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Overview[edit]
Overview

Gran is a versatile ShotoShort for "shotokan"A character archetype defined by being similar in some way to Ryu or Ken Masters from Street Fighter. Shotos usually have a horizontal fireball, an invincible reversal, and a forward moving special move. character. Gran has a solid arsenal of moves which are fundamental to the fighting game genre. His reliable fireballA projectile which usually travels slowly across the screen in a horizontal path above the ground., DPDragon PunchA move that has invulnerability during its startup, long recovery, and a rising motion.s, and fast approaching moves combined with normals with few obvious flaws make Gran a very well rounded character who can play footsies well and get rewarding punishes.


"I'll cross these boundless skies, to the place you promised- I'll find you no matter what, Dad."
Lore:This hero's adventure began when he received a letter from his father asking him to come to the Island of the Astrals, Estalucia. Now he travels the skies with his flying lizard-like buddy, Vyrn, and the mysterious blue-haired girl who saved his life by linking it with her own, Lyria.
Honest to a fault, he'll come to the aid of anyone who needs his assistance. Although his swordplay is rough and self-taught, he possesses the power to overcome any obstacle—thanks in no small part to Lyria's assistance.
Voice:English: Kyle McCarley/Japanese: Yuuki Ono
Playstyle
GBVS Gran Icon.png Gran is a well-rounded character with many solid tools.
Pros Cons
  • Simple moveset: Gran's tools as the designated Ken are well rounded and strong.
  • Damage: Average Midscreen damage, but devastating Corner Damage.
  • Good fireball game: projectiles and strong normals allow him to play effectively at any range.
  • Rising Sword is both a strong anti-air and an invulnerable move for escaping pressure.
  • H Reginleiv is plus on block and has very little pushback, making it a very powerful pressure tool.
  • Level 5 Power Raise is an amazing frame trap, thanks to its invincibility.
  • His far-reaching normals are highly committal due to some of them being negative on block.
  • Gets little to no reward from long range pokes without committing to 214X.
  • Getting Power Raise to Level 5 requires the player to be properly positioned due to its long startup and may require sacrificing oki on a knockdown.

Normal Moves[edit]

Ground Normals[edit]

c.L[edit]

c.M[edit]

c.H[edit]

Auto Combo[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. On BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. On HitThe 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.
XX 350 Mid - - - -3 +1
XXX 350 Mid - - - -5 -1

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Despite being airborne, the second hit can be canceled into grounded attacks on the first few active frames. On clash, Gran can delay his button to get c.XX > j.L, but this is slower than c.XX > c.XXX.

Because of his speed, the second hit of Gran's autocombo can also be used as a soft reset point. While pausing here isn't safe, you are left close enough to your opponent to go into a low, throw, or overhead mixup if you're willing to take the risk that your opponent is mashing here or buffering DP. You can also use this point in the autocombo to stop and block(to bait a DP) or insert your own DP here to punish mashers. Against stronger or more paitent players, this point can also be used to transition into 2L pressure.

GBVS Gran 5XXX.gif Example using 5L string.

f.L[edit]

f.M[edit]

f.H[edit]

2L[edit]

2M[edit]

2H[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. On BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. On HitThe 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.
1000 Mid 9 6 24 -13 -9

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Really strong anti-air with a good hitbox in front and behind Gran, allowing him to beat out opponents jumping behind him. On CH, whiff 214L>2H>214M is a good damage combo with great corner carry, but when they're closer to the ground/to you you'll need to go for an alternate route. As of 2.0 Patch the increased start-up and the nerfs to many of Gran's other moves have made many corner combos unreliable at best or impossible to do. Notably corner 2H>5U is not only harder to go into but can't loop into itself reliably anymore.

2U[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. On BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. On HitThe 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.
700 Low 7 6 21 -12 HKD

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Gran's sweep is very fast and very evasive. It goes under a lot more things than even it's animation would suggest. Sets up for a safejump on its own and after combos. As of 2.0 Patch,2U > SSBA is an increadibly unsafe poke at any point. It still combos into high damage, but with how unsafe SSBA is and ease to Evade it's a High Risk option to go for. 2U by itself have also been nerfed by being less evasive than before, but still works as a strong low profile.

Air Normals[edit]

j.L[edit]

j.M[edit]

j.H[edit]

j.U[edit]

Unique Action[edit]

Power Raise[edit]

5U

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. On BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. On HitThe 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.
1000/1200/1400/1600/2000 Mid 22 9 13 -5 -

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A chargable slash attack. Can be charged up to five levels and gains invulnerability at level five. Each level will also increase in damage and range.

Charge can be cancelled with L/M/H. Level is stored and resumes charging from the same level when using 5U again. Gran will auto cancel charge after Level 5, and once he's at Level 5, he can still delay the attack by holding 5U or cancel it like normal.

Level 4 and 5 will cause a wallbounce in the corner allowing for combo extensions.

It's also a decent pressure tool as it's 0 on block when spaced at the tip and also pulls Gran's hurtbox back a bit.

Can be used in some corner combos if an opponent is high enough after 2H.

GBVS Gran 5U.gif Examples of Power Raise levels. Released upon Lv. 5.

Universal Mechanics[edit]

Ground Throw[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. On BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. On HitThe 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.
1500 Throw 7 - - - HKD

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Forward throw knocks opponent far away, but untech time is long enough so you can run in for a meaty or jump in. Great for driving your opponent towards the corner.

Back throw switches sides. Useful if you want to stick close to your opponent after as you will recover closer up than if you were to forward throw.

Between buttons such as c.L, 2L, c.M, and 2M, throw is a particularly strong mix-up option for Gran as it offers many tick throw opportunities. Gran's ability to convert the opponent's whiffed throw techs into enormous damage also serves to make his throw mix up game all the more scary.

Air Throw[edit]

Overhead Attack[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. On BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. On HitThe 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.
1000 High 26 6 17 -4 +1

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Same use as most overheads, checking for low blocks and getting counter hits on late buttons or throws. Gran gets really good reward off of CH Overhead in the corner due to his explosive corner damage, enough to end the round from half health with all specials and super. As of 2.0 Patch Gran can get a stronger Midscreen combo thanks to the changes to H Reginleiv, allowing for follow-ups and better damage.

Special Moves[edit]

Reginleiv GBVS Fireball.png[edit]

236X or S

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. On BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. On HitThe 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.
L 800 All 15 - - -7 -3
M 400, 800 Mid, All 13 - - -4 0
H 350*3 All 15 - - +6 -

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Projectile. Gran's traditional fireball.

  • L version - Standard fireball. Travels fairly fast and across the screen. Serves as a safe ender for his block strings and pokes
  • M version - Gran slashes upward before shooting out a projectile. The first slash cancels out projectiles. Useful to turn projectile wars more in your favor as you can cancel out incoming projectiles with the upward slash before throwing out a projectile of your own. Also is helpful in throwing off your opponent's timing when trying to dodge 236L. Serves as a better blockstring ender than 236L, and as of the 2.0 Patch there's no Gap in-between the two hits.
  • H version - A grown man 3-hit fireball. As of the 2.0 Patch H ReginLeiv does NOT knockdown, but instead leaves them standing. Depending on distance and the state of the opponent, it allows for combos afterwards. At least +7 on hit, allowing for follow-ups even midscreen provided that the opponent is close enough to be hit. Primarily a combo and pressure tool, as it has lost a lot of its neutral prowess due to the nerf.

GBVS Gran 236X.gif Examples of L, M and H Reginleiv.

Rising Sword GBVS Parry.png[edit]

623X or 6S

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. On BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. On HitThe 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.
L 700, 300 Mid, All 9 - - -17 KD
M 700, 300*2 Mid*2, All 9 - - -26 KD
H 950~1400 Mid*3, All 9 - - -26 HKD

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Invincible rising uppercut. Useful both as a damaging combo ender and a tool to escape pressure, at the risk of being highly punishable on block or whiff.

  • L Version: Air unblockable during the early active frames. Technically the least unsafe on block and can be difficult to punish at far ranges due to the pushback and shorter recovery than the other versions, but don't count on it. As of 2.0 Patch L version is slower and has increased Recovery, making it much easier punish.
  • M Version: Standard non-H combo ender for damage. Also air unblockable during the early active frames.
  • H Version: Double the uppercuts. Hard knockdown. There is a small gap in-between the two strikes. The entire first strike is air unblockable, however invincibility wears off before the second strike.

GBVS Gran 623X.gif Examples of L, M, H Rising Sword.

Overdrive Surge GBVS Charge.png GBVS Tackle.png[edit]

214X or 4/2S

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. On BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. On HitThe 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.
L 700 Mid 13 2 19 -6 -2
214L>214M 500 Mid - 13 29 -10 KD
M 1200 Mid 16 13 29 -10 KD
H 1200 Mid 13 13 37 -8 HKD

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Advancing move.

  • L Version: Gran dashes forward with a slash. Safest version of 214X at point blank. Can cancel into 214M on hit or block. On hit, 214L > 214M serves as his standard meterless combo ender. On block can be used to test your opponent's willingness to mash after 214L lest they risk a Counter Hit 214M. As of 2.0 Patch follow-up causes no Wall Bounce on Counter Hit, only knocks down.
  • M Version: Gran dashes forward with his foot out. Covers a lot of horizontal space in front of him. As of 2.21 Patch no longer punishable on hit from point blank, but still negative enough to lose your turn. On block safety ranges depending on the range used. At point blank, Gran is punishable. However at farther lengths it can be spaced out to be safe and at most be 0 on block. On Counter Hit causes extended hitstun for a follow-up combo, but doesn't allow for a combo at point blank. Doesn't reliably combo from far pokes and the reduced hitbox and increased hurtbox with weak reward on hit makes it in the current meta a very mediocre move.
  • H Version: Similar to 214M, but Gran dashes forward faster. Cannot be canceled into from 214L. Causes a wall bounce in the corner on hit regardless of counter hit, allowing for additional follow ups. Exercise caution as depending on the opponent's height when used, it can cause them to fall behind Gran after the wall bounce, possibly causing a side switch with yourself in the corner.

GBVS Gran 214X.gif Examples of L, M and H Overdrive Surge.

Skybound Art[edit]

Tempest Blade[edit]

236236H or 236S

Super Skybound Art[edit]

Catastrophe[edit]

236236U or 236S+U

External References[edit]

Navigation[edit]


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