Soul Crush is a vulnerable, defenseless state that is entered when an opponent's Soul Gauge is flashing red and his/her strong attack is blocked or he/she encounters a Guard Impact in Soulcalibur IV. A Critical Finish can be performed on an opponent in this state. If one fails to do a Critical Finish, their opponent will still be weakened by the Soul Crush. A Soul Crush automatically destroys a piece of equipment, and cracks the Soul Gauge, making it deplete faster.
|Gameplay in Soulcalibur IV|
|Critical Finish | Equipment Destruction | Force Gauge | Skills | Soul Crush | Soul Gauge|