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Background trait summary for Yuan Shao

Background is a gameplay mechanic introduced in Total War: Three Kingdoms. Backgrounds are epithets that works like traits which grants special bonus to characters. Legendary characters often have unique and powerful background.

OverviewEdit

The character's background has significant impact on attributes and also grants unique bonus when he is either faction leader, faction heir, or Prime Minister. When holding these positions, these effects will be spread to the entire faction, so deciding which characters to place in these roles is vital for your campaign strategy.

List of BackgroundsEdit

Unique epithets for special charactersEdit

  • Cao Cao - Strategic Mastermind
  • Dian Wei - Brute of Unmatched Power
  • Dong Zhuo - Cruel Tyrant
  • Gan Ning
  • Gongsun Zan - The Iron Fist General
  • Guan Yu - God of War
  • Han Sui - Tireless Insurgent
  • Huang Zhong - of the Ageless Strength
  • Kong Rong - Master Scholar
  • Liu Bei - Virtuous Idealist
  • Liu Biao - Gentleman of the Han
  • Liu Zhang - Proponent of Peace
  • Lü Bu - Warrior Without Equal
  • Ma Chao - Most-Brilliant Warrior
  • Ma Teng - Protector of the West
  • Sima Yi - Silver Eminence
  • Sun Ce - The Little Conqueror
  • Sun Jian - Tiger of Jiangdong
  • Sun Quan - Emerald-Eyed Administrator
  • Sun Ren - The Rising Sun
  • Taishi Ci - of Exceptional Dexterity
  • Tao Qian - of the Sincere Jurisdiction
  • Xiahou Dun - Hotheaded Officer/The One-Eyed Exile
  • Xiahou Yuan - Maker of Ways
  • Xu Huang - Guardian of the Gates
  • Yuan Shao - Preeminent Commander
  • Yuan Shu - Ambitious Powermonger
  • Yue Jin - The Lion of Yianping
  • Zhang Fei - Drunken Brawler
  • Zhang Liao - The Heavenly Dragon General
  • Zhang Yan - King of Black Mountain
  • Zhao Yun - Light in the Dark
  • Zheng Jiang - Bandit Queen
  • Zhuge Liang - Sleeping Dragon

Unique epithets for generic characterEdit

  • Cai Mao - Competent Sailor
  • Cao Ang - Prince Min
  • Cao Pi - Political Animal
  • Cao Ren - Brave Hunter
  • Chen Gong - Master Magistrate
  • Cheng Pu - Bandit Killer
  • Gao Gan - Loyal Nephew
  • Gao Shun
  • Gongsun Du - The Warlike
  • Guo Huai
  • Guo Jia - Astute Advisor
  • Han Fu - Diligent Agriculturist
  • Hua Xiong - Fierce Beast
  • Huang Gai - Unreadable Warrior
  • Huang Zu - Ranged Ambusher
  • Huangfu Song - Aged General
  • Jia Long - Short-sighted Peacekeeper
  • Jiang Wei - Budding Commander
  • Kong Zhou - Pure Conversationalist
  • Li Ru - Vicious Shadow
  • Ling Tong - Daring Errant
  • Liu Dai - Generous Attendant
  • Liu Yu - Prosperous Trader
  • Liu Yao - Welcoming Magistrate
  • Liu Xie - Former Emperor
  • Lu Fan - Go Master
  • Lu Meng - Late Scholar
  • Lu Su - Charitable Envoy
  • Lu Xun - Scholar General
  • Mi Zhu - Dependable Administrator
  • Pang De - White Horse General
  • Pang Tong - Fledgling Phoenix
  • Shi Xie - King Shi
  • Sun Qian - Upstanding Loyalist
  • Wang Lang - Ardent Educator
  • Wang Xiu - The Righteous Hero
  • Wen Chou - Fierce Firebrand
  • Wei Yan - Disobedient Tiger
  • Xu Shu - Disguised Diplomat
  • Xun You - Gentleman Attendant
  • Xun Yu - Hegemon's Aide
  • Yan Liang - Valiant Vanguard
  • Yu Jin - Enforcer of the Law
  • Zhang Chao - Flowing Calligrapher
  • Zhang He - Courageous General
  • Zhang Lu - Celestial Master
  • Zhang Yang - Ignored Warlord
  • Zhou Tai - Thousand Scar Man
  • Zhuge Jin - Bookish Scholar

Generic Backgrounds Edit

Sentinel

  • Clerk
  • Guard
  • Lookout
  • Saboteur
  • Tax Collector
  • Trader

Champion

  • Bandit
  • Farmer
  • Filial & Pious
  • Poacher
  • Village Chief
  • Wanderer

Commander

  • Magistrate
  • Officer
  • Outsider
  • Peacekeeper
  • Preacher
  • Scout

Vanguard

  • Guerilla
  • Hunter
  • Inspector
  • Militant
  • Partisan
  • Warrior

Strategist

  • Academic
  • Advisor
  • Manipulator
  • Mediator
  • Rogue
  • Tactitian


Total War THREE KINGDOMS gameplay mechanics
Characters AncillaryAttributesBackgroundGuanxiPrestige (Faction Rank)・LegendaryPersonalityResilienceSatisfaction (Title Rank)・SkillSpecialisationTraitsUniqueWu Xing
Campaign AssignmentBuildingsCourt (AdministratorCouncilFamily Tree)・Diplomacy (CoalitionVassal)・Event (Initial Dilemma)・Factions (LeaderHeirPrime Minister)・Mission (Challenge)・RecordsReformsResourcesSeasonsTreasuryUndercover Network
Battle Ability (Unit Ability)・ArmyDuelingFormationFortificationMoraleTerrainSiege (Siege Escalation)・Unit (HeroRetinue)・Weather
Miscellaneous AdvisorDLCsLocations (CommanderyCountySettlement)・Timeline
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