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Overview[edit]
Overview

"I'll teach you...how to fight."
Lore:Gordeau the Harvester was once a member of the Amnesia organization. One day during a war against the Bankikai, his friend Roger ends up getting turned into a fallen Void due to an unfortunate chain of events. Roger died that day at the hands of the Crimson Knight of Licht Kreis, Erika Wagner, and Gordeau, injured from the battle, could do nothing but watch it happen. After this, Gordeau leaves Amnesia to pursue revenge for his fallen friend instead. Since then, Gordeau has participated in many Hollow Nights, hoping to encounter the Crimson Knight of Licht Kreis again and avenge Roger.
Playstyle

Gordeau wields a scythe called the Demon Sickle "Devourer" that he can summon at will. The Scythe is very large and has a lot of reach. As a result, you'll find that Gordeau has normals, specials and partner skills that have a lot of reach and hit in wide arcs. This allows Gordeau to control a lot of ground space in neutral, making it difficult for others to approach him freely.

Although Gordeau is capable of controlling a lot of space thanks to his scythe, whiffing these scythe normals put him at a severe disadvantage because they have a lot of recovery, often leaving him open to being punished. Gordeau also doesn't move very fast. To make the most of Gordeau, you'll need to learn to judge your spacing well and optimally make use of his long reaching options.
Pros Cons
  • Ludicrous range on his scythe normals.
  • Has a very simple game-plan that is easy to execute.
  • Reverse beat allows him to confirm most hits into a full combo or blockstring.
  • Excellent anti-air options with 2B, B Assimilation, and Aim Opening.
  • EXS attacks boosts his metergain while draining the opponents resources.
  • S-tier assists easily makes him one of the best "team players" in the whole game.
  • Above average health.
  • Scythe normals are quite slow, unsafe on whiff, and greatly extend his hurtbox.
  • Slow reversals make him susceptible to baits and safe-jumps.
  • Precise Aim is his only air combo ender, meaning that for the most part he can't convert them into a ground combo via assists like most other characters.
  • Cannot use more than one EXS attack per combo without an assist or Resonance Blaze, limiting his meter steal potential.
EXS of Greed : Snatcher

Gordeau EXS gives him the unique ability to form purple claws on his right hand that he can use to rip pieces of a person's soul from them. In Under Night in Birth, this unique ability was adapted into his gameplay by allowing his Assimilation command grabs to steal GRD. However, in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle this ability allows Gordeau to steal a chunk of his opponent's Skill Gauge and add it to his own. His meter steal is static for each attack, meaning it is unaffected by the 180 frame meter-build cooldown that normally occurs after using Skill Gauge. This also makes it good at the end of long combos where normal meter build decreases.

The following moves will steal some of the opponent's Skill Gauge on hit:

  • All versions of Rusty Nails (5AAAA and 6P)
  • All versions of Assimilation (5BBB and 214X)
  • Mortal Slide - Divest
Note: While blocking or getting hit usually grants meter, Gordeau's EXS attacks don't grant any meter on top of the meter it steals from opponents.

Normal Moves[edit]

5A[edit]

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.The number of frames this attack has invincibility, and what attribute(s) this invincibility applies to.
5A 1500 All 9 4 20 -7 -
5AA 1500 All 10 2 16 -1 -
5AAA 1700 All 13 12 22 -15 -
5AAAA 900*3 All 19 1,1,2 Total 50 -9 -

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  • Jump cancelable.
  • Throw cancelable.

Gordeau steps forward before punching, giving this attack extra range. Has many cancel options which makes this move good for applying pressure and mix-ups. Generally used in combos to catch opponents after landing during relaunch combos or after Mortal Glide or Grim Reaper in the corner.


  • Jump cancelable on hit.
  • Throw cancelable.
  • Lightly pushes airborne opponents away.

5AA is mostly used as combo and pressure filler. Only -1 on block, making this his safest ground attack and the best point to reset pressure.


  • Jump cancelable on hit.
  • Launches opponents away on hit.

5AAA has good reach and damage but is very unsafe on block. Avoid using this move in blockstrings.


  • Hits 3 times. Drains 2.5% of opponent's meter per hit and gains 1% meter per hit.
  • Stuns grounded opponents on counter hit.
  • Opponent cannot Cross Burst during this attack.

5AAAA has very long disjointed range, is safe on block, and is a natural frame-trap from 5AAA. This is the only EXS attack Gordeau has that isn't a grab. Hitting both the opponent's point and assist character will double the amount of meter stolen, making this an excellent attack for happy birthday situations. This move has no cancel options on block or whiff (even in Resonance Blaze), requiring assists for combo extensions. Can only follow-up solo on counter hit in the corner if it connects at close range.

5B[edit]

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.The number of frames this attack has invincibility, and what attribute(s) this invincibility applies to.
5B 1700 All 19 2 42 -25 -
5BB 1000, 900 [1000] All 13 4(8)2 [4, 3] 33 [20] -16 [-4] -
5BBB 800, 1500 Throw 16 1 33 - -

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  • Jump cancelable on hit.
  • Knocks down on hit.

5B has humongous range but also quite a bit of start-up so don't use this recklessly. This is his best scaling starter and thus should be used to begin punish combos whenever possible. Doesn't hit as high vertically as the animation implies, making this attack vulnerable to jump-ins.


  • Shade Harvest follow-up is only done on hit.
  • Mortal Slide hits once on hit or block, hits twice on whiff, while Shade Harvest hits once.
  • Mortal Slide launches on its second hit.
  • Shade Harvest vacuums opponents on hit or block
  • Shade Harvest is jump cancelable on hit.
  • Values in [] are when Mortal Slide doesn't hit the opponent's point character.

Gordeau reachs out with his scythe and, if he hits the opponent, pulls it back to drag them closer to him. Used to keep opponents close during pressure or combos. If Mortal Slide’s first hit missed the point character, he will go the second hit of Mortal Slide instead of Shade Harvest.


  • Hits 2 times. First hit is a command grab, second hit drains 5% of opponent's meter, gains 10% meter.
  • Can only be used if Shade Harvest (5BB(2)) hit the opponent's point character.
  • Only hits the opponent's point character.
  • Opponent is invincible to all other attacks until Gordeau releases them.
  • Opponents cannot burst during a throw.

Drains the most meter out of any of Gordeau's EXS attacks. Never provides optimal damage as a combo ender and can only be followed-up with assists, making this move somewhat difficult to use. Can whiff after 5BB if 5B hit at near max range.

5C[edit]

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.The number of frames this attack has invincibility, and what attribute(s) this invincibility applies to.
800+ High 26 3 18 -4 -

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  • Shares the same hitbox and animation as j.B.
  • Airborne on frame 7.
  • Knocks down airborne opponents.
  • On grounded hit, leads into a timed follow-up.
  • Follow-up damage, meter gain, oki, and timing changes if partner is available.

While most characters generally only use 5C as a last resort, the fact that Gordeau has an arcing airdash (which is much slower and reactable than normal air dashes), has only two air overheads (j.A and j.B) with the first being prone to whiffing against crouching opponents, and has no other grounded overheads means that he actually relies quite a bit on 5C to mix-up opponents. His is an assault style 5C, meaning its safe on block but has longer start-up than normal 5C's.

Note: This move still whiffs on Yumi. Top Tier Privileges, am I right?

2A[edit]

2B[edit]

2C[edit]

j.A[edit]

j.B[edit]

j.C[edit]

Mortal Glide


Universal Mechanics[edit]

Ground Throw[edit]

5B+C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.The number of frames this attack has invincibility, and what attribute(s) this invincibility applies to.
0, 500, 1500 Throw 7~30 3 23 - -

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  • 100% minimum damage (2000)
  • If Gordeau isn't near an opponent, he will dash a short distance then grab.
  • Holding back when inputting the grab will result in Gordeau throwing his opponent behind him.
  • Wall bounces mid-screen, wall sticks for 60 frames in corner.

This is his fastest grab as well as his most damaging but it can be teched unlike Assimilation. Can combo the wall bounce into most of his grounded normals (save for 5B and 5C), specials (not 214A), and all of his supers, meaning his combo paths off of throw are pretty diverse. Wall stick can combo into literally any attack. Combo directly into Assimilation for good unburstable meterless damage.

Aim Opening/Precise Aim[edit]

5A+D (Air OK)

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.The number of frames this attack has invincibility, and what attribute(s) this invincibility applies to.
Ground 1200, 300*6, 1800 Air Unblockable, All*7 21 4(9)2,2,3,3,3 [(11)5] 12+22L [44] -37 1~26 All
Air 700*6, 1000 All 10 2,2,3,1,2,4 [(Until L)5] Until L+16L [46] - 1~13 All

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  • Invincible on start-up.
  • Ground version starts with Aim Opening, air version goes directly into Precise Aim.
  • Follow-up attack is only done if Precise Aim hit the opposing point character at least once.
  • Aim Opening hits once and is air unblockable, Precise Aim hits 6 times, and the follow-up hits once.
  • Aim Opening launches on hit, all other hits knockdown on hit.
  • 5% minimum damage. (Ground) 60 + (15 X 6) + 80 = 240. (Air) (35 X 6) + 50 = 260.

Old 22B into j.214B. Gordeau slams his scythe into the ground then jumps while spinning it above his head, following-up with an overhead slash back into the ground. One of the slowest shoryuken-like reversals in the game at 21 frames of start-up, making it highly susceptible to safe-jumps. While Aim Opening has a deceptively large hitbox, it isn't very good as an anti-air as it doesn't reach very high vertically and even if it does catch an opponent he will need a very slow assist that can pick them up after Gordeau does both Aim Opening and Precise Aim. Not usually used in ground combos due to this move's poor oki options but this is his only choice for ending air combos. Has decent minimum damage which makes it good for finishing off opponents without burning meter.


Skills[edit]

Grim Reaper[edit]

236A/B

Assimilation[edit]

214A/B

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.The number of frames this attack has invincibility, and what attribute(s) this invincibility applies to.
A 800, 1500 Throw 11 2 33 - -
B 1000, 1750 Throw 7 4 34 - 4~10 H

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  • Hits 2 times. First hit is a command grab, second hit drains 2.5% of opponent's meter and gains 5% meter.
  • Works against standing or crouching point characters, even in hitstun.
  • Opponent is invincible to all other attacks until Gordeau releases them.
  • Opponents cannot burst during a throw.

Used in pressure to mix-up opponents. Requires an assist to convert into a combo. Always provides safe-jump oki.


  • Is head attribute invulnerable.
  • Hits 2 times. First hit is a command grab, second hit drains 2.5% of opponent's meter and gains 5% meter.
  • Works against airborne point characters, even in hitstun.
  • Opponent is invincible to all other attacks until Gordeau releases them.
  • Opponents cannot burst during a throw.

Used in neutral to anti-air opponents, even those who are air guarding. Also used to end most grounded combos. Requires an assist to convert into a combo. Always provides safe-jump oki.


Extra Skills[edit]

EX Grim Reaper[edit]

236C

EX Assimilation[edit]

214C


Partner Skills[edit]

6P[edit]

Rusty Nail

5P [edit]

Grim Reaper

4P [edit]

Aim Opening


Distortion Skills[edit]

Mortal Slide - Divest[edit]

236B+C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.The number of frames this attack has invincibility, and what attribute(s) this invincibility applies to.
1000*2, 0*2, 1000*2, 2300 <1000, 2000>
[1000, 500*3, 1000*4, 2400 <1000, 2000>]
All 1+(55 Flash)+12 2(6)2 34 -17 -

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  • Invincible on start up.
  • Hits 7 times on hit (10 times in RB), twice on block or whiff.
  • Only does follow-up attacks if the first hit connected against the opponent's point character.
  • Follow-up attacks can only hit the opponent's point character.
  • First hit restands opponents on hit.
  • Second hit vacuums opponents on block.
  • Fifth hit (Seventh in RB) drains 5% of opponent's meter, gains 10% meter.
  • Final hit launches opponents away (knocks down in RB).
  • 20%, 28%, 22% minimum damage. 200 + (280 X 4) + 506 = 1826.
  • (RB) 20%, 27%, 14% minimum damage. 200 + (135*3) + (270*4) + 336 = 2021.
  • Values in [] are for the Enhanced version, values in <> are for whiffed or blocked first hit.

On block, the opponent will be dragged towards Gordeau, and he will no do any other hits. Has the same start up and frame disadvantage as Turbulence while having more horizontal range and being significantly safer on whiff, making this Gordeau's go-to reversal super. Grants safe-jump oki against 11 frame start-up reversals. Final frame advantage on hit becomes notably worse in RB, preventing any sort of safe set-ups. If either super will K.O. the opponent, use this one as it steals meter and refunds a small portion of the meter it used.

Turbulence[edit]

214B+C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.The number of frames this attack has invincibility, and what attribute(s) this invincibility applies to.
1000*8, 4800
[1000*5, 500*10, 1800*3]
All 1+(57 Flash)+12 3(12)3(11)4(15)6(24)5(9)3(3)2(3)3(15)3
[3(12)3(11)4(15)6(24)5(9)3(3)3,6,5,4*5,5(7)1*3]
34 -16 [-14] 1~17 All

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  • Invincible on start up.
  • Becomes full invulnerable for the duration of the super if the opponent's point character is hit.
  • Hits 9 times (18 times in RB).
  • Final attack wall bounces, all other launch opponents on hit.
  • 10%, 22% minimum damage. (100 X 8) + 1056 = 1856.
  • (RB) 10%, minimum damage. (100 X 5) + (50 X 10) + (360 X 3) = 2080.
  • Values in [] are for Enhanced version.

Normal version grants safe-jump oki against 11 frame start-up reversals while the RB version grants safe-jump against all reversals. Has slightly better damage and oki than Mortal Slide - Divest, making it good for ending combos that will either end the match or won't result in taking out one of the opponent's characters. Gordeau does all of the attacks on block or whiff, making this move hilariously unsafe if it doesn't hit. Has a gap between the initial strikes and spin attack that can be reversal-ed through on block. The normal version has an additional gap between the spins and the final attack.


Distortion Skill Duo[edit]

Turbulence[edit]

P during Main Character's Distortion Skill

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame Adv.The difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Inv.The number of frames this attack has invincibility, and what attribute(s) this invincibility applies to.
240*5, 40*3, 680
[200*5, 35*10, 200*2, 750]
All 1+(98 Flash)+1 3(12)3(11)4(15)6(24)5(9)3(3)2(3)3(15)3
[3(12)3(11)4(15)6(24)5(9)3(3)3,6,5,4*5,5(7)1*3]
34 -14 1~6 All

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  • Identical to Gordeau's solo version of Turbulence except it deals slightly higher minimum damage.
  • 100% minimum damage. (240 X 5) + (40 x 3) + 680 = 2000.
  • 100% minimum damage. (200 X 5) + (35 X ) + (200 x 2) + 750 = 2500.

Gordeau's assist super is Turbulence, but it has faster start-up, a better final frame advantage, and higher damage, making this a good super for finishing off opponents. The enhanced version still has safe-jump oki so keep that in mind.


Astral Heat[edit]

Soul Vanish/Soul Exodus[edit]

222B+C


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