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One of the cybernetically modified humans created by the secret syndicate known as NESTS. Her fighting style is something she calls "Perfunctory♥", which is an unorthodox fighting style that makes use of an 'unchain' system that involves multiple throw techniques.
All this means she has unparalleled strength when up close. She loves to joke around, and her personality isn’t something one can pin down. Leaving her life in Mexico behind, she joins Krohnen and enters KOF.
Jump: 40f
Hop: 32f
Backdash: 22f
Run Speed Ranking: 5

Gameplay Summary

Ángel is a very, very strange and complex character in comparison to the rest of the cast, in part due to some unorthodox normals and mostly due to her Unchain system. Ángel's Unchain system allows her to cancel a set of special moves into another set of special moves into another set of special moves to confuse and mix up the opponent. She has multiple different lows, overheads, and command grabs and ways to set them up. She is a different beast compared to everyone else in the game, but can be very rewarding for those who put in the time and effort to master her. Outside of her complexity, Angel is a powerful mixup fighter who excels at close range. Her Unchain System allows her lots of variety in her approach, oki and pressure games, and getting put in the corner against her is a death sentence. Angel's biggest weakness is her awkward neutral — Ángel will have use good movement to force her way in against her opponents. Her pokes are quietly serviceable at best and her approach is difficult without access to truly dangerous normals like the rest of the cast, making it easy to push her back. If an opponent can successfully keep her out, it will be hard for Ángel to get started. Ángel functions best on point, where her high meterless damage and good meter build allow her to vortex the opponent to death while minimizing the chance that her opponent uses a guard cancel to stop her offense.

Ángel is a rushdown character that excels in pressuring her opponent with the Unchained (UC) System.
Pros Cons
  • Extremely Anti-Projectile: There are at least 5 moves in Ángel’s arsenal that have some form of projectile invulnerability, and many of these are forward-advancing attacks. In addition to this, she has access to EX Red Sky for only half a bar, a lightning-fast slide that does good damage, is projectile invulnerable, grants a safejump on hit and can hit from about half-screen distance. This move alone makes projectile zoning a complete non-issue (and even an opportunity) to Ángel, let alone the fact she has several other options to choose from on top of standard KOF anti-zoning.
  • Brutal Oki: Ángel’s combos almost always grant the opportunity to safejump after the combo ender. If it’s not a safejump, it’s a setup that allows her to hit an unblockable punch on the opponent as soon as they wakeup. If it’s not that, it’s guard breaking with 214AC. Or it’s a left/right mix. Sometimes the left/right mix is also a safejump regardless of the direction she chooses. Ángel’s offense is very difficult to stop once it gets started.
  • Flexibility: Ángel has a huge number of tools to help her out in battle. Several Unchain Starts help her contest neutral or defend against her opponents approach, which lets her adapt to her opponents gameplan easily. An Ángel player with solid reflexes and sharp reads can readily react to any situation with the right move.
  • Massive Damage At A Low Cost: Outstanding meterless damage. Achieving upwards of 40% damage without burning meter is not out of the question.
  • Terrifying Mixups: Angel's left/right game is absurd with her j.C, which crosses up incredibly well. Her high damage allows her to two-touch most characters and vortex them back into the mixup all over again. She has everything a pressure character could want, including command grabs, frame traps, and even an honest-to-god unblockable for catching the hardest of turtles.
  • Awkward Neutral: Angel's neutral can be very awkward, with normals that range anywhere from unspectacularly bad or situational to decent at best. Whiff punishing can be difficult, and even trying to punish on block can be difficult due to her close heavies having very short range and the subpar nature of her far normals. It’s not all bad, but if Ángel is not given the sufficient space and time to utilize her Unchain in neutral, her normals will make for an uncomfortable time on defense.
  • Terrible Meter Dumps: In extreme contrast to her meterless damage, Ángel’s returns on meter spent in a combo will fall off a cliff once you spend any more than 1 bar. The price to pay for meterless 400 damage combos is being forced to spend 3-3.5 bars just to break 620 damage. Her super deals 160 base damage, and her climax only does 430. Her lengthy combos result in harsh scaling by the end of combo, which makes Quick MAX, an action which accelerates this scaling and expects you to cash out with super attacks, very unrewarding. Her normals make a guard cancel roll unrewarding as a punish tool. With all of this in mind, meter is best spent on EX moves, shatter strikes, her counter super and guard cancel CD; most of these are strictly defensive options. Big damage must be achieved by leaning into Ángel’s strong resets because dumping meter into big damage to secure kills is not an option.
  • Issues with consistency: Ángel has an uncanny ability to make rounds go really, really bad for your opponent, but there will be times where you may find it difficult to truly get Ángel’s offense started and you are forced to spend the next round trying to make a comeback. Even her defense is serviceable (don’t forget, she has a 1F counter super that beats safejumps) for the most part, but that runs into issues with consistency too. You may press B to stop a hop with far B, only to find that close B (absolutely not an anti-hop) comes out instead and you eat a combo. You may get out of the corner by command dashing through your opponent, or you just get counterhit out of the dash and eat a full combo. At least her meter gain is consistently high for your troubles.


Movelist

(*) = EX OK

(!) = MAX OK


Throws

Tekitou Rush - close / +

Shadow Behead - close / +

Command Normals

Middle Spin - +

Heavy Knee Attack - + (Midair Only)

Special Moves

Red Sky - + / (*)

Mad Murder - + / (*)

Unchain Start

Unchain • Low - +
Unchain • Heel - +
Unchain • Tornado - + /
Unchain • Blow - + / (*)
Unchain • Step - + / (*)
Unchain Circle
Circle • Upper - after Unchain Start, + /
Circle • Sobat - after Unchain Start, + /
Circle • Under Blow - after Unchain Start, + /
Circle • High - after Unchain Start, + /
Circle • Hammer Blow - after Unchain Start, + /
Circle • Assault - after Unchain Start, + /
Special Unchain Circle
Circle • Feint - after Unchain Circle,
Circle • Feint (Forward) - after Unchain Circle, +
Circle • Feint (Backward) - after Unchain Circle, +
Unchain Finish
Finish • Lariat - after Unchain Circle or Special Unchain Circle, +
Finish • Straight - after Unchain Circle or Special Unchain Circle, +
Finish • Rolling - after Unchain Circle or Special Unchain Circle, + /
Finish • Neck Cutter - after Unchain Circle or Special Unchain Circle, +
Finish • Grapple Kick - after Unchain Circle or Special Unchain Circle, +

Super Special Moves

Real Rave - + / (!)

Blue Monday Counter - + / (In time with opponent's attack) (!)

Climax Super Special Moves

Ascension Time - +

Quick Combo Reference

Quick Combo Reference

Notation

0 Meter

2B > 2A > 46B > 2P > 6K > 236C

2B > Close B > 46D > 6P > 66A > 46D > 2K > 66k

j.D > Close D > 6B > 214C > 2K > 426K > 8K > 66K

CD > 624B (whiff) > 2C > 426K > 8K > 426K > 8P > 6AB > 66A > 46D > 2K > 66K

185 dmg

233 dmg + safejump

347 dmg + safejump

268 dmg + safejump

0.5 Meter

2B > 2A > 46BD > 6P > 66A > 46D > 2K > 66K

j.D > Close D > 6B > 214C > 2K > 8P > 6AB > 66A > 46D > 6K > 426BD > 8K > 66C > 624B

228 dmg + safejump

448 dmg

1 Meter

j.D > Close D > 6B > 214C > 2K > 8P > 6AB > 66A > 46D > 6K > 426BD > 8K > 66C > 624BD

2B > Close B > 46D > 6P > 66A > 46D > 6K > 426BD > 8K > 66C > 624BD

464 dmg + safejump

309 dmg + safejump

Basic Combo Starters

2B > 2A > 46B

  • Anything involving 2A will result in a fairly low damage combo unless you spend half a bar on 46BD. Try and use Close B instead of 2A whenever possible.
  • Followups are limited without meter or corner.

2B > c.B > 46D

  • 46D keeps the opponent closer on hit, allowing 6P > 66A to combo after.
  • 46D does not combo from 2A.

2B > c.B > 214A

  • If Close B is blocked, this same string becomes a frametrap.
  • Starting an Unchain sequence with 214P will generally always result in the best possible damage and widest array of combo routes.

c.D > 6B > 214C

  • Highest damage combo starter.
  • 214C combos from 6B and is otherwise identical to 214A in its usage during combos starting with a Close D, but it generates more meter. Use it over 214A whenever possible.

CD > 624B (whiff) > 2C

  • Best damage off a CD hit. If the 2C > 214P (kara) > 2K string is too difficult, you can just do 214P after the slide, the difference in damage is not too big.

Unchain Overview

Overview Unchain can be thought of as a complex rekka series with 4 stages.

  1. Use a Starter move to begin the first stage of the sequence. Even if the move misses or gets blocked, it can be followed up with an Unchain Circle attack. The sequence always immediately advances to the Circle phase after an Unchain Starter.
  2. In stage 2, Ángel can perform any 1 of 6 Unchain Circle attacks (henceforth shortened to “Circle”). Because there is no light and heavy version of the Circle moves, they are simply abbreviated as P and K (for example, 8K or 2P). Unlike the other stages, this one does not necessarily end after 1 move.
  3. Optionally, you may cancel Circle moves into other Circle moves,
    1. You must alternate between punches and kicks. As an example, if you use a punch attack in the Circle phase, the next attack must be a kick.
    2. You cannot repeat directional inputs between consecutive moves. If you use a Circle attack with a forward input, the next Circle attack must contain a down or up input.
    3. You cannot use the same move twice within one unchain sequence. Any time an Unchain Starter is used, the sequence is considered reset.
    4. If the Starter was a command dash (426K) that was canceled into from a Circle move (see the next phase of the Unchain sequence), you may only perform one Circle attack per sequence. If you wish to observe this restriction to better understand it, perform the following combo at midscreen: 214P > 6K > 426BD > 8P > 426K > 8K. Notice that you are locked out of any Circle attacks after 8K, leaving 66C, 66A or 66K as your only follow-up options.
  4. While still in the Circle phase, you may reset the sequence by canceling a Circle attack into Unchain Starter - Dash (426K). This applies the previously mentioned restriction on Circle cancels until the sequence is dropped or finished.
  5. After any Unchain Circle attack, you may optionally perform a Special Spin. This is the only move available in stage 3 of the Unchain sequence, and can be skipped entirely in favor of going straight to stage 4 if so desired. The Special Spin is a dodge with complicated invulnerability properties, used as both a movement tool and a way to safely disengage the Unchain sequence. Read more about the Special Spin here. If a Special Spin is performed, your only options are to drop the sequence or perform a move from the final stage.
  6. After stage 2 or 3, you may end the sequence with an Unchain Finisher. These moves will end the sequence, but they are not necessarily combo enders — a successful 66A or 66C will extend combos and even allow you to begin a new Unchain sequence, and 66K is super cancelable (even if this is rarely ever recommended).

To recap:

Unchain Starter

  • Begins the Unchain sequence with 1 of 5 moves, and plenty of mix already baked into this phase. A low, an overhead, potential frametraps and a side-switching command dash are located here.

Unchain Circle

  • 6 moves that can be rapidly chained together, or even canceled back into another command dash to reset the sequence. Both of the up input Circle attacks are mids that are great at covering high angles and extending combos. Both of the forward input Circle attacks are overheads, one slow and one fast. Both of the down input Circle attacks are lows, one slow and one fast.

Special Spin

  • Pick from 1 or 3 dodges that grant strike and projectile invulnerability on frame 1. Back spin travels the furthest, neutral spin recovers the fastest, while the forward spin moves you forward, which can be considered a reward in of itself.

Unchain Finisher

  • End the sequence. This stage is home to plenty of mix: A launcher, an unblockable wallbounce, a fast command grab, a slow command grab and a safe-on-block hard knockdown with good range are at your disposal.

Strategy

Anti-airing

  • Best anti-airs: Far D, Far B, 66A
  • Angel's grounded anti-airs are weak, or hard to access in the case of 66A. Your best option for stopping an aerial approach is to meet them in air with a j.A. This may require a good read/reaction, and hitting them before their jump attack becomes active.
  • Far B is great anti-hop, but does not cover full jump angles very well. Far D covers it a little better. Far D can work as anti-hop too, but it is a bit more risky in exchange for the higher damage.
  • If you do find yourself in the position to anti-air with 66A for whatever reason, it is a very rewarding option and it comes with upper body invulnerability through most of its startup.
  • 2C is similarly rewarding, but not a very good anti-air in itself. You may consider it as a high-risk option.

Movement

  • Angel's backdash can be canceled into j.2D. To do this, simply input 2D while backdashing. This makes her backdash go from 22 total frames to 19, and the j.2D can still hit an advancing opponent (or extended hurtbox), especially if you're cornered.
  • Unchain can be used for movement. Tricky to use and not required for starting the character, but you will eventually need to learn this as you get better at the game and fight stronger opponents.
    • 426K not only allows you to move forward at the same speed as a regular run, it allows you to access your Unchain Circle options right out of the run. This gives you instant access to powerful movement options, such as 8K > Special Spin and 6K.
    • Look for opportunities to use Unchain moves as movement tools, such as 2K’s long forward movement or 6K’s ability to jump over most fireballs while advancing forward and giving you access to the Special Spin.
    • 8K is Ángel’s fastest Unchain Circle attack at 8 frames of startup, and is therefore the primary method of quickly accessing the Special Spin.
    • Dash > 8K can be looped. This allows her to rapidly cover hop angles with a hitbox while advancing forward for as long as this input is looped. This can also be achieved by inputting 412369K during the command dash, which will perform the 8K and immediately cancel it into another dash. While not as fast as 8K, 2P and 8P can also be used for the dash loop.
    • 426K can be used to get out of the corner, as it is quite difficult to react to and switches sides.
    • 66K has good range, moves forward, has lower body invulnerability and is safe on block, making it a decent option for forcing your way in.

Normals

Far Standing Normals

Far A

stand A
A
A
25 Mid - 5 3 8 +4 +2 - 30 60
  • Standard jab. Does what a jab does, does not do what a jab do not do, no more or less.
  • Can combo into 46B / 46BD. On counterhit against an airborne opponent, EX Dash (426BD) will convert this into a combo.

Far B

stand B
B
B
30 Mid - 6 4 13 0 -4 - 30 60
  • Great anti-hop. Also does a decent job of stuffing most ground attacks.
  • When attempting to use this against hops, be sure that the opponent is not close enough to make Close B activate instead of this move.

Far C

stand C
C
C
70 Mid - 7 4 19 -2 -4 - 70 120
  • Decent way to keep your opponent’s forward movement in check
  • MAX Mode is very unrewarding for Ángel and is therefore not advised, but this is her best button to fish for Quick MAX with if you really feel like spending 2 bars for ~360 damage.

Far D

stand D
D
D
80 Mid - 8 4 19 -2 -4 - 70 120
  • ass

Close Standing Normals

Close A

close A
cl.A
cl.A
25 Mid - 4 3 11 +1 -1 - 30 60
  • Quick and short elbow upper
  • Standard jab. Does whatever you would want any jab to do.
  • Sets up a tick throw with her command grab, especially the EX version. Perform the command grab immediately after you recover from this move, do not cancel into it or it will whiff.

Close B

close B
cl.B
cl.B
30 Mid - 5 3 8 +6 +2 - 30 60
  • This move does not hit low, despite its animation.
  • You will usually combo into 214A or 46D after hitting this move.
  • One of, if not the only one, the few lights in the game that can combo into shatter strike.
  • Usually can be chained into itself one time if you’re close enough.

Close C

close C
cl.C
cl.C
70 Mid - 7 3 21 -3 -5 - 70 120
  • Good to start a combo, but close D does the same for just a little more damage

Close D

close D
cl.D
cl.D
80 Mid - 6 3 23 -5 -7 - 70 120
  • Go-to combo starter, especially after a jump-in
  • 6B is usually your best option after using this
  • Make sure you are close enough to your opponent before you press this. You really, really do not want to witness the far D moment that ensues otherwise.

Crouch Normals

Crouch A

crouch A
cr.A
cr.A
25 Mid - 5 3 8 +4 +2 - 30 60
  • Special cancelable, combos into 46B and especially 46BD
  • Decent poke and abare option
  • Follow up with 214A/C for a basic frame trap

Crouch B

crouch B
cr.B
cr.B
30 Low - 4 3 11 +1 -1 - 30 60
  • Fast, short range poke that hits low
  • 2B combo starters are generally not very rewarding for Ángel, especially compared to other characters.
  • Follow up with Close B > 46D or 2A > 46B to hit confirm into Unchain. If you use 2A instead of Close B, you must spend half a bar on 46BD to get access to the superior Unchain routes that Close B > 46D grants.

Crouch C

crouch C
cr.C
cr.C
70 Mid - 11 5 29 Launcher - SKD (33: Tech / 60: Non-tech) -15 - 70 120
  • Not as good of an anti-air as it looks, but it can work and the reward is solid
  • Compensates for being the second-slowest 2C in the game by being the only launcher 2C in the game.
  • Special cancelable, even on whiff.
  • Commonly followed up with 214P (kara) > 2K; this is also the optimal combo starter after a 214AC guard break in the corner.
  • Don't whiff this without canceling into something like 214P or 426K.

Crouch D

crouch D
cr.D
cr.D
80 Low - 10 3 18 Soft Knockdown -2 - 70 120
  • Basic sweep
  • Impressive range, decent start up
  • Special cancelable, meaning you can followup a hit (or block) to go straight into oki or pressure the recovery roll with your command dash

Jump Normals

Jump A

jump A
j.A
j.A
Hop Version (Hitbox)
Hop Version (Hitbox)
Jump Version
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

hop hop

40 High - 6 8 1 on ground - - - 30 50

jump jump

45 High - 6 12 1 on ground - - - 30 60
  • Great all-around aerial attack option
  • Can cancel into j.2D unless performed during a hop. There is no risk attached to this, so you may as well buffer it every time.
  • If j.A counterhits an aerial opponent, it will successfully combo into j.2D for a total of 97 damage and just a little bit more time for oki on the air-to-air exchange

Jump B

jump B
j.B
j.B
Hop Version (Hitbox)
Hop Version (Hitbox)
Jump Version
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

hop hop

40 High - 6 6 1 on ground - - - 30 50

jump jump

45 High - 6 11 1 on ground - - - 30 60
  • Decent for stopping an opponent's hop if used preemptively in close range

Jump C

jump C
j.C
j.C
Hop Version (Hitbox)
Hop Version (Hitbox)
Jump Version
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

hop hop

70 Mid - 12 4 1 on ground - - - 70 100

jump jump

70 Mid - 12 4 1 on ground - - - 70 120
  • Dedicated cross-up attack. Has no hitbox in front of Ángel, but a fantastic hitbox behind her.
  • Will always allow you to Close D after a hit since the “pushback” technically forces your opponent closer to you rather than pushing them away.
  • Be mindful of the fact this move will also extend your hurtbox behind you.

Jump D

jump D
j.D
j.D
Hop Version (Hitbox)
Hop Version (Hitbox)
Jump Version
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

hop hop

70 High - 10 7 1 on ground - - - 70 100

jump jump

70 High - 10 7 1 on ground - - - 70 120
  • Solid jump-in combo starter
  • The usual choice of aerial attack on a hop (where j.A > j.2D is inaccessible) or a safejump.
  • Works pretty decent as an air-to-air

Blowback

Blowback

Blowback
CD
CD
75 Mid special 15 6 22 Wall Splat - HKD (+72 to +88) -5 - 100 160
  • Good poke, does what a CD does and not a whole lot else
  • Press C 1-2 frames before pressing D to get extra range out of this move. A 2-frame gap will result in the longest possible range.
  • On hit from midscreen, cancel into 63214B/D to quickly get back in range of the opponent in time to convert into a combo, usually with 2C > 214A (kara) > 2K. This is fairly risk-free as Red Sky is safe on block anyway.

ShatterStrike

ShatterStrike
qcf+CD
qcf+CD
75 Mid - 15 6 27 Crumple (Ground Hit) / Wall Bounce (Air hit) -10 Armor: 4 to 14 (11 frames) 0 200
  • Decent as an AA option since Ángel remains stationary.
  • On grounded hit: Continue the combo with 214A
  • On air hit: Follow this up by immediately command dashing and pressing 8P at the right time.

AdvanceStrike

AdvanceStrike
214CD
214CD
100 Mid - 28 6 37 (on whiff) / Recovers faster on hit and block. HKD (68 - Non Throw Counter Hit) / Crumple (103 - Throw Counter Hit) 3 Full Body Armor Frames: 7 to 33 (27 frames) / Throw Counter Frames: 4 to 27 (24 Frames) 0 150
  • Same animation and range as her CD.


jump CD

jump CD
j.CD
j.CD
Hop Version (Hitbox)
Hop Version (Hitbox)
Jump Version
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

hop CD hop CD

80 Mid - 15 5 1 on ground Soft Knockdown - - 80 120

jump CD jump CD

90 Mid - 15 5 1 on ground Soft Knockdown - - 80 140
  • Fairly standard horizontal j.CD. Decent air-to-air.
  • On counterhit, use 426BD after landing to convert this into a combo.
  • On block, provides enough blockstun to attempt a crossup on a crouching opponent with hyper hop j.C.

Rush Moves

rush
cl.AA/cl.AAX
cl.AA/cl.AAX
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

cl.AA cl.AA

48 (25 + 23) Mid - 6 4 - -4 -6 - 30 120 (60 + 60)

cl.AAX cl.AAX

70 (25+23+22) Mid - 12 2 - -9 -11 - 30 180 (60*3)
  • Ángel’s autocombo uses the light version of Red Sky for her special option. For her super options, it unsurprisingly uses Real Rave as opposed to her counter super.

Throws

Tekitou Rush

Tekitou Rush
(close) 4/6C
(close) 4/6C
100 (20+40+40) N/A - 1 1 0 HKD (+50) Unblockable - 0 N/A
  • Fairly standard forward throw. Gives enough time to go for a manually timed safejump.
  • Auto-timed safejump: After throwing an opponent into the corner, immediately backdash > j.2D and then hyper hop forward.

Shadow Behead

Shadow Behead
(close) 4/6D
(close) 4/6D
100 N/A - 1 1 0 HKD (+53) Unblockable - 0 N/A
  • Normal throw that switches sides
  • You will be quite far from the opponent after doing this, unless you were backed up into a corner. You still have time for oki or even a safejump if you're fast enough.
  • Safejump: If you throw your opponent into the corner, immediately press Far B and hyper hop forward.

Command Moves

Middle Spin

Middle Spin
6B
6B
60 (30 + 30) Mid - 17 2 (3) 2 17 2 0 - 60 (30 + 30) 60 (30 + 30)
  • Hits twice, but most cancels will whiff if you cancel on the second hit as opposed to the first
  • Usually followed by any Unchain starter in blockstrings, or 214C in combos.

Heavy Knee Attack

Heavy Knee Attack
j.2D
j.2D
55 High - 4 8 1 on ground - - - 40 60
  • Cancel into this after j.A (unless it's a hop) for extra damage on your jump-in
  • Opponent may switch their block to low after blocking the j.A, leading to a hit if the j.2D comes out after
  • With good timing and a decent hop angle on the opponent, Ángel can land on the other side of the opponent after hitting this.
  • See notes in the movement section about using this during a backdash to make the backdash faster.
  • If you are backed into a corner, you can backdash and immediately press 2D to use this move as a sneaky, fast overhead. There are combo resets that make use of this; in the corner, try the following: 66C > 426BD > Close D > 426K > Backdash j.2D > [Any combo]

Special Moves

Unchain


Red Sky

Red Sky
63214BD
63214BD
Normal Version (Hitbox)
EX Version (Hitbox)
Normal Version (Hitbox)
EX Version (Hitbox)
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

B B

80 Mid - 15 6 22 Soft Knockdown -2 - 0 0

D D

100 Mid - 25 6 22 SKD (+22) +2 - 0 0

BD BD

120 (50+70) Mid - 11 6 20 HKD (+30) -2 Full Body Projectile: 5 to 16 (12 frames) 0 0
  • Ángel slides forward about half-screen distance. B version is faster, D version has longer range and is +2 on block.
  • This is a hitgrab, not a true command grab. It can be blocked.
  • Works as both a combo ender and a way to advance forward in neutral due to its safety on block.
  • On a CD hit, use any version of this to quickly get back in range of the opponent and confirm into a combo, usually with 2C > 214P (kara) > 2K
  • EX version slides faster and can go through projectiles. Grants hard knockdown and an easy safejump, a property that makes it one of the best combo enders Ángel has access to. It is also her best anti-projectile tool.
  • Safejump: Immediately hyper hop forward after the 624BD animation ends.

Mad Murder

Mad Murder
41236AC
41236AC
Normal Version (Hitbox)
EX Version (Hitbox)
Normal Version (Hitbox)
EX Version (Hitbox)
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

A A

60 N/A - 14 1 33 Launcher - HKD (+87) Unblockable Full Body: 14 (1 Frame) 0 N/A

C C

60 N/A - 14 1 33 Launcher - HKD (+87) Unblockable Full Body: 14 (1 Frame) 0 N/A

AC AC

80 N/A - 10 1 20 Launcher - HKD (+94) Unblockable Full Strike: 3 to 9 (7 Frames), Full Body 10 (1 Frame) 0 N/A
  • Command grab that launches the opponent
  • EX Version has less startup frames and launches higher. It also has strike invulnerability starting on frame 3.
  • Tick throw setup: Make the enemy block a Close A, then use 426AC as soon as its recovery ends (do not special cancel directly out of Close A or the grab will whiff)
  • Usually followed by 46D to continue the combo
  • Some moves can combo into this, but this should be avoided due to the unnecessary damage scaling this would apply to a combo.

Unchain – Low

Unchain – Low
3B
3B
50 Low - 18 2 25 -6 -8 - 20 30
  • Low Unchain starter. Ángel steps forward and sweeps her front foot.
  • Works especially well after 6B to force mix at the cost of limiting your damage and oki reward.
  • Usually followed by 2P or 6K
  • Keep in mind that Unchains are special moves, therefore they will deal chip damage

Unchain – Heel

Unchain – Heel
3D
3D
50 High - 20 2 25 -6 -8 - 20 30
  • Overhead Unchain starter. Will apply overhead scaling to combos.
  • Causes a hard knockdown on hit against an airborne opponent. Hold forward jump during the animation to perform a safejump in the corner.

Unchain – Tornado

Unchain – Tornado
46B/D/BD
46B/D/BD
Normal Version (Hitbox)
Normal Version - Hit State Only (Hitbox)
Normal Version (Hitbox)
Normal Version - Hit State Only (Hitbox)
EX Version
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

B B

48 (25+23) Mid - 13 2 (4) 2 22 -3 -5 - 40 (20+20) 60 (30+30)

D D

48 (25+23) Mid - 15 2 (4) 2 22 -3 -5 - 40 (20+20) 60 (30+30)

BD BD

48 (25+23) Mid - 11 2 (4) 2 22 -3 -5 - 40 (20+20) 60 (30+30)
  • Unchain starter with good range
  • Often used to continue combos on a launched opponent
  • Can be used as anti-air (not recommended)
  • EX version is faster and vastly improves the distance Ángel moves forward, allowing for consistent 46BD > 6P > 66A chains, especially off 2A confirms. It also makes this move decent (but not great; it’s still an 11 frame special that costs half a bar) for use as a punish tool.
  • Technically advances Ángel forward as long as you cancel the first hit into an Unchain Circle. This makes 46B (whiff) > 6K a surprisingly effective way to fish for overhead hits.

Unchain – Blow

Unchain – Blow
214AC
214AC
Normal Version (Hitbox)
Normal Version (Hitbox)
EX Version
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

A A

50 Mid - 15 7 10 Soft Knockdown 2 - 60 80

C C

50 Mid - 18 7 14 Soft Knockdown -2 - 60 80

AC AC

70 Mid* - 27 2 34 Crumple (+90) Guard Crush (+13) - 0 1000
  • Unchain starter that can lead to big damage and works especially well after 6B
  • You can kara-cancel this into any Unchain Circle move, get creative with it and do stuff like poke low from midscreen by canceling into 2K
  • Light version is faster and plus on block with huge pushback, heavy version has no pushback on block and generates much more meter.
  • EX version will guard break on block or crumple on hit
  • EX version is not an Unchain starter. Very few things will combo after a guard break from this move, but 46B (or 46BD) will generally always connect and 2C becomes an option if this guard break is performed in the corner from sufficiently close range.

Unchain – Step

Unchain - Step
41236BD
41236BD
Normal Version (Hitbox)
Normal Version (Hitbox)
EX Version
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

B B

N/A N/A - - - 46 - - Full Strike: 20 frames during teleport, starting as soon as frame 7 N/A N/A

D D

N/A N/A - - - 46 - - Full Strike: 20 frames during teleport, starting as soon as frame 7 N/A N/A

BD BD

40 Mid - 6 20 21 -11 -28 - 0 70
  • Ángel dashes forward at the same speed as a normal run (despite the slightly sped-up animation), switching sides if she runs into the opponent unless they are fully backed into a corner.
  • Can be canceled into any Unchain Circle after running for a minimum of 10 frames or after switching sides with the opponent
  • Do not use this in the corner unless it is the EX version, as it will not side switch on an opponent that is in the corner.
  • If Ángel runs into an opponent that is already in the corner using the non-EX version, her strike invulnerability only lasts 5 frames (instead of 20) and she cannot cancel into an Unchain Circle after.
  • Despite not having throw invulnerability, a normal throw will almost never catch it; a command grab is required.
  • EX version deals damage and is mostly used to extend combos due to it being extremely punishable on block. If it hits on an enemy already in the corner, you may cancel into a Circle.

Circle


Circle – Upper

Circle – Upper
8A/C
8A/C
35 Mid - 11 4 18 -1 -3 - 30 40
  • Basic uppercut
  • Great for extending combos on a launched opponent, but will not launch a grounded opponent.
  • Against an airborne opponent, 6AB > 66A is a great option to keep the combo going. On a grounded hit, you are limited to cashing out with 6K > 236C
  • Unchain Circle follow-ups: 6K, 2K

Circle – Sobat

Circle – Sobat
6B/D
6B/D
35 High - 10 3 32 -14 -16 - 30 40
  • Ángel jumps forward, kicking the opponent very early into the jump
  • Fastest overhead in the game. Also advances Ángel forward
  • Commonly used after catching a launched opponent with 46D, and is usually followed by 426BD after a hit on an airborne enemy.
  • Also works as a good way to mix an opponent after hitting (or whiffing) with uc.2P
  • Has lower body invulnerability to projectiles, allowing her to jump over any ground and medium height projectiles. Higher projectiles, such as Rugal’s eye laser, cannot be jumped over.
  • With proper usage of the Special Spin, this move is a lot safer than its frame data implies. Generally, this move cannot be punished by any strike attack as long as a back Special Spin is inputted immediately after.
  • Unchain Circle follow-ups: 8P, 2P (On a grounded opponent, you are usually better off cashing out with 236C)

Circle – Under Blow

Circle – Under Blow
2A/C
2A/C
40 Low - 10 2 24 -5 -7 - 30 40
  • Ángel slides a short distance forward and extends her arm out against the ground
  • A fast low with short range
  • This and Unchain Step (41236B/D) will cancel into each other repeatedly; this is not only a high/low mixup that can go into 6K at any given moment, it is also a frame trap.
  • Unchain follow-ups: 8K, 6K

Circle – High

Circle – High
8B/D
8B/D
40 Mid - 8 3 20 -4 -4 - 30 40
  • Quick roundhouse kick with a high hitbox
  • This is the fastest Unchain Circle attack, making it great for quickly accessing the Special Spin during a command dash
  • Great for covering the hop angle in front of Ángel
  • Unchain follow-ups: 2P, 6P

Circle – Hammer Blow

Circle – Hammer Blow
6A/C
6A/C
Hit State Only
37 (20+17) High - 20 4 26 -8 -10 - 40 (20+20) 60 (30+30)
  • A slow overhead punch with fairly short range and great frametrap potential
  • On a grounded opponent, the first hit can be canceled into 66A for a launch; this is usually followed by 46D > 2K > 66K
  • This move is great for baiting out reversals using the following blockstring: Close D > 6B > 214C > 6P > 4AB. This string leaves enough of a gap for reversals to come out, but the Special Spin will ensure you are not hit by the reversal and you can take your free punish.
  • On an airborne opponent, hold jump after the hit to perform a safejump
  • Unchain follow-ups: 8K, 2K

Circle – Assault

Circle – Assault
2B/D
2B/D
40 Low - 24 4 22 -5 -7 - 30 40
  • Ángel jumps forward and kicks low after landing
  • Impressive range, works especially well after Unchain Step (41236B/D) to "add" approximately 15 frames of startup in exchange for making this a fullscreen poke
  • Unchain follow-ups: 8P, 6P (8P is a very effective followup if 2K hits during a juggle)

Special Circle


Special Circle – Feint

Special Circle – Feint
AB, 6AB, 4AB
AB, 6AB, 4AB
AB Version (Hitbox)
6AB Version (Hitbox)
AB Version (Hitbox)
6AB Version (Hitbox)
4AB Version
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

AB AB

N/A N/A - - - 30 - - Full Strike: 1 to 19 (19 Frames) / Projectile Invincibility: 1 to 30 (30 Frames) N/A N/A

6AB 6AB

N/A N/A - - - 34 (9 on ground) - - Full Strike: 1 to 19 (19 Frames: 10 on ground and 9 in the air) / Projectile Invincibility: 1 to 34 (34 Frames) N/A N/A

4AB 4AB

N/A N/A - - - 34 (9 on ground) - - Full Strike: 1 to 10 (10 Frames on ground) / Full Body: 11 to 19 (9 Frames) / Projectile Invincibility: 1 to 34 (34 Frames) N/A N/A
  • Ángel spins after performing an Unchain Circle move. If 4 or 6 is inputted along with AB, she will move in that direction. The back spin travels further, the neutral spin recovers faster, and the forward spin generally appears to have better throw invulnerability.
  • Outstanding for baiting reversals during Unchain, especially by using 6P > 4AB
  • Has complicated invulnerability properties. Most consistent of these is the fact that all spins are invulnerable to projectiles for the spin’s entire duration. The spin can end while a projectile is right at the center of Ángel’s hurtbox, and she will still block it. Throw invulnerability will vary. Strike invulnerability starts on frame 1 and lasts 19 frames. Circle · Feint (Backward) - 6AB has the same properties as back dashes when it comes to air throws which means that Ángel cannot by air thown by non-anywhere juggle moves while she is in the air.
  • Useful for repositioning in the middle of a combo (e.g. after 214A > 2K > 8P, use 6AB to get in close enough to launch the opponent with 66A)
  • Can also be used to fish for a normal throw or command grab if the opponent is blocking your mix. A back spin into 66K will usually catch your opponent’s attempt to poke or run up after the back spin.
  • You must use an Unchain Finisher (or drop the combo) after performing this move

Finish


Finish – Lariat

Finish – Lariat
66A
66A
50 Mid - 9 2 29 Soft Knockdown -12 Upper Body: 1 to 7 (7 Frames) 40 40
  • Launches the opponent very high
  • Usually can be followed up with 46D if it has not already been used in the combo
  • Very short horizontal range, good vertical range
  • Surprisingly good anti-air if you can find yourself in the rare situation to actually use it as one

Finish – Straight

Finish – Straight
66C
66C
65 N/A - 27 2 31 Hard Knockdown Unblockable - 40 N/A
  • Slow, unblockable punch with solid range that wallbounces the opponent
  • If you are close enough to the corner, the opponent will bounce behind you
  • Very useful for attempting resets after the wallbounce
  • Safejump: On an airborne hit in the corner, immediately jump toward the corner, then super jump away from the corner and press j.C on the way down. You may also normal jump and press j.D, it will still be a safejump.
  • If you are not in the corner but still want a safejump after hitting this, spend half a bar on 624BD.

Finish – Rolling

Finish – Rolling
66D
66D
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

B B

100 (40+40+20) Mid - 21 2 (5) 2 20 HKD (+44) -2 Low Body: 13 to 25 (13 Frames) 60 (20*3) 60 (20*3)

D D

100 (40+40+20) Mid - 21 2 (5) 2 20 HKD (+44) -2 Low Body: 13 to 25 (13 Frames) 60 (20*3) 60 (20*3)
  • 3-hit finisher that comes out after a short delay and results in a hard knockdown.
  • No longer an overhead, but can now land more than one hit against an airborne opponent and the first two hits are super cancelable.
  • Good range and safe on block, works great for whiff punishing after a back Special Spin or frametrapping during an Unchain string.
  • Safejump: Immediately press A and hyper hop forward after the hard knockdown

Finish – Neck Cutter

Finish – Neck Cutter
236A
236A
100 N/A - 21 10 26 Hard Knockdown Unblockable - 0 N/A
  • Ángel does a slow leap forward, grabbing the opponent
  • Can still hit crouching opponents
  • Nothing combos into this, but it has situational use in resets or on opponent’s wakeup due to its unusually lengthy active frames
  • Keep the universal 10-frame throw invulnerability window in mind when attempting this after a successful hit
  • If this hits in the corner, hold the forward jump input while the animation plays to perform a safejump.

Finish – Grapple Kick

Finish – Grapple Kick
236C
236C
80 N/A - 1 1 54 Hard Knockdown N/A - 0 N/A
  • Ángel quickly (frame 1) grabs the opponent and kicks them far away
  • Good for cashing out damage after a combo against a grounded opponent
  • You will be far from the opponent after doing this midscreen, but the oki you get out of this move is much better in the corner. Try 46B > 6K right after hitting this on an opponent in the corner.
  • Can be used after a forward Special Spin to fish for small damage, especially on an opponent with low HP.
  • Surprisingly long range
  • When attempting to hit 6K > 236C, be sure that your opponent is grounded before pressing 236C. If 6K clipped an airborne opponent, 236C will leave you in a lengthy recovery animation while your opponent gets up.

Super Special Moves

Real Rave

Real Rave
4623AC
4623AC
Normal Version (Hitbox)
Max Version (Hitbox)
Normal Version (Hitbox)
Max Version (Hitbox)
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

A A

160 (15*6+10*2+50) Mid - 7 13 27 Hard Knockdown -21 Full Body: 1 to 3 (3 Frames) 0 0

C C

160 (15*6+10*2+50) Mid - 7 13 27 Hard Knockdown -21 Full Body: 1 to 3 (3 Frames) 0 0

AC AC

310 (15*9+20+15*3+30+80) Min: 149 Mid - 6 16 27 Hard Knockdown -24 Full Body: 1 to 7 (7 Frames) 0 0
  • Ángel runs forward and hits the opponent with a series of punches and kicks, launching them after (does not actually combo into anything except for Advanced/Climax cancels)
  • EX version switches sides if the opponent is not backed up against the corner. It also does not launch, but a Climax will still hit after.
  • Exclusively used as a combo ender, but you will have a hard time justifying using this move. Low damage and poor oki, combined with Ángel’s very poor returns on dumping meter, will make it much more worthwhile to end combos with moves like 66K or 624BD to get better oki.

Blue Monday Counter

Blue Monday Counter
4623BD
4623BD
Normal Version (Hitbox)
Normal Version (Hitbox)
Max Version
Version Damagez (x+y) means the move has two hits.
The first does x,
the second does y,
for a total of z.
Damage dealt by the move.
10 is 1%.
Guard (1) means only the first hit has to be blocked that way, (2) the second,
No bracket means the entire move has to be blocked said way.
How this attack has to be blocked. Throws and unblockables will stay empty.
Cancel (1) means only the first hit is cancelable, (2) the second,
(x~y) every hit from x to y,
No bracket means the entire move is.
Whether this move is special or super cancelable.
If neither, will stay empty.
StartupNumber of frames for the move to become active, first active frame included. Activex, (y), z means the move has two hits. The 1st is active for x frames
Followed by a y frame gap
Then the 2nd is active for z frames.
Number of frames the move is active, meaning able to connect, for.
RecoveryNumber of frames past its active frames for the move to end and the character to recover unless the move is canceled. Hit Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
SKD is soft knockdown, HKD is hard.
After the move hits,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Block Advantagex ~ y means the move has different frame advantage depending on range.
x when done point-blank.
y on the tip.
After the move is blocked,
number of frames the character recovers before (+) or after (-) the opponent.
Invulnerability(Startup) means the move is invincible until after its 1st active frame.
(Startup - 1) means it's invincible until its 1st active frame.
Throw and/or Hit Invincibility the move has. (frames)_TYPE_(Location).
Startup or Active may be used to note the frame range.
StunAmount of stun damage a move inflicts. This will not factor in proration if applicable Guard DamageDamage done to the guard bar regardless of multipliers

B B

200 (100+100) N/A - 1 10 35 Hard Knockdown N/A - 0 0

D D

200 (100+100) N/A - 1 10 35 Hard Knockdown N/A - 0 0

BD BD

350 (150+200) N/A - 1 10 35 Hard Knockdown N/A - 0 0
  • Ángel lifts her knee up. If an opponent hits her during the fairly tight active frame window, she will Rock Bottom them (switching sides) and then perform The People's Elbow.
  • 2-bar version does more damage, and nothing else.
  • 1F startup means this move will beat safejumps clean, including crossups. Consider this as an option when your opponent is at least than 20% HP, or if you are backed up into the corner.
  • Due to its tight active frame window and ability to beat safejumps, this move is best used on wakeup.
  • Can be canceled into from normal and Unchain Circle moves; this should be avoided as it will almost certainly be a waste of meter
  • 2-bar version can be cancelled into from Real Rave (her other super), and this can then be Climax cancelled. If the counter is done raw, it cannot be Climax cancelled.

Climax Super Special Moves

Ascension Time
2141236CD
2141236CD
430 (100+60*4+120) Min: 230 Mid - 10 9 37 Hard Knockdown -20 Full Body: 1 to 11 (11 Frames) 0 0
  • Ángel flips forward and comes down hard with her legs. If this hits, the rest of the animation (and damage) plays, in which Ángel hits the opponent with a few punches before stuffing their face into her chest and dropping to the ground hard, taking the opponent down with her.
  • Don't use this too close to the opponent, she will jump over them and whiff
  • Not an overhead
  • There are two kicks that come out when you activate this attack. The first kick is the one that plays the animation and does full damage. The second kick will give you a knockdown, but does not play the animation and will only do 150 damage.

Misc

Alternate Colors

Color 1
Color 2
Color 3
Color 4
Color 5
Color 6
Color 7
Color 8


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