Zhang Fei by OneWinged-Dragon

Updated: 07/19/02 | Printable Version

Dynasty Warriors 3 - Character Guide
Zhang Fei : Drunkard for the Ages

...okay, maybe not.

FAQ Guide by OneWinged-Dragon

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1) Who is Zhang Fei?

2) Why Should I Use Him?

3) Moves and Weapons

4) Overview

5) Stage Strategy

6) Questions and Answers

1) Who is Zhang Fei?
   Style name Yide. A member of the Five Tigers. Sworn brother of Liu Bei and
   Guan Yu. At the Battle of Chang Ban, he alone rode out on the Chang Ban 
   Bridge and gave a powerful shout, frightening off one million of Cao Cao's
   troops, who were in pursuit. A lover of wine and drink, it often leads to
   his defeat in battle more times than not.

2) Why Should I Use Him?

   Zhang Fei is a polearm user who boasts tremendous power.

3) Moves and Weapons

   Regular Attack: Zhang Fei's regular attack consists of strikes alternating
                   from the pike head to the hilt, ending with a few crowd
                   clearout moves.

   T             : 360 strike with the hilt. Good coverage.

   ST            : Attacks with the hilt of the pike. Standard juggler

   SST           : Brings the pike downward. Stuns.

   SSST          : A reverse thrust of the hilt, with a knockback effect.

   SSSST(T)      : Standard high juggler. Press T for a followup attack.

   SSSSST        : A stomp that knocks down all around Zhang Fei.

   Mounted Attack: Like every other mounted attack in the game(save for those
                   few good ones). Standard right-to-left swinging.

   Dash Attack   : Headbutt of doom, with knockback effect.

   Jump Attack   : Horizontal swing.

   Musou Attack  : Zhang Fei does some rapid pike uppercuts, ending in a clear
                   out slash that takes out everyone around him.

   True Musou    : Fire element added, plus extra pike attacks added at the

   Attack +14  4 Hits
   (Varying Stats)

   Long Spear
   Attack +29  5 Hits
   (Varying Stats)

   Snake Blade
   Attack +47  6 Hits
   (Varying Stats)

   Viper Blade
   Attack +47  6 Hits 

   Attack +29
   Defense +58
   Mounted Attack +56
   Mounted Defense +57
   Musou Charge +24

   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 Chang Ban
   Requirements: Defeat Xiahou Yuan, Xiahou Dun, do the Chang Ban Bride yell

   This is a tricky 4th to get, mainly because if you take too long, you might
   not be able to do the yell event because Liu Bei will escape. When you fufill
   the requirements, a Supply Team will appear from Xu Zhu's initial position
   and head North.

   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

   Zhang Fei is slow. He has bad bow defense, and his stomp attack is VERY weak.
   It barely does any damage on the later stages. At the end of his regular
   attack, Zhang Fei is extremely vulnerable to attack, as he has a long delay.
   Also, Zhang Fei's SSST, a regular staple move for most other characters, is
   useless. Fortunately, Zhang Fei also has bad arrow accuracy.

   Still with me? Yay! Zhang Fei packs a mean punch in his attack, and can
   easily kill soldiers with ease in his regular attack. His Musou's also good
   for dealing with crowds, especially the clearout hit. However, on the higher
   difficulties, Zhang Fei MUST have a Musou Charge of some sort to survive on
   most stages, mainly because of his regular attack set. On the harder stages,
   when you pull off Zhang Fei's attacks, you need to kill everyone or fill up
   your Musou gauge, because once that 6th S comes down, lotsa soldiers are
   gonna come down on you. If you like Mounted Attackers, Zhang Fei's got some
   nice Mounted modifiers on his 4th.

   Dueling generals, Zhang Fei has no unique moves that stand out, so stick to
   infinite combos and his regular attack set.

   Recommended Equipment:
   Speed Scroll/Red Hare Saddle
   Peacock Urn
   Dragon Amulet/Way of Musou
   Shell Armor/Elixir
   Tortoise Amulet

5) Stage Strategy

   1. The Battle at Hu Lao Gate
      Defeat the two sub officers outside the gate, then eliminate Hua Xiong,
      Niou Fu, and Xu Rong. With Gongzun Zan, Cao Cao's, Sun Jian's, and Liu Bei's
      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.

   2. The Battle at Chang Ban
      Start by clearing out Zhang Liao and Xiahou Dun at the top. Head south and
      take care of Xu Zhu. Head West and kill Xiahou Yuan and Zhang He. Go North
      to take out Xu Huang's forces. Cao Cao's force should have arrived by now,
      so proceed to shut off any remaining gates, take out Cao Cao's subofficers,
      and then Cao Cao himself. Exert any anger onto archers to prevent future
      anger-inducing attacks.

   3. The Battle at Chi Bi
      Work through the stage in a counterclockwise manner, and you should be able
      to clear out most of the officers, save for the ones in the middle. If rein-
      forcements pop up, feel free to take them out, although they won't pose any
      threat at all.

   4. The Assault on Cheng Du
      Work your way through the cotton field and take out Zhang Ren before he
      eliminates Pang Tong. Since you're out of the forest now, and have Pang Tong
      laying siege to Liu Zhang, head around and attack the rear of every officer's
      attack force and take them out. Clear out Liu Zhang's Gate Captain, and then
      exert any anger onto any archers still alive. Finish the stage.
   5. The Battle at Yi Ling
      Definitely one of the toughest stages in the game. Work on killing off Lu
      Meng as best you can. If you're playing on Easy or Normal, attack Zhu Ran's
      unit when it shows up. Otherwise, don't bother. After beating Lu Meng, head
      West and kill Sun Shang Xiang and Cheng Pu. If you were fast enough in beat-
      ing them and Lu Meng, you might've been able to preserve Huang Quan's, Huang
      Zuong's, and Zhao Yun's unit. Ma Chao's unit is probably dead by now, so
      go East and engage Gan Ning. When all that's done, lead the offensive into
      the Wu encampment and take out Lu Xun. There is a 10 sec. Musou near Lu 
      Xun's initial position, so use that to your advantage. Once Lu Xun is gone,
      take out all the Gate Captains ASAP, and don't bother racking up the kills
      here. The rate at which crossbowmen respawn from those points is insane!
      Now all that's left is taking care of Sun Quan. 

      A rather cheap tactic I picked up from LordKarasuman's FAQs involves letting
      the fire attack happen, which causes Lu Xun's unit to take the offensive and
      abandon their position. Now run up to the boat West of Lu Xun's initial
      spot, and snipe Sun Quan from there with arrows! It's a pretty good tactic,
      unless you got a horrible archer of a character.

   6. The Mountain Bandit Campaign
      Start by attacking the Lt Commander in the West and take him out. Head to the
      Lt Commander in the middle and kill him. Head North to shut off the Gate
      Captain, then defeat the Lt Commander in the East. Once the head bandit pops
      up, kill him off.

   7. The Nanman Campaign
      When the level starts, clear out the West side. Meng Huo should pop up around
      there sometime soon, so smack him around. Next head East to aid Ma Chao's
      forces. Eliminate any officers in the vicinity, and smack Meng Huo again.
      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
      considerably. 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.


6) Questions and Answers

   Q: Zhang Fei's a drunk punk who sings bad karaoke.
   A: That's not a question. And that's mean. :(

   Q: I fufilled the requirements for Zhang Fei's 4th weapon, but no Supply Team?
   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 Weapon Box, 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 Fei 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. 

   You see, back in the RtK period, sex change operations were common. So that's why
   you hear Zhang Fei singing with such a nice voice...