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Dynasty Warriors 4


Yue Ying FAQ

by Mythril Wyrm

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Table of Contents

I. Legal Notice/Disclaimer
II. Update History
III. About Yue Ying
IV. Unlocking Yue Ying
V. Using Yue Ying
     A. Yue Ying's attacks
          1. Regular attacks
          2. Charge attacks
          3. Mounted attacks
          4. Other attacks
     B. Maximizing Yue Ying's effectiveness
VI. Yue Ying's Weapons
     A. Weapon progression
     B. Yue Ying's 10th-level weapon
VII. Yue Ying's Costumes
VIII. Questions & Answers
IX. Special Thanks
X. Contacting Me

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I. Legal Notice/Disclaimer
This FAQ is copyright 2003-2005 by Devin McCain. Presently, only the following
websites have permission to host this FAQ:

GameFAQs (
Neoseeker (

Please notify me as soon as possible if you find it posted anywhere else. If
you want to post this FAQ on your own website, you must first obtain my written
permission and agree to leave the FAQ completely unchanged. If you post it
without my permission or change it and try to pass it off as your own, there
will be unpleasant consequences when I find out. Feel free to print a copy of
this FAQ for personal use, but do not publish it or attempt to turn profit on
it. I'm sharing it free of charge, so please respect that.

All other copyrights and trademarks mentioned in this FAQ are the property of
their respective owners. I do not claim to own any of them.

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...
II. Update History
v1.00 - Completed all sections. There probably won't be any more updates
unless someone sends me corrections.
v1.01 - Updated list of sites that have my permission to post this FAQ. Made
minor changes to the Special Thanks section.
v1.02 - Made minor changes to several sections.
v1.10 - Revised my method for getting Yue Ying's 10th-level weapon, and added a
new method of obtaining the weapon. Made changes to several sections.
v1.20 - Corrected the requirements for getting Yue Ying's 10th-level weapon,
and added a trick to obtain it. Made minor changes to several sections.
v1.30 - Corrected the requirements for getting Yue Ying's 10th-level weapon
(again), made some formatting changes, and added some reader contributions.
v1.31 - Updated contact information. Made minor changes to a few sections.
III. About Yue Ying
The Dynasty Warriors 4 database provides the following information about Yue

"Wife of the great strategist Zhuge Liang. Was said to have supported her
husband from the shadows with her knowledge of astronomy, geography, and
military strategy. She was apparently quite unattractive, but Zhuge Liang
pursued her when he heard tales of her wisdom."
IV. Unlocking Yue Ying
To unlock Yue Ying, simply clear Act IV of Shu's Musou Mode.
V. Using Yue Ying
A. Yue Ying's attacks
1. Regular attacks
S      - A left-to-right slash.
SS     - A right-to-left upward slash.
SSS    - A downward slash.
SSSS   - A left-to-right upward slash.
SSSSS  - A right-to-left upward slash.
SSSSSS - A spinning slash.
X + S  - A spinning slash.

2. Charge attacks
T(T)      - Yue Ying throws her scythe like a boomerang. It hovers in midair
            briefly before returning. She can rotate while doing this move,
            and the scythe will score extra hits if you press T at the right
ST        - Yue Ying spins around, hitting enemies with the haft of her scythe
            and knocking them into the air.
SST(T)    - Yue Ying thrusts with her scythe and spins it like a drill, then
            does a left-to-right slash that stuns any enemies it strikes. As
            your weapon levels up, you can score additional hits (12 or more)
            by pressing T repeatedly. This attack doesn't gain elemental
            properties if you have an orb equipped.
SSST      - Yue Ying does a spinning slash that knocks away any nearby enemies.
SSSST(T)  - Yue Ying does an upward slash that knocks the enemy high into the
            air, and a flip slash if you press T a second time.
SSSSST(T) - Yue Ying spins around with her scythe extended, hitting any enemies
            around her. She can score up to five hits if you press T at the
            right time.
X + T     - Yue Ying thrusts the head of her scythe into the ground, knocking
            down any nearby enemies.

3. Mounted attacks
S/T   - The standard series of alternating slashes to the sides. Nothing
Musou - A series of quicker, stronger side slashes. Yawn.

4. Other attacks
Dash attack   - A sweeping left-to-right slash.
Counterattack - A spinning slash. Same as the T of her SSST combo, but
Musou         - Yue Ying rapidly spins around with her scythe extended, and
                finishes with a flying leap that knocks away all surrounding
True musou    - Much like her regular musou, but adds a fire element and an
                extra spin before the leap.

B. Maximizing Yue Ying's effectiveness
Yue Ying doesn't have many weaknesses to speak of. The limitations on her SST
combo are probably her biggest disadvantage. It can be hard to hit with, it's
the only attack in her arsenal that doesn't gain elemental properties, and
generals will usually recover from the initial hits quickly enough to block the
final slash and avoid being stunned. Her bow defense is also a little lacking.

Yue Ying's strengths are far more noticeable. She runs and attacks rather
quickly, hits reasonably hard, gets five item slots when maxed out in rank,
has impressive reach and crowd control, and can get high combos easily. Take
advantage of all of these abilities. When you first start using Yue Ying, you
should rely mostly on your regular (SSSS) combo and your T and SSST combos to
clear crowds, and your SST combo to weaken generals. As you acquire better
weapons, your SST combo will become even more useful, and you'll learn to use
your SSSSTT combo liberally in duels and your SSSSSS and SSSSST combos to clear
out hordes of peons quickly. Once you get the timing down, you'll be able to
pull off devastating combos by combining your SST and SSSSST combos and your
musou. Equip an Ice Orb or a Vorpal Orb to make your SSST and SSSSST combos
even more abusively powerful.

I recommend the following equipment for Yue Ying:

Saddle: Shadow Harness/Red Hare Harness
Orb: Ice Orb
Items: Tiger Amulet, Tortoise Amulet, Herbal Remedy, Wind Scroll, Peacock Urn/
VI. Yue Ying's Weapons
A. Weapon progression
Lv. 1-3          Lv. 4-6              Lv. 7-9        Lv. 10
War Spear -----> Martial Spear -----> Horizon -----> Oblivion

B. Yue Ying's 10th-level weapon
Oblivion (Attack +53)
Where To Get It: The Nanman Campaign, Shu's side
How To Get It: Make Ahui Nan and Dong Tu Ne defect. Defeat Meng Huo all seven
times he appears, and defeat Zhu Rong in a duel. Approach Wu Tugu until Zhuge
Liang says that he has a plan to get rid of the armored troops. Keep Wu Tugu
alive until the fire arrows wipe out his forces to receive the 10th-level
weapon message.
How I Did It: From the start, I headed southwest and took out Gao Ding, Zhu
Bao, and Yong Kai. Ahui Nan and Dong Tu Ne defected, and I fought and beat
Meng Huo for the first time. I closed the gates and followed the eastern path,
defeating Jinhuan Sanjie and Meng Huo (for the second, third, and fourth times)
as I progressed. I headed southwest and won a duel with Zhu Rong; Yang Feng
appeared shortly thereafter. I headed northeast to meet him, but he defected
before I could reach him. At this point, Zhuge Liang had advanced to the
central eastern gate, so I waited near him and killed peons to boost his
morale. King Duosi and King Mulu advanced on us, but I killed them as they
approached. Meng Huo also appeared for the fifth and sixth times; I took him
out when he got dangerously close. After about 30 minutes of repelling Nanman
attacks, I got my 1000th kill and maxed out Zhuge's morale. I left the gate
open to ensure that Zhuge would have plenty of peons to kill, bolted south, and
confronted Wu Tugu. I backed off after taking out some of his troops and waited
for Zhuge to wipe him out with fire arrows. I got the 10th-level weapon
message, charged Meng Huo, and defeated him for the seventh time. The entire
battle took me just under an hour.

The hardest part of obtaining this weapon is ensuring that Zhuge Liang stays
alive. Meng Huo controls lots of gates, and ones you close reopen every time
he appears. Still, it's usually best to close the gates if you're near them;
this will stymie the flow of troops and ensure that Zhuge doesn't get over-
whelmed as quickly. He'll have an especially hard time staying alive when he
leaves his headquarters and starts advancing towards the front lines. It
may be tedious, but one of the safest strategies is to wait until the Nanman
army starts converging on him, and then wait by his current position and get
1000 kills. Doing so almost guarantees that Zhuge will stay alive long enough
for you to finish off any remaining enemy generals, burn Wu Tugu's troops, and
defeat Meng Huo for the last time. It's important, however, that you keep the
northernmost gate on the east side of the battlefield open after getting 1000
kills. If you close it, you run the risk of Zhuge advancing through the poison
marshes and depleting his own life when he runs out of peons to kill. If he
runs into another group of enemies on his way through or out of the marshes, he
won't last for long.

Boris Preger ([email protected]) has an alternate method of obtaining the

"First off, put your bodyguards on wait and go for Yong Kai and his 2 sub-
generals. Kill the sub-generals, but not Yong Kai. This is tough, as all 3
attack you together and Yong Kai makes it difficult to get away from him. The
reason for not killing Yong Kai is that Zhuge Liang's unit will get a morale
boost if someone except you kills him, and they need as much as they can get.
That, and his death triggers Meng Huo to attack, which you'll ideally wanna
hold off for awhile.

Next, go for Jinhuan Sanjie, get rid of him, and Dong Tu Ne and Ahui Nan will
switch sides. You're doing fine at this point. Now kill off Meng Huo's two sub-
officers, and duel Zhu Rong. None of these parts are too hard. The hardest part
is definitely defeating King Mulu, who is next to Meng Huo's base. Elephants
keep running you over and knocking you into swamps, not to mention the troops.
Just hope you can survive, use arrows to knock troops off of elephants or just
attack them, and pray they don't kill you. That being said, save after dueling
Zhu Rong(and as often as possible after pulling off things in order.) Now, go
back all the way around the map to King Duosi, who is definitely not as bad as
Mulu, since you have some ground footing to stand on.

Kill him and run to Wu Tugu, so you simply get him to run. Zhuge Liang will say
his thing about a plan and holding them off. Run back to your base and kill
whatever's there, probably Meng Huo, and as many of his soldiers as you can
before killing him. Don't exit your base until the Wu Tugu event occurs, which
will give your troops a huge morale boost. Don't even bother with Yang Feng as
he never attacks you and will defect after Meng Huo's 4th defeat. After all
that, just keep heading south, but don't enter Meng Huo's base until after the
6th time defeating him. After the 6th time, you should gain the Oblivion. Now
go in to the castle and show no mercy for this hell of a level!"

This method is based on a strategy by Clement Chong, which is available here:

Jerrin ([email protected]) has yet another method of obtaining the weapon:

"I just played the Nanman Campaign yesterday and i found, i think, an easy way
to obtain the lvl. 10 weapon, the Oblivion. First thing when the stage starts
i went on to leave my bodyguards near the entrance of the main camp. I then
defeated Yong Kai's two sub-generals and Yiong Kai, himself. I left Meng Huo to
battle my bodyguards and Guan Suo. I ride off to kill that Nanman guy named
Dilaizho (misspelled) and then the two generals that defect occurred. I then
went on to defeated Meng Huo's two sub-generals which would lower his morale
two stars. I then went to duel Zhu Rong and killed King Mulu. Yang Feng should
appear and you shuld also defeat him. I dod not kill Wu Tugu or the other guy
defendind the southern fort gates because that would make Meng Huo appear
there. I then went all the way back to defeat Meng Huo for the 1st time. I also
got an elephant to destroy those barricades that leads to yourmain camp for
easy access. After you defeat him. You should defeat him the 2nd time then duel
him the 3rd. By then Ma Dai's reinforcement should show up and Meng Huo's
morale should be zero after you defeat him the fourth time. Defeat him all the
way till he appears in the south fort and then kill that guy and do the event
with the fire atk on Wu Tugu and you should definitely get the weapon with all
your allied generals would still be alive. Zhuge Liang had zeor morale but
since Ma Dai, the two Nanman defectors and the other generals were still alive
they were all protecting him so he could not be reached. So you can go for the
killof Meng Huo

I equiped Yue Ying:
lvl.20 - Tiger Amulet
lvl.20 - Tortoise Amulet
lvl.9 - Exiler
Wind Scroll
Speed Scroll
Red Hare
lvl.3 Vorpal orb"

[email protected] has tested this method and confirmed that it works.

Finally, if you have a second controller and don't care about getting Yue
Ying's 10th-level weapon the "legitimate" way, there's a little trick you can
use to obtain it:

1) Before the battle starts, pick up the second controller and select either
Liu Bei or Zhuge Liang as the second character.
2) Equip the second character with either the Elephant Harness or the Shadow
Harness, a Tortoise Amulet, and Cavalry Armor. If you have another item slot
to spare, you should equip the Nanman Armor, too.
3) As soon as the battle begins, move Liu Bei/Zhuge Liang into a corner and
leave him there.
4) With your supreme commander safe and sound atop his mount, obtain the
weapon at your leisure.

With the appropriate harness and two defense-boosting items equipped, your
supreme commander will have astronomical defense and will be very difficult to
hit with any attacks other than jump attacks, especially if he's riding an
elephant. If the enemy forces find him, pick up the second controller and move
him to a safer part of the battlefield.

If you want to obtain the weapon without using any of the above methods, I
recommend playing defensively and saving and loading frequently. It might take
awhile, but you're guaranteed to get the weapon eventually and will probably
save yourself a lot of frustration in the long run. If you decide to play more
aggressively, just make sure you have a reliable way to keep Zhuge Liang from
VII. Yue Ying's Costumes
Costume 1: Default costume.
Costume 2: A palette swap of costume 1. Earned at 6000 points.
Costume 3: Same color scheme as costume 1, but with a different skirt. Yue
Ying's hair color also changes with this costume. Between the hair and the
skirt, this costume makes her look a little like Jiang Wei. Earned at 20000
Costume 4: A palette swap of costume 3. Earned at 20000 points.
Costume 5: Same color scheme (and hair) as costume 3, but with a different
skirt. Earned at 60000 points.
Costume 6: A palette swap of costume 5. Earned at 60000 points. My personal
VIII. Questions & Answers
Q: Why a Yue Ying FAQ?
A: It hadn't been done yet, and she's one of my favorite characters from Shu.

Q: Yue Ying sucks! She's nothing but a cheap ripoff of Lu Bu!
A: That's not a question, and it's blatantly untrue. She's much faster than he
is, and several of her moves have better crowd control than Lu Bu's. She's a
lot cuter than Lu Bu, too.

Q: Zhuge Liang was a very lucky man.
A: If we knew that the historical Yue Ying was anything like her Dynasty
Warriors 4 persona, I'd agree with you.

Q: Yue Ying doesn't wield a scythe! What are you, blind and stupid?
A: Look at her 10th-level weapon, and tell me THAT'S not a scythe.

Q: Is there a specific order in which I need to fulfill the requirements for
obtaining Yue Ying's 10th-level weapon?
A: Not as long as you defeat Meng Huo for the seventh time after meeting all of
the other requirements. You can't very well accomplish them once the battle's
over, right?

Q: I fulfilled the requirements to obtain Yue Ying's 10th-level weapon, but I
didn't get it! What gives?
A: Make sure that you have her 9th-level weapon, that you're playing on Hard,
and that you personally defeat Meng Huo and Zhu Rong.

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 every gamer on the planet 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 Yue Ying or the FAQ here>
A: See the second sentence of my previous answer.
IX. Special Thanks
I would like to thank...

...KOEI and Omega Force, for creating the Dynasty Warriors series.
...Muni Shinobu, for writing informative character unlocking and 10th-level
weapon FAQs.
...Brian Nii, for finding and compiling the exact requirements for obtaining
the 10th-level weapons.
...Clement Chong, for devising an elegant strategy for obtaining the Oblivion.
...everyone who sent me their own strategies and suggestions for obtaining the
Oblivion. Your creativity and originality rarely ceased to amaze me.
...CJayC of GameFAQs, for posting this FAQ.
...Leo Chan of Neoseeker, for posting this FAQ.
...the folks at IGN, for posting this FAQ., for reading this FAQ.
X. Contacting Me
If you want to get in touch with me, send an e-mail to [email protected]
Be sure to put the word "FAQ" in the subject line of your e-mail, or I'm liable
to mistake it for spam and delete it. I check my e-mail almost every day, so
you should receive a reply quickly in most cases. I accept praise, additions,
corrections, and constructive criticism, and will do what I can to answer any
questions that aren't addressed in the FAQ. Please keep your e-mails polite and
intelligible; I won't reply to rude, crass, or incomprehensible e-mails unless
I'm in a really bad mood. If you provide me with information that I decide to
add to the FAQ, you will be given credit for it.

I also use AIM occasionally. If you want my Screen Name, ask for it via e-mail.

Happy gaming!