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Overview

Overview

Jam is a highly mobile, offense-oriented rushdown character who excels at up-close pressure and dealing heavy damage off openings.

Jam's defining mechanic is her cards. By using Breath of AsanagiGGAC Jam 22K.pngGuard:
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Startup:
-
Recovery:
Total 53
Advantage:
-
, Jam can charge up a card corresponding to one of three kick specials. These specials are RyujinGGAC Jam 236K.pngGuard:
All
Startup:
17
Recovery:
25+11 after landing
Advantage:
-23
, a screen-crossing flying kick, KenroukakuGGAC Jam 623K.pngGuard:
Mid
Startup:
7
Recovery:
21+6 after landing
Advantage:
-36
, a DPDragon Punch A move that has invulnerability during its startup, long recovery, and a rising motion., and GekirinGGAC Jam 214K.pngGuard:
High/Air
Startup:
19
Recovery:
3+10 after landing
Advantage:
-9
, an overhead kick. By spending one corresponding card, Jam can input the move with the D button to perform an empowered version of said move with a variety of improved properties. All three kick specials can be cancelled into enhanced kick specials, allowing for significant damage and corner carry. Jam's card specials unlock Jam's most damaging conversions and improve her gameplan drastically overall, making Jam a much more powerful character when she builds them.

Jam's normals generally lack range, but are very fast and typically advantageous on block, as well as most hits leading to high damage with the right cards. Jam also has a powerful command dashGGAC Jam 236S.pngGuard:
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Startup:
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Recovery:
Total 46
Advantage:
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and various command movement options to maintain pressure once within range. Her command dash also has four unique followups, each with their own use in neutral and pressure, making it a versatile part of Jam's kit. Jam also has very fast and rewarding AbareAn attack during the opponent's pressure, intended to interrupt it. options and a a ParryAn attack or mechanic that allows the defender to brush aside an incoming hit and recover more or less instantly. in addition to Kenroukaku, giving her strong and versatile defensive options.

However, due to her overall poor reach, Jam struggles with contesting zoning or approaching the opponent She will generally need to rely on mobility to control space, since she lacks a strong long-ranged PokeAn attack that's thrown out to occupy the space in front of you and remind your opponent not to try and come closer. Usually, this is a far-reaching and safe normal move with little risk. or other common ranged options. She commonly needs to take risks to approach the opponent, utilizing advancing options such as Ryujin or her fast airdash to close the distance and avoid the opponent.
Playstyle
Jam Kuradoberi is a mobile and versatile rushdown character who can empower her Kick Specials with Cards to make them incredibly deadly and excels at close range.
Pros Cons
  • High Damage With Cards: With cards, Jam can easily deal 50% health combos off of even stray hits. Her carded combos also carry the opponent to the corner, and all four of her supers can be used to end a combo with a powerful finisher.
  • Strong Pressure: Some moves are difficult to contest once Jam gets in range, and her command dash has four follow-ups that each have purpose in mixups, gap closing, and pressure resets. Her 6H is highly advantageous and invulnerable to throws, making it a powerful pressure tool.
  • Good Knockdowns With Cards: Jam can consistently knock the opponent down with cards, and can replenish her resources and re-establish threat afterwards.
  • Great Mobility: A fast dash and airdash let Jam move around the screen very quickly. Her air normals and tricky to whiff punish specials can make contesting her difficult.
  • High Tension Pulse: As Jam is always moving forward and uses her specials to control space, she has very high Tension gain. Her meter can be spent for use in mixups, pressure, generating cards, or damage output.
  • Defensive Options: Has two 3 frame reversals. Her Parry is a strong tool which removes any blockstun on success and allows Jam to break out of pressure in ways others cannot.
  • Limited Range: Jam is outranged by the entire cast, which can make getting in or controlling neutral difficult.
  • Weak to Zoning: With no projectile nor means of dealing with them, Jam has no direct way to deal with strong zoning. Successfully using her dash, airdash, and Ryujin are key to approaching, but all come with their own risks.
  • Needs Resources for Mixups: Jam has limited meterless high/low mixup without enhanced Gekirin or meter to spend on RC. Her strike/throw mixups are strong, but her throw has poor reward without cards or its FRC.
  • Mediocre Anti-Air: 6P isn't a great anti-air. HochifuGGAC Jam Parry.pngGuard:
    -
    Startup:
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    Recovery:
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    Advantage:
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    is a strong and rewarding option you can OS with 6P, but it can be exploited as well. Jam must sometimes rely on rising air normals, her air throw, or Kenroukaku to deal with opponents approaching by the air.

Cards GGAC Jam 22KIcons.png

Jam can use one of her specials to prepare cards which enhance her other specials by granting them new properties. Using the D instead of K button for the following specials results in the listed changes:

  • Ryuujin: Startup reduced from 17f to 11f. Strike invulnerability from 1-9f, increased from 1-4f. Sticks the opponent to the wall instead of bouncing them off it.
  • Gekirin: Startup reduced from 19f to 12f. Hits crouching opponents on 18f instead of 21f. Has three hits instead of one. Becomes untechable, meaning it will always knock down.
  • Kenroukaku: Startup reduced from 7f to 3f. Hits 7 times instead of 4. Gains additional forward momentum. Becomes untechable.

These cards take time to prepare, and as such are usually prepared after a knockdown, or at full screen. Jam can use Breath of Asanagi to gain one card for one special, with 22K giving a card for Ryujin, 22S giving one for Gekirin, 22H giving one for Kenroukaku. The FB version gives Jam one card for all three specials.

GGACR Jam Kuradoberi Nameplate.png
GGAC Jam Portrait.png
Damage Received:1.06x
Guts Rating:3/5
Weight:Super Lightweight (x1.1)
Stun Resistance:65
Prejump:3F
Backdash:13F (1~>7F invuln)
Wakeup:53F (Face Up)/ 50F (Face Down)
Fastest Ground Abare:This character's fastest attacks for mashing or scrambles. Excludes universal throws.5P (3F)
Reversal Attacks:Any reversal-esque moves this character has. Excludes universal options.623K/D (7F/3F)
546 (Catch High 1~8F)
632146S (7F)
236236H (3F)

Normal Moves

5P

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
12 Mid 3 3 4 +3

Standing jab with remarkable startup and a high hitbox. Typical way to start pressure up-close due to its speed, gatling options, and advantage on block. Whiffs on a lot of crouching characters, and some standing characters like Zappa. Can catch people trying to jump out of pressure, or be used to quickly anti-air after a parry.

Will 5P Whiff On Your Character?  
Character When 5P Will Whiff
A.B.A Crouching
Anji Mito Crouching
Axl Low Crouching
Baiken Crouching
Chipp Zanuff Crouching
Dizzy Dizzy bobs up and down during her crouch animation; at certain points, 5P whiffs.

It will never hit her crouching guard.

Eddie Crouching
Faust Faust bobs up and down during his standing animation; at certain points, 5P whiffs.

It will always hit his standing guard, and it will always whiff on his crouch.

I-No I-no bobs up and down during her crouch animation; at certain points, 5P whiffs.

It will always hit her crouching guard.

Jam Kuradoberi Crouching
Johnny Johnny bobs up and down during his crouch animation; at certain points, 5P whiffs.

It will always hit his crouching guard.

Justice Never
Kliff Always
Ky Kiske Crouching
May Crouching
Millia Rage Crouching
Order-Sol Crouching
Potemkin Never
Robo-Ky Crouching
Slayer Slayer bobs up and down during his crouch animation; at certain points, 5P whiffs.

It will never hit his crouching guard.

Sol Badguy Crouching
Testament Will whiff on crouching, but will hit their crouching guard.
Venom Crouching
Zappa Will whiff on standing, but will hit his standing guard.

Whiffs on crouching regardless.

Gatling Options: 5P, 2P, 6P, 5K, 2K, 6K, c.S, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 3H, 5D, 2D

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 3 8 1 10 10

5K

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
12 Low 5 4 7 +1

Fast, plus on block standing low. Useful in pressure due to the aforementioned properties in addition to its nonstandard 6F hitstop, which makes tick throws harder to react to. Also a common piece of combo filler in corner loops, and can be used in neutral similarly to 2S depending on the matchup.

  • Full counter hit state for the entire move's duration. Exercise caution.

Gatling Options: 5P, 2P, 6P, 2K, 6K, c.S, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 3H, 5D, 2D

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 80% 5 7 2 12 12
  • Jam is in CH state during move

c.S

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
28 Mid 6 8 12 -6

The usual punish starter. Situational anti-air.

  • Jam leans forward into a decently sized hitbox.
  • Generally falls out favor to 5K when in range at neutral or as a pressure starter.
  • Commonly used to confirm into f.S > TK Ryujin.
  • Often relegated to combo fodder.

Gatling Options: 6P, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 3H, 5D, 2D

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 10 7 3 14 14

f.S

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
30 Mid 6 5 10 -1

One of Jam's only farther reaching pokes. Meant for space wars.

  • Decent AA for spaced airborne opponents.
  • Often cancelled into a jump or 2D to extend pressure or put a low in a blockstring.
  • Combos into TK Ryujin and characters at least as tall as Millia for big damage.
  • One of Jam's best options to convert into an air combo from the ground.

Gatling Options: 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 3H, 5D, 2D

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 10 7 3 14 14

5H

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
24×3 Mid 13 3(3)3(3)3 15 +1 22~24F, 34~36F Upper Body
25~33F Low Profile

Pressure extraordinaire.

  • Oppressive move on contact. +1 on block, and three hits means you build guard bar like mad.
  • Has some upper body invulnerability and low profiles on the last hit.
  • Third hit vacuums, keeping Jam in range for mixups and pressure resets off the slight frame advantage.
  • Forces crouching on hit for stronger confirms.
  • Gatlings into long-range, jump-cancellable 6K and f.S, valuable reverse gatlings that provides versatility in Jam's blockstrings for ambiguous pressure resets.
  • Miserable on whiff, and if pushed out with FD before the third hit connects and vacuums, Jam is a sitting duck. Be wary of spacing.

Oppressive normal which often leads to the very scary 6H. Mixed with throws and other delayed pokes for frame traps, this becomes a go-to in pressure. In neutral, this move can be used to confirm into 6H to begin one of Jam's Card Ryujin combos, but be warned that it can push your opponent away from you at far ranges. Thus, try confirming into 6H early into the move's active frames to ensure that you can begin the combo.

Gatling Options: 6K, f.S, 6H, 3H

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 14×2,20 6×3 4×2, 5 Crouch 18×2, Crouch 20 16×2, 18
  • 3rd hit pulls in opponent on hit

5D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
16 High 26 4 12 -2

Moderate speed 5D but with a subtle animation, especially early into its startup. Extremely safe.

  • Gatlings from every button except H/D normals.
  • Easy and damaging Impossible Dust combos.
  • Only -2 on block. Completely safe unless done point blank.
FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 8 20 3 Launch 48 14

6P

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
18×2 Mid 7 1(10)3 12 +2 1~7F Above Knees
8~20F Upper Body

Lower than usual 6P meant for catching buttons more than jump-ins.

  • Upper body invul frames 1-20. Designed to beat other characters' farther f.Ss
  • Plus 2 on block, in case they didn't take the bait.
  • Both hits stagger on grounded CH for easier confirms
  • Gatlings from and to 2P for pressure cycles and repeated frame traps.

Typical style 6P for an infighter. The extensive upper body invul can be used to blow through projectiles. Eg. parry a meaty Charged Stun Edge and going into a 6P is a basic strategy against Ky.

Gatling Options: 2P, 2K, 6K, c.S, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 3H, 5D, 2D

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 90% 10, 14 7, 6 3, 4 14, 17 14, 16
  • Staggers on ground CH (1st hit max 41F, 2nd hit max 45F)

6K

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
16, 26 Mid 6 4(6)8 20 -14

Fairly weak normal, but forces standing on hit.

  • Good for pressure after a blocked 5H.
  • Horribly unsafe, make sure you cancel into something else. Both hits are jump cancelable.
  • First hit has nonstandard hitstop which could make useful for an early cancel.
  • Forced standing might be useful to combo into TK Ryujin or something.
  • Notable for huge frame advantage for Jam after 6K(1) > 2D FRC. If FRC'd on the first frame, Jam is around +9 on normal block.

Mainly used as a blockstring option to gatling out of 5H and back to the beginning of the gatling ladder to continue pressure, 6K has value in an open gatling table that allows reverse gatlings and pressure resets. Can cancel into 2K or 2D for a low late into a blockstring, 2P for plus frames on block, or even on whiff to make 6K safe at longer ranges. Can be jump canceled for safety, to enable TK Gekirin, or IAD pressure resets. Long-range means it's likely to be in range after a blocked 5H(3). A utility normal that finds no real place in combos.

Gatling Options: 2P, 2K, c.S, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 3H, 5D, 2D

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 10×2 7×2 3 Stand 14 14

6H

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
28 Mid 18 6 10 +3 1~18F, 32~33F Lower Body
1~18F Throw
24~31F Above Knees

A powerful explosive-force-stomp-plus-palm strike. Don't even read this. Just look at the hitbox.

  • One of the most oppressive normals in the game, both in neutral and in pressure.
  • Will sometimes hit behind Jam for some reason.
  • Throw invul through entire startup.
  • Has a custom amount of blockstun and hitstun making it +3 on block and +8 on hit and even more on CH
  • The hurtbox on Jam's lower body shrinks to her back leg, letting this move beat some low strikes.
  • In CH state for the entire move, but will usually blow back through standard poking attempts like mashing 2P.
  • Slow enough that it can be Slashbacked if your opponent is sharp enough and looking for it. Don't get too predictable.

Gatling Options: 6HH

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 10 6 4 Stand 23 22 + GBounce
  • Lower Body invincible still has back leg vulnerable
  • Can cancel into 6H &gt
  • H from 19~32F
  • Jam is in CH state during move
  • Custom blockstun and hitstun

6HH

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
53 Mid 10 7 23 -11 1~6F Above Knees
7~7F Upper Body

Combo tool and Frame Trap followup to 6H.

  • Wall sticks on hit. Ratchets up the damage in wall loops.
  • Has some upper body invuln on startup.
  • Quite unsafe on block.
FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 20 6 5 Launch 48 + WStick 24
  • Can cancel into (FB) Breath of Asanagi and Charged Kick Specials
  • Jam is in CH state during move

3H

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
30×2 All 5 2(2)4 15+8 after landing -8
  • -8 on Block, -7 on Hit, +5 on CH. Can be spaced to be made as much as as -1 on block and ±0 on hit.
  • Airborne on the active frames makes this a decent high profile move.
  • 2nd Hit can be cancelled into a Carded kick.
  • This move in it of itself has a good mix-up when you have 50% Meter and/or cards. You can either do Carded Gekirin or RC into j.S (High), RC into delayed land 5K (Low), or RC into Throw. Otherwise, somewhat mediocre.
FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 90% 20×2 6×2 5 19 18
  • Jam is airborne during active frames
  • Jam is in crouching state during recovery
  • 2nd hit can be canceled into Charged Kick Specials
  • Auto Jump Install

2P

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
6 Mid 4 2 4 +4

Four frame 2P which is +4 on block.

  • Passable hitbox but good speed.
  • Hits fairly high for a crouching P, can be low profiled.
  • Hits crouching opponents, as opposed to 5P.
  • Can stuff approaches due to speed if properly spaced.

Gatling Options: 5P, 2P, 6P, 5K, 2K, c.S, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 3H, 5D, 2D

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 90% 3 8 1 10 10

2K

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
8 Low 5 3 9 -2

Decent crouching poke.

  • Similar to 2D in range, decent for Jam.
  • Low profiles very slightly.
  • Generally cancelled to 2D for knockdown or conversion with 236S~K.
  • Makes for an ok tick throw at -2.

Gatling Options: 6P, 5K, 2K, 6K, c.S, f.S, 2S, 2H, 6H, 3H, 5D, 2D

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 80% 3 8 1 10 10

2S

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
26 Mid 6 5 9 +0

One of Jam's best poking normals.

  • Frame 6 button with deceptively far range. Hits right to past Jam's fingertips.
  • Strong hitbox, and safe on block.
  • Can stuff quite a few other buttons.
  • Staggers on CH, combos into FB Puffball.

Gatling Options: 5K, 2K, 5H, 2H, 6H, 3H, 5D, 2D

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 80% 10 7 3 14 14
  • Staggers on ground CH (max 39F)

2H

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
20×2 Mid 9 4,4 25 -12

Questionable Anti-Air kick.

  • Predictive anti-air.
  • Mostly vertical hitbox, can work against crossups.
  • Common in early launch portions of combos.
  • Vacuums on air hit for 6H conversions.
  • Awful on whiff. Stay aware.

Gatling Options: 6H, 3H

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 14×2 6×2 4 17 22
  • Pulls in opponent on air hit

2D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
28 Low 6 4 16 -6

Six frame sweep.

  • Extremely fast for a sweep and with great range for Jam.
  • Jump Cancellable to offset being unsafe.
  • Has an FRC right up until the first active frame, making for a terrifying pressure reset and mixup tool.
  • Combos to 236S~K, but timing is character specific.

A great button for Jam in general - a valuable poke in neutral, combo filler to confirm into carded Ryuujin on most of the cast, and is jump cancelable to enable pressure resets. Notable for having an FRC window starting frame 1, which means Jam can effectively FRC any normal that can gatling into 2D. Used this way, Jam gets huge frame advantage off of blocked normals, specifically 6K(1), 6P, and f.S. Because the window starts frame 1 and lasts 6 frames, it's easy to execute and allows pressure resets from any situation.

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
1~6F 8 7 3 14 14

j.P

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
11 High/Air 5 4 14

Subpar j.P. Mostly relegated to combo'ing j.Ss together.

  • Weak horizontal and vertical range.
  • Hitbox is entirely enclosed by the hurtbox.
  • Self-cancels at least, can be useful to drag blocking airborne opponents back down.

Gatling Options: j.P, j.K, j.S, j.H, j.D

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 3 8 1 10 10

j.K

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
14 High/Air 5 8 11

Mediocre Air-to-air.

  • Jam's farthest reaching air normal.
  • Mostly used as combo filler into j.D.

Gatling Options: j.P, j.S, j.H, j.D

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 3 8 1 10 10

j.S

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
28 High/Air 4 5 9

One of the strongest rising air-to-airs in the game.

  • Frame 4 with a disjointed hitbox above Jam. Has some head invincibility.
  • Combos both to and from j.P for hit confirmation.
  • Floats somewhat on hit with nonstandard hitstun for bigger conversions.
  • Little horizontal range, so ensure that you're close to them first.

Gatling Options: j.P, j.H

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 8 7 3 Launch 16

j.H

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
35 High/Air 7 10 16

Hits all around for crossups.

  • Large active window.
  • Confirms to 5F normals on air-to-ground.
  • Combos to Ryujin on air hit.
  • Easily punished on IB if done from an IAD, can hitconfirm into j.2K on block for pushback/safety.
FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 8 7 3 14 14

j.D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
16, 28 High/Air 7 3(4)6 16+4 after landing

Thicc scary air kicks.

  • Fairly disjointed on the first hit, very disjointed on the second.
  • Mostly used in combos for Gekirin conversions.
  • Huge on Counter Hit.
FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 8×2 7×2 3 14, Launch 14, 24
  • 2nd hit wallbounces on CH (untechable for 60F)

Universal Mechanics

Ground Throw

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
42 43 pixels

Average throw but with free followups.

  • Generally leads to a super jump combo with a short air string or free Gekirin reset.
  • FRC leads to simpler and easier combo setups with a more lenient proration than most throws.
  • Throw itself deals no damage when FRC'd.
  • CH grants same followups as FRC, but more prorated.

Without cards or meter, throw does not lead to a knockdown. With FRC and/or cards, throw becomes a terrifying damage threat for Jam, leading to full 2H > 6H wall-loop conversions and a hard knockdown. Due to Jam's strength as a strike/throw character, throw FRC is her most important FRC to learn, as the threat of it leads to more value from her numerous frametraps. As a visual cue for the FRC window, the window appears when Jam has fully retracted her legs in her animation, as she's about to kick her opponent.

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
43~44F Forced 50% 6×2 Launch 38
  • Forced prorate becomes 70% if throw is FRC'd
  • Jam has 17F to hit the opponent after the throw, 16F if FRC'd
  • When FRC'd, throw does 0 damage

Air Throw

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
60 88 pixels

8 figure leg lock but in air. Leads to knockdown plus oki or cards

  • Leads to a full, but prorated wall loop combo in the corner.
FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A Forced 50% 6, 7 50

Dead Angle Attack

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
20 All 13 6 16 -8 1~18F All
19~27F Throw

Typical Dead Angle but with 2S's good hitbox.

  • Always knocks down on hit
FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 50% 10 7 3 Down 14
  • Jam is in crouching state during move

Special Moves

Breath of Asanagi

22K or 22S or 22H

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
Total 53

Jam's unique power-up move, providing her the icon cards needed to expend for enhanced specials per card.

  • A big corner stone of Jam's game. If you don't have meter for 22D or want it to save it for something later, this is the way to go move after a knockdown.
  • Most characters will want to Play the Zoning and keep away game against Jam. If they are playing too passive against you, charging cards fullscreen will not only grant you cards, but also make them try to stop you, and Jam wants their opponents as close as possible.
  • Rule of thumb: if you don't have any charged cards already, you'll want to priotize Charged Ryuujin over Charged Kenroukaku, Charged Gekirin being the least important.
FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A
  • Jam gets a charge on 53F
  • Can store up to 3 charges for each special
  • K for Ryuujin, S for Gekirin, H for Kenroukaku

DISCLAIMER: Ryuujin, Gekirin and Kenroukaku all have different effects when done as part of an IAD, and all charged kicks can be comboed from their normal version, charged version and Force Break Hyappo Shinshou (236S>D), so whenever this guide mentions it, we assume you read this

Ryuujin

236K or 236D (Air OK)

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
236K 50 All 17 6 25+11 after landing -23 1~4F Strike
7~8F Low Profile
j.236K 52 All 9 6 Until landing+11
236D 66 All 11 16 Until landing+17 1~9F Strike

Conversion and punish tool.

  • Mostly overshadowed by the TK version of Ryuujin. Worse damage and frame data, although some combos, mostly max f.S > TK Ryuujin will fail where Ground Ryuujin succeeds.
  • Very Shitty Reversal, but you could technically get a CH punish out of it, and CH Ryuujin is pretty good

TK Ryuujin is a force to be reckoned with. A mainstay in Jam's combo game in conjuction of Powered Ryuujin

  • Using TK Ryuujin sparringly is a good way to maneuver around the field.
  • IAD Ryuujin stops Jam on her track, turning Aerial Ryuujin in a lingering hitbox meant to stop Anti Air and Air to Air attempts. This is horribly unsafe on whiff, but it's useful to keep in mind.

Powered Ryuujin is one of Jam's most important moves. Great damage and combo potential. Learn to love this move.

  • Please note all version of Ryuujin hitboxes are not that great. There's no disjoint on them and alot of moves will beat them. Yolo Ryuujin at your own risk.
Version FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
236K N/A 20 6 5 Launch 36 + WBounce
j.236K N/A 20 6 5 Launch 36
236D N/A 80% 20 10 5 Launch 70 + WStick 35

236K:

  • Jam is airborne from 9F onwards
  • See note ※1

j.236K:

  • See note ※1

236D:

  • Jam is airborne from 1F onwards
  • Recovery for ground version is 12+17
  • Uses up one charge stock on 1F
  • See note ※1

Gekirin

214K or 214D (Air OK)

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
214K 42 High/Air 19 13 3+10 after landing -9
j.214K 38 High/Air 17 13 Until landing+10
214D 21×2 High/Air 12 3,4,7 Until landing+12

Unlike Grounded Ryuujin, there is no reason to pass the benefits of TK Gekirin. Simply ignore this.


  • TK Gekirin has two main differences over grounded Gekirin. It's 1F airborne and it Groundbounces on hit, making it the preferred combo starter.
  • IAD Gekirin will make Jam plummet down instead of making an arc. Depending on how you time it, you can get an ambigous Cross-up.

This Version is both a faster overhead and a better combo tool (with cards).

Version FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
214K N/A 8 7 3 Launch 28 14
j.214K N/A 8 7 3 Launch 25 + GBounce 10
214D N/A 8×2 11×2 3 Launch 60

214K:

  • Jam is airborne from 4F onwards
  • Startup to hit a crouching opponent is 21F (tested on Sol)
  • See note ※1

j.214K:

  • See note ※1

214D:

  • Jam is airborne from 1F onwards
  • Recovery for ground version is 3+13
  • Uses up one charge stock on 1F
  • See note ※1
  • Powered Up Gekirin canceled from point blank 2D has startup 18F to hit a crouching opponent (tested on Sol)

Kenroukaku

623K or 623D (Air OK)

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
623K 14×4 Mid 7 4,4,5,10 21+6 after landing -36 1~10F Strike
j.623K 12×3 All 4 4,4,5,10 Until landing+6 2~3F Strike
623D 15×6, 24 All 3 2×5,3,13 Until landing+5 1~17F Strike

Jam's reversal and sometimes anti air.

  • 623K > 623D turns this move from an annoying reversal to a downright nasty punish to meaties.

  • Not very good on it's own aside from combos. You are probably looking for the IAD version
  • IAD Kenroukaku, Just Like IAD Gekirin, sends Jam downwards instead of upwards. Although the invincibility period is small, it may just be enough to beat some weaker grounded anti airs

An incredible move with massive amounts of invulnerability. Perfect for anti-airing overly-aggressive approaches or reversaling out of pressure. Makes Jam really annoying to pressure for long periods of time if she has this stocked.

Card Kenroukaku is also an essential air-conversion tool, as it causes the opponent to be launched up and dropped down after Jam has already landed, no matter the height. Any air hit can instantly be combo'd into Card Kenroukaku and put into Jam's grounded loops. Sadly, it prorates heavily, but the meter gain from the combos you can get with this move mean you can pretty much immediately perform 22D after it as a tradeoff. An overall exceptional special.

Version FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
623K N/A 10×4 3×4 3 Launch 30
j.623K N/A 10×3 3×3 3 Launch 30
623D N/A 80% 10×7 8×7 3 Launch 90

623K:

  • Jam is airborne from 3F onwards
  • Dizzy modifier x0.375
  • See note ※1

j.623K:

  • Dizzy modifier x0.375
  • Max 3 hits
  • See note ※1

623D:

  • Jam is airborne from 1F onwards
  • Auto Jump Install
  • Dizzy modifier x0.25
  • Recovery for ground version is 22+5
  • Uses up one charge stock on 1F
  • See note ※1

Bakushuu

236S

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
Total 46 8~23F Above Feet
24~31F Low Profile

Bakushuu on its own is Jam's way to approach quickly and safely through ground projectiles and some mids like Ky's f.S.

  • Bakushuu has 6 different follow-ups, P (Avoid) , K (Low), S (Puffball), H (Dash Twice then Puffball/Cross-up Puffball), D (FB Puffball), and 236P (Flip).
  • Bakushuu can also be canceled into Jam's carded kicks (236D, 214D, and 623D), and retains horizontal momentum to travel a surprising amount of space.
FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A
  • Jam is in CH state during move
  • Can cancel into followups 6~25F

Mawarikomi

236S~P

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
Total 26 6~20F, 24~26F Above Feet

Extends Jam's invincibility period after Bakushuu. Great against attacks with a lot of active frames like Justice's f.S, which are the biggest counter measure against Puffball.

  • If close to the opponent, Jam will pass through. Doing this after blockstrings is a gimmicky yet useful way to mix things up.
FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A
  • Can pass through opponent 2~14F

Ashibarai

236S~K

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
30 Low 10 8 22 -16 10~31F Low Profile

Only way to hit low out of Bakushuu.

  • Knockdowns on hit and cancels into 22X, making it most of the time the most optimal way to end ground combos.
FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 8 7 3 Down 25
  • Jam is in CH state during move
  • Can cancel into (FB) Breath of Asanagi and Charged Kick Specials 10~32F

Hyappo Shinshou

236S~S

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
50 Mid 18 3 15 +1

The infamous Puffball.

  • This move is absolutely stupid. +1 on Block, Wall bounces on CH, has a stupid large hitbox, and Jam can mix it up with her other options out of Bakushuu. Opponents will pull their hair out trying to deal with this move.
FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 75% 14 6 5 Launch 26
  • Wall bounces on CH (untechable for 56F)
  • Dizzy modifier x1.1875

Senri Shinshou

236S~H

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
236S > H 50 Mid 24 3 12 +4 14~19F Low Profile
236S > H Crossup 50 Mid 29~ 3 15 +1 When Jam changes direction: 1~6F Above Knees

Jam will dash twice when doing this move. If you are far away, normal version will come out.

  • It has some added benefits when compared to normal Puffball:
    • It's +4 on block
    • It will always wallbounce, be it a normal hit or a Counter hit.
    • Has an FRC point at 21~24F to do a throw on whiff or get better conversion on hit if done at the 24th frame.
  • This move is gimmicky as old hell and keen players will stop you on your tracks if you abuse it, so make sure you don't rely on it to close the gap too much.

If Jam is close to the opponent, crossup version comes out.

It's generally a worse Puffball, except for one thing, the Dizzy modifier is astonishingly high, and Jam's IK being one of the best in the game, any dizzy usually turns into a death scenario. Risky, but has its uses.

Version FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
236S > H 21~24F 75% 14 6 5 Launch 40 + WBounce
236S > H Crossup N/A 75% 14 6 5 Launch 32 + WBounce

236S > H:

  • Dizzy modifier x1.375
  • Can pass through opponent 2~11F
  • If Jam passes through opponent, she performs &quot
  • Senri Shinshou (Crossup)&quot
  • instead

236S > H Crossup:

  • Dizzy modifier x1.5
  • Startup varies depending on distance from opponent

Hochifu

546

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
1~8F Guard High

Parry. See this section for more details.

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A
  • Will parry any attack that can be blocked high if it hits within 8F after parry input
  • Pressing any direction other than forward or neutral during this time will immediately cancel the parry attempt
  • After inputting a parry, you cannot attempt another parry for 15F (does not apply to successful parries)
  • Any moves input during the hitstop of a successful parry will start up once hitstop ends

Houeikyaku

j.2+K

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
16, 10×N High/Air 10 Until landing 6 after landing +8

Jam's divekick, it has uses as a way to stall in the air against AAs, but its main use is that it hits overhead and when immediately cancel into from a jump it's her fastest overhead.

Despite the move's minimal height requirement Jam is still able to do this move immediately out of a jump as her initial jump height is higher than the minimal requirement.

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 80%, 100%×N 11 6, 8×N 4, 1×N 17, 10×N 16, 10×N
  • Has a minimum height requirement of 2001 units (roughly 20,01 pixels)
  • 2nd hit onwards will only trigger if the 1st hit lands
  • Listed Frame Adv is for TK Houeikyaku performed as fast as possible (startup 14F)

Choujin

236P (Air OK) or 236S~236P

Version Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
236P Total 41+2 after landing
j.236P Until landing+2
  • You can do it on its own or After a Bakushuu, this being the only way to deal with sliding moves like Grand Viper, Robo-Ky's 2K, etc...
  • Normally, it travels diagonally up, with a bigger emphasis on verticality.
  • This can be changed however with its FRC point at 6~8F, sending Jam horizontally. Intended for cross-ups. This can be considered the only way to Attack high from a Bakushuu.

Aerial Flip gives a bigger emphasis on horizontal movement. Great for avoiding certain moves.

  • IAD Choujin sends her straight down. Just like IAD Gekirin and Kenroukaku, great for cross-ups (If you haven't noticed yet, Cross-ups are Jam's thing).
  • Has the same FRC point as ground version, but it isn't really used.
Version FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
236P 6~8F
j.236P 6~8F

236P:

  • Jam is airborne from 6F onwards
  • Can pass through opponent 1~17F
  • Jam is in CH state 1~5F
  • Auto Jump Install
  • Can perform any action other than blocking or FD from 20F onwards

j.236P:

  • Jam can pass through opponent and in CH state from 1~18F
  • Cannot be used after a double jump
  • Can perform any action other than blocking or FD from 21F onwards

Force Breaks

FB Breath of Asanagi

22D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
Total 50

Generates a card for all three kicks.

  • You'll mostly want to use meter for this when you have no cards available, otherwise you might spent too much meter on cards you probably won't use completely. Still, it's an amazing move so don't ignore it.
FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A
  • Jam gets a charge on 20F
  • Jam gains 1 charge for each Kick Special

FB Hyappo Shinshou

236S~D

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
65 Mid 14 3 15 +1 2~2F Low Profile
3~14F Strike

Pilebunker 2.0

  • One of the best and most tilting Force Breaks in the game. Fast, leads to big damage, has a massive dizzy modifier, possesses tons of invincibility from frame 3 onward, and is completely safe on block to boot.
  • Not only does this make for an amazingly safe horizontal DP, this version of the Puffball can also cancel into 22X and any of Jam's charged kicks. If you got a CH from this move, you are allowed to grin maliciously. Great move.
FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 85% 14 6 5 Launch 28
  • Dizzy modifier x1.1875
  • Can cancel into (FB) Breath of Asanagi and Charged Kick Specials on hit or block

Overdrives

Renhoukyaku

632146H

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
18×9 All 10+0 32 9 +1 1~10F Throw
  • Massive ki ball with startup throw invul, multiple hits, and vacuum, which leaves Jam at +1 to run a frametrap or mixup if they're scared.
  • Freezes opponent's inputs from the flash until the 2nd active frame.
    • Them not blocking beforehand means you get the hit, as long as Jam isn't sticking her face into a hitbox.
  • Hits a large area and can be difficult to avoid.
  • Will not cost tension if Jam is hit before the superflash.
  • Works as a decent pressure reset and just to let Jam resume her blockstrings/mix.
FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 6×9 3×9 2 Launch 28
  • Pulls in opponent on hit or block
  • Opponent's inputs are frozen after superflash until 2nd active frame
  • 9th hit blows opponent back

Choukyaku Hououshou

632146S

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
20, 9×10, 40, 80 Mid 7+0 21 24 -26 1~8F Strike
9~29F Feet
30~40F Low Profile

Jam's reversal super.

  • Invincible into the first active frame, goes active on 7 instead of 10.
  • Also freezes opponent's inputs after the flash.
  • Leaps forward about a third of the screen, hitting backdashes or opponents committed to a move with an extended hurtbox if farther away.
  • Only does one hit on block, but connects into an animation with every hit if it connects.
  • It's quite possible for the opponent to fall out on air hit. Be prepared to RC if you have the meter.
FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 20 6, 2×10, 6×2 5, 3×10, 5×2 19, 14×10, Launch×2 18, 40×10, 80, 120
  • 2nd hit onwards only happen if the 1st hit hits opponoent (not block or whiff)
  • Final hit will not happen if 12th hit does not connect
  • 1-12th hit have dizzy modifier x0
  • 13th hit has dizzy modifier x0.25
  • Opponent's inputs are frozen after superflash until 2nd active frame

Geki: Saishinshou

236236H

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
50,70 Mid 1+2 3,3 36 -20 1~8F Strike

Jam's other reversal super.

  • Three frame large grounded uppercut animation. Has strike invincibility during its entire active window.
  • Launches on hit for a full conversion with a 75% prorate.
  • Comes with an FRC point on the first hit for safety.
    • This FRC comes with the added bonus of 150% proration and stagger for big grounded followup damage.
  • Very stubby range, take care not to get baited, and eye your tension to FRC if necessary.
FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
3~4F 150%, Forced 75% 20×2 6×2 5 Stagger 35, Launch 90

Tousai Hyakuretsuken

64641236P+K

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
1×100 All 5+2 14 27 -22 1~6F Strike
36~51F Feet
52~67F Low Profile

Jam's inner North Star.

  • Deals 100 points of damage, regardless of guts, defense or any proration. Very useful to confirm into to make sure that they're dead.
  • Also a reversal, but considering the 100% tension cost, you should probably never be choosing it over any other option.
  • Only does one hit on block, but connects into an animation with every hit if it connects.
FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 20 6, 0×99 5, 1×99 Launch Down
  • 2nd hit onwards only happen if the 1st hit hits opponoent (not block or whiff)
  • Costs 100% Tension

Instant Kill

Gasenkotsu

During IK Mode: 236236H

Damage Guard Startup Active Recovery On-Block Invuln
Fatal All 11+6 12 22 -15 12~16F Strike

One of the fastest IKs in the game in both prep time and startup. Coupled with its fast travel and Jam's huge stun output, you can reliably react to a dizzy and just do it.

FRC Window Proration Guard Bar+ Guard Bar- Level Ground Hitstun Air Hitstun
N/A 20 5
  • IK Mode activation: 54F

Colors

GGACR Jam Kuradoberi normal p.png
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi normal k.png
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi normal s.png
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi normal h.png
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi normal d.png
Default P
Default K
Default S
Default H
Default D
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi ex p.png
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi ex k.png
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi ex s.png
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi ex h.png
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi ex d.png
EX P
EX K
EX S
EX H
EX D
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi slash p.png
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi slash k.png
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi slash s.png
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi slash h.png
AC Jam Kuradoberi normal h.png
Slash P
Slash K
Slash S
Slash H
Slash D1 Arcade & PC-Rollback Update Only
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi reload p.png
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi reload k.png
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi reload s.png
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi reload h.png
AC Jam Kuradoberi normal d.png
Reload P
Reload K
Reload S
Reload H
Reload D1 Arcade & PC-Rollback Update Only
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi slash d.png
GGACR Jam Kuradoberi reload d.png
Gold2
Shadow2
*To select your color, press the corresponding button while in the designated "color set". Color sets can be toggled through by hitting the Respect button.
1Only selectable on the Arcade and PC-Rollback versions of the game.
2Available on home ports, and are selected by pressing the "Rec. Enemy" button on the Slash or Reload color sets, respectively. Gold characters are powered up versions, Shadow characters have infinite tension. Both are banned from tournament play.

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