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Dynasty Warriors 8 Box Art
System/s: PS3, X360
Developer: Omega Force
Publisher: Koei Tecmo
Genre: Action
Players: 1+
GD Score: 81
Press Scores
Release Date:
N. America: Jul. 16, 2013
Europe: Jul. 19, 2013
Australia: Jul. 25, 2013
Japan: Feb. 28, 2013
ESRB: Teen (Alcohol Reference, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence)

Dynasty Warriors 8 - 5 Star Weapons Guide

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Author: Katelyn Ginn  

Each Dynasty Warriors 8 character has a five-star weapon of their own that allows them to use EX attacks. In order to acquire a five-star weapon, certain requirements must be fulfilled. The game must be played in either Story Mode or Free Mode, and the difficulty must be set to Hard or Chaos. In addition, each weapon has a specific task that must be completed, and this task has to be completed by the character that the weapon is intended for. After successfully performing the task and completing the stage in its entirety, you must also find the location of the weapon box which contains the weapon.

Dynasty Warriors 8 (PS3, X360) 5 Star Weapons Guide

Invasion of Luoyang

Weapon: Double-edge Trident
Character: Jiang Wei
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: Escape the castle in less than 10 minutes from the closing of the main gates.
Location: The weapon box is on the battlefield, in the corner to the southeast.

Escape from Luoyang

Weapon: Bow and Rod
Character:  Xiahou Yuan
Faction: Wei Forces
Prerequisite: Make your way to the weapon testing grounds before Lu Bu destroys a gate.
Location: Two staircases reside at the southern part of the castle, both leading to dead ends. The weapon box will be at the dead end past the eastern staircase.

Chase at Hulao Gate

Weapon: Bomb
Character: Dong Zhuo
Faction: Other
Prerequisite: After Luoyang goes ablaze, you have 7 minutes to kill Yuan Shao while ensuring that none of Dong Zhuo’s officers die.
Location: The weapon box is west of Yuan Shao’s starting zone, near the gate.

Battle of Hulao Gate

Weapon: Crescent Blade
Character: Guan Yu
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: Defeat Lu Bu and Hua Xiong in under 14 minutes.
Location: The weapon box is inside Luoyang near the burning alleyway.

Weapon: Wheeled Halberd
Character: Li Dian
Faction: Wei Forces
Prerequisite: Get through Hulao Gate without defeating a coalition officer.
Location: The weapon box can be found south of Zhang Liao's ambush area.

Battle of Yan Province (Cao Cao's Forces)

Weapon: Duel Hookblades
Character: Yue Jin
Faction: Wei Forces
Prerequisite: From the beginning of the battle you have 5 minutes to reach the river bank to the north.
Location: The weapon box is near the west battlefield on a cliff.

Defense of Xu Province

Weapon: Twin Swords
Character: Liu Bei
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: Defeat the fire attack units to prevent them from issuing the attack and keep Xu Huang and Zhang Liao from entering the castle.
Location: The weapon box resides in the center of the battlefield.

Battle of Xu Province

Weapon: Spike Shield
Character: Cao Ren
Faction: Wei Forces
Prerequisite: Kill Zhao Yun and Zhang Fei before they reach the camp. In addition, the catapults need to be captured before attacks on the capital begin.
Location: There is a dead end at the northeast path; the weapon box will be near the dead end.

Imperial Escort

Weapon: Great Axe
Character:  Xu Huang
Faction: Wei Forces
Prerequisite: Assist the carriage in breaking the gates in under 5 minutes from when the gates became sealed.
Location: The weapon box is past the gate you help break through, north of the other nearby gate and close the right side of the wall.

Battle of Wan Castle

Weapon: Axe

Character: Dian Wei
Faction: Wei Forces
Prerequisite: Escape from Wan Castle in under 8 minutes.
Location: The weapon box can be found in the southeast section of the battlefield.

Xiapi Defensive Battle

Weapon: Halberd
Character: Lu Bu
Faction: Other
Prerequisite: Keep Hou Cheng, Wei Xu and Song Xian from defecting by rescuing them.
Location: You’ll find the weapon box by the northeast gate.

Battle of Xiapi

Weapon: Chain and Sickle
Character: Jia Xu
Faction: Wei Forces
Prerequisite: Kill Chen Gong without letting a Wei officer die.
Location: The weapon box is near the gate closest to Lu Bu’s starting zone.

Skirmish at Guandu

Weapon: Extension Blade
Character: Yuan Shao
Faction: Other
Prerequisite: Keep Zhang He and Zhenji from defecting while also keeping Liu Bei and Zhang Fei from withdrawing.
Location: The weapon box is outside the castle near the northwest garrison.

Battle of Guandu

Weapon: Duel Blade
Character:  Cao Pi
Faction: Wei Forces
Prerequisite: Perform the fire attack without one of Cao Cao’s officers escaping.
Location: The weapon box is located near the northwestern corner of the castle.

Assault at Xinye

Weapon: Iron Fan
Character: Xiaoqiao
Faction: Wu Forces
Prerequisite: Before Sun Quan reaches the first checkpoint, rescue all of the animals.
Location: The weapon box is at the end of a path near the first checkpoint which leads to a dead end.

Battle of Xinye (Cao Cao's Forces)

Weapon: Orb and Scepter
Character: Guo Jia
Faction: Wei Forces  
Prerequisite: Kill Xu Shu in under 8 minutes.
Location: Near the south side of the Eight Gates Formation, take the left entrance and inside you will find the weapon box.

Battle of Xinye (Liu Bei's Forces)

Weapon: Sword and Hook
Character: Xu Shu
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: Kill Zhang He, Yue Jin, Li Dian and Cao Ren in under 8 minutes.
Location: Near the east side of the Eight Gates Formation, take the bottom entrance and inside you will find the weapon box.

Battle of Chibi

Weapon: War Fan
Character:  Zhuge Liang
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: Keep the Wei officers from entering the ceremony until it has been completed.
Location: There is a pathway toward the boat near the south, the weapon box can be found along the path.

Weapon: Club
Character: Xu Zhu
Faction: Wei Forces
Prerequisite: Defeat Gan Ning in under 7 minutes.
Location: The weapon box is southeast of where Xu Zhu comes from the boat.

Weapon: Arm Blade
Character: Huang Gai
Faction: Wu Forces
Prerequisite: Kill all 8 of the Wei vanguard officers before they reach the main camp.
Location: The weapon box is north of the boat that Huang Gai and Han Dang ride to Cao Cao’s ships. If they have already left on the boat, you won’t be able to get to the weapon box.

Final Conflict at Chibi (Sima Shi’s Forces)

Weapon: Throwing Axes
Character: Jia Chong
Faction: Jin Forces
Prerequisite: Take control of the ballistae before they are used to kill a single Wei officer.
Location: The weapon box can be found close to the starting zone of Dong Jue.

Battle of Tong Gate (Cao Cao's Forces)

Weapon: Trishula
Character:  Wang Yi
Faction: Wei Forces
Prerequisite: After Ma Chao’s surprise attack, you have 8 minutes to enter the main camp of the Coalition Forces.
Location: The east area after passing through the third gate. Location: After passing through the third gate, you will find the weapon box in the eastern area.

Battle of Hefei

Weapon: Twin Axes
Character: Zhang Liao
Faction: Wei Forces
Prerequisite: Defeat both Zhou Tai and Lu Meng in under 12 minutes.
Location: The weapon box can be found close to the center Sun Quan's camp.

Weapon: Flail
Character: Gan Ning
Faction: Wu Forces
Prerequisite: Before the ram is completely destroyed, defeat both Li Dian and Yue Jin in battle.
Location: The weapon box is located atop Hefei Castle's wall to the west.

Battle of Mt. Dingjun

Weapon: Claws
Character: Zhang He
Faction: Wei Forces
Prerequisite: Defeat Zhang Bao, Ma Dai and Zhao Yun in under 8 minutes.
Location: You will find the weapon box in the middle of the path east of Zhuge Liang’s camp.

Weapon: Bow
Character:  Huang Zhong
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: Defeat Du Xi, Xu Huang, Wang Yi, Cao Zhang and Cao Zhen before the unit of Wei Forces arrives.
Location: The weapon box can be found near the garrison to the west of Cao Cao’s camp.

Battle of Xiangyang (Sun Jian's Forces)

Weapon: Wheels
Character: Sun Shangxiang
Faction: Wu Forces
Prerequisite: Assault Xiangyang Castle and defeat Lu Gong. This must be completed in under 2 minutes from when Sun Jian issues the order.
Location: The weapon box is located in an alleyway in the northeast corner of the castle.

Conquest of Wujun

Weapon: Tonfa
Character: Sun Ce
Faction: Wu Forces
Prerequisite: Defeat Taishi Ci in under 5 minutes. The weapon can only be acquired through the second time you defeat Taishi Ci.
Location: The weapon box is located near the southern garrison.

Defeat Gan Ji

Weapon: Pugil Stick

Character: Daqiao
Faction: Wu Forces
Prerequisite: Kill Gan Ji in under 8 minutes. Gan Ji has to be defeated twice in order to acquire the weapon.
Location: The weapon box is near the second starting zone of Gan Ji.

Battle of Nanjun (Sun Quan’s Forces)

Weapon: Staff

Character: Zhou Yu
Faction: Wu Forces
Prerequisite: Rescue Gan Ning in under 5 minutes.
Location: Outside of Cao Ren's camp, the weapon box is near the west garrison.

Pursuit at Nanjun

Weapon: Mace
Character: Pang De
Faction: Wei Forces
Prerequisite: Defeat Zhao Yun, Zhang Fei and Guan Yu in under 8 minutes.
Location: Head south from Guan Yu’s starting zone, the go east, north and east again into a small area where the weapon box is located.

Battle of New Hefei Castle

Weapon: Crossbox
Character:  Lianshi
Faction: Wu Forces
Prerequisite: Prevent Man Chong from arriving at the main camp by killing him before he can reach it.
Location: The weapon box is near two ballistae in the southeastern section of the castle.

Battle of New Hefei Castle (Sima Shi’s Forces) 

Weapon: Short Rods
Character: Zhuge Dan
Faction: Jin Forces
Prerequisite: Once the castle gates open you have 5 minutes to lure Zhuge Ke from the camp.
Location: The weapon box is in the castle’s southwest section near the west garrison.

Battle of Ruxukou

Weapon: Three Sectional Staff
Character: Ling Tong
Faction: Wu Forces
Prerequisite: After Lu Meng issues the order to capture the Wei garrisons, you have 5 minutes and 40 seconds to do so.
Location: The weapon box is at the south central Wei garrison.

Battle of Fan Castle

Weapon: Podao
Character: Xiahou Dun
Faction: Wei Forces
Prerequisite: Before aiding Fan Castle, rescue Hu Xiu, Fu Fang and Yu Jin prior to their defection.
Location: The weapon box can be found north of the bridge, southeast of the area you started in.

Weapon: Pike
Character: Lu Meng
Faction: Wu Forces
Prerequisite: Defeat Guan Yu in under 3 minutes. This will only unlock the weapon the first time you fight him.
Location: The weapon box is located near the bridge close to Guan Yu’s starting zone.

Weapon: Nunchaku
Character: Guan Suo
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: Defeat all of the Wu officers in under 5 minutes of their arrival.
Location: The weapon box is near the gate southeast of Cao Ren.

Weapon: Dual-headed Mace
Character: Guan Yinping
Faction: Shu Force
Prerequisite: Defeat all of the Wu officers in under 4 minutes of their arrival.
Location: The weapon box is next to the southeast gate, outside the camp of Cao Ren.

Battle of Yiling

Weapon: Swallow Swords
Character: Lu Xun
Faction: Wu Forces
Prerequisite: After Lu Xun gives the order to defeat Liu Bei, you must do so within 5 minutes. The weapon can only be acquired the first time you defeat Liu Bei.
Location: The weapon box can be found on the battlefield in the northeast corner.

Weapon: Dragon Spear
Character: Zhao Yun
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: Defeat Zhou Tai, Gan Ning and Ling Tong to prevent the plot of the Wu Forces. This must be done in under 9 minutes starting from when Liu Bei gave the order.
Location: Follow Han Dang as he walks into a path to perform the fire attack; the weapon box is located in this path.

Battle of Shiting

Weapon: Curved Sword
Character: Zhou Tai
Faction: Wu Forces
Prerequisite: Kill Sima Zhao and Sima Shi in under 2 minutes and 30 seconds. This time limit begins when you use the false surrender plot.
Location: The weapon box can be found near the starting zone of Dai Ling.

Yellow Turban Conflict

Weapon: Shaman Rod
Character:  Zhang Jiao
Faction: Other
Prerequisite: Kill Huangfu Song without letting a Yellow Turban officer die.
Location: The weapon box is in the southwestern battlefield.

Battle of Changban

Weapon: Double Pike
Character: Zhang Fei
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite:  Defeat Jia Xu without a peasant successfully escaping.
Location: The weapon box is located on the Changban Bridge.

Battle of Chengdu (Liu Bei’s Forces)

Weapon: Shadow Fan
Character: Pang Tong
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: Perform the surprise attack and take control of Luo Castle in under 5 minutes.
Location: The weapon box is to the north of Lin Yan’s starting zone.

Battle of Chengdu (Sima Zhao's Forces)

Weapon: Striking Sword
Character: Sima Zhao
Faction: Jin Forces
Prerequisite: After Liu Shan withdraws, you have 7 minutes to kill Guan Suo and Jiang Wei.
Location: Chengdu Castle has an alley in the center; the weapon box is within that alley.

Capture of Chengdu (Sima Shi's Forces)

Weapon: Siege Spear
Character:  Xiahou Ba
Faction: Jin Forces
Prerequisite: Keep Guan Yinping and Guan Suo from gaining entrance to the main camp; you must defeat them before they enter.
Location: You can find the weapon box in the central battlefield.

Defend Chengdu - (Sima Shi's Forces)

Weapon: Javelin
Character: Wen Yang
Faction: Jin Forces
Prerequisite: Meng Huo must be defeated before the central garrison goes ablaze.
Location: The weapon box is located near the southeast garrison.

Battle of Tianshui

Weapon: Sword and Shield
Character: Xingcai
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: Both Nan’an and Anding need to be captured before Jiang Wei reaches them.
Location: West of Tianshu Castle there is a path that leads south; the weapon box is along the path.

Battle of Jieting

Weapon: Dagger-axe
Character:  Yueying
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: From the beginning of the battle you have 5 minutes to force Liao Hua, Xiang Lang and Cao Xiang to retreat and to defeat 300 enemy officers.
Location: The weapon box can be found east of Zhang He’s starting zone near a garrison.

Pursuit at Wuzhang Plains

Weapon: Horsehair Whip

Character: Sima Yi
Faction: Jin Forces
Prerequisite: Defeat Zhang Ni. Du Rui and Zhao Zhi, as well as the rest of the Shu Forces, totalling 300 members.
Location: Take the southern path west from the pavillion, the weapon box close to the end of the path.

Battle of the Wuzhang Plains

Weapon: Double Voulge
Character:  Wei Yan
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: Kill Sima Zhao and Sima Shi in under 12 minutes.
Location: The weapon box is east of Liu Shao’s starting zone.

Weapon: Brush
Character: Ma Dai
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: Successfully withdraw without letting a Shu officer get killed.
Location: Near Wang Ping's starting location. Location: The weapon box can be found near the starting zone of Wang Ping.

Battle of Chencang

Weapon: Wing Blades
Character: Guan Xing
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: Kill Xiahou Wei before the castle learns of the invasion of the Wei Forces.
Location: The weapon box can be found in the northwest on the castle wall.

Battle of Lukou

Weapon: Flail Sword
Character: Zhang Bao
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: Keep the enemy from performing fire attacks in under 7 minutes from when the battle begins.
Location: The weapon box is on top of a cliff at the end of the southeastern path.

Ambush at Chang'an

Weapon: Spear
Character:  Ma Chao
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: From the beginning of the battle you have 5 minutes to find the maiden’s sister.
Location: The weapon box can be found two rooms east of Cai Wenji.

Pacification of Nanzhong

Weapon: Great Sword
Character: Guan Ping
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: Capture the support base of the catapult and kill Yang Feng in under 5 minutes from the beginning of the battle.
Location: The weapon box can be found east of Yan Feng’s starting zone near the gate.

Weapon: Spinner
Character:  Bao Sanniang
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: Kill Meng Huo in under 8 minutes.
Location: The weapon box is near Meng Huo’s main camp.

Nanzhong Rescue Mission

Weapon: Boomerang
Character: Zhurong
Faction: Other
Prerequisite: After you have rescued King Mulu, you have until he reappears to rescue Meng Huo.
Location: The weapon box is near the garrison to the northwest of the battlefield.

Capture of Wei

Weapon: Rapier
Character:  Liu Shan
Faction: Shu Forces
Prerequisite: Kill Yue Jin, Li Dian and Zhang Liao in under 10 minutes.
Location: The weapon box is located to the east of Jia Kui’s starting zone.

Battle of Baidi Castle

Weapon: General’s Sword
Character: Cao Cao
Faction: Wei Forces
Prerequisite: Open the Baidi Castle gates in under 14 minutes.
Location: The weapon box is near the dead end in the southern area of Baidi Castle.

Rescue at Baidi Castle

Weapon: Gloves
Character: Meng Huo
Faction: Other
Prerequisite: When the battle starts you have 8 minutes to kill Chen Wei, Cao Zhang, Wang Shuang and/or Chen Jiao. At least 3 of those officers need to be killed.
Location: The weapon box is outside the castle wall to the north.

Assault on Xuchang

Weapon: Nine Rings Blade
Character: Sun Jian
Faction: Wu Forces
Prerequisite: Perform the fire attack within 12 minutes of the battle’s beginning.
Location: The weapon box can be found in the center of town near Xu Huang's starting zone.

Uprising at Xuchang

Weapon: Flute
Character:  Zhenji
Faction: Wei Forces
Prerequisite: After Zuo Ci appears, you have 8 minutes to find him again.
Location: The weapon box is at the starting zone of Zhenji.

Phantoms of Xuchang

Weapon: Talisman Cards
Character: Zuo Ci
Faction: Other
Prerequisite: Place 3 alters and kill Sima Yi while ensuring that no phantom officers die.
Location: Southeast of the town, near Dong Zhao’s starting zone is where the weapon box can be found.

Eliminate Dong Zhuo

Weapon: Chain Whip
Character:  Diaochan
Faction: Other
Prerequisite: Defeat Zhang Liao in under 8 minutes.
Location: The weapon box is close to the starting zone of Dong Zhuo.

Pursuit at Shouchun

Weapon: Twin Rods
Character: Taishi Ci
Faction: Wu Forces
Prerequisite: Prevent Jia Xu’s unit from entering the main camp by defeating them.
Location: The north central garrison contains the weapon box.

Battle of Liang Province (Coalition Forces)

Weapon: Sword
Character:  Sun Quan
Faction: Wu Forces
Prerequisite: Defeat Han Sui, Ma Dai and Ma Chao without a Wu Forces officer dying.
Location: The weapon box is inside the garrison to the south of the central battlefield.

Guanqiu Jian & Wen Qin's Rebellion

Weapon: Lightning Sword
Character: Sima Shi
Faction: Jin Forces
Prerequisite: After Wen Yang’s surprise attack you have one minute to return to the main camp of the Wei Forces.
Location: The weapon box is on top of the cliff where the surprise attack was made.

Defeat the Rebels (Sima Yi's Forces)

Weapon: Wired Gloves

Character:  Zhang Chunhua
Faction: Jin Forces
Prerequisite: Kill Liu Yao and Zhong Chan in under 5 minutes.
Location: The weapon box is located near the starting zone of Zhong Yi.

Battle of Runan

Weapon: Rake
Character: Lu Su
Faction: Wu Forces
Prerequisite: Kill Wang Yuanji and Zhang Chunhua in under 8 minutes.
Location: The weapon box is to the west of the wall of arbalests.

Defense of Jiangxia

Weapon: Short Pike
Character: Han Dang
Faction: Wu Forces
Prerequisite: Protect the garrisons to the east by maintaining defense.
Location: The weapon box is near Sun Quan’s starting zone.

Xiahou Ba's Journey

Weapon: Arm Cannon
Character: Guo Huai
Faction: Jin Forces
Prerequisite: Block the path twice and kill each of the Shu officers on the path in under 8 minutes.
Location: The weapon box can be found close to the starting zone of Jiang Wei, near a dead end path.

Battle of Guangling

Weapon: Circle Blade
Character:  Ding Feng
Faction: Wu Forces
Prerequisite: Perform the surprise attack and kill Sima Yi in under 9 minutes.
Location: The weapon box is south of the starting zone of Zhang Liao on a staircase.

Battle of Jiange (Deng Ai's Forces)

Weapon: Lance
Character: Deng Ai
Faction: Jin Forces
Prerequisite: When the battle begins you have 8 minutes to kill Jiang Wei and succeed in the decoy strategy.
Location: The weapon box is located close to the southeastern garrison, in the area directly northwest of the garrison.

Battle of Jianye (Sima Zhao's Forces)

Weapon: Throwing Knives
Character: Wang Yuanji
Faction: Jin Forces
Prerequisite: When the castle gates open you have 8 minutes to make your way to Sun Xiu.
Location: The weapon box is near the throne room to the left of the walkway.

Campaign for Jianye

Weapon: Harp
Character: Cai Wenji
Faction: Wei Forces
Prerequisite: Defeat the assault units of Lu Meng and Lu Xun before it reaches the main camp.
Location: The weapon box can be found close to the starting zone of Lu Su.

Battle of Taoyang (Sima Zhao's Forces)

Weapon: Flying Swords
Character: Zhong Hui
Faction: Jin Forces
Prerequisite: After Xiahou Ba withdraws from battle, you have 5 minutes to kill Zhang Yi, Liao Hui and Hu Ji.
Location: The weapon box is in the northwestern battlefield.

Tips for Acquiring 5-Star Weapons

  • If you find it difficult to perform the prerequisite task for a weapon, you can save the game right before you attempt the task. Doing so will save you the time and trouble of repeating an entire stage.
  • If the prerequisite task is to defeat someone, you must land the killing blow to acquire the weapon.
  • "Treasure Discovered" will appear when you successfully perform the task. After this occurs you can find the location of the weapon box by going to the Battle Log.
  • In co-op mode, both players can acquire the first player’s EX weapon.
  • You can acquire a weapon multiple times by repeating the prerequisite task and completing the stage.
  • For timed tasks, riding a horse can greatly reduce the time you spend attempting the task. The fastest horse in the game is Red Hare, which is acquired by completing 30 back-to-back battles in Ambition mode three separate times.
Posted on 08/12/2013 | ? COMMENTS
Katelyn Ginn

Katelyn Ginn has written video game guides for various online outlets for years. Her interests extend particularly to sci-fi, horror, puzzle, adventure and fantasy genres.



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