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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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       ~~ CHAPTER 1 – INTRODUCTION  ~~
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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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       ~~ CHAPTER 2 – IVY’S PROFILE ~~
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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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       ~~ CHAPTER 3 – IVY AS A CAREER PLAYER ~~
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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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      ~~  CHAPTER 4 – MOVE LIST     ~~
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    Let’s imagine that the following sketch represents the joy pad.
    
    
    	ub u uf			
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    	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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       ~~ CHAPTER 5 – IVY’S STANCES   ~~
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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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       ~~ CHAPTER 7 – SOUL CHARGE   ~~
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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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       ~~CHAPTER 8 – COMBAT TACTICS ~~
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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
    ========================================================
    
    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.
    
    
    
    ==============================
    SUB CHAPTER II – CHAINED MOVES
    ==============================
    
    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
    ======================================================
    
    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
    ==================================
    
    
    *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
    ==================================
    
    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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       ~~ CHAPTER 9 – ENDING/COPYRIGHT AND THANKS ~~
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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!!!!
    

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