GGXRD-R2/Chipp Zanuff

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Overview

Overview

Guilty Gear's dedicated pixie character with great mobility and paper-thin defense. Chipp has everything a speedy player could want: fast movement, a triple jump, teleports, and several special moves that let him careen around the stage and climb on the walls. His normals are also much faster for their range than most other characters, and he has a few powerhouses like 6P, 5H, and j.D to supplement his raw speed.

While he's without a doubt the nimblest character in Xrd, Chipp also has a strong pressure game: c.S is a plus on block throw option select that is faster than many characters' jabs and frame traps into itself. Off of throw or another good knockdown, Chipp can often set up a jump-in mixup using j.S, j.H, or simply landing and going low. His aerial kunai super Ryuu Yanagi (j.214214KGGXRD Chipp RyuuYanagi.pngGuard:
All
Startup:
1+2
Recovery:
Total 21
Advantage:
-
) makes those mixups even harder to block. Gamma Blade (41236HGGXRD Chipp GammaBlade.pngGuard:
All
Startup:
19
Recovery:
Total 56
Advantage:
+5
) is a large grounded projectile that is always plus on block and captures the opponent on hit, giving Chipp a free combo. Chipp also has Beta Blade (623SGGXRD Chipp BetaBlade.pngGuard:
Mid
Startup:
5
Recovery:
16+10 After Landing
Advantage:
-30
), a two-hit, 4f meterless reversal that lets him challenge mixups and pressure.

Turning a combo into setplay and mixups is not always feasible, however, and Chipp must often choose between a moderate damage combo and a reset to neutral or a much less damaging combo with continued okizeme. Chipp's many tools give him many options in neutral, but using them to safely control his opponent requires a lot of matchup knowledge and choosing the wrong option can be very punishing: if Chipp eats a single bad counter hit, he's liable to lose half his health bar or more.

If you want to live fast, die hard, and have every tool in the box at your fingertips, Chipp is the character for you.
Playstyle
Chipp Zanuff has every tool you could ever want and enough mobility options to treat the screen like a jungle gym - but he hurts more than anyone else when he makes a mistake.
Pros Cons
  • Speedster: Between a triple jump, the fastest runspeed in the game, teleports, and the ability to cling to walls and dash off them, Chipp is easily the most mobile character in the game. He can utilize his extreme speed to both whiff punish and escape scary situations better than many other characters in the cast.
  • Powerful Mixups: Chipp has tons of ways to open people up, including a command grabGGXRD Chipp Genrouzan.pngGuard:
    Ground Throw
    Startup:
    27
    Recovery:
    12
    Advantage:
    +54
    and a standing, unthrowable overhead with his 6KGGXRD Chipp 6K.pngGuard:
    High / Air
    Startup:
    19
    Recovery:
    5+3 After Landing
    Advantage:
    -1
    . In the corner, Wall ClingGGXRD Chipp WallCling.pngGuard:
    -
    Startup:
    -
    Recovery:
    -
    Advantage:
    -
    setups and FDC j.2K give Chipp incredible mixup options from knockdown.
  • Excellent Buttons: Fast startups paired with great hitboxes and recovery on many normals (6PGGXRD Chipp 6P.pngGuard:
    Mid
    Startup:
    9
    Recovery:
    25
    Advantage:
    -14
    , 5KGGXRD Chipp 5K.pngGuard:
    Mid
    Startup:
    5
    Recovery:
    8
    Advantage:
    -3
    ,c.SGGXRD Chipp c.S.pngGuard:
    Mid
    Startup:
    4
    Recovery:
    10
    Advantage:
    +2
    , 2SGGXRD Chipp 2S.pngGuard:
    Mid
    Startup:
    7
    Recovery:
    11
    Advantage:
    -1
    , j.DGGXRD Chipp j.D.pngGuard:
    High / Air
    Startup:
    6
    Recovery:
    18 + 5 Landing Recovery
    Advantage:
    -
    ) can make Chipp difficult to challenge as characters with weaker neutral or slower buttons.
  • Adaptable Toolbox: Chipp's speed and wide movelist allow him to approach situations however he pleases. He can play very defensively and offensively, as well as switch between the two as necessary.
  • High-Risk: Chipp takes the most damage out of any character by far, and has rather strict execution demands in order to be properly played. As such, making errors in execution isn't uncommon and the punishment for them is astronomical.
  • Lack of Easy Knockdowns: Scoring a knockdown usually needs combos with specific conditions such as being close to the opponent or hitting them crouching, or a short combo with low damage such as basic gatlings into 2DGGXRD Chipp 2D.pngGuard:
    Low
    Startup:
    9
    Recovery:
    17
    Advantage:
    -7
    . Chipp often has to choose between doing good damage or earning a knockdown.
  • Okizeme Woes: Chipp's backdash is not well-fit for escaping okizeme, and he has the longest possible knockdown timer in the game.
  • Meter-hungry: Chipp's strongest options require meter investment, but his meter income is limited by the tension penalty inflicted by j.2K FDCGGXRD Chipp j.2K.pngGuard:
    All
    Startup:
    8
    Recovery:
    0
    Advantage:
    -
    , his main mixup tool.
Chipp Zanuff
GGXRD-R Chipp Portrait.png
Defense:x1.30
Guts:4
Weight:[100] Medium
Stun Resistance:50
Prejump:3F
Backdash:21F (1~9F invuln)
Wakeup :30F (Face Up)/ 24F (Face Down)
Unique Movement Options:Triple Jump
Tsuyoshishiki Ten'i
Wall Cling
Fastest Ground Abare:This character's fastest attacks for mashing or scrambles. Excludes universal throws.5P(3F) (Whiffs on crouch)
2P(4F)
c.S(4F)
Reversal Attacks:Any reversal-esque moves this character has. Excludes universal options.623S (5F)

Jump Installing

Normally, Chipp cannot jump or airdash after his S/H teleports, but this can be changed with a technique called jump installing.

Jump installing is a long-standing bug feature of the Guilty Gear series that allows characters to fool the game into giving them air actions when they would not normally have them. Many moves in GGXrd will automatically jump install, but Chipp is notable both for having a move that does not auto-jump intall (S/H teleport) and relying on that move for combos quite a lot. Jump installing is NOT unique to Chipp - he just does it more than anyone else.

For more information on jump installing, see this page.

Normal Moves

5P

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
6 Mid 3 1 8 +1

A high and very fast standing jab.

Chipp's fastest normal and one of the fastest jabs in the game. Mostly used in juggle combos after 2D > 236S. Whiffs against crouching opponents except for Potemkin, Bedman and Haehyun. Also sees use as an emergency anti-air because of its upwards angle and quick startup, but is very bad when it trades

Gatling Options: 5P, 2P, 6P, 5K, 2K, c.S, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 5D, 2D

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
0 3 8

5K

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
12 Mid 5 5 8 -3

A fast standing kick with great range for its speed.

An all around essential move for Chipp thanks to its versatility. Its great hitbox that is disjointed on startup allows it to beat many otherwise problematic normals that would outrange Chipp. Its wide variety of gatling options makes it a strong pressure starter as well. On hit, it can easily hit confirm due to being able to gatling into itself.

  • Gatlings into 2P, 6P, 2K are delayed.

Gatling Options: 5P, 2P, 6P, 5K, 2K, c.S, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 5D, 2D

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
0 Initial: 85% 3 8

c.S

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
28 Mid 4 2 10 +2

Extremely fast for a c.S and offers frame advantage on block while being rewarding on hit, making it useful for starting pressure, confirming hits and creating burst safe points in combos

Very useful for frame traps; it's plus frames on block and incredible startup speed allow c.S>c.S to be a frametrap sequence. On normal hit, it can link into 5P against standing opponents and c.S on crouching opponents to make hit confirming out of stagger pressure possible. On counter hit, it's possible for chip to link another c.S to confirm into combos. Thanks to its versatile gatling tree, it's also essential for knockdown combos via 6P and 2D. It is also Chipp's only normal that can gatling into 6K for overhead mixups.

Gatling Options: 6P, 6K, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 5D, 2D

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
2 10 7

f.S

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
26 Mid 7 2 18 -6

Chipp quickly takes a large step forward, giving f.S much further reach than the hitbox suggests.

Thanks to its excellent range and speed, f.S is very good for footsies and after dash-ins. Is essentially the higher recovery, higher-hitting brother of 2S.

While it can be great in neutral and for approaching, it's not without fault - its high hitbox loses or completely whiffs against low profiles, such as Sol's 2D. It also has no way to gatling into 2D, so committing to an f.S usually means forfeiting knockdown.

Gatling Options: 2S, 5H, 2H

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
2 10 7

5H

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
30 Mid 10 7 16 -4

Mostly a combo-tool and blockstring ender (canceled into rekkaGGXRD Chipp Resshou.pngGuard:
Mid
Startup:
13
Recovery:
10
Advantage:
-1
, teleport or jump/IADAn air dash performed from a standing position as quickly and as low to the ground as possible from a jump. Done by inputting 956 754, and depending on the game, using a dash macro right after a jump. Fast Shuriken)

Not very useful as a poke due to its long startup relative to Chipp's other normals. While it is not disjointed at all, it can be used as a makeshift anti-air in very specific situations, such as against Venom's Mad Struggle, since a trade will be greatly in Chipp's favor.

On counter hit however, the move's potency opens up - it can link into 2D, or go into a combo via 5D. On air counter hit, Chipp can dash and get a full air combo. These properties make 5H a strong haymaker on read or against predictable opponents.

Gatling Options: 5D

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
4 Initial: 95% 20 6

5D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
22 High 27 4 9 +1

Agonizingly slow startup for a Chipp move.

Chipp's 5D is one of the longest reaching in the game, but he might need some creativity to follow up midscreen from far away with the air homing jump combo (airdash during homing jump etc.). On homing dash however, the combo combo gives nearly full corner carry (sometimes can give full) with a solid knockdown to boot. His 5D is also one of the few which is plus on block thanks to its low recovery.

While it's highly rewarding on hit, the slow startup makes it fairly difficult to land against opponents that are paying attention to Chipp's pressure. 6K, Command grab, or teleport mixups are generally preferrable to open opponents up.

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
2 Initial: 80% 10 10

6P

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
22 Mid 9 3 25 -14 1~3 Above Knees
4~11 Low Profile

One of the most invulnerable 6Ps in the game and an essential part of Chipp's toolkit in many matchups.

Used as an antiair, a counterpoke against many mid-hitting moves, combo filler, and pressure vs characters who like to AbareAn attack during the opponent's pressure, intended to interrupt it. with mid to high hitting moves. Upper body invuln starts at frame 1, making it great on reaction against moves that it can beat. While it is very unsafe on block by itself, it can safely gatling into a wide variety of other normals to continue pressure.

Where the risk of using 6P lies is that it is horribly unsafe on whiff due to its extremely long total duration of 36 frames. It can be safer to attempt to anti air with 2H if you suspect the opponent is trying to bait 6P.

  • Combos into 6H on counter hit

Gatling Options: c.S, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 5D, 2D

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
2 10 7

6K

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
20 High / Air 19 5 5+3 After Landing -1 1~4 Throw
5~Airborne& Foot

Chipp's other standing overhead normal.

While it is fast, it is rather risky for its reward. As its not special cancellable comboing off of this only works as a meaty and against crouching opponents, or with a Roman Cancel. It should not be used point blank, as opponents can easily ground throw you after the hit or on block. In addition to the risk of being thrown on hit, should the opponent choose to contest it by mashing, they can score a highly damaging counter hit juggle combo.

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
1 6 7
  • Airborne from 5F

6H

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
60 Mid 17 6 15 -2

Huge button with great reach thanks to a large hitbox and big forward step.

Mostly used as a frametrap to catch delay or fuzzy jumps, and as a tech trap in certain okizeme situations. it can also be used as a haymaker in neutral. High damage starter and great in juggles since it offers a combo afterwards (run up c.S or 5P into air combo. Against Standing opponents, 6H combos into grounded Alpha Blade, and depending on the range, into a TKAn input method to perform a special move in the air as fast as possible after you leave the ground. Short for "Tiger Knee". For Example: 2369 for a j.236 input. Alpha Blade. On air hit in the corner, it leads into Blitz Attack loops.

  • Causes stagger on ground hit.
  • Causes ground bounce on air hit.
Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
4 20 6

2P

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
6 Mid 4 2 7 +1

A very fast crouching jab that is plus on block.

Great for stagger pressure and tick throws due to its low blockstun from being attack level 0. Its speed also makes it good AbareAn attack during the opponent's pressure, intended to interrupt it. option in scramble situations. Is also relatively burst safe for combos: 2P > 2P > c.S...

Gatling Options: 5P, 2P, 6P, 5K, 2K, c.S, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 5D, 2D

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
0 Initial: 80% 3 8

2K

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
8 Low 5 4 7 -1

Chipp's fastest low attack. A common starter for strings and great for mixups.

Its self-gatling option for consecutive lows is useful to keep opponents crouching or catch them while they attempt to fuzzy jump. 2K Gatling into 6H is also useful to punish fuzzy (delay) jumpers and one way to punish excessive use of FD.

Unfortunately, it has very poor range, making it somewhat hard to use for okizeme. It has a high risk of getting thrown, can't catch backdashes, and has short active frames.

Gatling Options: 5P, 2P, 6P, 5K, 2K, 6K, c.S, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 5D, 2D

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
0 Initial: 70% 3 8

2S

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
28 Mid 7 4 11 -1

An essential button to use when approaching or to stuff the opponent's moves.

Like f.S, the range is greater than the hitbox implies due to the large forward step Chipp takes. Will connect against the opponent's low profile options where f.S would whiff, and with significantly less recovery, but will whiff against some airborne opponents that f.S would hit. Staggers on counter-hit, making it a good option as a dash-in attack and for frame traps.

  • Chipp's hurtbox is extended forward before the attack becomes active.

Gatling Options: 5H, 2H, 5D

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
2 10 7
  • Staggers opponent on CH. Max duration 39F, Frame Adv: +9 to +29

2H

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
34 Mid 7 9 18 -8

Great anti-air with tall reach and high reward,

Works well as an anti-air because of the high vertical range (hits them early) and the added reliability in trades (high attack level and good counter hit property), less so because of its actual hit box, which is rather poor. Followup combos are generally only possible on counter hit or by cancelling into 22S teleport

When it is used at the end of a block-string or stand-alone, it should be cancelled into 22P or delay cancelled into 2D to make it safe.

  • Floats opponent on normal hit.

Gatling Options: 6K, 5D, 2D

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
4 Initial: 90% 20 6

2D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
26 Low 9 2 17 -7

A Fast sweep with very long range.

An extremely important tool for Chipp's ground game as it's his primary way of scoring knockdowns for okizeme. It is also an excellent combo tool via 236S, which also serves as a very useful block string. In neutral, 2D is great at stuffing the opponent's dashes. It can also evade some other lows that have thin, close to the ground hitboxes (Ky 2D and 2K for example) since Chipp's hurtbox pulls upward slightly during the active frames.

  • 2D > 22P > link 2D can be useful against people expecting 2D > 236S
  • 2D > 236S > 623H is a very strong combo starter in the corner leading to good damage and knockdown, making 2D as a poking tool even more important
Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
1 6 7

j.P

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
8 High / Air 5 4 4

A very fast air jab, mostly used as combo filler or as a low commitment and burst-safe air-to-air button.

Gatling Options: j.P, j.K, j.S, j.H, j.D

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
0 3 8

j.K

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
16×2 High / Air 5 6,2 8

A two-hitting air normal.

The first hit has a great upwards-angle and is very useful as an air-to-air, while the second hit pulls the enemy downwards, which is used mostly in specific knockdown combos. Chipp can cancel j.K(1) into itself several times to avoid activating the second hit, which is mostly used for guts crushing low health opponents in air combos.

Be careful - should the first hit of j.K whiff, the second hit will activate regardless, which means that if you fail your air-to-air attempt, you might not be able to act for a while due to the long total duration of the move.

Gatling Options: j.P, j.K, j.S, j.H, j.D

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
0 3 8

j.2K

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
16×3 All 8 Until Landing 0

A downward air kick that alters Chipp's flight path, slowing down his horizontal acceleration.

Mostly used for Chipp's FDC (faultless defense cancelj.1[K]~[S]), input. Multi-hit and attack level 0 make this a decent but risky okizeme tool; For example in the corner, you can use it low enough to have only one hit connect, then immediately link a 2K, which is a hard to block setup, especially when the opponent usually expects a 2-hit j.H. This setup is risky however because it can easily be backdashed out of.

j.2K is also weak against Faultless defense: if the first two hits make contact with the opponent's FD, you will be pushed back so much that the last hit of j.K might whiff, which means your opponent will recover before you and will throw you.

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
0 3 8

j.S

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
28 High / Air 9 10 18

An air normal that alters Chipp's momentum and has a very wide hitbox.

Slightly bounces Chipp upwards when used, which can be both a blessingIt can bounce you our of the range of an opponent's move and allow you to punish and a curseThe momentum shift can cause the move to whiff completely. While almost exclusively as combo filler, it has some applications in blockstringsiad j.K(1),j.K(1),j.S,j.H(2), land... and Okizeme, such as an IADAn air dash performed from a standing position as quickly and as low to the ground as possible from a jump. Done by inputting 956 754, and depending on the game, using a dash macro right after a jump. high/low mixup after air alpha blade, after H teleport, or in the corner.

While the width of the hitbox makes it great as a crossup, it is hard to use it for that purpose against grounded opponents due to the air bounce property.

Gatling Options: j.H

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
2 10 7

j.H

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
26×2 High / Air 8 6,6 29

A highly evasive air normal with great hitboxes.

Chipp's jump-in of choice. Hits overhead twice, dodges and beats a lot of antiair attempts while active due to the way Chipp's hitbox moves around, all while being disjointed. Additionally, it's an excellent crossup button for Chipp's various jump and teleport mixups.

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
2 10 7

j.D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
36 High / Air 6 8 18 + 5 Landing Recovery

Very fast and extremely disjointed jumping kick. All around essential move in many matchups.

Useful for punishing air throw attempts or as an anti-anti air while also frequently beating other air to air attempts. Just as useful in combos, since it causes plummet / knockdown midscreen and wall bounce in the corner.

Since it has some extra landing recovery, be careful when using it from too high up in the air - if the opponent instant blocks, you can get thrown when you land.

  • Long floor slide on ground counter hit, very short floor slide on air counter hit
Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
2 -7/+10

Universal Mechanics

Ground Throw

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
0,60 Ground Throw: 63000 1 +40

Chipp has a shorter throw range than many other characters. On successful throw, he can OTG combo with fast moves that hit low to the ground such as 2K

Causes a moderate knockdown to the opponent, giving you enough time for okizeme such as jump forward, FDC, j.H(crossup), continue pressure or combo. Unfortunately does not reliably lead into strong mixups without meter, but with meter, allows you to do TKAn input method to perform a special move in the air as fast as possible after you leave the ground. Short for "Tiger Knee". For Example: 2369 for a j.236 input. Ryu YanagiGGXRD Chipp RyuuYanagi.pngGuard:
All
Startup:
1+2
Recovery:
Total 21
Advantage:
-
setups

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
0 Forced: 65% NA 6,0
  • Stun: 30

Air Throw

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
0,60 Air Throw: 192500 1

Causes very long knockdown, giving you a lot of time for either [invisibilityGGXRD Chipp TsuyoshishikiMeisei.pngGuard:
-
Startup:
-
Recovery:
Total 29
Advantage:
-
> meaty 2K] or simply FDC okizeme.

Can also be Roman Cancelled and followed up with a 6H > dash 5P > air combo for good damage.

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
0,4 Forced: 65% NA 6,0
  • Stun: 30

Dead Angle Attack

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
25 All 11 8 14 -8 1~18 Full
19~24 Throw

Long invuln time dead angle. Uses the same animation as 5H, giving it pretty good horizontal reach.

  • Causes wall bounce on counter hit
Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
2 Initial: 50% 10 7

Blitz Attack

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
Blitz Attack 50 Mid (15-48)+13 3 20 -2 1~Button release: Blitz
Blitz Attack Max Charge 50 Mid 50+13 3 20 +5 1~50: Blitz

Standard Blitz attack that does not strike as far as the animation suggests.

Offensively, Chipp can use his blitz attack in the corner to perform 6H > Blitz attack loops anytime he can combo into air hit 6H by jump cancelling the recovery of 6H and cancelling the jump startup with blitz.

The input is 6H > 8~[5S+H]. Such combos do very high, meter-efficient damage and drain burst gauge, making them indispensable for serious Chipp players. If timed very carefully with a slight delay , it can even be made a burst safe point (the blitz shield would reject a burst activated during 6H hitstop) while still being a true combo.

Version Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
Blitz 1 Initial: 55%
[Blitz] 4

Blitz:

  • Hitstop 30F
  • Slighty refills own Burst and slightly drains opponent's Burst on hit
  • Blows opponent away and wall sticks opponent on hit (untechable for 40F/ 80F on CH)
  • Crumples opponent on ground CH (79F)

[Blitz]:

  • Hitstop 30F
  • Slighty refills own Burst and slightly drains opponent's Burst on hit
  • Slightly blows opponent away on air hit (untechable for 50F/ 100F on CH)
  • Crumples opponent on ground hit

Special Moves

Alpha Blade

236P (Air OK)

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
236P 36 Mid 17 15 32 -30 1~Airborne
5~16 Low Profile
17~22 Strike
j.236P 32 All 14 14 18 After Landing -19
236P > H 38 Mid 9 12 18 -13

Alpha Blade is a strong move that has myriad uses on defense, as it is a long-range, low-profile slide. It is an excellent choice to escape the corner from many different elements of pressure.

Chipp's collision box is removed during the travel distance, allowing Chipp to move through the opponent and crossup with the move's active frames.

Grounded version (236P)

Being that the low profile is one of the main attributes, it can also be used to go under most projectiles or ranged pokes. During parts of the move, Chipp is actually considered airborne and can go over some moves that have thin, low to the ground hitboxes such as SlideheadGGXRD Potemkin SlideHead hitbox2.pngGuard:
Low[Unblockable]
Startup:
25[29]
Recovery:
Total 54
Advantage:
-11
. While it is excellent for escaping pressure, it carries some risks: it is very minus on block, so characters that can move quickly or have long reaching moves can reliably punish Chipp unless he cancels into Alpha Plus, which can have its own issues.

On normal hit, Alpha Blade launches the opponent, but Chipp generally cannot follow up into any additional damage without spending meter. On counter hit, he can cancel into Alpha Plus or burn meter for a strong combo.

In combos, ground Alpha Blade will generally only combo out of 6H or 5H. It can also conditionally combo from 5H if Chipp are relatively close to the opponent or if you hit them while they are crouching. 2D > Ground Alpha Blade works against lightweights, but is rarely used for anything useful.


Air version (j.236P)

Air alpha blade is similar to the grounded version but it is faster, safer, and has a larger hitbox. Unlike the grounded version, using an Air Alpha Blade very close to the ground will allow for meterless combosExample: corner S > S > HS > 2369P (lowest possible height), land, S..., especially in the corner.

In the corner, air Alpha Blade can also be cancelled into Wall ClingGGXRD Chipp WallCling.pngGuard:
-
Startup:
-
Recovery:
-
Advantage:
-
. However, if you do not perform any other actions after the wall cling, there will be a special, relatively long landing animation when you land.

  • Listed Frame Advantage for Air Alpha Blade is on lowest height

Alpha Plus (236P > H)

On normal block, there is a minimum 6F gap between Alpha Blade and Alpha Plus , making this move risky on block at any range in any matchup. On top of that, Alpha Plus itself is punishable on block, so it's generally only used to hit confirm a raw Alpha Blade.

Version Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
236P 3 14 6
j.236P 2 10 7
236P > H 3 14 6

236P: j.236P:

  • Frame Advantage is on lowest height

236P > H:

Beta Blade

623S (Air OK)

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
623S 30,26 Mid 5 4,18 16+10 After Landing -30 1~8 All
9~12 Strike
9~Airborne
j.623S 28,18 All 3 2,16 5 After Landing 1~4 Strike

An incredibly fast DPDragon Punch A move that has invulnerability during its startup, long recovery, and a rising motion..

Mostly only used as a reversal option or as an ender for air combos. If the first hit is Roman Cancelled, Chipp will remain standing on the ground, which will either allow him to followup up the hit with a 6H, or to start pressure in case Beta Blade is blocked.

  • The first hit of the ground version gives a hard knockdown (which rarely matters since the second hit will allow the opponent to tech)
  • Chipp loses Throw invulnerability as soon as he becomes airborne.
Version Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
623S 2 10 7
j.623S 4 20 6

623S: j.623S:

Gamma Blade

41236H

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
32 All 19 9 Total 56 +5

A grounded projectile that traps the opponent in place on hit. Unlike most special moves, Gamma Blade can NOT be cancelled into from normals.

A very important move for many of Chipp's matchups. While it has slow startup, it is plus on block and highly rewarding on hit as it places the opponent in an airborne state where they cannot burst while trapped, allowing for damaging juggle combos. Gamma Blade also has one of the highest projectile clash levels in the game - it will erase most projectiles it comes into contact with and continue traveling forward, making it an excellent tool for calling out careless zoning attempts.

Although it is potent and rewarding both on hit and block, its slow startup and very long total duration make it a very risky move to throw out in neutral without YRC available.

  • Always +5 on block, no matter how late it hits, since Chipp has a set recovery if it makes contact with the opponent
  • Deals full damage as an OTG hit and still causes the trap effect (although all followup hits will suffer from OTG damage reduction).
Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
2 10 20

Tsuyoshishiki Meisei

214K

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
Total 29

A cheeky "install" type move that will make Chipp flash from invisible to visible for approximately 8 seconds.

Mostly used to create extra ambiguity's for Chipp's various mixup options as it's much harder to see what he's doing thanks to the "smoky" effect and flashing from visible to invisible. Entering invisiblity is generally only safe to do after knockdowns (especially during a high wall Alpha Blade knockdown as it will allow him to also still be able to meaty) or during corner dust combos as it has significant recovery. The effect will end prematurely if Chipp blocks an attack or gets hit.

  • Unlike most specials, can NOT be cancelled into from normals.
  • Chipp changes visibility about every second
Level Proration RISC+ RISC-

Tsuyoshishiki Ten'i

22P/K/S/H

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
22P Total 21 7~15 Strike
22K Total 30 10~12 Strike
22S/H Total 20 10~12 Strike

Chipp teleports at various locations on the screen based on the input. Each teleport has minor strike invulnerability and is a core tool of Chipp's neutral and mixup game.

22P (In Place)

Very good when used either in neutral and blockstrings as a bait to fake out 22K or 22H teleports, keeping your opponent on edge.


22K (Forward)

The highest recovery of Chipp's teleports. It is a strong strategy to cancel the recovery of 22K teleport with YRC, circumventing the long recovery flaw while rapidly closing distance. Additionally, the added slowdown should give you enough time to start a combo, apply pressure, or go for an a throw.


22S/22H (Airborne, in Front/Behind opponent)

Both versions are a great combo tool after a 2H hit. S version Will maintain dash momentum; for this reason, it has some use as a jump in, particularly for certain mixups options.

Both the airborne teleports are useful approach tools; they cause Chipp to fall a set distance towards the side opposite the one Chipp appears on (thus towards the opponent), the only exception being if 22H is used in reach of wallcling (22H teleport can be cancelled into wall cling, manually or by holding H). In this instance, Chipp falls straight downward.

Because Chipp falls slightly forward, this means when 22H teleport is used at a long range, Chipp will fall onto to the other side of the opponent from where he appears, rather than behind as usual, enabling crossups. This affects certain corner oki setups, but the forward momentum can be stopped using a delayed FDC or just raw j.2K.

  • If used predictably, all teleport options can be heavily punished due to their long recoveries
  • Can install an airdash (super jump install) to air versions in neutral with a fast 228 input
  • If landing recovery from a jump is cancelled into an air teleport, Chipp can use whatever air options he would have had left.
Version Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
22P
22K
22S/H

22P: 22K: 22S/H:

Genrouzan

63214S

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
0,90 Ground Throw 27 11 12 +54 9 Strike
10~Airborne& Foot

A slow but highly rewarding command grab.

Useful to open up opponents who have been conditioned to block various frametraps or stagger pressure. Causes a very long knockdown midscreen, giving Chipp enough time to set up invisibilityNo results and go into a meaty or a 3-way mixup. In the corner, Chipp can cancel into Wall Cling after the hit to go into highly damaging meterless combos that maintain a knockdown for further okizeme and pressure.

While the initial startup is strike invuln, Chipp is airborne for 16 frames before it becomes active, allowing opponents that are looking out for it to score an Air Throw on Chipp or just plain anti-air combo him.

  • As a throw, the opponent can't burst on hit.
Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
0,4 Forced: 60% NA 6, 0
  • Stun: 45

Resshou

236S

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
18 Mid 13 5 10 -1

The starter of Chipp's rekka series.

Very useful as a blockstring ender since it only leaves Chipp at -1, which is a non-issue if your opponent doesn't instant block. Even while he's minus, Chipp's pokes (such as 2S or 5K) will generally be faster than what the opponent has to offer at the distance he is left at after using the rekka, and you can use 6P to counterpoke certain abare options. You can alternatively follow up with RokusaiGGXRD Chipp Rokusai.pngGuard:
Low
Startup:
8
Recovery:
25
Advantage:
-7
for a risky frametrap that is high reward on counter hit.

  • Has special hitstun that makes it +2 on standing hit, +3 on crouching hit.
  • Combos into 5K on counter hit
  • links into 5P or even c.S on airborne hit (for example after 2D)
Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
2 10 7

Rokusai

Resshou > 236S

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
22 Low 8 1 25 -7

Second hit of Chipp's Rekka Series

Hits low. Very useful if used slightly delayed after the first rekka as a frame trap. Slightly unsafe on block and punishable at most spacings, it's better when followed up by a Roman Cancel for combos or to continue pressure. Chipp can get away with it on block after conditioning opponents to respect followups however.

  • Special hitstun makes it only -3 on hit
  • Staggers on counter hit
Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
4 20 6

Senshuu

Resshou > 236K or Rokusai > 236K

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
30 High 25 6 10+12 After Landing -11 15~Airborne& Low Body

Possible as a second or last hit of Chipp's rekka series.

Hits overhead and launches on normal hit, which can be followed up into a combo. While it's rewarding to land, it has very slow and reactable startup and it's punishable on block. When blocked, Chipp is in crouching counterhit recovery, allowing most opponents to start their most damaging combos. Use sparingly or only with 50 tension to make it safe.

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
3 14 6
  • CH recovery state

Shinkirou

623H

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
20 All 16 12 16 -14 16~Airborne

Can be used Stand-alone or during Chipp's Rekka series (but not after 236K)

Has relatively little use outside of combos2D > 236S > 623H or as a risky frametrap after Rokusai (can be punished by airthrow on block). Little reward on grounded hit, knocks back the opponent on counter hit, but does wall stick the opponent in the corner if they are hit airborne.

On whiff or block, Chipp has access to full air options and movement.

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
2 10 7

Shuriken

j.214P

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
j.214P Slow 10 All 23 Until Landing+6 After Landing
j.214P Fast 10 All 8 Total 16 + 3 Landing Recovery

Chip throws a shuriken in a 45 degree angle towards the ground. Alternates between a slow and a fast version, with the slow version coming first.

Mostly used for pressure and to cover your approach. Especially useful against characters that have a hard time avoiding it, such as Potemkin.

Fast Version

Has quick startup for a projectile.

Does not alter Chipp's momentum, making fast Shuriken more suited for ascending jumps to make it travel further. Can be used as a pressure reset option from an instant air dash.


Slow Version

Completely halts Chipp's air momentum during the throw and has very long recovery. Can stop opponents from approaching due to covering a good angle for a good duration, however it has rather slow startup at 23 frames.

An interesting setup for the slow version is to use it after a low altitude j.D combo ender for okizeme. Cancel the j.D into slow shuriken, land, and continue pressure on a waking up opponent, who now has to block the meaty shuriken.

Version Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
j.214P Slow 0 2 8
j.214P Fast 0 2 8

j.214P Slow: j.214P Fast:

Wall Cling

Near Wall > 64

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
Vertical Movement
Horizontal Movement Until Landing
Jump Down Total 6

Many special moves that leave chipp airborne can be cancelled into the wall cling, such as Genrouzan (63214S), air Alpha Blade (j.236P) or 22S/H teleports. Wall cling does have a minimum height requirement. TK j.236P will not allow Chipp to wall cling afterward, but when used in air extensions it will.

The wall cling generally is used for corner Okizeme as well as runaway tactics. When used on its own from a regular jump Chipp retains all prior air options (double/triple jump, airdash), but when used from 22S/H the teleports must be jump installed prior in order to retain air options.

9 Jump
  • Chipp jumps up off the wall. Can be used as a corner escape but is rather committal on defense due to needing time or space to jump out

6 jump
  • Chipps traditional walldive. A low, steep angle makes this difficult to use defensively, and is therefore usually used in his okizeme game

4
  • Chipp detaches from the wall and will fall down provided no additional actions are inputted. The core of Chipp's corner okizeme game that, when combined with his j.HGGXRD Chipp j.H.pngGuard:
    High / Air
    Startup:
    8
    Recovery:
    29
    Advantage:
    -
    gives Chipp access to unreactable left/right and high/low mixups

8/2
  • Moves Chipp higher or lower on the wall. Largely used to reposition or to stall
Version Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
Wall Cling > 8
Wall Cling > 6
Wall Cling > 4

Wall Cling > 8:

  • 10~Double Jump or Air Dash or Air Backdash possible

Wall Cling > 6: Wall Cling > 4:

Wall Cling Moves

w.P

P during Wall Cling

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
32 All 17 Until Landing 23

Chipp performs Alpha Blade down diagonally away from the wall. When used in the corner will launch opponents in the direction Chipp is facing. Can be used as a knockdown tool from shorter Jump Install combos against non-lightweights. Essential for damage and ending combos in knockdowns but does put them back midscreen (though with ample time to set up okizeme)

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
2 10 7

w.K

K during Wall Cling

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
10 All 9 Total 18

Chipp throws a kunai down diagonally away from the wall.

The Kunais are a very good keepaway tool while wall clinging, and will force your opponent to either wait or jump at you, which will both give you time to let go off the wall and respond in whatever way is necessary.

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
0 3 8

w.S

S during Wall Cling

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
0,90 Ground Throw: 17500 17 Until Landing 18 After Landing

Chipp leaps down from the wall grabbing his opponent on the ground. This move whiffs on airborne opponents

Situational tool for catching a blocking opponent. Another layer to Chipp's pressure.

  • Always reaches the same spot near the corner no matter how high Chipp is on the wall.
Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
0,4 Forced: 60% NA 6, 0=
  • Stun: 45

w.H

H during Wall Cling

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
0,90 Air Throw: 17500 17 19 Until Landing+10 After Landing

Chipp leaps away from the wall grabbing his opponent in the air. This move whiffs on grounded opponents.

Can be used to catch opponents trying to tech out of corner combos.

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
0,4 Forced: 60% NA 6, 0
  • Stun: 45

Overdrives

Zansei Rouga

632146H or 632146D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
24×5,150
[30×5, 187]
Mid 21+0
[18+0]
Until Corner 26 After Landing -91 1~5 Throw
6~21 Full
21~Airborne
[1~18 All]
[19~ Airborne]

A fullscreen invulnerable super.

Chipp can combo into it from 6H, but is generally used as a wakeup reversal or to callout a high recovery whiff or projectile and punish from fullscreen.

Can be YRCed during startup (before superflash) and it only uses 25% tension. This makes Burst ZR YRC a valid reversal strategy, as the Burst version is full invuln on frame 1, and YRCing it actually allows Chipp to keep his burst. Make sure you don't try to do this against very active attacks however, as Chipp will still get hit. It is also particularly use after 6P counter hit > 6H to kill if the opponent is low on life since supers cannot be bursted or after a successful blitz shield, since supers cannot be reverse-blitzed.

While not the most practical, it can be used for a gimmicky crossup on most knockdowns. Arguably more powerful near the corner as the opponent may have a bit less time to react.

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
4 20 6
  • Frame Advantage listed is on crouching block Sol
  • Values in [ ] are for Burst version

Banki Mesai

236236K

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
6×32,38×4 Mid×32, All×4 7+0 3(6)3(8)3(3)×3,3(6)6(3)6(3)60 -14 3~10 Strike

Chipp rushes forward to deliver a huge series of attacks.

The most common use for this move is to combo into it to kill your opponent if they still have burst and are low HP, such as after a 5H hit or high Wall Alpha Blade combo. It also has minor use as a longer range reversal on wakeup in situations where Beta Blade would not reach.

While it builds a huge amount of RISC gauge, it is very unsafe move on block. Additionally, since the opponent can block with faultless defense to make most of your hits whiff it gives them even more time to punish.

  • True startup depends on distance as chipp needs to travel to the opponent's location.
  • The two Beta Blades at the end will only trigger when the move actually hits.
Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
2×32,4×4 5×36 2×32, 6×4
  • Startup depends on distance.
  • On whiff, total animation is 49F
  • Minimum damage of final 4 hits is 12% (4 damage)

Ryuu Yanagi

j.214214K

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
20×12 All 1+2 Total 21

Chipp completely halts his air momentum and throws a few volleys of kunai towards the ground in a wide arc.

Since it travels slowly and Chipp retains all air options after using it, its a potent okizeme option that can offer different 50/50's that are obscured by the kunai sparks. Use with caution as all Kunai will disappear if Chipp is hit.

On hit, it causes ground bounce and knockdown, depending on how it hits the opponent, which turns it into a good air combo finisher. On the ground, the combo can be followed up with S > 5H > 236236K for a high damage, high number of hits 100% tension unburstable combo to guts crush a low life opponent at the end of a round. Of course, it's a bad choice if it won't kill since it fills up the opponent's Burst and costs all your tension.

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
2 10 7
  • Minimum damage of each hit is 15% (3 damage)

Instant Kill

Raisetsudan

During IK Mode: 236236H

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
DESTROY All 9+13
[5+9]
5 30 -18 9~26 Full
[5~18 Full]

Uses the animation of his Resshou.

Chipp's Instant Kill activation has extremely long startup. An instant kill will not be guaranteed even if the opponent is dizzy.

It can be used when the opponent is in Hellfire state however, during the last possible round thanks to the speed increase and slowdown granted by Gold IK mode.

Level Proration RISC+ RISC-
3 14 6
  • [ ] Indicates when match point for you, opponent in Hell Fire state, and you have 50% Tension
  • IK Mode Activation: 102F [5F+5F]

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