BBCF/Naoto Kurogane

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Overview

Overview

Naoto is an aggressive rushdown character with high damage and great pressure options. Naoto can convert most hits into great damage thanks to his unique "Enhancer" mechanic- if Naoto performs a special move while dashing, said special moves gain new properties. These new properties give him excellent corner carry and can be used to great effect in combos. His DP is also one of the best reversals in the game, thanks to it having a huge hitbox with tons of active frames.

Though he lacks the far reaching normals of other members of the cast and has no fireball, his Drive and dash enhanced specials allow him to quickly close the gap to his opponent. Opponents who can successfully keep their distance or intercept his predictable approaches can nullify much of the threat he poses. Though Naoto requires above average execution for optimized play, he rewards the effort with a strong combo potential and fantastic damage.
"DIVINE SMASHAAAAAAAAAA"
Lore:Naoto Kurogane is the main protagonist of the BlazBlue: Bloodedge Experience novel series. He is gifted with the Hunter's Eye, an ability that allows him to see the life-force of living beings as a numerical value; his own life-force value hovered around 9,810 until he became Raquel Alucard's servant. He first appears as a playable character in BlazBlue: Central Fiction.
Voice:Shimazaki Nobunaga
Playstyle
Naoto Kurogane is a rushdown character with amazing pressure and explosive damage.
Pros Cons
  • Simple But Effective Gameplan: Naoto's simple rushdown gameplan makes him very easy to pick up despite the strict execution for his BnBs.
  • Strong and Oppressive Offense: Naoto's damage is off the charts. He can consistently output high damage combos from anywhere on the screen while ending in the corner. He is also equipped with good pressure tools, strong frametraps and a good overhead that leads to high damage anywhere. All of these tools are also backed with a fast dash, forward-reaching specials and a quick air dash which make Naoto hard to catch and allow him to cover lots of screen space very quickly.
  • Solid Defense: Solid defensive options with one of the best DP, 2 good reversal Supers and a good CA
  • Endorsed by the Wu-Tang Clan
  • Stubby Arms: Naoto has short range outside of Drive attacks, Enhanced Slash Kaid and Divine Smasher. The first can take a while to charge, the middle is very commital while the last requires meter and is generally unsafe on block, so pick your options carefully.

Drive: Bloodedge

Naoto's Drive allows him to transform his blood into melee weapons for longer range attacks. Naoto can charge them to further increase range and imbue them with Guard Break properties. While charging, Naoto can dash cancel to act as a feint.

Overdrive: Blood Repulsor

Naoto's grounded Drive attacks charge much faster and become dash cancelable on hit and on block, even when fully charged. His Enhancer ability will also be powered up. The window to get an enhanced special after a dash increases greatly, and Naoto can used enhanced specials in the air after an air dash. Additionally, his hair and eyes will turn white and red, respectively.

Unique Ability: Enhancer

If Naoto performs special moves or super moves while dashing, they will gain a blue silhouette and new properties (e.g. more hits).

Doing ground normals while running/dashing and canceling into a special/super within a 12f window (hitstop not included but the normal's startup is) will still give it Enhancer properties.

Naoto's dash cancel also become special cancelable and will Enhance the special it is canceled into.

During Overdrive, this effect is extended to 25f. You're also able to do enhanced air specials.

Normal Moves

5A

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
300 All 6 3 12 -1 B -

  • Hits crouching and very hard to get low profiled
  • Gatlings into 6A 6B
  • Jump cancelable on hit and on block
  • Catchs rolls
  • Lv2 Button, meaning it has more block/hitstun than usual jabs

Great jab, can be jump-canceled on hit and on block. Great for pressure thanks to it being able to gatling into itself from 2A. It can catch roll for a good amount of damage. Easy to get good damage off of hit confirm mid screen due to the amount of routes available to use (all varying around 3k). Dash 5A enhanced Slash Kaid can easily lead to 3.5k+ midscreen.

5AA

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
600 Mid 8 4 14 -1 B -

  • Hits crouching
  • Gatlings into 6A 6B
  • Moves Naoto slightly forward
  • Causes stagger on counter hit

Naoto performs a quick body-blow on the opponent. Good for pressure and combos off 5A. Does more damage than going straight into 5B off 5A. Counter hit has a absurdly long hitstun and better proration than any other 5A enabling it to combo into 6D or 6A for well over 4k with no heat. However it can't be jump-canceled.

5B

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
550 Mid 8 3 18 -4 B -

  • Jump cancelable on hit and on block
  • Gatlings into 6B
  • Moves Naoto slightly forward.
  • Has a disjoint at the tip of his leg

A kick aimed high. Short horizontal range but good vertical. Can be jump-canceled on hit and on block. Staple for combos and pressure. Good air poke thanks to decent vertical range. Hitbox was buffed in 2.0 so its use of being an AA is far better. Don't use this in neutral without microdash due to its short range even when considering the forward momemtum.

5C

2A

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
300 Low 7 2 12 -2 F -

  • Gatlings into 6A 6B
  • Hits low

Fast but short ranged kick. Good for stagger pressure. Gatlings into itself twice from 5A. Not as useful as 5A since it has less frame advantage and can't be jump canceled. Its main benefit is that it hits low, and lowers Naoto's hitbox greatly. Used wisely, you can low profile some moves with this. Not as useful for starting pressure since 5A does everything this does much better.

2B

2C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
850 Mid 11 6 22 -11 B 7~13 H

  • Head invulnerability
  • Float state on counter
  • Jump cancelable on hit and block

A crouching uppercut with good head invulnerability. A great, solid crouching anti-air with a large hitbox, though it tends to turn Naoto the wrong direction when dealing with IADs and cross ups. Shouldn't be used often in blockstrings, especially against barrier, because of its short horizontal range. Anti air confirm should be followed up with phantom pain on hit, and 6D on counter hit.

6A

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
700 High 24 3 24 -10 B -

  • Bonus Proration 110%
  • Forces crouching on hit

Naoto hits the opponent with an overhead punch and is Naoto's only standing overhead. Decent speed, can be followed up with Cs, Ds and specials to make it safe on block and can lead to over 4k damage with good execution. The reward it carries makes Naoto's mixup pretty scary. The very long recovery makes it dangerous to get OD'ed through.

6B

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
750 All 17 4 4+12L -1 H 5~(Until L) FT

  • Lower body invulnerability
  • Throw invulnerability

A flying kick with good advantage. Can be rapid-canceled for IAD mixups. This will beat 2A mash attempts because of its invuln and low crush properties. Can only be combo'ed with Inferno Crusader on regular hit. On CH you can followup with different moves without the need of RC such as dash 5A or 5B. Can occasionally be used to reset pressure thanks to being -1 on block/0 on Barrier. Has slightly more range and less start up than 5D. In some matchups you can combine this with 2A to make it risky for your opponent to mash out of pressure. Use 6B to low crush, and use 2A to low profile higher hitting moves.

6C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
800 All 35 4 9+8L -2 H -

  • Does not hit crouching
  • Recovery can be canceled with any move, making it in reality +6 if cancelled on block

Naoto does a giant leap before kicking at the opponent. Can easily cross-up, is safe on block and should be followed up with 5B for a good combo. Does not cross up in corner. If Naoto does the kick directly above the opponent, they will have cross-up protection. Has a hitbox in front of Naoto. Gatlings from any D normal to catch opponents trying to jump out of D pressure.

3C

j.A

j.B

j.C


Drive Moves

5D

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
5D 900 [1350] Mid [Guard Break 24/Barrier] 20 [40] 5 18 -2 [-1] B -
5D OD 900 [1350] Mid [Guard Break 34/Barrier] 18 [28] 5 18 -2 [-1] B -

  • Gatlings into 6C
  • Dash cancelable before hit
  • Special cancelable on hit and block
  • Causes stagger on hit
  • Enters Dash Cancel State on Frame 10
  • Causes Guard Break fully charged

Hits the opponent with a blade of blood. Mainly used for corner combos. The long start up makes it ideal against players abusing fuzzy guard. Use cautiously, skilled opponents will use reversals or OD after 5C if it's not used spareingly. The dash cancel should be used on any non A hit confirm to go into 6623C 5A 2C rekka.

Fully charged, it can be used to break the opponent's guard and quickly go into Divine Smasher for damage. Causes a long stagger on hit and a slide on air hit.

During OD has an extremely fast start up and thus can be used as a ghetto zoning tool against characters with worse range.

2D

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
2D 900 [1350] Low [Guard Break 24/Low Barrier] 22 [44] 5 18 -2 [-1] F -
2D OD 900 [1350] Low [Guard Break 34/Low Barrier] 20 [32] 5 18 -2 [-1] F -

  • Gatlings into 6C
  • Dash cancelable before hit
  • Shift Sway cancelable on hit and block
  • Causes stagger on hit
  • Causes Guard Break fully charged
  • Enters Dash Cancel State on Frame 10

Hits the opponent with a blade of blood. Similiar to 5D, but hits low instead. This move gives Naoto the most options on corner hit. Off 2D in the corner, you can do 214A>dc>en214A for a solid crossup, and even do a crossunder 2B or another en214A crossup into Phantom Pain. Charged version causes wallstick on air hit.

6D

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
6D 1000 [1500] Mid [Guard Break 24/Barrier] 24 [48] 6 17 -2 [-1] B -
6D OD 1000 [1500] Mid [Guard Break 34/Barrier] 22 [36] 6 17 -2 [-1] B -

  • Gatlings into 6C
  • Causes float on hit
  • Jump cancelable on hit and on block
  • Enters Dash Cancel State on Frame 10
  • Causes wall bounce fully charged
  • Causes Guard Break fully charged

Naoto makes a blade of blood and aims upward, slashing with high diagonal range. 6D is a staple for combos, usually leading to high damage when used. CH 5C/2C>6D will lead to strong damage anywhere on screen. Uncharged 6D is not a very good anti air since it doesn't have any head invulnerability during its long startup.

Charged version is Naoto's best starter for high damage: it has huge range, is a Fatal Counter, and causes a wallbounce on hit.

j.D

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
j.D 900 [1350] All [Guard Break 24/Barrier] 20 [40] 5 18+5L - H -
j.D OD 900 [1350] All [Guard Break 34/Barrier] 18 [28] 5 18+5L - H -

  • Uncharged j.D has 5f of Forced Landing Recovery
  • Charged j.D has 10f of Forced Landing Recovery

Naoto aims downward with a blade of blood. Has decent horizontal and downward range. Good for combos. Charging slows down Naoto's descent so it can be used to bait anti-airs, and when fully charged, the horizontal range is huge. Leads to a good combo if spaced right and is an overall good tool with many purposes. Charged version causes groundbounce on hit.


Universal Mechanics

Ground Throw

5B+C 4B+C

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Forward Throw 0, 1500 Throw(70) 7 3 23 - T -
Back Throw 0×2, 1500 Throw(70) 7 3 23 - T -

Forward Throw
  • 100% minimum damage
  • Causes float
  • Causes wall splat in corner

Grabs the opponent and knees them upward, causing a float midscreen and a wallstick in corner. Can be followed up with dash 2C> Enhanced Phantom Pain (side swap), 5B/5C>Enhanced Banishing Fang midscreen (best route), or 2C>5D stabs in corner, all for good damage. Can also OD into j.[D] in corner.

Back Throw
  • 100% minimum damage
  • Swaps back to the same side
  • Causes stagger

Grabs the opponent and switches positions with them before hitting them with a shoulder, causing a stagger down. Can be followed up with 5B/5C>Enhanced Banishing Fang or Enhanced Slash Kaid if you want to switch sides again.

Air Throw

j.B+C

Counter Assault

6A+B while Blocking

Crush Trigger

5A+B (Chargeable)

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Uncharged 1000 Guard Break 32/Barrier 20 1 25 0 B -
Charged 1000 Guard Break 60/Barrier 30~61 1 25 0 B -

  • Causes stagger on hit
  • Causes wall bounce on air hit
  • Causes guard break
  • Keeps dash cancel's momentum

Smashes the opponent with an elbow to the body. Dashes forward when attacking. Causes Guard Break on hit and can only be blocked with Barrier and takes a lot of the Barrier Gauge, it can be charged to take more Barrier or increase damage in combos. Good corner carry potential on air hit. Decent option to catch your opponent sleeping as the guard break can be followed with 6D for a solid 4k combo, shouldn't be used often like any other crush trigger.


Special Moves

Banishing Fang

236B

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
700 All 13 3 17 -3 B -

Naoto hits the opponent with a powered knee. First part of a 3-hit rekka and the start of its rps option. Has a deceptively large vertical hit box but forward movement makes it impractical as an anti air.

Unenhanced

Not many uses without corner. Mainly used as combo filler and to safely end pressure.

Enhanced

  • Causes crouching on hit
  • Enhanced shortcut: 2366B

Banishing Fang: Roar

236B after Banishing Fang

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
800 All 9 6 18 -7 B -

  • Fatal Counter

Naoto follows up Banishing Fang with a swipe of his hand. Main use is to go into the third hit of the Banishing Fang rekka. Can be delayed slightly to punish mashing. Fatal counter can be followed up with phantom pain if you input jc 214A after Raid hits. Using 5D/2D, 236B whiff, 236B can also be used to fish for fatal counters.

Banishing Fang: Bash

236B after Banishing Fang: Roar

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
1200 All 14 7 22 -10 B -

  • Fatal Counter
  • Enhanced version is dash cancelable on hit

Almost never used in combos without enhanced, unless trying to punish mashing. Fatal Bash Starter gets an extreme amount of Damage almost anywhere on screen.

Great corner carry especially with dash cancel follow up. Can be followed up with another rekka mid screen if opponent is high enough during air juggle.

Banishing Fang: Raid

236C after Banishing Fang: Roar

Inferno Crusader

623C/D (Air OK)

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
623C 600 [600×2] Mid 6 9 [6,3] 26+11L -28 [-22] B 4~11 H
623D 700×2
[700, 450×4]
Mid 9 3,10
[3,3,3,2,2]
38+16L
[29+16L]
-45 [-28] B 1~17 All
j.623C 800 [800x2] All 6 6,3 Until L+11 - H 1~7 H
j.623D 800, 800 [800, 600x4] All 7 4,6 Until L+16 - H 1~12 All

623C

  • Head invulnerability 4-11

Naoto does a very fast rising uppercut with his fist. C version has 1 hit and doesn't do much damage. Strictly an anti-air. Enhanced C version has 2 hits and more hitstun, allowing Naoto to follow it up anywhere with 5A for a combo.


623D

  • Enhanced version beats almost every attack in the game.

Easily the best DP in the game. Massive range, especially when enhanced. D version has 2 hits, tons of invul and active frames and is used to end combos. D version has a claw effect on it while C version does not.

Enhanced D version does 5 hits instead of 2, dealing more damage. It is also a situational anti-air in some cases, though should only be used in that sense if you have meter to Rapid Cancel.

Overhead Kick

2C after Inferno Crusader

Slash Kaid

214D

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Normal 1000 All 15 [13] 3 23 -9 [-7] B -
through Opponent 1200 - 13 3 29 - B -

  • Causes stagger on hit
  • Causes float on counter hit
  • Causes crumple on close range hit
  • Causes side swap on close range hit
  • Close range hit's hitstun isn't affected by hitstun decay (except the 1f reduction)

Naoto slashes the opponent with a curved blade of blood. A fast attack with good range. Not punishable on block at max range. Strong use in combos.

Enhanced version staggers and sideswaps on close standing hit and has more damage and much more hitstun, allowing for more options to follow up with. Useful for catching opponent back dashing or spamming projectiles. Side Swap Range and Knockdown was buffed in 2.0 allowing for Restand Setups.

Shift Sway

214A

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
- - - - 39 [37] - - 1~30 HBP
[1~26 HBP]

  • Head, Body, and Projectile invulnerability
  • Phantom Pain shortcut removed in 2.0
  • Enters Dash Cancel State on Frame 9

Naoto sways back, dodging the opponent's attack. Dodges highs, mids and projectiles, but loses to lows and throws. Can dash-cancel at any time during the animation, which is useful for going into Enhanced specials. 2146A will buffer a forward input allowing easier dash cancel enhanced specials. A key part of Naoto's more advanced combo routes.

Enhanced version makes Naoto move forward. The movement is decently fast and, if the opponent is next to him, he will go behind. Will swap sides even if opponent is in the corner. Works well against wake up distortion drives/reversals giving you enough time to counter with 6D or dash 5B/5C enhanced Slash Kaid.

Phantom Pain

8A after Shift Sway

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0, 1426×2 Unblockable (120) 15 [5] 5 28 - T 1~19 HB [1~9 HB]

  • Enhanced version happens from Enhanced Shift Sway (You don't need to input a second microdash)
  • Unblockable and unburstable, as it is technically a throw.
  • Hard-coded to whiff on crouching opponents, including opponents performing crouching moves.
  • Head and Body invulnerable, but strangely loses its projectile invulnerability.
  • Enhanced Phantom Pain Starts up in 5f compared to Regular's 15f (meaning longer projectile invul)

After Shift Sway, Naoto will do a rising kick. If it hits, he will follow it up with a second kick. Can be followed up with dash 5B/5C for a solid combo anywhere. Can be used to Reset albeit unreliably, and functions as a powerful antiair, but kind of a quasi-low attack against grounded opponents. Phantom Pain and Enhanced Phantom Pain are considered two different moves. (they still share same move proration)

Pain's full startup is 23f while Enhanced Pain's startup is 21f

Distortion Drives

Divine Smasher

632146B (Air OK)

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
632146B 2000 [2400] All 5+(50 Flash)+2 10 23 -12 B 1~6 All
7~16 P
j.632146B 1800 All 5+(50 Flash)+7 Until L 25 - H 1~11 All
12~(Until L) P
OD Followup 1800 - 4+(35 Flash)+15 3 Until L+24 - - 1~End All

Ground Version

  • Normal: 800 minimum damage
  • Enhanced: 960 minimum damage

Naoto charges at the opponent with a powerful straight punch. Very fast, has about midscreen range. Ground version goes forward. Projectile invul. On Counter Hit, can be followed up with 5/2A, 5/2B in the corner for a very damaging combo.

Enhanced version does 20% more damage and has more range, going almost full screen.

OD Version

  • Normal: 1080 minimum damage
  • Enhanced: 1188 minimum damage

Overdrive version does an additional flip kick with blood, adding more damage. Good against zoners as well as a good way to end air combos if you want to kill.

Air Version

  • Normal: 720 minimum damage
  • OD: 1050 minimum damage

The air version is similar to the ground version, but it aims diagonally downward. Overdrive version does the same flip kick as when used on the ground. Can be followed up with 2B, 2C/3C or even directly Divine Reaper depending on how low Naoto is when doing the distortion. Good tool used against air resets.

Fun fact: OD version can be enhanced if it is done after an ensway, no matter how long after ensway has ended. However, it is purely visual.

Divine Reaper

632146D

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Strike 1300, 2719
[1300, 1900, 2200]
All 4+(40 Flash)+9 1 48 -18 B 1~27 All
Projectile 693×3 [803×3] All 4+(40 Flash)+10 3,3,6 - - P2 -

  • 1004 minimum damage (full animation only)
  • 1350 minimum damage during OD (full animation only)

Naoto launches a blood wave that resembles a giant Dead Spike. If he's close enough, he will do the full animation, where he launches the opponent up and smashes them with a deadly elbow strike. Mainly used for big damage at the end of Naoto's combos. Enhanced version does a mini-dash before launching the wave, making it easier to catch the opponent in the full animation.

If he's too far, only the projectile will hit, dealing only 1450 damage but allowing him to follow up.

Overdrive version has Naoto create a giant blood scythe after the wave and powerfully slashes the opponent. Can easily be combo'd into from 5C or 3C. Naoto's highest-damaging combos will rely on Overdrive Reaper.


Exceed Accel

Grim of Phantom

A+B+C+D during Overdrive

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
600, 500, 1400, 550
{600, 500, 1700, 610×5}
All 20 [10] 3 34 -10 B 1~22 All
[1~12 All]

It's a fully invulnerable reversal, like 623D. Only it's incredibly telegraphed, has worse range, uses up your Overdrive, you don't get oki, and you can't rapid cancel to make it safe on block. Use sparingly, if at all.

Punishable on block and leaves them at fullscreen.


Astral Heat

Edge of Eternity

2141236C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. 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.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0, 2100×8, 5300, 10000 All 4+(54 Flash)+11 6 28 -13 B 1~20 All

  • Keeps dash cancel's momentum

Naoto's hair and eyes turn white and red, even if he isn't in Overdrive. He then prepares a giant scythe of blood and begins slashing the opponent repeatedly before ending it with his strongest slash. One of the fastest and easiest astrals in the game. Combos after practically everything, including 5AA.


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