DBFZ/Tien

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Overview[edit]
Overview
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"There's a certain degree of luck involved in battle. But I can't rely on that. I need to train more."
Lore:Tien Shinhan is a student of the Crane School 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.
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 and efficient meterburn options in both kinds of Tri-Beams.
  • Upgrades: Sparking! or Limit Break halves the HP loss for Tri-Beams and together, erase his initial health penalty. Sparking! unlocks j.236H as an instant overhead.
  • Potential Damage: Multipliers alongside Supers enable Tien to inflict massive damage off single conversions to down opponents with enough resources spent.
  • Full-screen Okizeme: Telekinesis can put the opponent on block anywhere shortly after a sliding knockdown.
  • Assist Variety: A is good for neutral, B is nice in blockstrings, and both are useful for combo extensions.
  • Honest: Buttons are stubby, and has no reliably safe approach options in neutral.
  • Meter Hog: Unremarkable damage without bar, and unreasonable to place in a position outside Anchor.
  • Flawed Assists: A has very little blockstun and B has very poor tracking in neutral while dealing no damage; they can be outclassed by other similar anchor assists.

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. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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.

Mostly used in his optimal corner combos, otherwise does not see much play.

5S[edit]
5S
DBFZ Tien 5S.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
700 Low - 10 3 20 -7 -
  • Fast startup.
  • Short range.
2H[edit]
2H
DBFZ Tien 2H.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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.
6M[edit]
6M
DBFZ Tien 6M.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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, and subtracting one of them can even enable slightly more damage early in a combo. Subsequently, should only be used late into a combo to mitigate the extra scaling.

j.M[edit]
j.M
DBFZ Tien jM.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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.

Not used much as a combo ender, as j.2H > j.236M combos without smash and will always result in a sliding knockdown on it's first use. If you don't want the sliding knockdown, j.2H > j.236L has you covered too. j.H's only real purpose is as a high damage jump-in.

j.S[edit]
j.S
DBFZ Tien jS.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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.
  • Has enough hitstun to combo into superdash.

Can be used after Crane Strike on block after back dodge to cover yourself. Is still superdash-vulnerable so it's better not to overuse it.

j.2H[edit]
j.2H
DBFZ Tien j2H.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
850 All U1+ 12 3 19 - -
  • Combos into superdash on Smash hit.
  • Combos into j.236X on non-Smash hit.

Usually followed up by 236M for a sliding knockdown at the end of air combos. It's not fast enough for neutral use so you'll mostly see it in 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. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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 full-screen.

Even though only the pose has guard point, 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. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
L 800 - - 12 - - - -
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. Very useful when you want to get a sliding knockdown with good oki, along with some relatively decent damage off a special move.


  • Damage depends on what the starter is. 236L will scale better and 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. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
  • All versions pops Tien back upwards on block.
  • Light version pops Tien back upwards on hit.
  • 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.

Mostly used at the end of corner combos to optimize damage, or as an overhead outside of Sparking! (still 2H'able).

Ground L 1300 High D1 26 2 24 -4 -
Air L 1200 High D1 22 Until Landing 24 - -
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 -
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. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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.

Dodon Ray's thin hitbox leads it to be a poor neutral tool. It also gains a ton of recovery if it's used in the air, and the thin hitbox once again makes it hard to control airspace with. Being one hit, it also is harder to confirm than the average beam.

Telekinesis[edit]
Telekinesis
214S
DBFZ Tien Telekinesis.png
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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 - -
  • Tracks the opponent anywhere on screen. Deals very high hitstop and hitstun on hit.
  • Won't perform the move if Chiaotzu is still on screen or after he self-destructs.
  • Every third use will not work and will leave Tien vulnerable.
  • Beside the Ki gain on hit, normal calls also build 10% Ki gauge even on whiff and 25% on failed call. This special Ki gain is not affected by Ki gain penalty.

On hit, can be converted into a solo combo anywhere on screen.

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. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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.

Better for combos than other beam assists, but much worse for blockstrings. Generally the preferred assist, but there are characters who like the tracking of Assist B.

Assist B[edit]
Telekinesis
Assist B
DBFZ Tien Telekinesis.png
Oh NOW you don't mess up..
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
0 - - 41/61 - - +40 -
  • Does 214S but unlike the point version, this assist doesn't fail every third use.
  • Builds 10% Ki Gauge each call. Is not affected by Ki gain penalty.
  • After Chiaotzu self-destructs, Tien does not attack and only shows up to build meter.

Similar to Gotenks A assist as it 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. Rather slow start-up and has worse tracking than his own 214S, so needs some labbing and getting used to.

Assist C[edit]
Volleyball Fist
Assist C
DBFZ Tien 5LLL.png
Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The number of frames this attack has invulnerability, and what attribute(s) this invulnerability applies to.
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  • Blockstun C assist.
  • Tracks to the opponent.
  • Spikes the opponent towards you on hit.

Arguably the best of his assists. The tracking of Assist B may be better for some characters, but almost everyone can use a high-blockstun tracking assist.

Super Moves[edit]

Tri-Beam[edit]
Tri-Beam
236L+M or 236H+S (Air OK)
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DBFZ Tien TriBeam-2.png
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Dodeca-Beam
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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
  • Deals unrecoverable 750 damage to Tien. Tien cannot die from self damage, and can use this even at 1 HP.
  • Self damage decreases during Sparking or Limit Break, and becomes 0 with both activated (See here)
  • Minimum damage: 1032.

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.
  • 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, you know what? F*ck power levels... F*ck Super Saiyans... AND F*CK YOU!"
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"SHIIIIN KIKOOOUHOOOOU!!!"
Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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 -
  • Holding L/M/H/S allows Tien to tack on additional damage at the cost of one meter per extension. Deals unrecoverable damage to Tien per use.
  • Self damage decreases during Sparking or Limit Break, and further decreases with both activated (See here)
  • Minimum damage: 1872, followed by 600 for every subsequent use.

Tien's high damage combo ender super. Tracks the opponent and puts Tien next to them.

Farewell, Tien...[edit]
Farewell, Tien...
214H+S
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Damage GuardHow this attack can be guarded. SmashWhich type of cinematic this attack can trigger. 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 an attackbox, AKA the hitbox where if the opponent touches it, they 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. Invul.The 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. Whiffs on crouching characters.
  • Cannot be cancelled into.
  • Won't come out if Chiaotzu is still doing Telekinesis. Chiaotzu also goes away if Tien is hit during the attack.
  • On hit, Telekinesis, B Assist, and this super become unavailable for the rest of the match.
  • Minimum damage: 2610.

Absurdly high damaging combo ender but lacks the versatility of his other Supers.

On hit, plays a really long grieving animation after the explosion that doesn't freeze time, allowing Sparking opponents to regenerate their health. This along with the low raw damage makes the Super useless for damage if they survive.

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