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Monday
Jan292018

Basic Soul Calibur 6 Gameplay & Characters Guide

I want to emphasis the 'basic' part of this guide with info on Soul Calibur 6 being pulled from the small pamphlet thing at EVO Japan. It goes over the basic gameplay controls for SC6 as well as details key moves for the currently revealed roster. Since it was originally in Japanese, here is all the info in English. The picture I pulled as a resource was taken from the 4Gamer website so thanks goes to them for the image. If you're interested in Soul Calibur 6, it is currently slated to launch on PS4, XB1 & Steam later this year.

4Gamer ≫ http://www.4gamer.net/games/403/G040382/20180126045/

 

▌Soul Calibur 6 Controls (XB1 PAD)
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If you happen to be an anime player or familiar with numpad notation, you're already well off.

A Button = Guard

Forward + A Button = Guard Impact (Defensive ability that parries incoming attacks)

X Button = Horizontal Attack

Y Button = Vertical Attack

B Button = Kick Attack

RB Button = Reversal Edge Attack (New Battle System mechanic which goes into Rock, Paper, Scissors on hit)

RT Button = Critical Edge (Your high damaging and cinematic 'Super' attack)

Back + RT Button = Soul Charge (A state that enhances your characters capabilities for a period of time)

LB Button = Break Attack (Moves that will beat Reversal Edge and Guard Impact attempts)

LT Button = Throw

Back + LT Button = Back Throw

Control Pad or Analog Stick = 8 way run movement. For this guide, numpad notation is used:

Reversal Edge Mechanic:

On successfully landing a Reversal Edge attack, you and the opponent will be put into a Rock Paper Scissor-like situation. The Reversal Edge mechanic is a tool to help you deal with certain offensives.

Horizontal Attacks (X Button) beat Kicks (B Button)

Vertical Attacks (Y Button) beat Horizontals (X Button)

Kick attacks (B Button) beat Verticals (Y Button)

▌Attack Notations
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For the following character attacks list, I will be using the Soul Calibur community notations instead of the Xbox 1 Pad controls in the images. These notations is also how the attacks show inside the game's command list. Conversion is as follow:

Horizontals = A

Verticals = B

Kicks = K

Guard = G

▌Mitsurugi
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Standard attacks:

  • 6A,A
  • 66B,B
  • 66A,A

Against Standing Guard: (lows)

  • 1B,B

Natural Combo:

  • 6A,A → Mist A+B

Air Combos:

  • 3B → 236B
  • 66B (Charge it) → Relic A,A → Relic B

Guaranteed after successful Reversal Edge:

  • Reversal Edge B → Critical Edge
  • Reversal Edge K → K,B,B for the Mid option OR K,K,B for the Low option

Soul Charge:

  • 1K,B,B (High damaging low)
  • 22 or 88 B,B (High damaging natural combo)
  • 3B,B (Beats Reversal Edge attacks)

Lethal Hits:

  • 22 or 88 A - Lethal on opponent whiffing an attack
  • 3B - On opponent crouching

▌Sophitia
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Standard attacks:

  • 4A,A,A
  • 6A,A
  • 236B (on hit press B again for the followup)

Against Standing Guard:

  • 66A+G

Natural Combo:

  • 44A6 → Angel Step A,A

Air Combos:

  • 3B → 4A+B
  • 66B → 22B,A,K

Guaranteed after successful Reversal Edge:

  • Reversal Edge K → Critical Edge
  • Reversal Edge A → A6 to transition into Angel Step stance

Soul Charge:

  • 236A,A,B - High damaging low
  • 44A,B - High damaging natural combo
  • B,B,B,B - Beats Reversal Edge

Lethal Hits:

  • 1K (Charged) - On opponent whiffing a Guard Impact attempt
  • 44B - After a successful Guard Impact

▌Kilik
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Standard attacks:

  • B,B,B
  • 6B,B
  • 236A,B,K (You can hold back after the 236A to go into Monument stance)

Against Standing Guard:

  • 4A

Natural Combo:

  • 66B → Monument B+K,B,K

Air Combos:

  • 3B → 6B,A
  • while rising up B → 6B,B → 6K

Guaranteed after successful Reversal Edge:

  • In Soul Charge + *Not in Soul Charge* Reversal Edge A → Critical Edge
  • In Soul Charge + *During Soul Charge* Reversal Edge K → Critical Edge

Soul Charge:

  • 4A,A,A,K - High damaging natural combo
  • 66B+K - High damaging natural combo that can't be interrupted on block
  • 66A+B - Beats Reversal Edge

Lethal Hits:

  • 22 or 88 B (Charged) - On opponent whiffing an attack.
  • 4B - After a successful Guard Impact.

▌Xianghua
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Standard attacks:

  • 6A,A
  • 6B,B
  • 66A,B,A (Hold the A to enter Silent Xia Sheng stance)

Against Standing Guard:

  • 6B,A

Natural Combo:

  • 4K (Charged) → Silent Xia Sheng stance A+G

Air Combos:

  • 3B → 6K,A (Hold A to enter Bea Her Hua stance)
  • While crouching 3B → 3B+K,K

Guaranteed after successful Reversal Edge:

  • Reversal Edge A → A,A for Low option or A,B for Mid option
  • Reversal Edge K → K,B+K to enter Hou Lee stance

Soul Charge:

  • 6K,B,B - High damaging natural combo
  • A,A,B,B - High damaging natural combo
  • 66A+B,B - Can't be interrupted on block

Lethal Hits:

  • Silent Xia Sheng A+B - On opponent whiffing a Reversal Edge
  • 4A+B - On clashes with certain attacks

▌Nightmare
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Standard attacks:

  • 4K,B
  • 6A,A (Has an auto counter attack built in)
  • 6K (Has an auto counter attack built in)

Against Standing Guard:

  • 1A (1A6 to enter Grim Stride stance)

Natural Combo:

  • 66B (Charged) → Chief Hold A

Air Combos:

  • 4A → 4K,K
  • 66B (Charged) → Chief Hold B

Guaranteed after successful Reversal Edge:

  • Reversal Edge B → Goes into Night Side stance
  • Reversal Edge K → Activates Terror Charge (Allows the use of a single buffed Soul Charge attack)

Soul Charge:

  • 6B,B,B - High damaging natural combo
  • 236A,A - High damaging natural combo
  • 66K,K - Beats Reversal Edges

Lethal Hits:

  • 6K - If it auto counters an opponent's Soul Charge attack
  • A+B - On opponent's Guard Impact of Reversal Edge

▌Groh
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Standard attacks:

  • 66A,A
  • 66B,B
  • 6A+B (Hold forward after it to enter Innocent Draw stance)

Against Standing Guard:

  • 2A+B

Natural Combo:

  • 6B,B,6 → Innocent Draw A

Air Combos:

  • 3B → 6B,B
  • 66K → 8B+K → 3B

Guaranteed after successful Reversal Edge:

  • Reversal Edge B - (Hold forward after to enter Innocent Draw stance)
  • Reversal Edge K → Critical Edge

Soul Charge:

  • 1A,K - High damaging low
  • 3B,B - High damaging mid
  • B+K,6A - Beats Reversal Edges

Lethal Hits:

  • 22 or 88 B - On opponent whiffing an attack
  • 44A - On clash with certain opponent attacks

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