The King of Fighters XIV

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Note: Game is still in-development; things are subject to change. KOF XIV is the latest entry of the KOF series, moving away from the sprites from XII & XIII and using a new 3D (2.5D) graphical base. XIV seems to be a mix of elements from '98, '02, and XIII, while still using KOF-standard systems, and including systems new to KOF like Just Defend (from Garou), and new properties, such as CD wall-splat (different from counter-wire). More information & details coming soon!



Kyo Benimaru Goro Daimon


Terry Bogard Andy Bogard Joe Higashi


Nelson Zarina Bandeira Hattori


Iori Yagami Mature Vice


Ralf Jones Clark Leona


Ryo Sakazaki Robert Garcia Yuri Sakazaki


Nakoruru Mui Mui Love Heart


Kim Kaphwan Gang-Il Luong


Shun'Ei Tung Fu Rue Meitenkun


K' Kula Maxima


Athena Asamiya Sie Kensou Chin Gentsai


Ramon Angel King of Dinosaurs


King Mai Shiranui Alice


Geese Howard Billy Kane Hein


Xanadu Chang Koehan Choi Bounge


Sylvie Paula Paula Kukri Mian



A - Light Punch

B - Light Kick

C - Strong Punch

D - Strong Kick

CD - Blowback Attack

P - With either Light Punch or Strong Punch

K - With either Light Kick or Strong Kick

AB - Evasive Roll, neutral or forward Ab while make the character roll forward, pressing it in the backward direction will make the character roll backward

GCAB - Guard Cancel Roll, press AB when guarding an attack, can also be done while using a normal, costs one meter

GCCD - Guard Cancel Blowback Attack, press CD when guarding an attack, costs one meter. Often referred as CD Counter

cl.C - Standing close hit strong punch. Since most far hits are non-cancelable, standing attacks such as cl.C are always the close version

Far D - Standing far D

cr.B - Crouching or down B


                  up (u)
 (ub)  up left - 7 8 9 - up right (uf)
     (b)   left - 4 5 6 - right (f)

(db) down left - 1 2 3 - down right (df)
                  down (d)

j. - Jump/jumping - Press and hold up-back/up/up-forward

Hyperjump - Press down-back/down/down-forward, then quickly press and hold up-back/up/up-forward

Hop - Tap up-back/up/up-forward

Hyperhop - Tap down-back/down/down-forward, then quickly tap up-back/up-forward

cl. – Close – Close standing attack (e.g. cl.C)

cr. – Crouch – Crouching attack (e.g. cr.B)

st. – Stand – Standing attack (e.g. st.B)

bb. – Backdash – Tap back twice quickly

ff. - Dash - Tap forward twice quickly

Attack Motions

Qcf.gif qcf - 236 - d/df/f - Quarter circle forward

Qcb.gif qcb - 214 - d/db/b - Quarter circle backward

Hcf.gif hcf - 41236 - b/db/d/df/f - Half circle forward

Hcb.gif hcb - 63214 - f/df/d/db/d - Half circle backward

Dp.gif dp - 623 - f/d/df - Dragon Punch motion

Rdp.gif rdp - 421 - b/d/db - Reverse Dragon Punch motion

Qcf.gifUf.gif tk - 2369 - d/df/f/uf - Tiger Knee Motion

Hcb.gif, Fd.gif hcb f - 632146 - f/df/d/db/b/f - Half circle back forward motion

Bk.gif~ Fd.gif b~f - [4]6 - Hold back then press forward

Dn.gif~Up.gif d~u - [2]8 - Hold down then press up

Db.gif~Fd.gif db/f - 1,6 - press down back then forward

Dn.gif~Up.gif d/u - 2,8 - press down then up

Dn.gif, Dn.gif d,d - 2,2 - press down twice

Fd.gif,Bk.gif,Fd.gif f/b/f - 6,4,6 - press forward back forward

Qcb.gif Hcf.gif qcb hcf - 2141236 - Quarter circle back half circle forward

Qcf.gif Hcb.gif qcf hcb – 2363214 – d/df/f/df/d/db/b – Quarter circle forward half circle back

Fd.gif,Fd.gif,~Df.gif f/f~d/f – 66[3] – Running charge

Hit detection notes

Although other sources may have different definitions, hit detection for this wiki is defined by the following:

Overhead - An attack that must be blocked high.

Mid - An attack that can be blocked either high or low.

Low - An attack that must be blocked low.

Other Terminology

[SC] – Super Cancel

[AC] – Advance Cancel

[BC] - Max Mode Cancel

[CC] - Climax Cancel

Fighting Game Terminology

FG Terminology Glossary



Press Forward twice to dash. Hold forward on the control stick or pad in order to continue running forward. The character will run towards the opponent. As long as the player keeps the directional button held down, they will run forward until the player puts the control stick or pad back in neutral. Warning: There is a slight delay upon stopping the run regularly. However, you can prevent the delay by pressing an attack button or by crouching under normal circumstances. Take advantage of the run in order to close the gap between yourself and the opponent or to implement an offensive approach. The run speed of each of the characters will vary.


Backdashing is done by pressing back on the control stick or twice. The character will move backward a certain distance to quickly move away from the opponent. The distance and the speed of the backdash will vary between the characters, along with their animations. In many cases, when you perform a backdash, you are in a midair state.

Jumps and Hops

In KOF XIV, there are 4 different types of jumps:

  • Normal Jump - Press up regularly. This is a traditional jump.
  • Hyperjump - Quickly press down and then up on the control pad or stick. This is essentially a super jump.
  • Hop - Lightly tap up. The character will hop upwards a very short distance.
  • Hyperhop - Quickly press down but then tap up lightly. The character quickly jumps slightly off of the ground an a higher speed.

Additional Notes: You can not block while you are in midair. Some moves may only be available while the character is in midair.

Character Wake Speeds


  • Tier A

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  • Tier B

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  • Tier C

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  • Tier D

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Defensive Systems


Press A+B to perform an evasive movement.. Press Forward x2 A+B to roll at a further distance (this is also done while running forward). Press Back+A+B to roll backwards. Rolling is an evasive option that augments players defensive options. Throughout the startup and active frames of the roll mechanic, the character is completely invincible to every move except for throws and command grabs. Rolling is not completely foolproof, however. Upon performing a roll, there are a few frames of delay on recovery that makes the user vulnerable to any attack. As stated before, throws and command grabs will also beat out the roll mechanic. Be sure to use the roll mechanic wisely so that you can get out of pressure carefully or find a method of implementing an offense. Discretion is heavily advised when fighting stronger players.

Guard Cancel Roll (GCAB)

While in block stun, the player can press A+B or Back+A+B to implement a Guard Cancel Roll. The character will roll out of their block stun animation at the cost of 1 bar of meter that they built during the match. What makes this useful is the fact that the user is completely invulnerable while performing the Guard Cancel Roll, even on its delay. However, it is still possible to fall into heavy disadvantage when it is mistimed. Use this to safely get out of pressure or out of the corner. This can also be used to catch the opponents whiffing and then punishing them accordingly after performing the Guard Cancel Roll.

Guard Cancel CD (GCCD)

While in blocking incoming moves, the player can press C+D to perform the characters blowback attack out of block stun. What this does is allow the character to attack and send the opponent flying away to produce a neutral situation again. The use of the Guard Cancel CD will vary between the characters as many of them have different animations for CD attacks. These can also be baited out for a whiff punish, so use these wisely. When a Guard Cancel C+D attack lands, it normally does a very small amount of damage upon sending the opponent reeling backwards. Much like the Guard Cancel Roll, this costs 1 bar of meter.

Offensive Systems

Rush Auto Combo System

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Counter Hit

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Counter Wire

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On The Ground (OTG)

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Recovery Roll (also known as Tech Roll)

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Running Charge

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Normal Throw

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Air Throw

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Command Throw (also known as Command Grab)

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  • Instant throw - (description on this type of throw)
  • Delayed throw - (description on this type of throw)
  • Other - (description here)

(extra notes on throws here)

The Super Meter

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1 stock: (what you will have access to) 2 stocks: 3 stocks: 4 stocks:

The super meter is built with moves of the following actions:

The maximum number of stocked super meters varies depending on the position of character in the order of the team as follows:

  • 1st character
  • 2nd character
  • 3rd character

What is a Super Special Move?

What is a Climax Special Move?

What is a Super Cancel (SC)?

What is an Advanced Cancel (AC)?

What is a Climax Cancel (CC)?

Max Mode (BC)

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EX Moves

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The King of Fighters XIV

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