Ivy SC6 Howling Spirits Tutorial

Isabella Valentine also known as Ivy Valentine, is one of the most iconic and complex characters in the Soul Calibur Series. Today we are going to show you a in-depth tutorial on how to perform one of her most damaging and powerful combos. This move is called Howling Spirits, and it’s a sequence of five hits that do a lot of damage to your opponent.

It’s important to note that this combo is only possible when you are in the Serpent’s Embrace stance. This is achieved by pressing back+A or in SC terms 4+A or by pressing down, back+B (24+B). Once you do this, you need to start the sequence of B hits with a delay between the first and the second hit, then a faster sequence between two, three, and four, with a final hit on the fifth button press that is faster than 2, 3 and 4. This means that you have a progressively faster button press sequence as you go from 1 to 5.

The image below shows you a good graphical explanation of the sequence in terms of delays and pauses between each button press:

The timing can be learned easily by watching this video tutorial: