Edge super moves in SoulCalibur VI were designed to give beginner /
casual players a "chance" against the high-execution and speedy
movement techniques of high-level / veteran players. Critical Edges are
super-easy to connect and some can even hit anywhere on screen, so
learning how to defend against them is imperative to your success and
overall enjoyment of SC6. YouTuber Scallywag 93 put together this
handy video guide (below) teaching you how to defend and punish every
Critical Edge in the game.
Even if you don't
study frame data, simply watching this video (even one time through) will
help you not to get hit by Critical Edges... and not let them go
As a competitive SC6 player, I'd also like to offer a few very
basic tips on the subject of Critical Edges:
keep your eye on your opponent's meter.
forget you can Guard Impact or Reversal Edge against Critical
you're fighting against a player who seems overly-aggressive
or "desperate"... expect a Critical Edge when they
have enough meter. Bait out or wait out their Critical Edge
then whiff punish or Guard and punish.
your opponent has 2 meters, DO NOT put it past them to use 2
Critical Edges in succession if their first one whiffs.
your own meter. Don't spend meter if you think you can win a
round without it.
which Critical Edges are unblockable and need to be crouched
(like Kilik's and Astaroth's). If your opponent builds meter
and suddenly runs towards you, put 2 and 2 together and get
ready to crouch.
which Critical Edge moves can be sidestepped and use Practice
mode to experiment.
creating silly characters in Creation and spend more
time in Practice Mode while you wait for Ranked Matches.
I mention Practice Mode? :)
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