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Overview

Overview

Carl is a puppet character focusing on strong setplay and amazing mixup potential. Carl is focused more on quick and short-ranged strikes while Nirvana focuses more on slow, damaging strikes with large reach. Together, they are capable of amazing pressure, looping unblockables and strong okizeme. Carl must track Nirvana's position at all times, as he strongly relies on her for neutral and offense. Without Nirvana, Carl's weaknesses become much more apparent. He has low life, no true reversal outside of his Exceed Accel and is the only one his opponent needs to defeat to win a round.

Carl is a difficult character requiring tight execution and good awareness. Thankfully, this comes with a high skill ceiling. Carl rewards players with a strong offensive gameplan and solid neutral.
Lore:Carl Clover, the son of Relius Clover, was a student at the Military Academy along with Jin, Noel, Tsubaki, and Makoto. His academic career would not come to fruition however as Carl would eventually drop out to become a travelling vigilante. Together with his sister, Ada, whose soul is trapped in the Nox Nyctores Nirvana, Carl goes out to search for his father in order to stop whatever plans he may hold.
Playstyle
Carl Clover is a puppet character with high execution requirements and high rewards in the form of looping unblockables and great damage.
Pros Cons
  • Amazing corner carry: Any hit, as long as Nirvana has enough meter left, can put the opponent into the corner, where Carl really shines.
  • Best Pressure in the Game: Nirvana gives Carl the ability to lock down his opponent in a way unseen in most fighting games. As long as he has gauge, you have to block.
  • Consistently Strong Mixups: While Nirvana is keeping his opponent locked down, Carl is free to go for any number of setups, including unblockables.
  • Good Damage: Carl's damage is consistently solid, which will make opponents afraid to sit still for long.
  • Rule Breaker: Nirvana has collision detection while active, making her a physical wall to jump over. Nirvana also lets Carl do things like combo off his counter assault.
  • Low Health: Carl is tied for the lowest Health in the game.
  • No Reversal: Carl has no reversal outside of system mechanics.
  • Poor Defense: Carl's fastest attacks have pitiful range and Carl cannot buffer microdash+button to extend their range, making it hard to contest pressure outside of his jab range.

Drive: Automaton

Carl's Drive revolves around controlling Nirvana, who moves and acts independently of Carl but is controlled at the same time. The main details are:

  • Nirvana defaults to the inactive state, where she has no collision or hurtboxes
  • Hold the D button to activate Nirvana, release D while not holding any direction to deactivate.
  • While active, she can move forward by holding any forward/backward direction (including diagonals). Nirvana is solid to both Carl and his opponent while active
  • Nirvana will attack when releasing the D button while either holding a direction or after completing the inputs for one of her special moves. Nirvana will remain active if you are holding D as the move ends.
  • Note that the directional inputs required for moves is based on Carl's current facing, not necessarily Nirvana's. For example: If Carl is facing right and Nirvana is facing left, pressing D, inputting 623 and releasing D will give you Con Brio, not Volante.
  • Similarly, opponents always face towards Carl and thus input moves and block attacks based on his location, not Nirvana's, even if Nirvana is attacking from behind them.
  • Nirvana has a health bar that gets consumed when she attacks or gets hit while active. While this health regenerates rapidly if she is left inactive for a short period; If Nirvana runs out of health, she will be disabled and regenerate much more slowly, only becoming usable once she has fully recovered.
  • If Carl gets hit or blocks something, Nirvana is interrupted in most cases and reverts to her inactive state.


  • Nirvana starts with 5000 health and can lose it when hit or when using any of her moves:
  • While active, Nirvana can be hit by the opponent's attacks:
    • When hit, she takes 100% base damage from opponents strike property attacks, 50% base damage from projectile attacks, and 25% base damage when she guard points an opponents attack with 4d, 623d, 63214d, her startup animation, and both of her Supers (214214d and 236236d). (If she eats a projectile with her startup armor, it will stack with the half damage from normal projectiles and she will only take around 12.5% damage)
    • Whenever Nirvana is hit, the attacker treats it like they were blocked, even though Nirvana may still get interrupted and take damage; Opponents hitting Nirvana only have access to cancels possible on block, they cannot trigger any cinematic attacks, they will never launch or knock down Nirvana etc...
    • The opponent's Throw attribute moves cannot interact with Nirvana at all.
  • All normals and specials cost 900 (18%) health, except for:
    • 6D costs 650 (12%) health to use
    • 22D (La Campanella) costs 100 (2%) health
    • OD 632146D (Arpeggio of Oblivion) costs 1500 (~30%) health to use, not counting the passive regeneration from overdrive
  • If Nirvana has less health than the cost of a move she can still perform it but will then be disabled after the move ends.
  • Nirvana has a 16-frame uninterruptable startup animation starting when you start to hold down the drive button, which must be taken into account when considering the startup of Carl's drive attacks when done from an inactive state.
  • At the start of a round, Nirvana spawns 195,000 units behind Carl.

Overdrive: Synchro High Speed

Carl's overdrive grants Nirvana a power up:

  • Nirvana recovers faster from her moves and many of her moves gain new properties
  • Nirvana's moves cost nothing to use.
  • Nirvana's walk speed is 50% faster.
  • Nirvana's meter recovery speed is also increased.
  • Carl's gains access to a new Distortion Drive and the other two are improved significantly.

Normal Moves

5A

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
300 All 6 3 10 -1 B -

  • A fairly standard jab. Hits crouchers.
  • Has a very long cancel window, making it good for staggers.


5B

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
520 Mid 9 2 16 -1 B -

  • One of Carl's most important normals for combos and pressure.
  • Jump cancellable on block, which allows him to easily set-up airdash high-low mixups with the doll.
  • Has somewhat short reach, but its range has be increased by cancelling into it from a dash.


5C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
780 Mid 13 3 20 -6 B -

  • A long poke with a disjointed hitbox.
  • Also a staple move in combos and pressure.
  • Doesn't hit as high as it looks

Okay button overall, 5B 5C won't convert on launched opponents. Not too great on block apart from it being able to gatling into 6C and 6B for a predictable, but still working Mixup. Avoid using 5C in blockstrings too much, since no jumpcancel means that IB DP will ruin your day rather easily.

2A

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
300 Mid 7 3 10 -1 F -

  • Like 5A, 2A also has a very long cancel window, making it good for staggers.


2B

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
480 Low 9 4 15 -2 F -

A general purpose low poke. Sadly lacks much of its utility from previous games now Nirvana has no standing overhead, but still not without use.


2C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
760 Mid 14 3 24 -8 B 8~16 H

  • Carl's other anti-air normal. Although its invincibility frames start later than 6A, its smaller vertical hurtbox during startup makes this a very useful anti-air (arguably even better than 6A) in some situations.


6A

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
600 Mid 11 4 24 -11 B 5~14 H

  • Your go to Anti air
  • The hitbox on Carl's 6A extends slightly behind his head which can sometimes catch your opponent if they try to cross you up.
  • Whiffs on a few crouchers, like Ragna


6B

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
650 Low 17 4 16 -3 F -

  • Standing low, Carl steps forwards before attacking, giving it more range
  • 6B spins your opponent in place on counter hit which gives you a lot of time to combo into it .
  • being as slow as it is, you need to be careful using it as anything that cancels into it on block leaves a gap for the opponent to reversal out of


6C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
800 High 24 6 16 -5 B 7~22 FT

  • Carl's standing overhead. slow, but can lead to a fuzzy setup on taller characters with 6c>RC>dash rising j.a if they block this
  • Can set up an unblockable with Nirvanas 3d, but leaves a large gap in between that the opponent can often mash out of. (you can alleviate this by ending a combo in 623c>RC so you can hit them as soon as they can recover from Cantabiles hitstop)
  • Fatal on counter hit.
  • Forces crouching.


3C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
720 Low 14 10 20 -13 F -

  • 3C is usually used to combo into distortion
  • Slide kick move, Carl is moved forwards somewhat
  • Can low profile a number of moves, leads to good damage on counterhit.


j.A

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
300 High/Air 6 4 9 - H -

  • Your go to air to air normal to win air superiority.
  • Not the best jump-in move.


j.B

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
550 High/Air 9 3 24 - H -

  • Air to air move, mostly used as combo filler, or as the overhead in Carl's corner Unblockable setups.


j.C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
820 High/Air 10 5 21 - H -

  • Launches opponent downwards on air hit, usually used for ending air combos, Ideally forcing your opponent to tech in front of Nirvana for wakeup pressure.
  • Can be varied with j.2C as your jump-in moves.


j.2C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
850 All 10 Until L 28L - H -

  • Main air to ground move for Carl
  • Near symmetrical hitbox makes it ideal for crossups.
  • On hit/block, Carl bounces and recovers in the air, animation 26.
  • Combo stable due to its relativly good damage and ability to cancel into j.B and j.214C to get back onto the ground fast.


Drive Moves

Many of Nirvana's attacks have much less recovery and are more comboable when Carl activates his Overdrive, along with losing their usual cost. The major changes will be defined in brief detail in the move description. For the frame data of a specific OD-enhanced move, please refer to Carl's frame data. All drive moves may also be performed when Carl is airborne. Doll activation / deactivation has startup and needs to be accounted for!

2D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
510×4 All 33 2(8)2(10)2(8)2 58 [28] - BD 1~End Guard P

  • Multihit attack to keep your opponent pinned down blocking, or to deal decent damage during combos.
  • Costs 900 (18%) of Nirvanas health to use

Nirvana's new move replacing her old overhead punch, meaning Carl has much less access to unblockable setups now, but instead gains a very powerful combo move that you can use to force mixups on your opponent.


3D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
490×6 Low/Air, All×5 42 4×3,6 67 [25] - FD 1~End Guard P

  • Costs 900 (18%) of Nirvanas health to use

Nirvana's low attack, used in combination with Carl's j.b overhead to make an unblockable safejump reset on a standing opponent. Note that only the first hit is a low. 4th hit forces crouching.


6D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
940 All 29 8 60 [21] - BD 1~End Guard P

  • A punch that slides Nirvana forwards
  • Your go-to Nirvana move
  • Simple, effective, easily timed to fill in gaps in your block strings.
  • Causes a groundslide if opponent was hit in the air
  • Costs 600 (12%) of Nirvanas health to use

4D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
1060 All 24 8 69 [25] - BD 1~End Guard BP

  • Frametrap move, used to fish for counterhits
  • Fatal Counter
  • Pulls the opponent towards Nirvana
  • Costs 900 (18%) of Nirvanas health to use
  • Great for catching mid pokes in neutral with her armor

8D

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
Strike 760 Mid 33 3 36 [13] - BD 1~End Guard P
Shockwave 620 Mid 37 28 - - P1 -

  • The infamous clap, no longer unblockable, but still needs barrier.
  • Excellent anti-crossup anti-air
  • Long untechable time, allowing for various combos.
  • Very low recovery, making it quite doll-meter efficient if you let her regenerate afterwards.
  • Costs 900 (18%) of Nirvanas health to use


La Campanella

22D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
- - - - 69 [41] - - 1~36 [1~30] All
37~End [31~End] Guard P

  • Teleports Nirvana to just behind Carl's location (Or directly below him if Carl is airborne)
  • Used to recover Nirvana when she is too far away and sometimes to reposition Nirvana during some combos.
  • Can be used while Nirvana is in hitstun to prevent easy kills on her.
  • Costs 100 (2%) of Nirvanas health to use


Con Brio

623D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
1480 Mid 25 6 39 [15] - BD 1~End Guard HP

  • Anti air attack that covers a huge space, must be barrier blocked in the air.
  • Superior to 6D in corner for combos, due to its much higher damage and basically same effective cost (very low recovery).
  • For some reason doesn't stop if Carl gets hit. makes for a very scary scramble option after you air tech with Nirvana close by because of this (just be careful of her 16f general startup)
  • Costs 900 (18%) of Nirvanas health to use


Con Anima

63214D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
0, 2000
[0, 2500]
All 19-119 4 60 [20] - HBFTD 1~(22~122) Guard HBFP

  • Nirvana runs forward with her arms raised, if she catches your opponent, they will get slammed to the ground for a hard knockdown with no bounce, meaning you need to use the throw animation time to get carl into position quickly.
  • Can catch airborne opponents.
  • Hitgrab, you can block it, unlike previous versions, this move can be comboed into and cannot be throw rejected under any circumstances. However it does not gain 100% minimum damage
  • Fatal Counter
  • Costs 900 (18%) of Nirvanas health to use

This is Nirvana's option to deter hitting her, but use it carefully as opponents can both jumpcancel to block or outspace it and on whiff it's a green light for the opponent to close in. Also works well against Haku's trying to parry Nirvana.


Con Fuoco

41236D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
630×5 All 52 4×6,2 96 [31] - BD 1~End Guard P

  • Multi-hit attack that covers a lot of horizontal ground and deals a lot of damage, but can be low profiled by a number of moves
  • Costs 900 (18%) of Nirvanas health to use


Volante

421D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
1100 All 31 Until Hit Total: 90
[Total: 52]
- P1 1~End Guard P

  • Projectile attack, Nirvana launches a large orb that accelerates with time
  • Sometimes used point blank in some combos
  • Can be used with Nirvana offscreen for a surprise attack
  • Can be used as a corner Okizeme setup to catch an opponent's wakeup DP, so that even if they RC, they still have to block the projectile, as the projectile does not go away if Carl blocks
  • Costs 900 (18%) of Nirvanas health to use


Universal Mechanics

Forward Throw

5/6B+C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
0, 1500 T(70) 7 3 23 - T -

  • Causes a hard knockdown, allowing Carl to even switch sides with 236A before picking the opponent up.


Back Throw

4B+C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
0, 1500 T(70) 7 3 23 - T -

  • Ground bounces, requires different timing/followups compared to his forward throw.


Air Throw

j.B+C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
0, 1500 T(120) 7 3 23+3L - T -

  • Launches opponent downwards, useful for sending them down towards Nirvana for followups.


Counter Assault

6A+B while Blocking

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
0 All 13 3 32 -16 B 1~20 All

  • Same animation as old 6c.

The infamous dangerous defense. With Nirivana positioned behind an opponent, Carl can combo out of his CA using 6D to switch sides and immediately start pressure.


Crush Trigger

5A+B (Chargeable)

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
Uncharged 1000 Guard Break 32/Barrier 20 1 25 0 B -
Charged 1000 Guard Break 60/Barrier 30~61 1 25 0 B -

  • Mostly used to stall for Nirvana, in corner combos and in Carl's unblockable


Specials

Vivace

236A/B

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
236A - - - - Total: 28 - - 1~16 P
236B - - - - Total: 39 - - 1~30 HB

  • Dodge move used to switch sides with your opponent or get out of some situations where you might get separated from Nirvana
  • When used when Nirvana is attacking, can be used to cross up your opponent by forcing them to swap the direction they're blocking in
  • The A version Can pass through opponents from frame 1-18 while the B version Can pass through opponents from frame 1-24 but be careful since you still can be throw out of both versions
  • The A version is Projectile invul from frame 1-16, while the B version has head and upper Body invul from frame 1-30
  • Generous Head and Body invulnerability on the B version, while it isn't projectile invulnerable like the A version, it can still low profile a lot of projectile attacks
  • Carl is in Counterhit state throughout both versions

Cantabile

623C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
0, 1800 All 9 15 44 -26 D -

  • Looks like a low attack, but isn't.
  • on hit, launches opponent into the air and towards Carl, enabling easy followups with both Nirvana and Carl, as appropriate.
  • Big damage
  • On block goes into 37F recovery animation.
  • Has an enormous amount of hitstop, allowing you to RC and leave the opponent stuck in place for nearly a full second. also delays the opponents burst until they get launched, letting you react to the burst flash and RC if they burst too early
  • Also forces standing on hit RC, allowing for some very niche Unblockable setups where you cant fit a CT


Allegretto

j.214C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
700, 100×5 All 13 X{(4)X}×5 Total: 66+1L - H -

  • Keeps carls current air momentum (allowing for some funky movment with dash or j.2C), then stops Carl's momentum in the air and makes him recoil slightly, common air combo filler. Ends the air combo midscreen unless Nirvana can get her own hit in afterwards.
  • Hits appear in 4F intervals, each hit has 8 Active Frames.
  • used often in corner combos for added regen time early on (xx>623c>Brio>dash j.214c>5a>5b), or as an ender to set up for Volante as an oki option while putting carl at a safer distance than the usual j.c


Distortion Drives

Laetabilis Cantata

632146C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
250×20
[300×22]
All 8+(50 Flash)+3 5×20 [5×22] Total: 131 [Total: 143] -46 [-75] P2* -

  • General purpose damage dealing distortion, but be wary that it can be hit out of after the superflash.
  • Projectile does not disappear on hit, leading to favourable trades.
  • Technically invulnerable on frame 8 (the frame before superflash), but the invuln runs out during superflash meaning Carl is invulnerable for effectively less than 1 frame. The projectile comes out during superflash on the same frame as the invuln ending; being hit during superflash ends the freeze on the opponent, making the effective startup of the projectile hitbox 40 frames post-flash in this situation.
  • Minimum damage: 25*20 OD: 30*22

Rhapsody of Memories

236236D (air OK)

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
236236D 200×6, 300×2, 350×2, 500 All 10+(40 Flash)+9 See Notes 48 - BD Nirvana: 1~End Guard HBFP
236236D OD 200×12, 300×4, 350×2, 500 - 10+9 See Notes 68 - BD Nirvana: 1~End Guard HBFP

  • Nirvana attacks in a long string of attacks. During this time, Nirvana cannot be interrupted by hitting her or hitting Carl.
  • Active Frames for the normal version are: 3 (12) 3 (12) 3 (9) 3 (12) 3 (12) 3 (12) 6 (9) 6 (20) 5 (26) 5 (38) 6
  • Active Frames for the OD version are: 2(8)2(8)2(6)2(8)2(8)2(6)2(8)2(8)2(6)2(8)2(8)2(8)4(6)4(6)4(6)4(21)5(24)5(54)6
  • Carl has total animation 10+(40 Flash)+69 on the ground and 10+(40 Flash)+53 in the air
  • Minimum damage: 40*3, 60*2, 70*2, 100
  • OD minimum damage: 40*12, 60*4, 70*2, 100

Not the most damaging Distortion Drive, but it doesn't need to be. Often used on block to basically force Carl's opponent to stay still and block while Carl can freely try a number of mixup options to try and open them up. Be wary that you aren't completely impervious to damage while in this state since a number of moves can both hit Carl and launch the player to safety if timed correctly.


Fermata

214214D (air OK)

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
2500 [3000] Mid 1+(103 Flash)+16 6 124 +14 [+24] BD Nirvana: 1~End Guard P

  • Carl has total animation 1+(103 Flash)+42 on the ground and 1+(103 Flash)+36 in the air. Both ground and air versions have Invul 1~1 All
  • Nirvana does one big slow uppercut, launches opponent very high
  • Very easy to block on reaction, so best left for a big damage combo ender.
  • Minimum damage: 500 OD: 600


Arpeggio of Oblivion

During OD 632146D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
1600, 3500 All 1+(89 Flash)+(8~16) 3 33 -39 BD 1~?? All

  • Very similar to Relius' Vol Tedo Distortion Drive
  • Only available during Overdrive
  • Nirvana cannot be interrupted during the move
  • First hit Minimum Damage 10%. Second hit Minimum Damage 25%.
  • Carl Immediately begins recovery animation on block for 46F
  • Minimum damage: 1035
  • Costs roughly 1500 (~33%) of Nirvanas health to use, not counting the passive regeneration from OD

One of the few Overdrive-only distortion drives. Nothing particularly exciting, but it does make for a very highly damaging combo ender.


Exceed Accel

Symphony of Lament

A+B+C+D during Overdrive

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
600×2, 400×2, 1000
{600, 240×15, 1000}
All 20 [10] 3 34 -10 B 1~22 All
[1~12 All]

Carl's only reversal option. Can be his only way to get out of trouble when isolated from Nirvana.


Astral Heat

Deus Ex Machina

64641236D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupHow many frames the attack needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. The listed startup frame coincides with the move's first active frame. ActiveHow many frames where there is a hitbox that can hit an opponent. The first active frame occurs on the listed startup frame. RecoveryHow many frames that the character must go through after an attack's active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance, or the total duration of the move if it has no hitbox/creates projectiles. Frame AdvHow many frames the attacker's recovery ends before the defender's blockstun ends if the attack is blocked. A positive value indicates that the attacker recovers first, while a negative value indicates that the defender recovers first. This value usually assumes that the attack's first active frame (of each hit, if multi-hit) is blocked. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Frames where this move is invincible to different attack attributes.
"Guard" indicates guard point instead of regular invulnerability. Specific guard point properties are noted in move descriptions or full frame data notes.
Outside of specific exceptions, "All" means HBFPT and does not include Burst.
21850 All 1+(100 Flash)+17 ?? Total: 77 -30 P 1~68 All

  • Nirvana teleports in front of Carl and opens up a portal which contains the hitbox that starts the move.
  • If it fails, Nirvana's gauge is depleted entirely. (if you are in OD as you use this however, she will regenerate before she actually dies, though still with nearly all of her bar depleted)


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