BBCF/Noel Vermillion

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Overview

Overview

Noel is a beginner friendly mobile rushdown character with several unorthodox methods for offense. Noel's fast run and solid air dashes give her good natural movement to close in. Despite having short range she boasts a good set of pressure options that can lead into an extended offense coupled with frame traps, whiff pressure tactics and mix ups to open up her opponents. Although very risky, Noel's Drive Attacks can also be used to call out certain moves while potentially establishing a continued offense from a passive defensive / offensive position. Noel is for players who like a generally fast mobile character with unorthodox means of offense up-close and personal.
Playstyle
Noel Vermillion is a mobile rushdown character who uses her Drive to evade and mix up her opponents.
Pros Cons
  • Invuln Drives: Enables RPS options that other characters would only be able to contest with reversals. 4D allows Noel to bait reversal options, particularly Counter Assault, and potentially continue pressure on block.
  • Simple, Effective Mixups: Instant d.6B canceling provides potent high-low mixup when Noel is landing from the air, making any jump-in a 50/50 if respected.
  • Short Effective Range: Short ranged, easily counterpoked normals and very basic approach tools outside of drive gambles. Neutral is quite difficult for Noel.
  • Poor Conversions: Noel has great difficulty converting stray hits into combos and often has to adjust the combo routing depending on distance and the opponents hurtboxes. She also has a hard time trying to oki midscreen if the opponent varies their tech options.
  • Too Simple: Unless Noel gets a jump-in, her pressure and mixup options are lacking. Often needs to rapid cancel to do any sophisticated mixup attempts, which will make her meter dependent.

Drive: Chain Revolver

Noel's Drives function in two different ways. Upon pressing the D button, Noel uses a Drive attack. Afterwards, Noel enters the chain revolver state. In this state, Noel is limited to normal attacks, specials, and distortion drives. This state changes all of her normal attacks and gives her access to three more special moves. The chain revolver state lasts until she stops inputting commands or perform a special/distortion cancel.

  • Noel may cancel any Drive move into any other move, with the exception that she may not repeat a move twice in a row.
  • If chain revolver ends without a special cancel, Noel performs a short reload animation before being able to perform any other commands again.
  • Noel is limited to 4 normal commands after the initial drive stater. Attempts to perform more will be ignored, but she may still perform a special cancel at this point.
  • In drive state, Noel can use any special move she previously had access to, as well as 3 special moves exclusive to Drive: Spring Raid, Bloom Trigger, and Assault Through.

Overdrive: Chain Quasar

Activating Noel's Overdrive has numerous positive effects:

  • Faster startup speed and faster recovery for drive moves (Loses "Reload" animation).
  • Bloom Trigger (d.236D) hits more than twice.
  • Assault Through (d.214D) has increased invuln and short invisibility before going active.
  • Spring Raid (d.623D) has increased untech time allowing for combos.
  • Thor (j.236236D) allows Noel to recover in the air after the missile fires.

Normal Moves

StartupThe time before an attack is active including the first active frame. For example, an attack with 10F startup means the attack will do nothing for 9 frames, then hit the opponent on the 10th frame. frames
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Special RecoveryThe recovery of an attack refers to the amount of time an attacker must wait before he may perform another action.Recovery frames which happen under abnormal conditions, such as after landing. Frames

5A

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
300 All 6 3 10 -1 B

Noel's staple pressure starter. Can hit crouching opponents.

Good button to start Stagger PressureThe use of intentionally delaying gatlings or cancels in order to create frame traps with the intent of catching your opponent mashing or jumping. Loses to reversals. and set up Tick ThrowA throw done after attacks, very soon after if not exactly when throw invulnerability expires on the opponent. A Tick Throw take advantage of that the opponent naturally expect a Frame Trap coming, making it very hard to react to or escape from.s. This normal is especially useful against those who are trying to keep you out with Barrier BlockA special type of blocking in BlazBlue that negates chip damage and pushes the opponent back further than usual. This type of blocking comes at the cost of a resource. It also increase blockstun by 1 frame., as the low pushback and decent frame data allows for stagger pressure with micro dashes. Despite the short range, this normal has a large enough vertical hitbox to roll catch everyone in the corner with the exception of Es, Hibiki, and Jubei.

  • Cancels into itself up to 3 times, even on whiff.
  • Jump and throw cancellable on hit or block.

Gatling Options: 5A, 2A, 6A, 5B, 2B, 6B, 5C, 2C, 6C, 3C, 5D, 2D, 6D, 4D

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Normal 1 100 80

5B

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
600 Mid 9 5 14 -2 B

Noel's main poke used for spacing and NeutralWhen neither player is in an advantageous position in terms of stage position.. Can be easily Low ProfileWhen a character's hurtbox is entirely beneath an opponent's attack. This can be caused by crouching, certain moves, and being short.'d.

Noel will want to use this along with 5C in neutral to confirm mid to max range hits into Chamber Shot, or 3C on crouching opponents. At closer ranges it can be confirmed into 6A and on counter hit it also combos into 3C and 5D. 5B being only -2 on block while also having a large cancel window and a wide variety of options on block means that it is also decent for Stagger PressureThe use of intentionally delaying gatlings or cancels in order to create frame traps with the intent of catching your opponent mashing or jumping. Loses to reversals..

  • Jump and throw cancellable on hit or block.
  • Whiffs at max range on some crouching characters.

Gatling Options: 6A, 2B, 6B, 5C, 2C, 3C, 5D, 2D, 6D, 4D

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 3 100 89

5C

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
900 Mid 12 2 19 -2 BP

A large poke with deceptive reach. 5C is Noel's primary tool to punish with a counter hit.

Overall, 5C is your go to punish starter in most situations, which can lead to very damaging combos potentially up to 8K depending on conditions met and resources at your disposal. On a normal hit it will combo into 3C on crouching opponents. On a counter hit it also leads into damaging combos through 5D, 6B > 5D, or 214A.

It can be used in neutral as the hitboxes on 5C are better and larger than 5B. It is however slower, so Noel must space herself out appropriately to use it. Note that it also does not have significant vertical reach above her so it can also be easily jumped over. Be warned that the muzzle flash visual effect is random, leading this move to be visually deceptive as it may give off the impression that 5C is larger than it really is.

  • Jump cancellable on hit. Throw cancellable on hit or block.
  • Flare clashes with projectiles.
  • Can now sometimes miss if it hits offscreen in corners or if certain characters are within a very close proximity to Noel during the animation. (Inside of the space between Noel and Noel's muzzle flash)

Gatling Options: 6B, 2C, 6C, 3C, 5D, 2D, 6D, 4D

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 4 100 92

2A

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
300 All 6 3 10 -1 F

Noel's crouching jab and her most versatile button.

2A having natural Frame TrapAn offensive technique where the attacker leaves a small opening in their offense, goading the defender into performing an attack. This opening is designed such that the attacker can easily counter the defender's attack with his own.s into both 5C and 2C for high reward while also having the ability to throw cancel means that this button is excellent as a pressure starter and for Stagger PressureThe use of intentionally delaying gatlings or cancels in order to create frame traps with the intent of catching your opponent mashing or jumping. Loses to reversals.. It is also a decent defensive button, as being one of the faster 2As with 6F startup and having longer range than 5A lets Noel have the ability to challenge pressure that most characters wouldn't be able to otherwise. The only major downside with this button is that the hurtbox is much larger than the hitbox, which can often cause Noel to trade unfavorably with other characters.

  • Cancels into itself 3 times.
  • Throw cancellable on hit or block.
  • Faster than average 2A.

Gatling Options: 5A, 2A, 5B, 2B, 6B, 5C, 2C, 6C, 5D, 2D, 6D, 4D

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Normal 1 100 80

2B

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
500 Low 7 2 12 ±0 F

A low hitting jab. Effectively a second 2A.

This move is slightly longer than 2A, but a tad shorter than 5B which makes it decent low attack, and is best used as combo or Block StringA series of multiple attacks that work well against a blocking opponent. Generally, a block string will be composed of several plus on block or cancelable attacks performed in quick sequence. When blocked, these will slowly push your character out of range and prevent the opponent from counter-attacking, which makes them a very good default, low-risk option when trying to apply offense. filler for Frame TrapAn offensive technique where the attacker leaves a small opening in their offense, goading the defender into performing an attack. This opening is designed such that the attacker can easily counter the defender's attack with his own.s. It also sees some use in NeutralWhen neither player is in an advantageous position in terms of stage position. and against certain character's reversals on wakeup like Azrael's Panzer StrikeBBCF Azrael PanzerStrike.pngGuard:
High/Low, All
Startup:
18
Recovery:
30
Advantage:
-
or Makoto's Corona UpperBBCS Makoto CoronaUpper.pngGuard:
Mid
Startup:
9
Recovery:
28+17L
Advantage:
-42
since it makes Noel's hurtbox relatively short and allow her to Low ProfileWhen a character's hurtbox is entirely beneath an opponent's attack. This can be caused by crouching, certain moves, and being short.. Can be repeated twice per string.

Being able to whiff cancel and having relatively low recovery allows Noel to also bait out twitch reactions in a similar manner to 5A but with a much better reward and less risk. For example, 5B > 2B(w) on block comes in at -4, but it allows Noel to make her pressure much more threatening and less linear with proper reads and conditioning.

  • Limit 2 uses per gatling sequence.
  • Throw cancellable on hit or block.
  • Whiff cancellable into itself.

Gatling Options: 6A, 5B, 2B, 5C, 2C, 6C, 3C, 5D, 2D, 6D, 4D

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Normal 2 90 85

2C

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
550×2 Low 14 2,2 14 +1 FP

A slow low that hits twice and is plus on block. Noel's main crouching Hit ConfirmTo perform the first hit of a combo, and performing follow up attacks if the first hit successfully hits the opponent. and roll catch button in the corner.

2C itself is mostly used for Block StringA series of multiple attacks that work well against a blocking opponent. Generally, a block string will be composed of several plus on block or cancelable attacks performed in quick sequence. When blocked, these will slowly push your character out of range and prevent the opponent from counter-attacking, which makes them a very good default, low-risk option when trying to apply offense.s for Frame TrapAn offensive technique where the attacker leaves a small opening in their offense, goading the defender into performing an attack. This opening is designed such that the attacker can easily counter the defender's attack with his own.s or combo filler. If used early in a block string, it can be very strong due to it having +1 frame advantage, but due to its pushback it is often hard to capitalize on. Thankfully since BBCF2.0, 2C has enough HitstunWhen a character is hit while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are vulnerable to further attacks. This period of time is called hitstun. to always combo into 3C on a crouching hit as long as Noel didn't press too many buttons before.

This button also acts as one of the ways Noel can catch roll attempts in the corner. One of the main setups to do this is to end a combo with with j.214C > j.2C and then do 2C > 2A. Ideally, 2C will catch forward rolls and on neutral tech 2A will let Noel MeatyHitting an opponent to cover the moment as they lose invincibility. The most common one is performing an attack early on okizeme to gain frame advantage and bait reversals. her opponent.

Interestingly enough, if the opponent instant blocks the first hit of 2C, the the game will visually indicate that the second hit of 2C was automatically instant blocked due to there being no gap in between both hits. However, unless the opponent manually inputs an instant block on the second hit, Noel will still maintain her +1 frame advantage despite the game showing that she should be negative instead of plus.

  • Clashes with projectiles.
  • Second hit must be manually Instant BlockA special type of blocking done by inputting a block immediately before blocking an attack. Usually improves frame data against blocked moves or gives more meter than a normal block or both.'d for frame advantage to decrease.

Gatling Options: 5C, 3C, 5D, 2D, 6D, 4D

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 3 90 89

6A

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
700 Mid 11 3 26 -12 B 6~11 H

Noel's sad excuse for an anti-air.

While 6A's head invulnerability kicks in early, it only lasts for one frame during its active frames meaning that Noel has to be on point to properly anti-air her opponent with this move. The weak head invulnerability combined with 6A's poor hitboxes often means that Noel can't challenge common disjointed jump ins from other characters such as Ragna's j.CBBCS Ragna the Bloodedge jC.pngGuard:
High/Air
Startup:
12
Recovery:
26
Advantage:
-
, Jin's j.CBBCS Jin jC.pngGuard:
High/Air
Startup:
10
Recovery:
20+4L
Advantage:
-
, Nine's j.2CBBCF Nine j2C.pngGuard:
High/Air
Startup:
17
Recovery:
49
Advantage:
-
and so on without heavy risk. To add on top of that, the recovery of this move significant and exposes Noel to common anti-air baits such as delayed double jumping. If Noel does not land 6A on the opponent whether it be due bad spacing, having the wrong read, or even just being unlucky with the hitboxes, it is very likely that she will get whiff punished.

On the other hand, it's not a good idea to neglect this move, since if used well it can be an asset. At the end of the day it is still her most reliable anti-air and can work often given enough practice using it. It is also a decent move to use on block in pressure due to having a wide variety of options on block such as jump cancelling, 5B, 5C, or 2C. Notably, Noel can Reverse BeatCanceling into a normal on a up-the-alphabet, or weaker button direction. from both 5B and 2B to do strings such as 5B > 6A > 2C to throw the opponent off. It isn't that bad as a Hit ConfirmTo perform the first hit of a combo, and performing follow up attacks if the first hit successfully hits the opponent. either, as it is her main way to combo standing opponents midscreen.

  • Frames 6-11 head invulnerable.
  • Jump and throw cancellable on hit or block.
  • Launches on hit.

Gatling Options: 5B, 6B, 5C, 2C, 6C, 3C, 5D, 2D, 6D, 4D

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 3 90 79

6B

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
800 High 26 5 18 -6 B

One of the slowest OverheadAn attack that the opponent must block high.s in the entire game. Noel's only standing overhead outside of drive.

A rather risky button to throw out due to its slow startup, large recovery, and lack of safe options to continue pressure on block. It is somewhat ambiguous since it's possible to cancel into it from many other normals, which means that it has to be reacted to rather than anticipated. Leads to mediocre damage midscreen, and respectable damage in the corner. Can Kara CancelA type of cancel where the beginning of an action is quickly canceled into another before the first action completes its startup. into throw to extend her throw range.

If blocked, Noel has very few ways to safely continue pressure. Her only options are to cancel into her D buttons, 3C, or special cancel into 236C. If she cancels into any of her drives, there is a six frame gap in between 6B and any of her drives which exposes her to mashing. For her to discourage this, she has the other two options to choose from. If she chooses to press 3C she can potentially Frame TrapAn offensive technique where the attacker leaves a small opening in their offense, goading the defender into performing an attack. This opening is designed such that the attacker can easily counter the defender's attack with his own. for a Fatal CounterA more powerful version of a counter hit in the BlazBlue series that only occurs if certain moves counter hit the opponent. Fatal counter adds 3f of hitstun to every move in the combo. Some moves forces fatal counter and do not require a counter hit. but if blocked without meter, Noel will most definitely eat a hefty punish. If Noel chooses to cancel into chamber shot, she can either make 6B > 236C gapless on normal block, or delay it to try to frame trap. Chamber shot is still not safe and if blocked without meter, Noel will still eat a punish. On instant block, there will always be a gap no matter what option she chooses.

  • Forces crouching on hit.
  • Forces knockdown state on air hit.

Gatling Options: 3C, 5D, 2D, 6D, 4D

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Normal 3 90 89

6C

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
550×2 Mid 8 8 (9) 4 25 -10 B, BP

A two hit move that acts as Noel's main combo filler and as an alternative ReversalTo perform an attack as soon as possible after getting knocked down or leaving hitstun/blockstun. punish.

Noel will mainly use this move only to link parts of her combos together both in midscreen and corner. In certain cases, it may be preferable to use this move as a reversal punish over 5C when the opponent uses reversals where they end up crouching such as Jin's RehhyouBBCS Jin 623C.pngGuard:
Mid
Startup:
13
Recovery:
49
Advantage:
-33
. In these cases, use counter hit 6C > 214A or counter hit 6C > 6B > 5D for a damaging punish. Overall, 6C is Noel's secondary go to punish starter behind 5C in the event she needs a standing confirm.

It is possible to delay cancel the second hit into 2C or throw as a gimmick to open her opponents up similar to older versions of the game but the window to do so now is very small.

  • Forces standing on counter hit.
  • Second hit of 6C can't hit crouching.
  • Second hit is jump cancellable on block or hit.
  • Throw cancellable on block or hit.

Gatling Options: 6B, 2C, 3C, 5D, 2D, 6D, 4D

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 4 100 92×2

3C

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
900 Low 20 3 32 -18 FP

A committal sweep that moves Noel slightly forward. Usually only seen in combos.

Only used to hit confirm on crouching opponents. Its normally best to use this with Rapid CancelA mechanic that makes it possible to cancel any move on block or hit at the cost of 50 meter. to help back it up since its very unsafe on block and guarantees a free punish for the opponent otherwise. It is possible to combo counter hit 5B and counter hit 5C into 3C, though there are better options for both.

If Noel has committed to a dash, it can be used as high risk alternative to 6D in neutral to Low ProfileWhen a character's hurtbox is entirely beneath an opponent's attack. This can be caused by crouching, certain moves, and being short. certain projectiles that don't reach all the way to the ground such as Lambda's 5DBBCP Lambda 5D.pngGuard:
All
Startup:
15
Recovery:
Total 47
Advantage:
-
, Nu's 5DBBCP Nu 5D.pngGuard:
All
Startup:
15
Recovery:
Total 48
Advantage:
-12 [-4]
, or Tsubaki's Lux MactoBBCP Tsubaki Shingi.pngGuard:
All
Startup:
13
Recovery:
Total: 47
Advantage:
-7
. Compared to 6D, 3C's startup is much faster but if not properly applied, it is almost certain that Noel will eat a whiff punish.

  • Only possible to cancel into 22BBBCP Noel Silencer A.pngGuard:
    -
    Startup:
    11
    Recovery:
    15
    Advantage:
    -
    or 22CBBCP Noel Silencer B.pngGuard:
    U
    Startup:
    17
    Recovery:
    22
    Advantage:
    -
    on hit.
  • Fatal CounterA more powerful version of a counter hit in the BlazBlue series that only occurs if certain moves counter hit the opponent. Fatal counter adds 3f of hitstun to every move in the combo. Some moves forces fatal counter and do not require a counter hit.s.
Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 3 90 89
  • Fatal Counter

j.A

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
300 High/Air 6 2 9 H

A short jab in the air that hits below Noel. Her main up close air-to-air tool.

Decent at baiting Throw Reject MissA state in which it is not possible to tech throws. It lasts for a few frames after a throw tech attempt. in the air. Due to its speed, it can be used as an alternative AbareAn attack during the opponent's pressure, intended to interrupt it. anti-air while rising to challenge opponents directly above her or to preemptively catch jumping attacks that 6A would not be able to reach. It's also the best jump-in overhead Noel has in terms of hitbox, though its damage potential is weak. The downward hitbox also allows Noel to use it for jump-in F-ShikiSometimes known as "Fuzzy Overhead". When you are in blockstun, you can switch high/low blocking, but your blocking animation and hurtbox does not change until you leave blockstun or block another attack. F-Shikis take advantage of this and use overheads that would miss on crouching characters, but not on standing characters. mix ups.

  • Jump and throw cancellable on hit or block.
  • Cancels into itself infinitely on hit or block.

Gatling Options: j.A, j.B, j.C, j.2C, j.D

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Normal 1 80 80

j.B

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
600 High/Air 7 4 17 H

A horizontal swipe that hits in front of Noel in the air. Has a back hitbox that enables CrossupAttacking your opponent after changing which horizontal side you are on, typically by jumping over them. mixups when jumping in on her opponent from up close.

It can be used preemptively while rising as an AbareAn attack during the opponent's pressure, intended to interrupt it. to beat out or trade with some air normals when spaced well enough as it is her most disjointed air normal. Additionally, the ability to Reverse BeatCanceling into a normal on a up-the-alphabet, or weaker button direction. into j.A enables Noel to keep her opponent blocking if j.B is blocked and allows for baiting an air Throw Reject MissA state in which it is not possible to tech throws. It lasts for a few frames after a throw tech attempt.. The only real problem is that when used this way, the continued momentum makes it tricky to convert the hit into a full combo. Generally, this move sees more use to add stability in air to ground routes in some combos in the corner leading into j.D or into her Revolver BlastBBCP Noel Revolver Blast.pngGuard:
All
Startup:
10
Recovery:
Until L+8
Advantage:
-
knockdown.

As a jump in, j.B is okay but j.C tends to be better despite being able to be blocked mid. The reason for this is that j.B's hitboxes do not reach that far down vertically so Noel will often have to delay j.B long enough for her to fall on to the opponent which gives them more time to react. If the overhead is desired, it is more common to see Noel first jump with j.C then reverse beat into j.B on block to get a weak F-ShikiSometimes known as "Fuzzy Overhead". When you are in blockstun, you can switch high/low blocking, but your blocking animation and hurtbox does not change until you leave blockstun or block another attack. F-Shikis take advantage of this and use overheads that would miss on crouching characters, but not on standing characters. overhead since j.C itself is not. It is also used occasionally to set up a Drive Landing Cancel into d.6B on the way down offensively for a very fast overhead attempt if it is blocked.

  • Jump and throw cancellable on hit or block.
  • Reverse beats into j.A.

Gatling Options: j.A, j.C, j.2C, j.D

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 2 80 85

j.C

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
450×3 All 10 2,2,2 16 HP

A slow multi-hit normal with disjoints that hits mid. Noel's strongest air normal.

The hitbox on j.C is relatively decent and when spaced well it can be used to combat her opponents in the air. Like j.B it can be used preemptively to meet opponents with a considerably sized hitbox on the way up but it tends to be a bit on the slower side so it can be beaten when used reactively. If Noel lands a counter hit, the Untechable TimeMinimal hitstun before teching is possible. is large enough for Noel to land and use 5C to continue the combo.

It is also Noel's main normal to jump in with. Note that it is not an OverheadAn attack that the opponent must block high. so it is often the case that Noel will want to Reverse BeatCanceling into a normal on a up-the-alphabet, or weaker button direction. into either j.A or j.B to hit them overhead. Often used in conjunction with Drive Landing Cancel into d.6B for an overhead on the way down.

  • Reverse beats into j.A or j.B.

Gatling Options: j.A, j.B, j.2C, j.D

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 3 80 89×3

j.2C

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
900 All 13 3 24+4L HP

A diagonal hitting gun flare in the air. A staple part of Noel's corner combos and niche NeutralWhen neither player is in an advantageous position in terms of stage position. tool.

Overall, j.2C doesn't really see much use outside of corner combos. It is a key component of her corner BnBA staple combo that is relatively simple and effective. as it allows her to route into her combo enders. It also sees use in her more optimized routes, usually near the beginning of a combo after 5C as it leads into some of Noel's highest damaging confirms.

In neutral, Noel can use this as a unusual spacing tool when combined with an air dash or a second jump after it recovers in the air for some tricky footwork. Another way to use it is to preemptively go into it while falling down onto the opponent to simulate a jump in attempt. j.2C's recoil effect after it recovers helps halt her position in the air for a moment which can be used as a way to dodge an opponent's initial anti air attempt. After that, she can continue falling or air dash back in for a potential punish after.

  • Bounces against the wall in the corner, allowing for j.2C > air dash > j.2C
  • Causes a Soft KnockdownA knockdown that puts the character into a state that may allow the character to get up off the ground earlier than usual. In Guilty Gear, a Soft Knockdown puts the character into a rolling stance and has them recover quicker than a Hard Knockdown, which gives the offender less options to continue their offense. state on hit.
  • Floats the opponent on hit against a ground opponent.
  • 110% Bonus Proration

Gatling Options: j.D

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 4 80 82
  • Bonus Proration 110%


Drive Moves

5D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
900 All 23 [17] 4 37 [18] -24 [-5] BP

Noel's only drive starter with no invincibility. Also her fastest drive move to start drive PressureTo attack the opponent continuously and leave little room for counter attacks..

5D is Noel's main way to enter drive without leaving a massive gap during her pressure. Note however that while it is her fastest way to enter drive, there will always be at least a five frame gap between any previous button and this one, and if known it can be abused in the opponent's favor. It also serves as a niche OkizemeFrom Japanese "起き攻め". Attacking an opponent about to wake up after they were knocked down, usually with meaty attacks or mix-ups. tool in certain setups. When used against a knocked down opponent in the corner, it will catch all rolls for a decent amount of damage.

Additionally, it Fatal CounterA more powerful version of a counter hit in the BlazBlue series that only occurs if certain moves counter hit the opponent. Fatal counter adds 3f of hitstun to every move in the combo. Some moves forces fatal counter and do not require a counter hit.s and is her main way to punish the opponent outside of 5C and 6C. It will force the opponent to stand up and then fall into a crumple state which allows Noel to route into a significant amount of damage. The only major downside is that it is clunky to use as a punish due to its significant StartupThe time before an attack is active including the first active frame. For example, an attack with 10F startup means the attack will do nothing for 9 frames, then hit the opponent on the 10th frame..

In Overdrive, 5D becomes faster. This allows Noel to make most pressure strings leading into 5D gapless and allows Noel to combo 5C into 5D on standing hit.

Also note that the muzzle flare effect is random just like 5C.

  • Fatal Counters.
  • Forces standing on counter hit.
Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 3 80 89
  • Values in [] are during OD Fatal Counter

2D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
460×3 All 26 3,3,3 3+34L [3+15L] -21 [-2] HP 4-(Until L) F

A slow forward moving hop with foot invulnerability. An alternative drive PressureTo attack the opponent continuously and leave little room for counter attacks. starter usually only seen in combos.

Because 2D moves forward a decent amount, Noel can be use it as an alternative to 5D to re-enter back into range to start drive pressure after being being push backed on block. With meter, Noel can also use this move to force a 50/50A mix-up where the opponent has a choice between two options, such as strike-throw or high-low. A "true 50/50" is used to describe a mix-up in which the defender must guess and commit to one option, without any way to determine which option the opponent will choose and react accordingly. by using Rapid CancelA mechanic that makes it possible to cancel any move on block or hit at the cost of 50 meter. into either a high with d.6B using Drive Landing Cancel or a low with 2B. The tradeoff with this is that 2D is a lot slower than 5D, which leaves a bigger gap for Noel's opponent to either jump out of pressure or even challenge her for attempting to enter drive. Note that since it has head property, Noel's opponents can use Anti-AirA grounded attack that hits the opponent out of the airs or even throw out large pokes to stop Noel in her tracks.

Due to its large foot invulnerability and the ability to move forward a decent amount, it sometimes sees use in NeutralWhen neither player is in an advantageous position in terms of stage position. or as an AbareAn attack during the opponent's pressure, intended to interrupt it. tool against opponents who use a lot of lows. In some very rare cases, it can also be used to clash with projectiles. More generally however, Noel will find herself using the other version of this move, d.2D with d.5B for corner combos that end in a Revolver BlastBBCP Noel Revolver Blast.pngGuard:
All
Startup:
10
Recovery:
Until L+8
Advantage:
-
knockdown.

  • Frame 4-till landing frames foot invulnerable.
  • Forces crouching on hit.
Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 4 80 82
  • Values in [] are during OD Forces Crouching on ground hit

6D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
900 Low 27 {39} 2 44 [25] -27 [-8] FP 4~(2F Before Active) BP

A slow sweep with body and projectile invulnerability that moves Noel forward. A situational tool with a variety of uses.

Although it's a bit on the slow side, Noel can use 6D to dodge a considerable amount of projectile or body based attacks while covering ground. This makes 6D an effective tool in certain situations against ZonerA character in a fighting game who's primary gameplan is to stay far away keep distance from their opponent. The two main sub-archetypes are projectile zoners and spacers.s and the body and projectile invulnerability on the move also makes it as a situationally useful counter poke in NeutralWhen neither player is in an advantageous position in terms of stage position..

It is also one of the three choices for Noel to start drive PressureTo attack the opponent continuously and leave little room for counter attacks.. However, this one is the weakest out of the three due it being the slowest to the point where the opponent is able to easily Fuzzy JumpA form of defence where the defender switches from blocking to jumping at a specific time in order to block a strike then jump when there's a gap. Typically used to defend against tick throws. the gap. 5D is generally better for both catching fuzzy jumps due to having a decent horizontal hitbox and catching MashTo press button(s) rapidly without little thought.ing with it having the fastest startup. 2D also is generally the better button to close the gap if Noel desires to initiate drive pressure up close due to it also being situationally decent at catching fuzzy jump.

Due to its invulnerability, Noel can also utilize 6D as a reversal to call out bad pressure, but 4D usually ends up being the better button for this purpose. It losing out invulnerability two frames before it becomes active usually means that very active or well timed buttons can beat 6D.

  • Frame 4-2F before active body and projectile invulnerable.
  • Forces knockdown state on hit.
Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 4 80 82
  • Values in [] are during OD Values in {} are when far away from opponent

4D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
900 All 25 [20] 7 37 [12] -25 [0] P 1~31 BP
[1~26 BP]
  • Frame 1-31 body and projectile invulnerable
  • Forces standing on hit.

4D is Noel's main reversal option. Nerfed compared to older versions of Blazblue, but still useful. You can use this reversal option at its best by using an option select to help along with proper reads and judgment calls (1 > 4+AB~D~1) to dodge some body attacks and overheads. Can be used offensively to bait most DPs, reversals, Exceed Accel, and Counter Assaults. Can also be used to hit opponents who jump during their pressure, but must be done while the opponent is still rising, since 4D no longer has Head Invuln.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Normal 4 80 82
  • Values in [] are during OD

j.D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
650×2 All 16 4,5 Until L+31
[Until L+12]
-25 [-6] HP 4-15 B
  • Forward momentum returned but travels slightly farther than usual
  • Knocks down on hit
  • Can no longer be cancelled into Thor Distortion or Revolver Blast on hit or block

j.D is mostly an important drive combo filler that helps convert air combos to ground combos. In most combos it is normally used near the beginning of the combo or near the end of coner combos that use the j.2C > air dash > j.2C route that transitions into j.D right afterwards. Trying to go into j.D after a certain amount of hits will cause it to whiff in a lot of combos after j.C(1) or on a short starter / prorated combo.

It should be noted that j.D is a hurtbox has a tendency to extend to the guns meaning somebody can hit the muzzle flash and it will occasionally hit her out of j.D sometimes. Can be used as a cross up gimmick via IAD > j.D but don't rely on it too much as it can quickly get you killed if blocked.

OD version moves Noel forward when used, so it can be used for crossups again.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Normal 4 80 82
  • Values in [] are during OD


d.5A

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
450 All 8 2 39 [20] -24 [-5] B
  • Fatal Counters

The quickest drive followup in Noel's arsenal, normally used to keep an opponent blocking while transitioning into High/Low mixup. Be careful when attempting to transition into d.6D from d.5A. It will cause d.6D to inadvertently perform the slow cross up variation when upclose, unless you delay the d.6D input.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 3 80 89
  • Values in [] are during OD Fatal Counter


d.6A or d.4A

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
400×2 All 13 2(3)2 35 [16] -16 [+3] BP

Used to float opponents for drive combos, but can also be used like d.5A, though it is a bit slower and is harder to poke afterwards due to more blockstun. It is more consistent at getting out non cross up d.5D for a high low mix up with d.6B after 5D and 6D drive starters.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 3 80 89×2
  • Values in [] are during OD


d.5B

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
400×2 Mid 11 3 (2) 2 33 [14] -16 [+3] B, BP

Used only as a combo filler, or to create space during a drive blockstring. You can also attempt to use this as a pseudo poke gesture in certain blockstrings or in neutral via 5D > d.5B > Optic Barrel / Bloom Trigger / Chamber shot. Also is an essential part of Noel's Overdrive combos, both at midscreen and in the corner as its untech time allows for links to optimal routes such as d.6B > d.5B > 665B > 5C midscreen or d.5B > TK OD Thor in the corner.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 4 80 92×2
  • Values in [] are during OD

d.6B or d.4B

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
650 High 16 3 44 [25] -28 [-9] B
  • 110% Bonus Proration added

Noel's Drive Overhead, it's extremely fast and is half of Noel's High/Low drive mixup. It is also commonly used with "Drive Landing Cancellation" tactics to help open up her opponents on the way down from her air normals.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Normal 4 80 82
  • Values in [] are during OD Bonus Proration 110%


d.5C

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
450×2 All 17 2 (2) 2 52 [33] -30 [-11] BP

Noel takes a step forward and a deceptively small gun flare erupts from Bolverk. Only used as combo filler.

d.5C is usually only seen in combos due to having the largest the second largest base damage and decent ProrationA method of combo damage reduction. Specific types of proration have specific names, but each type reduces the amount of damage subsequent attacks in the combo will deal by a specific amount. out of all of Noel's drive normals. Also sees some situational use as a Block StringA series of multiple attacks that work well against a blocking opponent. Generally, a block string will be composed of several plus on block or cancelable attacks performed in quick sequence. When blocked, these will slowly push your character out of range and prevent the opponent from counter-attacking, which makes them a very good default, low-risk option when trying to apply offense. filler due to it having low push back.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 4 80 92×2
  • Values in [] are during OD

d.6C or d.4C

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
150×9 All 23 4×9 Total: 84 [Total: 65] 0 [+19] P1

Used only as combo/blockstring filler. Has a ridiculous amount of blockstun, which makes it able to true blocktring into any of her other drive normals. The absurd blockstun also allows her to Crush Trigger with only about a 3 frame gap. In CF, you can now use this move to attempt a pressure reset in drive by allowing the reload frames to occur and follow up with 5A or 2A since the reload frames are much faster.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 4 80 99×9
  • Values in [] are during OD

d.5D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
800 All 18 6 35 [16] -24 [-5] BP

The follow up version of 5D, there's no real difference between the two moves.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 3 80 89
  • Values in [] are during OD


d.2D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
420×3 All 26 3,3,3 3+34L
[3+15L]
-21 [-2] HP 4~(Until L) F
  • Frame 4 - till landing Foot Invul.


The follow up version of 2D. Pretty much the same as the 2D starter, other than the fact that it can be distortion and air special cancelled on hit or block, unlike 2D.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 4 80 92
  • Values in [] are during OD Forces Crouching on ground hit


d.6D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
800 Low 27 {34} 2 44 [25] -27 [-8] FP 4~22 BP
{4~32 BP}

The follow up version of 6D, there's not much of a difference between this move and the starter version, though d.6D has a higher P1, leading to higher damage than it's starter variation. d.6D is a low drive hit that has a slower startup compared to d.6B, meaning that opponents need to know to block high by default and low on reaction to this move since these are Noel's only High/Low drive mixups

Using d.6D while in very close proximity to your opponent will cause Noel to shadow step through the opponent and hit from behind. This becomes extremely useful when you become very familiar with skipping the initial drives on landings. This means you can do things like dropping directly or diagonally on your opponent while using j.C on the way down forcing them to block, quickly inputting the desired drive making your first drive the shadow step (d.6D) instead of the regular slower and a short drive 6D

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 4 80 92
  • Values in [] are during OD Values in {} are when close enough to pass through opponent {Can pass through opponent 4-13F}

d.4D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
800 All 25 [20] 4 49 [15] -34 [0] P 5~28 BP
  • 5-28F Body & Projectile Invul.


Used mainly to help bait certain DPs during drive pressure. As combo filler, it produces a higher elevation launch after 6D, d.6D, or a d.5B in the corner.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 4 80 92
  • Values in [] are during OD


Bloom Trigger

d.236D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
800×2
[800×2, 400×3]
All 15 2(7)8
[2(7)2,2,2,2]
28 -15 [-9] B, BP[×4]
  • Wallbounces midscreeen & in the corner
  • First hit causes stagger, 2nd hit causes blowback effect

Noel's normal drive ender for midscreen combos. On the offensive, this is usually used to help push back an opponent on block to make enough space to escape back into neutral, but is punishable on Instant Block. It can also decently set up a safe jump attempt as a follow up midscreen by IAD into j.C as long as the opponent neutral techs into this situation. However, the opponent can roll tech out of the safe jump attempt, which Noel cannot answer to outside of just chasing them afterwards.

In overdrive Bloom Trigger is usable in corner combos with a prerequisite of a little bit of height to your juggle. The overdrive version adds more hits to Bloom Trigger.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 5 90 94
  • Values in [] are during OD


Assault Through

d.214D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
900 All 31 [28] 7 16 -4 [0] B 1~18 All
  • 1-18F Fully Invul.
  • Causes blowback ground slide effect on air normal hit
  • Causes blowback wallbounce effect on Counter Hit


Assault Through is a drive special that is occasionally used as a method to produce corner push in midscreen to corner combos, help put the opponent back in the corner in specific corner combos, and lastly help setup 22B corner oki as it provides a hard sliding knockdown state for the setup. It can be used as a weak crossup, though it gives you no real advantage on hit or on block. On CH it wallbounces leading to a decent combo. This move is mainly used to punish opponents who are attempting to punish Noel whiffing drive outside of combo use, the goal is for this to counter hit overall.

Assault Through in overdrive causes a wall bounce on air hit, and allows a standing combo on normal hit. The invuln frames of the overdrive version also cause Noel's sprite to disappear, making it a little harder to block as a crossup, though not much.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Normal 4 90 82
  • Values in [] are during OD Can pass through opponent 1-18


Type III: Spring Raid

d.623D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
1300 Mid 8 7 20+12L -20 B 1~10 All
  • 1-10F Fully Invuln.
  • Can now be used in combos meterless & without counter hit
  • Now has a lower hop effect on Noel leaving her closer to the ground


Spring Raid is mostly used in corner combos to help maximize Noel's corner damage overall. Can be used in combos midscreen as well but is less prominently used there as opposed to the corner. It is also a somewhat decent way to potentially CH then opponent from trying to hit you on the way down from something like j.D but its risky so be careful not to find yourself in this situation often.

The overdrive version of Spring Raid launches the opponent higher than usual allowing for follow ups with 5C, 6C, or 5D

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Normal 4 70 82


Universal Mechanics

Forward Throw

5B+C

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
0, 600, 900 Throw(70) 7 3 23 T
  • 100% minimum damage (1400)

Standard throw. At midscreen you must cancel the first hit into 214A to combo from it.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Normal 0, 3×2 100 50
  • Minimum Damage 100%: 1500


Back Throw

4B+C

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
0, 600, 900 Throw(70) 7 3 23 T
  • 100% minimum damage

Standard throw. At midscreen you must cancel the first hit into 214A to combo from it.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Normal 0, 3×2 100 50
  • Minimum Damage 100%: 1500


Air Throw

j.B+C

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
0, 1500 Throw(120) 7 3 23+3L T
  • 100% minimum damage


Standard air throw, can be followed up with 5B and 2B after landing. If done too high though, 5B and 2B will not combo. At some heights you can use j.D, but at super jump height you must use j.C to pick up from the ground.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Normal 0 100 50
  • Minimum Damage 100%: 1500


Counter Assault

6A+B while Blocking

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
0 All 13 6 30 -17 B 1~20 All
  • Frames 1-20 Fully Invul.
  • 180F Heat Gauge Cooldown.

New Counter Assault animation that uses her d.5B animation to blow the opponent away.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Very Short 4 50 92


Crush Trigger

5A+B (Chargeable)

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
5A+B 1000 Guard Break 32/Barrier 20 1 25 0 B
5[A+B] 1000 Guard Break 60/Barrier 30~61 1 25 0 B
  • Possible to charge.
  • 180F Heat Gauge Cooldown.

Outside of causing Guard Crush, it's rarely used by Noel because there are not many places to fit it in effectively. In combos, the charged variation is also rare outside of 5K confirms off of CH 5C on crouching and CH 6C (both in corner). For the most part it's better to save your meter for more important things. It can occasionally be used as a method of exiting drive pressure without being at frame disadvantage or using d.6C.

Version Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
5A+B Normal 80 60
5[A+B] Long 80 100
  • 5A+B
  • 5[A+B]

Dash Cancel

66 after specific moves

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
22
  • Used instead of Noels's normal forward dash whenever you input 66 during moves that allow dash cancels.
  • Only possible after 22C on hit or 236A/B on hit, block, or whiff.

An important part of Noel's pressure and combos, allowing various moves to be followed up. However, be aware that this is not like a regular dash. Noel will run for a fixed duration during which she can be counterhit and is unable to do anything until the end of the dash, meaning there are instances where using this mindlessly during pressure will get you severely punished.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing



Specials

Type XI: Optic Barrel

236A or 236B

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
236A 650 All 19 8 Total 51 -8 P1
236B 650 All 19 8 Total 51 -8 P1
  • 236A: Shoots at a midscreen distance from Noel
  • 236B: Shoots at basically the maximum distance both characters can be from each other.
  • Can now dash cancel on hit or whiff

Severely weakened frame advantage on block. Following it up with a dash cancel into 5A/2A is now a very risky option as it loses to 6 frame attacks and trades with 7 frame attacks. Neither version of Optic Barrel causes a knockdown on a ground hit. The goal is to hit them in the air, which will cause a knockdown.

Version Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
236A Long 3 90 89
236B Long 3 90 89
  • 236A (notes: Can dash cancel 31-35)
  • 236B (notes: Can dash cancel 31-35)

Type XVII: Chamber Shot

236C

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
1100 All 15 6 23 -10 BP
  • No longer wall sticks in corner
  • No longer ground slide from a blowback effect midscreen
  • Causes a launch effect similar to Noel's 6A on hit

Combos off of 5C and 2C for a basic knockdown. Noel's best choice for midscreen short confirms in which going into drive conversions into Bloom Trigger isn't an option. Chamber Shot serves as Noel's secondary combo ender and also as a combo extender for corner confirms which is typically followed up with 5B or a dashing 2A. You can also use Chamber Shot as a poke gesture in neutral and a somewhat unconventionally situational anti air if spaced and timed right against some IAD jump ins as it does have a sizable hitbox.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 4 90 72


Type XIII: Revolver Blast

j.214C

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
j.214C 200 All 10 3×4 Until L+8 HP
j.214C~2C 1200 9 3 Until L HP
  • Knockdown distance after j.2C follow up is closer to Noel midscreen

Noel's air ender to end air combos. Essential to Noel's corner combos (i.e. d.5B > d.2D) to increase overall combo damage. Midscreen it isn't that great of an ender as the opponent is able to just roll out after due to recovery and spacing after the follow up attack j.2C. Due to this its mainly just used in corner combos. Noel's air ender to end air combos. Can also be used to create a big hitbox around her during it's animation to potentially hit incoming opponents who approach her by Tiger Kneeing its input close to the ground. The multiple hits can also be used situationally to clash kill multihit projectiles.

Version Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
j.214C Long 2 100 98
j.214C~2C Long 2 90
  • j.214C
  • j.214C~2C


Type IX: Muzzle Flitter

214A

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
0, 2000 Unblockable 26 6 Until L+16 H
  • Combo throw, can hit enemies in hitstun without incurring purple exclaimation marks.
  • Can only grab standing opponents

A Command Grab that can be combo'd into and out of. Can only hit standing opponents, and will whiff on crouching or jumping opponents. Can be combo'd into with normal throw, Fatal 5D, CH 5C/6C/d.4D, d.6C, d.4D during a Fatal combo, or d.236D(1) > Rapid. Overall its not that good as its risky to do considering it puts Noel in Counter Hit state on whiff guaranteeing a punish for the opponent. It is primarily used to variate mix ups between d.6B and d.6D where MF can substitute for the d.6B to catch high blocking opponents.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Normal 0 100 100, 92
  • Minimum Damage 50%: 1000


Type VI: Flash Suppressor

22B or 22C near downed opponent

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
22B 200 11 2 15 F
22C 300 U 17 4 22 F
  • 200% Heat Gain
  • Both versions can only be used if the opponent has already been knocked down once in the combo.

22B

  • Hold B for more shots

22B is used as a combo extender in some cases. Is also used as a combo ender to set up Noel's 22B oki. Can be chained into the C version by hitting C while holding down B, which is useful when a faster startup or different timing is required in a combo


22C

  • Dash cancellable
  • Ground bounces

22C is used as a combo filler after 3C, 6D, d.6D or any general knockdown to continue a combo.

Version Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
22B Long 1 100 90
22C Long 4 100 94
  • 22B
  • 22C (notes: Dash cancel from 21-29)


Distortion Drives

Zero Gun: Fenrir

632146D

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
632146D Clean Hit 800, 100×16, 3000
[800, 100×31, 3000]
All 1+(28 Flash)+5 5 B, P2 1~10 Guard All
632146D On Block 800, 300×24 All 1+(28 Flash)+5 5(12)X{(3)X}×23 Total 148 -34 B, P2×24 1~10 Guard All

Noel rams her gun forward, sprays a stream of bullets while gradually aiming upwards and, if the initial gun ram hit, finishes off with a final shot with big damage.

Damage super, used at the end of combos, can be used as a metered reversal at close but is quite risky since you will get punished if it gets blocked. Ideally you want to to have the gun ram of the move to hit as it adds way more damage but sometimes, if you really need to squeeze out that extra bit of damage, you can use it fullscreen to use the bullets.

  • Minimum damage: 160, 16*10, 600 (920)
  • OD minimum damage: 160, 16*10, 14*20, 600 (1200)
  • Minimum damage without the first hit: 30*24 (720)
Version Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
632146D Clean Hit Normal 5, 4×17 80 80
632146D On Block Normal 4 80 80, 92×24
  • 632146D Clean Hit (notes: On Guard Point, hitstop for Noel is 14F. Opponent hitstop is 15F Values in [] are during OD First and last hit have Minimum Damage 20%, other hits 10%: 920 [1070])
  • 632146D On Block (notes: Minimum Damage 10%: 720 On Guard Point, hitstop for Noel is 14F. Opponent hitstop is 15F)

Bullet Storm > Zero Gun: Thor

j.236236D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
330×10, 1900
[330×19, 2000]
All 4+(21 Flash)+14 X{(4)X}×9 [×18] Until L [Total 157] P2 1~4 All

Noel Pauses in midair, fires a stream of bullets from both pistols diagonally downwards before launching a rocket.

Overall, Thor is a super that is normally used to either stack a lot of damage upfront for a strong 4- 5k combo (mostly in corners), midscreen counter hit OD combos that use OD Thor for up to 5K, or to tack on damage to close out a round. It is also sometimes used to counter anti air attempts in some situations but is risky depending on the opponent's character. You can combo Thor into Fenrir as a double super ender for corner combos.

  • 1-4F Fully Invul.
  • Invincibility disappears after super flash
  • 15% minimum damage (Normal: 710 OD: 895)
  • 180F Heat Gauge Cooldown
  • Last hit is airdash cancellable in Overdrive
Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Normal×10[×19], Long 4 80 97×11 [97×20]
  • Values in [] are during OD All hits except final hit have Minimum Damage 10%, final hit 20%: 710 [1027] Bullets fire in 4F intervals, Rocket fires 41F after final bullet


Exceed Accel

Zero Gun: Sleipnir

A+B+C+D during Overdrive

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
600, 660, 1700
{600, 500×3, 80×16, 660, 1700}
All 20 [10] 3 34 -10 B 1~22 All
[1~12 All]
  • Behaves the same as every other Exceed Accel.
  • 296/618 Minimum Damage
  • Good Pushback
  • Repositions both Noel & opponent about 1/3rd of the stage (Half stage instead if Noel is in corner)
  • Positions Noel & opponent about the same distance as Optic Barrel A version range from each other afterwards.

Noel's only true meterless reversal. Puts Noel and the opponent at about midscreen.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
Long 100 100
  • Values in [] are when canceled into or immediately after activating Overdrive Values in {} are during Active Flow Minimum Damage 10%: 296 {574+44}


Astral Heat

Valkyrie Veil

236236C

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
Unblockable 8+(60 Flash)+79 HBFPT 1~8 All
8~55 Guard HBF
  • 1-7F Fully Invul.
  • 8-55F Catches
  • 180F Heat Gauge Cooldown
  • Can now trigger on Barrier Bursts
  • Catches everything except projectiles, throws, Nirvana, and Ignis

Counter Astral. Classic Noel retains her old astral (214214C) while still being able to combo it into nearly any situation.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
  • Activates on successful guard point


Valkyrie Veil (Classic Noel)

214214C

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Attribute Invuln
8+(64 Flash)+20 4 25 -10 B 1~41 All

Classic Noel Only: Noel's astral completely removes her hurtbox from her sprite, so it can be used as a reversal, however certain moves (Invulnerable moves with forward momentum) will pass right through her over to the other side, thus making the actual Astral whiff. In most cases, if you're attempting to use this as a reversal, you're more likely to catch with her counter astral although this option is safer. No longer links of juggle 6C. Can juggle off d.6C but standing hit d.6C may cause the opponent to pass through your character and whiff. Guaranteed off first hit of throw, juggle d.5B in corner. Very limited combo options off mid-screen.

Starter Rating Level P1 P2 On-ODR Cancel Timing
4
  • Only available to Hat Noel



Colors

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BBCF Noel color 12.png
Color 7
Color 8
Color 9
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Color 11
Color 12
BBCF Noel color 13.png
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Color 13
Color 14
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Color 18
BBCF Noel color 19.png
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BBCF Noel color 24.png
Color 19
Color 20
Color 21
Color 22
Color 23
Color 24


BBCF Classic Noel color 1.png
BBCF Classic Noel color 2.png
BBCF Classic Noel color 3.png
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BBCF Classic Noel color 5.png
BBCF Classic Noel color 6.png
Color 1
Color 2
Color 3
Color 4
Color 5
Color 6
BBCF Classic Noel color 7.png
BBCF Classic Noel color 8.png
BBCF Classic Noel color 9.png
BBCF Classic Noel color 10.png
BBCF Classic Noel color 11.png
BBCF Classic Noel color 12.png
Color 7
Color 8
Color 9
Color 10
Color 11
Color 12
BBCF Classic Noel color 13.png
BBCF Classic Noel color 14.png
BBCF Classic Noel color 15.png
BBCF Classic Noel color 16.png
BBCF Classic Noel color 17.png
BBCF Classic Noel color 18.png
Color 13
Color 14
Color 15
Color 16
Color 17
Color 18
BBCF Classic Noel color 19.png
BBCF Classic Noel color 20.png
BBCF Classic Noel color 21.png
BBCF Classic Noel color 22.png
BBCF Classic Noel color 23.png
BBCF Classic Noel color 24.png
Color 19
Color 20
Color 21
Color 22
Color 23
Color 24


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