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    Nunchaku FAQ by Fogkaze

    Version: v1 | Updated: 03/13/06 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    Soul Calibur III - Monk Discipline - (v1 - March 13th, 2006)
    email - noirguy187@aol.com
    
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    v1 - The start of the FAQ! Anything that's here is part of it!
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    / Table of Contents /
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    1 - Introduction
    2 - Legend
    3 - Move List
    4 - Combos
    5 - Weapons
    # - End
    
    
    
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    / 1 - Introduction  /
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      Hello there! This is a FAQ for the following weapon, the nunchaku. I hope
    this will be very helpful for learning purposes, or just trying to get 
    better at learning the nunchaku. Thank you for reading!
    
    
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    / 2 - Legend /
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      This section is basically how to read Soul Calibur commands below. If you
    have trouble knowing what 3B means or WJ A, please read the following 
    section to learn.
    
    Input Button
    A - Horizontal Attack
    a - Rapid Horizontal Attack
    B - Vertical Attack
    b - Rapid Vertical Attack
    K - Kick Attack
    k - Rapid Kick Attack
    G - Guard
    
    
    For directions, look at your number keypad.
    
    7  8  9
    
    4  5  6
    
    1  2  3
    
    The number points to what button on the D-pad you should press.
    ---
    (When Character Facing Right)
    1 - Retreat to the right 
    2 - Sidestep to the right
    3 - Advance to the right
    4 - Retreat back
    5 - Neutral input
    6 - Advance forward
    7 - Retreat to the left
    8 - Sidestep to the left
    9 - Advance to the left
    
    
    Hit levels - 
    Corresponds to where the hit lands on the enemy
    
    H - High - Blocked by standing guard or crouching.
    M - Medium - Blocked by standing guard.
    L - Low - Blocked by crouching guard or sometimes jumping.
    SM - Special Mid - Blocked by standing/crouching guard.
    SL - Special Low - Blocked by standing/crouching guard.
    
    
    Misc. Properties
    ---
    GI - Guard Impact. Repels attack.
    GB - Guard Break. Breaks guard and leaves them vunerable.
    AT - Attack Throw.
    ST - Stance
    SP - Special
    WC - While Crouching
    WR - While Rising
    WS - While Standing
    WL - While Landing
    WJ - While Jumping
    FC - Forced Crouch
    8WR - During 8 way run
    BT - Back Towars opponent
    [ ] - Hold
    _  - Or
    : - Just Input
    ... - Repeat
    ! - Unblockable
    
    Made-up Notation (Inputs necessary to this one only)
    
    SC - Only available when at least in some level of Soul Charge
    SC# - Soul Charges after move is finished
    
    
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    / 3 - Move List /
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        / 3.1 - Horizontal Moves /
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        / 3.2 - Vertical Moves / 
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        / 3.3 - Kick Moves /
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        / 3.4 - Simultaneous Moves /
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        / 3.5 - 8-Way Run Moves /
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        / 3.6 - Back-Turned Moves /
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        / 3.7 - Throws /
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        / 3.8 - Special Moves /
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      If you have trouble reading this, please read the above section.
    
    
    
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    / 3.1 - Horizontal Moves /
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    Command     Attack Level     Notes
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    A A K       H H M
    
    A B K       H M H 
    
    A A A       H H H            SC
    
    A A 2A      H H L            SC
    
    A A 2K B    H H L M          SC
    
    1A B        L M
    
    1A [B]      L M(!)
    
    1aB         M
    
    1a[B]       M(!)
    
    2A          SL
    
    3A          M
    
    4A          M
    
    6A          H
    
    44A         L
    
    66A A+B     Hx5 M M
    
    WC A        SL
    
    WR A        M
    
    WJ A        H
    
    WL A        A
    
    
    
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    / 3.2 - Vertical Moves / 
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    Command     Attack Level     Notes
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    B B         M M
    
    B A         M H
    
    B B B       M M M            SC, GB
    
    B K         M H              SC
    
    bK          H                SC
    
    1B          M
    
    1[B]        M                SC#
    
    1B K        M M              SC
    
    2B          M
    
    3B          M    
    
    4B B B      M M M
    
    6B B B      M H H 
    
    6B,delay B  M M
    
    44B         M
    
    66B         M
    
    9B          M                SC#
    
    236B        Mx7
    
    WC B        M
    
    WR B        M
    
    WJ B        M
    
    WL B        L
    
    
    
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    / 3.3 - Kick Moves / 
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    Command     Attack Level     Notes
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    K           H
    
    K 2A        H L              SC
    
    K K         H M              SC
    
    K 2K K      H L M            SC
    
    1K          L
    
    2K          L
    
    3K          M
    
    4K          M
    
    6K          M
    
    44K         L
    
    66K         H
    
    7K K        M M
    
    WC K        K
    
    WR K        M
    
    WJ K        M
    
    WL K        M
    
    
    
    
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    / 3.4 - Simultaneous Moves / 
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    Command     Attack Level     Notes
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    A+B         M M 
    
    4A+B        M                GI
    
    6A+B        H H H M
    
    66A+B       Mx5
    
    B+K         H                GB, Cancel with G
    
    4B+K        M(!)             Cancel with G
    
    66B+K       M M
    
    7_8_9B+K    M
    
    A+K A       H Mx5
    
    66A+B       Mx5              SC
    
    
    
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    / 3.5 - 8-Way Run Moves / 
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    Command     Attack Level     Notes
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    [9_6_3]B+K  M M
    
    [6]A A+B    Hx5 M M
    
    [6]B        M
    
    [6]K        L                Attack Throw
    
    [6]A+B      Mx5
    
    [6]B+K      M M
    
    [3_9]A      H
    
    [3_9]B      M                Cancel with G
    
    [3_9]K      M
    
    [2_8]A      H                SC#
    
    [2_8]B      M M M
    
    [2_8]K      H
    
    [7_4_1]A    L
    
    [7_1]B      M
    
    [7_4_1]K    L
    
    [4]B        M
    
    
    
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    / 3.6 - Back Turned Moves /
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    Command     Attack Level     Notes
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    BT A        H
    
    BT B        M
    
    BT K        H
    
    BT 2A       L
    
    BT 2B       M
    
    BT 2K       L
    
    BT B+K B    M M              SC#
    
    BT [7_8_9] B+K   M           
    
    
    
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    / 3.7 - Throws /
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    Command         Notes
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    A+G             A escape
    
    B+G             B escape
    
    Back Throw      Not possible to escape
    
    
    
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    / 3.8 - Special Moves /
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    Command     Attack Level     Notes
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    214        Special Action    Goes into BT
    
    
    
    
    
    
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    / 4 - Combos /
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          / 4.1 - Air Combos /
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          / 4.2 - Stun Combos /
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      This is the combo section. The same notation goes here like the move list
    section. If you have trouble understanding the notation, please read section
    2.
      Here, the combo launcher or starter will be listed first. Below the
    following launcher will be the limitless possibilites you can choose from. 
    
    
    
    
    
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    / 4.1 - Air Combos /
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    When 3B is the launcher -
    
    Follow-Up Move         Average Damage
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     B B                   56
    
     A+B                   59
    
     3B                    50
    
     6B B B                59
    
     2B                    42*
    
     236B                  55
    
     8_9K                  41
    
     1B                    48
    
     K                     38
    
     7K                    49
    
     44B                   56
    
     1K                    46
    
     A A K                 51**
    
     A B                   53
    
    
    * Is possible for opponent to Just Ukemi
    ** 2nd hit will miss
    
    
    
    
    
    When 7K is the launcher -
    
    Follow-Up Move         Average Damage
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     A B                   55              
    
     A A K                 53**
    
     2A WR B               54
    
     44B                   54
    
     2K                    45*
    
     66B+K                 71*
    
     1K                    46
    
    
    * Is possible for opponent to Just Ukemi
    ** 2nd hit will miss
    
     
    
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    / 4.2 - Stun Combos /
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    When [3_9]K is the starter - 
    
    Follow-Up Move         Average Damage
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     2B                    45
    
     2A                    46
    
    
    
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    / 5- Weapons /
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    This is the weapon section of the FAQ.
    
    
     Here is the format of the following section. 
    
    Weapon Name
    Gained #1
    Gained #2
    Price
    
    
    
    
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     /   Nunchaku              /
    /   Availabe from start   / 
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       /  Gemini Rod        /
      /  Purchased at Shop /
     /  11000             /  
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         /   Zhongkui                                      /
        /   After defeating YUEFENG in CotS mode, Stage 7 /
       /   Obtained after 375 Battles                    /
      /   26800                                         /
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           /  Huoshen                                       /
          /  After defeating MAYURA in CotS mode, Stage 15 /
         /  Obtained after 475 Battles                    /
        /  37800                                         /
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             /  Shuang Lei                                    /
            /  After defeating MEILAN in CotS mode, Stage 16 /
           /  Obtained after 575 Battles                    /
          /  97800                                         /
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             /  Falcon                                          /
            /  After obtaining Li Long as a playable Character /
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    End of the FAQ! Hope it's been somewhat helpful to you!
    
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