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Soul Calibur IV Walkthrough and Guide

by Michael Monette  

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Soul Calibur IV Guide - Yun-seong

Hong Yun-seong

Age: 18
Birthplace: Jirisan, Korea
Height: 5'9”
Weight: 159 lbs.
Birth Date: April 16
Blood Type: O
Weapon: Chinese Sword
Weapon Name: White Storm
Discipline: Seong Style Long Sword (with some personal style mixed in)
Family: Father/Died from illness, Mother/Whereabouts unknown, Master/Seong Han Myong

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

Yun-seong wishes to claim Soul Edge so that he may use its power to protect his country. Unbeknownst to him, however, is the sword's evil and corrupting nature. When he crosses paths with Seong Mi-na, she explains the dangers of the cursed sword but is unable to sway the young man from his path. After leaving for the Azure Knight's stronghold in Ostrheinsburg while his companions slept, Yun-seong crosses paths with his idol, Hwang, an immensely skilled swordsman. Hwang details his attempts to destroy Soul Edge, confirming its evil nature. Even still not persuaded, Yun-seong continues his quest for the cursed sword.

Combo Clip

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

Combo 1: 236K, Jump K, K, K
Combo 2: Crane A~Crane K~Crane A B
Combo 3: Crane A~Crane K~Crane 8K
Combo 4: 33 hold B, 8K



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

Yun-seong is very much a close-range fighter, so at long-range make heavy use of 8-Way Run and punish missed attacks with Eclipse Blade (hold 2_8, B) or Tempest Blade (66B). At mid-range, Avenging Claws (6B, B) is a damaging pair of vertical strikes that ends on a Guard Break; this move is actually useful against staunch defenders, as it can rapidly deplete their Soul Gauge and lead to a Critical Finish from your end. Use Opening Void Thrust (hold 1_7, B) or Tempest Blade (66B) to punish whiffs and Burning Ember (44A) or Diving Viper (66A) to prevent sidestepping.

Rising Claws (236K, K) leads to a damaging combo with Phoenix Ascension (jump K, K, K). Yun-seong's Ragged Fangs (K, K, B) is his quickest attack, so make heavy use of this string while at close-range to interrupt attacks and score counter-hits. Rising Hook Heel (while rising K) stuns on a normal or counter-hit. Viper Lunge (while rising B) is a high poke that comes out quickly, and is also useful for interrupting attacks. Sweeping Wave (A K) is a good mid to low string that ducks under high attacks. Use Sweeping Wave (A K) and Torso Cutter (1A) to prevent sidestepping.

The evasive Crane Stance (B K) offers several different options. While in the stance, Yun-seong will automatically side step linear attacks and deliver a mid kick in retaliation. Horizontal attacks and kicks will still hit, however. The most effective close-range moves during this stance are Leg Sweep (A K), a low sweeping kick that ducks under high attacks and links back to Crane Stance, and Crane Shredder (2K, K), a quick low poke followed by a high kick. At mid or long range, Stone Cleaver (during Crane A B) and Coiling Viper Thrust (during Crane B K) are effective, but both are linear and easy to avoid.

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Comments for Yun-seong

1 comments, latest first.
Sep 27th 2012 Guest
What are the Japanese or Chinese symbols do Yun-Seong or a custom character kicks the opponent? Do custom characters scream or not?
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