From: Patrick Dolan <patdolan@concentric.net>
Newsgroups: rec.games.video.sony,alt.games.video.sony-playstation
Subject: Iron and Blood moves
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 1996 00:04:10 -0500

First off, I'd like to comment on the fact that NOT including the moves 
for these characters in the instruction manual was a _major_ mistake on 
somebodys part. These are not the sort of moves you can learn or 
discover on your own, as they follow no really logical format. Heck, 
they don't even give you EXAMPLES of any of the moves! As a result, I'm 
sure that this game is going to be a much-hated rental for many people, 
as the frustration of trying to figure out what possible combination of 
buttons and joystick motions are needed to unlock even a single move is 
unbelievable. I won't even go into the quality of the "instruction" 
manual (suffice it to say that it explains the use of options that don't 
_exist_, while skipping over things like basic control & gaining 
experience). Anyway, the designer of the title was kind enough to list 
the moves on his web page(no artifacts or boss codes yet, and I don't 
know how ANY of the items work), and if I hadn't found them, I doubt I 
would still own this game. His web address is:
http://www.westol.com/~rickhall/

Here's what I pulled the page, you'll find the game quite a bit more fun 
when you can actually perform some of the moves....:). Also, you can use 
the characters Magic Ability once for every "sparkle" you get next to 
their picture, won in a match that is being fought for magic power in 
campaign mode. If you win four magic power fights, you'll get a 
lightning bolt, this indicates that your character now has use of their 
arcane ability. It's usable once per round, or it's continuous, 
depending on the character. Build your power in campaign mode, then play 
story mode to gain experience levels (numbers next to your health meter 
on the character select screen). I assume that the more experience you 
have, the more powerful your character is overall, but I haven't noticed 
any major changes thus far. 


TORGO'S MOVES
Combo Hi -- Up + Circle, Circle
Combo Med - Circle, Circle + Triangle
Combo Low - Down + Circle, X

Head Butt Charge         -- Forward, Forward + Triangle
Dwarven Thrower Hammer   -- Half circle clockwise from top, Triangle

Abilities that can be acquired
Magic Ability (Earth Tremor)  -- Triangle + Circle, Square + X
Arcane Power (Anti Magic Aura) -- Continuous effect.  No button press

Acquire Artifact (Only on his Background) -- Up + Circle, Up + Circle



LUTHOR'S MOVES
Combo Hi  -- Up + Circle, X
Combo Med -- Circle, Circle, Circle
Combo Low -- Down + Circle, Circle 

+5 Holy Avenger Attack -- Forward + Triangle (This attack can be 
steered)
One Armed Throw        -- Forward + Square + X
Impale Attack          -- Forward, Forward + Triangle (Can be steered)

Abilities that can be acquired
Magic Ability (Aura of Invulner.) -- Forward + Circle, Forward + Square
Arcane Power (Heal)               -- Half Circle Cw from Top, Triangle

Acquire Artifact (Only on his Backgrnd) -- Forward + Circle, Forward + 
Square



ERLAND'S MOVES
Combo Hi  -- Up + Circle, Square, Square
Combo Med -- Circle, Forward + Circle
Combo Low -- Down + Circle, Down + Triangle

Tornado Slash    -- Half Circle CW From Right, Circle
Flame Arrow      -- Triangle + Circle, Square + X

Abilities that can be acquired
Magic Ability (Fireshield)      -- Forward + Triangle, Backward + X
Arcane Power (Arrow of Slaying) -- Full Circle CW from top, Triangle

Acquire Artifact (Only on his Backgrnd) -- Triangle + Circle, Square + X



DARIUS' MOVES
Combo Hi  -- Up + Circle, Triangle, X
Combo Med -- Circle, Triangle, X
Combo Low -- Down + Circle, Circle, Circle

Long Strike             -- Circle + Triangle, X
Spinning Slash Jump     -- Half Circle CW from top, Triangle

Abilities that can be acquired
Magic Ability (Magic Trident)  -- Forward + Circle, Forward + Circle, 
Forward + Circle
Arcane Power (Heroic Stance)  -- Continuous Power (Can't be knocked 
down)

Acquire Artifact (Only on his Backgrnd) -- Triangle, X



XENOBIA'S MOVES
Combo Hi  -- Up + Circle, Square
Combo Med -- Circle, Forward + Square
Combo Low -- Down + Circle, Triangle

Impale                  -- Forward, Forward + Triangle
Double Jump Kick        -- Up + Triangle + Circle
Forward Dive/Dodge      -- Forward, Forward + X

Abilities that can be acquired
Magic Ability (Siren Call)  --  3/4 Circle CW from top, Square
Arcane Power  (Shield of Reflection)  -- Reflections Projectiles on 
Blocks

Acquire Artifact (Only on her Background)  -- Forward, Forward + 
Triangle



IGNATIUS MAX'S MOVES
Combo Hi  -- Up + Circle, Tirangle
Combo Med -- Circle, Square, Square
Combo Low -- Down + Circle, Square

Dagger Throw            --  Half Circle CCW from right, Triangle
Quick Spin Attack       --  Half Circle CW from right, Square
Dagger Leap             --  Up + Square + X

Abilities that can be acquired
Magic Ability  (Dagger of Venom)  --  Square + X, Circle + Triangle, 
Square + X
Arcane Power  (Stealth Backstab)  --  Half Circle CW from right, X

Acquire Artifact (Only on his Background)  --  Up + Square + X



SHINESTA'S MOVES
Combo Hi  -- Up + Circle, Square + X
Combo Med -- Circle, Circle + Triangle
Combo Low -- Down + Circle, X

6 Blow Combination      -- Forward, Forward + Triangle, Forward + 
Triangle
Pole Vault Attack       -- Up + Circle + Triangle
Groin Shot (Works on males) -- Half Circle CW from top, Circle
Strike Behind Back      -- Square + X

Abilities that can be acquired
Magic Ability  (Staff of Striking)  --  Half Circle CCW from top, Square
Arcane Power  (Natural Healing)  -- Continuous, heals fully between 
matches

Acquire Artifact (Only on her Background)  -- Half Circle CW from top, 
Circle



RED CLOUD'S MOVES
Combo Hi  -- Up + Circle, Up + Circle, Up + Circle
Combo Med -- Circle, Circle, Circle
Combo Low -- Down + Circle, Down + Circle, Down + Circle

Earthqauke      -- Triangle + Circle, Triangle + Circle
Teleport        -- Square + X, Square + X
Dispel Magic    -- Forward + Circle + X

Abilities that can be acquired
Magic Ability  (Vortex Spell)  -- Full Circle CW from top, Circle
Arcane Power  (Weight of the world)  -- Continuous, When Red Cloud 
falls, it causes an earthquake

Acquire Artifact (Only on his Background)  -- Triangle + Circle, 
Triangle + Circle



URGO'S MOVES
Combo Hi  -- Up + Circle, Triangle
Combo Med -- Circle, Triangle, Triangle
Combo Low -- Down + Circle, Square + X, Square + X

Breathe Fire    -- Forward + Triangle + Circle
Leap Knockdown  -- Up + Square + X, Up + Square + X
Fire Claws      -- Forward + Square + X

Abilities that can be acquired
Magic Ability  (Stone Shield)  --  Backward + Circle, Backward + Circle
Arcane Power  (Petrify)        --  Half Circle CCW from left, Circle

Acquire Artifact (Only on his Background)  -- Forward + Triangle + 
Circle



ARDRUS' MOVES
Combo Hi  -- Up + Circle, Up + X
Combo Med -- Circle, X, X
Combo Low -- Down + Circle, Circle, Circle

Life Drain              -- Half Circle CCW from top, Square
Bludgeon of Doom        -- Up + Circle + X
Stone Fist              -- Forward + Triangle, Forward + X

Abilities that can be acquired
Magic Ability  (Aura of Fear)  -- Forward + Circle, Forward + Square
Arcane Power  (Vampirism)      -- Continuous, Gains life each time he 
hits

Acquire Artifact (Only on his Background)  --Forward + Triangle, Forward 
+ X



SASHA'S MOVES
Combo Hi  -- Up + Circle, X, X
Combo Med -- Circle, X, X
Combo Low -- Down + Circle, X, X

Forward Dodge   -- Up + Triangle + Circle
Rending         -- Forward + Circle, Forward + Circle

Abilities that can be acquired
Magic Ability  (Call of the wild)  -- Full Circle CCW from top, Circle
Arcane Power  (Blood Lust)         -- Circle + X

Acquire Artifact (Only on her Background)  -- Forward + Circle, Forward 
+ Circle



NYM PYMPLEE'S MOVES
Combo Hi  -- Up + Circle, Triangle
Combo Med -- Circle, Square, Square
Combo Low -- Down + Circle, X

Scare Attack    -- 3/4 Circle CW from top, X + Square
Lunatic Charge  -- Forward + Circle, Forward + Circle, Forward + Circle
LIghtning Rod   -- Up + Square + X

Abilities that can be acquired
Magic Ability  (Demonic Whirlwind)  -- Half Circle CCW from left, Square 
+ X
Arcane Power  (Fire Belch           -- Half Circle CCW from left, 
Triangle, Circle

Acquire Artifact (Only on his Background)  -- Triangle + Circle, Square 
+ X, Triangle + Circle



BALTHAZAAR'S MOVES
Combo Hi  -- Up + Circle, X, X
Combo Med -- Circle, Square, Sqauare
Combo Low -- Down + Circle, Circle, Circle

Headsman's Chop         -- Half Circle CW from top, Circle
Crushing Heel           -- Square + X, Square + X
360 Spin High Chop      -- Forward + Triangle, Forward + Triangle

Abilities that can be acquired
Magic Ability  (Axe of Dancing)  -- Triangle + Circle, Triangle + 
Circle, Square + X
Arcane Power  (Blood Fever)      -- Forward + Triangle, Forward + X

Acquire Artifact (Only on his Background)  -- Square + X, Square + X



KAURIK'S MOVES
Combo Hi  -- Up + Circle, Triangle
Combo Med -- Circle, X
Combo Low -- Down + Circle, X

Dervish Attack          -- Half Circle CCW from top, Triangle
Magic Flail             -- Triangle + Circle, Triangle + Circle

Abilities that can be acquired
Magic Ability  (Explosive Flail)  -- Half Circle CW from top, Triangle
Arcane Power  (Force Chock)       -- Backward + Square, Backward + X

Acquire Artifact (Only on his Background)  -- Half Circle CCW from top, 
Triangle



BALOK'S MOVES
Combo Hi  -- Up + Circle, Triangle, Triangle
Combo Med -- Circle, Circle + Triangle
Combo Low -- Down + Circle, Square + X

Vampiric Attack -- For. + Triangle + Circle, For. + Square + X, For. + 
Triangle + Circle
Overbear        -- Forward + Circle, Forward + Circle

Abilities that can be acquired
Magic Ability  (Darkshield)  -- Triangle + Circle, Triangle + Circle, 
Square + X
Arcane Power  (Curse)  -- Continuous, opponent loses TWO lives when 
killed

Acquire Artifact (Only on his Background)  -- Forward + Circle, Forward 
+ Circle



STELLEREX'S MOVES
Combo Hi  -- Up + Circle, Circle + Triangle
Combo Med -- Circle, Circle, Circle
Combo Low -- Down + Circle, Circle

Circle of Protection -- Up + Circle + X
Explosive Runes      -- Square + X, Triangle + Circle

Abilities that can be acquired
Magic Ability  (Detonation)  -- Forward, Forward + Square + X
Arcane Power  (Withdraw)     -- Backward, Backward, Backward, Backward + 
X

Acquire Artifact (Only on his Background)  -- Square + X, Triangle + 
Circle