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Lu Su
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Character Information
Force(s): Wu
Height:
190 cm (6'3")
Weapon Type: Rake
Significant Battle(s):
Playable Debut: Dynasty Warriors 8
Historical Information
Real name:
Lǔ Sù
Chinese name:
魯肅 - 鲁肃
Style name:
Zǐjìng
Chinese name:
子敬
Born:
172
Died:
217

Lu Su (onyomi: Ro Shuku) is an advisor for the Kingdom of Wu during the Three Kingdoms era of China. He took control of the military after the death of Zhou Yu. During the Battle of Chibi, Lu Su served as a close advisor to Zhou Yu and a liaison with Liu Bei's forces. Upon Zhou Yu's death, Lu Su was put in charge of Sun Quan's army and was Head Advisor until his own death.

Before his playable Dynasty Warriors appearance, Lu Su was a generic Wu NPC since the series's third title. In Famitsu's first most wanted character poll, he ranked fifth with fans. Famitsu's character survey ranks him in fourth place for the boss category. He ranked thirty-sixth place in Gamecity's Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends popularity poll. This counterpart has a character image song titled Eyes On the Future.

His character's height in Kessen II is 170 cm (5'7").

Role in GamesEdit

Dynasty WarriorsEdit

In Dynasty Warriors 7, Lu Su assists Zhou Yu with his fire attack at Chibi and is the one to report the status of the battle. He also appears at Nanjun and Hefei in this title as well.

A renowned strategist in the lands of Wu in Dynasty Warriors 8, Lu Su is first seen at Chibi assisting his allies in the fire attack and at the chase for Cao Cao. Despite Jing province no longer being in Wei's control, Wu's attempts to regain it fail due to Liu Bei's men occupying the area. Enraged, Wu attacks the province including it's new advisor, Lu Su, having succeeded Zhou Yu, and soon is stopped due to the threat of Cao Cao. Lu Su soon eases the tensions between the two states, but dies shortly after and is succeeded by Lu Meng.

In Wu's hypothetical route, he survives through his sickness, and is present at Hefei Castle. Lu Su and Zhou Yu's detailed analysis of the enemy formations and terrain allows him to correctly predict and foil Zhang Liao's attempt to destroy Xiaoshi Bridge and Li Dian's planned ambush of the Wu main camp, leading to Wu taking control of Hefei Castle and the Wei forces retreating. He joins Lu Meng, Lu Xun, and Xiaoqiao in battling the Sima clan for control of Runan, successfully outwitting and defeating Sima Yi. He is also present during Wu's final battle against Wei at Xuchang.

In Shu's hypothetical route, he is the leader of the Wu forces at Fan Castle but proposes waiting to see how the engagement between Shu and Wei fares. Lu Meng angrily leads Wu soldiers to attack Shu anyway only to be blunted by Zhang Jiao and the Yellow Turbans, who arrive to reinforce Shu. Lu Su and Lu Meng then retreat after being attacked by Shu forces lead by Guan Yu. He appears once again at Lukou, where Wu is finally subdued after a small skirmish. Lu Su reveals to Zhuge Liang that the intent of the fight at Lukou was to convince Wu to re-establish its alliance with Shu. Lu Su then assists Shu by joining their southern campaign and is seen at the ending alongside Sun Quan and Lu Meng.

In Wei's hypothetical route, he appears in Wu's final stand at Jianye after being defeated at Chibi.

During the expansion, Lu Su appears in some of Wu's new scenarios including the strategist tournament and the alternate version of Yiling where past generals like Zhou Yu and Huang Gai take on the Shu forces led by Fa Zheng instead of Zhuge Liang.

Warriors OrochiEdit

In the Warriors Orochi series, Lu Su always acts as Zhou Yu's replacement officer in all three entries.

KessenEdit

He is officially described in Kessen II as a brave and intelligent strategist whose abilities may be a match for Zhou Yu. Lu Su directs an army of crossbow units and can only use magic to fight back his foes.

Character InformationEdit

DevelopmentEdit

Lu Su is the character who Akihiro Suzuki favors in Dynasty Warriors 8. He believes Lu Su's character is the strongest personification of the development team's efforts to be closer to history. His addition into the series was made since developers wanted to include all of the military commanders within their focused time zone for Wu. He was conceptualized to be a "charming adult strategist" not seen before in the series. Though he is strong and intelligent, they wanted to make it seem as though he is also a normal man enduring the era's troubled times. His design was made with the hopes of seeming reliable and chivalrous.

Voice ActorsEdit

  • Peter Doyle - Warriors Orochi series (English-uncredited)
  • Steve Kramer - Dynasty Warriors 8 (English-uncredited)
  • Hideyuki Tanaka - Kessen II (Japanese)
  • Taiten Kusunoki - Dynasty Warriors 8 (Japanese)
  • Takeshi Endo - Romance of the Three Kingdoms drama CD series

QuotesEdit

See also: Lu Su/Quotes
  • "Master Lu Meng studied under you, Master Lu Su... I would like to receive your teachings as well."
"Hahaha! Am I really so highly regarded? Well, what do you want to know?"
"I heard that Master Lu Meng was quite mischievous when he was younger. Is that true?"
"That's something you should ask him. Everyone goes through various phases in their youth."
"So does that mean that you did as well, Master Lu Su? I heard a rumor that you were even worse than Master Lu Meng."
"Lu Xun, it is good you are so eager to learn from others. However, some questions are better left unasked."
~~Lu Xun and Lu Su; Dynasty Warriors 8

GameplayEdit

Keys: Square Normal Attack • Tri Charge AttackCircle MusouX Jump/Mount
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Lu Su is affiliated with the rake in this appearance. When he is equipped with it, he can perform a unique attack exclusive to him. Upon performing his Musou techniques, he will automatically use the weapon in his attacks.

EX Attack 1: Square, Square, Tri, (Tri): Performs a chain of rising criss-cross slashes that dish out fragmented terrain in front of the enemy.
EX Attack 2 (Xtreme Legends only): Square, Square, Square, Square, Tri, Tri: Mows the ground for a brief moment of time before pole vaulting in time for an overhead swing.
Musou - Boulder Wave (岩隆波): Circle: Slams weapon and drags it around before swinging it upward, sending affected foes airborne.
Alternate Musou - Mountain Strike (大山隆落衝): R1 + Circle: Smashes the earth to produce a stalagmite before crumbling it via aerial strike.
Aerial Musou - Vicious Drop (陥瀑落): X, Circle: Lifts opponents up into the air and knocks them away by unleashing a shockwave-producing stomp.
Awakening Musou: Drives weapon into the ground multiple times, throwing nearby enemies in mid-air. It ends with a final slam that causes the area to tremble with a powerful burst. The extended version has him plow in circles to produce an electrified tornado which dissipates right before crushing the ground a few more times.

WeaponsEdit

Dynasty Warriors 8Edit

Lu Su uses the rake as his default weapon in this title.

Historical InformationEdit

Born from a wealthy clan in Dongcheng, Linhuai, Lu Su was the first among his family to gain a position in government. He first served as a vassal for Yuan Shu before switching allegiances with Sun Ce due to his friendship with Zhou Yu. After the Little Conqueror's death, he then became a strategist under Sun Quan who was delighted by the former's charismatic personality. His plan to divide the land into three major powers was similar to what Zhuge Liang had in mind with the exception of Liu Biao being one of them instead of Liu Bei.

Lu Su was instrumental in forming the alliance between Sun Quan and Liu Bei which later brought about Cao Cao's downfall at Chibi. He also took over Zhou Yu's position as commander of the Wu army after the latter succumbed to illness. When the relationship between Wu and Shu started to erode due to the issue over Jing Province, Lu Su attempted to mitigate the tension by negotiating with Guan Yu over exchanging territories. In 217, he died at the age of 45 and was buried at Mount Gui.

Romance of the Three KingdomsEdit

Lu Su felt that it would be beneficial for Wu to maintain diplomatic relations with the neighboring Kingdom of Shu. Zhou Yu considered Zhuge Liang an immense threat and was eager to get rid of him whenever he had the chance. However, Lu Su greatly respected Zhuge Liang and stood up for him in Wu's councils. He is portrayed as a good-hearted-but-naive character.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

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