Guan Ping FAQ v1.0
For Musou/Warriors Orochi (at the moment written for the Musou Orochi)
By Eric Goh (Kelifrag)
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Table of Contents
2. Guan Ping: Background Information
3. Guan Ping: Why use him?
4. Detailed information on Guan Ping (in game)
5. Recommendations for Weapons
8. Authors Note
Why hello there! I am a newbie FAQ maker, this being my real first FAQ
that I have actually submitted. So if you see anything wrong with my
FAQ, feel free to point it out. Oh, and for the most part, this FAQ is
about my interpretation, so please bear that in mind. I will try my
best to give you an objective view on the character known as Guan Ping,
but yeah, that is as much as I can promise you.
Oh, and there is not much you want to know about me in real life. That
is all. =)
2. Guan Ping: Background Information
Just for the ones who are interested in his history.
Guan Ping was most well known as the first son of Guan Yu, and the
elder brother of Guan Xing. There is little confirmed truth about him
in history, since he is considered a fairly insignificant character
when compared to his father Guan Yu. Even his style name is not
documented (like Guan Yu is Yunchang, Zhao Yun is Zilong, etc) However,
Guan Ping is said to have been adopted by Guan Yu when he was seventeen,
and as Guan Yu had no son at that time, Guan Ping was taken in as his
own. Guan Ping often appears next to Guan Yu, along with Zhou Cang,
whenever you see a Guan Yu statue in temples. But if anything is for
sure, Guan Ping died along with Guan Yu, after the successful siege of
Fan Castle, after which they were sandwiched on both sides due to the
appearance of Wu forces, which took over two key positions in the area.
When it comes to Dynasty Warriors (or Musou Orochi), however, Guan Ping
was introduced first in Dynasty Warriors 5. Usually in Musou Modes
other than his, he would die. But in his own, he would survive, even
though his father dies. Not much to say about him. ^^ He did not change
much between the two games.
3. Guan Ping: Why use him?
Guan Ping remains pretty much untouched from his Dynasty Warriors 5
self. He is still a fairly strong character with good range, nice power,
and decent speed.
But in Warriors Orochi is where he really shines, in comparison to
Dynasty Warriors 5. Why, you might ask. This is due to his C4 (SSST).
It is an extremely strong move in this game, where element attachment
means a lot. It is a fairly strong move that sends most opponents
flying rather far, and consists of 4 moves on which elements attach. In
my experience, I have not seen anything with that many elements
attached on it, so you can guess how strong this really is. With
powerful elements like Main Point, Vorpal, Bunshin, you can surely
imagine the devastation Guan Ping can cause in this game.
4. Guan Ping: Detailed information
Here is where I will tell you a few details about Guan Ping. Mainly
about his moveset, and thus how to use him.
Unlocking : Guan Ping is extremely easy to unlock. Beat Sengoku stage 1.
SSSSSSSS : 180 degree hits (in sequence from left to right), ended with
a 360 degree hit.
T : Guan Ping jumps forward and smashes the ground with his sword.
ST : Swings horizontally towards the top right, throwing the enemy up.
Fairly slow. Elements attach.
SST(TTT) : Narrow swings that hit only the enemy directly in front of
you, followed by a finishing shockwave. Elements do not attach.
SSST(TTT) : It does not look like it at first, but yes, you can mash T
for three more hits in order to do the maximum amount of hits this move
allows. This is Guan Pings bread and butter move: 4 360 degree hits in
fairly fast succession, and elements attach on all four hits.
SSSST : Guan Ping swings upwards, forming a small whirlwind around him.
Launches the opponent up into the air, and elements attach.
SSSSST : Guan Ping jumps up into the air, throws his blade down. Fire
activates automatically on any unit his blade hits, and then he lands
and picks it up. Elements do attach.
Musou : Basically his C4. =_=
True Musou : The above, except it ends with Guan Ping jumping up,
slamming his sword on the floor, and launching a shockwave. Reminds you
of the second hit of Sakons C4.
Jump Attack : Slashes downward.
Jump Charge : Jumps outward and spins his blade around him 3 times.
Mounted Attack : Slashes in a sequence of left, right, left, right,
Mounted Charge : Slashes left and then right. Stronger than your normal
Mounted Musou : Basically repeats his jump charge.
R1 Special : Pathetic. Guan Ping jumps forward a short distance and
slams his blade on the floor. Not very strong and blockable.
Basically, you can tell that Guan Ping is no horse fighter, nor is he
one of those tricky fighters who use their R1 specials, jump cancel,
and the like in order to combo to no end. Guan Ping is more of brute
Your main attack would probably be your C4. SSSTTTT does a crazy load
of damage, especially if complemented well by the elements on your
weapon. It covers a fair area, too, and is decently fast. Note that
Guan Pings C4 has an odd tendency to make stuff fly, and far.
Being a Power type character, naturally, Guan Pings R1 can only be
activated as the first attack. This makes it really weak. However, as a
Power character, Guan Ping cannot get interrupted by normal attacks
while he is trying to attack, only charge attacks will break his
concentration, so as to speak. This makes him strong! =D
o As a Power type character, he cannot be interrupted by normal attacks.
o C4 has 4 attacks which elements attach on! All four!
o Strong (in terms of damage output).
o Good range.
o As a Power type character, you can only activate his R1 Special on
the first hit. Couple that with how weak it is, and you have a crappy
move on your hands. As Chaos mode is mostly about R1 Specials, this
makes Guan Ping a bit more useless than other characters like Zhou Tai
o Not your fastest character. Add that to how he cannot jump cancel OR
5. Recommendations for Weapons
Okay, this is the most intensive part of the FAQ I have had to write.
So, basically, here are the elements, and they all only activate on
moves which elements attach onto:
Fire : This is the fire we are all familiar with from the previous
games, except that it is not an Orb anymore, and an enchantment on your
weapon instead. Does damage as long as the opponent does not recover.
Thunder : Look above. This orb has the effect of doing area of effect
damage around you. Makes stuff fly, too.
Ice : Ice ice baby! We are also fairly familiar with this, you have a
chance to freeze opponents on an element activation. Stops people from
Blast : The same Blast we all know. Breaks guards. However, this is
much more popular this time now that you can have more than one orb
element. Extremely helpful no matter which weapon you are using.
Vorpal : Ugh, touch of death! Vorpal is one of the strongest elements,
heck, the strongest in terms of damage. When it does activate, it does
a decent amount of damage to generals and instant kills peons.
Life Drain : It drains life when elements activate.
Musou Drain : It drains musou when elements activate.
Sky Crusher : When an opponent is in the air and you hit him, you do
more damage. Only when elements activate, as usual.
Valor : When your target is a general, it does more damage. Only when
elements activate, as usual.
Whirlwind : Increases your weapon range on attacks that elements
Bunshin : Creates clones which basically do what you do. This does a
huge load of extra damage, when it helps. If not it makes stuff fly
when they are not supposed to, and the like. Oh, and bunshins cannot
create shockwaves (like that one at the end of Guan Pings C3).
Godspeed : Increases your attack (swing) speed when elements activate.
Basically makes it faster.
Main Point : You do more damage when elements activate. Doh.
Last Stand : The lower your health, the more damage you do! Only when
So now that you know what the elements do, I feel the desire to tell
you even more things. Basically, I did some research of my own, and I
found out that on Guan Pings C4...
Bunshin : When Bunshin activates, only the first hit will connect! This
is if you have no other elements, such as Ice. If you freeze the guy,
obviously he stays still. If not, he will fly too far due to your
Ice : When this element connects, all the following hits WILL hit. They
are fast enough, even without Godspeed.
Lightning : Do not use this if you are not using Ice, as they will fly
too far for you to hit continuously.
Whirlwind : This assists in helping you connect more hits.
These are the most significant ones, but eh.
So here are my recommendations for weapons! There are 2, but the change
is minor at best:
Okay, for the first one, you really pump out a lot of damage. Fire
basically does more damage if you can make the guy fly further.
The second one is really similar. Only one difference! The element. If
you put Ice instead, every single hit will hit the iced fellow, if you
circle around him. That is a lot of crazy damage at max level. Thus,
this weapon can be really good. But since Ice does not activate on
every hit, you may have a bit of disadvantage. So this is all up to you!
Well, nobody really asks questions on Guan Ping. He is really unnoticed.
So let us think up of questions which would be asked!
Q. Why is Guan Ping so unnoticed?
A: Well, he pales in comparison to the faster characters, such as the
demonic Diao Chan. XD In short, he is not given much attention when you
compare him to the stronger characters out there. But he is still
strong! Worthy of a mention, at the least.
Q: What people should I put in the same tag team as him?
A: It is up to personal choice, actually. I personally would put a
speed type character in the party for mobility (that is easily
countered with horses, but I am too lazy to whistle and wait for horses
all the time). Then another technique type character. Guan Ping is
pretty average all around. He is not a bad crowd clearer, he is not a
bad general killer. But you might want people who are focused on each.
It is all about taste.
Credits? Okay, let me see, where should I start?
Kao Megura : You know this guy? Died a couple of years ago, to the
sadness of the GameFAQs community. He was a great FAQ writer. Great
inspiration to me, and I am sure, a great inspiration to others. I took
a look at his FAQ before I wrote this.
CJayC : Original founder of GameFAQs. Hes been here as long as I can
remember. Sad that he is slowly moving away from us. Ah well.
SBAllen : I am sure he is going to find it extremely troublesome (for
the lack of a better word, and influence of Shikamaru) to manage
GameFAQs in the future. So here is kudos to him. Best luck in the
KOEI : DW series are by them, you know.
Luo Guanzhong : He pretty much popularized Romance of the Three
Kingdoms as far as I know. This game would probably not be here without
him. I do not think Guan Ping would, for one thing.
Me! : Egoistical old me. I did research, okay!?
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