9. Zhou Yu
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Zhou Yu is easily one of the most brilliant strategists in the entire Dynasty Warriors series, and he’s a key character in the storyline of Wu. At the same time he’s also one of the original characters, featured in the series ever since the first Dynasty Warriors. Zhou Yu is acutely intelligent and well versed in both war and literature. As a childhood friend of Sun Ce and Sun Quan his loyalty to Wu is unquestionable, just as his skill in battle is. He uses a pole in battle, and while he might not be as physically strong as other characters his speed is his greatest advantage while playing, along with range.
Zhou Yu’s greatest achievement came at the battle of Chibi, one of the key conflicts near the end of the Han Dynasty. Through royal orders Cao Cao was pursuing Liu Bei to Changban. Liu Bei escaped and proceeded to form an alliance with Sun Quan and Wu. Zhou Yu creates a plan to use a fire attack to destroy Cao Cao navy, and when the two navies clash the plan is a resounding success. Through the combined effort of Zhou Yu and Zhuge Liang the allied forces decimate Cao Cao’s forces and force him to retreat.