Dynasty Warriors 9

Dynasty Warriors 9

Fast Travel When You Can:
It doesn't take a full 2 hours to go across China like Koei Tecmo claimed in
previews last year, but it does take a while even with a hyper-fast horse.
Make use of fast travel whenever you can to save time.

As a reminder, any area of the map you've revealed at any point in time can
be seen by any character you play. The only restriction on your fast traveling
is whether the area you're going to is under enemy control.

Easy money:
Search for bandits, especially bandit chiefs and leaders (worth more). Kill
bandits to get XP and items. Gather their items and sell them to vendors to
get approximately 6,000 gold for each group of defeated bandits.

Easy bonding:
Acquire two hideaways. Then, send a letter to an officer from one hideaway,
and travel to the second hideaway. Once you open the door to the hideaway,
the officer will spawn next to the building outside. Simply talk with the
officer to raise their bond level. Next, send a letter to an officer from
the second hideaway, and return to the first hideaway. Repeat this process
as many times as desired.

Travel to major cities after each chapter so you avoid missing opportunities
to speak with certain officers whom may be killed later in the game.
This also helps with getting "The Ties That Bind Us" achievement.

Get Red Hare asap - You unlock Red Hare for purchase by completing Guan Yu, Dong
Zhuo and Lu Bu's storyline. Once unlocked purchase for $100,000. Best horse in
the game. At level 1, it has higher stats than a lvl 100 birch.

Gold Crown:
Get yourself a gold crown asap, it sucks all nearby items to you and it has a
crazy range. very much worth the item slot.

Beast Mirror:
Beast Mirrors increase the area of the map you unlock as you travel through it,
the beautiful thing is these stack, so when exploring is your goal, stack 4 of

Fire Gems:
Fire Gems are (IMO) the best for your weapons, they add insane damage to your
attacks and with the new combat system, its seriously easy to keep the elements

You can headshot most human enemies with a bow for them to die in one hit.
Even on Choas mode. Head toward the great wall (Far north west) and head shot
bandits on choas. Great source of gold, coins and exp.

Chen Pu:
I found this new comer to the series to be one of the best characters to grind
the 100,000 KO's on. Dude is smooth.

Unlock Kingdom Stallions:
This will make the horses available for purchase at the stables.

Unlockable How to Unlock:
Red Hare - Complete Dong Zhuo, Lu Bu and Guan Yu's story mode(in any order).
Shadow Runner - Complete Cao Cao's story mode.
Hex Mark - Complete Liu Bei and Pang Tong's story mode.