What made you choose this fiery redhead?

Hussler

Hilde SA Mod
Just curious really. Everyone has their own stories as to why they choose a character... and they always end up interesting.

Back in the SCIV days, I was only a casual player, so I had no idea about the doom combo and other broken stuff, so I had no reason to hate her. I spent a lot of time watching the pre-release tournaments and streams, so when Cedric used Hilde to kick everyone's ass on stream, I thought to myself "This character looks amazing!".

When the game first came out, I played as Patroklos. Within a few hours I got bored of him, so I decided to take a chance with Hilde. When I first played her, she made no sense, but I liked the fact that she was hard to use and I thought her design was interesting: she was a princess, a knight, a redhead, and uses a short sword AND spear? Awesome.

Only now I realize how well she suits my style; zoning, spacing, whiff punishing and defensive play is totally my thing. I use Guile in Street Fighter and Lambda in BlazBlue and her style is similar to those two.

Did I mention I have a thing for redheads?
 

Devon

[10] Knight
I tried out Hilde in SC4 because she was new, and I really liked her spear and sword thing.. I went into training, and I began to use her throughout SC5 ranked and player match, and I've been noted for my amazing endless combos ;D


I love Hilde.. and Tira.. also Pyrrha Omega ♡
 

Antaiseito

[08] Mercenary
Hey, first post here for me, though i'm reading these boards like daily since SC5 got announced ^^

Since SC4 i loved the idea for her fighting style with lance and short sword, but back then i didn't really feel like learning to charge or be dependent on solely charge-moves like some Hildes i met online. Also really didn't like the icy looking theme of the charge moves.
In SC5, when i watched docvizzo win our little release-tournament with Alpha and realized how much more i would have to train Setsuka to get this good i wanted to try some new char, preferably also with not soo easy controls... So back to Hilde it was :D Also i really liked her new looks and the look of her charge-moves.
So i'm playing her almost exclusivly since, and it's really great, though i still can't do her most fancy/loopy combos (or didn't really try a lot, most free time i got i'm in online-VS, less in pMode -.-)

Also,
I use Guile in Street Fighter and Lambda in BlazBlue and
i realized some weeks ago that that's kind of a similar playstyle ;D
Though when i was a little younger i always prefered the lightweight, fast charakters. Cassandra, Maxi <3

Btw Hussler i LOVE you for your Complete Matchup-Guide :D
Was planning to start some real matchup training recently, since i always lose to some german Pro-Players online and i think one of the biggest reasons is a huge lack in matchup knowledge against a big chunk of the cast... thank you for that!! ;)
 

Hussler

Hilde SA Mod
Hey, first post here for me, though i'm reading these boards like daily since SC5 got announced ^^

Welcome!

Also i really liked her new looks and the look of her charge-moves.

I totally agree, everything about her design has improved significantly since SCIV. I also found that her personality changed quite a bit and for the better lol; I don't know what it was but I thought she sounded really bitchy in SCIV, and I don't get the same feeling in SCV lol :p.

Btw Hussler i LOVE you for your Complete Matchup-Guide :D
Was planning to start some real matchup training recently, since i always lose to some german Pro-Players online and i think one of the biggest reasons is a huge lack in matchup knowledge against a big chunk of the cast... thank you for that!! ;)

Thank you! I love you too. It's people like you that I'm making it for =D.
Though I'm not sure why I called it complete when I've only finished like 4 matchups right now haha...
 

Amethyst_Reitou

[08] Mercenary
Well, I hadn't played any Soul Calibur game in any real kind of seriousness since 2, back as Talim and Seung-mina mostly. So when I picked up SCV, I started off as Natsu at first, though Hilde had been tempting me. Obviously I did end up picking Hilde after I realized that something about Natsu was just not encouraging me to learn good play.

I will admit it is fun to surprise my friends (and myself) with just how versatile Hilde's CE is. Learning to be patient and punishing folks has really helped make things fun.
 

Antaiseito

[08] Mercenary
Though I'm not sure why I called it complete when I've only finished like 4 matchups right now haha...

I guess it's nice to have a goal ;D
Pity that i can't contribute anything to that by not really knowing her optimal stuff quite yet..... hopefully some day that changes :)

/ot
 

Hochmeistern

[09] Warrior
I guess for me it was the fact she has armor... Always have appreciated the unique crafting in both of the games. Anyway, I was horrible with her in IV, just couldn't get those combos down. Really picked her up in V though since she didn't require so much in directional buttons and hits very well with a lot of her moves. She is just such a well constructed character.
 

Devon

[10] Knight
I guess for me it was the fact she has armor... Always have appreciated the unique crafting in both of the games. Anyway, I was horrible with her in IV, just couldn't get those combos down. Really picked her up in V though since she didn't require so much in directional buttons and hits very well with a lot of her moves. She is just such a well constructed character.
 

Pocky-Yoshi

[14] Master
I suck with her, but I too am a fan of Hilde. Her petite body, her mannerisms, the red hair, those lips, and a couple other stuff. I use her from time to time, but I need to find a good button bind for her while playing Yoshi. Not to mention practice at getting more comfortable with her.

Fighting a good Hilde online is somewhat rare as I only met a few. However, I'll get back to learning her more as my tertiary one day.
 

Reptile

Soul Calibur V
She looks like Erza!!! She also has almost the identical voice in japanese and very similar lines/attitude.

Oh. And Erza is awesome!!!
 

Hochmeistern

[09] Warrior
I suck with her, but I too am a fan of Hilde. Her petite body, her mannerisms, the red hair, those lips, and a couple other stuff. I use her from time to time, but I need to find a good button bind for her while playing Yoshi. Not to mention practice at getting more comfortable with her.

Fighting a good Hilde online is somewhat rare as I only met a few. However, I'll get back to learning her more as my tertiary one day.
I know what you mean, I was horrible with her in SCIV but still played her... When I got five she was basically all I played and it payed off. If you need help with bindings I'm sure any of us would be willing to help. What are your Yoshi controls?
 

Pocky-Yoshi

[14] Master
I know what you mean, I was horrible with her in SCIV but still played her... When I got five she was basically all I played and it payed off. If you need help with bindings I'm sure any of us would be willing to help. What are your Yoshi controls?
On my X-box 360 controller....

LB - B+K
LT - A+B+K
RB - A+K
RT - A+B
 

Reptile

Soul Calibur V
On Xbox, setting "LB" as "A" and "RB" as "B" has been enough for me to make it work properly.

Till my bumpers broke that is. And playing her with default controls is a long and painful journey....
 

Hochmeistern

[09] Warrior
On my X-box 360 controller....

LB - B+K
LT - A+B+K
RB - A+K
RT - A+B
hmmm interesting, I don't play yoshi so I'm guessing A+K is special for him.
On my controller the only thing I changed was I carry an extra B button on LB for a few moves, for example:
-22_88B combo is me using the bumper, holding the normal A button and guard so i can turn around later.
-66B series
-basically anything that is one of her launch combos
-I would use B+K except I like to charge B and 66K and throw out C3BA right after, but B+K would probably work aswell.

Reptile uses what 80% of Hilde players I believe use it as it works perfectly for her especially well for her charges and her (A+B) counter launch.
 

StormriderAngel

[09] Warrior
I picked up Hilde because I like to punish people for not thinking when they press buttons and doing stupid stuff, and there's nothing stupider in SCV than whiffing and poor movement. Being able to whiff punish people for explosive amounts of damage with a cool, interesting and surprising versatile character with insane range and safety(if used intelligently) was just icing on the cake


Oh...and dat hat.
 

Ramus

[14] Master
Back in Soul Calibur IV (Because it was when I really got in Soul Calibur) I already used Sophitia and Cassandra, so I started to try everyone, back there Hilde didn't had appeal for me, but when Sophitia was out, the first six months I used Tiras as a main, but after some time I got bored, them I tried Z.W.E.I...well I will let him to the ones that can play him, Now hilde, her gameplay is simply too fun, I hadn't this much of fun since Sophitia in SC IV.
 

Lochlan

[10] Knight
Because the lance. Also because I wanted a nifty spacing character who could fight relatively decently at close range.