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    Kunoichi FAQ
    Warriors Orochi
    By Matthew Short ( madaboutbuffy )
    Table of Contents:
    1. Legal Stuff
    2. Introduction
    3. Story
    4. Controls
    5.a) Kunoichi: Who is Kunoichi?
    b) Kunoichi: History
    c) Kunoichi: Overall story involvement
    d) Kunoichi: Changes
    e) Kunoichi: Moveset
    f) Kunoichi: How to unlock her
    g) Kunoichi: Why use her?
    h) Kunoichi: Who works best in a team with her?
    i) Kunoichi: How to use her
    j) Kunoichi: Recommended Weapon Attributes
    k) Kunoichi: How to unlock her Personal Item
    l) Kunoichi: How to get a good 4th weapon
    m) Kunoichi: Name of Weapons
    n) Kunoichi: Abilities she unlocks
    o) Kunoichi: Glitch with her R1 special.
    6. FAQ
    7. Credits
    8. Contact Me
    9. A note from me
    10. Version History
    1. Legal Stuff
    This guide may not be reproduced unless for private use. It may not be put on
    any website unless they ask me for permission and I accept.
    Use of this guide on any other website or as a public display is a
    violation of copyright.
    These websites have permission to use my FAQ's:
    If you see my FAQ on any other websites other than the ones
    listed then please notify me.
    Copyright 2007-2008 Matthew Short
    2. Introduction:
    Hey! This is an FAQ about my favourite character... Kunoichi!
    This is my first FAQ that I have ever done so it's obviously not
    going to be spot on the first time but thats alright.
    I'm sure there are plenty of nice people out there who will tell me what
    I have done wrong. I will give credit to them for helping me.
    Well I think I have said enough ( technically typed but hey )
    so I hope you enjoy this FAQ and I hope that it helps you.
    3. Story:
    Descending from above, the evil Serpent King Orochi shattered time
    and space to test his strength against the most courageous warriors from
    Ancient China and Feudal Japan. Great armies fell, yet many are still
    fighting for survival - and now the greatest showdown in history is
    about to take place... ( Taken from the back of the game case )
    4. Controls:
    The controls in this game are similar to the others, but here is a quick
    list, to show you what buttons do what:
    Main Menu or Battle Menu:
    Left Analogue Stick or directional buttons = Move up and down
    X = Confirm
    Triangle = Back
    Select a character screen:
    Left Analogue Stick or directional buttons = Move in all directions
    X = Confirm
    Triangle = Back
    Circle = Change character outfit
    In battle:
    Square = Normal Attack
    Triangle = Charge Attack
    Circle = Musou Attack
    X = Jump
    L1 = Block
    R1 = Special Ability
    L2 - R2 = Switch between characters in your team
    Select = Call for horse
    Start = Open up battle menu
    Left Analogue Stick = Move around
    R3 ( Push Right Analogue Stick in ) = Change map type
    Right Analogue Stick = Change the camera angle
    Left Analogue Stick or directional buttons = Move up and down
    X = Confirm
    Triangle = Back
    Highlighting Picture in the Gallery:
    X = See a bigger version
    Triangle = Back
    Circle = Set as background
    Square = Remove background
    5.a) Kunoichi: Who is Kunoichi?
    That is a good question. Kunoichi is a ninja. She is the protector of
    Yukimura Sanada. She stayed with him through thick and thin in
    Samurai Warriors. Now she returns in Warriors Orochi. Kunoichi
    is a power type character.
    5.b) Kunoichi: History
    Not much to put here. Kunoichi isn't real! But in Samurai Warriors she was
    the protector of Yukimura Sanada... She wasn't in Samurai Warriors 2
    as she was replaced by Nene. But Kunoichi is believed to have been
    made up of the different parts of the ninja troop that protected
    Yukimura Sanada.
    5.c) Kunoichi: Overall story involvement
    Kunoichi's is trying to defeat Orochi. She works with the
    Wu army. There is not much to put here as she
    is unlocked through a gaiden and isn't in many stages.
    5.d) Kunoichi: Changes
    Kunoichi is pretty much the same as she was in Samurai Warriors.
    They have made some slight changes though...
    Her alternate outfit is just a different colour of her first outfit.
    Her SSTTT Move is changed, instead of send out a shooting light or
    whatever element you had equipped at the time, she just lets off an
    explosion that hits the enemies with whatever elements you have equipped.
    She has an R1 special now.
    She can't double jump or roll anymore.
    That's all.
    5.e) Kunoichi: Moveset
    S = Square  T = Triangle
    Standing Attacks:
    S = Running flip with knives in her hands ( Moving )
    SSSSSSSS = A series of knife attacks with 4 round house kicks and
    a twisting kick in a handstand.
    TTT = Charges up and runs attacking with her knives as she goes followed
    by a flip and attack.
    STTT = She hits them once, then smacks them into the air, then she jumps
    up after them with a series of flips with her knives in her hands, when she
    reaches the top, she lets off an explosion and sets fire to her opponent as
    she jumps back down.
    SSTTT = She hits them twice, then kicks them, does a backflip, spins
    around at an angle, then lets off a big explosion and does another
    SSSTTT = She hits them three times, then starts going forwards using her
    knives at the same time and finishes the combo by throwing them, they
    circle around in front of her.
    Musou = She spins around repeatedly with her knives in her hands.
    True Musou = Exactly the same apart from at the end she spins around
    at an angle.
    Jump Attack = Slashes with both knives.
    Jump Charge = Falls with her knives and digs them into whatever is
    there, then does a backflip at the end.
    L1 = Block ( Not Moving )
    L1 + Left Analogue Stick = Block ( Moving )
    R1 = Kunoichi does a backwards dash and becomes invincible
    for a short period of time. ( She goes transparent like the phantoms
    that can hurt you, but you can't hurt them ) This also increases her
    attack power.
    Select = Call for a horse. ( Not inside a castle )
    Mounted Attacks:
    T = The horse rears up and attacks the enemy ( Not moving )
    T = The horse jumps and lands, hurts the enemy ( Moving )
    SSSSSSSS = Attacks to her right 8 times.
    ST = Attacks to her right once, then throws the knife upwards from
    a low position.
    SST = Attacks to her right twice, then throws an explosive.
    SSST = Attacks to her right 3 times, then throws both of her knives
    and then catches them.
    Musou = The horse charges forwards with a barrier in front of it,
    it hits anybody in it's way.
    L1 = Block ( Not Moving )
    L1 + Left Analogue Stick = Block ( Moving )
    5.f) Kunoichi: How to unlock her
    Unlocking Kunoichi is pretty easy 
    First of all do the Wu Story.
    When you unlock Gaiden 4, do it.
    This is the battle of Wan Castle just in case you have the wrong one.
    Here is what you have to do...
    You will have a very small battle map. The only generals with you are
    Ieyasu Tokugawa and Hanzo Hattori. All you have to do is make sure
    that the peasants and people who appear, reach the escape point.
    Kunoichi will join the battle halfway through. At the end of the battle
    she will say she will join you, if you have done it right.
    Here is the order of which the peasants come...
    Lady Samurai
    Village Elder
    Yoshimoto Imagawa
    5.g) Kunoichi: Why use her?
    This is a good question! Why should you use Kunoichi?
    Because I said so... Not really. 
    Because she's one of the quickest characters in the game, her R1
    special is great for when you're in Chaos mode, her moves look good
    and deal alot of damage. Her attacks are also quite speedy and
    she has quite a good range with her weapon attacks.
    With the right attributes on her weapon she has the potential to
    become one of the best characters in the game! 
    Just give her a try!
    5.h) Kunoichi: Who works best in a team with her?
    Thats really a matter of opinion on who works best in a team with her...
    but if you build up Ranmaru, then he's good with her...
    Hideyoshi is great with his special move, she's already quick as it
    is but with his special, you can imagine how quick she would be then.
    Or you could just choose whoever works best for you... your favourite
    character, or your strongest character, it's entirely up to you!
    Oh on a side note... Hideyoshi is good with Kunoichi, but I have to
    admit, his voice is very annoying so don't let that stop you from
    using him, although it nearly stopped me from using him.
    Here are some of the teams that I have used...
    Here you go:
    Team 1
    Kunoichi, Xing Cai and Ranmaru Mori
    This team is great if you use Xing Cai's special ability a lot, her
    specials are great if you can join the together, First press R1 and
    the left Analogue stick for her to do a backflip and a kind of tornado
    come out, then press R1 again quickly to hit the enemy with her shield,
    after that, jump and do her charge, repeat until the enemy dies.
    Ranmaru is a great crowd clearer. His SSSTTT is a great crowd clearer
    if you have Agility 10. Read below to know how to use Kunoichi.
    Team 2
    Kunoichi, Ginchiyo Tachibana and Zhao Yun
    This team is very good also. Ginchiyo is great for her R1 special,
    especially if you are on a harder difficulty. It completely clears the zone
    you are in if she is powerful enough. It won't kill the enemy generals but
    many of the peons. Zhao Yun is good for his quick charge attacks if you
    have Agility 10 on him. His SSST is a great crowd clearer. Read below
    to know how to use Kunoichi.
    Team 3
    Kunoichi, Da Ji and Xing Cai
    This team is a very good team. You know what Xing Cai is for.
    ( if not read the Team 1 section ) Da Ji is very good because of her
    special ability too. She can counter attack and she can also deal
    alot of damage with her T move. This is basically just her special
    just not as long and not as powerful, but it's still good. Da Ji is
    also very mobile, hard to use yes, but very mobile. When she attack
    she can easily get out of danger. Read below to know how to use
    5.i) Kunoichi: How to use her
    Kunoichi is a relatively easy character to use. Her moves are quite
    easy to pull off. Her only problem is her TTT move. I think it is
    very uneffective, hard to control and not very powerful. Her STTT is a
    good move as it can kill a general. On one of the harder difficulty
    settings. Her SSTTT is her best charge move as this a great crowd
    clearer and hurts many of the generals. This is only effective if you
    have the right attributes on your weapon. There is a section later
    about this, skip to it if you want to know some good weapon
    combinations for her.
    Her SSSTTT is effective too. It is a good crowd clearer and can get her
    out of some sticky situations. For instance, if you were on
    Chaos mode and her health bar was red, as were all of your other
    characters. Use this move to get her out of there.
    Her SSSSSSSS combo is not very effective either, the handstand kick
    at the end is to slow and this move is not very powerful at all.
    This move is quite difficult for some people to pull off.
    I personally have no problem with it but some others do.
    Her R1 special is very effective. Use this if you need to kill someone
    quick, if you are in trouble, or if you just want to use it for fun.
    5.j) Kunoichi: Recommended Weapon Attributes
    First off I'm going to give you a list of the attributes, and what they do.
    Here you go...
    Fire: Sets opponent on fire with some charge attacks, good for the
    earlier difficulty settings.
    Ice: Freezes opponents with some charge attacks.
    Bolt: Very powerful, with some charge attacks but 100%
    guaranteed to happen. Very powerful, good for all modes.
    Slay: Very powerful, does good damage against generals and
    can kill peons in one hit, with some charge attacks.
    Brave: Increases your attack strength against generals.
    Flash: Breaks through the enemie's guard.
    Air: Increases your attack strength when enemies are airborne.
    Range: Increases your attack range.
    Multi: Produces Clones when doing charge attacks.
    Drain: Absorbs enemy's life.
    Might: Increases attack strength.
    Absorb: Absorbs enemy's musou.
    Agility: Increases attack speed, all charge attacks.
    Rage: Increases Strength, Decreases Health.
    Thats all of them. All of these go up to 10, the attack goes up 20 and
    you can have 8 slots. 
    Here's the weapons:
    Weapon 1:
    This weapon is great for killing things. A very quick weapon
    with good strength and very powerful. 
    Weapon 2:
    This weapon is pretty much the same, just that added advantage against
    It honestly doesn't matter which weapon you choose, they are both good.
    5.k) Kunoichi: How to unlock her Personal Item
    Unlocking Kunoichi's Personal Item is very easy 
    First of all do the Wu Story.
    The battle is Anegawa, Gaiden 5
    Oh you have to be Kunoichi for all of this.
    Make sure you have Sun Ce in your party, otherwise you cannot
    get Kunoichi's Personal Item. You don't have to be
    him, just make sure he is in your team.
    Bear in mind, you can get this item on any difficulty setting.
    Here is what you have to do...
    First off go to the area where Gao Shun is. Zhang He will appear.
    Kill Gao Shun, Zhang He and Niu Jin. The gates will open. Make
    sure you have 100 kills before you go in. Ally with Da Qiao.
    Now go to where her reinforcements are. Sun Shao is the nearest
    to the item. It will show you on history if you don't know where it is.
    Open the Yellow/Black Box and there will be an item bag inside.
    Collect it and then go and kill Dong Zhuo. At the end of the battle
    the item will be yours.
    The name of her Personal Item is Golden Incense for those of
    you who were wondering.
    5.l) Kunoichi: How to get a good 4th weapon
    To get Kunoichi a good 4th weapon do this...
    Get her to a level 80+
    Get her Personal Item
    Get her proficiency maxed
    Get a good 3rd weapon
    Now go to the Wu Story and go Gaiden 4, Wan Castle.
    Yes this is the stage that you unlocked Kunoichi on. It doesn't
    matter who you have in your team as you should only need Kunoichi
    for this battle. Okay. Done? Do this level on Chaos mode! Yes
    Chaos mode! There are 4 weapon boxes in this level. 3 in actual
    boxes and 1 off of Pang De. This level really isn't hard. You don't even
    have to make sure that the peasants survive.
    Now that you have got the 4th weapon, it's time to start using it! Make
    sure you have a lot of weapon fusion points. Because you are going to
    need them.
    This stage is great for getting everybodies 4th weapons. Just use Kunoichi
    and get even the weakest character's 4th weapons!
    5.m) Kunoichi: Name of Weapons
    Here's the names of Kunoichi's weapons and their base attacks
    Here they are:
    1st Weapon
    Base Attack = 9
    2nd Weapon
    Base Attack = 18
    3rd Weapon
    Base Attack = 36
    4th Weapon
    Base Attack = 72
    5.n) Kunoichi: Abilities she unlocks
    Okay, here I am going to put the skills Kunoichi unlocks, and how
    she unlocks them.
    Here is the list:
    1. Impulse - Increases speed.
    Conditions - Defeat 3 officers.
    2. Boost - Strengthens charge attack.
    Conditions - Defeat 80 enemies, while maintaining 30%
    life gauge status.
    3. Recover - Refills life gauge during battle.
    Conditions - Defeat 100 enemies, while maintaining 50%
    life gauge status, without using any attack using the musou gauge.
    Thats them all!
    5.o) Kunoichi: Glitch with her R1 Special
    Okay, well this glitch isn't good it is bad. I don't know how many people
    it has happened to but this is guarenteed to fix it. 
    Here is what the glitch does:
    When you are in battle and you press R1, she'll do the backwards dash
    but not become invincible and phantom like. This happened to me but
    luckily I found the way to fix it.
    Here is the way to fix it:
    To fix the glitch, just get Kunoichi's Personal Item. That will make
    the special last longer too.
    6. FAQ:
    Okay here we go...
    Nobody really asks me questions about Kunoichi...
    I have an idea, I'll make some up!
    Question: Is Kunoichi in this game?
    Answer: Yes, if she wasn't I wouldn't be doing this FAQ about her
    would I?
    Question: Which weapon do you use in your Recommended
    Weapon Attributes, 1 or 2?
    Answer: 1.
    Question: Which team do you use in your who works best in a
    team with her, 1, 2 or 3?
    Answer: All of them, but I use 1 and 3 alot.
    Question: What is Kunoichi best at, Crowd Clearing, or General
    Answer: Both, her STTT is good for General Defeating, but her 
    SSTTT and SSSTTT are both good for Crowd Clearing, SSTTT is
    not a bad General Defeater either!
    Question: Which one of Kunoichi's outfits do you like better in
    this game, number 1 or 2?
    Answer: 1
    Question: Why does Kunoichi wear that stupid hat?
    Answer: I don't know? Go and ask the game producers, and I
    think it looks cool. 
    Question: This FAQ is rubbish!
    Answer: Go and make your own then! And that wasn't even a
    There we go!
    7. Credits
    KOEI: For making DW and SW and this great game! 
    CJayC: For posting this on gamefaqs.com
    Leo Chan: For posting this on neoseeker.com
    Dennis: For posting this on supercheats.com
    Blake: For posting this on gamerevolution.com
    Tyler: For posting this on cheatplanet.com and
    Jeff Rubin: For posting this on pwnguide.com
    Eelco: For posting this on chaptercheats.com
    KWMrHonda: For giving me some great ideas for this FAQ!
    Widjaja: For telling me about spelling mistakes, thanks!
    Me: For making this FAQ!
    You: For reading this FAQ and getting this far, congratulations!
    8. Contact Me
    If you ever need/want to contact me, you can do this at two places.
    Number 1
    My e-mail address, make sure you put Kunoichi FAQ as the
    topic so I know where you know me from, if I just get random
    e-mails, they are deleted.
    matthew ( dot ) short ( at ) ntlworld ( dot ) com
    Number 2
    AIM ( AOL Instant Messenger )
    If you have AOL Instant Messenger
    my username is magpiematt54
    Send me an e-mail first about the FAQ and then add me. That
    way I know where you got my AIM from. I will reply to all of my
    e-mails if you put Kunoichi FAQ as the topic.
    9. A note from me
    I hope that this FAQ helps you and that you have many enjoyable
    hours playing this great game.
    10. Version History
    Version 1.58 17/10/08 - Have updated the Legal Stuff and Credits sections.
    Version 1.56 6/2/08 - Have updated the Legal Stuff and Updated
    the Recommended Weapon Attributes section!
    Version 1.54 19/10/07 - Have added to the Legal Stuff and added
    some Credits.
    Version 1.52 18/10/07 - Corrected a few spelling mistakes and
    gave credit to the person who told me about them.
    Version 1.5 12/10/07 - Have updated the Personal
    Item section.
    Version 1.49 11/10/07 - Have changed around the Overall
    story involvement part.
    Version 1.48 07/10/07 - Have changed the Legal Stuff and added
    some extra Credits.
    Version 1.47 05/10/07 - Have made the Personal Item section
    more clear on who has to be in your party, added
    another team in who works best in a team with her and
    added a part to the FAQ about teams.
    Version 1.44 04/10/07 - Have made the FAQ more tidy!
    The long lines under headings have been shortened.
    Version 1.43 02/10/07 - Have updated the controls section,
    changed the name of Information to History, changed some
    of the headings names, added a bit in the who is Kunoichi
    part, changed a bit of the layout in the moveset section and
    checked for any spelling mistakes!
    Version 1.37 01/10/07 - Have added a new question in the FAQ!
    Version 1.36 29/09/07 - Have changed the introduction a little and
    underlined the table of contents as I forgot to before! Also added
    the Legal Stuff section and patterned the top of the FAQ!
    Version 1.23 28/09/07 - Added a little information on the personal
    item section, another section and added a bit more about
    contacting me!
    Version 1.11 27/09/07 - Added one more Credit, another section, and
    changed the layout a bit!
    Version 1.0 26/09/07 - Finally, created this in just one day!