Fourth Weapons SW2
The tradition of characters having an unique ultimate weapon continues with Samurai Warriors 2. Here's how to obtain the 4th weapon for each character. Remember, before attempting to obtain the ultimate weapon you must first do/keep in mind :
- Change the difficulty to at least Hard.
- Be sure that you already played through the character's Musou Mode (doesn't have to include his/her Gaiden)
- The weapon attempt must be done in Musou Mode, not in Free Mode.
- Non-musou characters, Okuni and Ranmaru Mori, must accomplish specific tasks in the Infinite Castle of Survival Mode to earn their fourth weapons.
- Upon completion of conditions, weapons will appear in the stage as either a precious item (a black box) in a fixed position or be in the hands of a supply team on the run. You must defeat the captain to obtain the weapon before the supply team leaves the map.
- 2P can help, but cannot take 1P's kills! Happy hunting!
 Fourth Weapon Guides by Character
 Ginchiyo Tachibana
Stage: Conquest of Kyushu
To obtain the Heaven's Bite (Raikou Suseri), you have to mess with the Shimazu clan. Start by crossing the bridge to fall into an ambush. Take down Iehisa Shimazu and then head to the northeast fort to defeat Tadanaga Shimazu. Now go south to beat Yoshihiro Shimazu. This will open the doors, to which you will walk into another ambush on the eastside. Route Toshihisa Shimazu to leave only Yoshihisa Shimazu around. Feeling lonely, Iehisa, Toshihisa, and Yoshihiro will return and be in hyper mode. Now you got four hyper generals. Defeat them exactly in order( Iehisa, Toshihisa, and Yoshihiro) to prompt a supply team to appear at the northeast gate that will run for the west. Intercept the supply team and then trash Yoshihisa Shimazu to end the stage.
 Hanzo Hattori
Stage: Attack on Ueda Castle
To obtain the Chained Dragon (Inga Yomitsu), you must take out Kotaro Fuma and all of his clones(3), and then defeat Yukimura Sanada before beating Masayuki Sanada. Stop the water attack to make things easier for you on your way to Kotaro Fuma and then his three clones. Watch out for super-hyper Yukimura Sanada though, he'll mop the floor with anyone who is in the slightest sense weak. After finally beating Masayuki Sanada, you'll get a precious item report in the back of the castle on the first floor, on the right side, behind where one of Fuma's duplicates were.
 Hideyoshi Toyotomi
Stage: Battle of Shizugatake
To obtain the Simian Sansetsu (Mibashira no Utsumiko), defeat Toshiie Maeda and convince him to retreat before Katsuie Shibata orders him to charge, and then you must defeat Keiji Maeda when he charges your home base. Obviously, get over to Toshiie Maeda! Crush him before the order is given by Katsuie Shibata. You know you are too late and the charge order has been given if Toshiie Maeda is in hyper mode. After you dispatch him get back to your main base to intercept Keiji Maeda before he gets there (wipe out unconsequential generals along the way if you can). Keep the fight with Keiji away from any of your allies because they will surely die in the crossfire between you and the hyper Keiji Maeda. Bring him down and get ready to catch the the supply team that will appear at the gate near Toshiie Maeda's base and head southwards.
 Ieyasu Tokugawa
Stage: Battle of Sekigahara
To obtain the Quake Maker (Koujin Wakatakeru), simply enough, just cut loose and kill all the enemy generals! Although you are not obligated to keep your allies alive (you might want their help) you must keep in mind the order in which you dispatch your foes because normally many would defect your side. For instance, taking Ekei Ankokuji will spur Hiroie Yoshikawa and Hidemoto Mouri to defect so leave them alone for now and go knock around some generals in the central area. Another mess you must be aware of is that Hideaki Kobayakawa will waver a little while into the battle and normally you'd send Magobei Fuse to shoot at him to convince Hideaki Kobayakawa to defect. To defuse this situation, stay away from Magobei Fuse and let him die. Upon his death, all hell will break loose and the entire enemy force will come charging in on their new morale-boosted fever. Now is the time to destroy them all without worry. With Mitsunari Ishida all alone, a supply team carrying your 4th weapon will appear from the fort in the northwest, and head south.
Stage: Attack on Odawara Castle
To obtain the Coiled Viper (Ama no Makakoyumi), simply defeat all enemy generals other than Ujinao Hojo and Ujimasa Hojo. Be cautious of allies and bodyguards stealing your kills so make priority to get the weaklings outside the castle to the north and south. Don't forget to beat Kotaro Fuma on the 2nd floor of the castle and the two generals hiding in the supply depot to the southwest on your way to wipe out all enemy generals. If successful, a supply team smuggling your weapon will appear from the northeast gate and head southwards.
 Kanetsugu Naoe
Stage: Last Stand against Ieyasu
To obtain the Evil's Bane (Kamunaobi no Mitsurugi), simply thrash Masamune Date, Tadakatsu Honda, Hanzo Hattori, and Ina. Trigger their appearance by approaching and escorting Kagekatsu Uesugi. Get Masamune Date first then take out the other three before allies like Keiji Maeda and Yukimura Sanada get them. Then take a horse to catch the supply team that will show up from the gate north of the central plain and scurry northeast.
 Keiji Maeda
Stage: Battle of Hasedo
To obtain the Divine Mandible (Ama no Nuboko), pull a Lu Bu impersonation and just 1000 kills. In front of gates, like the third one is good position to prey on the repeating waves of troops. Once you've attained 1000 KOs, the supply team will show up at the entry point southwest of the third gate and trek southeast. Get a lift from your faithful steed and get after them.
 Kenshin Uesugi
Stage: Conquest of Kyushu
To obtain the Frozen Flame (Ama no Murakumo), you must prove your leadership skills as you tour the battlefield defeating most of the generals. After being turned away by geysers, head towards Shingen Takeda, wiping out Hideyoshi Hashiba, Koroku Hachisuka, and Hidemasa Hori along the way. Soon Toshiie Maeda and Nene will show up for their beating. With them down, head northwest to the enemy home. Careful, if you kill everyone outside, your army will rush the base and you'll need to get in before they do. Once you enter, Yoshihiro Shimazu and Yoshihisa Shimazu will punk you by revealing that they are really at the center of the map. Simultaneously, Nobunaga Oda and No will come creeping down to the northwest fort too. So now you'll have two Shimazus, two fake Shimazus, and Nobunaga Oda and No coming to kill you. Defeat them all and Mitsuhide Akechi and Ranmaru Mori will appear. Take out Mitsuhide Akechi first and then Ranmaru Mori. Once done, a supply team will materialize in Kenshin's camp, get the weapon from them and start praying. In order to end the stage, you must take on the real Shimazus, who are insanely super-powered and in hyper mode. Get ready for the battle of your life.
 Kotaro Fuma
Stage: Defense of Odawara Castle
To obtain the Thorns of Peril (Kuramitsuha), you'll need to get out your ninja checklist because you'll have many missions to accomplish. Take the ninja path to the southern area outside the walls. Wait for orders to destroy the siege device that shows up (it won't count until after the order, so no early birds). Go north to defend the front doors and keep Naoshige Chiba alive by killing the three generals that attack. Keep going north to defend the fort by thwarting attackers and keeping Ujiteru Hojo alive. About now Nene busts into the castle, but ignore her for the time being. Dash to Hideyoshi's base and eventually Ieyasu Tokugawa and many reinforcements will show up inside the castle. Return to the castle and succeed in the mission by defeating all six Tokugawa army generals. Continue in inside the castle and you'll find that Nene has planted explosives! You will get a mission to stop her, and to do so, you must beat all bomb ninjas and smash all gunpowder kegs on the first and second floors. The placement is random each time, so search carefully. When you've gotten all of them you'll get the mission completed notice, so take that as your cue to run upstairs to the third floor to fight Nene. Beat that mad bomber and then rush to save Yasuhiro Ogawara in the southwest corner of the map. Kill everyone around him and he'll begin retreating towards the castle doors. Escort him along the way as Sakon Shima will ambush. Keep defending until Yasuhiro Ogawara reaches the castle gates. You'll get a precious item report inside the castle on the first floor. Go get your weapon and then complete the stage with no worries.
 Magoichi Saiga
Stage: Escape from Honnouji
To obtain the Marksman's Pride (Gokuen Kagutsuchi), beat Nobunaga as fast as possible. However, with more unending fog than Silent Hill, you'll need to acquaint yourself with the area, equip a horse, and stick close to the walls. If you have to pull over and fight, use the horse like a compass and park it so it faces the direction you want to go so you'll know which way to go when you get back on. Also fight as close as possible to your horse. If you get too far, you may lose it forever in the mist! Along the way you'll thwart two bandit-on-villager raids, then run into Ranmaru Mori and No. Smash them both and continue east to get to the fort Nobunaga Oda is in. Vanquish the door captain to get in, and rush to defeat Nobunaga Oda as quickly as possible. Keep your eyes peeled for a message saying that the supply team has appeared. Where are they and where are they going? Who knows. Just ride out the south door of the fort (not the door that you entered by) and go straight south. Once you hit a dead end, turn right (west). Keep going and you should be able to find the supply team. To be safe, save once you get the supply team message so you can reload in case you can't find them out there. Once you defeat them the stage isn't over; you have to find Kotaro Fuma and defeat him. Look for him on the east side, but his appearance can be random time to time.
 Masamune Date
Stage: Showdown at Mikatagahara
To obtain the Manhunters (Oohakari), defeat all enemy generals except for Ieyasu Tokugawa while keeping all of your ally generals alive. First, make Musashi Miyamoto lose his hyper powers by taking the forts on the east and west sides. He'll charge and fall into an ambush. Kill him and then take the center fort, and make your way around the map killing all of the other enemy generals. The only ones you won't be able to reach yet are Ina and Ieyasu Tokugawa. Take the opportunity to take as many gates as you can too, as things are about to get a lot tougher. Once you enter Ieyasu's camp the doors will lock, and Ieyasu will reveal himself to be Hanzo Hattori in disguise! At the same time the real Ieyasu Tokugawa will appear outside the camp, and he and Ina will charge your allies, as well as Tadakatsu Honda and other reinforcements to the north. You must defeat Hanzo as quickly as possible to open the gates. Then speed out and aid your allies, prioritizing those who have multiple generals on them. Killing generals speedily is of the essence, especially when it comes to Tadakatsu Honda. Once you've defeated everybody except Ieyasu Tokugawa, the supply team will show up from the northwest gate and head eastwards.
 Mitsuhide Akechi
Stage: Mitsuhide Unites Japan
To obtain the Gilded Talon (Reiken Futsumitama), slaughter Masamune Date, Keiji Maeda, Katsuie Shibata, Okuni, Yukimura Sanada, and Kanetsugu Naoe. Then knock around some generals outside Tadakatsu Honda's main base to spur a mission prompt to take him out. This will cause Kotaro Fuma to appear in the northeast and a bit later a supply team will come jogging out of the north gate. Get the weapon before beating Tadakatsu Honda and then finish the stage by whacking Ieyasu Tokugawa.
 Mitsunari Ishida
Stage: The Edo Campaign
To obtain the Golden Frill (Shintasu no Shinsen), you must fulfill a certain number of missions. First up, kill Yoshiaki Mogami. Now go save your ally Hideie Ukita, who was gullible enough to be lured into a trap. Defeat all the enemy generals around him to successfully rescue him. Now some of your friends will ditch you and turn traitor, so go rebuke them by destroying all of them. That's Hiroie Yoshikawa, Hidemoto Mori, and Hideaki Kobayakawa. After KOing those three, you'll get another mission to return to the inside of the castle and defeat all of the generals there. Once you do, Kotaro Fuma will appear and attempt to sneak attack your base from a secret door that opens in the west. Go and beat him before he can arrive at your camp. Now defeat the one guard captain inside the east door of the castle to open a door and find a captured ally general, Ekei Ankokuji. The prisoner freed, you'll receive a mission to escort him back to your base camp. Give him the red carpet treatment and destroy everything in your path so he doesn't get distracted and feel obligated to hack at anything nearby (especially all the enemy generals that will ambush you two). Once done, make sure you enter the main castle from the north side (going south will screw up you chance to get the weapon). KO the general in the way there and you'll find a sealed door. At the dead end Ekei Ankokuji will suggest another path from the south side. Once this happens, a precious item report will flash on screen and the weapon appears on the bridge between the two sections of the castle. Now go to the south side and cross over to the north part of the castle, finding the weapon along the way.
 Musashi Miyamoto
Stage: Chaos in Kyoto
To obtain the Mastery & Vision (Iwasaku Iwatsutsu), simply defeat Ieyasu Tokugawa before he retreats. Ride up there and swat him and a supply team will come sprinting from a gate along the east side, heading south. Pick up the weapon and complete the stage normally by allowing Hideyori Toyotomi to reach the escape point on the east side, then defeating Kojiro Sasaki when he shows up.
 Nagamasa Azai
Stage: Defense of Odani Castle
To obtain the King's Honor (Waou no Yachihoko), defeat a series of enemy generals. Get Hidemasa Hori and Saizo Kani. Then go beat Nagahide Niwa and Nagachika Kanamori to seize the northwest fort. Immediately head towards the fort in the center to trigger Hideyoshi Toyotomi breaking the walls and charging at the castle. Stop the property damaging hooligan before he invades the castle. Meanwhile the fort's doors will close and three more generals will ambush you. Crush them all. At around this time Oichi will begin moving towards the northeast. Once she arrives, Toshiie Maeda and Tsuneoki Ikeda will materialize in the north. Take them out. Now hurry to the fort in the southeast and defeat the generals attacking before Tsunachika Kaihou is defeated. Then Nagamasa will finally order his army to charge. This will cause the supply team to show up from the center gate on the west side and run eastwards.
Stage: Battle of Komaki Nagakute
To obtain the Devil Feathers (Toyotama no Tobikodachi), you must save the detached force to the east, take Iwasaki Fort, and then defeat Hanzo Hattori, Ina, and Tadakatsu Honda. Speed over to the eastside to aid the severely weak detached force. To save them, kill Ujishige Niwa and Naomasa Ii. Now enter Iwasaki to the immediate south and take it by defeating Yasumasa Sakakibara. This will prompt Ieyasu Tokugawa to move his camp to the west. Meanwhile, Hanzo Hattori will sneak attack your base as Tadakatsu Honda and Ina attempt to take back Iwasaki Fort. It takes them some time to get there, so go dispatch that ninja, Hanzo. He will seal the doors so you'll have to use the ninja route just east of the main door to get in; you should defeat him before he reaches your main camp. With him smashed, return to Iwasaki and defeat Ina and the hyper-mode Tadakatsu. Then ride after the supply team that will appear from the gate to the left of the middle area.
 Nobunaga Oda
Stage: Battle of Tedorigawa
To obtain the Demon Regalia (Orochi no Aramasa), you must assist five of your generals in retreating. As in Hideyoshi Hashiba, Katsuie Shibata, Toshiie Maeda, Kazumasu Takigawa, and Nagahide Niwa. As you approach each general you'll get the mission to assist them in retreating, which involves defeating a nearby enemy general. After you defeat the general, your ally will retreat to the rear lines marked by the Xs. Make the process easier by defeating as many generals on your side of the river as possible. After all five have retreated, Nobunaga orders a counterattack that will cue the supply team to materialize near Kenshin's base and scramble southward.
Stage: Revolt at Honnouji
To obtain the Delicious Venom (Hiruko) you must complete the mission to defend Nobutada Oda and then oddly enough, you must let Ranmaru Mori die without triggering the mission to protect him, with Nobutada Oda still alive. Yeah, a weird mix of babysitting and neglect is in store. As the stage starts, first swat the two nearby enemy generals harassing Nobunaga Oda. Then when the fire attack starts, make your way up the left side through the small alleys and approach Nobutada Oda. This will trigger the mission to defend him, which you can accomplish by defeating both generals attacking him. Now return to Nobunaga's side and defeat the new generals attacking him. Watch out for Nobutada; if he gets in trouble you'll have to go and rescue, but of course that means Nobunaga himself might get into trouble. After awhile Mitsuhide Akechi will pop up on the east side. This will spur Ranmaru Mori to charge Mitsuhide's position. Let him and take out any remaining generals trying to attack Nobunaga. After Ranmaru gets near Mitsuhide, do not approach either of them, as that will trigger the mission to protect Ranmaru. If you've already defeated everybody around Nobunaga, feel free to go up back to where Nobutada is and continue protecting him. Ranmaru will probably take quite a long time to die. Once he does, though, the supply team will conveniently show up from the west gate near Nobutada's position.
Stage: Incident at Shizugatake
To obtain the Cup & Gold (Konohana Sakuya Kiku), you must beat a series of officers. Defeat the small fries nearby and Okuni will show up to assist you, and conversely Nene will show up on No's side. Eventually Nagamasa Azai will step out and get ambushed. Kill his attackers and then dash south to take out Nobunaga Oda. Return and defeat No while ignoring Nene for now. Then go get the newly arrived Ginchiyo Tachibana and Inahime. Ignore Okuni's traitorous actions and go get Ranmaru Mori. Now you can go beat Okuni then Nene. No will reappear as a supply team comes running from a gate on the left side of the center area.
Stage: Survival Mode
To obtain the Raging Sun (Hinataame no Uzume), you must clear the Priestess's Temple Donation Solicitation Pilgrimage mission in the Infinite Castle once on any floor above floor 60. Of course, you must successfully complete the mission playing as Okuni. This weird Twilight Zone-esque mission spawns somewhat random, so just take it as it comes up. The first floor in the mission has nothing special; on each of the three subsequent stages, you will have to defeat some subgenerals and then eventually a general such as Ieyasu Tokugawa or Nobunaga Oda. On the fifth and final floor of the mission, you'll come across Keiji Maeda fighting a false Okuni clone. Defeat the fake Okuni to finish the mission. The second time you do this, Keiji Maeda will then say he has something for you and turn hostile. Defeat Keiji and he'll drop the weapon box with this weapon in it.
 Ranmaru Mori
Stage: Survival Mode
To obtain the Iron Vengeance (Shinken Kamudo), follow a very straightforward list of missions to accomplish. Keep in mind that only the last mission needs to be done with Ranmaru to earn the weapon; you can clear the other missions using any character you want. First complete Mitsuhide Akechi's Request 3, which becomes available on floor 41 once Ranmaru Mori is playable. You must accompany Mitsuhide Akechi through the next few floors. Upon clearing this mission, Keiji Maeda's Request 2 spawns on floor 31. Complete this mission as well and a new mission, Keiji Keiji's Real Request manifests on floor 46. Complete this mission and on floor 50 Keiji Maeda will decide to test you and turn hostile. Beat him and you'll gain the weapon.
 Sakon Shima
Stage: Battle of Sekigahara
To obtain the Wrecking Blade (Takeminakata), simply defeat all enemy generals (not counting the traitors) while keeping all of your allies alive. Once done, the supply team will show up from a gate along the south side of the map and run west.
 Shingen Takeda
Stage: Battle of Nagashino
To obtain the Heaven's Sign (Tenson Kourin), you'll have to manage some forts and strategically eliminate your enemies. First take Nagashino Fort right in front of you (defeat the general outside to open the doors, then defeat both generals inside to claim it). Then head south and protect the other fort by beating Tadatsugu Sakai. When Tadakatsu Honda and Hideyoshi Hashiba appear and attempt to pincer your commander's base from north and south, kill them both before they can enter the base. It's safer to get Tadakatsu first and on the way route Mitsuhide Akechi. After the event where it begins raining, thus nullifying Nobunaga's muskets, Shingen will order a charge and a few moments later the supply team will show up from the south gate and sprint to the east.
 Tadakatsu Honda
Stage: Tournament of Champions
To obtain the Tonbo-giri (Tousen Arahabaki) you must defeat all of the following generals before they are able to enter one of the three forts on the map: Hanzo Hattori, Nene, Kotaro Fuma, Keiji Maeda, Musashi Miyamoto, Kojiro Sasaki, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Masamune Date, and Ieyasu Tokugawa. The enemies will come in four ranking waves and the order is somewhat random. If you close in on a general on a warpath toward one of the forts, you'll get a mission message to take him/her down before he/she enters said fort. You must succeed in all 9 missions. If a general goes hyper mode, it means he's successfully entered the fort he was headed to and you've failed to get the weapon. It doesn't matter if the other named generals enter any of the forts, so prioritize the generals listed above first. Perhaps get 2P to help distract (not kill!) the generals. Once all nine generals bite the dust, the supply team will show up from a southeast gate and head northeast.
 Yoshihiro Shimazu
Stage: Breakthrough at Sekigahara
To obtain the Beast Crusher (Ootsuchi Ibuki), you must complete a number of missions personally. First defeat a few generals in the center area just to clear things out. Now head towards Mitsunari Ishida's position camped out in the southwest to receive a mission to defend him. Kill all of the generals attacking to succeed. Head towards Sakon Shima in the east to trigger a mission to defend him. Along the way, Ieyasu Tokugawa will probably order Hanzo Hattori to charge Mitsunari. If he does so, go down south and intercept Hanzo, and defeat him personally. Yoshihiro will then tell Mitsunari to gather in the center. Take out more generals in the center if you think Mitsunari will have problems. Then return to defending Sakon, which involves defeating the three enemy generals attacking. Then Ieyasu will order Tadakatsu Honda to charge. Defeat him as he comes down south and Yoshihiro will order Sakon to the center. Now go up to the northwest corner, and beat the three enemy generals besieging Ginchiyo Tachibana's camp. Afterwards Inahime will charge to the west, so go and defeat her. Once Ginchiyo reaches the center of the map, the real fun begins. A whole mess of Tokugawa army replacements suddenly appears, surrounding your allies in the general. You'll then get a mission to eliminate the Eastern Army, which basically involves killing every new general on the map. Be careful, Ginchiyo and Sakon have a nasty tendency to steal your kills, since they swing so much faster than you. Save after every successful kill on your part. Once you kill every general, the doors to Ieyasu's camp opens; at the same time a supply team will show up from the northwest corner, heading south.
 Yukimura Sanada
Stage: Osaka Campaign
To obtain the Dragon's Tail (Ensou Susanoo), you must succeed in a series of tasks. Defeat the general running at you and make your way downstairs and out. Defeat the enemy generals massed in the courtyard. Once the front gates open, the Tokugawa army will send a cannon to attack the castle. You must destroy the cannon before it begins firing. Around the same time, Ina will come up towards the castle from the east and Masamune Date will charge from the west. Go east and defeat Ina before she enters the castle. Now cross the courtyard to the west and head northwest to intercept Masamune. Defeat him as well before he enters the castle and you'll receive a precious item report. Enter the castle from the west door that Masamune was trying to enter and go up to the second floor to find the box with the weapon.
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