##### ## ## ## # #### ##### ########## ## ## # ## ## ## # # # ## ## # ## ## ## # ## ## ## # # # ## ## # ## ## ## # ## #### # # # ## ## # ## ### # ## ## # # # ## ## ##### ## # # ## ## # # # ########### # ## # # ## ## # # # ## ## # ## # # ## ## # ## ## ## # ## # ##### ## # # ## ## ##### ## # Warriors 3 Da Qiao Version 1.0. Copyright Mewtwomon, 2002 Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Copyright Warning 3. Version History 4. Historical Background Information 5. Game Information 6. Walkthrough 7. Strategies 8. Contact Information 9. Credits 1. Introduction This is my first FAQ everyone, so I hope it goes well. This FAQ is written for Da Qiao, a character in Dynasty Warriors 3. Da Qiao is a very fast attacker, second only to Nu Wa. She has some good moves, but her low attack power turn some people off to her. This FAQ does not have basic game information, read the instruction book or another FAQ for that! This is a character FAQ, not an all-purpose FAQ. You may ask: Why Da Qiao? Well, my answer is because she's a good character that many people don't know how to control, and she's extremely fun to play as. It would appear that this is the first character FAQ for a female ever published on Gamefaqs for Dynasty Warriors 3! Please read on, as Da Qiao is a wonderful character. 2. Copyright Warning WARNING! This FAQ is copyright 2002 Mewtwomon. This FAQ is protected by INTERNATIONAL copyright law. That means YOU or ANYONE ELSE can't take this FAQ and publish it as your own work. You may use it on your site or as a link if and only if you email me, and I grant permission. My contact information can be found at the bottom of this FAQ. Plagiarizers beware! If you violate this international copyright law, you will be prosecuted! CJayC tells me that I can sue you and easily win, so take that into mind before you plagiarize! 3. Version History 6/25/02- I sent the FAQ in to Gamefaqs for the first time. Everything is subject to be edited. I am currently open to suggestions. 4. Da Qiao's Historical Background Information Da Qiao was the daughter of Qiao Xuan. Her and her sister, Xiao Qiao, were said to be the most beautiful women in China. Da Qiao married Sun Ce, an emperor of Wu, and the son of Sun Jian of Wu. Unfortunately, she didn't actually fight, but she does in Dynasty Warriors 3. 5. Da Qiao's Game Information Unlocking: To unlock Da Qiao, complete Musou Mode with at least one character from the Wu kingdom, or if you have a Dynasty Warriors 2 save on your memory card, she is unlocked automatically Weapons: First: Twin Fans Attack +16 Hits: 4 Second: Violet Fans Attack +31 Hits: 5 Third: Beauty Attack +37 Hits: 6 Fourth: True Beauty Attack +37 Hits: 6 Element: None Musou Max +64 HP Max +65 Attack +22 Defense +48 Luck +29 Grand attack total: +59 Fourth Weapon: The Battle at You Ting, Wu side. Kill Zhang He. A special item will appear in the northwest. VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: To get Da Qiao's or anybody else's fourth weapon, the first player MUST be the player you want to get the weapon with, and it MUST be played on HARD difficulty. If I get an email about this because you can't get the fourth weapon and it's because it's not on hard and/or you aren't playing as the first player, I will be VERY annoyed. Attacks Key: S=Square attack (Press square) T=Triangle attack (Press triangle) Dash attack: She runs straight with her fans in front of her. Good for cutting through a crowd. Jump Attack: She holds her fans out and almost flies through the air. A good move on single officers, and good for knocking people off horses. It's good, but it's not the best. Mounted attacks: S-She throws her fans to one side. Very ineffective and annoying. T-She throws both of her fans in front of her, about a 180-degree angle. Very effective and fun. Regular attacks: T-Da Qiao hits the enemy with her fans. Use to break an enemy's guard, this knocks them back no matter what, unless maybe it's Lu Bu, whom I Oh-So-Hate. ST-Da Qiao throws her fans up in front of her, and takes an enemy with her. Not as effective as her SSSST. You cannot rotate on this attack no matter how good you are. SST-Da Qiao throws her fans in front of her, this attack reminds me of her mounted T. This attack makes the opponent dizzy. SSST-Da Qiao rushes forward, this looks like her jump attack, but it's better. It's very good for cutting through a crowd, or repeatedly knocking back a single officer. SSSST-Da Qiao throws both fans up in the air, and an enemy or two with it. You can turn around on this if you're very good. This is better than her ST. Press T after you launch them to hit them back to the ground. This is what you use for the infinite combo. SSSSST-Da Qiao floats in the air and throws her fans out in front of her, for many hits. If you're good, you can rotate her while she does this attack. It's good for single officers or clearing a crowd. SSSSSS-Da Qiao throws her fans to the side, runs, and does a jumping spinning back flip and clears out everyone in 6x6 vicinity. Very effective for crowd clearing, one of my favorite moves in the game. Musou attack: Da Qiao spins her fans in front of her, then at the end, swings them around in a 360-degree circle. You can rotate on the first part, there is obviously no need to do so on the last part. Very good for combos, and the end is excellent for crowd clearing. 6. Walkthrough 1. The Yellow Turban Rebellion, Han forces. This stage is pretty easy; it's the first stage in the game. You are a sub-officer under Sun Jian. Take out Zhang Liang after he freezes the river. It helps him, but it also makes your life easier. You start near him. After that, just play it by ear. There aren't too many weapons or items in this stage, and the ones that are there are +1's and +2's, even on hard. The generals don't drop significant attack and defense power-ups, but you can get them if you want. My suggestion would be to ignore Zhang Bao; he's more trouble than he's worth. You must kill Zhang Jiao 3 times to finish the stage. 2. The Battle at Hu Lao Gate, Allied forces. This stage is again pretty easy, provided you ignore Lu Bu. You are again a sub officer under Sun Jian. Go around and defeat all of the officers and sub-officers except for Dong Zhuo, Lu Bu, and Dong Zhuo's sub-officers. At that point, all available forces should march to Hu Lao gate. Go with them, and wait for Hu Lao gate to fall. Then go in and defeat Dong Zhuo, and his sub-officers if you like. Once Dong Zhuo is dead, the stage is over. 3. Surprise attack on Liu Biao, Sun Jian's forces. This stage is short, and relatively easy. You are an officer under your husband Sun Ce I believe. There are quite a few weapons and items here, go after them if you please. At on point, sun Jian will get killed by Liu Biao, because Liu Biao sets a trap, and Sun Jian falls for it. At this point, Sun Ce should take over as commander. Go and kill Liu Biao when you're ready to end the stage. 4. Assault on the Wu Territory, Sun Ce's forces. Pretty straightforward stage, kill Liu Yong to get Taishi Ci to defect to your side. Do not kill Taishi Ci, as his many forces will be of use to you. The other two remaining enemy generals should then be easily taken out. 5. The Battle at Chi Bi, Allied Forces. This stage can be difficult if you don't know what you're doing. Do not advance too far. Wait for the winds to come, and the fire attack to happen. Then, gradually advance and kill all of the enemy officers. You should get reinforcements from Shu, but the enemy will also get reinforcements. Progress slowly through this stage, rush, and be killed. There are tons of enemies at this stage. Tons. 6. The Battle at Yi Ling, Wu Forces. This stage is much easier for Wu than Shu. Once Lu Xun orders a fire attack, protect Zhu Ran until the Shu camp is in flames. He does not have far to go. That will crush the enemy's morale. Unless you are an expert, avoid the Stone Warrior formation to the south. There are lovely stat increase items there, but many crossbowmen. Also once you enter Zhuge Liang will come to reinforce Shu, and you will not have your handy little map inside the Stone Warrior Formation. However, if you press start you can see where you are on the map. Wait for the fire attack, and then crush Shu. 7. The Siege of He Fei Castle, Wu forces. This is a tough stage, with many stat increase items, weapons, items, and special items. I recommend taking out Xu Zhu first, he's on the northeast side of the castle. Then, go to the Northwest section. I strongly recommend a horse for this part. If you have a horse, plow through the wall of arrows. At the wind corridor, carefully maneuver. There is a weapon in the middle. After that, I recommend taking out the two generals by the main south gate. That will open the gate and allow your allies through. At one point you will get reinforcements, so will your enemy. When the enemy is reinforced, all gates open. Protect Sun Quan/Jian/Ce on his ship, Wei's reinforcements appear by him, and if he dies, you lose. Take out Sima Yi/Cao Cao when you're ready, he's up some steps, and he personally is not heavily defended, but most likely the only help you'll have when fighting him is your bodyguards. Kill him to end the stage and your musou mode. 7. Strategies Da Qiao's strengths lie in her ssst, jump attack, ssssstttt(etc.), ssssss, and musou. Use her ssst and jump for two different purposes. One is to cut through a crowd. When you use this attack, you clear a nice, empty, path for yourself through the enemy. Also it can be used to repeatedly knock back a single officer away from reinforcements, and challenge them to a one-on-one duel. Use her sssssttt(etc,) for again, two purposes. One is to hit a single officer repeatedly. That's quite easy. Just float there, tap triangle, and rack up the hits. If you're good, you can rotate this attack making it one of the best crowd clearing moves in the game. It's VERY hard to do, however, so don't get discouraged. The only way to get hit while doing this attack is by an arrow, musou, or musou arrow. All other attacks bounce off of you. Use her ssssss as what it is, one of the best crowd clearing moves in the game. Use her musou for all purposes, first as a single-officer thing, then blast away the crowd with the end. Hold the O button if you're near an enemy general, press O once if you are surrounded by a crowd. Any other strategies are welcome! 8. Contact information. I am taking any suggestions, mistakes, strategies, additions, etc. Drop me a line. Also If you want my faq on your site, let me know first. My AIM is Gsrts, and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. 9. Credits 1. Me, Mewtwomon. I am the only person who has contributed anything to this FAQ as of now.