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: