300 Strategy Guide
For the Sony PSP
by hugaddict


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Game release date: February 27, 2007.
Strategy Guide release date: 

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INDEX
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01. Controls
02. General Tips & Info
03. Characters
04. Enemies & Killing
05. Weapons
06. Combos
07. Battle Skills
08. Phalanx
09. Level Outline & Lambdas
10. Annoyances
11. Disclaimer

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01. Controls
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Joystick – Character Movement

X – Light Attack
Square – Heavy Attack
Triangle – Change Weapon
O – Shield Bash

Left Trigger – Block
Right Trigger – Wrath
Left + Right Trigger – Tuck Tail, the arrow Shower Block (also blocks
from the suicide bombers)

Right – Fortitude
Down – Blood Drunk
Up – Warlord
Left – Defense

Spear Throw - Left Trigger + (Square + X)
Weapon Pickup: Triangle
Shield Pickup: O

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02. General Tips & Info
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Red Bar: The Red Bar is your Health Meter. When it is gone, you die.

Yellow Bar: The Yellow Bar is your Wrath Meter. There are three levels.
Each level allows you to do one Battle Skill. Also, the Wrath Attacks
require a small amount of this.

Kleos: The Kleos is honor in which you can exchange for Weapons, Battle
Skills, or Combos. You gain Kleos with every kill. You can update from
the Start Menu.

HUD: The HUD is the circular gauge in the top left of the screen. It
shows your Health Meter, Wrath Meter, and Battle Skills.

Invest in the Spartan Uppercut Combo before anything else. This knocks
the enemy off their feet allowing you to finish them off on the ground.

The Spear Combos are harder to execute than the Sword Combos as it takes
longer to do a full swing of any Spear Attack. Press the second Combo
button at the end of the first swing, and so on.

Poison Attacks (against): When you are poisoned, you are greatly slowed.
Your damage is minimal and the poison will soon wear off. Your attacks
don’t lose any strength, so you’ll just have to adjust your timing
temporarily.

Blue Attacks (against): When the enemy’s weapon(s) are Blue your Shield
offers no defense.

Red Attacks (against): When the enemy’s weapon(s) are Red their attack
will knock your Shield from your hands. Press O to pick your Shield back
up.

Yellow Attacks (against): Best guess, is the yellow weapons power up the
enemies Strength.

Flame Attacks (against): When the enemy’s weapon(s) or arrow(s) are lit,
you will catch on fire. You will continue to lose Health until you are
put out.


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03. Characters
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King Leonidas: King Leonidas is the King of Sparta. He leads 300 “Body
Guards” to battle vs. King Xerxes and the Persian Army.

Dilios: Dilios is the Narrator of the game and movie of the same title.
He loses an eye, and then leads the Persian Army to victory after Leonidas
is slain.

Daxos: Daxos is the Leader of the Arcadians. He and 1100 Arcadians join
Leonidas in taking on King Xerxes and the Persian Army.

King Xerxes: King Xerxes is the self proclaimed God and ruler of the
Persian Empire. He marches on Sparta and his army slays King Leonidas.


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04. Enemies & Killing
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Sneak Attack: During certain parts of the game you can sneak up behind
an enemy and slice his throat by pressing Square + X together. It is
better however, to sound the alarm and kill all of the enemies that
come out. This will give you far more Kleos.

Achilles Attack: Okay not based on the actual Achilles, but for some
reason I envision Brad Pitt in the movie “Troy” attacking then circling
around to attack again during his fight with Hector. This is useful for
when an enemy is blocking too well. Simply run in a mini circle and do
an attack to connect while the enemy is lowering their defense.

Spear Piles: There are Spear Piles located around the game. They provide
many Spears for you to lob at your enemy. Simply press Triangle to get
another one.

Wrath Attacks: Some enemies require the Wrath Attack. Press and hold
down the Right Trigger while pressing Square or X.

Knockdown: Some enemies require you to knock them down then stab them
whilst on the ground. Once down, walk up to them and press either
Square or X.

Thirsty Persians: You can knock many of the enemies off of the cliff by
doing the same attack that knocks them to the ground. You just have to
have them between you and the cliff within reasonable range. This
applies to close to all the enemies that attack you along the cliff.


Slave: The slave is wearing nothing but a white loin and head wrap. He
is an easy kill, just do any attack until death.

Blue Grunt: The Blue Grunt wear Blue with a face covering. They are
easily killed. Do any attack until death.

Blue Shielded Grunt: The Blue Grunt with a Shield. Their Shield must be
destroyed with the Spear before you kill them. Alternately, you may
knock them to the ground and finish them off. You may also do a Wrath
Attack to finish them off.

War Elephant: The War Elephant is an Elephant trained to kill. It will
stomp, double stomp, and do a nose sweep to kill you. You can kill it
by the basic Downward Stab. You can Downward Stab two times before the
Elephant’s next attack. If you are quick, you can Downward Stab three
times before the Elephant’s next attack.

Archer: The Archer is in Yellow and has no defense. Simply kill with
any attack. Be wary, further in the game their arrows are poisoned. You
may block their arrows with the Left Trigger.

Orange Grunt: The Orange Grunt has a covered face and wears orange. He
is easy to kill. Choose any attack you wish.

Orange Shielded Grunt: The Orange Grunt with a Shield. Their Shield must
be destroyed with the Spear before you kill them. Alternately, you may
knock them to the ground and finish them off. You may also do a Wrath
Attack to finish them off.

Persian Champion 1: He is the first Champion to kill. Simply hold down
the Left Trigger and walk Counterclockwise around him. Soon as he’s done
his attack, attack him with your Sword. The Spear is useless against him.
Note that combos will build up your Wrath Meter faster than regular attacks.

Persian Heavy Infantry: The Heavy Infantry carry heavy shields. They wear
black and brown, and have their faces covered. They can be killed while
on the ground or when pushed into fire.

Bone Golem: The Bone Golem is a large enemy that can only be killed with
the Blood Drunk Skill. If you have no more Wrath, simply do combos on him
until you have enough to enable the Blood Drunk Skill.

Stalker: The Stalker is dressed in black and wields poisoned Dual Swords.
Block or dodge the poisoned blades. Kill by any means desired.

Immortal: Legend has it the Immortals cannot be killed. Though they are
easy to kill and can be done so by many methods. A spear thrown through
the armor is one method. You can also perform a Wrath Attack. You can
also knock them off of a cliff. You can stab them while they are down.

Executioner: The Executioner has two giant blades as arms. You can only
kill him during a Blood Drunk Battle. Once Blood Drunk, he is easy to
kill. If you need more Wrath, simply perform combos on him until your
Wrath bar is high enough.

Base Commander: The Base Commander is a large man dressed in Blue. He is
extremely easy to kill. Simply arm yourself with your Spear before you
enter, and throw it at him when there’s a clear path. One hit will kill
him.

Persian Commander: The Persian Commanders are large men in heavy armor.
They differ from the Base Commander as they require a Heavy Wrath Attack
(Right Trigger + Square) to kill.

Pyro Bomber: The Pyro Bomber is the Persian that throws the old fashioned
grenades. They have no defense and are easily killed.

Suicide Slave: The Suicide Slave is the regular slave in the white head and
loin wrap, but with a giant bomb. The best way to kill him is by throwing a
spear. When you encounter him near the end of the game simply run up to him
until he stops (About 8 feet) then run away. He will scream to mark his
suicide bombing just before he detonates himself. You can also press (Left
Trigger + Right Trigger) to Tuck Tail. This prevents damage from the
explosion. You will however, catch aflame. The flame will do damage to you.

Slave Master: The Slave Master is dressed in loose leather and carries
nothing but a whip. He has no defense and is easy to kill. Watch out as he
will power up the other soldiers.

Shielded Immortal: Same as the regular Immortal, but with a Shield. Wrath
Attacks won’t work. To kill them, knock them down and finish them off while
they lay on the ground. You can also bash them off of the cliff.

Giant Immortal Fight 1: The Giant Immortal might be tricky to figure out at
first, but is easily killed. It however, is a long and tedious process. You
first have to destroy his armor by bashing it with your Spear. The
Counterclockwise Method described with the first Champion is recommended.
Use the Ironsplitter Combo to destroy his armor faster if you have it. Then
after you have destroyed his armor, use your Sword(s) to injure him, before
death he will run away.

Giant Immortal Fight 2: More or less the same as the first fight. When he
goes on a rage attack and rams you, go on the other side of the statue and
he’ll ram into the structure and not you. Once you got him wounded he’ll run
in front of a statue to heal. Push the statue over on top of him. You have
to be fast. Repeat three times to kill him. Be cautious, he can knock you
into the hole in the ground.

Bone Grunts: These are the most annoying of enemy. They hop around and often
make the camera move in such a way that is annoying. They are however, easy
to kill. Knock them down and Stab them while they’re on the ground, or do a
Wrath Attack. You may also kill them with a Spear.

Mongol Warriors: These Mongol Warriors are dressed in Green and carry Shields.
The only way to kill them is to knock them down and Stab them when they’re on
the ground.

Wicker Grunts: The Wicker Grunts are made mostly out of branches. They only
take damage while stunned. Use your Shield Bash or preferably Zeus’ Fury to
stun them. Then do any combo to kill them.

Rhino 1: The Rhino is very easy if timed right. Just like in a movie one Spear
to the eye kills it. If you miss, you’ll have to take it on. It will ram you
again and again if you don’t be careful.

Kullulu: Kullulu is a Giant Wicker Grunt. Unlike the regular Wicker Grunt, you
don’t need to stun it to inflict damage. Just avoid its rolling attacks and
hit it when it stops.

Blue Persian Champion: You fight against along with the Red Persian Champion.
They take turns fighting you. Do the Counterclockwise Method I described
earlier until they’re almost dead.

Red Persian Champion: After you almost defeat them solo, they both fight at
the same time with their Health maxed out. Now here is where I used my Hit &
Run tactic. I ran to and from them drawing out their attack. Soon as they are
done this, go in and attack. Keep doing this until one is dead. Then you can
go back to the Counterclockwise method.

General Hydarnes: General Hydarnes is the General of the Immortals. You start
off by destroying his armor with a Spear like previous fights. Once you do
this he will jump up on one of the cages. From there he is immune to attack.
Run to the opposite side of the area and stand behind the opposite cage or
behind one of the short pillars. He will attack you 8-10 times with his claws
which he then reels back. After he’s done those attacks he will jump down and
run to the other cage and jump on. During this run attack him, preferably with
a combo. The Gut Ripper will take him down almost all the way. Keep doing this
until he is dead.

Persian Guard: These Persian Guards dress in white and carry Golden Shields
with a Flaming Sword. They can be killed by using the Heavy Wrath Attack (Right
Trigger + Square) or by being bashed off of the cliff.

Commander Mardonius Fight 1: Mardonius is the Commander of the Persian Army. He
expectantly is also the most difficult to beat. Difficult as even your most
powerful hit takes so little life from him. Follow the my Counterclockwise
Method and use the spear to strip him of his armor. Once his armor has been
destroyed, choose any of the three weapon arrays to kill him. The most useful
combo is the Gut Ripper.

Antaraxes, Hydorus, Virga: Antaraxes, Hydorus, and Virga are Xerxes top three
generals. Each are big, dressed in Dark Blue, and carry a giant Axe. They are
extremely easy to kill. Simply use the Strong Wrath Attack (Right Trigger +
Square) to kill them. If you don’t have enough Wrath built up, simply kill any
enemies in the fields.

--While Entering the coliseum, slaves will be running out not even wanting to
fight you. Slaughter them if you want. More importantly, equip your spear for
inside.

Rhino 2: This is the easiest Rhino fight. Simply immediately throw your spear
into its eye and the battle will be over. If you don’t do it, or miss you’ll
have to face three Rhinos along with enemies.

Mardonius Fight 2: The Commander is fully healed. Simply use the same
Counterclockwise method with a Spear. He will run away again once his armor
is gone. Most useful combo is the Ironspliter.

Mardonius Fight 3: The Commander’s armor will still be gone. This fight is
different than the previous two. He will now split his Double Headed Spear
into Twin Swords. Right before he does a leaping Blue Attack (with Twin Swords)
he will use the Red Attack. If you do not run away, there is no escape from
this. Use the Counterclockwise method and any weapons you wish.


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05. Weapons
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Spartan Sword: The basic weapon of every Spartan citizen. Perfect for killing
Shieldless or unarmed opponents.

Runed Blade: A blade touched by the dark magic of the ancients. Increased
Sword damage.

Spiked Xiphos: A vicious Sword forged to maim and kill the enemy. Increased
Sword damage.

Obsidian Edge: Forged from the hottest fires, death itself is baked into the
very iron of this blade. Increased Sword damage.

Kopis of Titans: The Ephors say this legendary blade was used by the Titans
themselves. Increased Sword damage.


Spartan Spear: The basic weapon of every Spartan soldier. Perfect for piercing
and breaking Shields and armor.

Runed Spear: A Spear touched by the dark magic of the ancients. Increased
Spear damage.

Spiked Spear: A vicious Spear wrought to rip through the flesh of the enemy.
Increased Spear damage.

Obsidian Spear: Topped with a blade forged from the hottest fires, death
itself is baked into its very iron. Increased Spear damage.

Spear of the Gods: The Ephors say this legendary Spear was used by the Gods
themselves. Increased Spear damage.


Spartan Shield: The basic Shield of Sparta, emblazed with the symbol of
Lakonia. Minor chance to stun enemies when used as a weapon.

Runed Shield: A Shield touched by the dark magic of the ancients. Increased
damage and chance to stun when used as a weapon.

Spiked Shield: A vicious Shield coveRed with spikes to inflict more damage.
Increased damage and chance to stun when used as a weapon.

Obsidian Shield: Forged in the hottest fires, death itself is baked into the
very iron of this Shield. Increased damage, chance to stun, and stun duration.

Shield of Heroes: The Ephors say this Shield was used by the greatest heroes
of Greek legend. Increased damage, chance to stun, and stun duration.


Spartan Armor: The basic armor of every Spartan soldier designed to allow for
speed in battle. Does not absorb any damage from attacks.

Runed Armor: Armor touched by the dark magic of the ancients to increase
protection. Decreases damage taken.

Spiked Armor: A vicious armor forged to inspire fear in your foes to decrease
their effectiveness in battle. Decreased damage taken.

Obsidian Armor: Forged from the hottest fires, death itself is baked into the
very iron of this armor. Decreases damage taken.

Armor of Legend: The Ephors say this armor was used by the greatest heroes of
Greek legend. Decreases damage taken.


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06. Combos
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Combos raise your Wrath Meter significantly faster than regular attacks.

While the enemy is running at you, time your combo to connect at the peak of
its thrust.

While an enemy is getting up, you can time your combo to connect at the moment
the enemy is just standing.


Sword – Light Combo:

X, X, X – Basic light attack combo. Fast attacks, minor damage.

Sword – Heavy Combo:

Square, Square, Square – Basic heavy attack combo. Medium speed attacks,
medium damage.

Sword – Shield Combo:

O, O, O – Basic Shield attack combo. Fast attacks, light damage. Causes enemies
to stumble.

Sword – Shield Slam:

X, Square, O – A fast combo that punches the enemy with the Shield. Has a
chance to stun enemies.

Sword – Spartan Uppercut:

X, O, Square – A Sword Uppercut combo that knocks enemies in the air.

Sword – Gut Ripper:

Square, X, X – A Double Sword Stab combo that deals high damage to a single
opponent.

Sword – Vicious Strike:

Square, O, Square – A Sword Sweep combo that knocks enemies back.

Sword – Zeus’ Fury:

O, Square, X – A Jumping Impale combo that deals massive damage to a single
opponent.


Spear – Light Combo:

X, X, X, X – Basic light combo. Fast attacks, minor damage.

Spear – Heavy Combo:

Square, Square, Square, Square – Basic heavy combo. Slower attacks, high
damage.

Spear – Shield Combo:

O, O, Square, Square – Basic Shield combo. Opens up the enemy with Shield
attacks before hitting them with the Spear.

Spear – Skullcracker:

Square, Square, X, X – Smashes the enemy with the Spear butt and stuns them.

Spear – Ironsplitter:

X, Square, Square, Square – An extremely powerful Armor Breaking combo. Breaks
through armor and Shields quickly.

Spear – Whirlwind:

X, X, Square, Square – A Sweeping Knockback combo that clears the area.

Spear – Meteor Slam:

O, X, X, O – A Jumping Knockdown attack that leaves the enemy vulnerable to a
ground attack.


Dual Sword – Light Combo:

X, X, X – An extremely fast, chaining combo. Does minor damage, but is fast
and can quickly kill a single foe.

Dual Sword – Heavy Combo:

Square, Square, Square – A basic heavy combo. Does moderate damage and can
hit multiple enemies.

Dual Sword – Eviscerate:

X, Square, Square – A spinning combo to tear apart enemies.

Dual Sword – Hades’ Strike:

X, Square, X – A devastating combo that knocks enemies to the ground.

Dual Sword – Heartseeker:

Square, Square, X – A high damage attack aimed at your foe’s heart.

Dual Sword – Decapitator:

Square, X, Square – The most powerful dual Sword attack. Does massive damage
to enemies as it takes their heads off.


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07. Battle Skills
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Blood Drunk 1: You unleash an intense battle rage, increasing the damage
of your attacks. While attacking, you gain Health instead of Wrath.

Blood Drunk 2: Damage and Health regeneration are increased. Longer duration
that also increases damage done by nearby allies.

Blood Drunk 3: Further increased duration, damage, and Health regeneration,
with greater damage bonuses to nearby allies. Also stuns enemies.


Warlord 1: Your extra focus during battle slows down time without affecting
you. While attacking, you gain Health instead of Wrath.

Warlord 2: Increased duration and Health regeneration. Allies are no longer
affected by slowdown.

Warlord 3: Further increased duration and Health regeneration.


Defense 1: Automatically blocks all incoming attacks. Regenerates Health
when attacking.

Defense 2: An improved Defense that automatically counters all incoming
attacks, regenerates more Health, and has an increased duration.

Defense 3: A maximized Defense, with even greater Health regeneration and
further increased duration.


Fortitude 1: Allows you to pull upon your inner strength and resolve to
regain Health.

Fortitude 2: A more focused meditation that allows you to heal more during
battle.

Fortitude 3: A calm and focused meditation that allows you to regain all
your Health.


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08. Phalanx
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The Phalanx is the military formation in which the Shields of the soldiers
lock together forming a barrier.

Phalanx Command Bar: The Command Bar during the Phalanx mode shows how
strong your Phalanx is. When the Command Bar is gone, you die. Every kill
raises the Command Bar.

X – Downward Stab attack to kill any enemy.
Square – Stab Attack which breaks the enemies Shields.
O – Phalanx Push which pushes against the enemy when they push you.

If you time it correctly, you don’t have to destroy the enemy shields to
kill them. Press X just before they get their so your Spears connect with
them before they block.


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09. Level Outline & Lambdas
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01. The Hot Gates.
02. Tree of the Dead.
03. Boarding Party.
04. The First Day.
05. The Immortals.
06. The Second Day.
07. Persian Camp.
08. The Third Day.
09. Battle of Plataea.

There are 4 Lambdas per stage. Lambdas are markers, using the letter “A”
without the horizontal bar. When you get one, it fills your Health and
Wrath Meters up. Once gotten, they will not be there again; this is
counting continuation games.


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10. Annoyances
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There is serious lag during a large percentage of the game.

The game pauses to tell you how to kill an enemy when you first encounter
it and also when you achieve a new Battle Skill. It however, does not
stop telling you each new continuation (new game with all your old
upgrades and stats) you play. However, the continuous pop ups did make
it easier to make this Strategy Guide as they told the names to the
enemies.

While in the Phalanx and an arrow shower, the enemy pushing does not get
harmed while you do. This demolishes your Phalanx Strength. You can
however, press O to push back then Tuck Tail to minimize damage.

The Champions can “block” the arrow shower with only a sword or like
weapon. You however, cannot block an arrow shower with your Dual Swords.

Your Spartan “Body Guards” will constantly get in the way of you
finishing an enemy off. Which is annoying when it takes time to knock
someone down. They will also block your only way out of an attack while
you are surrounded. Thus causing you to take more damage.


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11. Disclaimer
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The Level Outline, Weapons, Combos, and Battle Skills were all taken
directly from the game. The opening three tips in the Combos section,
and the rest of this Strategy Guide were done by me. No claim of
ownership of any fashion to the game is intended.