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Sophitia is one of the game's all-rounders, with a focus on whiff punishing courtesy of her impressive array of tech crouch moves and powerful options from sidestepping. She has a tool for every situation, an outstanding punish in 236B, many easy lethal hits, her basic attacks are very good, an excellent mid/throw mixup in oki, and her above average run speed helps her get in on long range opponents. Her strong aGI options also allow you to steal turns while keeping up pressure. More than most other characters, Sophitia demands, teaches, and rewards good fundamentals. However, the cost of having such a well rounded kit is a general lack of offense. Sophitia can't mindlessly press buttons or exploit an opponents lack of knowledge of a character gimmick. She has no true mid/low mixups, below average range, and low damage without very good execution.
As with most all-rounder characters, to get the best results you need to know every tool in your kit so you can press against your opponent's biggest weaknesses in theirs. If you want to play Sophie, be prepared to be patient, take your turn, take your opponent's turn, and tech crouch your way to victory!
|Sophitia was a simple baker's daughter when Hephaestus, the god of forging and masonry, transformed her into a holy warrior, and bestowed upon her a mission to destroy Soul Edge. When she confronted the owner of the weapon, Cervantes, she was able to destroy one of the sword's two halves. However, her success came at a price. As she destroyed the sword, its shards pierced her body, causing near-fatal wounds.|