Zhao Yun by OneWinged-Dragon

Updated: 07/23/02 | Printable Version

Dynasty Warriors 3 - Character Guide
Zhao Yun : Zhou Yu : Zhao Yu : Zhou Yun

...okay, maybe not. This is Zhao Yun to clarify things.

FAQ Guide by OneWinged-Dragon

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1) Who is Zhao Yun?

2) Why Should I Use Him?

3) Moves and Weapons

4) Overview

5) Stage Strategy

6) Questions and Answers

1) Who is Zhao Yun?
   Style name Zilong. Formerly a servant of Yuan Shao and later Gongsun Zan, he
   changed loyalties to Liu Bei, impressed by his virtuousness and personality.
   Bold and daring, he singled-handedly charged through the enemy army at the 
   Battle of Chang Ban in order to rescue Liu Bei's son, Liu Shan. He is among 
   the Five Tiger generals of the Shu Kingdom.

2) Why Should I Use Him?

   Zhao Yun is a well-rounded character that anyone can pick up and kick butt
   with, using relative ease.

3) Moves and Weapons

   Regular Attack: Zhao Yun's regular attack hits everyone around and behind him
                   with extreme well-roundedness.

   T             : Spinning spear strike. Large coverage.

   ST            : Uppercut with the hilt of the spear. Standard juggler.

   SST           : A downward strike that dizzies.

   SSST          : Spinning spear strike that clears out all around Zhao Yun,
                   plus knockback effect.

   SSSST(T)      : Uppercut with the hilt of the spear. Standard juggler. Press
                   T for a followup attack.

   SSSSST(T)     : Multiple spear strikes that impale with extreme impality.
                   Last hit has knockback effect.

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

   Dash Attack   : Slides forward, swinging his spear to knock all before Zhao

   Jump Attack   : Swings his spear horizontally.

   Musou Attack  : Spinning spear attacks that end in a clearout slash..

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

   Attack +14  4 Hits
   (Varying Stats)

   Long Spear
   Attack +28  5 Hits
   (Varying Stats)

   Dragon Spear
   Attack +42  6 Hits
   (Varying Stats)

   Fierce Dragon
   Attack +43  6 Hits + Fire 

   HP Max +74
   Attack +25
   Defense +52
   Musou Max +80
   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 at Chang Ban
   Requirements: Defeat Xiahou Dun, Zhang Liao, Zhang He, and activate cutscene
                 of Zhao Yun charging the enemy.

   Start out by killing off Xiahou Dun, and Zhang Liao. Now start fighting by
   Liu Bei's side and keeping him safe. Unless you have a horse at your command,
   keep Xiahou Yuan alive. Once Cao Cao pops up, kill Xiahou Yuan, steal his
   horse, and ride up near Liu Bei to activate a cutscene. You MUST be on a
   horse to activate it. Now kill Zhang He. A Supply Team should pop up around
   Zhang He's initial location, so seek out and kill them off.

   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

   Zhao Yun's only glaring weakness is that his 6th charge could be so much
   better. :(

   Overall, Zhao Yun is a very well balanced character. His regular attack and
   SSST and extremely effective at dealing with crowds. His Musou, although a
   bit hard to handle for comboing, is good at controlling crowds as well.

   Against generals, due to the fashion Zhao Yun does his ST and SSSST, it could
   be a bit tricky to do infinite combos depending on how far you're attacking
   your foe from. Not a problem though, since SSSST gets a nice Fire element
   from Zhao Yun's 4th. SSSSST is also a fun move to use, although it could be
   a bit hard to connect the last 3 hits if you get too greedy.

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

5) Stage Strategy

   1. 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.   

   2. 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.

   3. 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.

   4. The Battle of Mt. Ding Jun
      Take the West path and defeat Zhang He. Continue on and kill off Xiahou Yuan.
      Charge through the gate and take either the East or West path. Kill off the
      Gate Captain and any archers, eliminate any of Cao Cao's subofficers still
      idling around, and then defeat Cao Cao.
   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 Nanman Campaign
      When the level starts, take out Meng Huo, then go aid Zhang Fei by clearing
      out the West side. Meng Huo should pop up around there, so smack him a second
      time. Next head East to aid Ma Chao'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.

   7. The Battle at Wu Zhang Plains
      Start out by shutting off the nearby Gate Captains, then take on Xu Huang and
      Zhen Ji. Try to fight them one at a time. With those two gone, go East and
      kill the Gate Captain, then attack Cao Ren/Zhang He in thr North. With him
      gone, aid Ma Dai and attack Xu Zhu and Cao Hong. Clear the Gate Captain to the
      East, then assist Zhang Fei in defeating Sima Zhao. Take out the Gate Captain
      North of Wei Yan, then kill Sun Li. Cao Xiu and Man Chong should arrive by
      now, so take them out. Taunt Sima Yi, then plow through Zhang Liao and clear
      out the two Gate Captains. Kill off any remaining crossbowmen, then kill
      Sima Yi for good.


6) Questions and Answers

   Q: Zhao Yun? Zhou Yu? I'm confuzzled!
   A: Calm down, grasshopper. :(

   Q: I fufilled the requirements for Zhao Yun's 4th weapon, but no Supply Team?
   A: You sure you're playing on Hard? Did you trigger the cutscene with a Shu
   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 Zhao Yun 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. 

   Okay, time to help identification of Zhao Yun and Zhou Yu. Zhao Yun's style name,
   Zilong, means Little Dragon, so think something long and skinny, like a spear.
   Zhou Yu, he's the guy that shouts obnoxiously. Think of the u as a big open
   mouth shouting loudly. Also, think Wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.