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    Dynasty Warriors 3 - Character Guide
    Zhang He : The Beautiful Artist Of War
    
    ...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 He?
    
    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 He?
       
       Style name Junyi. Once under the command of Yuan Shao, he was forced into a
       tight corner due to false charges brought against him by Guo Tu. He then
       went on to serve Cao Cao and fought mainly against the Shu forces, where his
       abilities were acknowledged by Zhuge Liang. At the Battle of Jie Ting, he
       surrounded Ma Su and defeated him. He is counted among the Five Generals of
       Wei. 
    
    2) Why Should I Use Him?
    
       Zhang He is loaded with an arsenal of great moves, and has a fast attack 
       rate.
    
       He's also not gay, so you can stop hiding, you homophobes. Go watch some
       anime.
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    3) Moves and Weapons
    
       Regular Attack: Zhang He's regular attack consists of standard claw slicing
                       action.
    
       T             : Dashing claw swipe.
    
       ST            : High kick. Standard juggler.
    
       SST           : A charging claw swipe. Stuns.
    
       SSST          : Zhang He becomes a flying torpedo, and knocking away anyone
                       he touches. Covers a substantial distance, and knockback
                       effect.
    
       SSSST(T)      : Flip kick. Standard juggler, press T for a followup attack
                       that consists of 3 strikes instead of the usual 1.
    
       SSSSST(T)     : Zhang He slides side to side twice, slicing troops in front
                       of him.
    
       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 two simultaneous claw swipes to both sides.
    
       Dash Attack   : Slide kick.
    
       Jump Attack   : A claw swipe from above.
    
       Musou Attack  : Zhang He slides around, swinging his claws to and fro. The
                       clearout hit is a charging swipe that has knockback effect.
    
       True Musou    : Fire element added, plus extra charging swipes added at the
                       end.
    
       Weapons:
       Bronze Claw
       Attack +16  4 Hits
       (Varying Stats)
    
    
       Steel Claw
       Attack +31  5 Hits
       (Varying Stats)
    
    
       Peacock Claw
       Attack +43  6 Hits
       (Varying Stats)
    
    
       Peacock Talon
       Attack +43  6 Hits + Death
    
       Jump +23
       Attack +24
       Reach +27
       Musou Charge +29
    
       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 Guan Du
       Requirements: Defeat Chun Yuqiong with Yan Liang and Wen Chou alive.
    
       One of the easier 4ths to get, the only tricky part is pulling it off before
       Guan Yu kills Yan Liang and Wen Chou. Considering it rarely happens on Wei
       side, not so tough then. The Supply depot(and thus, Chun Yuqiong) are
       randomly located in the 4 compounds on the map. Keep defeating officers and
       run in and out of the compounds until you find the Supply Depot. Commence
       killing of Chun Yuqiong, then a Precious Item report should pop up to the
       Northeast of Cao Cao's castle, near the intersection of the 3 rivers.
    
       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 He has a rather awkward Musou for some people. His 6th S leaves him
       open to attack, and he doesn't boast the offensive attack power of other
       Wei characters like Zhang Liao and Xiahou Dun.
    
       I'm just saying those awful things to fill in some space, so stay. I demand
       it. Zhang He's high attack speed makes up for his flaws, and with it, his
       Charge attacks are also quick. T is probably one of the quickest Ts in the
       game, so you can abuse all you want, whether to clear out crowds, or break
       guards. SST is the most godly stun attack in the game. Zhang He will stun a
       lot of people with it, so abuse that move often. SSST is one of the best
       4th Charges in the game. The distance Zhang He covers is enough to take out
       a swarm of troops, and it makes an excellent escape move. Another move you
       want to abuse. SSSSST(T) on its own isn't anything special, but with Zhang
       He's Peacock Talon, it becomes a godly DEA, and ranks up there with Cao Cao
       and Lu Xun. To use it to the extreme godliness, wait for incoming troops
       to come at Zhang He. Do the 5S without touching anyone, and time it so that
       when the first of the bait waltz in, you tap T twice and wipe out 1-3 rows of
       attacks. 1-3 rows isn't impressive you say? Well, Zhang He's DEA is VERY
       wide, and if you do the 5S in front of a rather large crowd, you'll be
       surprised at how wide they spread out. Of course, you wouldn't care, because
       they'd be dead by then. Zhang He's Musou is also a move that needs to be
       abused greatly! Jerking the analog stick/d-pad quickly, you can guide Zhang
       He in and out of crowds, and decimate them easily. His Musou also makes for
       a great escape move, and if you're playing in a two-player game, a Team Musou
       could give Zhang He an infinite Musou bar as long as he keeps hitting troops,
       and lightning-struck troops hit by Zhang He disperse bolts onscreen.
    
       When fighting officers, Zhang He can easily combo his DEA into his Musou for
       large damage, and if you can get the attack angle of the clearout move right,
       continue to combo the officer afterwards! T, as mentioned before, comes out
       very quick, so using a Guard Break you're not afraid of being countered while
       doing, Zhang He can be a very fast killer. SSSSTT is also a great move to
       use and abuse. The 3 Charge Drive hits are great for comboing, and do their
       fair share of damage for Zhang He until he gets his 4th.
    
       Recommended Equipment:
       Speed Scroll/Red Hare Saddle
       Peacock Urn
       Dragon Amulet
       Elixir/Wind Scroll
       Tortoise Amulet
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    5) Stage Strategy
    
       1. The Battle at Guan Du
          Start out by attacking Yan Liang in the South. Kill him off, then attack Wen
          Chou in the North. With both gone, any threat to HQ is now gone. Now, start
          attacking each compound until you find the Wu Chao supply depot. At this point,
          run in and find Chun Yuqiong, whom you have the pleasure of destroying. With
          the supply depot on fire, mop up any remaining troops at the compounds, then 
          head to Yuan Shao. If Liu Bei's still lounging around, take the chance to whack
          him once. Kill Yuan Tan and Zhang He, shut off the Gate Captains, then kill
          Yuan Shao.      
    
       2. The Battle at Chang Ban
          Playing from Xu Huang's, Dian Wei's, and Zhang He's spot, you have more or
          less of a good position to work with. Just take the West path and intercept
          Liu Bei as he comes from the East. You should have little opposition to slow
          you down, so just take out Liu Bei. If Liu Qi's reinforcements pop up, kill
          him off ASAP.
    
       3. The Battle at Chi Bi
          If you have Red Hare, 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.
    
       4. The Battle at Mt Ding Jun
          Head West and attack Zhang Fei's forces. Once you've taken him out, zoom South
          and run past Liu Bei. Sneak around the back and attack Huang Zhong from the
          rear. Clear out the area, then wait around until Zhao Yun pops up; crush the
          reinforcements, then go and shut off Liu Bei's beloved Gate Captain. Slaughter
          any living crossbowmen, and send Liu Bei out of Hanzhong.
     
       5. The Battle at Jie Ting
          Run downhill and slaughter Ma Su like the sassy little brat he is. Attack Ma
          Chao's forces from the rear(slap around Jiang Wei to teach that sassy little
          traitorous brat some manners), then kill whatever's left of Wei Yan. Charge
          into the Shu HQ and kill Wang Ping to destroy the Supply Depots. When Zhao Yun
          pops up, head East and kill off that bugger. Shut off the remaining Gate
          Captains, then kick Zhuge Liang out of Hanzhong.
    
       6. 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.   
    
       7. The Battle at Wu Zhang Plains
          Start out by charging Guan Xing's and Guan Ping's forces. Dispose of those two,
          then go assist Xu Zhu and Cao Hong in fighting Ma Dai, or go aid Sima Zhao by
          killing Zhang Fei if you enjoy letting the catapults go off. Head Southwest and
          support whatever's left of Zhen Ji's and Xu Huang's forces by beating down Yan
          Yan. If the catapults haven't gone off yet, feel free to attack Jiang Wei.
          Otherwise, head East and attack Wei Yan, Zhang Yi and Zhang Bao. If you took the
          North path, be sure to kill zhang Yi and Zhang Bao ASAP to stem the flow of
          crossbowmen. If you're attacking from the rear, shut off the Gate Captains on
          the way. With the rest of Shu gone, go after Zhuge Liang. KIll Huang Quan if
          you want to, but zoom past the ambush and lead the offensive into Shu HQ. Kill
          Huang Zhong, then defeat Zhuge Liang's Gate Captains(the one that's behind Zhuge
          is the only one that matters, though). Kill the Prime Minister.
    
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    6) Questions and Answers
    
       Q: Zhang He is a class C ripoff of Vega!
       A: Hey Sephiroth clone, what did I tell you before?! :(
    
       Q: I fufilled the requirements for Zhang He's 4th weapon, but no Precious Item?
       A: You sure you're playing on Hard? Wei side?
       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 He 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. 
    
       Zhang He is perfectly straight. You people need more anime in your lives. No, user
       !Xx_SsJ5-GoGeTa_xX!, DBZ doesn't count. -_-

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