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    Dynasty Warriors 3 - Character Guide
    Zhang Jiao : Flaming Jebus!
    
    ...okay, maybe not.
    
    FAQ Guide by OneWinged-Dragon
                 tamisking@swirve.com
    
    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.
    
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    Contents:
    1) Who is Zhang Jiao?
    
    2) Why Should I Use Him?
    
    3) Moves and Weapons
    
    4) Overview
    
    5) Stage Strategy
    
    6) Questions and Answers
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    1) Who is Zhang Jiao?
       
       A former government official out of the Ju Lu Territory. He spread his
       teachings as the founder of the religious sect known as the Way of Peace.
       He used the turmoil of the land to gather the support of the people. With
       these supporters, he formed the group known as the Yellow Turbans.   
       Declaring himself the "General of Heaven," he turned against the Han
       Dynasty, leading the Yellow Rebellion.
    
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    2) Why Should I Use Him?
    
       Zhang Jiao uses fire. Everyone loves fire. Fire is coooooool.
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    3) Moves and Weapons
    
       Regular Attack: Zhang Jiao's moveset is somewhat linear, but does a
                       somewhat decent job of crowd control.
    
       T             : Slams his staff into the ground, as it moves left and
                       right. Nice broad-ranged attack
    
       ST            : Standard juggler. Somewhat awkward as he turns around
                       while doing it.
    
       SST           : Zhang Jiao flings his staff into the air. It does the
                       damage and stun as it comes back to him. Not that great
                       against the comp, but it's a pretty fun one to use in VS
                       mode, and might catch people offguard the first time they
                       fight Zhang Jiao.
    
       SSST          : FLAME THROWER!!!111 Foooosh. Good move for whittling down
                       the crowd, plus it leaves Zhang Jiao invincible to all but
                       archers and Musou attacks.
    
       SSSST(T)      : Standard high juggler. It's got a bit of a short range
                       though, due to how Zhang Jiao does it. Enhanced with Fire.
    
       SSSSST(T)     : FIREBALLZ!!!111 Foooosh. Fun move to use, good for dueling
                       generals, and a decent crowd clearer if you tilt the d-pad/
                       analog stick left.
    
       Mounted Attack: Like every other mounted attack in the game(save for those
                       few good ones). Standard right-to-left swinging, although
                       slower than others.
    
       Dash Attack   : Slides forward.
    
       Jump Attack   : Using advanced magical techniques, Zhang Jiao throws his
                       staff.
    
       Musou Attack  : Zhang Jiao fires multiple FIREBALLZ!!!111 Foooosh. and ends
                       with a crowd clearing FLAMETHROWER!!!111 Foooosh.
    
       True Musou    : Just like his Musou, except a 2nd clearout FLAMETHROWER!!!111
                       Foooosh. is added.
    
       Weapons:
       Staff
       Attack +13  4 Hits
       (Varying Stats)
    
    
       Mirage Staff
       Attack +28  5 Hits
       (Varying Stats)
    
    
       Fire Staff
       Attack +37  6 Hits
       (Varying Stats)
    
    
       Volcano Staff
       Attack +37  6 Hits + Fire
    
       Musou Max +72
       Attack +43
       Reach +27
    
       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: The Battle of Jie Ting
       Requirements: Defeat Sun Jian, Cao Cao, or Liu Bei. Whichever officer you
                     choose to go after, you must kill their subofficers too.
    
       This is an easy 4th weapon to get. Just remember to kill off sub-officers
       first. The Precious Item report should appear North of the castle, near the
       river.
    
       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.
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    4) Overview
    
       Zhang Jiao is rather weak. His regular attack isn't all that neat, and
       several of his moves are somewhat awkward. His Musou isn't exactly the best
       out of all the long-distance Musous in the game. He also lags the game. :(
    
       Okay, that out of the way. FLAMETHROWER!!!111 Foooosh. Zhang Jiao has one of
       the most devastating melee Musous in the game. The multiple fireballs, if
       treated like melee attacks, are great at juggling an officer and doing nice
       damage. The clearout flame is where Zhang Jiao's Musou shines. It does tre-
       mendous damage (1/4 damage to an officer at the least!), and rivals Gan Ning
       in damaging Musous (although the secret is that, like Gan Ning's Musou,
       Zhang Jiao's Musou appears to be a single hit, when it's really multiple
       hits). Zhang Jiao's SSST is also a fun staple move to use, so abuse that.
       Hard to believe, but Zhang Jiao gets max Attack power, which is pretty useful,
       and addresses some of his weaker aspects.
    
       Against generals, Zhang Jiao has plenty of moves at his disposal. His SSSST
       with his 4th lets his infinite combo do nice damage, and the 6th charge is
       absolutely great. The last fireball is actually 4, so say high to nice
       damage.
    
    
       Recommended Equipment:
       Speed Scroll/Red Hare Saddle
       Peacock Urn
       Dragon Amulet/Way of Musou/Shell Armor
       Elixir
       Tortoise Amulet
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    5) Stage Strategy
    
       What stages? :PpPpPp
    
       1. The Yellow Turban Rebellion
          Assist Zhang Liang by taking out Sun Jian, then work in a counter-clockwise
          position to take out Cao Cao and Liu Bei. If you enter the castle, an enemy
          ambush party will appear, but it shouldn't pose any real threat. Hunt down
          the rest of the Han, and then take out He Jin. If Zhang Bao and Zhang Liang
          die, and you wait long enough, Zhang Jiao will freeze the river, which will
          provide a morale boost for your forces. It'll also start the nice Rival music
          which I prefer over all the other final boss musics in the game. 
    
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    6) Questions and Answers
    
       Q: Zhang Jiao wears no shoes. He's on welfare.
       A: That's not a question. And that's mean. :(
    
       Q: I fufilled the requirements for Zhang Jiao's 4th weapon, but no Precious Item?
       A: You sure you're playing on Hard? Did you kill all the subofficers?
       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 Zhang Jiao 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
          results.
    
       Q: This FAQ is horrible.
       A: Make a better one then.
       Q: I just did.
       A: >_<
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    7) Super Duper Secret Stuff
       There's a reason this wasn't on the contents. 
    
       Foooosh.