Dynasty Warriors 9
Hex Mark mount
Successfully complete Story mode for Liu Bei and Pang Tong to unlock the Hex Mark horse.
Red Hare mount
Successfully complete Story mode for Dong Zhuo, Guan Yu, and Lu Bu to unlock the Red Hare mount for purchase at the stable vendors for 100,000 gold. This horse is extremely fast and has high stamina.
Shadow Runner mount
Successfully complete Story mode for Cao Cao to unlock the Shadow Runner horse. It has very high stamina once at max level.
After capturing Luoyang in Chapter 2, the merchant with the fishing quest will give you four ultimate baits. Instead of using them in the guided fishing spot, use them in the moat immediately outside Luoyang moat. You have a chance to get beautiful saddles that sell for 7,500 gold each, strange artifacts that sell for 2,000 gold each, and other moderate sale items. Around Chapter 3 you can purchase ultimate baits and repeat this process as many times as desired. You can get approximately 250,000 gold per 10 ultimate baits.
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.
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” trophy.
Successfully complete one of the following tasks to get a trophy:
- True Warrior of the 3 Kingdoms (Platinum): Obtained all of the trophies in the game.
- Flowers Amidst the Chaos (Gold): Unlocked all of the officers.
- The Pinnacle of Might (Gold): Earned a total of 100,000 K.O.s.
- Extensive Knowledge (Silver): Unlocked all battle entries in the Encyclopedia.
- Golden Palace (Silver): Earned a total of 90,000 gold.
- Legend of Jin (Silver): Completed the story of Jin.
- Legend of Shu (Silver): Completed the story of Shu.
- Legend of Wei (Silver): Completed the story of Wei.
- Legend of Wu (Silver): Completed the story of Wu.
- Master of the Hunt (Silver): Earned a total of 5,000 Hunting Points.
- Storyteller (Silver): Completed the stories of the kingdoms other than Wei, Wu, Shu, and Jin.
- Sun Piercer (Silver): Defeated 1,000 enemies with bow attacks.
- The Ties that Bind Us (Silver): Formed a bond at the maximum level with 20 officers.
- Veteran Master (Silver): Raised an officer to the highest level.
- Wanderlust (Silver): Discovered 75% of the locations in the game.
- Winged Equine (Silver): Raised a horse to the highest level.
- A Brush with Expertise (Bronze): Obtained a High-class weapon.
- A Gathering of Heroes (Bronze): Unlocked 45 officers.
- Collector (Bronze): Obtained 20 gems.
- End of an Era (Bronze): Completed a key mission.
- Epicure (Bronze): Ate 100 meals.
- Equestrian (Bronze): Defeated 1,000 enemies while mounted on a horse.
- Fisher (Bronze): Caught 30 items while fishing.
- Graduation Day (Bronze): Completed the tutorial for one of the kingdoms.
- Hideaway (Bronze): Obtained a hideaway.
- Interior Decorator (Bronze): Obtained 10 pieces of furniture.
- Master of the Martial Arts (Bronze): Obtained 30 weapons.
- New Allies (Bronze): Unlocked an officer.
- Nimble Fingers (Bronze): Performed synthesis 100 times.
- One Warrior vs. a Thousand (Bronze): Defeated 1,000 enemies in a single battle.
- Sightseer (Bronze): Discovered a scenic area.
- Smasher (Bronze): Defeated a powerful enemy.
- Steady Worker (Bronze): Obtained 30 items by using box traps.
- Storm and Stress (Bronze): Achieved a 1,000 hit combo.
- Sure Shot (Bronze): Defeated 100 enemies with bow attacks.
- Sword Brandisher (Bronze): Defeated 100 enemies with assault attacks.
- Sworn Friends (Bronze): Formed a bond at the maximum level with another officer.
- Traces of a Hero (Bronze): Completed a story.
- Traveler (Bronze): Discovered 35% of the locations in the game.
- Vandal (Bronze): Destroyed 100 structures.
Additionally, there are four secret trophies:
- Thronged with Visitors (Silver): Obtained 10 hideaways.
- Unrivaled Warrior (Silver): Raised an officer’s Attack to 900.
- Helter-Skelter (Bronze): Completed a mission within 1 minute.
- Like a Bird (Bronze): Juggled an enemy in the air for 5 seconds.