Dynasty Warriors 3 - Character Guide
Zhen Ji : Beautiful, Gorgeous, kills All

...okay, maybe not.

FAQ Guide by OneWinged-Dragon
             tamisking@swirve.com

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Contents:
1) Who is Zhen Ji?

2) Why Should I Use Her?

3) Moves and Weapons

4) Overview

5) Stage Strategy

6) Questions and Answers
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1) Who is Zhen Ji?
   
   A woman of peerless beauty. She was married to Yuan Shao's second son, Yuan
   Xi. However, when Cao Cao captured the Ji Province, his son, Cao Pi, fell
   in love with her at first sight and immediately made her his wife.

2) Why Should I Use Her?

   Zhen Ji has some very devastating moves, and can be a fun character to use.
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3) Moves and Weapons

   Regular Attack: Zhen Ji's regular attack consists of kicks and flute smacks
                   that do a decent job of handling the crowds.

   T             : Spinning kick that knocks away anyone who comes near.

   ST            : High back kick. Standard juggler.

   SST           : A spinning kick that stuns all around Zhen Ji.

   SSST          : A thrust kick that sends a single foe flying back.

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

   SSSSST        : Destroys all who look at her wrong with a powerful flute
                   blast.

   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 a spinning kick that lacks range.

   Dash Attack   : A jumping double kick.

   Jump Attack   : Spinning kick attack.

   Musou Attack  : Plays the flute, sending out multiple high pitched tunes
                   that stun and kill those who look at her wrong.

   True Musou    : Fire element added, plus extra flute blasts added at the
                   end. The stun effect is lost.

   Weapons:
   Iron Flute
   Attack +13  4 Hits
   (Varying Stats)


   Steel Flute
   Attack +28  5 Hits
   (Varying Stats)


   Moon Flute
   Attack +37  6 Hits
   (Varying Stats)


   Dark Moon Flute
   Attack +37  6 Hits

   Speed +23
   Defense +52
   Bow Attack +50
   Mounted Attack +50
   Reach +25

   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 Jie Ting
   Requirements: Defeat Jiang Wei.

   One of the more difficult 4ths to get, due to those fuggin' crossbowmen, and
   their field power bonus of +99999999 on Hard difficulty. Anyhow, defeat
   Jiang Wei, then a Precious Item should pop up in Zhuge Liang's HQ. It's
   recommended to kill everyone else in the stage before proceeding to grab
   the weapon.

   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

   Zhen Ji has a rather short range, and weak attacks. She will miss some to most
   of her Bow Attacks, and aside from the Speed, Range, and Defense upgrade, her
   4th weapon is absolutely horrible. On the bright side, it's not so hard to
   get decent 3rd weapons. Zhen Ji's SSST is also rather crappy, and her Musou
   and SSSSST have a slight delay time that gives anyone enough time to block.

   Still with me? Not drooling at some polygons? Good. Zhen Ji has a rather fast
   attack speed, and her SST is a great move, as it can hit a lot of people and
   stun them. SSSSST, despite the delay, can still hit many soldiers and deal
   extensive damage. Her Musou, being the same move, is more devastating, and
   should be abused when neccessary. Stick to her SST, SSSSST, and Musou, and
   Zhen Ji will be an efficient killer.

   When fighting officers, don't even bother with SSSSST. I don't care who they
   are, how much life that have left, you don't do her 6th charge, because
   every officer will block it. So you're saying, "Her Musou sucks then." Not
   really. Abuse SST, then chain with Zhen Ji's Musou for maximum killing against
   officers. Also, it's a great counterattack in sticky situations.

   Something to note is that the only move Zhen Ji can combo with her Musou is
   SST and SSSSST, so keep that in mind while you build her up.

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

   1. Raid on the Rogue Fortress
      Run to either gates and look for a Lieutenant(shouldn't be hard; all other
      regular troops are private-class). Kill them to open the gates, then run
      in and clear out any Lt Commanders in the area. Find the Lieutenant guard-
      ing the gate and take him out. Clear out any Lt Commanders in the area,
      then run up the West stairs and head North past the other stairs. Jump off
      the edge leading into the Northern section, then take out the sole Lt
      Commander there. When the gate opens up, rush in and kill off the
      Commander. 

   2. The Battle at Hu Lao Gate
      Run down the path towards the top of  Fan Shui Gate and plow through Fan
      Chou and Niou Fu. Head down the stairs and clear out Hua Xiong 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 horrendous 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 Wan Castle
      Clear out any archers in the surrounding area, then kill off any subofficers
      if you need powerups and such. Head towards Jia Xu and hold off his forces
      until Cao Cao passes by, at which head towards Hu Che Er's forces and kill
      him off. Secure Cao Cao's area, then head towards Jia Xu and defeat him.
      Now run to Zhang Xiu and ignore him; instead, shut off his Gate Captain.
      Once that's done, get rid of Zhang Xiu's remaining forces and finish the
      stage.

   3. The Battle at Chang Ban
      If you have Red Hare, you can easily clear this stage in 5 minutes provided
      your character isn't allergic to archers. If you want to take your time, then
      kill off Zhang Fei and Zhuge Liang. Chase after Liu Bei and plow down Chen
      Zhen, as he'll be in your path. If you've caught up to Liu Bei, you could
      decide to massacre the Peasants. Assuming you do, zoom past Liu Bei and 
      slaughter every Peasant you see. Kill Sun Qian, Ma Liang, Jian Yong, Mi Fang,
      and Liu Feng. That's a lot of dead people. If Liu Qi shows up, kill him
      ASAP, so Liu Bei doesn't escape. Now after killing all those poor peasants
      (and getting Liu Bei's speech about 10 times or so), defeat Liu Bei.

   4. The Battle at Chi Bi
      If you have Red Hare or decent Speed, ride towards the Place of Prayers, and
      seek out Lu Meng/Lu Xun. Kill him off. If you don't have Red Hare, then
      you'll have to seek out Zhou Yu/Huang Gai and kill them, unless you want to
      take a huge Morale hit. From that point on, you can either take a clockwise
      or counterclockwise path to take out all the remaining officers, who should
      be concentrated on either the boats or the East/West sides.
 
   5. The Battle at He Fei
      Start out by killing Lu Xun at your start point, then go towards the middle
      and kill Zhou Tai and Cheng Pu. Ignore Taishi Ci, Zhang Liao will take care
      of him. Head Southwest and attack Lu Meng from the rear. If Gan Ning's forces
      pop up, rush over to HQ, clear out any crossbowmen, and kill Gan Ning as best
      as possible. Get rid of any other subofficers in the middle of the map, then
      charge for Sun Quan. If reinforcements for Wei pop up, Sun Quan will charge
      for HQ to end the stage quickly, so be sure you have a reliable horse to
      chase him down with. If you go into Lu Su's territory, be prepared for lotsa
      archers.

   6. The Battle at You Ting
      Start by aiding Zhang He in the East. Take out Quan Zhong and Da Qiao. Once
      that's down, go West and help Zhang Pu by killing Xu Sheng and Xiao Qiao.
      Head South and mop up Zhu Huan and Sun Shang Xiang. When Zhou Fang defects,
      attack his forces. Attack Sun Quan's base from the East and kill off Zhuge
      Jin and Lu Xun. Shut off the Gate Captain, exert unneccessary violence onto
      all archers, and finish off Sun Quan.

   7. The Siege of He Fei Castle
      Start by killing Zhen Ji in the West. Do it quickly and you'll be able to save
      the Gate Captain. Next, work on eliminating Lu Xun, and then Lu Meng. There's
      two Imperial Seals nearby, one by each officer, so use those if you need
      help. If Sun Shao and Zhuge Jin have entered the castle already, kill them
      off. Next, head east and kill Sun Shang Xiang and Gan Ning. Shut off any
      remaining active gates, then charge for Sun Quan. Kill his Gate Captain,
      then attack Sun Quan. Exert any and all anger onto any surviving crossbowmen
      that happen to hang around. 

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6) Questions and Answers

   Q: Zhen Ji's blue dress was made in a sweatshop.
   A: That's not a question. And that's mean. :(

   Q: I fufilled the requirements for Zhen Ji'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 Zhen Ji 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. 

   Zhen Ji is just POLYGONS. Bwahahahaha, I just crushed your feeble little heart.