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Dynasty Warriors X
Developer(s) Omega Force, NovaPen Productions
Publisher(s) Koei Tecmo, NovaPen Productions
Platform(s) PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date(s)
December 16, 2020
Mode(s)
Single player, multiplayer, co-op
Age Rating(s)
M
Genre(s) Hack and Slash, Action
Series Dynasty Warriors
Predecessor Dynasty Warriors 9
Successor Unconfirmed
Media Included DVD, Blu-Ray disc, download

Dynasty Warriors X is a hack and slash video game developed by Omega Force and produced by Koei Tecmo. It is set to be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2020. The tenth game in the Dynasty Warriors main series, Dynasty Warriors X is the first game to be developed and published in collaboration with NovaPen Productions

Gameplay

The gameplay of Dynasty Warriors X is based on previous "Dynasty Warriors" games. It is a hack-and-slash beat-'em-up 3-D action game and reverts from the open-world format of its predecessor.

The game features multiple modes. Story Mode presents a number of chronologically consecutive battle stages revolving around one chosen kingdom. As you complete more battles in Story Mode, you will unlock more stages for use in Free Mode. You'll be able to play as either side of a battle in this mode and all stats/weapons acquired can be carried over to the other modes. Free Mode allows for two-player cooperative gameplay. Challenge Mode introduces a number of specialized stages with specific challenges, including time trials. The Encyclopedia feature gives a description of each officer in Dynasty Warriors X, including every non-player character. The Options feature stores viewed pre-rendered videos and offers gameplay and presentation options to the player.

Modes

Story Mode

The historical story mode that first follows the Three Kingdoms' stories. When these tales conclude, the player can then play the Jin faction to end the era. For the first time in the series, the Other factions will have a separate Story Mode from one another, expanding on battles involving characters from Other forces.

Free Mode

Free Mode is a mode featured in several Warriors titles first introduced in Dynasty Warriors 2. Here are the general characteristics of this mode:

  • A one-way replication of unlocked stages that omits potential story progression, cutscenes or dialogue.
  • The option to play as a character different than the ones available / assigned in Story Mode.
  • Possible choice to fight from the perspective of either faction —or occasional third parties— for the chosen map; this option is omitted in the Warriors Orochi series and the third-party collaboration titles (Gundam, Fist of North Star, etc.).
  • Enemies will speak stock quotes when approached by the player character, making it one of the easiest methods of hearing a character's death quote in battle. Select characters may offer unique dialogue found only in this mode.

Playable characters that can't be played within a game's main story mode are usually dubbed "Free Mode characters" by fans. These characters have unique traits to distinguish them from unique NPCs, player-created characters, or other generals on the field. Their prohibition from Story Mode is met with mixed impressions, especially with the fans who desire to experience more facets of the game's stories. Fans who do not prefer story repetition don't find this as a negative feature.

Conquest Mode

It is a mode to the series which lets players explore another side of the Three Kingdoms era. Compared to Story Mode's fixed settings, Conquest Mode encourages freedom for the player to do whatever they see fit. Within this mode, players can earn the ultimate weapons in the game and unlock various playable characters. Specific stories and stages are set to be made exclusive to this mode. Two players with an online connection can choose to play through this mode together. Normal co-op with two controllers is also available. Similar to the Legendary Mode of previous titles, these preset scenarios are separated into three categories:

  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms themed events.
  • "What-if?" stories.
  • Side stories to showcase talents of individual characters.

Either interactive section in the mode can lead to more episodes or an ending in the mode. Once a stage is cleared, the player may choose to either move onto another episode or complete the same one again as many times as they like. Characters share their stats and strengths in either of the two playable modes. This means rewards gained in Conquest Mode can be used in Story Mode and vice versa. The player's character can also form friendly bonds with other characters in this mode for their everlasting support.

Ambition Mode

Players are tasked with raising the Tongquetai Palace, a safe haven for peasants. The overall goal is to increase the tower's popularity so that even the emperor (Emperor Xian) will visit. To fund the tower's construction and status, players need to fight in various battles; defeating enemy officers allows them to be recruited as a partner.

Players start out with the weapon shop as their sole base facility. More can be added or expanded upon as the town gradually becomes populated with people. These include a food market, a trade shop, a menagerie, etc.

Battles are divided into four categories: Skirmishes, Unconventional Battles, Great Battles, and Mock Battles.

  • Skirmishes grant materials.
  • Unconventional Battles help increase fame.
  • Great Battles tend to reward players with new recruitable partners.
  • Mock Battles allow the player to face off against allies, though they will not drop any materials or weapons. Tongquetai Palace must be completely constructed first in order to unlock this type of battle.

Gallery

This mode allows players to view and rotate character models, view wallpapers, and watch movies found in kingdoms' Musou Modes. Guardian animals and weapons can also be viewed. If the character reaches level 50, a voice gallery will also be unlocked.

Encyclopedia

This section summarises the entire Three Kingdoms era, includes terminology from the time period, a consolidated timeline, and brief bios of all the characters in the game (playable and NPCs). The data combines history and information found in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel.

Options

This mode allows the player to alter the settings such as display (health bars, subtitles, brightness), controls (targeting, vibration, button settings), sound (music volume, sound effects volume, voice volume), save / load and graphics (quality, graphic detail, texture quality).

Characters

The following is a list of the playable characters in the game.

Shu Characters

Image Name Kingdom Weapon Description
Zhao Yun Artwork (DW9)
Zhao Yun
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Dragon spear ? - 228
A Shu officer. Formerly a servant of Yuan Shao and later Gongsun Zan, he changed loyalties to Liu Bei, impressed by his virtuousness and personality. Bold and daring, he single-handedly charged through the enemy army at the Battle of Changban in order to rescue Liu Bei's son, Liu Shan. He was among the Five Tiger Generals of the Shu Kingdom.
Guan Yu Artwork (DW9)
Guan Yu
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Guan dao 162 - 219
A Shu officer. Sworn brother of Liu Bei and Zhang Fei, he was the leader of the Five Tiger Generals and helped build the foundation of the Shu Kingdom. With his strong sense of duty and bravery, he was labeled a warrior without equal. Guan Yu was also known for his beautiful, long beard.
Zhang Fei Artwork (DW9)
Zhang Fei
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Viper spear 167 - 221
An officer of Shu and a member of the Five Tiger Generals. He was the sworn brother of Liu Bei and Guan Yu. At the Battle of Changban, he rode alone out onto the Changban Bridge and gave a powerful shout, frightening off one million of Cao Cao's troops. His love for wine and drink more often than not led to his defeat in battle.
Zhuge Liang Artwork (DW9)
Zhuge Liang
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Feather fan 181 - 234
The Shu strategist and advisor. He was often referred to as "the Sleeping Dragon." He decided to serve Liu Bei after being honoured by three visits from the young Shu leader. A genius of both domestic and foreign affairs, he was a major contributor to the founding of the Shu Kingdom. He attempted to conquer the northern territories on five different occasions, but halfway to realising his dream, he died on the Wuzhang Plains.
Liu Bei Artwork (DW9)
Liu Bei
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Twin swords 161 - 223
The first Emperor of the Shu Kingdom. Along with his sworn brothers, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei, he participated in the campaign against the Yellow Turbans. After fighting in various battles, he established the Shu Kingdom, signifying the beginning of the Three Kingdoms era. His aim was to restore the Han Dynasty, thereby bringing peace to the troubled land.
Ma Chao Artwork (DW9)
Ma Chao
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Stallion spear 176 - 226
The eldest son of Ma Teng. He received the nickname, "the Splendid Ma Chao" due to his skills as a warrior. In an attempt to avenge his father, he commanded an army of troops from Xiliang to attack Cao Cao at Chang'an, but lost. He later went on to serve Liu Bei, where he proposed numerous strategies, such as the capture of Hanzhong. He was counted among Shu's Five Tiger Generals.
Huang Zhong Artwork (DW9)
Huang Zhong
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Bow 148 - 222
A Shu officer. Masterful with a bow, he was capable of hitting a target 100 times out of 100 tries. He served both Liu Biao and Han Xuan. While under Han Xuan, he had a fierce battle with Guan Yu. He later served Liu Bei and participated in the Battle of Mt. Dingjun. He accompanied Liu Bei during his ascension to the throne of Hanzhong, and was appointed as one of the Five Tiger Generals.
Wei Yan Artwork (DW9)
Wei Yan
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Double-bladed voulge ? - 234
A Shu officer. He served under Liu Biao until his death, from which time he joined Liu Bei. Despite his rebellious spirit and disapproval for Zhuge Liang, Liu Bei took him in as one of his own, eventually promoting him. He was later considered almost the match of the Five Tiger Generals for bravery and was a major force in the Shu efforts to take the north.
Guan Ping Artwork (DW9)
Guan Ping
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Zanbatō ? - 219
An officer under Liu Bei. The second son of Guan Ding, he became Guan Yu's adopted son after Guan Yu took an interest in him. When Liu Bei took Shu, he and his father protected Jing. Captured by Wu at Mai Castle, he suffered the same fate as his father.
Pang Tong Artwork (DW9)
Pang Tong
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Shadow fan 178 - 213
An official under Liu Bei. A classmate of Zhuge Liang, he was often compared to the Sleeping Dragon as an accomplished strategist. At the Battle of Chibi, he helped execute the plan that ensured victory for the Allied Forces. After joining Liu Bei, he suggested the capture of Yi Province and led the campaign himself.
Yueying Artwork (DW9)
Yueying
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Tongnu with blade attachment ? - ?
The wife of the great strategist, Zhuge Liang. She was said to have supported her husband with her knowledge of astronomy, geography and military strategy. She was apparently quite unattractive, but Zhuge Liang pursued her anyway when he heard of her wisdom.
Jiang Wei Artwork (DW9)
Jiang Wei
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Double-edge trident 206 - 264
An officer of Shu. Originally of Wei, he impressed Zhuge Liang, who used strategy to convince him to join Shu. Completely loyal to Zhuge Liang, he was chosen as Zhuge Liang's successor and entrusted with all of his strategic knowledge. After Zhuge Liang's death, he attempted to fulfill Zhuge Liang's wishes by continuing to attack the North.
Xingcai Artwork (DW9)
Xingcai
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Sword and tower shield ? - ?
Daughter of Zhang Fei. Intelligent, farsighted, and gifted in military matters, she, along with Liu Shan, Guan Ping and others of the next generation, represented the hope of Shu's future.
Liu Shan Artwork (DW9)
Liu Shan
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Rapier 207 - 271
Legitimate child of Liu Bei and second Emperor of Shu. He was left behind at the Battle of Changban, and was saved by Zhao Yun. Before he died, Liu Bei told Zhuge Liang, "If Liu Shan has no talent, then you must become Emperor in his place." However, Zhuge Liang continued to support him. He quickly surrendered when the Wei forces reached Chengdu and caused Shu to fall. When he was little, he was referred to as Adou.
Ma Dai Artwork (DW9)
Ma Dai
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Large paintbrush ? - ?
A Shu officer. After his defeat to Cao Cao at the Battle of Tong Gat, he wandered the land fighting here and there. He later served Liu Bei together with his cousin Ma Chao. He was put in charge of forces in the Northern and Southern Campaigns and did well. After Zhuge Liang's death, he put down Wei Yan, who had revolted.
Guan Suo Artwork (DW9)
Guan Suo
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Sabatons ? - ?
A Shu officer and Guan Yu's third son. During the fall of Jing, he suffered major wounds and fled to Baojiazhuang to recover. Just before the Southern Campaign, he returned to Shu and led the attack, managing to capture Meng Huo during the process.
Bao Sanniang Artwork (DW9)
Bao Sanniang
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Bladed yo-yo ? - ?
Daughter of Bao Kai. Beautiful and talented third daughter of the Bao family. With her beuaty, she had no end of suitors, but she proclaimed that "she would marry no one weaker than her" and continued to defeat those who came to fight with her. Hearing the rumours, Guan Suo, third son of Guan Yu, came to call and in the ensuing duel defeated her. She then became Guan Suo's wife. From then on, she fought at his side as one of Shu's officers.
Xu Shu Artwork (DW9)
Xu Shu
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Fencing sword and hooked dagger ? - ?
He was fascinated with swords from an early age, and became quite proficient in their use. He got into trouble for helping a friend seek vengeance, so he decided to focus on his studies as well, and went to study under Sima Hui. Later, he met with Liu Bei and convinced him of the need for the strategy by using tactics to repel an attack from Cao Cao's forces. However, as a result, Cao Cao came to want that talent for himself.
Zhang Bao Artwork (DW9)
Zhang Bao
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Flail sword ? - 229
A Shu officer and Zhang Fei's eldest son. When Zhang Fei died, he took the Serpent Blade and fought in his first battle in the campaign against Wu. Together with his sworn brother, Guan Xing, he continued to seek vengeance against Wu and later participated with Guan Xing in the Northern Campaigns. Together, they carried on the legend of Shu after the death of Guan Yu and Zhang Fei.
Guan Xing Artwork (DW9)
Guan Xing
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Wingblades ? - 234
A Shu general and Guan Yu's second son. When Liu Bei raised his army for the fight against Wu, he participated so that he could avenge his father. He made a pact of brotherhood with Zhang Fei's son, Zhang Bao, and the two proved to be a formidable force during the battles in the North.
Guan Yinping Artwork (DW9)
Guan Yinping
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Dual-headed mace ? - ?
Daughter of Guan Yu. When Liu Bei became King of Hanzhong, Sun Quan's messenger, Zhuge Jin, brought a proposal to marry Sun Quan's son to Guan Yinping. Guan Yu refused, stating that he would never give the daughter of a tiger to the son of a dog. Guan Yinping was diligent in her training and was constantly garbed in combat gear.
Fa Zheng Artwork (DW9)
Fa Zheng
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Woven cloth 176 - 220
An officer of Shu and former servant of Liu Zhang. Together with Zhang Song and Meng Da, he planned Liu Bei's Shu campaign. He was appointed Prefect of Shu District upon Liu Bei's entry into Chengdu and with Zhuge Liang worked on governing. Well-versed in strategy, he was the main advisor for the attack on Hanzhong. He lured out Xiahou Yuan at Mt. Dingjun which allowed Huang Zhong to kill him.
Zhou Cang Artwork (DW9)
Zhou Cang
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Nunchaku ? - 219
A former Yellow Turban general. As a bandit on Mt. Woniu, he met with Guan Yu and became his trusted companion. A hero well-trained in fighting on water. Historically, this character did not exist.
Xiahou Ji Artwork (DW9)
Xiahou Ji
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Bunny doll 186 - ?
Niece of Xiahou Yuan and wife of Zhang Fei. Separated from her family, Xiahou Ji is saved from bandits by Zhang Fei. Due to the hospitality of Shu, she is conflicted in revealing her true identity, eventually choosing to forego her family ties and marrying Zhang Fei. Historically, Xiahou Ji was abducted and taken in as Zhang Fei's wife at twelve or thirteen years old.
Liao Hua (DWB)
Liao Hua*
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Flagpole spear ? - 264
A Shu officer and former Yellow Turban rebel. During Guan Yu's flight from Wei, he asked to be Guan Yu's servant, but was refused. He later went on to serve and fight for Liu Bei. He lived to see Shu from its birth to its demise.
Wang Ping (DWB)
Wang Ping*
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Throwing shield ? - 248
A Shu officer, formerly of Wei. During the battle at Hanzhong, he opposed Xu Huang and defected to Shu. He went on to serve in both the Northern and Southern Campaigns. At Jieting, he served under Ma Su and fought well despite losing the battle.
Ma Su (DWB)
Ma Su*
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Feather whip 190 - 228
A Shu officer and younger brother of Ma Liang. Zhuge Liang believed in his talent despite Liu Bei's doubts. Although he served well as an advisor during the Southern Campaign, he performed miserably during the Northern Campaign, resulting in a humiliating defeat. Reluctantly, Zhuge Liang was forced to execute him.
Xishi (DWB)
Ma Yunlu*
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Sword and short spear ? - ?
Daughter of Ma Teng and younger sister of Ma Chao. She was a formidable warrior in her own right with a straightforward attitude to match. After the rest of their family was executed by Cao Cao, she joined her brother and fought alongside him before joining Shu. She later married Zhao Yun and joined Shu as a general, providing her husband with moral support.
Zhang Yi (DWB)
Zhang Yi*
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Claymore ? - 264
A Shu officer. Originally under Liu Zhang, he surrendered to Liu Bei. His unit was successful in the Northern and Southern Campaigns. After the death of Xiahou Ba, the position was split up and he received a promotion.
Jian Yong (DWB)
Jian Yong*
DW-Shu

Shu Han
Dragon bench ? - ?
An officer of Shu, he came from the same home village as Liu Bei. He served Liu Bei from the beginning as an envoy and strategist. He was given a high rank after the lands of Shu were obtained. He was known as an open-minded character.

Wei Characters

Image Name Kingdom Weapon Description
Xiahou Dun Artwork (DW9)
Xiahou Dun
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Podao ? - 220
A Wei officer and cousin of Cao Cao. It is said that he lost his eye to an arrow during a battle against Lu Bu. He then removed the eye from the arrow and ate it. Later, he commanded numerous troops and fought in various places, serving as Cao Cao's right-hand man.
Dian Wei Artwork (DW9)
Dian Wei
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Axe ? - 197
A giant of a man who served as Cao Cao's personal bodyguard and was constantly by his side. After Zhang Xiu's attack on Wan Castle, he alone stood before the enemy troops, giving his life so that Cao Cao could escape.
Zhang Liao Artwork (DW9)
Zhang Liao
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Twin axes 169 - 224
A Wei officer. In the beginning, he fought in various battles under Lu Bu. After Lu Bu's death, he served under Cao Cao. During his defense of Hefei, he managed to repel over 100,000 Wu troops with just 800 men. He was feared throughout the land. He was promoted to the head of the Five Generals of Wei.
Cao Cao Artwork (DW9)
Cao Cao
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
General's sword 155 - 220
The Wei Ruler. He was labeled a "Hero of Chaos." A man of many talents, he wrote or annotated numerous books on strategy and tactics. During the Yellow Turban Rebellion, he joined the Imperial Forces, distinguishing himself on the battlefield. Following the death of Dong Zhuo, he strengthened his foothold in the troubled Central Plains, thereby establishing the foundation for what would become the Wei Empire.
Xu Zhu Artwork (DW9)
Xu Zhu
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Giant mace ? - ?
A Wei officer. An extremely large man almost as wide as he was tall. As capable in battle as the great Dian Wei, he also served as Cao Cao's personal bodyguard. Normally a quiet and absent-minded man, he transformed on the battlefield, fighting with the fierceness of a tiger.
Xiahou Yuan Artwork (DW9)
Xiahou Yuan
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Bow and rod ? - 219
A Wei officer and cousin to Xiahou Dun. He worked with Cao Cao from the beginning, commanding a division of Cao Cao's newly formed army. Famous for his lightning-quick attacks, he had a long list of accomplishments, including the defeat of Ma Chao. However, at the Battle of Mt. Dingjun, he was killed by Huang Zhong.
Xu Huang Artwork (DW9)
Xu Huang
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Battle axe 170 - 228
A Wei officer. A servant of Yang Feng, he joined Cao Cao after being persuaded by Man Chong. He served as an important part of the Wei forces. A wise and valiant general, Cao Cao labeled him, "A match for Sun Tzu!" after his victory over the army of Guan Yu at Fan Castle. He is counted among the Five Generals of Wei.
Zhang He Artwork (DW9)
Zhang He
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Claws ? - 231
An officer of Wei. Once under the command of Yuan Shao, he was forced into a tight corner due to false charges brought against him by Guo Tu. He then went on to serve Cao Cao and fought mainly against the Shu forces, where his abilities were acknowledged by Zhuge Liang. At the Battle of Jieting, he surrounded Ma Su and defeated him. He was counted among the Five Generals of Wei.
Cao Ren Artwork (DW9)
Cao Ren
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Spiked shield 168 - 223
A general of Wei and Cao Cao's cousin. Cao Ren excelled in all the martial arts, including archery and horsemanship. At the Battle of Chibi, he defended Jing. Under Cao Pi, he held the rank of Lord Grand Marshal.
Cao Pi Artwork (DW9)
Cao Pi
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Dual blade 187 - 226
The first Emperor of Wei and Cao Cao's second son. Cao Pi was skilled in the arts and in warfare and fought alongside his father from an early age. During the campaign to capture Ye, he met the beautiful Zhenji and made her his wife. Following Cao Cao's death, he assumed control of the Wei throne and forced to Emperor to step down, effectively stealing the crown.
Zhenji Artwork (DW9)
Zhenji
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Flute 182 - 221
A woman of peerless beauty. She was married to Yuan Shao's second son, Yuan Xi. However, when Cao Cao captured Ji Province, his son, Cao Pi, fell in love with her and immediately made her his wife.
Pang De Artwork (DW9)
Pang De
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Dual ji ? - 219
An officer of Wei. Father of Pang Hui. Formerly an officer under Ma Chao. After losing a battle against Cao Cao, he went to serve Zhang Lu of Hanzhong. He returned to Zhang Lu when Ma Chao surrendered to Shu, and went on to fight Cao Cao, who forced him to surrender. During the battle at Fan Castle, he shot Guan Yu in his left arm with an arrow. Although this made the battle difficult for Guan Yu, Pang De fell victim to the flood attack and was captured. Even though he was requested to surrender, he stubbornly refused and was executed by Guan Yu.
Cai Wenji Artwork (DW9)
Cai Wenji
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Konghou ? - ?
Daughter of Cai Yong. Known for her intellect and knowledge, she was also quite a poet. During an uprising, she was captured and taken off to Xiongnu, where she became the wife of the Xiongnu King of the Left. She was later saved by Cao Cao, who paid a fortune for her.
Jia Xu Artwork (DW9)
Jia Xu
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Chain and sickle 147 - 223
A Wei officer. He originally served under Li Jue, but dissatisfied with the way he was treated, left for Zhang Xiu. There, he was a brilliant tactician whose strategies resulted in numerous victories over Cao Cao. He later joined Cao Cao along with his lord Zhang Xiu and received a promotion.
Wang Yi Artwork (DW9)
Wang Yi
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Trishula ? - ?
An officer of Wei. Daughter of the noble Wang clan of Hanzhong. She lost hr family to Ma Chao and went to serve Cao Cao as an advisor in order to get her revenge, fighting numerous battles against Ma Chao. In the official historis, when Ma Chao came to attack Ji Castle, she took up a weapon and went to meet him in battle. She even shared her own equipment with others in the army in order to boost morale. She also worked together with Yang Fu and Yin Feng, who had surrendered and promoted numerous strategies that led to the retreat of Ma Chao's army.
Guo Jia Artwork (DW9)
Guo Jia
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Orb and scepter 170 - 207
An officer of Wei. Based on a recommendation from Cheng Yu, he was made Cao Cao's strategist and earned his trust due to his brilliant strategies and decisiveness. In the campaigns against Lu Bu and Yuan Shao, his timely advice helped lead his forces to victory. However, whilst pursuing the remnants of the Yuan family and leading the attack against the Wuwan, he fell ill and died. Later, after Cao Cao's defeat at Chibi, he lamented, "If only I'd have had Guo Jia..."
Yue Jin Artwork (DW9)
Yue Jin
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Dual hookblades ? - 218
A general under Cao Cao. He showed tremendous skill during his many battles and was revered as one of Wei's Five Generals, who also incuded Zhang Liao, Yu Jin, Xu Huang and Zhang He.
Li Dian Artwork (DW9)
Li Dian
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Wheeled halberd ? - ?
An officer of Wei. A veteran warrior who served with Cao Cao since he first raised his army. At the Battle of Bowangpo, he saw through Liu Bei's plot and managed to save Xiahou Dun from danger. Later, he helped protect Hefei together with Zhang Liao and Yue Jin. Although the three of them did not get along together, they decided to put their differences behind them when Sun Quan came to attack, enabling them to impressively drive off the Wu Forces, which numbered near one hundred thousand men.
Yu Jin Artwork (DW9)
Yu Jin
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
War trident ? - 221
A brave general who served Cao Cao. He joined Cao Cao when the latter became a Provincial Governor and then followed him from then on. He was praised greatly by Cao Cao for quelling the looting of the Qing troops under Xiahou Dun after Cao Cao was defeated by Zhang Xiu. He commanded the rearguard at the Battle of Guandu, and was Naval Commander at the Battle of Chibi. Strict and unbending, he even executed an old friend for rebelling against Cao Cao.
Xun Yu Artwork (DW9)
Xun Yu
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Formation wand 163 - 212
A noble of good reputation who once served Yuan Shao until he left him to serve Cao Cao as a strategist. Highly skilled, he was known as the "King's Gifted Advisor" and served Cao Cao loyally until he left his position after disagreeing with his master's ambitions.
Cao Xiu Artwork (DW9)
Cao Xiu
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Twin crossbow ? - 228
A Wei officer and nephew of Cao Cao. A brilliant archer, he served Cao Pi and Cao Rui following the death of Cao Cao. He was fooled by Zhou Fang's false defection and lost many troops. His health failed due to embarrassment and he died.
Man Chong Artwork (DW9)
Man Chong
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Monk spade ? - 242
An officer of Wei. He convinced Yang Feng's officer, Xu Huang, to join Cao Cao. He advised Cao Ren to defend Fan Castle when attacked by Guan Yu and succeeded in repelling Guan Yu.
Xun You Artwork (DW9)
Xun You
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Urumi 157 - 214
An officer under Cao Cao and nephew of Xun Yu. Raised on the battlefield, he was able to give good advice. At the Battle of Chibi, he served along with Cheng Yu.
Cao Hong (DWB)
Cao Hong*
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Wolf teeth mace ? - 232
A Wei officer and cousin of Cao Cao. Together with Cao Ren, he participated in the raising of Cao Cao's army. As a core member of the Wei forces, he fought across the land. After Cao Pi ascended to the throne, he worked his way up to Chief General of the Guard and Cavalry.
Bianshi (DWB)
Bianshi*
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Parasol 159 - 230
Wife of Cao Cao. Mother of Cao Pi, Cao Zhang and Cao Zhi. Originally a signing maiden of poor background, she met Cao Cao and later married him. Wise, modest and patient, Bianshi calmly conducted herself with an aura of sagacity and assisted her husband in domestic affairs.
Cao Zhen (DWB)
Cao Zhen*
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Kanabō ? - 231
Officer of Wei and Cao Cao's nephew, he was left in charge by Cao Pi. He led the army against Zhuge Liang's campaign and was soundly defeated. He was taunted in a letter and died of indignation.
Wen Pin (DWB)
Cao Zhang*
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Iron gauntlets ? - 223
Cao Cao's third son. A brave general said to have killed wild beasts with his bare hands. He was given the nickname, "The Yellow Beard." He saved his father Cao Cao from his pursuers during the assault on Hanzhong.
Cao Zhi (DWB)
Cao Zhi*
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Water mirror 192 - 232
Cao Cao's fourth son. Fought with Cao Pi for succession. Postured himself to be favoured by Cao Cao, but was discarded because of Yang Xiu's suggestion and lost the throne. After Cao Cao's death, he was almost killed by Cao Pi but wrote the "Poem of Seven Steps" and avoided death. Skilled with words, he wrote many great poems, such as "Luoshen Fu."
Cao Shuang (DWB)
Cao Rui*
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Dao 205 - 239
The son of Cao Pi and Zhenji, he became the second Wei Emperor. Utilising Cao Zhen and Sima Yi, he resisted Shu's Northern Campaign. When Shu and Wu joined forces against Wei, he defeated Sun Quan. However, when he learned of Zhuge Liang's death, he grew complacent and eventually squandered his country's resources on such endeavours as the expansion of his palace before he died of illness.
Zhu Ling (DWB)
Cheng Yu*
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Mini sun 141 - 220
A servant of Cao Cao, his former name was Li. He changed his name after having a dream where he was holding up the sun. A large man with a strong constitution, he served Cao Cao at the recommendation of Xun Yu, contributing as strategist.
Cao Jie (DWB)
Cao Jie*
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Jabaraken ? - 260
Daughter of Cao Cao and wife of Emperor Xian. Was the final empress of the Eastern Han Dynasty. After the forceful abdication of Emperor Xian, her brother Cao Pi demanded she relinquish the imperial seal. She remained loyal to the Han and rebuked numerous envoys who asked for it.
Hua Tuo (DWB)
Hao Zhao*
DW-Wei

Cao Wei
Great sword ? - 229
An officer of Wei. He learned to fight at an early age and gained fame in many lands. By recommendation of Sima Yi, he was given Chencang to defend during Shu's northern invasions. He successfully repelled attacks by Zhuge Liang and Wei Yan, but was forced to leave the field when he fell ill. He was later promoted.

Wu Characters

Image Name Kingdom Weapon Description
Zhou Yu Artwork (DW9)
Zhou Yu
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Bō staff 175 - 210
A Wu officer. He was the sworn brother of his lord, Sun Ce. According to Sun Ce's will, he became chief lieutenant to the young Sun Quan. At the Battle of Chibi, he served as the commander, leading his fleet to victory over the much larger forces of Cao Cao. He was often complimented on his good looks.
Lu Xun Artwork (DW9)
Lu Xun
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Swallow swords 183 - 245
A Wu officer who married Sun Ce's daughter. A very thoughtful young man whose distinguished service was rewarded with a promotion from Sun Quan. In cooperation with Lu Meng, he managed to defeat Guan Yu and succeeded in recapturing Jing. At the Battle of Yiling, he served as Supreme Commander, leading Wu to a carefully planned victory over Liu Bei and the massive Shu Army.
Sun Shangxiang Artwork (DW9)
Sun Shangxiang
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Bladed wheels ? - 222
The daughter of Sun Jian, she was also the younger sister of both Sun Ce and Sun Quan. An unyielding spirt, she took interest in the martial arts from a young age. When she later became Liu Bei's wife, it is said that her ladies-in-waiting were constantly outside her room, dressed in full armour.
Gan Ning Artwork (DW9)
Gan Ning
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Flail ? - 222
A Wu officer. A former pirate, he attached bells to his clothes so that enemies would know when he was coming. He served under both Liu Biao and Huang Zu, but after being passed over for promotion, took his services to Sun Quan, who at the recommendation of Zhou Yu and Lu Meng, welcomed him to Wu. He later fought at Chibi and in the campaign against Wei.
Sun Jian Artwork (DW9)
Sun Jian
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Nine rings blade 155 - 191
A great hero who is said to be the descendant of the legendary Sun Tzu. He became well known after defeating a band of pirates and further distinguished himself during the battles against the Yellow Turbans. He soon became the Prefect of Changsha and served as the vanguard for the coalition forces against Dong Zhuo. Following the battle, he found the Imperial Seal hidden in a well and took it back home with him.
Taishi Ci Artwork (DW9)
Taishi Ci
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Twin rods 169 - 209
An officer of Wu. With his strong sense of duty and a feeling of obligation to his mother, he saved Kong Rong, the Prefect of Beihai, from danger. Later, he served Liu Yao and fought Sun Ce to a draw. Liu Yao eventually lost to Sun Ce, forcing Taishi Ci to submit to Sun Ce, serving him from then on.
Lu Meng Artwork (DW9)
Lu Meng
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Pike 178 - 219
A Wu officer. Already an accomplished warrior, he devoted himself to learning and became a paradigm of wisdom and valour after being admonished by Sun Quan. He was admired by Lu Su as a great servant of the Wu Kingdom. Together with Lu Xun, they reclaimed Jing, taking the great Guan Yu in the process.
Huang Gai Artwork (DW9)
Huang Gai
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Iron boat ? - ?
An officer of Wu since the days of Sun Jian. At the Battle of Chibi, together with Zhou Yu, he executed their special plan. After being "attacked" by Zhou Yu, Huang Gai surrendered to Cao Cao, whereupon he then set fire to the Wei fleet, leading to a great victory for Wu.
Zhou Tai Artwork (DW9)
Zhou Tai
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Katana and using Battōjutsu ? - ?
A Wu officer. Formerly a pirate, he came to work for Sun Ce. Despite serious injury, he succeeded in rescuing Sun Quan when he was attacked by bandits. At the Battle of Hefei, he used his own body as a shield to again protect Sun Quan. He was rewarded with a banquet in his honour.
Ling Tong Artwork (DW9)
Ling Tong
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Sanjiegun 189 - 237
A Wu general and the son of Ling Cao. Upon joining Wu, he tried to seek vengeance for his father on Gan Ning but was reproached by Lu Meng and Sun Quan. Later, when fighting with Yue Jin of Wei, his life was saved by Gan Ning, upon which he made peace and swore an oath of friendship. However, on the battlefield, their rivalry continued as they competed to see who was the better warrior.
Sun Ce Artwork (DW9)
Sun Ce
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Dual tonfas 175 - 200
The oldest son of Sun Jian. After his father's death, Sun Ce went to serve Yuan Shu. Later, borrowing 3,000 troops in exchange for the Imperial Seal, he went on to raise his own army. In a short while, he had already stabilised the land of Jiangdong, giving him the nickname of "the Little Conqueror." Starting with his old friend Zhou Yu, he went on to gather many talented officers, laying the foundation for the Wu Kingdom.
Sun Quan Artwork (DW9)
Sun Quan
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Flame blade 182 - 252
The first Emperor of the Wu Kingdom. He was the second son of Sun Jian and the younger brother of Sun Ce. He succeeded the family line following Sun Ce's sudden death. Of his younger brother, Sun Ce is to have said, "You believe that your offense is strong, but in actuality, it is your defense which is stronger." At the Battle of Chibi, Sun Quan faced the larger forces of Cao Cao and managed to emerge victorious.
Xiaoqiao Artwork (DW9)
Xiaoqiao
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Twin fans ? - ?
The daughter of Qiao Xuan. She later married Zhou Yu of Wu. Together with her older sister, Daqiao, they were referred to as the "Two Qiaos." Upon hearing a rumour spread by Zhuge Liang that Cao Cao was after the Qiao sisters, Zhou Yu persuaded Sun Quan to declare war, ultimately leading Wu into the Battle of Chibi.
Daqiao Artwork (DW9)
Daqiao
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Pugil sticks ? - ?
Daughter of Qiao Xian and wife of Sun Ce. Along with her younger sister, she was considered one of the great beauties of the time. Her beauty was such that "she outshone the moon and stars and caused the flowers to hide in shame."
Ding Feng Artwork (DW9)
Ding Feng
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Circle blade ? - 271
A Wu officer who served Sun Quan. In his first battle, he proved his excellent skill by defeating Zhang Liao. Having served Wu for over 70 years, he was promoted as high as Commander General.
Lianshi Artwork (DW9)
Lianshi
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Mandarin duck hooks ? - 238
The wife of Sun Quan. Born in Xu Province, she was of the same family as the Wu general Bu Zhi. Truly beloved by Sun Quan, she was also highly loved by the rest of the Court. She gave birth to two daughters, Sun Luyu and Sun Luban. She is said to have been his most loved wife and was buried in the same grave. Sometimes called Madame Bu.
Lu Su Artwork (DW9)
Lu Su
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Rake 172 - 217
An officer of Wu. On Zhou Yu's recommendation, he went to serve Sun Quan. He advised joining Liu Bei at Chibi. He became commander after the death of Zhou Yu, and served Wu against Wei and Shu.
Han Dang Artwork (DW9)
Han Dang
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Short pike ? - 227
A Wu officer and veteran general who served three generations of the Sun Family. He participated in numerous battles, including the Battle of Chibi, the campaign against Guan Yu, and the Battle of Yiling, playing an important part of the Wu fleet. At Chibi, he rescued Huang Gai, who had fallen overboard after being struck by an arrow.
Zhu Ran Artwork (DW9)
Zhu Ran
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Flame bow 182 - 222
A Wu officer. During his youth he studied alongside Sun Quan. Led by Lu Meng, he and Han Dang attacked and captured Jing Province. Later, he and Pan Zhang captured Guan Yu, who was fleeing the fall of Mai Castle. He also participates in the Battle of Yiling. Historically, he participated in a number of battles, including the defense of Jiangling, where he led a small number of troops, including some that were sick and wounded.
Cheng Pu Artwork (DW9)
Cheng Pu
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Double-edge spear ? - ?
An officer of Wu. A master with his Serpent Spear, he was a battle-hardened veteran who served three generations of the Sun Family. He was often referred to as "Master Cheng" by the other generals. He served as Lt. Commander at the Battle of Chibi, teaming with Zhou Yu to defeat Cao Cao's army.
Xu Sheng Artwork (DW9)
Xu Sheng
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Double-headed meteor hammer ? - ?
A Wu officer. He served at the Battle of Chibi, and in the attacks on Hefei and Jing. When Cao Pi attacked Wu, he took a group of troops and built a fake castle, which deceived the Wei forces, allowing him to escape.
Lu Kang (DWB)
Lu Kang*
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Thin sword 226 - 274
An officer of Wu. 2nd son of Lu Xun and grandson of Sun Ce. He matched Lu Xun for skill with strategy, and earned renown during Zhuge Dan's rebellion. During the Jin Dynasty, he dealt with the rebellion of Bu Chan quickly, allowing Jin no opening to exploit. Though enemies, he and Jin's Yang Hu respected each other's abilities. However, that became a problem as he was suspected of secret interactions with the enemy and released from his position.
Zhuge Ke (DWB)
Zhuge Ke*
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Blade bow 203 - 253
A minister of Wu. The oldest son of Zhuge Jin, he was respected by Sun Quan for his intelligence. He seized power as grand teacher after the death of Lu Xun. He managed to defeat Wei when they attacked, but lost popularity when Wu and Shu failed in their attack against Wei. He was assassinated by Sun Jun.
Wu Guotai (DWB)
Wu Guotai*
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Baoding balls ? - ?
Second wife of Sun Jian and mother of Sun Shangxiang. She endorsed her daughter's marriage to Liu Bei against Sun Quan's wishes. Reprimanding Sun Quan for plotting Liu Bei's downfall, a letter was forged in her name and sent to Sun Shangxiang. The letter claimed her mother was gravely ill, persuading her to return to Wu. Despite hopes to use Liu Shan as a bargaining chip against Shu, Sun Shangxiang returned alone due to the intervention of Zhao Yun and Zhang Fei.
Zhuge Jin (DWB)
Zhuge Jin*
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Paper lantern 174 - 241
An officer of Wu and Zhuge Liang's older brother. He served at the recommendation of Lu Su. Extremely generous, he was trusted by Sun Quan. He helped smooth relations between Shu and Wu.
Sun Luban (DWB)
Sun Luban*
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Hidden blade 215 - 258
Oldest daughter of Sun Quan and sister of Sun Luyu. Said to have been dearly devoted to her father. Was a shrewd and power-hungry woman who sought to control Wu through illicit means, including orchestrating the execution of her sister and undermining Sun He's position to rule, leading to her half-brother Sun Ba being forced to commit suicide. Later forced into exile by Sun Chen.
Ling Cao (DWB)
Pan Zhang*
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Nejibana ? - 222
A Wu officer. Together with Zhu Ran, he captured the great Guan Yu, receiving the great weapon, Blue Dragon, as a reward. Later, he was pursued by Guan Yu's son, Guan Xing. Surprised at seeing Guan Yu's ghost, he was caught and killed.
Jiang Qin (DWB)
Jiang Qin*
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Blunderbuss ? - 219
A Wu officer. He received high praise along with Zhou Tai while serving under Sun Ce. He led the invasion during the Southern Campaign but suffered a great defeat, which almost led to his execution. In the campaign against Guan Yu, he controlled the naval forces and successfully surrounded him.
Sun Yi (DWB)
Sun Hao*
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Sword and shield 242 - 283
Grandson of Sun Quan and the final Emperor of Wu. A despot whose tyrannical rule terrorised the people, he was unpopular with his people. Sun Hao failed in building his army and lost Ding Feng and Lu Kang, two great strategists of Wu. This lack of support eventually left him powerless to stop Jin's conquest of Wu.
Zhu Zhi (DWB)
Zhu Zhi*
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Scimitar 156 - 224
A Wu officer. He served three generations of the Sun family. He was the one who suggested that Sun Ce borrow troops from Yuan Shu in order to gain their independence. He was made Prefect of Wujun and served at the Battle of Chibi.
Zhu Huan (DWB)
Zhu Huan*
DW-Wu

Eastern Wu
Viking war axe 177 - 238
A Wu officer. He served in the defense of the Wu outpost in the campaign against Wei. At the Battle of Shiting, he enjoyed tremendous success on the battlefield, including the defeat of Cao Xiu's troops, who had been deceived by Zhou Fang's defection, and the defeat of the Wei general, Zhang Pu.

Jin Characters

Image Name Kingdom Weapon Description
Sima Yi Artwork (DW9)
Sima Yi
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Horsehair whip 179 - 251
A Wei officer. He was promoted after Cao Cao recognised his talent and ability. In the battle against Shu, he refused to be lured out by Zhuge Liang, putting his strength into a strong defensive effort, which resulted in victory. After serving four generations of the Cao family, he won a battle with Cao Shuang to seize control of the Wei Empire, laying the foundation for what would eventually become the Jin Dynasty.
Sima Shi Artwork (DW9)
Sima Shi
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Lightning sword 208 - 255
The eldest son of Sima Yi. He fought in many battles, including one against Zhuge Liang. He and his father assassinated Cao Shuang and took control of Wei. After his father's death he deposed Cao Fang, inciting Guanqiu Jian and Wen Qin's rebellion. He quelled the rebellion himself, and led the Sima clan to seize total control. He later bestowed the throne to his younger brother, Sima Zhao.
Sima Zhao Artwork (DW9)
Sima Zhao
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Striking sword 211 - 265
An officer of Wei and second son of Sima Yi. With his older brother, Sima Shi, he wielded political power. Following his brother's death, he was made Supreme Commander. After Shu was subdued, he was named King of Jin.
Deng Ai Artwork (DW9)
Deng Ai
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Drill spear 197 - 264
A Wei officer. His talent discovered by Sima Yi, he was active in the Shu Campaign. He joined with Zhong Hui to destroy Shu, but later turned against him. Due to Zhong Hui's accusations, he was captured and while being led away, assassinated.
Wang Yuanji Artwork (DW9)
Wang Yuanji
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Throwing daggers 217 - 268
Daughter of Wang Su. Married Sima Zhao and was blessed with numerous children, including the first Emperor of Jin, Sima Yan. The histories say that from an early age, she was of irreproachable comfort and highly educated. Even as Sima Zhao's wife, she lived frugally and helped her husband in many ways. It is said she even predicted Zhong Hui's revolt.
Zhong Hui Artwork (DW9)
Zhong Hui
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Flying swords 225 - 264
Displaying enormous talent from an early age, Zhong Hui gained the confidence of Sima Zhao. He and Deng Ai were placed in command of the campaign against Shu, but Deng Ai reached and conquered Chengdu first. Later, when conspiring with Jiang Wei to remove Deng Ai from favour, he declared independence in Shu, but was killed by a subordinate.
Zhuge Dan Artwork (DW9)
Zhuge Dan
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Short rod ? - 258
An officer of Wei. Cousin of Zhuge Liang. He helped to quell the rebellions of Guanqiu Jian and Wen Qin. But later, angered by Sima Zhao's tyranny, he joined forces with Wu and rose in rebellion. He was surrounded and attempted to break out, but was killed by Hu Fen.
Xiahou Ba Artwork (DW9)
Xiahou Ba
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Siege spear ? - 262
He served as an officer for both Wei and Shu. Xiahou Yuan's eldest son and brother of Xiahou Ji. When Cao Shuang was assassinated by Sima Yi, this officer sensed danger and escaped to Shu. His younger sister married Zhang Fei, and their daughter became a consort to Liu Shan.
Guo Huai Artwork (DW9)
Guo Huai
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Arm cannon ? - 253
He was the Grand Marshal of Wei. Under the direction of Cao Zhen and Sima Yi, he advanced to Mt. Qi to do battle against Shu in one of its northern expeditions. He was constantly on the move, and gained small victories in numerous locations but was never able to achieve more than that. He was eventually shot with an arrow by Jiang Wei and died. Historically, he was given the rank of Grand General posthumously.
Jia Chong Artwork (DW9)
Jia Chong
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Throwing axes 217 - 282
An official of Wei. Son of Jia Kui. Served as an aide to both Sima Shi and Sima Zhao and participated in stopped Guanqiu Jian and Wen Qin's rebellion and the uprising led by Zhuge Dan. He led the army to meet Cao Mao's attack when he came to defeat Sima Zhao. He acted as a strategist for the campaigns against Shu, and though reluctantly, against Wu as well. He is said to have been the first one to contribute to establishing the Jin Dynasty.
Zhang Chunhua Artwork (DW9)
Zhang Chunhua
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Wired gloves 189 - 247
The wife of Sima Yi and the mother of Sima Shi and Sima Zhao. She was known for her cleverness and kindness from an early age. When Sima Yi began to neglect his family in order to focus on his political career, she took their sons and refused to eat until she received an apology from Sima Yi. After her death, she was named as Empress Dowager when the kingdom of Jin was founded.
Wen Yang Artwork (DW9)
Wen Yang
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Javelin 238 - 291
An officer of Wei. The oldest son of Wen Qin. A large man, he was extremely proud of his abilities as a warrior. During Guanqiu Jian's rebellion, he and his father managed to defeat the Wei Forces despite being outnumbered. It was said that his efforts were a match for Zhao Yun on the Changban Bridge. Later, he fled to Wu, and during Zhuge Dan's rebellion, he and Wen Qin helped the Wu Forces. When Wen Qin was killed by Zhuge Dan, Wen Yang surrendered to Wei. It is said that Yang was his name as a child and that his real name was Wen Shu.
Xin Xianying Artwork (DW9)
Xin Xianying
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Crystal orb 191 - 269
Daughter of Xin Pi. Renowned for her austerity and foresight, she provided her family with helpful advice during times of crisis. Her daughter's wisdom convinced Sima Yi to defend the main camp during the Battle of Wuzhang Plains, leading to Zhuge Liang's death.
Yang Hu (DWB)
Yang Hu*
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Harpoon 221 - 278
A Jin officer. Brother of Yang Huiyu. He was a friend and rival of Wu's Lu Kang and a talented general in his own right. Known to have been an incredibly compassionate individual. Allowed Wu soldiers to surrender without consequence and used non-lethal strategies in battle. His dismissal of personal safety provoked a subordinate to prevent him from spending time away from his troops unguarded. Out of respect, Yang Hu once sent medicine for Lu Kang, who took it without hesitation due to their mutual trust.
Du Yu (DWB)
Du Yu*
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Spring and Autumn Annals 222 - 285
An officer who served both Wei and Jin. After Yang Hu's death, Du Yu was named "General Who Guards the South" and given control of all affairs in Jing Province. Accredited with conquering the Wu Kingdom and bringing an end to the Three Kingdoms.
Xin Chang (DWB)
Chen Tai*
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Sword and sheath 210 - 259
An officer of Wei. Child of Chen Qun. He attacked and defeated Xiahou Ba who had defected to Shu. Later, he was also able to stop Jiang Wei's Northern Campaign with ploys. After Cao Mao had been killed by a plot of Sima Zhao, he suggested they also punish Jia Chong, but was refused.
Cao Mao (DWB)
Sima Yan*
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Serrated sword 236 - 290
Oldest son of Sima Zhao and Wang Yuanji. He was designated as heir by his father. With the advice of Jia Chong, he forced the Emperor to abdicate, and assumed the throne in his place. He established the Jin Dynasty and became its first Emperor. He eventually conquered Wu, and unified the country for the first time in over 100 years.
Wen Qin (DWB)
Wen Qin*
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Great sword ? - 257
Officer of Wei and protector of Yang. Enraged at Sima Shi's wanton displacement of Cao Fang, he raised a revolt with Guanqiu Jian. He attempted a hasty attack on SIma Shi's forces but lost. Defeated, he fled to Wu. Later, when Zhuge Dan attacked Wei, he attempted to kill a Wu general, but was killed by Zhuge Dan.
Zhang Changpu (DWB)
Yang Huiyu*
DW-Jin

Western Jin
Emei piercers 214 - 278
Wife of Sima Shi and sister of Yang Hu. Noted for her intelligence and good personality. Formally known as Empress Jingxian, meaning "the decisive and wise empress." Assisted her husband in government and military matters and was held in high regards by the Sima family.

Other Characters

Image Name Kingdom Weapon Description
Diaochan Artwork (DW9)
Diaochan
DW-Other

Other
Chain whip 176 - ?
A young songstress unequaled in beauty as well as song and dance. Having been raised by Wang Yun as his own daughter, she agreed to participate in his plan to divide Dong Zhuo and Lu Bu. She managed to get close to both of them, and succeeded in tearing their relationship apart, with Lu Bu later killing Dong Zhuo.
Lu Bu Artwork (DW9)
Lu Bu
DW-Other

Other
Halberd ? - 198
The mighty Lu Bu. He was skilled in all the martial arts, especially archery and horseback riding. It was often said, "Among men, Lu Bu... Among horses, Red Hare..." Red Hare could gallop 1,000 leagues in a single day and Lu Bu burnished his fabled spear. Loyal only to himself, he cut down his own adopted father, Ding Yuan, and joined Dong Zhuo, only to later betray him as well.
Dong Zhuo Artwork (DW9)
Dong Zhuo
DW-Other

Other
Bomb ? - 192
The former governor of Xiliang, he was summoned to Luoyang by He Jin to protect the young Han Emperor. However, he quickly usurped the Imperial Court's power and began a reign of terror. He adopted the mighty warrior Lu Bu as his son to further his tyranny; deposing Emperor Shao and installing Emperor Xian in his place, moving the capital to Chang'an, and generally ruling the people with the power of fear.
Yuan Shao Artwork (DW9)
Yuan Shao
DW-Other

Other
Extension blade ? - 202
A member of the distinguished Yuan family, he became the leader of the coalition forces in the movement against Dong Zhuo. Following Dong Zhuo's death, he fought against Cao Cao, who was trying to take control of the Central Plains. However, despite his large army at the Battle of Guandu, internal strife and various other troubles such as the attack of his supply depot led to a major defeat.
Zhang Jiao Artwork (DW9)
Zhang Jiao
DW-Other

Other
Staff ? - 184
A former government official out of the Julu region. He spread his teachings as the founder of the religious sect known as the Way of Peace. He used the turmoil of the land to gather the support of the people. With these supporters, he formed the group known as the Yellow Turbans. Declaring himself the "General of Heaven," he turned against the Han Dynasty, leading the Yellow Turban Rebellion.
Meng Huo Artwork (DW9)
Meng Huo
DW-Other

Other
Stone pillar and various large objects ? - ?
Great King of the Nanzhong. After the death of Liu Bei, he was given a rank by Wei's Cao Pi and moved to attack Shu, but pulled back after seeing strange troops. He later rebelled along with Yong Kai, Prefect of Jianning, but was quelled. Using this opportunity, Shu started its Southern Campaign. He tried to oppose their advance but failed continually. After each loss, he was released by Zhuge Liang. After this happened seven times, he finally surrendered and swore allegiance to Shu.
Zhurong Artwork (DW9)
Zhurong
DW-Other

Other
Boomerang ? - ?
Wife of Meng Huo. Self-styled descendant of the legendary fire god, Zhu Rong. An excellent warrior, during Shu's invasion of Nanzhong she was able to capture Shu officers Zhang Yi and Ma Zhong, but she herself was caught by Wei Yan and Ma Dai acting together. She was later included in a prisoner exchange and returned to her camp. But she was captured again and again, and ended up fully capitulating to Shu along with Meng Huo.
Zuo Ci Artwork (DW9)
Zuo Ci
DW-Other

Other
Talisman cards ? - ?
A man from Lujiang. He is also known as Master Black Horn. He went to Mt. Emei and obtained a special book which taught him the ways of sorcery. After mastering the mystic arts, he descended from the mountain and was welcomed with a land thrown into turmoil.
Chen Gong Artwork (DW9)
Chen Gong
DW-Other

Other
Bamboo scroll ? - 198
A Later Han official of Zhongmou. He joined Cao Cao for a time, but left him. He later became Lu Bu's strategist, giving him valuable advice. But with Lu Bu's selfish actions, their group became more and more ostracised by others. He was captured along with Lu Bu after their defeat at Xiapi by Cao Cao. He chose to be executed when Cao Cao offered to let him live.
Lu Lingqi Artwork (DW9)
Lu Lingqi
DW-Other

Other
Cross halberd ? - ?
Daughter of Lu Bu, and heir to his skill in fighting. She was left behind when Lu Bu was driven from Chang'an by Li Jue and Guo Si after killing Dong Zhuo. She was later sent to him. A political marriage was proposed for her with Yuan Shu's son, but never took place. She survived after Lu Bu was killed by Cao Cao.
Dong Bai Artwork (DW9)
Dong Bai
DW-Other

Other
Dual flails ? - 228
Granddaughter of Dong Zhuo. Outliving her grandfather's demise, she sets out to avenge his death against Lu Bu, Diaochan and Zhang Liao. Cruel and selfish like her grandfather, Dong Bai became more sadistic in her quest for vengeance. However, she does display a sweet and cheerful personality, albeit only to her grandfather. Historically, little information is known about her.
Hua Xiong Artwork (DW9)
Hua Xiong
DW-Other

Other
Saw sword ? - 191
A general under Dong Zhuo. He served as the vanguard for Dong Zhuo's army. He defeated Sun Jian at Sishui Gate, fighting like a true general until he was killed by Guan Yu. Historically, he was killed at the hands of Sun Jian.
Yuan Shu Artwork (DW9)
Yuan Shu
DW-Other

Other
Scepter ? - 199
A general during the Eastern Han Period. Cousin of Yuan Shao (or possibly a stepbrother). He was part of an esteemed family that served the Han in the highest ranks for four generations. When He Jin was assassinated, he joined the kinsman Yuan Shao in exterminating the eunuchs. When Dong Zhuo came into power, he fled to Nanyang, and subsequently joined the Anti-Dong Zhuo Alliance. He then moved his home base to Huainan, and used the Imperial Seal he seized from Sun Ce to declare himself Emperor. He immediately lost the hearts of his people through tyrannical rule, and died while fleeing north to seek assistance from Yuan Shao.
Gao Shun (DWB)
Gao Shun*
DW-Other

Other
Hammer ? - 198
An officer under Lu Bu. A brave general who fought for Lu Bu and was well known for his ability of attacking enemy camps. After Lu Bu's defeat, he was brought before Cao and died honourably.
Ma Teng (DWB)
Ma Teng*
DW-Other

Other
Zhanmadao ? - 211
Father of Ma Chao. Participated in the coalition against Dong Zhuo and attacked Li Jue and Guo Si, who were tyrannising Chang'an. After Cao Cao gained control, he cooperated with Dong Cheng in plans to assassinate Cao Cao. However, these plans were discovered and he returned to Xiliang. He was later recalled to Xuchang to participate in the attack on Sun Quan and used that chance to attempt to kill Cao Cao. However, he failed and was killed.
Li Jue (DWB)
Li Jue*
DW-Other

Other
Coffin ? - 198
An officer who served Dong Zhuo. After Dong Zhuo's death, he and his colleagues killed Wang Yun. Using Emperor Xian, he assumed control of the government. Due to a plot by Yang Biao, however, he ended up fighting with his own colleague Guo Si, leading to his own demise.
Guo Si (DWB)
Guo Si*
DW-Other

Other
Cursed orb ? - 197
An officer under Dong Zhuo. After Dong Zhuo's death, he suddenly attacked Chang'an at the advice of Jia Xu. Killing Wang Yun and countless others, he seized control of the Imperial Court with the help of Li Jue. He later became a bandit, and was killed by his servant, Wu Xi.
Yan Liang (DWB)
Yan Liang*
DW-Other

Other
Knuckle dusters ? - 200
A brave warrior under Yuan Shao. He spearheaded the attack at the Battle of Baima, defeating both Song Xian and Wei Xu. He also forced the brave Xu Huang to retreat, but shortly after, he was killed in one blow by Guan Yu, who was serving under Cao Cao at the time.
Wen Chou (DWB)
Wen Chou*
DW-Other

Other
Wrestling moves ? - 200
An officer under Yuan Shao. In order to avenge his companion Yan Liang, he set out for Yanjin, where he met Cao Cao and fought bravely in battle. He managed to defeat both Zhang Liao and Xu Huang, but was eventually defeated by Guan Yu.
Han Sui (DWB)
Gongsun Zan*
DW-Other

Other
Extension spear ? - 199
He served as the Prefect of Beiping for the Eastern Han Dynasty and studied together with Liu Bei under Lu Zhi. Once he led an elite army composed of troops from Baima, earning him the nickname "the General of Baima." He displayed his skills in the Yellow Turban campaign, but was later defeated by Yuan Shao.
Zang Ba 3 (DWB)
Zang Ba*
DW-Other

Other
Scythe ? - ?
An officer who served multiple lords. Zang Ba joined the suppression of the Yellow Turbans as an officer to Tao Qian. He later fought throughout the land under Lu Bu. In the war against Cao Cao, he allied himself with a group of bandits to resist and torment Cao Cao. After the fall of Lu Bu, he joined Cao Cao.
Gan Ji (DWB)
Gan Ji*
DW-Other

Other
Urn ? - 200
Taoist. Lived in the Wujun, healing the common folk and convincing them to become followers. Appeared to Sun Ce after the latter was injured by assassins. He was captured by Sun Ce, then told him he would be released if he could make it rain. He brought the rain, but was still killed. After his death, he appeared as a phantom numerous times to the suffering Sun Ce, causing him to die in agony.
Huaman (DWB)
Huaman*
DW-Other

Other
Giant horn ? - ?
Daughter of Meng Huo and Zhurong. A courageous woman like her mother, she joined her father's struggle against Zhuge Liang's invasion. After dueling Guan Suo, she became his prisoner only to be released by him out of respect for her martial prowess. The two began a fierce rivalry, attempting to see who the strongest was. In Zong Feng Jin, Huaman actually marries Guan Suo and the two play an integral role in instigating the Shu - Nanman alliance.
Ji Ling (DWB)
Ji Ling*
DW-Other

Other
Ball and chain ? - 199
Officer of Yuan Shu and an expert with his War Trident. When Liu Bei attacked, he dueled with Guan Yu for a total of thirty passes. On Yuan Shu's command, he attacked Liu Bei, but withdrew his troops because of a deal he had made with Lu Bu.

* Denotes new characters to the series
** Denotes characters added through Dynasty Warriors X: Xtreme Legends
*** Denotes characters added through Dynasty Warriors X: Empires
Bold denotes default characters (Dynasty Warriors X only)


Related Games

Like previous games in the series, Dynasty Warriors X is followed by two expansions. The first, Dynasty Warriors X: Xtreme Legends was released for PlayStation 4, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U and Xbox One on September 28, 2020 worldwide. It includes additional features not present in Dynasty Warriors 9, such as a new story mode dedicated to Li Jue and his forces, new stages for the rest of the kingdoms and other characters, new content for Ambition Mode, a new EX attack for each character, and one new playable character: TBA. It also enables cross-platform multiplayer.

The second expansion, Dynasty Warriors X: Empires was released for the PlayStation 4, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Xbox One on October 4, 2020. Like previous Empires expansions, the game focuses more on a strategical and tactical battle system. It allows players to modify the player force's flags, horses, and soldiers, as well as featuring large-scale strategems, enhanced from Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires. In addition to the marriage system, players' officers can have children with their spouses. One new playable character was added in Dynasty Warriors X: Empires: TBA.

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