View Full Version : Power - Speed - Technique

11-02-09, 03:20 AM
This thread is used for discussion about the three types available in WO series:
There are Power, Speed and Technique.
Which is your favourite and why?

Mine would have to be Technique. Firstly, most of my favourite characters belong in that category (Zhao Yun, Yukimura, Musashi, etc). Secondly, it has (in my opinion), the most useful special ability, the "Counter".

For a game like WO, where the damage output gets crazy in Chaos levels, being able to retaliate and counter enemy attacks is essential. Finally, those "Tech" characters can also execute large amounts of combo and even add elements to those attacks.

Now that's what I call a deadly combination. ;)

11-02-09, 03:31 AM
Power. I will admit that some specials in this category are really bad (throws) however some of my favourite characters do have a decent special and moveset (Katsuie). In any case Hyper Armor helps my playing style at least!

11-02-09, 07:11 PM
I think Speed is easier to exploit, it can be extremely combo-racking. It's just awesome for characters like Xiahou Dun. So it's likely one to master and get impressive results with.

I like Tech types for the quick stronger attacks and extra moves when used on a certain charge.

11-02-09, 08:46 PM
I don't have a spefic favorite type, my favorite characters are usually Power or Technique but each class has their advantages and disadvantages, for normal gameplay i prefer Power type with Resolve and with Hyper Armor they pratically don't flinch while attacking and when hit with bullets/arrows. But can be dangerous on Chaos difficulty if you get caught on a middle of officers and without Musou, while Technique and Speed Types could easilly escape/counter from a dangerous situation.

But i'll go with Technique because of both their counter R1, and R1 quick attacks instead of triangle.

God-Like Phoenix
11-02-09, 09:05 PM
I like using the Speed characters mainly...because they have those two special attacks, which can be very useful for me...most of the time :)

Technique would be my 2nd favourite, since the counter and super speed combos are quite easy to use and exploit ^^ Power I dont really like all that much, sure they cant be budged while they're attacking, but a lot of the power characters, I just dont like :/

12-02-09, 02:36 AM
I believe all 3 are perfect.^_6 hihihi

Zhen JiI
16-02-09, 03:26 PM
my favourite is SPEED , because it make you faster and there is so many girls is in speed !!!!!

Masamune date
07-03-09, 12:56 PM
masamune is my favourite player so i like SPEED

07-03-09, 11:50 PM
Well maybe because in horoscope my signs are always an animal with orns and I'm also a naturally born stubborn lol but I'll pick for first Power if in one hit you can kill tons of enemy and even if you lost your musou bar, is always good and for second I chose Speed I love the flying thing and for the third is Technique, it's not because it's a bad skill it's just for me I don't think some of them are really useful.

Insp. Chin
08-03-09, 01:15 AM
I found myself don't like POWER. I like SPEED because you can do double jump and you can save your Musou, and I like TECH too because of the counter attack. I'm just not the fan of POWER type *shrug*

08-03-09, 05:41 AM
Depends on the situation. If I'm in the need of clearing the map and make sure the allied commander don't keep dying, I'll use Technique. They're really useful for beating peons and enemy officers, and my favourite to use is Zhao Yun, Yukimura Sanada, Oichi, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Musashi, Nene. I didn't like Hanzo.
If I'm in need of preventing something bad from happening, I'll use Speed character. They mostly dont use musou bar when using special, good at clearing peons, a bit weak when kicking enemy officers. I mostly use Ling Tong, Mitsuhide Akechi, Sun Jian, Gan Ning, Zhen Ji.
......in the other hand, my little brother really love using power. He likes Lu Bu, Keiji Maeda, and doesn't like using Honda. I like using Keiji :3

Insp. Chin
08-03-09, 11:18 AM
Reddy, that's right. When I played on HARD MODE I always use TECH character for the counter attack XD

23-03-09, 10:55 PM
Speed; love the double jump and makes it easy to escape/stop attacks. (also most of my faves are included)
Next would be technique, because of counter.

Qing Long
25-03-09, 10:35 PM
Well, I like the 3 type : Power - Speed - Technique, all the 3 are great, characters have their own advantages & inconvenients ^^
When I choose a WO Team, I like to pick one character for Power, one for Speed & one for Technique, to "line up" the team.

30-03-09, 08:50 AM
Power is generally the type I use the most, to get a clean hit which deals mega damage at the flick of a button is perfect.

A close second would be technique, the ability to interrupt an enemies attack is extremely valuable, as as the additional attacks it can offer you.

Insp. Chin
30-03-09, 10:05 PM
Baby Fayt, you have no love for the Speedo? :'(

30-03-09, 11:32 PM
Baby Fayt, you have no love for the Speedo? :'(
Not really, I find Speed itself to be rather poor, its stand alone bonuses, like double jump are rarely useful. Then it just comes down to character, sure a few characters are good with it for conservative Musou use as well, but with the three character interchange you nearly always have Musou available anyway, so I don't rate it that highly as a result.

I want the strength, and skill to rip through packs of soldiers and tough officers, and I find Power and Technique serve me better in that department.

24-05-09, 02:45 AM
Speed is my favorite category. It allows fast movement on the battlefield(like that's still needed with horse calling), but also quick escapes, great combos you could only do with a Speed character, but also the lack of Musou gauge usage.

25-05-09, 01:44 AM
I used to like Power because of the heavy armor, but then I realized most R1s are blockable, and blindly wandering into a crowd isn't always the best strategy :p

As of now I'm more of a Speed player: more moves, jump cancel, R1 cancel and, sometimes, even the brokenness of a good R1 with no musou cost.

Sometimes I pick a Technique fighter, but that's mostly because he/she has good crowd control. I hardly ever use counters anyway :D

05-07-09, 09:48 AM
i like tech and power those guys have some cool moves as for speed i usally use them in chaos mode to escape and all its quite usefull


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16-08-09, 08:29 PM
i usually like power because when you attack, your character doesn't stop attacking if someone hits them. But, for some characters, Power=slow so i also like speed characters. double jumping in the air instead of using a horse is fun to do.


17-08-09, 08:04 PM
I don't like Speed type, 'cause their specials usually are weak (that goes not for all characters), but i like that they have something like a double jump o_o Technique.. Just not my type :D My choice is Power, their specials are great, they worth those big amount of musou ^^

09-09-09, 06:30 AM
well my characters i sue are...

Speed - Jiang Wei, Xiao Qiao, Himiko, and Ina
Pro - they have quick reflex attacks and with the proper weapon boosts can take down formidable opponents with ease, also the double junp is something of a nice feature (i love Himiko <3)
Final thoughts - favourite class to play as, the speed they bring is great but makes some tougher enemies a bit of a hassle

Technique - Lu Xun, and Diao Chan
Pros - excellent attack types and are very balanced, best used in VS mode i believe
Con - as balanced as they might be they need a little more, Chaos mode is not a Techs best friend
Final Thoughts - best suited for VS mode, its ok to have one along in your party for variant reasons but dong concentrate solely on your Tech character

Power - Fu Xi, and Ranmaru Mori (male)
Pros - theyre a force of nature, while attacking, its very hard to make the character flinch, also their unwavering power makes them a great choice on chaos mode
Con - with unwavering power comes a price, you could charge a kamehameha wave before one of these attackers hit you
Final thoughts - I DO NOT recommend using these characters unless you plan to put almighty on these characters with almighty i believe they are the best characters in the game

(this is completely based on opinion and the characters listed are characters i use frequently and have knowledge of their attacks)

09-09-09, 04:52 PM
Power - Fu Xi, and Ranmaru Mori (male)...is there a Ranmaru Mori (female)?

10-09-09, 02:53 AM
...is there a Ranmaru Mori (female)?

no but most of my friends think its a girl, after i told them that its a guy, and for anyone that never really played samurai warriors i was telling them that Ranmaru is in fact, a male. sorry for the confusion

then again i guess its up to your imagination if you want it to be a male or female (they never say he or him in Wo2)

10-09-09, 12:35 PM
Well, he does say something about being "powerful and manly" at some point, but that may have happened only in WO1.

And his choice of clothes doesn't really help. He only looks remotely like a guy in WO2 PSP's 4th costume.

10-09-09, 01:54 PM
"powerful and manly"

dosent Sun Shang Xiang say that all the time, along with Ina?
regardless im pretty sure i like playing as him because hes a gender bender, altogether he is a very good character, personality wise, statistically, and look wise

22-05-11, 07:28 PM
I don't have an actual preference but I do believe that certain battles allow each of these types to stand out. Levels with a massive amount of archers, especially on CHAOS, allow POWER characters to be of more use since the hyper armor allows them to continue striking without interruption. Can't tell you how many times I've gotten frustrated at these damn arrow shooters when I'm trying to rack up some kills or face multiple officers at once only to take a huge amount of damage cuz the archers keep ending my combos at 2. LOL - I do enjoy the counter attack with the TECHNIQUE characters but it's not as vital for me since many TECH's have spears and wide range weapons that don't offer a lot of room for enemies to hit you during chains. SPEED is always nice so can't complain about that type, just some of the shorter range weapons that never seem to improve but that goes for all types, I suppose.

22-05-11, 07:30 PM
dosent Sun Shang Xiang say that all the time, along with Ina?
regardless im pretty sure i like playing as him because hes a gender bender, altogether he is a very good character, personality wise, statistically, and look wise

I believe Lu Bu or someone with one of those deep gruff voices says something to Ranmaru and calls him "Boy" at some point during the scenario where you have to escort Yoshitsune to the Escape Point.