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Soul Calibur IV Guide - Skills

Note: “S” class skills are not available to player characters.

Power Skills

Shave Damage C
Point Requirement: 50 Power, 20 Gauge
Style Level: 1
Description: Shave small amount of HP from opponent even if the attack was blocked.

Shave Damage B
Point Requirement: 70 Power, 30 Gauge
Style Level: 3
Description: Shave HP from opponent even if the attack was blocked.

Shave Damage A
Point Requirement: 100 Power, 40 Gauge
Style Level: 7
Description: Shave large amount of HP from opponent even if the attack was blocked.

Auto Counter C
Point Requirement: 60 Power
Style Level: 2
Description: Has a slight chance of turning an attack that lands on the opponent into Counter Hit.

Auto Counter B
Point Requirement: 90 Power
Style Level: 4
Description: Has a chance of turning an attack that lands on the opponent into Counter Hit.

Auto Counter A
Point Requirement: 130 Power
Style Level: 8
Description: Has a high chance of turning an attack that lands on the opponent into Counter Hit.

Auto Unblockable Attack C
Point Requirement: 80 Power
Style Level: 2
Description: Has a slight chance of turning the next high damage attack into Unblockable Attack.

Auto Unblockable Attack B
Point Requirement: 110 Power
Style Level: 5
Description: Has a chance of turning the next high damage attack into Unblockable Attack.

Auto Unblockable Attack A
Point Requirement: 140 Power
Style Level: 9
Description: Has a high chance of turning the next high damage attack into Unblockable Attack.

Knock Down
Point Requirement: Power 80, Special 30
Style Level: 5
Description: Increase Knock Down power.

Nullify Aerial Control
Point Requirement: 100 Power
Style Level: 6
Description: Opponent is unable to gain aerial control until after being attacked three times in the air.

Guard Breaker
Point Requirement: 90 Power, 40 Boost
Style Level: 3
Description: All high damage attacks are Guard Breaks for a set time by pressing A B K simultaneously during battle.

Impact Skills

Nullify Counter C
Point Requirement: 50 Impact
Style Level: 1
Description: Has a slight chance of turning the opponent's Counter Hit into a normal hit.

Nullify Counter B
Point Requirement: 70 Impact
Style Level: 3
Description: Has a chance of turning the opponent's Counter Hit into a normal hit.

Nullify Counter A
Point Requirement: 100 Impact
Style Level: 6
Description: Has a high chance of turning the opponent's Counter Hit into a normal hit.

Auto Impact C
Point Requirement: 60 Impact
Style Level: 2
Description: Has a slight chance of performing an Impact when an attack is blocked.

Auto Impact B
Point Requirement: 90 Impact
Style Level: 4
Description: Has a chance of performing an Impact when an attack is blocked.

Auto Impact A
Point Requirement: 120 Impact
Style Level: 8
Description: Has a high chance of performing an Impact when an attack is blocked.

Impact Heal
Point Requirement: 50 Impact, 30 Gauge
Style Level: 3
Description: When an impact is performed, HP is recovered proportional to the strength of the impact.

Impact Edge
Point Requirement: 80 Impact
Style Level: 4
Description: When an impact is performed, damage proportional to the strength of the Impact is inflicted on the opponent.

Strong Impact
Point Requirement: 90 Impact, 40 Power
Style Level: 5
Description: When an Impact is performed, the next attack will turn into a Counter Hit.

Master Impact
Point Requirement: 130 Impact
Style Level: 7
Description: All Impacts will be Just Impacts,but it must be executed within a shorter timeframe.

Soul Repel
Point Requirement: 110 Impact
Style Level: 9
Description: Repel any attacks at any time except when in air by pressing A B K simultaneously during battle.

Boost Skills

Hysterical Strength
Point Requirement: 50 Boost
Style Level: 1
Description: Stats increase inversely to the amount of Soul Gauge remaining.

Start Dash C
Point Requirement: 50 Boost
Style Level: 1
Description: At the start of battle, all stats are slightly higher for a set time.

Start Dash B
Point Requirement: 60 Boost
Style Level: 5
Description: At the start of battle, all stats are higher for a set time.

Start Dash A
Point Requirement: 80 Boost
Style Level: 8
Description: At the start of battle, all stats are much higher for a set time.

Will Power
Point Requirement: 90 Boost
Style Level: 2
Description: All stats increase when HP decreases to a set amount.

Soul Gauge Recovery C
Point Requirement: 30 Boost, 20 Gauge
Style Level: 2
Description: Increase the rate at which the Soul Gauge recovers by a small amount.

Soul Gauge Recovery B
Point Requirement: 40 Boost, 30 Gauge
Style Level: 4
Description: Increase in the rate at which Soul Gauge recovers

Soul Gauge Recovery A
Point Requirement: 50 Boost, 40 Gauge
Style Level: 7
Description: Large increase in the rate at which Soul Gauge recovers.

Alignment
Point Requirement: 50 Boost
Style Level: 3
Description: Stats increase or decrease depending on the opponent's alignment (Good/Evil/None).

Strengthen Horizontal
Point Requirement: 70 Boost
Style Level: 4
Description: Strengthen Horizontal Attacks while weakening other attacks.

Appeal
Point Requirement: 50 Boost
Style Level: 6
Description: Stats increase when fighting against the opposite gender and decrease when fighting against the same gender.

Hyper Mode
Point Requirement: 70 Boost, 30 Power
Style Level: 6
Description: All stats increase for a set time by pressing A B K simultaneously during battle.

Strengthen Vertical
Point Requirement: 60 Boost
Style Level: 7
Description: Strengthen Vertical Attacks while weakening other attacks.

Skill Ability Up
Point Requirement: 80 Boost
Style Level: 9
Description: Enhance the effects of a random skill by pressing A B K simultaneously during battle.

Gauge Skills

Soul Gauge Boost C
Point Requirement: 70 Gauge, 40 Boost
Style Level: 1
Description: Start with the Soul Gauge full.

Soul Gauge Boost B
Point Requirement: 80 Gauge, 50 Boost
Style Level: 3
Description: Start with the Soul Gauge full and slightly decrease the amount of damage to the Soul Gauge when blocking opponent's attacks.

Soul Gauge Boost A
Point Requirement: 100 Gauge, 50 Boost
Style Level: 5
Description: Start with the Soul Gauge full and decrease the amount of damage to the Soul Gauge when blocking opponent's attacks.

Soul Gauge Damage C
Point Requirement: 40 Gauge
Style Level: 1
Description: Small increase in the amount of damage on the opponent's Soul Gauge when an attack is blocked.

Soul Gauge Damage B
Point Requirement: 60 Gauge
Style Level: 4
Description: Increase the amount of damage on the opponent's Soul Gauge when an attack is blocked.

Soul Gauge Damage A
Point Requirement: 90 Gauge
Style Level: 6
Description: Large increase in the amount of damage on the opponent's Soul Gauge when an attack is blocked.

HP Drain C
Point Requirement: 60 Gauge
Style Level: 1
Description: When an attack lands on the opponent, HP recovers a small amount (proportional to the damage on the opponent).

HP Drain B
Point Requirement: 90 Gauge
Style Level: 3
Description: When an attack lands on the opponent, HP recovers a medium amount (proportional to the damage on the opponent).

HP Drain A
Point Requirement: 120 Gauge
Style Level: 8
Description: When an attack lands on the opponent, HP recovers a large amount (proportional to the damage on the opponent).

Soul Gauge Rate Up C
Point Requirement: 30 Gauge
Style Level: 2
Description: Small increase in the amount Soul Gauge recovers when attacking.

Soul Gauge Rate Up B
Point Requirement: 50 Gauge
Style Level: 4
Description: Increase in the amount Soul Gauge recovers when attacking.

Soul Gauge Rate Up A
Point Requirement: 80 Gauge
Style Level: 7
Description: Large increase in the amount Soul Gauge recovers when attacking.

HP Recovery C
Point Requirement: 50 Gauge
Style Level: 2
Description: When hit with a combo of 4 or more, HP recovers a small amount (proportional to the total damage of the combo).

HP Recovery B
Point Requirement: 70 Gauge
Style Level: 2
Description: When hit with a combo of 3 or more, HP recovers a medium amount (proportional to the total damage of the combo).

HP Recovery A
Point Requirement: 100 Gauge
Style Level: 8
Description: When hit with a combo of 3 or more, HP recovers a large amount (proportional to the total damage of the combo).

HP Burst
Point Requirement: 130 Gauge
Style Level: 6
Description: Recover HP by pressing A B K simultaneously during battle. Soul Gauge will gradually decrease after a set time.

Soul Gauge Vamp
Point Requirement: 100 Gauge, 30 Special
Style Level: 9
Description: Randomly decrease the opponent's Soul Gauge and absorb part of it by pressing A B K simultaneously during battle.

Special Skills

Switch Speed Up
Point Requirement: 80 Special
Style Level: 1
Description: Increase the rate at which Switch Gauge increases during AMB.

Auto Grapple Break C
Point Requirement: 30 Special, 30 Impact
Style Level: 1
Description: Has a slight chance of performing a Grapple Break when thrown.

Auto Grapple Break B
Point Requirement: 50 Special, 30 Impact
Style Level: 3
Description: Has a chance of performing a Grapple Break when thrown.

Auto Grapple Break A
Point Requirement: 70 Special, 40 Impact
Style Level: 7
Description: Has a high chance of performing a Grapple Break when thrown.

Double-Edged Sword
Point Requirement: 60 Special
Style Level: 2
Description: Increase the rate at which Soul Gauge gains and loses.

Nullify Ring Out C
Point Requirement: 40 Special
Style Level: 2
Description: Has a slight chance of preventing a Ring Out

Nullify Ring Out B
Point Requirement: 70 Special
Style Level: 4
Description: Has a chance of preventing a Ring Out.

Nullify Ring Out A
Point Requirement: 100 Special
Style Level: 6
Description: Has a high chance of preventing a Ring Out.

Venom Fang C
Point Requirement: 50 Special, 20 Power
Style Level: 3
Description: Additional small poison damage to a downed opponent. The poisoned state will stop when the opponent lands an attack or after a set amount of time.

Venom Fang B
Point Requirement: 70 Special, 30 Power
Style Level: 5
Description: Additional poison damage o a downed opponent. The poisoned state will stop when the opponent lands an attack or after a set amount of time.

Venom Fang A
Point Requirement: 100 Special, 40 Power
Style Level: 8
Description: Additional large poison damage to a downed opponent. The poisoned state will stop when the opponent lands an attack or after a set amount of time.

Magnet
Point Requirement: 75 Special
Style Level: 4
Description: Reduce Knock Down power on both sides.

Run Speed Up
Point Requirement: 70 Special
Style Level: 6
Description: Increase running speed.

Invisible
Point Requirement: 130 Special
Style Level: 7
Description: Become invisible for a set amount of time by pressing A B K simultaneously during battle.

Step Speed Up
Point Requirement: 70 Special
Style Level: 8
Description: Increase stepping speed.

Charge Cancel
Point Requirement: 150 Special
Style Level: 9
Description: Cancel the move when used while attacking the opponent by pressing A B K simultaneously during battle.



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