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Dynasty Warriors 4 Lv10 Weapons

This guide was made by Buster WolfBuster Wolf.

This will list the requirements to get the characters Lv. 10 weapon as well as strategy if one is needed.

  • The characters weapon must be Lv. 9.
  • The difficulty must be set to Hard.
  • These can be done in free mode where the territory is mentioned to find the stage or musou mode. Some can only be obtained in musou mode, namely 3 from Shu (Zhuge Liang, Ma Chao & Jiang Wei) & Zhang Liao in Lu Bu's musou mode.
  • In cases where sub officers are involved if you defeat the main officer, but still manage to defeat the sub officer who is nearby before they retreat it will still meet the requirement.
  • If using 2 players as long as one player meets the requirements the weapon will appear.
  • Be careful if using the Lightning Orb for elemental attacks as it can take your kill which won't count for weapons.
  • I never mention what Harness to use, but it will always be Shadow Harness due to not being knocked off when struck.
  • If using mixjoy with 4:XL these become harder due to the improved AI, so decide between the two methods.

Shu Weapons

Zhao Yun

Weapon Name: Fierce Dragon
Power: +55
Territory - Stage: Ru Nan - Battle of Bo Wan Po (Liu Bei's Forces)
Requirement: Follow all of Zhuge Liang's instructions while defeating the officer after you lure them and have Zhuge Liang enter the castle.

Guan Yu

Weapon Name: Blue Moon Dragon
Power: +57
Territory - Stage: Xiang Yang - Battle of Fan Castle (Shu Forces)
Requirement: When Mi Fang & Fu Shi Ren defect, defeat Lu Xun, Lu Meng & Zhou Tai.

Zhang Fei

Weapon Name: Viper Blade
Power: +58
Territory - Stage: Nan Territory - Battle of Chang Ban (Liu Bei's Forces)
Requirements:

  • Accompany Liu Bei to cross the bridge and do Zhang Fei's Bridge Yell event.
  • "Liu Chan, Liu Bei's infant son, is still inside the central fortress!" message, ride to the location on horse and break the box to view the event.
  • Defeat Xiahou Yuan while Zhao Yun is still alive.

You will want to defeat Xiahou Dun, Xiahou En & Xiahou De to keep Zhao Yun alive longer. When crossing the bridge make sure Liu Bei goes first, if you go before him the Bridge Yell event will not happen and thus weapon lost. For the Bridge Yell event you will have to wait for enemies to get close to you for it to happen, you must also be standing on the bridge.

Zhuge Liang

Weapon Name: Peacock Feather
Power: +50
Stage: Shu Musou Mode - Battle of Wu Zhang Plains
Prerequisite: Clear Battle of Jie Ting.
Requirements:

  • Approach Zhang He, wait for the Arbalest event to take out the crossbowmen, defeat Zhang He & do the Taunt Sima Yi event.
  • Protect the supply unit when they appear and defeat Xiahou Dun.
  • "The supply unit has cleared the front lines!" message.

Suggested Items: Tiger Amulet, Wind Scroll, Tortoise Amulet, Peacock Urn + your choices.
You must make sure to do the Taunt Sima Yi event after you defeat Zhang He so you will need to lure him away from the top of the path. Xiahou Dun has to be defeated before the supply unit clears the front lines which gives you 2 minutes, all of this happens around the left fort. The supply unit doesn't appear in Free Mode.

Liu Bei

Weapon Name: Gold Moon Dragon
Power: +52
Territory - Stage: Ru Nan - Battle of Ru Nan (Liu Bei's Forces)
Requirements:

  • Meet with Zhao Yun then defeat Li Dian before Xiahou Yuan appears.
  • Join up with Zhang Fei and defeat Xiahou Yuan before Guan Yu appears.
  • Defeat all remaining officers except Cao Cao.

You have to wait for Zhao Yun to appear along the lower right path before you defeat Li Dian. Entering the castle counts as joining up with Zhang Fei which causes Xiahou Yuan to appear immediately.

Ma Chao

Weapon Name: Stallion Fury
Power: +57
Stage: Shu Musou Mode - Campaing for Cheng Du
Requirement: Reach the left side of the map to trigger Ma Dai & Pang De to appear as reinforcements and defeat them.
This can't be done in Free Mode as Ma Chao will be with Pang De instead of Ma Dai.

Huang Zhong

Weapon Name: Oracle Sword
Power: +54
Territory - Stage: Wu Territory - Battle of Jian Ye (Shu Forces)
Requirements:
Before defeating the real Sun Jian do the following

  • Defeat either Huang Gai, Taishi Ci or Zhou Tai and get to the path to Sun Jian's main camp.
  • Sun Ce, Sun Quan & Sun Shang Xiang will start to charge after the event.
  • Defeat Sun Ce, Sun Quan and Sun Shang Xiang once.

Suggested Items: Tiger Amulet, Wind Scroll, Tortoise Amulet + your choice.
It is recommended to not be put as one of the 2 randomly picked officers on the field as you lose morale faster and thus have a harder time as support and instead be a sub officer under Liu Bei. You can choose to save scum for morale boost by saving every time you are at around 45/95 on your KO count to help your allies survive longer.

Jiang Wei

Weapon Name: Blink
Power: +55
Stage: Shu Musou Mode - Battle of Tian Shui
Requirements:

  • Defeat the Guard Captains on the South and East sides of Ji Castle and defeat Cao Ren then Wang Lang.
  • Defeat the Guard Captains on the South and West sides of Tian Shui Castle and defeat Yin Shang & Liang Xu.

You need to get the ambush parties to appear from both sides to ensure getting the weapon. If you want your officers to stay alive longer you can choose to save scum for morale boosts when you KO count is close to 45/95.

Wei Yan

Weapon Name: Comet Strike
Power: +57
Territory - Stage: Yi Ling - The Campaign for Jing (Liu Bei's Forces)
Requirement: Defeat Huang Zhong while Jin Xuan & Zhao Fan are alive.

Pang Tong

Weapon Name: Tornado Staff
Power: +51
Territory - Stage: Cheng Du - Battle of Luo Castle (Liu Bei's Forces)
Requirements:

  • Ride up to Luo Castle to get a message about it not opening its gates, then defeat either Liu Han or Zhang Yi.
  • Proceed with the plan to capture Zhang Ren by approaching the castle to anger him which will cause him to chase you.
  • Do not duel him and lead him to the Northern bridge South of the castle.
  • Jin Yan Bridge gets destroyed, Zhang Ren will start to retreat, defeat Zhang Ren.

You can damage Zhang Ren as much as you want, but you must wait for him to mention retreating to defeat him, do it too early and you will not get the weapon.

Yue Ying

Weapon Name: Oblivion
Power: +53
Territory - Stage: Nan Zhong - The Nanman Campaign (Shu Forces)
Requirements:

  • Defeat all officers except Wu Tugu, Dong Tu Ne & Ahui Nan.
  • Defeat Meng Huo 6 times including in a duel at appearance 5.
  • Defeat Zhu Rong in a duel.
  • Defeat Wu Tugu using Zhuge Liang's strategy.

This is not as bad as it seems if you can manage to keep Meng Huo's morale low so that none of your allies have to worry about dying. You have to defeat Meng Huo and Zhu Rong in a duel or you won't get the weapon. Wu Tugu has to be approached for him to move, Zhuge Liang's fire attack must be what kills him.

Wei Weapons

Xiahou Dun

Weapon Name: Kirin Fang
Power: +56
Territory - Stage: Xu Province - Battle of Xia Pi (Cao Cao's Forces)
Requirement: After getting shot by an arrow event defeat Diao Chan.

Dian Wei

Weapon Name: Mad Bull
Power: +58
Territory - Stage: Nan Yang - Battle of Wan Castle (Cao Cao's Forces)
Requirement: Get Xu Zhu to break the wall.
There are 2 ways you can go about doing this, defeat everyone in the stage then get Cao Cao to go through the stage to get Xu Zhu to break the wall or escort Cao Cao through the stage normally leading up to Xu Zhu breaking the wall. It doesn't matter which one you choose to do.

Xu Zhu

Weapon Name: Stone Crusher
Power: +59
Territory - Stage: Luo Yang - Battle of Tong Gate (Cao Cao's Forces)
Requirements:

  • Defeat Ma Dai then Pang De in order then wait for Cao Cao to meet with Han Sui.
  • Defeat 2 sub-officers of Han Sui to get him to defect.
  • Shu forces charge.

You need to go through the castle south of where you start to defeat Ma Dai then Pang De before Cao Cao meets with Han Sui which happens after Jia Xu suggests. You need to defeat Ma Dai before Pang De or you will not get the weapon.

Cao Cao

Weapon Name: Wrath of Heaven
Power: +56
Territory - Stage: Chi Bi - Battle of Chi Bi (Cao Cao's Forces)
Requirements:

  • Approach Pang Tong to thwart his ploy.
  • Defeat Zhuge Liang to stop his wind prayer.
  • Defeat Gan Ning & Lu Meng before Huang Gai appears.
  • Defeat Huang Gai and prevent his fire attack.

Xiahou Yuan

Weapon Name: Enforcer Rod
Power: +55
Territory - Stage: Han Zhong - Battle of Mt. Ding Jun (Wei Forces)
Requirement: Defeat Chen Shi before he successfully retreats then head for Huang Zhong and defeat him.

Zhang Liao

Weapon Name: Gold Wyvern
Power: +56
Stage: Lu Bu Musou Mode - Battle of Hu Lao Gate
Prerequisite: During Battle of Si Shui Gate defeat Sun Jian, Cao Cao & Liu Bei.
Requirements:

  • Do not defeat anyone until the fire attack which happens when you run towards Sun Jian, Cao Cao and Liu Bei.
  • Defeat Sun Jian, Cao Cao & Liu Bei.

The enemy fire attack doesn't happen in Free Mode.

Sima Yi

Weapon Name: Dark Feather
Power: +50
Territory - Stage: Wu Zhang Plains - Battle of Wu Zhang Plains (Wei Forces)
Requirement: Defeat Zhang Yi, Wei Yan, Guan Xing & Ma Chao. Zhuge Liang's fake death event triggers.
Suggested Items: Tiger Amulet, Wind Scroll, Elixir, Tortoise Amulet, Peacock Urn + your choice.
If you defeat Ma Su before Guan Xing or Ma Chao you will not get the weapon message.

Xu Huang

Weapon Name: Marauder
Power: +57
Territory - Stage: Guan Du - Battle of Guan Du (Cao Cao's Forces)
Requirements:

  • Defeat Yan Liang & Wen Chou before Guan Yu does.
  • Guan Yu & Liu Bei meet and retreat.
  • Let Bai Ma fall causing Cao Cao to close Guan Du Castle gates.
  • Wait for the enemy to reach Guan Du Castle causing Rams to appear.
  • Wu Chao supply depot gets discovered and protect Cao Cao while he makes his way there and enter after him.
  • Defeat Chunyu Qiong and wait for Guan Du walls to fall then defeat Lu Wei Kuang.
  • Zhang He defects to Wei.

If you have events off you need to wait until the walls are crumbling message appears twice.

Zhang He

Weapon Name: Phoenix Talon
Power: +52
Territory - Stage: Wu Zhang Plains - Battle of Jie Ting (Wei Forces)
Requirements:

  • Defeat Ma Su's sub-officers then Ma Su.
  • Defeat every officer with Zhuge Liang being the last one.

Zhen Ji

Weapon Name: Dark Moon Flute
Power: +51
Territory - Stage: Nan Territory - Battle of Chang Ban (Cao Cao's Forces)
Requirements:

  • Defeat Zhao Yun in a duel.
  • Activate Zhang Fei's Bridge Yell event then defeat him in a duel.
  • Defeat Zhuge Liang & Guan Yu.

Liu Bei needs to cross the bridge for Zhang Fei to do his yell, if you approach him earlier the event won't happen and he won't duel you. If you head too far down (the center section under the bridges of the middle area) the navy will arrive earlier making it harder to get the weapon as Liu Bei can escape even if Guan Yu is defeated.

Cao Ren

Weapon Name: Roc
Power: +56
Territory - Stage: Xiang Yang - The Siege of Fan Castle (Wei Forces)
Requirements:

  • Destroy all four siege weapons, starting with the ramps on the East and West side first as they get set up quickly.
  • Defeat Lu Meng after he charges.

You will want Shadow Harness with Horned Helmet as one of your items, head for the Northeast corner of the castle and destroy the Siege Ramp making its way to the East Wall. After that continue along the North side of the castle to the West side and destroy that Siege Ramp before it stops. Then destroy the Catapults on the North and South sides of the castle which will cause Lu Meng to charge out. Do not defeat more than 2 officers before destroying all of the siege weapons or Lu Meng will charge early and the weapon will be lost.

Wu Weapons

Zhou Yu

Weapon Name: Ancients Sword
Power: +54
Territory - Stage: Xiang Yang - The Siege of Fan Castle (Wu Forces)
Requirement: At 10:20 into the battle an enemy convoy appears in the top right corner of the map making its way to the Castle entrance on the right, defeat it before it gets there.

Lu Xun

Weapon Name: Falcon
Power: +52
Territory - Stage: Yi Ling - Battle of Yi Ling (Wu Forces)
Requirement: Keep Zhu Ran alive until his fire attack succeeds, then finish the Stone Sentinel Maze within 3 minutes after entering.
The timer for the maze doesn't start until you get in you can save before entering.

Taishi Ci

Weapon Name: Tiger Slayer
Power: +56
Territory - Stage: Wu Territory - Campaign for the Wu Territory (Sun Jian's Forces)
Requirements: When you cross the bridge Yu Mi will retreat into the fort, enter before the gates close then defeat Yu Mi & Zhang Ying before Jiang Qin opens the gate from inside.
You will want a horse for this due to Yu Mi starting very close to the gate and Taishi Ci's running speed being pretty slow.

Sun Shang Xiang

Weapon Name: Sol Chakram
Power: +51
Territory - Stage: Nan Territory - Race for Nan Territory (Allied Forces)
Requirement: Defeat Cao Ren.
Defeat Wang Lang and enter the castle which should cause Zhou Yu to be shot by an arrow in an event. After awhile Cao Ren will fall for Zhou Yu's ploy and charge.

Sun Jian

Weapon Name: Savage Tiger
Power: +54
Territory - Stage: Luo Yang - The Imperial Seal (Sun Jian's Forces)
Requirement: Before breaking 50 boxes defeat Li Jue, Zhang Liao, Diao Chan & Lu Bu.

Sun Quan

Weapon Name: Master Wolf
Power: +53
Territory - Stage: He Fei - Battle of He Fei (Wu Forces)
Requirements:

  • Defeat Xiahou Dun & Xiahou Yuan.
  • After the bridge gets destroyed isolating Sun Jian, defeat Li Dian.
  • Help Sun Jian jump the bridge and wait for Zhang Liao to attack, defeat Zhang Liao.

Lu Meng

Weapon Name: White Tiger
Power: +54
Territory - Stage: Nan Territory - Battle of Mai Castle (Sun Jian's Forces)
Suggested Items: Tiger Amulet, Wind Scroll, Tortoise Amulet, Elixir, Herbal Remedy
Requirements:

  • Let Liao Hua escape to bring back-up troops and enter the castle from the North and defeat Wang Fu.
  • Defeat the upper left and lower Gate Captains.
  • Liao Hua returns with reinforcements, defeat Liao Hua, Meng Da, Liu Feng & Guan Ping to cause Guan Yu to abandon the castle and defeat the 2 new Gate Captains before Guan Yu reaches it.
  • Guan Yu will make his way to the Gate Captain at the very bottom, defeat it before he reaches it.
  • Guan Yu decides to stay and fight, enter the castle which causes the gates to close and more officers appear.
  • Defeat all officers (sub officers included) except Zhang Fei & Guan Yu, then defeat Zhang Fei.

If Jiang Wei challenges you to a duel you will need to decline as you need him alive to keep Guan Yu in the castle longer.

Gan Ning

Weapon Name: Sea Master
Power: +56
Territory - Stage: Chi Bi - Battle of Xia Kou (Sun Jian's Forces)
Requirements:

  • Go straight for Su Fei & Gan Ning/Chen Sheng and defeat them.
  • Wait until Huang Zu has moved the flagship near your camp, then wait for Zhou Yu to mention the boat having Gunpowder kegs & destroy it.
  • Defeat all officers except Huang Zu while Ling Cao & Ling Tong are still alive before Huang Zu's flagship is in flames.
  • "Huang Zu's flagship is in flames after colliding with another ship!" message.

In Free Mode it'll be Gan Ning while Musou Mode it'll be Chen Sheng. You must not defeat anyone before Su Fei & Gan Ning/Chen Sheng. If Ling Tong doesn't arrive as reinforcements you will not get the weapon as both he & Ling Cao need to be on the field, you can get Ling Tong to arrive by having Ling Cao lose some health. You have 3 minutes to defeat the rest of the officers after the burning ship leaves.

Huang Gai

Weapon Name: Dark Shadow
Power: +56
Territory - Stage: Chi Bi - Battle of Chi Bi (Sun Jian's Forces)
Requirement: Defeat all enemy Gate Captains before the fire attack then defeat Cao Ren, Cao Hong & Cao Pi.
You have 10 minutes to take out all Gate Captains which is best done using a horse preferably Shadow Runner due to not being knocked off of it when you get hit. After defeating all Gate Captains you can take your time defeating Cao Ren, Cao Hong & Cao Pi in any order.

Sun Ce

Weapon Name: Overlord
Power: +54
Territory - Stage: Wu Territory - Unification of Jiang Dong (Sun Jian's Forces)
Requirements:

  • Defeat Liang Gang and wait for Zhou Yu to be defeated then defeat Chen Ji, Yue Jiu & Yuan Shu.
  • Meet with Ji Ling to cause Liu Xun to order attack on the supply fort and defeat Li Feng before Liu Xun enters the fort.

Do not bother fighting Ji Ling as you will not have enough time to reach Li Feng, recommended using Shadow Runner horse so you don't get knocked off while making your way to Li Feng. It is recommended to damage Li Feng if you are having a tough time getting this.

Da Qiao

Weapon Name: Qiao Beauty
Power: +50
Territory - Stage: Xu Chang - Battle of Xu Chang (Wu Forces)
Requirement: Defeat Deng Ai, Hu Zhi & Dian Wei.

Xiao Qiao

Weapon Name: Qiao Grace
Power: +50
Territory - Stage: Cheng Du - Battle of Cheng Du (Wu Forces)
Requirement: Defeat Ma Su then defeat Guan Ping and Guan Yu before Ma Chao appears as reinforcements.
Guan Ping appears as an ambush troop in the top half of the forest near the Gate Captain close to Zhuge Liang while Guan Yu appears at the bottom path. Ma Chao appears 4 minutes after Ma Su has been defeated.

Zhou Tai

Weapon Name: Dusk
Power: +55
Territory - Stage: Nan Zhong - The Nanman Campaign (Wu Forces)
Requirements: Defeat Wu Tugu & enter the enemy main camp before Dong Tu Ne & Ahui Nan defect.
A horse is recommended for this. Dong Tu Ne & Ahui Nan won't defect unless a number of Nanman officers have been defeated so just rush straight for Wu Tugu.

Others Weapons

Diao Chan

Weapon Name: Diva
Power: +51
Territory - Stage: Xu Chang - Battle of Si Shui Gate (Dong Zhuo's Forces)
Requirement: Do not defeat any officer and wait for Hua Xiong to be defeated, afterward defeat two out of Liu Bei, Cao Cao & Sun Jian.

Lu Bu

Weapon Name: Sky Scorcher
Power: +60
Territory - Stage: Nan Yang - Lu Bu's Revolt (Lu Bu's Forces)
Requirement: Dong Zhuo is the only enemy alive.
Simple objective, if Dong Zhuo is the only enemy on the field and you haven't gotten the weapon yet then there are still some ambush troops you haven't found and defeated yet. Officers & sub-officers must be personally defeated by you and Dong Zhuo must be by himself with no troops around him including no Gate Captains.

Dong Zhuo

Weapon Name: Horror
Power: +57
Territory - Stage: Nan Yan - Lu Bu's Revolt (Dong Zhuo's Forces)
Requirement: Lu Bu is the only enemy alive.
Simple objective, officers must be personally defeated by you and Lu Bu must be by himself with no troops around him including no Gate Captains.

Yuan Shao

Weapon Name: Sword of Kings
Power: +53
Territory - Stage: Guan Du - Battle of Guan Du (Yuan Shao's Forces)
Requirement: Keep the Ram alive until it breaks Guan Du Castles wall.

Zhang Jiao

Weapon Name: Volcano Staff
Power: +52
Territory - Stage: Ji Province - The Yellow Turban Rebellion (Yellow Turbans)
Requirement: Defeat all officers and sub-officers except Dong Zhuo with Zhang Bao & Zhang Liang alive.
Suggested Items: Tiger Amulet, Wind Scroll, Tortoise Amulet, Charge Brace + your choice.

Meng Huo

Weapon Name: King of Beasts
Power: +58
Territory - Stage: Cheng Du - Battle of Cheng Du (Nanman Forces)
Requirement: Defeat all playable officers except Liu Bei (Zhuge Liang, Jiang Wei, Zhao Yun, Yue Ying, Ma Chao & Guan Yu).
Suggested Items: Tiger Amulet, Wind Scroll, Tortoise Amulet + your choice.
Ma Chao appears as reinforcements in the top castle, Guan Yu appears as an ambush in the bottom path of the forest.

Zhu Rong

Weapon Name: Inferno
Power: +53
Territory - Stage: Xu Chang - Battle of Xu Chang (Nanman Forces)
Requirements:

  • Defeat Man Chong to cause the Seige Ramp to appear.
  • Defeat Cao Hong and any troops around until it finishes setting up.
  • Defeat Xiahou Dun & Cao Zhang.

Suggested Items: Orb: Ice, Tiger Amulet, Wind Scroll, Tortoise Amulet, Elixir, Herbal Remedy.
Cao Zhang is Xu Zhu's sub-officer so you will need to make sure not to defeat Xu Zhu first. This setup is mainly for strong C4 & C6s, if an enemy officer gets frozen you can musou close to them to kill them.

Edit Character Weapons

Greatsword

Weapon Name: Fu Xi's Sword
Power: +57
Territory - Stage: Ji Province - The Yellow Turban Rebellion (Han Forces)
Requirement: Defeat all enemy officers.
Sub-officers aren't required, if in Musou Mode and The Yellow Turban Menace and or The Yellow Turban Fortress were cleared they reduce the number of enemy officers to defeat.

Rapier

Weapon Name: Nu Wa's Rapier
Power: +52
Territory - Stage: Xu Province - The Yellow Turban Menace (Han Forces)
Requirement: Defeat He Yi & Yan Zheng.
He Yi will ambush Huangfu Song when the Rainstorm is triggered, this happens when either 3 generals are defeated or you reach the top of the map north of the castle wall. Yan Zheng will ambush He Yi when he leaves the castle through the Northeast exit.

Sword

Weapon Name: Phoenix Tail
Power: +54
Territory - Stage: Guan Du - The Yellow Turban Fortress (Han Forces)
Requirement: Defeat Bo Zhang, Zhou Cang & Cheng Yuanzhi or He Yi, Pei Yuan Shao & Cheng Yuanzhi in under 6 minutes.
Basically pick one side and finish it and Cheng Yuanzhi within 6 minutes.

Spear

Weapon Name: Typhoon
Power: +55
Territory - Stage: Xu Chang - Battle of Si Shui Gate (Allied Forces)
Requirements:

  • Defeat Fan Chou to take the Supply Depot.
  • Defeat Hua Xiong and Li Jue's sub-officers.
  • Defeat Zhang Liao after he appears as backup.

If Li Jue is the only officer left he will try to flee, as long as he's not alone he will stay still. Zhang Liao appears roughly at the 5 minute mark.

Pike

Weapon Name: Eclipse
Power: +56
Territory - Stage: Luo Yang - Battle of Hu Lao Gate (Allied Forces)
Requirement: Defeat Lu Bu.
Doesn't have to be in a duel.

Easing the AI

Finding weapon hard to get due to the AI being too aggressive (which they can be specially for those using mixjoy)? Here's a way to make them less aggressive making these be easier.

Start the stage on Hard (or Expert for Mixjoy) and make a save immediately, go to the options and change the difficulty to Easy (or Beginner for Mixjoy) and start a different stage with any character. After the stage has loaded in battle soft reset (Start+Select) and go back and continue to your original save, enemies will now be more passive.