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Cassandra

Soul Calibur IV Walkthrough and Guide

by Michael Monette  

 
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Soul Calibur IV Guide - Cassandra


Cassandra Alexandra

Age: 21
Birthplace: Athens, Ottoman Empire
Height: 5'5”
Weight: Insists she's lost weight recently
Birth Date: July 20
Blood Type: B
Weapon: Short Sword & Small Shield
Weapon Name: Digamma Sword & Nemea Shield (Reforged)
Discipline: Athenian Style
Family: Father/Achelous, Mother/Nike, Brother/Lucius, Sister/Sophitia

Unlocked: Purchase for 4000 Gold on the fighter select screen.

While in search of clues as to the whereabouts of the cursed sword, Cassandra is attacked by a strange man. After the fight, the assailant makes off with the Soul Edge fragment she had been carrying with her. Upon returning to the town, Cassandra spots Siegfried Schtauffen, wielder of the legendary spirit sword Soul Calibur. Assuming he was on his way to smite some great evil, Cassandra follows him to Ostrheinsburg, reasoning that Soul Edge must surely lie there.


Cassandra, while faster than her sister, does not deal as much damage as Sophitia. Her quickness means she'll have an edge against heavier combatants, and her Angel Step allows her to dash in to close-range with the possibility of repelling incoming attacks. Like Sophitia, Cassandra is a good choice for first-time players.

Combo Clip

The video below shows the following combinations. The directional notation system is used to describe each move.

Combo 1: 33_99B, B K
Combo 2: 33_99B, A B, 66A B
Combo 3: Angel Step hold B~4B, B, A (Just)
Combo 4: WR hold A~6A, A, A~4B, B, A (Just)

 

Strategy

Please read through 'The Basics' and 'Fighting Terms' for an explanation of the 'directional notation' and the fighting terms used to explain strategy.

At long-range, Angel Step (236) can get you close to your enemy, and can Guard Impact high attacks too. While in the middle of Angel Step, you can quickly sidestep by tapping up or down. Other than that, make heavy use of 8-Way Run and punish missed attacks with Divine Fall (hold 2_8, B K) or Seraphim Sault (hold 2_8, K, K).

Cassandra fares best at close-range, so try to move in and remain where she can more comfortably attack. Use Cross Blitz (4A, B) as your primary counter against 8-Way Run and mix-up with Undertow (1A), a low strike that ducks under high attacks. Punish missed attacks with Stardust Strike (hold 6, A B), a quick mid attack dealing decent damage, or Artemis Dart (6B), a high attack that crouching opponents can duck under. Make use of Angel Step (236) both to get closer to your enemy and to repel incoming attacks; after a successful repel, follow up with Angel's Exile (during Angel Step B) or Angelic Gust (during Angel Step hold B). Pure Stinger (while crouching 1B) is a good low poke with impressive range.

At close-range, Cassandra's A, A string can be used to deter sidestepping and comes out pretty fast. Make use of Undertow (1A) to strike standing opponents. Undertow puts Cassandra in a crouching animation, so if it hits, use Heaven's Wing (while rising B) to launch your opponent. Angelic Twirl (214) deflects mid attacks, which is likely what your opponent will be throwing at you at close-range. Use Angelic Twirl after guarding an attack to hopefully repel the attacker's next strike.  Upon a successful Repel, follow up with Angel's Exile (during Angelic Twirl B).

Cassandra's basic kicks come out pretty quick as well, so make use of them to interrupt your opponent's attacks. Elfin Thrust (2B, B during hit K) is a good punisher that can lead to an attack throw with precise timing. Throughout the battle, mix-up Undertow (1A) with Cassandra's basic vertical and horizontal strings to keep your foe guessing.



 
 
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Comments for Cassandra

 
 
2 comments, latest first.
 
Aug 2nd 2012 Guest
Christina (Cassandra) will battle Sally (Amy).
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Aug 22nd 2011 Guest
A great cassy combo, 3k_2ag_236(b)_22bba, it does pretty decent damage.
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