Hero on the Battlefield achievement in SoulCalibur IV

Hero on the Battlefield

Clear ARCADE MODE with over 450,000 points.

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How to unlock the Hero on the Battlefield achievement

  • BreadwordBreadword112,310
    07 Mar 2009 16 Jun 2009 05 Sep 2011
    65 23 41
    This achievement is pretty easy to do. Select Taki and do her Unblockable attack Ninja Cannon Fury (Forward+A+B) over and over again. this video shows just one fight, but just keep repeating it on the other stages. Good luck!

    Edit: You can't expect to get this achievement first try, I mean like I said it's not exactly a cakewalk. You'll get frustrated with the apprentice, but just keep at it, it took me I think 3 times to complete the achievement so I was on the same boat as some of you.

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    AzeilaRoseHaha yeah that OP apprentice! :P
    But for real, just tried it for the first time and I got 417,603, so I think with a few more tries I'll get it! Thanks for the great advice! :D
    Posted by AzeilaRose on 07 Jun 14 at 21:40
    skylinesendI got 447,000 my first try. Got it on my 2nd run through. Thanks - great solution!
    Posted by skylinesend on 12 Aug 14 at 18:40
    EllandRoad DaveWorked a treat. Had around 430k by the Apprentice, beat him (eventually) using throws - "Departure in Fire" using B&G (Mapped to cn_LT by default) took a chunk of health off him and left him vulnerable to a Ninja Cannon Fury or 2. Still not easy though!

    Ended on 492.5k
    Posted by EllandRoad Dave on 14 Feb 15 at 12:01
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  • Dante3HSCDante3HSC12,066
    16 Mar 2010 22 Mar 2010
    23 4 4
    the best ways i have found to do this is to get consecutive perfects, or 1 perfect and 1 critical finish, preferably 2 perfects, for every round for the first 3 matches. Then try to get at least 1 perfect or critcal for every match onwards (the apprentice is a pain, but doable). For every perfect you get, you get 15000 points (so 30000 per match for 2 perfects), and 10000 for every critical finish. So 1 perfect and 1 critical is 25000 points.

    You can throw fights if you dont, but if you havent lost a single round, the consecutive win bonus is better the further you go without losing. 1000 point for 2 consecutive matches, and additional 2000 for 2, 4000 for 3, 8000 for 4, 16000 for 5, 32000 for 6, and 64000 if you dont lose a single round. That comes to a total of 127000 points just from winning every round, meaning you dont get KO'd once.

    2 easy ways i have found to gain this achievement are as follows:

    Use yun seong and spam his forward Y, Y combo. This not only can get you easy perfects in the first few matches, but also drains your opponents soul gauge, due to the cpu blocking alot, meaning easy critical finishers (soul crush followed by the left bumper).

    The 2nd way is to use astaroths cheap combo. This is done by holding diagonal down-back and holding X. Astaroth with charge up a low swing. When this connects, release all the buttons and press Y. He will perform an overhead swing causing a fair amount of damage, and knocking the opponent to the ground. Repeat until you win.

    Using the methods above ive gotten over 450k several times with ease, so they should work for you.
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    GeoffistophelesI found the Yun-seong worked better than Astaroth until around the Apprentice, when they evened out due to impacts becoming more prevalent. The important thing after all the perfects is to keep that consecutive win bonus going; I lost to Algol and tried again with a ton of perfects and critical finishes, just to finish at 449,800.
    Posted by Geoffistopheles on 06 Apr 11 at 02:13
    ZeroFlame16I do the Astaroths method and it wont do it half the time. I can only get to 300,000 when I get to the Apprientice who rapes me and I lose a round.
    Posted by ZeroFlame16 on 03 May 11 at 02:25
    Wanderer128I lost my save from a while back and just wanted this one to show up in Battle History(or whatever it's called, sorry), I already had this achievement and I think I had used the Taki method originally, but I wanted to say that the Astaroth method totally works.
    With Astaroth, I ended up losing a round against Ivy somewhere in the middle which killed my consecutive win bonus, and I only got Perfects about half of the time. But using just that single combo (used his Fwd Fwd (Kick) a few times though), I made it all the way through with no issues. Ended up with a score around 470,000 I think. I was kind've worried when I beat Algol and was only at around 420,000 (If I remember correctly), but hell, I got it, first try too.
    Posted by Wanderer128 on 19 Sep 11 at 16:24
  • SanadaSanada667,853
    24 May 2011 24 May 2011
    6 0 1
    This solution will be building up off of the solution written by Runsen. The method is the same one I used, but there are some key parts he didn't mention.

    First off you can't get this achievement if you aren't at least semi-decent with Taki. The Ninja Cannon fury, as he said would be Forward (A+B), if you use default controls this would be Forward (X+Y). One little tip I have to give is set the (A+B) to the Y button so all you have to press is forward LT instead of having to press forward + X+Y, reducing mess ups.

    This move launches the opponent in the air netting you 1,000 points every time it hits. If you get multiple hits while they are on the ground using this technique it counts as a combo. You get one launch in the air then one hit on them while they are on the ground which will roll them away. If you are in open space, run up and try to do it again before they get up. This is where practice is key. If you are in a stage with walls try to get them up against the wall so you can simply spam this move netting you points and possibly a perfect.

    Even if you lose this technique will work. I lost in the second round to Setsuka and still managed to get my points high enough by using this move over and over. Like I said, make sure you hit them in the air with the move and at least land the one on the ground then try and chase if you think you are up to it.

    I would highly suggest doing this in earlier stages as once you hit stages 5+ as Antarael says the enemies get smarter. Key opponents this won't be as efficient on at least in my case were Cervantes, The apprentice and Algol. Cervantes and Algol allow a couple if you know the timing but I would suggest only going for a few and beating them normally. The apprentice will more than likely be your hardest fight as he can be rather cheap, all I can say is forward, Y will be your best friend.

    A couple little tips would be that first strike each round nets you an easy 1,000 points and damaging the opponent after defeating them also gives you 100 per hit so it doesn't hurt to go for these. With the wins without losing a round you will get a building multiplier which can only help, but focus more on getting enough ninja cannon fury's in to give you a safety net. I had 450,000 at the apprentice making it so all I had to do was win, and this would be your safest bet considering he and Algol and your last two fights and they won't be forgiving. Good luck, and if you feel I should add anything feel free to comment on here or message me I'll be glad to look in to it.
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    Colne CrusaderSpot on this mate.

    As you say, you should try and get as many points as you can in the early rounds with the cannon fury, as it gets a lot harder to do later. Even Cervantes in round four wasn't up for letting me spam him to death.

    In the first 3 battles, I won the first and third rounds, but used the second round to rack up points and then let myself get beat. This way, I had over 280,000 by the start of round 4 which allows you to concentrate more on winning and reduces the need to try in vain to spam more difficult opponents. You don't even need to worry about a consecutive win bonus. I got over 500,000 this way.

    Thanks a lot for helping me get this cheev!!
    Posted by Colne Crusader on 03 Aug 11 at 08:31
  • AntaraelDulacreAntaraelDulacre333,728
    27 May 2011 14 May 2011 02 Aug 2011
    4 1 5
    Just a little addition if you use Astaroth with the cheap combo (as mentioned here before) (well it's not that cheap since your enemies may be faster than you lol):

    1) You should use the combo swing until Stage 5 even if you don't get a perfect EVERY time, just try to get the consecutive wins (if you get hit or they avoided/blocked your attack try throwing the enemy)

    2) If you got to Stage 6 just keep on throwing mostly with A + X if the enemies health is lowered enough you can use LT to finish him (this throw is a little stronger)

    3) Just do the same on Stage 7 with the Apprentice and Stage 8 with Algol, if you time correctly you can grab them every time they try to stand up and they have no chance to counter i got some more perfects just by throwing them to death (even the apprentice was a cake walk even though he hit me 2 times lol)

    4) Kick 'em while they are down: Even if you K.O.d your enemy, still attack him on the ground you can pound out some extra points out of him

    I got 530k points with this method, your main goal is to keep the consecutive wins which shouldn't be too hard if you throw The Apprentice and Algol to death lol

    Good Luck!
  • JPG30JPG301,083,970
    18 Jul 2011 18 Jul 2011
    2 1 0
    i got mine by using Fatboyys layout for asteroth, all i did was use X,Y together which is the grapple attack, if u do it constantly straight away u can get perfects as u can grab them the moment they stand up, i just did the same thing all the way through, got first strike and last strike too so that was more value, only 2 that game me any slight problems were levels 7, 8, which were the apprentice and angol, the rest were easy, got loads of perfects and only didn't get both perfects on the last 2 levels.

    my score ended as 549,310.
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