Heihachi by The Wu 2003

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Heihachi Soul Calibur II FAQ, Written by Christopher C. Wu 
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This FAQ = Copyright 2003 Christopher C. Wu   

09/02/03 - Started the FAQ
09/05/03 - First update, added profile and more in moves and strats section.

Point of this FAQ: To teach you how to play as Heihachi, mostly vs Humans.
If you want to know how to get through WMM, look at cjayc's guide.
Applys to all versions.

------------Indepth look at moves
---------------Basic anti-CPU

Basic Conventions
from www.soulcalibur.com
7 8 9		7 = u/b  	8 = u		9 = uf
4 5 6		4 = b   	5 = N   	6 = f
1 2 3		1 = d/b 	2 = d   	3 = d/f

8W= During 8way walking

A=Horziontal Slash         B=Vertical Slash
K=Kick                     G=Guard

a,b,k=Small letters means tap the button slightly, 
      then quickly onto the next command

Character States:

FC=In Full Crouched
WS=While standing from crouched
WR=While Running

Other conventions:
GI=Guard Impact            CH=Counterhit
SC=Soul Charge             []=Press and hold
GB=Guard Break             _= or

WGF=Wind God Fist          EWGF=Electric Wind God Fist
CD=Crouch Dash             WD=Wave Dash
LD=Light Dash              TGF=Thunder God Fist

Hit levels
L=low                      M=Mid
H=High                     S.M=Specal Mid

 (does anyone actually read this stuff?)

Name: Mishima Heihachi
Age: 75
Birthplace: Claims to be Japanese(denied by Japanese government)
Hight: 5'10"
Weight: 176 lbs.
Birth Date: Unknown
Blood Type: B
Weapon: His Body
Discipline: Mishima-Karate
Job: Head of Mishima Zaibatsu

Family: Pet/Kuma
        Grandson/Jin Kazama

The "Story"
After completing his ountain training with Kuma,
Heihachi stopped by a hot springs resort to recuperate.
There he encountered an ancient metallic fragment.
According to old picture scrolls, this shard was a piece
of Soul Edge, a notorious sword from medieval Europe.
Heihachi grabbed teh fragment in excitement and accidentally
cut his fingertip.(ed: gasp liek omg ... ~ ~;)

After a moment of dizziness passed, Heihachi looked around
around at his surroundings. A feeling of uneasiness washed over
him. He was no longer at the resort he had been at just a few 
ago. Heihachi was stunned, but nevertheless remained collected.

After he wandered around for a while(ed: not in his T4 outfit 
I hope. =P), he came to the conclusion that he was no longer in
modern-day Japan. He has somehow traveled back to ancient times.
Apperently, he was in the latter half of the 16th century.

Regardless of the situation, Heihachi had to find a way to 
return to his time.

There was a part of him, however, that was trembling with
anticipation of what was about to transpire. He knew the history
behind the fragment, which was rife with battles between
warriors fighting for its possession. Now, he was right in the
mist of it all.

What better way to test his strength then in a warring era
ruled by power?(ed: jeeze, time travel for a challange.... lol
just have a few rounds with T4 Jin.) A fighter could not ask
for a better challenge!

History of Games
Tekken 1
Tekken 2
Tekken 3
Tekken Tag Tournament
Tekken Card Challenge
Tekken 4
Soul Calibur II(PS2)

also in one of namco's all star racer games.

Command---Name---Hit level
Section 1: A
AAB         Thunder Twin Hammer               HHM
AA[B]       Thunder Twin Hammer(hold)         HHM(GB)
AK          Thunder Demon Kicker              HM
6AB 8_2     Demon Shout Feint                 HM
66A         Phoenix Wing                      M
3A          Dark Impact                       M
2A          Body Hook                         S.M
1A          Rock Smasher                      L
4A          Demon's Boar                      M
44A         Hilt Crush                        M
3AB         Uppercut                          M
A+B         Demon Breath                      M
4A+B        Twin Hammers                      M
4[A+B]      Twin Hammers(hold)                M(GB)
6A          Phoenix Wing                      M

8W3_9A      Twin Helix                        HH
8W8_2A      Oni Killer                        H 
4_8W7_1A    Hilt Crush                        M

WR6A+B      Running Cross Arm                 M
WSA         Raising Hook                      H
FCA         Low Hook                          S.M

Section 2: B
BBA         Demon Slayer                      HHH
BBAB(8_2)   Demon Executioner(Fake)           HHM
BBK         Demon Kicker                      HHH
6BBB        Flash Punch Combo(delay able)     HHM
6B4AB       Demon Massacre                    HMM(GB)
6B4AK       Demon Lair                        HMM
B6A         Demon Backhand Spin               HH
B6AB        Rage Demon Breath                 HM
B6AB8_2     Rage Demon Breath Feint           H
66B         Demon Upper Cut                   M
66[B]       Demon Upper Cut(hold)             M(GB)
3BB         Twin Pistons                      MM
2BB         Hammer Punch~Iron Hand            MM
1B          Body Blow                         S.M
4B          Alter Splitter                    M
44B         Brick Breaker                     L
236B        Iron Hand(aka deathfist)          M
623B        Rising Uppercut(WGF,or quickEWGF) S.M
623[B]      Dragon Uppercut(hold)(aka TGF)    M
2B+K        Lightning Hammer(g-cancelable)    M (!)

66_8W9_3 B  Demon Uppercut                    M
66_8W9_3 [B]Demon Uppercut(hold)              M(GB)
8W8_2 BB    Hammer Hand~Iron Hand             MM
8W7_1 B     Demon Chop                        M
44B         Brick Breaker                     L

WSB         Dark Thrust                       M
FC3B        Single Piston                     S.M
FCB         Body Blow                         S.M
FC1B        Low Jab                           S.M

Section 3: K 
K2          Geta Stomp                        L
6K          Right Splits Kick                 M
66KK        Hell Axle                         MM
3K          Sidekick                          M
2K          Sweep Kick                        L
1K          Lowkick                           L
4K          Back Spin Kick                    H
44K         Lighting Crush                    K

62[3]KKK    Spinning Demon                    LLL
            (~any point in 62[3]KKK)
             ~5 KK  Tsunami Kick              MM
             ~B     Uppercut                  M  

8K          Hopkick                           M 
6235 K      Jumping Mid Kick                  M
6235 K2     Jumping Low kick                  L
9KK         Rising Sun                        ML
kB          Demon Scissors                    M

WSKK        Tsunami Kick                      MM
FCK         Low Left Kick                     L
FC1K        Low Kick                          L

Section 4: Throws
From Front:
A+G         Lightning Hammer                   
B+G         Jumping Powerbomb
66B+G       Head Carnival

A+G_B+G     Atomic Drop

Left        Guillotine Crop
Right       Freefall 

Section 5: others
A+K         Heaven's Wrath                    GI

While on ground...
A+B         Rising Cross Chop                 M
4A+B        BackRoll Cross Chop               M
B+K         Spring Kick                       M

10-Strings(after A+B+K Soul Charge, any level)
2KBAKKBKBAK    10-string 1                    MHHLLMHHMM
3KBAKKBKBAB    10-string 2                    MHHLLMHHMM
3KBAKBBBBB     10-string 3                    MHHLMHMMM

Also from HNIC:
Shadow Step - SC(lvl 3), 4+A+B+K (up to three times)
Demon Scissors - at SC(lvl 3), this move becomes unblockable

(((In-depth look at most useful moves)))
Now these are the attacks that are note worthy, 
and should be in your mind as you play as 
Heihachi. Keep in mind, you're going to be using
ALOT more Bs then As, as Heihachi's best attacks
comes from B.

command-range, damage

1B  SM  15
1K  L   15 
2K  L   14
3K  M   17

Your basic Pokes to annoy your oppn. All these moves are faster
then most moves, so you should use them to setup for your bigger

6BBB - HHM 12-10-25
This is one of your main Poke Strings. On CH, 
all three hits will hit if the first one connects, 
and just the first two are very good poking tools.

2BB  - MM  20-34
His 2B by itself has nice range, and again on CH, 
the iron palm is just about guaranteed. Good Pressure

3BB  - MM  16-30
One of his main launchers, If the first hits, then
the follow up is guaranteed. Great speed, okie range, 
this is one of the best moves Heihachi has in close range.
A+B is a good follow up after they are in the air.

236B - M  54
This Heihachi's DeathFist of DOOOOOOOOOOM@!!!!
hehe, but really, this is Heihachi's powermove
from standing, and it has great range, with or without
the 236 dash. Next to a wall, it does about 70.
Useful for those expecting a low after you 236/623.

623B - M - 35
His EWGF... THE launcher for it's range and damage.
the CD by itself is pretty fast, and can be strung
together for a WD, which covers alot of ground.
After a EWGF, a 236B combos, which would bring the
damage total to a little over 70 damage. Pretty 
Safe on block, and ducks under some highs during CD.
Great move.

623K(and followups) M 20
His long range low attack. Quick, and on CH it trips.
After the CH, you can continue to have the rest of the
string guaranteed, for example, 623KK5KK.
Mixups with 623B and 236B.

9KK ML  26-21
There was some debate about this move in forums.
Apperently, if you block the 9K upclose, you would not
be able to block the low sweep followup. 

After testing and testing... I have concluded that:
Blocking 9K upclose would give ALOT of frame advantage...
but you CAN still block the low if you buffer 2 while blocking
the first hit. =P However, if you use it once in a while, 
your oppn would not have time to react that quickly, giving
you a free sweep.

AAB_[B] HHM 13-22-25_[40]
This is a okie string, but if you train your oppn to block
the whole thing, you can charge up the last hit for a GB.
Good for applying pressure while moving foward.

66B M  40
His move is his "power launcher", and you can follow up with
236B. This move is basically for those GI happy fools, so
you can charge up for a GB if you think a delay may throw them 

A+B   M  40
4A+B  M  40
B+K   M  30

Your "suprise" ground moves. All of these ROs, and on block
it would put them in a huge guard stun. (looks around..+8frames)

8W8_2 A   H  38 (horziontal from his right to left)
8W9_3 A   HH 17-25 (horziontal from his right to left)

The sidewalk moves you'll be using. 8_2 Knocks down(rings out pretty
well), and 9_3 seems to give you advantage on block/hit.

8W7_1 A M 26
On hit, this will knock them slightly sideways, where you can go for
things like a sidethrow. On CH, it'll spin-stun them. Look okie
on block.

I will only list combos that are practical, 
as wiffing in juggles can mean losing your 
groove, and may turn the tables around.


Normal combos

Note: After a counter hit WS B or 4K, you can follow up with 
3BB and the juggles afterwards.

Air combos



CH 62[3]K
-5K 2B


Wall combos
TGF(623[B]), EWGF, or 3BB
-3A(on 3BB, timing may be hard)

General Strats
Heihachi is a powerhouse, no doubt about it.
However, in order to do damage, he needs to get
in close, and without letting the oppn attack 
to push him away. If he is kept out of his attack 
range, it maybe hard for him to get back in if 
your oppn has started to flow with attacks.

Therefore, you need to learn how to get in close,
and stay there.

Getting inside the range
Of his moves, these are the best ones that leave Heihachi
safe while moving him forward.
1K(WS B)
236/623(just the dashes)

With those moves, you should be able to get close enough to 
pressure with 623623623 or so and into EWGFs, 3BBs, 6BB, and 
his 623K hellsweeps. Also keep in mind if they start turtling
you may want to do his AA[B] or just 4A+B GB on them. If they
are close enough, after the GB, you can try to 623B or 236B.
The only way they can dodge is by GI, but if you trained them
correctly, they'll not have enough time to react. 

The 623-repeat dashes are much very quick, and ducks unders 
hi slashes if you do it fast enough. You can cancel it anytime
into a GI, so you don't have to worry about big giant attacks
pushing you back.

Staying in Range
A good Heihachi is one that would not let them have
any room to breath. With moves like 6BB and 
the CD mixups, you can keep inside and apply the pressure.
With Heihachi's great wall combos, try to use 6BB and 3B to 
push them towards it.

After launching them into the air, consider the juggle ender.
Is it going to push them out of range? or would it direct them
near a wall so I can corner/RO them? So, instead of doing 236B
in the open and push them so far away you may want to just do
3A instead, depending on what launcher.

Also, for those that just stay on the floor, don't push them
too far away with 2~3 hell sweeps. One will do just fine, as
they can block the second one if they don't get CHed trip, 
they can GI the rest of the string.

For those that likes to stand and block right after knocked down,
you can get them with a low hit. 623K5KK is good, as well as
using K2 once in a while. K2 has a slight delay, and he doesn't
really look like he's going for a low attack. If they get CHed from
it, they'll hold their foot in pain for a while, leaving them open
for a quick attack like A+B.

Also take note of 623KB (and 623KKB). Unlike in other tekken games, 
Heihachi's uppercut comes out much faster, letting you have a good,
short mixup from 623K. Just watch out if you decide to use the full
string though, as at the end, it's easily GI-able, stopping your
movement and flow.

BBA+B(8_2) is a great way to circle around/confuse your oppn. If
You do decide to spin though, make sure you don't do it too much.
The lag after spinning seems to be in their favor... but if you
do this in the middle of a rush, there may be a -slight- headlights
effect, giving you time to attempt a throw.

Anti Step/8W
Moves that are good against step(and 8W)
8W 8_2 A
8W 8_2 K

After GI:
Delay hits

Quick hits

Hits that have weird/twitch animation that my bait a failed GI

Ring out
As we know, SCII's (standard) arena's are kinda big(cep egyptian one).
However, once in a while, fights will get near the edges, and Heihachi
definetly has the moves to take advantage of that.

Knocks back Close range:
623KB: The hellsweep to upper. This one ROs in front of Heihachi.
EWGF: the standard juggle starter is something an oppn should fear.
      a simple EWGF A+B or 236B can well enough force them out of the
      Ring easily.
1A: This move only ROs when reeeeaaaly near the edge. But it hits low
     so it may hit.
4K: Hits high, a quick spinning kick. One of the simple, easy way to RO.

Knock back Far range:
8W 8_2 A: When your oppn's near the edge, they may panick and try to 8Way
    away from it. This is your chance to ring them out with your own 8way 
    attack! This think knocks back pretty far, and slightly to the left of
236B: The far range, mid hitting death fist.
TGF(623[B]): The good thing about this move is, it's pretty hard to air
    control after getting hit by it, as it's foward force is pretty good.

Against WMM CPU(or, artificial ignorance)
With Namco making yet another crappy AI, Heihachi kinda rips through
everyone... esp in WMM. This section is going to be short, because 
it doesn't take much to beat the WMM AI with heihachi.

Start the round by wavedashing quickly towards... 
Then hellsweep all the way, ending with tsunami kicks.
More then likely, the computer would eat just about ALL
of the hellsweeps. Repeat by 623K-ing them as they get up.

If you are near a ledge, do 623KB instead. More then likely, 
They'll be ringed out. If not, use moves like 3BB or EWGF, and
8W 8_2 A.

=P I went through WMM easily with this... even in chapter 4
mission 3, all I had to do was run to the ledge, 8 way/BBA8_2 
around them, and then do hellsweeps or 236B. Against Taki I did 
a bunch of 3BBs and RO her with A+B afterwards.

Well, this is as much as I have personally found out during
matches against friends and in practice. Hopefully in the 
next section, there'll be setups and such added.

You can find me on Gfaqs as "The Wu 2003" or on 
AIM as "Nyawu".

Much Thanks to everyone who have told me stuff about SCII, 
as well as how broken Stepguard was, and how GI is kinda next
to useless."Except Asta."</zig>

Thanks also goes to cjayc and Gamefaqs for hosting this faq.