Da Qiao by Mewtwomon

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 07/15/02 | Printable Version

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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 

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 

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 
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 
     My AIM is Gsrts, and my email is rsrtsneveron@aol.com.
     9. Credits
     1. Me, Mewtwomon. I am the only person who has contributed anything 
to this FAQ as of now.