Guide By: DeZmonD88
[x360a would like to thank GameFreak47 for this Road Map]
|Encounter with the Unknown||10|
|Fight against Yoda.||(9)|
You will encounter Yoda in arcade mode when you play as The Apprentice (who is unlocked by completing arcade mode with Yoda). Can be done online if your opponent chooses Yoda as well.
|Pursuer of the Secret||10|
|Clear STORY MODE on difficulty: NORMAL.|
See "Mystery of the Swords" for more info.
|Mystery of the Swords||20|
|Clear STORY MODE on difficulty: HARD.|
The two difficulties do not stack, you will need to do one on Hard and one on Normal. If you are having trouble, try the tricks for the Tower of Lost Souls/Arcade Mode using Astaroth's cheap moves.
|May the Force be with You||20|
|Clear STORY MODE with Yoda.|
Simple enough. Easier on Normal.
|Clear ARCADE MODE.|
See "Hero on the Battlefield" for more info.
|Hero on the Battlefield||20|
|Clear ARCADE MODE with over 450,000 points.||(17)|
Refer to this to better understand the scoring system.
The Consecutive win bonus really makes the difference in the end with a total of 127k. So assuming you never lose a round entirely (Losing a round and throwing the fight to retry will void all Consecutive win bonuses):
Soul Gauge bonuses - 1500 to 3500
|Legendary Hidden Treasures||20|
|Acquire over 30 treasures in TOWER OF LOST SOULS.|
You will need to earn at least 30 free treasures in the TOLS by completing various tasks. The lists of tasks can be found here. You get an extra treasure for every five floors in descent mode as well. If you get that achievement, you'll have four treasures, then simply do 26 of the 60 tasks fromn the list.
|Never Ending Advance||20|
|Descend 20 floors in TOWER OF LOST SOULS.|
Reach Floor 20 in the TOLS on descend. You unlock Descend when you complete 20 floors of acsend. Wait until you have unlocked more equipment to create a custom character with High attack, defense, Hp, Hp Drain A and/or Hp Burst.
|Tower's New Guardian||30|
|Clear all upper floors of TOWER OF LOST SOULS.||(14)|
Complete 60 floors of the TOLS on Ascend. The key to completing this is creating custom characters with the appropriate skills required for some floors. Generally, try to create a character with high defense and high hp, adding in skills like Hp Drain A and Hp Burst.
For 45-47F in particular, create a character with Yun-Seong's soul, high defense, high hp, soul gauge vamp and soul gauge damage A. You may need to spam his Forward+Y+Y combo (which they will almost always block), then use a critical finish to beat them.
Astaroth's cheap combo as described in the Arcade Mode achievement works well here as well.
If you are stuck at any time, please ask for assistance in this thread.
|Win a battle with Critical Finish.|
A Critical Finisher is performed after a Soul Crush by pressing . Each character has a Soul gauge represented by the colour of the round gem next to the Hp bar. An opponent's Soul gague is reduced when he/she blocks an attack. When the opponent's Soul guage depletes to such a state that the Hp bar begins flashing red, any time the opponent blocks another attack, he/she may get Soul Crushed. This will show your opponent flickering red with electricity and his/her Soul Gauge will turn black and make a noise that sounds liks breaking glass. From there, you have about 1 second to press . This is known as a Critical Finisher and it ends a battle immediately.
|Destroy all of the opponent's equipment.|
Use Mitsurugi and these moves:
|Land an attack on a taunting opponent.|
Anytime your opponent strikes a pose and says something, try to hit them. No real science to it. This can be done online in a ranked or player match as well.
|Death on the Battlefield||30|
|Perform 100 Critical Finishes.||(1)|
See "Scorpion's Sting" for more info.
|Like a Flowing Stream||20|
|Perform 200 Impacts.|
An easy way to get this online is to get a friend to play as Yoda and you play as Kilik. Get your friend to do light attacks with Yoda () and then you press (->) + (). Yoda is the easiest character to do impacts against as he has to jump to do light attack, so it is easy to anticipate. So when you see Yoda jump do the Impact.
|Lost in the Moment||30|
|Perform 20 Just Impacts.||(2)|
|Perform 5 First Attacks in a row in Arcade.|
Use a Forward+ or Forward+ attack as soon as the battle starts, or hold Foward and hit B to do a running/sliding attack. If you draw first blood in five consecutive rounds this will unlock.
|Perform 100 First Attacks.|
This is a cumulative of all game modes, including online. You'll get it going for the other achievements.
|Perform 100 Soul Crushes.|
Soul Crushes are required for Critical Finishes, so you will get this going for the 100 finishers. See "Scorpion's Sting" for more info.
|Perform 50 Wall Hits.||(2)|
Play on stages with walls and when the opponent is near the wall, perform a throw or a strong attack. Personally, I used Mitsurugi's basic + throw when the opponent's back is facing the wall. Using the Apprentice, if you back up against the wall, his throw will turn them around and blast them into the wall.
|10,000 Strikes of Proof||30|
|Land 10,000 attacks.|
This should come while working toward everything else.
|Guard 1,000 times against attacks.||(3)|
If you don't have this after all the other achievements for lack of blocking, simply play through story mode or the Tower of Lost Souls and just hold down .
|Perform 30 grapple breaks.|
This should also come naturally. You can make a custom character with Auto Grapple Break A equipped to help.
|Distance will not Betray||20|
|Reach over 10,000 meters in total movement distance in battle.||(1)|
Again, should come while working toward everything else.
|First Step as an Artist||5|
|Customize a regular character.|
In Create a Character mode, select any regular character, select slot 3, make any change, exit and save.
|Chosen by History||5|
|Create a custom character.|
In Create a Character mode, select the character icon with the Green haired male and pink haired female. Create a custom character, exit and save. You'll need to do this to work on some of the harder TOLS floors anyway.
|Maximize a style's level.||(3)|
You level up characters' styles by defeating an opponent (not a round or total damage done). E.g. In the first battle of Story mode, you face 3 enemies, your character style makes progress towards leveling up when you defeat just 1 opponent.
|Equal Skill and Power||20|
|Use all skill points and set up 4 skills.||(5)|
In character creation, do the following:
Head: Nightmare Helm
Neck: Guardian's Neck Cloth
Shoulders: Viking Shoulders
Body (Vest): Executioner's Garters
Body (Jacket/Shirt): Frilled Shirt
Arms: Caretaker's Gauntlets
Legs: Guardian's Breeches
Shoes/Boots: Vagrant's Waraji
1. Auto Unblockable Attack C (already on weapon itself)
2. Auto Grapple Break C
3. Shave Damage B
4. Nullify Counter C
Then choose 'finish' and it should unlock.
|Engraved into History||30|
|Fight 100 times (Online).||(11)|
Play 100 Player or Ranked matches in total.
|World Class Fighter||30|
|Fight against 20 different fighting styles (Online).||(4)|
This is cumulative of Player and Ranked matches. Just play with a friend and have each other use a different character every time with the round setting to 1.
|Fight on all stages (Online).||(5)|
List of all maps:
|Win consecutive Ranked Matches (Online).||(9)|
Win 2 Ranked Matches in a row. Some claim that this is glitched, so just host the Ranked Matches and win 2 in a row.
|Win 10 times (Online).||(3)|
See "Hero King" for more info.
|Level up to 20 (Online).||(39)|
You earn points for winning Ranked Matches and leveling up goes by pretty quickly. You will need to win around 80 matches to reach level 20.
|K.O. with an Unblockable Attack.|
An unblockable attack is when the screen darkens and a character's weapon gets engulfed in flames. Defeat an enemy with an Unblockable attack to unlock this. An easy way to do this is to use The Apprentice and lower your opponent's health to about 20%. Back off and perform Back++. This is an unblockable, ranged lightning attack.
|Win 20 times with low HP.|
Win a round when your health is low. This should come naturally, especially during the harder TOLS floors and doing Hard story mode.
|Win with all equipment destroyed.|
Alternatively, go online and do this in a player match with a friend.
|K.O. opponent with over 20 types of weapons.|
Defeat an opponent with 20 different characters/styles. You will get this while going through all the story modes.
|Repel All Blades||30|
|Win perfect 30 times.|
After you learn a character's moveset and get enough practice, you will be getting Perffect's fairly regularly. Alternatively, just keep replaying the first 2 battles of story or arcade mode.
|Measure the two passages of time and win.||(2)|
Win a fight and have the last 2 digits in the Total time match that of the round time. You will get this by luck.
|Two Cannot Exist Together||20|
|Exhaust each other's power.|
Get a double K.O such that both you and the opponent get K.Oed and the round ends in a draw. Use Yoshimitsu and do this:
Get each player to about 30% health. Run forward and then hit/hold +. He faces the other way and stabs himself through the body such that his sword goes through his torso and stabs the enemy as well, doing about 50% damage to each of you.
|Gathering of the Best||20|
|Complete CHAIN OF SOULS.|
5 Bonus Characters and how to unlock them
|Observer of Souls||30|
|Collect all illustrations in Art Gallery.|
Buy everything in Illustrations, High Quality Models, Promotional Material and Special. You have to unlock all characters first.
|Collect all weapons for 5 characters.|
Each character has a total of 8 weapons, you have to buy them all in Create a Character Mode. By default, each character has 6 weapons, completing story mode with them unlocks 2 more weapons.
|Get Soul Calibur (Final Form).|
Complete Siegfried's story mode and buy Soul Calibur (Final Form) in the Create a Character Mode.
|Wild Run to Tragedy||20|
|Get Soul Edge (Final Form).|
Complete Nightmare's story mode and buy Soul Edge (Final Form) in the Create a Character Mode.
|Looter of the Battlefield||20|
|Collect all accessories.|
You DO NOT have to complete 40 floors of TOSL descend mode to unlock all accessories. When you unlock 30 achievements in the game, you unlock more equipment/accessories to be bought. Accessories belong to "Special equipment" which only a few characters like Yoda, The Apprentice, Bonus Characters and Algol can access.
|Wandering Weapon Merchant||20|
|Collect 350 pieces of equipment.|
Buy equipment from the Create a Character mode until you reach 350. I got it way before I bought all the equipment for males alone.
See "Looter of the Battlefield" for more info.
|Transcend History and the World||50|
|Acquire all weapons and equipment.||(14)|
You need to unlock all characters and complete story mode with all of them once to buy two extra weapons.
|Start of a New Era||5|
|Welcome to the new world of SOULCALIBUR!||(4)|
Watch the opening cutscene.
|Tower of Gold||20|
|Acquire 1,000,000 gold.||(5)|
Do 60F in the Tower of Souls and let Algol jump-ring out himself. Do not attack at all; back off until you reach the black rings and let Algol knock you off your feet, roll around and let Algol attack you, he will eventually jump out. This achievement is cumulative, so don't worry about saving gold. Meaning you can spend it. I got my achievement with 500k gold in my "bank".
This video shows the quick money trick, as well as a few other achievements.
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