Xiahou Yuan is a Chinese name; the family name is Xiahou.


Xiahou Yuan is a unique legendary Vanguard hero in Total War: Three Kingdoms. He is a member of Cao Cao in 190, 194 and 200.

Description[edit | edit source]

Meet Xiahou Yuan, the fiercely brave and resourceful general loyal to Cao Cao. Famed for immense battlefield speed and guile, he’s earned a place as an officer of great renown.


General Information[edit | edit source]

Attributes[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Attributes (Total War: Three Kingdoms)

  • Expertise: 50
    • -6% construction cost (administered commandery)
    • +10 melee evasion
  • Resolve: 45
    • +9% general's health
    • +1k population growth (administered commandery)
  • Cunning: 66
    • +21% ammunition (own retinue)
    • +6 military supplies (own army)
  • Instinct: 122
    • +27% melee damage
    • -7% recruitment cost (this army)
  • Authority: 57
    • +2 unit morale (own retinue)


Unit Statistics[edit | edit source]

  • Morale: 40
  • Melee Toughness: 27
  • Ranged Toughness: 39
  • Melee Power: 10


  • Hit Points: 18k
  • Melee Charge Bonus: 181
  • Melee Attack Rate: 24
  • Base Melee Damage: 225
  • Armour-Piercing Melee Damage: 707
  • Base Melee Evasion: 10%
  • Base Armour: 68%
  • Ranged Block Chance: 30%
  • Speed: 97


Background[edit | edit source]

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Maker of Ways

  • +10 resolve
  • +30 cunning
  • +20 instinct
  • Unlocks assignment: Military Requisition
  • +1 resilience
  • +8% attrition to hostile forces (faction-wide; if leader, prime minister or heir)

Commends Flexibility.


Traits[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Traits (Total War: Three Kingdoms)

Dutiful

  • +8 authority
  • -50% desire for higher office
  • +10 satisfaction

Focuses on Duty.


Energetic

  • +2 expertise
  • +6 instinct
  • +5% campaign movement range (own army)

Admires Zeal.


Resourceful

  • +2 expertise
  • +6 cunning
  • +5 reserves (administered commandery)

Commands Flexibility.


Skills[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Skill (Total War: Three Kingdoms)

Blazing Saddles

  • +4 instinct
  • +4 authority
  • Ability: Blazing Saddles


Intensity

  • +8 instinct
  • Enables: Mighty Knockback
  • +25% charge speed (own retinue)


Dignity


Abilities[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Ability (Total War: Three Kingdoms)

Mighty Knockback

  • Causes extra damage when knocking back enemies.

Blazing Saddles (Active)

  • Can use if:
    • Not on Elephant
  • Phase 1 (15s)
    • +100% Melee Charge Bonus
    • +50% Charge Speed
    • Mighty Knockback
  • Phase 2 (1s)
    • +50% Fatigue
  • Cooldown: 60s


Ancillaries[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Ancillary (Total War: Three Kingdoms)

Family Spear

  • Base Melee Damage: 177
  • Armour-Piercing Melee Damage: 707
  • Melee Attack Rate: 24
  • +6 expertise
  • +6 instinct


Xiahou Yuan's Armour

  • Base Armour: 68
  • +18 instinct
  • +30% ranged block chance
  • -15% retinue upkeep


Red Horse

  • Speed: 97
  • Mass: 1.5k
  • +2 instinct


Guanxi[edit | edit source]

Main Article: Guanxi

Family

Friends

Acquaintances


Biography[edit | edit source]


Born somewhere around 162, Xiahou Yuan is the younger cousin of the legendary Xiahou Dun and a far-flung cousin from Cao Cao. Little is known about his early life until an incident in 190. Supposedly, Cao Cao had committed some grave misdeed, and Xiahou Yuan took the blame for him, which marks the start of a bond between the two.

When Cao Cao joined the coalition against Dong Zhuo during the collapse of the Han Dynasty, Xiahou Yuan and Xiahou Dun both joined his army. He subsequently fought in many of Cao Cao's battles for the coming decade. After the defeat of Yuan Shao in 200, Xiahou Yuan was appointed as something akin to a quartermaster, providing Cao Cao's armies with all the supplies they needed.

In 206, Xiahou Yuan crushed the rebellion of a minor warlord called Chang Xi with such efficiency that it earned him the praise of Cao Cao and a promotion. Over the next few years, Yuan roamed around China with his army, winning various battles.

His luck would run out in 217, however. Liu Bei, a long-time enemy of Cao Cao, launched a large offensive around Hangzhong. Xiahou Yuan gathered his men around Yangping, which had been won by Cao Cao two years earlier. This area was a natural chokepoint, and Xiahou Yuan and Liu Bei were forced into a bloody stalemate that lasted for more than a year.

Eventually, one of Xiahou Yuan's commanders on his flanks, Zhang He, was defeated by Liu Bei, forcing Xiahou to split his forces in two. Subsequently, a gap opened up in his defence, and Liu Bei rushed his army into Yuan's camp. Despite putting up a desperate defence, Liu Bei killed Xiahou Yuan and most of his army.

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