BBCF/Iron Tager

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Overview

Overview

Tager is Blazblue's resident grappler who uses powerful command throws and guard point moves to deal high damage combos. Tager has very low mobility; He can't forward dash, and he can't double jump or air dash. However, Tager has a couple of things going for him. For one, he's a walking tank with the highest health in the game. Additionally, he can use some of his guard point attacks to close in against certain moves. Lastly, Tager has his Drive. Tager's Drive gives him the ability to magnetize his opponents in order to pull them towards him. With it, he can drag opponents into his attacks and open up new combo options for better damage. Once in, Tager's command grabs and high damage can mix up his opponent and take rounds.

As a low mobility grappler, Tager struggles against characters with strong neutral and low committal offense. His huge hurtbox also opens up unique combo options and mixups for the cast. Tager relies on reading his opponents and calling out their attacks with his command grabs. Thankfully, Tager's Distortion Drives (especially with Overdrive) can create huge momentum swings in his favor. With patient play and good fundamental defense, Tager can turn the tide on anyone and run his game.
Lore:Iron Tager is a Sector Seven professor who has been mechanically enhanced to perform field-work. Originally the leader of a Sector Seven assault team sent to retrieve Nirvana in the 4th Hierarchical City of Naobi, Tager suffered a mortal wound during the mission, and due to being the only survivor, was forced to withdraw. He was revived as an enormous cyborg by Kokonoe, whom he pledged loyalty to afterward. After his revival, he bears a similar resemblance to a demon, which resulted in him dubbed as the "Red Devil of Sector Seven". He is feared by many, but in truth he is very calm and calculated, only engaging in violence when necessary.
Playstyle
Iron Tager is a low mobility grappler with the ability to magnetize and pull in opponents.
Pros Cons
  • Very Threatening Up-Close: Tager excels in close-range offense. His damaging combos, tick throw setups, and variety of command grabs make him a fright to deal with when he gets in.
  • Good Damage: Many of Tager's combos are easy to land and provide good damage, allowing him to win off of relatively few interactions.
  • Strong Punishes: Tager has a very invincible backdash to avoid committal options, and smart use of Instant Blocking can allow for damaging command throw reversals.
  • Magnetism: Tager's Drive allows him to pull opponents back towards him, and extend combos to net big damage and gain meter very quickly.
  • Snowball: Tager's combos can all be used to set up reset traps and stack further magnetism, meaning once he gets one combo, he'll likely get the next.
  • Limited Mobility: Tager has no run, double jump, or air dash, making approaches difficult and unorthodox (especially against zoners).
  • Risky Defense: Tager lacks a reliable anti-air, and can struggle on defense without good use of Instant Blocking and Barrier.
  • Momentum Heavy: Without magnetism, Tager has a hard time getting in and his damage is severely reduced.
  • Huge: Comes with a big hurtbox, allowing for easy fuzzy/unblockable setups and character-specific combos.
  • Magnetism: Magnetism can sometimes work against Tager, pulling foes in to confirm an attack they might have whiffed otherwise.

Drive: Voltic Battler

Tager can magnetize opponents for a small duration by landing certain attacks on hit or block. If the opponent is already magnetized and gets hit by an attack with magnetism, the duration stacks (max 1000F). The magnetism duration normally reduces at a rate of 1 point per frame, but if Tager's opponent is in hitstun, the rate halves to 1 point per 2 frames (when they perform a tech, the rate goes back to normal). Magnetism duration does not decrease during superflash or hitstop.

When the opponent is magnetized, certain attacks will pull in the opponent. All Drive moves, as well as 6A, 360A/B, 623C, j.360C, and Distortion Drives, will pull in magnetized opponents. Each move attracts differently and for different durations, and they may pull in airborne and grounded opponents differently. For example, Atomic Collider strongly attracts airborne opponents, but does not affect standing or crouching opponents at all. The forces are noted in the frame data. Typically attractive moves start their attraction early on during startup and end during the active frames. Magnetism pulls do not affect a player's ability to perform moves since it doesn't directly cause any kind of hitstun, however it can mess up spacing and force players to land earlier or later than normal, causing some unpredictable and sometimes amusing effects.

In all cases, players performing Distortion Drives and executing throws that have successfully connected are completely unaffected by magnetism.

Tager's magnetism cannot force enemies into an airborne state if they're currently grounded, enemies doing any kind of ground tech also cannot be pulled vertically, even though emergency techs are considered airborne and can be pulled sideways surprisingly fast

In addition to magnetism, Tager has an extra gauge: the Electricity Meter. This gauge fills up at 1 point per frame (freezes during hitstop and superflash) and has a maximum of 1000 points. When the gauge is full, Tager can use the Spark Bolt attack.

Overdrive: Voltic Field

Unlike most other overdrives, Tager's focuses more on taking advantage during neutral, with much stronger methods of applying and keeping magnetism. This isn't to say that it doesn't boost his combo damage, but this is limited to just what the overdrive cancel allows and greatly enhanced distortion drives, rather than boosted normals.

  • Magnetized opponents are constantly pulled towards Tager with a low force
  • All normal drive moves all gain projectile guardpoints as well as attribute specific guardpoints depending on the move
  • Spark Bolt Gauge fills up four times as fast
  • All moves that apply magnetism apply the maximum amount on hit or block
  • Distortion Drives are enhanced (more information below)

Normal Moves

5A

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
400 All 7 3 11 0 B -

  • Surprisingly large hitbox; hits both crouching and low-dashing characters with ease.
  • Cannot self cancel, even on hit
  • Useful for setting up tick throws
  • One of Tager's few jump-cancelable normals.

Tager's 5A is a good poke, and while it's not as fast as the average jab, its neutral frame advantage gives it many uses including to set up tick throws.

5B

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
540 Low 10 3 14 0 F -

  • One of Tager's few jump-cancelable normals.
  • Fundemental part of the low/throw mixup, but beware of normals that avoid both.

5B is a very important normal for its use in low/throw mixups. It has similar uses to 2B, and while it's slower and deals slightly less damage, its larger hitbox and numerous cancel options make it more useful for blockstrings and combos.

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
1000 Mid 15 7 15 -3 B -

  • High proration, strongest combo starter.
  • Hitbox extends slightly beyond Tager's fingertips, although hits at this range tend not to give good combo opportunities.

A decent poke, an excellent starter if you land it up close and also a nice high damage combo filler, basically everything you want in a 5C with the exception that if often pushes the opponent away too far for comboing followups unless it's a counterhit. If you know a counterhit is guarenteed, follow it up with 6C to lead into some truly nasty damage.

2A

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
350 All 8 3 10 1 B -

Like a slower 5A with fewer cancel options but a lower profile and much more disjointed hitbox (Tager's arm has no hurtbox during the move, unlike 5A), 2A sees some use as a ghetto anti air and a mashable button, since it can self cancel up to three times but 5A cannot self cancel at all. As an anti-air it's a bit weak since it requires a rather fast reaction to jump cancel into the followup combo, but it's still useful for disrupting your opponent's pressure nonetheless.

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
580 Low 11 3 9 5 F -

  • After doing 2B > 5B >2B you cannot cancel into 5B again for that string.

In previous iterations, 5B and 2B were pretty interchangable, however 2B's use has now moved from being a combo tool to being a very safe low poke when up close. It has a very nice frame advantage making it ideal for setting up Wedge catapault attempts, deliberate whiffs on techs and other shenanigans. 2B's relatively short range limits its use to just an oki tool in many cases since it's not easy or practical for Tager to close in unimpeded most of the time.

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
1100 Mid 15 2 37 -20 B 11~14 H

  • High risk, high reward anti-air.
  • Long recovery time, extremely dangerous to whiff.
  • Small amound of head invulnerability.
  • Good vertical reach, but poor horizontal reach.

Tager's 2C mostly sees use in combos, usually following 6A. Due to its abysmal recovery, it's generally not a good idea to use unless you're certain it will hit.

6A

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Uncharged 800 Mid 21~52 7 37 -27 B 16~(26~58) Guard HBP
Charged 1000 Mid 52 7 37 -27 B 16~58 Guard HBP

  • Hold button to delay.
  • Move is attractive to magnetized opponents throughout its startup and active frames, including if you delay the move.
  • Negative knockback, opponents are knocked towards you when it connects in any way.
  • Armor throughout the charge animation against Body, Head and Projectile attacks.
  • Large hitbox that encompasses the spark around Tager's hand, overall reach similar to 5C.
  • Tager's only normal that can cancel into his command throws.

Tager's 6A is a very good multi-purpose tool. It brings the opponent closer to him, allowing him to start close range pressure and grab mixup. It also is a very good combo tool that removes the need to dash or jump cancel like other characters would need to. Usually in combos it gets used after a 5C, a link which eventually fails during long combos. Other times include after Sledgehammer B, Back throw and, with some timing, Spark bolt and j.D.

This move also has a strange property where the ground-sliding animation and untech time lasts MUCH longer when the opponent is hit by this at a low height. The untech time is long enough to allow combos of all kinds. The normal version will generally only combo into 2C, 6B and 236A but if you get the long-untech time version, 6A will combo into 236B, 6C, and Crush Trigger as well, allowing a lot of combo possibilities. You'll want to learn this timing to get maximum damage combos, especially after Spark Bolt.


Charging 6A simply extends the armor frames and attractive time allows you to delay the attack for a bit more damage. Charging fully is generally useless, except if you read that a hit is coming and you want to guard point through it.

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
620 Mid 16 2 18 -3 B 4~18 F

  • Can cancel into itself once.
  • Forces crouching on standing hit allowing combos into 236A (And 5D on fatal combos)
  • Hard knockdown on air hit. Combos into A Sledge and Gadget finger but not 2C with a few exceptions.
  • Has foot invulnerability on start-up, allowing you to counter low hitting pressure.
  • Moves Tager forward slightly.

6B is an important tool thanks to its foot invulnerability. Since Tager's armored moves lose to low attacks, this can be used to call out those moves. On counterhit, 6B combos into 6C, leading to massive damage.

6C

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
1500 High 28 2 33 -18 B -

  • Fatal Counter.
  • Jump cancelable on hit, but not on block.
  • Tager's only real overhead, but basically useless as a mixup tool due to its massive tell and slow startup.
  • Ground Bounces.
  • 110% Bonus Proration.

Can be used as a poke at large distances, but it extends Tager's hurtbox forward thus it can can be stuffed and its hitbox doesn't extend as high as you might think, making it only really able to catch jumpouts. 5D is generally a much safer option. Inside combos however it's a very useful tool to boost damage, especially in the corner where you can loop it with 5D to pile on the damage and magnetism.


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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
810 Low 13 3 22 -8 F -

  • Massive untech time, allowing Tager to hit his opponent and then lift them unto the air with a whiffed Atomic Collider to continue the combo.
  • Hitting with 3C at any point in the combo enables using Gadget Finger for that combo, even if they never hit the floor.
  • Hard knockdown on grounded counterhit, even if you fling them into the air first (They'll eventually air tech if you fling them for too long).
  • Surprisingly large vertical hitbox for a sweep attack.
  • 110% Bonus Proration.

Tager's 3C is a useful tool since it starts a lot of his magnetized combos. The untech time is long enough to combo 3C > 623C whiff > 5C and can net you 3K off a simple interaction. It's a great poke as well, extending almost as far as 5C and coming out a bit faster, and it can also be used at the end of shorter combos to get magnetism with 22D.

j.A

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
400 High/Air 7 3 9 - H -

  • Useful air to air poke, much larger range than other j.As
  • Combo filler needed when using 5A's or 2A's jump cancel to make a combo.

A fantastic but often overlooked move, used to win air to air battles, particularly ones your opponent didn't expect when trying to jump-in towards you. If you do it early enough in your jump, a counterhit j.A can chain into j.D for some nice combos.

j.B

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
700 High/Air 10 16 20 - H -

  • Cross-up tool
  • Ground bounces on counterhit against airborne opponents.
    • Ground bounce adjusts with height, allowing you to use the same followups from various starting heights.
  • General purpose jump in attack with a huge active time.

Extremely useful air button. It has generous active frames and leads to decent damage in most combos. It has a long whiff recovery, however, so don't throw it out too carelessly.

j.B can also be used for a safejump after Atomic Collider. This keeps the opponent closer than Gadget Finger and thus allows for more immediate pressure, but beware it will lose to reversals that come out before frame 7.

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
1050 High/Air 13 5 12 - H -

  • Adds a small amount of forwards momentum to Tager.
  • Hitbox covers most of Tager's arms.
  • Relatively fast recovery.
  • Has a tendency to clash in air footsies.
  • Long untech time on a counterhit, usually possible to land and pick up the combo.
  • Hitbox also covers most of Tager's arms, making it a reasonable jump-in move.
  • Quite decent recovery, advantageous in air to air situations.

j.C is a very useful tool for Tager. It gives Tager forward momentum, so it can be used as a ghetto approach option combined with j.63214A

This move also works well as an air-to-air since the hitbox covers most of Tager's hurtbox. On Counter Hit, it's usually possible to land and pick up the combo with 5C.

j.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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
1200 High/Air 18 [5] Until L+2 18 - H -

  • Fatal Counter
  • Ends all air momentum on startup, Tager falls straight down once the move goes active.
  • Has a fast startup version when used very close to the ground.

The fatal counter move you will most likely actually get a counterhit with, j.2C is a useful punish tool for when you successfully jump out of ground pressure. You can also use it to delay your jump-in momentum to call out anti-air attacks, but you won't get a counterhit that way usually, on hitting a grounded opponent, you usually only have time for Gadget Finger, if at all, but you can rapid cancel the fall to eliminate the landing recovery and pick the combo up with 5B. It's still very risky however, since it's very punishable on block.

In combos this move is very frequently used after 6C to bring the opponent back down to earth. Ensure you hit them with Tager as low as you can to give yourself time to recover and use 5B or 3C.

The quick start up version seems to be a bug that was deliberately left in the game where the game cancels much of the startup into the landing animation (which has some active frames). This quick version is useful for getting surprise fatal counters on jump ins, and is also quite safe. However its use is very limited due to the rather precise height you need to be to activate it. Bizarrely enough it's still an overhead when you do this.


Drive Moves

5D

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
1100 All 23 7 20 -6 B OD: 15-26 Guard BP

  • Magnetizes for 300F (1000F in Overdrive).
  • Attractive to magnetized opponents during startup and active frames.
  • Causes stagger on grounded CH, allowing for followups.
  • Blows opponent away on air hit, and causes floorslide.
  • Gains Body and Projectile guardpoint during Overdrive.
    • Projectiles do not cause hitstop, but unblockable projectiles still cannot be armored.

5D is a massive poke that magnetizes the opponent and can lead to good damage. On counter hit, it can combo into 360B just outside of max range or 6A at any range. It's also possible to follow up with Spark Bolt from any hit, including air hit if you're fast enough. As a combo ender, it can also be canceled into 214D for a quick Spark Bolt charge.

However, this move has a fairly long startup. Don't abuse this move, or you'll eat painful counter hits yourself.

2D

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
1200 All 26 10 18 +2 F OD: 12-35 Guard FP

  • Fatal Counter
  • Magnetises for 300F (1000F in Overdrive)
  • Attractive to magnetized opponents during startup and active frames.
  • Recovery starts immediately after the move connects, so frame advantage is always the same.
  • Gains Body and Projectile guardpoint during Overdrive
    • Projectiles do not cause hitstop, but unblockable projectiles still cannot be armored.

Despite its enticing frame advantage, this move isn't as useful as it appears. Its slow startup and telegraphed animation means you normally won't be surprising your opponent, but on block it leaves Tager plus and close-up against a magnetized opponent, which is a very favorable position. Its best use is to close short distances or take advantage of opponents that are conditioned not challenge during blockstun.

This move does Fatal Counter, so on the off-chance you catch your opponent, you can follow up with either 3C > 623C (whiff) or 5C > 6A to start the combo. On regular hit, though, this move has no cancel options outside of Rapid Cancel. On air hit, the opponent gets launched, so there's no followup at all.

4D

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
800 All 13 4 14 -1 B OD: 5-12 Guard BP

  • Magnetises for 180F (1000F in Overdrive).
  • Attractive to magnetized opponents during startup and active frames.
  • Gains Body and Projectile guardpoint during Overdrive.
    • Projectiles do not cause hitstop, but unblockable projectiles still cannot be armored.

4D is a very useful move thanks to its frame advantage. It's mostly used as a blockstring ender to set up a tick throw situation, since it's relatively fast and applies magnetism.

It can also be used instead of Gadget Finger in certain scenarios. For example, 623C , 4D will pull the opponent directly towards you if they emergency tech, or hit them if they delay tech.

Similarly to 2D, followups are only possible on counter hit since it has no cancel options. On counter hit, you can follow up with 3C > 623C (whiff) for decent damage.

j.D

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
1120 High/Air 23 4 28+7L - H OD: 6-26 Guard HP

  • Magnetizes for 300F (1000F in Overdrive).
  • Attractive to magnetized opponents during startup and active frames.
  • Gains Head and Projectile guardpoint during Overdrive.
    • Projectiles do not cause hitstop, but unblockable projectiles still cannot be armored.
  • Hitbox extends far beyond Tager's arms.

j.D is a somewhat situational move since Tager is usually grounded, but it can be used to control air space. More importantly, it can lead to high damage if landed close to the ground, comboing into Wedge Catapult or 6C. It's a very strong move during combos as well, most commonly after 6C, due to its long untechable time and high proration values.

It's also used in the Fatal Counter loop of j.C > j.D. On Fatal, your goal should be to get into this loop as fast as you can to get the most damage.


Universal Mechanics

Forward Throw

5B+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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
1500 Throw 7 3 23 - T -

  • Functions the same as every other throw, but with more range.
    • Has 401 pixel range compared to the standard 266 pixel range.
  • Leads to higher damage, heat gain and is much safer on whiff than 360A, but has no startup invulnerability or magnetic attraction. Your best choice as punish tool if you haven't got much advantage to work with.
  • Special cancellable.

While technically as quick as 360A to perform, keep in mind that this is much quicker to use on reaction than spinning the stick for 360A or even 720C. Since you'll be using atomic collider further down the combo, swapping sides, bare in mind which throw gives you the best positioning afterwards.

Back Throw

4B+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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0, 1500 Throw 7 3 23 - T -

  • Functions the same as Foward Throw before it hits.
  • Not special cancellable.

Leads to almost identical damage to forward throw, so which one to pick is a matter of which one gives you the best position advantage. Remember that you will probably use atomic collider in the followup combo, swapping sides again.

Not special cancellable, but the bounce is close enough that you can followup with 5B or, more ideally, a low sliding 6A > 6C

Air Throw

j.B+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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0, 1500 Throw 7 3 23+3L - T -

Not exactly a useful move for Tager since he doesn't have many opportunities to get close mid air, or set up airthrow traps since Air Driver does these things much better. But it does at least recover much more quickly than Air Driver if you miss and does lead to slightly more damage.

Counter Assault

6A+B while Blocking

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0 All 16 2 31 -14 B 1~20 All

  • Uses 6B's animation
  • Soft knockdown, even on counterhit
  • Hard knockdown on air hit
  • Slightly slower than other counter assaults

Sometimes the only way to end the endless pressure games you often face, particularly from low air dashes. Use it to disrupt the flow of your opponent and get back to neutral, where you often have the advantage. Unlike other Counter assaults, Tager's does not knock his opponent away, likely giving you close range okizeme instead.

Though rare, on air hit this causes a hard knockdown

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
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 -

  • Gives a small floorbounce followed by a hard knockdown, essentally giving it a long knockdown time.
  • Useful in some combos, can be followed up with 5B, 3C, 6B and on some characters, 5C.
  • Not the most useful move for Tager at neutral since has much better ways of dealing with people who guard too much that cost no Meter.
  • Also not that useful during combos since Tager has other moves in most cases that lead to similar or better damage with no meter cost using 6C or B Sledgehammer.
  • That said, it is possible to throw enemies that are in the guard crush state, so this can be used sparingly as a way to attempt a throw without being punishable on block.
  • Basic CT combo route is 5c 6a 6bb CT, can follow with 5b 5c spark bolt for good damage


Specials

Gigantic Tager Driver

360A

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0×2, 2500 Throw 6 1~20 29 (Miss), 44 (Hit) - T 3~6 All

  • Medium damage command grab, hits grounded opponents only.
  • Attractive to maganetised opponents during startup and active frames.
  • Can be held to extend active frames.
  • Cannot be special cancelled into, except from 6A.
  • Small invulnerability window on frames 3-6. Cannot be increased by holding A.
  • Bad whiff recovery, Tager is in a Counterhit state in this time.
  • Hitbox extends to the ground; cannot be low-profiled.
  • Tager is immune to external push forces during this move (Such as Wind or another Tager's magnetism).
  • Has 531 pixel range.

Due to 360A's fast startup and brief invulnerability, it can be used to punish pressure gaps of 3 frames or larger. This is particularly potent when combined with Instant Blocking. However, be wary of becoming predictable as it is extremely punishable and vulnerable to jump cancel, frametraps and meaty attacks.

It's also useful as a tick throw, most commonly after 5A or 4D to keep your opponent on their toes.

While it might seem as a Grappler that your gameplan should revolve around landing this move, it actually only leads to weak damage compared to Tager's other options. Typically you'll need to use this move to keep your opponent from doing bad blockstrings on the ground and also to win out point-blank jab contests when at near-neutral frame advantage, forcing your opponent to play less aggressively. Players playing against you will fear this move and you can use this to make them make other mistakes instead.



Wedge Catapult

360B

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0×2, 1200 Throw 30 4 30 (Miss), 41 (Hit) - T 6~30 All

  • Command throw, hits grounded opponents only.
  • Disables opponent's burst on hit.
  • Attractive to magnetized opponents during startup.
  • Long startup but generous invulnerability between frames 6-30.
  • Cannot kill.
  • Can only be cancelled into from 6A.
  • Bad whiff recovery, Tager is in a counterhit state in this time.
  • Combo throw, does not incur purple !! marks if used during blockstun or a combo and benefits from the 10% damage bonus on counterhits. Does not have 100% minimum damage.
  • Untech time always lasts until the opponent hits the floor.
  • Tager is immune to external push forces during this move (Such as Wind or another Tager's magnetism).
  • If Tager's back is near to a wall when he hits, then he will be pushed away from the wall towards the middle of the screen to allow followups.
  • Has 531 pixel range.

Tager's brand-new throw, 360B is useful for calling out the opponent's moves and jump-ins due to its very generous invulnerability. However, it has a very slow startup and long recovery, meaning that abusing or whiffing it will lead to eating a painful punish.

As a combo starter, Wedge Catapult allows for a followup 5C or 6C for around 3-3.5K damage. If Tager's back is to the corner, it can be followed up with 5D to go into 6C > 5D corner loops.

This move is also a combo throw, which means like Atomic Collider it will never purple throw. It can be used in the middle of specific combos.

  • 360B can combo after: 5D (counter hit), j.D (counter hit), 236B (counter hit), 6A max charge (counter hit), Gadget Finger (requires RC).


Impact Driver

360B After Wedge Catapault

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0, 1400 - - - 44 - T -

  • Burst-proof followup to Wedge Captapault
  • Deals 100% damage if Wedge catapault was the first hit of the combo. 50% minimum damage otherwise.
  • You can input the move at any time during Wedge catapault's recovery after the wallbounce and it will connect.
  • Opponent is returned to the same side they were on when Wedge catapault grabbed them
  • Can be cancelled into Gadget Finger during the final recovery frames.

The impact driver followup is seldom used due to other combos from Wedge Catapault causing more damage. However it is unburstable and will always connect at any point in a combo, so if you manage to get wedge catapault late in a combo (Pretty much only possible from a Gadget finger RC), or when your opponent is very low on life, you can use impact driver as a solid combo ender. Can only be followed up with gadget finger.

Air Driver

j.360C

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0×2, 2700 Throw 6 3-35 Until L+12 (Miss), 44 (Hit) - T -

  • Attractive to magnetized opponents during startup and active frames.
    • Strongly attractive to airborne opponents, including during moves like Terumi's 5CBBCP Terumi 5C 1.pngGuard:
      All
      Startup:
      11
      Recovery:
      2+18L
      Advantage:
      -2
      .
    • Weakly attractive to grounded opponents. They'll be slowly dragged across the ground.
  • Can be held to extend active frames.
  • Cannot be special cancelled into at all.
  • No invulnerability unlike 360A.
  • Whiff recovery lasts until Tager lands plus 12 frames, very punishable.
  • Has 583 pixel range.

An interesting tool that can be used to surprise opponents at long distance, giving similar damage to a meterless raw AC combo and making them afraid to jump. Do be careful since, just like Atomic Collider, opponents using superjumps and airdashes can cause them to overshoot and get a free hit on you. If your opponent is magnetised, you can jump and use this move to catch them jumping.

Can be disrespectfully used during combos as a purple throw or a tech trap to do an absurd amount of extra damage, but there's no way to do reliable Throw Reject Miss setups since you cannot cancel into this move from j.A

Atomic Collider

623C

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0, 2250 Air Unblockable 17~59 3 19 - T 4~15 H

  • Attractive to airborne magnetized opponents during startup and active frames.
    • Strongly attractive to airborne opponents, including during moves like Terumi's 5CBBCP Terumi 5C 1.pngGuard:
      All
      Startup:
      11
      Recovery:
      2+18L
      Advantage:
      -2
      .
    • No effect on grounded opponents.
  • Can be held, but grab only becomes active upon release.
  • Combo throw. It will not incur a purple throw if used in a combo and will benefit from the 10% bonus damage from counter hits. Does not have 100% minimum damage.
  • Floats magnetized opponents on whiff, very important for combos.
  • Switches sides on hit.

Atomic Collider is a move that will add good damage to any combo. On hit, it is often not possible to follow up with anything other than Gadget Finger, meaning you'll generally want to add this in at the end of your combos. Very early on you can use 5A > j.A > j.B > j.C > Crimson Punisher. With an RC you can use 6C or B Sledgehammer and on fatal counter 5A > 5C > 5D/6A will work early in the combo. Due to the side switch, you may want to opt for a different move in your combo so you can keep them in the corner. Similarly, if you find your own back is against the wall, getting any combo to lead into Atomic Collider will turn the tables on them!

3C is a common button to set up the float on whiff. From there, you can followup with plenty of options.

A Sledgehammer

236A

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
1200 All 20 3 18 -4 B 1~23 Guard P

  • General purpose short ranged special, guard point against all projectiles including unblockable ones. Range is similar to 5C but without the extended hurtbox.
  • Can only be followed up with Additional Attack on a standing non-counter hit. If your opponent is crouching (Use 6B to force crouch) or during a fatal counter combo, you can follow up with 5A > 3C...
  • Can only be followed up on an air hit if the opponent was off the ground, fully downed opponents can only be hit with gadget finger or Additional Attack.
  • The safest special cancel Tager has, still punishable on instant block though.

A special move that doesn't get used a lot at neutral due to other normals generally being better choices. While it has frame 1 projectile armour, it doesn't tend to get used much since most players don't use projectiles at such short range, There are a few exceptions however. It is also quite good damage if you can use it during combos, doing only slightly less than the B version.

Unusually for Tager however, this move has a very disjointed hurtbox during its active frames, so while it can still be stuffed just before then, it can be used as something of a safe poke.

B Sledgehammer

236B

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
1300 (1500) All 35~56 4 20 -7 B 1~1F after Active Guard P
11~5F before Active Guard HBP

  • Covers considerably more range than the A version, covers slightly more when fully charged.
  • It autoguards projectiles during start-up and active frames and Head and Body attacks during start-up. Unlike the A version, B Sledgehammer does not guard against unblockables.
  • Causes Crumple stun on grounded hit. On Counterhit gives a crumple stun similar to 5D's standing counterhit, allowing all manner of followups.
  • Causes a launching tumble on air hit or downed hit. Allows easy followups.
  • Often used to close gaps and punch through reckless projectile spam, but it's far from ideal since it's your only real way to do this.
  • Used in corner combos after a 5D air hit.

Not necessarily the best way to close gaps as predictable Sledge use will usually be punished. Vary between using this, super jump j.C and simply taking a nice stroll towards the opponent to keep them guessing. In combos it works as a great move due to its huge damage, decent scaling and can be followed with 6A > 6C fairly easily if you scoop them off the floor with it (Such as after a 3C counterhit or a 5D air hit into the corner).

Additional Attack

236A after Sledgehammer 236A after Voltec Charge guardpoint

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
from Sledge 1370 High 22 6 30 -17 B 1~21 Guard HBP
from Voltec 1370 High 13 6 30 -17 B 1~12 Guard HBP

  • Same Guard point properties as B Sledgehammer.
  • Commonly named "Hammer" by players.
  • Combo ender in most cases, will always connect after either sledgehammer unless the combo has prorated severely.
  • Can be RC'd into 5B very easily allowing the combo to continue. 6C Can also be used, but the timing is much tighter.
  • Overhead, leading to a gimmicky mixup after a blocked sledgehammer, highly punishable if blocked and only possible to followup on a counterhit.
  • Counterhits lead to short short combos due to its short starter property. For example, AA CH, 5B > 5C > 6A will miss on the 6A. Use AA, 5B > 5C > AC, 22D instead.

Gadget Finger

22D on downed opponent

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0, 100 Unblockable 7 8-47 16 (Whiff), 27 (Hit) +10 T -

  • Okizeme move, picks up the opponent off the floor and drops them in front of Tager in a standing hitstun state.
    • Magnetizes for 360F (1000F in Overdrive)
    • The opponent does not get any ukemi options, recovering as if they were hit while standing once they touch the floor.
    • Unburstable.
    • The recovery is affected by combo length, fatal counter, and Jubei's crouching hitstun.
    • Attractive to magnetized opponents during startup and active frames.
    • Can be held to extend active frames.
    • Can catch opponents in airborne state near the floor, not just lying on the floor.
  • Only usable if the combo has fully downed the opponent at some point before trying to activate Gadget Finger (floorbounce does not count).
    • The moves that cause this are 6B (air hit), 6A (air hit), 5D and 2D (air hit, after floorslide begins), Crush Trigger, 360A, j.360C, Impact Driver, j.2C (non-CH), and air throw.
    • Also includes any time the opponent hits the ground and simply chooses not to Emergency Roll.
    • 3C and Atomic Collider will instantly allow the use of Gadget Finger, they do not need to touch the ground first in these cases.
  • 100% minimum damage, 5% fixed heat gain.

Gadget Finger is an incredibly versatile tool for Tager, used to end most combos with some magnetism and preventing recovery rolls. It's a natural followup to 360A, j.360C, and 623C. Since it leaves Tager at +10, this allows for mixups: 5C or 3C to catch mash, 360A to catch block, and blocking or backdash to cover reversal options like DP or Overdrive.

On some characters, particularly larger characters, the frame advantage also lets Tager follow up with 5A.

  • 5A after Gadget Finger works on: Amane, Arakune, Bang (only in corner and CH), Bullet (only on CH), Hakumen, Jubei, Kagura, Rachel, Ragna, Susanoo, Tager, and Tsubaki

Gadget Finger whiffs can also be used to extend combos after 2C due to its magnetism pulling opponents back into range. These often function as longer, more damaging combo routes than Tager's unmagnetized combos, and they can be seen on his Combos page.

Due to the opponent remaining in hitstun until they hit the ground, it is possible to prevent the opponent from recovering using the infamous "Timeout Tager" or "Tager Circus" strategy. After landing Gadget Finger (preferably after the opponent is thoroughly magnetized), you can Rapid Cancel and repeatedly whiff j.360C. This is much harder than it sounds, and must be done with great care to not launch the opponent too far. If done correctly, with 100 meter, you can easily get a win by timeout even if a lot of time was remaining at the start of the circus.

Gadget Finger Rapid Cancel isn't just for the timeout strategy either. 22D > RC 360B~360B adds at least 800 damage at the end of a combo, and can be very useful unburstable damage or to finish off a low-health opponent.

Voltec Charge

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
- - - - 39-113 - - 6~(21~95) Guard HBP

  • Stance move used to either charge up your spark bolt faster, or as a guard point trap.
  • Hold button to remain in stance for longer. The Electric gauge charges more based on how long Tager holds the stance.
  • Blocks Head, Body and Projectile attribute moves while held.
  • If your opponent activates the guardpoint, you can input an Additional attack (236A) while still holding D to cancel into it. This will prevent the normal Electric Gauge gain from Voltic Charge, however.

Due to the slow nature of cancelling into additional attack, which also only has a standing and projectile guard, your opponent can notice they've hit your guard point and simply cancel their blockstring into a low hit and score and easy counter hit on you. Therefore this is inadvisble to use to trap grounded attacks unless you're doing a hard read on a reversal (which typically don't hit low). Useful against air jump ins however, but beware of crossup attacks, even if your opponent has completely crossed over by the time you start using 236A, Tager will not change facing and will therefore do the additional attack the wrong way.

Spark Bolt

41236D 623D

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Horizontal 1500 All 12 Until Hit Total 47 -1 P2* -
Diagonal 1500 All 12 Until Hit Total 47 -1 P2 -

  • Magnetises for 480F (1000F during OD). Does not attract magnetised opponents, unlike other drive moves.
  • Requires a full Spark bolt guage to fire and consumes all of it on the first startup frame, therefore getting this move stuffed will cause you to lose the spark bolt.
  • Charges up in 1000 frames (16 2/3 seconds) normally.
  • Charges four times as fast during Overdrive (Charges in approximately 4 seconds).
  • Wall bounces on hit, allowing combos from any range.
  • Each version has a slightly different hit effect, with the diagonal version causing higher vertical force and less horizontal rebound force then the horizontal version.
  • Can be used to extend combos.
  • A level 2 projectile, Destroys most projectiles without being destroyed itself.
  • Absurdly fast startup and projectile speed.
  • The projectile is large enough to hit floorsliding opponents (Such as from 5D's air hit), but will miss fully downed opponents.
  • Tager's own chest has a hitbox at the start of the active frames, effectively removing the deadzone from where the sparkbolt spawns. If Tager hits with this chest hitbox, the projectile itself will not appear. The chest hitbox otherwise behaves identically to hitting with the bolt itself.

A key tool for Tager, since once you have it available you have the means to counter pretty much any whiffed poke and any big and slow long ranged move. Therefore don't throw it away recklessly! Hold onto it and use that looming threat to keep your opponent playing cautiously at range, allowing you to close in via other means. In combos its big untechable time, quick startup, long range magnetism and big damage makes it an extremely useful tool for extending combos that would otherwise fail due to hitstun reduction or just pushing the opponent out of range. It's particularly useful for turning random 5D hits into full combos since it will combo from air and ground hits with a generous amount of time to react to the hit.

Crimson Punisher

j.63214A

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
800, 1500 All 15 3 16+3L (Whiff) 33 (Hit) - H -

  • Two stage attack, if the initial arm sweep hits, his opponent is hit straight down with a hard knockdown and Tager immediately follows up with a bellyflop on the stricken opponent.
  • Huge hitbox underneath Tager.
  • First hit disables bursts on hit.
  • Can only be used once per jump.
  • During the initial arm sweep, Tager is launched slightly upwards and forwards and loses all previous jumping momentum, enabling it to easily hit enemies slightly above him due to air hits, but also makes hitting it on standing opponents very tricky. Also not an overhead.
  • Can be used as a ghetto double jump to perform crossups and bait out anti-air attacks, though j.2C is arguably better for baiting anti-airs.

Air combo finisher with big damage. Can be Rapid cancelled on either hit to continue the combo, although this is only worth doing early in the combo. There also exists some cases where the second hit will not actually connect, either due to the smack down attack being techable (only happens in some very long combos) or some external forces causing Tager's fall to miss (such as another Tager's magnetism before the attack hit).

Distortion Drives

Magna Tech Wheel

236236B

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
Normal 220×19, 1800 All×19, High/Air 7+(38 Flash)+12 4,2×18 (15) 3 72 -56 B 1~58 Guard All
Overdrive 180×31, 1800 All×31, High/Air 7+(38 Flash)+12 4,2×30 (15) 3 72 -56 B 1~82 Guard All

  • Minimum damage: 864 OD: 1080
  • General purpose Distortion to add good damage to your combo.
  • Hitbox basically encompasses all of Tager for all parts of the move.
  • Counterhit bonus damage applies to all hits of the move
  • Can be used as a reversal due to its guard point (Which guards against HBFP), much safer than 720 due to being able to hit airborne opponents. But ensure you have heat left to rapid cancel should you get blocked since you will eat the worst possible combo your opponent has available otherwise.
  • Combos nicely after 6B air hit, 6C, 2C (If magnetised) and somewhat awkwardly in other scenarios.
  • Final hit hits overhead, can be used as a gimmicky mixup on RC if you swap to a low hit. Bear in mind that a rapid cancel won't remove the massive hitstop on the final hit.
  • Only possible to follow up with Terra Break or Rapid cancel, Opponent otherwise can tech before Tager even recovers.

Tager's ever faithful big damage Distortion Drive. However due to the awkwardness of getting this move to actually combo without sacrificing hits like atomic collider, it's often better to use Rapid Cancels in most combos since they tend to give more damage. It is still useful as a wakeup reversal, but be aware that opponents hitting the guard point can Rapid Cancel in response to seeing the superflash and block, making it somewhat unreliable.

In Overdrive however, this move and its followup gain far more damage. If you wish to use it in this way, use MTW as early as you can in the combo to maximise damage.

Terra Break

236236B after Magna Tech Wheel

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
3600 [4200] All 9+(20 Flash)+25 9 35 -25 B 1~9 All

  • Minimum damage: 720 OD: 840
  • Followup to Magna Tech Wheel to add even more damage.
  • Ideal timing is just before your opponent reaches the highest point of the bounce from the MTW. Don't mash the move otherwise it will come out far too early. The easiest way to do it is to continually roll the 236 motion and just press B at the right time.
  • Blows opponent away on hit and wallbounds.
  • Overdrive version causes wallbounce and hard knockdown that allows for folloup with various moves, the higher up they are when you hit them, the more time you will get.
  • If the preceding Magna-Tech Wheel was the Overdrive version, then Terra break will also be the Overdrive version, even if Overdrive has already ended.

Only really useful as an ender to long combos (which you generally won't need to use it for) or in overdrive. It's not advised if you landed MTW as the first hit of the combo, you will actually get more damage by using a rapid cancel to create a followup combo than by using Terra Break. Similarly, even though it has some invulnerability, do not attempt to use it if MTW gets blocked, use a rapid cancel instead!

If you manage to use it during overdrive however, it will deal more damage and wallbounces for even more followup hits (Including using exceed accel!). If this happens, try to get Terra Break to hit as early as you can (While not missing completely) since this will give you more time to use harder hitting followup moves.

Genesic Emerald Tager Buster

720C

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
0×3, 4620 [0×3, 5220] Throw 5+(28 Flash)+0 3~58 41 - T 1~6 All

  • A true reversal command throw with absurd range (especially with magnetism).
  • Awful recovery and Tager is in a counterhit state during this time.
  • Goes active on the superflash frame, meaning that your opponent cannot respond to the superflash if they're already in a valid grabbing position.
  • Hold C to extend active frames, but Tager is not invulnerable during this time.
  • Hilariously attractive during its startup before going weaker when held.
  • Catches standing or crouching enemies only.
  • Moves forward and swaps sides after use, meaning it's impossible to corner someone with this.
  • No followups possible.
  • No Rapid Cancel possible.
  • Overdrive version magnetises opponent for the maximum duration of 1000F in addition to dealing much more damage.
  • 100% minimum damage.
  • Has 744 pixel range, which is longer than the hitbox range of 556. Since throws require both hitbox/hurtbox overlap and a range check, extended hurtboxes can actually matter for this throw.

Tager's signature Distortion drive, sadly with less damage from previous iterations but can still be brought up considerably with overdrive and active flow damage boosts. Ideally used more as a reversal than a punish unless you really need your combo to be burst proof or your punish window isn't large enough for 5C to connect. This isn't a move to be thrown out lightly since anyone familiar with fighting against Tager will be keen to bait this move out with their own jump cancellable normals and other throw safe moves. Try to use it at more unpredictable times or in conjunction with Overdrive to see if they're vulnerable before committing your heat as well (You can easily buffer this move during overdrive startup). Remember to take advantage of the fact that it can pull in enemies from surprising distances before it goes active, for example, you can use it to catch Ragna using his 5B at full range if he is magnetised.

Sadly, unlike other Distortion drives, this move requires you to commit 50 Heat up front to even attempt it (There's no way to combo into it), and even if it hits, you have no way to follow it up with any other move and they are free to tech roll away. For this reason you generally want to use this as a round ender rather than a way to do big damage mid round.


Exceed Accel

Charged Lightning

A+B+C+D during Overdrive

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
600, 0, 70×21, 1150
{600, 0, 75×30, 3300}
All 20 [10] 3 34 -10 B 1~22 All
[1~12 All]

An expensive reversal and oddly gives no magnetism, but still very useful since Active flow Tager is pretty terrifying. Launches opponent far away from Tager, unfortunately. Can be used with overdrive raids to escape pressure and take advantage back better than most characters can. Tager can use the overdrive super flash to buffer any move and can mix this move up with his throws and atomic collider to cover all possibilities. Often not used if overdrive screen freeze shows a 720 opportunity since that will deal more damage, generate Active Flow, and give magnetism.

During combos the damage this deals is fairly weak, so it's only really worth using if you're in active flow or need an unburstable finish since it leaves your opponents far away from you. It does combo off pretty much anything however. Can go into this easily off of OD MTW > TB 6BB if you still have overdrive left.


Astral Heat

King of Tager

1080D

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. Independent projectiles will have their Durability level listed. For example a projectile that his Durability level 2 will show P2
T - Throw
D - Doll attack, such as Carl's or Relius' doll
Burst - Burst, which has its own unique attribute
Inv.Attribute and Hitbox Invincibility information.
16000 Throw 5+(50 Flash)+16~89 4 76 - T 1~9 All

  • Cannot be cancelled into from anything.
  • Startup is extendable by holding the button, attack will only happen after it is released.
  • Extremely attractive towards magnetised opponents, including during extended startup.
  • The invulnerability ends before the move becomes active, so you can still get hit by some moves.
  • Can catch airborne, downed, standing and crouching enemies as long as they're inside the hitbox in front of Tager.
  • Technically a command throw but cannot be throw rejected under any circumstances (Moves with throw attribute invulnerability will defend against this).
  • Combos easily after Spark Bolt, or even more easily after Wedge Catapult.
  • Awful whiff recovery, you basically die.

Not as easily comboable as other Astrals due to the long startup, but still quite usable as a hail mary due to the strong attraction and huge unblockable hitbox. Difficult to use on reaction however due to the long input that needs buffering. In most cases a 720 will work much better as it will always finish someone off in critical health.

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