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Overview[edit]
Overview

Narmaya is a character who switches between 2 stances based on situation at hand. At mid-range, Genji (Dawnfly) stance let her poke opponent at a distance and advance safely. In close-range, she uses Kagura (Freeflutter) moveset to 'stuff' her foe's approach. But her diverse yet situational tools and high-risk low-reward special attacks makes Narmaya difficult to play well. In the hands of those with good awareness and execution however, she can be a force to be reckoned with.


"I will continue to press on, until I reach the peak of unparalleled strength."
Lore:A katana master who was born into a line of expert martial artists. Through diligent tempering Narmaya combined her family's martial arts with magic and formed her own unique blade technique—one which she wields with extraordinary finesse. Although her short stature may paint her as easy pickings, a wise opponent should not underestimate her ability to freely switch between Dawnfly and Freeflutter stances, lest they be cut down in the blink of an eye. Outside the heat of battle, however, she is a kind, spirited person who looks after others and seeks affection from the one who has acknowledged her, often going overboard in her unstoppable adoration.
Voice:English: Brianna Knickerbocker/Japanese: Mao Ichimichi
Playstyle
GBVS Narmaya Icon.png Narmaya is a versatile character who switches between mid-range Dawnfly (Genji) stance and close-range Freeflutter (Kagura) stance.
Pros Cons
  • Effective Normals:Narmaya has a wide array of normals across her two stances which are good at controlling space as well as a fantastic anti-air, Kagura 2H. She also possesses one of the few plus-on-block 2Ms in the game in Kagura stance. Almost all of her normals can be confirmed into a good, EX-less knockdown even midscreen.
  • High Corner Damage: Narmaya's corner damage is above average and she can acccess her highest damage routes from nearly any starter, regardless of stance, thanks to her command dash.
  • Versatility: Narmaya has two stances with almost entirely unique movesets, which gives her a wider range of tools and more cooldowns than the majority of the cast.
  • Ground Mobility: Narmaya has high run speed and several forward-moving specials that allow her to close the distance. While she has trouble catching airborne opponents, she has little trouble closing the gap on the ground.
  • Weak to Zoning: Despite having access to Setsuna, Narmaya has difficulty dealing with fireballs and zoning at many ranges, and has to play a higher-risk game to approach.
  • Unstable Narmaya has higher execution requirements than the average character and suffers more from making a mistake.
  • Specialized Stances Narmaya never has access to all of her tools at once on defense.

Normal Moves[edit]

Ground Normals[edit]

5L[edit]

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. On BlockThe 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. On Hit Invuln
Genji 300 Mid 6 3 9 -1 +3
Kagura 300 Mid 5 3 8 0 +4

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  • There no close version of this normal.
  • Standard jab. Negative on block but leads into auto combo at all ranges.

A quick poke forward with the pommel of Narmaya's blade. This move is slower and covers less range than Kagura 5L.


  • There no close version of this normal.
  • Standard jab. Even on block and leads to autocombo at all ranges.
  • Can be spaced to be plus, but difficult to use in pressure this way.

A stab forward with the actual blade. It has slightly more range than Genji 5L and is a frame faster, making this an excellent poke in general.

c.M[edit]

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. On BlockThe 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. On Hit Invuln
Genji 650 Mid 7 3 14 -2 +2
Kagura 650 Mid 6 3 12 0 +4

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  • Slower and less advantageous than Kagura c.M, but can still be used during autocombo pressure.
  • Mostly used for punishes where 5H is too slow.
  • Combos into Kagura 5M on counterhit.

A generic starter. It can be used in pressure situations with autocombos, but is poor for staggering.


  • General presure tool.
  • Combos from 2L from either stance.
  • CH confirms into M buttons and Genji 5H on crouching CH.

Useful pressure tool for staggering and autocombo pressure. Worse frame advantage than Kagura 2M on block, but faster and better at catching jumpouts than Kagura 2M.

c.H[edit]

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. On BlockThe 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. On Hit Invuln
Genji 450, 350 Mid 8 2, 3 23 -7 -3
Kagura 1100 Mid 9 6 15 -2 +2

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  • Hits behind Narmaya, making it somewhat useful for catching cross-up attempts. It's also surprisingly good at stuffing Narmaya's own command dash.
  • Hits twice and is relatively fast, but leads to lower damage combos than Kagura c.H.

One of Narmaya's main combo tools you'll see this be pulled out a lot during corner juggles. It does less damage than Kagura c.H but through use of transient can lead into the same combo routes.


  • Combos into itself on CH.
  • Extremely useful as a meaty tool.
  • Fairly potent at catching jump-outs.
  • Slightly slower than Genji c.H.

One of Narmaya's strongest normals. This move leads to big combos on counterhit and is strong in general pressure situations. This is Narmaya's highest damage starter, so it should be used for punishes whenever possible.

Auto Combo[edit]

f.M[edit]

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. On BlockThe 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. On Hit Invuln
Genji 600 Mid 9 4 17 -6 -2
Kagura 600 Mid 7 5 18 -3 +1

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  • A fast, long-reaching poke, This is the main button you'll be using in neutral.
  • It's useful when used in blockstrings after Kagura 2M.
  • Surprisingly useful as an anti air against far jump attempts due to its angle and because Narmaya ducks when performing it.
  • Combos into SSBA at every range, making it quite deadly when Narmaya has full meter and is at low health.

A strong, safe poke that should be a mainstay of your poking game.


  • Whiffs on crouchers at max range.
  • One of your primary pokes in Kagura stance, but inferior to Genji f.M.

Your only real poke in Kagura. As a poke, it's worse than the Genji version in most aspects, and being so minus on block makes it awkward to use in pressure, but it is useful for counter hit confirms and punishes due to its range and speed.

f.H[edit]

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. On BlockThe 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. On Hit Invuln
Genji 900 Mid 10 6 20 -9 -5
Kagura 1000 Mid 9 6 20 -9 -5

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The big brother of f.M. Slightly slower and slightly more range, but leaves you more open on whiff. You want to use it for whiff punishes in place of f.M for higher damage and hitstun, and because it is easier/possible to hit confirm it into command dash combos. The higher attack level and active frames also make it a good preemptive poke.


OK Pressure tool. You can just throw it out and hope it crushes your opponent's poke or mash. On hit, it's reasonably easy to confirm, on block it puts you in a good spacing.

2L[edit]

2M[edit]

2H[edit]

2U[edit]

Air Normals[edit]

j.M[edit]

j.H[edit]

j.U[edit]

Unique Action[edit]

Butterfly Effect[edit]

5U

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. On BlockThe 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. On Hit Invuln
- - - - - - -

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Narmaya changes from Genji stance to Kagura stance or vice-versa, changing her normals and special moves. If swapping to Kagura stance, a red butterfly will be shown, and if swapping to Genji stance, a blue butterfly will be shown. When done alone, the swapping has a bit of a lengthy recovery time, which is why you'll want to shorten the duration by cancelling its recovery into any move whatsoever, such as 5L. Its most important property, however, is that this can be used while you're in the middle of a move. If used in this way, as soon as Narmaya returns to neutral, she'll be in the other stance. This can be used to switch stances in neutral by whiffing a light button, and pressing U during the whiff.

For those familiar with Jojo:HFTF, the idea behind each stance is similar to Chaka's Stand ON/OFF. With tools such as f.M and Setsuna, Genji stance is an excellent neutral stance, whereas Kagura's moves such as Mugenkagura and Crescent moon make it an ideal stance for close ranges.

Universal Mechanics[edit]

Ground Throw[edit]

Air Throw[edit]

Overhead Attack[edit]

Special Moves[edit]

Setsuna GBVS Fireball.png GBVS SpecialProjectile.png[edit]

236X or 2/5S during Genji Stance

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. On BlockThe 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. On Hit Invuln
L 1000→700 Mid→All 14 7 39 -12 -4 (KD when close)
M 1000→700 Mid→All 32~70 7 21 +10 +14
H 1000→700 Mid→All 15 7 25 +2 HKD

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Narmaya does a far-reaching horizontal slash forwards. Cancels single hit projectiles. Multi-hit projectiles, such as Gran's H Reginleiv which has 3 hits, will only have one of their 'hits' canceled, so the projectile will stay active with 2 hits left. At close to medium range, both the L and M versions will send the opponent up into the air slightly before putting them into a soft knockdown, whereas hitting them at medium to far range with this move will only make the opponent slightly recoil with no knockdown. The H version will follow the first behavior regardless of distance, however, results in a hard knockdown, and can wallbounce at close to medium range if the opponent is to the corner. All versions suffer reduced damage if hit at medium to far range.


L Version
  • Fast startup and forward movement.

The L version is a pretty swift slash, making it a long-range poke useful for keeping your opponent at bay in neutral, stuffing fireball attempts, punishing a zoning attempt, or a whiffed move. But it is also a move you have to be careful with, since it yields you little damage if it hits, but has enough recovery to eat a high-damage punish if your opponent jumps over it or rolls through it.


M Version
  • Slower startup than the L version.

The M version has a longer startup, and can be delayed. You can mix it up with the L version to throw off your opponent's rhythm, or use it as a pressure reset against overly respectful opponents. Useful in neutral against opponents happy to roll through the L version.


H Version
  • Best of both worlds.

The H version combines frame advantage and speed. Not only can this be used to extend your pressure, but the wallbounce behavior sees its use in extending combos as well. It can also be used as a buffer in whiff punishes. Using this up means you lose a key tool in the neutral for a time, so make sure it counts.

Absolute Horizon GBVS Parry.png[edit]

623X or 6S during Genji Stance

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. On BlockThe 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. On Hit Invuln
L 600, 400 Mid, All 9 2, 6 25+9 Landing -23 KD
M 800, 500 Mid, All 9 2, 6 31+9 Landing -27 KD
H 650, 250*3 Mid 9 2, 2, 2, 2 51+9 Landing -27 HKD

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A classic reversal DP. Also your staple fallback anti-air in Genji if you have no time for 2H, or no confidence it'll win. All versions are air unblockable on the first hit, and EX is fully air unblockable. If you use it as a reactive anti-air, either use the easy input version or buffer the DP motion ahead of time. If only the second hit of the M version hits as a counter hit, you get a combo off it - this often happens against anti-antiairs like Percival jU.

Transient GBVS Sprint.png[edit]

214X or 4S during Genji Stance

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. On BlockThe 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. On Hit Invuln
L - - - - - - -
M - - - - - - -
H - - - - - - -

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A command dash forwards. The L version travels the smallest distance, while the M and H versions not only travel farther, but can cross up. All versions cancel into specials available in Kagura stance; doing so will keep you in that stance afterwards, unless you use Butterfly Effect during the special. You can also cancel into SA/SSA.

L and M version have the same earliest cancel point, but M can cross up. The H version can be canceled earlier than L or M, allowing confirms off more buttons. The fastest cancel is 236L at 13 frames, but 236H can get the job done just as well, and with better reward.

You can combo into 214L[g]>236L/H[k] off H normals and the final autocombo hit. You can combo into 214H[g]>236L/H off M normals as well and get a combo off H normals at longer ranges, which makes it great for whiff punishes or hit confirms.

When crossing up with the M and H versions, keep in mind that your followup input will be interpreted from the side before you crossed up. For example, to get Kyokasuigetsu after crossing up, you would technically input 214X.

Kyokasuigetsu GBVS Charge.png GBVS SpecialCharge.png[edit]

236X or 2/5S during Kagura Stance

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. On BlockThe 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. On Hit Invuln
L 900 Mid 13 2 19 -6 KD
M 600*2 Mid 16 2, 2 21 -8 KD
H 400*3 Mid 15 2, 2, 6 19 -6 HKD

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L Version
  • Hits once.

The knockdown usually leads to basic oki. It is actually a useful poke in Kagura that can be difficult to deal with, and spaced to remain safe.


M Version
  • Hits twice for more damage and covers more ground.

Should strictly be used if you know you have the hit, since it is almost always punishable on block.


H Version
  • Hits three times.

Leads to a combo in the corner, or a safejump midscreen. It is safe against some characters, but f.L punishable by others. Narmaya will be far less threatening in pressure during Kagura stance if she does not have this cooldown.

Mugenkagura GBVS Reversal.png[edit]

623X or 6S during Kagura Stance

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. On BlockThe 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. On Hit Invuln
L 700, 400 Mid, All 20 2, 6 22+9 Landing -18 KD
M 750, 600 Mid, All 42 2, 6 26+9 Landing -22 KD
H 700, 250*3 Mid 20 2, 3, 2, 1 31+9 Landing -22 HKD

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Autoguard stance that parries highs and mids. Follows up with a counter slash after parrying an attack, or after some time passes. Usable as a last resort anti-air, but a gamble as it is very weak to empty jumps, and not entirely reliable even if it does parry. Do take note that it freezes the opponent on parry, allowing it to hit safe jumps as well.


L Version
  • Quick startup.

You can combo into it off close autocombos.


M Version
  • Slower.
  • More damage.

You can't combo into this as easily as the L version, but it still works in juggles.


H Version
  • Not actually as fast as the L version.
  • Hard knockdown on hit.

Crescent Moon GBVS Leap.png[edit]

214X or 4S during Kagura Stance

Crescent Moon (Midair) GBVS Leap.png[edit]

j.214X or j.5S during Kagura Stance

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. On BlockThe 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. On Hit Invuln
L 1000 All 5 7 - +6~[-4] KD
M 1000 All - - - - KD
H 1100 All 5 - - +9~[+1] HKD

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Air special. Comes out very fast as it does not have the jump that the ground version has. Can be used to combo off air-to-air hits or off jump-ins that would normally be too high, and like the ground version, it gets better when it hits as a cross-up. The L version in particular has a hitbox that is so huge and disjointed that, when properly timed, it stuffs most 2Hs in the game. In exchange, it bounces you back so you don't get oki, which at least makes you safe enough on block. The M version bounces you forward, but has a worse hitbox and is usually not plus. The H version is plus most of the time and allows for midscreen combos if it hits as a crossup.

  • Values in [] are for the Tiger Knee'd version

Skybound Art[edit]

One Hundred Cloudscapes[edit]

236236H or 236S

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. On BlockThe 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. On Hit Invuln
3500→1000 Mid 7+4 6 56 -43 HKD

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Launches the opponent up and catches them with an elegant sword spin on the way down. Has a large vertical hitbox but short horizontal reach, making it difficult to connect in some situations. To increase the range, you can cancel into it from Utakata (214X[g]).

If you hold down the button on hit, only the initial launching attack will come out. This lets you continue with your own combo, or take time to create various mixups. Usually, this is not worth it compared to the full animation, but it can be used if you would otherwise not get a full combo at all. You will also only get the initial hit if you're too far for the full animation, especially when you use easy input

Super Skybound Art[edit]

Butterfly Effect: Ame-no-Uzume[edit]

236236U or 236S+U

Colors[edit]

Colors
Color 1
Color 2
Color 3
Color 4
GBVS Narmaya Color 01.png
GBVS Narmaya Color 02.png
GBVS Narmaya Color 03.png
GBVS Narmaya Color 04.png
Color 5
Color 6
Color 7
Color 8
GBVS Narmaya Color 05.png
GBVS Narmaya Color 06.png
GBVS Narmaya Color 07.png
GBVS Narmaya Color 08.png
Color 9
Color 10
Color 11
Color 12
GBVS Narmaya Color 09.png
GBVS Narmaya Color 10.png
GBVS Narmaya Color 11.png
GBVS Narmaya Color 12.png
Color 13
Color 14
Color 15
Color 16
GBVS Narmaya Color 13.png
GBVS Narmaya Color 14.png
GBVS Narmaya Color 15.png
GBVS Narmaya Color 16.png
Color 17
Color 18
GBVS Narmaya Color 17.png
GBVS Narmaya Color 18.png
Weapons
01
02
03
04
GBVS Narmaya Weapon 01.png
GBVS Narmaya Weapon 02.png
GBVS Narmaya Weapon 03.png
GBVS Narmaya Weapon 04.png
05
06
07
GBVS Narmaya Weapon 05.png
GBVS Narmaya Weapon 06.png
GBVS Narmaya Weapon 07.png


External References[edit]

Navigation[edit]

Ambox notice.png To edit frame data, edit values in GBVS/Narmaya/Data.