Soul Calibur 5 Walkthrough

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  • Story Mode
  • Episode 9

    1. Say hello to Astaroth. This lumbering opponent brings massive range, but trades off speed. Astaroth, unlike other ranged giants in Soul Calibur five, is completely vulnerable at close-range. He has no fast single attacks to drive opponents away, so expect lots of blocking, throws, and attempts at Guard Impact.
    2. What makes Astaroth so damaging are his combination attacks following by a throw. If you’re caught in one of his strings, there’s a good chance he’ll try to end it with a throw to pile on the extra damage.
    3. Because of Astaroth’s reliance on throws, prepare yourself mentally for throw-breaking. Remember, horizontal-throws and guarded by a horizontal input, while vertical-throws and guarded by a vertical-input.
    4. Vertical-throws are deadlier in general, expect Astaroth to always attempt them more often. He will always go for the jugular. In response, try throwing the behemoth yourself.
    5. Compared to the last fight, Astaroth should be breeze. Like Pyrrha’s Angel Step, use Patroklos’ stance Justice Step to edge closer to Astaroth and deliver a knockback blow. Due to Astaroth’s size, most of his quickest strikes will land high. Sail beneath him, get in close, and go nuts.
    6. The AI won’t be skilled enough to escape a varied set of attacks. Switch between mid, then low, then launch, kick, side-step and repeat. Astaroth will barely fight back.

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