Sun Ce by OneWinged-Dragon

Updated: 07/21/02 | Printable Version

Dynasty Warriors 3 - Character Guide
Sun Ce : AzN Shaggy!!!!

...okay, maybe not.

FAQ Guide by OneWinged-Dragon

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1) Who is Sun Ce?

2) Why Should I Use Him?

3) Moves and Weapons

4) Overview

5) Stage Strategy

6) Questions and Answers

1) Who is Sun Ce?
   Style name Bofu. The oldest son of Sun Jian. After his father's death, Sun
   Ce went to serve Yang Shu. Later, borrowing 3000 troops in exchange for the
   Imperial Seal, he went on to raise his own army. In a short while, he had
   already stabilized the land of Jian Dong, leading to his nickname of the
   "Little King." Starting with his old friend Zhou Yu, he went on to gather
   many talented officers, thereby laying the foundation for the Wu Kingdom.

2) Why Should I Use Him?

   Sun Ce has above-average attack speed, and is fun to use due to his use
   of tonfas.

3) Moves and Weapons

   Regular Attack: Sun Ce's regular attack consists of tonfa strikes and
                   kicks that mainly focus on enemies in front of him.

   T             : Forward roll that ends in a broad crowd clearing strike.

   ST            : Flip kick. Standard juggler.

   SST           : A shoulder charge that stuns all who are hit.

   SSST          : Spinning tonfa strike that sends foes flying, with a knock
                   back effect.

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

   SSSSST(T)     : Multiple tonfa strikes that end in a crowd-clearing attack.

   Mounted Attack: Like every other mounted attack in the game(save for those
                   few good ones). Standard right-to-left swinging, although
                   the T consists of multiple kicks to a single side.

   Dash Attack   : A spinning kick attack.

   Jump Attack   : Another spinning kick-type attack.

   Musou Attack  : Spinning tonfa strikes than end in a flying crowd clearing

   True Musou    : Fire element added, plus extra tonfa strikes added at the

   Attack +16  4 Hits
   (Varying Stats)

   Studded Tonfa
   Attack +31  5 Hits
   (Varying Stats)

   Attack +42  6 Hits
   (Varying Stats)

   Attack +42  6 Hits + Fire 

   Speed +21
   Jump +20
   Musou Max +80
   HP Max +72

   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 Assault on Wu Territory
   Requirements: Defeat Liu Yong, Taishi Ci must defect.

   The only tricky part to this stage is killing the subofficers at the beginning
   yourself; otherwise, you'll have to go through Taishi Ci. Ignore Taishi Ci
   and head straight for Liu Yong; once defeated, Taishi Ci will defect, and a
   Precious Item will pop up near him.

   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

   Sun Ce's flaws are that unlike other Musous that leave the enemy standing
   up, his Musou seems to lose its power on the later stages. Also, his Musou
   leaves him open to attack at the end. Sun Ce doesn't have spectacular Reach

   Despite his flaws, Sun Ce is still a good character to use. His SST is a decent
   escape move as it leaves enemies stunned, and Sun Ce a fair distance away from
   soldiers. SSST is also efficient at drilling a hole through the crowd. Even
   though Sun Ce's Musou loses a bit of its punch as the stages progress, that
   doesn't mean you shouldn't use it. It can do a good job of whittling down
   everyone's life, and the clearout hit does fair damage.

   Sun Ce's best strength lies in the his dueling skills. SSSST, combined with
   the Fire element from his 4th, is terribly effective at fighting officers.
   SSSSST(T) delivers a good amount of hits, which leads to high combos, and good
   damage because of the Fire element at the end. SST comes out pretty fast too,
   so abuse that.

   Recommended Equipment:
   Speed Scroll/Red Hare Saddle
   Peacock Urn
   Dragon Amulet/Wind Scroll
   Tortoise Amulet

5) Stage Strategy

   1. 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 Sun Jian'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. 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.

   3. 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.

   4. The Battle at He Fei
      You may 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.
   5. The Battle at Fan Castle
      Should I try? Okay, fine. Work your way through the soldiers and archers,
      and take out Guan Ping. Then take out Guan Yu's Gate Captain, and then
      finish off Guan Yu. If you took your time, Zhou Cang's unit will show up.
      Don't bother unless you're going for points though, because Zhou Cang will
      pretty much be out of the way.

   6. 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.  

   7. 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.


6) Questions and Answers

   Q: Sun Ce lusts after cute little schoolgirls.
   A: That's not a question. You're just envious.

   Q: I fufilled the requirements for Sun Ce's 4th weapon, but no Precious Item?
   A: You sure you're playing on Hard? Did you keep Taishi Ci alive?
   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 to
      fix the problem.

   Q: My Sun Ce 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. 

   Tonfas rule!!!111