Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires

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Note: This game is also titled Shin Sangoku Musou 6: Empires.

  • Stratagems

    Unlock and use all the following Stratagems to get the "Ingenious Strategist" trophy:

    Brave

    Resolute Defense (Level 1)

      Unlock: Reach Level 1.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle.

    Lightning Speed (Level 2)

      Unlock: Reach Level 2.
      Cost: 01 Food/01 Info/03 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle.

    Taunt (Level 2)

      Unlock: Reach Level 2.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle. The enemy officer must reply to the taunt by hearing you. Having a high Wise Level is recommended.

    Coercion (Level 3)

      Unlock: Reach Level 3.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle.

    Shout Down (Level 3)

      Unlock: Reach Level 3.
      Cost: 00 Food/03 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In Diplomacy (as a ruler) or during Council War, while opposing the decision of the Strategist as a Marshall (while serving a ruler).
      Activation: Use it in battle. To maximize the chance of using it as a ruler, have the Emperor in custody (requires Level 6 of Orderly and purchased at the "Special" menu) to increase the chance of getting your decision accepted to the other rulers while you opposed them as a ruler. If you serve a ruler and are a Marshall, a high Brave Level is required.

    Immovable (Level 4)

      Unlock: Reach Level 4.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle.

    Raid (Level 5)

      Unlock: Reach Level 5.
      Cost: 01 Food/01 Info/03 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle.

    Dragnet (Level 6)

      Unlock: Reach Level 6.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle. Once used, the enemy officer must have some white chains bind around him, which indicates you can capture him and that Dragnet is actually working. Once the officer have been defeated with it, a message will appear indicating you have captured him. If this does not happen, repeat this process with another officer.

    Peerless (Level 9)

      Unlock: Reach Level 9.
      Cost: 05 Food/05 Info/10 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle. It is useful on the Chaos difficulty.

    Wise

    Ambush (Level 1)

      Unlock: Reach Level 1.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle, near an allied base. You must lure the enemy officer into your "X" mark and allow him trigger the trap.

    Base Fires (Level 2)

      Unlock: Reach Level 2.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle.

    Persuasion (Level 2)

      Unlock: Reach Level 2.
      Cost: 00 Food/03 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In Diplomacy (as a ruler) or during Council War, while opposing the decision of the Strategist when you are a Marshall (while serving a ruler).
      Activation: Use it in battle. To maximize the chance of using it as a ruler, have the Emperor in custody (requires Level 6 of Orderly and purchased at the "Special" menu) to increase the chance of getting your decision accepted to the other rulers while you opposed them as a ruler. If you serve a ruler and are a Marshall, a high Wise Level is required.

    Pitfall (Level 3)

      Unlock: Reach Level 3.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle, near an allied base. You must lure the enemy officer into your "X" mark and allow him trigger the trap.

    Rockslide (Level 3)

      Unlock: Reach Level 3.
      Cost: 00 Food/02 Info/03 Gold
      Location used: In battle, you have to select a Placement before that.
      Activation: Use it in battle. Make sure you are in a map which has some corridors of rocks.

    Inferno (Level 4)

      Unlock: Reach Level 4
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle; you must select a Placement before that.
      Activation: Use it in battle. It can be combined with the "Gust" Stratagem.

    Flood (Level 4)

      Unlock: Reach Level 4.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle, in a map which has some rivers.

    Gust (Level 5)

      Unlock: Reach Level 5.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle, have a combined effect with Catapult bases, Fire Arrow, and Fire Attack event.
      Activation: Use it in battle. You can combine it with other Stratagems as per the description.

    Submerge (Level 6)

      Unlock: Reach Level 6.
      Cost: 00 Food/10 Info/10 Gold
      Location used: In battle; you must select a Placement before that.
      Activation: Use it in battle, in a castle-like location, such as Xiapi.

    Edict (Level 7)

      Unlock: Reach Level 7.
      Cost: 00 Food/06 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In Diplomacy (as a ruler) or during Council War, while opposing the decision of the Strategist when you are a Marshall (while serving a ruler).
      Activation: Use it in battle. To maximize the chance of using it as a ruler, have the Emperor in custody (requires Level 6 of Orderly and purchased at the "Special" menu) to increase the chance of getting your decision accepted to the other rulers while you opposed them as a ruler. If you serve a ruler and are a Marshall, a high Wise Level is required.

    Fire Of Chibi (Level 9)

      Unlock: Select Battle Of Chibi in Empires mode during a New Game. Play as any of the famous officer of the Wu (recommended) or Shu side. Zhuge Liang will appear at Day 2, Pang Tong will appear at Day 4 (accept his proposition), and Sun Quan and Liu Bei will ask you to join them in the Battle of Chibi at Day 7.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00G,
      Location used: In the Battle of Chibi event (triggers at Day 7 if you play any of the famous officers of Shu or Wu during Shu-Wu alliance at Chibi).

      Activation: After meeting all the above requirements, protect Zhuge Liang until Zhou Yu tells you to use the Stratagem, which is automatically placed in your "Stratagem" option while in battle.

    Kind

    Beast Escort (Level 1)

      Unlock: Reach Level 1.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle.

    Phantom Troops (Level 1)

      Unlock: Reach Level 1, and hire the support of the Suspicious Hermit. He will give it to you once you meet the requirements. Do not join any ruler, do not become an Emperor, and do not be a ruler; just remain a vagabond.
      Cost: 00 Food/01 Info/02 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle.

    Fortitude (Level 2)

      Unlock: Reach Level 2.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: In battle, have any of your officers defeated or quickly withdrawing by any enemy officer (having his or her troops reaching 0). Use Ultimate Might (Level 9 of Evil Fame) to kill your ally officer. Then, run around near or in allied bases, and use it once it can be activated.

    Petition (Level 2)

      Unlock: Reach Level 2.
      Cost: 00 Food/03 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In Diplomacy (as a ruler) or during Council War, while opposing the decision of the Strategist when you are a Marshall (while serving a ruler).
      Activation: Use it in battle. To maximize the chance of using it as a ruler, have the Emperor in custody (requires Level 6 of Orderly and purchased at the "Special" menu) to increase the chance of getting your decision accepted to the other rulers while you opposed them as a ruler. If you serve a ruler and are a Marshall, a high Kind Level is required.

    Unity (Level 3)

      Unlock: Reach Level 3.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle. It is a good Stratagem to use while you and your allies are in danger, as well as while playing on the Chaos difficulty.

    Bonds (Level 4)

      Unlock: Reach Level 4.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: A sworn ally or spouse is required ("S" relationship, interact with the person, and accept any of the options). Bring him or her into the battle. It is useful when trying to get the "Fearless Leader" trophy.

    Volunteer Army (Level 5)

      Unlock: Reach Level 5.
      Cost: 02 Food/00 Info/03 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Activate when you are invading or defending a low happiness army.

    Supply Lines (Level 6)

      Unlock: Reach Level 6.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle. It is useful when used in a base that is about to fall from the enemy invading.

    Frontline Recall (Level 7)

      Unlock: Reach Level 7.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: In battle, have any of your officers defeated or quickly withdrawing by any enemy officer (having his or her troops reaching 0). Use Ultimate Might (Level 9 of Evil Fame) to kill your ally officer. Then, run around near or in allied bases, and use it once it can be activated.

    Submission (Level 9)

      Unlock: Reach Level 9.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle while you are at any of the enemy bases. It is very effective when the enemy invaders or defenders have low happiness.

    Orderly

    Lockup (Level 1)

      Unlock: Reach Level 1.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle to protect all of your allied bases from invasion for 60 seconds. It gives you time to eliminate enemy officers around the closed door, as long as they have not entered.

    Elite Unit (Level 2)

      Unlock: Reach Level 2.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle.

    Quick Return (Level 2)

      Unlock: Reach Level 2, and join the service of any ruler. Hire the support of the Spy Association. You will be given the Stratagem once you meet the requirements.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle. It is useful when your own HQ gets invaded so you can quickly return and defend it.

    Volley (Level 3)

      Unlock: Reach Level 3.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle while you need to damage your enemy in front of you or to save you from death.

    Voice of Reason (Level 3)

      Unlock: Reach Level 3.
      Cost: 00 Food/03 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In Diplomacy (as a ruler) or during Council War, while opposing the decision of the Strategist when you are a Marshall (while serving a ruler).
      Activation: Use it in battle. To maximize the chance of using it as a ruler, have the Emperor in custody (requires Level 6 of Orderly and purchased at the "Special" menu) to increase the chance of getting your decision accepted to the other rulers while you opposed them as a ruler. If you serve a ruler and are a Marshall, a high Orderly Level is required.

    Elite Cavalry (Level 4)

      Unlock: Reach Level 4.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle. It is useful when trying to get the "Fearless Leader" trophy.

    March (Level 5)

      Unlock: Reach Level 5.
      Cost: 02 Food/00 Info/03 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle. It is useful when trying to get the "Fearless Leader" trophy.

    Iron Walls (Level 6)

      Unlock: Reach Level 6.
      Cost: 02 Food/00 Info/03 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle when there are too many enemy officers invading one of your allied bases.

    Fire Arrows (Level 7)

      Unlock: Reach Level 7.
      Cost: 01 Food/01 Info/03 Gold
      Location used: In battle, can be combined with the "Gust" stratagem.
      Activation: Use it in battle. It is useful when trying to get the "Fearless Leader" trophy.

    Grand March (Level 9)

      Unlock: Reach Level 9.
      Cost: 10 Food/00 Info/10 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle, like the "March" Stratagem, but much better. It is required when trying to get the "Fearless Leader" trophy.

    Affluent

    Defensive Base (Level 1)

      Unlock: Reach Level 1.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle, in any allied base.
      Activation: Use it in battle at any allied base.

    Treasure Base (Level 1)

      Unlock: Reach Level 1.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle, at any allied base.
      Activation: Use it in battle at any allied base.

    Supply Depot (Level 2)

      Unlock: Reach Level 2.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle, at any your allied base.
      Activation: Use it in battle at any allied base.

    Sorcery (Level 2)

      Unlock: Reach Level 1, and hire the support of the Suspicious Hermit. He will give it to you once you meet the requirements. Do not join any ruler, do not become an Emperor, and do not be a ruler; just remain a vagabond.
      Cost: 00 Food/01 Info/02 Gold
      Location used: In battle, at any allied base.
      Activation: Use it in battle.

    Catapult Base (Level 3)

      Unlock: Reach Level 3.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/05 Gold
      Location used: In battle, at any allied base.
      Activation: Use it in battle at any allied base.

    Weapon Base (Level 4)

      Unlock: Reach Level 4.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle, at any allied base.
      Activation: Use it in battle at any allied base.

    Eloquence (Level 4)

      Unlock: Reach Level 4.
      Cost: 00 Food/03 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In Diplomacy (as a ruler) or during Council War, while opposing the decision of the Strategist when you are a Marshall (while serving a ruler).
      Activation: Use it in battle. To maximize the chance of using it as a ruler, have the Emperor in custody (requires Level 6 of Orderly and purchased at the "Special" menu) to increase the chance of getting your decision accepted to the other rulers while you opposed them as a ruler. If you serve a ruler and are a Marshall, a high Affluent Level is required.

    Modified Defensive Base (Level 5)

      Unlock: Reach Level 5.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle, at any allied base.
      Activation: Use it in battle at allied base.

    Dispatch Catapult (Level 7)

      Unlock: Reach Level 7.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle, while having any Catapult-type base being built before using it.

    Modified Weapon Base (Level 8)

      Unlock: Reach Level 8.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/05 Gold
      Location used: In battle, at allied base.
      Activation: Use it in battle at any allied base.

    Modified Catapult Base (Level 9)

      Unlock: Reach Level 9.
      Cost: 05 Food/00 Info/15 Gold
      Location used: In battle, at any allied base.
      Activation: Use it in battle at any allied base.

    Evil

    Villfy (Level 1)

      Unlock: Reach Level 1.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle. The enemy officer must fall into this evil type taunt. Note: Your enemy will get buffed if they replied positive to this. Avoid this while playing on the Chaos difficulty.

    Thunderbolt (Level 1)

      Unlock: Reach Level 1, and hire the support of the Suspicious Hermit. He will give it to you once you meet the requirements. Do not join any ruler, do not become an Emperor, and do not be a ruler; just remain a vagabond.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle.

    Confiscate (Level 2)

      Unlock: Reach Level 2.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle.

    Mobilize (Level 2)

      Unlock: Reach Level 2.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle.

    Pillage (Level 3)

      Unlock: Reach Level 3.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle, in a scene where soldiers are pillaging an enemy base, and it tells you that you gained 5 Gold while capturing an enemy base.

    Insult (Level 3)

      Unlock: Reach Level 3.
      Cost: 00 Food/03 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In Diplomacy (as a ruler) or during Council War, while opposing the decision of the Strategist when you are a Marshall (while serving a ruler).
      Activation: Use it in battle. To maximize the chance of using it as a ruler, have the Emperor in custody (requires Level 6 of Orderly and purchased at the "Special" menu) to increase the chance of getting your decision accepted to the other rulers while you opposed them as a ruler. If you serve a ruler and are a Marshall, a high Evil Level is required.

    Explosions (Level 4)

      Unlock: Reach Level 4.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle. It can save you from difficult situations.

    Poison Mist (Level 5)

      Unlock: Reach Level 5.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Use it in battle. It is very useful while playing on the Chaos difficulty, but it also kills your own officers, if nearby.

    Base Traps (Level 7)

      Unlock: Reach Level 7.
      Cost: 00 Food/00 Info/00 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: In battle, at any of your allied bases. You must lure the enemy officer into your "X" mark and allow him trigger the trap. The enemy officer must conquer the base where you placed the "X" mark.

    Ultimate Might (Level 9)

      Unlock: Reach Level 9.
      Cost: 05 Food/05 Info/10 Gold
      Location used: In battle
      Activation: Combine with a high Kind level, it can be very dangerous for both allies and enemies. Use it for the two related Kind Stratagems that require you to revive your fallen allies.

  • Trophies

    Successfully complete one of the following tasks to get a trophy:

      Empires (Platinum): Obtain all of the trophies in the game.
      Unite the Three Kingdoms (Silver): Complete one of the scenarios within Empire Mode.
      A Nation of Heroes (Silver): View the ending for the "Brave" Fame Type.
      A World of Reason (Silver): View the ending for the "Wise" Fame Type.
      A Land of Benevolence (Silver): View the ending for the "Kind" Fame Type.
      A Nation of Iron (Silver): View the ending for the "Orderly" Fame Type.
      A Golden Era (Silver): View the ending for the "Affluent" Fame Type.
      A Land of Greed (Silver): View the ending for the "Evil" Fame Type.
      Hero (Bronze): Obtain the highest "Brave" Fame Rating.
      Sage (Bronze): Obtain the highest "Wise" Fame Rating.
      Saint (Bronze): Obtain the highest "Kind" Fame Rating.
      Hard-liner (Bronze): Obtain the highest "Orderly" Fame Rating.
      Magnate (Bronze): Obtain the highest "Affluent" Fame Rating.
      Tyrant (Bronze): Obtain the highest "Evil" Fame Rating.
      Peach Garden Oath (Bronze): Swear a sworn sibling oath for the first time.
      Eternal Love (Bronze): Get married for the first time.
      Prefect Appointment (Bronze): Be appointed Prefect for the first time.
      Strategist Appointment (Bronze): Be appointed Strategist for the first time.
      Marshal Appointment (Bronze): Be appointed Marshal for the first time.
      The Power to Lead (Bronze): Become Ruler for the first time.
      Mandate of Heaven (Bronze): Become Emperor for the first time.
      The Root of Ambition (Bronze): Raise a banner of your own for the first time.
      Unparalleled Warrior (Bronze): Capture a powerful enemy officer.
      Knows No Fear (Bronze): Enter enemy territory alone and defeat an enemy officer.
      Rags to Riches (Bronze): Start a rebellion and become a Ruler of your own kingdom.
      Ingenious Strategist (Gold): Use all of the available Stratagems.
      The Negotiator (Bronze): Successfully negotiate 10 diplomatic treaties.
      Double-Tongued (Bronze): Use the "Slander" command.
      Appreciation for Talent (Bronze): Use the Three Visits to befriend an officer.
      Halcyon Times of Peace (Bronze): Have 3 or more territories in a state of Happiness.
      Virtue Above All (Bronze): Obtain a new territory through virtuous means.
      Fearless Leader (Silver): Win a battle without swinging your weapon even once.
      Total Dominance (Bronze): Win a battle while retaining 90% or more of your troops.
      Assiduous Cultivation (Bronze): Participate in a joint training exercise.
      Living in Style (Bronze): Obtain all of the abodes within the game.
      Equipment Collector (Gold): Obtain all of the edit parts for your created characters.
      Drinking With Friends (Bronze): Hold a banquet.
      The Executioner (Bronze): Execute 10 officers.
      Superficial Obedience (Bronze): Be abandoned by one of your subordinate officers.
      Signs of Betrayal (Bronze): Betray your commanding officer.
      Yes, I Can (Silver): Go from a common free officer to Emperor and view one of the game's endings.
      A New Breed of Hero (Bronze): View one of the game's endings with a created character.
      Sorcery Practitioner (Bronze): Learn the Stratagem, "Sorcery."
      Conqueror of Chaos (Gold): Complete one of the scenarios on the Chaos difficulty level.
      A Leisurely Time (Bronze): View the "Boredom" event.

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