Dynasty Warriors 3 - Character Guide
Zhang He : The Beautiful Artist Of War

...okay, maybe not.

FAQ Guide by OneWinged-Dragon
             tamisking@swirve.com

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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. -_-