Another legacy character has been announced for Soulcalibur VI, and it’s Talim. The tonfa-wielding (or “Elbow Blades” according to the press release) “Last Priestess of the Winds” is back in action after, like many other legacy characters, not being present in the previous title. Bandai Namco released a new trailer showing off her fighting style, and she’s as fast as we remember.
Talim uses her tonfa weapon in tandem with her “Wind Dance” abilities, which give her a lot of opportunities to put opponents in a brief juggle state. While Talim is a popular character, she often ends up at the bottom of tier lists, due to her high risk/low reward play style. While she’s very fast, she has incredibly low range, which puts her at a big disadvantage against most of the Soulcalibur cast.
Hopefully with all the new tools added in Soulcalibur VI, Talim will be a much more viable character. It looks like her Wind Dance techniques are much more pronounced this time around, which should give her more options to fight from afar or at least close gaps more efficiently and safely.
Source: Press Release