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Overview
Overview

Playstyle
BBCF Es Icon.png Es is a well-rounded character with a slight emphasis on projectiles and zoning.
Pros Cons
  • Due to the range of her projectiles and normals, can control space from most distances.
  • Can get full corner carry from many starters, great carry overall.
  • Gets a lot of mileage from Crush Trigger, from fullscreen carry in normal combos to damaging conversions when used in tandem with a crest
  • Crests can allow you to keep your mixups plus on block, while also allowing you to continue pressure
  • Has limited mixup as her gatling routes are limited, cancels into specials and D buttons will always either leave a gap or put her vulnerable
  • Long recovery on ground buttons and not many ways to keep yourself safe if blocked, need to be careful about using them and choosing where to commit
  • Has a few character specific combo routes, advanced combos take some time to learn.
  • Damage output can be on the lower end without Bors, or if you're not using the "advanced" routes
Drive: Crest Arts

After certain attacks, an "after image" appears - these are called Crests. Each Crest activates after a period of time, like a delayed bomb. Crests are often used in combos, mixups, and okizeme. All of Es's Drive normals have Crest effects, while Es's specials only have Crest effects after using Boros.

  • Crests disappear if Es gets hit, blocks an attack, or techs a throw.
  • Only one crest can be on screen at a time. So for example, if you place a j.D crest and then try to use a crest that activates immediately like 5D or 2D before the j.D crest activates: j.D's crest will disappear.
  • Boros power up is lost after Es uses a special with Crest effect or Es gets hit.
Overdrive: Amplifier "Avalon"
Es's Overdrive is primarily used to close out rounds, as the Galahad buff with it's increased minimum damage makes for an excellent round ender. If you're in the corner, the Palamedes buff also allows for you to chain into double super for even more damage (ex. 3C > 6D > Palamedes > Galahad). Overdrive has a few other uses too though. Landing a stray hit at round start and converting into Overdrive will easily net you close to 4K damage and fullscreen carry to the corner. If you're low on health, the increased timer on Percival can also prove usual in some situations.
  • Gives additional hits to Crests.
  • Drive normals have faster startup, allowing Es to combo into them.
  • Can have multiple Crests on screen
  • 632146D (Percival) lasts for about 9 seconds instead of 7(1/2) seconds. (This is with max health in mind, 623146D will decrease at a much slower rate for as long as OD is active)

Normal Moves

5A

5B

5C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
750 Mid 12 3 21 -7 B -

  • Good whiff punish tool
  • Good poke when you have a Bors buff

5C has a lot of reach but not a lot of reward on hit without a Bors buff so it's often best to use it as a whiff punish tool instead of a poking tool since 5C has a lot of recovery on whiff, making it risky to throw. If you have a Bors buff though, the risk and rewards balance out more and it becomes feasible to use as a poke in some situations.

2A

2B

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
530 Low 10 3 20 -9 F -

  • A good poke
  • Can be Kara canceled into throws or barrier
  • Dodgy-looking low hit

2B is a good poke to go for since it has decent reach and the recovery on whiff isn't going to leave you too vulnerable to whiff punishment. Please note though that the hurtbox on 2B is not particularly great and might lead to some trades. For this reason, you don't want to outspace your opponent with your pokes. You mostly want to aim to hit opponent's out of the startup of their pokes or catch them trying to do something in neutral. 2B is also a low but it doesn't come up much currently in her mixups.

As an interesting extra, 2B moves Es forward and be kara canceled into throws and barrier. The kara cancel can be good for some throws setups while the kara cancel into barrier is mostly useful for a crossunder left/right mixup on an opponent's neutral tech.

2C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
800 Mid 10 3 32 -18 B 10-12 H

  • Optional anti-air.
  • Forces standing on Counter Hit.

A rising vertical swipe with the broadsword. Sees most of its use in combos, but it can also be used as an anti-air in situations where 6B isn't the best choice. 2C is also a good starter to use to punish a whiffed reversal, as it forces standing on counter hit which will allow you to link into command grab for a good combo.

6A

6B

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
760 Mid 14 4 22 -9 B 8-17 H

  • Good anti-air.
  • Floats, even on regular hit

6B has incredible vertical and horizontal reach, making it Es' go to Anti-Air. As with most anti-airs though, make sure you aim to use this in situations where the opponent needs to commit to their jump in. Because of the high recovery on whiff, trying to use this against opponents dodging 6B by using additional air options or character specific tools is a good way to get yourself punished.

6B also sees some use in combos due to its ability to float an opponent, which can be useful for side swap combos.

6C

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Normal 6C 700 Mid 17 3 18 -4 B -
Dash 6C 700 Mid 7 3 18 -4 B -

  • Great for for crouch confirms, midscreen Bors combos and corner combos.
  • Dash 6C Fatal Counters and has 110% Bonus Proration.
  • Dash 6C can blow back grounded opponents and give a small wall bounce only after you reach peak dash velocity.
  • On airborne opponents, 6C will always blowback and give a small wall bounce.

6C and dash 6C are both core combo tools in Es' more extensive combos, thanks to the blowback it causes on airborne opponents. It also sometimes used as a combo ender, that will even allow you to go for a safe jump j.D.

3C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
790 Low 13 3 24 -10 F -

  • Sometimes a good poke.
  • Good combo ender to get a Bors buff.
  • Knocks down. On Counter hit, the knockdown lasts long enough to pick up the combo with a dash up OTG 5B.

For the most part, 3C is a common combo tool. Sometimes as a combo ender because of its knockdown, sometimes as a means to sweep an opponent off their feet to make them airborne and sometimes to keep the combo going.

However, 3C can also be a rewarding frame trap in pressure and a good poke to hit people out of body invuln/guard point moves since it gives a hard knockdown you can pick up with microdash 2A or 5B. For similar reasons, 3C can also be a good button to poke someone out of trying to dash back in and reset their pressure with buttons. 3C has a pretty good amount of recovery on whiff though and is risky so you don't want to use 3C to poke too often .

j.A

j.B

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
j.B 630 High/Air 9 3 18 - H -
j.BB 770 High/Air 7 3 19 - H -

  • Great air to air poke.
  • Sometimes a good jump in
  • Can cancel into j.BB on whiff.

Mostly used as an air to air poke because of its horizontal reach. It also goes slightly upwards so it can be good for hitting someone higher up in the air than you are like Izanami floating at super jump height as an example.

j.B can also be a pretty good jump in as well. j.B is good against standing opponents and opponents at airdash heights, while j.BB is good against people on the ground both standing and crouching.

j.C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
850 High/Air 12 4 26 - H -

  • Good for safe jumps
  • Sometimes good for mixups
  • Sometimes good as a jump in
  • Knocks the opponent downward on hit

j.C has a pretty huge hitbox, making it a great button for jump ins sometimes. You mostly want to use it from low to the ground air dashes and certain instances when you're falling down from a jump. j.C can't cancel into anything on block so using it at a low height is an absolute thing you must do in order to have enough blockstun/hitstun to stay safe or keep pick up the combo.

Because j.C's hitbox hits so far below Es, you can also use it to do instant overheads. However, as mentioned in the previous paragraph concerning jump ins, you can't cancel into anything on block so it's a risky option and it's usually best used when you have 50 meter to rapid cancel to keep yourself safe and extending the combo into something more damaging. j.C can also be used for safe jumps on oki from certain enders

Drive Moves

5D

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
5D 730 Mid 25 [23] 5 29 0 B -
Crest 740 [740*2] All 49 [47] 3 [3(7)3] - - P1 -

  • Good combo tool
  • Sometimes good for resetting pressure
  • Sometimes good for oki
  • Frame Advantage listed assumes the crest hits afterwards, If not, the frame advantage is -18

5D is mainly used as a common combo piece in Es' more extensive combo routes, 3C > 5D > 214[B] loop being the most notable place you'll see it used.

Also, while uncommon, microdash 5D oki after a midscreen Mordred ender can be a good way to catch no techs and people trying to delay tech. It also outranges many reversals.

2D

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
2D 760 Mid 30 [27] 6 17 -5 B -
Crest 740 [740*2] All 113 [110] 3 [3(7)3] - - P1 -

  • Good combo tool
  • Sometimes a good way to reset pressure
  • Similar looking hitbox to 5D, but actually extends above and behind Es more, making it something of a slow anti-crossup.

2D sees most of its use in Es' corner to corner carry combos since 6C > delay 2D is a good way to carry the opponent almost a fullscreen distance while remaining close to continue the combo . It also sees some use in a variation of Es' corner combo routes where you can do 6C > 2D > sjc j.2BB > (2D Crest Hits) > j.D as a combo piece.

Less frequently used, Es' 2D Crest can be a good way to reset pressure in a blockstring by doing 2D > 236A > delay 236B to force the opponent into blockstun long enough to force them to block 2D's Crest, which will cover your dash forward to reset pressure. Much like 5D though, any gatling into 2D has a gap that players can mash or jump out of so you need to vary your pressure well to catch opponents off guard and make these options less reliable to use.

6D

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
6D 850 Mid 25 [23] 6 14+10L -11 B 6-44 FT
[6-42 FT]
Crest 740 [740*2] All 78 [76] 3 [3(7)3] - - P1 -

  • Good combo tool, especially in the corner
  • Sometimes a good pressure tool

Es' 6D sees most of its uses in corner combos in the infamous 6C > 6D > delay jc j.C > (6D Crest Hits) > j.D combo piece that her better corner combos always have. It's also used in some variations of midscreen combos

Though more rarely, you can also see 6D used in pressure sometimes to either catch backdashes, beat low mashing with its foot invuln or reset pressure, either by doing 6D > j.236A > air dash j.C or 6D > j.2B > 2B. However, much like her other grounded drives, any gatling into 6D has a gap that can be jumped out of or standing mashed out of so be sure to vary your pressure well to make these less reliable options for them.

j.D

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
j.D 800 High/Air 23 [21] 5 23+8L - H -
Crest 740 [740*2] All 141 [139] 3 [3(7)3] - - P1 -

  • Good combo piece
  • Good for oki and pressure

Of all her drives, Es' j.D is probably the one with the most all around utility. j.D is useful in a lot of midscreen and corner combos because it's untech time makes it easy to combo from a low to the ground j.D juggle.

j.D is also pretty good for oki. The j.D attack itself can catch different tech options depending on the combo ender. At the same time, the j.D Crest that gets placed can be useful for either resetting pressure, limiting your opponent's options or making an instant overhead j.C safe/comboable without meter.

Universal Mechanics

Throw

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Forward 0, 500*3 Throw(70) 7 3 23 - T -
Back 0, 1500 Throw(70) 7 3 23 - T -
Air 0*2, 1500 Throw(120) 7 3 23+3L - T -

  • 100% minimum damage

Forward throw launches the opponent. Can be picked up with 5B or 214[B].

Back throw pushes the opponent behind her. Same pickup options as with Forward Throw.

Air throw knocks down the opponent. You can pick it up by linking 5B or 6C but you can actually special it as well. The timing is a bit awkward though. You have to do it just a bit after the final of the air throw when she's slamming the opponent into the ground. It might take some practice to get used to but once you get a feel for the timing, you can special cancel into Bors, which will keep you close and give you a Bors buff and then pick up the combo with 2C > en623C

Counter Assault

When blocking 6A+B

Crush Trigger

5A+B (Chargeable)

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Uncharged 1000 Guard Break 32/Barrier 20 1 25 0 B -
Charged 1000 Guard Break 60/Barrier 30~61 1 25 0 B -

  • Can be charged.

Causes guard break on hit and can only be blocked with Barrier. Takes a lot of the Barrier Gauge, and can be charged to take more Barrier or increase damage in combos.

It doesn't really see much use in Es play since except for maybe the exception of a midscreen crouch confirm, Es Crush Trigger combos aren't very rewarding. In pressure, it can be an okay option to end a blockstring on a safe note if you try and go for a frame trap with 6C.


Specials

Type: Enchanter "Bors"

214D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
- - - - 36 - - -

  • Goes away on being hit, and when a throw is teched.

Es assumes a stance that powers up her next special attack. An icon will be displayed above your heat gauge when the buff is active.

Bors is a very useful asset to have because it's going to make random confirms hit harder and carry the opponent to the corner no matter where you are as well as help with your mixup and pressure. You can safely get a Bors buff by special canceling a 3C or 6C combo ender but there are also opportunities in neutral to get a Bors buff once you've gotten used to playing neutral with Es.

Type: Slasher "Griflet"

623C (Air OK)

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Ground 880*2 All 13 3(12)9 Until L+12 -33 B 1-15 All
Air 880*2 All 10 3 (12) 6 Until L+12 - H 1-12 All
Crest 800 All Ground: 56
Air: 53
6 - -18 P1 -
Enhanced Followup 600 - 22 8 40 Total - P1 -

  • Good reversal.
  • Only invulnerable up to the first hit.
  • Buffed version is a good combo extender.

Es performs a crouching over the shoulder swing followed by a massive upward slash. It has a lot of reach in all directions, making it reliable as a reversal. That said, reversals like these are always a gamble so try to mostly use it when you have 50 meter to rapid cancel it or a burst to escape the punish combo you're going to take if your opponents baits your reversal. Beating this move is a little different to other reversals since the two-stage nature of the move will beat out a lot of backdashes. However it takes longer to perform and is only invulnerable for the first strike, so if it does miss or get blocked, your opponent has a long time to react with their best punish.

The enchanted version of Griflet has a third strike that knocks the opponent downwards and ground bounces. It can be picked up with falling j.D to keep the combo going, making it great as a combo extender, it doesn't make it safe on block however.

Type: Assaulter "Erec"

214A

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0, 3000 Throw(70) 31 9 Until L+24 - HT -

  • Command Grab that whiffs on crouchers
  • Combo throw, will not incur purple !! marks in hit- or blockstun for any reason. Does not have 100% minimum damage.
  • First hit prevents the second hit from dealing base damage due to the character combo rate taking effect.

Mostly used in punish combos since Erec adds a lot of damage to combos when comboed into earlier on. It doesn't see much use as a mixup because it's very unsafe on whiff and you don't get to see its huge base damage anyway.


Type: Slasher "Gawain"

214B

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Gawain 1000 High/Air 27 4 Until L+13 -3 H 9-30 FT
Charged Gawain 1300 High/Air 36 3 13 +3 H 9-38 FT
Crest 800 All 12 - - +4 [+10] P1 -

  • Good combo tool both uncharged and charged
  • Sometimes good for resetting pressure
  • Charged version can fatal counter
  • Crest Activates 12 frames after slash becomes active
  • [] = Charged version values

Gawain sees most of its use in combo. Charged Gawain sees the most frequent use in 3C > 5D > 214[B] loops but uncharged Gawain is also used from time to time in some midscreen routes.

The charged version of Gawain is also great for resetting pressure when you manage to get an opponent to block 5D as explained in 5D's section.

Type: Slasher "Mordred"

214C

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
214C 1000 All 16~22 4 22 -7 B -
214C Crest 800 All 21 6 - +3 P1 -
214C->214C 1000 All 11 4 23+7L -16 B -
214C > 214C Crest 800 All 23 4 - +4 P1 -

  • Crest Activates as soon as 214C becomes active
  • Good combo ender midscreen when you don't want to go for a Bors buff
  • Good Combo Extender in the corner
  • [] = values for Enchanted version
  • Second hit can fatal counter

Mostly used in combos, either as an ender or as an extension in the corner.

When you have a Bors buff, the first attack of Mordred becomes a pretty useful way of resetting pressure since it becomes + on block and the rush forward closes the gap between you and your opponent.

Type: Shooter "Breunor"

236A/B

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Ground 800 All 15 30? Total: 44 -8 P1 -
Additional Breunor A/B 800 All 16 30? Total: 42 -5 P1 -
Powered Up 1200 All 1 103 - - P2 -

  • Good for controlling space and helping cover approaches
  • Powered Up Shot is good for corner combos
  • Sometime helpful for resetting pressure
  • Can fire a followup up Breunor by inputting 236A/B again (Can not be followed up repeatedly).
  • If followup Breunor touches the previous Breunor, it will become a powered up shot

Mostly used to control space and cover approaches. Throwing Breunors at the right heights and in the right situations can make it hard for your opponent to move freely and can compliment your rushdown and footsies by convincing the opponent to move at your pace or in ways that'll make them easier to predict. The Breunors are a high projectile level too and will beat or cancel out a good amount of other projectiles in the game. The B version of Breunor is also good to throw out ahead of you and then dash in after to have it help cover your approach.

In pressure, staggered Breunor projectiles can be good for ending pressure or if you're doing it from 2D, it can be good for helping to reset pressure

Additionally, the powered up Breunor shot is useful for some corner combos because the sliding knockdown it gives can either be used to go into dash 6C > 6D routes or be used as an ender that'll give you time to go for safe jumps.

Air Type: Shooter "Breunor"

j.236A/B

Type: Assaulter "Tristan"

j.2B

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
j.2B 600 All 10 12 8+4L - H -
j.2BB 600 All 10 6 7+4L - H -
j.2BBB 900 All 15 4 12+8L - H -

  • Good air combo ender
  • Sometimes good combo extender

Tristan is mostly good to end air combos on since it knocks the opponent down to the ground. However, in some cases, ending the Tristan sequence at the second hit of Tristan can be good for extending a combo. Depending on the height of you and your opponent, you can link j.2BB into j.B in some air combos to extend the air combo are little more to either get more damage or better knockdown. Similarly, j.2BB is popular in some corner combo routes as a means to buy time for a 2D Crest to activate and extend your combo.

Distortion Drives

Type: Enchanter "Percival"

632146D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
- - - - 4+(109 Flash)+16 - - 1-End All

  • Lasts 450Fs (7 1/2 Seconds).
  • Leaves Es Airborne at the end of the animation.
  • Has some invincibility
  • Timer depletes at half the speed during overdrive.
  • Activating the move again will refresh duration to max, it will not stack.
  • Using Type: Enchanter "Bors" during this move's effect will still perform the animation, but it will do nothing.

After activating Percival, you will be allowed to use the enchanted version of Es' specials for as long as Perceival lasts. Unfortunately, this currently doesn't see much use in practical play. A lot of Perceival combo routes pretty much do the same or worse damage as meterless routes so it's often viewed as an inefficient use of meter.

Type: Shooter "Palamedes"

632146A/B (Air OK)

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Ground 2200
[2200, 220*N]
All 3+(50 Flash)+6 Until Hit 23+12L -10 P2 1-2 P
3 All
4-12 P
Air 2200
[2200, 220*N]
All 3+(50 Flash)+6 Until Hit Until L+15 - P2 1-2 P
3 All
4-12 P

  • Minimum Damage = 30% (660 {660 + 66*n})
  • The overdrive version does more addtional hits the more it travels. Midscreen you can get up to 9 additional hits. In the corner, you won't get any.

A version shoots straight forward, ground B version shoots diagonally upwards, air B version shoots diagonally downwards.

For the most part, Palamedes is just used as a combo ender in the air when the extra damage will kill an opponent to finish the round. In some match up specific situations, reversal OD > Palamedes can be a good way to punish ranged projectile options in an opponent's pressure.


Type: Slasher "Galahad"

632146C

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
1000, 2500
[1000, 150*6, 2500]
All 6+(40 Flash)+15 9 24 -14 B 1-23 All

  • Good round ender
  • Sometimes a good reversal
  • Crumples
  • Minimum Damage = 30% (1050 {1320})

Mostly used to end combos when the extra damage will kill an opponent to finish the round. However, because it has a good amount invuln from frame 1 and covers a good amount of ground, wakeup Galahad can be a great reversal against specific ranged oki options like Nu-13 5D oki or Lambda Sickle Storm oki. However, it's best used only for these scenarios where Griflet won't reach. On rapid cancel, you can even take advantage of the fact that Galahad crumples to pick up the combo with dash 6C to squeeze out more damage.


Exceed Accel

Type: Braver "Lancelot"

During Overdrive ABCD

Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupShows how many frame that the corresponding move needs to go through in order to reach its active frames. ActiveShows how many frames where there is a hurtbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, he/she will take damage. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryShows how many frames that the character must go through after its active frames to automatically go back to a neutral stance. Frame AdvThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This frame advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. AttributeSome attacks are invulnerable to attacks with specific attributes. This notes what attributes each attack possesses.
H - Head
B - Body
F - Foot
P - Projectile. Independant Projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll move such as Nirvana and Ignis
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
600*5 {600*5, 550*5} All 20 [10] 3 34 -10 B 1-22 All
[1-12 All]

  • Does not cost Heat, but immediately ends Overdrive if used.
  • Becomes stronger and flashier with Active Flow.

Puts Es in Active Flow if she hasn't already been in it. On Active Flow, Es slashes the opponent four times, and finishes with a downward slash that summons a large, multi-hitting crest from the ground. Has full invuln and is safe on block, but it has a measly 5% minimal damage and cannot be rapid-canceled.

Es' Exceed Accel can be comboed into from many moves, most notably 3C, 5B, and 2C. Because it has a vertical kick as the start up animation, it doesn't have much of a horizontal hitbox making it unusable as a reversal in some suitations. However, it can instead act as a pseudo anti-air, since it hits a good height above her.


Astral Heat

Type: Exterminator "Artorius"

236236C


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