SoulCalibur V Characters Guide: Cervantes de Leon

SoulCalibur V Video Game Details

Genre: Fighting

Developed by: Project Soul

Published by: Namco Bandai Games

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Release date(s): January 31, 2012 (NA)/February 3, 2012 (EU)

Cervantes de Leon debuted in Soul Blade, but fans of this character were also able to access him in other games of the franchise; such as Soul Calibur, Soul Calibur II, Soul Calibur III, Soul Calibur IV and Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny.

He also appeared in Soul Calibur Legends, as an opponent not as a playable character. In Soul Calibur 5, Cervantes de Leon returns with a new look, moves and attacks.

Who is Cervantes de Leon

Cervantes de Leon is a Spanish man from Valencia who lost his father (a sailor serving the Spanish king); a fact that determinates Cervantes to become a pirate. With help from Vercci, Voldos master, Cervantes de Leon accepts to sail in the search of Soul Edge. Cervantes de Leon found pieces of Soul Edge that led him to the cursed sword; but he got insane after he wield it.

Li Long confronted Cervantes de Leon to claim the blade for himself but was defeated. Twenty years after that duel, the pirate terrified all that was standing in his path until Sophitia, Taki, and Siegfried managed to defeat him.

This wasn’t Cervantes’s end as Nightmare resurrected him.  He started over his search for Soul Edge but he had to consume souls in order to withstand the part of Soul Edge that was keeping him alive.
In  SoulCalibur III, Cervantes saw how the power within him was vanishing and was informed by Tira that Soul Calibur was responsible for the destruction of the other part of Soul Edge.

Before the events from SoulCalibur IV, Cervantes even looked for his daughter, Ivy to take her soul and become more powerful, but he wasn’t able to find her.

At the Ostrheinsburg Castle, Cervantes de Leon tried to take possession over Soul Edge again, but Ivy ruined his plans. He ended up in other dimension only to return in SoulCalibur 5 and try to fulfill his will.

Moves and Attacks

Note: The game was played on Xbox 360

LEGEND: A= G, B= K, X=A, Y=B, LB=A+G, LT=B+G, RB=A+B, RT=A+B+K

A = Horizontal Attack, B = Vertical Attack, K= Kick, G = Guard.

Soul Calibur 5 Cervantes de Leon Main Moves List (Combo List)

Scissor Wave: ↘A

Wild Storm: B.B.B

Cannonball Lifter: ↘B

Lagging Wave: →→A

Bile Lunges: →→B

Riot Storm: ↘↘ or ↗↗ B

Flash Geo Da Ray: ←B. A+B+K

Curse of the Ancient Mariner: A+G. A+B+K

Cursed Roman Fire: ↓↘→↓↘→ A+B+K

Combo 1: ↘B. ↑B+K. ↘B

Combo 2: ↓A+B. A+B

Combo 3: ↘A+B. B.B.B

Combo 4: ←B. A+B+K. B. ↓

Combo 5: ↓↙← A (guard),  (↓↘→↓↘→ A+B+K) x 2

Soul Calibur 5 Cervantes de Leon Edge Attacks List

Cursed Roman Fire: ↓↘→↓↘→ A+B+K

Storm Geo Da Ray: →B. A+B+K

Flash Geo Da Ray: ←B. A+B+K

Gibbering Pressure: ↓↓ or ↑↑ A. A+B+K

Fata Morgana: while rising  A+B. A+B+K

Curse of the Ancient Mariner: A+G. A+B+K

Soul Calibur 5 Cervantes de Leon Horizontal Attacks List

Soul Swing: A.A

Pirate`s Cross: A.B

Gentle Wave: →A

Scissor Wave: ↘A

Laser Wave: ↓A

Scissor Lifter: ↙A.B

Finishing Culverin: ↙A (during counter-hit B)

Merciless Wave: ←A

Merciless Needle: ←A.B.B

Laser Wave: while crouching A

Full Sail Anchoring: while rising A.B

Soul Wide Riptide: while jumping A

Aft Soul Wipe: turning around A.B

Sub Laser Wave: while crouching turning around A

Soul Calibur 5 Cervantes de Leon Vertical Attacks List

Wild Storm: B.B.B

Surprise Wave: B.A

Head Snap Kick: B.K

Storm Generate: ↓B

Sail Nautilus: → B.B

Cannonball Lifter: ↘B

Slay Storm: ↓B

Bloody Hilt Kick: ↙B.B

Slay Storm: while crouching B

Devastator: while rising B

Spike Anchor Riptide: while jumping B

Aft Blade Storm: turning around B

Sub Slay Storm: while crouching turning around B

Soul Calibur 5 Cervantes de Leon Kicks List

Anchor Kick: K

Anchor Knee Kick: →K

Anchor Middle Kick ↘K

Anchor Bow Kick: ↓K

Anchor Whirlpool: ↙K

Anchor Steep Kick: ←K.K

Anchor Bow Kick: when crouching K

Anchor Revive Kick: while rising K

Cannon Launch Kick: while jumping K

Aft Anchor Kick: turning around K

Sub Anchor Bow Kick: while crouching turning around K

Soul Calibur 5 Cervantes de Leon Simultaneous Press Moves

Pirate`s Scheme: A+B

Night Raid: → A+B

Shattering Man of War: ↘A+B

Killer X: ↓A+B

Dark Geo Da Ray: ←A+B

Iceberg Circular ~ Dread Charge: ↑ A+B

Flying Dutchman: while rising A+B

Pirate`s Tactics: B+K

Genocial Culverin: → B+K

High Tide Anchoring: ↓B+K (Hold)

Eternal Curse: ↙B+K

Bloody Hoist: ←B+K

Killer X Crawler: ↗B+K

Pressure Astern: ↗ B+K (Hold)

Bloody Culverin: ↑B+K

Tornado Swell: while rising B+K

Pressure Astern: turning around B+K

Soul Calibur 5 Cervantes de Leon 8-Way Run Moves List

Lagging Wave: →→A

Dishonest Wave: ↘↘ or ↗↗ A

Gibbering Torpedo: ↓↓ or ↑↑ A.A

Tornado Slice: ←← or ↙↙ or ↖↖ A

Bile Lunges: →→ B

Riot Storm: ↘↘ or ↗↗ B

Dread Pressure: ↑↑ or ↓↓ B (Hold)

Submerged Harpoon: ↙↙ or ↖↖ B

Bow Breaker: ←← or B

Head Scratch Kick: →→ or ↘↘ or ↗↗ K

Anchor Side Kick: ↓↓ or ↑↑ K

Anchor Swirl Kick: ↖↖ or ↙↙ K

Galleon Sinker: ←←K

Cross Bone Divider: ←← A+B (Hold)

Sliding: after running some distance K

Soul Calibur 5 Cervantes de Leon Special Stance Moves List

Dread Charge: ↓↙←

Geo Da Rey Conclusion: fast input ↓↙←B

Marshal Wave: during Dread Charge A

Geo Da Ray: during Dread Charge B or ↓B or ↑B

Vile Tornado: during Dread Charge K, after K hit B.B

Geo Da Ray: during Dread Charge B+K (Hold)

Dread Dash: during Dread Charge →

Soul Calibur V  – Yoshimitsu vs Cervantes de Leon

The gameplay video above features a combat between Yoshimitsu and Cervantes de Leon