more useful than his LEAs, and having the Red Hare Saddle
automatically is nice, but if you do use his 5th Weapon make sure to equip
a Tortoise Amulet to make up for his lost Defense.

Sun Shiang Xiang
Weapon: Dragon Chakram
Combo: SSSSST(T)
Comments:
     Okay, the Arrows are useless, but with the Flame Element her 5th Weapon
ends up better than her 4th.  The element only activates if you hit T twice.
It's a great crowd clearer that hits multiple times, so adding the flame
element to it only makes it better.

Yuan Shao
Weapon: Imperial Saber
Combo: SSSST, SSSSST
Comments:
     Two very good FEAs.  His SSSST is the standard launcher, but his SSSSST
has pretty good range and is great for clearing crowds.

Zhang Liao
Weapon: Dragon God
Combo: SSSST
Comments:
     Basic launcher.  Good for infinite combos, but it would've been nice if
they had given him more than one FEA.

Xu Huang
Weapon: Tiger Fang
Combo: SSSSST
Comments:
     Another "stomping" FEA.  Good for crowd-clearing, and his 5th Weapons is
arguably better than his 4th anyway.

Zhen Ji
Weapon: Half Moon Flute
Combo: SSST
Comments:
     Useless.  Her SSST has terrible range and you'll be lucky to hit more than
one person with it.  They should've added it to her SSSSST, but oh well.

Da Qiao
Weapon: Yellow Beauty
Combo: SSST
Comments:
     Pathetic.  The actual DEA is okay, with decent range and maneuverability,
but her 5th Weapon is just much worse than her 4th.  First they screwed her by
giving her sister a DEA while she got nothing, and now they screw her by
giving her a 5th that takes away most of the good things about her 4th and adds
Reach (?!) and Meat Bun Recovery.  No FEA will make up for the loss of Defense.


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 4. Lightning Elemental Attacks (LEAs)
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Lightning attacks are rather rare.  The Lightning Element is useful only when
the enemy slams down into the ground, which explains why Lightning is common
in SSSSTT.  Of course, there are a couple of LEAs that are long-range (!).
Lightning isn't really all that useful in one-on-one battles, but can help
do damage to crowds.  Besides, it's better than no Element at all.

UPDATED!  Section now separated into 4th Weapons and 5th Weapons.


4th Weapons
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Guan Yu
Weapon: Blue Moon Dragon
Combo: SSSSTT
Comments:
     You MUST press T twice.  The first T will launch the enemy into the air,
but the Lightning Element isn't activated until Guan Yu jumps into the air
and knocks the enemy back down.

Dian Wei
Weapon: Mad Bull
Combo: SSSSTT
       SSSSST
Comments:
     Like Guan Yu's, you MUST press T twice.  The first T will launch the
enemy into the air, but the Lightning Element isn't activated until Dian Wei
jumps into the air and knocks the enemy back down.
     Dian Wei's second LEA causes him to stomp the ground, creating a
shockwave that will electrify any enemy it touches.  (Thanks to SUGARDUDE411
for informing me about this)

Taishi Ci
Weapon: Tiger Slayer
Combo: SSST
       SSSSTT
Comments:
     Taishi Ci's first LEA is rather awkward to use, but much easier to
activate than the SSSSTTs.  Taishi Ci uses his large Rods (hey now, stop
thinking that way) to knock the enemies far back.  Since SSST hits hard, it
causes the enemy to slam into the ground and spread Lightning.
     For his second LEA, you MUST press T twice.

Lu Bu
Weapon: Sky Scorcher
Combo: SSST
       SSSSTT
       SSSSSTTT
Comments:
     His first LEA is a standard knock-back move.  With his second LEA, again,
you MUST perform the follow-up move after knocking the enemy into the air.
Lu Bu's SSSSSTTT causes him to strike repeatedly with his Halberd, but the
Lightning Element is only activated after the final hit.

Dong Zhuo
Weapon: Grand Star
Combo: SSSSTT
Comments:
     You MUST press T twice.  The first T will launch the enemy into the air,
but the Lightning Element isn't activated until Dong Zhuo jumps into the air
and knocks the enemy back down.

Sima Yi
Weapon: Dark Feather
Combo: SSST
Comments:
     An interesting move that's sorta long range.  Sima Yi tosses his Fans in
front of him, an attack that knocks back enemies.

Lu Meng
Weapon: White Tiger
Combo: SSSSST
Comments:
     What's this?  A LONG RANGE LEA?!?!?  That's right, when Lu Meng launches
that wind thingy, the Lightning Element is attached.  VERY useful when
fighting from afar.

Gan Ning
Weapon: Sea Master
Combo: SSSSST
Comments:
     Yet anoteher LONG RANGE LEA.  His is even better than Lu Meng's, since
Gan Ning's SSSSST causes him to stomp the ground twice.  Each shockwave
carries the Lightning Element.

Jiang Wei
Weapon: Blink
Combo: SSSSST
Comments:
     That's right, yet another long-range LEA.  Again, good for clearing
crowds from afar. 


5th Weapons
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Zhao Yun
Weapon: War Dragon
Combo: SSSST
       SSSSST(T)(T)
Comments:
     SSSST LEAs tend to be pretty useless since that particular combo isn't
great at hitting a lot of people.  However, if you manage to press T again to
hit the enemy back down, it should still be a good crowd clearer, which was
what his 5th Weapon was made for.
     His other LEA activates only on the first hit.

Liu Bei
Weapon: Dragon Star
Combo: SSSSTT
Comments:
     The Lightning Element will only activate once you press T a second time.
Not too bad, but they should have added it to his incredible SSSSST.  Still,
his 5th tends to be better than his 4th, so having an LEA doesn't hurt.

Ma Chao
Weapon: Lightning Spear
Combo: SSST
Comments:
     They couldn't have come up with something more imaginative than Lightning
Spear?  At least they could have given him a better LEA than SSST.  The reach
is far too small for it to be really useful.

Zhang Jiao
Weapon: Thunder Staff
Combo: SSST, SSSSST(T)(T)(T), MUSOU!
Comments:
     INCREDIBLE!  Quite possibly the best LEAs out there, if only because they
look incredibly cool.  Basically, any of the fire attacks that he had
previously are replaced with lightning, so instead of fireballs with his
SSSSSTTTT you get great balls of lightning!  Even the flames from his Musou
attack are replaced with lightning, so this is the only way you can have
Lightning with your Musou without performing a Double Musou attack.

Huang Gai
Weapon: Spiked Mace
Combo: SSST
Comments:
     Huang Gai's SSST has great reach, so the lightning element is a useful
addition.

Sun Ce
Weapon: God of War
Combo: SSSSST(T)(T)(T)
Comments:
     He lost an element for his SSSST, but his SSSSSTTTT makes up for it.  The
element is activated on the last hit, but if you press T all four times, it
will be activated on the last two hits (oddly enough, this doesn't happen with
his 4th Weapon's FEA).

Pang Tong
Weapon: Lightning Staff
Combo: SSSSTT
Comments:
     The element is only activated on the second press of T.  Better than no
element at all, I suppose.

Meng Huo
Weapon: Shadow Beast
Combo: SSST
Comments:
     Although his SSST clear crowds well, there's a huge recovery time.  By
the time you get back up the enemies will also be back up to hit you.


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 5. Death Elemental Attacks (DEAs)
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THE best Element in the game, in my opinion, DEAs cause instant death for
any enemy that you make contact with.  Best of all, even Gate Captains and
Guards are susceptible to instant death.  For higher level officers, DEAs
don't cause instant death, but still cause a MASSIVE amount of damage.  Of
course, the Death Element is best used on Hard Mode, where enemies almost
always take more than one hit to defeat.

UPDATED!  Section now separated into 4th Weapons and 5th Weapons.


4th Weapons
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Lu Xun
Weapon: Falcon
Combo: SSST
Comments:
     What's this?  A DEA combo not involving SSSSST???  Just the fact that you
don't have to perform a long combo to activate the Death Element makes this
one of the best DEAs in the game.  His SSST can cause 2 hits, but does have
rather limited range and reach.  Best used for crowd control, and is
especially useful on Hard Mode.

Cao Cao
Weapon: Wrath of Heaven
Combo: SSSSST(T)(T)(T)(T)
Comments:
     One of the better DEAs, Cao Cao moves forward while repeatedly slashing.
Limited reach, but rather long-range (compared to other DEAs, anyway).  Very
useful against both generals and groups.  Also note that it's possible to
rotate Cao Cao while he performs his DEA, but only if he doesn't hit anyone
(this will help you move Cao Cao towards an enemy).  The Death Element will be
activated the moment you first press T.

Zhang He
Weapon: Peacock Talon
Combo: SSSSST(T)
Comments:
     Zhang He's DEA is relatively useful for crowd control, but is too
unpredictable to be used effectively against generals.  The Death Element is
activated as soon as you press T, and at that point Zhang He slides left to
right.  His DEA covers a wide area, but has very limited distance.

Wei Yan
Weapon: Double Comet
Combo: SSSST
       SSSSSTTT
Comments:
     Wei Yan's Double Comet is quite a rarity in that it has TWO DEAs.
Unfortunately, neither DEA is all that great.  His SSSST launches his opponent
the air, which means it has extrelemy limited reach.  It's most useful for
infinite combos (SSSST, SSSST, SSSST...) against generals.  Usually damage
will drop when you perform an inf. combo, but with the Death Element attached,
you should still be able to inflict a lot of damage.
     Wei Yan's SSSSSTTT isn't really worth it.  Wei Yan will spin his weapon
over his head.  The Death Element will only be activated on the final press of
T, and by then the other Ts would have pushed the enemies back.  You also MUST
press T 3 times or the Death Element won't be activated.

Xiao Qiao
Weapon: True Grace
Combo: SSSSST(T)(T)(T)(T)
Comments:
     Xiao Qiao's SSSSSTTTTT is very much like her Musou Attack.  You have a
limited amount of control of her as she moves (if she doesn't hit anyone),
which helps her to clear out crowds.  However, if you get a clean hit on a
general, you can combo multiple Death Element hits, racking up massive damage!
The Death Element is activated as soon as you hit T.

Nu Wa
Weapon: Nu Wa's Rapier
Combo: SSSSST(T)
Comments: 
     Nu Wa may be a goddess (and one of the best characters in the game), but
her DEA is severely lacking.  You can rotate her SSSSSTT if she doesn't hit
anyone initially, which is not unlike her Musou Attack, but the Death Element
is activated only at the final press of T, in which she'll lunge with her
Rapier.  Not too useful for crowds, but generally effective against generals
(if you can manage to hit them with it).


5th Weapons
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Sun Quan
Weapon: Heavenly Wolf
Combo: SSST
Comments:
     Although perhaps not as useful as Lu Xun's, it's still quick to activate
and has the potential to hit multiple enemies.  Although you lose the Attack
bonus that his 4th Weapon have, who needs Attack when you have a DEA?

Dong Zhuo
Weapon: Black Steel
Combo: SSST
Comments:
     Unfortunatley Dong Zhou's SSST has very limited range.  Still, it's a DEA,
and should be at least useful against generals.

Xiahou Yuan
Weapon: Mystic Fang
Combo: SSSSST(T)
Comments:
     Not unlike Cao Cao's, although it has much more limited movement.
Regardless, a DEA is a DEA.


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 6. Wind Elemental Attacks (WEAs)
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UPDATED!  A new section for a new(ish) element!  The Wind Element is an example
of lazy programming in action.  If you look closely, its obvious that the
blasts of wind are the same ones from the wind tunnel at Seige of He Fei, so
they barely did any work to implement it.  As for what the Wind Element
actually does, it (supposedly) juggles enemies.  If the blasts of wind hit
enemies, it will send them very high in the air, making it easy to follow up
with another attack.  Theoretically, it's very useful for getting combo points,
but since most of the WEAs are SSSSST, you'll probably want to start your combo
with it.  Still, overall the Wind Elements is pretty useless.  With the]
exception of Huang Gong, all of the characters with a Wind Element on their
5th Weapon have another element on their 4th Weapon, which you're probably
better off sticking with.


4th Weapons
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No 4th Weapons have the Wind Element attached.


5th Weapons
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Xiahou Dun
Weapon: Tempest Sword
Combo: SSSSST
Comments:
     Very, very hard to aim.  If you manage to hit, though, the enemy is yours.

Zhou Yu
Weapon: Elder Moon
Combo: SSSSST
Comments:
     Not terribly hard to aim.  Use from far away, then rush in to hit them
while they're falling.

Lu Xun
Weapon: Flash Blade
Combo: SSSSST
Comments:
     Ummm... no.  Although you get two blasts of wind instead of one, it's not
easy to aim from far away.  Besides, his DEA just can't be replaced.

Zhuge Liang
Weapon: Griffin Feather
Combo: SST, SSSSST
Comments:
     Two WEAs instead of one, but nothing can make Zhuge Liang a good
character.  Basically, his lasers are replaced with whirlwinds.  His SST is
easy enough to perform, but his SSSSST, although it sends out multiple blasts
of wind, is far too uncontrolable to be really useful.  REALLY not worth the
trouble of getting the weapon in the first place.  Also, for some reason I
couldn't get his WEAs to actually juggle people, whereas I had no trouble
juggling with the other characters that have WEAs.

Huang Zhong
Weapon: Mystic Blade
Combo: SSSSST
Comments:
     Two blasts of wind are released straight ahead, so if one misses, the
other may still hit.

Gan Ning
Weapon: Seven Seas Blade
Combo: SSSSST
Comments:
     Why would you want a WEA when you have a perfectly good FEA available?
Two blasts of wind, and not too hard to aim, but still pretty useless.

Zhu Rong
Weapon: Tri Blade
Combo: SSSSST
Comments:
     Her WEA sends out multiple blasts of wind in many directions, making it
the best one in the game (which isn't saying much).  Still, stick with her 4th
Weapon for much better FEAs and better stat bonuses.


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 7. Non-Elemental Weapons
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For some very strange reason *coughlazyprogrammingcough*, some characters
weren't given Elemental 4th Weapons.  For some, not having an Element doesn't
matter (Da Qiao), but for others (Xu Zhu), only an Element (preferably Death)
could have saved their sorry hides from the abyss of unused, useless
characters.  The following lists characters and their weapons that do not
have an Elemental Attack.

Character         4th Weapon
---------------   ----------------
Zhang Fei         Viper Blade
Xu Zhu            Stone Crusher
Diao Chan         Gold Globe
Sun Shang Xiang   Sol Chakram
Liu Bei           Gold Moon Dragon
Sun Quan          Master Wolf
Yuan Shao         Grand Master
Huang Zhong       Oracle Sword
Zhang Liao        Dragon Breath
Xu Huang          Marauder
Zhen Ji           Dark Moon Flute
Huang Gai         Black Shadow
Pang Tong         Tornado Staff
Da Qiao           True Beauty


UPDATED!  In an attempt to balance the characters, XL features 5th Weapons that
have elements for all of the characters who were screwed out of elements in 4th
Weapons.  Meanwhile, characters whose 4th Weapons had elements either have new
elements on their 5th Weapons or no elements on them at all.  For characters
who do not have elements on their 5th Weapons, they instead get an attached
item, which is useful for freeing up an item slot.

Character         5th Weapon       Item
---------------   ----------       ----------------
Guan Yu           Divine Dragon    Red Hare Saddle
Dian Wei          Beast Axe        Hex Mark Saddle
Taishi Ci         Tiger Wolf       Divine Helm
Cao Cao           Blue Steel       Musou Armor
Lu Bu (*)         Demon Slayer     Red Hare Saddle
Sun Jian          Wolf Blade       Buckler
Sima Yi           Raven Feather    Defender
Lu Meng           Fighting Tiger   Musou Armor
Jiang Wei         Starlight Pike   Defender
Zhang He          Phoenix Talon    Survival Guide
Wei Yan           Twin Stars       The Way of Musou
Xiao Qiao         Blue Grace       Survival Guide
Fu Xi             Dragon Slayer    The Art of War
Nu Wa             Dragon Rapier    Defender

* In an attempt to make people want to choose Lu Bu over anyone else even more,
Lu Bu has the distinction of having the only 5th Weapon with BOTH an Element
(Flame) AND an Item (Red Hare Saddle).


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 8. Credits
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This FAQ definitely could not have been possible without the following:

muni shinobu- C'mon, I dare you to find even ONE DW3 FAQ that doesn't credit
muni shinobu and his absolutely wonderful DW3 FAQs!  Credit goes to him for
helping me get every 4th weapon through the use of his 4th Weapon FAQ.

Rampidzier and James- For their incredible 5th Weapon FAQs that helped me get
those aggravating 5th Weapons!

CJayC- Once again, for maintaining THE best video game site out there.

My Bro- For playing DW3 with me and helping me get the 4th and 5th Weapons.

SUGARDUDE411- For informing me about Dian Wei's other LEA.

If you see something incorrect or wish to contribute info, feel free to e-mail
me at shdwrlm3@yahoo.com  You'll be credited if I use your info.  PLEASE,
PLEASE, do not e-mail me with other gamplay questions.  If you have a question
pertaining to other parts of DW3, please check out the FAQs at gamefaqs.com


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 9. Version History/Copyright Info
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V 1.0 - January 20, 2002 - Fastest FAQ completed ever, at least for me.  All
        info was compiled in 2 days, though getting all 4th Weapons took about
        a month ^_^  Final version unless I find something else to put in.

V 1.1 - January 26, 2002- Well whaddaya know, another version.  Looks like I
        missed some Elemental Attacks, so I added those, plus I corrected some
        combos.

V 2.0 - January 20, 2004 - Whoa... Exactly two years later.  I swear I didn't
        plan that O_O  Anyway, FAQ updated with all new Xtreme Legends
        elemental attacks.


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