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* '''Incredible Meter Economy:''' Yamazaki's meter gain is top-notch when combined with his big juggles and special-bound neutral and offense. A keen Yamazaki will almost always have enough meter for the situation at hand.
* '''Incredible Meter Economy:''' Yamazaki's meter gain is top-notch when combined with his big juggles and special-bound neutral and offense. A keen Yamazaki will almost always have enough meter for the situation at hand.
* '''Unmatched Anti Air Game:''' Serpent Slash, a variety of massive buttons, and Yamazaki's combo routes all lend fantastically to anti air conversions. Better yet, if he gets a counterhit he can go straight into bnb combos.
* '''Nigh Unmatched Anti Air Game:''' Serpent Slash, a variety of massive buttons, and Yamazaki's combo routes all lend fantastically to anti air conversions. Better yet, if he gets a counterhit he can go straight into bnb combos.
* '''Incredible Neutral:''' Yamazaki's combination of messed up midrange, a hard to use but very powerful reflect, relative safety, massive range and speed on many buttons, and great conversions gives Yamazaki the capabilities to outplay almost anyone in neutral and oftentimes get away with murder.
* '''Incredible Neutral:''' Yamazaki's combination of messed up midrange, a hard to use but very powerful reflect, relative safety, massive range and speed on many buttons, and great conversions gives Yamazaki the capabilities to outplay almost anyone in neutral and oftentimes get away with murder.
* '''Insane Pressure:''' Yamazaki's Serpent Slash cancels allow him to stay advantageous as long as the player has the execution. Additionally, 623D into Serpent Slash allows him to get ambiguous pressure extensions that deal high guard damage and keep him close. Coupled with a massive command grab, an instant overhead, a fantastic j.D, great meter economy and ridiculous CD conversions, Yamazaki's pressure is nothing short of spectacular, and is comfortably among the best in the game.
* '''Insane Pressure:''' Yamazaki's Serpent Slash cancels allow him to stay advantageous as long as the player has the execution. Additionally, 623D into Serpent Slash allows him to get ambiguous pressure extensions that deal high guard damage and keep him close. Coupled with a massive command grab, an instant overhead, a fantastic j.D, great meter economy and ridiculous CD conversions, Yamazaki's pressure is nothing short of spectacular, and is comfortably among the best in the game.
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* '''Weak Corner Carry:''' Yamazaki's combos may throw the opponent far, but the lack of okizeme he gets off them means his corner carry is below average as he cannot push you past the screen's edge.
* '''Weak Corner Carry:''' Yamazaki's combos may throw the opponent far, but the lack of okizeme he gets off them means his corner carry is below average as he cannot push you past the screen's edge.
* '''Mediocre Defense:''' Yamazaki's abare may be large, but he has no 4f far normals. Additionally, a lack of reversals (Yamazaki requires TWO BARS for any reversal) also means the player must be more adamant on their defense than with most characters.
* '''Mediocre Defense:''' Yamazaki's abare may be large, but he has no 4f far normals. Additionally, a lack of reversals (Yamazaki requires TWO BARS for any reversal) also means the player must be more adamant on their defense than with most characters.
* '''Execution:''' Yamazaki's execution is both difficult and punishing. Stance cancels, special to special cancels, and the horrid thought of being punishable on hit if you mess up a canceled into 6B confirm can make Yamazaki terrifying to play in high-pressure situations, as a drop can spell the round or the game.
* '''Insanely Difficult:''' Yamazaki's execution is both difficult and punishing. Stance cancels, special to special cancels, and the horrid thought of being punishable on hit if you mess up a canceled into 6B confirm can make Yamazaki terrifying to play in high-pressure situations, as a drop can spell the round or the game. '''If only that was the end of things'''. Of the characters with good neutral, Yamazaki probably has the most difficult neutral of them all ''by far''. With an immense amount of options, many of them being a lot more direct (for admittedly far more reward) and a lot less universally applicable than other characters', and requiring a lot more thought, lightning reactions, and solid understanding of both the character ''and'' player matchup. Essentially, Yamazaki has hard execution, hard neutral, and hard defense. And there is no way around it other than through. Just hope to god you don't mess it up
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|description= Supermassive kick.
|description= Supermassive kick.
* Doesn't catch hops.
* Doesn't catch hops.
This button exists to make Yamazaki a menace on anchor. The reach cannot be understated, as it is nearly as long as Krohnen's 2C. Because of the strength of Yamazaki's max mode confirms, you probably won't hit this a lot vs many opponents, as they'll be too scared to try and be around it. But that just means you control an insane amount of space by merely existing.
This button exists to make Yamazaki work on anchor. The reach cannot be understated, as it is nearly as long as Krohnen's 2C. Because of the strength of Yamazaki's max mode confirms, you probably won't hit this a lot vs many opponents, as they'll be too scared to try and be around it. But that just means you control an insane amount of space by merely existing.
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Latest revision as of 11:09, 11 August 2022

The King of Fighters XV

OverviewStrategyDataCombosReplays

Ryuji is a lone outlaw who made a name for himself as a broker in the underground. He is also one of Orochi's Eight Hakkesshu, but he lives only for his own gain. In this tournament, he seems to have been hired by the Howard Connection for a certain purpose, though as to what could be anyone’s guess.

Gameplay Overview

Ryuji Yamazaki is a devastating midrange character who excels at picking his opponents off before running them down with stance cancels, high/lows, command grabs, and frame traps. With many tools at his disposal, there's hardly a situation Yamazaki can't account for. However, a weak wakeup game and harsh, punishing execution can make Yamazaki more tricky to pick up than most other characters. Regardless, if you master everything Yamazaki has to offer, your enemies are sure to cower in fear.
Pros Cons
  • Incredible Meter Economy: Yamazaki's meter gain is top-notch when combined with his big juggles and special-bound neutral and offense. A keen Yamazaki will almost always have enough meter for the situation at hand.
  • Nigh Unmatched Anti Air Game: Serpent Slash, a variety of massive buttons, and Yamazaki's combo routes all lend fantastically to anti air conversions. Better yet, if he gets a counterhit he can go straight into bnb combos.
  • Incredible Neutral: Yamazaki's combination of messed up midrange, a hard to use but very powerful reflect, relative safety, massive range and speed on many buttons, and great conversions gives Yamazaki the capabilities to outplay almost anyone in neutral and oftentimes get away with murder.
  • Insane Pressure: Yamazaki's Serpent Slash cancels allow him to stay advantageous as long as the player has the execution. Additionally, 623D into Serpent Slash allows him to get ambiguous pressure extensions that deal high guard damage and keep him close. Coupled with a massive command grab, an instant overhead, a fantastic j.D, great meter economy and ridiculous CD conversions, Yamazaki's pressure is nothing short of spectacular, and is comfortably among the best in the game.
  • High Damage Around the Board: Whether he's on point, mid, or anchor, Yamazaki's damage is well above average. His basic bnbs deal good damage with or without meter, but his supers deal unbelievable amounts of damage. Pit Viper in particular deals bleed damage over a period of time, making his meter dumps extremely powerful. The average super confirm with Yamazaki will deal at LEAST 100 more damage than any other character's, and that's assuming a weak starter.
  • Uncanny Reward off Standing Overhead: Pit Viper allows Yamazaki to deal unscaled damage, making it a prime candidate for extremely high damage conversions off Yamazaki's standing overhead.
  • Any Position: Because of the previously mentioned pros, Yamazaki's able to fall within any position on a team you want. Point, mid, or anchor, Yamazaki performs highly and excels.
  • 🔥🔥🔥
  • Weak Midscreen Okizeme: Yamazaki's midscreen oki leaves a lot to be desired, meaning you'll have to get a few more hits before running safejump pressure.
  • Weak Corner Carry: Yamazaki's combos may throw the opponent far, but the lack of okizeme he gets off them means his corner carry is below average as he cannot push you past the screen's edge.
  • Mediocre Defense: Yamazaki's abare may be large, but he has no 4f far normals. Additionally, a lack of reversals (Yamazaki requires TWO BARS for any reversal) also means the player must be more adamant on their defense than with most characters.
  • Insanely Difficult: Yamazaki's execution is both difficult and punishing. Stance cancels, special to special cancels, and the horrid thought of being punishable on hit if you mess up a canceled into 6B confirm can make Yamazaki terrifying to play in high-pressure situations, as a drop can spell the round or the game. If only that was the end of things. Of the characters with good neutral, Yamazaki probably has the most difficult neutral of them all by far. With an immense amount of options, many of them being a lot more direct (for admittedly far more reward) and a lot less universally applicable than other characters', and requiring a lot more thought, lightning reactions, and solid understanding of both the character and player matchup. Essentially, Yamazaki has hard execution, hard neutral, and hard defense. And there is no way around it other than through. Just hope to god you don't mess it up



Movelist

(*) = EX OK

(!) = MAX OK

Throws

Kachikomi - Bk.gif / Fd.gif + C.gif

Whackdown Wallop - Bk.gif / Fd.gif + D.gif

Command Normals

Eviscerator - Fd.gif + A.gif

Slam - Fd.gif + B.gif

Special Moves

Serpent Slash - Qcb.gif + A.gif / B.gif / C.gif (*) ┗Serpent Slash (Keep) (After A.gif / B.gif / C.gif Serpent Slash) - Hold Button

┗Serpent Slash Cancel (After Serpent Slash (Keep)) - D.gif

Bombshell Badda-bing - Hcb.gifFd.gif + A.gif / C.gif (*)

Double Return - Qcf.gif + A.gif / C.gif (*)

Sadomaso - Hcf.gif + B.gif / D.gif (*)

Spray Sand - Dp.gif + D.gif

Fight of Tempering - Dp.gif + B.gif (*)

Todome - Hcb.gifFd.gif + B.gif / D.gif (*)


Super Special Moves

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

Pit Viper - Qcb.gifDb.gifQcf.gif + A.gif / C.gif (!)

Climax Super Special Moves

Drill - Qcb.gifDb.gifQcf.gif+C.gif+D.gif (Mash A.gif / C.gif)

Quick Combo Reference

Quick Combo Reference

Notation

0 Meter

Placeholder
Placeholder

x DMG
x DMG

½ Meter

Placeholder
Placeholder

x DMG
x DMG

1 Meter

Placeholder
Placeholder

x DMG
x DMG

2 Meters

Placeholder
Placeholder

x DMG
x DMG

Normals

Far Standing Normals

far A

far A
f.A
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 super 5 - - -1 -3 - 30 60

Big jab.

  • Great anti-hop.

Main anti hop normal for getting out of pressure in a safe way.

far B

far B
f.B
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 special 7 - - +1 -1 - 30 60

Main confirm tool after crouching lights.

  • Has much higher hitstun than 2A.
  • Frametraps from 2A on block while comboing on hit with correct timing.

The most threatening 5B in the game. On block, it's a pressure situation. On hit, you might just die. Yamazaki can easily hitconfirm this into 623D~214C to get ridiculous damage off a super confirm. Go-to frametrap tool. Go-to close poke. If it caught hoppers this button would be broken.

far C

far C
f.C
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 special 10 - - -4 -6 - 70 120

Incredibly slow whiffing far normal.

  • Cancelable on hit or whiff.
  • Leads to very, very good reward on hit. Use this to punish from afar.
  • You should be whiff stanceling or canceling this into serpent slash all the time.

Good for punishes and limited poking. But it's a bit slow and linear.

far D

far D
f.D
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 Mid super 12 - - -4 -6 - 70 120

Supermassive kick.

  • Doesn't catch hops.

This button exists to make Yamazaki work on anchor. The reach cannot be understated, as it is nearly as long as Krohnen's 2C. Because of the strength of Yamazaki's max mode confirms, you probably won't hit this a lot vs many opponents, as they'll be too scared to try and be around it. But that just means you control an insane amount of space by merely existing.

Close Standing Normals

close A

close A
cl.A
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 - - +4 +2 - 30 60

Generic close A.

  • Not much to say about this.

close B

close B
cl.B
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 - - +5 +3 - 30 60

Very plus Close B.

  • The height of this button means it can catch characters with lower aerial hurtboxes like Geese and Vanessa.

You won't find much use out of this as a button in and of itself due to Yamazaki's pressure game being better than just utilizing this. But mixing something 'lower level' in between harsher pressure is indeed a good privilege to have.

close C

close C
cl.C
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 5 - - -5 -3 - 70 120

Typical cl.C.

  • Go-to heavy combo starter.

close D

close D
cl.D
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 Mid command 8 - - -2 -4 - 70 120

Slow. Good for punishes.

Crouch Normals

crouch A

crouch A
2A
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 - - +4 +2 - 30 60

Frame 5 jab with good advantage.

  • Can frame trap into command normals.

Your main confirm tool. 2B2A5B 623D 214C will be your main low confirm for the most part. While you can get a 236AC off 2B2A, this isn't really an easy confirm.

crouch B

crouch B
2B
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 15 5 super - +2 0 - 30 30

The rare 5f even on block low.

  • Quite long, actually.

Not only is this long, but unlike many lows it's not minus on block while also being frame 5 AND having good confirm options.

crouch C

crouch C
2C
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 6 - - -10 -12 - 70 120

Best-er anti-hop normal that doubles as an anti air. Slightly slower than 5A and with trash range but great reward.

  • Can be canceled on hit and whiff.
  • Leads to insane reward on counterhit with special cancels.
  • Like f.C, it has so much recovery you always want to cancel this into something.

Incredible anti-air thanks to its speed and reward. When stanceled it will give you a lot more advantage than most anti airs, and on counterhit you can react with 236AC or 214A for big damage. Learn to use this.

crouch D

crouch D
2D
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 special 10 - - KND (+23) (+31 w/ SSC) -7 - 70 120

Long sweep that's rather slow.

  • Canceling this into 214[C] delay release allows you to get an OTG HKD. Great for ending corner combos.

Jump Normals

Jump A

jump A
j.A
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 40 High - 6 - - - - - 30 50
jump 45 High - 6 - - - - - 30 60

Average jump jab.

  • Quite active.

Not much reason to use this over his j.B for counterpoking, but it is good at catching whiffs and has a nice angle.

Jump B

jump B
j.B
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 40 High - 6 - - - - - 30 50
jump 45 High - 6 - - - - - 30 60

REALLY LONG and relatively fast air normal. Great as an air to air and even as a jump in due to these aspects.

  • So big that it'll stuff out most air approaches.
  • Can still hit crouchers for some reason.
  • Farthest range jumping normal.

Because Yamazaki is slow, this normal is incredible for jump-ins from a distance where his other normals won't hit.

Jump C

jump C
j.C
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 70 High - 6 - - - - - 70 100
jump 70 High - 6 - - - - - 70 120

Air to air and pretty much just that. Very active and hits above him, good shit.

  • Kinda stubby.

Jump D

jump D
j.D
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 70 High - 8 - - - - - 70 100
jump 70 High - 8 - - - - - 70 120

Great jump pressure normal that synergizes well with Yamazaki's jump arc and height.

  • Because Yamazaki is a massive guy who lands quite quickly, this move can be used in a way where it won't combo on hit, but will catch late abare and still give you advantage.

Absolutely incredible normal for pressure. Great for making braindead frametraps (a godsend as Yamazaki), normal jump-in pressure, and instant overheads that most characters cannot punish (hop back j.D).

Rush

rush
cl.AA/cl.AAX
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 48 (25+25) Mid Rush 4,8 - - -1 -3 - 30 120 (60+60)
cl.AAX 70 (25+25+25) Mid Rush 4,8,15 - - -2 -4 - 30 180 (60+60+60)
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Blowback

Blowback

Blowback
CD
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 15 - - Splat (+72~+88) (+82~97 w/ SSC) -5 (+5 w/ SSC) - 100 160

Decent stand CD that's great cause of Yamazaki's toolkit.

  • Doesn't catch jumps as well as some other 5CDs.

You almost always want to stancel this button. On whiff or block it'll recover quicker. On hit, follow up with dash > 6B > 623D > 214A > ender. If you suspect they will jump high over you can cancel into 214A for a cheeky anti air.

Shatterstrike

Shatterstrike
236CD
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 - - Crumple (+93) -10 - 0 200

Average SS but with good reward.

  • Air connect can mess with routing, get good at judging how high they were bounced.

Because of Yamazaki's juggle combos, his Shatter Strike has very good reward, especially with meter. Shatter strike > juggle > pit viper is truly diabolic in nature.

jump CD

jump CD
j.CD
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 80 Mid - 15 - - - - - 80 120
jump 90 Mid - 15 - - - - - 80 140

Pretty good j.CD because of its coverage.

  • Whiffs on small crouchers.

Throws

Kachikomi

Kachikomi
(close) 4/6C
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 (50+50) N/A - 1 - - +86 N/A - 0 0

Forward throw with bad midscreen oki as per Yamazaki normality.

  • 2C after grants a full jump safejump.

Whackdown Wallop

Whackdown Wallop
(close) 4/6D
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 N/A - 1 - - +15 N/A - 0 0
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Command Moves

Eviscerator

Eviscerator
6A
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 High [Mid] super [special] 28 [15] - - -2 -0 - 60 [40] 80 [60]

SLOOOOOW overhead.

  • Highest potential damage in the game of any standing overhead.
  • Also quite safe.

The speed is bad on paper, but you will eventually get this to land due to Yamazaki's pressure game.

Slam

Slam
6B
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 [40] Mid special 17 - - KND (+27) (+42 w/ SSC) [-5] -14 (+1 w/ SSC) [-7] - 60 [30] 80

Supermassive kick that has more whiff recovery than the average toxic fume inhaler.

  • You kind of want to use this over 214B for the most part.
  • Grants great reward on hit as it combos into 214A at almost all ranges.

You can confirm with this button by buffering a 214A and reacting to if they block or not with either release or cancel.

Special Moves

Serpent Slash

Serpent Slash
214A/B/C/AC

(A/B/C hold OK)

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 70 - super 9 - - KND (~+42) - - 60 -
B 68 (30+40) Mid super 9 - - -12 -18 - 80 (40+40) 80 (40+40)
C 87 (30+60) Mid(1) Low(2) super 10 - - KND (+29) -7 - 80 (40+40) 80 (40+40)
AC 97 (50+50) Mid - 15 - - +5 -16 - 0 100 (50+50)

Fast, quick, long ranged strike.

  • B version is punishable on hit
  • A version cannot hit standing.
  • C version will out-poke most moves and even CDs.

This move is your bread and butter. A and C versions are fantastic in combos, conversions, and neutral, with C version even hitting OTG in certain circumstances (This is your main corner combo ender, with 2D into 214C held to get the OTG). B version is slightly less useful due to its horrible framedata on hit, but it can come in handy sometimes. EX version is absolutely crazy as it leads to high damage combos both in corner and midscreen, and can be used as a large, active poke that leads to crazy damage on ground hit.

[A/B/C]~D - - - - - - - - - - -

Stance cancel.

  • Leaves Yamazaki -5 on block and -3 on hit when canceled from light normals
  • Leaves Yamazaki +1 on block and +3 on hit when canceled from heavies and command normals

This move is also your bread and butter. This is what makes Yamazaki's pressure so scary, as he can mix between frame traps, staggers, and pressure resets at an incredibly quick pace. It is also highly useful for making pokes safer and allowing conversions off stand CD.

Bombshell Badda-Bing

Bombshell Badda-Bing
632146A/C/AC
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 120 - - 5 - - - KNd (+53) - - -
AC 160 (30+30+100) - - 3 - - - KND (+70) - - -

Decent damage command grab that gives good oki.

  • EX version just deals more damage and gives more oki.
  • EX version can be landed meaty in the corner after EX Todome.

One of your few tools midscreen that grants a safejump, though it has to be manually timed. In the corner you can followup with an OTG for some extra damage. Good for mixups. Has so much range that after most 623D214CD cancels you can microwalk and connect this.

Double Return

Double Return
236A/C/AC
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 40 Mid super 9 - - KND (+16) -23 - 40 60
reflect 90 Mid - - - - - - - 60 60
AC 60 Mid - 5 - - Juggle (+46) -10 - 0 80
reflect 118 (40*30) Mid - - - - - - - 0 120 (40*3)

An uppercut that absorbs almost any projectile that comes into contact into it, even Terry's Power Geyser and Athena's Climax. Normal versions of the uppercut have very poor range and low damage are only useful for dealing with projectiles.

  • A version absorbs and stores a fireball that can be launched by using 236A again. Flames appear around Yamazaki's hand in his pocket to show that he has a fireball stored.
  • C version immediately launches the fireball instead.
  • AC version launches notably faster and set up a juggle.
  • A/C versions of the fireball function like EX projectiles.
  • EX version of the fireball function like super projectiles.

Sadomaso

Sadomaso
41236B/BD
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
K 100 - - - - - KND (+37) - - - -
BD 120 - - - - - Juggle (+65) - - - -

Stupidly active high and mid counter if reacting to jumps isn't your cup of tea.

  • BD version juggles.

Great tool for countering mids, highs, and jump-ins all at once. If they know you're going to use this you'll die, however, as the animation gives the opponent about six years give or take to punish with a low starter.

Spray Sand

Spray Sand
623D
XV yamazaki 623d ima.png
Goes hard tbh.
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
D 60 Mid super 12 - - -3 (+2 w/ SSC) -7 (-2 w/ SSC) - 40 40

Very slow whiffing, very active far poke, combo and confirm tool.

  • Places the opponent in approximately a year of hitstun to let you confirm into serpent slash with ease.
  • Combos into 623B in corners during juggles.
  • Has barely any pushback and moves you forward, making it great for staying close during pressure.
  • Disjointed. Duh. It's sand.

Fight of Tempering

Fight of Tempering
623B/BD
XV yamazaki 623b ima.png
RIGHT FOOT LET'S STOMP
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 80 High Super 21 - - KND (+36) -9 - 80 100
BD 107 (50+20+20+50) [80] High - 16 - - KND (+1) -4 - 0 140 (60+800)

Weird overhead move.

  • BD version is safe and unreactable.

The B version of this is your staple easy ender in corner juggles, as it leads to a safejump that's kind of easy to time. The BD version on the other hand is a stupid instant overhead that you can just whip out as the pushback makes it safe despite its negativity. It has a 4f gap between the two hits but Yamazaki wins the trade and WILL combo you after due to frame advantage. The way you counteract this is by throwing the move, but it's easier said than done. A staple in his corner pressure due to its range and speed.

Todome

Todome
632146B/D/BD
XV yamazaki 632146b ima.png
LEFT FOOT LET'S STOMP
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 85 (10+30+45) - - 12 - - KND (+38) - - - -
BD 90 (10+25+55) - - 12 - - KND (+5) - - - -

OTG.

  • Normal version kicks them away and switches sides, EX version gives you a little oki and kicks them in front of you while also lasting longer.

Go-to for forcing the opponent to take full damage from Pit Viper.

Super Special Moves

Guillotine

Guillotine
236236A/C/AC
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 180 (40+40+0+10+5*4+70) Mid advanced, climax 9 - - KND (+37) -44 - 0 -
AC 340 (50+50+0+5*6+20*4+30+100) Mid climax 5 - - KND (+43) -42 - 0 -
  • Deals more damage than his Pit Viper super, but does not see common use in combos.
  • Essentially an extremely damaging anti-air super.

Yamazaki leaps into the air with an uppercut. If he grabs an opponent, he will slam them into the ground and drag them across the stage before tossing them far off. In previous games this super has been used to anti-air opponents and as a combo ender, but due to the return of Yamazaki's OTG stomp move, this super does not see as much use as Pit Viper does.

Pit Viper

Pit Viper
2141236A/C/AC
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 120 (40+80) [100 (10*10)] Mid advanced, climax 13 - - KND (+48) -71 - 0 -
AC 250 (100+150) [120 (10*12)] Mid climax 9 - - KND (+2) -70 - 0 -
  • Value in [] indicate unscaled bleed damage. Bleed damage is applied twice a second and cannot KO opponents. Bleed damage stops if Yamazaki is hit by any attack.
  • Normal version lets you OTG after.

Yamazaki lunges forward with a knifehand strike, afflicting any enemies hit with an Orochi curse that deals "bleed" damage. Because of this bleed damage, this super is typically chosen over his Guillotine super, as it leads to a hard knockdown right in front of Yamazaki and allows him to follow up with his Todome OTG special, letting him tack on extra damage that he otherwise cannot do with his Guillotine super and causing the opponent to sustain all of Pit Viper's bleed damage.

Climax Super Special Moves

Drill

Drill
2141236CD (mash A and C)
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
regular 420/435/450/470 Min:210/212/225/220 - - 1 - - KND (+15) - - - -

Frame 1 command grab super.

  • Mash the punch buttons to deal more damage.
  • Either Level 3 or Level 4 Drill does more damage depending on scaling percentage. Use Level 3 if you activated from Quick Max.

Yamazaki slams the opponent to the ground and enters a pose before rushing the opponent with a barrage of attacks and launching them far off. By mashing the punch buttons, the player can cause Yamazaki to enter a more aggressive pose followed by a sound which signifies that Yamazaki will perform a different move that deals more damage. Most people will choose to perform the Level 3 if they activate the Climax during Quick Max, but outside of that, you are probably better off using Level 4.

Level 1: Performs his Slam command normal, followed by his Fight of Tempering special and lastly his Todome special, before kicking the opponent into the air and performing his Drill uppercut.

Level 2: Causes a cinematic where Yamazaki stomps the opponent (shown from their point of view) before kicking them into the air and performing his Drill uppercut.

Level 3: Whacks the opponent with a randomly chosen object (could be a giant fish, a bench, a traffic cone, a billboard, or an animatronic head) that launches them into the air; Yamazaki follows up with his Drill uppercut.

Level 4: Yamazaki goes insane and viciously assaults the opponent with a barrage of Serpent Slashes, before grabbing them and slamming them into the ground with his Drill attack.

Misc

Drill Damage
Scaling Initial Slam Level 3 Level 4
100% 40 450 470
95% 38 421 417
90% 36 405 408
85% 34 376 385
80% 32 360 376
75% 30 331 323
70% 28 315 314
65% 26 286 291
60% 24 270 282
55% 22 241 229
50% 20 225 220

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