The Last Blade 2/Kaede

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Overview

Serving as the "shoto" of the roster, Kaede is a fairly well-rounded character with minimal execution barriers. Primarily aiming to fight at mid to close range and built to bait deflects. He's easily the best in Power mode. However, his Speed mode does have some unique advantages.

Style Strengths Weaknesses
Power
  • Strong pokes in neutral
  • Simple yet effective hit confirms
  • Forces favorable trades incredibly easily
  • Incredible anti-air and air-to-air presence
  • Highest meterless damage from command grab
  • Long range pokes typically have significant hurtbox extension
  • No mix beyond his basic stagger pressure
  • Poor oki
Speed
  • 5A>A is one of the best empty cancels in the game
  • Simple yet effective hit confirms
  • Effective low crushes to accentuate strike/throw game plan
  • High metered damage off command grab
  • Long range pokes typically have significant hurtbox extension
  • Low damage on individual hits, compounding the above weakness
  • Struggles to confirm super outside of command grab
EX
  • Same strengths as speed, with slightly higher potential damage from command grab
  • Same weaknesses as speed
  • Massive defense penalty makes trades even worse
  • 214A super cancels don't work mid combo

Strategy

For the majority of matchups, you'll be attempting to poke out the opponent at mid range until you find a chance to get a hop, at which point you can begin baiting deflects and fishing for his incredibly rewarding command grab. Although his mixups are fairly linear and often reactable, Kaede can steal the opponent's turn surprisingly easily even in power mode. This allows him to go on the offensive while still maintaining access to high damage pokes and whiff punishes. Although his long range presence is not particularly strong, he has access to both a fireball and some strong (and frankly underrated) options from dashing in. Put this in tandem with the unique properties of his air-fireball, and Kaede can effectively threaten the opponent from any range. In speed mode, Kaede can bank a lot harder on his pressure, gaining access to a pair of fast overheads and becoming even better at baiting deflects. This makes his command grab all the more threatening, especially when you consider that in speed he can confirm fandangos off of it. However, the majority of Kaede's confirms become weaker in speed, and he generally trades less favorably with most normals (a huge weakness given that Kaede has significant hurtbox extension on his more commital pokes). In either mode, Kaede's disadvantage state is disproportionately strong. This is because he has access to a high-priority jab, standing A reaches relatively far compared to most 4f jabs, and during tech chase situations he has access to two different air fireballs as well as a fast high priority jumping normal. This allows him to viably air tech against the majority of the roster, as he will often force a favorable trade and get the opponent off of him.

Normals

Standing

5A
LB2 Kaede A image.png

Shoto's gotta shoto

LB2 Kaede A.png

Shoto's gotta shoto

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 13/1 4 2 16 Any +5/-7 - M o/o Air
Speed 8/0 4 2 16 Any +5/-10 - M ○/○ Air

A very fast but decently long range poke with good horizontal priority. Easily Kaede's best grounded poke due to being incredibly noncommital and stuffing most approach attempts. Notably it can also combo into most specials depending on your range, with DP in particular being very consistent at even longer ranges. Can serve as an anti-air if spaced against jump ins with weak air-to-ground priority.

4A
LB2 Kaede b+A image.png

Slap

LB2 Kaede b+A.png

Slap

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 13/1 4 2 12 Any +9/-6 - M o/o Air
Speed 8/0 4 2 12 Any +9/-6 - M ○/○ Air

A short jab with a deceptively high priority hitbox. This is likely going to be your primary combo starter in power mode, as it links into itself easily and serves as your fastest normal to escape pressure.

5B
LB2 Kaede B image.png

Not a poke

LB2 Kaede B.png

Not a poke

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 30/3 10 3 22 Any +4/-10 - M o/o Air
Speed 16/0 10 3 22 Any +4/-16 - M ○/○ Air

A fairly slow normal with moderate range and is unsafe on block. Notably can combo into 214A from a significant distance away from the opponent, making it a solid punish tool in power mode against unsafe blockstrings. Not advisable to use in neutral.

6B
LB2 Kaede f+B images.png

Is a poke (and it's not broken)

LB2 Kaede f+B.png

Is a poke (and it's not broken)

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 50/6 19 4 34 Any -8/-13 - M x/x Air
Speed 23/0 13 4 34 Any -8/-28 - M x/x Air

A long range poke which is deceptively safe at max range in power mode. Typically doesn't lead to much damage due to not being cancelable (especially so in speed/EX), but can leave you with solid frame advantage. Does a sizable chunk of damage on counter hit in power mode, and comes out very quickly in speed/EX. A damaging and consistent ender for speed chains.

5C
LB2 Kaede C images.png

You didn't want to commit to 3b

LB2 Kaede C.png

You didn't want to commit to 3b

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 13/1 9 4 16 Any +3/-12 - M o/o Air
Speed 11/0 9 4 16 Any +3/-12 - M ○/○ Air

Only used for otg. Using 41236C after otg 5C is common for meter gain

6C
LB2 Kaede f+C image.png

1f time

LB2 Kaede f+C.png

1f time

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 19/2 7 3 32 Any -/-26 - M o/o None
Speed 16/0 7 3 32 Any -/-26 - M x/x None

A wallbounce with decent range. Can be canceled in power for super confirms, or guarantee an OTG/oki in any mode. Difficult for some characters to punish on block if spaced and canceled into 236a/623a, however it can always be punished if what you do (or don't do) after the hit is read.

BC(Power)
LB2 Kaede pBC image.png

"This player may be using wifi"

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"This player may be using wifi"

Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
61 45~85 2 44 Any KD - UB x/x None

An unblockable which can be held down to delay. Due to significant startup and being possible to deflect, it's typically rather useless. In theory you can bait deflects fairly easily with it, but 41236C is just generally better at doing that.

BC(Speed/EX)
LB2 Kaede sBC image.png

Reset time

LB2 Kaede sBC.png

Reset time

Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
16 22 3 23 Any -/-20 - H x/x Air/ground

An overhead which can lead to combo. Staggers if the opponent was blocking low, otherwise causes a launch (soft knockdown against grounded opponents, air techable restand against airborne opponents). Reactable, and Kaede's lows are already fairly underwhelming, so it's not often very useful during pressure situations. Also works as an anti-air.

3B
LB2 Kaede df+B image.png

Stabby

LB2 Kaede df+B.png

Stabby

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 21 15 2 27 Ground N/A - N/A x/x N/A
Speed 21 15 2 27 Ground N/A - N/A x/x N/A

Hits OTG. Like other OTG 3B's, this can be performed out of a microdash by inputting 3BCD instead.

Crouching

2A
LB2 Kaede d+A image.png

Objectively worse 4a

LB2 Kaede d+A.png

Objectively worse 4a

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 13/1 4 3 16 Any +4/-11 - M - Air
Speed 11/0 4 3 16 Any +4/-11 - M - Air

A normal which doesn't lead to anything, and despite the animation, doesn't require a low deflect. Inferior to standing 4A in almost every way. In speed or EX, you can continue chaining off of it if chained into from 5A, but it's still generally worse than just following up with the second hit of 5A unless you manage to get a punish at point blank, in which case it will do 1 more point of damage.

2B
LB2 Kaede d+B image.png

SNK hitboxes at their finest

LB2 Kaede d+B.png

SNK hitboxes at their finest

LB2 Kaede d+B2.png
Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 28/3 13 4 26 Any -1/-10 - M o/o Air
Speed 23/0 13 4 26 Any -1/-21 - M o/o Air

A slow poke which can serve as a low crush. Not very useful in neutral due to being less rewarding than other options and being incredibly committal. Can be useful for far reaching speed chains due to the move's range and high damage, but otherwise it's not advised. In speed/ex only the first hitbox will combo into his BC overhead.

2C
LB2 Kaede d+C image.png

Your best low (sadly)

LB2 Kaede d+C.png

Your best low (sadly)

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 13/1 5 2 17 Any +4/-11 - L x/x N/A
Speed 11/0 5 2 17 Any +4/-11 - L o/o N/A

A pretty standard low. Doesn't lead to anything, so the most you'll really get for landing it is a tic throw. Special cancelable in speed/EX, however the damage increase is minimal despite all your specials being unsafe at this range.

3C
LB2 Kaede df+C image.png

Your second and worst low

LB2 Kaede df+C.png

Your second and worst low

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 24/3 8 3 26 Any KD/-20 - L o/o N/A
Speed 19/0 8 3 26 Any KD/-20 - L o/o N/A

A low sweep with decent range, but still mediocre compared to the sweeps of other characters. Can be situationally useful for microspacing. Chains during a speed series, and as such can sometimes catch opponents trying to fuzzy guard sBC attempts.

Air

j.A
LB2 Kaede jA image.png

Air-to-air

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Air-to-air

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 13/1 5 2 N/A Any N/A - H x/x Air
Speed 11/0 5 2 N/A Any N/A - H x/x Air

A fast normal with long horizontal range and leaves Kaede in a favorable position on hit. Easily his best air-to-air. Decent meaty from a fadeback hop. Can cross up

j.B
LB2 Kaede jB image.png

Whiff punish but in the air

LB2 Kaede jB.png

Whiff punish but in the air

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 26/3 7 4 N/A Any N/A - H x/x Air
Speed 11/0 7 4 N/A Any N/A - H x/x Air

A relatively slow jump in with a large hitbox and a fair number of active frames. Not as useful as it looks due to extending Kaede's hurtbox as far as the hitbox goes, but notably serves as his most damaging power mode jump in. Despite how it’s hitboxes look it can cross up

j.C
LB2 Kaede jC image.png

You thought it was your turn, but it was me, Kaede!

LB2 Kaede jC.png

You thought it was your turn, but it was me, Kaede!

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 13/1 3 2 N/A Any N/A - H o/o Air
Speed 11/0 3 2 N/A Any N/A - H o/o Air

A fast jump in and best crossup option. A very useful air-to-ground after a hop or can be used as an instant overhead against big bodies by canceling into j.236 A. In any mode, you can use this move partway into a hop in order to leave yourself at advantage and extend pressure, making it a very valuable tool when attempting to go on the offensive. Due to the very few active frames, this move can be very convincingly whiffed against an opponent for an empty hop 41236C. Be warned that any use of this move which would be an air-tight blockstring leaves you unsafe (even on hit unless canceled into j.236A), so don't get caught relying on this move too heavily. If landed as an air-to-air, it can be canceled into j.236B in order to disengage from the opponent and reliably cover ground techs.

Dashing

Dashing High
LB2 Kaede dashA image.png

Command run character in spirit

LB2 Kaede dashA.png

Command run character in spirit

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 26/3 9 4 28 Any +3/-10 - M o/o Air
Speed 11/0 9 4 28 Any +3/-23 - M o/o Air

A dashing normal with an incredibly large disjoint, and can combo into 214A or 236236B from the majority of its range. Safe on block if spaced correctly, and can be a massively useful tool to scare opponents out of throwing pokes out haphazardly thanks to its massive base damage. If the opponent begins respecting this move's priority too much, it's not difficult to run in grab or even 41236C.

Dashing Low
LB2 Kaede dashB image.png

Ignore this

LB2 Kaede dashB.png

Ignore this

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 26/3 9 2 30 Any KD/-23 - L x/x N/A
Speed 19/0 9 2 30 Any KD/-23 - L x/x N/A

A dashing low. Not particularly useful due to the long effective startup and lackluster priority, but causes a hard knockdown from a pretty noticeable distance.

Speed chain

5A>A
LB2 Kaede 5AA image.png

Most of why you pick speed

LB2 Kaede 5AA.png

Most of why you pick speed

Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
8/0 7 2 20 Any +1/-14 - M o/o Air

A chain that can only be obtained off 5A. Has a very strong disjoint, but the hitbox rarely comes into play since it can only be performed after a blocked/hit 5A. Very good for combo filler, especially given its long range and the fact that its only real competition is 2A. Doesn't link into anything, but can be canceled into more chains or specials. Makes for a good empty cancel off 5a thanks to its fast whiff animation, relative safety on block, and ability to be chained into 5b/6b on reaction to 5a landing.

5A>B
LB2 Kaede 5AB image.png

Most of why speed is cool

LB2 Kaede 5AB.png

Most of why speed is cool

LB2 Kaede 5AB2.png
Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
16/0 9 3 17 Any +9/-11 - M o/o Air

Identical animation and hitbox to 5b, but has a few unique properties. Most notably it can be linked off of from close range, and it can obviously be chained into 5A>B>C. Almost exclusively a combo tool.

5A>B>C
LB2 Kaede 5ABC image.png

Trade damage for a knowledge check

LB2 Kaede 5ABC.png

Trade damage for a knowledge check

Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
28/0 9 2 36 Any Launch/-33 - M x/x Air

Kaede's autocombo ender. Really solid effective range and sends the opponent at a decent angle for potential tech chases, however 623b does its job better in every possible way. Absolutely no reason to use this against a competent opponent.

  • All moves in this section are exclusive to speed/EX mode

Special Moves

Morning Star Squall - 236A/B

236A
LB2 Kaede qcf+A.png
Solid fireball
Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power - - - - Any - - M x/x Air
Speed - - - - Any - - M x/x Air

A single hit fireball which can be easily hopped over, and has fairly long recovery. Notably can be made safe at longer ranges, so it's potentially worthwhile to cancel off of standing A in power mode for frame traps.

236B
LB2 Kaede qcf+A.png
Less solid fireball
Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power - - - - Any - - M x/x Air
Speed - - - - Any - - M x/x Air

Similar to qcf A, but the projectile travels faster and the animation for the move is generally slower.

Morning Star Wind Fang - 623A/B

623A
LB2 Kaede dp+A.png

DP

LB2 Kaede dp+A.png

DP

LB2 Kaede dp+A2.png

2nd hit

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 6+17/1+2 5 2-2 38 Any -33/-31 - M x/x Air
Speed 4+16/1+2 5 2-2 35 Any -30/-28 - M x/x Air

A basic anti-air which causes an techable launch into a tech chase on hit. Relatively safe to whiff compared to the B version, but is less rewarding and notably has longer startup than the B version. If only the first hit connects the opponent is put into a juggle state.

623B
LB2 Kaede dp+B.png

The cooler DP

LB2 Kaede dp+B.png

The cooler DP

LB2 Kaede dp+B2.png

2nd hit

LB2 Kaede dp+B3.png

3rd hit

LB2 Kaede dp+B4.png

623B follow up

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 6+10+24(+15)/1+1+3 3(7) 2-2-2(-4) 67 Any -60/-57 - M x/x Ground
Speed 7+9+16(+9)/1+1+2 3(7) 2-4-[1]-2(-4) 54 Any -52/-47 - M x/x Ground

A high-flying DP which can function as a committal anti-air. Has a unique follow up on hit or block performed with 623B. Useful as a combo ender thanks to its high meterless damage, fast startup, and causing a soft knockdown afterwords. Notably, the first part of the move is a multihit, and if the second hit uncombos the opponent is able to ground tech and punish you on hit. Amusingly, this is Kaede's fastest strike from standing. There is a 1f gap between the second and third hits in speed/EX, but power is active for the full duration between both hits.

Morning Star Fillet Flash = 214A/B

214A
LB2 Kaede qcb+A.png

Super confirm

LB2 Kaede qcb+A.png

Super confirm

LB2 Kaede qcb+A2.png

1st hit

LB2 Kaede qcb+A3.png

2nd hit

LB2 Kaede qcb+A4.png

3rd hit

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 13+13+32/1+1+4 18 25-2-2-2 41 Any KD/-34 - M o/o None
Speed 9+9+13/1+1+2 18 25-2-2-2 41 Any KD/-34 - M x/x Air

A tatsu like function with long startup. The last hit will often crossup against a knocked down opponent in the corner. It's super cancelable in power/EX mode (236236AB only combos in power however), so using it as a combo ender while you're at close range can prove to be very punishing. In addition, this move can catch ground techs in the corner, making it a solid tech chasing tool in power mode. Incredibly unsafe on block and easy to stuff on reaction, so it's a terrible tool in neutral. Completely useless in speed/EX.

214B
LB2 Kaede qcb+B.png

The fabled mid/high mixup

LB2 Kaede qcb+B.png

The fabled mid/high mixup

LB2 Kaede qcb+B2.png

1st hit

LB2 Kaede qcb+B3.png

2nd hit

LB2 Kaede qcb+B4.png

3rd hit (overhead)

Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 15+19+35/1+2+4 24 31-2-2-2 38 Any KD/-31 - M/H o/o None
Speed 11+14+28/1+1+3 24 31-2-2-2 38 Any KD/-31 - M/H x/x Air

A slower version of qcb A that ends in an overhead, this is however irrelevant as the only option it's remotely ambiguous to hits mid. Notably you gain enough hit advantage after the launch to OTG from midscreen. This is generally seen as the inferior version of Kaede's tatsu due to being unable to be combo'd into, and even worse in neutral due to the opponent gaining additional options for how they wish to punish you on block due to Kaede jumping at the end and there being a wider gap between the individual hits.

Shinmei Oite - 236A/B (in air)

j.236A
LB2 Kaede jqcf+A.png
Winning air trades since 1998
Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power - - - - Any N/A - M x/x Air
Speed - - - - Any N/A - M x/x Air

An air fireball which catches deflects and causes a soft knockdown. It's easy to force a trade due to the projectile not getting deleted after getting hit, and will trade with most moves favorably, making this a viable tool to escape certain tech chase situations. Be warned that upon landing you will recieve a sizeable amount of recovery, so Kaede will be left punishable if the opponent avoids the fireball, which most characters can do simply by jumping. Can be canceled off IOH j.C in order to make your instant overhead cause a soft knockdown against big bodies, but this is still punishable on block.

j.236B
LB2 Kaede jqcf+A.png
What's a tech chase?
Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power - - - - Any N/A - M x/x Air
Speed - - - - Any N/A - M x/x Air

The projectile fired from this version has identical properties to the A version, but this time Kaede will hop backwards slightly upon using the move instead of following his original jump arc. Thanks to the airstall this provides, it allows Kaede even more options during tech chase situations and improves his disadvantage state even further. Can also be used to beat out most anti-airs thanks to said airstall. Be warned that you will have the same landing recovery as before, only now Kaede has been in the air for longer before landing, allowing for very high damage punishes if you get caught overusing this move. Typically unsafe on block from close range.

East Wind Wallop - 214C

214C
LB2 Kaede qcb+C.png
250 ping mixup
Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power N/A N/A N/A 36 Any N/A - N/A N/A N/A
Speed N/A N/A N/A 36 Any N/A - N/A N/A N/A

A roll which can crossup the opponent, even in the corner. Notably doesn't provide any invincibility, rather shortening Kaede's hurtbox. Very reactable, and can often be punished with a full combo if the opponent is aware of it, as such it is not a very useful pressure tool in either mode against players with matchup experience. However, due to the fast travel speed during the move's duration it can have use to side switch while your back is near the corner if you know the opponent will hop/jump, or counter-intuitively get you close enough to an opponent that you will be able to punish select moves on hit. Moves slightly farther ahead in speed/EX mode. Note that no move in Kaede's kit can be canceled safely into this move on block, and as such it is ill-advised to use as a pressure tool.

Ittou Raitei - 7/8/9CD (in air)

j.CD
LB2 Kaede ju+CD.png
Chad OTG
Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power - 0 N/A - Air KD - N/A x/x None
Speed - 0 N/A - Air KD - N/A x/x None

A simple air-throw. Doesn't lead to much advantage on hit, and has fairly poor anti-air priority. Its primary use is as a combo tool, due to being possible to "rejump" into from certain setups or even use as an OTG due to a bug. Is part of Kaede's optimal meterless command grab confirms in all three modes.

Morning Star Storm Blast - 41236C (in close)

41236C
LB2 Kaede hcf+C.png
Yay, functional mixups!
Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 14 0 N/A 34 Any Launch - N/A x/x Ground
Speed 13 0 N/A 34 Any Launch - N/A x/x Ground

A very fast and rewarding command grab that leads to juggles. Relatively fast animation on whiff, but still punishable on reaction and has the same range as a regular throw. A cornerstone of Kaede's mixup game in all modes, due to his lackluster high/low opportunities. Learning to cancel into this move off a dash is invaluable, as it's a very fast but rewarding whiff punish for many long range pokes and supers. Note that although the launch is untechable, it will only cause a soft knockdown if you don't follow up.

Desperation Moves

Morning Star Pounce - 2146AB

2146AB
LB2 Kaede qcb+df+f+AB.png
Hit me, I dare you!
Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power - - - - Any - 0 M x/x Ground
Speed - - - - Any - 0 M x/x Ground

A very high priority projectile which leads to very high damage. This super does about what you'd expect, with the most noteworthy thing being that it's air blockable (however, it's still very advantageous upon the opponent doing so). Punishable on block, but usually not with a full combo unless the opponent did so at close range, as such it becomes a very useful neutral tool to check the opponent with while in desperation. If the opponent trades with this move, the projectile will still play through the entire animation, allowing for some very flashy juggles off of it. Notably does more damage than 236236AB if all hits land, so midscreen it's ideal for command grab conversions.

Morning Star Revival - 236236AB

236236AB
LB2 Kaede qcf+qcf+AB.png
Someone is probably dead now
Version Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
Power 90/11 22-62 2 50 Any KD/-42 0 M x/x Ground
Speed 75/9 30-70 2 50 Any KD/-42 0 M x/x Ground

A massive slash forward with a deceptively short hitbox (virtually no anti-air presence, this ain't captain sword), and a noticeable amount of hurtbox extension. In power mode it's a great confirm off of 214A or 6C, and can also be used as a committal read against fireballs. Due to being a single hit, you can also use this move to deal a massive burst of damage to armored opponents without fear of counter-attack if it will kill (which is particularly useful in the Juzoh matchup, where he would normally run through your projectile super). In speed/EX this move becomes significantly slower, and as such is only really used to combo off a fandango in the corner when in desperation.

Super Desperation Moves

Lively "Bad Dragon Rising" - 21416B

21416B
LB2 Kaede qcb+df+f+B.png
Timerscam activated
Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
- - - - Any KD 0 M x/x Ground

A more damaging, fullscreen version of 21416AB. Notably, each individual bolt of lightning is considered its own projectile, so trading with or reflecting this super will prevent any more bolts from striking. Does less damage than 236236AB if any hits uncombo, making it pointless near the corner.

Morning Star Lance - 236236B

236236B
LB2 Kaede qcf+qcf+B.png
No hitconfirm, no 1f, no problem
Damage Startup Active Recovery State Frame Adv Meter Guard Cancel Tech
141/1 15-55 10 16 Any KD/-16 0 M x/x Ground

A short range, cinematic super. Unsafe on block and difficult to confirm due to pushback, as well as having relatively average base damage compared to other SDMs. But this super scales incredibly well, and can often end up being the optimal conversion off most starters regardless.

Combos

Any Mode

  • 4A(x3), 5A, 623B(x2)
  • 41236C, j.CD
  • 41236C, j.B, j.CD
Optimized version of the combo above. Land after j.B and then jump into the opponent quickly to throw
  • Dash A/B, 236B
  • j.B, 5B, 623B(x2)
  • 41236C, 623B(x2)
  • 41236C, 21416AB (midscreen)
  • j.C, j.236A
Big bodies and standing opponents only

Power Mode Only

  • 41236C, 236236AB
Optimal in corner compared to 21416AB. Hold the super slightly.
  • j.B, 5B, 236236AB
  • j.B, 5B, 214A (2 hits), 236236AB
More damage than previous combo, but requires you to be closer.
  • Dash A/B, 214A (2 hits), 236236AB
  • j.B, 6C, 21416B
  • 4A(x3) 6C, 236236AB
  • 4A(x3) 6C 214C 623Bx2. Works from more than half screen.
  • 6C 214C 5A jCD. For style
  • 4A(x2/3) 5A 236236B. Input this as 4Ax2/3 236A+B (or 236A+C) ~236B. This makes comboing the sdm much easier. It’s not impossible to connect without buffering, but it’s very difficult.

EX Mode Only

  • 5A 5B 5A 5B 236236B
  • 2C 236236B

Power and EX Mode

  • 41236C, 21416B
Does less damage than meterless confirms in the corner
  • 5A, 236236B
  • Dash A/B, 236236B
  • j.B, 5B, 236236B

Speed and EX Mode

  • j.B, 5A 5B 5C
  • j.B, 4A 5A 5A 5B 6C, 3B
  • j.B, 5A 5B, 5A 5A 2B 6B
  • Dash A/B 2B 236B
  • Dash A/B 5B, 214A
  • Dash A/B 5B BC, 623B(x2)
  • j.B, 4A 5A 5A 5B, 236B
  • 5A 5B 2C 623Bx2
  • 5A 5B 5A 5B 6B/236B bnb
  • 4A 5A 5B 5A 5A 2B 6B. The first 5A is a link from 4A. Ending with 2B 236B gives the same damage as 6B. Optimized speed/ex bnb for damage
  • 5A 5B 5A 5B BC 623Bx2 corner
  • jB micro-dash 4A 5A 5A 2B BC 623A 623B 3B/5C otg. Corner. If only the first hit of 623A connects you can juggle after with 623B. Against big bodies you can connect 623Bx2. Other routes work for this, but this is the most stable one.
  • 41236C, 22A/B, A + B + C + A + B + C + C + B + 236A Kaede's best route both in and out of desperation.
  • 41236C, 22A/B, A + B + C + 2C + A + 2C + 6BC, 2146AB (Delay 2146AB ever so slightly so all the hits connect. Swap 2146AB for 236236AB in the corner. 130 and 119 respectively.)
  • 22A/B, A + B + C + 2C + 2A + 2C + 6BC, 214C, 5A, jCD. Midscreen For style

Super Speed Combos

  • A + B + C + A + B + C + A + B + 236C
  • A + B + C + A + B + C + C + B + 236A
  • A + B + C + 2C + A + 2C + 6BC
  • A + B + C + 2C + A + BC + A + 236B

Videos

Kaede (Combo primer). by TheFinalLemon
The Last Blade 2
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Characters

Akari IchijoGenbu no OkinaHibiki TakaneHyo AmanoJuzoh KanzakiKaede (Original)KaedeKeiichiro WashizukaKojiroh SanadaKouryuMoriya MinakataMukuroRekka LeeSetsunaShigen NaoeShinnosuke KagamiYukiZantetsu