Jack Schofield
FAQ: SC2 Raphael
Started: Oct 3, 2003
Updated: Dec. 30, 2003
Ver. 1.1
Copyright Jack Schofield 2003

Contact me: Jack_s@phreaker.net

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===   Credits   ===

www.SoulCalibur.com: For some of the info I didn't feel like finding out
myself such as the moves for the 8Way Runs; note, if you read through, the
runs are just moves that say, "Hold Forward, A+B". All They did was give me
an idea of what moves went in there. Even though I could have found it out
myself, I didnt feel like it because my neck is killing me, all that turning
my head left at the Tv, then back at the monitor hunders of times...

Soul Calibur 2: For providing 99% of everything I needed to make this FAQ.

GamwFAQs.com for taking there time and all that other good stuff people
don't realize is hard (managing millions of FAQs)


===   Why?   ===

Why Not? All the other Rahpael Faqs have to much mumbo jumbo. Plus what better
way to learn all the moves? Write an FAQ and organize it.



===   Notes   ===

Don't plan on being Raphael unless you plan to train with him alot. Raphael
is famous (sometimes called cheap) becuase of his speed. Although Raphael
doesn't have but only one unblockable move, and his attacks are slightly
more weak than many other characters, but he is whicked fast and has plenty
of evasion moves and guard impact moves. Sadly to say, Raphael doesn't have
any guard breaks so you'll have to catch your opponant of guard. Enough
Jibba Jabba. Here is the good stuff.



===   Content   ===
Credit
Why?
Notes
Content
Profile
Stage
Weapons
Legend
Move Types
 A
 B
 K
 Th
 Misc
 Sign
 Qk
 Pow
 Preparation I
 Preparation II
 Preparation III
 Preparation IV
 Spiral Envelopment
 Circular Envelopmen
 Advance Step
 Retreat Step
 8-Way Run




===   Profile   ===

Name: Raphael Sorel
Age: 32
Birthplace: France Empire/Rouen
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 159 lbs.
Birth Date: November 27
Blood Type: A
Weapon: English Sword Rapier
Weapon Name: Flambert
Discipline: La Rapiere des Sorel

Family: Foster daughter/Amy
        Relatives/Cut all ties

Raphael, the young master of the Sorel family, grew up with the rapier 
and medicine as his playmates. His cool, unemotional demeanor created 
many enemies, but his quick and precise decision-making and excution 
skills solidified the foundation of his family amongest the nobles. 
Unfortunately, Raphael was cast out one day when he made a critical 
mistake.

Raphael hid himself in an impoverished town to escape from his 
pursuers. There he met a little girl named Amy, who hid the weakened 
Raphael from his enemies. For the little girl, helping Raphael was only 
a simple deed motivated out of spite for the soldiers. For Raphael, 
however, it marked the first time he owed his life to someone else. He 
felt emtions that he had never experienced before, and Amy became an 
irreplaceable presence in Raphael's life. 

Convinced that the chaos of the war was no place to live a meaningful 
life. Raphael took Amy and left the poverty--stricken town. But even 
with the new surroundings, he could not get Amy to open her heart to the 
world. 

One day, in the library of the mansion he acquired under dark 
pretenses, Raphael found a letter with references to the Evil Seed. It 
wasn't long before he made the connection between Evil Seed and Soul 
Edge. 

What if such a sword were thrust into the hands of the pathetic 
nobles? It would all be worth it if the petty, war-mongering nobles 
could be eliminated to secure a meaningful future for Amy. But in order 
to accomplish his goal, Raphael needed Soul Edge; he was determined to 
obtain the sword by any means necessary.

A grand, insane plan was brewing in his mind--all for the sake of a 
young girl.



===   Stage   ===

Stage: South France Mansion/Library
Background Music: No Turning Back

The master of this domicile is no longer alive. The rich lord that lived here
was poisoned, and the man who lived here since left this place recently.

Other than the wing where the servants and the child that the man brought
reside, this mansion is in desolate silence. It is said that the man did not
come out of this library until the day he left on his journey. Surprisingly,
there are no traces on the bookshelves or anywhere else in the room that give a
clue to what the man was doing in this place.

The silent mansion awaits the return of its master... or the visitor.



===   Weapons   ===

1: Flambert : Most familiar and well-balanced weapon for him.
Offense: 100%
Defense: 100%

2: Epee : Good defense, but has weak single strikes.
Offense: 100%
Defense: 130%

3: Stiletto : Penetrates defenses, but has a short reach.
Offense: 100%
Defense: 100%

4: Reiterpallasch : Good offense and penetrates defense, but easy to lose 
                     balance.
Offense: 130%
Defense: 80%

5: Wo Dao : Powerful single strikes with Soul Charge, but has short reach.
Offense: 135%
Defense: 100%

6: Schweizer : Offense increases with Soul Charge, but vulnerable to impact.
Offense: 100%
Defense: 100%

7: Holy Antler : Good offense, but lacks defense.
Offense: 120%
Defense: 70%

8: Estoc : Easy to Soul Charge and offense increases with Soul Charge.
Offense: 100%
Defense: 50%

9: Soul Edge : Fearsome demonic weapon said to be the strongest in the world...
Offense: 140%
Defense: 130%

10: Queen's Guard : Legendary weapon. Wield it to discover its true power!
Offense: 130%
Defense: 140%

11 Cane : A true gentleman never leaves home without it.
Offense: 70%
Defense: 60%



===   Legend   ===


H    = High Attack
M    = Mid Attack
(SM) = Special Mid Attack - Possible to block with Standing and Crouching Guard
L    = Low Attack
T    = Throw
(U)  = Unblockable
(SP) = Special Movement
(GB) = Guard Break Properties - Smashes opponent's guard
(GI) = Guard Impact Properties




===   Move Types   ===

A = Horizontal Attacks
B = Vertical Attacks
K = Kick Attacks
Th = Throws
Misc = Miscellaneous Moves
Sign = Signature Moves
Qk = Quick Attacks
Pow = Powerful Attacks

Preparation I
Preparation II
Preparation III
Preparation IV
Spiral Envelopment
Circular Envelopment
Advance Step
Retreat Step
8-Way Run



===   A   ===

1: Attack au Fer : H,H
A A

2: Attack au Fer Low : H,L
A, Down, A

3: Moulinet : H,H
A, B

4: Moulinet~Preparation IV : H,H (SP)
A, Hold B

5: Lunging Press : H
Forward, A

6: Lunging Press~Preperation II : H (SP)
Hold A, Forward

7: Hilt Strike : H
Forward, A

8: Bloodlust : H,H,M
Forward, Forward, A, A, B

9: Bloodlust~Preperaration II : H,H,M (SP)
Forward, Forward, A, A Hold B

10: Violent Blood : M
Forward-Down, A

11:Low Tondo Roversi : (SM)
Down, A

12: Dark Talon : L
Back-Down, A

13: Tondo Roversi : H
Back, A, A

14: Heavy Mandritti : H
Back, Back, A

15: Assalto Montante : M,M
A+B

16: Assalto Montante (Hold) : H,H
Hold A+B

17: Assalto Montante Crescendo : M,M,L
Hold A+B, A

18: Wyvern's Tail : M
Forward, Forward, A+B

19: Wyvern's Tail(Cancel) : (SP)
Forward, Forward, A+B, G

20: Spinning Affondo Thrust : L
Forward-Down, A+B

21: Quick Parade : (GI)
Back-Down, A+B

22: Quick Parade:Preperation II
Back-Down, Hold A+B

23: Stocatta Rampage : M,M,M,M,M,M,M
During Quick Parade: B

24: Stocatta Rampage Crescendo : M,M,M,M,M,M,M,M
During Quick Parade: B, B

25: Baroque Storm : M,M
Back, A+B

26: Blood Roar : H,M (GI)
Forward-Up, A+B

27: Blood Roar~Preparation II : H,M (SP),(GI) 
Forward-Up, Hold A+B

28: Bloody Funeral : M (U)
Back, Back, Tap A, B

29: Bloody Funeral(Cancel) : (SP)
Back, Back, Tap A, B, G

30: Blood Lust : H,H,M
Hold Forward, A, A, B

31: Blood Lust~Preparation II : H,H,M (SP)
Hold Forward A, A, Hold B

32: Merciless Stramazone : H,H
Hold Forward-Down (Or Forward-Up), A, A

33: Deadly Strike : H,L
Hold Forward-Down (Or Forward-Up), A, B

34: Deadly Strike~Preparation II : H,L (SP)
Hold Forward-Down (Or Forward-Up), A, Hold B

35: Dark Tears : M,L
Hold Down (Or Up), A, A

36: Squalambarto Concierto : M,M
Hold Down (Or Up)A B

37: Squalambarto Concierto~Preparation II : M,M (SP)
Hold Down (Or Up), A, Hold B

38: Heel Snipe : L
Hold Back-Down (Or Back-Up), A

39: Heavy Mandritti : H
Hold Back, A

40: Blood Roar : H,M (GI)
Hold Forward-Down (Or Forward-Up), A+B

41: Bloody Roar~Preparation II : H,M (SP) (GI)
Hold Forward-Down (Or Forward-Up), Hold A+B

42: Quick Parade : GI
Hold Back-Down (Or Back-Up), A+B

43: Quick Parade~Preparatio II  : (GI)
Hold Back-Down (Or Back-Up), Hold A+B

44: Bloody Funeral : M (U)
Hold Back, Tap A, B

45: Bloody Funeral(Cancel) : (SP)
Hold Back, Tap A, B, G

46: Rising Tondo : H
While Rising: A

47 Midnight Terror : H,H,L
While Crouching: Forward-Down, A, A, B

48 Midnight Terror~Preparatio II : H,H,L (SP)
While Crouching: Forward-Down, A, A, Hold B

49: Rising Wyvern : H
While Rising: A+B

50: Rising Wyvern~Preparatio II : H (SP)
While Rising: Hold A+B




===   B   ===

1: Dui Montante : M,M
B, B

2: Double Apple Cut~Preparation IV : H (SP)
Forward, Hold B

3: Double Apple Cut : H,H
Forward, B, B

4: Double Apple Cut~ Preparation II
Forward, B, Hold B

5: Double Apple Cut~Quick Parade : H,H (GI)
Forward, B, B, Back-Down, A+B

6: Tripple Botta in Tempo : H,H,M
Forward, B, B, B

7: Triple Botta in Temtp~Preparation III : H,H,M (SP)
Forward, B, B, Hold B

8: Broken Thrust : M
Forward, Forward, B

9: Broken Thrust~Preparation III : M (SP)
Forward, Forward, Hold B

12: Gravo Needle : L,L
Back-Down, B, B

14: Double-Handed Press(Hold) : H,M (GB)
Back, B, Hold B

15: Single Montante : M
Back, Back, B

16: Broken Thrust : M
Hold Forward, B

17: Broken Thurst~Preparation IV : M (SP)
Hold Forward, Hold B

18: Quick Mandritti : M
Hold Forward-Down (Or Forward-Up), B

19: Quick Mandritti~Preparation IV : M (SP)
Hold Forward-Down (Or Forward-Up), Hold B

20: Death Guise : L
Hold Down, (Or Up), B

21: Dark Heart : M,H,M
Hold Back-Down (Or Back-Up), B, A, B

22: Single Montante : M
Hold Back, B

23: Rising Montante : M
While Rising: B

24: Shadow Stinger : L
While Crouching: Forward-Down, B

25: Shadow Stinger~Preparation II : L (SP)
While Crouching: Forward-Down, Hold B




===   K   ===

1: Dark Moon : M
Forward, Forward, K

2: Venom Heel " H
Forward, K

3: Venom Toe Kick : M
Forward-Down, K

4: Sweep Kick : L
Down, K

5: Pirouette Sweep : L
Back-Down, K

6: Head Hunter Kick : H
Back, K

7: Venom Side Kick : H
Back, Back, K

8: Venom Side Kick~Retreat Step : H (SP)
Forward, K, Down, Down-Back, Back

9: Dark Moon : M
Hold Forward-Down (Or Forward-Up), K

10: Venom Roundhouse : H
Hold Down (Or Up), K

11: Venom Side Kick : H
Hold Back (Or Back-Down, Back-Up), K

12: Rising Venom Kick : M
While Rising: K




===   Th   ===

1: Death Puppet : (T)
Approach Enemy A+G

2: Unending Stings : (T)
Approach Enemy B+G

3: Pure Sacrifice : (T)
Approach Enemy From Behind A+G or B+G

4: A Lesson In Massacre : (T)
Approach Enemy From The Left A+G or B+G

%: Undertaker : (TP)
Approach Enemy From The Right A+G or B+G



===   Misc   ===

1: Circular Envelopmeent : (SP)
A+K

2: Circular Envelopmeent(Double) : (SP)
A+K, A+K

3: Sprial Envelopment : (SP)
B+K

4: Advance Step : (SP)
Down, Forward-Down, Forward

5: Scarlet Roar : MM
Down, Forward-Down, Forward, A, B

6:Affondo Fendante : M
Down, Forward-Down, Forward, B

7: Venom Toe Kick: M
Down, Forward-Down, Forward, K

8: Dark Abys : M
Down, Forward-Down, Forward, A+B

9: Retreat Step : (SP)
Down, Back-Down, Back

10: Haunted Talon : L
Down, Back-Down, Back, A

11: Enveloping Stocatta : M
Down, Back-Down, Back, B

12: Enveloping Stocatta(Hold) : M (GI)
Down, Back-Down, Back, Hold B

13: Pirouette Kick : M
Down, Back-Down, Back, K

14: Retreat Step~Advance Step : (SP)
Down, Back-Down, Back, Down, Forward-Down, Forward

15: Preparation I : (SP) (GI)
During Preparation IV: A

16: Raging Storm : M
During Preparation IV: Forward, A

17: Swoft Botta : H
During Preparation IV: B

18: Swift Botta~Preparation II : H (SP)
During Preparation IV: Hold B

19: Dark Moon : M
During Preparation IV: K

20: Side Movement~Preparation II (SP)
During Preparation IV: Down (Or Up)

21: Haunted Talon : L
During Preparation I: A

22: Dark Flood : MM
During Preparation I: Forward, A, B

23: Enveloping Stocatta : M
During Preparation I: B

24: Enveloping Stocatta(Hold) : M (GI)
During Preparation I: Hold B

25: Shadow Stinger : L
During Preparation I: Down, B

26: Preparation I : (SP) (GI)
During Preparation II: A

27: Heavy Mandritti : H
During Preparation II: Back, A
 
28: Dark Flood : MM
During Preparation II: Forward, A, B

29: Enveloping  Stocatta : M
During Preparation II: B

30: Enveloping Stocatta(Hold) : M (GI)
During Preparation II: Hold B

31: Venom Toe Kick : M
During Preparation II: K
 
32: Sode Movement~Preparation II : (SP)
During Preparation II: Down (Or Up)

33: Preparation I : (SP) (GI)
During Preparation III: A

34: Lunging Press : H
During Preparation III: Forward, A

35: Lunging Press~Preparation II : H (SP)
During Preparation III Forward, Hold A

36: Affondo Fendante : M
During Preparation III: B

37: Venom Side Kick : H
During Preparation III: K

38: Venom Side Kick~Retreat Step : H (SP)
During Preparation III: K, Down, Back-Down, Back

39: Sode Movement~Preparation II : (SP)
During Preparation III: Down (Or Up)



===   Sign   ===

1: Affondo Fendante : M
Down, Forward-Down, Forward, B

2: Assalto Montante Cresendo : M,M,L
A+B, A

3: Dark Heart : M,H,M
Back-Down (Or Back-Up), B, A, B

4: Montante el Fin
Forward-Down, B



===   Qk   ===

1: Tripple Botta in Tempo : H,H,M
Forward, B, B, B

2: Low Tondo Roversi : (SM)
Down, A

3: Rising Montante : M
While Rising B

4: Hit Strike : H
Forward, A



===   Pow   ===

1: Bloody Funeral : M (U)
Back, Back, Tap A, B

2: Affondo Fendante : M
Down, Forward-Down, Forward, B

3: Affondo Fendante : M
During Preparation III: B

4: Unending Stings : (T)
Approach Enemy: B+G



===   Preparation 1   ===

1: Haunted Talon : L
During Preparation I: A

2: Dark Flood : MM
During Preparation I: Forward, A, B

3: Enveloping Stocatta : M
During Preparation I: B

4: Enveloping Stocatta(Hold) : M (GI)
During Preparation I: Hold B

5: Shadow Stinger : L
During Preparation I: Down, B


  
===   Preparation II   ===
  
1: Preparation I : (SP) (GI)
During Preparation II: A

2: Heavy Mandritti : H
During Preparation II: Back, A
 
3: Dark Flood : MM
During Preparation II: Forward, A, B

4: Enveloping  Stocatta : M
During Preparation II: B

5: Enveloping Stocatta(Hold) : M (GI)
During Preparation II: Hold B

5: Venom Toe Kick : M
During Preparation II: K
 
6: Sode Movement~Preparation II : (SP)
During Preparation II: Down (Or Up)



===   Preparation III   ===

1: Preparation I : (SP) (GI)
During Preparation III: A

2: Lunging Press : H
During Preparation III: Forward, A

3: Lunging Press~Preparation II : H (SP)
During Preparation III: Forward, Hold A

4: Affondo Fendante : M
During Preparation III: B

5: Venom Side Kick : H
During Preparation III: K

6: Venom Side Kick~Retreat Step : H (SP)
During Preparation III: K, Down, Back-Down, Back

7: Sode Movement~Preparation II : (SP)
During Preparation III: Down (Or Up)


  
===   Preparation IV   ===
  
1: Preparation I : (SP) (GI)
During Preparation IV: A

2: Raging Storm : M
During Preparation IV: Forward, A

3: Swoft Botta : H
During Preparation IV: B

4: Swift Botta~Preparation II : H (SP)
During Preparation IV: Hold B

5: Dark Moon : M
During Preparation IV: K

6: Side Movement~Preparation II (SP)
During Preparation IV: Down (Or Up)

  
  
===   Spiral Envelopment   ===

1: Spiral Envelopment : (SP)
A+K	

{Only during successful evasion of vertical/thrust attack}

2: Unknown : M    
A

3: Unknown : M,M    
A, A

4: Unknown : M    
B

5: Unknown ~Preparation III : M (SP) 
Hold B

6: Unknown : M    
K
 
{Only during successful evasion of horizontal mid/low attacks}
 
7: Unknown : M    
A

8: Unknown : M,M    
A, B

9: Unknown ~Preparation III : M,M (SP)
A, Hold B

10: Unknown : M    
B

11: Unknown ~Preparation III : M (SP)
Hold B 

12: Unknown : M    
K

13: Advance Step : M(SP)
Down, Forward-Down, Forward

14: Retreat Step  : M (SP)
Down, Back-Down, Back 

    
    
===   Circular Envelopmen   ===

1: Circular Envelopment : (SP)
B+K
 
{Only during successful evasion of vertical/thrust attack}
 
2: Unknown : M
A
 
3: Unknown : M,M
A, A

4: Unknown : M
B

5: Unknown~Preparation III  : M
Hold B

6: Unknown : M
K
 
 
{Only during successful evasion of horizontal mid/low attacks}
 
7: Unknown : M
A

8: Unknown : M
B

9: Unknown~Preparation III  : M
Hold B

10: Unknown : M
K  

11: Advance Step : M(SP)
Down, Forward-Down, Forward

12: Retreat Step  : M (SP)
Down, Back-Down, Back 
    
    
    
===   Advance Step   ===

1: Advance Step : (SP)
Down, Forward-Down, Forward

2: Unknown : M
Down, Forward-Down, Forward, A
 
3: Unknown : M,M
Down, Forward-Down, Forward, A, B
 
4: Unkown : M
Down, Forward-Down, Forward, B

5: Unknown : M
Down, Forward-Down, Forward, K
 
6: Unknown : M
Down, Forward-Down, Forward, A+B
 
    
 
===   Retreat Step   ===
  
1: Retreat Step : (SP)
Down, Back-Down, Back
 
2: Unknown : L
Down, Back-Down, Back, A
 
2: Unknown : M
Down, Back-Down, Back, B
 
3: Unknown : M (GI)
Down, Back-Down, Back, Hold B
 
4: Unknown : M
Down, Back-Down, Back, K



===   8-Way Run   ===

1: Bloodlust : H,H,M
Hold Forward, A, A, B

2: Bloodlust~Preparation II : H,H,M
Hold Forward, A, A, Hold B

3: Broken Thrust : M
Hold Forward, B

4: Broken Thrust~Preparation III : M (SP)
Hold Forward, Hold B

5: Slide Kick : L
Hold Forward, K

6: Wyvern's Tail : M
Hold Forward, A+B

7: Wyvern's Tail(Cancel) : (SP)
Hold Forward, A+B, G

8: Quick Mandritti : M
Hold Forward-Down (Or Forward-Up), B

9: Quick Mandritti~Preparation IV : M (SP)
Hold Forward-Down (Or Forward-Up), Hold B

10: Merciless Stramazone : H,H
Hold Forward-Down (Or Forward-Up), A, A

11: Deadly Strike : H,L
Hold Forward-Down (Or Forward-Up), A, B

12: Deadly Strike~Preparation II : H,L (SP)
Hold Forward-Down (Or Forward-Up), A, Hold B

13: Dark Moon : M
Hold Forward-Down (Or Forward-Up), K

14: Blood Roar : H,M (GI)
Hold Forward-Down (Or Forward-Up), A+B

15: Bloody Roar~Preparation II : H,M (SP) (GI)
Hold Forward-Down (Or Forward-Up), Hold A+B

16: Unknown : M,L
Hold Down (Or Up), A, B

17: Unknown~Preparation II : M,L
Hold Down (Or Up), A, Hold B

18: Death Guise : L
Hold Down, (Or Up), B

19: Venom Roundhouse : H
Hold Down (Or Up), K

20: Unkown : L
Hold Down (Or Up), A

21: Dark Heart : M,H,M
Hold Back-Down (Or Back-Up), B, A, B

22: Venom Side Kick : H
Hold Back (Or Back-Up, Back-Down), K

23: Venom Side Kick~Retreat Step : H (SP)
Hold Back (Or Back-Up, Back-Down), K, Down, Down-Back, Back

24: Quick Parade : GI
Hold Back-Down (Or Back-Up), A+B

25: Quick Parade~Preparatio II  : (GI)
Hold Back-Down (Or Back-Up), Hold A+B

26: Heavy Mandritti : H
Hold Back, A

27: Single Montante : M
Hold Back, B

28: Bloody Funeral : M (U)
Hold Back, Tap A, B