GG2/Izuna

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Overview

Overview

Izuna is a somewhat gimmicky character with both him and his tribe having many unique and strange skills that differ greatly from the rest of the game. Unfortunately, many of these abilities are weak, and in the worst case they can be a massive detriment. A major flaw of this character is his basic melee Servants special ability: a counter that deals low damage and gives it full knockdown protection that can be exploited to kill them very quickly with almost every character. The rest of his Servants tend to be quite weak as well.

Even though Izuna doesn't have any major upsides to compensate for this weakness, he still isn't a bad character. Every basic Melee Servant can be killed quite fast, and without the ghost defense buff the difference isn't nearly as large. Even though Izuna's Kappa dies very fast to masters it is okay in Servant vs Servant combat, and Izuna's other servants are at least serviceable along with his Elite Servants mostly being good when used in the correct situations. Izuna is also quite strong in direct battles between masters as he has a fast jab, some guard break setups, special moves that cover parts of neutral, and is good at chasing a fleeing opponent while also being good at fleeing himself.

Outside of his generally weak tribe, Izuna is an all-rounder character with no major strengths or weaknesses
Izuna
GG2 Izuna Portrait.png
Health
500
Skills
Dharma Summons, Deutzia, C.Chrysanthemum, Plastic Pomegranate
Tribe
Backyard

 Izuna is an all-rounder with strong stalling abilities.

Pros
Cons
  • Master V Master Izuna is incredibly strong in direct fights between masters. His moves are good at catching sidesteps, and his high mobility makes him difficult to pin down while making it easier for Izuna to avoid opponent's attacks.
  • Mobility: Izuna has access to lots of good mobility options, in moves such as 6/4Y and 4X, and his unique double step.
  • Freeze/Super Hard Knockdown: With attacks that freeze enemy Masters and many Down Attacks (including his unique Super Hard Knockdown in 2XX), Izuna can waste an opponent's time while dishing out good damage in between. Elite Servants also come with various forms of removal in Freeze and a unique Banish/Tornado effect. Key enemy targets can easily be moved away from a fight to allow Izuna to mop up the remaining Enemy Servants.
  • Hard to Master: Izuna's better combos and resets all involve some unique execution barriers and strict timing. Izuna's Servants have lower than average HP so keeping them safe takes strong map awareness.
  • Weak Tribe: Izuna's units tend to have low HP and can be killed by enemy masters very quickly. His Elite units mostly focus on crowd control abilities so they tend to stall fights out rather than win them outright. This often forces Izuna's Servants to rely on defensive buffs from Ghosts just to keep up in fights meaning Izuna has to be there to push the frontlines lest they die trying to advance.
  • Tension-Heavy Servant Clear: Izuna has good servant clear tools with 8Y, 2Y, and his overdrive. However, all of these options cost him tension to use leaving him with mediocre servant clear if he doesn't have any tension. The choices Izuna makes with his meter can be dangerous if he's caught overspending.


Unique Movement: Double Step
Izuna can use two steps in a row for a unique double step. This is mostly used to escape enemy masters using free lock steps, which are difficult to hit him out of.

Lock-off Attacks

While most characters don't use Lock-off attacks outside F8X, Izuna's lock off attacks have some strange niche uses in some advanced techniques that make getting familiar with them important.

For all of Izuna's attacks keep in mind that the wind VFX are not where his hitboxes are, rather the range of the sword is the range of the attack unless otherwise noted.

F5X

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

This move comes out surprisingly fast and is a staple part of many of Izuna's combos. This is his fastest button next to 6X(4).

Since 6X(4) has a deadzone on Izuna's left side and F5X comes out from Izuna's left side you can use this to cover situations 6X(4) cannot at a similar range and speed making this a surprisingly good button for Master vs Master fights.

F5XX

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

F5XXX

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

F5XXXX

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

Not used often due to it's short range. Has incredibly high recovery on whiff but some unique cancel options on hit/block

Has a followup with F5XXXXY that has alot of pushback on block but is pretty slow.

Can followup into 5X allowing on hit a combo with 5X2X that leads to surprisingly okayish damage.

F5XY

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

This attack is a jump cancelable launcher which helps to juggle opponents in Izuna's advanced combos adding alot of flexibility to his routing.

5X2X has better damage and untech time, but F5XY is faster and aimable so it still has it's place as an important combo tool.

F5XXY

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

This move has a unique property in that it behaves exactly like 5X except that it launches on hit with very low untech time.

F5XXY has all the same followups as 5X if you lock on during your string at any point. Followups include

  • 5XX as the safest place to jump cancel or Step cancel block pressure.
  • 6X(4) is plus on block if you are close enough to land it.
  • 4X > Special/Modern Cancel to continue pressure with a mix-up into an advantage state.
  • Step cancel

Be warned this move has very narrow range so if the opponent side steps out of your blockstring this could whiff. If you expect that the other f5XXX... strings might be of use.

F5XXXY

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

High guard break damage but leaves a gap in your blockstring.

F5XXXXY

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

Use this to make F5XXXX safe-ish if for some reason you did F5XXXX.

Does combo from F5XXXX but it can be a inconsistent on uneven terrain.

F8X

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

Unblockable like most F8X but doesn't cover a very wide area. You can Modern Cancel this on hit to go into a short combo.

Lock-on Attacks

For all of Izuna's attacks keep in mind that the wind VFX are not where his hitboxes are, rather the range of the sword is the range of the attack unless otherwise noted.

5X

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

Moves forward while doing a jabbing attack with katana. Surprisingly solid range for how fast it is but easily sidestepped if predicted.

Has a large number of followups which include:

  • 5XX as the safest place to jump cancel or Step cancel block pressure.
  • 6X(4) is plus on block if you are close enough to land it.
  • 4X > Special/Modern Cancel to continue pressure with a mix-up into an advantage state.
  • Step cancel

WARNING! At max range 5XX will whiff. In order to combo instead 5X > Modern Cancel > Front Step can let you connect with 6X(4)_Combos or F5X_Combos

5XX

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

If your opponent blocked 5X or F5XXY then this button is a good place to end/reset your pressure due to how many ways you can cancel it. Can hit up to 2 enemies and has a Step cancel window making it a good attack to repeat for meterless Servant ClearWhen a Master takes time to clear groups of enemy Servants, often by abusing strong single-hitting attacks with wide reach along with Step or Modern Cancels..

5XXX has the following gatling The special category of cancels that describe how each character can cancel normals into other normals and specials. routes:

  • 5XXX which combos and is used in many of Izuna's BnBs
  • 2XX can combo for your unique long knockdown.
  • 8X will not combo on Masters but is good on Servants if you need to launch them for an air combo.
  • Not Gatlings but jump cancel into j.8X for AoE or Step cancel into 5XX for single targets are good options for meterless routes on Servants.

5XXX

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

A slash that can hit multiple opponents. Opens up opportunities for combos after due to high hitstun.

The easiest follow up is to Modern Cancel > 8X, but you can also use Forward Step Cancel > F5XY to save tension. Your routes in the air vary depending on what you want (damage, oki, or consistency).

5X2X

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

A jump cancelable launcher. The range is rather short.

4X

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

Izuna slides forward to the left while doing a spinning slash towards his locked on target. If you are close enough to the opponent and they stay still this move will unblockable them.

Mostly used as a mixup tool. Converting this into anything is going to cost meter for Modern Cancel as 2X is the only gatling The special category of cancels that describe how each character can cancel normals into other normals and specials. route. 2X has such stubby range that it will whiff unless the opponent moves into it.

This move has a small Area of Effect which can be special canceled into 2Y to help soften up a large group. Not something you'd spam as you leave a opening with 2Y startup, but if the opportunity presents itself it's something to consider.

6X

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

Izuna's fastest lock on attack with wonky range. The first hit is angled mostly to Izuna's right side so an opponent walking to Izuna's left will not get hit.

The second hit knocks the enemy back at an angle where you can manage some funny tech chases for meter but not much else without a insanely lucky wall bounce. Due to this most people only use this move when they fail to do 6X(4).

Against Knockdown resistant enemies this can give some utility as the second hit has many ways to cancel it and comes out quite fast for it's high damage.

6X(4)

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

A special input which does only the first hit of 6X. Due to fast start up and recovery this is best though of as Izuna's jab alongside F5X. Not as oppressive as Ky's 2X but can be used in a somewhat similar way as the cornerstone of the characters offense and defense due to fast start-up and frame advantage.

This move can be very useful but aiming it is tricky. If you hold the 6 input too long you will walk right making the move whiff on still opponents. The easiest way to negate this is buffering the input during a Step which is also good for offense and whiff punishing.

This attack has a short launch that allows for the following combo options:

  • F5XY into an short air combo.
  • 5X2X into an short air combo.
  • 2XX for a fast way to get Izuna's unique long Knockdown.
  • 2X8Y for quick damage. Be sure to land at the correct height so all hits land.

2X

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

A sweeping kick that causes knockdown or acts as a mini launcher for Special Cancel or Modern Cancel.

2X has very fast recovery and OTGs so if you want to reset a enemy from knockdown this button is the best way to do so.

This move is so stubby that you mainly use it in combos or for guard break setups.

2XX

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

This move has a unique type of knockdown if the attack lands on a airborne opponent which should naturally happen if 2X hit. The Unique Knockdown that lasts about 7 seconds while still being in a OTG state the whole time. If Sol uses Crimson Jacket then any hit you land should lead into this because you aren't killing him with the defense buff he gets.

If the opponent is Frozen they count as Airborne so any Frozen opponent hit by this as the last attack that hits them will come out of Frozen State into the unique long knockdown. Certain combos end with a freeze allowing the combo to hold the enemy Master for long periods of time.

On block 2X can lead to guard break setups with Celestial_Chrysanthemum and Modern Cancel.

8X

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

Rolls forward for a good distance then does a upward slash which acts as a jump cancelable launcher with generous untech time.

Easiest way to confirm into this against Masters is to Modern Cancel 5XXX into 8X. From there Izuna has a few different routes for damage or oki.

Jumping Attacks

j5X

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

Air combo fodder with good tracking and good untech time. Important part of Izuna's BnBs and often where his route branches between:

  • j.5XX > various routes
  • j.Y > 2XX
  • delay until you land and quickly do FXY or 5X2X to relaunch into either an air combo or tech chase scenario.

j.5XX

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

Staple part of Izuna's high damage combos. On launchers with good untech time you can land 'j.5XX > delay > j.5XX.

This move can lead to looping tech chase scenarios at certain heights due to the homing on j.5X.

j5XXX

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

Spikes the opponent downward for a ground bounce but you won't be able to follow up afterwards.

Not used often as it doesn't lead to tech chases or oki; meanwhile j8X tends to be a better damage ender.

j8X

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

j8X has 2 parts. The multiple physical hits as Izuna comes down and the projectile wave that comes out from where he lands.

Only the physical part of this attack causes knockdown so doing this into a line of enemy Servants is a very effective way to spread alot of damage over any troops in range. It won't always be practical to line up the enemy for this but keep it in mind.

Specials

Holy Mustard

F5Y/5Y

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

A slow projectile with strong tracking to whatever is locked onto while fired.

Steel Wasabi

8Y(Y...)

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

Mash 8Y(Y...) to keep the multiple hits going for more damage in juggle combos. Outside some very rare situations against large knockback resistant Servants; you only want to hit 8Y twice at most as knockback will push anything you hit outside your combo after that.

  • Against Servants you usually want to just do 8Y once followed by forward step to get back in range rather than mashing as this kills faster.
  • Against Masters you usually find a juggle combo that leads to 2XX for your Seal combos except do 8YY after 2XX instead.

8Y is a good source of damage but such a high Tension cost that you need to be careful how often you use it. That said you will probably see a good amount of use from this anytime you need a Servant to die quickly. Don't be afraid to spam it a bit if you are next to your own Masterghost.

Dashing Camellia

4Y/6Y

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

Sends Izuna flying towards the opponent with tracking that will reach opponents at very far ranges only sometimes thrown off by Blast Drive.

Can be interrupted by the opponent attacking. Despite that this move can be a amazing way to close the gap on an opponent that wants to run away.

Launches very high with tons of untech time on hit but has a long recovery. You can modern cancel on hit for a followup combo and on block to start a blockstring.

Spiraea Thunbergii

2Y

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

A large AoE attack with long startup. Good for clearing crowds of Servants.

Iron Wire Seal

j.5Y

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

Izuna creates a freezing aura around him whose range is difficult to figure out. Used in combos to freeze the opponent so you can set up 2XX's long knockdown. Also useful against groups of tightly packed enemies.

Keep in mind the Freeze effect gives the opponent a defense buff so it's more useful for temporarially removing problem targets from the battle than it is about helping combos get damage.

Air Dashing Camellia

j.8Y

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

Sends Izuna flying towards the opponent with tracking that will reach opponents at very far ranges only sometimes thrown off by Blast Drive.

Can be interrupted by the opponent attacking. Despite that this move can be a amazing way to close the gap on an opponent that wants to run away.

Launches very high with tons of untech time on hit but has a long recovery. You can modern cancel on hit for a followup combo and on block to start a blockstring.

j.8Y can be angled to travel in a straight line to the targeted enemy unlike 4Y/5Y.

Overdrive

Laurel Edge

X + A

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

Two average damage slices followed by pillars of energy rising around Izuna that deal one big hit of damage. Good for killing a large group of enemies quickly or dealing high damage to a single target.

Skills

Dharma Summons

B

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

Summons Dharma. A very useful unit in Master vs Master scenarios as the slow and freeze effects on Dharma's attacks can make it very difficult for the enemy to avoid being hit by Izuna.

Deutzia

B

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

The only benefit this move provides is that while you are semi-invisible the enemy Servants won't see you and the Enemy Master cannot lock-on to you.

Since any action besides walking will remove the semi-invisibility and you can still get hit by attacks while semi-invisible; there isn't much reason to use this Skill.

Celestial Chrysanthemum

B

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

Izuna fires a wide projectile that buffs offense and defense. The timer on the buffs wearing out is paused when a unit is placed in Izuna's inventory so the most popular usage of this move is to use it on Elite Servants like Tengu and Oyuki before picking them up.

The animation for this is 2X followed by a slowed down item use animation that fires the projectile. The part that looks lik 2X is an attack with High Attack Level making it good for guard break setups when used with Modern Cancel.

Plastic Pomegranate

B

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Damage Damage values here are to Masters. Servants take roughly 200% damage in normal conditions. Attack LevelThis determines Guard Break damage and blockstun When a character successfully blocks an attack while standing or crouching, the defender is forced into a stun animation for a set period of time where they are incapable of acting. This period of time is called blockstun.. OTG The act of hitting the opponent when they are knocked down. Short for "off the ground" or "on the ground." KnockdownNone/No - opponent is left standing

Normal/Yes - untechable in the air, but knockdown is techable
Launch - can be teched before hitting the ground
Long - longer than a normal knockdown
Untechable - cannot be air or ground teched

Movement CancelsSome moves can be Jump or Step cancelable. If a move is Step cancelable then it can be Backstep, Sidestep, Forwardstep, or any combination of the three. Tension Change The amount of tension a Special Move or Skill cost to use or the amount a normal attack gains on hit.

A dispel that also cleanses all allies of enemy Debuffs. Overall a very useful skill for certain matchups.


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