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Overview
Overview

Stoic Erune "Weapon Contractor" of The Society; a mysterious organizaion who looks to put down any grave threats to Sky Realm by whatever means necessary. Wielding his Seal Weapon Flamek, Eustace excels at locking down the opponent with his projectile gunfire, command dash follow-ups and set-play from his Rat Race grenades. On top of these, he benefits from using the simplified inputs for Flamek Thunder and Slow Kill because it allows the user to execute block strings which would be either very difficult or impossible with the standard motion inputs. Althrough he's strong on the attack, his capability is offset by lack of meterless reversal and limited knockdown tools. Good read and awareness are required to make Eustace an offensive powerhorse proper.


Lore:The cool lone wolf has found a tranquil calm worth protecting. Safeguarding the torch that has thawed his frozen heart, he grits his teeth as he brushes off the heavy dew that stains his path.
Voice:English: Kaiji Tang/ Japanese: Kazuya Nakai
Playstyle
GBVS Eustace Icon.png Eustaceis a mid-range fighter who uses his grenades from Rat Race to control space and set up combos and pressure.
Pros Cons
  • Strong neutral: A variety of good pokes, projectiles that hit at different timings and advancing moves sum up to give Eustace a fantastic neutral game.
  • Godlike pressure: In addition to his top-of-class 2L, every single one of Eustace's specials is geared towards offense and nearly all grant him advantage on block.
  • Great conversions with Rat Race+: With a grenade set, Eustace can convert almost any hit into a highly damaging combo from anywhere on screen.
  • Poor damage without setup: Eustace's base damage is extremely poor as he's unable to practically launch the opponent without a grenade.
  • Difficulty scoring knockdowns: Eustace relies heavily on 214X to get knockdowns, and has to spend it at times to convert from certain strings.
  • Shoddy defense: Though he's not the worst at it, Eustace can have a tough time getting out of pressure as he has no meterless reversal.
Rat Race Grenades
The H version of Rat Race causes the grenade to stick to the opponent. Certain moves will cause the grenade to detonate allowing for combo followups. These moves are as follows:


Normal Moves

c.L

c.M

c.H

Auto Combo

f.L

f.M

f.H

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. On BlockThe 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. On Hit Invuln
f.H 1000 Mid 10 - - -9 -5 -
f.HH - Mid - - - -9 [+5] -5 [HKD] -

  • By pressing H again, Eustace fires off a shot from the extended gun which can set off the H Rat Race grenade. Values in [] indicate advantage when 623H is triggered.
  • The followup cannot be canceled into special moves.

Really good poke, has the automatic follow-up for free extra damage although it doesn't lead to anything. Combos into 214M and 5U on hit and is often used to extend juggles, whether in the corner or midscreen.

2L

2M

2H

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. On BlockThe 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. On Hit Invuln
2H 1000 Mid 10 - - -12 -8 -
2HH 500 Mid - - - -12[+2] KD[HKD] -

  • By pressing H again, Eustace fires off a shot from the extended gun which can set off the Rat Race+ grenade. Values in [] indicate advantage when 623H is triggered.
  • The followup cannot be canceled into special moves.

Eustace's designated anti-air, not very large. Can be confirmed fairly easily on either counter or normal hit with 214L~G for the former and 214L~L/H for the latter.

2HH is NOT any safer on block unless you have a 623H set up. Don't even try it.

2U

j.L

j.M

j.H

j.U

Unique Action

5U

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. On BlockThe 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. On Hit Invuln
5U 700 Mid 19 - - -6 -2 -
5UU 500(800) Mid - - - -6[+8] [HKD] -

  • Follow-up cannot be canceled into special moves.
  • Follow-up sets off H Rat Race grenade, but the first hit does not. Values in [] indicate advantage when 623H is triggered.

Eustace steps forward and strikes with the barrel of the Flamek Thunder. Pressing Unique Action again shoots the Thunder. The follow-up shot can be charged to delay the attack and increase damage, and the second shot will also set off a Rat Race+ grenade.

Useful for frame traps and closing distance, with 5UU being safe on block due to pushback. 5UU doesn't knock down but forces your opponent in an auto-tech quite close to you, so you can dash up and continue your offense on hit. On block, 5UU can be delayed for a frame trap, or cancelled into immediately for a safe, true blockstring. There is almost never any reason not to use the follow-up.

Universal Mechanics

Ground Throw

Air Throw

Overhead Attack

Special Moves

Slow Kill GBVS Upfireball.png

[2]8X (Chargable) or 5S

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. On BlockThe 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. On Hit Invuln
[2]8L 500 Mid 15 - - -7[+10] -3[HKD] -
[2]8M 500 Mid 15 - - -7[+10] -3[HKD] -
[2]8H 500*2 Mid 13 - - -2[+15] HKD[HKD] -
[2]8[L] 300*2 Mid 27 - - +9 +13 -
[2]8[M] 300*2 Mid 27 - - +9 +13 -
[2]8[H] 300*4 Mid 25 - - +11 HKD -

  • Sets off H Rat Race grenade. Values in [] indicate advantage when 623H is triggered.
  • Can be charged for an extra hit and more damage.
  • Eustace is in CH state during recovery.

Eustace aims his gun downward and ricochets a shot off of the ground. One of Eustace's myriad ways to extend his pressure, as all three versions of [2]8[X] grant great frame advantage if blocked. Although it's not too difficult to react to it due to its unique animation, Eustace can release the projectile early in the charge for to bait a mash out. Also somewhat useful in neutral to control space, but ironically, none of its versions are good at catching jumps. Best used to mix up your timing between all of Eustace's other projectiles.

Flamek Thunder GBVS Upfireball.png

[4]6X (Chargable) or 6S

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. On BlockThe 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. On Hit Invuln
[4]6L 800 Mid 13 - - -8[+9] -4[HKD] -
[4]6M 800 Mid 15 - - -8[+9] -4[HKD] -
[4]6H 300,300,400 Mid 13 - - +3[+20] +7[HKD] -

  • Sets off H Rat Race grenade. Values in [] indicate advantage when 623H is triggered.
  • Can be charged for an extra hit and more damage.

A faster-than average fireball in both startup and velocity. Both [4]6L and [4]6M are very spammable and good at winning fireball wars, but are both very unsafe on block. [4]6H, on the other hand, grants some frame advantage, and can be used to extend combos and pressure. Both [4]6L and [4]6H will combo from literally any normal.

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. On BlockThe 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. On Hit Invuln
[4]6[L] 1000 Mid - - - -7[+10] -3[HKD] -
[4]6[M] 1000 Mid - - - -7[+10] KD[HKD] -
[4]6[H] 1200 Mid - - - +4[+15] HKD[HKD] -

[4]6[X] is effectively a laser. All versions will pierce through and destroy other projectiles to hit the opponent, though multi-hit projectiles won't be completely destroyed even by [4]6[H]. All versions of [4]6[X] gain exactly one frame of advantage over their uncharged counterparts, [4]6[M] will grant a soft knockdown on hit, and [4]6[H] grants a hard knockdown and wallbounces.

Close Combat GBVS Charge.png

214X or 4S

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. On BlockThe 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. On Hit Invuln
214L - - - - - - - -
214M 500 Mid 18~ - - -7 -3 -
214H 500 Mid 15~ - - -7 -3 -

Eustace's command dash.

The L version only moves and can be cancelled into 5 follow-up actions (see below).

The M version ends in a knife attack and then allows follow-ups, apart from Brake which can only be used before the strike. Startup varies based on distance travelled.

The H version can be cancelled before or after the knife strike, but Brake must be used before the strike. Startup varies based on distance travelled.

Close Combat Followups

Close Combat > X

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. On BlockThe 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. On Hit Invuln
214XL 700 - - - - -3/-2[+13/+14] +1/+2[HKD] -
214XM 800 - - - - -9 KD/HKD -
214XH 800/1000 - - - - -27/-22 KD/HKD -
214XU 400*x - - - - +1[+18] +4[HKD] -
214XG - - - - - - - -

Stunlight

Eustace stops in place and fires a quick flash. Useful for ending pressure in a frame trap, and combos on crouching CH. During a juggle 214H~L is also very useful for combo extensions. Is very advantageous if it sets off a 623H set, so feel free to continue pressure if that happens. Using this follow-up from 214H grants slightly more advantage than the normal versions.


Takedown

A low slide. Leaves Eustace very vulnerable but travels far.


Assault Knife

Eustace's anti-air attack. Has some invuln. Highest damaging combo ender from 214M and 214H, and if used from 214H, grants a combo extension in the corner on opponents juggled high enough. Slightly less disadvantageous on block if used from 214H


Spreadshot

Eustace hops backward and shoots downward. Has some invuln. The attack is slow, but can be used to create distance. Slightly advantageous on block but puts Eustace too far to take advantage of it. Likely the lowest commitment of all follow-ups, but if overused, your opponent can air throw you on prediction. If it sets off a 623H set, it's advantageous enough for you to continue pressure, or even pick up for a combo if it hits.


Brake

By pressing G, Eustace will stop the dash. This has to be done before the strike of the M or H version. To guarantee an empty 214X, use 214L instead.

Values in [] indicate advantage when 623H is triggered.

Rat Race GBVS SpecialProjectile.png

623X or 2S

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. On BlockThe 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. On Hit Invuln
623L 200,600 Mid 28 - - -4 0 -
623M 200,600 Mid 28 - - -4 0 -
623H 400,400 Mid 21 - - +2 +6 -

Eustace tosses a grenade. The grenade has different properties depending on what version is used, with the H version sticking to the opponent. Mostly useful as a setplay tool, but can see some use in neutral to control space.


L Grenade
  • Explodes on impact.

Slow and loses you your turn.


M Grenade
  • Hits once, then explodes.

Useful on oki to bait your opponent into trying something. It's usable from pretty far, so what they'll do depends on how far away you are when you set it. When they're close, you want to look out for mashing or reversals, and from afar, keep jumps in mind.


H Grenade
  • Sticks to the enemy on impact.
  • Can be set off by Eustace's projectile attacks.

Amazing move. Frame traps from full autocombo and H normals while granting advantage on block, and if you open them up while they've a grenade stuck to them, they eat brutal amounts of damage from anywhere on screen. Allows conversions from UOH, forward throw, air throw, any far normal, any close normal. Can only be combo'd into with c.H on standers and 2H or full autocombo on crouchers.

Skybound Art

Acidrage Howl

236236H or 236S

Super Skybound Art

Dead End Fall

236236U or 236SU

External References

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