Dragon / Attacker
7 ★
MP 5000 Cost 35
 *1 Experience gain bonus from same element
 *2 Weighted Stat: HP / 10 + ATK / 5 + RCV / 3
  • Delay 1 turn to all enemies.
  • Change Water orbs to Fire orbs.
CD: 14 Turns ( 9 Turns at Lv.6 )
This card can be used as assist.
Attacker type cards HP x1.35, ATK x3.
Same Skill
Assist Bonus Stat
HP +330 ATK +98 RCV +4 ( Max Lv )
HP +429 ATK +123 RCV +49 ( Max Lv & +297 )
Applicable Killer Latents
Awoken Skills
Ultimate Evolution
Reincarnation Evolution
Reincarnation Evolution
Reverse Ultimate and Assist Evolution by using:
Grayed out Japanese cards
Three Kingdoms 1 Series
Drop Locations for #1738
This card can be obtained by:
- Evolution from Conquering Martial Deity, Cao Cao
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By JD@PG 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
Since I did a background about Sun Quan, might as well do Cao Cao.

Here we go, a background about Cao Cao.

Cao Cao is known as the the hero of the Chaos. His ambition was to conquer the land during the Han Dynasty. His first battle was against the Yellow Turban Rebellion in 184 A.D. and succeeded in killing Zhang Jiao. Seven years from now at 191 A.D. Dong Zhuo wanted power and being greedy within the land. So his childhood friend Yuan Shao became the leader of the coalition army against Dong Zhuo at the Battle of Hu Lao Gate. The coalition army was victorious over Dong Zhuo's army. After the battle against Dong Zhuo, his next move is battling Jia Xu at Wan Castle and this time he was ambushed by Jia Xu. Cao Cao's bodyguard Dian Wei sacrificed himself to protect his lord and eventually died. Jia Xu would later join Wei after he was captured. Following the year after Dian Wei died, Cao Cao's rival battle is facing Lu Bu at the Battle of Xia Pi. He eventually succeeded in capturing Lu Bu, Zhang Liao and Chen Gong. Cao Cao let Zhang Liao live and joined the Wei army. Cao Cao command his army to execute Chen Gong and Lu Bu. After Lu Bu's death, he move on facing Yuan Shao at the Battle of Guan Du and made Guan Yu to join his army. After victory against Yuan Shao at Guan Du and Guan Yu killing Yan Liang and Wen Chou, Cao Cao decided to let Guan Yu leave the army and join with his brothers. Now the biggest battle would be the Battle of Chi Bi. As Cao Cao send his army against Wu and Shu, the coalition with Wu and Shu succeeded in Zhou Yu's plan, leading with Cao Cao and his army defeated and no choice but to retreat. After the Battle of Chi Bi, Cao Cao accept defeat and escaping the battle, but Wu and Shu's army didn't give up and pursuing Cao Cao. Cao Cao encountered Guan Yu, however he spared Cao Cao's life for the debt that he owed. Cao Cao escaped. After the loss of Chi Bi, Cao Cao send Zhang Liao to defend He Fei and eventually succeeding in defending the land and killing about 100,000 Wu soldiers, leading Sun Quan and his army to retreat. As time passed by and the Han Dynasty is divided into Three Kingdoms, Wei is becoming more larger than before. With the help of Wu by killing Guan Yu for Wu to take Jing Province and leading more conflicts with Shu. Cao Cao eventually died at 220 A.D. His son Cao Pi took over Wei as emperor and leading the future of Wei. There you have it, Cao Cao became the hero of the Chaos.

Wishing that more Wei warriors could join with Cao Cao other than himself. Keep moving forward Three Kingdom Series.
Last edited by JD@PG 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 )
sWagSteR69 in reply to mccool37 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
Actually Lubu is stronger than Cao Cao, he was brought down with the help with many others and not Cao Cao himself.
JD@PG in reply to sWagSteR69 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
Yeah, I'm still depending if I want to do Liu Bei's background story.
Deathoath 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
Im just saying his son got betrayed and another family took over ...
Skyknight 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
Actually, the Coalition's victory seems to be an artefact of folklore. The alliance never really got around to doing anything; it was mostly Cao Cao and Sun Jian acting on their own that crippled Dong Zhuo's power, although it was ultimately Wang Yun and Lu Bu killing him that really put a stop to his influence (even if it meant Li Jue and Guo Si were able to fill the vacuum for a time). It doesn't help that Hulao Gate didn't exist at the time of the Three Kingdoms crises.
Last edited by Skyknight 2 years ago ( 15.0.0 )
5^2 in reply to mccool37 5 years ago ( 8.0.1 ) 
Lubu is the strongest of the whole history of three kingdoms. No wonder it has such a high attack stat
玉折@HG in reply to sWagSteR69 5 years ago ( 8.1.1 ) 
Lu Bu was a tough idiot, fighting for glory and women, betraying sides over and over again, ignoring consequences thinking he could worm his way out of trouble using brute force. Liu Bei and Cao Cao were arguably the two biggest rivals in the 3k era (Sun Quan's kingdom was more a sideshow act), but they joined forces to take him down. Cao Cao was the king of strategy, Liu Bei was the king of alliances, and Lu Bu was the king of power -- and he found out pretty quick you can't solve every problem by punching it really hard. He was taken as a POW under Cao Cao's jurisdiction, who basically knew by this point that Lu Bu was going to betray him later, and was subsequently executed.

Moral: sub synergy + combo matching skill > stats and damage enhances
neverlucky in reply to sWagSteR69 5 years ago ( 8.4.1 ) 
Yeah, one of the most famous three kingdoms stories is when lu bu faced liu bei, guan yu, and zhang fei. The three faced lu bu 3 vs. 1, and still lu bu had the upper hand. He had to retreat though, because three on one is just unfair :(
mccool37 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
It's funny, Cao Cao executed Lu Bu and yet GungHo seems to have made Lu Bu the better of the two (at least more people like him though that could be because of the synergy with Ronia).
By kickserve 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
I'll still use him as a lead every now and then but don't forget dragon typing makes him an awesome new GOEMON SUB.
By Mr.R@THIAN 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
At least this evo actually works as both a sub and leader while the other fall short in both.
Zork in reply to BioCryo 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
Yeah, I just reread what I wrote and it's pretty stupid. I've spent most of my pad career trying to build a functional red attacker row team without any success though, and I was bummed that there wasn't a version of Cao Cao's ultis that added anything to that team. Oh well, I guess I'll just throw my Cao Caos on a Verdandi team along with Vishnu and GZL...that would work, right?
BioCryo in reply to Zork 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
Umm.... green is like the definition of two prong attacker, Liu Bei has three and Vishnu is going to have three as well (ulti coming out sometime soon), so since I happen to have Cao and the other two, let me just match four green and four red and destroy everything...
In the meantime... why the heck would you want a blue subelement when you are going to be changing those orbs to red orbs...
Last edited by BioCryo 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 )
Zork 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
Except why did they give him prongs instead of rows and make his sub color green instead of blue? Keep the prongs and make him blue sub-colored and he's a great Urd sub, swap the prongs for rows and leave him green and he's solid on Amenouzume/Rodin/all those other red row teams. Heck, he's even got dragon typing for the new Goemon, yet gets prongs?
By Yakamo 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
wow updated but not released yet to NA....just like a stripper.
UaahMaster 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
Well I mean look at his monster number
By Greg! 5 years ago ( 8.0.1 ) 
HE IS HERE! Got two of these bad boys fighting alongside my newly Awoken Shiva!!
By 暗黑dark 5 years ago ( 8.4.1 ) 
1738, ayy...
Ben 5 years ago ( 8.4.1 ) 
Thank god I'm not the only person who searched 1738 on here. Voted for him in PCGF cause he's good but this just made me want him even more. Fetty's starting roll.
By Codeneko 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
Sh*t just got real, Cao Cao came off of his mount.
By JD@PG 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
I think Cao Cao's R/G ulti evo is still decent as a leader in my opinion and a great sub for any attacker teams like Urd for example. So yeah, he can play as either a leader or a sub. With that 2 TPA and 1 row enhance, you can use both TPA and row enhance depending on how you use it. I was a little disappointed when they first release both Cao Cao's ulti evo. However, I'm still going to try it out when it release in a couple of months from now.
Quattro in reply to Baedrian 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
Verdandi + UUUbae/UUUbae/Cao Cao/GZL + Verdandi?

It's basically a 3K team with Verdandi backup dancers, at that point.
Baedrian 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
Or join liu bei on a verdandi team
Ink in reply to milkyway 5 years ago ( 8.1.1 ) 
Say hello to awoken Shiva
JD@PG in reply to milkyway 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
True, but still Cao Cao is reliable due to 2 TPA. Wish that he gets a 2nd skill bind resist rather than a skill boost because skill binds are about common for most descendeds.
JD@PG in reply to Zork 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
But the problem about putting him in a Verdandi is lack of RCV since Verdandi boosts HP when fire is included. The delay is useful, but almost outclassed by shield guards and he isn't wood main attribute. To be honest, he doesn't fit for a Verdandi team. I'm sorry.
Zork in reply to milkyway 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
The biggest problem with both awakenings is that they make no kind of logical sense. As you've pointed out, he doesn't really fit on *any* team (except maybe a luxury verdandi attacker team?) and his sub pool as a leader is pretty mediocre and REM heavy.
milkyway 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
Not that great for Urd team because he takes away water orbs which you could have used.

Not that great for a Verandi team because he is not balanced. He wont be usefull when you use x for balaced type skills.

Both of his ulto evos a pretty much crap. This one is not as bad a the other one though because at least he gets nice extra awakenings.
By Greg! 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
Should be coming to NA soon. Man, all these Awoken Shiva subs coming to NA all at the same time, not to mention Awoken Shiva himself!
By Walrus 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
I am sticking him in my Urd and Verdandi teams.
By Josh-PF/BB 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
Great RGY sub, hopefully RGY comes back into the light with an ultimate.

Delay allows RGY to recover back above 50% Hp if need also works as an orb convert. He only has 1 row but in a situation where you can make a 2 prong attack as well he will spike extremely hard with his high base attack (similar to putting dino rider on the team)
By priest 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
When will we get this!?!?
By nathan@N17 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
I thought 3 rows should have definitely been the go to. Sun quan gets a spike active with 2 rows, liu bei gets 3 tpa AND a row, dq gets a x4 with 2 rows, lu bu gets his devil subs and the active and the why on earth does cao cao get just 1 row and 2 tpa. So stupid
El Rayo 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
I completely agree. He got shafted out of the 3K series. Still gonna run this as a sub on my R/D Cao Cao build, though :-p
Guest 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
I agree that he got shafted both here and in his LS ult but, I don't think he would have received 3 rows no matter what. Simple reason being, he would be heavily encroaching on Rodin's niche if he had. 2 TPA+2 Rows however, would've probably been acceptable and I'm disappointed it didn't happen. At the moment, Fire is pretty evenly split on rows vs TPA and having him fit into both camps would have been great.

As for why Gungho decided to hate on him, I just choose to believe their hard-on 3K novel fans. It would explain why Liu Bei got the best treatment of the rulers as well.
Last edited by N/A 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 )
KINGKAI 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
for real. He was my favorite 3K and I was so hopeful that he'd get great uvos since his were the last of the 3Ks to be revealed, but gosh, what a letdown. His awakenings are the most lackluster of the 3Ks. I especially loved his majestic red cape, which they turned into a measly green piece of cloth that looks more like a scarf
Amy 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
Do u not see he got 2 skill boosts? Liu Bei and Sun Quan do not.Its a trade off.
Amy 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
Seems legit to me.
Last edited by Amy 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 )
By Rhianne 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
I can't wait to toss him on my Verdandi team. Aww yiss.
By Kenneff 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
GungHo please buff cao cao uevo
Last edited by Kenneff 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 )
By Cyan 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
Too bad he isn't R/B for perfect Urd synergy.
Skyknight 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
I was expecting Fire/Water myself, despite his active, just to complete the cycle with the dragon versions of Liu Bei and Sun Quan (the Nornir matching up were just a coincidence to me). But it seems like GungHo decided his active DID deter a Fire/Water setup.
By cerberusdg 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
Rolled a dupe. Seeing as R/G is probably better, gonna go for s-ranking tricolors:
R/G Cao Cao/R/G Cao Cao/Will o Wisp/Rowdy Red Samurai Goblin/???/R/G Cao Cao
By ELCT 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
He is going to go great on my Krishna team.
By DKnight 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
Cao Cao had been sitting in my box for nearly a year now, unloved and untouched. When Awoken Shiva gets here, Cao Cao will go from being the bleh roll of the 3K generals to being nearly as OP of a sub as Lei Bei is for Verdandi.
Greg! 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
^^^this this this this this

He's a Top-tier sub for Awoken Shiva, alongside Awoken Hinokagutsuchi
By Reverb 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
I am at a loss to understand why Gung-ho didn't decide to go with RB for this uvo. Liu Bei's uvo fits perfectly with Verdandi, Sun Quan's uvo fits perfectly fits Skuld, so why the hell didn't they make Cao Cao fit with Urd? Show Urd some love Gung-ho.
mccool37 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
Probably because he converts away from water which reduces the synergy quite a bit, not only with her but with himself. It could still work out but not as well.
Frodoflo 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
Not just that the active really works against that typing

The coloures also represent the alliances that different 3k cards had in the stories.
Light means independent party, red is Cao cao, blue Sun Quan, green Liu Bei and dark Lu Bu.

Besides that, Urd hast the strongest Ls out of the Norns. In order to buff the others they get subs for days ...
By OmastarBC 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
Attacker Leilan
Cao Cao
Liu Bei
Attacker Leilan

By Guest 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but is this Ult. Evo available only in Japan, or also in US? It doesn't show up as an option in-game.
By Guest 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but is this Ult. Evo available only in Japan, or also in US? It doesn't show up as an option in-game. But I don't see where on this page it is saying this monster is only avail. in JP like one person mentions in comments (2 months ago). It used to have only a JP name I think, but now has an English name. I'm kinda new at using this site. Sorry again for dumb questions!
mccool37 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
"This card is not yet available in the English version of PAD"

Check under the name of the card. If it's not yet available then it will say this in a blue box.
Guest in reply to mccool37 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
By Legend7Nat 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
finally a sub or leader for hurricane volcano dragon
And Guan Yinping, Lui Bei Ult. 2 prong, Zhang Fei,, verdandi, skuld, urd ohhh the possibilities to make a team with him is endless!!!!
Last edited by Legend7Nat 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 )
By Bruno 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
Wow, just pulled him, Sasuke and Hanzo in 3 consecutive REM tries, and my best friend is PAD Academy Athena, which is super strong with 3 TPA and an attacker that fits in this team. Also, because of this guy's wood subtype, he will recieve both Sasuke and Athena buff, and his atk will be amazing with the double TPA.
Last edited by Bruno 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 )
By Nymeria 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
Any ideas on when this guy is coming to NA? I'm running a Verdandi team and although CaoCao isn't an ideal sub, he's still one of my strongest monsters (my team is Verdandi/Cu Chu/Woodsie/Medjedra/CaoCao/Verdandi). Any input would be appreciated! :)
By Saroth 5 years ago ( 8.0.1 ) 
NA finally has him, and he is wondrous.
By TigerShady 5 years ago ( 8.0.1 ) 
So my current team is


Liu Bei
Cu Chu

Who should I sub out for Cao Cao?
Vayle 5 years ago ( 8.0.1 ) 
Nobody. Dandy is a green main. If anything either go full attacker besides Dandy with Restrained Liu Beis/ Class Athena/ Zhuge Liang, or go full balanced with Awoken Vati, Delgado, Perseus.

By Bob 5 years ago ( 8.1.1 ) 
Why do everything lose their god type with these good uEvos.
By dc 5 years ago ( 8.1.1 ) 
Great farming team:
By Shoukon 5 years ago ( 8.1.1 ) 
FINALLY pulled Cao Cao (and Hinokagutsuchi in the same God-Fes),
I was thrilled !!

I will try my best to 297 both of them as well.

I can then kick away my Red-Sonia and Fire-Light Leilan in my Awoken Shiva Team,
and the team will become:

Awoken Shiva (leader)
Awoken Hinokagutsuchi
Fire-Wood Cao-Cao
Awoken Shiva (friend)

Pretty much all the important functions are available, especially the first four:
~ 5 Sx = 100% Skill-Bind-Resistance
~ 30% Active Shield from Valen, essential for enduring Dark-Hera's 31584 preemptive strike
~ Full-board orb-changer (Urd) as a counter-measure against poison orbs (e.g. enemy Beelzebub)
~ Turn-Delay Skill from Cao-Cao is still effective against many foes (actually many of them are not status-immune)
~ Heart orbs from Urd as an emergency life-saving skill
~ High damage dealer (Hinokagutsuchi) against enemies with super-high DEF but low HP

My DREAM TEAM I had been yearning for, at last ~
Last edited by Shoukon 5 years ago ( 8.1.1 )
Reverb 5 years ago ( 8.4.1 ) 
No bind recovery...
By Vaedriel 4 years ago ( 8.4.1 ) 
Just rolled TWO (2) of these from today's Godfest! I'm so excited! My Urd Team is so excited!! /cheer
By Fubsy 4 years ago ( 8.4.1 ) 
I just pulled this guy and I'm using him on my urd team with awoken freyr and awoken hinokagutsuchi but I need some help with the final slot. Any suggestions?
By Fubsy 4 years ago ( 8.4.1 ) 
I just pulled this dude and I'm going to use him on my urd team. I'm using awoken hinokagutsuchi and awoken freyr but I don't know what to use as my last sub. Any suggestions?
DKnight 4 years ago ( 8.7.0 ) 
Yamato, Set, Awoken Leilan, Awoken Horus, or even Theurgia for a farmable boost. Urd works best with either a Orb Enhancer or fire boost for floors where her 10.89x ATK is not quite enough to beat a boss even after using her active. Else, Yamato's fire and heal orb active can save you an Urd active on a sub-boss floor.

I like using Urd > Cao Cao > Set or Awoken Shiva. Turn a board into 2/3 Fire and Heal, plus enhancing the whole board or fire boost.
By itsantee 4 years ago ( 8.6.2 ) 
So I have a an okay attacker team now that I just pulled his base form
Uvo urd
Cao cao
Mini cao cao
By Guest 4 years ago ( 9.0.3 ) 
By Spoof 4 years ago ( 9.2.1 ) 
What's happening here? How come I can't ulti-evolve into this guy? I normal evolved him once and I have the materials for his ultimate, but his screen is darkened. I don't understand.
By G-Turtle 5 years ago ( 8.4.1 ) 
YEEEEAAAH Baaaby! Just evolved him. He married to the money he ain't never letting go, so they had to give him that green sub-type. Cao Cao and attacker teams attack that money tryna spend it, cause when you die them stones can't take em with you.

*Notice you can't see Cao Cao left eye in this picture clearly. Coincidence? Its never a coincidence with Gungho! Squaah!
By Saitama 5 years ago ( 7.8.1 ) 
He seems to be made for an Awoken Minerva team. He'll help Minerva pack a little more punch lunch with those TPAs
By cerberusdg 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
YES GungHo made the right decision and decided not to give Urd the advantage with sub water typing, with this guy's 2 TPA!! Verdanddddddiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Greg! 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
All the cringe in this comment
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Side_ in reply to mccool37 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
and I say once again, we still haven't gotten the update where the evo materials flash so stupid people aren't too stupid
SgtChewie 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
Not available in US yet....
Baedrian 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
If you look carefully, it says "this card is not yet available in the English version of PAD". That might also be why it still has a Japanese name. Just maybe.
Firenmage 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
LOL losing?? You tried more than once? omg
mccool37 5 years ago ( 7.5.1 ) 
The fuse button has to be flashing yellow before you can Ult-evo. Otherwise you're either using the wrong materials or (in this case) the uvo isn't available.
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