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    Orochi by Mythril Wyrm

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    * WARRIORS OROCHI - Orochi FAQ *
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    *    Created by Mythril Wyrm   *
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    Table of Contents
    I. Update History
    II. Legal Notice/Disclaimer
    III. About Orochi
         A. In History
         B. In Warriors Orochi
    IV. Unlocking Orochi
    V. Using Orochi
         A. Orochi's Moveset
              1. Regular Attacks
              2. Charge Attacks
              3. Mounted Attacks
              4. Special & Musou Attacks
         B. Maximizing Orochi's Effectiveness
    VI. Orochi's Collectibles
         A. Weapons
              1. Sickle
              2. Life Drainer
              3. Spirit Reaper
              4. Eternal Agony
         B. Abilities
              1. Boost
              2. Acclaim
              3. Refill
              4. Potence
         C. Personal Item
              1. Overview
              2. My Method
              3. Pointers
    VII. Questions & Answers
    VIII. Special Thanks
    IX. Contacting Me
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    I. Update History
    v1.00 - Completed all sections. There probably won't be any further updates
    unless someone sends me corrections.
    v1.01 - Updated the Special Thanks section and made minor changes to several
    v1.02 - Made some formatting changes and corrected the requirements for getting
    Orochi's Personal Item.
    v1.03 - Made minor changes to a few sections.
    II. Legal Notice/Disclaimer
    This FAQ is copyright 2007 by Devin McCain. At this time, only the following
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    Please notify me as soon as possible if you find it posted anywhere else. If
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    unpleasant consequences when I find out. Feel free to print a copy of this FAQ
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    All other copyrights and trademarks mentioned in this FAQ are the property of
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    This FAQ may contain spoilers. Continue reading at your own risk.
    I take no responsibility for any embarrassment, injuries, or deaths that result
    from the use of this FAQ or any of the information contained herein. If you're
    that stupid, it's your own damn fault.
    Got that? Good. Now, let's move on to the fun stuff...
    III. About Orochi
    A. In History
    The following information about Orochi is taken from Wikipedia:
    "Yamata no Orochi ("big snake of eight branches"; often called Orochi or the
    Eight-Forked Serpent in English) is a dragon- or serpent-like creature in
    Japanese mythology. In the ancient Japanese scripture, the Kojiki, after
    Susa-no-O is expelled from Heaven, he encounters two Kuni-tsu-Kami ("earthly
    deities") near the head of the Hi-i-gawa ("Hi'i river") in Izumo Province. They
    are weeping because they have had to give the Orochi one of their daughters
    once every year, and now they must sacrifice their eighth and last, whose name
    is Kushi-inada-hime.
    The monster is described as having eight heads and eight tails and eyes as red
    as winter-cherries. It is so long its body extends over eight valleys and eight
    hills, its belly is always bloody and inflamed, and its back is covered with
    hikage (clubmoss), hinoki (Japanese cypress), and sugi (Japanese cedar).
    Susa-no-O asks for Kushi-inada-hime's hand in marriage, and then transforms her
    into a comb (kushi) which he places in his hair. He then asks her parents to
    brew some sake that has been refined eight times, and then build a round
    enclosure with eight gates, each with a platform and a sake vat. They fill the
    sake vats and wait, and sure enough the Orochi appears. It dips a head into
    each vat, and is soon intoxicated, allowing Susa-no-O to cut it into pieces.
    When he cuts the middle tail, his sword is chipped, and there he finds the
    legendary sword, Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi."
    B. In Warriors Orochi
    Orochi the Serpent King is the game's primary antagonist. He used his awesome
    powers to warp time and space and merge the Three Kingdoms and Sengoku eras
    into one. In this new world, he and his serpent warriors test their mettle in
    battle with the heroes of both eras. With the strategies of Da Ji and the might
    of warriors such as Lu Bu and Keiji Maeda at his disposal, Orochi is a nearly
    unstoppable force of destruction.
    IV. Unlocking Orochi
    Orochi will become available for use after you have unlocked every other
    V. Using Orochi
    A. Orochi's Moveset
    These are the attacks that will be available to Orochi once his full combo has
    been unlocked. Some attacks will vary if his full combo has not yet been
    1. Regular Attacks
    S           | A right-to-left downward slash. Orochi becomes invincible while
                | performing this attack.
    SS          | Orochi strikes the ground with the head of his scythe, producing
                | a shockwave that damages all surrounding enemies.
    SSS         | A spinning slash. Hits 270 degrees.
    SSSS        | A left-to-right upward slash.
    SSSSS       | A right-to-left slash.
    SSSSSS      | A spinning slash. Hits 270 degrees.
    SSSSSSS     | A left-to-right upward slash.
    SSSSSSSS    | A right-to-left slash.
    SSSSSSSSS   | Orochi fires a ball of dark energy straight ahead, launching all
                | enemies in his path into the air.
    X + S       | Orochi hurls a fireball at the ground, launching all enemies he
                | strikes into the air. Has an innate Flame effect.
    Dash attack | A right-to-left downward slash.
    2. Charge Attacks
    C1 / T      | Orochi strikes the ground with the head of his scythe, producing
                | a shockwave that knocks away all surrounding enemies.
    C1 / TT     | Orochi hurls a fireball along the ground. Has an innate Flame
                | effect.
    C1 / TTT    | Orochi waves his hand from left to right, firing purple lightning
                | from his palm. Knocks the enemy down.
    C2 / ST     | Orochi crouches down and concentrates, producing an energy wave
                | that launches all surrounding enemies into the air.
    C2 / STT    | Orochi does a left-to-right downward slash with his scythe.
    C2 / STTT   | Orochi does a right-to-left slash with his scythe, knocking away
                | all surrounding enemies.
    C3 / SST    | Orochi fires a spread of ice balls in front of him. Has an innate
                | Ice effect.
    C3 / SSTT   | Orochi stomps the ground, producing a small shockwave that
                | launches all enemies in front of him into the air.
    C3 / SSTTT  | Orochi flies forward and does a spinning attack with his scythe,
                | launching all enemies he strikes into the air.
    C4 / SSST   | Orochi lunges forward and does a right-to-left slash with his
                | scythe.
    C4 / SSSTT  | Orochi lunges forward and does a left-to-right upward slash with
                | his scythe.
    C4 / SSSTTT | Orochi hovers in the air and surrounds himself with an aura of
                | dark energy, knocking away all surrounding enemies.
    X + T       | Orochi does a spinning buzzsaw attack into the ground, producing
                | a shockwave that knocks away all surrounding enemies.
    4. Mounted Attacks
    SSSS(SSSS) | A series of slashes off the right side of the horse.
    T          | Orochi's horse leaps into the air, knocking away all enemies
               | around it when it lands.
    ST         | An upward slash. Launches the enemy into the air.
    SST        | An upward slash. Stuns the enemy.
    SSST       | An upward slash. Launches the enemy into the air.
    Musou      | Orochi's horse charges forward at high speed, knocking away anyone
               | in its path.
    5. Special & Musou Attacks
    R1         | Orochi calls forth two clones of himself, which perform overhead
               | strikes with their scythes in unison with him. Unblockable.
    Musou      | Orochi crouches down and concentrates, producing energy waves that
               | launch all nearby enemies into the air. Ends with a shockwave that
               | knocks away all surrounding enemies and a slash that makes Orochi
               | temporarily invincible.
    True musou | Same as regular musou, but adds three quick slashes before the
               | final shockwave and slash.
    B. Maximizing Orochi's Effectiveness
    Orochi's most noticeable weakness is his speed. His heavy armor makes him a
    slow runner, so he's not the best choice for clearing great distances quickly.
    He's also a rather poor juggler.
    Apart from these minor weaknesses, Orochi is fiendishly powerful. He's a Power
    type with iron-hard defense, and he excels at both dueling and crowd control,
    but it's important to take the time to familiarize yourself with his moveset.
    His regular combo is fast and provides excellent coverage, and it's easy enough
    to blaze through a battle using nothing but regular attacks. The delay before
    the final blow, however, makes it dangerous to use in the middle of a crowd, so
    be careful when spamming S on higher difficulty settings. C2 works fairly well
    against enemy generals and small groups of peons, but it pales in comparison to
    Orochi's other charge attacks. Unless you're skilled at hitting enemies with it
    after setting them on fire with TT or your air attack, there's little reason to
    use it frequently. C3 is invaluable in duels; the ice balls do great damage at
    point-blank range, and frozen foes will be much easier to tear apart with a
    special or musou attack. SSTT and SSTTT work better as escape moves when you're
    surrounded by peons. C4, due to the lunges and area attack at the end, is a
    great way to escape from large crowds. Use it freely when surrounded. Your air
    charge works very well against Base Captains, since it can usually break their
    shields with one hit. If you want to use Orochi to his full potential, however,
    C1 should be your staple move. The initial shockwave executes slowly, but it
    hits in a large area, does massive damage, and puts a lot of space between you
    and your enemies. TT and TTT are best used to rip through enemy generals after
    pinning them against a wall. All told, your best bet is to use C1, C4, and
    regular attacks to cleave through peon hordes and C1, C3, and your musou to
    dispatch generals. Don't waste too much time with your special; as wicked as it
    looks, it's far less useful than your musou.
    I recommend adding the following special effects to Orochi's weapon:
    Absorb - Stealing musou means you get to use your musou more often. Woo-hoo!
    Agility - Allows you to execute charge attacks more quickly, making C1 even
    more deadly.
    Brave - Doing more damage to generals is good for anyone.
    Flash - Unblockable charge attacks. Need I say more?
    Might - Doing more damage to everyone is good for anyone.
    Rage - If your enemies clobber you to the brink of death, you'll make them wish
    they'd finished the job.
    Range - Allows you to hit more enemies at once and increases the margin of
    error on your attacks.
    Slay - Invaluable for toppling your fellow juggernauts. You'll understand once
    you see it in action.
    If the suggestions above don't suit your playing style, try these instead:
    Air - Increases the power of C2 and the last two hits of C3. Consider it as a
    replacement for Rage or Range.
    Ice - Very useful if C3 doesn't have enough freezing power for your tastes.
    Consider it as a replacement for Range.
    Drain - Good for increasing your lasting power. Consider it as a replacement
    for Rage.
    VI. Orochi's Collectibles
    A. Weapons
    1. Sickle
    Base Attack: 12
    Attack bonus, effects, and number of slots will vary.
    2. Life Drainer
    Base Attack: 24
    Attack bonus, effects, and number of slots will vary.
    3. Spirit Reaper
    Base Attack: 48
    Attack bonus, effects, and number of slots will vary.
    4. Eternal Agony
    Base Attack: 97
    Attack bonus, effects, and number of slots will vary.
    B. Abilities
    1. Boost
    Requirements: Defeat 60 enemies.
    2. Acclaim
    Requirements: Defeat 3 officers, while maintaining 30% Life Gauge status.
    3. Refill
    Requirements: Defeat 3 officers, within 10 minutes of the start of the battle,
    without performing any attack using the Musou Gauge.
    Tips: Abuse C1 and C2.
    4. Potence
    Requirements: Defeat 160 enemies, including 6 officers.
    Tips: Go all-out.
    C. Personal Item
    1. Overview
    Item: Serpent's Elixir
    Scenario: SW Chapter 8-X - Battle of Bai Di Castle
    Requirements: Defeat all of the reinforcement generals and 200 enemies within
    8:00 of the start of the battle. All allied generals must survive.
    Location: On the eastern central path, close to where Kotaro Fuma appears.
    2. My Method
    As soon as the battle began, I bolted east and sliced up Sidewinder, then made
    my way south and cut down Kotaro Fuma when he appeared. I followed the path
    to the south gate of Bai Di Castle, defeating Lu Kuang to open the gate, then
    defeated the Defense Captains at the east and north gates to make Sadaoki Ise
    and Lu Xiang charge inside. I lured them over to Boomslang and annihilated all
    three, then left the castle through the east gate and cut my way south through
    Murashige Araki. I saved No and her escort from Yan Pu and Cao Xing, then made
    my way back to the castle and dealt with Yan Baihu. I left through the south
    gate and chased down Magobei Fuse, then followed the path west and north until
    I ran into Yasuie Namikawa, Tatsuoki Saito, Hooknose, Patchnose, and Yoshimasa
    Oka. I obliterated all of them and secured the item, which appeared right next
    to me. I hastened south to stop Morishige Tsuchihashi and Lu Bu from getting
    too close to the castle, at which point Orochi appeared in the southwest. I
    carved a path through Diamondback, Hognose, and Da Ji to reach him, then sent
    him back to the netherworld. With a Lv. 46 Orochi, a Lv. 33 Da Ji, and a Lv. 60
    Zuo Ci, I was able to obtain the item and finish the battle in 12:16.
    3. Pointers
    Getting 200 KOs is easy. Defeating the generals is easy. Reaching them all
    within the time limit and before they defeat your allies is much harder. Equip
    Impulse and/or Cavalier, and consider bringing a faster teammate for good mea-
    sure. The northern route looks more direct, but the extra time you'll spend
    working your way through the maze and killing the Sorcerer makes the southern
    route faster. Just be sure to defeat Kotaro Fuma when he appears; if you ignore
    him, he'll make a beeline for your allies in the north and beat the crap out of
    them. You can also save time and lives by luring Lu Xiang and Sadaoki Ise into
    the castle before you defeat Boomslang; the enemy reinforcements do a lot of
    talking when they show up, and it's likely that No or the generals around her
    will be routed if you're standing around waiting for the talking to end and the
    castle gates to open. Hurry to her side and save her as soon as possible after
    capturing the castle, then go after the rest of the reinforcements. Finally,
    make sure that Orochi is at a high enough level to make quick work of all the
    enemy generals you'll face, because every second counts when trying to get this
    Like all Personal Items, the Serpent's Elixir can be obtained in Story Mode or
    Free Mode on any difficulty setting.
    VII. Questions & Answers
    Q: Why an Orochi FAQ?
    A: It hadn't been done yet, and I think he's a fun character to use.
    Q: Orochi sucks! His attacks are too hard to aim!
    A: That's not a question, and it's not even true. It takes some time to adjust
    to his style, but he's extremely powerful once you learn it.
    Q: Orochi is broken.
    A: That's still not a question...and really, did you expect anything less from
    the main villain?
    Q: If he's so overpowered, why do you use him? Don't you like a challenge?
    A: Yes, but using Orochi's a good way to relieve stress.
    Q: Why can't I get a 4th weapon for Orochi?
    A: Because you're a pansy.
    Q: Seriously, what do I need to do to get one?
    A: Play any battle on Chaos mode, or any battle with a difficulty rating of
    three stars or more on Hard mode. They'll randomly appear in weapon boxes.
    Q: I fulfilled the requirements to obtain the Serpent's Elixir, but I didn't
    get it! What gives?
    A: Make sure that none of your allies are defeated, and that Orochi personally
    defeats all of the required generals and gets 200 KOs within the time limit.
    Q: Your FAQ sucks! I've crapped out better FAQs than this!
    A: As soon as you find a way to upload excrement, you should post your wondrous
    creation for all to see.
    Q: I posted my FAQ, and everyone I know thinks it's better than yours! Your FAQ
    really DOES suck!
    A: Congratulations! I am in awe of your superior FAQ-writing skills! Now go
    Q: This is the best FAQ I've ever read! You're a genius and a god among men,
    and I want to know more about you so that I can immortalize you!
    A: Yeah, I get that a lot. My contact info's listed below.
    Q: <insert some question that has nothing to do with Orochi or the FAQ here>
    A: See the second sentence of my previous answer.
    VIII. Special Thanks
    I would like to thank...
    ...KOEI and Omega Force, for creating Dynasty Warriors, Samurai Warriors, and
    Warriors Orochi.
    ...Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orochi), for providing information
    about the mythological Orochi.
    ...KWMrHonda, for his informative and well-written Personal Items FAQ.
    ...opfer_gv, for clarifying the requirements to obtain Orochi's Personal Item.
    ...my friends, for helping me unlock many of the game's secrets.
    ...CJayC of GameFAQs, for posting this FAQ.
    ...Leo Chan of Neoseeker, for posting this FAQ.
    ...Dennis of Super Cheats, for posting this FAQ.
    ...the folks at IGN, for posting this FAQ.
    ...you, for reading this FAQ.
    IX. Contacting Me
    If you want to get in touch with me, send an e-mail to mythrilwyrm@gmail.com.
    Be sure to put the word "FAQ" in the subject line of your e-mail, or I'm likely
    to mistake it for spam and delete it. I check my e-mail every day, so you
    should receive a reply quickly in most cases. I accept praise, corrections, and
    constructive criticism, and will give you credit for any information you share
    with me that I decide to add to the FAQ. Rude, crass, or incomprehensible
    e-mails will be ignored or shamelessly ridiculed as my mood dictates, so keep
    your e-mails clear and polite if you want me to respond in kind.
    I also use AIM occasionally. If you want my Screen Name, ask for it via e-mail.
    Happy gaming!

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