SENGOKU MUSOU ITEMS FAQ (v2.5, 5-31-04) by Edward Chang (firstname.lastname@example.org) Revision History v2.5 (5-31-04) Another Great Items trick, thanks to Spoony Gundam. v2.4 (5-27-04) Added another trick for getting good items. v2.3 (5-13-04) Revised and improved descriptions on rare item conditions. v2.2 (2-21-04) Corrections on getting the Hyourougan and miscellaneous notes on the origins of the item names. v2.1 (2-20-04) Some corrections and an additional tip on getting the Hachiman Suzu. v2.0 (2-19-04) Expanded descriptions of supply team locations and routes. v1.0 (2-17-04) First version. All items and effects listed. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. Items List --Battlefield Items --Normal Items --Rare Items 3. Miscellaneous Tricks 4. Credits 1. INTRODUCTION This is an FAQ for Koei's action game Sengoku Musou, soon to-be-released in the United States under the name Samurai Warriors. This FAQ deals with the items you can acquire throughout the game, from healing and assisting items picked up on the battlefield, to equippable items that raise stats, to rare items that provide specific benefits to your character. Whereas level 5 weapons need to be earned on Hard difficulty, there is no difficulty requirement for getting any of these items (though some require you to delve into the Infinite Castle 無限城, which is not affected by the difficulty setting in the options). This FAQ makes use of SJIS encoding in order to display Japanese characters. I included this feature so that if you do not know Japanese, you can easily match up the characters on your TV screen to the characters in this guide. You will need to have support for viewing Japanese characters on your computer, however. Certain versions of Windows should have it built in; otherwise, you'll either need to get a program like NJStar Communicator, or you'll need to get Japanese character support for Internet Explorer (free from Microsoft) and open this file in IE instead of Notepad/Wordpad. 2. ITEMS LIST This list is split into three parts: Battlefield Items that are picked up on the map and usually are dropped by enemies, Normal Items that are equippable and raise stats that are found at random in item boxes in each stage, and Rare Items, which are equippable, provide some sort of miscellaneous benefit, and must be earned by fulfilling specific conditions on specific stages. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BATTLEFIELD ITEMS These items are dropped by defeated enemies or found in jars scattered throughout the stages. They either heal your character, boost a stat for a limited amount of time, or increase your character's Merit Rating 勲功値 after the stage is completed (which in turn influences your character's stat gains). Also note that if you succeed in performing a 16-hit combo or more on a single enemy, they will drop a "Mini Nigirimeshi" or "Mini- Doburoku" that will heal your life or musou gauge by a small amount. Dango 団子 Dango Effect: Life +50 (Dango are sphere-shaped food items made from rice.) Nigirimeshi 握り飯 Rice Ball Effect: Life +100 Nigirimeshi Sanko 握り飯三個 Three Rice Balls Effect: Life +200 Meshibitsu 飯びつ Rice Platter Effect: Life healed to max Doburoku どぶろく Unrefined Sake Effect: Musou healed to max Hannyatou 般若湯 Hannya Drink Effect: Life, Musou both healed to max (Hannya is a demon in Japanese folklore.) Kokushitsudachi 黒漆太刀 Black Lacquer Longsword Effect: Attack x2 for 30 seconds Touseigusoku 当世具足 Modern Armor Effect: Defense x2 for 30 seconds Doukyou 銅鏡 Copper Mirror Effect: Infinite Musou Gauge for 5 seconds Reikyou 霊鏡 Spirit Mirror Effect: Infinite Musou Gauge for 10 seconds Ikusawaraji 戦草わらじ Battle Sandals Effect: Speed max for 30 seconds Magatama 勾玉 Soulstone Effect: Element levels max for 30 seconds Sakin 砂金 Gold Dust Effect: Merit Rating +50 Koban 小判 Gold Coin Effect: Merit Rating +100 Kinkai 金塊 Gold Bar Effect: Merit Rating +200 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ NORMAL ITEMS These items are found in treasure boxes scattered throughout the stage. When equipped, they raise one of your stats by a certain amount from +1 to +50. The harder the difficulty of the stage in which you find the item, the better the items you will get. What you find inside is randomly determined so it can be a little frustrating trying to get a specific item. Amaterasu no Tama 天照珠 Amaterasu's Sphere Effect: Life Gauge Up 1-50 (Amaterasu is the sun goddess and chief goddess in Shinto) Tsukuyomi Ishi 月読石 Moonreading Stone Effect: Musou Gauge Up 1-50 Takeru no Wa 武尊 Fierce Ring Effect: Attack Up 1-50 Himiko no Fu 卑弥呼符 Himiko's Charm Effect: Defense Up 1-50 (Himiko was the first ruler of the whole of Japan, and originator of the Grand Shrine at Ise.) Reikobi 霊狐尾 Spirit Fox Tail Effect: Musou Gain Up 1-50 Tengu Geta 天狗下駄 Tengu Sandals Effect: Speed Up 1-50 (Tengu are demon-like beings with long noses and wings.) Hakutokyahan 白兎脚半 White Rabbit Leggings Effect: Jump Up 1-50 Kappa Omamori 河童御守 Kappa Amulet Effect: Luck Up 1-50 (influences chances of getting good items) (Kappa are river-dwelling spirits who may eat humans but are also known to give good luck.) Fuujin Yugake 風神弓掛 Wind God Bow Glove Effect: Ranged Attack Up 1-50 Shishi Horo 獅子母衣 Lion Clothes Effect: Ranged Defense Up 1-50 Oni Nagae 鬼長柄 Demon Crook Effect: Mounted Attack Up 1-50 Orochigote 大蛇篭手 Orochi Gauntlet Effect: Mounted Defense Up 1-50 (Orochi was a monstrous serpent that terrorized early Japan in folklore.) Umakura 馬鞍 Saddle (Field Only) Effect: Start stages mounted on a horse Horse Power Up 1-50 (Not sure exactly what this is; it's not the same as mounted attack, I think it's the gauge that represents how much damage you can take before falling off your horse.) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ RARE ITEMS These special items must be equipped, like normal items, but instead of raising your stats they provide some sort of miscellaneous benefit to your character. To acquire them, you must play certain stages and fulfill certain conditions, at which point a precious item report 貴重品報告 will show up and you will either have to find the item in a treasure box or track down a supply team and defeat its captain. Kanketsubakura 汗血馬鞍 Kankestuba Saddle (Field Only) Effect: Start stages mounted on Kanketsuba How obtained: In Sanada Yukimura's Summer Campaign at Osaka 大坂夏の陣, follow all the missions up to and including preventing Date Masamune from entering the castle. A supply team will appear from the gate in the west of the center and move towards the gate east of center. There appears to be a time limit for getting this item, possibly around 15 minutes. If you play as Yukimura yourself, the mission to convince your commander will be easier. (Kanketsuba was (were?) horses that reputedly ran so fast and worked so hard that they shed blood instead of sweat.) Matsukazekura 松風鞍 Matsukaze Saddle (Field Only) Effect: Start stages mounted on Matsukaze How obtained: In Takeda Shingen's stage Attack on Azuchi Castle 安土城攻略, defeat Akechi Mitsuhide, then enter the castle from the east side. Defeat Maeda Keiji within one minute of when he shows up. As soon as you do, the supply team will appear next to Maeda Katsuie's position and head towards the gate next to Niwa Nagahide's position. Head there and cut them off (they disappear rather quickly so you'll want to run there, ignoring all other enemies). Uma Tekkou 馬鉄甲 Horse Armor (Field Only) Effect: Damage taken to horse gauge reduced by half How obtained: In Edit Character's stage Battle of Nagashino 長篠の戦い, capture Nagashino Castle, then defeat Sakai Tadamasa 酒井忠正 when he ambushes the main camp. Defeat Hattori Hanzou when he tries to take Nagashino Castle, and Maeda Keiji when he charges. Finally when the mission to defeat Nobunaga shows up, charge into his camp within 1 minute. This will cause the supply team to appear near the camp. Defeat the captain for the item. Musha Monogatari 武者物語 Warrior Story Effect: Bodyguards become stronger How obtained: In Edit Character's stage Summer Campaign at Osaka 大坂夏の陣, finish missions up to and including preventing Date Masamune from invading your castle, then assist Sanada Yukimura in his charge on the enemy camp. After you've successfully protected him once he gets locked in (you'll need to defeat around 100 enemies and be near him), the supply team will show up. Like the Kanketsuba saddle, the supply team appears near the gate west of center and moves towards the gate east of the center. Defeat the captain for the item. Note that you must have started the stage with 4 bodyguards assigned to you and they must all still be alive when you finish the Protect Sanada mission. Jindaiko 陣太鼓 Battle Drum Effect: Ally morale goes up How obtained: In Okuni's Dance of Kawanakajima stage 川中島の舞, beat the drum in the fortress on the southeast of the map 50 times to bring out the supply team. They'll appear in the southeast and move towards the northeast exit. Defeat the captain for the item. Oujukukou 黄熟香 Ripe Fragrance Effect: Battlefield items last 50% longer How obtained: In Nouhime's Infiltration of Gifu Castle stage 岐阜城潜入, pass the first floor without defeating Kunoichi, then pass the second floor without defeating Magoichi or Kunoichi. Finally defeat Kunoichi on the third floor. There will be a precious item report; the item will be in the northwest of the map. Hyourougan 兵糧丸 Provisions Effect: For one time only, automatically be healed back to half health when you die How obtained: While training a new general, Hattori Hanzou may show up if you have a jump 跳躍 rating of over 130 and you try combo 舞闘 training. Defeat him to get the item. Annai Ningyou 案内人形 Guidance Doll (Castle Only) Effect: Shows the location of treasures in castles (pink marks) How obtained: In Ishikawa Goemon's Invasion of Osaka Castle 大坂城無断進入, defeat both generals on the first floor and obtain all four treasures. A precious item report will show up and the item will appear near the beginning of the floor. Rokujinkou 六神膏 Six Gods Ointment Effect: For one time only, your bodyguards are automatically healed back to full health when they die How obtained: Clear the 30th floor of the Infinite Castle 無限城 in Kokuu 虎空 (Tower) mode. Hachiman Suzu 八幡鈴 Hachiman's Bell (Castle Only) Effect: Shows the location of traps in castles (purple X's) How obtained: In Date Masamune's Intrusion of Odawara Castle 小田原城乱入, break all of the fake stairs on the third floor for a precious item report. Since finding the real stairs takes you up and doesn't let you return, use the following strategy: find each stairway then slowly edge forward until your foot hits the second stair, then back off. Repeat for all 6 stairways; for some reason this counts as 'testing' the stairs and you'll get a precious item report. The item will be slightly to the southeast of the middle stairways. (Hachiman is the god of war and archery in Shinto.) Onmyou Teshoku 陰陽手燭 Light and Shadow Candle (Castle Only) Effect: Displays the entire castle map How obtained: In Kunoichi's Rescue from Ueda Castle stage 上田城救出戦, reach the fifth floor once less than 20 minutes are left on the clock. It will be in the room that Hattori Hanzou and Sanada Yukimura are fighting in. Aramitama 荒御魂 Rough Spirit Effect: All elements one level up How obtained: In Uesugi Kenshin's Mortal Enemy Battle of Kawanakajima 川中島宿敵戦, defeat 1000 enemies and the supply team will show up in the northeast, running towards the south. Defeat the captain for the item. Gorinsho "Chi" 五輪書 土 Book of Five Rings "Earth" Gorinsho "Mizu" 五輪書 水 Book of Five Rings "Water" Gorinsho "Hi" 五輪書 火 Book of Five Rings "Fire" Gorinsho "Kaze" 五輪書 風 Book of Five Rings "Wind" Gorinsho "Kuu" 五輪書 空 Book of Five Rings "Void" Effect: When all five books are equipped, elemental attacks become instant death instead of their normal property How obtained: One found every six floors in the Naraku 奈落 mode of the Infinite Castle 無限城 (Abyss) mode of play. 3. MISCELLANEOUS TRICKS EASY GOOD ITEMS RETRIEVAL To get good normal items (bonuses between +35 and +50), set the difficulty to "Hell" 地獄 and play Akechi Mitsuhide's third stage, the Revolt of Honnouji 本能寺の変. Run around the stage collecting items. There are eight in all. --in a dead-end alley to the east of Akechi's starting location --in a corner just outside of the main entrance of the temple --in a little nook to your left as you run up the west side just outside the temple --along the wall on the north side of the map --inside the temple in the room where Oichi starts --along the inside temple wall north of Nobunaga's initial location. --in the northwest corner room of the temple --in the southwest corner room of the temple After approximately 5 minutes, Nobunaga will run away and you will win the mode without having to fight a single enemy. After the battle you should get some very good items. Combine this with the skill Senrigan 千里眼 and the Kappa Amulet 河童御守 to get some great items. Because you lose if your commander dies, you may want to play Mitsuhide himself (you can give him the Matsukaze Saddle if you think he's too slow.) GREAT ITEMS RETRIEVAL To give yourself a high chance of getting very good items (+40 to +50), set the difficulty to Hell and play Goemon's fifth stage (upper), Goemon's Rampage. This uses the exact same map as Honnouji so use the above. You'll be guaranteed eight items. Because Goemon has high attack power, if you have a moderately good weapon (a 4th with ATK+ is preferable to his 5th) you shouldn't have too many problems. Work your way counterclockwise around the perimeter, assist Keiji when he shows up. Then when Okuni shows up, go down and save her from Kunoichi quickly. Once you take out all the generals on the outside, head inside and loop around the outer perimeter of the temple and clear that of enemies as well. At this point save; then collect all 8 of the items and take on Hideyoshi in the center. If you don't get what you want, soft reset and try again. Again, Senrigan and Kappa Amulet will help. Since this is a fifth stage and not a third like Mitsuhide's, you'll have a higher chance of getting those elusive +50s. MORE GREAT ITEMS RETRIEVAL This strategy comes from Spoony Gundam. Instead of using Goemon's fifth stage (upper), he suggests using Oichi's 5th (upper). They both use the same map, so you can still get the 8 items; however, there are a few advantages to Oichi's. You can let an ally general die and the stage will still continue as long as it's not Nobunaga or Oichi; also, unlike Goemon's version, the temple doors are open on all sides, making going around collecting items easier. There is also no requirement to find all 8 item boxes, and two generals on the map also drop items for a total of ten. (However note that 8 seems to be the maximum you can get in one stage, and therefore you should either skip those officers or just skip two of the boxes to save time). After the stage starts head south and stop the fire attack. Now double back and defeat the officer/gate close to your starting position, then run into the front door of the temple to get Nobunaga to start retreating. Exit the north door, killing officers and gates as you reach them, moving counter-clockwise. There are lots of riflemen to the west so be warned. After Nobunaga exits, Asai Nagamasa will come in to help; kill the officer and the gate in the southeast blocking the exit, now save and get all the items, and finally defeat Mitsuhide to finish the stage. 4. CREDITS Thanks go to: Koei and Omega Force for the incredibly addictive game. Sengoku Musou Kanzen Kouryaku (http://pikkee7.hp.infoseek.co.jp/) and Natsu no Omoide (http://www.geocities.co.jp/Playtown-Part/8350/) for much of the information in this guide. Jim Irwin for details on the Great Items Retrieval trick. Spoony Gundam for the other Great Items Retrieval trick. This FAQ Copyright 2004 to Edward Chang. 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