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During story mode certain stages have an objective which will ensure a certain officer will live through a point they would normally be unavailable and certain stages to be unlocked. It is recommended to use Beginner difficulty for obtaining the stars due to the long dialogue length and have knowledge of using Battlefield Info to look for officer positions. Extra levels and Cyclone-elemental weapon are not required, but will be helpful.

Table of Contents

Wei Star Objectives

Stage 1 - Escape from Luoyang

Objective Changes & Effect
Defeat Lu Bu before reaching the escape point. Changes Lu Bus dialogue against players character at Battle of Hulao Gate.

This objective can't be done on the first playthrough unless you have a super powerful weapon to one shot him. If you are quick with retreating from him he will lose interest when you reach the Ballista training area where Chen Gong is at, defeat him before you reach that point.

Stage 4 - Battle of Xu Province

Objective Changes & Effect
Defeat Tao Qian before he escapes the battle. Unlocks Battle of Puyang.
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Battle of Xu Province

This objective is hard. Equipping a Man-affinity weapon can help stalling Tao Qian. Refer to the map to use the following waypoints:

  • Equip a Man-affinity weapon.
  • Destroy the boulder devices.
  • When entering the forest and Guo Jia will ask for you to scout, take the darkened path on the map marked 1 and 2. Defeat Yin Li at 2.
  • From this point, conserve musou and only use it to sprint.
  • Tao Qian will call the ambush troops. Xu Province Castle South Gate will open.
  • Defeat Lu You and Cao Bao at 3. Try to defeat them during all the long dialogue.
  • Tao Qian will set fire, only then the Southern Room West Gate at 4 will open. This is where the chase begins. By this point, Tao Qian will most likely at TQ.
  • Sprint to 5 and defeat Mi Zhu
  • Go to 6 and defeat Cheng Deng and Kong Rong
  • With minimum time spent on killing all enemy officers, Tao Qian can be defeated at 7.
  • Upon reaching 8, Tao Qian will most likely be near Liu Bei. If Liu Bei greets Tao Qian, there is still a few seconds to finish him off. Defeat Tao Qian at 8.

Stage 6 - Battle of Wan Castle

Objective Changes & Effect
Rescue Cao Ang and Cao Anmin. Enables Cao Ang and Cao Anmin to appear in future battles.
Failing to rescue Cao Ang and Cao Anmin. Unlocks Battle of Xiapi.
Helping Dian Wei survive. Enables Dian Wei to appear in future battles.

This is the only stage in the entire game that must be played twice to fulfill all objectives. Failing to rescue Cao Ang and Cao Anmin can be easily achieved by heading straight to the opened castle gate after defeating Zhang Xian.

It is recommended to play as Dian Wei to rescue them and to make sure he survives the battle. Do not leave the castle when you defeat Zhang Xian destroy the ballista nearby and make your way around the East to save both Cao Ang and Cao Anmin, rescuing them will help Dian Wei survive after battle.

Stage 8 - Battle of Mt. Bailang

Objective Changes & Effect
Escort Guo Jia to safety. Enables Guo Jia to appear in future battles.

Follow the battle normally until the order to split the forces is given, if playing as Zhang Liao you will going the same route Guo Jia will go which is the East, simply go ahead of him to ensure his safety, if not playing as Zhang Liao follow Guo Jias route to keep him safe.

Stage 9 - Battle of Xinye

Objective Changes & Effect
Defeat Xu Shu before rescuing Cao Ren. Enables Xu Shu to appear in future battles.

Jia Xu will guide you through the Eight Gates Formation follow his orders exactly. When you reach the point where going North will lead to Cao Ren ignore it and keep going till you get to the intersection leading to the South exit and defeat Xu Shu, then Save Cao Ren.

Stage 10 - Battle of Chibi

Objective Changes & Effect
Complete all star objective of previous stages. Enables Guo Jia to appear unlocking the Hypothetical route.

Have all objectives complete when you reach this point in the story and talk to Guo Jia for the Hypothetical route.

Historical Stage 13 - Battle of Mt. Dingjun

Objective Changes & Effect
Defeat Huang Zhong before he captures Mt. Tiandang. Enables Xiahou Yuan to appear in future battles.

Huang Zhong will appear after the attack on the main camp by Zhang Bao, Ma Dai and Zhao Yun. Using characters other than Xiahou Yuan will result in him intercepting Huang Zhong. This considerably slows Huang Zhongs progress.

Allowing Huang Zhong to take Mt. Tiandang will trigger a different event. Take note that if the morale bar leans toward Wei, Huang Zhong has a chance to fail to capturing Mt. Tiandang.

Historical Stage 14 - Battle of Fan Castle

Objective Changes & Effect
Rescue Pang De before he retreats. Effects ending cutscene after the battle.

Pang De will be relatively safe until Shu plans to use a flood attack which is when he will be in danger, rescue him before he gets defeated.

Hypothetical Stage 11 - Campaign for Jian Ye

Objective Changes & Effect
Force 5 supporters to surrender. Prevents reinforcements from arriving in Uprising in Xuchang.

Very straightforward. Just defeat all Wu officers in the castle before defeating Sun Quan.

Wu Star Objectives

Stage 1 - Escape from Luoyang

Objective Changes & Effect
Defeat Lu Gong before he reaches the escape point. Unlocks Battle of Liang Province and enables Sun Jian to appear in later battles.

Follow the instructions until Sun Jian to gives the signal to attack the castle from side. 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.

Stage 3 - The Little Conqueror in Peril

Objective Changes & Effect
Defeat Xiahou Dun and Gan Ji before reaching the escape point. Unlocks Defeat Gan Ji.

This can only be done after the event where Sun Ce is wounded, this is best done as either Sun Quan or Zhou Tai. Immediately go to the base in the top left defeating Cao Ren to open the door then defeat Xiahou Dun inside, afterward backtrack to where Sun Ce got injured and defeat Gan Ji.

Stage 3X - Defeat Gan Ji

Objective Changes & Effect
Destroy the source of Gan Ji's sorcery. Enables Sun Ce to appear in later battles.

When the two forces join up near the Throne room after a fire attack head to the room in the Northwest corner outside of the castle to destroy the urn.

Stage 5 - Battle of Nanjun

Objective Changes & Effect
Successfully completing the decoy strategy. Enables Zhou Yu to appear in later battles.

The difficulty depends on if you use Zhou Yu or Lu Meng/Lu Su

Zhou Yu

You will be the decoy in the area in front of the base where Zhou Yu got shot with an arrow, stay there until Lu Meng/Lu Su make their way around back to prepare the surprise attack by delivering a fake message Li Dian will fall for, defeat him. Next follow Lu Meng/Lu Su to the East however when they jump down the bridge do not follow and keep going until you get to a giant tower base that you must destroy. After destroying it enter the marked base and defeat the officer to taunt Xiahou Yuan and Zhang He to fight him, defeat them.

Stage 6 - Battle of Jing Province

Objective Changes & Effect
Leading Lu Su to Jing Province Castle. Enables Lu Su to appear in later battles.

It is recommended to play as Lu Su since the AI will take too long to reach the castle in time.

Stage 7 - Battle of Hefei

Objective Changes & Effect
Complete all star objective of previous stages. Enables Zhou Yu to appear unlocking the Hypothetical route.

Have all objectives complete when you reach this point in the story and talk to Zhou Yu for the Hypothetical route.

Stage 9 - Battle of Fan Castle

Objective Changes & Effect
Prevent Lu Meng from sustaining injuries. Enables Lu Meng to appear in later battles.

This can only be achieved by playing as Lu Meng since the AI will usually take the Southern route which will kill Lu Meng at the end of the battle.

At the start of the battle Fushi Ren and Mi Fang will start retreating, make sure you defeat them straightaway. By doing so this will make them defect to your side which can provide and show you the safe entry to Guan Yus camp. Follow all of the missions correctly including to stop the flood attack. After doing them Fushi Ren will start talking about entering the Northern part of the entrance to Guan Yus camp.

Historical Stage 10 - Battle of Yiling

Objective Changes & Effect
Ensure Gan Ning's survival and defeat Shamoke. Unlocks Battle of Guangling and enables Gan Ning to appear in later battles.

Follow missions normally until Gan Ning asks if he has no special order given to him and starts wandering, follow him closely. He will be locked in a base and Shamoke will appear, defeat Shamoke to save him. Take note that even with high morale, Gan Ning will (surprisingly) die if he fights alone.

Hypothetical Stage 8 - Pursuit at Shouchun

Objective Changes & Effect
Defeating Zhang Liao before Ding Feng can be isolated. Enables Ding Feng to appear in later battles.

Stay with Ding Feng the entire time, Jia Xu will eventually attack the main camp ignore it. When someone talks about suspicious activity defeat the enemy officers that jump down from the cliff. After defeating some Zhang Liao will open the castle gates and make his way towards Ding Feng, defeat him.

Hypothetical Stage 9 - Defense of Jiangxia

Objective Changes & Effect
Protecting the defensive lines. Unlocks Assault at Xinye.

Rush to Guan Yu and Zhang Feis position and defeat them, after a cutscene Wang Yi will appear near you in the West defeat her, this counts as the West side defended. Immediately go to the Eastern garrisons and defeat Xu Huang this will count as the East side defended. Head to Xiahou Duns position and defeat all officers in his area, this will count as the Center defended.

Hypothetical Stage 9X - Assault at Xinye

Objective Changes & Effect
Quickly breaking through the battlefield. Enables Xiaoqiao to appear in later battles.

This is very easy to star, mainly defeat every officer that appears quickly.

Shu Star Objectives

Stage 1 - Yellow Turban Rebellion

Objective Changes & Effect
Rescue the peasants. Enables Zhang Jiao to appear in later battles.

The area in the center of the map will have peasants calling for help, there are three spots they can spawn at. Just simply defeat the troops around them before you defeat Zhang Jiao.

Stage 3 - Defense of Xu Province

Objective Changes & Effect
Defeat the retreating enemies. Effects the Battle of Fan Castle.
Do not defeat the retreating enemies. Unlocks Disturbance at Guandu.

For this objective it is best to play as Zhang Fei due to his missions leading him to the boulder devices. When the units appear make your way to where their exit point is at in the West. Wait for them to come to you and defeat all of them before they leave after Guo Jia gives the order for them to retreat.

Stage 6 - Battle of Chibi

Objective Changes & Effect
Find Xu Shu after the fire attack succeeds. Enables Xu Shu to appear in later battles.

After the fire attack works Xu Shu will be located in the North ship areas, you can see his location in the unit info. He has no lifebar so you can't hurt him.

Stage 7 - Battle of Chengdu

Objective Changes & Effect
Ensure Pang Tong's survival by uncovering Zhang Ren's ambush. Enables Pang Tong to appear in later battles.

In the base Qiao Zhou is at you will notice a black square on the right side of it, though not shown on the map this is where Zhang Ren will be at waiting to ambush Pang Tong with archers. Defeat him before Pang Tong moves to where they would ambush him. If playing as Pang Tong go there and defeat Zhang Ren before making your way around the back.

Stage 8 - Battle of Mt. Dingjun

Objective Changes & Effect
Defeat Cao Xiu. Affects Battle of Fan Castle.

Very simple objective.

Stage 9 - Battle of Fan Castle

Objective Changes & Effect
Complete all star objective of previous stages. Enables Xu Shu to appear unlocking the Hypothetical route.

Have all objectives complete when you reach this point in the story and talk to Xu Shu for the Hypothetical route.

Historical Stage 12 - Battle of Jieting

Objective Changes & Effect
Rescue Ma Su before he gets trapped. Unlocks Battle of Chencang.

To rescue Ma Su you have to save Liao Hua, Gao Xiang, and Xiang Lang before activating Cao Hongs ambush.

Historical Stage 12X - Battle of Chencang

Objective Changes & Effect
Ensure Zhang Bao's survival by uncovering the ambush. Prevents Zhang Baos death scene from occurring.

For this you have to play as Zhang Bao otherwise the AI will run straight into the ambush. Complete all objectives normally until you get to storm the castle, do not go straight forward into the small room with 4 doors as it will kill Zhang Bao after the battle ends. Get a catapult and drive it to the path West of the doors to see a crack in the wall, fire to open it and enter one of the two empty areas to uncover the ambush units.

Historical Stage 13 - Battle of Wuzhang Plains

Objective Changes & Effect
Eliminate the enemy messengers. Extends the after battle cutscene.

It is recommended that you play as Wei Yan or Ma Dai for this objective. You will need to be fast to be able to defeat both messengers when the order to retreat is given don't retreat and wait for a messenger to appear then immediately go to the other side, as Wei Yan or Ma Dai you will have an easier time as there's a ledge you can jump down from which skips a large portion you would have to walk around if you were Jiang Wei or Xingcai.

Hypothetical Stage 10 - Battle of Lukou

Objective Changes & Effect
Successfully foil all of the enemy plans. Enables Lu Xun and Lu Meng to appear as reinforcements in Ambush at Chang'an.

Follow all of Zhuge Liangs orders to successfully foil all of Wus plans, for Lu Mengs plan circle around back to ambush him as he feigns to lure your forces. If Lu Meng sets up ballistae then you will have failed the objective.

Hypothetical Stage 11 - Ambush at Chang'an

Objective Changes & Effect
Defeat Xiahou Mao before Guo Jia appears. Unlocks Pacification of Nanzhong.

Follow the flow of the battle, when the makeshift bridge is released make sure to follow it and then rush to Xiahou Mao after it completes the path.

Hypothetical Stage 11X - Pacification of Nanzhong

Objective Changes & Effect
Defeat Zhurong three times. Enables Meng Huo and Zhurong to appear as reinforcements in Invasion of Luoyang.

A simple objective like Meng Huo there are two points outside of the main camp where she will appear simply defeat her in those two points before her final one at the main camp.

Jin Star Objectives

Stage 4 - Coup d'├ętat

Objective Changes & Effect
Defeat Cao Xun, Cao Xi, and He Yan before eliminating Cao Shuang. Unlocks Xiahou Bas Journey.

Simple objective, follow each mission and Cao Shuang should be the last one you need to kill.

Stage 4X - Xiahou Ba's Journey

Objective Changes & Effect
Defeat Jiang Wei quickly before he meets up with Xiahou Ba. Enables Xiahou Ba to appear in later battles.

Regardless if you're playing as Sima Zhao/Wang Yuanji or Guo Huai you should be able to reach Jiang Wei before Xiahou Ba can meet him.

Sima Zhao/Wang Yuanji
The quicker you defeat enemy officers the quicker Guo Huai can block off Xiahou Bas path making him take detours.

Guo Huai
Defeating enemy officers allows for you to approach two points on the field where you can make Xiahou Ba take a detour which will give more time as he will go the longer way around.

Stage 5 - East Gates Battle

Objective Changes & Effect
Escort all allies to safety. Unlocks Battle of New Hefei Castle.

A rather simple objective, in fact it is harder to get the event cutscene from this stage compared to the star.

Stage 5X - Battle of New Hefei Castle

Objective Changes & Effect
Defend all gates within the castle. Enables Zhuge Dan to appear in later battles.

Regardless who you pick this is a simple objective and the AI will carry their own weight as the morale gets to your side. Follow each mission though you can skip the one that would have you backtrack into the castle to get the weapons working.

Stage 6 - Mt. Tielong

Objective Changes & Effect
Prevent Guo Huai from sustaining injuries. Enables Guo Huai to appear in later battles.

This one can be a bit tricky to get, though try not to be too fast completing objectives as you may pass certain ambush officers. As the gates open defeat Jiang Shu to secure the main camp then make your way around the the East exit of the main camp, locate Li Jian and defeat him. When he is defeated he will steal some Wei uniforms as he retreats which he will use later. Xingcai will then deploy wood oxen which is a ploy for a fire attack, destroy the oxen and defeat Xingcai. Make your way through the South, but don't go all the way stop when you reach the cave like area as ambush units will spawn, defeat them then make your way to Guo Huai. Li Jian will have returned in Wei clothing defeat him before he tricks Guo Huai then meet up with Guo Huai.

Stage 7 - Guanqiu Jian & Wen Qin's Rebellion

Objective Changes & Effect
Defeat Wen Qin before Wen Yang. Effects Battle of Xuchang.

For this objective you will have to ignore Sima Shis order to pincer attack Wen Qin and Wen Yang after Wen Yang retreats from the Wei main camp. Take the Western mountain path into the main center area and defeat all officers that go for you after Sima Shi and Wen Yang have a conversation defeat his father first before you defeat him.

Stage 8 - Battle of Xuchang

Objective Changes & Effect
Complete all star objective of previous stages. Enables Wen Yang to appear unlocking the Hypothetical route.

Have all objectives complete when you reach this point in the story and talk to Wen Yang for the Hypothetical route.

Hypothetical Stage 9 - Capture of Chengdu

Objective Changes & Effect
Defeat all enemy officers before subduing Liu Shan. Unlock Defeat the Rebels.

Liu Shan has to be defeated last, this includes Guan Suo and Guan Yinpings arrival after you personally defeat Jiang Wei in the main castle.

Hypothetical Stage 9X - Defeat the Rebels

Objective Changes & Effect
Finish the battle. Enables Zhong Hui to appear in later battles.

Simple task as Zhong Hui will not appear until you defeat all other officers.

Lu Bu Star Objectives

Stage 2 - Gateway from Hulao Gate

Objective
Successfully rescuing Hua Xiong will affect The Battle of Dingtao.

After defeating Chen Gong you will have the choice of either defending the carriage or saving Hua Xiong head straight for Hua Xiong.

Stage 3 - Uprising at Chang'an

Objectives
Ensuring Wang Yun's safety will effect The Battle of Dingtao.
Taming all tigers will enable the stage Battle of Changshan to be unlocked.

Lead Wang Yun to the bridge for him to raise it leaving Dong Zhuo unable to escape, as long as he reaches the bridge you do not have to worry about him.

For the tigers go to the highlighted areas and defeat all tigers to tame them.

Stage 3x - Battle of Changshan

Objective
Rescuing Yuan Shao's forces three times will effect The Battle of Dingtao.

After defeating all of the forces near the main camp stay near Yuan Shao to save him whenever he gets in trouble, the only time you should leave his side is when Gongsun Zan & Gongsun Xu attempt to attack the main camp.

Stage 5 - Battle of Dingtao

Objective
Complete all of the conditions all open the hypothetical route.

Have all objectives complete when you reach this point in the story and talk to Hua Xiong for the Hypothetical route.

Historical Stage 7 - Battle of Shouchun

Objective
Successfully persuading Zhang Fei will cause Yuan Shu to appear as reinforcements in the Showdown at Xiapi.

After the Pincer attack succeeds head to the point Zhang Fei will appear, there is a ladder near the area you can climb to reach him quickly.

Xtreme Legends Star Objectives

Wei Stage 4 - Defense of Fan Castle

Objective Effect
Protect Wei officers from the flood attack Unlocks Pacification of Jing Province

To successfully complete this Weis form of the flood attack must happen. Wu officers will get close to Fan Castle which will cause Guan Yu to send messengers to the Wu camp, defeat all three of these then lure all Wu officers into Fan Castle. Afterward make your way to the floodgate and defeat Guan Suo to activate the Flood attack. If anyone is defeat before you can do the flood attack you will not get the star.

Wu Stage 6 - Pursuit at Yiling

Objective Effect
Defeat Zhao Yun before the fire attack Unlocks Defense of Jiangling

After defeating the three officers around the main camp simply make your way straight to Zhao Yun and defeat him.

Shu Stage 4 - Defense of Mt. Dingjun

Objective Effect
Win without Liu Bei being injured Unlocks Revenge at Yiling

Quickly make your way to Liu Bei when the battle starts and save him, once Fa Zhengs plan of using Liu Bei as bait occurs you shouldn't have to worry about Liu Bei being injured.

Jin Stage 5 - Escape from Chengdu

Objective Effect
Rescue Wen Hu & Deng Zhong Unlocks Pacification of Bashu

When you reach the Central bridge area during your escape jump down and defeat the tigers, if you don't do this Wen Hu will die by the time you can reach him normally usually by the time you save Deng Zhong.

Jin Stage 6 - Pacification of Bashu

Objective Effect
Get all unsure officers to submit Unlocks Battle of Shangyang

Rescue your allies that are in need of help. At this point some officers will be unsure to continue serving Zhong Hui and Jiang Wei will send out three messengers (named Assassin), defeat them then defeat the officers who were unsure. One will go through the bottom of the map to reach Ju An while two will try heading out of the castle be sure to get the one going south last.