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Ling Tong Guide by Devilotrade

Version: 1.0. | Updated: 04/11/2008

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 1. Introduction (INT10)
  1.1. Copyright/Disclaimer (CPR11)
  1.2. Dynasty Warriors 6 (DW612)
  1.3. Version History (VSH13)
 2. Ling Tong's bio (BIO20)
 3. The new Ling Tong (NEW30)
  3.1. Renbu System (RNB31)
  3.2. Ling Tong's skill tree (SKT32)
 4. Ling Tong's moves (SST40)
 5. Ling Tong's weapons (WPN50)
 6. Ling Tong's Musou Mode (MSU60)
 7. FAQ (FAQ70)
 8. Credits (WOOT!)


  1. Introduction (INT10)


   Hello. My name is Kevin and this is another of my FAQs, on the Wu character
  Ling Tong.  He's back and ready to kick butt again
, with more attitude and a
  huge halberd. Koei went overboard with his personality giving him a somewhat
  stereotypical lazy demeanor. I like that! Also, he looks a bit less formal
  now and has the attitude to match Gan Ning. Although his nunchuks are gone
  he can still hold his own...not bad.

  NOTE: Email me only for these reasons:
        * This FAQ is on a website other than the ones listed in the Copyright.
        * This FAQ is being SOLD for personal profit.
        * Someone else claims they made this FAQ.
        * I have made a mistake in something e.g. attack, typos etc.
        * You want information on something that I have NOT mentioned in the 
          FAQ, about Ling Tong.
        * You have suggestions on what to put in on my next update
        * You have CONSTRUCTIVE critisism.

    If your information is helpful/useful I will put your name in the Credits
   section. It's not much, but at least you and everyone else who looks at the
   credits will know you helped.

    All other e-mails will be deleted. Please remember that I often forget to
   check my address, but if I have read your e-mail, I will reply IF it is 
   about one of the above mentioned areas. SIGN YOUR NAME OR ALIAS at the end
   of your e-mail or you lose your place in the Credits and I know you are a 
   bad reader! Also, I will not accept any emails with illegible/inappropriate
   words; please try to use proper grammar. Also, put your email as the subject
   "Ling Tong FAQ" or something along those lines. Thank you

   1.1. Copyright/Disclaimer (CPR11)

    This FAQ is copyright Kevin Li/Deviloftrade. It should only be on the
   following website(s)

   *GameFaqs @ www.gamefaqs.com

    It's only one so far, but I may put it on more. Please keep it like that,
   and DO NOT steal my FAQ or claim you wrote it, as it has been made by 
   people's hard work.

   1.2. Dynasty Warriors 6 (DW612)

    Dynasty Warriors 6 (and all from 2-5) is the videogame based on the novel
   by Luo Guanzhong based on the events of the three kingdoms era in China,
   one which has captured the hearts (or attentions, at least) of millions of
   Chinese people. Being Chinese, I had an obligation to read it; so, I did!
   Buy the HUGE abridged version today! It's a good read! Anyways, DW6 is the
   fifth, technically sixth as there was already a 2D fighter game called that
   before the one we know and love came out. I've played Dynasty Warriors
   since (drumroll!) 4 came out on the PC! Wow! But still, I'm pretty
    Dynasty Warriors 6 has introduced some very drastic changes to the series,
   with nearly all of the characters getting a makeover and changing their
   weapons. The Renbu System has also been introduced, as has the skill tree.
   <Horror>Characters are now mostly clones (in moveset only) and Unique (4th)
   Weapons, Items, Edit Characters and Bodyguards have all been cut.</Horror>

   1.3. Version History (VSH13)

   Version 1.0: Got in his amazing biography, an intro to the Renbu System,
               his moves, his weapons and his skill tree, as well as a Musou

  2. Ling Tong's Bio (BIO20)


  NAME: Ling Tong (I'm not sure how to pronounce his name in Mandarin
                  Chinese. Possibly Lhingh Thon with a 'silent' G)
  LIFE: AD189-AD237
  SERVED: Wu (Sun)
  BIOGRAPHY: NOTE - This biography is based on his TRUE life, not the portrayl
                   of him in the Luo Guanzhong novel
   Ling Tong was born in Yuhang. His father, Ling Cao, joined Sun Ce in his
  path of conquest (seeing as Yuhang was in a Wu area). Cao was a brave man
  and often charged in front of his army. However, in an expedition against
  Jiangxia, Ling Cao was shot with an arrow by Gan Ning, and died. Tong was
  very young at the time, and was crushed. Out of pity, Sun Quan gave him his
  father's old position. So Ling Tong took over his father's command.
   Later, in the next assualt on Jiangxia, he was leader of the vanguard. Tong
  sailed to the western part of the river and attacked, beheading Zhang Shuo.
  With Lu Meng's help, they took the city. After this, Sun Quan promoted Tong.
  He mainly defended Wu from Wei, on one occasion defeating Cao Ren.
   His next noteable appearance was at the battle of He Fei. He played a major 
  role, saving Sun Quan from Zhang Liao's ambush with only a few hundred
  troops. He fought Zhang Liao until all his troops were dead and he himself
  was wounded, but seeing Quan safe, he fled. However, he was devastated at the
  loss of his troops. Sun Quan told him to move on, and he was promoted again.
  Ling Tong nearly died - however he had some good medicine, and still lived
   Ling Tong died while trying to persuade people to join Wu's cause, of
  natural illness. Sun Quan was reduced to tears. He mourned and fasted for
  him. You should note that although he never liked Gan Ning, he was not
  nearly as vengeful towards him than it is portrayed in the book and game.
  3. The new Ling Tong (NEW30)


   As I earlier mentioned (and as you know), Dynasty Warriors 6 has changed a
  lot of the game, with Renbu, skill tree and just general character changes.
  The new Ling Tong is a clone of Cao Ren, Lu Meng, Xu Huang and....(Guan
  Ping). Ugh. Cao Ren, Xu Huang and Lu Meng are pretty cool, but...
   Anyway, Ling Tong has, interestingly, has a pre-built ice element with his
  Running Charge, T4 and T5, as well as musou. Cao Ren has lightning. Lu Meng
  has nothing (sigh) and I'm guessing that Xu Huang or that guy...ugh...has
  fire element. I'm hoping it's Huang.

  NOTE: To unlock Ling Tong, in the Battle of Shi Ting, Wei Forces, complete
        battle objective 1 (defeat Xiao Qiao, Gan Ning and Ling Tong in 10

   3.1. Renbu System (RNB31)

    So, what is this new Renbu system, you may ask? Well, here are the answers
   you seek. This is a drastically different fighting system that claims to
   revolutionise the game (or make it more realistic, at least). Note that the
   Renbu gauge reverts to zero for a character after every battle.

   Here is my crude drawing of the bottom left corner of the game screen.

   |                                (BIG NUMBER)chain: The number of hits made
   |     (BIG   )                   without actually being hit
   |     (NUMBER)                   (NO): The Renbu. It levels up when the
   |        chain                   Renbu gauge fills. Its maximum is 2 but it
   |				    can go higher
   |				    RENBU: The Renbu gauge, filled by hitting
   | (NO)RENBU			    enemies
   |    RENBU PICTU		    (Level): The level you are
   |   RENBU PICTURE (Level)        PI: The item needed to use your character's
   |  RENBU PICTUREPI   S S   PI    CT skill (Tome)
   |       PICTUREPICT S S    CT
    The gauge fills up when you attacking enemies, and the Renbu will rank up
   once the gauge fills. The chain number is how long you have been fighting
   the enemy without being hit by a strong attack. The higher the chain the
   more your Renbu will increase, it appears. The Renbu gauge goes to 3, then
   infinite, but you need to have unlocked parts of your skill tree to go to 3
   or infinite.
    So, what's the point of Renbu, eh? Well, the characters' attacks become
   better as Renbu increases. S-String will increase in length, as do weak
   charges, and strong charges get special effects or increased distance. Also,
   as Renbu increases, attack reach, attack speed and attack power will
   increase a small amount, depending on what sort of weapon you have.
    The Renbu gauge will fall if you don't keep fighting or if you are hit by a
   powerful attack. So use it well!
    Also, there are special moves unlockable by finding an item on the
   battlefield. They obviously help you in some way. Ling Tong's is True Speed,
   which enables him to dash and use his running attacks. He goes really fast.
   If you're on a horse the same effect occurs.

   3.2. Skill Tree (SKT32)

        01      02       03-04              05-06    07-08
         \      /       /     \            /    \    /
          09  /   10--11        \        /       12-13
            /    /                \    /
     14---15---16                  17-18-----19
            \    \                   /        \
        20   21   22--23           /           24----25
       /  \  / \        \        /
     26    27   28    29  \     30-------31  32------33
       \  /    /  \  /  \   \  /           \ /
        34   35    36    37  38             39
            /  \     \  /      \           /
          40    41    42        43       44------45-----46
            \  /                  \     /
             47                    48-49

   1. Defense+ 		8. Infinite Renbu   15. Attack+
   2. All+    		9. Fire Resist      16. Attack+
   3. Attack++		10. Attack++        17. Life++
   4. Shadow   		11. Extension  	    18. Third Renbu
   5. Musou+  	        12. Life++          19. Musou+
   6. All+   		13. Swift-foot      20. Attack+
   7. Life++           	14. Attack+    	    21. Life+

   22. Stamina          29. Defense++       36. Musou++
   23. Musou+  		30. Life+    	    37. Water Sense
   24. Musou++          31. Life+    	    38. Musou+
   25. Hinder           32. Defense++ 	    39. Life+
   26. Defense+         33.`Pouch    	    40. Defense+
   27. All+             34. Attack+   	    41. All+
   28. Ward             35. Defense+   	    42. Attack++
   43. Adrenaline
   44. Defense++
   45. Musou++
   46. Bonus Special
   47. Defense+
   48. Musou++
   49. Stamina+

   4. Ling Tong's Moves (SST40)


   Usual stuff, S for Square, T for Triangle

  Renbu 1: 4 attacks (before repeat)
  Renbu 2: 8 attacks (before repeat)
  Renbu 3: 11 attacks (before repeat)
  Renbu 4: 17 attacks (before repeat)

  S - A left to right swing
  SS - A right to left hit with the rear end of polearm
  SSS - A left to right swing with upwards slant, slightly
  SSSS - A left to right swing with more upwards slant
  SSSSS - A spin around right, with another upwards slash
  SSSSSS - A slash down
  SSSSSSS - Another hit with the rear end of polearm
  SSSSSSSS - A stab with the rear end of polearm
  SSSSSSSSS - A left to right swing with slight downwards slant
  SSSSSSSSSS - A right to left swing, opposite to before
  SSSSSSSSSSS - A 270-degree right swing
  SSSSSSSSSSSS - Swings his blade left in the air, 360 degrees
  SSSSSSSSSSSSS - Swings his blade left in the air, 360 degrees
  SSSSSSSSSSSSSS - Swings his blade left in the air, 360 degrees
  SSSSSSSSSSSSSSS - Swings his blade left in the air, 360 degrees
  SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS - Swings his blade left in the air, 360 degrees
  SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS - Swings his blade left in the air, 360 degrees
  T - A powerful swing left
  TT - A powerful swing right
  TTT - A powerful swing left
  TTTT - A powerful swing right with an ice fin shockwave
  TTTTT - A powerful ice vibrating shockwave (like in his musou)
  Held T - A powerful downwards right swing, with a small dash forwards. Kneel
          before my abuse of 'powerful'!
  Grab Attack (L1 and S) - Hits the enemy, then pulls him/her back with
                          polearm and throws him/her into the sky with a hit
  Grab Attack (L1 and T) - Two hits, then a spin around that sends people
  Musou - Two swings, followed by a jump and an attack like his jump charge,
         with an ice vibrating shockwave.
  True Musou - Same as original musou but with fire element
  Musou (Held Circle) - Same as original musou, but you can add an S-String
                     before it
  Running Attack - A swing down with the rear end of polearm hitting
  Running Charge - A powerful slash down, sending a vertical ice fin shockwave
  Jump Attack - A slash from left to right
  Jump Charge - Stabs the ground, sending nearby enemies flying up
  Horse Attack - (Slightly more slanted than usual) right slashes
  Horse Charge - A powerful right slash

   5. Ling Tong's weapons (WPN50)


    As with everything else, changed have been made regarding the weapon
   system. Say goodbye to unique weapons! Now, there are 3 types of weapon for
   each character; Standard, Skill and Strength.

  Standard Weapon
  NAME: Flying Nimbus
  POWER: Medium
  RENBU EFFECT: When Renbu is 2 or above, attack range increases during Renbu

  Skill Weapon
  NAME: Lofting Nimbus
  POWER: Weak
  RENBU EFFECT: When Renbu is 2 or above, attack speed increases during Renbu

  Strength Weapon
  NAME: Rising Nimbus
  POWER: Strong
  RENBU EFFECT: When Renbu is 2 or above, attack strength increases during
               Renbu attacks

   6. Ling Tong's Musou Mode (MSU60)


   But...Ling Tong doesn't have a musou mode, I hear you say? Well, musou mode
  is just a few levels with cutscenes plastered on, so I've invented a musou
  mode for Tong based on battles he was historically in.

   6.1. Invasion of Xu Chang (Sun Ce Forces)
   6.2. Battle of Chi Bi (Allied Forces)
   6.3. Battle of He Fei (Wu Forces)
   6.4. Battle of Yi Ling (Wu Forces)
   6.5. Battle of Shi Ting (Wu Forces)
   6.6. Battle of He Fei Castle (Wu Forces)

   7. FAQ (FAQ70)


   General Questions
   Q: Which characters have Musou Modes?
   A: Zhao Yun, Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, Zhuge Liang, Liu Bei, Zhou Yu, Lu Xun, Sun
      Shang Xiang, Gan Ning, Sun Jian, Dian Wei, Sima Yi, Xiahou Dun, Zhang
      Liao, Cao Cao, Lu Bu and Diao Chan - 17 people.
   Q: Which characters have been cut?
   A: Jiang Wei (eat that scum!), Pang De, Da Qiao, Meng Huo, Zhu Rong, Zuo Ci,
      Xing Cai.

   Q: Which characters have been cloned?
   A: Diao Chan and Zhen Ji, Pang Tong and Zhang Liao, Yuan Shao, Sun Quan and
      Cao Pi, Sun Shang Xiang and Yue Ying, Zhou Tai (curse them), Huang Zhong
      and Xiahou Yuan, Wei Yan (curse them), Xu Chu, Huang Gai and Dong Zhou,
      Xu Huang, Cao Ren, Ling Tong, Lu Meng and Guan Ping, Ma Chao, Zhang He,
      Taishi Ci and Sun Ce. That's 25 of the 41 characters!

   8. Credits (WOOT!)


   I would like to thank all these people for the making of this FAQ...this is
  going to be one long list...

  * Ling Tong and all three kingdoms people - for creating a great legend and a
    great start for a great novel
  * Luo Guanzhong - for writing a great (yet somewhat long) story about the
    events of the three kingdoms
  * Koei, Omegaforce and all - for creating such a repetitive yet amazingly
    good and addictive game
  * CJayC - for creating a great website known as GameFAQs
  * Lonster's Figlet Server - for creating that figlet/huge title thingy at the
    top of my FAQ - check 'em out at www.schnoggo.com/figlet.html
  * Wikipedia - for helping me with some of the biography
  * Kongming - for helping me with some of the biography
  * DarkSeed of GameFAQs - for his extremely helpful advice and Renbu
  * Muni Shinobu - for helpilng with the skill tree and clones
  * My parents - for buying the game!
  * Me - for writing the FAQ
  ...and last but not least.....

  * YOU! for reading this FAQ and using it well. Bye bye, until next time!
    Hopefully I will write more FAQs for DW6
  Copyright Kevin Li 2007
  Kainankevin/Deviloftrade signing out...

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