DBFZ/Tien

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Tien
DBFZ Tien Portrait.png
Play-style Balanced, Utility
Team Role Anchor

Overview[edit]

"There's a certain degree of luck involved in battle. But I can't rely on that. I need to train more."
Lore: Tien (AKA Tenshinhan or Tianjinfan) is a student of the Crane School (the enemy of Roshi's own Turtle Style) and was one of Goku's greatest childhood rivals. A descendant of the Three-Eyed People, Tien has access to several unique techniques due to his heritage, including the Multi-Form. Accompanied by his doll-like companion, Chiaotzu, Tien has continued to pursue strength as a martial artist throughout the series. During the Saiyan, Cell, and even Buu sagas, Tien played secondary though important roles in the final outcomes. (Name trivia: Name is a pun based on the food of the same name.)


Playstyle[edit]

Playstyle
DBFZ Tien Icon.png Tien is a balanced, stalwart character that with resources, has insane damage potential with Super Moves.
Pros Cons
  • Solid Mix-ups: Has multiple quick lows, an overhead, and a command grab.
  • Super Damage: All his Supers boast some of the highest damage in the game even after scaling.
  • The King of Dumping Meter: Has very efficient meterburn options in both kinds of Tri-Beams, rendering it simple to erase any leftover health.
  • Sparking! Upgrades: Sparking! more than halves the HP loss for Tri-Beams, making multiple much more affordable. j.236L also becomes a nigh-unreactable overhead that can be TigerKneed'd in a blockstring.
  • Further Damage Upgrades: Multipliers like Limit Break and Sparking! in tandem with Supers enable Tien to inflict massive chunks of damage, or even down the enemy, all off a single conversion.
  • Full-screen Okizeme: Telekinesis can be used to put the opponent on block anywhere, and can be risky to reflect due to it's ambiguous timing.
  • Assist Variety: Both assists are amazing for combo extension and blockstring pressure.
  • Sacrifice: All Tri-beams consume unrecoverable health each time they are used.
  • Fragility: The level of harm he sustains puts a cap on the amount of meterburn damage he can dish out.
  • Meter Hog: Unremarkable damage without meter or assist usage, and may be unreasonable to place in a position other than Anchor.
  • Honest Neutral: His normals are stubby and he has no reliably safe approach options. Dodon Ray also has a small hitbox for a beam girth-wise.
  • Ability Loss: Farewell, Tien... can only be used once, and after usage, Tien loses access to 214S and its ability to be an assist.




Normal Moves[edit]

5L[edit]
5L
DBFZ Tien 5L.png
DBFZ Tien 5LL.png
DBFZ Tien 5LLL.png
Gentle Fist Eight Trigrams Sixty Four Palms!
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
5L 400 All - 6 3 12 -3 -
  • It has a little bit more range than most 5L, albeit slightly.
5LL 500*2 All - 9,7 3,3 17 -4 -
  • Has good forward momentum for long range confirms.
  • Also does 2 hits, which also helps with confirms.
5LLL 100*8, 250 All U3+ 13 [1 (1)]*8, 1 19 -4 -
  • Standard fair LLL launcher, does 9 hits allowing more time to think through next step than LLL usually allows if you ended up mashing it out.

5M[edit]
5M
DBFZ Tien 5M.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
700 All - 10 3 17 -4 -
  • Slides forwards pretty far

5H[edit]
5H
DBFZ Tien 5H.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
850 /1000 All U1 13 4 24 -12 -
  • Has good horizontal reach.

5S[edit]
5S
DBFZ Tien 5S.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
750 All - 15 - 26 -5 -
  • Slow recovery.
  • Single projectile.
  • Fairly mediocre.

2L[edit]
2L
DBFZ Tien 2L.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
400 Low - 7 3 13 -4 -
  • Can chain into itself but can sometimes whiff the 2nd time after a specific overhead, or what size opponent you're facing.

2M[edit]
2M
DBFZ Tien 2M.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
700 Low - 10 3 20 -7 -
  • Good startup for a 2M but also pretty stubby for one.

2H[edit]
2H
DBFZ Tien 2H.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
850 / 1000 All U1+ 12 3 28 -15 -
  • If blocked, can be cancelled into 236H for a surprise overhead with sliding knockdown.
  • Lunges him slightly forward and only hits in front of him. Not great against sharp vertically angled superdashes as the forward lunge puts the opponent behind Tien for easy punishing.

6M[edit]
6M
DBFZ Tien 6M.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
850 All - 24 6 10 0 -
  • Universal overhead.

j.L[edit]
j.L
DBFZ Tien jL.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
300*2 High [All] - 6,3 2,2 15 - -
  • Once a hit has been blocked, the remaining hit can be blocked low.

Both hits count towards scaling. Should only be used late into the combo to mitigate the extra scaling.

j.M[edit]
j.M
DBFZ Tien jM.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
700 High - 9 5 17 - -
  • Good air to air normal.

j.H[edit]
j.H
DBFZ Tien jH.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
850 / 1000 High D1+ 12 4 21 - -
  • [] is on Smash hit.

j.S[edit]
j.S
DBFZ Tien jS.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
750 All - 15 - 27 - -
  • Pushes Tien slightly away.
  • Has decent angle.
  • Can be used after Crane Strike on block after back dodge to cover yourself, still super dash vulnerable so its better not to overuse it.
  • Has enough hitstun to combo into superdash.

j.2H[edit]
j.2H
DBFZ Tien j2H.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
850 All U1+ 12 3 19 - -
  • Can be followed up by 236M for a sliding knockdown at the end of air combos.

Special Moves[edit]

Volleyball Fist[edit]
Volleyball Fist
236L/M/H
DBFZ Tien VolleyballFist-M.png
M guardpoint
DBFZ Tien VolleyballFist.png
scoop
DBFZ Tien VolleyballFist-H.png
H version
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
L 700 Low - 11 8 20 -5 -
  • Tien performs a sliding low attack.
  • Press additional buttons on hit-confirm to extend the special.

The quick version of the Volleyball Fist. Useful for catching opponents off guard or spamming high attacks.

M 700 Low - 29 12 20 -5 4-21 Guard Strike & P2
  • Tien strikes a pose, gaining guard point before doing a sliding low attack.
  • Press additional buttons on hit-confirm to extend the special.
  • Guard point does not activate on frame 1, but it’s very early.
  • Blocks projectiles, mid and low attacks.
  • Loses to throws, supers, and overheads, ironic since it's a volleyball bump.
  • Due to having guard point, this version will scale your combos and followups more than L version.
  • Reaches fullscreen

Even though only the pose has autoguard, successfully blocking incoming attack will make the slide invulnerable to strikes and projectiles that aren't Supers. If timed correctly, Tien can go right through beams.

H 1800 Throw D2 24 1 29 -5 -
  • A short ranged command grab that costs half a bar.
  • Follow-up hits are automatic and cannot be vanished out of.
  • Stays same side.
  • Causes a sliding knockdown.
  • Scales like 236M.

An useful tool to confuse someone who's blocking too much in a corner.

Volleyball Fist Follow-up 1[edit]
Volleyball Fist
Follow-up 1

Volleyball Fist L/M > L/M/H on hit
DBFZ Tien VolleyballFist2.png
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
L 800 - - 12 - - - -

Using L will keep you on the same side of the opponent you are currently on. Good if you don't want to steal the corner away.

M 800 - - 12 - - - -
  • Switches side.

An important tool if you want to reposition yourself behind the enemy. Usually most useful if the "wall" behind you is closer than the one in front of you.

H 1200 - U1+ 12 - - - -
  • Leaves Tien enough time to land j.M.

By delaying button press so that Tien doesn't do Follow-up 2, you can start air combos with this.


  • Damage depends on what the starter is. Starts with 236L will do more damage than 236M.
  • All version launches the enemy vertically and follows them into the air.
  • Pressing an additional button will cause Tien to slam the enemy to the ground.

Volleyball Fist Follow-up 2[edit]
Volleyball Fist
Follow-up 2

Volleyball Fist Follow-up 1 > L/M/H on hit
DBFZ Tien VolleyballFist3.png
BOI
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
L 900 [1080] - - 31 - - - -
  • Knocks the opponent straight down.
M 900 [1080] - - 31 - - - -
  • Knocks the opponent a little further away than the L version.
H 1800 [1980] - D1 35 - - - -
  • Knocks the opponent even further away into a sliding knockdown.
  • Using this after the H version of Follow-up 1 will keep Tien grounded for additional combos. Given that the cost for an EX special is now half of a bar instead of a full bar, and the damage done by this alone is considerable, it's probably worth going for this now.

  • Damage depends on what the starter is. Starts with 236L will do more damage than 236M.
  • If you time it perfectly on any version, it does extra damage and has Smash property.
  • [] is on just frame.

Air Volleyball Fist[edit]
Air Volleyball Fist
j.236L/M/H
DBFZ Tien VolleyballFist3.png
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
L 1000 High - 15 3 18 - -
  • Causes a soft knockdown.
M 1000 High D1 20 3 18 - -
  • Causes a sliding knockdown.
  • Brings Tien higher in the air to hit, whiffs if opponent is directly in front of Tien.
  • Can link from j.2H if smash has already been used.
H 1300 High D1 17 3 18 - -
  • Causes a sliding knockdown.
  • Nearly unreactable overhead during sparking if you TK the move, but you can only continue pressure or use a super if it lands since this immediately puts the opponent in sliding knockdown.

Crane Strike[edit]
Crane Strike
214L/M/H (Air OK)
DBFZ Tien CraneStrike.png
Yamcha's Big Break (i.e. his legs)
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
Ground L 1300 High D1 26 2 24 -4 -
Air L 1200 High D1 22 Until Landing 24 - -
  • Causes a sliding knockdown.
  • Brings Tien higher in the air to hit, whiffs if opponent is directly in front of Tien.
  • Can link from j.2H if smash has already been used.
Ground M 1400 High D1 28 2 24 -4 -
Air M 1300 High D1 24 Until Landing 24 -4 -
Ground H 1500 High D1 24 2 25 -4 -
Air H 1400 High D1 20 Until Landing 24 -4 -
  • L version pops Tien back upwards on hit.
  • All versions pops Tien back upwards on block.

Dodon Ray[edit]
Dodon Ray
236S (Air OK)
DBFZ Tien DodonRay.png
A move originally developed to be superior to the Kamehameha.
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
Ground 900 All - 19 24 25 -5 -
Air 900 All - 21 24 31 -11 -
  • Pops up the opponent.
  • Despite only being 1 hit, this will still clash with other beams.

Telekinesis[edit]
Telekinesis
214S
DBFZ Tien Telekinesis.png
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
Normal 0 All - 44 3 11 23 [42 on hit] -
Fail - - - - - 83 - -
  • Requires Chiaotzu. Won't come out if Chiaotzu is still on screen or after he self-destructs.
  • Every third use will not work and will leave Tien vulnerable.

Freezes the opponent in place, allowing for a follow-up combo on hit or Okizeme on block.

Can be used after every knockdown, but best at the corner.

Z Assists[edit]

Assist A[edit]
Dodon Ray
Assist A
DBFZ Tien AssistDodonRay.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
800 All - 30 24 - 20 -
  • Is very unique as a beam assist, since it pops the opponent up instead of sending them towards the wall, allowing for better midscreen confirms.
  • Allows for longer combos due to the single hit compared to other multi hitting beam assists.

Assist B[edit]
Telekinesis
Assist B
DBFZ Tien Telekinesis.png
Oh NOW you don't mess up..
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
- - - - - - - -
  • If Chiaotzu is killed by using 214HS, this assist will simply not come out.
  • Interestingly, does 0 damage.
  • Builds a tiny bit of bar.

Holds opponent in place, allowing for vast utility to expand combos full-screen, help get sliding knockdowns or meterless snapbacks, and fortify pressure with its high blockstun. Considerable start-up, so needs some labbing and getting used to.

A lot like Gotenks A assist, but overall worse.

Assist C[edit]
Volleyball Fist
Assist C
DBFZ Tien 5LLL.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
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Super Moves[edit]

Tri-Beam[edit]
Tri-Beam
236L+M or 236H+S (Air OK)
DBFZ Tien TriBeam.png
DBFZ Tien TriBeam-2.png
DBFZ Tien TriBeam-3.png
Dodeca-Beam
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
Ground 2400 All - 13+4 3 38 -20 13-25
Air 2400 All - 13+4 3 38 -20 13-25
  • Does unrecoverable 750 damage to Tien. Max uses 13-14 times before minimum HP is reached.
  • Tien cannot die from self damage, and can use this even at 1 HP.
  • Will only take 375 self damage during Sparking.
  • Minimum damage: 1,032. This is the second highest damaging Lv1 Super at max scaling, losing only to Base Goku's Kaioken x20.
Ground Extension 1699*2 All - - - - - -
Air Extension 1699*2 All - - - - - -
  • Hold L/M/H/S during Tri-Beam's startup for this version.
  • L or M keeps the Tiens lined up on the same side, H or S shoots from both sides. Purely cosmetic in function
  • Minimum damage: 1426.

Can whiff sometimes on DHCs or high hitstun decay combos.

Neo Tri-Beam[edit]
Neo Tri-Beam
214L+M (Air OK)
DBFZ Tien NeoTriBeam.png
"Well ya know what...? F*ck power levels... F*ck Super Saiyans... AND F*CK YOU!"
DBFZ Tien NeoTriBeam-2.png
"SHIIIIN KIKOOOUHOOOOU!!!"
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
Ground 3600 All - 17+3 3 85 -42 1-68
Air 3600 All - 17+3 3 85 -42 1-68
Additional Hits 1000 All - 35 3 85 -42 -
  • Heavy damage Super. Holding down the buttons allows him to tack on additional damage at the cost of one meter per extension. Deals unrecoverable damage to Tien per use.
  • Tien cannot die from self damage, and can do the first beam even at 1 HP.
  • If Tien doesn’t have enough health to continue, the Super will stop regardless of remaining meter.
  • Raw damage is 3600, then 900, 800, 700, and 600.
  • Minimum damage is 1872, followed by 600 for every subsequent use.
  • First hit does 750 damage to Tien, then 1500, 2500, 4000, and lastly 6000.
  • During Sparking! self damage is instead 375 damage, then 750, 1250, 2000, and finally 3000.

Farewell, Tien...[edit]
Farewell, Tien...
214H+S
DBFZ Tien FarewellTien.png
"Thank you... for everything!"
DBFZ Tien FarewellTien-2.png
"CHIAOTZUUUUU!!!"
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. Throws have their throw range listed instead. SmashShows which type of cinematic this attack triggers. 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 Adv.The 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. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. InvulThe number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
3600 Throw - 9+1 25 40 - 1-14
  • Travels in a straight horizontal line, level with the enemy when the move is initiated.
  • Cannot be cancelled into but can be comboed into.
  • Grab Super that hits aerial opponents, but whiffs on crouching ones.
  • Won't come out if Chiaotzu is still doing Telekinesis.
  • After landing, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Assist, and this super become unavailable for the rest of the match.
  • Gives a one time 4-way mixup anywhere on screen
  • Minimum damage is 2160. This is the highest damaging Lv3 Super at max scaling, disregarding meterburn Level 3s or Android 16's Self-Destruct.

While the maximum output of this super is lower than Neo Tri-beam, the damage scaling on this move makes it an absurd combo finisher.


Important note, when this is used on an opponent in Sparking! and they live, the grieving animation doesn't stop their Sparking! regeneration, leaving most of their health recovered by the time of their wakeup. This makes the Super useless for damage if they survive.

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