Justice players will have to be patient a lot. Justice will find herself in unfavorable positions all the time, outclassed at certain ranges based on the matchup. Characters like Axl, Venom, Dizzy, Faust, and Zappa, she'll want to force herself in as much as possible, opting to go for high/low mixups quickly and doing big damage. Against close range characters like Kliff, Order-Sol, Sol, and Pot, she'll want them in the corner and out of the way whenever she can get it. Justice's backdash is important here, as its invincibility is the second best in the game(24f (1-19 invul)), only behind Potemkin(21f (1-20 invul)). Note that out of all the characters with a 5 guts rating, Justice has the best defense modifier, so you have a little bit of leeway to take a few hits, but of course the best course of action would be to never get hit at all.
Justice's biggest strength is her range, hitting targets for above average damage from half screen, knocking them down, and then going for a mixup or more zoning. 5K, 2S, and f.S all make for good pokes and harassment tools from far away, while 5H and 6H can net you big rewards if you throw them out occasionally. In the air, you have j.P and j.K for aerial footsies, and your other jumping normals for easy combo followup tools. You won't be getting your advantage very often, so take it for all it's worth when you do and press it.
6P can make for a loose frame trap and reset tool, due to its upper body invincibility, hitboxes, and forced crouch. Out of 5P, 2P, and 2K, you'll have a gap that will counter hit people trying to mash out. If they jump, 6P will catch them, and you can jump cancel into a combo. Mix it up with tick throws and backdashes (like 2P backdash) to either bait poke attempts or throw people terrified into blocking. Other frame traps include 5P and 2P into Sweep, 2H, and 5H, each with varying rewards.
2H is one of your most important tools for combos. It is combo'd to and from very easily, letting Justice's damage potential shine through as it should. Nearly all of Justice's ground normals will combo into it, and H/D nukes, j.P, j.K, j.S, and c.S can be linked out of it fairly easily. J.S is the hardest to combo into, but nets the biggest rewards. C.S works on everybody, but is harder and leads to less against lighter characters. Use nukes for knockdown.
For punishes and against dizzied opponents, 6H will be your bigger combo starter, as it does enormous damage to start and leads into even bigger numbers. Especially when used as a relaunch tool, 6H will be bringing up the damage count.
For movement, forward super jump is generally your go-to option. Combined with j.H, you'll be using this to get in a lot. Saperia Trance is amazing for how quickly it gets you across the stage, and the fact that it'll go through nearly everything on the way there. You might as well call it the hurt train.
When you find yourself cornered or outside of your optimal space, backdash, throw, Michael Blade and 5P will work well for you. Throw out Justice's jab to beat opponents trying to get in on you recklessly, as its speed and hitbox work wonders. As mentioned, Justice's backdash works incredibly well for avoiding things, as it's extremely invincible.
Use nukes en masse to zone out rushdown characters and turn the game into a doujin bullet hell. Throws are a good meterless reversal option for Justice because of her grab range. Tossing out Nuclear Blasts intelligently will keep an opponent from approaching from a particular angle for a short while. And of course, Michael Blade is an amazing reversal that can get you out of tight spots.
If you need to get out of the corner, you can push opponents out with FD and then Saperia Trance through them if you have the meter. Though you won't get much off of the grounded version, it'll free you from some pressure.
(2K/6P >) fS > 2D/5H > 22X/SMS Your main blockstring, also the simplest one. You'll be doing this a lot; Justice gets her best rewards from 2K, 6P and 6H, 2K and 6P are the easiest ones to come by since they're your main low/high mxixup, in case they're blocked, you can always do fS which cranks up the guard bar a lot. After that, you can choose to either 2D > 22X/SMS or 5H > SMS, usually 2D is a better option because in case it hits, knocks down and allows for a nuke setup, in case it's blocked, you're -2 and you'll be distant, so it's a return to neutral with the advantage that you can bring a nuke out, or bait something with MS, you'd be surprised by how much people mash here. In case you do 5H, you'll get more RISC and send them fullscreen after SMS, but way less reward on hit, however, you can do 5H > 2D if you're in range, but that's rather uncommon unless you start really close, which usually isn't the case for fS pressure. After getting a nuke out, you're basically doing a mixup, so you should pay attention to them and react accordingly. K Nuke FRC > fS will do wonders, allowing you to loop your pressure.
(5K/cS >) 6H(1)/6H(2) > 22X/SMS/HMS 6H(1) into Nuke is a vital part of Justice gameplay, since 6H(1) goes 1/2 screen-ish, and allows you time to setup a nuke without FRC, and builds nasty amounts of RISC. As limited as it is, from this point on Justice will have neutral advantage due to having a nuke out, if you can FRC it, then it'll still be your turn. Use SMS if you wanna keep them away and throw nukes from afar, HMS will get greedy attempts to get in with a great air hit CH, which you can follow-up into any combo with 6H, even on the corner.
6H(2) is ridiculous as a meter and RISC building tool; 6H(2) HMS, 6H(2) HMS will already leave them with a flashing bar, HMS will leave you negative on block (-13), it's mostly safe due to the pushback so it should not be used if they're close. Delaying HMS will net you CHs against mash-happy opponents, which easily lead into 50% damage combos. If you do 6H(2) > HMS and have the meter to spare, do RC it. You'll remain safe, their guard bar will be high up, and if you score a hit, you can convert it with any HMS RC route. 6H(2) into Nuke will also crank up nasty amounts of RISC and Justice retains a lot of options after it, especially when FRC'd, it's use is highly recommended but don't get predictable with your nuke patterns, which sadly happens a lot. The nuke you should put out depends heavily on the MU, but usually P and K Nukes are your best calls, since they cover both ground and IAD space respectively. That way, it's fairly easy for them to block the nuke and fall into another 6H(2), and if they get hit, you get a conversion.
Nukes are your best friend for okizeme setups. When you score a knockdown, throw out one or two and move in if you need to press the advantage, or fill the screen with them if your goal is to keep them out. Your scary overheads will lead to decent damage if you move in on them and go for the mixup.
If you need meter, Justice's walk and blocked Michael Swords build tension like nobody's business. Throwing out tiger knee'd Michael Swords shrink's Justice's hurtbox as well, avoiding lows in the process and keeping mostly anything out. If you see somebody rushing in afterwards, you can perform normals out of Michael Sword's aerial recovery pretty easily.
Tips and Tricks
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Nuclear Blast Interactions
Nuclear Blast (N.B) has infinite durability while traveling and only explodes via manual detonation or contact with the opposing character's hitbox. As a result, when making contact with an opposing projectile there are three outcomes*:
- Nullification (N): The projectile is a single-hit type and either dissipates, or is left on screen without hitbox.
- Conflict (C): The projectile is a multi-hit type, and the nuke requires time to go through it before continuing. More often than not results in projectile still being active, but with less hits.
- Ignore (I): The nuke and projectile do not interact and go on about their business.
If Justice is within initial hitbox she will get hit in most scenarios. Note that many of the things labeled as nullified are match impractical.
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- Lingers in place.
- Transforms into hawk on destruction. Second hit of hawk will most likely connect.
- See notes on hawk above.
- One of fans may still hit depending on spacing.
- Multiple hitboxes will result in N.B. nullifying some hits that would hit Justice. Impractical to use on purpose.
- Might be incorrect.
- See notes on Rensen.
- Spawns multiple projectiles. Will probably not work in your favor.
- Not practical.
- Yo-Yo retreats on contact.
- Can get you some breathing room, but good Bridget players will likely still punish you.
- Roger will be stalled in the air, but second hit will still come out (can be destroyed too)
Shuriken is not a projectile.
- Because of their trajectories they are still likely to hit.
- Can nullify both hits, but its unlikely to be in range of first hit and not hit Dizzy herself.
- Only comes to play to avoid lingering hitbox (which is not that long).
- Only comes to play to avoid lingering hitbox.
- You'll probably never run into this situation in neutral, but it's useful to know if Eddie is keeping distancing using this move to keep you cornered. Recommended to detonate early to get rid of shadow if it is in range.
- Explosion occurs where bag was stopped.
- When it comes from above Justice can be hit by manual K nuke detonation. Very precise.
- Not destructible before landing.
- Not destructible before landing. Must be hit 3 times.
Poison is not a projectile.
- People said it nullifes but I couldn't get it to work.
- Both versions.
- P Nuke will beat K Mist Finer. K Nuke will beat P version. S version will go through. Additionaly Level 3 versions hit multiple heights and will likely bypass Nuke.
- Too hard to test.
- Despite being multiple projectiles they do not slow down N.B. at all. More importantly they can go under Nuke sometimes.
- Will need some distance to notice that.
- You are likely to get hit by 2nd/3rd hit if in range.
- Travel speed may seem like nullifying it is inconsistent, but will get destroyed most of the time.
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- Will only cover 2-3 dolphins, so be wary if May charges for longer.
- Remember you will get hit if within range, so only useful when Millia uses them for space control.
- Same as above.
Silent ForceNo results (N)
- Proceeds to land normally when nullified.
- Range is so short you probably won't even notice.
- You need preemtive detonation for it to matter.
- Will buy you time to get out of the way.
- Be careful of splitting rockets.
FB Tyrant RaveNo results (I)
- Dive and feather attacks only.
- Can be used against H version. Will only come into play against S if it interferes with landing.
- Including the ones from: Carcass Raid, Stinger Aim, Red Hail.
- Recommended to avoid completely.
Please Don't Come BackNo results (N)
- Ghost from above can be nullified with precise timing.
- After it lands.
- Precise timing.
- Will regain hit potential if launched.
Generally, don't faultless defense NB. Super Jump block, move forward block. Gain meter and use metered options to get close.
- A.B.A [★]
- Anji Mito [★]
- Axl Low [★]
- Baiken [★]
- Bridget [★]
- Chipp Zanuff [★]
- Dizzy [★]
- Eddie [★]
- Faust [★]
- I-No [★]
- Jam Kuradoberi [★]
- Johnny [★]
- Justice [★]
- Kliff Undersn [★]
- Ky Kiske [★]
- May [★]
- Millia Rage [★]
- Order-Sol [★]
- Potemkin [★]
- Robo-Ky [★]
- Slayer [★]
- Sol Badguy [★]
- Testament [★]
- Venom [★]
- Zappa [★]
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- Attack Level
- Bear Stun (Dizzy)
- Dead Angle Attack (DAA)
- Faultless Defense (FD)
- FD Jump
- Forced Proration
- Force Break (FB)
- Force Roman Cancel (FRC)
- Guard Gauge
- Initial Proration
- Instant Block (IB)
- Instant Kill (IK)
- Jump Install (JI)
- Negative Penalty
- Overdrive (Super Attack)
- Roman Cancel (RC)
- Slashback (SB)
- Special Attacks
- Tension Gauge
- Tension Pulse
- Ukemi (Teching)