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General Tactics


Most of your blockstrings will consist of mixing up between real plus frames and fake pressure resets with dashes. Gran leans heavily on his three plus normals: 2L, c.L, and 2m. After you get pushed out, you can cancel into 236X to keep your pressure safe if you tried to catch mashing with f.H after a plus button. Any time that you're using plus button, you can dash up for a reset. It's especially good if you've already threatened with a far button, discouraging your opponent from countering your advance.

Complementing your plus frames is your universal overhead. Anytime you're plus and close to the opponent, you can dash up and throw them relatively safely. If it succeeds or fails, you've still set up the next portion of your mixup. If you can convince your opponent to tech, then you can crush their throw with UOH, leading to massive damage in the corner. This is what makes Gran's corner pressure so terrifying: it's a rotation of plus frames, throws, and UOH that is really hard to deal with.


Gran's main way of generating pressure on a knockdown is from safejumps. In the corner, most combos with an EX move will allow you to juggle into 2U, which leads into a safejump if you cancel it into Dodge. Midscreen, the best you get is a meaty. Gran doesn't have devastating okizeme, but it is very effective at keeping it his turn.

Matchup Information

General Information

Gran can approach pretty much any character in the game, with some help from his 236X. If you're getting zoned out, try to use 236M over 236H so you still have a fireball if it doesn't work out. Against characters with better fireballs, not having one makes neutral really tough for Gran.

Matchup Chart

GBVS Ferry Icon.png Ferry ?:? Good Ferry players will try to zone you all game long. Make use of Gran's great buttons to pressure and try to steal her turns. I've also seen players using his invincible Super / H Overdrive Surge to beat her buttons and get enough damage to close a Round. These are great moves if her zoning gets too obvious, but if it gets blocked you're screwed, So try to not get baited.
GBVS Gran Icon.png Gran 5:5 Gran can engage in long, escalating fireball wars with himself.
GBVS Lancelot Icon.png Lancelot ?:?
GBVS Percival Icon.png Percival ?:?
GBVS Katalina Icon.png Katalina ?:?
GBVS Metera Icon.png Metera ?:?
GBVS Ladiva Icon.png Ladiva ?:?
GBVS Charlotta Icon.png Charlotta ?:?
GBVS Zeta Icon.png Zeta ?:?
GBVS Vaseraga Icon.png Vaseraga ?:?
GBVS Lowain Icon.png Lowain ?:?
GBVS Beelzebub Icon.png Beelzebub ?:?
GBVS Narmaya Icon.png Narmaya ?:?
GBVS Djeeta Icon.png Djeeta ?:?
GBVS Soriz Icon.png Soriz ?:?
GBVS Zooey Icon.png Zooey ?:?
GBVS Belial Icon.png Belial ?:?

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