Soul Calibur 6 is finally here for anyone who downloaded the network test this weekend. While playing the game early is great, the network test only offers ranked matches, which means there’s no way to see any character move lists. The game won’t officially release for another few weeks, but we’ve done our best to give you at least partial Soul Calibur 6 move lists so you can at least get started. As we discover new moves throughout the weekend we’ll be updating this Soul Calibur 6 move list to give you more of an advantage, so check back frequently.

To help make things a little easier while we dig through the game to make our on character breakdowns, we've included links to community-made move lists so you have a move complete look at some of the characters during this very limited beta.

Soul Calibur 6 Move List Key

PS4 / Xbox Command Action Notes
Square / X A Horizontal Attack Interrupts a sidestep.
Triangle / Y B Vertical Attack Can be sidestepped left or right.
Circle / B K Kick or Cancel (in menus) N/A
X / A G Block / Confirm (in menus) Hold to guard high/mid attacks. Hold down as well to guard low attacks.
QCF Quarter-Circle Forward Rolling from down to forward. Like a fireball in Street Fighter.
QCB Quarter-Circle Back Rolling from down to back. Like a reverse fireball in Street Fighter.
Down-Forward Diagonal Down-Forward N/A The diagonal between down and forward.
Down-Back Diagonal Down-Back N/A The diagonal between down and back.

Note: You can find a complete lists of basic commands here!

Geralt Move List

Recommended Normal Moves

  • Forward +B,B
  • Back + K,K
  • Forward, Forward + B,B
  • Down-Back + A,A
  • Forward, Forward + A,B (for Quen Sign, then press B during Quen Sign)

Recommended Soul Charge Moves

  • Down-Forward + A,A,A (keep tapping A rapidly)
  • Forward + A,B,B
  • Any Direction + A+B

Lethal Hit Counters

  • Back + B - Hit an opponent while they have Soul Charge active.
  • Down-Back + A,B - When hitting an opponent who has a full Soul Charge gauge (super meter).
  • Up, Up or Down, Down + A - Hit an opponent while repelling a mid-hitting horizontal attack.

Sample Combos

  • Down-Forward + B > Forward + A,B
  • Down-Forward, Down-Forward + B > Forward + B,B (hold the second B)

Groh Move List

Recommended Normal Moves

  • Forward, Forward + A,A
  • Forward, Forward + B,B
  • Forward + A+B (Press Forward after for Avenger Draw)
  • Down + A+B
  • Forward + B,B (Press Forward after for Avenger Draw, then A for another attack)

Recommended Soul Charge Moves

  • Down-Back + A,K
  • Down-Forward + B,B
  • B+K, Forward + A

Lethal Hit Counters

  • Down, Down + B - Must hit after an opponent completely misses with a vertical attack.
  • Back, Back + A - Must hit while repelling a vertical attack.
  • Back + B - Must hit the opponent’s back.

Sample Combos

  • Down-Forward + B > Forward + B,B
  • Forward, Forward + K > Up + B+K > Down-Forward + B

Ivy Move List

Recommended Normal Moves

  • Back + B
  • Forward + A,A
  • Forward, Forward + Hold A
  • Down + A+G
  • Forward + B, Hold A (for Serpent’s Embrace), A,A

Recommended Soul Charge Moves

  • Forward + B,B
  • Forward, Forward + K,K
  • Forward + A,A (During Serpent’s Embrace)

Lethal Hit Counters

  • A,A - Only the second attack can hit.
  • Down + B+K - Must hit a crouching opponent.
  • Back, Back + B - Must hit an opponent immediately after they mess a high attack.

Sample Combos

  • Down-Forward + B > Hold B
  • Down, Down + Hold B > Up + B+K

Kilik Move List

Recommended Normal Moves

  • B,B,B
  • Forward + B,B
  • QCF + A,B,K
  • QCF + A (press Back after the attack for a Back Parry)
  • Down-Back + A
  • Forward, Forward + B (press Forward after the attack for a Back Parry)

Recommended Soul Charge Moves

  • Forward, Forward + A+B
  • Back + B,B,B,K
  • Forward, Forward + B+K

Lethal Hit Counters

  • Down, Down or Up, Up +Hold B - Punishing a whiffed (missed) attack
  • Back + B - After a successful Guard Impact
  • Back + A - Every fourth time this attack hits

Sample Combos

  • Down-Forward + B > Forward + B,A
  • While Standing Up After Crouching, B > Forward + B,B > Forward + K

Maxi Move List

Recommended Normal Moves

  • B,K
  • Back + B,B,K
  • Forward, Forward + A+B (Hold to transition into Behind Lower)
  • Down+A+B

Recommended Soul Charge Moves

  • Forward + A+B
  • A+B (during Right Cross)
  • A,A+B (during Night Outer)

Lethal Hit Counters

  • Back, Back + B - Must hit an opponent after they completely miss a high attack.
  • Down-Forward + A - Must counter hit an opponent while they are attempting a Guard Crush attack.
  • B (during Behind Lower) - Attack must hit after Seven Stars Rebirth

Sample Combos

  • Down-Forward + B > B,B
  • Down-Forward, Down-Forward + B > K,K

Mitsurugi Move List

Recommended Normal Moves

  • Forward + A,A
  • Forward, Forward + B,B
  • Forward, Forward + A,A
  • Down-Back + B,B
  • Forward + B,B > A+B

Recommended Soul Charge Moves

  • Down-Back + K,B,B
  • Down, Down + B,B
  • Down-Forward + B,B

Lethal Hit Counters

  • Down, Down + A - Must hit the opponent immediately after they miss an attack.
  • Down-Forward + B - Must hit an opponent who is crouching and blocking.
  • While Rising After a Crouch, B, Down + B - Must connect as a counter hit.

Sample Combos

  • Down-Forward + B > QCF + B
  • Forward, Forward + Hold B > A,A > B

Nightmare Move List

Recommended Normal Moves

  • Forward, Forward + A,A
  • Forward + K
  • Back +K, B
  • Down-Back + A (Press Forward for Grim Stride)
  • Forward, Forward + Hold B, A

Recommended Soul Charge Moves

  • Forward + B,B,B
  • Forward, Forward + K,K
  • QCF + A,A

Lethal Hit Counters

  • Forward + K - When an opponent is using Soul Charge.
  • While getting up, B - Must hit when the opponent is in the middle of a horizontal attack.
  • A,B During Night Side Hold (fast timing) - Must hit immediately after an opponent completely misses an attack.

Sample Combos

  • Back + A > Back + K,K
  • Forward, Forward + Hold B, B > B

Siegfried Move List

Recommended Normal Moves

  • Forward + A,A (Hold Forward + A for Side Hold)
  • Forward + B,B (Hold Forward +B for Chief Hold)
  • Forward, Forward + B
  • Down-Back + A,A
  • A+B, K

Recommended Soul Charge Moves

  • Forward, Forward + K,B
  • Back + A+B,B
  • A,A (during Night Side Hold)

Lethal Hit Counters

  • A,G,A (fast input) - Must hit opponent immediately after blocking an attack.
  • Forward + A+G - Must connect when Siegfried’s guard gauge is low (health bar flashing).

Sample Combos

  • Down-Forward + Hold B > K,K
  • Down-Back + Hold B > K

Sophitia Move List

Recommended Normal Moves

  • Back + A,A,A
  • Forward, Forward + A
  • QCF + B (Follow with B using precise timing for extra damage)
  • Down-Back + A,A
  • Back, Back + A, Forward, A,A

Recommended Soul Charge Moves

  • B,B,B,B
  • QCF + A,A,B
  • Back, Back + A,B

Lethal Hit Counters

  • Down-Back + Hold K - Must hit an opponent after they miss a Guard Impact.
  • Back, Back + B - Must hit after you successfully Guard Impact.
  • Forward, Forward + A+G - Must hit after you successfully use Guard Impact five times or more.

Sample Combos

  • Down-Forward + B > Back + A+B
  • Forward, Forward + B > Down, Down + B,A,K

Taki Move List

Recommended Normal Moves

  • A,A,A
  • Forward + B,B
  • Forward + A+B (Press Back to enter Possession)
  • Forward, Forward + A+G
  • Back + B,A (Press Back to enter Possession)
  • B (during Possession)

Recommended Soul Charge Moves

  • Forward + A,B,B,B,B
  • Forward, Forward + A,A,A+B
  • Lethal Hit Counters
  • Forward, Forward + B - Must hit opponent at close range and from the front.
  • Forward +B+K - Must hit an opponent after they miss a high attack.
  • B+K (during Possession) - Must hit an opponent right after they completely miss an attack.

Sample Combos

  • Down-Forward + B,B+K > A+G while doing Stalker
  • Up, Up or Down, Down + B > A,A,K

Xianghua Move List

Recommended Normal Moves

  • Forward + A,A
  • Forward + B,A
  • Forward, Forward + A,B,A (hold to activate Silent Xia Sheng)
  • Forward + B,A
  • Back + A (hold to activate Silent Xia Sheng)

Recommended Soul Charge Moves

  • Forward + K,B,B
  • A,A,B,B
  • Forward, Forward + A+B,B

Lethal Hit Counters

  • A+B - During Silent Xia Sheng
  • Back + A+B - While repelling a horizontal attack
  • While Crouching, Down-Forward+K - Must hit an aerial opponent

Sample Combos

  • Down-Forward + B > Forward + K,A (Hold A to perform a Bea Her Hua)
  • While Crouching, Down-Forward + B > Down-Forward + B+K,K

Yoshimitsu Move List

Recommended Normal Moves

  • Forward + A,B
  • B,B,B
  • Forward + B,B,A+B
  • Down-Back + B,A
  • Back + B
  • While Standing Up After Crouching, A,A+B (requires 1/4 meter)
  • Up + B+K (Dragon Fly Stance)

Recommended Soul Charge Moves

  • Down-Forward + A,A
  • Back + A,A+B
  • B,B,B,B during Dragon Fly Stance

Lethal Hit Counters

  • Forward + A - Must hit after having absorbed the opponent’s Soul Gauge at least 10 times.
  • B,B,B - Must hit opponent while their Soul Charge gauge is full.
  • Forward, Forward + B+K - Must hit after an opponent completely misses a low attack.

Sample Combos

  • Down-Forward + Hold B > A
  • Up, Up or Down, Down + B > Forward +K

Zasalamel Move List

Recommended Normal Moves

  • Forward, Forward + A
  • Forward + K (casts curse)
  • Back, Forward + B,B (after curse)
  • Down-Back + B,B (after curse)
  • Forward + A,A, Forward + K

Recommended Soul Charge Moves

  • A+B
  • Down-Forward A,K,B
  • A+G

Lethal Hit Counters

  • Forward + B,B - Must hit an opponent from a distance.
  • Forward + K - Must hit an opponent while they’re using a low attack.
  • Forward, Forward + B - Must be a counter hit that connects when an opponent Soul Gauge is empty.

Sample Combos

  • Down-Forward + B > Forward + B,B
  • Forward, Forward + A > Forward + K

We’ve got more move lists coming within the next few hours, but if you’re looking for general controls or how to use Reversal Edge, you can find all that and more in our Soul Calibur 6 game hub!