Chang Koehan (XIV)

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Charaimg chang.png

Movelist

(*) = EX OK

(!) = MAX OK

Throws

Hagan Geki - Bk.gif / Fd.gif + C.gif

Naga Sute - Bk.gif / Fd.gif + D.gif

Command Normals

Hiki Nige - Df.gif + A.gif

Special Moves

Takkyuu Daikaiten - A.gif / C.gif repeatedly *

Tekyuu Daikaiten (Cancel) - during A.gif / C.gif + A.gif B.gif

Dai Hakai Nage - Hcb.gif Fd.gif + A.gif / C.gif *

Tekkyuu Funsai Geki - (charge) Bk.gif Fd.gif + A.gif / C.gif *

Desperation Moves

Tekkyuu Dai Bousou - Qcf.gif Hcb.gif + A.gif / C.gif !

Tekkyuu Dai Assatsu - Qcf.gif Qcf.gif + A.gif / C.gif !

Climax Desperation Move

Tekkyuu Dai Ousatsu - Hcb.gif Hcb.gif + A.gif C.gif

Quick Combo Reference

Quick Combo Reference

Notation Key (place notation here)

0 Meter

Anywhere
Low, Anywhere
Corner

cr.A, cr.A, hcb,f+A/C = 192 DMG
cl.B/cr.B, hcb,f+A/C = 182 DMG
CD, cr.C, charge b,f+C - 246 DMG

1 Meter

Anywhere
Low, Anywhere
Corner

st.D, MAX, cl.D, hcb,f+AC = 340 DMG
cl.B/cr.B, mash A/C, qcfx2+C = 364 DMG
CD, cr.C, charge b,f+C, qcfx2+C = 437 DMG

2 Meters

Anywhere
Low, Anywhere
Corner

cr.A, cr.A, mash A/C, qcfx2+AC = 444 DMG
cl.B/cr.B, mash A/C, qcfx2+AC = 449 DMG
CD, cr.C, charge b,f+C, qcfx2+AC = 508 DMG

Gameplay Overview

Health: 1200

Chang Koehan is a slow but powerful brute character who emphasizes the “short but powerful” combo style. What he lacks in speed (he has the slowest walk and run speed in the game), he makes up for with a good set of normals (particularly his jumping normals), a simple but powerful movelist, decent mix-up, and the best win animation in the game

Because Chang cannot rattle off rapid-fire attacks to easily overwhelm passive or inexperienced players, Chang relies heavily on solid KOF fundamentals. If you don't practice using Chang's normals to control space at neutral, you will be easy pickings for players and/or characters who can attack more rapidly, whether at close range or from afar with projectiles. Chang's limited combo routes mean he has fairly low execution requirements, but he is perhaps better suited for more experienced players due to the patience and intelligence his neutral game requires.

Pros

Has a skyhigh 1200 health, towering over the competition (normal health being 1000, and the closest value being 1100 on six other characters).

Great assortment of normals (notably: j.CD, j.A, cr.D, st.A, cr.A).

Can make most of his attacks safe by using his Tekkyuu Daikaiten (rapidly press A/C).

Strong hop pressure; Very low hop arcs for repeated pressure into high/low mixups or command grab.

Relatively simple combos; without max mode cancels your combos are 2-3 hits; with max mode, it’s 3-4.

Damage output is alright for 1-2 bars; gets really good in the corner.

Cons

VERY slow. His walk and run speed are the worst in the game.

Has many very slow and situational normals, such as s.C, cr.C, cl.D (anything heavy really).

His only wake-up options are command grab or supers.

Large size leaves him open to getting mixed up rather easily.


Brief terminology note: This guide will refer frequently to a technique called ball cancelling with Chang. What this means is to perform Chang's Tekkyuu Daikaiten Cancel (mash A/C, then press A+B), cancelling the move as quickly as you possibly can (so the ball only hits once). This is described in more detail in the Special Moves section.

Normals

Standing

  • st.A: Chang's jab reaches very high off the ground, making it vulnerable to whiff punishes from crouching attacks, but great for stopping jumps at all heights, or cutting the opponent off for ground poking with A/B normals. His primary anti-air, low-risk, but low-reward. Slightly plus on block. Not special or super-cancellable.
  • st.B: Shorter range than st.A, but will not miss crouching opponents. Neutral on block, whiff-cancellable, chains to command normals, and is special/super-cancellable. A good counterpoke and pressure tool if Chang has the opportunity.
  • st. C: A high-risk, high-reward anti-air. Starts a juggle state on air hit, but must be MAX-cancelled or MAX-bypassed to combo afterwards. Cannot hit opponents standing on the ground (not even Chang or Antonov). Leaves Chang wide open on whiff. Not special or super-cancellable. Whiff-cancellable to ball cancel only, which can be an okay "kara-cancel" tool to snipe at people with ball cancel.
  • st. D: An okay whiff punish tool due its range, but a bit on the slow side. Comboable with 1 bar to Tekkyuu Daikaiten (mash ball) if you bypass the motion as (stD, mash B+C). Minus on block.

Close

  • cl. A: Minus on block, but won't whiff on crouching opponents (not even Chin or Choi). Chains to command normals. Special and super-cancellable.
  • cl. B: Hits low. Chains to command normals. Special and super-cancellable.
  • cl. C: Much slower than a traditional close C, but hits overhead and inflicts a hard knockdown. Unsafe on block, but can be whiff-cancelled to ball cancel for a feint that's safe on block.
  • cl. D: Fun to look at, but not very useful, because it's neither MAX-cancellable nor low-invulnerable. Not that great of an anti-air, either. Avoid using this move.

Crouching

  • cr. A: Chang's fastest crouching normal. Less range than cr.B but less negative on block. Chainable to command normals. Special/super-cancellable.
  • cr. B: Chang's fastest low. Special-cancellable, but doesn't chain to/from other A/B normals.
  • cr. C: Chang's more rewarding C ground normal. Has very short horizontal range, but starts a juggle combo on air hit, and wallbounces on counter hit. Can be MAX-cancelled, special-cancelled, or super-cancelled(?) to collect a combo afterwards. Its only limitation is its slow startup speed, making it easy to safe-jump with low jump attacks.
  • cr. D: A slow sweep with decent reach. Useful not just for the knockdown, but because it is special-cancellable to ball cancel for a safe(?) blockstring. Can chain to df+A as well for an unsafe double low string.

Jumping

  • j. A: A good defensive air-to-air, fast and active with great reach. If the opponent is too close to use j.C or j.CD without being interrupted, this is the air-to-air you use. Works better when Chang is higher in the air than his opponent. A decent jump-in to start a combo as well.
  • j. B: Also a good anti-air and jump-in. Can hit crouching opponents from a hop earlier than j.A can, which is good if you need to stuff someone's C/D anti-air.
  • j. C: One of Chang's core zoning tools. Not very fast, but is faster than j.CD with only slightly less range, and is an overhead. Very useful from a backwards low jump against an opponent you are convinced will stay on the ground.
  • j. D: Slow, but reaches farther downward than any of Chang's other jump normals. Use this move in the rare cases when you are low jumping at an opponent close by. His only crossup move, but very difficult to combo after.

Blowback

  • st. CD: Chang's gigantic gut is a pretty good zoning tool. Reasonably fast by Chang standards, minus on block, but special-cancellable to ball cancel or b~f+P for a blockstring (unsafe to guard cancel roll? probably). The hard knockdown from the wallstick is always useful, even if Chang is too far away to combo.
  • j. CD: Another core zoning tool for Chang. Though j.CD is Chang's slowest jumping attack, its enormous range gives him the ability to poke safely (if uninterrupted) at his opponent from far away. Smart use of this move, combined with pressure gaps and careful movement, is the core of Chang's gameplay.

Throws

Hagan Geki - (b/f+C) close

  • Hard knockdown

Nage Sute - (b/f+D) close

  • Soft knockdown, switches sides

Command Moves

Hiki Nige - df + A

  • Slide with long range, inflicts soft knockdown
  • Not special-cancellable
  • Unsafe on block, even at max spacing

Special Moves

Tekkyuu Daikaiten - mash A/C repeatedly

  • Not invulnerable, but protects Chang's head and upper body very well due to hitbox
  • Four inputs of either A or C in a short enough time frame will buffer this move (can't mix and match). A and C versions exactly the same.
  • Destroys regular projectiles (both high and low)
  • Super-cancellable. Starts juggle combo on counter hit.
  • Unsafe on block if not cancelled
Tekkyuu Daikaiten (Cancel) - during Tekkyuu Daikaiten, A+B
  • Can be performed after any hit of Tekkyuu Daikaiten except the last one
  • Cannot cancel Tekkyuu Daikaiten until the 1st hit goes active
  • If cancelled on 1st hit, Chang is positive on block

EX Tekkyuu Daikaiten: Spins the ball faster, fewer spins, each deals more damage. Destroys regular and EX projectiles. Chang is neutral on block on last hit. Cannot be cancelled with A+B.


Dai Hakai Nage - hcb,f + A/C

  • Command grab. 4 hits, inflicts hard knockdown. A and C versions exactly the same
  • Combos from A/B normals.
  • Chang's primary combo tool and mixup option

EX Dai Hakai Nage: More hits, more damage (240 on its own). Same range as regular version.


Tekkyuu Funsai Geki - charge briefly b, then f + A/C

  • A version has less range and starts up faster, C version has more range and starts up slower. Soft knockdown. Both versions super-cancellable and unsafe on block.
  • Both versions have upper-body guard point during the startup
  • Will only combo from juggle states (counter hit j.CD, st.CD wallstick, etc). Starts juggle combo on counter hit.

EX Tekkyuu Funsai Geki: Longer startup where Chang spins the ball above his head, which can hit the opponent. If close enough, deals 2 hits after the "spin" phase, the 2nd of which vacuums the opponent closer to Chang. Still unsafe on block.

Super Special Moves

Climax Super Special Moves

Combos

0 meter

  • cr.B, df+A (68 DMG)
  • Rush Combo>AB (146 DMG)
  • cr.B, hcb,f+A/C (182 DMG)
  • st.CD, b~f+C (185 DMG)
  • j.A, cl.A, mash A/C>AB (149 DMG)
  • j.D, cr.D (146 DMG)
  • jump forward j.CD (counter hit), mash A/C>AB (197 DMG)

Corner only

  • j.CD (counter hit), cr.C (high), b~f+A, mash A/C>AB (362 DMG)

1 meter

  • (place combo here) = (place damage amount here)

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2 meters

  • (place combo here) = (place damage amount here)

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3 meters

  • (place combo here) = (place damage amount here)

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4 meters

  • (place combo here) = (place damage amount here)

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5 meters

  • (place combo here) = (place damage amount here)

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Misc

Videos

Chang Slow Motion Hitboxes

External Links

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