The King of Fighters XV/Vanessa

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The King of Fighters XV

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Vanessa lives a double life between being a housewife and a mercenary agent. She is highly skilled in boxing and is able to KO her opponents with ease.
Her husband and kid don't know anything about her secret activities.

Movelist

Throws

Barrett Puncher (Forward) - Bk.gif / Fd.gif + C.gif

Clinch Puncher (Backward) - Bk.gif / Fd.gif + C.gif

Command Normals

One Two Puncher - Bk.gif / Fd.gif + A.gif

Sliding Puncher - Df.gif + D.gif

Special Moves

Machine Gun Puncher - Hcf.gif + A.gif / C.gif (*)

Dash Puncher - Bk.gif ~ Fd.gif + A.gif / C.gif (*)

Parrying Puncher - Dp.gif + A.gif / C.gif (*)

Puncher Vision (Forward) - Qcf.gif + B.gif / D.gif (*)

Puncher Upper - Fd.gif + A.gif
Puncher Straight - Fd.gif + C.gif
Puncher Weaving - Bk.gif + A.gif / C.gif

Puncher Vision (Backward) - Qcb.gif + B.gif / D.gif (*)

Puncher Upper - Fd.gif + A.gif
Puncher Straight - Fd.gif + C.gif
Puncher Weaving - Bk.gif + A.gif / C.gif

Puncher Weaving - Qcb.gif + A.gif / C.gif (*)

Puncher Weaving (Keep) - Hold A.gif / C.gif
Dash Puncher - Fd.gif + A.gif / C.gif
Parrying Puncher - Bk.gif + A.gif / C.gif
Puncher Vision (Forward) - Fd.gif + B.gif / D.gif
Puncher Vision (Backward) - Bk.gif + B.gif / D.gif

Super Special Moves

Crazy Puncher - Qcb.gifDb.gifQcf.gif + A.gif / C.gif (!)

Champion Puncher - Qcf.gifQcf.gif + A.gif / C.gif (!)

Climax Super Special Moves

Infinity Puncher - Qcb.gifDb.gifQcf.gif + C.gif+D.gif

Quick Combo Reference

Quick Combo Reference

Notation

0 Meter

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( = dmg
( = dmg

1 Meter

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( = dmg
( = dmg

2 Meters

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( = dmg
( = dmg

Gameplay Overview

Vanessa is a highly mobile rushdown character with impressive combo damage and suffocating pressure. The nature of her pushback and framedata make it so that her pressure can rarely be punished, and her mobility, unique dashes, and specials give her a good neutral game despite the lack of any projectile or easily applicable anti-air. Her unique tools let her find a situation where anything can be useful, and she truly seems like she has no weakness. That is, until she's on defense. Vanessa's defense is terrible. Between having only one real reversal (that costs two bars) and no real answer to shorthops, Vanessa finds herself having even more disadvantages against KoF's already great systemic offense, meaning you either do a wild option to get out, or stay locked in and hope for the best. Regardless, Vanessa's offense, combo game, and neutral are strong enough to make up for that. If you love to roll your opponents and don't care about having bad defense, this character is for you.
Pros Cons
  • Great Offense...: Between stancels, speed, vision gimmicks, great lights, and her fantastic EX moves, Vanessa's pressure is incredible. While her mixups are quite limited, her pressure makes up for that by allowing her to make an opponent flinch with ease. With many frame traps, high guard damage, ambiguous punish windows and a supermassive toolkit, Vanessa's offense is nigh insurmountable without meter to defend with.
  • Great Hitconfirms: Vanessa's low pushback on lights and great command normal make her hitconfirms almost impossible to drop.
  • Amazing Mobility: As if Vanessa's run speed was not enough, Puncher Vision grants her an exquisite amount of unique, high crushing movement options to get around the battlefield.
  • Strong Corner Carry: Vanessa has a decent amount of combo options which all gives her great corner carry without sacrificing oki. Most notably Light and EX Dash Puncher.
  • Incredible Meter Gain: Vanessa's overall low meter spend on combos means she can put her meter to use where it's needed - to make her pressure and mobility as potent as it is.
  • ...And the Worst Defense: Bad abare, no good answer to short hops, awful reversals (with the only real one being a 2 bar super). Vanessa essentially has nothing other than pure system mechanics to help her defensively, which makes defending as her as hard as it is to defend against her.
  • Awful Anti Airs: Vanessa's very slow anti air game means she lacks reactive ways to fight jumpy opponents and must pre-empt their actions instead. A very risky venture in KoF.
  • Incredibly Punishing to Play: Vanessa's whiff recovery on many of her moves is so long that it's very often that dropping a combo, pressure, punish, or confirm will almost certainly be punished, oftentimes resulting in you getting hit by a full combo for something that seemed completely random. Coupled with difficult execution and high APM, being 'asleep' when playing Vanessa is a surefire way to lose.
  • Meter Reliance: Vanessa relies on meter not for damage, but for pressure. Without meter, Vanessa finds herself with seldom plus frames, and has to be more creative as such with her stubby moveset.
  • Suicidal Stubbiness: Vanessa's stubby buttons give her a sore lack of options in the midrange, and add heavy inconsistency to her gameplan at times. What's worse is that Vanessa's command normal can actually drop in the middle of your blockstring or combo should you not be close enough to your opponent (which happens often if you perform a jump-in) because she barely travels forward when doing it, meaning that she can eat a full punish without much effort. This issue forces you to either not commit to 4/6A at longer range, use lights instead of heavies since they have less pushback or be at your opponents face at all times, which is very risky.


Normals

Far Standing Normals

Far A

stand A
st.A
st.A
XV Vanessa f.A.png
Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers
25 Mid special 6 3 12 +0 -2 - 30 60
  • Special and super cancellable.

A decent fast poke that will stuff hops, but only on hop startup. It will often whiff on maximum hop arc and definitely whiff against full jumps.

Far B

stand B
st.B
st.B
XV Vanessa f.B.png
Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers
30 Mid command 5 3 14 -2 -4 - 30 60
  • Command, whiff, special and super cancellable.

Has more cancellable properties than stand A and also better at stuffing hops due to slightly further reach.

Still loses to full jumps and also whiffs against crouchers.

Far C

stand C
st.C
st.C
XV Vanessa f.C ima1.png
XV Vanessa f.C ima2.png
Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers
70 (35+35) Mid command 7 2 (4) 3 22 -4 -6 - 70 (35+35) 120 (60+60)
  • Command, whiff, special and super cancellable.

An okay button. Second punch reaches further and is whiff-cancellable and will stuff hops if timed well.

Also whiffs against crouchers.

Far D

stand D
st.D
st.D
XV Vanessa f.D ima1.png
XV Vanessa f.D ima2.png
Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers
80 (40+40) Mid super 6 4 (10) 4 18 -1 -3 - 80 (40+40) 120 (60+60)
  • Super cancellable.

Another two hit button. Just like stand C, the second punch reaches further only because Vanessa herself moves forward as well. Despite that, it's still a very short ranged button with little space control.

Unlike her other stand buttons it doesn't whiff against crouchers. However, it's a very slow button that even whiffs against hops which also leaves her wide open for a free punish since she can't whiff cancel it.


Close Standing Normals

Close A

close A
cl.A
cl.A
XV Vanessa c.A ima.png
Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers
25 Mid command 5 3 7 +5 +3 - 30 60
  • Command, special and super cancellable.

A good close proximity button. Being 5f, safe on block and able to hit crouchers makes it a good button to press sometimes in a scramble.

Loses against hops most of the time, but can beat some neutral hops.

Close B

close B
cl.B
cl.B
XV Vanessa c.B ima.png
Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers
30 Mid - 6 3 8 +4 +2 - 30 60
  • Command, special and super cancellable.

A more inferior version to close A due to having more startup and being less plus on block.

Loses against all hops.

Close C

close C
cl.C
cl.C
XV vanessa clc 1 ima.png
XV vanessa clc 2 ima.png
Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers
70 (35+35) Mid command 5 2 (8) 3 18 +0 -2 - 70 (35+35) 120 (60+60)
  • Command, special and super cancellable.

Other than being safe on block by itself there's little reason to use this over cl.D as it has more pushback and deals less damage. Mostly useful for throw OS'ing.

Close D

close D
cl.D
cl.D
XV vanessa cld 1 ima.png
XV vanessa cld 2 ima.png
Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers
80 (40+40) Mid command 5 2 (8) 4 23 -6 -8 - 80 (40+40) 120 (60+60)
  • Command, special and super cancellable.

Does more damage than cl.C and is just as fast. This will be your primary button to start combos and blockstrings.

Crouch Normals

Crouch A

crouch A
2A
2A
XV Vanessa 2A ima.png
Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers
25 Mid command 4 3 8 +4 +2 - 30 60
  • Command, special and super cancellable.

Your fastest normal tied with crouch B. It's used to hitconfirm from crouch B into 4/6A into any combo.

Does not hit low, but is plus on block and frametraps 5f into 2D.

Crouch B

crouch B
2B
2B
XV Vanessa 2B ima.png
An old warcrime.
Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers
15 Low command 5 3 11 +1 -1 - 15 30
  • Command, special and super cancellable.

Hits low, but is a little slower and has lower range than crouch A. It's minus on block, so don't end your pressure with this button.

Crouch C

crouch C
2C
2C
XV Vanessa 2C ima.png
Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers
70 Mid command 7 5 (1) 4 22 -11 -13 - 70 120
  • Command, special and super cancellable.

Your primary anti-air tool. If timed well, it will beat all jump-ins. Even crossups.

On counterhit against hops it will combo into Parrying Puncher (623A/C) or Champion Puncher (236236P).

Crouch D

crouch D
2D
2D
XV Vanessa 2D ima.png
Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers
80 Low command 7 5 23 +21 -9 - 70 120
  • Command, special and super cancellable.

By far one of your best buttons in neutral. It has the furthest range of any of her normals while also moving her forward.

Despite the fact that it's very punishable on block, you can simply ignore that by cancelling it into either Puncher Weaving (214P) or Puncher Vision Backwards (214K) to make it safe.

However because of the KOF neutral triangle, hops will beat sweeps. Since crouch D is not whiff-cancellable, one single hop from your opponent will hurt real bad for you.

Jump Normals

Jump A

jump A
j.A
j.A
XV Vanessa j.A ima.png
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

hop A hop A

40 High - 5 8 1 on ground - - - 30 50

jump A jump A

45 High - 5 10 1 on ground - - - 30 60

An okay air button. Her fastest air normal which is good for jump-ins but nothing else. Is severely outclassed by pretty much every other j.A in the game.

Jump B

jump B
j.B
j.B
XV Vanessa j.B ima.png
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

hop B hop B

40 High - 5 8 1 on ground - - - 30 50

jump B jump B

45 High - 5 10 1 on ground - - - 30 60

Your best air-to-air button, and possibly Vanessa's best anti-air in general. Hits horizontally and comes out fast at 5f.

Jump C

jump C
j.C
j.C
XV Vanessa j.C ima.png
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

hop C hop C

70 High - 7 4 1 on ground - - - 70 100

jump C jump C

70 High - 7 7 1 on ground - - - 70 120

Horrible range and meh active frames on hop makes this quite mediocre when done from one, though still required in pressure situations due to j.D's pushback issues. However, it's a nice close range full jump normal as its activity and hitstun are favorable. Use this only for safejumps and pressure.

Jump D

jump D
j.D
j.D
XV Vanessa j.D ima.png
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

hop D hop D

70 High - 7 5 1 on ground - - - 70 100

jump D jump D

70 High - 7 5 1 on ground - - - 70 120

Definitely Vanessa's best jump-in. Good horizontal range, good vertical range. Your primary starter for far jump-ins, but be warned as the pushback on this move will cause many normals to whiff on block.

Rush Moves

rush
cl.AA/cl.AAX
cl.AA/cl.AAX
XV vanessa rush1 ima.png
XV vanessa rush2 ima.png
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

cl.AA cl.AA

48 (25+25) Mid rush 8 - - -2 -4 - 30 120 (60+60)

cl.AAX cl.AAX

70 (25+25+25) Mid rush 10 - - -1 -3 - 30 180 (60+60+60)
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Blowback

Blowback

Blowback
CD
CD
XV Vanessa CD ima.png
Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers
75 Mid special 18 5 20 +75~+91 -2 - 100 160

Awful stand CD

  • Lacks a disjoint.

Very stubby, very slow stand CD that unlike almost every other CD: Is not disjointed. Seldom sees any use due to these 'features'.

ShatterStrike

ShatterStrike
236CD
236CD
XV Vanessa CD ima.png
Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers
75 Mid - 15 6 27 Crumple - HKD (93) -10 - 0 200
  • Has guard points, but not frame 1.
  • Raw hit on grounded opponent results in a crumple which can't be extended by normals.
  • Air hit results in wall bounce.
  • If used during combos it will cause a crumple that can be extended by normals.

The universal mechanic shared by every character using their own CD animations. Costs 1 bar to use, but refunds half a bar on a successful hit. Does great guard damage as well.

jump CD

jump CD
j.CD
j.CD
XV Vanessa j.CD ima.png
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

hop CD hop CD

80 Mid - 15 6 1 on ground SKD - - 80 120

jump CD jump CD

90 Mid - 15 8 1 on ground SKD - - 80 120

Your other best button in neutral aside from crouch D. Compared to most of her buttons and especially her air buttons, j.CD has an amazing range and is vital for her pressure game since the dropkick is angled downwards.

On counterhit you can follow up with Dash Puncher ([4]6A) where the ender varies depending on if you're midscreen on in the corner.

Throws

Barrett Puncher

Barrett Puncher
(close) 4/6C
(close) 4/6C
XV vanessa cthrow ima.png
Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers
100 (10*3+70) - - 1 1 0 HKD (72) Unblockable - 0 0
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Clinch Puncher

Clinch Puncher
(close) 4/6D
(close) 4/6D
XV vanessa dthrow ima.png
Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers
100 (10*3+70) - - 1 1 0 HKD (30) Unblockable - 0 0
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Command Moves

One-Two Puncher
4/6A
4/6A
XV Vanessa 4A ima1.png
XV Vanessa 4A ima2.png
Raw
XV Vanessa 4A ima3.png
XV Vanessa 4A ima4.png
Chained
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

Raw Raw

70 (30+40) High super 22 2 (13) 3 21 SKD (30: Tech* / 57: Non-tech) -5 - 80 (40+40) 80 (40+40)

Just like every other command normal, there's 2 versions of this one. The raw version is a slow overhead which results in a knockdown. Primarily used to open up the opponent and then go into Quick Max. It doesn't have any other purpose as there's no other way to extend it outside of cancelling it into Quick Max.

Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

Canceled into Canceled into

50 (30+20) Mid special 8 3 (7) 2 27 -8 -10 - 80 (40+40) 80 (40+40)

If used during strings it instead becomes the sole reason why Vanessa's hitconfirm game is great. The duration of this move is long enough for you to tell if they blocked it or not. If it is, disengage with 214K or make yourself safe with 214P. If it hits, you get a full combo.

If you want to frametrap, you will have to do 214A4C after the first hit, as the second hit has too much pushback for any frametrap to exist.

Be careful when cancelling cl.C or cl.D into this from a jump-in. The pushback on heavy normals is far too great and you will end up whiffing this quite often, leaving you very, very, very punishable.

Tends to whiff a lot at midrange connection with 2A as well. Try not to take too many risks whiff punishing with this.


Sliding Puncher
3D
3D
XV Vanessa 3D ima.png
Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers
70 Low - 12 9 17 SKD (23: Tech / 50: Non-tech) - Close -7 (Close) to 1 (Max Range) - 60 80

A great low profile sweep. Can be used to slide under high pokes or fireballs. But unlike crouch D it's not special cancellable, so make sure to space it properly so it becomes safe.

Ground fireballs like Iori's 236A/C or Terry's 236A/C will beat it.

Special Moves

Machine Gun Puncher

Machine Gun Puncher
41236A/C/AC
41236A/C/AC
XV vanessa 41236a 1 ima.png
XV vanessa 41236a 2 ima.png
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

A A

105~138 (15*3+20*0~2+60) Mid super 8 2 (8) 2 (8) 2 (18) 1 25 HKD (66) -7 - 70~90 (10*3~5+40) 70~90 (10*3~5+40)

C C

105~138 (15*3+20*0~2+60) Mid super 8 2 (8) 2 (8) 2 (18) 1 25 HKD (66) -7 - 70~90 (10*3~5+40) 70~90 (10*3~5+40)

AC AC

92 (8*4+10+14+36) Mid - 5 2 (8) 2 (8) 2 (8) 2 (8) 2 (13) 2 (20) 2 21 SKD (49: Tech / 76: Non-tech) -4 - 0 110 (10*5+20+40)

Main combo tool. Mashing punches during the duration of the move adds hits and damage, which should be done always. Unsafe but the pushback can make it an awkward punish.


The A version and C version are functionally identical, while the EX version has more hits and ends in a launcher instead of a knockdown.

Dash Puncher

Dash Puncher

[4]6A/C or 6A/C during C/A Puncher Weaving

[4]6AC or 6A/C during EX Puncher Weaving

[4]6A/C or 6A/C during C/A Puncher Weaving

[4]6AC or 6A/C during EX Puncher Weaving
XV Vanessa 46A 1 ima.png
XV Vanessa 46A 2 ima.png
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

A A

70 Mid super 17 6 20 SKD (41: Tech / 68: Non-tech) -5 Upper Body: 5 to 15 (11 Frames) 60 80

C C

90 Mid super 30 6 17 SKD (51: Tech / 78: Non-tech) -4 Upper Body: 8 to 23 (16 Frames) 80 100

AC AC

98 (30+28+40) Mid - 13 3 27 SKD (49: Tech / 76: Non-tech) -11 Upper Body: 1 to 10 (10 Frames) 0 120

Anti-zoning and combo tool. Vanessa lowers her body to the ground and travels forward before rising with an uppercut. Low profiles only projectiles while travelling. This is your main combo starter and zoner killer.


The A version travels almost half of the screen. Sees a lot of use in combos. Generally unsafe on block, but can be hard to punish at some spacings.


The C version travels almost the entire length of the screen. Much faster, but the slower speed makes it easier to interrupt with strikes or throws.


The EX version travels around half of the screen and hits the opponent twice before ending in an uppercut. Used for extending combos after [4]6A. If blocked, Vanessa does not perform the follow up punches and is left more unsafe.

Parrying Puncher

Parrying Puncher

623A/C or 4A/C during C/A Puncher Weaving

623AC or 4A/C during EX Puncher Weaving

623A/C or 4A/C during C/A Puncher Weaving

623AC or 4A/C during EX Puncher Weaving
XV vanessa 623a ima.png
XV vanessa 623c ima.png
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

A A

70 Mid super 10 3 32 [26] HKD (30) [HKD (36)] -16 [-10] - 60 80

C C

80 Mid super 10 3 28 [21] SKD (32: Tech / 72: Non-tech) [SKD (39: Tech / 79: Non-tech)] -12 [-5] Frontal Upper Armor: 5 to 7 (3 frames) 80 100

AC AC

85 Mid - 19 2 26 Ground Bounce - HKD (71) -9 Frontal Upper Armor: 5 to 7 (3 frames) 0 200

A hook with guard point property. A version can negate projectiles, C version can reflect projectiles.

C version is a decent anti-air. Key point on decent, as its active frames and recovery leave a lot to be desired.

EX version causes a ground bounce which is useful as a combo extension. It also does massive guard damage. Hop C/D > cl.D (2 hits) > 6A (1 hit) > 623AC does 460 guard damage and will crush someone with roughly 1/2 of their guard bar left. Vanessa is then plus enough to dash in for a cl.D. However, there is a gap of several frames between 6A (1 hit) > 623AC which allows reversal opportunities.

If you use these during Punching Weaving (214P), they no longer have guard point or anti-projectile properties. They will also recover quicker (reflected in [] in the frame data).

Puncher Vision (Forward)

Puncher Vision (Forward)

236B/D or 6B/D during Puncher Weaving

236BD

236B/D or 6B/D during Puncher Weaving

236BD
XV vanessa 236k ima.png
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

B or D B or D

- - - - - 25 [28] - - Upper Body: 1 to 14 (14 Frames) [Upper Body: 1 to 20 (20 Frames)] - -

BD BD

- - - - - 20 - - Upper Body: 1 to 11 (11 Frames) - -
  • Forward command dash
  • Some low profile properties similar to [4]6A/C

Core to her movement as it cancels into a multitude of followups, allowing her to move around the screen quickly while threatening other options. Can also be used for some blockstring gimmicks, but will always leave you very unsafe. EX version is fantastic for pressure as it recovers so fast you are no longer unsafe. The followups from the EX versions will also frametrap and/or blockstring from many of your moves, so it's of utmost importance to learn how to use this.

Normally this has low profile properties. It also gains full projectile invincibility when cancelled from Puncher Weaving.

The end of the move can also be Super Cancelled.

Puncher Vision (Backward)

Puncher Vision (Backward)

214B/D or 4B/D during Puncher Weaving

214BD

214B/D or 4B/D during Puncher Weaving

214BD
XV vanessa 214k ima.png
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

B or D B or D

- - - - - 21 [22] - - - - -

BD BD

- - - - - 17 - - Upper Body: 1 to 11 (11 Frames) - -
  • Backward command dash

Used for retreating, and for dash movement in conjunction with the forward dash. The 6A and 6C followups off of backward command dash move very far forward, allowing her to do some shenanigans similar to that of Slayer's backstep. EX sees less use compared to the forward version, but is still a very fast and safe runaway option if needed.

Puncher Weaving

Puncher Weaving

214A/C or 4A/C during Puncher Vision
214AC or 4AC during EX Puncher Vision

Hold to maintain


214A/C or 4A/C during Puncher Vision
214AC or 4AC during EX Puncher Vision

Hold to maintain


XV vanessa 214p ima.png
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

A or C A or C

- - - - - 19 (Total Frames, No hold) - - Upper Body: 1 to 6 (6 Frames) - -

AC AC

- - - - - 15 (Total Frames, No hold) - - Upper Body: 1 to 6 (6 Frames) / Projectile Invincibility until recovery. - -
  • Vanessa ducks down slightly and starts swaying.
  • useful to cancel certain things and be much safer on block.
  • EX version maintains a low profile, is fully projectile invulnerable and much faster to recover. It usually leaves you plus on block on cancel and can low profile many buttons but there are other options with this same ability and higher reward. It is the fastest of all these however.
  • By holding down the button, you can maintain the stance.
  • Holding A gives access to C versions and holding C to A. Holding either on 214AC gives you access to Ex versions of :
6A/C Gives Dash puncher ([4]6A or [4]6C) correlating to button pressed.
4A/C Gives Parrying Puncher (623A or 623C) correlating to button pressed.
  • The Puncher Vision follow-ups are irrelevant of what button you're holding and you don't have access to EX Puncher Vision.
4B/D Gives Puncher Vision (Backward) (214B or 214D) correlating to button pressed.
6B/D Gives Puncher Vision (Forward) (236B or 236D) correlating to button pressed.

Puncher Upper

Puncher Upper
6A after Puncher Vision
6A after Puncher Vision
XV vanessa 236k 6a 1 ima.png
XV vanessa 236k 6a 2 ima.png
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

Forward 6A Forward 6A

70 (30+40) Mid super 10 3 (14) 3 20 Juggle - SKD (44: Tech / 71: Non-tech) -4 Upper Body: 1 to 7 (7 Frames) 80 (40+40) 120 (60+60)

Forward EX 6A Forward EX 6A

90 (40+50) Mid - 6 3 (14) 3 20 Juggle - SKD (51: Tech / 78: Non-tech) -6 - 0 120 (60+60)

Backward 6A Backward 6A

70 (30+40) Mid super 21 3 (14) 3 23 Juggle - SKD (41: Tech / 68: Non-tech) -7 Upper Body: 1 to 16 (16 Frames) 80 (40+40) 120 (60+60)

Backward EX 6A Backward EX 6A

90 (40+50) Mid - 21 3 (14) 3 23 Juggle - SKD (48: Tech / 75: Non-tech) -9 Upper Body: 1 to 16 (16 Frames) 0 120 (60+60)

High reward but low range dash followup. Staple in corner BNBs, and frametraps from stand CD 236B. EX version is fantastic for pressure as you can create many high guard damage blockstring setups due to its blistering speed. Can cancel into 214B/D if blocked to retreat, or 214A/C for safety. EX version can only cancel into normal stancels on hit, another half bar will need to be spent on block.

Puncher Straight

Puncher Straight
6C after Puncher Vision
6C after Puncher Vision
XV vanessa 236k 6a 1 ima.png
XV vanessa 236k 6c ima.png
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

Forward 6C Forward 6C

100 (40+60) Mid super 15 3 (12) 2 32 HKD (60) -15 - 80 (40+40) 120 (60+60)

Forward EX 6C Forward EX 6C

120 (40+80) Mid - 9 3 (8) 2 34 HKD (58) -17 - 0 120 (60+60)

Backward 6C Backward 6C

80 Mid super 14 3 30 HKD (61) -14 - 60 80

Backward EX 6C Backward EX 6C

120 Mid - 14 2 30 HKD (+61) -14 - 0 120

Low reward but high range followup. Doesn't see much use cause of its incredibly slow speed. EX version is useful midscreen but much more useful in pressure due to its blockstun, chip damage, guard damage, and frame trapping ability. Can cancel into 214B/D and 214A/C as well, but cancelling into another 236B/D on hit gets her very close quickly for great okizeme. As per usual, EX version is not cancelable into normal stancels on block. Canceling the backward vision version into weaving 4A/C is your main corner combo ender.


Super Special Moves

Crazy Puncher

Crazy Puncher
2141236A/C/AC
2141236A/C/AC
XV vanessa 2141236p 1 ima.png
XV vanessa 2141236p 2 ima.png
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

A or C A or C

190 (10+5+10+10+5*3+10*3+5+10+10+15+70) Mid advanced, climax 12 11 29 HKD (+41) -9 Full Body: 1 to 4 (4 Frames) 0 0

AC AC

340 (10*10+25+30+30+25+30+100) Mid climax 5 12 28 HKD (+39) -11 Full Body: 1 to 6 (6 Frames) 0 0
  • Highest damage combo ender, but very hard to get off from a special cancel.

Champion Puncher

Champion Puncher
236236A/C/AC
236236A/C/AC
XV vanessa 236236p ima.png
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

A or C A or C

180 (30+30+40+80) High advanced, climax 9 3 33 HKD (+84) -17 Full Body: 1 to 7 (7 Frames) 0 0

AC AC

330 (60*3+150) High climax 8 3 26 HKD (+75) -10 Full Body: 1 to 10 (10 Frames) 0 0
  • Much easier combo ender with lower damage. Still gives a safejump with 5CD 236D.

Climax Super Special Moves

Infinity Puncher

Infinity Puncher
2141236CD
2141236CD
XV vanessa 2141236cd ima.png
Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers
437 (80+14*5+13*8+90+93) Min:236 Mid - 4 2 60 HKD (+57) -31 Full Body: 1 to 5 (5 Frames) 0 0
  • It's a Climax.

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