With a recent batch of new information and news for Dynasty Warriors 9 (more posts to come!), Xu Sheng has been announced as the second new character for Wu’s forces. But what do we know of this new guy? Is he deserving to be a part of the ever growing roster of officers? You be the judge.
Xu Sheng, a courageous leader of Wu was one of the most talented officers in Sun Quan’s regiment. He started out small as a retainer for a local clan in the Wu Country, and was later brought in by Sun Quan. His first task was to lead a force of 500 men to defend the region of Chaisang from Huang She’s (Huang Zu’s son from Jing) few thousand army. Unfortunately he was only able to fight with 200 at the time of the fight but Xu Sheng with even such a small force was able to decimate the oncoming enemies.
He was known to be a part of many Wu battles, where he often single handedly forced enemies to fall back. He like many Wu officers fell prey to Zhang Liao’s surprise attack at He Fei, being one of his few failures under the Wu banner. He butted heads with Lu Xun at the battle of Yiling over how they should deal with Shu’s large revenge force for the death of Guan Yu and Zhang Fei. He also fooled a massive invasion from Cao Pi by constructnig a large makeshift wall across the Guanling river, leading Cao Pi to believe his forces were not large enough to overcome it, calling off the invasion. Xu Sheng died before he could see Sun Quan attain the title of Emperor of Wu, but his son Xu Kai succeeded him.
In Dynasty Warriors 9, Xu Sheng will be wielding a Meteor Hammer, and fighting in many battles alongside Sun Quan. He will be around from an early era, and just show those pesky enemies just how strong a Wu leader really is!
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