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MISTRESS IVY’S BLOTTER
[Version 1.1]
Current Date: 11.02.2003
Current Time: 4:32 A.M.
Created By: NikolakakisGr
E-mail: whilem_6@hotmail.com
(MSN Messenger Available)
ICQ No.: 229-587-600
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|FAQ CONTENTS|
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1.INTRODUCTION/S.C.II PROLOGUE
2.IVY’S PROFILE
3.IVY AS A CAREER PLAYER
4.MOVE LIST
5.IVY’S STANCES
6.WEAPON GUIDE
7.SOUL CHARGE
8.COMBAT TACTICS
9.ENDING/COPYRIGHT AND THANKS




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Hi everybody. My name is Nick... I am an 18 year old guy
from Greece(Athens/Halandri).I am a student of the
University of Crete (Computers and Multimedia Department),
and guess what? I love video games! Especially namco fighting
games...This is my first Character Guide construction.
I am doing this because I love Soul Calibur II very much.
I hope that this faq will be a  reason to meet persons from all
over the world, who also love video games.


ABOUT IVY

Well, Ivy has 2 basic costumes and one hidden. To obtain that
hidden costume you must buy it from the weapon master mode.

Basic Costume:
A purple leather suit, which has on her right arm a draft of 2
snakes.With her right arm, Ivy holds her weapon, Valentine.
On her left arm she has a metallic arm-cover in order to be
protected from her weapon.A very enticing appearance ;)

Secondary Costume:
This costume has mostly blue color.  It is a coat with a tie and
Ivy wears White Gloves and White boots. It’s a very formal
appearance.
Her hair is also different.

Hidden Costume:
This Costume is basically a nightdress. Its color is red and
it’s beautifully decorated with roses. Ivy wears also a necklace
with a green jewel, the same
jewel that her weapon has.



--SOUL CALIBUR II PROLOGUE—-


Countless legends surround a sword known as Soul Edge. Some claim it
was the ultimate weapon. Others refer to it as the "Sword of Heroes."
…A phantom sword with immeasurable power of the spirits…the key to
eternal youth…treasure without equal…a panacea to cure all illness…
There are even those who consider it the "Sword of Salvation."

Although no one could ever be certain of the sword's whereabouts or
true identity, various rumors and folklore spread across the world.
In reality, Soul Edge was comprised of twin blades that fed on human
souls.

In the latter half of the 16th century, a warrior on a divine mission
for the ancient god of forge successfully shattered one of the evil blades.
Tragically, shattering the sword produced the opposite effect of what was
intended. The balance of power between the swords was destroyed, and the
evil of the blades spiraled out of control; its malevolent energy diffused
into the sky in a form of eerie light. The phenomenon, which later became
known as the Evil Seed, scarred the world with its evil legacy.
The remaining sword possessed the body of a man who took the evil blade
into his hands and embarked on a killing spree throughout Europe. Macabre
accounts of merciless killings spread fear throughout the entire continent.

Yet the massacres ceased after three years. Four more years passed,
and the horrors became a distant memory and people felt safe once again.

...No one knew.

Four years before, a spirit sword named Soul Calibur appeared from the East,
as if to answer the call of the raging Soul Edge. No one witnessed the final
battle to the death where Soul Edge was shattered.
No one knew that the spirit sword was left behind in the vortex of
evil to stop the demon sword's powers.

Most people were oblivious to the fact that the peace that followed was the
result of this battle, and the spirit sword's existence remained a mystery.

Unfortunately, the peace was merely a facade; the evil blade began spreading
its influence, quietly yet surely, throughout the world once again. People
unwittingly transported the sword to every corner of the world in the form
of metal shards. These pieces of Soul Edge still embodied evil powers.
With Soul Calibur lost in the void, it was only a matter of time before
the evil sword's dark powers infected the entire world.

The following tales of swords and souls are of those who pursued Soul Edge
for their own convictions and reasons...


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True Name: Isabella Valentine

Age: 32

Place Of Birth: British Empire/London

Height: 5' and 10"

Weight: 128lbs

Blood Type: N/A

Weapon: Snake Sword

Weapon's Name: "Valentine" (Older Referred as Ivy Blade)





|HISTORY BOARD|

Isabella “Ivy” Valentine...
SHE IS ONE WHO HIDES HER SECRETS...

Count Valentine, a practitioner of alchemy, was driven insane by his
pursuit for Soul Edge-also known as the "Key to Eternal Youth." By the
time of his death, his efforts to search for Soul Edge drained his family's
fortunes and left one of London's most distinguished families in ruins.

As if to pursue her husband into death, the Countess fell ill and passed
away soon after Count Valentine's death. This left Ivy as the sole
surviving member of the Valentine family.


In reality, Ivy was not a true Valentine by birth. The Count and Countess
found her abandoned in front of their mansion when she was an infant,
and she was taken into the family as an adopted child. Ivy discovered this
secret only after reading a will left behind by the Countess in her death.
But this did not matter to her, for the Valentines were the only parents
she knew.

Obeying the last wishes of her adoptive father, Ivy continued the search
for Soul Edge and studied alchemy. During this investigation, she uncovered
the true nature of the sword-it was an evil blade that feasted on souls.
In order to avenge the death her father, who was driven insane by the allure
of Soul Edge, Ivy vowed to use all of her knowledge to destroy it. She invoked
strange powers through occult rituals to summon a mysterious individual who gave
life to the whip-like, mechanical sword she dubbed "Ivy Blade."

The sword, which had a will of its own, accompanied and protected Ivy on her
journey to vanquish Soul Edge.

When she crossed paths with Nightmare-the one who breathed life into her
sword-she agreed to assist him in the "summoning of souls." Little did she know
that it was all part of the evil sword's plans.

Ivy realized it was Nightmare who possessed Soul Edge. She came to this
revelation only after he was defeated and the evil blade was shattered. That
meant that the beloved blade she had forged to destroy Soul Edge had life
thanks to the power of the evil blade. She also learned the
secrets of her true lineage.

Ivy's birth father…he once wielded Soul Edge and was manipulated by its
wicked powers!

Shaken by the horrifying truth, Ivy returned home and locked herself away
in a dark laboratory. She tried countless times to destroy Ivy Blade, which
was now a symbol of her self-hatred and regret. She could not, however,
bring herself to actually break the sword. "I am the same as this sword…
Yes, the blood of the evil blade flows through me. The same blood…"

Ivy Blade waited for its master's orders silently.

After months of soul searching, Ivy emerged with renewed resolve.
Her goal was no longer to destroy the evil sword, but to completely wipe it
out of existence. As a vow to her commitment, she renamed her sword
"Valentine." And when she acquired information about fragments of Soul Edge
being scattered throughout the world, she immediately departed on her
new journey.

Ivy intended to destroy every fragment of Soul Edge, anyone who carried its
tainted bloodline, and anyone contaminated by its evil. Nothing would stop
her from destroying the root of the evil, even if it meant killing the
innocent-there would be no exceptions. The only thing that mattered was
obliterating the evil sword's existence completely. "…Call me a monster,
a demon if you must. I'll be happy to be called those names if it is the price
I must pay to eliminate the existence of the evil blade!!"

This was the beginning of her long, arduous journey. A journey where she
would ultimately have to destroy herself and all that was related to her.

Ivy's adoptive family name "Valentine" became a symbol of her will to
live as a "human" even though the cursed blood of the demonic blade ran
strong within her.





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[o] GENERAL [o]

Ivy is a very sexy woman with sadistic behavior (Damn that’s what made
me love her so much:) ). Although she has an ass-kicking appearance, Ivy is
a very difficult character. It will take thousands hours of hard training
to master her moves. I think that Ivy represents Kazuya Mishima from Tekken 4.
These two have a lot in common, don’t they?

[o] ADVANTADGES [o]

-Ivy is a very powerful player. Her attacks can cast severe damage to her
opponents.
-Ivy’s weapon has the “reach” ability. She can fight from long distances.
-Ivy has awesome personality. In my opinion she fully represents pure evil.
-Ivy can use combo’s VERY EASILY


[o] DISADVANTADGES [o]

-Ivy is a bit slow. Her recover time is not so good.
-She is also not so good in close distance combats.
-Her “Ring Out” Moves are not so varied which it means that Ivy can
perform a “ring out” harder than another character.
-Difficult Soul Charge

Ivy has 4 different stances, complicated throws, and two frame hits.




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Let’s imagine that the following sketch represents the joy pad.


	ub u uf			
          \|/					
	b--N--f				
          /|\
	db d df


The N represents the neutral position of the joy pad.


SYMBOLS:


A -> Horizontal Attack Button (X)
B -> Vertical Attack Button (Y)
K -> Kick Button (B)
G -> Guard Button (A)
() means: press and Hold the button
WR means: press the button while Ivy rises
WC means: press the button while Ivy crouches
+  means: press together
,  means: next button press can be a bit delayed
_  means: next button press is a frame hit.
N  means: joy pad in neutral position
Directional Input means: press the joy pad in a random direction.



{HORIZONTAL ATTACKS}


1.Bitting Raven		A A

2.Bitting Raven~Whip Stance 	A (A)

3.Bitting Raven~Spiral Serenade A (A)~Directional Input ***


4.Raven Butt 	f+A

5.Raven's Egg 	f f A	

6.Crossing Madness 	df+A

7.Cursed Mark 		d+A

8.Ancient Wheels 	b+A	

9.Menance Slice		 b b A

10.Dancing Insanity 	b b  A

11.Dancing Insanity(HOLD)~Whip Stance 	b b+(A) ***

12.Serpent's Venom 	d db b+A	

13.Serpent's Venom(Cancel) 	d db b+A, G

14.Spiral Serenade 	A+B

15.Freeze Gaze		F A+B

16.Insanity Light 	F F A+B

17.Insanity feast	(F) During Insanity Light

18.Insanity light (Cancel)~Whip Stance 	F F A+B, G ***

19.Eye Of madness 	DF A+B

20.Eye Of madness~Spiral Lust 	DF+(A)+(B)

21.Dominance 	D+A+B

22.Razor's Bite		BF+A+B

23.Spiral Punishment(Cancel)~Whip Stance b A+B, G***

24.Spiral Punishment 		b A+B B		

25.Spiral Dominance (Hold)	 b A+B (B)

26.Crucifixion		b b A+B		

27.Crucifixion(Hold)	b b (A)+(B)	

28.God Whisper		u[or uf or ub]+A+B A

29.Royal Huntress	D+A+K

30.Raven's Egg 		(f) A

31.Wolf Lash 		(df)[or uf] A

32.Insanity Light 	(d)[or U] A

33.Insanity Light (Cancel)~Whip Stance 	(b), A ***

34.Ancient Wheels  	(db)[or ub], A A

35.Dancing Insanity  	(b), A

36.Dancing Insanity (hold)~Whip Stance 	(b),(A) ***

37.Menance 	WR A

38.Masquerade~Resting Madness	WC df+A+B

39.Masquerade~Resting Madness~Spiral Lust  WC df+(A)+(B)

40.Detemented Loop 	WR A+B A or B

41.Tail Of The Serpent	u[or uf or ub]+A




{VERTICAL ATTACKS}



1.Immortal Gale 	B B

2.Immortal Gale~Whip Stance	B (B)***

3.Immortal Gale~Spiral Serenade	  B (B)Directional Input ***

4.Squire's Cage		B f+B

5.Caged Silouette~Whip Stance 	B f+B  ***

6.Ivy Lash 	f+B

7.Ivy Lash 	f+(B)

8.Bitting Ivy Inner 	f+(B) u[or d]

9.Serpent's Breath	f f+B

10.Serpent's Breath~Spiral Tribute  f f+(B)

11.Cursed Heavens 	df+B

12.Curse Brand 		d+B

13.Poison Ivy 		db+B	

14.Poison Ivy 		db+(B)

15.Ivy Bite		b+B	

16.Darkside~Whip Stance 	b b+B ***

17.Darkside~Spiral Serenade 	b b+(B) ***

18.Venom Lash 		d db b+B  ( "BEHAVE!!!":)) )

19.Venom Lash~Serpent's Embrace d db b+(B) ***

20.Ivy Brambler 	d df f+B

21.Pleasure Change (Weapon Shape Change) B+K ***

22.Embrace Of Lust 	f+B+K

23.Embrace Of Lust  f+(B)+(K) for short and  long distance

24.Fear's Void 	d[or db or df] +B+K 	

25.Fear's Void(cancel)~Whip Stance 	***
press G immediately during Fear's Void

26.Gnome Huntress  df+(B)+(K) Near the Opponent

27.Heel Explosion b+B+K

28.Heel Explosion (Cancel) Press G during Heel Explosion

29.Exile~Whip Stance 	b b B+K

30.Exile~Spiral Lust 	b b (B)+(K)

31.Ivy Kick~Whip Stance	u+B+K or f+B u ***

32.Silhouette~Whip Stance 	u+B+K K or u+B f+K ***

33.Serpent's Breath 	(f)+B

34.Drowing Madness 	(d)[or u] B

35.Drowing Madness~Spiral Tribute (d)[or u] (B) ***

36.Poison Ivy 		(db)[or df] B

37.Poison Ivy 		(db)[or df](B)

38.Darkside~Whip Stance (b)[or df or uf] B

39.Darkside~Spiral Serenade (b)[or df or uf] (B)

40.Shameless 	WR B

41.Asylum WR B+K

42.Ivy Masquerade 	WC df+B

43.Ivy Masquerade 	WC df+(B)

44.Pride 	WC db + B

45.Toe Pierce  u[uf or ub] +B



{KICKS}


No doubt that Ivy has Bryan Fury's, Hwoarang's
 and Nina William's Kicks:)Unfortunately only few
of them are useful.


1.Ivy Sweep 	K D

2.Raven Knee 	K F

3.Mind Shatter 	f f+K

4.Mind Shatter(delayed) f f+(K)

5.Evil Sparrow 	df+K

6.Charmer Silhouette d+K

7.Serpent Silhouette d df+K

8.Rage Kick 	db+K

9.Rage Kick	      db+(K) Stuns The Opponent!!!

10.Raven Catcher 	b+K

11.Diving Raven b b+K

12.Evil Sparrow (df)[or (uf)] K

13.Royal Huntress (d)[or (u)] K

14.Ramble Shot 	(db)[or (du)] K

15.Diving Raven (b) K

16.Rising Cross WR K

17.Nail Cross 	WC df+K




{THROWS}



1.Primal Dominance	In Front Of The Opponent A+G

2.Dominion Throw	In Front Of The Opponent B+G

3.Sweet Dominance	Behind Opponent A+G or B+G

4.Heartless Guide	Left side Of The Opponent A+G Or B+G

5.Sunset Cradle		Right side Of The Opponent A+G Or B+G

6.Ivy Kick		Against Airborne Opponent U+B+K

7.Summon Suffering	Approach Opponent(Any side)
df ub f d df db+A+B

8.Calamity Symphony	Approach Opponent(Any Side)
df ub f d df db+A+K
Must be in whip stance!





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If you learn how to trifle your opponent with Ivy’s Stances
you will be invincible. That’s the key to master Ivy.
Please note that there are also some moves that change your stance
into several other stances. I have marked them with a ***
(Check The MOVE LIST CHAPTER).As I mentioned before, Ivy has 4
stances. However, I have figured out one more stance.
From this stance you can use all the While Rising and
While Crouching Commands. I call this stance “Lurking Serpent”.
Those stances are:

I.	Whip Stance
II.	Spiral Serenade Stance
III.	Spiral Tribute Stance
IV.	Serpent’s Embrace
V.	Lurking Serpent




Now, let’s see how these stances work.



NORMAL STANCE<-->WHIP STANCE

That means that you can change into whip stance and you can
also return into normal stance.

		______ PLEASURE CHANGE________
	       /	 B + K	              \
Normal Stance<-		                       ->Whip Stance	
	       \______ PUNISHMENT CHANGE______/
			 d db b


From whip stance you can also change into serpent’s embrace
stance.


WHIP STANCE ---> SERPENT’S EMBRACE STANCE

Remember, you cannot go back to whip stance once you change into
serpent’s embrace stance. That means that you are forced to use a
move from the serpent’s embrace stance or change into normal stance
by pressing Guard.



Whip stance –----A+B----> Serpent’s Embrace Stance


	 _____NORMAL STANCE ( PRESS G )_____
	/			|           \
SPIRAL SERENADE--->SPIRAL TRIBUTE--->SERPENT’S EMBRACE
	
       	
These 3 stances are chained. You can change from Spiral Serenade
to Spiral tribute and from spiral tribute you can change into
serpent’s Embrace. But you can’t reverse it, which it means that
you can’t return to Spiral Tribute from Serpent’s Embrace and from
Spiral tribute you can’t return to Spiral Serenade. You can return
to Normal Stance anytime though by pressing G.

Normal Stance –Press A+B-> Spiral Serenade –Press A->
Spiral Tribute –Press A->Serpent’s Embrace.

By pressing G, you actually cancel this chain.

Oh! Almost forgot:)
From Normal Stance you can also change into Spiral Tribute By pressing
f f+(B)
				  Normal Stance (Press G)
				 /                       \
Normal Stance–Press ff+(B)-->Spiral Tribute–Press A->Serpent’s Embrace


Lurking Serpent Stance (My Stance - Intro)

Well I hope it will be of some use to you. Listen to this:
We all know Ivy’s Very useful move u[or uf or ub] + A + B A or B
(God Whisper). I modified that move a little bit and
I came out with a whole new stance!

Lurking Serpent Stance (Command)
Press u[or uf or ub] + A+B. Ivy will start the God Whisper Move.
Don’t press A or B! Leave the joy pad in Neutral Position. That’s
the Lurking Serpent Stance! Look:

u[or uf or ub] + A+B N

After that...you can use all the WR and WC commands!!! Asylum, Pride,
Detemented Loop, EVERYTHING! It’s a very good trap.

Normal Stance--u [or uf or ub] +A+B N->
Lurking Serpent Stance-->WR or WC Command!






[IN-DEPTH MOVE ANALYSIS]
								
			
					

[[[Commands From Whip Stance]]]



MOVE NAME			  TIP/COMMENT:
1.Venom Strike	A+B 	(CAUTION! This Move Will Change
Your Whip Stance Into Serpent's Embrace Stance)


2.Lamenting Tail A+K	Something Like A Throw.
Ivy grabs the Opponent’s leg and raises him into the air...

There are also Punishment Change and Pleasure Change.
I mentioned these moves before...:)





[[[Commands From Spiral Serenade]]]

MOVE NAME					TIP/COMMENT:


1. Serpent Lash	A 			Changes Your Stance Into
Spiral Tribute!

2.Serpent Whip	 B B			Changes your stance into
Whip Stance

3.Cross Kick	K			A Simple Kick to Push your
dueler away

4.Reeling Mind 	A+B Or B+K 		Grabs Opponent (“ENTWINE!!”)




[[[Commands From Spiral Tribute]]]

MOVE NAME					TIP/COMMENT:


1.Raging Flames	A	     		Changes your stance into
Serpent’s Embrace

2.Lost Soul 	d+A 			Low Hit

3. Mistress Justice X3  B_B_B 	I will Give you a tip for this move.
X-box’s Controller’s Buttons help so much to perform a frame hit.
While you are into spiral tribute stance, scratch from the top to the
bottom the Y button. Once this is done, immediately scratch it again,
and again (with the same method). There you go! Mistress Justice is a
complete success! This method changes the time that frame hit requires
and does not confuse your brain. Practice it a bit.

4.Mistress Justice X5 B_f+B_b+B_f+B_b+B   A very difficult move...
You need a lot of practice to master it... Is it worth it? I love to
see my Ivy lashing the enemies so many times but I can’t perform it
that easy...

5.Cross Knee 	K 			Another Simple kick that
push your opponent away...

6.Fencing With Flames	A+B 		Crashes opponent’s Guard
and changes your current stance into whip stance




[[[Commands From Serpent’s Embrace]]]


MOVE NAME				TIP/COMMENT:


1.Violent Spirits	A A		A VERY useful move...

2.Lamenting Tale	d+A 		(Same grab with
Venom Strike)

3. Whirling Exile	B		Multiple Hit

4. Whirling Exile (flaming) (B)	Unblockable Hit

5.Charging Serpent	K		“Shoulder” Hit

6.Charging Serpent	f f+K		

7.Released Souls	A+B

8.Stingin' Souls B+K			(Mid Distance)

9.Stingin' Souls	f+B+K	       (Long Distance)

10.Stingin' Souls b+B+K		      (Short Distance)



[[[Commands From Lurking Serpent]]]
(Remember the command: uf[or u or ub]+A+B N

WHILE RISING COMMANDS			TIP/COMMENT:

1.Menance 	 A

2.Assylum   B+K				Guard Impact

3.Violent Spirits	A+B A or B

4.Rising Cross	K

WHILE CROUCHING COMMANDS	       TIP/COMMENT:
Remember to press and hold the
direction of the WC command

1.Masquerade~Resting Madness~Spiral Lust (df) (A)+(B) 	

2.Masquerade~Resting Madness	(df) A+B

3.Ivy Masquerade  (df) B

4.Nail Cross (df)+K



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Here are all of Ivy’s Weapons.



1.VALENTINE
	Advantage: -
	Disadvantge: -
	Comment: Ivy’s standard sword. Most useful


2.MIRAGE BLADE
	Advantage: Moves That are Unblockable on
level 3 soul charge are also Unblockable on level 2
	Disadvantage: Less Damage than normal
	Comment: Totally useless!


3.WISEMAN MACE
	Advantage: Recovers Health
	Disadvantage: Lower Defense Than Normal
	Comment: Fair Weapon. It’s useful on
	survival mode though.


4.DREAM BLADE
	Advantage: Damages through opponent’s guard
	Disadvantage: Your horizontal attacks break
	easier with a hostile vertical attack
	Comment: Very good weapon. Use it without fear.
	It is also very beautiful


5.CHAINED FLAIL
	Advantage: Higher Damage than normal,
	Your vertical attacks break easier with a
	horizontal attack
	Disadvantage: Drains Health
	Comment: Balanced weapon. Awesome appearance.
	It casts very powerful hits but it drains health.
	Well if you stand your ground you will be able
	to use it!


6.VIPER EDGE
	Advantage: Higher Damage than normal
	Disadvantage: Your horizontal attacks break
	easier with a hostile vertical attack
	Comment: Balanced weapon. “Useful on EXTRA
	EXTREME TIME ATTACK”. I don’t like its Appearance
	though:(.


7.ALRAUNE
	Advantage: Higher Damage than normal,
	Better Defense Than normal
	Disadvantage: Take damage even
	when guarding
	Comment: Very cool weapon. I believe
	it’s one of her best. It has also lovely
	appearance.


8.DEMON TAIL
	Advantage: Attack Power Increases during
	soul charge
	Disadvantage: Horizontal Attacks Break Easier With Vertical
	Comment: No Comments. This weapon shouldn't even exist


9.SOUL EDGE (COMPLETE)
	Advantage: Severe attack damage.Better soul charge
	Disadvantage: Absorbs slowly souls.While you fight,it drains the 
	opponent's soul.But while you are guarding or standing,drains yours!
	Comment: Not that good. Despite of its benefits,
	Health decreases during the battle


10.KALEIDOSCOPE
	Advantage:Very High Attack Damage. Almost Ignores target's guard!
	Disadvantage:Drains health.A portion of damage made is reflected 
	back.Horizontal attacks break easier with vertical
	Comment: Hmmm...what to say?it needs a lot of practice to weild such
	a weapon!

11.PROTOTYPE IVY BLADE
	Advantage:Funny Sound
	Disadvantage:Lower attack power.Lower Defense
	Comment:A funny weapon?gimme a break!


Thanks my friend Abdul Haq for the info about Ivy's two last weapons!


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Soul Charge has 3 levels.
Command A+B+K

Level 1: The green aura reaches Ivy’s Knees.
Weapon’s color is now dark green.
Level 2: The green aura reaches Ivy’s Breast.
Weapon’s color is now light green
Level 3: The green aura reaches Ivy’s Weapon.
Weapon’s color is now blue

Ivy’s Soul Charged Moves and their properties...

1.d df f + B (“BE STILL!”) Un/ble Move  Level 3
2.db+(B) Guard Break Level 2
3.d+B+K [Or db or df] Guard Break	Level 2
4.f+B	Unblockable	Level 3
5.f+(B) Unblockable 	Level 3
6.b b + B Guard Break 	Level 2
7.Calamity Symphony 	Level 3





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~~SUB CHAPTERS~~

I.CONTROLLER’S EXTRA BUTTONS MODIFICATION

II.CHAINED MOVES

III.GUARDING/GUARD IMPACT/GUARD CRUSHING

IV.RING OUT STRATEGY

V.WHAT TO BE CAREFUL

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SUB CHAPTER I – CONTROLLER’S EXTRA BUTTONS MODIFICATION
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First you must re-assign the Controller’s Extra buttons.
Go to the options menu and select Controller Options.
Highlight the TYPE option and set it to “free” mode.
After that you are allowed to use the following assignments:

WHITE BUTTON: A+K	(Horizontal Attack + Kick Strike)
BLACK BUTTON: A+B	(Horizontal + Vertical Attack)
LEFT TRIGGER: B+K	(Vertical Attack + Kick Strike)
RIGHT TRIGGER: A+G	(Throw TYPE 1 – Emergency Evade Button)

It’s the only way to learn easily all of Ivy’s moves.
From the normal stance, now you can
-Change stance with the Black Button
-Use successfully all of Ivy’s Moves
-Have another chance of guard break by hitting Left Trigger
(Pleasure Change)
-Escape from the Stage’s Edge By pressing Right Trigger Button

From all the other Stances now you can easily perform
ALL OF IVY’S moves successfully.



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SUB CHAPTER II – CHAINED MOVES
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Ivy’s Combo moves are very simple.
I have found out some chained moves.
Use them without a fear during a battle.



Chain Starter:				  Finishing Move	



                            --------->up[or uf or ub]+B+K	
			   / 						
			  /				
			 /
up[or uf or ub]+A+B A---- ----------->db+A+B (black Button)
			 \
			  \
		           \
		  	    --------->f+A+B (black Button)


up[or uf or ub]+A+B A --->d db b+(B)--->N[or ub or uf]B+K
(depends on the distance)





			  ------------>A->B
			 /
			/
f f + (B) [counter hit] --------------> B_B_B
			\
			 \
			  ------------>A->wait the -->A A
					  opponent to 
					  rise,then 
					  press K


	  --->d+A+K             2-hit combo
         /
	/			  
db + B+K--->db+A+B		2-hit combo	
	\
	 \
	  --->b+A+B      


I will add some more chained moves. Give me some time to
master all of Ivy's Hits.


Remember: You have the advantage to hit your opponent from
distance. Take advantage of it! Use Ivy's kicks (such as
ff + K or b+K) to throw him away. After that, fight him
with her "reach" attacks.

While you are in a stance, never forget that you can
move around. Don't just stand there gazing your dueler!
Move left or right. If your opponent is attacking, move
backwards. Once he finishes his move, strike!




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SUB CHAPTER III - GUARDING/GUARD IMPACT/GUARD CRUSHING
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Guard

You can't stay guarded all the time because the opponent
will use a throw on you.So you must use the guard wisely
Use a guard against a chained move of your opponent for 
example.I always prefered the agressive type of 
gameplay. But it's your choice what you'll do after all
isn't it?:)

Guard impact

You can perform a quick guard impact by pressing
f+G and you can perform a slow guard impact 
by pressing b+G. Guard impact stops the opponent's move
and gives you the advantage either hit or grab him.

Guard impact is fairly easy to pefrom but extremely
difficult to succed! If you want my advice never use 
blindly guard impacts. Use it only if you know your 
opponent's hit by heart!Otherwise you give him advantage
to hit you.

Guard Crashing

There are some moves (lvl 2 soul charge or normal moves)
that are able to crush your opponent's guard.In example,
one of ivy's guard crushing move is A+B during spiral
tribute.




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SUB CHAPTER IV - RING OUT STRATEGY
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*Case 1 - You at the edge of the stage

Grab your opponent with A+G(Right Trigger).Ivy will 
perform her throw and will throw the opponent out of
the stage

*Case 2 - Opponent at the edge of the stage

Fairly easy  to throw him out.Use one of the following
moves:

ff + K
b+K
uf+K
ff+(B) A A A
db + A+B

*Case 3 - Both at the edge of the stage (Ivy on the Right)

You can only throw him out of the stage with the ff+K kick
Tricky kick right??

*Case 4 - Both at the edge of the stage (Ivy on the left)

Grab again your opponent with the A+G command.Now you are
on the right or you have won with a "ring out".If not,
kick him with the ff+K kick again!


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SUB CHAPTER V – WHAT TO BE CAREFUL
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There are several dangers for ivy during the battle.
Here are some:

1.Be careful of Mitsurugi and his f******* damascus sword!

2.Yunsung and his loathsome legendary weapon han guang.Fatal
opponent!

3.Voldo and his idiotic moves.

4.Nightmare's Soul Charge.Once you see him soul charging,stop 
him or try to evade him or even hit him at distance!

5.Never try to lure your opponent at the edge of the stage
so you can throw him out.Your defeat is very possible if you 
do so.


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That's the end of my faq!Thank you so much for reading it,i
hope it was of some use to you!
This faq (mistress Ivy's blotter version 1.0 and 1.1),
 is copyrighted.For any furhter uses you will need my 
goodwill.Don't make illigal copies of this faq!!!

I Also want to thank my friend and ivy fan Abdul haq for his
info about Ivy's 2 last weapons.

In the end, i deticate this faq to my best friends but especially
i deticate it to my spiritual brother Jim.
Jim,You are the best video game player in the whole world!You
made me a true video game player.Thank you.

...And...


to all ivy's fans i only have o n e thing to say

B E H A V E!!!!