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            Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Tien FAQ  (PS2)

                               Written by Daniel Byrne

                            (c) Copyright Backtrack 2007/2008

                                 Developer: Spike
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->Version history<-
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12/01/2008 Character FAQ ready for submission & awaiting further to expand
           FAQ section



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11/01/2008- Completed all major sections of Chracter FAQ upgrading to version
            0.75

10/01/2008- revision of character FAQ & various tweaks/amendments made.

10/01/2008- Resumed Tien character FAQ.

25/12/2007- Taking a break from Tien character FAQ.

24/12/2007- Added information to combos & Tien's moves.

23/12/2007- Began work on FAQ section.

23/12/2007- Began character FAQ for Tien.





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Contents

1) Introduction

2) Character profile Tien

3) Why choose Tien?

4) Move list 

5) recommended Z items

6) Tips & stratergies

7) Tien's red potara password

8) FAQ (Getting to know you)

9) Character quotes

10) CreditZ
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1) Introduction
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The legendary Z fighters & the most evil of villans in the galaxy return in 
spike's latest creation in the Tenkaichi series, Dragon Ball Z Budokai 
Tenkaichi 3 on the ps2. New moves, new stages, new characters, & a whole new
soundtrack to boot, what more could you want from the latest DBZ game? I've 
decided to get some character FAQ's done due to my recent haitus period from
walkthroughs (many of which still need to be finished!) whilst i've also been
doing other projects & getting chance to enjoy some awesome & dare i say 
classic retro gaming ^_^

This walkthrough is a character FAQ & due to the numerous new moves, & tweaks
to the tenkaichi combat system, the FAQ has been primarily composed for the
purpose of getting the most if not the best out of your chosen character/s.

The character FAQ is for newcomers, beginners, & experts alike & I do hope you
will find it a useful resource for this amazing game, so let's get started

                          KAME-HA-ME-HAAAAAAA!!!



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2) Character profile:- Tien
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(Note:Character profile is taken from the libary)


Tien is a serious warrior hailing from the Crane School, Initially Tien was
a pretty bad guy, esentially working as Hired muscle.

In the World Tournament, he broke Yamcha's leg during thier match just for
the sake of being cruel.

By the end of his match with Goku, however, Tien had learned the error of 
his ways, he had a falling out with his teacher, the Crane hermit, Master 
Shen, and he and Chiaotzu left the Crane School forever.

After that Tien devoted himself to becoming stronger. To that end he and
Chiaotzu travel the world on various training missions, however when the
Earth is in danger, he will always rush back to join his friends on the 
battlefield.

In the early days, the wild Launch developed a bit of an infatuation with
Tien, and she continues to chase him wherever he goes. This could be one 
reason Tien chooses to move from place to place so frequantly...






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3) Why choose Tien?
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In spite of what is said about Tien (usually stupid critisisms) he has the 
potential to become the strongest, yes strongest character in DBZ:BT3. His 
moves are highly useful & allow him to make the most if not the best of any 
combat situation, especially his ultimate move Neo Ki blast cannon which at 
the small cost of some of Tien's health can pretty much analiate any character
in this game (it's really that powerful!) 
     Tien has a good balance of attack power & speed & his dragon rush can be
very powerful when in max power mode, solar flare also suprises your opponents
giving you an opportunity to unleash a combo or make a hasty retreat to plan
your next phase of attack. Tien's counter allows him to take a crane like 
stance poised to heavly counter the enemy should they hit you with a rush 
attack. There is great potential in Tien & he is an invaluable asset in team
battles, Tien's moveset requires a fair amount of Ki but in exchange for this
they are unsurpassed by many lower tier & even some mid tier characters in 
DBZ:BT3. The first time you use Tien can be a little tricky & his first major
battle takes place in the Sayian saga against Nappa, give Tien a chance & you
never know you may decide he becomes one of your main choices on the character
select screen or at least a firm favourite at the very least.   


>->->->->->->->->->->
4) Tien's Move list
>->->->->->->->->->->


______________
Special moves |
______________|

                           Ki/blast required      Command

Solar flare:              2 levels blast stock  L2 + O
                        

Wild sense:               2 levels blast stock  L2 + /\ + O


Dodon ray:                3 levels Ki gauge     L2 + /\
                                                    |__|
                       
Ki blast cannon:          3 levels Ki gauge     L2 + /\ + /\
                                                         |__|

Neo ki blast cannon:      5 levels Ki gauge     L2 + \/ + /\  (max power)
                                                         |__|
____________
Rush combos |
____________|
     _
Key |_| = Square button   /\ = Triangle button
                         |__|

Command/s                     Damage    Hits
 _ 
|_|                            280       2

 _    _ 
|_|, |_|                       560       4
 _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|                  1180      6
 _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|             1363      9
 _    _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|        1650      10
 _    _    _    _    _    _
|_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|   1960      11   


Ki blast
_________

 /\
|__|  (Chargeable)       210 damage

 /\    /\
|__|, |__|               420 damage

 /\    /\   /\
|__|, |__|,|__|          630 damage

 /\    /\    /\   /\
|__|, |__|, |__|,|__|    840 damage

 /\   /\   /\   /\   /\
|__|,|__|,|__|,|__|,|__| 1050   damage


Throw
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X, X                    1310 Damage    18 Hits




__________________
Rushing technique|
_________________|
                           _   /\
Kiai cannon  (chargeable) |_|,|__|

                           _   _   /\
Kiai cannon  (chargeable) |_|,|_|,|__|

                           _   _   _   /\
Heavy finish (chargeable) |_|,|_|,|_|,|__|
                                           
                           _   _   _   _   /\
Heavy finish (chargeable) |_|,|_|,|_|,|_| |__|


Lift strike  (chargeable) (during rush) /\ + /\
                                            |__|

                                              /\
Ground slash (chargeable) (during rush) \/ + |__|


Body strike               (during rush) O button



____________________
Signature technique|
___________________|


Step in Kiai cannon (chargeable) /\, X, + /\
                                         |__|
                                           
                                           /\
Step in lift strike (chargeable) X, /\, + |__|

                                            /\
Step in ground slash (chargeable)   X, \/, |__|


Step in strike                      X, O

                                                                _
Dragon smash (after full power smash hit)   /\, \/, <- or -> + |_|


Vanishing attack (After full power smash hit) /\. \/, <- or -> /\
                                                              |__|


Lightning attack(After full power smash hits) O button


Sonic sway(Before opponent's rush hits/connects) O + /\
                                                    |__|
                   /\
Sonic sway attack |__| (immediately after sonic sway attack)


High speed rush movement(During rush) /\,\/, <-, or -> + O button


Counter-High speed rush movement (whilst opponent is in high 
                                   speed rush movement)
                                          
                                       O button


Z counter O button (immediately after vanishing attack)
                                                     _
Z counter(immediately before rush attack hits) /\ + |_|


Counter- Z counter (immediately before Z counter hits) O button

                                                                         _
Burst smash (while attacking opponent with Z burst) /\, \/,  <- or -> + |_|

                                             _
Hyper smash (chargeable) /\, \/, <- or -> + |_| (max power)




_________
Combo    |
_________|             
      _
Key: |_| = Square button, /\  = Triangle button  X= X button 
                         |__|    
     /\= up (d-pad)           \/= down (d-pad) 


*(Max power)= Must be in maximum power mode achieved through charging Ki



             _    _    _    _    _   _   _
Rush finish |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|,|_|,|_|
             _    _    _    _   _
Rush in     |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|,|_|,  X
                  _     _     _    _     _                  _ 
Rush in attack   |_|,  |_|,  |_|, |_|,  |_|, X, /\ or \/ + |_|

                                                   _
Dragon tornado (After ground slash hits) /\   /\  |_| 
                                        |__|,|__|,
                                                  
Heavy crush (After heavy finish)  /\   /\   _
                                 |__|,|__|,|_|

Kiai cannon smash(immediately after full charge Ki blast cannon hits) /\
                                                                     |__|

                                                                 _   _   _
Tri- attack(immediately after full charge Ki blast cannon hits) |_|,|_|,|_|
    

Sonic impact  (after smash hit)   /\    _
                                 |__|, |_|


Raging impact (after dash smash hit)  /\ +  /\    _
                                           |__|, |_| 

Spiral slash (charageable) (immediately after jump smash hit)

                    /\
                   |__|


Auto smash counter  /\
                   |__| (immediately after auto counter hit)

Burst meteor (while attacking with Z burst) /\    _
                                           |__|, |_|
                                _
Violent rush (rapid pressing of|_| button during max power mode)


(All air combos are chargeable at the triangle button press.)
             
             _   _   _   _                _   _   _   _   
Air combo 1 |_| |_| |_| |_| /\, + /\  X, |_| |_| |_| |_|
                                 |__|
             _    _    _    _                 _    _    _   _
Air combo 2 |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, /\, + /\  X, |_|, |_|, |_|,|_|, /\ 
                                     |__|,                     |__|
             _    _    _    _                 _     _    _    _   _
Air combo 3 |_|, |_|, |_|, |_|, /\, + /\  X, |_|,  |_|, |_|, |_|,|_|
                                     |__|,
             _   _   _   _                       _   _   _   _  
Air combo 4 |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\, + /\   X, /\   |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\
                                  |__|,   |__|,                 |__|


(Must be in max power mode to use the following blast combos)

Blast combo 1   /\
               |__|

Blat combo 2(After ground slash hits)    /\   /\   _   /\
                                        |__|,|__|,|_|,|__|

Blast combo 3(After heavy finish hits)  /\   /\   _   /\
                                       |__|,|__|,|_|,|__|


Blast combo 3   /\    _    /\
               |__|, |_|, |__| (while attacking opponent with Z burst)

                _   _   _   _               _   _   _   _
Blast combo 4  |_|,|_|,|_|,|_| /\ + /\  X, |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\    /\
                                   |__|,                   |__|, |__|
               _   _   _   _                     _   _   _   _
Blast combo 5 |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\ + /\   X, /\  |_|,|_|,|_|,|_|, /\   /\
                                   |__|,   |__|,                |__|,|__|
 





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5) Recommended Z items==
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You are very welcome to choose your own potara's to equip, here i've simply
given a recomendation of how Tien should be equipped to make full use of
his moves & abilities.

Custom 1

A) Master Roshi's training
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B) Attack up 2
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C) Super up 1
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D) Active heart
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E) Rising fighting spirit

This custom setup allows Tien to increase his attack & also his health 
thanks to the Master Roshi's training potara, his super capability is 
also increased giving his special moves greater power, active heart will
give Tien a better rise in Ki when he performs his rush attack & lastly
the rising fighting spirit will allow Tien to start any battle in max power
mode although i wouldn't use his Neo-tri beam unless you are sure you can
nail the enemy right off the bat. 







Custom 2

A) Dende's Healing Ability
-------------------------------------
B) Master Roshi's training
-------------------------------------
C) Attack up 1
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D) Super up 2

This setup boosts Tien's attack, health, & super abilities once again but this
time you now have a way of counter-acting Neo-tri beams health draining due to
the Potara's slow increase in health recovery, now how cool is that! This 
setup is a must for those utilizing Tien's special moves.



Custom 3

A) Master Roshi's Training
-------------------------------------
B) Defense up 1
-------------------------------------
C) Warriors Will
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D) Super up 1
-------------------------------------
E) Attack up 2
-------------------------------------

Tien's health is boosted as per usual, his defense increased & his attack 
power even more so, his super also increases enhancing his special moves while 
Warriors will allows Tien to take on only half damage when guarding against Ki
blasts, energy blasts & other attacks except for example unblockable attacks.


Other Potara's you may find useful for Tien include:

>- Guard Master

>- Mirage

>- Draconic aura

>- Savior

>- Style of the strong

>- Warrior's will

>- Rush blast 1, 2, 3

>- Miracle Master


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6) Tips & stratergies==
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> The best postion do perform Neo-Ki blast cannon is when you
  have knocked your opponent to the ground & they lie motionless
  but before they get back up hit them with this technique to cause
  maximum damage potential!

> After landing a Tri-attack on your opponent you have the advantage,
  go for your most powerful special move available to you at the time
  to deal damage to your opponent without fear of a counter attack!


> Using wild sense will allow for an instant counter attack when you press the
  circle button & your opponent hits you with a rush or counter attack, beware
  that it is not the same as Afterimage & cannot avoid Ki/energy blasts via 
  teleport


> Tien's solar flare is very useful, if successful you will blind your 
  opponent temporarily which gives you those vital few seconds to quickly
  recharge Ki or pull of a major attack with your opponent completely 
  helpless. Solar flare also deflects normal charged Ki blasts back at
  the opponent who launched them, a very handy technique to have!

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7) Tien's red potara password ==
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Red Potara are special from ordinary potara, they grant super enhanced 
properties & cannot be obtained by normal means like your standard potara
used to customize your fighters through evolution Z. In order to obtain
the red potara you must "cheat" so to speak, go to the 'data centre' on
the main menu & then input the following password:
   

gTRYn hpJgn G)9%6 7H
&DyVf bbBYp 09hSf G7
 
Now on the character select screen under password character you will have
a Tien, but not just any Tien oh no! This is a super Tien with stats
pushed far beyond normal limits, have fun trashing any opponent with the 
stoic crane warrior.

I should also mention that you will only be able to use red potara characters
in duel & ultimate battle modes, which does take a little of the fun out of it
but it's another extra feature you can use to see Tien at his most powerful!
   

 



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8) Frequantly asked questions(getting to know you)==
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   Q. I'm finding Tien difficult to use, any tips? 
   
   A. Tien's fighting style is best suited to veteran players however in
      order to fully master his style like other hard to use/control 
      characters i'd reccommend the use of 'ultimate training to better
      get to grips with all selected characters including Tien.

   Q. Neo Ki blast cannon rocks! but the health loss really sucks...

   A. True but think of the power you are getting from this move, you can
      to a degree at least make up for the health loss by equipping Dende's
      Healing Ability potara. This slowly recovers Tien's health & will at
      least counter-act the loss of health somewhat of this insanely powerful
      technique.




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9) Character quotes   ==
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    " Phew! that could have gone either way"
     
    
    " Let's go!"

    " Now... to continue my training ha ha."
   
    " Trunks...Don't even think about holding back on me!" (To Trunks)

    " That was a good match... thank you!" (To Trunks)

    " Looking Good Yamcha!" (to Yamcha)

    " Just give it up... Maybe you should stick to baseball..."(To Yamcha)

    " I'll show you what a true martial artist can do."

    " Ok! Come on Chiaotzu!" (To Chiaotzu)

    " You aren't going to win!" (To General Tou)

    "You're no longer a match for me...Tou!" (To General Tou)
    

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10) CreditZ            == 
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^ Massive thank you to spike & Akira Toriyama for creating the phenomenon
  that is DBZ!

^ You for reading & or taking an interest of any kind.

^ My good buddy Nick Kazama who like me is a fellow DBZ fan, a dear friend, & 
  supporter of my work, thank you dude!

^ Tien for being an awesome character & a true Z fighter worthy of being 
  called a DBZ legend!

^ All DBZ fans everywhere!




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