Edge Master achievement in SoulCalibur II HD Online

Edge Master

Became Lv 72 "Iron Edgemaster" in Weapon Master

Edge Master+0.2
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How to unlock the Edge Master achievement

  • GhidorahZeroGhidorahZero370,591
    29 Nov 2013 29 Nov 2013
    21 0 8
    In theory this isn't too difficult, or that time consuming. I got it in a day, and that's with using a variety of characters for most of it. If I realised it earlier, I could have saved myself an hour or two...

    To make Weapon Master a cakewalk, use Nightmare. Keep using his 66B attack (dash/double-tap forward and Y). For some reason, the AI just sucks against this move, and it will win you a good 90% of your fights. It's also a fantastic way of getting the '10 Perfect Victories' achievement. It's not a perfect method though, there will be times the AI will kick you down, but this method is the quickest/easiest way I found. In terms of weapons, switch to Flamberge (damages through guard), but switch to Soul Edge (Growth) when you can. The health increase is worth it. And finally, forget Soul Edge (Complete) and take up Soul Calibur when you have that available.

    There are some fights where it doesn't work so well though. In the rounds where you need to hit the opponent a certain amount of times, Nightmare's a bit too slow, so switch to someone faster (I went for Sophitia). The rounds where you need a ring-out also caused me some trouble, but using Nightmare's 4B (back and Y) seemed to get the job done, I also switched to Xianghua and spammed her 4K (back and B).

    The stage that gave me the most trouble was Chapter 4 Stage 3, Merope Monastery. This is the one you need to play when you reach Level 72 to unlock Subchapter 2 (and by extension, Lizardman). You face Mitsurugi, Voldo, Taki, Nightmare and Cervantes. The problem? You don't have a lot of time, and Taki is pure evil. The rest go down to your 66B shenanigans like anyone else, but Taki doesn't. She will guard and not let up. But, there is a move Nightmare has which for some reason will nearly take her out in one hit. Use AAB (X, X, Y), but leave a pause before you press Y. Try it in Practice and you'll get the hang of it. You'll see a blue flame around Nightmare's weapon if you're doing it right. You hit Taki with that and you'll take off nearly all her health with it.

    If you've done everything but still haven't hit 72, there is a way to quickly grind up. Chapter 6 Stage 2 was my choice for grinding. You have 5 opponents, and you can choose to battle the next to double your gold, or leave after one opponent and keep the gold you earnt. Do this, and leave after the first fight. They're quick, easy, and you get a high amount of XP for such a short fight.

    Overall this achievement is fairly easy, and not that time consuming if you use Nightmare right off the bat. Took me about 5-6 hours of solid playtime to get it. In doing so, I also earnt these achievements:
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    SanadaI personally found "Er Rai" of the Cepheus Extra Chapter to be excellent for level grinding. Simply keep poking them forward with Nightmare using 6+Y and you can end some matches in around 5 seconds.
    Posted by Sanada On 31 Dec 13 at 05:50
    GamePadZebbyWhat Sanada said; 6k exp for 5 seconds!!
    Posted by GamePadZebby On 05 Dec 16 at 19:01
    IIx ANT xllI can’t seem to find the listing for 66B attack in Nightmares command list, just to be sure I’m doing the right move
    Posted by IIx ANT xll On 16 Apr 20 at 17:00
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  • Phase IIPhase II362,094
    04 Apr 2016 04 Apr 2016
    10 0 0
    For those who want to gauge how far or close this achievement is, to get to level 72, you need to have 320,000 exp total.
  • IIx ANT xllIIx ANT xll132,565
    17 Apr 2020 17 Apr 2020 17 Apr 2020
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    Combatant:Seong Mi-Na

    Weapon: Halberd

    Fight strategy: I spammed the Left Trigger move, she will spin her staff In a cartwheel motion. If you get up close and personal the CPU just seems to struggle blocking all of the hits. If unsuccessful just keep spamming, be ready to hold A after you attack if you have a fast opponent. The halberd increases her attack and has health regeneration, lowered defence is not something we are worried about as a full attack spammer.

    Here is a guide I found useful which gives an in depth scope on how to do each level. Stick with the same strategy I discussed and use ring outs for the tougher fights.

    https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/ps2/471044-soulcalibur-ii/faqs...
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