=============================== Samurai Warriors- Character FAQ Character FAQ for Oichi Version 1.0 Made by TornadoKirby =============================== ================= Table of Contents ================= 1.1. Introduction 1.2. Update History 2. Biography of Oichi 3. Oichi’s Story Flow 4. Story Mode Levels 4.1. The Battle of Okehazama 4.2. Siege of Inabayama Castle-Field 4.3. Siege of Inabayama Castle- Castle 4.4. The Battle of Anegawa 4.5. Azuchi Infiltration (A path) 4.6. Betrayal at Honnouji (A path) 4.7. Siege of Azuchi Castle- Field (B path) 4.8. Siege of Azuchi Castle- Castle (B path) 4.9. Battle of Honnouji (B path) 5. Endings 6. Weapons 7. Unlocking Oichi’s Fifth Weapon 8. Oichi’s Stats 9. Attacks 9.1. Attack Combos 9.2. Musou 9.3. Horse Attacks 10. Skill Chart 11. Oichi’s Costumes 12. Credits/Special Thanks 13. Copyright and Contact Info. ================= 1.1. Introduction ================= Hey! This is my guide for Lady Oichi. I decided to write one on Oichi because she is a cool character but there is no FAQ on her on GameFaqs. This is my first FAQ contribution on GameFaqs and I hope it will be of some help to fans of the game Samurai Warriors. =================== 1.2. Update History =================== 1.00- Submitted FAQ, got accepted. 1.20- Added Update History, fixed a couple bugs, added last two missions in Battle of Okehazama that I forgot, fixed Section 9.3 a bit. ==================== 2. Biography of Oichi ==================== Oichi was born in 1583. She was the sister of Oda Nobunaga renowned for her beauty. Oichi was married to Shibata Katsuie in 1557. During Nobunaga’s conquest of Mino in 1567, he made Shibata and Oichi divorce so Oichi could be a wife of Asai Nagamasa, who is the lord of the North Omi Province. Oichi and Nagamasa had one son together named Manjumaru and three daughters. Later on though, in 1570 Nagamasa betrayed Nobunaga and went to war with him on behalf of the Asakura family. The Asakura were destroyed and the fighting continued. Nagamasa’s Odani Castle was surrounded. Nobunaga requested that his sister be returned to him. Nagamasa allowed this and sent out Oichi and her three daughters. Nagamasa and Manjumaru then perished, leaving Oichi to be shuffled back to Katsuie. In 1583, after Nobunaga’s death, Shibata Katsuie and Toyotomi Hideyoshi went to war over ruling land. Katsuie’s army perished at Shizugatake in northern Omi, and the general was not at the battle and committed suicide. He pleaded Oichi to take her daughters and flee but to no avail. Oichi sent her daughters into Hideyoshi’s care, but stayed herself to die with Katsuie as his castle was engulfed in flames. ===================== 3. Oichi’s Story Flow ===================== After the third mission, her story mode splits into two paths.The top path is the A path, and the bottom path is the B path. ==================== 4. Story Mode Levels ==================== For the story mode levels, I will state the missions in each level and give you tips on each. Here are the levels in Oichi’s Story mode. ======================== 4.1. Battle of Okehazama ======================== Attack the Imagawa Outposts! ============================ There is a horse near your starting position. Get on the horse and go to the two locations. There is a Defense Captain at the east outpost and Tadatsugu Sakai at the west outpost. Beat both to get the mission complete message. Eliminate the Enemies Near the Zenshouji Fortress ================================================= Go to the location to the north and fight Ujimoto Katsurayama west of the fortress and some of his Rider Captains and Strike Ninjas and any other enemies. Defeat them for the mission complete message. Attack the Imagawa Main Camp From the Mountain Pass =================================================== Go through the mountain pass on the eastern part of the map and attack the Imagawa camp. You will follow Nobunaga Oda. This will also activate two missions along the way, and I’ll explain that next. You will get mission complete message when you reach the X at the camp. If you defeat Yoshimoto here, you end the battle, but if you complete the other mission you get more Exp. It’s better to complete the other missions in my opinion. Eliminate Hanzo Hattori ======================= This mission is activated during the Attack of Imagawa Camp from Mountain Pass mission. You should eliminate him quickly to fulfill the Imagawa Camp mission. When you eliminate him you’ll get the mission complete message. Eliminate Tadakatsu Honda ========================= This mission is activated after you complete the Imagawa Camp mission. You will see Tadakatsu’s location. Go to it and eliminate Tadakatsu Honda. If you eliminate Tadakatsu quickly, Ieyasu Tokugawa may join you. Eliminating Tadakatsu gets you the mission complete message. Eliminate All Imagawa Officers ============================== Eliminate all the officers at the locations. They’re not very hard, but sometimes you may be fighting four at a time. After that go to the Imagawa main camp and defeat Yoshimoto to complete this level. Eliminate The Imagawa Army's Elite Officers =========================================== You will get this mission if you fail to complete the Zenshouji Fortress mission (meaning Hideyoshi Hashiba dies). Defeat all the Imagawa officers to complete this mission. Do not let Hanzo Hattori Overtake You! ===================================== This mission will be activated during mission 7 by defeating 5 or more elite officers and going to the west side of the map. I suggest you ride a horse for this mission because Hanzo runs pretty fast and you will need to beat him to the Imagawa Main Camp. You just have to get to the camp, you don't need to defeat Hanzo. When you get to the camp you will complete this mission ===================================== 4.2. Siege of Inabayama Castle- Field ===================================== Defeat Bokuzen Ujiie’s Unit at Sunomata ======================================= Travel to the north and you’ll get to Sunomata. You’ll have to run around the camp to the right to find the entrance. Eliminate Bokuzen and go straight toward the lumber storage area in the southwest corner of the map. Defeat Morinari’s Unit at the West Lumber Storage ================================================= Go on the path across the bridge to reach the lumber yard. Morinari has a big army so take out some of the soldiers and then eliminate Morinari. This will get you the mission complete message. Guard the Siege Ramp ==================== The siege ramp is over to the east, but it also travels north. Get a little ahead of the ramp to defeat enemies. When the ramp is set, defeat Ittetsu Inaba and the Reserve Captain there too. This will secure the ramp and you completed this mission. Defeat All Saito Officers ========================= When all the Saito gates open, the officers will start attacking. When you eliminate all the officers, travel north on the eastern edge. You will get an order to eliminate Yoshitatsu Saito. When you defeat him, you will complete both missions. ===================================== 4.3. Siege of Inabayama Castle-Castle ===================================== Before I tell you the missions for this level, I will tell you about castle levels. Castle levels involve getting to the highest floor or sub-level by finding the set of stairs with is marked by a blue dot on the map. There are various traps in castle levels such as spike floors, dropping floors, snares, axe pendulums, and razor walls. If you ever see double doors, you can break them to enter new rooms. Ninja troops drop lots of good items so be sure to defeat them for some health. There are also officers to defeat in castle levels. Onto the missions: Eliminate Ranmaru Mori ====================== Ranmaru Mori is on the first floor of this level. He has a big army so defeat some of his soldiers and then eliminate him as well. Once you defeat him find the set of stairs to Floor 2. Infiltrate Floor 2 ================== On Floor 2 there are various officers to defeat. The two main ones you have to defeat are Hanbei Takenaka and Mitsuhide Akechi. Hanbei Takenaka is found past a hall of spiked walls (run straight through it, don’t stop or you’ll get hurt!). Mitsuhide Akechi is found right in front of the stairs to Floor 3. Defeat him to go to Floor 3. Eliminate Yoshitatsu Saito ========================== On Floor 4 you will fight Yoshitatsu Saito and Tatsuoki Saito. You only need to defeat Yoshitatsu Saito to complete the mission. Once you eliminate Yoshitatsu you will complete this level. ========================== 4.4. The Battle of Anegawa ========================== This is a turn point in Oichi’s Story Mode. If you complete the mission "Eliminate Nobunaga Oda" you go to the A path (See Section 3 for more details) if it is not successful you go to the B path. Eliminate Ieyasu Tokugawa and Stop the Enemy Advance ==================================================== When the mission is ordered, go to Tokugawa’s location and simply eliminate him. This will also stop the enemy advance and you will complete this mission. Prevent Keiji Maeda From Entering the Main Camp =============================================== Keiji is on the southern part of the map. Be careful of the dead end at the southwest corner. Go east to prevent confusion and eliminate Keiji Maeda. Eliminate Noh ============== Oichi will mention asking Noh if she should defeat her brother. Noh is on the southeastern part of the map, but it doesn’t show the location with a blue circle. Pay attention to when Oichi talks and remember the location of Noh because it’s only there for a few seconds. Once you find Noh, eliminate her and you will complete this mission. Prevent the Enemy From Entering the Main Camp ============================================= Oda will send out three armies to attack the main camp. Start at the armies to the north, with the first one being Ittetsu’s army, followed soon by Ujiie’s army. Eliminate both the northern armies and go south to fight Ando’s army, and if you still haven’t beaten Mitsuhide Akechi, eliminate him as well if you'd like. Eliminate Nobunaga Oda ====================== For this mission to succeed you must beat him in two minutes. His camp is at the southwest corner of the map. He is guarded by Ranmaru Mori and a good-sized army. Defeat him in two minutes, or if you don’t still defeat him anyway, you will still complete the level. ================================= 4.5. Azuchi Infiltration (A path) ================================= Defeat the Mino Three ===================== There are pendulum blades in this level, somersault by pressing the R2 button to dodge them. Once you get past the pendulum blades you will soon enter a big area. This is where the Mino Three are. Defeat the three officers: Ittetsu Inaba, Bokuzen Ujiie, and Morinari Ando. Once you defeat the Mino Three head for the staircase to the next floor. Infiltrate Floor 2 ================== This is a very easy floor to get through. Defeat fire ninjas on this level for life. Once you find the staircase go up them to get to the harder Floor 3. Defeat the Mino Three (Again!) ============================= The Mino Three are located by the staircase which can be accessed by going up the circular stairway in a large chamber up north. Once you defeat the Mino Three yet again, the stairs are accessible and you can go up to Floor 4. Infiltrate Floor 4 ================== This floor is occupied by the Shibata army and Tsuneoki Ikeda. Defeat Ikeda and fight through the Shibata army and get to Floor 5. Eliminate Keiji Maeda ===================== Go through a set of double doors and you will find Keiji Maeda. Eliminate him and go through another series of double doors to find the staircase. Eliminate Mitsuhide Akechi ========================== On the last floor, which is Floor 6, you must defeat Mitsuhide Akechi. When you defeat him, you will complete this castle level. ========================= 4.6. Betrayal at Honnouji ========================= Defeat Hidemitsu Akechi and Thwart the Fire Attack ================================================== Go south from where you start and go to the eastern edge of the map. You will soon get this mission. Go to the blue X and defeat Hidemitsu Akechi to stop the fire attack. Rescue Nobunaga Oda from Honnouji ================================= Hurry north to Honnouji and go through the outer south gate. Approach Nobunaga and you will complete this mission. Rescue Ranmaru Mori =================== Approach Ranmaru Mori past the main hall’s south gate. You can help him fight the Akechi Army but all you need to do is approach him. Rescue Noh ========== Find Lady Noh a bit north of Nobunaga’s location. Approach her and you will complete this mission. If you are too late she will side with the enemy and then you will have to eliminate her. Help Nobunaga Oda Escape to the Southeast ========================================= You will run into enemy armies along the way. Defeat them and continue onward to the southeast. The escape point in the southeast is sealed so now you must go to the northwest instead. When you run into enemy officers, defeat them. You can also go off away from Nobunaga and go ahead and defeat Mitsuhide Akechi, Nobunaga will be fine. Once you defeat Mitsuhide you have completed Oichi’s Story Mode via the A path! =========================================== 4.7. Siege of Azuchi Castle- Field (B path) =========================================== Eliminate the Enemy Ambush Party ================================ Proceed north from the starting point until Oichi is inside the gate. The gate will then close and am ambush party will attack. Defeat the Fire Ninja first because his grenades hurt. Then defeat the muskets and everyone else. The gate will open up and you will complete this mission. Eliminate Mitsuhide Akechi ========================== When Akechi arrives, travel to the north to fight him. Hit him off his horse and defeat him to complete this mission. Defeat the Mino Three ===================== Go north from Akechi’s location through the newly opened gate to fight the Mino Three. Defeat the three officers to complete this mission. Wipe Out the Hashiba Musket Unit ================================ Move through the gate that opened when you defeat the Mino Three. There are three large musket units to fight. Fight the easternmost unit, and then when they are eliminated a gate will open, allowing you to move westward. Defeat the second unit and a gate will open to the third one. When you defeat all three units you complete the mission. Defeat Hideyoshi Hashiba ======================== If you fail to defeat the musket units then you can defeat Hideyoshi Hashiba instead. Defeat him to complete this mission. If you don’t complete it in time then you will move on to the next mission which I’ll explain next. Defeat Keiji Maeda ================== When you receive the mission, go to the northwest to find him. This is a tough battle so use good combo attacks and you should win. When you defeat him, you complete this mission. If you fail to defeat him, this level comes to an end. Defeat Ranmaru Mori =================== Before fighting Mori go to Nagamasa Azai’s location and help him fight the Shibata army to clear the first gate. Once you clear the gate you can fight Ranmaru Mori. He is up north a bit near the map’s edge. When you defeat him the mission is cleared and the north gate opens. You can find some helpful power-ups by defeating Ranmaru’s soldiers. Defeat Nobunaga Oda =================== There is a Defense Captain protecting the gate to Nobunaga Oda’s main camp. Defeat him and the gate will open. Don’t spend too much time defeating Oda’s soldiers and spend more time defeating Nobunaga. When you defeat Nobunaga you will go inside the Azuchi Castle. ============================================ 4.8. Siege of Azuchi Castle- Castle (B path) ============================================ Defeat Mitsuhide Akechi ======================= Again, in this level you will go through the hall of pendulum blades. Remember to somersault to evade the pendulum blades. Ninjas in this level drop life power-ups too, so defeat all the ninjas you see to find them. Once you reach the staircase, you will have to fight Mitsuhide Akechi before going to the second floor. Once you defeat him, go to the second floor. Floor 2 ======= There is really nothing much to do in this floor. Destroy all the doors you see and defeat all the Kyouden ninjas here too. Find the staircase and reach the third floor. Defeat Ranmaru Mori ==================== On this floor, you will find musket units. Defeat them for power-ups also. Ranmaru has a large army so be careful. Eventually, you will run into a large chamber with a circular staircase. Run up the staircase, and you will find Ranmaru Mori and the stairs to the next floor. Defeat Ranmaru and you will be able to go to Floor 4. Floor 4 ======== There is one officer on this floor, but you don’t have to defeat him. Be sure to defeat the musket units on this floor for power-ups. It helps! Kazimasu Takigawa is the officer on this floor and he is near the staircase to Floor 5. Defeat Hideyoshi Hashiba ======================== This is a pretty small floor, but Hideyoshi is on this floor. He is close to the stairs to Floor 6. Defeat him and his army and turn left to find the staircase to the final floor. Defeat Nobunaga Oda =================== Nobunaga is a powerful man with powerful attacks. Attack him airborne, and use charge and musou attacks to defeat him. He only has a little squad protecting him so defeat them if you want. After you defeat him you will win this level. =========================== 4.9. The Battle at Honnouji =========================== Eliminate Mitsuhide Akechi ========================== Go north from your starting position to the second intersection to the left to find Mitsuhide. This is an easy fight against him, but he is retreating so defeat him quickly. Thwart Nagamasa Azai’s Fire Attack ================================== After defeating Mitsuhide, go to Nagamasa’s location and approach him to stop the fire attack. This will complete this mission, but remember to get there quickly. (By the way, depending on if you complete mission 1 or not. This mission will have a different name in the vault. So there are 2 different missions in this same mission I suppose, lol.) Eliminate Hideyoshi Hashiba and Ieyasu Tokugawa =============================================== If you do not stop Nagamasa’s fire attack, you have to defeat Hideyoshi and Ieyasu. Go to the west side of the city to find Hideyoshi. Defeat him quickly and go to Ieyasu’s location east of the city. A horse is recommended for this mission, or if Oichi on your game is fast, don't worry about having a horse. Once you reach Ieyasu, defeat him and you will complete this mission. Eliminate Hanzo Hattori ======================= You must defeat Mitsuhide, Ieyasu, and Hideyoshi during the missions to have Hanzo appear. Hanzo arrives near Ieyasu’s location. Hanzo is a fast enemy, so you need to be a fast attacker when facing him. Defeat Hanzo and you will complete this mission. Eliminate Noh ============= Noh is the final mission for this battle, but she can be hard to get to. Go around the eastern edge of the map and go north of Honnouji. Defeat Ittetsu Inaba to open the north side of Honnouji. Defeat Nagahide Niwa to open the west gate, and defeat Ranmaru Mori to open the south gate. Any other officers are optional to defeat. Once you’ve done that you can battle Noh. Noh has a large army, but she isn’t hard to defeat. Defeat Noh and you have completed Oichi’s Story Mode via the B path! ========= 5. Endings ========= Oichi has two different endings: Ending A: Hand in Hand- complete Oichi’s Story Mode via the A path to get this ending. Ending B: Requiem for the Fallen- complete Oichi’s Story Mode via the B path to get this ending. ========= 6. Weapons ========= Oichi uses a weapon called a kendama. It’s a Japanese toy and it has a trick to it too. If you spin it, and pop it up, it’ll land straight on the spike! Just a little bit of info. I got from my cousin! Here are her weapons: Ume Base Attack: 12 Fuji Base Attack: 22 Yuri Base Attack: 29 Sumire Base Attack: 40 Sakura Base Attack: 45 Lightning Element Attack +44 Defense +39 Ranged Attack +39 Musou +40 ================================= 7. Unlocking Oichi’s Fifth Weapon ================================= In The Battle of Anegawa, clear mission 1 through 4 without losing any allied officers. Make sure the difficulty is on Hard and you have completed Oichi's Story Mode. Check section 4.4 for details on the missions you must accomplish. After that, a supply unit will be found along the southwest and will move north. Defeat the supply unit and pick up the weapon he drops, and you will have Oichi’s fifth weapon. ================ 8. Oichi’s Stats ================ Starting Maximum Attack 44 146 Defense 60 186 Ranged Attack 56 186 Ranged Defense 86 200 Mounted Attack 44 142 Mounted Defense 56 180 Speed 125 195 Jump 165 195 Evade 160 190 ========== 9. Attacks ========== Of course, Oichi here attacks with a kendama. Her weapon has a good range that is better than most characters. But she has very low attack power (lowest in the game, by the way!) She has good defensive and speed stats though, so she is still a very good character. ================== 9.1. Attack Combos ================== SSSSSSSS- She swings her kendama in all sorts of directions and has good range at the end of the combo. It is somewhat hard to hit enemies on the last attack. T- Charges up and starts running while spinning her kendama in front of her. Good for running through crowds but has mediocre attack power. ST- Swings her kendama upward then downward and then shoots out a pink cloud at the enemy. I hate this attack because it is slow. SST- Swings her kendama diagonally then back, and then jumps three times and swings her kendama at her side when she jumps. This is one of the better charge attacks in crowds. SSST- Spins her kendama 360 degrees multiple times and then does a flip similar to Da Qiao’s from Dynasty Warriors 3 and 4^^. If you press the triangle button repeatedly too much, then she will fall and get dizzy. XS- Punches out her kendama in front of her. XT- Jumps on the ground and creates a small shockwave. Deadlock- Hits enemy four times with kendama. Very effective on Hard and Chaos mode. Deflect (L1-T) - Forward attack with kendama. Trips and falls on her face, she's so clumsy! ========== 9.2. Musou ========== Musou- Spins around her kendama above her head and walks slowly. This has good range and is good in crowds, but it is very, very, very, very, very weak. I recommend pressing Circle not holding it when doing her musou, then do her SSST or SST attack and it will do a better amount of damage. True Musou- Like I said, do her SSST attack and since doing True Musou the musou power is double and the enemies are engulfed in flames, this will be very useful. She also does her T motion at the end of the True Musou. ================== 9.3. Horse Attacks ================== T- The horse jumps and makes a shockwave, or it kind of does a bucking motion and creates a shockwave. ST- Oichi trails the kendama behind her and the horse. SST- Oichi does a quick motion outward with her kendama. SSST- Oichi does a long attack outward with her kendama. This covers a lot of range! SSSSSSSS- Swings her kendama repeatedly to her right. Musou- Swings her kendama over her head to the right True Musou- Same as her musou except more powerful and engulfs the enemy in flames. ============== 10. Stat Chart ============== Might- Reach-- Guts Vitality-- Frenzy-- Resist Rage-- Precision Vigor-- Pressure Prowess- Drive-- Mastery Acclaim-- Parry Rally-- Pierce Potence-- Cavalier Guard- Counter-- Block Discern-- Grace Fitness-- Celerity-- Resilience Fortitude-- Focus Element- Kesa- Giri Ward Element Shot Blast-- Domino-- Blazon Shock-- Domino-- Flurry Domino ==================== 11. Oichi’s Costumes ==================== You can unlock Oichi’s second costume by completing her Story Mode. Her second costume looks like a fox-thing, it’s pretty funny looking, but suits her sort-of. =========================== 12. Credits/Special Thanks =========================== Here’s where I thank people who have helped contribute to this FAQ. I’d like to thank: - Koei and Omega Force for making this game. - http://www.samurai-archives.com/women.html for the great biography of Oichi and for using it as a reference for my biography of Oichi. - Echang, for making those wonderful FAQs that I used for reference. - People on the board that answered my announcement and cheered me on while I was making this FAQ. - Me, for getting this game. - Oichi, for being a cool character in both the game and real life. - Gamefaqs for having the coolest FAQ website ever! - My cousin for the info. on kendamas in real life. ============================== 13. Copyright and Contact Info. ============================== Copyright 2004 TornadoKirby This document may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. If you have any questions, comments, or any suggestions please contact me at my email: GoldPhalanx@aol.com or GcubeTyler@aol.com. Or on my AIM screenname: GoldPhalanx or GCubeTyler. Thank you for reading this FAQ and hopefully I will write another one in the near future!