HNK/Heart

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Overview

Overview

Mr. Heart is a 'grappler' type character, and he plays similarly to the grappler characters in other ARC games. Specifically, he moves very slowly and has no forward dash. Mr. Heart also has no Boost gauge, but his Banishing Strike still functions identically to other character's in that he is able to do a follow-up wallbounce combo. He is also able to use his Aura to perform a special Guard Cancel that can be followed up with a combo. As you would expect of a grappler character, he has a large amount of grab type moves, including both a grab super move and grab Fatal KO(which is the only FKO in the game that cannot be comboed into).

While fairly decent on both the offensive and defensive, his poor maneuverability is what causes Mr. Heart to be considered a weak character. Because of his slow speed Mr. Heart is often unable to get out of disadvantageous situations without taking a risk. That said, he has extremely high potential, and is quite capable of overcoming his bad matchups.
Playstyle
Heart
Pros Cons
  • Is able to confirm into kill combos from his unique Guard Cancel (which functions like a Banishing Strike) on every character.
  • Can gain super armor for free to setup favorable trades.
  • Only has a guard bar in the mirror match.
  • Doesn't have to manage boost, as he has none.
  • Forces your opponent to play in a very different manner, as most conventional tactics will outright lose.
  • No Boost and slow movement speed means Mr. Heart has trouble going anywhere without taking big risks or fishing for a stray hit.
  • Bad matchups against a large amount of the cast, directly related to his inability to move around, some matchups are near unwinnable against a skilled opponent.
  • Range is generally quite poor outside of Earthcrush.
  • Overhead mostly useless leads to a weak mixup game.
  • Because of the lack of Boost, Mr. Heart is overly dependent on Aura both for defense and offense.

HNK Heart Iteeyoo Gauge.gif Iteeyoo!! Gauge

It hurts

Normals

5A

5A
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
All 4x2 5 4,4 4 +3 0

One of Mr. Hearts most important normals, it serves as a combo filler, anti-air and combo starter.

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2

5B

5B
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
All 7 9 4 12 -5 0

Not nearly as good as crouch B, but still occasionally useful. Is used in some combo enders to stuff some extra damage before Heart's 236236A.

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2

5C

5C or 5{C} or 5[C]
Version Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
5C lvl0 All 14 29~39 4 16 -4 0
5C lvl1 All 14~28 40~69 4 16 -4 0
5C lvl2 All 28~56 74-153 4 16 -4 [1]
  • Has one hit of armor.

This move should almost never be used. It has an incrediblity long startup time, which is only worth it if you can get the full charge damage wise. It is also neither special or normal cancelable, although it can be used in a gimmicky blockstring due to its range and hit of armor.

Version On-Hit Boost Gain Aura Gain GC Level
5C 4
5{C} 4
5[C] 4
  • 5C
  • 5{C}
  • 5[C]

5D

5D
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
All 18 10 4 36 -24 0

A launcher that can be chained into from 5A. Is used heavily in combos and as a hit confirm. Can be jump cancelled allowing IAD pressure from strings such as 2B > 5D/5A > 5D. Not a very good button to press in neutral though.

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4

2A

2A
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
All 6 7 4 3 +7 0

A quite fast and good reaching jab. Usually best used in conjunction with 2B to hit confirm.

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3

2B

2B
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
Low 6 7 4 9 +6 0

Mr. Heart's most trusted companion and main poke, this baby not only has alright range, it also combos into Banishing Strike or Earthcrush (depending on range) on hit. Use it often.

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5

2C

2C or 2{C} or 2[C]
Version Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
2C lvl0 All 17 17~37 4 16 -4 0
2C lvl1 All 17~35 38~67 4 16 -4 0
2C lvl2 All 35~70 72~141 4 16 -4 [1]
  • Has one hit of armor.

See 5C. Also doesn't hit low but launches on charged hit for an Earthcrush style combo. Not worth the risk though.

Version On-Hit Boost Gain Aura Gain GC Level
2C 4
2{C} 4
2[C] Grave Launch 4
  • 2C
  • 2{C}
  • 2[C]

2D

2D
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
High 14 35 4 34 -22 [1]
DON'T PRESS 2D
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4

j.A

j.A
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
High 6 10 6 6 0

A good air-to-air poke that can be special cancelled into AC air grab.

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2

j.B

j.B
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
High 6 13 6 9 0

Can occasionally be used as an instant air-dash pressure tool, but is otherwise primarily used to adjust the height in wall bounce combos.

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2

j.C

j.C or j.[C]
Version Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
j.C lvl0 High 15 13 40 8 0
j.C lvl2 High 15~46 24~38 40 8 0
  • Has one hit of armor.

Holding this button will make Mr. Heart float in the air, and if he lands without launching the attack, he will gain one hit of super armor that lasts until he gets hit, takes chip damage, or performs another armored move such as 5C or 623C.

In general, it's an alright air button just for its range. Comes with plenty of hitstun.

Version On-Hit Boost Gain Aura Gain GC Level
j.C 4
j.[C] 4
  • j.C
  • j.[C]

j.D

j.D
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
High 15 9 50 8 0

Mr. Heart's crossup tool, also an alright jump-in button, combo extender (in wall bounce combos) and suprisingly often win air-trades.

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4

Command Normals

6A

6A
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
High 23 4 -20

A relatively fast overhead that shares its animation with 5D, but cannot be canceled. Unfortunately its poor reward on hit and bad frame advantage stop it from being very useful. On a deep corner hit, you can OTG with Heart's 236236A.

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Universal Mechanics

Throw

6C or 4C
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
Throw 4 4

A sideswitching throw that allows for combos when the opponent is thrown into the corner. A great mixup option that leads to huge damage or even death vs some characters. Has an incredibly short whiff animation that can let you 623A or 5A an opponent that jumps out.

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Kick Throw

B+D
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
Throw 17 (minimum) 9
  • Has one hit of armor.

Probably the best BD Throw in the game. Unique to Mr. Heart, this BD Throw can grab crouching opponents and combo into itself during Itteyo!! When performed far away from the opponent, Mr. Heart will wait for a bit and then begin to run at the opponent, and throw them when he reaches them.

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Grave Shoot

Heart does not have a Grave Shoot.

Heavy Strike

A+B
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
Unblockable 34 4

A regular Heavy Strike with great range, but like all other Heavy Strikes it's quite risky to use.

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Stagger

Banishing Strike

C+D
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
All 18-33 4 -8

One of Mr. Heart's most important moves. Anytime it's possible try to confirm into Banishing Strike as the follow up boost is free. It is also an essential combo starter (just like his Guard Cancel) that can often lead to 50% without meter, or 100% with it.

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Banishing Launch

Special Moves

No Escape!

63214A
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
  • Has one hit of armor.

Mr. Heart vacuums the opponent in with his powerful lungs. This will pull in the opponent from anywhere, letting you extend wall combos, change their jump arc, pull them in from neutral, etc. Get creative!

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Bring it on!

214A
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
Normal
  • Takes off 1 star on hit.
  • If 6 is held, Mr. Heart will follow the opponent.
  • Counters highs and mids but not lows.

A special combo starting counter and projectile reflector, Mr. Heart puffs out his chest and sends the opponent away similar to a Banishing Strike. Cannot counter low attacks, and has a small amount of punishable recovery, making it a bit risky.


Guard Cancel
  • Costs .5 bars of Aura.
  • Applies Banish launch on hit.

If done during blockstun, it functions as a unique Guard Cancel that takes half a bar of Aura, and applies a Banishing Strike effect, allowing for deadly combos. One of your most important tools.

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Earthcrush

214B or 214D
Version Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
Earthcrush B All
Earthcrush D All
  • 214B takes 1 star on counterhit.
  • 214D takes 1 star on hit and 2 on counterhit.
  • Applies Grave launch on hit.

One of your most important moves, Earthcrush functions as Mr. Hearts primary long range tool and Grave Shoot. B version is right in front of Heart, and D version is full screen but has slower startup. Sadly it's hitbox isn't as large as the sprite would make it out to be, but it's still a key part of your neutral and combo game.

Version On-Hit Boost Gain Aura Gain GC Level
214B
214D
  • 214B
  • 214D

Earthquake

j.2B
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
High (strike), All (quake)

A unique aerial slam. Sends out an unblockable shockwave along the ground that knocks down the opponent. Stalls your air momentum, allowing you to mix up opponents trying to anti air or tech chase. Due to its long recovery, you don't get much advantage on hit.

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Dunk Receive

623A or 623C
Version Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
Dunk Receive A Airthrow
Dunk Receive C Airthrow
All Versions

An anti-air grab with extreme range. Key part of your defense and combos, leading to an infinite on a few characters. Very strong move.


623A
  • Takes 1 star on hit.

The A version has slightly less recovery, allowing a link into 214D for an extra star.


623C
  • Takes 1 star on hit.
  • Has one hit of armor.

Delayed startup, but comes with extra forward movement and 1 hit of armor.

Version On-Hit Boost Gain Aura Gain GC Level
623A
623C
  • 623A
  • 623C

Super Moves

Kenpou Goroshi

214214A
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
Mid (initial clubs), High
  • Costs 1 bar of Aura.
  • Falling clubs take 1 star on hit and 2 on counterhit.
  • Initial clubs will not take off any stars.

The club super. Completely invincible after the super flash, Mr. Heart sends out 7 spinning clubs, each of which can hit multiple times. About a second after all clubs leave the screen, 3 will fall back down from offscreen, one landing in each corner and one landing midscreen. If you can force the opponent to block this super point blank, it does an incredible amount of Guard Gauge damage, letting you set up a Guard Break if in the corner.

With two bars of aura, you can force an unblockable setup via the falling clubs. Use the first Kenpou Goroshi, force the opponent to block low, and then immediately perform another Kenpou Goroshi. While the opponent is stuck blocking low, the long screen freeze will let the overhead clubs come back down on the opponent and will combo them into the 2nd set of clubs.

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Hearts A

236236A
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
Throw
  • Costs 1 bar of Aura.
  • Takes 1 star on hit.

The #1 command grab. Huge range, catches prejump, will OTG for combo extensions, and can do nearly 50% by itself. Huge use of aura, but if it hits its well worth it. Interestingly, this move is able to grab the opponent out of normally invincible moves such as DPs or supers.

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Iteeyoo!!

Activation

236236C
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
  • Costs 1 bar of Aura.

Itteyo is the most important part of Mr. Heart's combo game, giving him access to a multitude of new options such as a wall jump, full horizontal air control, new special moves, altering the properties of BD throw and FKO allowing them to be combo'd into, and a constant single hit of armor. Unfortunately, in this state Heart both cannot block and is always running towards the opponent, making using it in neutral basically a death sentence and turning a dropped combo into a horrifying scramble situation, especially when coupled with its long recovery.

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Big Hug

236A
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
Throw

Launching command grab. Nothing too special but can lead to some decent combos, along with being a key part in Typhoon loops.

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Meat Cross

j.236B
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
High
  • Takes 1 star on hit and 2 on counterhit.
  • Applies Banish launch on hit.

A wide aerial swing that knocks the opponent to the ground. Useful as part of Typhoon loop enders.

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Big Typhoon

236C or j.236C
Version Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
Big Typhoon All
  • Takes 1 star on counterhit.
  • Applies Banish launch on hit.

By far the best part of Itteyo. As the name implies, Heart becomes a spinning typhoon, bouncing the opponent up and around. Both versions are cancellable into other Itteyo moves on hit, and the grounded version is jump cancellable.

Version On-Hit Boost Gain Aura Gain GC Level
236C Banishing Launch
  • 236C

Body Throwing

j.236D
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
Airthrow
  • Takes 1 star on counter hit.

Aerial command grab. Relatively large range, and used most often in Typhoon enders.

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  • No whiff animation

Meat Dunk

j.236E
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
Airthrow
  • Takes 1 star on hit.

Another aerial command grab. Has no whiff animation, and can be used as an OTG after jB.

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Fatal K.O

It really hurts!!

236C+D when opponent has 0 stars
Guard Damage Startup Active Recovery On-Block Star Damage
Throw FATAL KO 8+0

FKO command grab with almost nonexistent combo options. Sadly, it has slightly less range than 236236A and cannot grab prejump, along with a short amount of startup before it goes active. Thankfully, after the super flash appears, the opponent cannot do anything to escape. Best to think of it as an extremely high risk/high reward BD throw.

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Colors

HNK Heart Color 1.png
HNK Heart Color 2.png
HNK Heart Color 3.png
HNK Heart Color 4.png
HNK Heart Color 5.png
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