Soulcalibur IV: Achievement Guide (Final)

       GAME: Soul Calibur IV
By: Kenneth Stubbs (OmegaMustard)

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Aug. 05, 2008 Kenneth Stubbs

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I. The Achievements
A. Encounter With The Unknown
B. Pursuer Of The Secret
C. Mystery Of The Swords
D. May The Force Be With You
E. War Veteran
F. Hero On The Battlefield
G. Legendary Hidden Treasures
H. Never Ending Advance
I. Tower's New Guardian
J. Scorpion's Sting
K. Smasher
L. Iron Hammer
M. Death On the Battlefield
N. Like A Flowing Stream
O. Lost In The Moment
P. Quick Strike
Q. Swift Strike
R. Mad Destroyer
S. Violent Storm
T. 10,000 Strikes Of Proof
U. Endure 1,000
V. Water Moon
W. Distance Will Not Betray
X. First Step As An Artist
Y. Chosen By History
Z. Sharpened Teeth
AA. Equal Skill And Power
AB. Engraved Into History
AC. World Class Fighter
AD. World Traveler
AE. Gladiator
AF. Unknown Swordsman
AG. Hero King
AH. Divine Punishment
AI. Reversal Wizard
AJ. Phoenix
AK. Wandering Assassin
AL. Repel All Blades
AM. Numeric God
AN. Two Cannot Exist Together
AO. Gathering Of The Best
AP. Observer Of Souls
AQ. Sword Hunter
AR. The Controller
AS. Wild Run To Tragedy
AT. Looter Of The Battlefield
AU. Wandering Weapon Merchant
AV. Transcend History And The World
 Secret Achievements
AW. Start Of A New Era
AX. Tower Of Gold

I. The Achievements
There are currently 50 achievements worth 1000 gamerscore.

A. Encounter With The Unknown
- Fight against Yoda.
- Two ways to do this, first you can unlock The Apprentice by completing
  Arcade mode with Yoda, then play through Arcade mode with The Apprentice,
  or you can play against someone online who is using Yoda (Ranked or Player)
  Also, if you have purchased Vader off the Marketplace, you can play with
  him through Arcade mode and you will face Yoda as well.

B. Pursuer Of The Secret
- Clear STORY MODE on difficulty: NORMAL.
- Just complete story mode on Normal difficulty.  Tip, you can play through 
  Yoda on first run through and unlock another achievement as well.

C. Mystery Of The Swords
- Clear STORY MODE on difficulty: HARD.
- Just complete story mode on Hard difficulty.  Tip for this is to spam your
  grab attacks which if you are using default settings should be the L trigger.
  If you lose on a match, don't sweat it, you have infinite continues.

D. May The Force Be With You
- Clear STORY MODE with Yoda.
- Just complete story mode using Yoda.

E. War Veteran
- Select Arcade mode and complete it, you can spam your grab attacks or really
  beat on the computer, you have infinite continues if you lose both rounds,
  you just have to complete arcade.  There are 8 matches total, 2 rounds each

F. Hero On The Battlefield
- Clear ARCADE MODE with over 450,000 points.
- Few ways to get this achievement, doing certain attacks land you a lot of
  points, doing a combo will get you a few hundred, you get 1 thousand every
  unblockable attack you land.  You get a perfect bonus that will net you 
  about 20 thousand, if you never lose a round, at the end you get a 100
  thousand bonus, you also get time bonuses.  If you happen to lose a round,
  just lose the second round and you will restart the same match with the 
  same points you had going into it.  Secret of the whole thing is to try
  and get as many perfects as you can, I think you need at least 7 or 8 
  perfects to be really good.  If you are looking for the most cheap way, 
  pick Taki and do her Forward plus X and Y and the same time for her 
  unblockable attack, just keep doing it over and over netting you 1000 
  points each hit.

G. Legendary Hidden Treasures
- Acquire over 30 treasures in TOWER OF LOST SOULS.
- Each floor has a hidden tresure chest that you have to aquire by doing
  some type of condition.  After you complete the floors, the equipment 
  becomes available in the shop, but unlocking the treasure in the tower
  unlocks it free.  If you do happen to buy the item and then unlock it in
  the tower, you will unlock money in the tower instead of the treasure but
  it still counts towards the achievement, you do want to make sure you get
  floor 14's treasure because it is a level that you have to unlock to get
  world traveler achievement.  Here is a list of the battle conditions.
- 1f Soldier's Hat, clear stage while taking no damage
  2f Warrior Trousers, clear stage with no ring outs from either side
  3f Pauldron, switch with ally more than 2 times
  4f Warlord's Belt, perform 3 attack throws
  5f Clergy Clothes, defeated an enemy with a ring out
  6f Wonder Jacket, threw an opponent
  7f Warrior Trousers, cleared the stage without missing any attacks
  8f Armor Ring: Ice Mirror, switch characters twice
  9f Scarlett Blossoms, guarded the opponent's attack 3 times in a row
  10f Silver Boots, guarded the opponent's attack 10 times in a row
  11f Grim Horn, defeated all enemies with a critical finish
  12f Magus Cloth, defeated all enemies with ring out
  13f Pegasus Sallet, destroy all the walls
  14f Phantom Pavilion: Seesaw, performed guard impact more than 3 times
  15f Submissions Belt, clear the stage using only the A and G buttons
  16f Warlord's Belt, clear the stage with 0 time remaining
  17f Arm Bandages, execute a 5+ combo
  18f Kouchu Kabuto, stood on all corners of the stage
  19f Longhua Qippo, switch with ally more than 5 times
  20f Life Gem: Sun, cleared the stage with a critical finish
  21f Longhua Qippo, voluntarily performed a ring out
  22f Honor boots, perform more than 4 counter hits
  23F Frilled skirt, guard more than 3 times in a row
  24f Protect Gem: Cardinal directions, Perform a combo with more than 
      240 damage
  25f Zhuque Changpao, threw more than 5 times
  26f Warthog Cuirass, executed a 10+ combo
  27f Iron Gauntlets, cleared the stage with no damage taken
  28F Aculeus Suit, opponent guarded a guard break attack at least twice
  29f Menghu Boots, switch with ally 5+ times
  30f Spirit Gem: Noniple Heads, clear stage without guarding
  31f Longming Qippo, perform 5+ Just Inputs
  32f Vane Mask, perform a low throw
  33f Battle dress, perform 3 attack throws
  34f Power Gem: warrior Princess, perform guard impact 3+ times
  35f Warthog Pauldrons, clear without switching
  36f Parlor Blouse, clear stage with 0 time remaining
  37f Siren's helm, defeat all enemies with critical finishes
  38f Gorgon Fauld, defeat all enemies with ring out
  39f Kingfisher Greaves, clear the stage without changing position
  40f Deer Head, execute a 5+ combo
  41f Minotaur, perform 5+ Just Inputs
  42f Demonic Gloves, clear the stage without letting opponents invoke 
      a skill
  43f Repel Gem: Iron Shell, perform an over the back throw
  44f War Cloak, no ring outs either side
  45f Tiger Lily Kabuto, Defeat enemies without using any skills
  46f Butterfly salet, same as above
  47f Succubus Boots, throw 5 times
  48f Life Dem: Jade, Clear stage with a character equipped with the 
      "invisible" skill
  49f Horns of Calamity, clear stage with no attacks missing
  50f Tiger Lily Breastplates, execute a 10+combo
  51f Tiger Lily Fauld, perform more than 4 counterhits
  52f Feathered Wings, clear stage with a critical finish
  53f Blade Ring: Demon Lord, defeat all enemies with a ring out
  54f Leviathan Pauldron, destroy all the walls
  55f Priestess Kimono, perform 3 attack throws
  56f Leviathan Burgonet, perform a combo with more than 240 damage
  57f Voodoo Armlets, voluntarily perform a ring out
  58f Tiger Pauldrons, defeat all enemies without any skills equipped
  59f Voodoo Greaves, guard an enemies attack 10 times in a row
  60f Voodoo Breastplate, clear the stage without switching characters

H. Never Ending Advance
- Descend 20 floors in TOWER OF LOST SOULS.
- This is a survival mode where you can only use two characters.  You
  may want to equip skills like HP Drain A and Venom Fang A for the 
  best results in taking down the CPU's health and restoring your own.
  Every 5 floors you fight against weird bear costume wearing characters
  and you unlock armor and such after you beat those.  No true tips 
  except when one character gets low on health bring in your other
  character.  You can use the same character, so create one and then
  copy him or her and pick the same character twice.

I. Tower's New Guardian
- Clear all upper floors of TOWER OF LOST SOULS.
- This is a pretty tough acheivement, you actually have to have some
  Soul Calibur skill to do this one.  Only cheap tactic I can tell you
  is use Kilik, equip his Jinju Staff and then put the skills Venom
  Fang A on and Shave Damage A, then whatever else you want, but those
  two for sure, then keep spamming his Forward X and Y attack where he 
  does like a five hit poke, shave damage will hurt the computer even
  when they block and venom fang will poison them if they fall on the
  ground, works really good until about floors 50 to 59, then it takes
  some luck to beat those, floor 60 is a joke, just lay down and the edge
  and the master will jump off.  Floor 45 and 46 you need to custom two
  Seigefreids with max defense and health, you will have to spam their
  lower grapple attacks.  Don't equip any skills on either Seigefreid.

J. Scorpion's Sting
- Win a battle with Critical Finish.
- To do a critical finish you need to do a soul crush and then press 
  Left Bumper.  A soul crush is when the character's health gauge is
  flashing red and you keep beating on them until their guard breaks
  assuming they are guarding.  Their Guard will break with a red flash
  and that is when you can use a critical finish.

K. Smasher
- Destroy all of the opponent's equipment.
- You can boost this with a friend online or do it on the computer, 
  Local Versus doesn't work, you need to keep attacking a person until
  all their armor breaks, you will know when you break a piece because
  there are three green tabs under the person's health bar, after all
  of those are out, all armor is broke.  No real tips, just keep doing
  low attacks for the leg armor, mid attacks for body armor and high
  attacks for head armor.

L. Iron Hammer
- Land an attack on a taunting opponent.
- You can probably do this on the computer, the computer loves to 
  taunt you, it is also boostable online with a friend, Local Versus
  doesn't count.  Have your friend press the Right Trigger if their
  buttons are still default and they will taunt, then just strike them.

M. Death On the Battlefield
- Perform 100 Critical Finishes.
- Critical finishes are pretty hard to get on people or the computer
  legit, so I recomment doing this with a friend online, just play about
  100 rounds each letting you both get a critical finish 100 times.

N. Like A Flowing Stream
- Perform 200 Impacts.
- An impact is when you time the opponents move and press Forward Guard
  at the same time to push the opponent back.  Green sparks are regular
  impacts and red sparks are perfect impacts, you need 200 green ones
  Auto Impact skill works for this but you won't get any perfect impacts
  using it.  Must be done against CPU or an online opponent, local versus
  doesn't count.

O. Lost In The Moment
- Perform 20 Just Impacts.
- A Just Impact is a perfectly done impact, pressing forward Guard at
  the perfect time to cause red sparks pushing your opponent back.
  Do this 20 times against CPU or an online opponent, local versus
  doesn't count.

P. Quick Strike
- Perform 5 First Attacks in a row in Arcade.
- While playing through Arcade, just make sure you get the first attack
  on the opponent 5 times in a row.

Q. Swift Strike
- Perform 100 First Attacks.
- If you are playing Story mode a lot to unlock everything you will
  probably get this one no problem, can only be obtained against CPU or
  online opponents, Local versus doesn't count.

R. Mad Destroyer
- Perform 100 Soul Crushes.
- A soul crush is when you break the opponents guard while their health
  bar is flashing red, you will see a red flash when their guard breaks.
  You will obtain this while going for the 100 Critical Finishes.  Can 
  only be obtained against CPU or online opponents, Local versus doesn't 

S. Violent Storm
- Perform 50 Wall Hits.
- A wall hit is whenever you hit your opponent and they hit a wall, you 
  can tell they have hit it because they will fall up against it.  Can
  only be obtained against CPU or online opponents, local versus doesn't

T. 10,000 Strikes Of Proof
- Land 10,000 attacks.
- You will get this eventually.  You must attack your opponent 10000 times.
  Only can be obtained again CPU and online opponents, local versus doesn't

U. Endure 1,000
- Guard 1,000 times against attacks.
- You must block attacks 1000 times for this one.  Only works against CPU
  and online opponents, local versus doesn't count.

V. Water Moon
- Perform 30 grapple breaks.
- To perform a grapple break, you must hit the same grapple combination
  that you opponent tried to do on you.  Example is if your opponent tries
  to do the left trigger on you, press your left trigger and you will escape
  out of it.  Do this 30 times to get the achievement, only works on CPU and
  online opponents, Local Versus doesn't count.

W. Distance Will Not Betray
- Reach over 10,000 meters in total movement distance in battle.
- You will get this while playing story, arcade and online modes.  Just
  move around for 10,000 total meters, you can check your current meters in
  the Battle Records.

X. First Step As An Artist
- Customize a regular character.
- You have to go to character creation and pick a regular character on the
  game.  Select a new slot and just mess around a bit with the character's
  attire or skills, then click finish and save.

Y. Chosen By History
- Create a custom character.
- Go to character creation and pick the character slot in the middle of
  the screen.  Create a new character and you can actually just click
  finish and save.

Z. Sharpened Teeth
- Maximize a style's level.
- Keep picking the same character over and over and eventually you will
  get this.  This is when your character levels up to Level 9.

AA. Equal Skill And Power
- Use all skill points and set up 4 skills.
- You have to create a character and select certain attire and weapon and
  then pick the right skills to match the same points of the attire and
  weapon.  Here is an easy setup you can use.
- Pick Mitsurugi - Needs to be at least level 3
  Weapon: MasaMune
  Unequip all attire so he is pratically naked, then equip the following
  Hero's Band on his head.  Lord's Mantle on his neck.  Protective 
  Tattoo on his body and Warrior's Kimono on his upper body.
  Then Equip the following skills, Shave Damage C, Hysterical Strength,
  and Auto Grapple Break C and you should have a skill on from the
  MasaMune, then finish and save.

AB. Engraved Into History
- Fight 100 times (Online).
- If you enjoy playing the game a lot online, you shouldn't have a
  problem getting this, doesn't matter if you win or lose.

AC. World Class Fighter
- Fight against 20 different fighting styles (Online).
- Just fight against 20 different characters online and this will
  unlock, Player or Ranked, doesn't matter.

AD. World Traveler
- Fight on all stages (Online).
- Unless your opponent has the stages, there are a few you must unlock.
  You must complete story mode with 5 different characters and unlock
  the treasure box on Floor 14 of the Tower of Souls to unlock all 
  levels, then just play on all of them.

AE. Gladiator
- Win consecutive Ranked Matches (Online).
- You must win 2 ranked matches in a row and this will unlock.

AF. Unknown Swordsman
- Win 10 times (Online).
- Just win 10 matches, player or ranked, doesn't matter.

AG. Hero King
- Level up to 20 (Online).
- Not too hard if you boost for it or are just a Soul Calibur veteran.
  If you never lose a match, it can take about 70 wins to get to level
  20.  You do gain more points for winning than losing and can actually
  gain points for losing if you do well.

AH. Divine Punishment
- K.O. with an Unblockable Attack.
- An unblockable attack is when flame soars from your weapon.  Get your
  opponents health down low and do one.  Taki's is Forward plus X and Y
  at the same time.

AI. Reversal Wizard
- Win 20 times with low HP.
- I don't exactly mean what low starts at but just to be safe just get
  you health down to the 1 hit your dead mark and win the match.  Works
  against CPU or online, Local Versus doesn't count.

AJ. Phoenix
- Win with all equipment destroyed.
- You can go for this with the have all your equipment destroyed.  Easy
  to boost with a friend, just let your friend destroy all your armor,
  then win the match.

AK. Wandering Assassin
- K.O. opponent with over 20 types of weapons.
- You must win with 20 different characters.  This can be done offline
  while going through story, arcade or the tower.

AL. Repel All Blades
- Win perfect 30 times.
- This means a scratch must not be put on you, it will say perfect at
  the end of the match if done.  Can be done on CPU or Online, Local
  Versus doesn't count.  Another trick for doing this is when you are
  playing the tower of lost souls, right before you finish the last 
  opponent, you can switch to your second character if they do not
  have any damage on them, it will count as a perfect.

AM. Numeric God
- Measure the two passages of time and win.
- You will get this by luck, this is when your last two digits of total
  playtime and the two digits of the match timer match after you win.

AN. Two Cannot Exist Together
- Exhaust each other's power.
- This is a double KO and the match ends in a draw, easiest boosted with
  Yoshimitsu.  Perform his Down plus X and B attack.  He will put his 
  sword through his own body, if line your friend up with his back, the
  sword will go through both of you, do this when you both have low 
  Health and the achievement will pop.

AO. Gathering Of The Best
- Complete CHAIN OF SOULS.
- You will get this after unlocking all characters and then viewing the
  Chain of Souls screen.  You must buy the characters on the character
  creation screen.  Then complete story mode about 6 times to unlock
  all the star block characters.  Then complete arcade mode with Yoda 
  to unlock The Apprentice.

AP. Observer Of Souls
- Collect all illustrations in Art Gallery.
- You must buy all artwork, pictures, and models for this to unlock.
  Everything in the Art Gallery.

AQ. Sword Hunter
- Collect all weapons for 5 characters.
- Every character has 8 weapons total, you have to buy 5 of them, 3 are
  automatically unlocked.  Only 3 others will be unlocked and able to
  be bought until you complete the characters story mode to unlock their
  last 2.  Buy all 8 weapons with 5 characters for this one.

AR. The Controller
- Get Soul Calibur (Final Form).
- First you have to complete story mode with Seigefreid, that will
  unlock the final form, then go to his weapons and purchase Soul
  Calibur (Final Form).  If you were one of the people that bought 
  the Collector's Edition, this unlocks automatically.

AS. Wild Run To Tragedy
- Get Soul Edge (Final Form).
- Same as The Controller Achievement except complete story with
  Nightmare.  Same thing, if you bought the Collector's Edition of the
  game, this unlocks automatically.

AT. Looter Of The Battlefield
- Collect all accessories.
- Accessories are rings you can only purchase on Yoda, The Apprentice,
  Algol and the Star Block characters.  Buy them all and you will
  unlock this.

AU. Wandering Weapon Merchant
- Collect 350 pieces of equipment.
- You will get this while trying to buy everything.  It takes a lot
  of gold.

AV. Transcend History And The World
- Acquire all weapons and equipment.
- It takes about roughly 3,000,000 gold to buy everything in the game.
  You must buy all weapons with all characters and all creation parts
  for males and females.  Voldo also has a special mask you must 
  buy as well, he is the only person that can wear it.
  Special Note: I've heard if you have the Legendary Edition of SCIV.
  This achievement may not unlock because the LE version unlocks all
  of the character ultimate weapons.  Just go to your memory and delete
  the LE stuff off your hardrive and then go buy all the ultimate
  weapons and it should unlock.

Secret Achievements
AW. Start Of A New Era
- Welcome to the new world of SOULCALIBUR!
- First when you load up your game, watch the video at the beginning, do
  not skip it, don't skip anything until the main menu comes up that tells
  you to press start and then this should unlock.

AX. Tower Of Gold
- Acquire 1,000,000 gold.
- You have to get about 3 times this much gold to buy everything, so
  you will achieve this before finishing the game.  If you are looking
  for quick gold, just play floor 60 in the Tower of Souls and go to
  the edge of the level and let the master knock you down, then he will
  keep attacking.  He will do this move where he jumps in the air.  If
  positioned right, he will jump right over you and off the level.

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