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    Items/Rare Items FAQ by EChang

    Version: 2.5 | Updated: 05/31/04 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

       (v2.5, 5-31-04)
    by Edward Chang (chang.459@osu.edu)
    Revision History
    v2.5 (5-31-04)
       Another Great Items trick, thanks to Spoony Gundam.
    v2.4 (5-27-04)
       Added another trick for getting good items.
    v2.3 (5-13-04)
       Revised and improved descriptions on rare item conditions.
    v2.2 (2-21-04)
       Corrections on getting the Hyourougan and miscellaneous notes on the
       origins of the item names.
    v2.1 (2-20-04)
       Some corrections and an additional tip on getting the Hachiman Suzu.
    v2.0 (2-19-04)
       Expanded descriptions of supply team locations and routes.
    v1.0 (2-17-04) 
       First version. All items and effects listed.
    1. Introduction
    2. Items List
       --Battlefield Items
       --Normal Items
       --Rare Items
    3. Miscellaneous Tricks
    4. Credits
    This is an FAQ for Koei's action game Sengoku Musou, soon to-be-released in
    the United States under the name Samurai Warriors. This FAQ deals with the
    items you can acquire throughout the game, from healing and assisting items
    picked up on the battlefield, to equippable items that raise stats, to rare
    items that provide specific benefits to your character.
    Whereas level 5 weapons need to be earned on Hard difficulty, there is no
    difficulty requirement for getting any of these items (though some require
    you to delve into the Infinite Castle 無限城, which is not affected by
    the difficulty setting in the options).
    This FAQ makes use of SJIS encoding in order to display Japanese
    characters. I included this feature so that if you do not know
    Japanese, you can easily match up the characters on your TV screen
    to the characters in this guide. You will need to have support for
    viewing Japanese characters on your computer, however. Certain versions
    of Windows should have it built in; otherwise, you'll either need to
    get a program like NJStar Communicator, or you'll need to get 
    Japanese character support for Internet Explorer (free from Microsoft)
    and open this file in IE instead of Notepad/Wordpad.
    This list is split into three parts: Battlefield Items that are picked up
    on the map and usually are dropped by enemies, Normal Items that are
    equippable and raise stats that are found at random in item boxes in each
    stage, and Rare Items, which are equippable, provide some sort of
    miscellaneous benefit, and must be earned by fulfilling specific conditions
    on specific stages.
    These items are dropped by defeated enemies or found in jars scattered
    throughout the stages. They either heal your character, boost a stat for
    a limited amount of time, or increase your character's Merit Rating 勲功値
    after the stage is completed (which in turn influences your character's
    stat gains). Also note that if you succeed in performing a 16-hit combo or
    more on a single enemy, they will drop a "Mini Nigirimeshi" or "Mini-
    Doburoku" that will heal your life or musou gauge by a small amount.
    Dango 団子 Dango
    Effect: Life +50
    (Dango are sphere-shaped food items made from rice.)
    Nigirimeshi 握り飯 Rice Ball
    Effect: Life +100
    Nigirimeshi Sanko 握り飯三個 Three Rice Balls
    Effect: Life +200
    Meshibitsu 飯びつ Rice Platter
    Effect: Life healed to max
    Doburoku どぶろく Unrefined Sake
    Effect: Musou healed to max
    Hannyatou 般若湯 Hannya Drink
    Effect: Life, Musou both healed to max
    (Hannya is a demon in Japanese folklore.)
    Kokushitsudachi 黒漆太刀 Black Lacquer Longsword
    Effect: Attack x2 for 30 seconds
    Touseigusoku 当世具足 Modern Armor
    Effect: Defense x2 for 30 seconds
    Doukyou 銅鏡 Copper Mirror
    Effect: Infinite Musou Gauge for 5 seconds
    Reikyou 霊鏡 Spirit Mirror
    Effect: Infinite Musou Gauge for 10 seconds
    Ikusawaraji 戦草わらじ Battle Sandals
    Effect: Speed max for 30 seconds
    Magatama 勾玉 Soulstone
    Effect: Element levels max for 30 seconds
    Sakin 砂金 Gold Dust
    Effect: Merit Rating +50
    Koban 小判 Gold Coin
    Effect: Merit Rating +100
    Kinkai 金塊 Gold Bar
    Effect: Merit Rating +200
    These items are found in treasure boxes scattered throughout the stage. When
    equipped, they raise one of your stats by a certain amount from +1 to +50. 
    The harder the difficulty of the stage in which you find the item, the better
    the items you will get. What you find inside is randomly determined so it
    can be a little frustrating trying to get a specific item.
    Amaterasu no Tama 天照珠 Amaterasu's Sphere
    Effect: Life Gauge Up 1-50
    (Amaterasu is the sun goddess and chief goddess in Shinto)
    Tsukuyomi Ishi 月読石 Moonreading Stone
    Effect: Musou Gauge Up 1-50
    Takeru no Wa 武尊 Fierce Ring
    Effect: Attack Up 1-50
    Himiko no Fu 卑弥呼符 Himiko's Charm
    Effect: Defense Up 1-50
    (Himiko was the first ruler of the whole of Japan, and originator of the
    Grand Shrine at Ise.)
    Reikobi 霊狐尾 Spirit Fox Tail
    Effect: Musou Gain Up 1-50
    Tengu Geta 天狗下駄 Tengu Sandals
    Effect: Speed Up 1-50
    (Tengu are demon-like beings with long noses and wings.)
    Hakutokyahan 白兎脚半 White Rabbit Leggings
    Effect: Jump Up 1-50
    Kappa Omamori 河童御守 Kappa Amulet
    Effect: Luck Up 1-50 (influences chances of getting good items)
    (Kappa are river-dwelling spirits who may eat humans but are also known to
    give good luck.)
    Fuujin Yugake 風神弓掛 Wind God Bow Glove
    Effect: Ranged Attack Up 1-50
    Shishi Horo 獅子母衣 Lion Clothes
    Effect: Ranged Defense Up 1-50
    Oni Nagae 鬼長柄 Demon Crook
    Effect: Mounted Attack Up 1-50
    Orochigote 大蛇篭手 Orochi Gauntlet
    Effect: Mounted Defense Up 1-50
    (Orochi was a monstrous serpent that terrorized early Japan in folklore.)
    Umakura 馬鞍 Saddle
    (Field Only)
    Effect: Start stages mounted on a horse
            Horse Power Up 1-50 (Not sure exactly what this is; it's not the same
            as mounted attack, I think it's the gauge that represents how much
            damage you can take before falling off your horse.)
    These special items must be equipped, like normal items, but instead of
    raising your stats they provide some sort of miscellaneous benefit to your
    character. To acquire them, you must play certain stages and fulfill certain
    conditions, at which point a precious item report 貴重品報告 will show up
    and you will either have to find the item in a treasure box or track down
    a supply team and defeat its captain.
    Kanketsubakura 汗血馬鞍 Kankestuba Saddle
    (Field Only)
    Effect: Start stages mounted on Kanketsuba
    How obtained: In Sanada Yukimura's Summer Campaign at Osaka 大坂夏の陣, 
                  follow all the missions up to and including preventing Date
                  Masamune from entering the castle. A supply team will appear 
                  from the gate in the west of the center and move towards the 
                  gate east of center. There appears to be a time limit for
                  getting this item, possibly around 15 minutes. If you play
                  as Yukimura yourself, the mission to convince your commander
                  will be easier.
    (Kanketsuba was (were?) horses that reputedly ran so fast and worked so hard
    that they shed blood instead of sweat.)
    Matsukazekura 松風鞍 Matsukaze Saddle
    (Field Only)
    Effect: Start stages mounted on Matsukaze
    How obtained: In Takeda Shingen's stage Attack on Azuchi Castle 安土城攻略,
                  defeat Akechi Mitsuhide, then enter the castle from the east
                  side. Defeat Maeda Keiji within one minute of when he shows up. 
                  As soon as you do, the supply team will appear next to Maeda
                  Katsuie's position and head towards the gate next to Niwa
                  Nagahide's position. Head there and cut them off (they 
                  disappear rather quickly so you'll want to run there, ignoring 
                  all other enemies).
    Uma Tekkou 馬鉄甲 Horse Armor
    (Field Only)
    Effect: Damage taken to horse gauge reduced by half
    How obtained: In Edit Character's stage Battle of Nagashino 長篠の戦い, 
                  capture Nagashino Castle, then defeat Sakai Tadamasa 酒井忠正
                  when he ambushes the main camp. Defeat Hattori Hanzou when he
                  tries to take Nagashino Castle, and Maeda Keiji when he
                  charges. Finally when the mission to defeat Nobunaga
                  shows up, charge into his camp within 1 minute. This will cause 
                  the supply team to appear near the camp. Defeat the captain for 
                  the item.
    Musha Monogatari 武者物語 Warrior Story
    Effect: Bodyguards become stronger
    How obtained: In Edit Character's stage Summer Campaign at Osaka 大坂夏の陣,
                  finish missions up to and including preventing Date Masamune 
                  from invading your castle, then assist Sanada Yukimura in his 
                  charge on the enemy camp. After you've successfully protected 
                  him once he gets locked in (you'll need to defeat around 100
                  enemies and be near him), the supply team will show up. Like
                  the Kanketsuba saddle, the supply team appears near the gate
                  west of center and moves towards the gate east of the center.
                  Defeat the captain for the item. Note that you must have
                  started the stage with 4 bodyguards assigned to you and they
                  must all still be alive when you finish the Protect Sanada
    Jindaiko 陣太鼓 Battle Drum
    Effect: Ally morale goes up
    How obtained: In Okuni's Dance of Kawanakajima stage 川中島の舞, beat the
                  drum in the fortress on the southeast of the map 50 times to
                  bring out the supply team. They'll appear in the southeast and
                  move towards the northeast exit. Defeat the captain for the 
    Oujukukou 黄熟香 Ripe Fragrance
    Effect: Battlefield items last 50% longer
    How obtained: In Nouhime's Infiltration of Gifu Castle stage 岐阜城潜入, 
                  pass the first floor without defeating Kunoichi, then pass the
                  second floor without defeating Magoichi or Kunoichi. Finally
                  defeat Kunoichi on the third floor. There will be a precious
                  item report; the item will be in the northwest of the map.
    Hyourougan 兵糧丸 Provisions
    Effect: For one time only, automatically be healed back to half health when
            you die
    How obtained: While training a new general, Hattori Hanzou may show up if
                  you have a jump 跳躍 rating of over 130 and you try combo
                  舞闘 training. Defeat him to get the item.
    Annai Ningyou 案内人形 Guidance Doll
    (Castle Only)
    Effect: Shows the location of treasures in castles (pink marks)
    How obtained: In Ishikawa Goemon's Invasion of Osaka Castle 大坂城無断進入, 
                  defeat both generals on the first floor and obtain all four
                  treasures. A precious item report will show up and the item
                  will appear near the beginning of the floor. 
    Rokujinkou 六神膏 Six Gods Ointment
    Effect: For one time only, your bodyguards are automatically healed back to
            full health when they die
    How obtained: Clear the 30th floor of the Infinite Castle 無限城 in Kokuu
                  虎空 (Tower) mode.
    Hachiman Suzu 八幡鈴 Hachiman's Bell
    (Castle Only)
    Effect: Shows the location of traps in castles (purple X's)
    How obtained: In Date Masamune's Intrusion of Odawara Castle 小田原城乱入, 
                  break all of the fake stairs on the third floor for a precious
                  item report. Since finding the real stairs takes you up and
                  doesn't let you return, use the following strategy: find each
                  stairway then slowly edge forward until your foot hits the 
                  second stair, then back off. Repeat for all 6 stairways; for
                  some reason this counts as 'testing' the stairs and you'll
                  get a precious item report. The item will be slightly to the
                  southeast of the middle stairways.
    (Hachiman is the god of war and archery in Shinto.)
    Onmyou Teshoku  陰陽手燭 Light and Shadow Candle
    (Castle Only)
    Effect: Displays the entire castle map
    How obtained: In Kunoichi's Rescue from Ueda Castle stage 上田城救出戦, 
                  reach the fifth floor once less than 20 minutes are left on the
                  clock. It will be in the room that Hattori Hanzou and
                  Sanada Yukimura are fighting in.
    Aramitama 荒御魂 Rough Spirit
    Effect: All elements one level up
    How obtained: In Uesugi Kenshin's Mortal Enemy Battle of Kawanakajima 
                  川中島宿敵戦, defeat 1000 enemies and the supply team will show
                  up in the northeast, running towards the south. Defeat the 
                  captain for the item.
    Gorinsho "Chi" 五輪書 土 Book of Five Rings "Earth"
    Gorinsho "Mizu" 五輪書 水 Book of Five Rings "Water"
    Gorinsho "Hi" 五輪書 火 Book of Five Rings "Fire"
    Gorinsho "Kaze" 五輪書 風 Book of Five Rings "Wind"
    Gorinsho "Kuu" 五輪書 空 Book of Five Rings "Void"
    Effect: When all five books are equipped, elemental attacks become instant
            death instead of their normal property
    How obtained: One found every six floors in the Naraku 奈落 mode of the
                  Infinite Castle 無限城 (Abyss) mode of play.
    To get good normal items (bonuses between +35 and +50), set the difficulty
    to "Hell" 地獄 and play Akechi Mitsuhide's third stage, the Revolt of
    Honnouji 本能寺の変. Run around the stage collecting items. There are eight
    in all.
    --in a dead-end alley to the east of Akechi's starting location
    --in a corner just outside of the main entrance of the temple
    --in a little nook to your left as you run up the west side just outside the
    --along the wall on the north side of the map
    --inside the temple in the room where Oichi starts
    --along the inside temple wall north of Nobunaga's initial location.
    --in the northwest corner room of the temple
    --in the southwest corner room of the temple
    After approximately 5 minutes, Nobunaga will run away and you will win the
    mode without having to fight a single enemy. After the battle you should get
    some very good items. Combine this with the skill Senrigan 千里眼 and the
    Kappa Amulet 河童御守 to get some great items. Because you lose if your
    commander dies, you may want to play Mitsuhide himself (you can give him
    the Matsukaze Saddle if you think he's too slow.)
    To give yourself a high chance of getting very good items (+40 to +50), set
    the difficulty to Hell and play Goemon's fifth stage (upper), Goemon's
    Rampage. This uses the exact same map as Honnouji so use the above. You'll
    be guaranteed eight items. Because Goemon has high attack power, if you
    have a moderately good weapon (a 4th with ATK+ is preferable to his 5th)
    you shouldn't have too many problems. Work your way counterclockwise
    around the perimeter, assist Keiji when he shows up. Then when Okuni
    shows up, go down and save her from Kunoichi quickly. Once you take out
    all the generals on the outside, head inside and loop around the outer
    perimeter of the temple and clear that of enemies as well. At this point
    save; then collect all 8 of the items and take on Hideyoshi in the center.
    If you don't get what you want, soft reset and try again. Again, Senrigan
    and Kappa Amulet will help. Since this is a fifth stage and not a third
    like Mitsuhide's, you'll have a higher chance of getting those elusive
    This strategy comes from Spoony Gundam. Instead of using Goemon's fifth
    stage (upper), he suggests using Oichi's 5th (upper). They both use the
    same map, so you can still get the 8 items; however, there are a few
    advantages to Oichi's. You can let an ally general die and the stage
    will still continue as long as it's not Nobunaga or Oichi; also, unlike
    Goemon's version, the temple doors are open on all sides, making going
    around collecting items easier. There is also no requirement to find all
    8 item boxes, and two generals on the map also drop items for a total of
    ten. (However note that 8 seems to be the maximum you can get in one stage,
    and therefore you should either skip those officers or just skip two of the
    boxes to save time).
    After the stage starts head south and stop the fire attack. Now double
    back and defeat the officer/gate close to your starting position, then
    run into the front door of the temple to get Nobunaga to start retreating.
    Exit the north door, killing officers and gates as you reach them, moving
    counter-clockwise. There are lots of riflemen to the west so be warned.
    After Nobunaga exits, Asai Nagamasa will come in to help; kill the officer
    and the gate in the southeast blocking the exit, now save and get all the
    items, and finally defeat Mitsuhide to finish the stage.
    4. CREDITS
    Thanks go to:
    Koei and Omega Force for the incredibly addictive game.
    Sengoku Musou Kanzen Kouryaku (http://pikkee7.hp.infoseek.co.jp/) and
    Natsu no Omoide (http://www.geocities.co.jp/Playtown-Part/8350/) for much
    of the information in this guide.
    Jim Irwin for details on the Great Items Retrieval trick.
    Spoony Gundam for the other Great Items Retrieval trick.
    This FAQ Copyright 2004 to Edward Chang. Redistribution in any form,
    including reprinting in electronic or print media, without express
    permission of the author is strictly forbidden.

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