Defense Modifier: x1.12
Guts Rating: 4
Weight:  Light
Stun Resistance: 55
Jump Startup: 3F
Backdash Time 16F / Invul: 1-8F
Wakeup (Face Up/Down): 25F / 21F
- 1 Overview
- 2 Learning Baiken
- 3 Normal Moves
- 4 Universal Mechanics
- 5 Special Moves
- 6 Overdrives
- 7 Instant Kill
- 8 Roadmap
- 9 Navigation
Baiken returns to Xrd reworked into a high-risk high-reward power character with a solid mix of high-damage offense and good defensive space-control, but just like in her earlier appearances her key strength is her versatile defense and her ability to counterattack while blocking. Capable of wildly swinging the course of a match with a successful guard cancel that leads into reliable okizeme and dangerous mixup, Baiken is a credible threat with huge potential for massive comebacks. If left unchecked, Baiken can keep pressure on the opponent through her variety of offensive RPS tools, crank RISC and quickly snowball out of control.
However, Baiken is a glass cannon with a gameplan based around reading what the opponent is going to do and dedicating herself to stopping that motion. In most matchups she does not dictate the overt flow of the match and her gameplan revolves around understanding the opponent's offense and punishing them for it, which makes her a more difficult character to get started with. Her stun resistance is bad and her parry leaves her in counterhit state, which means mistakes can be devastating, and there are plenty of opportunities to make mistakes.
Strengths and Weaknesses
- Azami is a special form of guard cancel move which negates all damage Baiken would take from an attack and can cancel into one of a number of followups. These followups not very safe on block, but they can come out in hitstop, which allows Baiken to be able to punish almost any attack.
- Kuchinashi - An anti-air leaping slash which launches on hit and is upper body invulnerable on startup.
- Mawarikomi - A sidestep which can be used to switch sides, or evade attacks.
- Sakura - A stationary stab which knocks the enemy away, and is invulnerable out of Azami.
- Rokkonsogi - A fast rushing slash with good horizontal reach.
- Yashagatana - A fireball which travels low to the ground.
- Tsubaki - A guard cancel which is unique to air Azami. A spinning, upwards-hitting counter attack which launches the enemy away on hit.
- Kikyou - A guard cancel which is unique to air Azami. A downwards smash which spikes the enemy down towards the ground on hit.
- Suzuran is a command dash which has a guard point and can be canceled into one of a number of follow ups, even in hitstop. Suzuran allows Baiken to access safer versions of her ground azami followups in neutral, which gives her access to strong combos and more options in the neutral game.
If you are learning Baiken for the first time, please refer to the Baiken Handbook. In this document, you will find the Baiken for Beginners section, as well as deeper insights into her mechanics.
In addition, the Baiken Discord Server is publicly open. Please feel free to join, browse the additional information within, and ask questions.
Dead Angle Attack
|Dead Angle Attack|
236K (Air OK)
S+H or 4S+H for Standing
2S+H or 1S+H for Crouching
j.S+H or j.4S+H for Air
P after successful ground Azami catch or during Suzuran
K after successful Ground Azami catch or during Suzuran
S after successful ground Azami catch or during Suzuran
H after successful ground Azami catch or during Suzuran
D After Successful Ground Azami Catch or Suzuran
P or K After Successful Air Azami Catch
S or H After Successful Air Azami Catch
Kabari > P
Kabari > S
Kabari > H
236236H after a successful Ground or Air Azami catch or during Suzuran
During IK Mode: 236236H
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|Combos||Fixed. TODO: Make combo theory prettier.||8/10|
|Okizeme||Videos and specifics are provided in excruciating detail in external documents.||7/10|
|Strategy||TODO: Fill in Counter-strategy, add MU information||9/12|
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