------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Warriors Orochi Lu Meng Version 1.0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ By: Black Murasame63 (c)2008 E-mail address: Suikofreak@gmail.com Table of Contents ------------------ I. What's new...................................(LM001) II. Copyright....................................(LM002) III. Contact......................................(LM003) IV. Introduction.................................(LM004) V. General Overview.............................(LM005) A. Unlocking Lu Meng......................(GN00A) B. Skills.................................(GN00B) C. Personal Item..........................(GN00C) VI. Character Evaluation.........................(LM006) VII. Moveset......................................(LM007) A. Move Analysis..........................(MA00A) VIII.Weapons......................................(LM008) A. Weapon Recomendation...................(WR00A) IX. Credits......................................(LM009) I. What's New (LM001) --------------------- Intial release Version History --------------- January 13, 2008 1.0 Initial release II. Copyright (LM002) --------------------- This FAQ may not be reproduced in anyway except personal and private use. It will not be in any website or distibuted publicity without any permisson. To put this simple don't take it without my permission. If you do, I will find out and send a pack of bloodhounds after you. (c)2008 Black Murasame63 III. Contact Info (LM003) ------------------------- If you have anything to add something, found errors or simply want to talk to me, go here: E-mail address: Suikofreak@gmail.com. The following site are allowed to post my FAQ to their website: - Neoseeker (www.neoseeker.com) - Supercheats (www.supercheats.com) Be sure when the adminstrator of the respective site upload my FAQ. You must let me know that you are doing so. For everyone else,please, by all means, get my permission before putting up this FAQ or anyone's FAQ in your website. Also, any E-Mail that does not contain any constructive criticism whatsoever or just simply trolling, I will not bother reading it, and it will be deleted. IV. Introduction (LM004) ------------------------ I know what you are thinking, "Why use Lu Meng?" This question alone has mind- boggled many Dynasty Warriors fans for years. For many, people would use Guan Yu, Zhao Yun or even the omnipotent Lu Bu as their spear user. Those three are a powerhouse with their effective strikes and their monsterous crowd control. Beyond the commonly used spear characters, there's Lu Meng in the mix. The intital responses are usually, "Lu Meng's moveset is lacking compared to the other crowd control users out there." The initial impressions can go as far as being a Zhang Liao clone. In all seriousness, Lu Meng's moveset is similar to Zhang Liao's moveset, but definitely NOT a clone. Although he is not as powerful or technical as the other spear users, he is one of the most decent crowd killers out there. Personally, I liked using Lu Meng although I didn't like his moves at first. But, his playing style eventually grew on me. His crowd controlling moves are the key essentials to get through the toughest stages. So, this faq will tell an in-depth analysis of this character. V. General Overview (LM005) --------------------------- Lu Meng is known as the "White Tiger" due to his reputation in the war between the three kingdoms. His role in Warriors Orochi is to support Sun Ce to find his family. ---------------------------- A. Unlocking Lu Meng (GN00A) ---------------------------- Anyways, obtaining Lu Meng is very easy. All you have to do is to play the Wu side in story mode. From there, beat chapter 3 called: "The Battle of Odani Castle." Once you clear that stage, you now can play as Lu Meng. Like Nobunaga said, "It's just that simple." ----------------- B. Skills (GN00B) ----------------- When playing as Lu Meng, he has 3 abilities to obtain. Once you satify the condtions, the skill will add up for one more notch. It's benefical to all the characters. He has 3 abilities to get. 1) Boost: Increases the strength of charged attacks Just kill 3 officers. 2) Awakening: Enhances the attack power of moves that uses musou It's similar to the previous objective. Kill 3 officers while your health is 30% or higher 3. Acclaim: Gain more EXP than usual A little more difficult than the previous 2. Kill 3 officers with your health well above the 50% range but do not use any musou at all. ----------------------- C.Personal Item (GN00C) ----------------------- Way of the Warrior: Raises the Parameter of Lu Meng Getting his personal item is also easy to get. You can find his personal item in Wu stage 7-X on story mode. This gaiden chapter is called "The Battle of Ji Province." The objective is within 4 minutes, you must defeat 100 soldiers along with Tadakatsu within the time frame. There you can grab the personal item near the starting point of the stage. At the start of the stage, just get the ones that are in the huge crowd. As you move forward to the stage, knock off the soldiers as much as you can. Disregard the ones that comes in a small group. You get 100 soldiers very easy where Honda is. Also, if you don't have enough soldier kills, there are also a large cluster of foot soldiers where Sakon is. Once you do have over 100 kills, you can take on Tadakatsu. When you fight him, he has a defense buff. The fastest way is to switch your character that can knock off a substantial amount of health and let Lu Meng get the final blow or beat the crap out of Tadakatsu with Lu Meng's c3, c4, c6 with flash and slay ability. If you managed to defeat Tadakatsu before the 41:00 timeframe, there will be a report that there is a PI near the starting point. VI. Character Evaluation (LM006) --------------------------------- In terms of overall usefulness, Lu Meng is definitely on the solid side. For starters, he makes a great crowd controller. Although his R1 spread shot attack takes up musou, the projectiles can pierce through numerous foot soldiers as well as getting significant damages from the general officers. With the infinite musou for 10 seconds, you can literally take down a huge cluster of enemies within seconds. Other than the R1 specials, his overall moveset is build to alieviate the overwhelming crowds. For example, majority of his attacks swings at a 180 to 270 degree angle. His C2 attack can get a handful of the enemies and can toss them in the air. Also, his C6 attack can seriously reduce the amount of enemies in a crowd. Not only his C6 can damage enemies at a wide range, it knocks them back giving you some breathing room. Speaking of breathing room, Lu Meng is a speed type character. He is granted the ability to airdash for a quick escape. You can do the C6 attack and make a airdash to avoid the crowd. Although his attacks can really wipe out the crowd, his skill against individual generals is mediocre. His square string combo is only effective if the general is stunned or you are attacking from behind. Also his C5 attack isn't great against generals. Most of the time, the C5 attack is more likely to miss against a general. His only decent general attack is his c4 attack. For the most part, he can stagger the blocking opponent with the unblockable swing at the end of the C4. Just hope that there are not a lot of enemies behind Lu Meng or multiple riflemen/Archers. As a general killer, Lu Meng alone cannot go up against the tougher generals; especially with anyone with hyper armor and/or defense enhancements. You are better off switching someone who is capable of killing generals. The only way to compensate his weakness, Lu Meng really needs to equip flash and slay against generals. With flash, your square strings and the charged attacks are more useful. Also, with slay, Lu Meng can do some damage against generals. Overall, Lu Meng is definitely worth trying. Lu Meng is great as a secondary character. Lu Meng has a great crowd killing attacks both his combo strings and his R1 special. As a speed type along his crowd control skill, he can get knock off some the soldiers while escaping. But, as for the general killing, leave it to the characters who are capable of doing serious damage towards generals. VII. Moveset (LM007) ------------- Legend: S: Square Button T: Triangle Button O: Circle Button X: "X" Button --------------- Regular Attacks --------------- S: |A 180 degree horizontal right slash SS: |Another 180 degree horizontal left slash SSS: |A jab from the hilt end of the spear SSSS: |A 270 Degree slash from the right SSSSS: |A horizontal downward slash SSSSSS: |Another jab from the hilt of the spear SSSSSSS: |Another Horzontal slash SSSSSSSS: |Another 180 degree horizontal left slash SSSSSSSSS: |A 180 degree wide slash (Unblockable) Jump + S: |A wide 270 degree slash Jump + T: |Lunges up and does a downward stab Dash + S: |A tackle from the body of the spear --------------- Charge Attacks: --------------- C1-T: |A detonating fire bomb C2-ST: |A charge upward slash C3-STTT: |A series of diagonal vertical slashes with a unblockable blow at |the end C4-SSST: |A wide slash follow-up from the jab C5-SSSST: |A downward stab to the ground C6-SSSSST: |A unblockable 270 degree slash with a knockdown effect -------- Specials -------- R1 |Does a spread shot going at a forward direction Jump + X: |Does an airdash Any directional button + R1 |Block from all angles ----- Musou ----- O: |Does multiple slashes and ends with a stab Critical |Does the same thing except it ends with an surrounding blast ----------------- Mounting Attacks: ----------------- A series of squares: |Multiple slashes from side to side End with a triangle: |Does an unblockable slash Press Circle: |Does multiple slashes while the horse can attack while |Running Press Triangle: |The Horse jumps and stomps ------------------------- A. Move Analysis: (MA00A) ------------------------- The Square string: It's your typical 9 hit combo. It does a decent amount of damage. Use it when you are air juggling an opponent or stunned opponent. It's a very modest move. Since Lu Meng has a special guard, he can do so during a combo. C1- T: It's the same one used in Dynasty Warriors 5. A detonating fireball ignites causing damage to a small cluster of enemies. It's not too bad. Using this can damage weak enemies. The problem is that the blast isn't wide enough to cause havoc to the surrounding enemy. C2-ST: When Lu Meng does C2, it gives him an opening for numerous air juggle. For example, you can pop the enemy up in the air and you can follow it up with the square juggles or the C3 attack. It does a decent damage, but be aware for its slow start-up. Don't do it when there are a huge crowd in back of you. C3-SSTTT: In this combo, it does a 7 hit combo at the end. At the end of the combo, Lu Meng finishes off with a unblockable slash. It is great against blocking opponents. It does a moderate damage, it works when you are hitting the opponent in the air. C4-SSST: After pressing triangle after pressing square the third time, Lu Meng will do an unblockable slash at the end. For the most part, C4 will stagger the blocking opponent leaving you a guaranteed hit for the enemy. Be warned, this move have somewhat a slow start up at the end of the attack. Use this if you are not bunched up in the crowd or you are against a single general. C5-SSSST: Basically, after the fourth slash on the square combo, Lu Meng finishes up with a downward stab to the ground causing a small wave of energy surrounding him. First off, there's not a lot of range. Wherever Lu Meng's position is on the 4th hit, that's where the stab will end up. You have to be real close to the enemies in order to pop them up to the air. Please use range to widen the parameters a bit. C6-SSSSST: C6 is probably the most useful out of all of his charged attack. After the 5th hit, press triangle to unleash Lu Meng's powerful wide slash. The reason why this move is effective is because, it can wipe out the crowd with its very wide range. Not only that, the slash can knock back the enemies. Also, it's an unblockable attack. Regardless, how much the general block your attack, they can get knocked back while taking damage. With that you have the time to escape the large crowd. The only drawback is that the 5th hit has a slow start-up. He jumps up in the air and does the slash. A huge crowd surrounding him or flourishing projectiles can stop this attack. R1 Special: One of Lu Meng's special is that he has a special guard that can "Block" block from all angles. This ability is useful especially if you have a whole raid of arrows or bullets flying at you. You can even do your special guard during the middle of your combo. If you successfully block the attack, you can follow up with the R1 spread shot attack. But be careful, you must have a precise timing in order to execute it correctly; or else you might get hit from behind. But, the special guard has its drawback. Once you managed to block, you stagger a bit, giving a opening to your foes. Only use this special guard against singular projectiles or anticipating that your foe will do an attack. R1 Attack: His R1 attack is probably the most useful feature of all of his "Spread Shot" moveset. For instance, this is easily spammable. His spread shot can obliterate the entire crowd depending where is he facing. It pierces through enemies like a knife cutting through butter. If he manages to get the item that grants infinite musou for 10 seconds, he can wipe off an entire army and kill off several minor generals within the entire 10 second frame. The problem with this move is that this move alone uses musou. If you are too dependant on the move and you're caught in the middle of a crowd, you may not enough to use your emergency musou attack. Just try to be aware of your musou gauge as well as your situation during the stage. VII. Weapon (LM008) -------------------- ========================== Weapon name | Weapon Base -------------------------- Glaive 9 Great Glaive 19 Tiger Hook 39 White Tiger 79 Unlike the previous Dynasty Warriors, getting the fourth weapon is no longer doing certain actions and find it. Instead, you can find the fourth weapon by playing any stages 3 stars or higher in hard mode or play any stage on Chaos mode. It's all luck when trying to get the fourth weapon. So, playing the 3-5 star on chaos is recommended. But, if you are the patient type and need to find managable stage, go play Chapter 3-X on the Wu story. -------------------------------- A. Weapon Recomendations (WR00A) -------------------------------- There are many abilities out there. However, there are some abilities that are more useful for that particular character. For instance, Lu Meng is built to be a crowd controller. ===== Slay: ===== This ability is a must for Lu Meng. He can rack up huge damage against enemies especially generals. He has a good chance taking out a good chunk of health with that ability. This ability alone should compensate his weakness towards general killing. ====== Flash: ====== Flash is also a good ability Lu Meng Should have. There are a lot of enemies especially the higher difficulties, tend to block a lot. With this ability you can destroy the opponent's guard and finish them off with your combo. This ability should counterbalance against the major generals due to his weakness towards individual generals. ======= Absorb: ======= Since his R1 Spread Shot takes up musou and I assume you are going to use this frequently, it is ideal to add this for your repetoire. Absorb basically takes the enemy's musou and use it to recover your own musou. So, if you are the type that spams on the R1 special, use this as one of your ability. ====== Range: ====== Obviously, Lu Meng has enough range to take on a huge cluster of soldiers. It doesn't hurt to give Lu Meng some extended reach to optimize his effectiveness. ======== Agility: ======== Agility is an abilty that speeds up the attack of the weapon swing. This is good for Lu Meng because some of his move such as C2 and his C5 have a slow start-up. Increase this ability to reduce the lag time for the chraged attack. ====== Might: ====== Well, Might as an ability also works. He can rack up some extra damage against foot soldiers with that ability. It seriously doesn't hurt to rack up extra damage against your foes. ===== Bolt: ===== Bolt gives Lu Meng the ability to stun the enemy after your series of hits. This allows you to damage your enemies even further or enough to make your escape. ====== Brave: ====== Brave as an ability gives greater damage against generals. Brave should rein- -force his ability a bit since some of his moveset lack the effectiveness towards generals. So, if you want to make more use against generals, this ability is a way to go. ==== Air: ==== Air as an ability, it gives Lu Meng extra hits towards airborne enemies. He has some moves such as his C2 or to some extent C5 to start them up in the air. You can replace brave for air if you plan to emphasize more on the air combo. There are several other abilities out there. I don't recommend using ice because this ability often conflicts with the other elements and it doesn't come by as often. Also rage doesn't work into the mix as well. Although this ability can increase your strengh, you are sacrificing some of your health. It's not recommended especially at the higher difficulties. You could put two elements such as Flame and bolt together for extra chip damage. But for the most part, you're just wasting a slot. There's probably a few of the abilities that I haven't mention. Try to experiment some of the other abilites. Maybe some abilites might go well with your playstyle. IX. Credits: (LM009) -------------------- I would like to thank the following people. Koei/W-Force: For making Warriors Orochi Gamefaqs: For accepting this FAQ. Last but not least, I thank YOU for taking the time to read this faq. I look forward to hear more about the this FAQ. So if you feel like there's something is missing, please feel free to contact me. If it's well thought out, I'll add it and credit you for the next revision. So once again, thank you for taking the time to read this.</p>