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In the previous Soulcalibur games, guard impacting was performed by pressing ▷G (forward and guard; 6G, in fighting game direction terminology).

In Soulcalibur V, this was removed. Guard impact still exists, but it uses the soul gauge, and apparently requires a different combination (likely involving A+B+K, since it uses the soul gauge). What is that combination?

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My guess is they are some special combo, that when hit at the right time they do. I remember in the 4 thats sometimes your weapon glowed green while doing combos, and if a player hit the green weapon a guard impact –  Lyrion Feb 1 '12 at 14:33
    
Is it not in the manual? Do games have manuals any more? –  StrixVaria Feb 1 '12 at 14:33
    
@StrixVaria I just picked this up for X360 yesterday and it did come with the manual, as well as this information. –  TheQ Feb 1 '12 at 17:42

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In scV there is also a "just guard", performed by tapping block extremely close to when the opponent strikes as well as the aforementioned "guard impact", which is the only special guard that takes up 25% special meter.

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Guard impacts are performed with the combination ◁A+B+K (4A+B+K) and takes half of a soul gauge meter, regardless of whether or not they hit.

Additionally, certain characters have combinations that perform a guard impact. For example, Siegfried's B+K stance transition includes a guard impact. You'll be able to recognize these by their green glow as the animation occurs.

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