Dynasty Warriors 3 Lu Xun FAQ By Lu_Xun13 Copyright 2002 Version 3.0 Last Updated June 3, 2002 Sections I. Intro II. Copyright Info III. Misc. Info IV. Version Info V. About Lu Xun VI. Lu Xun Walkthrough A. The Battle at Chi Bi - 208 A.D. =Allies Vs. Cao Cao= B. The Battle at He Fei - 215 AD =Wei vs Wu= C. The Battle at Fan Castle - 219 AD =Shu vs Allied Forces= D. The Battle at Yi Ling - 222 AD =Shu vs Wu= E. The Nanman Campaign - 225 AD =Shu vs Nanman= F. The Battle at You Ting - 228 AD =Wei vs Wu= G. The Siege of He Fei Castle - 234 AD =Wei vs Wu= VII. Lu Xun's Weapons VIII. Lu Xun's Unique Weapon IX. Thanks X. Cheats/Tricks/Hints --==Intro==-- This FAQ is for all you Dynasty Warriors 3 fans out there who desire or require help. I will explain about Lu Xun's weapons and attacks, give strategies for all the battles he is in, and tell how to get his Unique Weapon. This will probably contain much more than the above stated, as I'm sure I will be doing many updates and adding more content. --==Copright Info==-- This FAQ is copyright and is not to be duplicated, edited, stolen, sold, or put on a website unless I grant permission through e-mail. If I do find this FAQ copied onto your site, I WILL take swift legal action to ensure that you will never do anything of that sort again. If you would like to put this FAQ on your site, please E-MAIL ME FIRST before doing ANYTHING. If I do not reply immediately, please do not just put it up on your site. I will respond eventually. I am allowed to be online only on weekends, and I might take a while to get back to you. My e-mail is email@example.com --==Misc. Info==-- If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, please don't hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give credit to and put it up on my site. I am ALWAYS open to new ideas. However, do NOT e-mail me concerning typos. I will change them, and I do not need a reminder every time I put an "a" instead of a "b." As stated before, I will give credit to anyone who sends ideas, cheat codes, etc. --==Version Info==-- Version 0.5 The first version! Everything is done, and I'm going to add some more sections, take ideas from people who e-mail me, and improve on this FAQ as best as I can! Version 1.0 The second update. Added how to get Lu Xun's Unique weapon. Version 1.5 I fixed some of the screwed up line breaks and added some cheats. Made it a little easier to read and fixed a couple typoes. Version 2.0 Yeah, I finally fixed the problem with GameFAQs about not updating my versions - Turns out I put it in the version history, but not the top part. Heh, forgot about that, so it's my fault, not GameFAQs! Anyway, I added some more cheats and added some more Musou Snack and Fairy Wine locations. Version 2.5 Added an alternate way to beat Lu Bu and added where you can find this FAQ. Version 3.0 Corrected the mixup between the Musou Wine and Fairy Snack things. Thanks to Mario96274 for correcting me. Okay, now you've read through all of that boring stuff and you can read all about Lu Xun, an amazing character in Dynasty Warriors 3! -==About Lu Xun==-- Background: Lu Xun was an officer who eventually married Sun Ce's daughter. He was very smart and was promoted by Sun Quan due to his unflagging service. He defeated Guan Yu with Lu Meng and recaptured the Jing Province. At the Battle of Yi Ling he was supreme commander and, using his strategic mind, leaded Wu to victory, and defeated the Shu army. Note: This info is based on the real info from books and stuff AND info from the game. He never really lead Wu to victory, or defeated the Shu army. I had originally said he defeated Liu Bei, but my friend got angry and said he'd punch me if I didn't change it, so, after a month, I finally changed it. ^.^ Weapons: Lu Xun uses twin sabers to great effect. Portrait: Fairly Pale, pretty-boy face, and a strange hat. Triangle Attacks T Attack 1: Uses both swords and spins around. Fairly short range. T Attack 2: Knocks enemies up into the air. Typical attack for any character. T Attack 3: A short and very fast diagonal slash with both swords. Stuns the enemy. T Attack 4: He slashes foward and jumps upward, then slashes outward with both swords as he comes back down. T Attack 5: Slashes the enemy up into the air, slashing them once with each sword then doing a somersault while slashing with both swords in front of him. T Attack 6: He thrusts both his swords out diagonally in front of him, firing an energy shockwave that can hit a large number of enemies. Keep in mind that it won't always hit the enemies in front of you. Dash Attack: Dashes forward with both swords, stunning the enemy. Jump + Square Attack: Flips forward and slashes out in a 180 degree line. Musou Attack: A continuous series of slashes. He ends with a final vertical slash. Why He's Good: Very fast, well-rounded stats, good attacks. His Musou bar is about a quarter of an inch higher than his life bar. His attack is pretty much average when he starts out, and the same goes for his defense. Equip a Wind Scroll (If you can even find one...It's one of the rarest items in the game aside from the Elixer. I've managed to snag 2 in Hard Mode. I got one that gives plus 3 to reach, and I just got one that gives plus 8 to reach) to improve Lu Xun's fairly short range. With his 4th weapon and a Wind Scroll, Lu Xun becomes amazing. How To Unlock Him: Beat the game with at least one Wu general, or have a Dynasty Warriors 2 save on your memory card. If you don't have DW2 or have no saved data, I suggest beating the game with Huang Gai, as he is AMAZING. His 6th Triangle Attack can bring the house down...Literally! --==Lu Xun Walkthrough==-- --==The Battle at Chi Bi==-- General To Defeat: Cao Cao Conditions: Cao Cao (Enemy) is Defeated or Sun Quan (Ally) is defeated Strategy: You start out at the bottom left corner of the map. I suggest defeating Xiahou Dun first. Instead of rushing in to battle, stand far away to where he or any of his guards can't see you, but still in arrow range. Use Triangle while firing arrows instead of square. This dizzys the enemy and prevents them from running around like idiots while you try to shoot them. Eventually he should die and you should be able to take out the guards. (If not, I feel very sorry for you.) Now you can run around and defeat whatever officers you want to. Hopefully you've set the game on Easy mode, and this battle should be a piece of cake. I suggest you don't kill the officers that are in the 3 main boats (that is, with Cao Cao and the surrounding officers in the other two boats.) When Zhou Yu tells all units to cover Huang Gai, DO SO. Run to him immediately. He should be on the 2nd row of boats and on the very far left. That is, 1 boat up from Sun Quan and the boat all the way to the left of that row. Defeat any and all enemies that threaten Huang Gai. If for some reason Huang Gai or Zhou Yu dies, the fire attack will not be successful, and you will have a very hard time beating the battle as all of the enemy forces' morale will stay up. Eventually, enemy reinforcements will arrive. I suggest taking out all the other officers, and, depending on how far away you are from the enemy reinforcements, kill them or head straight for Cao Cao. If you are low on life, run around and find some pots to break open. Also, check in every box for items. Save before fighting Cao Cao, then continue your game and pummel him into oblivion. Fairy Snack Location: In between the two troop entry points at the top left of the screen. Musou Wine Location: At the bottom right of the map, go up towards a boat. The snack is in a pot on that boat. --==The Battle at He Fei==-- General To Deafeat: Cao Cao Conditions: Cao Cao (Enemy) is defeated or Sun Quan (Ally) is defeated Strategy: You start out in the northeast corner of the map. Kill Zhang Liao first. If you don't, he'll kill Taishi Ci with his squad of archers in a cut scene. The only enemy you really have to worry about here is Cao Cao. The strategy is pretty basic. As stated above, kill Zhang Liao, then dispose of the other generals and officers. None of them should pose much of a threat. Once again, save before fighting Cao Cao, then proceed to beat him into the ground. Fairy Snack Location: Top right corner of the map. Musou Wine Location: Top left corner of the map. --==The Battle at Fan Castle==-- General To Defeat: Guan Yu Conditions: Guan Yu (Enemy) is deafeated or Sima Yi (Ally) is defeated Strategy: This battle is very hard. I'm sure you're thinking,"Well gee, it looks pretty darn easy cuz there's only two generals!" Well, Guan Yu does a water attack that fills up every inch of the level except the rooftops and upper levels where Guan Yu is. It pissed me off when I was running around, low on life, trying to find some jars to get some life. I was sitting there, jamming the buttons and looking at a jar and breaking it open with at least 90 enemies on my butt, and finding a full Musou keg. Swearing Ensued as I already had full musou. The fact that the archers I couldn't see added to the frustration. I finally retreated to my other troops, breaking through the enemies with a nice True Musou attack. You've heard what this level can do to you. Don't let it happen. Anywho, back to the strategy. Defeat the other general aside from Guan Yu. I believe he's in the bottom right middle/southern area of the map. Eventually, reinforcements will arrive for Guan Yu. You know what I say to you, you stupid reinforcements? I fart in your general direction! You're mother was a hampster, and your father smelt of elderberries! Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time. *sniff* In a nutshell, FORGET THE REINFORCEMENTS. None of your generals are gonna go over there, and the fact that the water attack has probably already started should piss you off due to you fact that you have to walk across 30 rooftops to get there. Be aware, Guan Yu is HARD. I suggest doing a dash attack to dizzy as many of his guards as you can, then do your SSST attack on Guan Yu as many times as necessary until he dies. Again, save before fighting him. Musou Wine Location: At the southern edge from the high tower where Sima Yi is at. Fairy Snack Location: At the top left of map at the Northern corner where the Shu troops enter. -==The Battle at Yi Ling==-- General To Defeat: Liu Bei Conditions: Sun Quan (Ally) is defeated or Liu Bei (Enemy) is defeated Strategy: This is a hard battle. Start off by heading north of your starting point, then diagonally left and take out Wei Yan. Now you must proceed to take out Ma Chao directly after you defeat Wei Yan. Ma Chao is very powerful and could possibly take out Gan Ning if you're not quick enough. SunShangXiang can take care of Huang Zhong, so you can leave him until last. If he's still alive by the time you're done with everyone else (except for Liu Bei, of course) then you can take him out and steal the stat point(s)/item/weapon from him. Zhuge Liang will arrive for Liu Bei's reinforcements. Proceed to defeat Zhuge Liang first but if you're pissed off, don't want to run through all those troops for a minor stat boost, and want to finish the level, then by all means, defeat Liu Bei and leave Zhuge Liang living. I felt bad about killing Liu Bei, as I had beaten the game with him, maxed out all but his life and musou stats, and gotten his unique weapon, but if you don't care about killing the main character in the game, then go ahead and kill him YOU HEARTLESS CRUEL, EVIL PERSON! Nah, just kidding. Musou Wine Location: At the lower middle of the map and in a pot at the right of the Stone Warrior Formation. Fairy Snack: At the lower middle of the map and in a pot to the bottom left of the Stone Warrior Formation. -==The Nanman Campaign==-- General To Defeat: Meng Huo (7 times) Conditions: Meng Huo (Enemy) or Sun Quan (Ally) is defeated Strategy: First off, I'd like to say that you're in for a fairly long battle (assuming this is your first time playing the level) and that all the generals except Meng Huo are hard. Before you do anything, take out Meng Huo right next to you. If you go out of your starting point, he should be diagonally left. He is VERY easy, mainly because your attacks do a bunch of damage to him. If he blocks your attacks, keep doing the combo string, and ALWAYS do the SSST combo, because either when you do the 4th Triangle Attack, he'll be knocked back or he'll be hit anyway. Just keep pounding away. You can leave the enemies surrounding him until last. Take out the other generals in any order you want, but as soon as Meng Huo appears, drop everything you're doing and run right to him so no one else defeats him. If you defeat him all seven times he appears, then you get unlock him in Free mode. He appears in the "Other Characters" section, the ones you can only play as in Free mode, along with Lu Bu, Fu Xi, etc. Keep driving his stupid face into the ground until he appears a fifth time. When this happens, you must have an elephant to break through the wall he's in. No elephant? HOLY CRAP! One just came out of nowhere! I suggest after 5 seconds of fighting the gate captain, turn around and wait for the elephant to come. Shoot the guy off with an arrow, or just jump and hit Square to knock him off the giant beast. Of course, there's always a cheap way to defeat the general from a distance. Of course, Arrows. Take out the gate captain and all the enemies surround him, and look for a wide crack in the wall where you can see Meng Huo's elephant. Just keep firing away until he's dead, then take the elephant and barge into the place, poaching the goods with no trouble at all. Defeat him once he appears again, then he'll appear a seventh time behind Zhu Rong's troops. (Assuming you haven't already defeated her.) I would save (It's a habit of mine, I know) then just barge in there, knock him off his elephant, and when you're low on health, there should be a jar where the gate captain is. Defeat him, and you've beaten the level. Musou Wine Location: At the center of map, near the bottom, and in a pot beside the river. Fairy Snack Location: From the fort you start in, cross the bridge to the left and go north.It's in a pot around there. --==The Battle at You Ting==-- General To Defeat: Sima Yi Conditions: Sima Yi (Enemy) is defeated or Sun Quan (Ally) is defeated Strategy: First off, start with the generals on either side of the map. I would go after the west base first and take out Zhen Ji and some nameless general. Also, watch out for the watch towers on the east and west sides, as well as in the middle, too. This is sure to piss you off, but just do the best you can. Once you're done with the west fort, go to the other side of the map and take out Zhang He and the archers in the towers. After you take out both of the forts, Zhou Fang defects to your side! Woohoo! However, you must take out the west and east forts as fast as possible, otherwise Sima Yi will see through Zhou Fang's betrayal. Eventually, the enemy will get reinforcements. (AGAIN! For the love of God, when does the character's side YOU play as finally get reinforcements? What, once? twice? Blah.) Once all the generals have been defeated, you can go up to Sima Yi and defeat him. There are 3 gate captains around him, but ignore them unless you need defense badly. Once again, save, and then continue and kill Sima Yi. Musou Wine Location: Slightly to the bottom at the center of the map. Fairy Snack Location: At the fort in the center of the map. In the pot at the right corner of the wooden cabin/shelter thingy. --==The Siege at He Fei Castle==-- General To Defeat: Sima Yi (AGAIN) Conditions: Sima Yi (Enemy) is defeated or Sun Quan (Ally) is defeated Strategy: Okay, this is a very hard battle. The archers and traps piss you off, and if you don't have a horse or the Red Hare when you go through the Wall of Arrows trap, you're pretty much screwed. If you do go through the arrows trap, then run in a zig zag as fast as your character will allow. The Wind trap is amazingly easy to pass through - stay along the wall and you'll be fine. Anywho, go out through the gate leading to the beach. and head towards Xu Zhu. Defeat him, grab the item/weapon/stat boost, then wait until the reinforcements arrive at the bottom right corner of the map. Defeat them (with much trouble, as there are at least 15 or 20 crossbowmen around) and then follow your generals that should be marching towards the enemy HQ. They should be going to the upper left corner of the map. Take out Zhen Ji and then go back down to where Dian Wei and Xu Huang are located. Take them out as quickly as possible, then head back up and defeat Sima Yi. Yeap, you guessed it. Save, then proceed to beat him into the ground, winning the game. Musou Wine Location: In the pot to the top of the Wind Corrdidor Trap Room. Fairy Snack Location: In a pot to the top of the destroyed bridge on the top right path. Congratulations! You beat the game! Good job. Now you can proceed to get his Unique Weapon and raise some more of his stats. =--=--=--Lu Xun's Weapons--=--=--= All of Lu Xun's 1st to 3rd level weapons vary in attributes. His Twin Saber could have a Musou Charge plus 2 and a Bow Attack plus 3, and then you can find another Twin Saber except with different stats, like Attack plus 3 and HP Max plus 12 or something. The same thing applies for everyone's level 1 to 3 weapon, except maybe not the same stats I stated. As you progress into harder modes, you get better stats with your weapons. Each character has a Unique weapon, which is generally very hard to get. That will be explained in the next chapter. Anyway, on to Lu Xun's weapons. Level 1 Weapon: Twin Sabers Attack +17 Max Hits: 4 Varying Attributes Level 2 Weapon: Wing Sabers Attack +32 Max Hits: 5 Varying Attributes Level 3 Weapon: Eagle Attack +46 Max Hits: 6 Varying Attributes =--=--=--Lu Xun's Unique Weapon--=--=--= Every character has a Unique weapon, which is pretty much the best weapon that character can have. In some very rare cases, some people have found a weapon that is actually better than their unique weapon. A lot of weapons focus on Mounted Defense, which is sort of useless, but still nice if you ride a horse through the whole battle. Here's the stats of Lu Xun's Unique weapon: Falcon Attack +42 Max Hits: 6 + Death Element Speed +22 Musou Max +75 Defense +43 Reach +29 You get his weapon at Yi Ling. This can be played in either Free or Musou mode, and must be done on Hard Mode. You must have Gan Ning or Lu Meng still alive, and break through the Stone Warrior Formation. Zhuge Liang should appear. Defeat him, and a message should come up saying a Precious Weapon (something like that) has been discovered. If you forgot where it is, hit Start, then goto History and scroll up to the point where it shows where the item is located. I believe if you use the SSST combo, you trigger the death element in the weapon, causing any enemies you hit (except bosses) to die instantly. This is especially helpful in Hard mode, with the strong majors, guard captains, guards, etc. --==Thanks==-- I want to thank Z-Force for the background on Lu Xun, weapon stats, and some of the strategies for the battles, the info about the Elixer and Wind Scroll being the two rarest items in the game and the Fairy Wine and Musou Snack locations. Check out his amazing DW3 guide at: http://www.cheatcc.com/psx2/sg/dynasty_warriors_3.txt Also thanks to www.cheatcc.com for the cheat codes and email@example.com for submitting them. (To cheatcc.com that is.) --==Cheats, Tricks and Hints==-- The Super Duper Cheapo Take-The-Fun-Out-Of-It Way To Kill Officers Okay, this trick is exactly what it's called - Cheap and it takes the fun out of killing Officers and Generals. Okay, a good example of this trick would be at the battle of Chi Bi. Assuming you aren't playing on Cao Cao's side, walk to Xiahou Dun, but don't walk right in front of him. Stand on a different boat, but stand close enough to where he can't see you and you can still hit him with arrows. Keep hitting him until he's dead. See, every officer has a "range" of vision. If you stand far enough away from them, they can't see you, but you can still kill them with arrows. After the officer dies, you should be able to dispose of the guards easily. Fighting Lu Bu Lu Bu can be killed easily on..erm...Easy mode, but on normal and hard mode, he'll sweep the floor with your face. First off, Be sure you have a Power Scroll equipped. Lu Bu tends to intercept your Musou a whole bunch of times and gets you in a deadlock. Be aware, though, you still have to press Square a lot to win. Also, equip the Bodyguard Manual to make your bodyguards stronger, and try to have your third or Unique weapon equipped. The Way of Musou helps as well, as does the Survival Guide. With these items, you should be ready to go up against Lu Bu. However, keep in mind that you might just get a measly attack up plus 2, but you should be proud to fell the greatest warrior ever. Anyway, block as much as you can, and if you get low on life, run away for a bit, get some pots, and charge up your musou. Lu Bu will probably regain some life, but if you constantly assault him, he should go down fairly easily. Use your musou whenever you get it, and if you need some life, kill some Guard Captains. They usually drop an All Recov. Full, which becomes your savior while fighting Lu Bu. If he starts coming towards you, fire an arrow at his head, jump behind him, and continue your assault. By the way, the Super Duper Cheapo Take-The-Fun-Out-Of-It Way To Kill Officers doesn't work here, as Lu Bu will run after you as soon as he gets hit with the arrow. If you die, try again and just keep trying. If the items I stated didn't work out for you, experiment with your own. What I gave you was a suggestion, not an order, so feel free to do whatever you want. If you find a different strategy for defeating Lu Bu, then by all means, please send it in and I will put it up on this FAQ and give credit to the person who sent it in. Alternate way to beat Lu Bu (by firstname.lastname@example.org) A way that I found works fairly well against LuBu is use one character at Max level, and a second character at level 16, min level, because the mission is set for the level 16 character LuBu takes damage easier. Here are the cheat codes, as promised: Secret ending Enter the options screen from the main menu and select the "Opening Edit" option. Highlight the "Replay" selection, then hold L1 + L2 + R1 + R2 and press X. Level select At the main menu, press R1, R2, L2, L1, Square, L1, L2, R2, R1, Triangle. All Shu generals At the main menu, press L1, Square, Triangle, R2, L1, L2(2), R1, Square, L1. All Wei generals At the main menu, press L2, L1, Square, Triangle, L1, L2, R1, R2, L1, L2. All Wu generals At the main menu, press Triangle(2), L1, Square, R1, R2, L1, L2(3). All generals At the main menu, press R2(3), L1, Triangle, L2(3), R1, Square. You can find my FAQ on these sites: www.gamefaqs.com www.psxcodez.com www.neoseeker.com Check out these great sites for my FAQ and for their other great codes, FAQs, guides, and more!