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    Dynasty Warriors 3 - Character Guide
    Sun Jian : Voice Actor of Tony the Tiger
    ...okay, maybe not.
    FAQ Guide by OneWinged-Dragon
    This Guide (Copyright 2002) was made entirely on the experiences of 
    OneWinged-Dragon. This Guide may not be altered in any way without my 
    consent, and may not be distributed without my name as author on. This 
    FAQ may be distributed, but not sold. Failure to follow those simple
    rules will result in something horrible, preferably something bad.
    Guide best viewed in courier new font.
    note: part of this guide can apply to Dong Zhuo as well.
    1) Who is Sun Jian?
    2) Why Should I Use Him?
    3) Moves and Weapons
    4) Overview
    5) Stage Strategy
    6) Questions and Answers
    1) Who is Sun Jian?
       Style name Wentai. A great hero who is descended from the legendary Sun
       Tzu. He made a name for himself by defeating a band of pirates. After
       distinguishing himselft in battle against the Yellow Turbans, he became
       the governor of Chang Sha. He served as the vanguard for the Allied forces
       against Dong Zhuo, being the first to reach the city Luo Yang. Following
       the battle, he found the Imperial Seal hidden within a well and took it
       back home with him.
    2) Why Should I Use Him?
       Sun Jian is a well balanced character with high stats, cool moves, and
       can be fun to use.
    3) Moves and Weapons
       Regular Attack: Sun Jian's regular attacks are straightforward hack and
                       slash manuevers.
       T             : Broad sword slash
       ST            : Jumping uppercut.
       SST           : Swings his sword forward. Stuns a decent range.
       SSST          : Turns around and does a reverse sword thrust. Strictly
                       for cool points.
       SSSST(T)      : Standard high juggler. Doesn't jump like in ST, press T for
                       a follow-up attack.
       SSSSST        : Fires a shockwave. A good long distance crowd clearer if you
                       can connect with the narrow blast.
       Mounted Attack: Like every other mounted attack in the game(save for those
                       few good ones). Standard right-to-left swinging.
       Dash Attack   : Swings his sword, knocking down anyone that gets hit. A good
                       dash attack.
       Jump Attack   : Downward slash.
       Musou Attack  : Swings his sword back and forth. Good damage, and when given
                       a good Wind Scroll, pretty nice reach. Ends with a sliding
       True Musou    : Fire element added, this is the >only< True Musou you'll see
                       in the game that keeps enemies standing up. Two juggling
                       slashes are added at the end.
       Broad Sword
       Attack +17  4 Hits
       (Varying Stats)
       Long Sword
       Attack +32  5 Hits
       (Varying Stats)
       Lone Wolf
       Attack +43  6 Hits
       (Varying Stats)
       Savage Wolf
       Attack +43  6 Hits + Fire
       Musou Max +76
       HP Max +68
       Attack +22
       Defense +49
       Weapons are obtained randomly in each stage. The later the stage, and harder
       the difficulty, the better the weapon you will receive. However, 4th weapons
       must be obtained in a precise manner.
       Stage: Surprise Attack on Liu Biao (Wu Side)
       Requirements: Defeat Lu Gong
       Since this is one of the early stages, it shouldn't be difficult to defeat.
       KIll Lu Gong, then the Precious Item should show up a bit west of the entrance
       to the path leading to Lu Gong. Finish the stage by clearing out the other
       generals. The only tricky part is dealing with the archers scattered through-
       out the stage.
       An easy way to complete 4th weapon quests is to have a fresh character(one
       who is not leveled up) be first player, and a stronger character be second
       player. It does not matter who the 4th weapon is for, or who kills the supply
       captain/gets the item. The objective is what's needed to be completed.
    4) Overview
       Let's say one thing. Sun Jian is pretty bad at crowd control. What would
       usually be the best crowd clearing moves for anyone in the game, become
       merely cool yet useless moves for Sun Jian. T, who uses T very often? Well,
       if you're Lu Bu, I could understand... SSST is too linear, and leaves you
       open to attack from 270 degrees around you. SSSSST is a shockwave. No, not
       those wonderful shockwave attacks Liu Bei and Yuan Shao get. Yeah, you get the
       picture now.
       With that being said, Sun Jian can be a somewhat hard character to thoroughly
       kick butt with. However, he has some nice staple moves to use. Sun Jian's SST,
       with a nice Wind Scroll, can stun a nice amount of soldiers in front of him.
       His Musou is awesome. Good damage, and the final hit, unlike every other one
       of the cool moves in Sun Jian's arsenal, is useful. Sun Jian covers quite a
       distance as he slides forward, and does nice damage to boot. If you want, feel
       free to give him Way of the Musou. Unlike most other musou attacks similar to
       the nature of sun Jian's (may jeebus help you all), his True Musou, as previ-
       ously stated, keeps the enemy standing up. That means you can easily clear out
       crowds! Also, for all you fans of high stats, Sun Jian's 4th weapon makes him
       out to be a strong character.
       If there's one thing Sun Jian can do, it's dueling generals. The fire element
       in his SSSST makes him a deadly foe to contend with, so battles are over with
       quickly. SST also comes out fast for stun purposes . If you use his Musou/True
       Musou, do it in 4-6 hit bursts. Drag it out too long, and you always end up
       in deadlocks with the enemy general. Unless you're good at weapon deadlocks,
       stick to short Musou bursts (that is, tap O). Doesn't apply to no-name gene-
       rals though, so wail away on them.
       Recommended Equipment:
       Speed Scroll/Red Hare Saddle
       Peacock Urn
       Wind Scroll/Dragon Amulet/Way of Musou
       Tortoise Amulet
    5) Stage Strategy
       1. The Yellow Turban Rebellion
          Pretty simple. Take out all officers around your area first, then work
          counter clockwise to take out the rest. Take the opportunity to kill
          Zhang Jiao every chance you get before he teleports north, for some decent
       2. The Battle at Hu Lao Gate
          Defeat the two sub officers outside Fan Shui Gate, then eliminate Hua Xiong,
          Niou Fu, and Xu Rong. With Liu Bei, Gongzun Zan, Cao Cao's, and your
          forces ready to go, advance southward. By now, Yuan Shu's dead. Either
          engage Lu Bu, or just avoid him. Take out Li Meng, run through the ambush,
          then protect the Assault Captain. Sometimes, the game is cheap, and a hor-
          rendous group of archers appear on the southern wall of Hu Lao Gate. Once
          the gate is down, standard buttkicking. If Li Jue and Guo Si's forces pop
          up, ignore them if Yuan Shao's morale is pretty high.
       3. Surprise Attack on Liu Biao
          Kill the Gate Captain by your position, then kill Huang Zu. Kill the other
          Gate Captain at the southwest end if you want to, then advance northward
          towards Zhang Pu. Kill him off, take out the Gate Captain, and head North.
          Dodge the pack of archers at the entrance and take out Kuai Liang, Cai 
          Mao, and Chen Sheng. If you want to, head east and kill Lu Gong, take out
          his two Gate Captains if you want to. Afterwards, dispose of the remain-
          ing Gate Captain and kill Liu Biao 
       4. Assault on Wu Territory
          Kill Zhang Ying and Chen Heng to open up the east gate. Head east and take
          out Yu Mi and the Gate Captain. Head Southwest, dodging Taishi Ci's forces,
          and kill Liu Yong. Taishi Ci should defeat, at which point he'll kill Yan
          Baihu's Gate Captain and whittle down his forces. Head North, take out 
          Zhao Xin, then eliminate Wang Lang and his Gate Captain. Then proceed to
          mop up the rest of what's left of Yan Baihu. Exert unneccessary violence
          on Yan Yu if neccessary.
       5. The Battle at Chi Bi
          Kill Xiahou Dun/Dian Wei first off, so you don't have to go through the
          boats again when Huang Gai's unit is getting in position. Then either work
          in a clockwise or counter-clockwise position to eliminate the officers.
          If Huang Gai's unit is in danger, don't worry about it. Just don't get lost
          on the boats.
       6. The Battle at He Fei
          You should get a report of Zhang Liao's position in the beginning, so go
          and kill him off(unless you get off on Taishi Ci's death). Head Southwest
          to aid Lu Meng's forces by taking out Cao Ren and Xiahou Dun. Next, zoom
          Northeast to help Lu Xun and Cheng Pu mop up Cao Pi and Cao Hong's forces.
          Take out Cao Zhang and Xu Huang if Taishi Ci hasn't already done so. All
          that's left now is Cao Cao, Xu Zhu, two Gate Captains, and still more
          crossbowmen. Did I mention crossbowmen run rampant in this level? If you
          take too long, Yue Jin and Cheng Yu will show up.
       7. The Battle at Yi Ling
          All you really have to do on this stage is kill Zhang Bao(valley east of 
          Sun Shang Xiang) and Guan Xing(slightly north of the eastern end of the
          valley), then feel free to screw around on this stage. Kill Zhuge Liang
          if you feel like rushing in to kill Liu Bei without archer interference.
          Hard Mode will require more work, so keep that in mind.   
       8. The Nanman Campaign
          When the level starts, take out Meng Huo, then go aid Gan Ning by clearing
          out the West side. Meng Huo should pop up around there, so smack him a second
          time. Next head East to aid Lu Meng's forces. Eliminate any officers in the
          vicinity, and smack Meng Huo a third time when he shows up. Now head to the
          Western fort, and clear out all enemy forces there. When dealing with the
          elephant troops, you can let other soldiers knock the rider off, jump attack
          the rider, use Arrows, or if you got a nice amount of life, take a hit, tap
          L1 in the air, and you should be in position to attack the rider. Anyhow,
          Meng Huo should pop up near HQ, so smack him again when you've cleared out
          the area. Next on the list is the Eastern compound. If all's been going
          smoothly, whatever enemy force was there before should've been dwindled con-
          siderably. Clear out the troops there. At this point, Meng Huo will appear
          in the Western fort, accessible only through elephant, or a VERY long walk
          around the map. Now lead the offensive(or catch up) to the South and clear
          out whatever forces remain. Meng Huo should pop up one last time near HQ,
          so smack him once more. After breaking through Zhu Rong(and those goshdarn
          annoying crossbowmen, and those goshdarn hot Amazons), show Meng Jie some
          butt kick, then advance torwards Meng Huo. Knock him off his elephant, kill
          the Gate Captain, then exert any and all stress accumlated in this level onto
          Meng Huo.
       9. The Battle at You Ting
          Head East and help out Da Qiao's forces by killing Hu Zhi, then taking out
          Zhang He. Zhen Ji should show up, so eliminate her. Run West past Zhou Fang
          and Cao Xiu's forces to kill Zhang Pu. With Cao Xiu surrounded, kill him off.
          If you kill Man Chong, Jia Xu should pop up. Take out Xu Zhu and Sima Yi's
          Gate Captains, then finish off Sima Yi.
      10. The Siege of He Fei Castle
          Take out Xu Zhu on the east side first. Work your way around the east to the
          center and take out Xu Huang and Zhang He. Avoid the ponds unless you want a
          quick death. When Cao Xiu and Man Chong arrive, take out their forces. Once
          that's done, work on Zhang Liao and Zhen Ji, then finally, take out Sima Yi.
    6) Questions and Answers
       Q: Sun Jian looks dumb.
       A: That's not a question. And that's mean. :(
       Q: I fufilled the requirements for Sun Jian's 4th weapon, but no Precious Item?
       A: You sure you're playing on Hard?
       Q: Are you asking me a question? You're supposed to answer.
       A: It's, uh, rhetorical.
       Q: I grabbed the Precious Item, but all I got was this cruddy 1st/2nd/3rd weapon.
       A: :PpP, you used Gameshark/Sharkport save that has basic 4th Weapons. Start a
          brand new game file, or use EvilR's Weapon Customizable FAQ on GameFAQ.com to
          fix the problem.
       Q: My Sun Jian does no damage!
       A: 3rd time you didn't ask a question. :p Refer to above and get yourself a +20
          Tiger Amulet somehow. 
       Q: Where do I get 2nd/3rd weapons and good items?
       A: I shop at You Ting Wei side for weapons, Wu side for items. Hard mode for best
       Q: This FAQ is horrible.
       A: Make a better one then.
       Q: I just did.
       A: >_<
    7) Super Duper Secret Stuff
       There's a reason this wasn't on the contents. 
       It's because it's really cruddy information I got through gossip and stuff, so
       it really isn't reliable.

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