DBFZ/Frieza

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Frieza
DBFZ Frieza Portrait.png

Health: 10,000

Jump Startup: 4F

Assist Cooldown:

Movement Options
Double Jump, Super Jump, 1 Air Dash (2 in Golden form), Dash Type: Run
Play-style
Zoning

Overview[edit]

Frieza is a vicious galactic tyrant who rules over many planets with an iron fist. Personally responsible for driving the Saiyan race to the brink of extinction, Frieza would be defeated by Goku, one of the very Saiyans he loathed. He would later be killed by Trunks, a half-Saiyan youth from the future. Unfortunately, death would not keep Frieza for long, as his henchmen would wish him back to life with the Dragon Balls. With a new lease on life, Frieza would train in order to carry out his revenge against Goku and his friends.

In Dragon Ball FighterZ, Frieza is a strong zoning character who can push opponents away from him before attacking them with strong projectile attacks. Beware when he assumes his Golden Frieza form, for this power-up increases the lethality of his specials and supers, as well as granting him the ability to reverse beat.

Strengths/Weaknesses[edit]

Strengths Weaknesses
  • Exceptional space control with long range (sometimes full-screen) normals and specials.
  • Solid offensive options with good lows and a command cross-up in 22S.
  • Very easy to extend combos with assists after 236S.
  • 236L+M brings the opponent to the ground and lasts long, allowing most of the cast to get double supers from any height.
  • Golden Frieza with Sparking Blast is likely the most terrifying comeback machine in the game. His brand new mechanics for Golden Frieza make him even more terrifying, giving him access to reverse beat which makes his combos and blockstrings much more threatening.
  • Subpar solo combo damage, unless paired with the right assist or in Golden form
  • Unconventional 2H, leaves an anti-air blind spot above his head
  • Situational assist that whiffs up close outside of the corner.
  • Is a "zoner" in a game that favors rushdown and non-zoner playstyles.


Normals[edit]

5L[edit]
5L
DBFZ Frieza 5L.png
DBFZ Frieza 5LL.png
DBFZ Frieza 5LLL.png
I feel like I've done this before on a bald dwarf..
Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
5L 400 All 7 3 - -
  • Standard 5L.
5LL 700 All 10 5 - -
  • Standard 5LL.
5LLL 900 All 13 3 - -
  • Hits fullscreen, and is one of the ways Frieza can achieve sliding knockdowns for jH. Often useful after a vanish extension. Since it reaches fullscreen it can be used to catch opponents off-guard, but it's pretty easily blocked as it's rather telegraphed from the preceding 5LL.


5M[edit]
5M
DBFZ Frieza 5M.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
700 All 13 5 - -
  • Standard 5M with deceptively good range. Hops over a few lows, and is very useful in both combos and blockstrings.


5H[edit]
5H
DBFZ Frieza 5H.png
"Filthy monkey, meet General Mountain!"
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
870 (9 hits) All 9 - - -
  • Good for controlling ground space
  • Can't be superdashed through
  • Reaches fullscreen, can't be superdashed through, and can be canceled into 5S, 236M or super dash even from range. In close the move is unsafe, but can be gatlinged into 2H or canceled to 236L for safety.
  • Is considered a projectile and is therefore nullified by Broly's Powered Shell


5S[edit]
5S
DBFZ Frieza 5S.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
300 All 15 [11] - - -
  • [] = All ki blasts after the first
  • Can be repeated up to six times
  • 6th hit throws enemy back, then wallbounces
  • Can be comboed after by using 236M > Vanish


2L[edit]
2L
DBFZ Frieza 2L.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
400 L 8 3 - -
  • Low-hitting 2L. Not the best range, but quite useful as it's a low.


2M[edit]
2M
DBFZ Frieza 2M.png
DBFZ Frieza 2M-2.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
600, 600 L 10 4(10)4 - -
  • Hits twice
  • Frieza's main low normal.


2H[edit]
2H
DBFZ Frieza 2H.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
850 All 17 3 - -
  • A quite unconventional 2H, as it has massive horizontal range but lacks coverage above Friezas head. The hitbox is considered a projectile, which means certain moves can have invulnerability against it, and it can clash with projectiles. It's still Friezas main anti-air, is useful in blockstrings, and is the main way you'll be activating jHs sliding knockdown property.
  • Is nullified by Broly's Powered Shell.


2S[edit]
2S
DBFZ Frieza 2S.png
THOT VAPORIZER!
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
700 All 15 - 25 -
  • 1S shoots almost horizontally, 2S shoots at a 30 degree angle, 3S shoots at a 60 degree angle. Good range and covers some useful anti-air angles, but it can unfortunately be super dashed through so it's not great at that job. This move quite useful in a lot of Friezas more advanced combos, however.


6M[edit]
6M
DBFZ Frieza 6M.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
850 H 24 6 - -

Standard 6M. 0 on block, can be converted into combos with assists, though using it as a starter scales the combo heavily. The move leaves Frieza airborne, so while in Sparking Blast you can airdash cancel this move for a potentially scary mixup.


j.L[edit]
j.L
DBFZ Frieza jL.png
Comrade Zangief, you have made your country proud.
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
400 H 7 4 - -
  • Hits at a downward angle, useful for IAD-pressure.


j.M[edit]
j.M
DBFZ Frieza jM.png
DBFZ Frieza jM-2.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
600, 600 H 8 3(9)3 - -
  • Great air to air normal


j.H[edit]
j.H
DBFZ Frieza jH.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
850 H 13 5 - -
  • Heavy with a fairly good reach for Frieza's size
  • With 2H, Frieza can stagger his falling momentum or pop up higher while rising from a jump


j.S[edit]
j.S
DBFZ Frieza jS.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
500 All 15 6(4)6(4)6 17 -
  • Can be repeated up to three times
  • Sends the opponent full screen
  • 3rd hit wallbounces them once they hit the corner
  • Loses to super dash


j.2H[edit]
j.2H
DBFZ Frieza j2H.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
850 H 18 5 - -

Similar to j.H, but Frieza advances forward. Useful for hopping over disks or catching opponents who are too high to finish with j.H.


j.2S[edit]
j.2S
DBFZ Frieza j2S.png
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
600 All 14 - 23 -

Fires a ki blast in a downward angle. The angle isn't really great, so the move is mostly used in air combos for comboing into j2H for knockdowns.


Specials[edit]

Death Slash[edit]
Death Slash
236L/M/H
DBFZ Frieza DeathSlash.png
'"SCREW THIS AREA IN PARTICULAR"'
Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
L 1100 All 18 5 30 -

The L version explodes the ground in front of Frieza. It's Friezas main way of safely ending blockstrings. Vanishing from 236L is a true blockstring, allowing you to continue pressure. 236L > Golden Frieza > SD lets you follow up for a short combo.

M 1100 All 18 5 35 -

The M version explodes the ground on the other half of the screen far from Frieza. Doesn't reach fullscreen. Can be used after a long-range 5H and 5S-series to tack on some additional damage either by itself, or can be vanished for even more damage. Is also a good way to end long-range blockstrings, or be annoying in neutral.

H 1000 All 14 9 23 -

The EX version does both the L and M version at the same time, and also hits fullscreen, making it a good way to catch people trying to do something anywhere on the screen. Both explosions can hit if spaced right.


You Might Not Survive This Time[edit]
You Might Not Survive This Time
236S (Air OK)
DBFZ Frieza YouMightNotSurviveThisTime.png
"Gotcha~!"
Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
Ground 1035 (3 hits) All 17 - - -
  • If you hit the opponent at point blank with this, they'll get locked inside the ball before it starts travelling
Air 1035 (3 hits) All 13 - - -
  • Good at the end of air combos for comboing into Death Ball super, and makes for easy assist extensions provided the assist goes fullscreen or Frieza is in the corner.


Death Saucer[edit]
Death Saucer
214S
DBFZ Frieza DeathSaucer.png
"HEY, MONKEY! YOU FORGOT YOUR PIZZAS!"
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
700x4 All 38 - - -
  • Can be crouched under
  • Can friendly fire and hit Frieza
  • One of the few moves in the game that does notable chip damage


Frieza throws 2 discs forward that go full screen and then come back towards him after traveling off screen. Can be comboed into by the use of certain assists -- notably Android 21, SSJ Goku, Goku Black, SSJ Vegeta, Trunks and Tien -- which is the basis for some of Friezas most powerful and stylish combos. Its slow startup and ability to hit Frieza himself means that it's not a staple move in neutral, but if you can get it out it can be a good way to control the screen.


Warp Smash[edit]
Warp Smash
22S
DBFZ Frieza WarpSmash.png
"SURPRISE, B*TCH!"
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
900 All 34 - - -
  • Invulnerable from frames 6 to 18
  • Can combo on air hit. Crosses up at starting range and against a cornered opponent. Is invulnerable during the warp segment (frames 6 to 18) which makes it possible to go through certain attacks. Can be cancelled by vanish for a full combo, though certain assist calls also enable meterless follow-ups.


Assist[edit]

Death Slash
A1/A2
DBFZ Frieza AssistDeathSlash.png
The shitty Milly Rock
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
800 All - - - -

Uses the M version. As is, it's mostly used as a combo extender for certain characters, and a tool to annoy people midscreen. In the corner it becomes an excellent pressure- and combo extender, however.


Supers[edit]

Death Ball[edit]
Death Ball
236L+M or 236H+S (Air OK)
DBFZ Frieza DeathBall.png
"I'll reduce you and this entire planet to dust!"
DBFZ Frieza DeathBall-2.png
""DIEEEE!"
Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
Ground 24xN, 2000 All 8+4 - - -
Air 24xN, 2000 All 7+4 - - -
  • L+M version throws towards the middle of the screen, H+S version throws towards the edge of the screen.

A useful level 1 super that does additional damage if done from big heights. Because of how slowly this move travels, some characters can be Z-changed into after firing the death ball, have their super hit before the death ball, and recover early enough to get an extension after the death ball, making it an excellent combo tool for certain teams.


Nova Strike[edit]
Nova Strike
214L+M (Air OK)
DBFZ Frieza NovaStrike.png
"I'll shut you up for good!"
DBFZ Frieza NovaStrike-2.png
"This is my FULL POWER!"
Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
Ground 4200 H 12+1 6 - -
Air 4200 H 12+1 6+ - -
  • Frame 1 invulnerability, lasts until 7 frames after touching the ground
  • Additional active frames based on altitude

Very damaging level 3. Is only a single hit, which means an opponent in sparking blast won't get any regeneration done during the animation, unlike a lot of other level 3s, making it an excellent combo ender. Also provides a hard knockdown. Can also be used as a reversal, though it has a tendency to go straight over the opponent in this case so this is generally not recommended.


You Must Die By My Hand![edit]
You Must Die By My Hand!
Hold down H+S while knocked down
DBFZ Frieza YouMustDieByMyHand.png
HAHAHA YES, THE ULTIMATE WAKEUP TOOL!
DBFZ Frieza YouMustDieByMyHand-2.png
THEY'LL NEVER SEE IT COMING!
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
3444 All 38+2 45 - -
  • Invulnerable during active frames
  • Costs 3 Ki Gauge

Somewhat weak for a level 3 but has quick startup and as such is a decent wakeup option to make up for this. However it is extremely punishable on block so take caution when using it.


Golden Frieza[edit]
Golden Frieza
214H+S
DBFZ Frieza GoldenFrieza.png
"This may sound cheap, but I call this form Golden Frieza."
*RIDE THE FIRE blaring in the distance*
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
- - 1+0 - 4 -
  • Costs 3 Ki Gauges
  • Gains a 20% damage buff for the duration
  • Now has access to reverse beats on both ground and air normals while in Golden state.
  • Increased movement speed
  • Gains access to a second air dash
  • Can only be done once per match
  • Last about 21 seconds while standing still (about 23 seconds for specials, 30 seconds for normals, 25 seconds for supers)
  • Raw startup is now longer, but is fully invincible and recovers instantly after the superflash.
  • Startup during combos is still fast, so Golden Frieza mid-combo is still possible.


Sorbet's Ray Gun[edit]
Sorbet's Ray Gun
S when Golden Frieza ends
DBFZ Frieza SorbetsRayGun.png
"L-lord Frieza!"
Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery Frame Adv.
1200 All 8+0 - - -
  • Costs 1 Ki Gauge
  • Hits opponent during timestop, even going through level 3 projectiles



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