Yuan Yin
ROTK12 Yuan Yin
Character Information
Force(s): Yuan Shu's Forces
Weapon Type: Sword (4, 6)
Spear (5, 8)
Iron fan (7)
Unit Type: Strategist (4, 7~8)
Hero (5~6)
First Appearance: Dynasty Warriors 4
Historical Information
Real name:
Yuán Yìn
Chinese name:
Style name:
Chinese name:
Dies in 199 in Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Yuan Yin (onyomi: En In) is Yuan Shu's cousin and one of his administrators. Born in Runan, Ruyang County, Yuan Yin served Yuan Shu sometime after Sun Jian's death. He was appointed Prefect of Danyang, but he was overrun by Sun Ce's forces and fled. When his lord passed away, Yuan Yin became the caretaker for Yuan Shu's remaining wives and daughters and sought shelter under Liu Xun. Yuan Yin's historical whereabouts after Liu Xun's subsequent defeat are unknown.

Role in GamesEdit

Yuan Yin constantly appears a general of Yuan Shu in the Dynasty Warriors series. In the fourth title, he is present as an enemy officer in the Unification of Jiang Dong. He may also arrive as reinforcements for Lu Bu in the fifth entry at Xia Pi. In the sequel, he accompanies Yuan Shu in all of his campaigns. Both Dynasty Warriors 7 and Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends have him appear at Shouchun.

Yuan Yin has been in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms series since its second entry. He has low stats in the recent entries with no remarkable troop proficiencies. The twelfth title forces him to use spear troops and he gains a minor defensive officer skill.

Romance of the Three KingdomsEdit

He is Yuan Shu's nephew in Romance of the Three Kingdoms. He fought in several battles for Yuan Shu. Following his uncle's passing, he tried to find shelter at Lujiang while bringing his uncle's relatives and belongings (including his coffin) only to be killed by Xu Liu. Among the items he carried before his death was the Imperial Seal, which was then handed over to Cao Cao.