Soul Calibur 5

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ



Legendary Souls mode

Successfully complete Story mode to unlock Legendary Souls mode.

Bonus stages

Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding stage:

    Ancient Citadel - Peacetime: Successfully complete Episode 4 in Story mode or reach Player Level 7.
    Astral Chaos - Pathway: Fight against Alpha Patroklos in Quick Battle mode or reach Player Level 25.
    Conqueror's Coliseum - Underground Fight: Reach Player Level 13.
    Denever Castle - Assualt: Successfully complete Episode 18 in Story mode or reach Player Level 18.
    Denever Castle - Eye Of Chaos: Defeat Pyrrha Omega in Story mode.
    Last Rites On The Battleground: Successfully complete Episode 18 in Story mode or reach Player Level 40.
    Penitentiary Of Destiny: Defeat Kilik in Arcade or Legendary Souls mode.
    Tower Of Glory - Most Holy Dichotomy: Defeat Angol Fear in Arcade or Legendary Souls mode.
    Tower Of Glory - Spiral Of Good And Evil: Defeat Edge Master in Arcade or Legendary Souls mode.
    Unknown Forest - Dark Night: Successfully complete Episode 7 in Story mode or reach Player Level 21.
    Utopia Of The Blessed: Defeat Elyssia in Story mode.

Bonus characters

Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding character:

    Algol Fear: Defeat Algol in Arcade or Legendary Souls mode. Alternately, defeat Algol in Quick Battle mode with Teramos.
    Alpha Patroklos: Successfully complete Story mode.
    Devil Jin Style: Defeat Harada in Legandary Souls or Quick Battle mode in the Asia path. Alternately, reach Player Level 5.
    Edge Master: Successfully complete Story mode.
    Elysium: Successfully complete Story mode.
    Kilik: Defeat Kilik in Legendary Souls mode or Arcade mode.
    Pyrrha Omega: Successfully complete Story mode.

Hit effects

Reach the indicated player level to unlock the corresponding hit effect:

    Angel Pack: Player Level 58
    Comic Pack: Player Level 67
    Cute Pack: Player Level 31
    Demon Pack: Player Level 58
    Manga Pack: Player Level 67

"Extra" Arcade route

Reach Player Level 17 to unlock the "Extra" route in Arcade mode. This route features a camera angle that is closer to the ground and fixed at an angle, offering a new perspective to play the game.

Joke weapons

Reach Player Level 53 to unlock Weapon Set #8.

The Master weapon

Reach Player Level 25 to unlock The Master weapon.


Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

    History Repeats (5 points): Battle in SOULCALIBUR V for the first time (excluding training and VS battle).
    A Soul Coalesces (5 points): Edit a player license.
    Beginning of Destiny (5 points): Register 3 rivals.
    Proof of a Fighter (15 points): Win consecutive matches on Xbox LIVE.
    Mercenary of War (20 points): Fight 30 times on Xbox LIVE.
    Strategist of War (25 points): Fight 75 times on Xbox LIVE.
    Hero Carved in History (50 points): Fight 100 times on Xbox LIVE.
    Carry Out Your Beliefs (10 points): Win 5 times in one style on Xbox LIVE.
    Courageous Warrior (25 points): Win 20 times on Xbox LIVE.
    Conqueror of the Arena (100 points): Win 50 times on Xbox LIVE.
    Synchronize DNA (5 points): Use Ezio in a player match.
    Awakened to Violence (10 points): Reach E4 rank in ranked match.
    Reason to Fight For (20 points): Reach E1 rank in ranked match.
    First Step of a Legend (30 points): Reach D1 rank in ranked match.
    Sings Own Praise (10 points): Upload a replay of your win.
    Notes on Rivals (5 points): Play back another player's replay.
    Path to Glory (10 points): Quick Battle: defeat 50 warriors.
    Road to the Duel (20 points): Quick Battle: defeat 150 warriors.
    Sudden Temptation (40 points): Quick Battle: defeat all warriors.
    Perfect Trainee (20 points): Arcade: clear Asia route.
    Purge of the Holy (10 points): Story: clear episode 1.
    Shields Come Together (20 points): Story: clear episode 8.
    Resurrection of Order (30 points): Story: clear episode 16.
    Home is Faraway (80 points): Story: clear final episode.
    War Veteran (40 points): Arcade: clear any route with difficulty set on hard.
    Mask Another's Memory (20 points): Arcade: clear a leaderboard route with a record better than your rival.
    Usurped True Name (20 points): Quick Battle: win against 10 players with titles and use the obtained title on the player license.
    Pursuit of Obsession (15 points): Quick Battle: defeat Harada TEKKEN.
    No-hitter (30 points): Ranked Match: win 10 times with Ezio.
    Skills for Duels (50 points): Legendary Souls: win with brave edge.
    Passionate Artist (20 points): Creation: create a character with full-on coordination (used everything except for height).
    Colorful Illusion (10 points): Creation: take a thumbnail by manually setting a decoration frame and background.
    Fetal Soul (5 points): Player level reaches 5.
    Throbbing Soul (15 points): Player level reaches 50.
    Soul Fulfilled (30 points): Player level reaches maximum.
    Stalwart Barbarian (10 points): Perform a wall hit 50 times.
    Adored by Heaven (10 points): Perform 20 grapple breaks.
    Like a Flowing Stream (10 points): Successfully perform a just guard 5 times.
    Momentary Pleasure (15 points): Successfully perform an impact 100 times.
    Black Sword of Death (10 points): K.O. with critical edge 30 times.
    Hands of the Abyss (10 points): Win by ring out 50 times.
    Parrier of Swords (20 points): Perfect win 50 times.
    Wind of Battle (10 points): Reach over 87,600 m in total movement distance in battle.
    Alluring Kaleidoscope (10 points): Land a brave edge 100 times.
    Gale Forces (20 points): K.O. the opponent 25 times with an attack after a quick move.
    Never Ending Effort (10 points): Land an attack 20,000 times.
    Footprints of Soldiers (10 points): Defeat 100 male characters.
    Give in to Temptation (10 points): Defeat 100 female characters.
    Fancy of a Mad King (15 points): Guard burst 30 times.
    Lively Pub (5 points): Change the BGM in options.
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