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Welcome one and all, as many of you know the effects in SC2 are ambiguous as hell and don't fully tell the story (effects) right, some even lie about what effect it has and others don't even tell you anything (Legendary Weapons). I have taken the liberty to deeply uncover the mysteries of each weapon so before I start with the weapons here are effects you will be seeing, be careful as it may get confusing later on down the line so check these often

Note: Throws and Unblockable damage is dependent on your weapons attack, unlike SC3 and SC4.

Note: As with all Soul series, higher attack number means higher damage dealt and higher defense number means higher damage taken. Example: Attacker with 100% damage weapon versus defender with 70% defense will mean that the attacker will generally do 100%*70% = 70% damage against the defender.

Note: You can hover over ability icons for a short explanation.

Written as: 100/(XXX)100
Meaning: Weak defense against single strikes.
Explanation: The first strike of an attack will do what is in the parenthesis any other hits resulting in a combo will do damage based on the outside, single hits do more damage than a comboed hit
Example: Xianghua's AAB with the No Name will do 84%,70%,70% against a Talim holding Wind Guide

Written as: (1XX)100/100
Meaning: Strong single strikes.
Explanation: First hit will do more damage than the rest of a combo

Written as: (SC1XX)100/100
Meaning: Soul Charged single strikes do more damage.
Explanation: This is really only here cause it is said on the weapon for whatever reason…

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Regen
Meaning: Life restores over time.
Explanation: I don't think I need to explain…

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Sap
Meaning: Life drains over time.
Explanation: I don't think I need to explain…

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XX% Shave Damage
Meaning: Penetrates opponents defense.
Explanation: XX% of the damage your attack would do will still go through against a defending opponent, this is useless against enemies wielding a weapon with Deblock on it (read below).

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Takes XX% Shave Damage
Meaning: Guard is vulnerable.
Explanation: XX% of your opponents attack will go through if you were blocking their attack, this does collective damage with XX% Shave Damage.

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Drain Strike
Meaning: Lose life with any form of strikes.
Explanation: Attacking wildly and missing will have you losing life, since the game bases everything on percentages there is no accurate way to measure this.

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Leach Strike
Meaning: Gain life from any form of strikes.
Explanation: Attacking wildly and missing will have you gain life, since the game bases everything on percentages there is no accurate way to measure this.

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Drain Hit
Meaning: Dealing damage to an opponent also deals damage to you.
Explanation: Attacks that are blocked will not have you losing life.

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Leach Hit
Meaning: Dealing damage to an opponent makes you gain life back.
Explanation: Attacks that are blocked will not have you gaining life.

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Longer Reach
Meaning: Your weapon is longer…
Explanation: Weapons are truly longer, unlike SCIII where weapon models are enlarged.

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Shorter Reach
Meaning: Your weapon is shorter…
Explanation: Weapons are truly shorter, unlike SCIII where weapon models are shrunken.

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Deblock
Meaning: Unable to block attacks. Blocking defense become XX%.
Explanation: You will see that you can still execute the guard animation, but when struck the attack will go through as if you weren't blocking, if you happen to be blocking when hit you will be given a small defense boost to lighten the damage.

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CSCd
Meaning: Constant Soul Charge damage.
Explanation: Soul Charge lasts longer and will continue to deal more damage till either you block, get hit, or it runs out. Your attacks are slower in execution unless noted about it.

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Soul Charge Attack Speed Normal
Meaning: During Soul Charge, your attack speed becomes normal.
Explanation: This cancels the slow attack speed caused by Constant Soul Charge Damage.

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Soul Charge Attack Speed Up
Meaning: During Soul Charge, your attack speed increased.
Explanation: Exactly as it says on the tin.

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Soul Charge defense up
Meaning: Soul Charge increases defense.
Explanation: Usually when hit while Soul Charging/having Soul Charge in effect you would be dealt counter damage. With this effect, you will take less damage over the course of Soul Charge's lasting effect (how long it last if you didn't get hit) than you would from a regular hit. The Soul Charge animation must finish or you will be dealt counter damage.

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Soul Charge Null Counter
Meaning: Soul Charge nulls forced counter damage
Explanation: Usually when hit while Soul Charging/having Soul Charge in effect you would be dealt counter damage. With this effect, you will take as much damage as you would from a regular hit. Even if you are struck during Soul Charge, you will take minimal damage.

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Soul Charge Life Regain
Meaning: Regains life during charge animation
Explanation: The amount of time you go through during the Soul Charge animation will have you gain life for as long as you did it.

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Soul Charge Life Drain
Meaning: Loses life during charge animation
Explanation: The amount of time you go through during the Soul Charge animation will have you lose life for as long as you did it, if you do a Soul Charge with low health you can lose the round.

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Speed up Soul Charge
Meaning: Speeds up charge animation.
Explanation: Soul Charge animation finishes a lot quicker.

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Funny Sound
Meaning: Weapon produces funny sound
Explanation: Each hit produces an irregular sound.

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Notes
Meaning: Weapon have a noteworthy stat.
Explanation: Hover over the icon to know the note.

Character Select

Console specific characters are excluded from the list.

Assassin / Berserker / Lizardman

Weapon Name Wielder Attack Defense Extra Effects
Assassin Blade Assassin 100 100
Great Ax Berserker 100 100
Gyulkus Weapon Lizardman 100 100

Astaroth

Weapon Name Attack Defense Extra Effects
Kulutues 100 100
War Hammer 100 100 cscd_wdata.png
Terror Moon 100 130 shavea_wdata.png
Battle Ax 70 70
Great Maul 120 100 short_wdata.png
Tarbar (120)100 100 shaved_wdata.png
Nanbanfu 130 100 shaved_wdata.png
Bulova 100 100 drains_wdata.pngscregen_wdata.png
Soul Edge (Complete) (SC168)120 100 sap_wdata.png
Thanatos 100 60 leachh_wdata.pngdeblock_wdata.png
Rock 80 120 funny_wdata.png

Cassandra

Weapon Name Attack Defense Extra Effects
Ω Sword & Nemea Shield 100 100
Spiked Shield 130 100
Dark Blade 100 140 shavea_wdata.pnglong_wdata.png
Metasashi 75 70
Spine Blade 130 100 shavea_wdata.pngshort_wdata.png
Katzbalger 100 130 cscd_wdata.pngscsap_wdata.pngaspdnone_wdata.png
Red Crystal Shield 100 100 regen_wdata.png
Ivan the Terrible 100 100 drainh_wdata.pngcscd_wdata.png
Soul Edge (Complete) (162)135 100 drains_wdata.png
Valkyrie 135 70 regen_wdata.pngshaved_wdata.png
Keepsake 50 100 funny_wdata.png

Cervantes

Weapon Name Attack Defense Extra Effects
Soul Edge and Nirvana 100 100
Falchion 120 70
Firangi 100 100 regen_wdata.png
Erlang's Blade 100 100 long_wdata.png
Acheron 100 100 shaved_wdata.pngcscd_wdata.png
Phlegethon (SC140)100 100
Cocytus 130 100
Styx 100 100 cscd_wdata.pngaspd_wdata.png
Soul Edge (Complete) 140 100 sap_wdata.pngleachh_wdata.png
Lethe 150 80 drains_wdata.pnglong_wdata.pngnote_wdata.png
Imitation Sword 80 120 funny_wdata.png

Ivy

Weapon Name Attack Defense Extra Effects
Valentine 100 100
Mirage Blade (SC84)60 100
Wiseman Mace 100 145 leachs_wdata.png
Dream Blade 100 100
Chained Flail 135 100 drains_wdata.png
Viper Edge 130 100
Alraune 120 75 shaved_wdata.png
Demon Tail 100 100 cscd_wdata.png
Soul Edge (Complete) 120 100 sap_wdata.pngcscd_wdata.pngscd_wdata.png
Kaleidoscope 130 100 shavea_wdata.pngdrains_wdata.png
Prototype Ivy Blade 80 120 funny_wdata.png

Kilik

Weapon Name Attack Defense Extra Effects
Kali-Yuga 100 100
Quarterstaff 100 70
Ling-Sheng Su Bo 100 100
Iron Staff 130 100 drains_wdata.png
Kunlun Bamboo 100 100 leachs_wdata.png
Rokushakuboh 100 (120)100 long_wdata.pngscnd_wdata.png
Amud 135 100 shavea_wdata.png
Duel Rod 100 130 drains_wdata.pnglong_wdata.pngcscd_wdata.png
Soul Edge (Complete) 140 100 sap_wdata.png
Jingu Staff 100 100 shaved_wdata.pnglong_wdata.png
Bamboo Staff 80 120 funny_wdata.png

Maxi

Weapon Name Attack Defense Extra Effects
Soryuju 100 100
Tetsuryu 85 100
Chained Kozuka 100 130 long_wdata.png
Fatibal 130 130
Raimei 100 100 drainh_wdata.pngcscd_wdata.png
Fuzori 120 100 long_wdata.pngnote_wdata.png
Modified Flail 100 100 shavea_wdata.pnglong_wdata.pngaspd_wdata.png
Falcon 100 100 drains_wdata.pngcscd_wdata.png
Soul Edge (Complete) 130 100 sap_wdata.pngshavea_wdata.png
Vajra (180)150 100 deblock_wdata.png
Termite Snack 80 120 funny_wdata.png

Mitsurugi

Weapon Name Attack Defense Extra Effects
Shishi-Oh 100 100
Korefuji 130 100 short_wdata.png
Two-Handed Sword 100 100 cscd_wdata.png
Shamshir 100 (120)100 long_wdata.pngscnd_wdata.png
Basilard 100 70 short_wdata.png
Gassan (120)100 100 drains_wdata.png
Tulwar 100 135 shavea_wdata.pnglong_wdata.png
Masamune 130 80 cscd_wdata.pngaspd_wdata.png
Soul Edge (Complete) 150 100 sap_wdata.png
Damascus Sword 175 50 deblock_wdata.png
Souvenir Gift 80 120 funny_wdata.png

Necrid

Weapon Name Attack Defense Extra Effects
Maleficus 100 100
Lemures (SC98)70 100
Morphos 120 (120)100 scnd_wdata.png
Orcus Claw 100 130 shaved_wdata.pngscd_wdata.png
Ignis Fatuus 70 85 leachs_wdata.png
Lumbert Viper (120)100 130
Hex Luminae 10 (180)150 shavea_wdata.png
Infernal Edge 120 100 drains_wdata.pngcscd_wdata.pngaspd_wdata.png
Soul Edge (Complete) 130 100 sap_wdata.pngleachh_wdata.png
Chaos ??? ??? note_wdata.png
Ethereal Edge 80 120 funny_wdata.png

Nightmare

Weapon Name Attack Defense Extra Effects
Soul Edge 100 100
Flamberge 100 100 shavea_wdata.pngshaved_wdata.png
Great Blade 100 100 drains_wdata.png
Steel Paddle 100 70 shavea_wdata.pngdrainh_wdata.png
Glam 130 (120)100 shavea_wdata.pngscnd_wdata.png
Requiem 100 70
Faust 100 70 drains_wdata.pngcscd_wdata.png
Soul Edge (Growth) 120 100 regen_wdata.png
Soul Edge (Complete) 140 60 sap_wdata.pngcscd_wdata.pngscsap_wdata.png
Soul Calibur 100 75 regen_wdata.png
Galley Oar 80 120 funny_wdata.png

Raphael

Weapon Name Attack Defense Extra Effects
Flambert 100 100
Epee 100 70
Stiletto 100 100 shavea_wdata.pnglong_wdata.png
Reiterpallasch 130 (120)100
Wo Dao (SC189)135 100 short_wdata.png
Schweizer 100 100 cscd_wdata.png
Holy Antler (120)100 130
Estoc 100 150 cscd_wdata.png
Soul Edge (Complete) 140 70 sap_wdata.png
Queen's Guard 130 60 drainh_wdata.png
Cane 70 140 funny_wdata.png

Seong Mi-na

Weapon Name Attack Defense Extra Effects
Scarlet Thunder 100 100
Defender 60 55
Hyup Do 120 (80)100 scd_wdata.png
Naginata (SC98)70 100
Couse 100 100 shavea_wdata.png
Bardiche 130 100 shaved_wdata.png
Halberd 110 135 regen_wdata.png
Ambassador 100 100 cscd_wdata.png
Soul Edge (Complete) 125 (120)100 sap_wdata.pngleachh_wdata.png
Hraesvelgr 110 100 sap_wdata.pngleachs_wdata.png
Feather Broom 80 120 funny_wdata.png

Sophitia

Weapon Name Attack Defense Extra Effects
Ω Sword & Elk Shield 100 100
Swordbreaker 70 100
Xi Sword 100 100
Owl Shield 60 75
Blue Crystal Rod 70 100 leachs_wdata.pngcscd_wdata.pngscd_wdata.png
Fire Blade 120 100 drainh_wdata.pnglong_wdata.png
Gladius 120 100 cscd_wdata.png
Synval (120)100 135 long_wdata.png
Soul Edge (Complete) 135 100 drains_wdata.pngleachh_wdata.png
Orichalcum 120 100 chgspdup_wdata.png
Memento 100 150 funny_wdata.png

Taki

Weapon Name Attack Defense Extra Effects
Rekki-Maru & Mekki-Maru 100 100
Kunai 120 70 short_wdata.png
Slicer 100 (120)100
Kagekiri 100 135
Yoroitoshi (SC140)100 130
Fumakugi 100 100 shaved_wdata.pngleachs_wdata.pngshort_wdata.png
Silent Edge 80 100 long_wdata.png
Kamizoroe 80 100 cscd_wdata.pngaspd_wdata.png
Soul Edge (Complete) 140 60 drains_wdata.png
Kris Naga 140 100 cscd_wdata.pngscregen_wdata.png
Tabacco Pipes 80 120 funny_wdata.png

Talim

Weapon Name Attack Defense Extra Effects
Syi Sarika & Loka Luha 100 100
Wind Guide 100 (84)70 shavea_wdata.pngscnd_wdata.png
Tonfa 85 80
Side Harpe (SC84)60 100
Double Crescent Blade 130 130 cscd_wdata.png
Chapu 130 100 shaved_wdata.png
Cao Ankana 100 100 sap_wdata.pngshavea_wdata.pnglong_wdata.pngnote_wdata.png
Malia Kari 100 100 drainh_wdata.pnglong_wdata.pngnote_wdata.png
Soul Edge (Complete) 140 130 sap_wdata.png
Soul Calibur 100 (120)100 leachs_wdata.png
Weight 80 120 funny_wdata.png

Voldo

Weapon Name Attack Defense Extra Effects
Manas & Ayus 100 100
Cat Claws 130 (120)100
Tofana Scissors 130 100 sap_wdata.png
Shame & Blame 80 80
Iron Ram 100 100 cscd_wdata.png
Heavy Jar 100 100 long_wdata.png
Karma & Mara 100 70
Full Moon 70 100 long_wdata.png
Soul Edge (Complete) 135 100 shavea_wdata.pngdrains_wdata.png
Guillotine 100 100 cscd_wdata.pngchgspdup_wdata.png
Tambourines 80 120 funny_wdata.png

Xianghua

Weapon Name Attack Defense Extra Effects
No Name 100 100
Kard (SC98)70 100
Northern Star (120)100 (120)100
Soul Calibur (Evil) (120)100 130 cscd_wdata.pngscsap_wdata.png
Kopis 100 100 shavea_wdata.pngshort_wdata.png
Qi Xing Sword 80 120
Krita-Yuga 100 100 scregen_wdata.png
Blue Storm 120 120 long_wdata.png
Soul Edge (Complete) (SC168)120 100 drains_wdata.png
Soul Calibur 120 (120)100 leachs_wdata.pngscnd_wdata.png
Calligraphy Brush 80 120 funny_wdata.png

Yoshimitsu

Weapon Name Attack Defense Extra Effects
Yoshimitsu 100 100
Shiranui (SC168)120 135
Kastane 130 (120)100
Zantetsuken 130 100 shavea_wdata.png
Dha (84)70 100
Kagekiyo (SC140)100 130 sap_wdata.png
Pakayun 100 130 cscd_wdata.pngaspd_wdata.png
Monohoshizao 100 100 drains_wdata.pnglong_wdata.png
Soul Edge (Complete) 140 100 leachh_wdata.pngdeblock_wdata.png
Hihiirokane 130 100 cscd_wdata.pngscd_wdata.png
Shephard Crook 80 120 funny_wdata.png

Yun-seong

Weapon Name Attack Defense Extra Effects
White Storm 100 100
Machete 100 140 shavea_wdata.png
Khanjar 100 80 short_wdata.png
Xiao Lian 100 100 drainh_wdata.pnglong_wdata.png
Giant Butcher Knife 130 100 short_wdata.png
Cheng Ying 80 120
Ramdao 100 (120)100 shavea_wdata.pngleachh_wdata.pnglong_wdata.pngscnd_wdata.png
Blue Thunder (102)85 100
Soul Edge (Complete) 135 100 shaved_wdata.png
Han Guang 100 110 shaved_wdata.pnglong_wdata.pngcscd_wdata.pngscsap_wdata.png
Child's Sword 80 120 funny_wdata.png