He is described as a famous general once served Yang Feng helder of the long handled Axe, who participated in battle against Li Jue. But he was persuaded to defect to Lord Cao Cao's side Man Chong. He was praised by Cao Cao for his loyal and chivalry as he refused to kill Yang Feng as he defected to Cao Cao.
He is famous for defeating Guan Yu in a duel at Fan Cheng. He was very strict about his army affairs and Lord Cao Cao remarked him as one of the Kingdom of Wei's five generals. He was killed by an arrow during Meng Da's rebellion.