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Before beginning the hunt, pay attention to these things:

  • Sun Shangxiangs weapon can't be gained in free mode, but all are possible in story mode.
  • You must have the difficulty on Hard or Chaos.
  • In the Complete Edition you can use an online helper to get these weapons.
  • Weapons with "Aggression: Same affinity = more attack" was changed to be called Harmony in XL and the Complete Edition.
  • In Online mode, the creator of the room must make sure to fulfill the requirements, not the partner.
  • All obtainable 5th weapons are Heaven affinity (by default).
  • You do not need to use the EX weapon of the character. This is vital since several weapon are harder to use than others, particularly Wing Blades, Flail Sword, and Swallow Swords.
  • In all timed missions, you are expected to defeat any enemy officer in less than 10 seconds.
  • Having Red Hare, Storm Runner (DLC), or any horse whose speed is more than 220 helps. This can only be done in Free Mode.
    • Spend some time and resources to Temper a weapon (in Ambition mode, requires Level 30 Blacksmith) with following attribute at Level 10: Cyclone, Slash, Induction, Explosion, Thorns. One more slot is up to your play style, but consider Roar which will help with gathering musou.
    • Use a 2nd or 3rd weapon for the base. Searching for 4th weapon as base will take too long. Attack does not affect the elements effectiveness.
    • Having a properly Tempered weapon for each compatibility helps. Recommended are: Nine Rings Blade (Shadow Sprint), Axe (Whirlwind), Crescent Blade (Dive), and Throwing Knives (Dash). However, prioritize on getting the Throwing Knives first.
    • 5th Weapons are mostly for collection, so your tempered weapon will have more power (even 1 circle weapons properly tempered).

These mainly to the vanilla version, with the exception of Throwing Knives & Boomerang with Cyclone as it will not active multiple times due to the nerf it received in XL and the Complete Edition to only activate on guarding enemies.

Wei Weapons

Xiahou Dun

EX Weapon: Podao
Weapon Name and Skills: Demon Slayer - Slash: 10, Chain: 9, Uplift: 9, Awareness
Stage: Battle of Fan Castle
Requirement: Prevent the defection of Yu Jin, Hu Xiu, and Fu Fang before assisting Fan Castle.

All three of these officers are outside the North side of Fan castle. At the beginning of the battle you will be near Hu Xiu and Fu Fang, Yu Jin is to the West of their position.

Dian Wei

EX Weapon: Axe
Weapon Name and Skills: Roaring Axe - Slash: 10, Aggression (Same Affinity = Attack up): 9, Agility, Aggression (Musou damage): 8
Stage: Battle of Wan Castle
Requirement: Escape from Wan Castle within 8 minutes.

Pretty lenient time limit as you'll have plenty of time to make it outside of the castle, you can choose to save Cao Ang and Cao Anmin if you want.

Zhang Liao

EX Weapon: Twin Axes
Weapon Name and Skills: Dragon Axes - Inferno: 10, Barricade: 9, Fury, Velocity: 8
Stage: Battle of Hefei
Requirement: Defeat Zhou Tai and Lu Meng within 12 minutes of starting the battle.

Very straight forward, just follow each objective and you should be able to get it. You will want a powerful weapon for officer killing otherwise you will cut quite close time wise.

Cao Cao

EX Weapon: General's Sword
Weapon Name and Skills: Conqueror's Blade - Flash: 10, Protection: 9, Whirlwind: 9, Roar: 8
Stage: Battle of Baidi Castle
Requirement: Open the gates to Baidi Castle within 14 minutes of starting the battle.

Extremely lenient time limit if you're familiar with the fast level up method for this stage you should have no problem fulfilling the requirement.

Xu Zhu

EX Weapon: Club
Weapon Name and Skills: Bull Club - Flash: 7, Induction: 7, Jolt: 7, Awareness
Stage: Battle of Chibi (Historical)
Requirement: Defeat Gan Ning within 7 minutes of starting the battle.

In Free most Hypothetical must be set off, in Story mode you must speak to Cao Pi.

Defeat Cheng Pu, Zhuge Jin & Lu Su this will cause Southeasterly winds to blow which Huang Gai will take advantage of by ramming the fire ship burning the Wei fleet. Cao Cao will order to retreat to the South which will cause Cai Mao to defect blocking the path. Cao Cao will then suggest to take a boat near the main camp to retreat see him there safely, Taishi Ci will ambush you, defeat him. Gan Ning will then jump onto the boat to battle as it sails.

Xiahou Yuan

EX Weapon: Bow & Rod
Weapon Name and Skills: Bow of Destruction - Cyclone: 10, Aggression (Musou damage): 9, Triumph: 9, Swiftness
Stage: Escape from Luoyang
Requirement: Arrive at the ballista testing grounds without Lu Bu smashing a single gate.

Defeat Li Meng for Lu Bu to start his chase, wait for the dialogue to finish then defeat Li Jue. Let Cao Cao and Xiahou Dun pass through the second gate then wait for Xiahou Yuan to suggest closing the gates to slow Lu Bus pursuit near Hu Feng then defeat him after the gates are closed. Rush to the ballista testing area where Chen Gong is at.

Xu Huang

EX Weapon: Great Axe
Weapon Name and Skills: Soulcleaver - Frost: 10, Resolve, Vigor: 9, Induction: 8
Stage: Imperial Escort
Requirement: Help the carriage break through the gates within 5 minutes after Yuan Shu seals the gates.

Take out all of the indicated officers to open a path for the Emperor, defeat Yuan Shu to open the gate allowing the Emperors carriage to pass.

Zhang He

EX Weapon: Claws
Weapon Name and Skills: Elegant Claws - Frost: 10, Spurt: 9, Awareness, Uplift: 8
Stage: Battle of Mt. Dingjun
Requirement: Defeat Zhao Yun, Ma Dai, and Zhang Bao within 8 minutes of starting the battle.

Pretty lenient time limit, Zhang Bao will rush the camp early, Ma Dai will attempt to circle around to strike the main camp and Zhao Yun will advance once Ma Dai is defeated.

Cao Ren

EX Weapon: Spiked Shield
Weapon Name and Skills: Talon Wall - Venom: 10, Frenzy: 9, Greed, Jubilation: 8
Stage: Battle of Xu Province
Requirement: Capture the catapults before they start attacking the main camp, then defeat Zhang Fei and Zhao Yun before they can reach the main camp.

You will need a horse to catch the catapult unit before they can begin firing at the main camp, should they do so restart and try again. Continue the level normally till Zhao Yun and Zhang Fei begin their march, block their path from the mountainside leading North and defeat them.

Cao Pi

EX Weapon: Dual Blade
Weapon Name and Skills: Azure Storm - Inferno: 10, Whirlwind: 9, Spurt: 9, Fear: 8
Stage: Battle of Guan Du
Requirement: Carry out the fire attack without a single officer of Cao Cao's forces being forced to escape.

Rush to Baima and defeat Yan Liang, wait for Wen Chou to be defeated at Yanjin. Afterward you will be asked to be a distraction so the next plan will be used. Continue to be the distraction until the fire attack unit eventually appears and burns Wuchao with Yue Jin acting as their protector. Guan Yu will not retreat if he meets with Liu Bei and Zhang Fei.

Zhenji

EX Weapon: Flute
Weapon Name and Skills: Peach Flute - Frost: 10, Chain: 9, Protection: 9, Swiftness
Stage: Uprising at Xuchang
Requirement: Encounter Zuo Ci again within 8 minutes after he appears.

In Free mode this is a pretty strict time limit, it is recommended to do this one in Story mode after completing the Star objective for Campaign in Jianye for a little more leeway time wise. Do not defeat Zuo Ci when you meet with him the second time until after you get the weapon.

Cai Wenji

EX Weapon: Harp
Weapon Name and Skills: Heavenly Harp - Thunder: 10, Greed, Fear: 9, Aggression (Same Affinity = Attack up): 8
Stage: Campaign for Jianye
Requirement: Defeat Lu Xun and Lu Meng's assault unit before it can reach the main camp.

Proceed with the stage normally until the point where you enter Jianye castle, when you reach Zhang Wen, Lu Xun will order the main gates to be closed. The Qiaos will appear blocking the gates, defeat Xiaoqiao who appears near you then double back to the main entrance to defeat Daqiao which will open the gates allowing you to catch up to Lu Xun and Lu Meng.

Jia Xu

EX Weapon: Chain & Sickle
Weapon Name and Skills: Heavenly Sickle - Flash: 10, Spurt: 9, Chain: 9, Fury
Stage: Battle of Xiapi
Requirement: Defeat Chen Gong without losing a single Wei officer.

Follow the normal mission route to open the flood gate making sure you kill the messenger to avoid unwanted trouble. When you release the flood gate immediately make your way to Chen Gong and defeat him.

Pang De

EX Weapon: Mace
Weapon Name and Skills: World Smasher - Frost: 10, Resolve, Velocity: 9, Flurry: 8
Stage: Pursuit at Nanjun
Requirement: Defeat Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, and Zhao Yun within 8 minutes of starting the battle.

You will want to do a test run to get familiar with this version of the map, a strong officer killing weapon is recommended for an easier time attempting this within the time limit.

Wang Yi

EX Weapon: Trishula
Weapon Name and Skills: Azure Tip - Thunder: 10, Frenzy: 9, Resolve, Chain: 8
Stage: Battle of Tong Gate
Requirement: Enter the Coalition forces' own headquarters within 8 minutes of Ma Chao's surprise attack on the main camp.

Defeat Yang Fu in the base nearest the main camp, then beat enough troops outside to put up horse barricades near the main camp. Jia Xu will advise Cao Cao to have a talk with his old friend Han Sui, clear the path so Cao Cao can safely make it towards Han Sui. However Ma Dai will appear near the location to stop Cao Cao from reaching Han Sui, defeat him. You may want to interim save here just incase.

Ma Chao will be come suspicious of Han Sui and Pang De will volunteer to investigate, at this time a lot of Coalition force reinforcements will arrive near the base Cao Cao is at and you must defeat a large number of troops to cause Pang De to stop and after another large number he will then target you directly abandoning his previous task. The best spot to KO farm is the area Southeast of the base near Cao Cao, do not use Rage Musou as it messes with the troop respawn rate. You may want to interim save after you defeat Pang De.

Han Sui will then defect to Cao Caos side including followers under him, take the passage Han Sui was near to get on top of the first gate to destroy the ballistae to allow the rams to go through more easily. When the ballistae are destroyed return to the main camp. After the ensuing cutscene the 8 minute timer will start so be quick in defeating Ma Chao. When the ram destroys the first gate find and defeat Liang Xing then go up the stairs of the first gate and wait for the Western garrison to open allowing you to defeat Cheng Yin. Afterward destroy the ballistae on the second gate then defeat Cheng Yi and make your way to the top left of the map where the catapults are. Yan Xing will arrive, defeat him to take control of the catapults and use them to destroy the third and final gate.

Guo Jia

EX Weapon: Orb & Scepter
Weapon Name and Skills: Heavenly Phoenix - Thunder: 10, Roar: 9, Barricade: 9, Thorns: 8
Stage: Battle of Xinye
Requirement: Defeat Xu Shu within 8 minutes of starting the battle.

Pretty lenient time limit, follow Jia Xus directions while traversing through the Eight Gates Formation to avoid needless combat and possible retreat of Cao Ren. Note that Cao Ren does not need to survive in order to obtain the weapon.

Yue Jin

EX Weapon: Dual Hookblades
Weapon Name and Skills: Talons of Conquest - Inferno: 10, Aggression (Same Affinity = Attack up): 9, Agility, Fear: 8
Stage: Battle of Yan Province
Requirement: Reach the northern river bank within 5 minutes of starting the battle.

Very easy task defeat Liu Pi to get ??? to appear and defeat him to lower the bridge.

Li Dian

EX Weapon: Wheeled Halberd
Weapon Name and Skills: Heavenly Destruction - Slash: 10, Morass: 9, Survival: 9, Explosive: 8
Stage: Battle of Hulao Gate
Requirement: Break through Hulao Gate without a single allied officer being defeated.

A rather easy task, make sure to follow the forces going to the gate first before circling around to use the ballista to stop the catapults.

Yu Jin

EX Weapon: War Trident
Stage: Defense of Fan Castle
Weapon Name and Skills: Hades Judgement - Slash: 10, Swiftness, Uplift: 9, Thorns: 8
Requirement: Successfully carry out the Wei's flood attack within 9 minutes of starting the battle.

At the start of the battle lure a Wu officer and focus on taking out Shu officers in the meantime. When Shu sends messengers defeat all three of them then lure all Wu officers into Fan Castle, after all are inside the castle head to area where the Floodgate is, but wait for Guan Ping to jump down to reduce stress then take out Guan Suo to unleash the flood attack.

Wu Weapons

Zhou Yu

EX Weapon: Staff
Weapon Name and Skills: Crimson Cloud - Slash: 10, Aggression (Same Affinity = Attack up): 9, Morass: 9, Jolt: 8
Stage: Battle of Nanjun
Requirement: Personally rescue Gan Ning within 5 minutes of starting the battle.

Very simple task, just make sure to defeat the unit attacking your main camp before going to save him.

Lu Xun

EX Weapon: Swallow Swords
Weapon Name and Skills: Crimson Swallow - Cyclone: 10, Survival: 9, Jolt: 9, Uplift: 8
Stage: Battle of Yiling
Requirement: Defeat Liu Bei for the first time within 5 minutes of Lu Xun giving the order after Liu Bei's whereabouts become unknown.

Complete as many early missions as you can to give the main camp some breathing room, when Han Dang is preparing the fire attack follow him to ensure its success. When successful Liu Bei will appear in the road behind where the fire attack happens race to the gate ignoring Ma Dai and defeat Liu Bei.

Sun Shangxiang

EX Weapon: Wheels
Weapon Name and Skills: Princess Wheels - Inferno: 10, Thorns: 9, Awe: 9, Enlightenment: 8
Stage: Battle of Xiangyang
Requirement: Launch an assault on Xiangyang Castle and defeat Lu Gong within 2 minutes from when Sun Jian gives the order to attack.

You will need to be very quick with this preferably if you can take officers down very quick. When Sun Jian orders to storm the castle make sure you are at the East gate before it's open to have the best possible amount of time to rush Zhang Hu to lower the bridge and catch up to Lu Gong before he can start his retreat.

This can't be obtained in Free Mode.

Gan Ning

EX Weapon: Flail
Weapon Name and Skills: Godly Flail - Venom: 10, Resolve, Induction: 9, Velocity: 8
Stage: Battle of Hefei (Hypothetical)
Requirement: Defeat Li Dian and Yue Jin before the ram is destroyed.

In Free mode Hypothetical must be set on, in Story mode you must speak to Zhou Yu.

Follow every mission and this will be easy to get with a good officer killing weapon when your forces reach the gate the ram is needed for.

Sun Jian

EX Weapon: Nine Rings Blade
Weapon Name and Skills: Imperial Tiger - Inferno: 10, Aggression (Same Affinity = Attack up): 9, Thorns: 9, Resolve
Stage: Assault on Xuchang
Requirement: Carry out the fire attack within 12 minutes of starting the battle.

Very lenient time limit. You will act as a decoy so Lu Xun can go around back, you will need to kill Wang Yi to prevent Zhang Liao from going to Lu Xun. When you get under the castle via the pond you need to deal the final blow on whichever is left alive between Li Dian and Yue Jin.

Taishi Ci

EX Weapon: Twin Rods
Weapon Name and Skills: Demon Rods - Slash: 10, Aggression (Musou damage): 9, Rigidity, Thorns: 8
Stage: Pursuit at Shouchun
Requirement: Defeat Jia Xu's unit before it can enter the Wu forces' main camp.

A pretty simple task. Jia Xu along with two officers will go for Wus main camp from the South entrance.

Lu Meng

EX Weapon: Pike
Weapon Name and Skills: Crimson Fury - Cyclone: 10, Jubilation: 9, Survival: 9, Triumph: 8
Stage: Battle of Fan Castle
Requirement: Defeat Guan Yu for the first time within 3 minutes of starting the battle.

Defeat the Gatekeeper in front of your starting position to open the gate then defeat Guan Yinping to open the second gate. Simply run to where Guan Yu is at and defeat him as fast as you can, does not require a horse.

Huang Gai

EX Weapon: Arm Blade
Weapon Name and Skills: Tiger's Edge - Frost: 10, Agility, Triumph: 9, Explosive: 8
Stage: Battle of Chibi
Requirement: Defeat the 8 officers of the Wei forces' vanguard before they can enter the allied main camp.

This can be a bit hectic to get as you aren't given much breathing room between the officers that will rush to the main camp at the start of the battle. You must personally defeat all the officers.

Zhou Tai

EX Weapon: Curved Sword
Weapon Name and Skills: Void - Thunder: 10, Explosive: 9, Jubilation: 9, Aggression (Musou damage): 8
Stage: Battle of Shiting
Requirement: Defeat Sima Shi and Sima Zhao within 2 minutes and 30 seconds after the success of Zhou Fang's false surrender plot.

One thing to remember during this is do not do missions ahead of time as you will be noticed which will cause the plot to fail and with it the weapon.

Ling Tong

EX Weapon: Three-Sectional Staff
Weapon Name and Skills: Raging Winds - Inferno: 10, Desperation, Explosive: 9, Thorns: 8
Stage: Battle of Ruxukou
Requirement: Capture all of the Wei garrisons within 5 minutes and 40 seconds of Lu Meng giving the order to take them.

Speed is of the essence, as soon as you take a garrison immediately move to the next one.

Sun Ce

EX Weapon: Tonfa
Weapon Name and Skills: Conqueror's Roar - Flash: 10, Vigor: 9, Induction: 9, Aggression (Musou damage): 8
Stage: Conquest of Wujun
Requirement: Defeat Taishi Ci twice within 5 minutes of starting the battle.

Force Taishi Ci to come out by capturing 3 of the indicated bases. After defeating him Ze Rong and Xue Li will open the gate and attempt to stop you, defeat them. As you continue South Taishi Ci will appear again for the second time.

Sun Quan

EX Weapon: Sword
Weapon Name and Skills: Emperor's Might - Flash: 10, Velocity: 9, Vigor: 9, Protection: 8
Stage: Battle of Liang Province
Requirement: Defeat Ma Chao, Ma Dai, and Han Sui without a single officer of Wu being defeated.

Zhu Zhi and Cheng Pu tend to die very quickly if you don't defeat the Unit Commanders that engage them in combat. When you have cleared out the West and East corridors go down to Sun Jians area and clear out the officers there. Ma Chao and Ma Dai will appear on the West side of the map Ma Chao at the top, Ma Dai in the center while Han Sui appears in the East in the center.

Note: It is possible to gain this if you defeat Ma Chao and Ma Dai while an ally defeats Han Sui.

Xiaoqiao

EX Weapon: Iron Fan
Weapon Name and Skills: Illusion Fan - Flash: 10, Explosive: 9, Fury, Whirlwind: 8
Stage: Assault at Xianye
Requirement: Rescue the strange animals before Sun Quan can reach the first checkpoint.

You will need to be quick to help the Panda by beating the Wolves and Tigers around it, they can be quite aggressive.

Daqiao

EX Weapon: Pugil Stick
Weapon Name and Skills: Butterfly Staff - Flash: 10, Swiftness, Whirlwind: 9, Spurt: 8
Stage: Defeat Gan Ji
Requirement: Defeat Gan Ji twice within 8 minutes of starting the battle.

Pretty straight forward, when the forces split take the East path which will have you encounter a Sun Jian & Xiaoqiao phantom that you must defeat you should be able to reach Gan Jis second location even with a decent weapon.

Ding Feng

EX Weapon: Circle Blade
Weapon Name and Skills: Goblin Chakram - Venom: 10, Velocity: 9, Protection: 9, Induction: 8
Stage: Battle Quangling
Requirement: Successfully carry out the surprise attack and defeat Sima Yi within 9 minutes.

Very straight forward in terms of mission structure, even with a decently tempered weapon you should have no trouble, though you may cut it close on time.

Lianshi

EX Weapon: Crossbow
Weapon Name and Skills: Falcon Strike - Venom: 10, Morass: 9, Velocity: 9, Thorns: 8
Stage: Battle of Hefei New Castle
Requirement: Defeat Man Chong before he arrives in the Wu forces' main camp.

Follow the missions normally until you go up against Wang Yi. The moment you defeat her double back while the dialogue is happening to give you a head start on cutting off Man Chong before he can get to your main camp.

Lu Su

EX Weapon: Rake
Weapon Name and Skills: Deadly Incisors - Slash: 10, Thorns: 9, Survival: 9, Fear: 8
Stage: Battle of Runan
Requirement: Defeat Zhang Chunhua and Wang Yuanji within 8 minutes of starting the battle.

A bit lenient on the time limit, as long as you are quick in traversing each section you are forced to go through you should make it to the center area before Lu Meng and Lu Xun. If you do make it there before them clear out enemy officers along there path to get them there quicker.

Han Dang

EX Weapon: Short Pike
Weapon Name and Skills: Stormy Pike - Frost: 10, Explosive: 9, Swiftness, Velocity: 8
Stage: Defense of Jiangxia
Requirement: Successfully maintain the defensive lines without losing either of the Eastern garrisons.

The only kill you need at the start of the battle is the gatekeeper in front of Guan Yu and Zhang Feis position. When you defeat them Wang Yi will appear, defeat her then immediately head for the Eastern garrisons, if you arrive early Xu Huang will not have moved yet, defeat him to give yourself more time while dialogue is still going. Then go to the center area where Xiahou Dun is at and defeat every officer there.

Zhu Ran

EX Weapon: Flame Bow
Stage: Pursuit at Yiling
Weapon Name and Skills: Firebird Shredder - Inferno: 10, Jubilation: 9, Triumph: 9, Rigidity
Requirement: Defeat Zhang Bao within 15 minutes of starting the battle.

At the start of the battle follow orders and defeat the enemies close to the camp leaving Chen Shi last. When Lu Xun orders for you to escort the Fire Attack Unit do so, but make sure they do not go into the fort where Shamoke will ambush you otherwise they will be prone to dying due to the Ballista set up inside that base. There is no rush to get this weapon so take you time.

Shu Weapons

Zhao Yun

EX Weapon: Dragon Spear
Weapon Name and Skills: Heavenly Dragon - Slash: 10, Roar: 9, Flurry: 9, Morass: 8
Stage: Battle of Yiling
Requirement: Prevent the Wu forces' plot and defeat Ling Tong, Gan Ning, and Zhou Tai within 9 minutes of Liu Bei giving the order to begin.

Rather tricky one to get, when the battle starts Liu Bei will disappear heading East. Head into the forest and defeat as many ambushes as you can until Han Dang starts marching for the fire attack and quickly shift your attention to him. When Liu Bei is found rescue him, a couple of minutes later Wu reinforcements will arrive, look for Gan Ning, Ling Tong and Zhou Tai and personally defeat them. Be careful not to kill Sun Quan near Zhou Tai before getting the weapon.

Guan Yu

EX Weapon: Crescent Blade
Weapon Name and Skills: Godly Dragon - Cyclone: 10, Morass: 9, Enlightenment: 9, Uplift: 8
Stage: Battle of Hulao Gate
Requirement: Defeat Hua Xiong and Lu Bu within 14 minutes of starting the battle.

Very lenient time limit. Hua Xiong will appear after you save Yuan Shu and Lu Bu will appear when the catapults by Hulao gate are destroyed.

Zhang Fei

EX Weapon: Double Pike
Weapon Name and Skills: Heaven's Venom - Slash: 10, Recovery: 9, Swiftness, Spurt: 8
Stage: Battle of Changban
Requirement: Defeat Jia Xu without having a single peasant escape.

For this weapon complete all objectives normally until you are told to head to the Southeast ridge, ignore this objective and locate where Jia Xu is and wait by the area where the level originally started to meet up with him.

Zhuge Liang

EX Weapon: War Fan
Weapon Name and Skills: Emerald Wing - Inferno: 10, Velocity: 9, Protection: 9, Awareness
Stage: Battle of Chibi
Requirement: Prevent the Wei officers from entering the prayer ceremony location until the ceremony is complete.

Very simple task, just defeat all enemy officers that are in the corner near the prayer ceremony location. Though a bit of dialogue happens after the success of the prayer Sima Yis ship arriving will not have you losing the weapon.

Liu Bei

EX Weapon: Twin Swords
Weapon Name and Skills: Heavenly Swords - Thunder: 10, Flurry: 9, Fear: 9, Greed
Stage: Defense of Xu Province
Requirement: Prevent Zhang Liao and Xu Huang from entering Xu Province Castle and defeat all of the fire attack units before they can set the fire attack.

When the stage begins complete the missions in the normal order, when the boulder devices are activated make your way to the North path where Xu Huang will begin marching towards the castle. When you defeat him go to Guan Yus location and defeat Zhang Liao, while dialogue is happening make your way to the 4 way intersection and stand there till Guo Jia orders the fire attack unit to attack the castle and boulder device. Defeat Zhu Guang to stop the fire attack on the boulder devices and the torch troops to stop the fire attack on the castle.

Ma Chao

EX Weapon: Spear
Weapon Name and Skills: Emerald Spear - Frost: 10, Jolt: 9, Spurt: 9, Fury
Stage: Ambush at Chang'an
Requirement: Find the maiden's sister within 5 minutes of starting the battle.

Rather simple task, once the gates are opened defeat Han Yao and Yang Ling, you will get the treasure message here even though there are two more officers to beat to open the door to the Handmaidens sister.

Huang Zhong

EX Weapon: Bow
Weapon Name and Skills: Demon Hunter - Inferno: 10, Desperation, Jolt: 9, Enlightenment: 8
Stage: Battle of Mt. Dingjun
Requirement: Defeat Cao Zhen, Wang Yi, Xu Huang, Cao Zhang, and Du Xi, then arrive at Mt. Tiandang before the Wei forces' main unit arrives.

This is basically Huang Zhongs objective for the stage, the time limit is rather generous. You will get the treasure message before you launch the surprise attack on Weis Camp.

Wei Yan

EX Weapon: Double Voulge
Weapon Name and Skills: Hellish Voulge - Thunder: 10, Recovery: 9,Uplift: 9, Spurt: 8
Stage: Battle at Wuzhang Plains
Requirement: Defeat Sima Shi and Sima Zhao within 12 minutes of starting the battle.

Complete all objectives till the point where the retreat starts, when the order to retreat is given make sure to beat both messengers. The quicker both messengers are defeat the quicker the main gates will open where Sima Shi and Sima Zhao will start making their way to your main camp.

Guan Ping

EX Weapon: Great Sword
Weapon Name and Skills: Soaring Dragon - Venom: 10, Recovery: 9, Enlightenment: 9, Protection: 8
Stage: Pacification at Nanzhong
Requirement: Defeat Yang Feng and capture the catapult support base within 5 minutes of starting the battle.

Pretty lenient time limit, simply defeat Yang Feng by circling around from the main camp to his location from the West to reach him.

Pang Tong

EX Weapon: Shadow Fan
Weapon Name and Skills: Leader's Fan - Cyclone: 10, Recovery: 9, Chain: 9, Jolt: 8
Stage: Battle of Chengdu
Requirement: Carry out the surprise attack and capture Luo Castle within 5 minutes of starting the battle.

His objective for this stage will lead him straight to Luo Castle from it's East side, you can choose to discover Zhang Ren or not before making your way in. To capture Luo Castle you need to defeat Leng Bao, Wang Fu, Deng Xian.

Yueying

EX Weapon: Dagger-axe
Weapon Name and Skills: Destruction - Cyclone: 10, Vigor: 9, Velocity: 9, Spurt: 8
Stage: Battle of Jieting
Requirement: Defeat 300 enemies and help Xiang Lang, Gao Xiang, and Liao Hua to retreat to the Shu forces' main camp within 5 minutes of starting the battle.

A little time extensive due to how quick you need to be on saving your allies. As long as you have a weapon that can get KOs and kill officers fast this should be easy.

Jiang Wei

EX Weapon: Double-Edge Trident
Weapon Name and Skills: Qilin Trident - Flash: 10, Barricade: 9, Whirlwind: 9, Desperation
Stage: Invasion of Luoyang
Requirement: Escape Luoyang Castle within 10 minutes of the Luoyang main gates closing.

Time is pretty lenient, just do the missions given normally and you will get this weapon before you have to defeat Sima Zhao to open the bridge to be able to regroup your forces.

Xingcai

EX Weapon: Sword & Shield
Weapon Name and Skills: Heavenly Set - Cyclone: 10, Jolt: 9, Explosive: 9, Resolve
Stage: Capture of Tianshui
Requirement: Capture both Anding and Nan'an before Jiang Wei can reach them.

Follow the missions normally until you get to where you have to defeat Jiang Wei for the first time. During the resulting dialogue make your way to Anding castle by defeating all troops in Han Yaos base and rushing to defeat Cui Liang. Afterward attack Xue Zes base to set up the rams to open Nan'ans gate, Pan Sui will attempt to stop the rams, defeat him. When Nan'ans gate are open rush to Yan Ling and defeat him.

Liu Shan

EX Weapon: Rapier
Weapon Name and Skills: Verdant Thrust - Inferno: 10, Awe: 9, Rigidity, Uplift: 8
Stage: Capture of Wei
Requirement: Defeat Zhang Liao, Li Dian, and Yue Jin within 10 minutes of starting the battle.

Following the mission normally will lead you to their location. When you get to the part to take ladders to get around Arbalest destroy enough so that your forces can travel to the Central Square.

Ma Dai

EX Weapon: Brush
Weapon Name and Skills: Heavenly Brush - Cyclone: 10, Recovery: 9, Roar: 9, Morass: 8
Stage: Battle of Wuzhang Plains
Requirement: Complete the retreat without a single Shu officer being defeated.

Officers defeated before the retreat starts will not count towards this objective, when given the option to defeat the messengers or let them go it doesn't matter what you choose to do, though defeating both messengers and pursuit units will get you the treasure message faster.

Guan Suo

EX Weapon: Nunchaku
Weapon Name and Skills: Storm Wave - Venom: 10, Enlightenment: 9, Barricade: 9, Rigidity
Stage: Battle of Fan Castle (Historical)
Requirement: Personally defeat all of the Wu officers within 5 minutes after the Wu forces arrive.

In Free mode Hypothetical must be set off, in Story mode you must speak to Guan Ping.

The events of the stage will lead you to the Southeast spot on the map as a retreat point. The amount of Wu officers is 9 and you must personally defeat all of them. Make sure to collect the weapon before you beat Cao Ren as he is the final enemy commander.

Bao Sanniang

EX Weapon: Spinner
Weapon Name and Skills: Deadly Gale - Thunder: 10, Roar: 9, Frenzy: 9, Agility
Stage: Pacification of Nanzhong
Requirement: Defeat Meng Huo, after he appears in the center of the battlefield, within 8 minutes of starting the battle.

Do the missions normally until you are told to go around the West of the poisonous swamp, ignore this and go through the small open path to the center which will trigger text from Lu Su followed by Meng Huos appearance.

Xu Shu

EX Weapon: Sword & Hook
Weapon Name and Skills: Dispersion Blade - Cyclone: 10, Rigidity, Barricade: 9, Frenzy: 8
Stage: Battle of Xinye
Requirement: Defeat Cao Ren, Yue Jin, Li Dian, and Zhang He within 8 minutes of starting the battle.

To reach Cao Ren you will have to follow Xu Shus advice on how to traverse the Eight Gates formation. Zhang He is in the room directly East of Cao Rens position and while you were traversing the Eight Gates Formation Yue Jin and Li Dian will go for you main camp.

Zhang Bao

EX Weapon: Flail Sword
Weapon Name and Skills: Dragonspeak - Cyclone: 10, Recovery: 9, Awe: 9, Resolve
Stage: Battle of Lukou
Requirement: Prevent all of the enemy fire attacks within 7 minutes of starting the battle.

You will need to be quick and go directly to each highlighted area to defeat the officer in charge of fire attacks. If you do this fast enough you will get the treasure message before you have to distract Lu Xun.

Guan Xing

EX Weapon: Wingblades
Weapon Name and Skills: Golden Dragon - Inferno: 10, Frenzy: 9, Desperation, Jolt: 8
Stage: Battle of Chencang
Requirement: Defeat Xiahou Wei before word of the Wei forces' infiltration of the castle can spread.

Rather simple to get, complete all objectives until you are told to capture a Wei Armory, purposely let yourself get seen by Xiahou Wei in the East side of the castle, he will jump down to fight you himself.

Guan Yinping

EX Weapon: Dual-Headed Mace
Weapon Name and Skills: Dragon Smasher - Inferno: 10, Fear: 9, Chain: 9, Roar: 8
Stage: Battle of Fan Castle (Hypothetical)
Requirement: Personally defeat all of the Wu officers within 4 minutes of the arrival of the Wu forces.

In Free mode Hypothetical must be set on, in Story mode you must speak to Xu Shu.

Harder than Guan Suos who had to deal with 9 officers in 5 minutes, Guan Yinping has to deal with 10 officers in 4 minutes. Follow the missions until where you have to defend the front of Fan Castle from Wei forces, after you defeat the last one quickly make your way to the Southeast part of the map and make sure to personally defeat all 10 Wu officers.

Note: Some officers will run past you which may lead them to be defeated by an ally later if you don't keep track of them.

Fa Zheng

EX Weapon: Woven Cloth
Stage: Defense of Mt. Dingjun
Weapon Name and Skills: Apparition Cloth - Cyclone: 10, Morass: 9, Survival: 9, Harmony: 8
Requirement: Successfully carry out the plan within 8 minutes of starting the battle.

Immediately head for Liu Beis position on the map from the start of the battle defeating any officers in your way outside of the main camp. After you have rescued Liu Bei go back to the main camp and take out a couple officers to give them more time to breath while you are waiting for Liu Bei to lure Wei officers. When Liu Bei has lured them far enough help Xingcai and Zhao Yun take out the officer they were fighting to lay Ballista units. You get the treasure message after Liu Bei has gone back to the main camp.

Jin Weapons

Sima Yi

EX Weapon: Horsehair Whip
Weapon name and Skills: Royal Whip - Frost: 10, Awareness, Frenzy: 9, Vigor: 8
Stage: Pursuit at Wuzhang Plains
Requirements: Defeat 300 members of the Shu forces, including Zhao Zhi, Zhang Yi, and Du Rui.

There is a typo in the requirement for Zhang Yi it says Zhang Ni.

Achieving 300 KO is not hard with Sima Yis path. Zhang Yi and Du Rui will advance as soon as you defeat the 3 Shu officer in front of the castle, one of which is Zhao Zhi. Additionally you may want to defeat Xingcai before she reaches the Wei main camp.

Sima Shi

EX Weapon: Lightning Sword
Weapon name and Skills: Emperor's Light - Slash: 10, Jubilation: 9, Resolve, Survival: 8
Stage: Guanqiu Jian & Wen Qin's Rebellion
Requirements: Return to the Wei forces' main camp within 1 minute of Wen Yang's surprise attack.

Head to either indicated point on the map, then go back to the main camp after Wen Yang announces himself. Easiest 5th weapon to get in the game.

Sima Zhao

EX Weapon: Striking Sword
Weapon name and Skills: Sealant Blade - Slash: 10, Triumph: 9, Jolt: 9, Rigidity
Stage: Battle of Chengdu
Requirements: Defeat Guan Suo and Jiang Wei in Chengdu Castle within 7 minutes after Liu Shan temporarily withdraws.

The timer will start the moment Liu Shan withdraws from Luo Castle, Jiang Wei who is near him outside of the castle will not count to the requirement. Jiang Wei has to be inside the castle which is where he will go when you defeat him at Luo Castle.

Deng Ai

EX Weapon: Lance
Weapon name and Skills: Spear of Armageddon - Frost: 10, Barricade: 9, Flurry: 9, Protection: 8
Stage: Battle of Jiange
Requirements: Ensure the success of the decoy strategy and defeat Jiang Wei in the main camp within 8 minutes of starting the battle.

To ensure the success just defeat enemy officers marked on the map without approaching Shu Main Camp. Once Wen Yang has defeated Zhuge Zhan, defeat two officers in front of the Shu Main Camp to open the gates. After that the gates will close and Yueying will ambush you, defeat her, then Jiang Wei. The treasure will be visible once the map is expanded. The time limit is more than enough.

Wang Yuanji

EX Weapon: Throwing Knives
Weapon name and Skills: Rain Blades - Inferno: 10, Protection: 9, Aggression (Same Affinity = Attack up): 9, Jubilation: 8
Stage: Battle of Jianye
Requirements: Arrive at Sun Xiu's side within 8 minutes of Jianye Castle opening its gates.

Plenty of time using a properly tempered Throwing Knives. Make sure not to kill Sun Xiu before obtaining the weapon as he is the enemy commander.

Zhong Hui

EX Weapon: Flying Swords
Weapon name and Skills: Aerial Blade - Cyclone: 10, Fury, Triumph: 9, Flurry: 8
Stage: Battle of Taoyang
Requirements: Defeat Hu Ji, Liao Hua, and Zhang Yi within 5 minutes after Xiahou Ba begins withdrawing.

Complete each mission you're given and this will be done along the way. These three officers have a Red aura around them thus making them stronger than the regular generics.

Zhuge Dan

EX Weapon: Short Rod
Weapon name and Skills: Golden Might - Thunder: 10, Whirlwind: 9, Rigidity, Protection: 8
Stage: Battle of Hefei New Castle
Requirements: Lure out Zhuge Ke from the main camp within 5 minutes after the gates to New Hefei Castle open.

Follow every mission you're given and this will be done along the way.

Xiahou Ba

EX Weapon: Siege Spear
Weapon name and Skills: Spear of Conquest - Thunder: 10, Flurry: 9, Triumph: 9, Awareness
Stage: Capture of Chengdu
Requirements: Defeat Guan Suo and Guan Yinping before they can enter the Wei forces' main camp.

Defeating Jiang Wei will make Guan Suo and Guan Yinping appear near the Eastern garrison. At the start of the battle make your way to the Eastern garrison and defeat the enemy officer defending it to make rams to break down the castle gates, protect the ram till it breaks down the castle. One of your officers will be near the garrison to slow down Guan Suo and Guan Yinping.

Guo Huai

EX Weapon: Arm Cannon
Weapon name and Skills: Earthshaker - Venom: 10, Protection: 9, Induction: 9, Agility
Stage: Xiahou Ba's Journey
Requirements: Defeat all of the Shu officers along the way and successfully block the path twice within 8 minutes of starting the battle.

Follow the path completing the missions and you'll get this easily, you may want to save in the awkwardly placed platforming section.

Jia Chong

EX Weapon: Throwing Axes
Weapon name and Skills: Hidden Essence - Cyclone: 10, Survival: 9, Swiftness, Flurry: 8
Stage: Final Conflict at Chibi
Requirements: Seize the Coalition forces' ballista before they can be used to defeat a Wei officer.

First priority is to head to the indicated spot on the map, when you reach there an ambush will happen, your next task being taking out Zhang Yi to take control of the ballista. To give yourself more time defeat Liao Hua and the officers around where the ambush happened.

Wen Yang

EX Weapon: Javelin
Weapon name and Skills: Skycrusher - Thunder: 10, Jubilation: 9, Uplift: 9, Desperation
Stage: Defend Chengdu
Requirements: Defeat Meng Huo without the central garrison erupting in flames.

Simple task, deal with the three traitors in the castle. After this Jiang Wei will appear outside of the castle, defeat him. After this Meng Huo will appear in the center garrison rush towards him.

Zhang Chunhua

EX Weapon: Wired Gloves
Weapon name and Skills: Purple Fury - Slash: 10, Protection: 9, Vigor: 9, Fear: 9
Stage: Defeat the Rebels
Requirements: Defeat Zhong Chan and Zhong Yao within 5 minutes of starting the battle.

There is a typo in the requirement for Zhong Yao as it says Liu Yao who is long dead by this point in the timeline.

Immediately head to Zhong Chans location and defeat him. Make your way around to the East side of the map to Zhong Yao who is blocking the gate.

Others Weapons

Diaochan

EX Weapon: Chain Whip
Weapon Name and Skills: Phoenix Spine - Frost: 10, Survival: 9, Enlightenment: 9, Jolt: 8
Stage: Eliminate Dong Zhuo
Requirements: Defeat Zhang Liao within 8 minutes of starting the battle.

Very difficult to obtain without one shotting every single officer. All officers must be defeated in less than 10 seconds. The main problem of this scenario is the lengthy dialogue. The second problem is the ambush laid on Lu Bu. The ambush is probably the most time consuming part. Trigger the ambush first by going straight to throne room after Lu Bu defects, then rush back to defeat the southern officer, by the time you defeat him, the northern officer will be very close by. Defeating the northern officer first will make the second officer poking Lu Bu, thus wasting precious time.

By one shotting every officer using Diaochans Musou 2, there will be around 20 seconds to defeat Zhang Liao.

If you find that you are cutting it too close you can save and reload abuse to skip the dialogue, granted it will take longer playtime wise.

Lu Bu

EX Weapon: Halberd
Weapon Name and Skills: Soulcrusher - Flash: 10, Induction: 9, Jolt: 9, Awareness
Stage: Xiapi Defensive Battle
Requirements: Rescue Song Xian, Hou Cheng, and Wei Xu, thus preventing their defection.

Rather straight forward weapon to get, you may want to use Red Hare if you feel the need to.

Dong Zhuo

EX Weapon: Bombs
Weapon Name and Skills: Demon Bomb - Venom: 10, Aggression (Musou damage): 9, Awareness, Thorns: 8
Stage: Chase at Hulao Gate
Requirements: Defeat Yuan Shao within 7 minutes of Luoyang erupting in flames without losing a single officer from Dong Zhuo's forces.

This can be a pretty time extensive weapon to get due to the amount of dialogue that happens, you will need to save all officers who are caught up in a battle to get Diaochans whereabouts to be able to leave Sishui Gate.

Yuan Shao

EX Weapon: Extension Blade
Weapon Name and Skills: Heaven's Reach - Venom: 10, Awe: 9, Aggression (Musou damage): 9, Aggression (Same Affinity = Attack up): 8
Stage: Skirmish at Guandu
Requirements: Prevent the withdrawal of Liu Bei and Zhang Fei while preventing Zhenji and Zhang He from defecting.

To prevent Liu Bei and Zhang Fei from withdrawing you will need to defeat Guan Yu at Baima. To prevent Zhenji from defecting you have to defeat Cao Pi at Yanjin. To prevent Zhang He from defecting you have to defeat Xiahou Yuan who will move to Zhang He's area.

Zhang Jiao

EX Weapon: Shaman Rod
Weapon Name and Skills: Heavenly Scepter - Thunder: 10, Frenzy: 9, Whirlwind: 9, Morass: 8
Stage: Yellow Turban Conflict
Requirements: Defeat Huangfu Song without losing a single Yellow Turban officer.

Very easy to obtain considering how powerful Zhang Jiao is by default. To ensure every officer survives, defeat Sun Jian, Cao Cao, and Liu Beis forces.

Meng Huo

EX Weapon: Gloves
Weapon Name and Skills: Shaman's Gloves - Venom: 10, Awe: 9, Jolt: 9, Explosive: 8
Stage: Rescue at Baidi Castle
Requirement: Defeat 3 of the following officers with a ballista within 8 minutes of starting the battle: Chen Jiao, Chen Wei, Cao Zhang, or Wang Shuang.

Easy to obtain despite time limit. These 4 officers will rush to the center area after you save everyone inside the Castle area. Lower their health, then get into a ballista and start firing at them.

Zhurong

EX weapon: Boomerang
Weapon Name and Skills: Heaven's Return - Flash: 10, Explosive: 9, Chain: 9, Flurry: 8
Stage: Nanzhong Rescue Mission
Requirement: After rescuing King Mulu save Meng Huo before King Mulu reappears.

You will want to save King Mulu last to give you the most time to save Meng Huo who will be in the center garrison. Meng Huos location will be known after the last officer is rescued.

Zuo Ci

EX weapon: Talisman Cards
Weapon Name and Skills: Heavenly Deck - Frost: 10, Frenzy: 9, Greed, Awe: 8
Stage: Phantoms of Xuchang
Requirement: Successfully place all 3 altars and defeat Sima Yi while keeping the altars up.

Make sure to defeat the messenger who will report to Cao Ren which will bolster the defenses as well as taking away the third altar spot. Pay attention to when Sima Yi starts talking, then take out the engineers as soon as they spawn in the reverse T-shaped intersection area.

Chen Gong

EX Weapon: Art of War Scroll
Stage: Capture of Puyang
Weapon Name and Skills: God's Decree Scroll - Thunder: 10, Recovery: 9, Uplift: 9, Induction: 8
Requirement: Ensure Tian Shi's fake letter succeeds within 9 minutes if starting the battle.

When the battle begins defeat every officer in Zhang Miaos way so he can convince Xu Si, Fan Yi & Wang Kai to help Lu Bus forces. Capture Puyang Castle first then make your way to Juan Castle, but wait for Xu Si to mention having Tian Shi join by making a forged letter to Cao Cao. After capturing Juan Castle defeat the reinforcements heading for it and see that the Engineer makes it safely out of the battle.

Lu Lingqi

EX Weapon: Crossed Pike
Stage: Assault on Xiapi
Weapon Name and Skills: Ultimate Collapse - Slash: 10, Agility, Enlightenment: 9, Resolve
Requirement: Defeat all 5 of Liu Bei's officers who are lured by the diversion before Liu Bei's forces climb down from Xiapi Castle's rampart.

Rather easy objective as they will all come for you as soon as the drawbridge goes down.

DLC Weapons

These weapons have no real owner thus you can use whoever you want with whatever weapon you want to obtain the 5th weapon. When you initially buy the Weapon System Pack for the weapon you can get free 1st-4th weapons from the Blacksmith with no skills tempered onto them. They come with their acquisition battle when you buy the pack which is where you will get their 5th weapon, it must be played on Hard or Chaos.

Flame Blade

Weapon System Pack: 1
Weapon Name and Skills: Phoenix Fire Blade - Flash: 10, Thorns: 9, Uplift: 9, Vigor: 9
Requirement: Defeat Dian Wei when he arrives as reinforcement.

Revolving Crossbow

Weapon System Pack: 1
Weapon Name and Skills: Binding Crossbow - Cyclone: 10, Protection: 9, Frenzy: 9, Jolt: 9
Requirement: Defeat the supply captain that leaves the castle from the southwest before he reaches the southeast exit.

Sabatons

Weapon System Pack: 2
Weapon Name and Skills: Dragon Foot - Frost: 10, Fear: 9, Induction: 9, Thorns: 9
Requirement: Get 400 KO's then defeat Sun Shangxiang.

Eimei Piercers

Weapon System Pack: 2
Weapon Name and Skills: Immortal Piercer - Whirlwind: 10, Aggression (Same affinity = Attack up): 9, Jubilation: 9, Vigor: 9
Requirement: Get 400 KO's then defeat Lu Bu.

Bladebow

Weapon System Pack: 3
Weapon Name and Skills: Phoenix Wing - Slash 10, Awe: 9, Swiftness, Enlightenment: 9
Requirement: Get 400 KO's then defeat Bao Sanniang.

Paired Fans

Weapon System Pack: 3
Weapon Name and Skills: Soaring Dance - Venom: 10, Recovery: 9, Chain: 9, Barricade: 9
Requirement: Get 400 KO's then defeat Sun Ce.